There are times in life when we cannot make sense of our emotions or behaviours on our own. Sometimes we need a little help. There are so many reasons that someone like yourself is seeking counselling. I offer a safe environment for you to explore and make sense of your emotions in private and for you to rediscover your own unique voice within the noise of life.
Hi. Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. My name is Kat and I am an experienced qualified Person Centred Counsellor and I run my private practice from Tardebigge Court in Redditch. I also work as a counsellor at a local Asperger's charity and have knowledge and experience working with people with Autism and Asperger's.
I use my intuitive nature to really hear you and connect some of the underlying dots that may have been missed by yourself or others in the past. I create a non-judgemental space so that you really feel comfortable enough to be able to share your inner thoughts and feelings that may be blocking your path somehow. Maybe you do not know what is in your way and want to work through this. Sharing can help you move forward and may help you to learn from or to change and accept your emotions in a more positive way. I do believe that happiness is an inside job.
**Due to the current Coronavirus pandemic, I am temporarily working with clients online**
Is anxiety or depression taking over your life and making you feel trapped and exhausted? Maybe you want to try new things without the feeling of anxiety holding you back? Are you having relationship or family issues? Maybe you are feeling low in confidence and self esteem issues are blocking you from living fully? Are younot happy with work or are going through a divorce or separation and want to talk about your feelings? Please get in touch so we can discuss how how to move forward.
I offer counselling sessions for individual clients over the age of 18 and I am available by appointment at Tardebigge Court, Hewell Lane (in between Bromsgrove and Redditch and close to Alvechurch, Barnt Green and Burcot).
There are free parking facilities on site and local bus services stop outside.
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To arrange a no obligation appointment or to ask any further questions, please feel free to contact me. I do not offer telephone counselling or telephone consultations so please contact me via email, text message or the contact form on this profile and I will get back to you as soon as possible.
You can find further information on how I work with clients and if my services are suitable for your needs on the FAQ page of my website
I also write blogs on my website. My most recent post is about the importance of finding the right counsellor for you. You can find it here: https://www.quintessencecounselling.co.uk/post/the-importance-of-finding-the-right-therapist
Other blogs include information about emotional abuse and the signs to look out for which is titled "Invisible Abuse and the Red Flags we tend to ignore". Feel free to take a look here: https://www.quintessencecounselling.co.uk/blog/invisibleabuseandredflags
Areas that Quintessence Counselling covers are Bromsgrove, Aston Fields, Catshill, Finstall, Sidemoor, Burcot, Alvechurch, Batchley, Tutnall, Lickey End, Foxlydiate, Enfield, Webheath, Headless Cross, Southcrest, Woodrow, Walkwood, Crabbs Cross, Withybed Green, Blackwell, Marlbrook, Bournheath, and Stoke Prior, Worcester and Droitwich.
My counselling room is close to the M5 and M42 motorway which is easily accessible from the whole of Birmingham, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire, Warwickshire and the West Midlands.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Bsc. Psychology (Hons) Degree (Level 6)
- Foundation Degree in Counselling (Level 5)
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Level 4)
- Certificate in Counselling Studies (Level 3)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
- Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
- West Mercia Women's Aid CRUSH Facilitator (domestic abuse)
- Counsellor and Mentor at a local Asperger’s charity
I have attended courses in :
- Child psychology
- Cognitive psychology
- Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
- Enabling Children to speak about feelings through Sandplay therapy
- Legal issues working with Children and Young People (BACP)
- Drug and Alcohol Abuse (West Mercia)
- Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) (E-learning certificate)
- Safeguarding Children: Abuse and Neglect
- Worcestershire County Council Safeguarding Training
- Youth Offenders Mentoring Scheme Training
- Sexual Health and Relationship Workshop (NHS)
- Mental health & Learning difficulties Support Work
I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS) and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am on this Accredited Register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. This Register programme was set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. As part of this requirement I attend regular Supervision and Professional and Personal Development groups which enhance my skills.
I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS.
Registered / Accredited
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National Counselling Society
The National Counselling Society
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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID)
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 per hour session
£30 for Consultation (30 minutes)
Reduced fee for Counselling Students studying Level 4 Diploma or above (limited spaces).
Please take a look at the FAQ section on my website for further details www.quintessencecounselling.co.uk/faq
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Tuesday to Thursday 9:00am-6:00pm
I understand that everyone is different and it is important for you to feel comfortable with the therapist you choose. I am happy to answer any further questions you may have to help you with this decision. I have written a blog on the importance of finding the right counsellor and tips to help you find the right one for you. You can find it here on my website at https://www.quintessencecounselling.co.uk/post/the-importance-of-finding-the-right-therapist
If you contact me through email, text or the contact form on this website, I shall get back to you as soon as possible. Please do check your junk mail folder as filters may mark any replies as spam.
Please know that if for any reason you feel I am not suitable for your needs, this is OK. Sometimes the first steps are the hardest and where appropriate I may be able to put you in contact with someone more suitable.