My name is Kat and I know from experience that sometimes things may get too much and life may seem complicated and talking to a friend or a family member may not feel like a solution. Either you are experiencing stress, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, loss or any other emotional issue counselling may help. By providing you with a safe and confidential space I can assist you on a journey of self exploration and change. I believe everyone has a capacity for a change and I treat every client with respect regardless of their cultural background, sex, marital or social status.
Training, qualifications & experience
I graduated from Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling in Newcastle and have experience in voluntary, GP surgery, employee assistance programme and private practice setting. My approach is Humanistic with elements of Transactional Analysis, Gestalt and creative tools where the client and their therapy goal is the main focus. I have experience in working with clients in short and long term therapy. Short work is useful if you wish to explore a specific issue and identify the best way forward, where if you feel you need deeper exploration of a past experience which is affecting you now long term therapy would be more appropriate. The length of therapy and it's kind is individually tailored to meet a clients needs.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Each session lasts approximately 50min to 1h and cost £45.
During COVID-19 pandemic I offer clients online and telephone counselling to support their mental health in these difficult times.