About me

Whoever we are, whatever our circumstances, life can be a very real struggle and one we do not always feel we can manage alone. Asking for help or support can be difficult and uncomfortable.

I offer a friendly and comfortable environment where you can safely, and in your own time, begin to explore the challenges you are facing. I work from a pluralistic perspective, utilising whatever skills and knowledge best meet your needs, helping understand how you as an individual function and to recognise the changes you might make to achieve your goals in life. What matter is you!

Throughout my professional life I have worked in roles, both in the UK and the Middle East, where the priority and focus has been on people, encouraging them to discover what their needs are and how best to achieve them.

When things feel impossible or overwhelming, recognising that you need help can be difficult. I am here to help you find your answers.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and am additionally trained to deliver Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). I also have specialist training in working with Abuse & Trauma.

I am experienced working with, and have a particular interest in, fatigue related illnesses such as CFS (chronic fatigue syndrome) and the emotional and physical impact these can have.

I am currently training to work with Internal Family Systems (IFS).

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£45.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a initial assessment session so you can meet me and answer some of your questions and if you then feel I may be able to help you, I charge:

£45 for a 50 minute Counselling Session.

Availability

My main session times are between 10am and 5pm Monday to Friday, but it may be possible to make exceptions to these hours.

Swanage Therapy Centre
5 Court Road
Swanage
Dorset
BH19 1JB

Wareham
BH20

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Kate Anstey

Kate Anstey