About me

I use Humanistic/Person Centred principles as the core of my work. However, I offer an integrative approach, adapting and treating each person as being unique with separate needs and requirements.

I mainly offer counselling services for those aged 16+

Type of issues that I would typically cover include anxiety, depression, family relationships, low mood/self-esteem & confidence, OCD, anger, bullying, self- image/worth, IBS/pain management, identity/sexuality, self-harm, bereavement and loss.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA Hons (degree) in Humanistic Counselling and an advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling. I have over 6 years of counselling experience, face to face, as well as by telephone and video conference (Zoom). 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

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

National Counselling Society

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.


£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

My session fees are £45 for 50 minutes.


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

My Counselling hours are currently Tuesday 11am-7pm, Wednesday 10am-2pm and Thursday 11am-7pm (face to face). Telephone and Zoom counselling also available on request.

Further information

Starting Off

Your first session will welcome you to the practice and comprise of an initial consultation to ensure that we are likely to be compatible and help to prepare a counselling service to meet your needs. The length of our counselling relationship will depend on your personal needs and circumstances. We will review this on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions or concerns about commencing a counselling relationship, I will be happy to arrange a short telephone introduction free of charge. Please contact me on the telephone number or email provided.

COVID Precautions

Hand Sanitiser is available in the entrance and in every consulting room. If you are early for an appointment please wait in the waiting room. Tap water is only available if you bring your own cup/container. Face covering is now optional for both parties.

If Client or therapist have any symptoms or have been diagnosed as COVID-19 positive they may be obliged to self-isolate and must not attend face to face sessions. This may result in short notice cancellations. The Track and Trace scheme might make it mandatory for the therapist to share client names and contact details with the NHS.

Please keep up to date with latest Government advice for self-isolating, which changed on 16th August 2021. The rules can be different depending on age.

The West Street Counselling Centre
126 West Street
PO16 0EP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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Kate Arnold

Kate Arnold