Kate Axford MBACP. Ad.Dip Counselling,Ad.Dip Education,Dip.Hypnotherapy
I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counselling and several years of experience both within an private practice and with M.I.N.D. working as an Integrative Counsellor. I have also been a tutor in Counselling Skills for Adult Education for York City Council and Derbyshire County Council. I am also a qualified Hypnotherapist and have managed an Inclusion Unit for disaffected adolescents; worked on several inner city projects as well as Conflict and Reconciliation work in Northern Ireland.
People can often be confused and wary of counselling as they have little or no idea of what to expect and they often come to it at a time when they feel most vulnerable. This is why that as a counsellor, I strive to create a 'safe place' where the client can feel valued and reassured. I make no judgments and treat every client as unique with their own set of needs and expectations. Everything you say will be kept totally confidential and we will work at your own time and pace.
Counselling is about listening and attending actively so that you,the client, feel able to talk freely with no judgement and expect an empathic response from me,the counsellor. It's a shared journey towards change and acceptance. Whatever the issue be it depression,stress and anxiety ,a relationship issue, an issue from your past or something in your present life which is preventing you from moving forward, we can work together to find a way of coping or even a possible solution.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced Professional Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 5)
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (level 4)
Diploma in Hypnotherapy
Advanced Diploma in Education
Inclusion Manager in an Inner City Comprehensive
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked within Education and other areas of the public sector for over 40 years in both teaching and management roles so I frequently help people with work-related stress within these areas. Knowing the everyday problems from all levels creates a deeper understanding and approach.
I also offer counselling for parent/carers and young people on a variety of areas include behavioural,emotional and psychological issues.
At M.I.N.D. I frequently worked with Carers and also have experience in advocacy.
£40 per hour
Concessions for students/O.A.P's/Benefits
I have a website(axford.com) and feel free to call/email for an advisory chat .
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I work on a lower floor with slightly restricted access . Please contact for details.
Day,evening and weekend High Peak area and within easy reach of Marple and Stockport.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|