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About me

Your weekend therapist currently offering a blend of face to face sessions and virtual sessions.

I am qualified counsellor with 14 years’ experience of working with both adults and young people offering a professional and confidential service where first and foremost you will feel heard and understood.

Good counselling will feel safe, supportive, compassionate, and free from judgements or assumptions. With the right conditions we can explore, understand and reflect on your current situation or any experiences you find yourself carrying or repeating.
Through the counselling process you will have the opportunity to develop insight and self awareness empowering you to find the answers or resolutions that are right for you and which will enable you to positively move forward in your life.

There are many reasons that bring people to counselling and there are many different ways in which therapists work. This can make it difficult when choosing a therapist to work with therefore I encourage you to arrange a free telephone consultation so we can talk about your needs and expectations and you can gain an understanding of how I work. You will be able to ask any questions you may have about therapy and this will allow us both to make an informed decision about working together.

I offer both short term and long term counselling working with issues including, but not limited to, stress, anxiety, depression, anger, self harm, self esteem, relationship issues and childhood issues. I also have good working knowledge of more complex Mental Health issues.

As a member of the BACP I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. We can discuss this in our telephone conversation or alternative you might like to visit their website to enable you to gain an understanding of what to expect from your chosen therapist: https://www.bacp.co.uk/about-therapy/what-happens-in-therapy/. 
To ensure that I maintain my professional growth and development I regularly engage in professional development sessions and I am currently working towards an MA in Systemic Family Therapy.  As such, I am registered as a student member of the Association of Family Therapists.

Alongside my private practice I also work for the NHS as a Specialist Mental Health Practitioner.  My work history has been embedded within the counselling and mental health field and my scope of experience within this field ranges from being the Service Manager for an Emotional Wellbeing Service for young people to managing the counselling and wellbeing services for Mind in Wellingborough

My therapeutic approach in supporting my clients is to make use of all my learning, and of my personal and professional experiences.

If you would like to know more about how we can work together please do contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 6 Working Systemically in a Professional Context
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Supervision
  • Certificate in Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • NVQ Level 3 in Mentoring
  • TA 101
  • Child Protection
  • Safe Guarding of Vulnerable Adults
  • Solution Focussed Therapy
  • Working with Self Harm
  • Attachment Narrative in Families

Third Wave CBT which includes; ACT, Compassion Focussed Therapy, DBT, Mindfulness and CBT

Trauma Focussed CBT for Children and Young People

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Free telephone consultation (30 mins)
£60 per counselling session
Reduced fee for student counsellors, children under 18 and over 65's

Availability

Weekend appointments only

Further information

Supervision

In 2016 I qualified as a clinical supervisor as a natural progression from managing teams of counsellors.  I enjoy this aspect of my role as it is very much a mutual learning process.

Please contact me for more information.

Kettering
Northamptonshire
NN15

Newport Pagnell
MK16

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Free onsite parking.

Supervision

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been managing counselling teams within agencies for over 10 years ensuring good support and guidance for both student and qualified counsellors.

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Kate Dorward MBACP Counselling Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor

Kate Dorward MBACP Counselling Practitioner and Clinical Supervisor