Kate Binnie Dip. Couns., MBACP
We all struggle in life from time to time and need support with bearing the pain, help with navigating confusing feelings, a challenging situation or life change.
Talking to friends or family doesn't always bring the help we need. Perhaps there are conflicting agendas or maybe it is too difficult for loved ones to witness your painful emotions or experiences. It can be so helpful to talk to someone neutral and non-biased who has no expectation of you.
You may need help with a specific issue such as anxiety, depression, low self esteem, PTSD or addiction. Maybe you have suffered a bereavement or are struggling with your relationships. Perhaps you have lost your way in life and need help re-orienting, or would like to enhance your personal growth.
Whatever your circumstances are I can offer a safe and confidential space where you can feel free to be yourself. I will meet you with warmth, non judgement and empathy. My aim is to accompany you on your journey, gently inviting you to visit places that may bring insight and help you to find your own ways to heal and make changes. I will use a range of techniques from my training and experience. I will always respect your pace and judgement about what is right for you.
I hope to help you to deepen your connection with yourself and increase your insight and awareness. My focus is always on gently encouraging the growth of self acceptance and compassion, as I know the powerful change that this can bring.
If you think you would like to work with me you can phone or email to arrange an initial session. In this session we will talk about the kind of support you are looking for and you can decide if you would like to continue. If so we can arrange weekly or fortnightly sessions, for the long or short term.
My sessions are one hour, face to face, in a peaceful room near the centre of Penzance.
I am a registered member of BACP and abide by their ethical framework. I have regular supervision and am committed to the on-going process of learning and developing, both personally and professionally.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Counsellor with CLEAR, working with adults who have experienced trauma
- Diploma in Person-centred Counselling and Therapy (Level 5)
- Counsellor with CRASAC (Cornwall Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre)
- Counsellor with Penhaligon Agency
- CRASAC training course
- 8 week mindfulness training
- Certificate in Adult Literacy Teaching (Level 4)
- Post Graduate Certificate in Education
- BA Hons (English & Philosophy)
- Through my work with CRASAC I have experience of working with a range of issues, including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, PTSD, addiction, grief and loss.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
£35 for a one hour session
Some concessionary spaces available.
Please feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions, or to talk about what I can offer you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Daytimes and some evenings.
Types of client