About me

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, low self-esteem or traumatic stress disorder?  Perhaps you have suffered a bereavement or are experiencing relationship difficulties.  Maybe you need some help navigating a challenging situation or life change.

It can be so helpful to talk to someone impartial.  Whatever your circumstances, I  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 methods 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.

I have experience of working with a wide range of issues.  The 4 years I have spent working for Cornwall Rape and Abuse Centre and CLEAR (emotional trauma therapy) I have gained particular experience in working with trauma/complex PTSD and related conditions such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, flashbacks, dissociation, suicidality, anger, shame and low self esteem.

I'd love to hear from you 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.

I am offering face to face sessions and am happy to work online or by phone if you prefer.

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

  • Counselling Tutor at Cornwall College
  • 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.

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

  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

£40 for a one hour session

Some concessionary spaces available.

Availability

Daytimes and some evenings.

Further information

Please feel free to contact me by phone or email with any questions, or to talk about what I can offer you.

Penzance
Cornwall
TR18

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked
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.

Online platforms

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Kate Binnie

Kate Binnie