Kate Binnie

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Dip. Couns., MBACP
Available for new clients
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Penzance, Cornwall, TR18
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Are you struggling with anxiety or depression, low self-esteem or Post 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 5 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 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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered


£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

Standard rate: £50

Lower-income rate:  £40

Initial consultation fee: £20

When I work

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

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

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