Kate Bryant; Counsellor & CBT Therapist, MBACP Registered.
Fifteen years ago I first walked into a therapists room, I had no idea what help I needed I just knew I needed something. When I left my final session months later I told the therapist she had saved my life.
Session after session I began to gain some clarity and understanding, to manage some small amount of control of my life again and became more and more intrigued with the process of how counselling worked and more importantly helped.
A couple of years later I did a course - an introduction to counselling, that was the start, four years later i qualified. I've sat where a client sits, I know that place and now have the skills and experience to enable others as my first counsellor did for me.
WHY SEEK COUNSELLING?
Not everyone will have access to good support networks and it's not always easy to talk to those we are close to about our problems. You may have anxiety, relationship difficulties or have been diagnosed with depression, you may just feel you need to off load or that you feel overwhelmed with life. Whatever the reason counselling gives you the opportunity to talk freely and privately.
Telephone counselling has been shown to be very effective also and is becoming an accessible and affordable option for many. For example, if you are unable to travel, have childcare to consider, limited finances, or a hectic schedule telephone counselling may suit you better than visiting a counselling practice.
You may not know what exactly you want to talk about in counselling. It may be that things are just ‘not right’ for you at the moment. Research has shown that one of the most important aspects in counselling is a good client - counsellor relationship. In the first session we can have a chat about your situation and what you would like to achieve through counselling. You will have opportunity ask any questions you may have and get a genuine feel for how counselling with me works.
Although my counselling approach is person centred, I use an integrative style, drawing on several techniques and interventions depending on each client’s needs. Basically a flexible, tailored approach to each individual client. I offer a warm, empathic and confidential service placing an emphasis on creating a respectful therapeutic relationship where you can feel safe to look at your issues. I will work alongside you, at your pace, to explore what you choose to bring to the counselling sessions.
WHAT YOU MAY ACHIEVE
Through counselling you may gain insight into patterns of relationships/behaviors, increase your self-awareness, improve self-confidence and feel more able to face challenges. I am motivated to support clients to help find their own way to strength and peace of mind, understanding, acceptance and control of life.
HOW TO ACCESS COUNSELLING
I accept self, GP and EAP referrals. You may contact me via email, phone or my Facebook and web pages
I have a private counselling room and also offer home visits and telephone counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate - Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma - Therapeutic Counselling
- Certificate - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
- Diploma - Health and Social Care
- Diploma - Therapeutic Counselling with Children and Young People
- Diploma - Couples and Relationship counselling
I have many years experience having seen client’s referred through several voluntary organisations and the NHS as well as in my own private practice. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and work within their ethical framework for good practice.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Face to face:
Telephone session £32.00
£40 within 10 miles radius