• Home
  • >Kate Buchanan Phillips MA, MSc, Dip.Couns, MBACP

About me

Covid-19 is giving rise to a wide array of emotional and mental health issues. Online counselling will help. Health related anxiety, financial stresses, isolation, depression and addiction are some of the symptoms that may present themselves or worsen. THERE ARE MANY COPING MECHANISMS THAT I CAN GIVE YOU.

i have reduced my therapy fees to enable access to counselling at this difficult time.

There is no magic solution but therapy can and does help. Keeping connected, grounded and self aware will alleviate symptoms such as palpitations, difficulty sleeping, short tempers and constant over thinking about the future. Talking about our mental and emotional issues with an empathic, non-judgemental and trained counsellor, opens us up to an awareness of why we feel what we do, why we act in certain ways and why we make or avoid specific decisions.

If any of these thoughts resonate with how you are experiencing life right now in this extraordinary time, then please do get in touch. We can use this time we have and harness technology to make changes to our mental and emotional wellbeing that will last well after coronavirus is a nightmare of the past.

Training, qualifications & experience

I integrate Psychodynamic and Person-Centred Therapies. This means that I focus on feelings, thoughts and behaviours in the here and now but that, sometimes, these can be explained by looking back to previous experiences that have shaped how we have become.

The awareness that this brings can lead swiftly to changes in current feelings, thoughts and behaviours. This, in turn, builds healthier relationships and enables decisions that work in our own interest, based on valuing ourselves and others in a balanced and empathic way.

I have a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling from the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body and an MSc from the London School of Economic Science in Social Policy. I have worked with MIND, Community Drug and Alcohol Recovery Services and low-cost counselling services in Ealing. I also see private patients in Chelsea, SW10.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Low self confidence; relationship break ups; loneliness;

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

I offer a free 30 minute consultation on Skype or by phone in order to see if a client and I feel we can work well together.

If we decide to work together, then I charge 75 Pounds per hour.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Italian and French

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I provide online counselling via Skype or Whats App from 8am until 11pm, 7 days a week.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Kate Buchanan Phillips MA, MSc, Dip.Couns, MBACP

Kate Buchanan Phillips MA, MSc, Dip.Couns, MBACP