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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;

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

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.


Availability

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

London
SW10

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages

Italian and French

Kate Buchanan Phillips

Kate Buchanan Phillips