Hi, my name is Kate Owens. I am a fully qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and Supervisor offering Counselling and supervision to Adults. I am based in Cardiff which is easily accessible to public transport. I offer day time counselling, with sessions from 9.00 - 16.00, and can include lunch time sessions, if required.
Sometimes we all need a safe place to explore worries and concerns in a confidential environment. We all know that it's good to talk, but even better to be heard.
I am a qualified and experienced person centred counsellor offering short and long term counselling, having many years of experience. My previous experience was working as a qualified nurse within mental health setting. For 20 years I worked in the acquired brain injury (ABI) setting, This has given me a wealth of experience working with difficult and diverse situations, including loss of personal identity and changes of personality. Also, offering support to family members who have been affected by the trauma of dealing with issues associated with the brain injury.
Having worked in a brain injury environment counselling for a few years I have gained further experience with clients and family members, relatives and friends. Working with the complexities that brain injuries have with all concerned.
Currently I am counselling in an organisation with clients experiencing death, dying and bereavement.
I am a registered member of BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and work in accordance with their ethical framework.
Training, qualifications & experience
Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (BACP Approved)
Level 3 in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Counselling Skills
Retired Mental Health Nurse (RMN)
Level 2 in Mediation
Level 2 in Child Protection
Level 2 Protection of Vulnerable Adults (POVA)
CBT training course
Anoxic brain damage and functions of the brain
Brain Injury education
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Counselling for families of those affected by family members with mental health issues, eg, families of someone dealing with a brain injury or dementia.