Kate Ceeney - BACP and BABCP accredited counsellor and UKCP registered

About me

People seek counselling for a wide number of reasons. It can be natural to believe that you have to keep on struggling with your difficulties alone, and try to effect change by yourself, feeling it would somehow be ‘weak’ or ‘embarrassing’ to ask someone else for help. Talking to an experienced therapist, however, can help you get to the root of whatever it may be that is stopping your life from moving forward and stopping you from feeling happier; and it can also give you extra support in making changes. Whatever your reasons, I offer therapy which helps individuals to gain a better understanding of past and present difficulties.

I am an experienced, qualified and accredited counsellor with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am also a UK Registered Independent Counsellor (UKRCP).

I work in an integrative way, which means that I use theories and concepts from different therapeutic models. I believe that psychological problems are seldom caused by just one source or situation, and that therefore a variety of strategies may be useful for achieving the desired outcome.

I also offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and am accredited with the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapy.

Training, qualifications & experience

During the last 16 years I have worked in different settings with children, adolescents, adults and families. In addition to private practice, I currently work as a counsellor in secondary education. I have previously worked as a counsellor in primary education and in other health care settings (including the NHS), such as bereavement, sexual health, and a rape and sexual assault service, as well as voluntary organisations. In addition to working as a therapist, I also offer supervision to other counsellors.

The typical issues that draw people to therapy are depression, anxiety, relationship issues, bereavement, trauma, abuse, sexuality, sexual problems, physical illness/pain, bereavement/loss, low self-esteem, phobias, problems at work/college/school, stress, suicidal feelings, isolation, crisis, infertility/miscarriage, parenting, anger, self-loathing, feelings of failure, feeling wrong and bad, and economic difficulties.  I am experienced in working with each of these.

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and, as such, I am bound by its Ethical Framework for good practice in counselling and psychotherapy.  I am also a member of the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy.

In addition I have been Police checked (in relation to working with children and adolescents) and I have professional indemnity insurance.

Counselling and Professional qualifications:

  • ·     Postgraduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • -     Postgraduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • ·      Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic (Integrative) Counselling
  • ·      Certificate in Bereavement Counselling
  • ·      Certificate in Counselling
  • ·      Certificate in Telephone Counselling

I am committed to ongoing professional development, and regularly attend training events. Some examples of these are:

  • ·      Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • ·      Family therapy
  • ·      Attachment
  • ·      Child protection
  • ·      Equality and diversity
  • ·      Motivational interviewing
  • ·      Sexual assault
  • ·      Domestic violence
  • ·      Sexual health
  • ·      Bereavement

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Individual therapy - £50 - £70 per 50-60 minute session
Couple counselling - £80 per session

Supervision - £80 per 1.5 hour session
                    - £60 per 1 hour session

Fees vary according to the time of day – it costs me less to see you during a weekday, hence it costs you less to come at this time.

I offer some discounts to students or those on lower incomes according to personal circumstances.

I work in the daytime, evening and at the weekend – you will need to get in touch to find out when I have a session available.

Further information

I work from home in Highams Park, London E4.

I am a 2 minute walk from the train station at Highams Park, which is on the London Liverpool Street to Chingford overland train line.

Highams Park is also not far from the central tube line at Woodford and South Woodford as well as the Victoria Line at Walthamstow Central.

There is street parking available and with prior arrangement parking is available on the drive outside my house.

Maps & Directions

London, E4

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision & training

My philosophy of supervision has been built up from what I have learnt as a client; as a counsellor; as an individual seeking to be happy, growing, listened to and understood; and as a supervisor.

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