Kate Comens - Registered Member BACP Counsellor, Supervisor, DIP Counselling BA
I know this is difficult, it can take great courage to consider looking for some professional help, but well done, you have made the first step. You are now valuing and beginning to care for yourself and saying “I do need support and help, I don't have to deal with this on my own”.
But it is not easy knowing which counsellor to choose is it? Speaking with a complete stranger about deeply personal matters, may seem daunting, unnatural and impossible at the moment. However with this first step you are opening the door to the opportunity of making changes in your life.
What brought you here? Depression, Anxiety, Bereavement, Relationship or Work difficulties, Phobias, Abuse, Stress, Low self-confidence, or Low self-esteem, are you feeling alone, confused, worthless? Do you have concerns whether life is worth living? Whatever it may be, although probably very difficult, well done, you have now made that first step to helping you.
So what can I do for you? I can offer you a safe, caring, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to explore your feelings and thoughts and any life experiences that may be the cause of your seeking counselling today. Working together we can explore past experiences, increase your self-awareness, make changes, develop strategies, and empower you to have greater choices and control of your life for the future.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and a qualified Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist. This means I am trained and work with clients in a range of different theoretical approaches, including Person Centred (Humanistic), CBT and Psychodynamic. This allows a flexibility with my work, that ensures my clients needs can be met and we can work together in a way that suits you.
At our initial assessment I will listen to why you are considering Counselling, and what differences you would like in your life if we work together. If you would like any more information, before making an appointment, please call me on 07867 555 428 for a free and confidential talk, or you can email me.
I have for a number of years, also been able to offer Online Counselling with Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype and Telephone Counselling, if this would help with either accessibility or mobility. Although I would usually want to have a face-to-face initial assessment with you first to ensure I am the right counsellor for you, with the current situation we are in during this pandemic, our assessments and ongoing sessions will, for the time being, all be online.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Higher Professional Diploma in Counselling - Person Centred/Integrative (Accredited Course) - 2008
- Certificate in Counselling Supervision
- Certificate of Proficiency (BACP)
- Couples Counselling
- Working with Suicide
- CPCAB Level 2 Award in Understanding Substance Misuse
- UKATA Transactional Analysis 101
- NHS: IAPTUS
- GP surgery Counselling.
- Tools for Life - Group Facilitation for anxiety & depression
- Strengths Based CBT - Padesky
Ongoing CPD to enhance my 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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £45 per session (50 min); concessions are available for trainee counsellors studying on BACP approved courses. Couples counselling £65.00 per session (50 min).
I offer a free phone consultation in advance of counselling to address any questions or queries you may have about my practice.
I supervise therapists both in the NHS and Privately. £45.00 per session