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 am also able to offer Facetime, Skype and Telephone Counselling, if this would help with either accessibility or mobility, although I would want to have a face-to-face initial assessment with you first to ensure I am the right counsellor for you.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic attacks
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Types of client
Supervision & training
I provide Supervision to Qualified and Trainee Counsellors, adapting our work to suit your style, level and experience.