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About me

I am an experienced therapist working with adults, children and families in the Salisbury area. I offer both short term counselling and longer term/open ended therapy adjusting to your needs and preferences. The therapeutic relationship is key to your outcome so come along for a free initial meeting to discover if I’m the right therapist for you. The work that we will do together aims to develop personal awareness, effect healing and to enable healthy change in your life.

Life can often get complicated or feel more challenging at times and having an opportunity to talk in a confidential and accepting environment can help you to find resolution.  I can help and support you with a wide range of issues such as loss, relationships, self-esteem, personal development, depression, stress and anxiety. My specialist area is in working with families affected by addiction. If you are being impacted by someone else's substance use I provide a range of opportunities for you, one to one or group support and education based workshops.

My approach has been influenced by a range of models of counselling. I began from a psychodynamic base, which seeks to explore the influence of early experience on present day life. Additional training in Attachment Theory (an understanding of early development), Family Systemic Theory (how we adapt and change to the environments we live in) and Transactional Analysis (exploring the dynamics between people), Polyvagal Theory (understanding the role of out=r nervous systems, mind and body connection), have enriched and developed my practice.

clients at a reduced cost.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have been counselling adults for 17 years since completing my original Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling. Following this training I have also completed a Foundation in Family Therapy, Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy level 1 and Transactional Analysis TA101. I have considerable experience in working with individuals and families affected by another's substance use (including alcohol) through my long term work at Action on Addiction.

I have also been counselling children for ten years (including five years within a primary school setting after completing a three year training in Counselling Children using the Arts (based in the theories of Attachment).

Through my work I have also developed therapeutic programmes and workshops for both clients and professionals and I am an accredited and experienced trainer. I currently teach for Redlands, training new counsellors under the CPCAB qualification system.
My first career was in dance and theatre, which has also informed my approach, particularly now with the inclusion of Polyvagal Theory into my practice and working with a mind / body approach.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Counselling/Therapy - My fees are £50 per session for individuals and £65 for couples.

Availability

Daytime and evening appointments available in person, via zoom and I am also offering walking sessions.

Further information

I am now including walking sessions into my practice.

Salisbury
Wiltshire
SP2

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups

Key details

Not on bus route

Additional languages

No

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Kate Dalton Member BACP (Accred)

Kate Dalton Member BACP (Accred)