Kate Daniels, MBACP, Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Coach
I am a BACP-registered counsellor and coach based in central Cambridge with extensive experience of working in private practice, higher education (HE) and family therapeutic settings. I am a Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)-affirming practitioner.
I provide face-to-face, open-ended and brief therapy to all adult individuals. Where preferred, I offer online counselling by Zoom.
I am happy to take organisational referrals for individuals and work regularly with students and staff of the Cambridge colleges, the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University.
I offer a collaborative therapeutic space in which you will be listened to with openness and acceptance and with due regard to confidentiality. My aim is to support you to safely explore – and better understand – any sources of confusion, distress or conflict in your day-to-day life.
My areas of experience
- Anger Management
- Autism Spectrum Conditions
- Binge-Eating Disorder
- Bipolar Affective Disorder
- Body Issues
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/ME
- Cultural Adjustment Issues
- Emotional Eating
- Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)
- Health and Wellbeing
- Mental Health Issues
- Personal Development
- Sex-related Issues
- Sexual Identity
- Study-related Issues
- Women's Issues
- Work-related Issues
To learn more about the service I provide, please see my website.
You will be offered a regular appointment for a 50-minute session, known as a 'therapeutic hour'. Your therapy may be long- or short-term; I will help you decide what is best for you.
I offer evening sessions on weekdays.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold an Advanced Diploma in Counselling (2011) from the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. My orientation is chiefly psychodynamic, though I am an experienced pluralistic practitioner.
In addition, I hold a Diploma in Coaching (2017) from the Institute of Continuing Education, University of Cambridge. My training as a coach is psychologically informed.
I have worked for over twenty years in higher education as a university lecturer, tutor, mentor, coach and trainer. I am currently Head of Student Wellbeing in one of the Cambridge colleges. I have counselled in private practice for six years, before which I worked at Cambridge Complementary for Therapies and Treatments, Mr Bee's Family Centre (West Norfolk), and at the University of Cambridge Counselling Service (student service).
I undertake regular CPD training. Areas include: working with LGBTQ+ clients / GSRD (Pink Therapy); intercultural therapy (Nafsiyat); emotional eating; psychopathology; clinical assessment; body issues; and working with clients on the autistic spectrum (WPF Therapy).
I am a Registered Member of the BACP and adhere to its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy.
I am a Member of the BACP's Coaching Division.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Cultural adjustment issues for international clients.
- Working with clients on the autistic spectrum.
- Higher education (HE) counselling and coaching: transition and adjustment to UK HE; productivity and time management; study block; procrastination and perfectionism; assertiveness; stress management; exams and intermission.
- Performance and development coaching: supporting growth; communication; overcoming 'blocks'; problem-solving and decision-making; skills enhancement; developing resilience; supporting change; career development; supporting endings.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£50 per session for private clients.
£65 per session for organisational referrals.
I offer a limited number of places at a reduced rate for self-funding students. If this applies to you, please mention it when you first make contact.
I work from my central Cambridge home near to Coldham's Common and the Beehive retail park.
There is free, short-term parking nearby (three minutes on foot from my premises).