Kate Darbon, ONLINE COUNSELLING DURING COVID-19
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I am currently not working face to face with anybody at this time. I do, however, understand that this is a very isolating and worrying time for everyone. I am fully equipped to offer online video counselling (similar to Skype). This will be a 50 minute session: please contact me for more information.
PLEASE be aware, that by finding a Counsellor on this Directory, we are fully qualified and are bound by ethics and guidelines. Not all Counsellors that advertise on the internet are; if in doubt please call me and I will advise you.
Thank you for stopping by. It really is so difficult, finding the right person to share your innermost thoughts with. I can assure you that I will not judge you at all and am passionate about helping other people to reach their absolute potential, individually, or as a family. Life isn't always easy and there are often many challenges. Sometimes, these feel totally overwhelming and we are unsure of how we can deal with this. I aim to offer peace, space and time for you to explore whatever it is that is affecting you right now.
I am a qualified person-centred counsellor, but have trained in other areas, which enables me to draw upon a variety of techniques and approaches, in order to ensure the best therapeutic outcome for you. Please see the list below of the areas in which I specialise, but please bear in mind that it is not exhaustive.
I specialise in working with those affected by trauma, especially due to domestic violence. I work with children and young people aged 11+ for a local charity and within my own practice. I also work with adults.
Counselling can be daunting and it is really important that you feel comfortable with the person that you are working with. I offer a free 15 minute telephone consultation, so that I am able to gain some insight in to what you are looking for. If we both decide to continue, we will then book you in an assessment.
I have a couple of different options when exploring the best location. I can also visit your child in school, if needed. I am also able to come to your home, if needed.
The areas that I cover:
Northamptonshire - Various comfortable rooms
NN6 and NN2
I am a member of the BACP, which means that I adhere to their guidelines and ethics. I agree to undertake CPD (Continual Personal Development) on a regular basis. I will only act in the best interests of the client.
Training, qualifications & experience
* Masters of Science - Understanding Domestic & Sexual Violence at The University of Worcester - Current study (2019-2021)
* Working Systemically with Individuals, Couples and Families (Social Science) at Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge - (2017-2018)
* Diploma Level 4 - Therapeutic Counselling (Person-Centred approach) at Tresham Institute, Kettering - (2015-2017)
* Level 2 & 3 - Counselling Skills at Tresham Institute, Kettering - (2011-2013)
* Level 1 & 2 - Understanding Domestic Violence at Ava Project - (2016)
Training / Certificates
* Working online in the Counselling profession - BACP - (2020)
* Trauma Focused CBT for Children and Young People with PTSD at the Anna Freud Centre, London - (2019)
* Level 3 Play Therapy Skills - (2018)
* Safeguarding Training - Yearly
* Working with Risk - (2018)
* Sexual Assault & Trauma Effect - (2017)
* Child abuse / exploitation - (2017)
* Trauma & Dissociation - (2016)
* Using Solution Focused Therapy - (2016)
* Using CBT - (2016)
* Attachment - (2017)
* Resilience in the Classroom - (2017)
Ethics & Competencies:
* I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy). The BACP set certain standards of codes and ethics for counsellors to adhere to.
* I have completed all required Mind-Ed Children & Young People Core Competencies. This is a Child Mental Health Framework.
* I subscribe to the ICO's (Information Commisioners Office) policies and adhere to the principle of the General Data Protection Regulations. I understand best practice for managing your information
* I am fully insured
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
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Individuals (Adults & CYP): £45 for 50 minute sessions.
Family Interventions (I am not a qualified family therapist, but am able to work with a family of 2+ people where appropriate and offer emotional support and guidance): £60 for 60 minutes session.
I do not charge for a telephone consultation (15 minutes). Assessments are charged at usual session costs and are classed as session number 1.
I work for a local charity seeing children and adolescents in their school environment, mainly, as a Therapeutic Counsellor and specialise in working with young people and families. The presenting issues range from bullying, anxiety, self harm, suicidal ideation, self-esteem issues, domestic violence, abuse, and more.
I find that where a child is in emotional distress, there is often a parent who feels confused and at a loss. This is where I can help. By offering a safe environment and the tools to enable you, as a family, to communicate more effectively, I work with using a 'whole family' approach.
I will also work 1:1 with any child aged 11+ and adults. With my foundation as a person-centred counsellor, I will also draw upon other modalities to enable you and/or your child to find a way forward; challenging 'stuck' thought processes, exploring what causes your emotional distress; for example.
I host workshops within Primary and Secondary Schools, to all staff and to Early Years Practitioners. These include 'An Introduction to Mental Health' and 'Trauma & Attachment in The Early Years.' If this is required by a service, please contact me for more information.
I have co-facilitated group work, focusing on Abusive Behaviours. I also work for a charity, counselling victims of domestic violence. I specialise in this area, having undertaken many different forms of training related to abuse, neglect, narcissistic behaviours, domestic and sexual violence and trauma.