Hello, I’m Kate
That first step to get counselling can be very difficult to take, from my personal experience I can share with you that it could be the best step you ever take. I can offer counselling in an environment that is safe and warm where you can look at and deal with what is going on for you. Many people seek counselling for a variety of reasons and I am here to help you.
Our way of living, working and being has been forcibly changed recently amid the Coronavirus pandemic and I would like to confirm that I am still available and working and embracing technology and offering online/telephone counselling.
The indiscriminate nature of this virus means that we can all be affected by it, not just physically, but emotionally, energetically and mentally. You don't have to be a front line worker to be affected and I have an understanding and appreciation of this. All of our lives are affected and it is ok to feel that and we can work through these impacts together.
No matter how long your journey may appear to you, you only need concentrate on the very next step that you are about to take at any given moment. I work with clients at their own pace to ensure it suits individual needs.
I am a counsellor who has personal experience of being a client and taking my own journey. I understand how hard it can be to take the leap and trust someone to help you with your problems.
I am professionally trained in Person Centred Therapy and have since undertaken more training and research which includes Mindfulness, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP). This has added to my knowledge and experience and I use some ideas from those types of counselling underpinned by the person centred theory.
I have worked in the voluntary and private sector as a counsellor and have worked with a broad range of issues with my clients which include stress, anxiety and depression. I am a fully qualified Person Centred counsellor, a member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I am on the Accredited Register with the BACP.
Training, qualifications & experience
Below is some more information about me and the work I have done and training undertaken. There is a list of some of the issues I have experience of working with:
- Abuse (emotional, domestic, sexual, physical, child)
- Addiction (alcohol, drugs, gambling)
- Anger issues
- Eating disorders
- Financial worries (debt, redundancy)
- Illness (including AIDS, HIV)
- Low confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Sleep issues
- Suicidal thoughts
- Traumatic experiences
- Work life balance / issues
Qualifications and Training
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 2)
- Certificate in Counselling Skills (Level 3)
- Diploma in the Theory and Practice of Counselling (Level 4)
- Certificate of Registration - BACP (as of October 2015)
- Diploma in Mindfulness
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Safeguarding Children and Young People
- Safeguarding Adults
- Psychology of Addiction
- Domestic Violence - Positive Steps Forward
- Understanding Stress, Anxiety and Depression in the Helping Relationship
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
My usual charge is around £30 / £35 per session but this will be discussed and agreed upon during the first session as fees can be negotiated for students and anyone on a low income.
If you cannot attend a session, a charge will be made where less than 24 hours’ notice is provided as I will not be able to offer the session time to anyone else.
For EAP work, please contact me for cost information.
Concessions offered for
I am fully insured and work from private premises in Shaw where there is free parking available. I receive professional supervision and am governed by the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
Please do contact me if you are ready and want to take the step to look at what is currently bothering you, things can change and you can be in control.