Kate Davies-Poole Counselling
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.
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
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
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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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have flexible availability so we can discuss your requirements when you contact me.
Types of client