Kate Gregory MBACP, Dip Couns
Purewell Therapy Centre
As an experienced, Person Centered / Integrative Counsellor I specialise in supporting individuals, couples and families affected by sexual violence. I work to the BACP ethical guidelines and offer a professional, confidential service. My approach is to focus upon the person rather than the problem and this is achieved through the therapeutic relationship, by providing safe, non-judgemental and empathic support. My practice is based in Purewell, Christchurch and I would be happy to discuss your individual counselling requirements with you.
Many of us face challenges in our lives that we find difficult to cope with. Counselling can help empower you to take control of your life and begin to move forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
- NCFE Interpersonal Skills 2005
- NCFE Level 2 Integrative Counselling 2006
- NCFE Level 3 Integrative Counselling 2007
- CPCAB Level 4 Diploma Therapeutic Counselling 2011
- Advanced Post Diploma Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling 2014
I have six years experience of working with Rape Crisis, Local Counselling Agencies and in Private Practice, supporting Men, Women and Couples with their current or historical difficulties.
I am expereinced in working with young people and their families and continue to support young people in residential care.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
£40 per 50 minute session for Individuals
£50 per 50 minute session for Couples
I have a limited number of concessional sessions available at a cost of £30 per session. If you are a student studying for a level 4 Counselling qualification or are on a low income, please feel free to ask about these.
What is Counselling?
Counselling can help you to develop insight into your own problems and then discover your own resources and strength to move forward. Through active listening I can help to empower you to make positive changes in your life and create a better future for yourself.
How many sessions will I need?
Each session lasts for 50 minutes and ideally it is beneficial to meet on a weekly basis. The amount of sessions required varies and I am prepared to adapt to your individual requirements - some people like to have a set amount of sessions agreed and others prefer working on an open-ended basis. During our first meeting we will discuss this and together agree what would be best for you. Whichever way we decide to work together, we will have regular reviews to ensure that we are on the right track.
Any other questions?
Please do not hesitate to contact me either by telephone or email if you have any questions and I will endeavour to help.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Monday - Friday including some evenings
Types of client