Kate Griffin: MBACP (Reg Mem); MNCS (Acc); Dip Couns
Hello and thank you for visiting my Counselling Directory page. I work in a peaceful space in Canterbury and also the village of Ash, near Sandwich. I work with couples and individuals, offering a safe environment, professionalism, confidentiality and non-judgemental manner. I adhere to the ethical framework of The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP); of which I am a registered member. I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
I offer both Relationship Counselling for couples and Individual counselling
How can counselling help? Counselling sessions will give you the opportunity to talk about issues and problems you are facing, and help you have a better understanding of yourself and make changes where you choose to. Counselling can also help in many other ways including:
- overcoming difficulties
- developing your self-awareness
- making sense of your thoughts and feelings
- having more control in your life
What to expect in your first session: The first session will be a consultation/assessment so that we can discuss your needs and the problems you feel you would like to work through.
I offer focused short-term work and in-depth longer term therapy. Sessions are arranged for a mutually convenient time and are either weekly or fortnightly.
My counselling training was integrative, however I work in a person-centred manner and with the flexibility to incorporate integrative approaches. I am sensitive to the needs of my clients and will work with you to address your problems in a caring manner.
As well as working in private practice I also work for an IAPT service. My previous experience includes working with teenagers and young people at an international college, and voluntary counselling for a community agency and bereavement agency. I have experience working with those suffering from stress, anxiety, depression, other mental health issues, relationship problems, trauma, loss, grief, bereavement and a range of other issues.
My location in Wincheap, Canterbury has nearby parking availability, including some free parking.
My location in Ash has plenty of free parking and is:
- 3 miles from Sandwich
- 8 miles from Deal
- 10 miles from Canterbury
- 8-10 miles from Ramsgate, Broadstairs, Margate and surrounding Thanet.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified counsellor having attained my Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative). I studied with the Counselling & Psychotherapy Training Academy (CPTA). The awarding body was the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework. I am also an accredited member of the National Counselling Society.
I have attended numerous short courses and workshops in the areas in which I work and constantly update my Continuous Professional Development (CPD) by studying and attending more courses.
I attend regular supervision.
I hold a Disclosure Barring Service (DBS) Enhanced Certificate.
I work with both couples who are looking for relationship counselling as well as individuals.
I have experience working with a wide range of problems that clients bring including stress, anxiety, depression, other mental health issues, relationship problems, trauma, loss, grief, bereavement.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
For individuals my fee is £40 per session, with each session being 50 minutes duration.
For couples my fee is £60 per session, with each session being 75 minutes duration.
If you would like to contact me by phone, email or via my website, I will respond as soon as possible.
This initial contact with me will help you decide whether you wish to meet for a consultation/assessment, and thereafter whether you feel you would like counselling with me to help you work through your problems and difficulties.
Please view my website and FaceBook page by pressing this link: www.kate-griffin.co.uk
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays / early evenings to suit you.
Types of client