About me

Hello I'm Kate, a fully qualified and experienced counsellor. I specialise in integrative therapy, which means I am trained in and utilise different therapeutic models in response to your particular personal needs. I believe that each person is uniquely different, so no single approach to therapy can address the physical, social, emotional and psychological needs of all people.

Fundamental to the integrative way in which I work is the Person-Centred Approach. The Person-Centred Approach is based on the view that everyone has the capacity and desire for personal growth and change, given the right conditions. Rather than being seen as the expert and directing the therapy, Person-Centred counselling focuses on the counsellor being honest, non-judgemental and fully accepting. This provides the right conditions for you to develop a deeper sense of awareness, identify problems and move towards personal growth. 

I am passionate about counselling and its place in the world. Having both experienced and witnessed the positive benefits that having a safe, confidential space, in which to talk and explore our feelings and challenges can bring. 

I believe in the restorative power of the right therapeutic relationship. I aim to provide the right conditions for you to explore your emotional landscape, come to terms with any negative feelings and to change and develop in your own way.

Counselling can be helpful for issues such as:

  • Anxiety
  • Low mood
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Self esteem
  • Bereavement
  • Abuse
  • Identity Issues
  • Obsessions
  • Phobias
  • Sexuality
  • Sexual Identity
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Work related issues

How I work ...

I offer confidential, online counselling (via the video conferencing application Zoom) from my private practice room in East Sussex.

Zoom is a way for you to see your counsellor face to face from your computer whilst engaging in therapy. Being able to see your counsellor gives you more of the benefits you get from face to face counselling but with the convenience of online therapy.

Sessions are scheduled for a time agreed between us and last fifty minutes. They usually run weekly, either for an agreed short-term period or longer-term, open-ended. We will agree on the length of your therapy together during our first session.

I believe that a key part of Person-Centred counselling is the relationship. To ensure that you feel like I am the right fit for you, and I feel that my skills match your needs I offer a free fifteen minute zoom session prior to our first session. This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to share a brief outline of what has brought you to counselling.

If following this initial discussion you decide you would like to proceed with counselling, we will schedule our first session together to discuss elements such as:

  • the issues that have brought you to counselling and what you hope to achieve from it
  • how we will work together and what to expect
  • confidentiality
  • the length of your therapy and the review process

If this sounds of interest, or you have any questions please feel free to contact me via email or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

SEG Awards ABC Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

NHS in-house counsellor at Beacon GP Surgery, Crowborough helping clients with presenting issues such as bereavement, stress, anxiety, depression, relationship and identity.

Counsellor for West Kent College working as part of the student support team counselling students and supporting their emotional wellbeing.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Additional information

I offer a free fifteen minute zoom session prior to our first session. This is an opportunity for us to meet and for you to share a brief outline of what has brought you to counselling.

The cost of each session following our initial free meeting is £50 and 24hrs notice is required for cancellation without being charged. 

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I work weekdays between 9am and 2pm, my telephone is also on during these hours for appointment queries, or enquiries.

Further information

MBACP 00902779

Hartfield
East Sussex
TN7

Type of session

Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

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