Kate Hicks Accred.MBACP Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I am a BACP and UKCP accredited counsellor and psychotherapist offering talking therapy on a short term or open-ended basis to support your emotional wellbeing.
I am also a qualified integrative clinical supervisor.
I have a private practice based in Enfield EN2.
I work with all age groups on a one to one basis, offering talking therapy to suit your needs.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in agency and NHS settings with adults, and in primary and secondary schools with children and young people. I worked at a North London FE college for 10 years with young people and adults, where I was the Lead Counsellor and Clinical Supervisor for the counselling service.
I have an advanced Diploma in psychodynamic counselling. This type of therapy tends to look at your past experiences to try and help you gain insight into your current behaviour and relationship patterns. However, I understand that not everyone wants or feels able to explore their past, especially if it is painful and difficult to think about. For that reason I also hold a post qualification certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which allows me to offer short term solutions and strategies to current issues, for example managing anxiety or anger.
I will offer you an initial assessment and, together, we can think about what type of therapy would most suit your needs, and what it is that you would like to focus on. This assessment also gives you the opportunity to decide whether you think you would like to work with me. If you decide that you would like to begin counselling with me we will continue to review your focus and goals and, if necessary, amend our approach accordingly.
My counselling approach is flexible and I will adapt to your preferred style of working and needs.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Initial assessment £60 (one hour and a half)
All other sessions £50