Hello and welcome, I'm Kate and I am a counsellor based in Worcester Park. We all experience times in our lives when we feel we could do with some emotional help and support. You may have struggled for a long time with difficult feelings or they may have been precipitated by a major life event or trauma such as the breakdown of a relationship or a bereavement. Sometimes there seems to be no obvious reasons for feeling depressed, anxious or simply stuck.
I offer a comfortable, confidential, safe space where we can explore whatever you choose to bring. This can be a unique opportunity to uncover deep rooted and unhelpful patterns, to make sense of your thoughts and feelings. Gaining insight into the past often leads to the opportunity to disentangle it from the present which ultimately builds a bridge to a brighter future.
I work with adults of all ages on an open-ended basis or in a time limited way for an agreed number of sessions, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully. I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment.
My practice is within easy reach of Worcester Park and Stoneleigh stations and is on several major bus routes. It's easily accessible from Cheam, Wimbledon, Merton, Epsom, Ewell, Stoneleigh, Sutton and the surrounding areas. There is off-street parking available for the duration of your therapy session.
Although I usually work with clients face to face, during these unprecedented times I am happy to offer online and telephone sessions.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
Diploma of Higher Education in Psychodynamic Counselling, University of Surrey
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts
I attend training on a regular basis to maintain and enhance practical skills and continuously develop my clinical understanding. I have also had several years of intensive personal psychotherapy myself and so I know what it is like to be the client in the therapeutic relationship.
As well as working in Private Practice I work with a counselling agency in the borough of Sutton.
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Regular weekly counselling sessions are £55 and last 50 minutes.
What is the next step?
If you would like to set up an initial meeting you can call me or if you would prefer you can make contact by email.
Both methods of contact are totally confidential and I am the only person with access to them. If I am not available to answer when you call please leave me a message and I will call you back as soon as possible.