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About me

In times of difficulty talking can help. I am currently offering support in person or online.

We can all experience situations and emotions which leave us feeling confused, overwhelmed, and unable to cope. Talking through what’s happening for you with someone supportive can help.

I offer a warm, confidential, safe space for you to talk through your problems whether they are current or rise from past events. I will listen without judging and support you to explore your thoughts and feelings so you gain insight and understanding. Through greater awareness of yourself and your issues you can chose how best to move on.

I am an experienced counsellor based near Milton Keynes and Leighton Buzzard. I am warm, approachable and kind and believe everyone deserves to be valued and not judged. As a nurse and midwife I learnt the value of help from someone skilled and accepting.

My training as an integrative counsellor means I draw on a number of theoretical approaches to best suit your needs. These include Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Transactional Analysis and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. While I will work with many issues I have special interests in the areas of grief and loss, health concerns, infertility, sexual abuse and trauma. I offer short and long term work.

My private practice is based in a quiet village outside Milton Keynes within easy reach of Milton Keynes, Leighton Buzzard, Aylesbury and Dunstable. Off street parking is available on site.

Please contact me by phone or email to set up an initial meeting or with any questions.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications (most recent first)

  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling - Counselling Tutor
  • Certificate in Couples Therapy
  • Level 5 - Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Level 4 - Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - CPCAB
  • Level 2 - Awareness in Bereavement Care - Cruse/Ascentis
  • Level 3 - Certificate in Counselling Studies (QCF) - CPCAB
  • Level 2 - Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) – CPCAB
  • Human Sciences BSc (1st class Hons)

Training

  • How to do Counselling Online: A coronavirus Primer - Open University/BACP
  • PODs - Trauma, Dissociation & Recovery
  • PODs - Child Sexual Abuse: hope for healing
  • Rape Crisis training
  • Accredited facilitator for the HOPE course - Macmillan/Coventry University

Experience

  • Private practice
  • Youth Information Service (CYP aged 11- 21 years)
  • Macmillan/Milton Keynes University Hospital
  • Rape Crisis
  • Cruse: Bereavement and Loss

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

It is important to feel comfortable, so I offer a free initial 20 minute session for us to discuss your needs, what you hope to gain to ensure they match what I offer.

Following sessions are £50 and last 50 minutes.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday to Thursday daytime and evening.

Further information

I hold a current, enhanced DBS (formally CRB) certificate and insurance.

Great Brickhill
MK17 9AS

Leighton Buzzard
LU7

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Languages offered

none

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Kate Johnson BSc

Kate Johnson BSc