Kate Llewellyn, MBACP registered Counsellor (English and French)
A warm welcome to my page. I am an experienced BACP registered counsellor and abide by the code of ethics as laid out by this organisation. I practice in Ealing, London and in Forest Row, East Sussex and offer counselling in English and French.
Who I work with:
I work with adults (18+) and engage with a range of issues including:
- Depression, anxiety
- Relationship and communication issues
- Bereavement and loss
- Self-esteem difficulties
- Personal change management
Most people can benefit from counselling at some point in their lives, be it when life feels difficult or for personal-development.
The sessions are a space to gain understanding about your situation, insight into underlying issues and support in creating more satisfying ways to manage the complex task of simply being human.
Counselling may support you to to gain resilience, robustness and flexibility in the face of the ups and downs of life.
Therapy is a collaborative process where I aim for you to feel respected, heard, supported and appropriately challenged.
My therapeutic model is integrative. This means that I tailor my approach according to each client's needs.
The healing power of the therapeutic relationship is central to my practice. I aim for this relationship to be restorative, in support of safety, learning and creativity.
I draw on a range of theories and techniques including Attachment Theory, the Psychodynamic, Person Centred, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural approaches to counselling along with Trauma therapy.
I appreciate the contribution made by the arts, literature, philosophy and neuroscience to the understanding of what it means to be human and to how we make sense of our lives and alleviate suffering. If we work together I may draw on the therapeutic application of these fields.
The sessions are held within the bounds of professional confidentiality as laid out by the BACP code of ethics.
Registration and Insurance:
I am a registered member of the BACP and abide by the code of ethics as laid out by this organisation.
I hold professional insurance for my work.
What to expect:
I offer an initial introductory phone call. This will be an opportunity for you to ask any questions you may have and for us to establish whether to meet face to face for an assessment.
The initial face-to-face assessment session will be for 50 minutes. This is an opportunity for me to hear in detail about what brings you to seek counselling and for you to ask anything you would like to know about how I work. It will also be an opportunity for us to discuss collaboratively what you can expect from subsequent sessions. If we chose to continue working together, we will then discuss the agreement we will be working around, including timings of sessions, fees, cancellations and so on.
Further counselling sessions are 50 minutes each in duration and in most cases will be held at the same time and on the same day each week.
How to make an appointment:
Please email me, call or text. If you leave a voice message please clearly state your name and the best contact details to reach you on.
I will respond to you between 9am and 6pm, Monday to Friday, and will aim to get back to you within 48 hours. If I do not respond by then, this is because I am either working away or on annual leave. I will then get back to you as soon as possible. If you have left a phone message and I do not get back to you within 48 hours, please email me.
Please note that if you contact me I will assume that I can respond to you at the contact details given unless otherwise specified. Should you wish me to not respond, please state this clearly in your message.
Please note that I cannot guarantee complete confidentiality of phone messages and email systems. For this reason please avoid communicating sensitive information via telephone voice messages or by email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Counselling (The Gestalt Centre, London. Diploma accredited by the BACP).
- Diploma in Trauma Therapy (NAOS Institute, Diploma accredited by the NCP)
- Diploma in Conflict Resolution, Leadership and Community Building (NAOS Institute, Diploma accredited by the NCP)
- Certificate in Organisational Gestalt (Metanoia Institute, London)
- RSA Certificate in teaching French as a Foreign Language
- Diploma in Acting
- 1st Class BA Hons. Theatre (Dartington College of Arts)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Free enquiry / introductory phone call.
- For an initial assessment session I charge £60.
- For subsequent counselling sessions I charge £60 per session.
- Some low cost places my be available (Please enquire for further details).
I strive to support clients to the highest levels of ethics and integrity, in line with the BACP Ethical Framework.
I have thirteen years experience working in mental health and have worked as a counsellor and assessor within the charity sector, counselling NHS and GP referrals.
I am bilingual French / English and have lived in France for many years.
Before working as a therapist, my career spans a number of roles over two decades within the corporate, charity and educational sectors. I am also a trained actress and have a background in collaborative devising of theatre.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client