Kate McIver

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Accredited Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
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Shipley BD18 & London EC1V
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About me

As you read this you might be feeling unsettled, anxious or uncertain. You may be looking for help to deal with a particular problem. Perhaps you feel sad, stressed or low. Maybe you feel alone or have experienced a loss. Or you’re dealing with a change or wanting something to change. Whatever you’re facing, you don't need to do it alone. It can be hard asking for support but no-one is an island; finding the right help can make all the difference.

I provide private counselling and psychotherapy to adults and young people over 18. My relationship with my clients is always central and my approach is gentle. I'm guided by what each person wants, what works for them and the pace they want to go at.

I'm committed to helping you find a way through. I have many years' experience with groups and one-to-one, supporting clients to work with uncertainty and familiar habits; to recognise choices and to strengthen their resilience.

I've worked with clients going through many different challenges including: anxiety; panic; health problems; eating/body issues; depression; ageing; identity; bereavement; living with BPD/EUPD; stress and relationship problems. I also run workshops and courses on mindfulness, managing anxiety, eating issues, living with cancer, mental health and stress/resilience.

If you think you might like to work with me then please get in touch.

I'm currently offering sessions by video or telephone. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I've done lots of therapeutic work with people with EUPD/BPD. I've also developed a therapeutic programme for people with eating issues such as binge eating and compulsive eating. I've worked with many people who've experienced bereavement, loss and trauma.

Prior to working as a counsellor I worked in for NHS Public Health, where I developed a relationships programme (which won the national GP Practice Award). Alongside my private practice, I work as a supervisor, trainer, a school counsellor and a mindfulness teacher. 

Training and qualifications

  • Diploma with Distinction in Person-Centred Counselling (Leeds Metropolitan University)
  • Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB) 
  • Certificate in Enhanced DBT Skills Training (British Isles DBT) 
  • Diploma with Distinction in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (ABC/Certa)
  • Certificate in Essential DBT Skills Training (British Isles DBT)
  • Mindfulness Teacher Training (Levels 1&2) in MBCT & MBSR (Bangor University)
  • Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM)
  • Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership (QCF, CMI)
  • Foundation Course in Non Violent Communication
  • Certificate in Positive Psychology (Institute of Child Education & Psychology, Europe)
  • Mindfulness in Schools Teacher Training (MISP)
  • Samaritans volunteer training
  • Certificate in Life Coaching (NCFE)
  • Training for Trainers in Sexual Health (Sheffield Centre for HIV & Sexual Health)


  • Private practice, NHS community mental health & school counselling
  • Person-centred, DBT, mindfulness approaches, self-compassion approaches
  • Specialisms in BPD/EUPD, binge eating, emotional eating and anxiety 
  • Solution focused, brief therapy, open-ended therapy
  • Clinical supervision for counsellors and psychotherapists
  • Fully insured
  • Registered member of BACP

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Compulsive eating


£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Counselling: £70 per online/telephone session.

This fee also applies for Therapy incorporating DBT skills training.

I offer reduced rate fees for people on benefits and refugees/asylum seekers.

When I work

I offer appointments during the day on weekdays.

Further information

I receive regular clinical supervision and have additional supervision for my mindfulness work. I'm an Accredited Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP [Accred]). The BACP ethical framework for counselling guides and underpins all my work, ensuring I work safely with my clients. I am also a mindfulness teacher, trained by Bangor University. Regular training supports my personal/professional development.

I am a qualified clinical supervisor with a Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). I support both trainee and qualified counsellors and psychotherapists.

My venue for face to face supervision sessions is my therapy room in Shipley, close to Bradford/Leeds. I offer online/telephone sessions to clients and supervisees in the UK and overseas.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My therapy room (for supervision sessions only) is below a Victorian building with a step to enter and 2 handrails for the internal steps down. I regret this is not accessible for anyone using a wheelchair. I only offer counselling online and by phone.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I provide clinical supervision to counsellors and am qualified with a Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (CPCAB).

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Kate McIver
Kate McIver