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; 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 only video call (via Zoom/Skype) or telephone appointments to all clients. (Normally I also offer face to face appointments in Yorkshire and video call/telephone sessions to clients in other areas).

More details of my work and testimonials can be found here: www.insighted.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm a fully qualified psychotherapist with experience in private practice, NHS primary care and school counselling. Over the years I've gained experience in offering brief therapy, solution-focused work and open-ended therapy. I've worked across a wide age range including: adults of all ages, children and young people.

My core training is in person-centred counselling and I also include other approaches such as CBT, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I'm also a mindfulness teacher, and offer mindfulness practices and tools to clients and groups.

I've done lots of therapeutic work with people living with cancer. I've also developed a therapeutic mindfulness-based 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 for young people (which won the national GP Practice Award). Alongside my private practice, I run mindfulness-based courses for adults and work as a school counsellor.

I'm currently psychotherapy representative on the BSLM special interest group for mental health.

Diploma with Distinction in Person-Centred Counselling (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body [CPCAB]) 
Diploma with Distinction in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
Certificate in DBT Skills Training (British Isles DBT)
Teacher Training (Levels 1&2) in MBCT & MBSR (Bangor University CMRP)
Diploma in Lifestyle Medicine (BSLM)
Level 5 Certificate in Management and Leadership (QCF, CMI)
Foundation Course in Non Violent Communication
Certificate in Positive Psychology for Behaviour & Learning (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)

 

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Compulsive eating

Fees

From £50.00 to £55.00

Concessions offered for

  • Unemployed

Additional information

Counselling/Psychotherapy £50 per session

Fees for face to face/video/telephone appointments are as above.

I offer reduced rate fees for those on benefits.

Availability

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 a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). 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 main venue for face to face sessions is my therapy room in Shipley, close to Bradford/Leeds. I offer video/telephone sessions to clients and supervisees in the UK and overseas.

Shipley
BD18

London
EC1V

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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My therapy room is in the basement of a Victorian building with a step up to enter and 2 handrails for the internal steps down. I regret this is not accessible for anyone using a wheelchair. However, I also offer video and telephone appointments.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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