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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 counselling and psychotherapy to adults, children and young people. 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.

Due to coronavirus/Covid 19, 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, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Transactional Analysis. I'm a BAMBA listed 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, advising BSLM members and contributing to reviews of NICE guidelines on mental health.

Overview of Training

Diploma with Distinction in Person-Centred Counselling (Leeds Metropolitan University)
Diploma with Distinction in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (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


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

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT)
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Counselling/Psychotherapy £50 per 1 hour session

As a result of coronavirus, I am currently only offering appointments via video call (Skype/Zoom) or telephone. Fees for video/telephone appointments are as above.

I offer reduced rate fees for those on low income and for key workers.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income


I am flexible and can offer appointments during the day on weekdays and also in the evenings.

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 listed mindfulness teacher with the British Association of Mindfulness-Based Approaches (BAMBA).

Regular training supports my personal/professional development. In Spring 2020 I start  training to become a clinical supervisor for psychotherapists.

My main venue for face to face sessions is my therapy room in Shipley, close to Bradford/Leeds. Temporarily, due to the coronavirus situation, I am only offering video/telephone sessions.

Key details

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Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

My therapy room is on the lower ground floor in a Victorian building and I regret that this is not currently accessible for clients who use a wheelchair. However, I offer video call and telephone appointments to all my clients.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


I provide clinical supervision to counsellors and am due to have the CPCAB Level 6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision in July 2020.

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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Kate McIver Psychotherapist and Counsellor Registered MBACP

Kate McIver Psychotherapist and Counsellor Registered MBACP