Kate McIver

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Accredited Therapist MBACP (Accred) and Clinical Supervisor
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Shipley BD18 & London EC1V
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You might be seeking support because you're feeling anxious, low or overwhelmed. You may be looking for help to deal with a problem. Perhaps you're feeling stressed or alone or you've experienced loss. Or you’re dealing with, or wanting, 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'm a kind, caring, experienced therapist. My relationship with my client is central and my approach is gentle. I work collaboratively which means I'm guided by what you want, what works for you and the pace you want to go at.

I've helped many clients find effective ways to reduce and manage stress and anxiety about themselves, the world and the future. I'm experienced in supporting clients to improve their interpersonal relationships and their sense of self-worth. I also specialise in helping people to develop new coping strategies and improve emotional regulation. I witness with my clients the power of working together towards acceptance, change, understanding or whatever is needed.  

If we work together I'll be committed to helping you find a way through. I have thirty years' experience providing emotional support to individuals and groups. I help people to work with uncertainty, difficult emotions and familiar habits; to recognise choices and strengthen their resilience.

I've worked with people going through many difficulties including: trauma; anxiety; panic; health problems; eating/body issues; depression; ageing; identity issues; bereavement; living with BPD/EUPD; CPTSD; stress and relationship problems. I also run workshops and courses on managing anxiety, eating issues and stress/resilience.

I currently offer sessions online, by phone and face to face (in BD18). If you're interested in working together, please get in touch to arrange a free phone call or an initial session.

Training, qualifications & experience

I'm an accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I'm certified to enhanced level in Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT), trained by British Isles DBT, the major DBT training organisation in the UK. And I'm trained to level 2 as a mindfulness teacher with Bangor University.

Much of my work is with people with experience of trauma in the past and/or present. For years I've done therapeutic work with people diagnosed with EUPD/BPD and CPTSD (and people who who identify with these diagnoses). I've also developed a therapeutic programme for people with compulsive eating issues. I've worked with many people who've experienced anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, addictions, health issues, relationship or family issues, emotional regulation problems and a wide range of other issues.

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, school counsellor and mindfulness teacher. 

Training and qualifications

  • Diploma with Distinction in Therapeutic 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 anxiety, BPD/EUPD, relationships and family issues, trauma and compulsive eating
  • 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relationship and family issues
ADHD and Autism
Compulsive eating


£60.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Therapy: £60 - 65 per session.

My lower rate therapy fee is for anyone with financial constraints or lower income. If you need a concession, just let me know at the point of arranging a session. 

When I work

I offer appointments during the day on weekdays and some evenings.

Further information

I receive regular clinical supervision. 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 and telephone sessions to clients and supervisees in the UK and in other countries.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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My therapy room is in a Victorian building in BD18. The building has ramp access. I also provide sessions online and by phone. My supervision room is down some stairs with 2 handrails. Unfortunately it is not accessible for wheelchair users.

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