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About me

As human beings we all experience times when life feels emotionally overwhelming. Reasons for this might include; relationship difficulties, friendship issues, parenting challenges, bereavement, family feuds, work related issues, financial worries, illness, or unresolved emotional trauma from the near or distant past. Sometimes there does not appear to be a reason at all just an acknowledgement that life feels difficult, maybe unbearable. Feelings such as depression, anxiety, apathy, anger, loneliness, isolation and stress can lead to other feelings of low self-confidence, low self-esteem, ‘not fitting in’, ‘feeling stuck’, ‘feeling misunderstood’ and ‘feeling unable to cope’, stopping you from moving forward with your life in a positive way.

Emotional Therapeutic Counselling is a person-centred, interactive and holistic approach to counselling. During our sessions you will be listened to and helped to explore painful feelings and emotions in a gentle and appropriate way, at your own pace. This will enable you to unravel and make sense of past or present events and the feelings and emotions connected with them, and help you to develop strategies to make the changes you need to make, leading you to a happier, healthier and more fulfilling life.

As a Wellbeing Coach my approach is again person-centred, interactive and holistic. I believe that you already know, perhaps on a sub-conscious level, the solutions to your perceived problems. My role is to 'help you think better' enabling you to recognise and find a way to resolve or navigate your blocks and to enable you to make decisions and choices that are right for you. This can be an exciting and enlightening journey of discovery, realisation and inspiration, leading you to a place of clarity, renewed motivation and wellness.

I work from both Cheltenham and Gloucester.

In Gloucester I am based at the Gloucester Natural Therapies Clinic in Kingsholm Road.
In Cheltenham I am based at Talking Therapies South West in Regent Street.

I understand that asking for help can be a big step and one that takes courage. If you would like to talk with me on the phone to find out a little bit more about what counselling or coaching involves, please do not hesitate to contact me on the above number.

I look forward to meeting you,


Training, qualifications & experience

MA Ed (Leadership, Coaching and Mentoring)

PG Cert. Emotional Education

BSc (1st Class Hons) School Nursing

BSc (1st Class Hons) Health Visiting

Registered Sick Children’s Nurse (RSCN)

Emotional Therapeutic Counselling: Diploma

Emotional Therapeutic Counselling: Advanced Diploma

Emotional Freedom Technique: Diploma

Wellbeing Coach; Relaxation, Meditation and Mindfulness: Diploma

International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)

Professional bodies: Accredited Membership

Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (FETC)

National Counselling Society (NCS)

Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC)

Royal College of Nursing (RCN)

International Board of Certified Lactation Consultants (IBCLC)

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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

Breastfeeding trauma, pregnancy trauma, birth trauma, parenting issues, family relationships, postnatal depression, anxiety, bereavement, anger issues,

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy


I offer an initial free 20 minute phone consultation. This gives the prospective client an opportunity to find out more about Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, and Coaching and about me as a Counsellor and Coach. Following sessions are charged at £45 per 50 minute session. Concessions are available for those unable to pay the full amount. The Foundation also has a subsidised therapy fund for those clients who could benefit from Emotional Therapeutic Counselling and are in need of financial assistance.


I am available during the day between 9am and 4pm, Monday to Friday.

Further information

I have a special interest in working with parents, couples, families and young people. I have worked with families, children and young people for over twenty years as a Paediatric Nurse, School Nurse, Health Visitor, Emotional Wellbeing and Parenting Practitioner, and most recently as a Student Counsellor at Gloucestershire College.

I am a mentor for trainees with the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling.

For more information about the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, visit our website www.emotionaltherapy.co.uk

For more information about the Gloucester Natural Therapies Clinic visit www.gloucesterhealth.co.uk

For more information about Talking Therapies South West visit www.talkingtherapiessouthwest.co.uk

Talking Therapies South West
5, Regent Street
GL50 1HE

Gloucester Natural Therapies Clinic
11a Kingsholm Road

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Kate Moriarty MA Ed, MFETC, MNCS (Acc)

Kate Moriarty MA Ed, MFETC, MNCS (Acc)