Kate Neligan - Online Counsellor MA, Adv. Dip., MBACP, MA (Hons),
Approaching counselling and therapy for the first time can be an overwhelming prospect, and it is important that you choose someone who is right for you. I have experience in both short and long-term work.
I have worked with people with a variety of concerns, such as; anxiety, depression, anger management, bereavement, eating disorders, trauma, relationship problems and also issues around sexuality.
I work online using the Zoom platform only. I choose Zoom over other platforms because it is completely secure and can only be accessed by the host (me) and the invitee (my client). Also it does not store or save any data, after each meeting any such information (e.g.: an email address) is lost.
Before meeting online we would either talk on the phone or exchange emails in order to make the arrangement and discuss any concerns you might have.
I also offer phone counselling.
What to Expect
I offer a free initial assessment session, conducted by phone and/or email, before committing to the number of sessions that feels right for you.
How long does psychotherapy take to ‘work’?
The duration of therapy depends on the issues that you bring and on what comes up as we explore these together.
Short-term work can be extremely effective for immediate problems. Sometimes however, current, tangible problems are linked to something else more deeply buried, so short-term work may extend into longer-term work.
Longer-term work is more effective for issues that may stem from past relationships or that are not fully in conscious awareness.
How much do you charge?
£60 per session. Adjustments can be made in certain circumstances - please feel free to contact me to discuss.
How long does a session take and how often do we have them?
A session lasts 50 minutes and they usually take place at the same time on a weekly basis.
What sort of people do you work with?
I work on a one-to-one basis with a complete cross-section of the public.
How confidential is counselling/psychotherapy?
It is entirely confidential. As a member of the BACP I adhere to their code of ethics.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a fully qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with an MA and an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy and Counselling, and I am a member of the BACP.
I have been practising for 10 years. My work is supervised by a fully qualified and accredited (BACP and UKCP) psychotherapist.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£60 per session.
Adjustments available in certain circumstances - please contact me to discuss.