Kate Phelps Dip.Couns MBACP
I am offering face to face appointments with all required safety measures in place alongside online and telephone sessions.
There are times in our lives when we just don't quite feel like ourselves. There are many reasons this can happen and we may not always understand why!
At my home based Counselling space, I provide a comfortable, welcoming and safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings. A unique space of freedom for you to explore whatever it is you feel is weighing you down. I genuinely care about you, your mental health and future happiness. You already have all of the answers so together we will find them and get you back to feeling like you again.
My intention is to help you reconnect with yourself, feel empowered and equip you with healthy coping mechanisms and thought patterns that you can continue to use for yourself long after therapy has ended. Counselling helps us to unlearn the habits, beliefs and behaviours that no longer serve us and helps us feel more capable and confident in who we are.
I understand how difficult this may feel and how hard it is to admit you may need a little help. Please let me assure you that it is okay to feel this way, its quite natural to be nervous and that is exactly why you should go for it. When we are nervous it means it is important to you. Let this be the first step on the road back to you. I'm here to help!
Training, qualifications & experience
Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Counselling Skills & Theory
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling
Level 4 ABC Advanced CBT Diploma
Child Protection Training
Safeguarding for Children & Vulnerable Adults
Suicide Risk & Support
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£20 for initial session (50mins)
£40 per 50 minute session
Daytime appointments available Tuesday - Friday
Evening appointments available Tuesdays & Thursday's
I previously worked as a Hobby Therapist supporting residents and their families living with Dementia in nursing homes. I worked to encourage mental stimulation through art, crafts, music, conversation activities and social interaction programmes with fellow residents building friendships and a sense of community.
Creative therapy can be extremely insightful when we are unable to express how we feel using words. Creativity is welcomed in our Counselling sessions if that is something you would like to explore however this is not essential for everyone.