Kate Priestley Bsc. (Hons) MBACP(Reg)
I am committed to providing counselling in a safe, confidential and non- judgemental environment. I aim to help each client to enhance their lives and their relationships by exploring what may be troubling them.
At some point in our lives we may need help to find our way through a difficult period or life event. If something is currently troubling you it can be helpful to share these worries in a safe setting outside of the family/friendship realm. Through listening and talking I hope to bring understanding and some relief from distress as we work together and you share your story with me.
I offer short term and long term therapy, to adults, in a comfortable room that is in a quiet setting. Once you have contacted me we can meet and have a chat about what may be troubling you. This first assessment session is £20. This will give us the opportunity to meet and see if we can work together. We can consider how often you would like to come and for how long. I would encourage weekly sessions as regular appointments will help us to get to know each other and progress with the counselling work.
If you would like to have a chat about your concerns and how counselling may be of help to you then please don't hesitate to call me or e mail me. I would aim to offer you a first appointment for the following week.
Video sessions and telephone sessions are another way to access counselling.During this difficult social distancing period it may be a way to gain support until we are able to meet face to face.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling from Leicester University.
Post qualifying I have worked in the voluntary sector at The Cares Centre, The Leicester Counselling Centre and The Laura Centre.
I have experience in a wide range of issues such as bereavement, loss and change. Relationship difficulites, childhood abuse, depression and anxiety, eating disorders and self harm.
I am a registered member of the BACP and I abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per 50 minute session. Reduced rates for trainee counsellors.
£20 for an assessment session.