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About me

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.

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy


£40 per 50 minute session. Reduced rates for trainee counsellors.

£20 for an assessment session.



Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
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

Video (via Zoom) sessions and telephone sessions are available.


Weekdays 9.00 - 5.00 Leire and Leicester Forest East. Evenings available in Leicester Forest East.

Telephone sessions and video sessions (via Zoom)are available.

Types of client

Older adults
Kate Priestley   Bsc. (Hons) MBACP(Reg)

Kate Priestley Bsc. (Hons) MBACP(Reg)