Kate Shanahan

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Torrington, Devon, EX38
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor, having previously worked in different agency settings and also in private practice. I now work online and have flexibility within days and times. I am also a supervisor in training and have been working in this role in other settings for a few years. If you would like clinical supervision please feel free to contact me to discuss how we can work together.

The method I work with is the Integrative model at the centre of which is relationship. Relationship with yourself, others and the world around you. You may be quite clear why you wish to come for counselling or it may be for a general feeling you wish to explore. I offer counselling either short term or longer term and in more depth.

There are many reasons you may be looking for support and understanding in your life; it may be to do with depression or anxiety, relationship breakdown, PTSD, bereavement, historical experiences being triggered by experiences today, domestic violence and abuse, low self-esteem to name but a few. Imagine having the space where you can freely say how you feel and what you think, understand why you're thinking specific thoughts and doing what you're doing and to explore all of this in a non-judgemental environment. With the potential for changing your life for the positive. Taking this first step is often the most daunting.

I am a registered member of the BACP and work to their ethical framework.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB L6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (completion June 24)
  • CPCAB L5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
  • CPCAB L4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling (BACP Accredited)
  • Survivors of Childhood Sexual Abuse: Developing Healthy Relationships
  • Working with PTSD & Chronic PTSD
  • Working with trauma
  • Working with Suicide in Counselling
  • Mindfulness Based Stressed Reduction
  • Trauma and the Body: Somatisation and Dissociation
  • Domestic Violence Workshop

I continue to develop and deepen my professional skills with a range of workshops, courses and other learning.

Enhanced DBS disclosure checked and fully insured.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

£50 per 50 minute session for counselling.

£70 per 90 minute supervision session.

Discretionary rates are available, please ask me.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I also have some evening availability please contact me to discuss this.

Please contact me to arrange a convenient appointment, I look forward to hearing from you.

Further information

What to expect?

A safe environment and professional relationship to facilitate the therapeutic process.

Assessment Session

I offer an initial session where you can ask me questions and we can establish whether you would like to come and see me. The first session is charged at £50 and is 80 minutes long. This is to allow me to complete my assessment and to ensure I am the right person to work with you, this is something we can discuss. It is really important you are happy and comfortable to work with me this is usually easier for clients to decide once we have met. We will discuss this in the session and if I believe you would benefit from me signposting you on to another suitably qualified counsellor we shall discuss this also. I believe our working together needs to be mutually agreeable.

If we are in agreement we will arrange appointments going forward.


Payment is weekly in advance by bank transfer. 

Torrington, Devon, EX38

Type of session


Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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Online platforms

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Currently undertaking CPCAB L6 Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision, and am available to take supervisees

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