Kate Shayler MBACP
It can take a lot of courage to ask for support when you’re feeling low, anxious or when life is throwing challenges your way.
As a qualified and experienced Integrative Counsellor, I offer a calm, compassionate and confidential space to help you untangle your thoughts and feelings away from your everyday life; where you can unburden, and shine fresh light on your difficulties, and navigate periods of change or loss.
We’ll work together creatively to find a focus and approach that works for you, to help you heal, grow and find a way forwards.
So whatever you're facing at the moment, whether it be: anxiety, stress, depression, bereavement, family issues, SAD, low self-esteem or anything else, get in touch.
As an integrative therapist, I draw on various theoretical models in order to tailor an approach to suit you:
- Humanistic / Person-centred therapy—you're the expert on you, so sessions are led by what you bring. I provide empathy, compassion and guidance to support your growth.
- Psychodynamic —drawing out difficult and/or unconscious feelings and patterns of behaviour to enable change. Acknowledging the impact of early relationships on the ways in which we relate to one another.
I also draw inspiration from:
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
- Creative therapies
I believe it is important to acknowledge power structures, and intersecting oppressions (such as race, class and sexuality) and their impact on clients' mental health.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a Registered Member of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework.
- Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (2018), CPPD
- Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling (2018), CPPD
- Diploma in Counselling Skills (2015), Mary Ward Centre
I also have specific training in Safeguarding, and on Domestic and Sexual Abuse (Level 3 Award).
I have experience working in the NHS, schools, charities and community services. I have worked with adults and young people, and have facilitated groupwork.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
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Sessions cost £60.
I have limited low-cost slots available for students and those on low incomes. Please contact me for further information.
I ask for 48 hours notice for all cancellations.
I will be starting a group in the new year, focused on creating space for grief.
It will be an 8-10 week therapeutic group for those who've experienced the loss of a somebody in their life - whether that be in the past year, or in the past 50 years. As life goes on, it can be hard to find space to process, talk about and explore loss. This group will give you a dedicated space to do just that. If you are interested in joining, please get in touch and I can give you more information.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday, Tuesday and Friday
Types of client