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About me

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 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.

Who I work with

I work with adults and young people (18+) on issues relating to anxiety, stress, panic, low mood, bereavement, loss, self-esteem, abuse, relationships, anger, life changes, and more.

Please be aware that I am currently not working with clients who are actively suicidal, but I would be happy to help you find the right support if this is the case for you.

My approach

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 and help you learn coping tools from:

  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)
  • Creative therapies
  • Mindfulness

​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 safeguarding training and have completed a level 3 Award in Tackling and Preventing Domestic and Sexual Abuse.


As well as private practice, I work as an assessor in an NHS service. I have experience working in schools, charities and community services. I have worked with adults and young people, and have facilitated group work.

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.

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

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.


Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.

Further information

Due to COVID-19, I am currently only seeing clients online using Zoom or by telephone. Although different from face-to-face work, it can be just as effective and suits many people well. Please do get in touch if you have any questions about working online or if you'd like to give it a try and book an initial session.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.


Kate Shayler MBACP

Kate Shayler MBACP