Kate Stewart MBACP reg. Dip Couns. Dip (CBT)
**please note at this present time I am no longer offering face to face sessions, however I can support you through online or telephone sessions**
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and a registered member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) I work in private practice in Farnborough, Hampshire. I am fully insured and hold a current and up to date DBS (Enhanced) certificate.
As an integrative counsellor I offer you the tools that come from the different models of therapy that I am trained in, by believing that everybody's needs are different I am able to tailor the way I work for each individual person.
What I can offer you
When life gets tough, it can really help to talk to a neutral person other than a family member or friend. I offer empathic, warm support to young people and adults, providing a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment, this helps enable you too feel listened too and secure in the surroundings I work in. I feel it is important to gain a good therapeutic working relationship within our sessions together, as this promotes trust in the room and a foundation to help you achieve your goals, challenges and dreams.
What to expect from counselling
Therapy isn't always an easy process to begin with as talking about your thoughts and feelings you have can feel difficult, but I will make you feel as comfortable as possible in a safe space that is free of judgement. Counselling can really help you gain a better understanding of yourself and what is troubling you. By having personal, professional support, you can gain perspective within your life and help you to make any necessary change.
Within our initial assessment (first session) we discuss your hopes, gains and any expectations you may have. I will explain the boundaries of counselling and how I can work with you. Any questions about the process are warmly welcomed. This session is 60 minutes long and enables both of us to see if we would like to work together therapeutically.
How to get in contact
Please email me any questions you may have, we can also arrange a time to speak over the phone.
Telephone: 07403 377903
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. Having an Ethical Framework helps to protect you as my Client as well as helping to protect myself as your Counsellor, thus insuring I am working in an ethical manner at all times.
Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - 2020
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Basingstoke College of Technology - ABC Awarding Body - 2017
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies - Basingstoke College of Technology - Counselling and Psychotherapy awarding body (CPCAB)
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Farnborough College of Technology - Counselling and Psycotherapy awarding body (CPCAB)
Introduction to Counselling - Rodborough School, Godalming
Fully insured and hold a DBS check Formally CRB
Samaritans, Farnborough - Listening Volunteer 2012-2014
1-2-1 Hart Youth Counselling - 3 years with over 100 counselling hours experience gained in working with 16-24 years 2014-2017
Private Practice - 2017-Present Day
Further Development: Continual Professional development.
Counselling Autistic Clients. 2020
Working with Autism. 2020
Love and its Shadows: Existential perspectives on relationships. 2020
Working with Young People. 2016
Working Creatively. 2016
Bereavement and Loss. 2017
Working as a Counsellor with EAP's. 2017
Systemic work and Genograms. 2017
Dealing with Children, Young People and Trauma. 2017
Increasing Attunement for a Secure Alliance in the Counselling of Children. 2017
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The Counselling and Psychological therapies I offer, is also for those who may not know the cause of their feelings they are currently experiencing, e.g. sadness, loneliness, a sense of feeling loss, lack of purpose, feelings around not fitting in to society. I am able to offer a safe place for exploration including:
- Animal/pet bereavement
- Body image
- Emotional eating, overeating and binge eating
- Difference, and how these feelings around this effects you
- Home sickness
- Living with a terminal illness; for you or a family member
- Personal development/self awareness
- Student counselling
- Suicidal feelings
- Suicidal ideation
Currently I am reducing rates for those on low income, key workers, front line workers and vulnerable young people and adults. Please contact me for further details.
£45 per 50 minute session to individuals
I can offer concessions to a limited number of individuals on low incomes/students and counsellors/psychotherapists in training - information available on request
Reports and report writing £30 per hour
Cancellation policy requires 48 hours notice , otherwise the full agreed fee is charged
If you would like to inquire further please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org or phone me on: 07403 377903. I will usually get back to you by the next working day.
Concessions offered for
Please contact me for further details on the payment concessions I can offer you.