Kate Stewart

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Counsellor/Psychotherapist MBACP Individual & Couples
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, I'm Kate and I am a qualified Counsellor, Psychotherapist working with individuals and couples. I am a registered member of The British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapy (BACP) My counselling office is situated in Farnborough, Hampshire. 

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 as you are unique and everyone's experience of life will be different.

What I can offer you

When life gets tough and you feel overwhelmed, it can really help to talk and gain understanding and in-sight.  I offer empathic, warm support to young people, adults and couples providing a confidential, non-judgemental and safe environment.  This helps enable you too feel listened to, and secure in the relaxing 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 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 which will help you to make any necessary change, aspiring towards a happier you.

Within our initial assessment (first session) we discuss your hopes, gains and any expectations you may have. I will explain how I work and what to expect. Any questions about the process are warmly welcomed. This session is 50 minutes long for Individuals, 60-minutes for Couples. The first session 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 or via video call for 10 minutes (free of charge).

Email:  brightmindstherapy78@gmail.com

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, insuring I am working in a safe and ethical way at all times.


BSc (Hons) Psychology & Counselling - Present.

Certificate in Working with Couples - College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists. - 2022

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. - 2020

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling - Basingstoke College of Technology - ABC  Awarding Body - 2017

Private Practice - 2018 - Present Day

Further Development: Continual Professional development.

Transactional Analysis 101 - 2021

National Autistic Society professional training - 2021

Working safely with Trauma - 2020

Psychosexual Therapy - 2020

Counselling Autistic Clients. 2020

Working with Autism. 2020

Love and its Shadows: Existential perspectives on relationships. 2020

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

Working Creatively. 2016

Working with Young People. 2016

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

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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
  • Isolation
  • Living with a terminal illness; for you or a family member
  • Loss
  • Personal development/self awareness
  • Retirement
  • Shame
  • Student counselling
  • Suicidal feelings
  • Suicidal ideation


£50.00 - £70.00

Additional information

Session fees

£50 per 50 minute sessions to Individuals.

£70 per 60 minute session to Couples.

Reports and report writing £50 per hour

Cancellation policy requires 24 hours notice , otherwise the full agreed fee may be payable. 

If you would like to inquire further, please email me at: brightmindstherapy@gmail.com.  I will endeavour to get back to you within my next working day.

When I work

Please contact me for appointment times and availability.

Further information

Please contact me for further details on the payment concessions I can offer you.

I have over 23 years of experience in working with children and adults who have been diagnosed with Autistic Spectrum Disorder, as a therapist and a human being I do not like the word 'disorder' but am aware this is the label that has been given. I really enjoy working with people that are Autistic and would welcome you to my practice if you feel therapy is needed within your life.

Farnborough, Hampshire, GU14

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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If you are a wheelchair user please telephone or email me to discuss access to where I practice.

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Kate Stewart
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