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About me

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 as you are unique.

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 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 and 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 the boundaries of counselling and how I can work with you. Any questions about the process are warmly welcomed. This session is 50 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 or via video call for 10 minutes.

Email:  beginagaincounselling@protonmail.com

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

Qualifications

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

Experience:

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.

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

BACP

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.

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
  • 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

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Jungian therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

From £35.00 to £45.00

Additional information

COVID19/CORONAVIRUS UPDATE;

Currently I am reducing rates for those on low income, students 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 24 hours notice , otherwise the full agreed fee is charged

If you would like to inquire further please email me at: katey.stewart@outlook.com or phone me on: 07403 377903. I will usually get back to you by the next working day.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday - Friday 10am to 9pm

Weekend appointments available upon request.

Further information

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

I have over 21 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

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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.

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

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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Kate Stewart MBACP reg. Dip Couns. Dip (CBT)

Kate Stewart MBACP reg. Dip Couns. Dip (CBT)