Kate Sumsion MBACP; Dip. TA Couns; Dip. Integrative Psych.
Counselling is really normal, and completely transformational all at the same time. I offer you a safe, confidential space to be you. Here we can explore what is troubling you, what's working for you and what isn't; who you are, and what you want out of life. Give yourself the time to simply sit down, breathe and talk freely.
I am a warm, thoughtful, sensitive, and empathic therapist, and I bring compassion, intuition, creativity, humour, and an eye for life’s details into my practice. Alongside my formal training I draw from a broad life experience including motherhood, travel, a career in cake design, and my own therapeutic journey.
My core training is in Transactional Analysis (TA), and I use an integrative therapeutic approach based upon what will best work for you. TA is a humanistic and compassionate theory that supports individuals to improve their relationships, communication, work life, personal anxieties, and account for the past. I work collaboratively, meaning that you and I are actively engaged in the therapeutic process. I provide support and challenge to help you grow, and make changes in your life.
Research shows that the relationship between therapist and client is the most important factor in determining therapeutic outcomes. With this in mind, I offer a free initial appointment, so that we can get to know each other, and decide whether to work together. This takes approximately 40 minutes.
If you would like to email or telephone me to arrange an appointment, please get in touch.
I offer daytime appointments on Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, and some evening appointments.
Training, qualifications & experience
- I hold a diploma in Transactional Analysis Counselling, and a diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy
Alongside my private practice, I was one of the counselling team at Carer Support South Lakes where I completed 180 client hours.
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
£45.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
£45 per session (55-60 minutes)
Initial consultation free (approximately 40 minutes)
I offer some concessionary rates. Please ask.
I offer online, and face to face sessions (indoors and outdoors).
Monday 9.30am - 3.00pm
Tuesday 8.45am - 4.30pm
Wednesday 8.45am - 4.30pm
Thursday 9.00am - 8.30pm
I am now offering face-to-face appointments in my therapy room, and outdoors. I am also continuing to use zoom so there will be flexibility to find a session to suit you.
I endeavor to make my practice LGBTQ+ friendly and an open and welcoming space for people from all cultures and backgrounds.