Kate Varney

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MBACP (Accred)
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Stroud GL5 & Cirencester GL7
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About me

Hello and welcome.

I am an experienced psychotherapist and I work with individuals and couples who come to see me with a wide range of challenges and difficulties that they are facing. People often seek therapy when they are at a transitional moment in their lives; when old ways of being are no longer feeling possible or useful, be that in relationships, in a workplace or within their own sense of self. Through our work together you will have the opportunity to speak about your experiences and feelings; both now and in your past, and we will work together to develop an understanding of you and your life with the hope that this therapeutic process of reflection and insight might be transformative for you.

Coming for psychotherapy can be a difficult and even fearful moment in our lives but I am here to offer you a safe and confidential space. I am influenced by several therapeutic approaches, but my main approach is psychodynamic which means I will pay attention to every aspect of your lived experience, including your past, as a way of understanding what drives you today and how and why you respond to the world and to others in the ways you do.

Examples of issues I have worked with include bereavement, sexual abuse, domestic violence, health diagnoses, infertility, gender identity, eating disorders, suicidality, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties and loss of purpose.

I look forward to hearing from you. 

Training, qualifications & experience

About me:

I trained in psychotherapy in London 15 years ago and have worked in various therapeutic settings since, including within NHS primary care, at a university counselling service and for a large regional counselling charity. I am also involved in the teaching and training of psychotherapists and counsellors in several training organisations at both foundation and diploma level. I am also a psychodynamic supervisor and I have experience of offering both group and individual supervision to pre and post qualified therapists and counsellors. I have recently worked as a clinical service manager in a large counselling charity alongside my private work.


  • Post qualifying certificate in supervision - WPF Therapy, London
  • Postgraduate diploma in psychotherapy and counselling  - Regent's university, London
  • Foundation in psychotherapy and counselling - Regent's university, London
  • Master of Arts (MA) English language and literature, Oxford university

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Therapies offered

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£55.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Individual psychotherapy starts at £55 per 50 minute session and the fee will be discussed and agreed before we meet for our first session.

Couples psychotherapy and counselling starts at £80 per 50 minute session and the fee will be discussed and agreed before we meet for our first session. 

When I work

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I offer both online therapy and in-person therapy from private and comfortable rooms in central Stroud and in central Cirencester.

I only offer weekly sessions; I do not offer fortnightly.

Further information

Making contact:

Initially, once you make email or phone contact with me, we will have a 20 minute phone conversation. There is no charge for this and it’s an opportunity for you to tell me what is bringing you to therapy and for us both to think about whether it feels we could work well together. 

I offer both open-ended and time limited therapy, and if it is an open-ended contract, we will review our work together at regular intervals. If we agree to work together, there will be a therapy agreement for you to sign which will offer you all the terms of our work, e.g. how and when to make a payment, what we do about holidays and missed sessions, etc.

Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5

Cirencester, Gloucestershire, GL7

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

Psychodynamic supervisor, experienced in working with pre and post qualified individuals and in group supervision. Online and in person. Enhanced DBS.

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Kate Varney
Kate Varney