Kate Watt - MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Are you having difficulty with low-mood, anger, anxiety or stress?
Struggling with a relationship, study, work or health issues?
Feeling alone, unhappy or held back by trauma or bereavement?
Need space to talk and make sense of your thoughts and emotions by finding acceptance and balance? Counselling can help make that difference and I offer that safe space for you.
I am a counsellor with many years of experience of working with adults and young people. I offer a confidential service which includes a range of therapies designed to suit your needs, offering space to talk and a compassionate approach, supporting you back to being you.
I offer a person-centred approach which allows you space and time to make sense of experiences, thoughts and emotions which in turn strengthens a feeling of control. I also offer CBT tools which can help you to manage intrusive negative thoughts and worry, whilst a Compassion-based approach brings balance to feelings of low self-worth.
- Webcam counselling: Zoom is a way for you to see your counsellor face-to-face from your laptop, phone or tablet whilst engaging in therapy. You will be supported to take part in joining your Zoom appointment from the comfort of your home or place you feel safe .
- Telephone: It may be you feel more comfortable to communicate via telephone. Appointments will be prearranged where and when you can find a safe space to talk.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked in a NHS Health and Wellbeing service for 17 years working with adults and young people who experience difficulties with their mental health. Initially as a health worker, then post qualifying as a counsellor for 7 years. I have also worked as a counsellor in a University setting for 2 years.
Prior to this I have also 9 years experience of supporting vulnerable adults and young people with homelessness/drug/alcohol issues and through community based services.
- Msc Counselling (Distinction)
- BA Community Education
- NHS Child Protection Level 3
- NHS Adult Protection
- ASSIST/Suicide prevention training
- NHS SIPP Suicide Intervention and Prevention Programme
- Adult Mental Health First Aid
- Young Peoples Mental Health First Aid
- Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
- Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
- Member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme (Disclosure Scotland)
- Cosca Supervision training - Estimated completion 2021
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
- Initial 15-30 minute phone consultation - Free
- 1 hr Counselling Session £45
- 1 hr Concession £40
*Unsure if counselling is for you? Just give me a call and we can talk it through.
Concessions offered for
I am based in two locations:
This Green Space Retreat, Perthshire.
Tucked away in the Carse of Gowrie is a country based studio in a quiet green location. This Green Place offers a retreat from the bustle of life, a way to immerse yourself in peace. A wood burning stove helps reduce tension and promotes relaxation, giving a feeling of safety to explore difficult emotions and experiences.
It has easy access from both Dundee and Perth 15/20 minute drive, 5 minutes off the A90 at Inchmichael flyover. Parking at the door step with Alibobs Cafe 2 minutes walking distance.
The Clearing Counselling Studio, Dundee.
The Clearing studio is a modern, peaceful space set in a newly renovated Flour mill in downtown Dundee. Close to cafe's and the V&A it lies in a secluded courtyard away from the main streets.
The Clearing Studio combines the convenience of a city centre base with the comfort of a modern space and the confidentiality of a quiet courtyard. Parking nearby in Gellatly street.
Check it out www.flourmilldundee.co.uk
*The Clearing Studio is on 4th floor and is limited in terms of disabled access.