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Kate Watt - MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Perth PH2 & Dundee DD1
07485 140932 07485 140932 Registered / Accredited
Perth PH2 & Dundee DD1

About me

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.

Therapies

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.

Online Counselling

  • 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

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.

Qualifications

  • Msc Counselling (Distinction)
  • BA Community Education

Training

  • 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

Memberships

  • Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP)
  • Member of the Protecting Vulnerable Groups (PVG) scheme (Disclosure Scotland)

On-Going Training

  • Cosca Supervision training - Estimated completion 2021

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

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.

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Fees

  • 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

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Further information

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.

This Green Space
Perth
Perthshire
PH2

The Clearing Studio
Flour Mill
Exchange Court
Dundee
DD1 3EJ

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Online & Telephone:  Mon -Thurs 9-6 pm

Dundee:  Wed 9am-6pm

Perthshire: Mon: 9am-6pm

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Kate Watt - MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist

Kate Watt - MBACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist