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Welcome my name is Kate, thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
I am a person-centred counsellor and have been practising privately and as a volunteer since qualifying with a H.E diploma in 2022.
Alongside counselling, I work in a high school in a pastoral support role. This work has given me a wealth of experience connecting with young people and the challenges they face. Through my work and extensive training, I feel competent to counsel both young people and adults.
Difficulty in regulating emotions can make life tough, and there often seems to be a disconnect between who we are and how we act. Through exploration, self-development, and reflection, talking therapy can provide the space and opportunity to come closer to, and connect with our true self.
I have worked with issues such as low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety, depression, self-harm, relational issues, family difficulties, overwhelming thoughts, neurodiversity and am familiar working with client experiences resulting in shame and guilt. I completed my 100 hours clinical placement at a charity offering counselling to vulnerable people and their families. The main issues included suicide, self-harm, and depression management.
My approach to therapy is client led and my role is to accompany the client through difficult feelings, thoughts, emotions, and experiences from a calm, grounded perspective. As someone who has experienced anxiety and periods of low mood in my life, I am empathetic to the plight of others and have a genuine interest in enhancing life.
Experiencing difficult emotions can be very hard and it can seem a counterproductive concept to sit with these feelings when our instinct is to push them away in order to escape the pain. Resilience and self-esteem can be built by the process of allowing these feelings in and giving them space to be acknowledged and observed safely alongside a trained therapist. This process can also be healing and self-assuring. Difficult feelings can lose their power, and through practice this way of coping can become second nature when experiencing problems in everyday life.
I and am passionate about supporting clients to access therapy that is suitable for them. Working transparently, we can have open and honest conversations as to whether our sessions are useful and in the case that they are not we can explore different options. Initial consultations are a good way to ask questions and hear more about the service I provide. I welcome you to reach out to find out whether I am the right counsellor for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
HE Diploma in Counselling, Glyndwr University, 2022
Introduction to Mental Health, Glyndwr University, 2020
Confident Learner, Glyndwr University, 2020
Introduction to Counselling, Glyndwr University, 2020
Level 3 Supporting Teaching and Learning in Schools, Including GCSE Maths, Coleg LLandrillo, 2019
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£30.00 - £40.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Negotiated rates considered.
When I work
My working hours have some flexibility, therefore most client needs can be met.
I feel that I am someone who has been fortunate enough to lead a varied and interesting life. I have had many different job roles and have visited and lived in various places. Life has not been without it's struggles and challenges, and this I feel has granted me some understanding of how it feels to be vulnerable.