Kath Cummins MBACP Dip.Couns Integrative Therapist
My name is Kath and thank you for viewing my personal profile. This may be your first time in seeking help for yourself or maybe you are looking for a friend, a family member you care about. Perhaps, it might be that you have just decided to come back to counselling, for whatever reason that maybe - please be assured you are warmly received.
How Counselling can Help
Therapy in counselling is the first step you take, when asking for help, and that can be one of the most difficult steps to take! Reaching out for help can, in it's self be a hard move to make, but in the long run, it can be a positive life changing experience. No problem, is too small or too big, talking to a trained professional who cares and treats others in the strictest confidence is crucial to your wellbeing. Whatever challenges you face, I am dedicated in helping people to overcome their difficulties and struggles, empowering self to achieve a more calmer mind, body and spirit - to pursue your true inner - self.
I am a fully qualified Integrative Counsellor, who will offer you a safe place to talk through your innermost feelings and thoughts, with warmth, openness and a non-judgemental face to face person centred holistic approach.
You are the expert of your life! You allow me to be part of your experience and the journey that unfolds - that is a privilege!
I first came into counselling in 2000 of which I started my career in this field of work. Between then and 2008 I achieved level 2 & 3 in counselling skills and self awareness certification. While working in Secondary Education, this gave me the opportunity to counsel young people while studying for my counselling diploma.
Other areas of work
I work with young people with a wide range of difficulties relating to:
- exam stress,
- family/friends relationships
- low self-esteem.
I achieved my Professional Counselling Level 4 Diploma in 2011 and have worked as a qualified therapist for a Bolton Counselling Service for the past ten years. My work covers a wide range of difficulties that clients experience, these include:
- issues related to anxiety
- depression, relationships,
- bereavement, low self-esteem/confidence
- identity issues
- work issues
- suicidal thoughts
Training, qualifications & experience
- 2011- Level 4 Professional Diploma in Theory and Practise of Counselling
- 2008-Substance Misuse
- 2009-Level 3 Counselling Skill
- 2010-Working With Survivors of Sexual Abuse
- 2013- Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training(ASSIST)
- 2014- Papyrus Prevention of Young Suicide Training.
- 2015-Mindfulness Diploma
- 2015--Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction(MBSR)
- 2015-Mental Health and Illness certification
- 2016-Sexualised Trauma Training
- 2018-Skills Training On Risk Management(STORM-Management of suicidal risk )
- 2018-Level 3 Child & Adolescent Counselling
- 2018-Cognative Behaviour Therapy (CBT) Advanced Certificate-on-going
- 2016-BACP Certificate of Proficiency (registered member)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship problems
- Sex addiction
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
As a counsellor I believe that looking after your mental health is as important as your physical health and sharing self-care with my clients is something I feel is paramount to their growth mindset and total wellbeing!
Mindfulness is something I have practised for the past five years, it helps with becoming more aware of where you are and what you’re doing, without becoming overly reactive or overwhelmed by what’s going on around you.
Using mindfulness techniques on a regular basis have long term benefits in building resilience and confidence, concentration, coping with stressful situations, calming anxiety and managing anger issues as well as sleep problems.
Overcoming life's challenges can be overwhelming at times, mindfulness is a daily addition to other therapies that can help with looking after your mental health and wellbeing and feeling more able to choose how to respond to your thoughts and feelings in a more helpful way.
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Cost of counselling sessions and other information prior to therapy sessions:
£40 per 50 minute session.
Payments can be made via bank transfer 24 hrs in advance of sessions.
24 hrs Minimum Cancellation Notice Required for full refund.
Payment can be made through bank transferor cash
I do not charge for any initial consultation.
I am able to offer a reduced rate for those on low income – please contact me for further information 07842184810
Counselling sessions can be as short as 2 weeks or as long as 12 months. In most cases clients can complete therapy within 6 - 10 weeks.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within the BACP code of ethics, ethical standards that are important in promoting safe and professional counselling practise.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Free access to Parking and easily accessible, using public transport. 1.7mi from Bolton bus interchange and train station.
Mon 6.30pm-7.30pm, 8pm-9pm, Wed 6.30pm-7.30pm, 8pm-9pm, Thurs 6.30pm-7.30pm, 8pm-9pm, Saturday 11am-12am, 1.30pm-2.30pm.
Types of client