Kath Dentith MSc (Psychotherapy); CTA; UKCP Registered
Please note I am unable to offer face to face sessions whilst social distancing measures are in place. Online and telephone sessions are available.
Welcome to my profile
I’m Kath, a UKCP registered psychotherapist with an MSc in Psychotherapy. I’ve supported many individuals and couples for over 30 years to make significant and lasting changes. I'm passionate about the work I undertake and I would welcome the opportunity to work with you.
How counselling can help
Together we will identify and explore the issues you are facing and what is getting in the way of you living the life you want. I believe you are the expert on yourself and I will help you find your own way to move forward and take positive steps for change. Some of the issues I frequently work with include:
- · Relationship difficulties (home, work or play)
- · Anxiety, panic attacks, depression and low mood
- · Feeling sad and/or vulnerable
- · Shame, guilt, jealousy
- · Inner conflict e.g. harsh inner critic, perfectionism
- · Bereavement, grief and loss
- · Lack of confidence, low self-esteem, feeling stuck
- · Loneliness
- · Historical abuse: sexual, physical and/or emotional
How I work and what you can expect from me
I will provide a safe, supportive, accepting and encouraging environment to help you find a way through the difficulties you are experiencing. This maybe something recent and specific and you know just what it is, or maybe it is a continual sense that 'I’m not good enough' or a general dissatisfaction with life. Often it is important to understand the past as this can often help make sense of the present.
I am a trained couple counsellor and have significant experience of working with same sex and heterosexual couples who for different reasons were unhappy and going through a ‘rough patch’. All relationships have ups and downs and sometimes things can get a bit stuck and it is difficult to find a way forward. I will listen and support you in finding effective ways of communicating and connecting so you are able to make changes and develop a more satisfying and lasting relationship.
My work is underpinned by many years of professional training and client experience. I will particularly draw on Transactional Analysis (TA) which is an accessible theory that will help you understand why you think, feel and behave the way you do, both in relation to yourself, and others. TA helps us look at the past and can be useful to understand some of the ideas we carry around in our heads and influence us on a daily basis.
I’m an advocate of mindfulness and self-compassion skills and I will share these practices if you and I think they may be helpful. Research has consistently shown that both of these modalities can have a profound impact on our minds, health and levels of happiness. I think mutual humour is also an important part of therapy!
I know it can be tough taking the first step! I invite you to telephone or email me to arrange a free 15-minute telephone consultation. This is an opportunity for you to tell me about yourself and for me to answer any queries you may have. If you like what you hear you can make an initial appointment to meet with me.
I am based in Stockport with easy parking, buses and trains close by. I provide a warm, comfortable and confidential space to meet with you and I will make you a cuppa! This is an opportunity for you to tell me more about yourself and your current difficulties. You will also be able to check whether you feel at ease with me and whether I’m someone you can trust and talk to. It is also important for me to check whether I am able to offer you the help you need.
We can arrange further sessions if we are both happy to proceed. Our work together can be short term for an agreed period, or on an open-ended basis. This may be dependent on the outcome you want from therapy.
Please call me on 0797 1669570, text, or email me if you think you would like to arrange this first session.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Psychotherapy (MSc, TA Psychotherapy) (2005)
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)(2005)
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist (2005)
Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Social Work
Diploma Neuro Linguistic Programming (2011)
I have undertaken many short term courses, for example:
- :Solution Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Body Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness Training
- Play Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Family Constellations
- Motivational Interviewing
- Working with Difference
- Attachment, Separation and Loss
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Domestic Abuse/Violence
- Self-Harming Behaviours
- Looked after Children
In 1997 I trained as a couples counsellor for a national organisation. I have worked in voluntary, government and the NHS. Throughout my career I have worked therapeutically with families, individuals, couples and young people.
I undertake work with Employment Assisted Programmes (EAP's) which involve short term counselling to employees from various organisations experiencing work place difficulties and dilemmas.
I have co-authored a chapter in 'The Adult is Parent to the Child' (ed.Keith Tudor) on Attachment, Separation and Loss and working therapeutically with young people.
Being a member of UKCP means that I have met the exacting standards of training required which are the conditions of becoming a member of this organisation. I work within their codes of practice and ethics ensuring high standards of care, confidentiality and professionalism.
I am committed to Continuing Professional Development and supervision to maintain the quality of my practice.
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.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have worked extensively supporting parents of children/young people who present with behavioural and relationship difficulties. Parenting can be highly rewarding whilst at the same time challenging and stressful. Often it can be helpful to talk to an experienced person and have the opportunity to build confidence and implement different strategies to manage your child's behaviour.
Please contact me for a short telephone conversation if you wish to discuss your situation, and whether I am able to support you with the particular difficulties you and your child/young person are experiencing.
Concessions offered for
I offer a free 15 minute telephone conversation for you to tell me about yourself and to see if you would like to work with me. I will answer any queries you may have.
I charge £50 for a one hour session with individuals.
I charge £60 for a one hour session for couples and families.
Please call me 0797 1669570, or text or email me if you would like to arrange an initial meeting.
I provide a limited number of reduced cost therapy places to key workers, those on low incomes, benefits, and students. Please contact me if this applies to you.
I accept payment by cheque or cash, or online to reach me no later than the day of each appointment.
Weekday and evening appointments are available