Kath Dentith MSc (Psychotherapy); CTA; UKCP Registered
I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with 25 years' experience. I work in partnership with people in a way that helps them to feel safe to talk about their difficulties. I listen carefully to people so they are able to understand their experiences and make sense of their situation. I support people to explore their available options so they are able to find a way forward that will enhance their sense of wellbeing.
I have worked therapeutically for over 25 years with parents, couples, individuals and young people. I have been employed during this time in government and voluntary organisations and I have had a private practice for 12 years.
The people I work with often seek help when they are feeling distressed and their usual strategies, such as talking and seeking support from others, do not help to settle how they are feeling. I have frequently worked with people who struggle with problems that are rooted in their past or who seek counselling to overcome recent and ongoing stressful life events. Sometimes, their problems can be less obvious such as experiencing unpleasant feelings that cannot be described, and others who have a sense that 'something is wrong', either with themselves, their relationships or their lives.
I am respectful of all people and their relationships and have worked with people from a diverse range of backgrounds.
Please see below for my areas of counselling and expertise.
I would welcome a short telephone conversation if you wish to discuss your situation or require any further information.
Training, qualifications & experience
Masters Degree in Psychotherapy (MSc, TA Psychotherapy)
Certified Transactional Analyst (CTA)
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist
Certificate in Counselling
Diploma in Social Work
Diploma in Neuro Linguistic Programming
I initially trained 25 years ago as a counsellor for a national voluntary organisation specialising in couple relationships. I undertook a two year counselling course at the University of Manchester twenty years ago. I qualified as psychotherapist and Master of Science 9 years ago which was accredited by the University of Middlesex. Throughout this time I have worked therapeutically with families, individuals, couples and young people whilst employed, and in private practice.
In addition to the above qualifications I have undertaken many short term courses, for example:
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Body Psychotherapy
- Mindfulness Training
- Play Therapy
- Family Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing
- Working with Difference
- Attachment, Separation and Loss
- Sexual Abuse
- Physical Abuse
- Emotional Abuse
- Domestic Abuse/Violence
- Self-Harming Behaviours
- Looked after Children
For several years I have undertaken work with Employment Assisted Programmes (EAP's) which involved providing short term counselling to employees from various organisations who were experiencing work place difficulties and dilemmas.
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 which is the means by which I maintain knowledge and skills to maintain the quality of my practice.
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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related stress
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.
I charge £45 for a 60 minute session for individuals. I charge £50 for a 60 minute session for couples and family work.
I offer an introductory session of 50 minutes which provides you with an opportunity to talk about your personal circumstances and your expectations of counselling. This session provides the opportunity for us to decide if we could work well together. As such this session is discounted to £25 for individuals and £30 for couples and families.
I provide a limited number of reduced cost therapy places to those on low incomes, benefits and students.
I offer both brief and long term therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekday and evening appointments are available