About me

Sometimes, talking to friends, a partner, or other family members doesn't feel appropriate, helpful or enough.

If you are struggling to cope with anxiety, depression, relationship or work-related problems, I can help. By bringing a combination of counselling and coaching approaches to my practice, I am able to provide a safe and supportive environment where you can explore your experiences, feelings and thoughts and find a path towards living a happier, more fulfilled life.

I firmly believe that you are your own expert. Through a process of collaborative exploration, you will find your own solutions to whatever difficulties have brought you to seek help.   I bring warmth, professionalism and pragmatism to my work, with the primary aim of helping you to achieve the outcome you seek.

Being able to express yourself openly without fear of being judged can be a liberating and reparative experience, enabling you to move forward and feel strong again.

You may have specific goals you are seeking to achieve. I can work with you to develop self-understanding and to explore your options. Whilst acting as your sounding board, I will also ask questions aimed at helping you clarify your thinking, enabling you to progress with confidence and focus.

I have over 15 years combined counselling and coaching experience from working both in private practice and organisations.   I am professionally qualified and an accredited registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Prior to practising as a therapist, I held several board level positions as an HR professional in some of the most successful global technology companies.  In addition to my client work,  I have a commercial and academic research interest around enabling individuals to successfully combine family & professional roles

Location: My practice is located in the heart of Salisbury - a stones throw from the Cathedral.

Contact: Feel free to call or email to arrange an initial session where we can explore what has brought you to seek support, and whether I am the right therapist for you.

Tel: 07881 954463   email: kathymcotter@gmail.com

Training, qualifications & experience

My qualifications:

  • Doctorate in Psychotherapy (DPsych)
  • Masters Degree, Life, Executive & Business Coaching
  • Masters Degree, Human Resource Management
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling
  • Adv. Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Adv. Certificate Working with Children and Young People

Professional Body Memberships:

  • accredited Member, British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • member, Association for Coaching
  • member, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development.

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.


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Maternity transition counselling and coaching
Motivational enhancement therapy


£55.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are 50 minutes.

Further information

Session time and duration: Sessions are 50 minutes long, normally held at a regular time on a weekly basis. The duration of our work can be explored during your initial session, and we can agree together whether you need short term (6-12 weeks) intervention or whether you'd like to take your exploration further over a period of several months.

65 New Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme
Kathy Cotter

Kathy Cotter