Kate Mendez, Counsellor & Psychotherapist. MSc Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP
Choosing the right counsellor can feel daunting and that is why I feel it is important to provide information about my approach and experience. I am trained as an integrative counsellor, which means that I incorporate various counselling models and techniques when working with clients, responding to the needs and personal circumstances of the individual client.
I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space in which to explore any difficulties you might be facing. I aim to help you find positive coping strategies and a greater understanding of yourself and your circumstances.
I work therapeutically with issues such as self-esteem, body image, eating disorders, depression, anxiety, insomnia, loss and relationship difficulties. I have a particular interest in supporting people with autism and their families.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a counsellor and psychotherapist with an MSc (Level 7) in Therapeutic Counselling. In addition to my private practice, other settings I have worked in include a university counselling service, the mental health charity Mind, a specialist autism counselling service, and a number of community counselling services in Kent.
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£50 per 50 minute session
Concessions offered for
I offer online counselling, Walk and Talk therapy and face to face counselling.