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About me

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.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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£50 per 50 minute session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Further information

I offer online counselling, Walk and Talk therapy and face to face counselling.

Istead Rise

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Kate Mendez, Counsellor & Psychotherapist. MSc Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP

Kate Mendez, Counsellor & Psychotherapist. MSc Therapeutic Counselling, MBACP