Katharine West

Katharine West

Tavistock Therapy
3 Abbey Place
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 0AB

Yelverton
Devon
PL20

07870199010 / 0780199010

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About me

I have really benefited from both emotional therapeutic counselling and wellbeing coaching in my life and have been drawn to train so that I can help others through difficult times. I believe that our emotional wellbeing holds the key to a contented and fulfilling life. Emotional Therapeutic Counselling positively changes the way in which we perceive ourselves, others and the world.

Katharine is a qualified counsellor with the Foundation of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, accredited by the National Counselling Society and a qualified Wellbeing Coach with the Association for Coaching.

There are times in life when we feel we can’t cope, feel stuck, unable to move forward, anxious, stressed, unhappy or generally unwell. At these stages in life we can experience anxiety, relationship issues, depression, panic and feel sad and depressed.

I can support you to deal with your difficulties and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it with resilience and authenticity. I believe that everyone has the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive.

I am a certified and practising member of the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling. I use an integrative approach with emphasis on both of these therapies and also draw on my own life experiences to help clients.

I work with adults, young people who are suffering from emotional turmoil in their lives. I use a range of gentle techniques to assist clients recognise and release painful feelings by working with the emotions rather than the mind. I believe the quality of our lives is influenced by our emotional health. The logical mind cannot change the way we feel about others and ourselves. If we feel ok we cope with the ups and downs of life; if we are feeling low, nothing seems right and we can become depressed and hopeless.

What to Expect When Working with Me:

I am warm and accepting of all my client's experiences and feelings. I listen with understanding, without judgement and help my clients find solutions from within. With a greater sense of hopefulness and personal power, my clients are more able to resolve issues in an authentic way and develop their own goals with independence. I am empathetic and positive and include a gentle humour. I aim to provide a safe space to explore deep and difficult emotions.

With 1:1 support I can help you navigate difficulties in your life and improve your wellbeing.

RECENT FEEDBACK FROM CLIENTS

‘The work I have done with Katherine has made my life so much better. She has a simple, honest and hugely intelligent approach to fixing what can feel like insurmountable fears and anxieties.”

“The therapy equipped me with real tangible tools and techniques to overcome and manage the detrimental effect of long term anxiety. I was sceptical at first, having had occasional therapy around bereavement and post natal depression, but this was completely different. This made me feel empowered to move forward in my life and become less anxious and fretful. Almost every week there was something new to learn about myself and about how to develop simple healthy strategies to grow stronger into the future. “

“I could not recommend her more highly. She is empathetic, kind and works at a subtle intuitive level that is not invasive, but brave, and, as a result enabled me to become braver, clearer and so much happier. If after reading this you are wondering wether to make an appointment, don’t delay ( I wish I had seen her years ago!!) …. do it now. It will help you so much.”

Training, qualifications & experience

Katharine is an accredited member of The National Counselling Society  (www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org), practising member of the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (www.emotionaltherapeuticcounselling.org.uk) and qualified Wellbeing Coach with the Association of Coaching  and a yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (www.bwy.org.uk)

Katharine has a Diploma in Emotional Therapeutic Counselling from the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling which qualifies her as safe and competent to practice. She is also recognised as an Accredited member of the National Counselling Society and her qualifications are approved by the NHS.

Summary:

  • Accredited member of the National Counselling Society MNCS (approved by the NHS)
  • Qualified Counsellor - Foundation of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling MFETC
  • Qualified Well-being Coach - Association for Coaching MAC

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

NCS

Accredited register membership

Fees

Initial free 30-minute consultation to explore how we might work together.

£40 per hour

(At the start a £40 deposit will be taken that is held in the event of a cancellation. If no cancellation is made throughout therapy the £40 will be used to pay for the last session)

Maps & Directions

Tavistock, PL19 0AB
Yelverton, PL20

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Wheelchair access: No

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme