Katharine West

Tavistock PL19 & Yelverton PL20
07870199010 07870199010 0780199010 0780199010 Registered / Accredited
Tavistock PL19 & Yelverton PL20

About me

Hello. I am an Emotional Therapeutic Counsellor, a form of therapy that helps people navigate their where through difficult times using creative and interactive techniques. 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.

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 emotionally 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. The focus of sessions is to support your to achieve emotional wellbeing.

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

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.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

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)

Tavistock Therapy
3 Abbey Place
Tavistock
Devon
PL19 0AB

Yelverton
Devon
PL20

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

Accessibility

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

Availability

I am very flexible and try to offer sessions to fit in with your life. I offer sessions over Zoom.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Employee Assistance Programme
Katharine West

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