About me

I am an experienced and fully qualified counsellor working with adults and young people from my practice in Sudbury.

Whether it’s just losing your way, becoming stuck or exploring deeper issues I will offer you a safe and supportive environment in which to work through any problems at your own pace. Building on a therapeutic working relationship based on mutual trust and understanding, I aim to give you the confidence to address change.

I trained in the humanistic therapy of person centred counselling and will work alongside you, in a non-directive way, to try and make sense of the difficulties you are encountering.

I have many years of experience including working at a women’s refuge, working as a bereavement counsellor at a local hospice and working with students and young people at sixth form colleges and youth charities.

As a counsellor, I can offer you a confidential service where issues and concerns which are perhaps too difficult to talk about with family and friends, can be shared and thought about.

I have a flexible way of working and will always seek to adapt and work in a way that best suits your needs.

I work on a short term, long term or open ended basis. Please don’t hesitate to call or email me should you wish to have an initial chat about yourself and how I may be able to help.

Training, qualifications & experience

BA Hons First Class degree in Counselling Studies

BACP registered

I hold full professional indemnity insurance

Up to date DBS certificate

Certificate in creative Therapy

I adhere to the Codes and Ethical Standards provided by BACP and undertake regular supervision

I maintain significant continuous professional development

Alongside my private practice I work with a local community charity covering issues such as bereavement and loss, emotional, physical and sexual abuse, depression, anxiety and trauma.

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

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy


I charge £50.00 per session (50 minutes)

Room 5
Bank Buildings Business Centre
Station Road
CO10 2SX

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages french


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

There is good parking available close by


I am available most weekdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Kate Ashton

Kate Ashton