Katherine Beesley. Ba (hons), MBACP. (www.lancashiretherapy.co.uk)
With 23 years experience of dealing with significant life events and complex mental health issues, including Depression, Anxiety, Social phobia's, Personality disorders and PTSD. I will work with you to help you to achieve your goals. I will not tell you what to do, or make judgements or assumptions, but I will listen to what is impacting on your life, and will guide you in a way which will help you to process and make sense of what is happening. My experience of working within Public Service allows me to understand the impact of unforeseen life changes and stressful situations, including the impact on family and friends.
I will draw upon my personal and professional experience, knowledge and thorough assessment of your needs and together will help you work through and provide coping strategies to enable you to live the life you want. Each client is unique and as such requires individualised interventions and techniques to assist in your recovery, delivered at your own pace.
The first step is recognising that you may need therapy, it may be an individual decision, a friend, relative, colleague or medical professional. Counselling is a personal choice and not all therapists work the same way, it is important that you feel comfortable, safe and heard within my dedicated therapy space. Feel free to contact me with any queries.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified therapist, fully insured and a member of the BACP. I am also an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss and attained a First Class honours degree in Counselling and brief therapies. I have over 20 years experience of dealing first hand with mental health issues and traumatic life events.
I adhere to strict professional and ethical guidelines as well as receiving regular clinical supervision and attend regular Continuous Professional Development to ensure I stay up to date with my learning.
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
My fees are respectful of the services I provide. My aim is to make therapy available and accessible to all, therefore I have a pricing structure which I believe to be fair and consistent.
Sessions last for one hour and are priced as below. Sessions are paid for in advance, in order to secure the appointment of your choice.
Standard Individual rate £40
(please contact me for details of concessionary, couples therapy and corporate rates)
I offer flexible appointments, including evenings and weekends. I also work online and via telephone if required. I can also visit you at home or work in certain circumstances.