Hello and welcome. My name is Katherine Coates and I am a qualified Person Centred therapist. My journey to become a qualified counsellor started after I entered therapy myself so am well aware of how terrifying taking the first steps in asking for help can be.
Therefore, I aim to offer a safe space where you feel accepted and valued enough that you can reveal your vulnerabilities without fear of judgement.
I am largely non directive and believe in empowering you to direct the focus and pace of our work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified person centred therapist with 8 years of counselling experience.
For the last 5 years I have worked with people living with HIV but prior to this have also practiced in a substance use service.
Aside from my counselling work I have 18 years experience of working in substance use services including prison and the community where I have worked with a complex array of issues including mental health, physical health, poverty, criminal behaviour, homelessness, abuse and violence.
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
From £25.00 to £50.00
Free initial telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
I offer a free initial assessment session.
Our counselling sessions will be for 50 minutes at a cost of £50 per session.
I do offer reduced fees for counsellors in training and those on reduced incomes.
My availability is:
Monday 6pm-8pm- face to face
Tuesday 7pm and 8pm- Online/virtual
Saturday 9am-12 noon.- Online/virtual