BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, PGDip
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Hi, I'm Katherine (she/her). I am a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, based in South Birmingham. I work with people to address a variety of concerns, but I have a particular passion for helping people address difficulties linked to anxiety.
If anxiety is getting in the way of you living your life the way you want to, we can work together to change that. I work with people to overcome a wide range of anxiety based difficulties, such as general worry, phobias, panic attacks, OCD and PTSD. Cognitive behavioural therapy can help you understand your anxiety, become less fearful of it and find ways to tackle it. Therapy can also help you to recognise what you are already doing that is helpful - there is always more than you think!
If you have made the decision that you would like some help with addressing your anxiety, or you’re feeling unsure about whether therapy could be helpful and you would like the chance to ask some questions and explore different options, the first step is to contact me for a free consultation appointment. You can copy the following link into your browser to book instantly - https://bvxhrxytrrmwkczklp.10to8.com, or contact me using the details below.
You can contact me via the contact form on my website, call me on 023 8254 4417, text me on 07340 267 041, or email me at email@example.com.
This initial appointment usually takes place over the phone and generally lasts around 20 minutes. We will talk a little about what is going on for you and what might be helpful. If we decide CBT is not the right fit for you, I can advise you of alternative options. The call also gives you a chance to find out a bit more about me and how I work, because most of the time finding the right person is probably more important than the type of therapy being offered.
If you decide you would like to book in another appointment with me following our initial call, this can be arranged to take place either in person, via video or via the telephone. Sessions last 50-60 minutes.
When we start work together, we can discuss how many appointments may be needed, dependant on what the problem is, how long it has been a problem, whether you’ve done any therapy before etc. One of the things I really like about CBT is that you can decide how much depth you want to go into with your difficulties. I have trained and worked as Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), offering “low intensity” CBT, so if you wanted a brief piece of work (4-6 sessions) I am happy to offer that. If we decide some more intensive, or longer term, work would be helpful, this might mean we have 15 – 20 sessions together.
If you haven’t been to therapy before, the thought of getting started might be a little daunting. If you have any questions or concerns I haven’t covered here, please get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc (Hons) Psychology and Neuroscience, University of Manchester
- PGCert Low Intensity Psychological Interventions (Distinction), University of Birmingham
- PGDip Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Distinction), Coventry University
I am accredited by the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP) and must apply for re-accreditation each year. Having this accreditation means you can be assured that I adhere to their standards of practice, ethics, continuous development, supervision and training.
After completion of my undergraduate degree I worked for housing associations and charitable organisations, providing support to a variety of individuals. Over the years I have supported adults, children, those with mental health difficulties, people with learning disabilities and individuals with autism.
I completed my CBT training whilst working for the NHS, within mental health services. Once qualified I continued to work for the NHS, as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, and I enjoyed roles within both and adult and young people's teams.
I am continually updating my knowledge and skills and I am always interested in new evidence based approaches. I use traditional forms of CBT, alongside approaches such as mindfulness, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT).
Registered / Accredited
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British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP)
The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.
Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.
BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.
Areas of counselling I deal with
From £60.00 to £65.00
Free initial telephone session
Sessions last 50 - 60 minutes.
£65 after 5pm and £60 before 5pm.
When I work
Update on 12/05/22 -
I'm currently have availability at the following times:
Monday early afternoon
Tuesday early afternoon
If you are interested in finding out more about me and the way I work, please contact me to arrange a free consultation phone call. This will give us a chance to talk a little about what is troubling you at the moment, what you are looking for from therapy and think about whether I am the right therapist for you. If you decide you would like to go ahead and book an appointment with me following our initial call, this can be arranged to take place either face to face or via video.
Thank you for viewing my profile. Starting therapy and finding the right therapist can be difficult, so please let me know if you would like any further information or have any particular questions. I would love the opportunity to talk with you about how we could work together to relieve your anxiety and hope to hear from you soon.