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HNDip, MBACP. - Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist

About me

Hello, my name is Katherine and welcome to my counselling page. I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists). I offer confidential online and telephone counselling to adults age 18 and above.

Making the decision to enter counselling can be daunting, but once made it provides a means to reflect, explore and overcome one’s problems and difficult feelings. I provide a safe, empathic and non-judgmental space, where together we consider issues that may be troubling you. Through this process, a deep and trusting relationship can develop and I aim for my clients to feel supported and valued in their journey. Together we can unravel and explore concerns you may have, whether they relate to past or present relationships, unhelpful repeating patterns of behaviour, or unresolved personal or workplace issues. I work with people who have come to counselling for many different reasons, including those struggling with overwhelming emotions, depression, anxiety, anger, relationship difficulties, burnout, grief, bereavement, or traumatic experiences.

Through the counselling process, deeper insight and self-understanding can be achieved, enabling a sense of autonomy, inner balance and an ability to cope with life with greater self-confidence, self-esteem and positivity. We have the tools we need to live fulfilling lives, but sometimes we need help to access them.

In order to gain reassurance that I am the right counsellor for you, I offer a 50 minute initial consultation free of charge. Thereafter, I provide short or open ended therapy; the duration is something we can decide together.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • DIPHE Psychodynamic Counselling with Distinction, University of Greenwich
  • Volunteer Counsellor/Assessor – The Counselling Partnership 2016-2021
  • I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work within their ethical guidelines.
  • DIPHE Nursing and Health Professions, Guildford College AIM Awards
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling (QCF)
  • ABC Awards Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Menopausal issues


From £45.00 to £70.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My fees are between £45 to £70 for each weekly 50 minute session.

I provide some concessionary slots in my private practice. Please contact me for details.

When I work

I offer counselling sessions Monday to Thursday, both daytime and evening.

Further information

I work with a broad range of issues such as depression, anxiety, anger issues, emotional abuse, relationship difficulties, childhood trauma, bereavement, loneliness, low self-esteem, lack of motivation, social awkwardness, family conflict, life transitions.

Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

This approach helps us to become more self-aware by bringing what is unconscious into consciousness. Through the talking therapy, making sense of our responses to painful feelings and memories can help us manage our daily lives, and give us the ability to understand where issues being experienced today are conditioned by the past. Knowledge gives you access to your empowerment to change.

Tadworth, Surrey, KT20

Type of session


Types of client

Older adults