Katherine Keast, HNDip, MBACP. - Psychodynamic Counsellor & Psychotherapist
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
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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Concessions offered for
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.
I offer counselling sessions Monday to Thursday, both daytime and evening.
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.
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.