Katherine Keen

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MBACP, BSc. Psychology (Hons), Dip. Counselling, DBS checked
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Sevenoaks TN15 & West Malling ME19
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

I am a calm, compassionate and gentle counsellor who listens, in order to understand you. 

I offer sessions, in-person, in Sevenoaks and West Malling, Kent. I also offer telephone and online counselling. I can provide ad-hoc, single sessions or more regular counselling and am happy to work with what's best for you. I offer a free introductory call to see if I am the right counsellor for you. 

I am trained in the person-centred, humanistic approach which has many benefits for clients. These include: Increased self-awareness, improved self-esteem, self-acceptance and a sense of empowerment. I will value and accept you, as you are and will step into your world so that I can see things from your frame of reference. I support clients to tell their stories and explore their day to day experiences, in order to find ways forward to live a more fulfilled and peaceful life. 

I am here to offer you the space and time to focus on YOU and tell your story with no interruptions. You will be able to talk about anything and everything, with no judgement. Together, we can find a way to discover more about yourself, where certain behaviours may originate from and provide you with coping mechanisms for the future. 

I have experience of working with children and teenagers in a 1:1 mentor/ support role. This involved work on: Self-esteem, attachment, self-harm,  LGBTQ+, depression, anxiety and adverse childhood experiences. I have many years of experience, working with children and young people with an ASD or ADHD diagnosis. 

I have experience of working with adults with a range of issues, these include: Depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, gender issues, relationships, post-natal depression, menopause and impact on mental health, bereavement, abuse, family relationships/issues, body-image, trauma. 

I am continually learning and participating in continuing professional development as part of my commitment to the BACP Ethical Framework. Recent training includes: Working with narcissistic personality disorders, supporting children through grief, Internal Family Systems model, Trauma and shame, online and telephone counselling, safeguarding and prevent training.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

  • Registered member of the BACP - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (CPCAB)
  • Level 3 Counselling Skills (CPCAB)
  • DBS checked and fully insured
  • PGCE (Goldsmiths University)
  • BSc - Psychology (University of Surrey, Roehampton) 

Experience

I have worked as a counsellor in the following settings:

  • 'Mind', working with adult clients.
  • North Kent College, working with young people, ages 16-21.
  • Local Primary School, working with parents.
  • I am a qualified Teacher (since 2003) and have worked as a class teacher as well as provided 1:1 nurture support for students up to the ages of 18. 
  • I have tutored and looked after children who have experienced trauma and worked closely with families, social services and other agencies to support with school refusal/return to schooling.

Member organisations

BACP
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

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Fees

Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Sliding scale from £50-£68 - Face to face, telephone or online (50 minutes)

When I work

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
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Further information

I can provide short-term, one off sessions or long term work, I am guided by what is right for you.

Unit 11c, St. Julians Club, Underriver, Sevenoaks, Kent, TN15 0RX

Chapter House Counselling & Psychology, 84A High Street, West Malling, Kent, ME19 6NE

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Katherine Keen
Katherine Keen