Hello, my name is Katherine and I run Brighter Days Counselling.
You may be struggling with certain feelings, thoughts or issues from either your past or in the present day; or you may feel stuck and not know how to change things?
As a person centred counsellor I believe that everyone has within them the ability to reach their full potential and scope to facilitate positive change in their lives. Counselling can enable people to share and explore the difficulties they are facing in order to lighten the load and possibly see things from a different perspective.
I offer a warm, accepting and understanding safe space for you to talk about things that are bothering you. By sharing and exploring your thoughts and feelings it can make you feel like you are not alone. It can give you more self- awareness and knowledge both about yourself and your problems as well as developing a range of coping strategies. This new clarity often means you feel empowered and are able to recognise the choices you have, facilitating positive change, enabling you to take more control of your life.
As your counsellor I will listen to you and understand your feelings and problems. I will accept you and see things from your point of view. We will work collaboratively to explore your issues, working at a pace that feels comfortable for you. We can do this by talking or we can draw upon other techniques, such as working creatively, to aid your journey.
As part of my practice I also offer clinical supervision to both qualified and student counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am an experienced counsellor educated to degree level, BSc (Hons). For the past 10 years I have worked as a counsellor in a wide range of settings including GP surgeries, family welfare, primary and secondary schools and colleges. I offer a person centred counselling approach with the use of other techniques, such as expressive therapies, where appropriate in order to meet the needs of the individual client.
As well as working with adults I have extensive experience and knowledge of counselling children and young people.
I work with a vast range of issues including:
- bereavement and loss
- substance misuse
- domestic violence
- self -harm
- school/ work problems
- family issues
- relationship breakdown
- eating disorders
- low self-esteem
- lack of confidence.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. This means I work to and abide by a strict code of ethics. I hold an enhanced DBS and I am first aid trained.
Below is a list of my qualifications and training:
BSc (Hons) Counselling and Complementary Medicine (BACP accredited course Salford University)
Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (BACP accredited Course Salford University) Diploma in Counselling Supervision
Treating Generalised Anxiety and Panic Attacks Training
Grief and Loss training (Wigan Council) Working Expressively with Children and Young People (Tracey Walshaw PCCS)
Supporting Young People In Promoting Positive Relationships (Staffordshire University)
Mental Health in Schools (ACAMH)
CEOP Thinkuknow Training (Child Exploitation and Online Protection Centre)
Sexual Exploitation training (Banardos)
Domestic Violence Awareness training (Willow Project)
Working Creatively with Young People (42nd Street) Theory and Application of Relaxation Techniques (Salford University)
Drug and Alcohol training (Willow Project)
Safeguarding Children (Wigan Council/ Salford Council)
Volunteer Management (Salford CVS)
Youth Work training (Salford Council)
Victim Support training (Salford Council)
Emergency First Aid at Work (Fate)
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
I charge £35 for a 50 minute session. Concessional rate - £25
I offer a 50 minute, no obligation initial meeting for £20. This gives us the opportunity to explore your hopes and aims for counselling, will give you an idea of how I work and we can decide whether we can work together effectively.
I am currently offering a special rate for a block booking of 6 sessions with payment upfront of £190.
For businesses and organisations I charge £55 per session.
I understand that taking that first step into seeking help can be quite daunting. I aim to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible and would be happy to answer any questions you have either over the phone on 07582 876 893 or via email on firstname.lastname@example.org
Based in Tyldesley, the practice is easily accessible for those in Astley, Leigh, Wigan, Little Hulton, Bolton, Ellenbrook, Worsley and Salford. Close to the M60 and 5 min walk from the new Guided Bus Route.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Day time, evening and weekend sessions available.
Types of client
Supervision & training
I offer one- to- one clinical supervision to qualified and trainee counsellors.View supervision profile