Katherine Mather

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Registered Member MBACP (Dip. Couns)
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Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4JE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I’m Katherine, a qualified and experienced integrative counsellor. I understand that the complexity of the world today can be a challenge, presenting issues for us both as individuals and within the family. Counselling offers a confidential and private space in which to deal with our issues, whether these result from sudden life events or have evolved over time. 

I work individually with children (age 9+), young people and adults. I am able to bring my experience to work effectively across a range of areas, including: anxiety, depression, anger, grief and loss, relationships, gender and identity issues, illness, life stages, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, education and workplace difficulties.

Working together

When you get in touch to enquire about counselling sessions, I can be available to speak by telephone for up to 20 minutes without charge if you wish.  When working together, we regularly review how sessions are going to ensure they continue to be helpful in meeting your needs.

As we explore the issues you face, I will help you to make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviours and to understand patterns or habits which impact your life. The increased insight you gain can lead to better self-understanding and self-acceptance, helping you to make the choices and changes which are right for you - to move your life forwards.

I work from a recognised person-centred core which holds key the importance of being listened to in confidence, understood and accepted. I am trained to safely integrate ideas and strategies from other recognised therapeutic approaches and will do so to ensure that our work together is appropriate for you.

Training, qualifications & experience

I started my private counselling practice in 2017, working in-person and via online video and telephone. Alongside this, I have also worked in a range of other settings including being a member of the counselling team at a Gloucestershire based counselling charity (2013 – 2023), as well as being employed as a senior counsellor at another counselling agency (2016 – 2020) working with 9-21 year olds.

In addition to this, I am a tutor on a CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling for Counselling Adults, Children and Young People. Previously, I have also taught on both CPCAB Level 5 Certificate and Diploma courses in Counselling Children & Young People.

I also work as a clinical supervisor both privately and for external agencies, supervising both qualified and trainee counsellors who work with young people and/or adults.

I take care to ensure that my knowledge and training is kept up to date and I regularly undertake continued professional development through training courses and self-study. I have undertaken specific post-qualifying training to work therapeutically with children and young people.

CPCAB Level 5 Certificate in Relational Supervision – Children, Young People and Adult Focus

Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling - Course recognised by NCPS (National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society) and ACTO (Association for Counselling & Therapy Online)

Counselling Children and Young People Advanced Specialist Training -  Accredited by NCS (now called NCPS)

Working with Young People Seminar Programme

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Assist Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work in accordance with the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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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£50.00 per session

Additional information

I can offer time-limited counselling or longer term work. Appointments are usually attended weekly, in a regular timeslot and each session lasts for 50 minutes.

Session payment is by bank transfer or cash. 

I do require you to provide a minimum of 24 hours’ notice of a cancellation or the full fee will be payable. Where possible I try to offer an alternative appointment during the same week. Notification of a cancellation can be made by call, text or email.

Please note: Messages are checked/responded to as time permits Monday to Friday 8.30am-6pm. For confidentiality reasons please leave only brief message details.

When I work


In-person appointment slots are on a Wednesday and Friday, afternoon to early evening.

Remote counselling appointments via Zoom or the telephone can be arranged at other times.

Further information

Please note - there are some additional considerations to bear in mind if you are thinking about remote counselling, therefore I would discuss these with you at the time of your enquiry to ensure this option feels the appropriate choice for you. 

Tashi Centre, Bowers Court, Broadwell, Dursley, Gloucestershire, GL11 4JE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

DBS check

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

In-person counselling sessions take place in an accessible ground floor therapy room with free public car parking close by.

Online platforms




Individual supervision sessions via Zoom for those working in counselling or skilled support roles with children, young people and adults.

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Katherine Mather
Katherine Mather