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Katherine Nelson, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP Accredited)

Kendal, Cumbria, LA9
07732 192 621 07732 192 621 Registered / Accredited

About me

I am an experienced and accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapist and provide services across Kendal, South Lakes and the surrounding areas. I offer face-to-face, telephone and internet based CBT in a private and confidential setting. I offer flexible appointment times which are typically for one hour each week.

I work with adult clients with a variety of psychological and emotional needs.  These include:

  • Depression and low mood.
  • Worry, stress and anxiety.
  • Generalised anxiety.
  • Social and performance anxiety.
  • Low self-esteem and confidence issues.
  • Body image problems and body dysmorphia.
  • Health anxiety.
  • Panic attacks and agoraphobia.
  • Phobias.
  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD).
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Why choose CBT

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is an evidence based psychotherapy. It’s a talking therapy used to help people who are experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties, most commonly anxiety disorders and depression.

CBT is recommended by NICE guidance (the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) as being the treatment of choice for a wide range of emotional problems.

Training, qualifications & experience

BABCP Accredited Cognitive and Behavioural Therapist.

Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Practice in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, University of Cumbria.

Master’s Degree in Social Work, University of Liverpool.

Diploma in Social Work, University of Liverpool.

Degree in Psychology (BSs Hons), University of Manchester.

I have over 20 years' experience of working within NHS Primary Care and Social Work settings, helping and supporting individuals and families with often complex and diverse needs.

In addition to operating a private practice I also work for the NHS in Lancashire providing CBT interventions to adult clients with anxiety disorders and depression.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy


All new clients are offered a free half-hour initial telephone consultation to assess their suitability for CBT based interventions.

Subsequent sessions are charged at £65 per hour.

Further information

Treatment sessions

The number of therapy sessions required varies for each individual. This will be discussed and agreed following assessment and consistent with your treatment goals.

In the majority of cases sessions take place at my consulting room in Kendal. However for those where this may be difficult, alternative arrangements such as telephone, Skype or home visits can be considered. Some sessions (dependant on your needs) may also take place out of the therapy room when learning to overcome specific anxieties and fears associated with particular places or  situations.


I provide a commitment to all my clients to work within an environment of trust and security. I offer a confidential service and believe that honest and open dialogue between client and therapist is central to improved wellbeing and successful recovery.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access

Types of client

Katherine Nelson, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP Accredited)

Katherine Nelson, Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (BABCP Accredited)