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BA (hons), Dip Couns, MBACP

About me

Hello, I'm Katherine, I am a warm, calm and non-judgmental counsellor. I welcome those who need to unburden their troubles and unravel their muddles. I am resilient enough to hear your darkest stories and hopeful enough to know that we can all grow.

​I have experience of counselling people with trauma, as well as anxiety, depression and day-to-day worries. I have a special interest in disability, hidden disability and chronic illness; body positivity/ neutrality; self-esteem; work issues; stress; and political or environmental worries. 

As a person-centred counsellor I won't diagnose, advise or judge you.

I will always listen, be honest, believe in you, and help you to untangle your issues. You’ll set the pace and the focus, my only aim is to help you to accept and believe in yourself. I also use mindfulness and creative techniques.

I find that counselling over the phone or online can be just as empowering and effective as if we were in a room together. In fact, sometimes it can be easier to share deeper feelings when you are somewhere you feel comfortable and relaxed. It is more accessible too...

​I know that finding a counsellor can be daunting, yet we all need somewhere safe to offload. I hope you'll find me to be an open, accepting, and understanding counsellor who is always attentive and empathic. I believe in growth and always see the good in people.

I offer a free, 30-minute no-obligation consultation.

This is a great way to see if we click, and I am someone you think you would be able to trust, on what could be an enlightening and empowering journey together. You are welcome to send me an email or call to arrange this.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m trained in mindfulness (MBCT), creative counselling, coaching, telephone counselling, dyslexia, personality disorder, mental health, information, advice, guidance, leadership and management, safeguarding and more. 

I have 20+ years’ experience of working, and leading projects, in charities; where I worked with people who have experienced mental health issues, homelessness, disability and with older people. I love to work with people to find self-acceptance and perhaps to realise their goals and rediscover their choices; moving towards finding hope, and emotional peace of mind.

Member organisations


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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


From £40.00 to £45.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

First 30 minute introductory phone call is free of charge with no obligation to continue, a good way to see if you think I am someone you can trust.

After that all sessions are £40 for a 50 minute session before 5pm and £45 for sessions after 5pm. Discounts may be available for counselling students, those in hardship, and the unwaged dependent on my availability.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Please get in touch to discuss your availability and requirements.

Leicester, LE8

Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults