Katherine Watt Reg MBACP
I'm a qualified, experienced counsellor and my way of working is to help you explore your feelings and experiences at your own pace. Whether you're wanting to address specific issues, come to terms with difficult experiences or simply understand yourself better, I'm here to help. I provide a safe and confidential space in which to talk about things that you might not feel comfortable sharing with others in your life.
I am perceptive, warm and understanding, and I have counselled people with a range of difficulties, including anxiety and depression, relationship issues, social isolation, adjusting to motherhood, family breakdown and bereavement. I have many years' experience of providing emotional support services, including counselling, to carers: both to those who care for children with disabilities, and for people with dementia.
I provide face-to-face counselling at my comfortable practice in Locksbottom, and I offer online and telephone counselling, for those who may struggle to attend sessions in person. I’m also able to offer baby-friendly sessions for new parents.
I feel strongly that counselling can be hugely valuable and that it should be accessible to everyone. I have a limited number of reduced rate slots available for students, for people who are on a low income or who are in receipt of benefits.
As a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I am committed to best practice and to working within their Ethical Framework (2016).
Training, qualifications & experience
I've been providing face-to-face, telephone and online emotional support services to people from many walks of life, for over 20 years.
In my counselling work, I've supported people from a wide range of backgrounds, with a variety of issues (please see the full list at the bottom of this page). I'm experienced in providing both brief therapy and longer-term counselling.
Before qualifying as a counsellor, I worked with young people in the criminal justice system, children and young people with disabilities and their families, and people with dementia and their carers.
I spent ten years working for a national charity; managing their online support community and as an adviser on their helpline. I'm passionate about the potential of online and telephone support to enable people who may find it difficult to attend face-to-face services, to get the help they need.
A summary of my relevant qualifications is below.
- BACP registered counsellor
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling (BACP accredited training), Metanoia Institute
- Certificate in Counselling, National University of Ireland, Maynooth
- Various Continuing Professional Development Certificates, including Suicide Awareness, Group Facilitation, Emotion-Focused Therapy, Couple and Family Therapy, Counselling people with dementia, 1to3 sessions: An integrated CBT approach
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Asperger's syndrome
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Baby-friendly sessions for new parents/carers
- Child bereavement
- Family breakdown
- Loneliness and social isolation
- Maternal and perinatal mental health
- Parenting concerns
- Parkinson’s disease
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Please get in touch via phone or email, if you'd like to find out more, or make an appointment.
I offer an initial 50 minute appointment at reduced cost. This is an opportunity for us to meet, to talk about your reasons for seeking counselling and to explore the ways in which we might work together. You might also have questions you'd like to ask, for example about how counselling works, or how I can help.
If we decide to work together after that, my fee is £50 per 50 minute session. I also have a limited number of reduced rate slots available, for people who cannot afford to pay my full fee.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I offer daytime and early evening face-to-face, online and telephone appointments. A limited number of concessions are available for students, and those on a low wage or benefits.
Types of client