Kathleen Kingsley-Hughes

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Holyhead LL65 & Swindon SN4
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About me

Hi, I am Kathleen. My aim is to help clients to fully experience their own lives and to explore how to use their own wisdom and intuition to help themselves build awareness, resilience and self-compassion.

I work with adult clients of all ages. They may be experiencing stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, PTSD, bereavement, sleeping difficulties, self-blame, shame, or low self-esteem. They may have family or estrangement issues, relationship issues or breakups, or they may be exploring dating or life alone.

Some clients come for therapy as they navigate changes in their lives, for example they may be coming out as LGBTQ+ or they may be experiencing challenges at particular points in life, such as mid-life, empty nest, menopause, retirement, leaving work or the services, career change, health challenges, social anxiety or isolation. Some clients may be adjusting to living in a post-pandemic world and need support reintegrating activities such as going to an office or taking an exercise class, back into their lives.

How do I work? I work in an embodied and mindful way, where the client is in the one in the driving seat and where I am a helpful passenger offering insight and reflection along the way. 

I am a fully-qualified Person-Centred counsellor, also offering  Focusing-Oriented Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Trauma Focused Therapy.

I also teach Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness.

I also offer Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy.

My training includes:
Mindfulness-Based Approaches (MBAs - Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy and Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy. Trauma Focused Therapy certification, Trauma Sensitive Mindfulness, Focusing Practitioner Certification Training, Hakomi Practitioner Certification Training, Focusing-Oriented Therapy training, Cognitive Behavioural Hypnotherapy training, Becoming Safely Embodied Certification, Mindful Self-Compassion Teacher Training, Teaching The Present for Adults, Working with low self-esteem and disgust, Treating Panic Attack Disorder, Smoking Cessation, Insomnia, Stress Management, Well-being Coaching, RMT Life Coaching, Creativity Coaching, Writing Coaching. 

Lifelong learning is my passion!  I am committed to continuing personal development which enables me to keep deepening my practice and expanding my skills and the therapies I offer.  I am also currently studying for an MSc in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy, as well as completing  Certification as a Focusing-Oriented Therapist.

Member organisations

BACP
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).

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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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Somatic work, Safely Embodied Certified, and Trauma focused. 

Therapies offered

Fees

£44.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Concessions are available - do please enquire. 

Initial 15 min free introductory call. 

Please note - I work in a hybrid way. First few sessions are always working online and may also be online from time to time. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

8am to 8pm

Holyhead, Anglesey, LL65

Swindon, Wiltshire, SN4

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Additional languages

Some Welsh (not fluent)

Online platforms

Skype
Zoom

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Kathleen Kingsley-Hughes
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