About me

Hello, my name is Kathy, and I am a professionally qualified couples and individuals counsellor and registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy amongst other reputable organisations. In these challenging times are you struggling to make sense of how you are thinking?  Perhaps you find it increasingly difficult to communicate effectively in your relationship and with others?  Do feel overwhelmed during these challenging times but feel you cannot burden anyone with your problems?

If this is you, and you are trying to cope but feeling more anxious and depressed as time goes on, let me reassure you that there is help and support, you are not alone. During these difficult times it can feel immensely lonely trying to work through your thoughts and feeling at a crossroads, but you don't have to struggle on your own.

I provide a calm and reflective space where you can talk about whatever is on your mind to enable change.  Together we will explore what is going on for you to help make sense of your issues, enabling you to cope and take control of your life.

Feel free to contact me by email, text or telephone so that we can talk about where you might be struggling and what you hope to achieve from counselling.

It is important you feel I am the right person for you and our relational fit works to support your counselling journey.  Permission to express yourself and feel able encourage to explore whatever you might be holding on to, without judgment.  I provide a secure and safe environment for you to develop and challenge your inner critic.

Believe in yourself, you are the true expert of yourself.  I will facilitate and help  support you to embrace the empowerment of taking control.  I will walk alongside you and guide you through with encouragement to help you reach your goals and new perspective to challenge your inner critic.

Contact me for a consultation to make your goals a reality.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • CPCAB Level 5 - Diploma in Adult Relationship Counselling (Relate trained).
  • Relate trained and certificates awarded in Domestic Violence and Abuse, Mental Health Awareness, Suicidal Risk and Support, Child Protection and Safeguarding.
  • Middlesex University - Foundation Degree Humanistic Counselling based on Transactional Analysis - includes Levels 4 & 5.
  • European Association for Transactional Analysis - TA 101 Verification.
  • Peter Symonds College - Level 3 Certificate of Achievement in Counselling.
  • Open Study College - Level 3 Counselling Skills.
  • CBT with Personality Disorder - Association for Psychological Therapies -Level 1&2

Member organisations

BACP

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £45.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Thorough Initial 30-minute phone assessment - £20 per individual one-off charge. Cost waivered if referral or signposting is necessary.

Walk and Talk (for individuals only) - £45

Individuals face to face - £55

Couples face to face - £70 

Individuals webcam or telephone - £45

Couples webcam or telephone - £60

Concessions available for key workers, pensioners and low income.

48-hour cancellation policy.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My phone and email are regularly monitored and I get back to clients whether I am fully booked or not to avoid doubt.

Work hours 10 - 9 pm Monday through Friday 

Saturday 10 - 1 pm

Further information

  • Relate Adult Relationship Practitioner
  • Counsellor at Andover Crisis and Support Centre for women.
  • Support Buddy for McMillan Cancer Support
  • Enhanced DBS checked.
  • Supervised to BACP standards
  • Relate trained on webcam and using telephone with clients
  • On-going training courses as part of my continuous personal development to adhere to ethical standards of good working practice.

Thatcham
Berkshire
RG18

Kingsclere Village Club
35 St George Street
Kingsclere
Newbury
Hampshire
RG20 5NH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations

Key details

The entrance to the Village Club where I practice F2F is wide enough for a wheelchair to be parked in the lobby. However, my room is on the first floor and the lift no longer works. Parking is free at the Bowling Club and 3-minutes away on foot.

Online platforms

Skype
Whatsapp
Zoom