Kathleen Whelan Of 'Inukshuk Therapy'

Kathleen Whelan Of 'Inukshuk Therapy'



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About me

About me:
I experience life as not just a physical journey but a spiritual one also. Carl Rogers statement, “The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change.” With all its stumbles and frailties, and its enormous potential for human growth. “There is nothing stronger than the human spirit.” However, there are times during life’s journey when confusion and bewilderment, turmoil and upheaval, uncertainty and perplexity can take hold. These are times when individuals’ turn to counselling, this experience can be beneficial and shed light on the situation in order to sort through difficult times. I see myself as a facilitator and my aim is to provide my clients with a safe confidential space in order to explore the depths of their difficulties to acquire some understanding.

My experience:
I initially trained in Psychodynamic Counselling in the 2012 and continued my studies to diploma level. I have worked in both a voluntary and a paid capacity, working alongside the Social Services fostering team. Beyond this, my life’s journey has taken me into the field of teaching and training where I have taught therapeutic skills for a number of years.

My latter experience has involved working with a bereavement charity and counselling clients from 9 – 21 through my paid role as a peripatetic counsellor. I have a number of years’ experience of working with adult clients with a range of presenting themes.

I am a member of the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and am subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure.

What I am able to offer:
Inukshuk is a philosophy, symbolising your journey and communicating to others that 'you are on the right path'. Communication is key to survival, therefore attending therapy enhances this experience and allows you to make sense of your unique world, to offer you the opportunity to experience healing and inner peace.

I am a qualified and BACP registered therapist who is currently working towards my accreditation. I can offer face-to-face short term or long term counselling and work with the current themes:

Areas of counselling I work with:

  • Abuse
  • Affairs and betrayals
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
  • Career
  • Depression
  • Disabilities
  • Domestic violence
  • Family issues
  • Grief
  • IVF- Fertility
  • Loss
  • Low self-confidence
  • Low self-esteem
  • Pet loss/grief
  • Redundancy
  • Relationship issues
  • Self Harm and Injury
  • Sex problems
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Stress
  • Work related stress

Therapies offered:

  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy

I see myself as a facilitator and my aim is to provide my clients with a safe confidential space in order to explore the depths of their difficulties to acquire some understanding.

I work with young people aged9 - 25 years old and adults. I welcome all enquiries and would be happy to speak with you if you feel I can be of assistance to you on your journey into counselling. I welcome self-referrals and recommendations.

Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate/Diploma in Working Therapeutically- Person Centered

BA (Hons) DFAP

Certificate in Education (PTLLS Level 3)

Registered Member of British Association for Counselling No: 747942

Member of Institute for Learning (IfL)

Continued professional development (CPD) ongoing

Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults and Young People

Enhanced portable DBS certifcate

Member organisations


Accredited register membership


My hourly fee is £45, I can offer short focused brief therapy between 4 - 6 sessions or medium to long term therapy up to a year and beyond.

Maps & Directions

Swindon, SN25

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Monday 18.00 - 20.00 Tuesday 18.00 - 20.00 Wednesday 18.00 - 20.00 Thursday 18.00 - 20.00 Saturday Midday - 16.00 *Christmas break - two weeks as of 18th December until 1st January 2018

Types of client

Young people
Older adults