Kate Wilkie - PG Dip Counselling/Psychotherapy - Reg. MBACP

Kate Wilkie - PG Dip Counselling/Psychotherapy - Reg. MBACP



01202 002546 / 07894 705252

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About me

Hello, My name is Kate and I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor of 20 years(Kathleen Mary Wilkie) 260410 and I adhere to their Ethical Framework for Good Practice.

My private practice is in Southbourne where I offer warm and empathic therapy to help people make significant changes in personal growth and self development. As a qualified therapist, I can give you support for the many challenges we face.

What happens on my first visit

This can be difficult for some of us. Sharing what has happened in our past, or dealing with the present. I am a trained counsellor and qualified/therapist and have spent a number of years learning how best to help others. I am also supervised regularly to ensure my clients are safe and I am working effectively with them. I will listen to you with empathy and it will be entirely at your pace. You will be able to say it in any way you want and not have to think carefully about how you say it. I offer a free 30 minute telephone call (which is known as the Assessment) which is free of charge. You may feel that you can work with me with ease and we can look at booking you an appointment. However, there is no obligation to continue for any reason. We can discuss the contract on your first visit and how many sessions you may have. Payment is after the session on the day or in advance by BACS.

Types of concerns that clients bring to Counselling

Anxiety - In this busy life we lead today, the pressure can be enormous. Some areas, such as separation and divorce, or any relationship difficulty, can stop us in our tracks and it can be difficult to focus on our daily lives. Contact is an issue for many parents with difficulties in agreeing what's best for your child. I can help you with this from my experience in working with parents and children as a social worker and as a Family Court Adviser.

The emotional upset 'anxiety' can be worked with and I can help you with counselling and CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) to manage this. (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy explores the way you think and subsequently behave. This is a type of proactive therapy were we work together to achieve your goals which can deal with your feelings of anxiety and depression.

In trying to manage a family; work and challenging financial issues, can also give a period of having Panic attacks; wondering how we are going to cope. We can again look at these issues and work with them. There are many different treatments now that can help and therapy does not need to go on for a long time.

Mindfulness is being used to complement therapy and also in the workplace - even in the Houses of Parliament at this time! (In brief, it is a relaxation therapy in essence with the focus on breathing and relaxing. (Some of us use this in a brief way to calm ourself - others use this more fully to enhance our daily lives)

Telephone counselling/Skype or FaceTime/Face to Face?

It your choice. Sometimes we can't get a babysitter or haven't got transport. We can deal with that by choosing one of the above to help you. It would be best to meet up for the assessment visit first so that you can understand how we can work together.

Mobility problems

If you find it difficult to get out of your home, or have mobility problems - I can visit you. Just call me to discuss this issue and how I can help you access therapy.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma/HE in Social Work - Nottingham Trent University
  • Certificate L3 in Psychodynamic Counselling - Leicester University
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Liverpool, John Moores University
  • Diploma in CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) - Redlands College, Bournemouth
  • Mindfulness - Redlands College, Bournemouth
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) - Working with people who have been sexually abused - Dr. Chris Irons - Bournemouth
  • I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and hold full public liability/professional indemnity insurance.

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Accredited register membership


Fees for individuals -   £45

Fees for couples     -   £60

Fees for home visits - £45

Fees for CBT -           £45

Reduced fees for student and low income - discussed at assessment

I also work for Charities and offer reduced fees

I offer a 30 minute telephone assessment which is free of charge. This is for you to find out more about me as your counsellor and ways of working together. There is no obligation to continue.

Maps & Directions

Christchurch, BH23
Bournemouth, BH6

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


I am available during the day and evenings by arrangement. You can use Telephone/Online/or I if you have mobility problems, I can visit you.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme