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About me

I believe life is precious, but sometimes it gets complicated and it might help you to know that there’s someone out there who is willing to listen, to help you better understand your situation and to give you a space to ‘just be’. I work confidentially and adhere to the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychology)’s ethical framework. I am an integrative counsellor and work mainly person-centred, including drawing on TA and CBT. This means, you decide what and how you want to talk about something, we might look at the past together, and at the here & now to find workable solutions for you, and I'm happy to go at your pace. Currently, I'm available for online and telephone counselling. Soon, I hope to be able to offer face-to-face and one-to-one counselling again. Please ask me for more information on this.

I've been interested in counselling ever since my teenage years and I'm happy to be able to offer my services as a qualified counsellor to you. My work background comprises of retail, charity, office, and local government.

I work in the following fields:

  • depression & anxiety
  • relationship issues
  • loneliness
  • loss & bereavement
  • stress
  • bullying
  • eating disorders including binge eating
  • low self-confidence
  • attachment disorder
  • discrimination
  • miscarriage
  • redundancy
  • emotions around adoption
  • emotional abuse
  • homesickness
  • trauma

I am autism aware.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • AdvDip Couns / Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling Iron Mill College, course BACP accredited)
  • PQD / Post-Qualifying Diploma in Eating Disorders (Iron Mill College, with advanced training status from NCS)
  • TQUK Cert (RQF) in Understanding Autism (The Skills Network)
  • CertCouns / Certificate in Counselling (Iron Mill College)
  • Various counselling related training courses and ongoing CPD since 2007

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Culture related issues

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Transactional analysis

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session

Additional information

My first session is free of charge, to let us both see if we want/can to work together, and you can ask me any questions regarding counselling you might have. I am discrete and looking forward to meet you. A typical session lasts up to 60 minutes at a charge of £40. It is payable by BACS transfer on the day (if session is online/telephone). For face-to-face sessions, cash payment can be made also, payable on the day.

In light of the ongoing pandemic and related hardships, some concessions may be possible.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Trainee counsellors

Availability

Monday to Friday from 10 am to 5 pm. Alternatively, flexible appointments can be arranged

For online counselling I accept clients from the UK and abroad.

Further information

I work with people over the age of 18 and offer Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited.

I use Zoom, WhatsApp, Skype and MS Teams.

I am bilingual in English and German, and sessions can be held in either language.

My late aunt used to say, “everybody should have some counselling, at least once in their life”. I agree with her, and have my own counselling as well as supervision to keep me working safely, ethically, and in your best interests.

Crediton
Devon
EX17

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages German

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

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Kathrin Skillings, AdvDip Couns, MBACP. Integrative, person-centred counsellor

Kathrin Skillings, AdvDip Couns, MBACP. Integrative, person-centred counsellor