Hello, my name is Kathryn. I believe that life sometimes presents us with things that can be difficult to handle and at these times it can be good to talk to someone who isn't involved in our day to day world. We are living in very different times at the moment and because meeting face to face might feel difficult I also offer online messaging, video calls and telephone sessions so we can still really talk about your world as it feels right now.
I will give you the time and space to tell your story, to listen and really hear what you are feeling and experiencing. Sometimes things just don't feel right and at other times you know exactly what is causing distress. In either case, counselling allows you the chance to review where you are at, what works and what doesn't work for you. You are the person who knows you best and together we can explore what to do next.
I work with people who have experienced loss, whether through bereavement, relocation, the ending of a relationship or even a relationship unknown in the case of childhood adoptions. Loss takes many forms and affects every part of our world in ways we might not recognise such as a low self-esteem, anxiety, loss of confidence and trust in ourselves, anger and aggression, tearfulness, forgetfulness and muddled thinking. The feeling of being in a fog, distant from those around us.
Depression can affect us all at any time in our lives, often when to others our lives appear good and should be full of joy we can experience it as something different, when feeling the pleasure of something is beyond us. Depression can range from feeling a bit low, through to believing that life is too painful to continue with. Please call me if this is you right now, I will hear you.
I'm approachable, down to earth and warm. I'm a real person and have a sense of humour, as well as a passion for counselling... from personal experience I know it really can help.
Mental Health is something we take for granted until something happens to shake it a little. When this happens it isn't something to hide from and talking about how it actually feels for you, in the here and now might help.
I don't believe that people are broken and need fixing, I don't judge. Together we can work at your pace, based on what you are comfortable sharing with me.
It is important to find the right person to work with and this might take a little bit of time. For this reason, I don't charge for our first session which is just 30 minutes long, time to simply meet and talk about what happens next.
I am based 2 minutes from Junction 8 of the M5 at Strensham services so am really accessible from Worcester, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham & Gloucester. Being just 5 minutes from the M50 junction I am easy to reach from further afield too.
I offer a safe and confidential space and where possible will find a time to get together that works for you.
I really believe counselling should be available to everyone so I offer a limited number of low cost sessions to those who want to talk but are worried about the costs involved. I also offer reduced fees for student counsellors.
Training, qualifications & experience
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
Foundation Degree in Psychology and Counselling.
First Aid Certificate in Mental Health.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
The challenges of end of life care, for yourself or those in your world.
The first 30 minute session is free.
A one hour session costs £45.00.
I always have a limited number of low cost sessions available, call me and we can talk about availability.
Trainee counsellors £25.00 per session.
Concessions offered for
We are all living in very different times at the moment and whilst face to face sessions aren't comfortable for some people I do also offer sessions online, by video call, telephone call and online messaging - give me a call and I am sure we can find a way to meet that will be both safe and comfortable for you.
Everyone should have access to counselling and problems don't wait until we can afford them, so I offer a limited number of low cost appointments to those who need them.
I also offer reduced fee sessions of £25.00 to trainee counsellors appreciating the significant costs (both financial and emotional) that the training itself asks of a student.
I work from home in a quiet setting that is a confidential and safe space. I am just 2 minutes from Junction 8 of the M5 at Strensham Services so accessible from Worcester, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Gloucester, Malvern and Cheltenham and being just 5 minutes from the M50 I am easy to get to from further afield as well. I offer daytime, evening and weekend sessions and will try to be flexible where I can be.