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Kathryn de Prudhoe BA (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP

Leeds, LS7 1AB
07305485955 07305485955

About me

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Life can feel like that to us all at times. If you would like to talk about your problems and feelings with someone without worrying about being judged, I can help.

I know it's not always easy to talk to the people around you; maybe because you're struggling to express what's bothering you or because you think they're part of the problem. Maybe you want to talk without having to consider how what you say impacts the other person. You might just feel like others wouldn't really listen, care enough or understand.

Whatever your reasons for seeking counselling, I offer a safe space to talk without any of those barriers, will listen without judgement and help you make sense of things to find a way forward. I am a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in central Leeds.

I provide unlimited counselling and psychotherapy for a range of issues such as stress, depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, anger, relationship difficulties and trauma. I can also help if you're feeling stuck and unsure how to move forward.​

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction) from Leeds Beckett University. I am trained in a variety of therapeutic models that I integrate to meet my clients’ individual needs. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their Standards and Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.

Experience

I have specialist knowledge and experience of working with three broad client groups:

Childhood Trauma & Sexual Abuse – The word ‘trauma’ often conjures images of fatal accidents, war and violence but as children we often experience trauma with a small t – incidents that we may later dismiss or minimise, but that have a lasting impact on our mental and emotional wellbeing. I have worked in a service dedicated to helping adults work through difficult and traumatic childhood experiences including bullying, parental separation and divorce, abandonment and neglect, volatile and violent family environments and emotional, physical and sexual abuse.

Male Clients – I am passionate about ending the stigma surrounding mental health issues for men. I strongly believe that reaching out for help when you’re struggling shows great strength and have helped male clients explore and overcome limiting beliefs and traumatic experiences to achieve positive results.

Female Clients – I have extensive first-hand experience of the challenges facing women in today’s society, from the expectations we place on ourselves to the demands of our careers and the delicate balance between professional and personal life.  Whether you’re struggling to make a life-changing decision or grappling with the pressures of everyday life, I have the skills and knowledge to help you.

I receive specialist mentoring by attending regular supervision in line with BACP guidelines. This enhances the quality of the service I offer, ensures my work meets professional standards, advances my learning, stimulates creativity, and supports me to maintain resilience and fitness to practice.​

I am passionate about continually improving my counselling skills and knowledge so I read widely, regularly attend training courses and events and take part in a monthly professional development group.​

I am fully insured, hold an advanced DBS Certificate and am registered with the ICO for GDPR.

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

I am particularly interested in working with childhood trauma and complex PTSD

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic

Fees

I charge £45 for daytime appointments and £50 for evening appointments after 5pm

Unity Business Centre
26 Roundhay Road
Leeds
LS7 1AB

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None

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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Kathryn de Prudhoe BA (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP

Kathryn de Prudhoe BA (Hons), PG Dip, MBACP