Kathryn Etherington, Couples Counsellor. PG Dip Couns & Psychotherapy. MBACP

Kathryn Etherington, Couples Counsellor. PG Dip Couns & Psychotherapy. MBACP

North Yorkshire

West Yorkshire

07732 007633

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About me

Fairness and Equality are close to my heart and underpin my core personal beliefs and professional practice. As a Couples Counsellor, I work impartially and professionally with you both, ensuring you feel equally heard and validated. Checking and responding to your feelings throughout the process creates an equal platform for you both and builds trust, openness and transparency throughout the process.

I also work with individuals to explore relationship difficulties.  I work collaboratively with you to create a safe environment for you to explore needs, uncertainties and fears. It may be that you're feeling unfulfilled within your relationship, confused, fearful of being on your own or afraid of change and its impact on others.

I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy, I've worked and trained as a Couples Counsellor within Relate, I am also a trained Emotionally Focused Couples Therapist.

Emotionally Focused Therapy (EFT) is a scientifically proven approach of resolving relationship conflict. Studies show that 70-75% of couples working with an EFT Therapist move from relationship distress to recovery during the course of their therapy and approximately 90% show significant improvement.

I have counselling rooms available in York and Leeds, I also offer Web counselling through the VSee secure web site.

I do try to be flexible around client availability.

If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications and Training

Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy

Relate Certificate in Relational Counselling

EFT - Emotional Focused Couples Therapy - Externship and Additional Core Skills

Web Counselling Training - Relate

Work Experience

Prior to setting up in Private Counselling, I worked and trained as a Couples Counsellor at Relate Mid-Yorkshire.

My initial Counselling qualifications lead me to work within general counselling. Receiving referrals from GPs and IAPT Services, general counselling lead me to work with individuals experiencing depression, low self-esteem, bereavement, trauma, abuse, anger and anxiety.

I've counselled clients at BRAVE (Bradford Reducing Anger and Violent Emotions). I have worked at Behind Closed Doors in Leeds, providing emotional and practical support for survivors of Domestic Abuse.  Both roles provided an insight into the complexity of Attachment needs and lead me to specialise in Couples Counselling.

My work within Mental Health includes working for Together Pathways in collaboration with North Yorkshire Police.  The role enabled me to engage with clients experiencing mental distress who repeatedly make contact with emergency services or who are at risk of entering the criminal justice system.

Through my work I have gained a deep respect and greater understanding of individuals experiencing mental health difficulties.  This understanding proves invaluable to my counselling work.

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Individual Relationship Counselling:- £55.

Couples Counselling:- £65.

Maps & Directions

York, YO1
Leeds, LS1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes

Wheelchair access is at Leeds location only - Please contact me if you have any questions.

Types of client

Older adults