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About me

It is important to me that I provide a safe empathic environment for you, where you can explore the issues you are struggling with, you may have been struggling with them for some time or they may have surfaced recently.

I try to understand the difficulties you face, by exploring that with you, you may be experiencing depression, anxiety, trauma or other stress related problems; each is explored in a safe, non-judgmental way. I provide a calm and inviting space, which I believe is vital to developing a therapeutic relationship, one where you feel you can place your trust in me, thus allowing you to be open about what is happening for you.

I work with adults aged 18 years and over in a person centred way, this puts you at the centre of our work and helps me to understand your experiences and how they impact on you.

My theoretical approach is primarily person centred using Existential theory, I am trained to use a range of other therapeutic approaches which does include CBT.  Using these skills to help support your own understanding of what you are experiencing and how that impacts on your day to day life.  I will also explore some skills with you which may be useful in supporting yourself outside of therapy.

I have extensive skills and experience supporting and working with individuals both in a counselling setting in private practice and through MIND and the NHS and also in a range of community projects.  Organisations I have counselled in include Women’s Aid, MIND, C&V UHB and University Student Services.

I currently work in GP surgeries as a counsellor for MIND Cwm Taff Morgannwg

I have previously worked as a NHS counsellor for C&V UHB in GP practices.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2012)
  • PGcert in CBT Skills (2018)
  • Online and Telephone Counselling (2020)
  • TA101 - Transactional Analysis (2021)
  • SafeLives Domestic Abuse Service Manager Training (2016)
  • Compassion Focused Theory for Reframing Shame Filled Flashbacks  Training (Mind 2019)
  • ASSIST Training (2017)
  • Cultural Diversity & Equality Training (2015)
  • Safeguarding Vulnerable Adults Training (2017)
  • Anti-Human Trafficking & Child Sexual Exploitation Training (2016)
  • Boundaries & Attachments Training (2015)
  • Personality Disorders Training (2016)
  • PTSD Workshop (2016)

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.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy

Fees

£35 per session

Availability

Evenings and weekends - currently online

Further information

I have availability during the evenings and weekends, I currently offer counselling sessions via Zoom and telephone

Barry
Vale Of Glamorgan
CF62

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
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

Currently online.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Kathryn Hobbs Dip Couns. MBACP

Kathryn Hobbs Dip Couns. MBACP