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About me

Hi, I have considerable experience in working with clients who are experiencing  anxiety, depression, trauma or stress. Through exploration of your experience my aim is to understand the difficulties you are facing in a counselling environment,  explored in a safe, non-judgmental space. I provide a calm and inviting space, which I believe is important to developing a therapeutic relationship where you feel you can place your trust in me, allowing you to be open about what is happening for you.

I draw on my experience of working in private practice and in GP surgeries delivering both talking therapies and CBT interventions, I have also worked with students and women experiencing domestic violence.  In addition to my counselling work I have over 15 years of managing specialist services for women in the voluntary sector who are experiencing complex mental health issues, using a range of techniques to best suit their needs.  

It can be difficult to find the right counsellor to best help you, so I am happy to talk to you over the phone/via Zoom before you commit to booking sessions.

I am a BACP registered counsellor using a humanistic existential approach to my work which means that I draw on a range of approaches focusing on you the client and your experience rather than the symptoms you are experiencing.

I am also trained and experienced in using CBT if you would like to work in this way.

Being a member of the BACP means that I work to their Ethical Framework, which sets out clearly what you can expect from your counselling sessions.

I became a counsellor because I wanted to help people in distress. 

I work with a range of clients in areas such as:

Depression

Anxiety

Panic

Childhood experiences

Domestic Abuse

Grief and loss

I work from home as this is a private space not shared with others, I work a lot via Zoom and telephone and will continue to offer this as I feel it allows clients more freedom of choice and flexibility of access. You do need to be aware that I share my home with pets, I am happy for you to have your pets in the session via Zoom.

To book an appointment with me call 07398 049217

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2012)
  • PG Cert in CBT Skills
  • 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.

ACTO

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

The Association for Counselling and Therapy Online

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

£40.00 per session

Additional information

£40 per session

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Monday day time, evenings and Saturday - 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

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS checked

Currently online.

Online platforms

Microsoft Spaces
Whatsapp
Zoom
Kathryn Hobbs Dip Couns. MBACP

Kathryn Hobbs Dip Couns. MBACP