Kathryn Hobbs Dip Couns. MBACP
My aim is to understand the difficulties you face, providing counselling with issues that include depression, anxiety, trauma or other stress related experiences; each explored in a safe, non-judgmental environment. I provide a calm and inviting space, which I believe is vital 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 and managing specialist services for women in the voluntary sector for over 15 years, delivering one-to-one work and group work, to help women move past the beliefs they hold about themselves and relieve the depression, anxiety and panic experienced.
It is difficult to find the right counsellor to best help you, with so many to choose from, that is why I am happy to talk to you over the phone 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.
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 to feel that their experiences are important and need to be heard to help them work through them and let go of what they may be holding onto.
I work with a range of clients in areas such as:
Grief and loss
I have experience of delivering therapy in GP surgeries in Cardiff & Vale and RCT areas. I work with students who are struggling with the stress of their course and student counsellors.
I work from home as this is a private space not shared with others, I work a lot via Zoom 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)
- 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)
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Evenings and weekends - currently online
I have availability during the evenings and weekends, I currently offer counselling sessions via Zoom and telephone