Kathryn Hobbs Dip Couns. MBACP
You Might Be Asking How Can Counselling Help?
I work in a way where I strive to provide a safe space committed to helping you explore the struggles you face, while considering the influence of your everyday circumstances. To work alongside you to develop meaning in your life and how this informs your sense of self, your views about others and the world.
Humanistic therapy views human nature as basically good, enhancing its potential to maintain healthy, meaningful relationships and to make choices that are in the best interest of oneself and others.
I am a qualified Humanistic Existential Counsellor with a Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I am a registered member of the BACP (reg. no. 00704772).
I have recently studied and hold a PG Cert in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy; integrating CBT techniques into my Humanistic approach to help the client explore, in-depth and manage for themselves, problems they are experiencing.
I am passionate about working with individuals who are experiencing difficulties relating to depression and anxiety; helping them to understand where these difficulties arise from; working together to alleviate any distress experienced using a person-centred approach.
What to Expect From Your First Session
I offer a free 20 minute assessment over the phone at a mutually convenient time, this introduces us and gives us both an idea if we are going to be able to work together well to tackle some of the issues you are facing.
In your first session it is an opportunity for you to go into detail about what has brought you to counselling at this time and what you might like to achieve in our time together. That way we will know if counselling is working for you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (2012)
- PGcert in CBT Skills (2018)
- 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)
I draw on over 15 years of experience working within local communities, supporting individuals with a complex and diverse range of issues.
I value the uniqueness of every individual doing their best in the circumstances within which they live; providing a safe, confidential space to explore and make sense of your experiences.
My humanistic existential framework helps me to work with a deep sense of compassion, empathy and respect; underpinned by a belief that each individual has the strengths and skills to grow and find the solutions to the issues they face.
Using my training, skills and personal attributes, I believe I offer an environment where individuals are able to grow and thrive.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£45 per session
I have some availability during the evening and weekends.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Wheelchair user access:||No|
My therapy room is upstairs so may not be suitable for someone with mobility issues, I am happy to look at an alternative venue if this is the case
Types of client