Kathryn Hobbs Dip Couns. MBACP
My aim is to provide a safe empathic environment where you can explore the issues you are struggling with, you may have been struggling with them for some time.
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 where you feel you can place your trust in me, allowing you to be open about what is happening for you.
I have worked with both adults and young people, working alongside them to help them understand and overcome and a range of personal difficulties.
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 is happening to you and to develop the necessary skills you may need to support yourself outside of therapy.
Having extensive skills and experience supporting and working with individuals via a range of community projects including organisations such as Women’s Aid, my counselling experience has included work with MIND and University Student Services.
I am currently a practicing NHS counsellor for GP practices.
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)
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£35 per session
I have availability during the evenings and weekends, I currently offer counselling sessions via Zoom and telephone