My name is Kathryn and I am an experienced counsellor working online.
I started my counselling training in 2010, and qualified in 2013 before going on to study a Masters in counselling in 2019. Since, training as a counsellor, I have worked within the NHS, GP surgeries, the UHW, employee wellbeing services and student counselling. I've experience of counselling within the voluntary sector in domestic abuse and an LGBTQ charity.
I am experienced in counselling both adults, children and young people. I provide short or long term counselling.
I counsel on a number of topics; abuse, depression, stress, suicidal thinking, anxiety, work related pressures, as well as issues relating to bereavement, loss and more.
I am experienced in supporting those who've experienced trauma. Whether it be enduring in nature, complex or a one of incident that continues to have a negative impact.
My initial counselling training was on a postgraduate accredited course, which looked at a number of theoretical approaches, relational psychodynamic theory, CBT and humanistic approaches.
I consider myself to be self aware around race, culture and anti-discriminative practice.
Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss this some more and we can explore whether I'd be the therapist for you right now.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MA Counselling
- Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Integrative)
- Postgraduate Certificate in Therapeutic Play and Play work (children and young people)
Continuing Professional Development:
- Relationships and Regulation - Neuroscience (2021)
- Regulation and the Body - Neuroscience (2021)
- Spirituality, Religion and Non-belief (2021)
- Talking Therapies Outdoors (2020)
- Post Slavery Syndrome (2020)
- Existential Therapy (2020)
- Young People and Gender Identity (2020)
- Understanding Mental Health Legislation (2020)
- Working with Dissociation (2020)
- Relational Depth (2020)
- Grief and Loss (2020)
- Using Creative Arts (2020)
- Spirituality in Therapy (2020)
- Pluralism Approaches (2020)
- Goals in Therapy (2020)
- Working Online (2020)
- Working with Dissociation (2020)
- NAPAC Working with Childhood Trauma (2020)
- Culture, Race and Anti-discrimination training (2021)
- Trauma (2020)
I am a registered member of the BACP.
The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) is a professional body and a registered charity that sets standards for therapeutic practice and provides information for therapists, clients of therapy, and the public.
Clinical Supervision: My clinical supervisor is an experienced senior accredited BACP counsellor/supervisor - this information can be provided at the start of therapy. Although, you are not identified, for the purpose of safe working a supervisor can raise concerns with me around any risks and safe ethical practice.
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Weekday availability 8am-8pm/Saturday am
Sessions on Zoom, Skype, and telephone [with face-to-face post Covid-19]