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About me

I am an experienced, registered, integrative counsellor working online. I have been a qualified counsellor for eight years and have a previous background in family and community care.

My counselling experience includes working within GP surgeries, an NHS employee wellbeing service, and universities. I am experienced in counselling both adults, children and young people.

I am able to work flexibly with clients who require short or long term counselling. I provide a confidential listening service which is professional and reliable. I consider myself to be self aware around race, culture and anti-discriminative practice. I am open to answering any questions you may have around this.

You can talk to me about any issue. It doesn't matter how big or small, having someone to talk to can make all the difference.

I counsel on a number of topics including anxiety, depression, stress, and work related pressures, as well as issues relating to bereavement, loss and relationships. I am experienced in counselling around trauma and or abuse.

Counselling can be a transformative process and can help to create new meanings. I will support you with your therapeutic aims, even if you're not quite sure what they are at the beginning.

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'm experienced in brief solution focused counselling as well as compassionate focused counselling.

If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch with me. I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Warmest wishes,

Kathryn.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications:

  • 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.

http://www.bacpregister.org.uk/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.

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.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have attended training and have experience of counselling individuals who identify as LGBTQ+

I'm aware of the importance of providing a warm and safe space to talk about issues relating to mental health and wellbeing. Free of stigma.

I work from a position of supporting your spiritual needs and have an awareness of working with those of faith or not.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Counselling Fees

  • Counselling sessions are £45 per hour.
  • Concessions are available on a case by case basis for those who are unemployed, recently redundant or a student.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday availability 8am-8pm/Saturday am

Sessions on Zoom, Skype, and telephone [with face-to-face post Covid-19]

Cardiff
Caerdydd
CF14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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Kathryn Lock-Giddy, MBACP Registered.

Kathryn Lock-Giddy, MBACP Registered.