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About me

Hello there,

Thank you for taking the time to look my page. I'm Kath and I'm an Integrative counsellor working throughout the UK.

I have an interest in compassionate based therapies and I specialise in supporting those who have experienced childhood trauma.
I also have experience of supporting people with enduring mental health difficulties as well as difficulties relating to previous trauma.

I often use third wave approaches within therapeutic work, which include a combination of mindfulness, acceptance commitment  and compassionate based therapy.

I have an awareness of LGBTQ+ issues and counsel across a number of intersectional areas. I identify as (she/her/they). 

I have counselled adults, children and young people.

I have experience of counselling within the NHS, staff counselling, GP surgeries, schools and universities. I counsel students currently of all ages and from a number of different nationalities and cultures. 

I often support people to feel more confident, happier and resilient. Often, recieving okay I’ve feedback about the experiences they’ve had since coming to therapy. For some people I would short term but for a majority my work is more long term.  

I support people to feel more present in 'here and now' and to develop more positive mental health and well-being.

I counsel on a number of topics, ranging from: anxiety, stress, depression, work life balance, trauma and suicidal thinking. I also support people in coming to terms with change, whether that be something positive or negative. I can support people who have experienced  bereavement. 
Whatever you are going through know that you don’t have to go through it alone.
Please feel able to reach out to me, I would be happy to explore with you whether I might be the most appreciate counsellor for you. 

The benefits of counselling can be: 

Being able to understand yourself in a safe confidential place 
Supporting you to build better relationships with your family, friends and people at work
Learning to cope better in everyday life
Changing behaviours that you've now outgrown
Learning tools and techniques that specifically help you          

What else

An important part of counselling is learning to face problems and difficulties so it is important to be open about what's going on. Counselling is not only a process but part of life, it can take time and a commitment to change things.  

Please contact me if you have any questions or would like to briefly outline the support you would like help with.

Warmest wishes, Kath

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:

  • Compassion Focused Therapy (2021)
  • 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)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Fees

£50.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

Counselling Fees

  • Counselling session: 1 hour £50 

I am occasionally able to offer concessions please speak to me about this 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Weekday availability 8am-8pm

Sessions on Zoom 

Further information

I work collaboratively and compassionately online through the medium of Zoom.

Cardiff, Caerdydd, CF14

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

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