Who am I and how do I work?
1 in 4 of us will experience difficulties and need to seek help and support at some point in our lives. Being able to talk about things with someone who can provide you with the right help can make a real difference. But taking the first step can be hard - you'll find that I offer a welcoming, safe and non-judgemental space to explore, understand and grow at your own pace.
I'm passionate about helping people to achieve as much change as possible in the shortest reasonable time, whilst recognizing that for some, this might require a longer-term view - ultimately, it's all about helping you to achieve a more positive and fulfilling way of living that lasts! I offer confidential and non-judgmental time and space to think and reflect, and use a number of tried and tested therapeutic techniques, including deep relaxation and guided imagery to help you to understand and transform your experiences and emotions with compassion and a different perspective.
I use an integrative, solutions focused approach which seeks to understand whether your emotional needs are being met in a healthy and balanced way, the patterns and past experiences that frame your world view and use your own innate and personal resources to achieve powerful and lasting change. Using a number of tried and tested therapeutic techniques, including deep relaxation and guided imagery I can help you explore your issues in a way that enables you to take a more objective and compassionate viewpoint, dealing quickly and effectively with trauma in order to release the lock between experiences and unhelpful emotions in a quick, safe and non-threatening way. Whatever your past experience or present situation, we can work together to find a more empowered, balanced and healthy future.
"Kat Marlow was kind and professional. She helped me untangle my confused mind and see things clearly".
"Kat is a sensitive and highly skilled counsellor...her positive energy shines through her work..highly recommended."
What can you expect from seeing me?
Positive change will give you fast, effective and practical therapeutic conversations & outcomes in one of three ways, depending on your needs;
- Therapy: relief from depression, anxiety, panic attacks, trauma, phobias, addiction, stress and poor sleep.
- Counselling: equipping you for strong relationships, successful marriage, parenting, teenagers, healthy divorce, blended or extended families, career change, business growth, fitness or sporting high performance, good health, wholesome bereavement & happy retirement.
- Coaching: for personal and professional ongoing high achieving: inspiring you to show up in a bigger way at home, at work, and for yourself; exploring your relationship with risk and how to trustingly face fears; choosing the experiences you want in your future; adding meaning to ambition; staying happy, healthy and on plan for your success.
What do I do now?
If this sounds like the kind of approach that you would like to take, contact me today for further information and to schedule an appointment.
Training, qualifications & experience
- FDA (Distinction)
- HG. Dip. P (Distinction)
- Dip. (Counsel)
- Dip. (CBT)
- CMI Coaching (Cert)
- BA (Hons)
I have also undertaken additional accredited training with The Foundation for Infant Loss and can provide emotional support and counselling to women who have experienced the loss of a baby either before birth or during early years.
I have 12+ years coaching experience in both a corporate and personal environment and have 4 years experience helping people deal with emotional distress and thoughts of suicide through voluntary work with the Samaritans. I currently work with a local charitable organisation providing therapy to female survivors of childhood sexual abuse.
Human Givens Institute
The Human Givens Institute (HGI) is both a membership organisation and a professional body representing the interests of those in the caring and teaching professions who have an interest in or utilise the human givens approach. Counselling Directory register Registered Members (MHGI) and Fellow Members (FHGI), who will have completed the Post Graduate Practitioner's Assessment (Part III) and who are fully qualified to practise as a human givens therapist or counsellor. 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
£50 per 1 hour session
£70 per 90 minute session
Positive Change is a private therapy and coaching practice that operates on the following 4 principles:
- Explore: yourself, your current state and your desired future
- Understand: what's required to change and how this can be done
- Change: circumstances, feelings and behaviours to make goals a reality
- Grow: as an individual to the best version of yourself
We will book sessions as we go at a time that suits us both. My standard hours of business are;
- Mondays: 9:30am - 9:00pm
- Tuesday: 9:30am - 9:00pm
- Thursday: 9:30am - 5:00pm
Please call or email to check availability and book an appointment.