Kathryn Stevens (MBACP(Accred), MA, MSc)

Kathryn Stevens (MBACP(Accred), MA, MSc)

9 Duff Street
PA15 1DB

07754 467180

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About me

Counselling can feel a very exposing and vulnerable experience, and it is important that you find someone you feel comfortable enough with to share your thoughts and feelings without fear of being judged. With that in mind I’ve provided a brief description of my qualifications and way of working to give you a general idea of what you can expect if you decide to come to me for counselling but if you have any questions about my training, experience or counselling approach I’m happy to discuss this at an initial appointment or for you to get in touch by email or phone to help you decide.

About me

I am a fully qualified integrative therapist and an accredited member of the BACP with a private counselling practice working out of premises in Gourock and Greenock. My original training was in pluralistic therapy, which is an integrative approach that draws on different therapeutic methods to help different people at different times. This means I have trained in a broad range of different therapeutic counselling models, such as person-centred, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, mindfulness, existential, transactional analysis and gestalt, and will work together with you to discover what way of counselling/therapy can be most helpful to you at this time.

I have a PgDip/MSc in Counselling and an MA (Hons) in Psychology, and have also completed further specalist training such as Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) basic training (all parts), Counselling for gambling and substance use and Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) training.

What to Expect From Counselling

If you decide it is the right time for you to come to counselling I will work with you in a collaborative way to allow for the therapy to go at your own pace in a way that is safest, comfortable and effective for you. Usually a first session will involve exploring together what you are looking to get from counselling, what I offer and deciding if that is something we think we can work on together. I listen without judgement and will work alongside you to discover what is going on for you, what changes to your thinking/behaviour, if any, you want to make and how counselling can facilitate that.


I have worked and volunteered as a counsellor within a number of organisations, such as Childline over the phone and online, in a substance and gambling misuse service, in Rape Crisis and Womens Aid centres and within general counselling agencies.

If you would like to arrange an initial appointment or would like more information then please don’t hesitate to contact me either by phone or email.

Training, qualifications & experience

MA (Hons) in Psychology-University of Dundee

PGDip/MSc in Counselling-University of Abertay

Comprehensive Resource Model (CRM) Basic Training-Lisa Schwartz

EMDR (Parts 1, 2 & 3)-Richmond EMDR Training

COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate

Counselling for Gambling Problems-GamCare

Counselling For Alcohol/Substance Misuse-Tayside Council on Alcohol/Alcohol Focus Soctland

Rape Crisis Training- Womens Rape and Sexual Abuse Centre

Working with Dissociative Identity Disorder-First Person Plural

Working with Womens and Girls in the Sexual Violence Sector-Rape Crisis England and Wales/Open College Network West Midlands

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership


Fees are £40 a session for self referrals (referrals through an EAP or insurance may vary), and sessions normally last around 50 minutes to an hour.

I can take payment through bank transfer 24 hours prior to the session or cash at the session.

Cancellations must be made with 24 hours notice or you will be charged a cancellation fee.

Maps & Directions

Greenock, PA15 1DB

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

I am based on the 2nd floor. There is a lift in the building, but a couple of stairs leading up to the building entrance.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme