Kathy Wolstenholme, Reg MBACP, Dip Couns, Dip CBT
Just as we can sustain physical injury, our emotional wellbeing can be negatively affected by events and circumstances. Counselling can provide you with a safe and confidential space where you can explore your issues, find solutions to your problems and gain an improved sense of wellbeing.
We are all unique and as such, we 'click' with some people better than others. Contacting more than one therapist gives you the chance to work out who is best for you and your needs. I offer an initial free telephone consultation as I value the importance of you choosing the 'right therapist'.
I believe the best therapy happens when you are in the driving seat. My aim is to understand your problems from your perspective, without judgement or criticism. Then together we can work to find solutions and strategies that suit you and which enable you to resolve your issues and regain positive emotional wellbeing.
I work as an Integrative Counsellor. I combine skills and tools from different theoretical approaches (predominantly Person Centred, Transactional Analysis and CBT) in order to provide you with personalised therapeutic support. I am registered with the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist) and I adhere to their Ethical Framework. This means that I uphold the principles of Confidentiality, Autonomy and a commitment to my clients' wellbeing as my highest priority. I also hold an appropriate level of insurance.
I have experience supporting individuals over the age of 16 in both the private and voluntary sector with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic attacks/panic disorder, depression, low mood, anger, phobias, bereavement, trauma, addictive behaviours, abuse, domestic violence, bullying, low self-esteem, personality disorders, self harm, relationship issues, Aspergers syndrome, lack of confidence, feeling sad, substance misuse, self-sabotaging behaviours, stress and more.
Sessions last 50 minutes and usually take place at the same time each week for as long or short a period as you need. I am also able to be flexible to your schedule where required.
I work out of locations in Southbourne and Winton, both of which are easily accessible by public or private transport.
I appreciate that not everyone wants or is able to meet for face-to-face sessions. I am experienced in both telephone and online counselling and I also offer walk and talk therapy. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you have in respect of these.
I respond to enquiries within 24 hours. If you have emailed and have not received a reply, please check your junk mail.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member of the British Association of Counsellors & Psychotherapists
CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Cruse Bereavement Care - Certificate in Bereavement Support
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
EAP/Health Insurance Providers
Initial telephone consultation - Free
Individual face to face 50 minutes - £50
Individual telephone/online 50 minutes - £45
Walk and Talk therapy in the Bournemouth area - £50 (other locations can be discussed and prices agreed)
I offer a limited number of places at a reduced fee for students and people on a low income – please contact me for further information.
Appointments available weekdays daytime and evenings and Saturday mornings.