Kathy Black

Kathy Black

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Tranquility Holistic Centre
19A-19B East Princes Street
Helensburgh
Argyll And Bute
G84 7DE

07966 152096

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About me

I am trained in a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model. A brief explanation is as follows:

CRM uses breathing and relaxation tools. Cognitive therapy also does this. However, the core of a cognitive process rests on leading people through an “exposure” exercise to repeatedly revisit their most distressing memories so they gradually become easier to bear. At the same time, the therapist will talk through what happened with the person to help them arrive at a less threatening interpretation so the past loses its grip over the present. There is sparse evidence to prove that cognitive therapy helps with complex difficulties.

Currently I see young people for therapy sessions in a secondary school and have worked with children in therapy from aged 11 to late teens.

I am a relax kids coach and teach children, young people and adults relaxation skills in schools, colleges, other venues or at home.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (six years psychotherapeutic training)
  • Comprehensive Resource Model, basic training
  • Solution Focussed Brief Therapy
  • Present moment and awareness work

Member organisations

BACP

Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Relax Kids Coach

I am trained as a relax kids coach which allows me to run both group and individual sessions for children of all ages. The relax kids model incorporates 7 steps which include playing, stretching, breathing, affirmations and visualisations which moves children from high energy states to more relaxed calm states. Children can use these tools at home whenever they feel they need more calm time. These sessions can be at school, after school or at home.

Photos & videos

  • Comprehensive Resource Model

Fees

£40.00 per hour

Further information

I work with individuals, families and am passionate about women’s health and working with young adults. I enjoy working with a wide variety of issues including (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Stress
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Pain management
  • Grief and loss
  • Body image issues
  • Self-esteem
  • Trauma (including complex trauma).

I have experience in working with children and young adults in many different settings with additional community experience, in working with families.  I have also run relaxation groups in a teen youth centre, at World Mental Health Day and with additional needs children.

Maps & Directions

Helensburgh, G84 7DE

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None

Accessibility

Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Availability

I can be flexible on appointment times

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
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