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About me

I am trained in a therapy called Comprehensive Resource Model, founded by Lisa Schwartz, clinical psychologist.   It is a trauma focussed therapy and  uses breathing, relaxation tools and resources to enable people to feel safe and supported when they are in the therapy session.

Cognitive therapy techniques need for a person to go through an “exposure” exercise to repeatedly revisit their most distressing memories so the person has less emotional reaction to them.   It talks to the "pre-frontal cortex" part of the human brain, the thinking part, which automatically shuts down when a distressing experience happens to a person.

Trauma responses are held in the "primitive" part of the brain or the "reptilian brain".   It is this part of the brain that is worked with in the CRM model, using resourcing and relaxation techniques in a safe and supported way so that the person feels safe enough to release their traumatic experience. 

I work with both adult and young people online via a secure platform.  I live in a different time zone, so I can be flexible with appointment times.   

The best way to contact me is via email: kathy.black5@outlook.com

I am happy to offer a free half hour consultation to see if you feel that I would be the best "fit" for you.

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


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Areas of counselling I deal with

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.

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£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

Payment needs to be made 48 hours before our arranged online session.   If I need to cancel a session, I will contact you with as much notice as possible.

When I work

I can be flexible on appointment times, as I work online

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.

Helensburgh, Argyll And Bute, G84

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
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