Katherine Crook

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MBACP (Accred) EMCC (Accred)
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Seaford, East Sussex, BN25
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello and welcome,

Are you feeling stressed/anxious, maybe experiencing heart palpitations or panic attacks?  Having trouble getting to sleep, or waking at 2/3/4am and then struggling to get back to sleep?  Feeling exhausted, struggling to stay positive, get up and look forward to the day?  Feeling your relationships are not as you want them to be?  You may even be feeling angry and wanting to hit out, or smash things up? 

You likely know the things that self help books say you can do and have tried some of the techniques.  You may have had counselling before, found that it helped at the time but then you have found yourself back in a similar sort of place as before.  Feeling stressed or anxious again, experiencing depression or low mood again, maybe struggling with your relationships again. If you are honest with yourself, you know that things are getting worse, rather than better, and you just need some help in this matter.

Working with me, you can live a life free of panic attacks, reduce your anxiety to normal pre-performance nerves, improve your sleep so that you feel rested and refreshed when you wake up in the morning.  Feel confident that your anger is under control and move out of depression/low mood into a positive, hopeful frame of mind.

So that when you wake up you feel good about getting out of bed in the morning, you feel positive about the day ahead and you feel confident facing whatever the day may bring, whether that's a big work meeting, a day looking after the kids, a date with a loved one, or a really challenging problem that needs tackling.

To effect this type of transformation takes time.  After 6 weeks, a lot of your anxiety symptoms will have reduced, you will feel less lonely with it all, more confident you can make changes that will make a difference, less stressed. 

After 12 weeks you will be getting better sleep, you will start to understand patterns within your anxiety or depression and be seeing improvements in your relationships, you will be feeling any low mood shifting. 

With 12 weeks + you get to really understand the origins of your anxiety/depression/relationship issues and work through past hurts and traumas so that they can move firmly into the past and not keep affecting your present day living. With 12 weeks+ the patterns of anxiety and depression get broken and no longer show up repeatedly as they did before.

I help people gain new insights and awareness they did not previously have, so they feel calmer, more in control, understand what they want to do about the issues they are facing and feel ready to take action.  Once they have this increased understanding, they usually start to feel better, and are able to see how to make changes to improve their mental health permanently.

Whatever the issues you are facing, I recognise that everyone is unique. When you are with me, I will give you my full support and attention. I will provide a safe confidential space for you to express yourself. I work in a caring and respectful way, whilst also challenging you in a supportive way with different ways of thinking, suggestions and new ideas.

I will absolutely not tell you how to live your life. I work with an agreement between us about what you want to get out of your counselling. The purpose of counselling is to provide caring support, greater understanding of you and the issues you are facing and ultimately transformational change towards whatever you decide you want in your life.

I can help with:

  • Anxiety and stress
  • Panic and fear
  • Depression/low mood
  • Relationship issues
  • Low self-esteem
  • Anger frustration and rage
  • Work related-stress & burnout

Next steps

I offer a free 15 minute call so I can answer any questions and we can talk about what counselling with me is like.

I'm an Accredited Integrative Counsellor with 10 years of experience helping people who normally come to counselling because they recognise things cannot go on as they are and something has to change.

I am warm, welcoming, friendly and well-qualified.  I offer open-ended counselling, tailored to suit you, as we all have unique needs.  

After the initial nerves about stepping into counselling, clients often feel relieved to have a safe supportive space with me to come and talk through their thoughts and feelings. It’s a different kind of conversation than one you might have with friends or family.

Please feel free to contact me to book a free 15 minute call, to see if counselling with me is right for you, by clicking here to send me an email, or call me on 07854 139921.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Accredited Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).  
  • Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling - This means I can tailor my approach to your particular needs.
  • I integrate the person-centred approach with Gestalt and Transactional Analysis, as well as CBT and mindfulness.
  • Accredited Senior Coach Practitioner, registered with the European Coaching and Mentoring Council (EMCC)
  • Post-graduate Advanced Diploma - Senior Practitioner in Coaching.
  • Fully insured and DBS checked.
  • I provide Anger Management programmes to groups or individuals.

    Prior to becoming a counsellor I worked in large multi-national organisations in London, so like many of my clients I have experienced the pressures of working in demanding and stressful environments.  I am also the mother of young twins so I understand the challenges of  parenting and family life.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

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

Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

My rates are:

£60/50 minute initial consultation.

£60/50 minute session for individuals.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday:  9am-2pm.

Please note that I do not work during the school holidays.

Further information

What happens in the 15 minute phone call?

I'll ask you to tell me a bit about why you are looking for counselling right now and what you think you would want to get from it.  I'll give you an idea of how I would work on that with you and you can ask my any questions you like. If you wish to go ahead, we can book a first session in (usually the following week).   

What happens in the first session?

I will take a history so I'll ask you some questions about your mental and physical health, your previous experience of counselling and more detail about how you are feeling now and what challenges you are facing.  We will establish the goals of your counselling and talk about how we are going to work on these issues and goals together.  

By the end of the first session, people are usually feeling calmer and more hopeful and have a clear idea of what we will be doing together and how the counselling can help, as well as taking away something for the immediate week ahead.

How do I get the most out of my counselling?

Research about what works in helping others shows that the relationship between the client and the helper, whether coach, trainer or counsellor is very important in determining a good outcome.  Giving feedback as soon as you feel able and as honestly as you can about something that wasn't helpful, or equally something that you found helpful, enables your counsellor to understand you better and fine-tune their approach to you and helps build a strong relationship.

Reflecting on your sessions during the week and paying attention to your physical, emotional and social needs outside the sessions will help.  As well as giving yourself a break and rewarding yourself for what you are doing.

Seaford, East Sussex, BN25

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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I work from my home-office. It is on the 3rd floor up flights of stairs.

Additional languages

Spanish

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom
Katherine Crook
Katherine Crook