Kathy Engler

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MBACP - Neurodivergence, trauma, relationships, bereavement
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD8 9JJ
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am warm and compassionate and am trained in the humanistic approach.  I work with individuals and couples over 16 years of age, both in person and online. 

I will work with you using the person-centred approach, which means that I don't give advice or tell you what to do and that you choose what we explore and the pace at which we work. 

I believe that therapeutic relationship between us is the most important factor in our working together; counselling with me will offer you a  non-judgemental  and welcoming space where you can explore and make sense of your thoughts, feelings and experiences.  My hope is that this enables you to gain a greater understanding and awareness of yourself, your relationships with others and the difficulties you experience.  This then offers you more choices about your future and how you live your life.    

I have a depth of experience in working with people who are experiencing a wide range of difficulties. These include anxiety or depression (low mood), low self-esteem, or lack of self-belief; relationship difficulties; feeling overwhelmed; feeling misunderstood or feeling that you don’t fit in or belong.

I appreciate that finding the right counsellor can be daunting and I offer a free initial meeting where you can ask any questions and we can decide if we wish to work together.   If you feel I might be able to help, you can contact me by phone or email. 

I offer long and short-term therapy and can offer sessions in person or online  by video call  (Google Meets).

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling (Distinction) York St John University
  • Certificate in Person Centred Couples Counselling
  • Diploma in Group Work Practice, Institute of Group Analysis
  • Certificate in Online & Telephone Counselling
  • Certificate (HE) in Interpersonal and Counselling Skills Leeds Beckett University

I am a registered member of the BACP and adhere to their Ethical Framework.  I am committed to maintaining my professional development and regularly attend courses and workshops;  these have included

Bereavement and loss
Gender, sexuality and relationship diversity
Child sexual abuse
TA 101 introduction to transactional analysis
Family constellations. 

In addition to my private practice, I have worked as a counsellor in various charities including mental health services, a hospice and a women’s centres.   Prior to working as a counsellor I worked as a service manager for 14 years for a range of  mental health charities.

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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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have a significant experience and an interest in working with people who have experienced

  • Bereavement and loss - this might be a loved one, job, role, relationship etc.
  • Childhood trauma and the impact this has on you and your relationships.
  • Neurodivergence and the impact this has on you and your relationships; I am neurodivergent myself. 


£50.00 per session
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income

Additional information

I offer a free 30 min initial online session where I can answer any questions you might have, and you can decide whether you feel we could work together. 

I offer a small number of places at a reduced rate.    Please contact me to discuss concessionary rates If you have difficulty with the full fee.  

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I see clients on  Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday between 9.00am and 8.00pm.     I offer sessions online or in person from my counselling room in my home. 

Further information

I am not currently taking on new clients, but will have availability after 15th April.  If you would like to work with me please complete the contact form and I will be in touch at the start of April. 

19 Fleet Street, Scissett, Huddersfield, Kirklees, HD8 9JJ

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Online platforms

Google Meet


Kathy Engler
Kathy Engler