3 City Road
Hello, my name is Kathy and I am a person centred counsellor working from home in the Vale of Belvoir.
If you are feeling lost, uncertain, or struggling to find meaning in life you may be feeling disconnected from yourself or from others. This loss of contact with yourself, your needs, beliefs and values, may erode your trust in your ability to form meaningful relationships and to attain personal goals.
A therapeutic relationship can offer the opportunity to find renewed belief in yourself and others. It can help to provide self confidence, enable clearer decision making, and the ability to begin to live life in a more meaningful and satisfying way. Trust is absolutely essential in this type of relationship and I offer security, sensitivity, warmth and support, enabling you to to build trust with me.
I believe that humans like to be connected with each other. I think you can see this when crowds come together at football matches, concerts and festivals or in church for example. Through my counselling training and practice I have come to recognise and value the human need for connection to self and others, and I believe human connection to be very healing. This is why I practice person centred counselling.
This type of counselling is based on the work of Carl Rogers. As your counsellor I would never direct or judge you. I fundamentally believe that you have the ability to make the right choices for yourself, and that my ideas and beliefs would just get in the way of that. My role as your counsellor is to walk beside you, helping you to figure things out, offering you all of my humanity, honesty, integrity and soul.
I have a comfortable and dedicated room for counselling with ensuite facilities and own entrance. My room is on the ground floor and has wheelchair access. If you would prefer I am also able to travel and visit you at home for a small additional fee to cover my petrol costs.
I am available for hour long sessions in the evenings and at weekends. I work with children, young people, adults, couples and groups. I am able to offer a limited number of concessionary rates to counselling students and those on low incomes. I am registered with the BACP and work within their professional and ethical guidelines. I am experienced in a range of issues.
Please telephone or email to discuss further, or to arrange a free, no obligation, 30 minute meeting.
Training, qualifications & experience
My background is in nursing, and as a qualified nurse I worked within the NHS for over thirty years. I am currently employed by Derby University as a Lecturer in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I combine this role with my private counselling practice.
I have a first class honours degree in Humanistic Counselling and a distinction at Masters level in Trauma Studies, both from the University of Nottingham. I have attended further postgraduate training in working with children and adolescents, working creatively with clients, gestalt therapy, working with anxiety and depression, working with loss and grief, eating disorders, childhood sexual abuse, domestic violence, child protection, sexual violence and rape, sexuality, mindfulness and focusing.
I volunteered for 4 years for ISAS (Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors) and I was a volunteer counsellor and board member for Counselling Xtra in Nottingham for 3 years. I have worked as a consultant in mediation with a local company. I am trained and experienced in group therapy. I have a special interest in researching and working with individuals and couples experiencing trauma from miscarriage and stillbirth.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My hourly rate is £40 for individuals and £50 for couples. For 6 sessions booked in advance the rate is £220 for individuals (reduction of £20) and for couples the rate is £275 (reduction of £25). This is for face to face, telephone or a Skype session.
Please contact me to discuss the rate for mediation, group therapy or to discuss my concessionary rates which I can offer to a limited number of counselling students or clients on low incomes.
For further information please visit my website.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I am available for evening and weekend appointments
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|