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MBACP (Accred.) Counsellor & Supervisor

About me

Hello, my name is Kathy and I work from home in the Vale of Belvoir as a person centred counsellor and supervisor. I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, and work within their professional and ethical guidelines. 

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic I have been working online via Zoom or via telephone. I am hoping to resume face to face counselling later this year. 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 work with children, young people, adults, & couples. The best way to decide if I am the right counsellor or supervisor for you is to speak to me on the telephone, or to arrange a free, no obligation, meeting of usually around 30-40 minutes.

I am happy to offer individual supervision to qualified or trainee counsellors. I am also keen to offer facilitation of supervision groups.

I am a qualified and experienced teacher of counselling and psychotherapy in higher education and I am able to offer educational services, including presenting at conference & workshop facilitation. Please contact me to discuss.

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 am also a qualified supervisor, with a diploma in supervision. I have a postgraduate Diploma in working with children and young people and a postgraduate certificate in a technique known as Focusing.

I have attended further training in working creatively with clients, working with anxiety and depression, sexuality, domestic violence, self harm and suicide, loss and grief, childhood sexual abuse, safeguarding and child protection, mindfulness, and counselling and the law.


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. My research interests include the role of relationship in counselling children and young people, psychological trauma following miscarriage and stillbirth, person centred education, and reflective practice of counselling students.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

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

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with

Fees

£50.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

My hourly rate for counselling is £50 for individuals (all age groups) and £60 for couples.

Supervision is charged at £60 for 90 minutes. 

I am open to any discussion regarding fees for anyone unwaged or on a low income.

Please contact me to discuss the rate for training and mediation services.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

I combine my practice with working as an undergraduate senior lecturer so my availability can vary and I am always happy when clients can offer some flexibility. 

Further information

For further information please visit my website.

www.valeofbelvoircounselling.co.uk

3 City Road, Stathern, Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, LE14 4HE

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Online platforms

Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

Online
Phone

I am a qualified and experienced person centred counsellor. I work with students in training, with qualified counsellors, individually and with groups

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