Kathy Humberstone MBACP (Accred.) Counsellor & Supervisor
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.
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 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 also 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 certificate in working with children and young people and in 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 psychological trauma following miscarriage and stillbirth, person centred education, and reflective practice of counselling students.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
My hourly rate for counselling is £40 for individuals (all age groups) and £50 for couples.
My hourly rate for counselling supervision is £45.
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.
For further information please visit my website.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I have some availability in the daytime, but I am mostly available after 5pm or on Saturdays.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|