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 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.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
My hourly rate for counselling is £50 for individuals (all age groups) and £60 for couples.
My hourly rate for counselling supervision is £50.
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.
I am available during the day at limited times, evenings Monday to Thursday, and Saturdays.
For further information please visit my website.