Kathy Robson

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MBACP, MNCPS Senior Accredited Counsellor, Supervisor
Available for new clients
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Rayleigh SS6 & Southend On Sea SS1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

"The first step to a better life".

Kathy Robson Counselling can offer you an experienced, fully qualified and Senior Accredited Counsellor who can assist you with a range of issues, problems and difficulties that you may be experiencing in your life. Kathy provides a safe, caring and non-judgmental environment where she helps each client on their journey in a confidential manner. Get in touch today for a FREE, no obligation Consultation. Which will give you the chance to meet Kathy, discuss your needs and to see if counselling is right for you. 

Watch her video below where Kathy explains more about counselling.


Kathy is on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Kathy works very closely with you to form a mutual working relationship that will empower you to explore and address your concerns, she believes the aim of counselling is to bring about change by allowing you to reflect on your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. A counsellor partnership is being on a level with each other and breaking down the barriers - this is of upmost importance to Kathy.

Please see below the following issues that Kathy often works with:

I deal with a whole host of problems, no one person is the same or has a label but some of the areas I've helped with are; relationship issues, loss and bereavement, anger and anxiety, depression, mental health, low self-confidence and low self-esteem, stress at work, feeling low and demotivated, loneliness, isolation, identity, culture and obsessive compulsive disorders.

Previously I worked as a volunteer counsellor at MIND and also at a local hospice as a bereavement counsellor which has helped me understand a variety of problems and issues. It has to be said that I have been through counselling myself which benefits me from being on both sides of the couch! I really am on the same level as my clients and with my expertise I can identify and help solve the day to day issues that affect so many people. Testament to that I have run my own practice from home since 2012 which continues today.   

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 2 Initial Counselling Skills - (2004)
  • Level 2 Counselling Skills - (2005)
  • Level 3 Counselling Studies - (2006)
  • Advanced Diploma in Counselling - (2008)
  • Practitioner Diploma - Cognitive Behavioural Therapy - (2010)
  • Certificate in Counselling Supervision (2016)

I am on the National Counselling Society register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority. Registered Member of National Counselling Society NCPS15 - 01991

I am a member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to the BACP's ethical code of practice. Registered Member of BACP - 133957

BACP Certificate of Proficiency

My theoretical approach is integrative which means I incorporate different theories when working with clients: Person Centered, CBT, Psychodynamic theories and Gestalt ideas.

Counselling can be for a fixed term or open ended.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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.

National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS)

The National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society

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In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society
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).

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National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society


£55.00 per session
Free initial in-person or telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

In the initial consultation we will complete a verbal contract and discuss your (the client's) expectations of the counselling process and what I can offer you.

Get in touch today for a FREE, no obligation Consultation.   

If you are an individual looking for help and guidance, my current prices are £55 for an individual for a 55 minute session.

Supervision for Students will be £40 for 60 minutes.

Supervision for Students will be £60 for 90 minutes. 

For people who may not be able to attend in person I also offer a telephone service. Please contact me for further details.

Personal therapy for students will be £40.00.


Cash or bank transfers are accepted.


Availability -

I am very flexible on my hours of work and often work around my client's needs so I can offer day & evening appointments. 


From Rayleigh High Street you will need to follow the A129 down the hill passing the train station. Go under the railway bridge and follow the road until you reach a cross roads with traffic lights. Turn right into Victoria Avenue and follow the road up the hill until you reach a mini roundabout. Turn right into Stirling Close. The nearest bus route is the number 25 which will drop you at the bottom of Victoria Avenue.

When I work

I am available from Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 9pm. I am available on Saturday morning from 8.30am to 10.30am.

Further information

My story...

Through my own life experience's and seeking therapy myself I soon realised that I was able to understand others by stepping out of my shoes and stepping into theirs. This enabled me to envisage the effect of the problems people face and the pain, distress and worry in attempting to cope and led me to think about a career in counselling. Several years later I was lucky enough to have a placement where I experienced working with teenagers and adults who were learning to cope day by day with their own issues. This provided me with the unique advantage of helping clients from all walks of life and I finally set up my own practice in 2012. I consider it to be a real privilege to be chosen as part of a client's journey and see them develop and change as a person. 

Here is a flavour of theoretical approaches I am often working with:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy: this approach takes thoughts, imagery, self image into account and the aim is to change the negative self beliefs. Clients can re-learn or modify their thought processes by changing their behavioural patterns.

Psychodynamic: is a central aim to help the client to become more self aware and to bring inner feelings, conflicts from an unconscious level to a more accessible conscious level.

Gestalt Therapy: is a type of therapy that works with the concepts of unity, wholeness and the integration of body, feelings and intellect. "Unfinished Business" form the past is brought into the awareness. This is a creative approach which uses techniques such as the empty chair.

Person Centered: is a non directive module that focuses on the quality of the client - therapist relationship as each person is an individual who is considered to be unique.

There are many ways of dealing with therapy and I work closely with each individual to find the right journey and the right approach for them. You may use different techniques but everyone is unique and has a story to tell and it's about listening to that person and discovering what's right for them. The above techniques aid in getting to the core of each problem a client may have but working together we will find what's right for you.     

Recent Client Testimonials:

I found Kathy randomly on an internet search for a Counsellor in the Rayleigh Area. In January 2017 I found out some news that rocked my world and disturbed my equilibrium. I then knew I needed help. Kathy got back to me straight away and we arranged an introduction. I was nervous and anxious as I've never had any previous counselling and did not know what to expect. From the Get Go Kathy made me feel Safe. At a time when my world was crashing around me Kathy provided a safe haven, a time to express my inner feelings and thoughts, without judgement or persuasion. I cried a lot, I talked a lot, In her confidence Kathy listened and empathised. My time with Kathy was time for me to breath, to work though my issues at my own pace. And we did. 2 months later with Kathy and I got to the place that I needed to be in in order to function going forward. With her Care, Love and encouragement I've faced some huge obstacles. I've now come away with the confidence to start to move forward in my life, but I know Kathy will always be there for me. Thank you for everything Kathy, You saw me through the bad and the ugly and now because of you I've found the strength to face the world again. Bev               

I highly recommend Kathy as a counsellor, she has been of great support and comfort to me during my most difficult and challenging times. During my time with Kathy I have been able to rebuild my life and confidence.

Kathy is warm, calm, professional and reliable. She has opened my eyes to things I was unable to see before and has guided me back to being a happy and confident person again.

Kathy is an excellent therapist, I have always felt welcome, safe, cared for and listened to in therapy sessions. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to family and friends.

Kathy is a very kind gentle lady. I was very nervous at my first meeting with her, but after my session I felt a warm & relaxed feeling I felt at last I have found someone I can talk to. Each time I come away I think about the things we have talked about & feel happier in myself. I have seen other counsellors but felt so alone as if it must just be me. Not any more, I feel I'm getting the understanding that I needed.

I came across Kathy as she was recommended by a friend who had undergone marriage counselling with her. From the moment I stepped into her home I felt at ease. She allowed me to open up about anything that was troubling me whilst feeling safe and secure. I have always left her feeling positive, and knowing that if I needed her before our next appointment I only had to pick up the telephone. Kathy’s support to get over things that have happened in the past and deal with new changes in my life has been priceless. She is very down to earth, and truly cares about her clients. I have recommended Kathy too many people and will continue to do so.

Before I went to see Kathy I thought I didn’t need to see someone but people kept on at me so I thought to keep them happy I’ll go. I went to my session thinking I don’t need to be here. As soon as I arrived and Kathy opened the door with her big welcoming smile. I felt comfortable instantly and everything just poured out. My younger brother had committed suicide 3 yrs beforehand and I had never dealt with it which turned my life upside down. I was in self destruct mode. Running my own business that was going nowhere, drinking too much and close to losing a person that I love. But every week I would come away on a high and even look forward to going. The feeling of being able to talk to someone so freely is priceless. A year on I’m a changed person. I’m in a stable job finally flying the nest with my other half and drinking well I do it now and then. I cannot thank Kathy enough for helping me change my life around. She will always be considered a dear person and have a space in my heart.

Rayleigh, Essex, SS6

Southend On Sea, Essex, SS1 1EE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Wheelchair access on request.


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