Kathy Robson MBACP, MNCS Senior Accredited Integrative Counsellor
Southend On Sea
" 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. Kathy works with vulnerable children from 10 years of age to adult.
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 NCS15 - 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.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Behaviour problems
- Bipolar disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Behavioural therapy
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Cognitive therapy
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.
Whether you are an individual or a couple looking for help and guidance, my current prices are £50 for an individual for a 55 minute session or £70 for a couple 55 minute session.
Cash or card payments are accepted. Visa and Mastercard only.
I am also happy to see counselling trainees at reduced rates. Please contact me for further details.
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.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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I am available from Monday to Friday from 9am to 9pm. I am available on Saturday morning from 9am to 12pm.
Types of client
Supervision & training
Supervisor Kathy Robson CBT Practitioner.