"Between the idea and the reality... Falls the shadow" TS Eliot.
I get the shadow.
Sometimes it's hard to know what you feel, or how you feel and even harder to be able to express it - to yourself, never mind to someone else; my particular skill is in getting that and helping you to get that. Once the feelings are identified and understood we are able to unpick what it is, that's actually going on and deal with it, in a way that feels comfortable and possible for you.
When you come to see me, the counselling session is about you, the focus is on you … but I bring myself to the session, so that the experience is a real and genuine experience in which we both participate.
I can offer you structure and empathy,understanding and clarity of vision,combined with warmth, wit and honesty.
I have worked as a Counsellor for 13 years and have a very broad base and depth of experience.
I have worked particularly with trauma and sexual/ physical/ domestic abuse and unequal emotional relationships of all kinds and also with loss and bereavement , anxiety, low confidence and low self esteem.
I work with adults and I am a qualified supervisor.
I currently work in private practice , on a national counselling helpline, and in employees assistance work. I work online and by telephone and offer some face to face counselling and supervision.
I work with integrity in a very open and honest way with whatever issues you would like to bring.
I work well with people of all backgrounds and class and I am not easily shocked.
Training, qualifications & experience
I'm a qualified, registered Counsellor and member of the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists).
I am a qualified supervisor with a certificate in Supervision from the Manchester Institute of Psychotherapy
I started working as a Counsellor in 2008.
I have set up and delivered Counselling services in 5 Sure Start Centres in Huddersfield and worked for Leeds Counselling.
I have worked in an IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies service ) with Insight Therapies in Calderdale which provides structured short term counselling (up to 6 sessions) for individuals within the NHS and I have worked long term with clients- up to 3 years doing delicate explorative work, both within organisations and in private practice.I currently work for Insight therapies Well being service.
I was the Counselling Coordinator at the Womencentre Halifax and worked there for over 12 years until the start of 2020. I now supervise counsellors within the thrive and survive team at Bradford.
My background is in Arts and as a Health Professional for 25 years (Physiotherapist)
Psycho educational individual and group work delivered whilst counselling
- self awareness
- self esteem
- confidence building
- problem solving
- sleep and relaxation
- obsessive compulsive disorder
- attachment disorders
- Dealing with loss
For Counsellors/Psychologically Interested Parties
My Counselling training was Integrative, I am primarily Person Centred, but use TA, Gestalt, Psychosynthesis, Existentialist, Solution focussed and some CBT techniques.I qualified at Sheffield hallam University in February 2010.
My supervision training was a mixture of Person Centred, Gestalt and TA and I qualified at the Manchester institute of Psychotherapy in March 2018.
I am registered to provide counselling and supervision with Leeds Beckett university and with Salford university. I also supervise students from Leeds college and Kirklees and counsellors in private practice, as well as counsellors with the Bradford Survive and Thrive team.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Problem solving, parenting and life coaching.
£45.00 per session
My fees per hour are £45, for individuals.
I charge £50 per hour for supervision.
I do not offer a free initial session, however I am very happy to speak with potential clients on the phone to discuss the possibility of us working together and to answer any potential queries you may have. I will not charge you for this service.
Daytime and some evening appointments are available in Hebden Bridge and Todmorden. Please contact me as I am flexible depending on what work you want to do.
"I think its difficult to explain just how perceptive kathy is and how quickly she can understand where you are at and where you may need/like to be.
I met her when I was very nearly in complete crisis and she helped me so professionally and empathically. She spotted things that other teams hadn't noticed and I can never thank her enough for her genuinely life changing work in supporting me"