Hello, I'm Kathy. I am a Person Centred counsellor, but I hold additional qualifications in Life Coaching and CBT which means I have the option to utilise and integrate all methodologies into my practice to best support you.
I work 1-1 with teenagers and adults who are struggling to cope with life changes such as school, friendships, separation, divorce, loss, aging, moving, new job etc, and the feelings that can occur as a result, such as stress, anxiety, fear, guilt, low mood and depression. I can help you to make sense of any change in your life that you did not expect and hopefully we can work together to put things in perspective.
The other potential aspect explored in counselling is when you feel as though you are not transitioning or changing, but are feeling "stuck". You may be questioning where you are in your life and how you would like to be moving forward. We can work together and explore the right path for you, so you can move forward and live the life you want.
I am a member of the BACP and I am committed to working within an ethical framework and as such follow the guidelines of the professional organisation to which I belong.
I am also a qualified lecturer and run workshops on mental health and wellbeing, to the private and public sector. I have supported teenagers in the role of school counsellor in a secondary school where I worked with students aged 11+ and I have mentored young adults 16+ in a further education college.
Counselling provides the space and time to look at your life and to talk about your life in a way in which you may never have done before. It is a confidential and non judgemental space to explore and navigate your feelings. A place to help you discover new coping strategies that allow you to adapt in difficult and uncertain times. It is a place to manage your own wellbeing, connect with yourself again, reflect on your life and develop your resilience.
Who do you work with?
I work with men, women and teenagers of all backgrounds and sexualities.
What can I expect at my first session?
This will be an opportunity for us to get a sense of each other. It will also be a chance for us to gather some detailed information on your background and what has brought you for counselling.
How long is a session?
Sessions last around 55minutes for individuals.
How long will Counselling last?
There is not a typical time for someone to be in counselling – this will depend on what you bring, what you would like to work on and in what depth. It may take some courage to face difficult issues that you may not have ever talked about before. We will decide between us how long we think your sessions will last.
Why go privately?
NHS counselling through Doctors surgeries is often time-limited and you may have to wait a long time to see someone. Usually counselling is not offered on a weekly basis and you are unlikely to have much choice about who you see, when you see them, or the approach they offer.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Hons in Person Centred Counselling
- Diploma in Life Coaching
- Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Diploma in Mindfulness
- Diploma in Counselling Children and Adolescents
- Certificate in Education
Continuous Professional Development
Understanding Stress and Anxiety
Developing Emotional Resilience
Mental Health Awareness
Working with Grief and Loss
Understanding Suicide and Self-Harm
Parentalk- The Teenage years
Self Esteem and Confidence
Alcohol and substance abuse
Fully insured and DBS checked
Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapist
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Self-Esteem and Body Image
Stress at school
Social media Addiction
Drinking and Smoking
Peer-Pressure and Competition
Tuesday .11.00am - 7.15pm
Wednesday 11.00am - 7.15pm
Thursday 10.00am - 6.30
Friday 10.00am - 1.00pm
Please contact me for availability