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Katie Brown (MBACP), Individual & Couples Counsellor

About me

Being trained psychodynamically, enables me to look at patterns & coping mechanisms that may have been set down in the past but that are repeating, unconsciously and often unhelpfully, in the present. Often these come to light when a crisis - bereavement; redundancy; illness - occurs.

Offering you an authentic, non judgemental & confidential space to explore the difficult feelings & emotions that arise, can enable us to work on re-imagining and navigating a way through to the future.

Deciding to come into counselling can often feel daunting.  I am always happy to meet you, for an initial and free chat, by telephone so that you can get to know me and the way I work before you commit to anything.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a psychodynamic counsellor, with extensive experience in the NHS, Higher Education Sector and at Living Well, a charity who support clients living with HIV.

I am qualified as a NICE approved Counselling for Depression Practitioner and am currently completing an Advanced Diploma in Couples Counselling & Psychosexual Therapy.

I also work integratively and can teach techniques, including CBT and mindfulness skills, to better help you challenge and manage the emotional stress of everyday life.

As a Registered Member of the BACP, I adhere strictly to their Ethical Framework which supports the importance of safety, confidentiality, respect, and equality.

Prior to training as a counsellor, I read for a Gender Studies with Comparative Religious Studies (BA Hons) & worked for the BBC World Service, making radio programmes.

Member organisations

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have extensive experience working with the LGBTQ+ community.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Psychosexual therapy
  • Psychosynthesis
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transpersonal psychology

Fees

£75 per 50 minute session for individuals

£120 per 75 minute session for couples

Some concessions available if space allows.  Please ask.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Weekdays and evenings. Some weekend work by prior arrangement.

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme
Katie Brown (MBACP), Individual & Couples Counsellor

Katie Brown (MBACP), Individual & Couples Counsellor