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My name is Katie and firstly I would like to thank you for taking the time to read my profile.
Taking those first steps into counselling can be sometimes confusing and I understand that you may have questions or you may be unsure as to what to do next, below I have tried to give you an understanding of how I work and what I am able to offer you.
How do you work?
I am a integrative one to one counsellor.
I offer face to face sessions and remote sessions, either by telephone or online
I will offer you a non judgemental, safe and confidential space for you to feel able to start exploring any issues you feel may be impacting on you and your life.
How often will our sessions be?
Our sessions will be for 50 minutes I offer sessions weekly or fortnightly.
How can I contact you?
You can contact me via email, text message or telephone - I will reply within 24 hours of your contact.
What happens next?
I understand that taking the steps into counselling can be at times daunting and cause a mixture of different emotions and questions....
I offer a 30 minute free assessment via telephone to answer any questions you may have, and to gain a deeper understanding of what you need from me and explore how we can work together. I will also explain what will happen in our first session together and moving forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have nine years experience as a integrative counsellor I blend Cognitive Behavioural therapy, Person Centred and Transactional Analysis, blending these methods enables me to work with a range of issues as sometimes we are unable to identify what our issue is and it can be hard sometimes for us to say how we are feeling or what has got us to the place we are in at the moment, so blending these enables me to be able to give you the space to explore different areas of your life, to gain clarity and empower you to be able to find a way to move forward.
I have gained my experience working with all genders in addiction settings community settings and within the criminal justice system.
I worked within a addiction setting for eighteen months. I worked in a female setting in the community for three and a half years and I worked with males in a prison setting for three and a half years.
Through my work I have gained experience working with a range of complex mental health issues including trauma, abuse, personality disorders, addiction, PTSD, suicide, self harm depression and anxiety. I have experience in pyschoeducation and helping to put coping strategies in place to manage physical symptoms that many may experience.
My qualifications and further training
Level 2 in counselling skills - 2011 - 2012
Level 3 in counselling studies - 2012 -2013
Diploma in Integrative counselling and psychotherapy - 2013 -2015
BPS - PTSD trauma workshop - February 2020
BACP Certificate of proficiency- October 2021
Including Diverse Cultures - November 2021
Mental health first aid training - February 2022
Diploma in Integrative Supervision - 2021 - currently studying completion June 2022
I currently supervise student counsellors at MIND
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Concession rates are offered at £30.00
When I work