My name is Katie Craven and I am a person centred counsellor who is passionate about personal development and growth in a safe and warm space.
I have worked for an LGBT charity for over 4 years and have extensive experience with clients who identify as LGBTQ+ as well as family and friends of the community.
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Psychology degree
- Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
I have been thoroughly trained in LGBTQ+ inclusion and health inequalities including trans and non-binary inclusion.
I also have experience in the following areas:
- Health anxiety and contamination OCD
- Relationship anxiety
- Generalised Anxiety
- Relationship issues
- Low mood
- Domestic Abuse
- Self esteem issues
- General wellbeing
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
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
rOCD and relationship anxiety
£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session
Concessions offered for
Sessions are £45 per 50 minutes
"Katie was so attentive and listened so well and helped to realise the way I feel is totally justified, something that had been plaguing me for years as I tried to make myself feel like I fitted in. I was able to come away from the sessions really positive and with a completely different outlook than the one I had previously"
"I initially saw Katie for help with my mental health issues and general wellbeing. At the beginning of our sessions there was a development in my personal life that made things very difficult and stressful for me. Katie supported me effectively through this time over the phone during the pandemic. It was a tough time for me, and Katie helped me manage better day to day, and was an invaluable resource for my mental health."