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About me

Life can be challenging and take its toll and never more so than in the current climate.  I can offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore any difficulties that are on your mind. I can help you bring about real and meaningful change in your life.

You may be struggling to cope with difficult feelings or relationships or having trouble processing a painful situation.  You may be dealing with debilitating feelings of anxiety, depression or sadness or generally at a cross-roads in life and in need of assistance in working out a new direction.  Whatever the reason that has brought you here we can talk openly in confidence.

How I can help

Currently I offer my counselling services in person based at my practice in Morley or online (Zoom) and via telephone support. I can also offer walk and talk sessions, which can be a great way to connect in person, if you are feeling anxious about meeting indoors.

I trained as a person-centred practitioner which means that it is all about you; the client. No two people are the same, you deal with issues differently and see and experience things differently, that is why your counselling will be unique to you as an individual. We will work together where you can feel safe to open up and explore the things you may not want to say out loud, without feeling embarrassed, a burden, ashamed or judged.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • BA (Hons) Applied Social Science & Psychology

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and follow their ethical framework.

I hold a full DBS check and am trained in safeguarding.

As well as working in private practice, I also volunteer for a charity providing counselling support services for families and teaching staff across schools in Leeds and have supported student mental health at a local college.

Whilst I believe in the training, knowledge, and skills I bring to the counselling room, the most encouraging feedback I get from my clients is that they feel heard and they feel that I really understand them and their problems. For me this is transformational.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Person-centred therapy
  • Walk and Talk Therapy

Fees

£40.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

£20 initial meeting 

£40 per session (50 mins) 

I also have several low cost counselling slots so if you are in need of support please get in touch.   

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Morley
Leeds
West Yorkshire
LS27

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults

Key details

DBS checked
Wheelchair user access

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.

One of the rooms I work from is fully accessible for wheelchair users so please mention this requirement when booking

Online platforms

Zoom

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Katie Graves BA (Hons) Dip Couns

Katie Graves BA (Hons) Dip Couns