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Welcome, my name is Katie Hampton and I have been working as a counsellor for over 13 years. I am a qualified counsellor with an established private counselling practice in the city of Peterborough. I work one to one with individuals on either a long or short term basis and I also work with couples and their relationship issues. I am also a trained Mindfulness teacher, qualified to teach the 8 week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course.
I understand how difficult it can be when making the decision to have counselling, it can take courage to share with another person the deeply held emotions, thoughts and events that we experience in our lives, whether these are based in the past or present day.
Counselling may help you to understand your life and why you do the things you do, maybe you find yourself repeating the same old patterns in your relationships and in your behaviours. Maybe you have turned to unhelpful coping strategies such as alcohol abuse, substance misuse, sexual addictions, spending addictions or eating behaviours that seemed to help and manage difficult emotions for a substantial period of time but now you are noticing that these ways of coping are losing their effect and you want to learn new ways of regulating your emotional world.
I believe we all have an innate need to seek out comfort and safety from another human being. Right from birth we as human beings rely on our care givers to attune into our needs for our survival and safety and this continues throughout our childhood development. The majority of people grow up in an environment where their emotional, psychological and physical needs are adequately met and they develop into secure individuals. However, sometimes this does not happen and we tend to feel insecure in relationships and more importantly insecure in our sense of selves. These first experiences of relationships with our caregivers, siblings and other significant individuals mould who we are and how we experience the world around us and how we interact within our present-day relationships.
I like to work with my clients in a way that suits their needs the most, I encourage clients to enhance the resources they already have within them to grow and develop further. I believe one of the most important relationships we have is the one we have with ourselves and I work with clients to develop self-compassion and lift self-esteem. I integrate the body, emotional world and psychological world of the client into my work to bring a sense of wholeness.
I believe I can offer a confidential, safe and therapeutic relationship where together we can explore the difficulties that are troubling you from your past and present. Once we become more aware of our inner world, our emotions, sensations, thoughts and behaviours the release of negative energy that has developed over time begins to take place, allowing for personal growth and the choice to make changes if we so wish to.
Our initial session is an assessment session where we will discuss what has brought you to counselling and will last for fifty minutes, any further sessions will also last for fifty minutes and are usually on a weekly basis at the same time, however, I can allow for shift patterns. I offer appointments during the week either during the day or evening.
I offer Trans-personal counselling for couples and my aim is to work with the relationship that takes place between the couple to help them grow and develop in their relationship and to recognise their own and one an others true worth. I will work with the couple to build and enhance positive communication between them and to explore issues that the couple are experiencing such as affairs and betrayal and separation and divorce.
Trans-personal counselling is a humanistic approach to therapy and integrates the whole person, all aspects of our being, the spiritual, social, intellectual, emotional, physical and creative, to help us heal and grow. By enhancing all our inner capacities we can make long-term changes. My approach with the couple can include exploration of their childhood relationships, the body and emotions, meditation, visualisation and more.
I have a Diploma in Trans-personal Couples Counselling with the Centre for counselling and psychotherapy in London. I have also completed training in couples therapy for depression with The Tavistock.
If you would like to make an appointment together please contact me and we will arrange an initial consultation where I will gather information on both individuals, this will enable you both to decide if I am the right therapist for you and if you both feel comfortable to work with me. I offer appointments for couples for either one hour or one and a half hour appointments, which ever we decide is most suitable for you.
I work in private practice from my comfortable and welcoming therapy cabin at my home address in Eye which is a 3-mile journey from Peterborough City Centre.
I am qualified to teach the 8-week Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction course (MBSR) which is a structured training programme taught by teachers that have their own mindfulness practice and have been trained to meet the requirements of the UK Network of mindfulness teacher’s guidelines.
The NICE guidelines approve the use of mindfulness-based approaches within the NHS and much research has now been done to know that it is effective for mental health and well being.
I have completed Mindful Eating-Conscious Living Level 1 Training with Jan Chozen
Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW. This program is based upon the Mindful EatingConscious
Living Level 1 Training developed by Jan and Char.
I also run an Understanding Your Eating five-week group workshop developed by Professor Julia Buckroyd.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a registered member of UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) membership number:-2011163649
My qualifications are:-
- Diploma in Trans-personal Couple Counselling, Center for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education CCPE
- Couple Therapy for Depression, Tavistock Relationship centre. IAPT
- BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling, Middlesex University
- Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy
- HE Certificate in Counselling, University of Leicester
- NCFE level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory
- NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
As a requirement of my UKCP membership, I attend regular continued professional development courses and workshops. These include but are not all of them:-
- Telephone Counselling Training: working with long and short-term clients, Sarah Hart Training
- Mindfulness and Individual Therapy, University of Bangor
- Mindfulness-Based Approaches Teacher Training, 8 Week MBSR Course Growing Edges
- Mindful Eating Conscious Living level 1 Training with Jan Chozen
Bays, MD and Char Wilkins, MSW.
- Understanding Your Eating Programme, Professor Julia Buckroyd
- CBT Introductory Course, The Skills Development Service LTD
I am a counsellor working within GP settings and undertake work for employee assistance programmes and companies. I work in both a long and short term basis with adults and I also volunteer with a sexual assault counselling service. I hold a Criminal Records Bureau Certificate.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I am very interested in Mindfulness and mindfulness-based stress reduction and will be running an 8-week mindfulness-based stress reduction course and a Mindful Eating course Please see my website for more details.
You can read more about the Understanding Your Eating programme at my website.
£55.00 - £65.00
I offer an initial free 10-15 minute telephone or video call for you to get a sense of working with me and then if you decide you would like to work with me we can arrange a full assessment appointment where you can tell me what brings you to counselling in more detail and I will take down practical information. We then decide the most beneficial way forward for you and if you wish to return for counselling we will arrange a suitable time for our next appointment, usually on a weekly basis for counselling to be most beneficial to you. Each counselling session will last for fifty minutes.
- Assessment Appointment is the same as the prices that follow
- Individual therapy sessions are charged at £55
- Couple Therapy £65
Payment can be made by cash at the end of each session or by bank transfer before each session commences. Once counselling has begun if you are unable to make a booked session I ask that you try to rearrange for that week at a time that is suitable for us both. If this is not possible I ask for 48 hours notice for cancelling sessions. Any missed or late cancellations will be charged for at the full usual price.
When I work
Evening appointments end by 7.30 pm
All therapy sessions are conducted in confidence and confidentiality will be maintained and applied to any and all records except in the following instances.
- If you give consent in writing for the confidence to be broken.
- Child protection or vulnerable adult issues
- If I believe you are a danger to yourself or another individual
- If the therapist is compelled by a court of law or if it is in the public interest.
If confidentiality was to be broken in any of the above instances I would firstly discuss with yourself where ever possible.