Hello, and welcome to my profile.
What ever is going on for you at the moment, my aim is to draw upon all of my skills and experience, which is over twenty years now, to fit your particular needs.
My degree is in humanistic counselling, and since then I have trained in couples therapy, addictions, counselling supervision as well as cognitive hypnotherapy.
It is understandable to try and deal with problems yourself. In many cases these problems can be dealt with, but if you feel stuck then counselling can help.
I have found that some people only need a few sessions before they feel better, and I have a lot of experience with short term work.
I have noticed how many people benefit from the chance to take a step back and re-evaluate areas of their lives, whether it be work related or their relationships.
Many people come to see me simply to work on themselves, whether it be anxiety, health reasons, self worth, or obsessive thinking which can literally take any direction. No problem is too big or too small, and knowing we all experience life differently, it is really important for me to get a good understanding of your situation and some of your background.
I offer both short term and long term therapy, and if you cant make the same day each week due to differing work commitments, I am able to be flexible according to your needs.
I use a variety of techniques within my work and I have found that this flexible approach enables me to adapt to individual needs. I will draw upon all of my experience in order to respond to the particular problems that you are facing. Living with uncertainty is not always an easy thing, and the way we each experience this can add an extra level of discomfort to our lives.
I have many young clients (not children though) who are noticing a lot of anxiety and obsessive thinking and there seems to be so much social pressure these days. Together we can find better coping strategies, and ways of increasing self worth.
I also work with couples and am always interested in how we can bring the best as well as the worst out in each other. Stress, family problems, and uncertainty can all trigger us into reacting in ways which make life even harder. I am here to listen and together we can find new ways for you to experience your situation.
I can offer face to face counselling from a beautiful cabin in my garden, fully ventilated with french doors open, as well as zoom or telephone sessions. Its really important that you know we will be in a private room, and that I respect confidentiality.
I work to the highest ethical standard and am accredited with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.
I welcome university students, and have all the necessary qualifications and BACP accreditation to work with student counsellors. I also offer counselling supervision to other therapists who are welcome to contact me.
I have run my own practice for a number of years and am available during the day and some evenings.
Training, qualifications & experience
Advanced qualification : BA Hons Humanistic Counselling Graduating in 2005
Accreditations: BACP Accredited Psychotherapist/Counsellor since 2006
Specialist Training: Addictions and Relationship Therapy
Couples Counselling Course presented by 'Complete Couples'
Supervision Qualification: wpf Certificate in Supervision
Experienced in Group Supervision
Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy....Registered with The National Council of Hypnotherapy
Certified Practitioner in Neuro Linguistic Programming
Within my supervision practice, I welcome student counsellors as well as experienced practitioners. More details can be found on my web site; www.kateharmarcounselling.co.uk
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
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
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Group counselling Supervision
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
£45.00 per hour for counselling sessions
£50.00 per hour couples counselling
£50.00 for 1 hours supervision
£65.00 for an hour and a half supervision
I am available both day and evenings. I am not available weekends.
I have professional indemnity insurance
DBS: I hold an up to date Enhanced Criminal Record Certificate