Katie Keighley

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MBACP; Dip TA Couns;
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Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DH
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Making the decision to talk to a therapist about how you are feeling can be one of the toughest ones you’ll make, but it can be life changing.

I know that finding the right therapist can be a difficult and a daunting prospect.

Depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, bereavement, a life changing decision, relationships, work, identity, a diagnosis, supporting someone else and feel forgotten, neglected, perhaps you are just drifting and feeling lost without purpose. A new problem or one that has been buried within for years. Share and be liberated without judgement.

I will work with you on your path to achieve either of two things - to help you overcome your anxieties completely or to find a way to help live with them and making an easier life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have had several years training and experience in Person Centred counselling including complex grief; traumatic bereavement; depression; anxiety and suicidal thoughts. I have been involved with the bereavement charity Cruse for a number of years, working with bereaved individuals through their grief. I am the Mental Health & Wellbeing Lead at my place of work, working with Senior Management Team to embed a positive approach to mental health and supporting people who need it.

I am a qualified Transactional Analysis therapist, and this, combined with my Person Centred experience allows me to bring different perspectives to the counselling/therapy room, to support you.

When meeting face-to-face, we will meet In Ambleside, in an accessible building with free parking. When working online, we will use Zoom. 

Member organisations

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£45.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Additional information

When you contact me, I will make a time for us to have an initial telephone consultation, this is free of charge and usually lasts 30-45 minutes.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Occasional evening sessions may be available. I don't usually see clients in the school holidays

Ambleside Parish Centre, Vicarage Road, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 9DH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)


Katie Keighley
Katie Keighley