Hello, I’m Katie, welcome to my profile.
So how can I help?
Maybe you're struggling with emotional stress?
Feeling stuck? A loss of purpose and direction in life?
Experiencing the effects of a loss or trauma?
There are many reasons why you may be seeking counselling. Talking to family and friends can often help but it's not the same as sharing your concerns with a trained professional. I specialise in helping people find a way to manage anxiety, rebuild self-confidence and overcome life's obstacles.
I believe we all have an amazing capacity for change and that the therapeutic relationship can be instrumental in unlocking that capacity. With my support you can begin to make sense of the issues that are causing concern and finally start to transform your life.
I provide a warm, confidential space for you to explore behaviours and express innermost thoughts and feelings without fear of judgement. Your therapeutic journey may be challenging but it can present opportunities for valuable development, helping you to move forward and regain control.
I am a qualified humanistic counsellor and my core approach is person-centred, however I utilise a range of counselling approaches based on your individual needs. I recognise that we are all unique and tailor your sessions accordingly.
I am also a qualified hypnotherapist and offer this service both as a separate therapy or in conjunction with counselling. Hypnotherapy can be beneficial for a number of issues including anxiety, fears and phobias and past traumas. Hypnotherapy takes you to a place of deep relaxation, allowing us to connect with your subconscious mind. It can help to change negative ways of thinking and behaving, allowing you to feel more in control.
I am experienced in providing both long-term and short-term therapy, covering a range of issues. Whatever you are dealing with, I'll provide a safe, empathic space for you to explore your concerns. The therapeutic relationship we establish is key to nurturing your healing and bringing about change.
Alongside my private practice, I’m also employed by the NHS working in a number of GP surgeries as a Mental Health Practitioner. This role involves assisting clients to manage mild to moderate mental health issues using a range of therapeutic techniques.
I have experience working within the Charity Sector providing counselling services for Leeds based charity, Phoenix Health and Well-Being. As a volunteer counsellor I have worked with adults on a range of issues providing both long and short-term therapy.
Some of the areas I’ve worked with include
- Generalised anxiety
- Social anxiety
- Low self-esteem
- Loss and Bereavement
- Low mood
- Relationship issues
Training, qualifications & experience
- Diploma In Therapeutic Counselling
- Diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy
- Certificate in Counselling Skills Levels 2&3
APT-Accredited training in:
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) essentials
- CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) with Non-Suicidal Self-Injury
- Solution Focused Therapy
- Motivational Interviewing & Stages of Change
- DBT (Dialectical Behaviour Therapy) essentials
- DICES risk assessment training
- RAID course- Reinforce Appropriate (behaviour), Implode Disruptive (behaviour)
- Domestic Abuse
- Equality & Diversity
- Suicide prevention
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
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a free initial telephone consultation to help you decide whether I’m right for you.
My fees thereafter are £45 for a 50 minute counselling session, payable by bank transfer in advance or cash on the day
My fees for hypnotherapy are £60 per 60 minute session
Cancellations are subject to full payment if less than 48 hours notice is given.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapist (BACP) and am bound by its code of ethics.
I hold full professional indemnity insurance
I hold a DBS certificate
If you require any further information, please give me a call. I’d be happy to answer any questions you may have.