About me

I am Katie, one of the founders and directors of The Family and Therapy Place in Swansea. I am a qualified Counsellor and Play Therapist. I began counselling training in 2010, and since then I have worked with children, young people and adults experiencing a range of emotional issues, with a focus on attachment and trauma. During our sessions together, I will provide you with a confidential, safe and nurturing space to explore all aspects of your life in the here and now. Using Person Centred, Gestalt and Emotion-Focused Therapy and Creativity and Play as my main ways of working, I am here to provide a space that is just for you, where I will listen without judgement, and with warmth and acceptance. Working together, at your pace, we will explore areas of yourself, your life and your relationships, to better understand yourself, and identify parts of your life where you feel stuck or you want to change. I will help you to look back over your childhood, to help you make sense of difficult or traumatic childhood experiences which may have impacted your adult life in ways that you might not have realised. I am here to help you make sense of and recognise patterns of behaviour that you repeat in your daily life and relationships.

I will work with you, to find the most effective way to help you move forward. I am passionate about supporting parents to improve their relationships with their children and their families. I work a lot with parents, to better understand the influence and impact their own parenting has had on the way they parent their children. I can help you understand and work through the effect your attachment history has had on your life, making connections and supporting you to move on with your life, with more confidence and self-acceptance. I am here to help you really understand what attachment means, and how it can impact your relationship with your children and their behaviour on a day to day basis. Learning about neurological development, emotional regulation and the impact of misattunement in parent-child relationships inspired me to undertake further professional training so I could improve my own family relationships, and so that I could also reach as many families as possible. I have come to understand, and wholeheartedly believe in, the healing power of play for children, adults and families. I am here to talk through any questions you may have and I can’t wait to meet you.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Level 7 Counselling Diploma Emotion Focused Therapy MSc Play Therapy Theraplay
  • Level 1 Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy (DDP) Level 1 Trauma Play
  • Foundational and Advanced Gestalt Fundamentals Working with Children the Oaklander way

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BAPT

British Association of Play Therapists

The British Association of Play Therapists was founded in 1992 by a group of now respected practitioners who introduced and pioneered Play Therapy within Britain. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

NCS

National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

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.

Fees

From £40.00 to £55.00
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please don't let money be a barrier to getting in touch. I can offer reduced fee places and provide a number of funded places. I offer an initial free 30 minute session to give us a chance to meet and see how we can work together before committing to further sessions Counselling and Play Therapy Sliding Scale of £40 - £60 per session

Student Charges Information
Reduced fee for student therapists - £30 per session

Metropole Chambers
Salubrious Passage
Swansea
SA1 3RT

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Couples
Families
Groups
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

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.

Online platforms

Zoom
Katie Ruddy

Katie Ruddy