About me

Life is challenging and whilst you are doing the best you can, sometimes we need to reach out for some help, which shows commitment to make positive changes and huge courage.

I will work with you, at your pace, on the issues that you are struggling to make sense of or cope with. I will support you unconditionally on your counselling journey.

I work online, by telephone and face to face, making counselling accessible in whichever way suits you best. I work with young people and adults with a person-centred approach to counselling and psychotherapy which means that I will accept you as you are, without judgement. I will walk alongside you as you explore your experiences, supporting you as you build awareness, coping strategies and become empowered, to find the answers within yourself.

The space I offer you is your time for you. I will not direct your sessions or tell you what to do as I believe that you are the expert on yourself. I hope to have the privilege of helping you with what you need from your therapeutic journey.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have experience working with the Teamwork Trust charity, Northampton Rape Crisis for survivors of sexual violence and within the NHS for CABS (Children and Adolescent Bereavement Services), as well as my own private practice working with adults and young people aged 12yrs and upwards.  I work with many issues, including but not limited to; self-esteem and reduced confidence, grief, loss, anxiety, depression, anger, bullying, domestic and sexual violence, trauma and common day to day life problems. I attend many continual professional development courses to ensure that I am constantly up to date on my own learning.  I am based between North Northamptonshire and South Leicestershire, covering Market Harborough, Kettering and the surrounding area.


  • 2020 CPCAB Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • 2020 Counselling Tutor - 80hrs Online & Telephone Counselling 2.0 (Accredited)
  • 2019 Northampton Rape Crisis training in sexual violence
  • 2018 Cruse Bereavement Care - Foundation, Face to Face and Sudden & Traumatic Death training
  • 2018 CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
  • 2017 CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • 2016 CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills

Member organisations


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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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.

Therapies offered

  • Humanistic therapies
  • Person-centred therapy


Additional information

I offer a free 20 minute initial telephone or Zoom consultation, so that you have an opportunity to meet me and for me to assess whether my area of expertise matches what you are looking for.

I charge £50 for an assessment session which lasts 60-90 mins.

All subsequent sessions are £45 for 60 mins.


I am available Monday to Saturday.  I can be flexible about hours but please be aware that I have a waiting list for sessions on Saturdays.

Further information

Whilst I offer face to face therapy, I appreciate that this may not suit everyone in these unprecedented times during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Please do contact me to discuss this as I will happily offer you an alternative way of working that's right for you.

Market Harborough


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Older adults


Katie Shepherd

Katie Shepherd