Katie Ward - BSc (Hons) PG Dip (Reg.MBACP).
I have the skills and experience to support you through a difficult time, for example helping you to feel happier by managing your worries, anxiety, low mood, negative thinking, self-doubt or low self esteem. I can share coping techniques and train you to practice strategies that will help you gain better control.
My overall aim is to provide an opportunity for you to work towards living in a more satisfying and resourceful way. Within a calming atmosphere, where i will listen, encourage, empathise and offer the opportunity to identify your troubles more clearly or from a different perspective .I can help you to make better sense of what is happening in your life and to think about possible choices, in order to make positive changes . Together we can problem solve and focus on solutions.
I can help you to 'join up the dots' and understand yourself better, to support you to move forward with difficult or distressing life events such as ;bereavement, divorce,health problems or job concerns. Or more general feelings of dissatisfaction with life .
I believe that everyone has the capacity for personal growth and change , given the right conditions. I can help you come to terms with any negative feelings and inner conflicts in order to improve relationships with others or grow and develop in your own way. Offering you a greater sense of personal understanding.
Psychotherapy/Counselling is for anything that might be worrying you, to support you in finding your own solutions to resolve or cope with your situation. Together we can discuss emotional problems and behaviours that you are struggling with whilst assessing how to change your response to them.
My approach to therapy is informed by a predominantly Person Centred/Client Centred perspective, this means I can tailor treatment according to your individual needs . I will use talking therapy to support you and sometimes use a creative approach as a therapeutic tool which can help you find a way of expressing yourself beyond words.
Additionally, and when appropriate, i include a Mindfulness Resilience approach to support your mental wellbeing .This practice includes an awareness of your thoughts and feelings as they happen moment to moment allowing you to see the present moment more clearly .
This method can help you to enjoy the world around you more and understand yourself better. It lets you stand back from your brooding thought patterns to gradually train yourself to notice when your thoughts are taking over. Recognising that thoughts are a normal process and are simply our busy minds that do not have to control us . Helping to notice signs of stress and anxiety earlier .
But the client will always be given a choice.
When you first contact me we can have a chat to discuss whether my approach is appropriate for you and then agree on how many sessions may be appropriate.
Also , we can discuss what will happen in your first session and how often we will meet .
I am a qualified Psychotherapist/Counsellor with both a professional and academic qualification :
BSc (hons) First Class Degree in Psychotherapy & Counselling Professional Practice
PGdip Advanced Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies.
I provide counselling face to face, over the telephone and video chat.
Also i am a registered member of the BACP .
Training, qualifications & experience
- BSc Hons Counselling & Psychotherapy Professional Practice.
- Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Psychotherapy and Counselling Studies
- Currently studying MSc in Advanced Psychotherapy & Counselling Studies
- Professional Counselling experience working with cultural diversity/domestic abuse/trauma/loss for a Community Charity with adult clients.
- Professional experience working with Children & Young People in an Educational setting.
- Professional experience working for Childline
- Professional experience working as a qualified Bupa Counsellor working with adults & young people
- Level 3 Safeguarding Certificate
- Mindfulness Resilience Approach Experience
- Brief Solution Focused Therapeutic Practitioner
- International Telephone Counsellor Experience
- Self employed counsellor working at 'Just Drop In' charity for disadvantaged children & young people.
- Private professional practice working with adults ,children & young people.
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Concessions offered for
- £45.00 per therapeutic hour (50 mins).
- Concessions available on request
Please contact me for availability.