Katrina Gibbons-Marshall [MA/PgD L7, MBACP]
I have a wealth of experience in anxiety, depression, panic attacks, feeling sad, trauma, divorce, relationship issues, self harm, bullying, obsessive thoughts and unrelenting worries. I work with children, teens, couples, families and individuals; as I believe there is always hope even in our darkest of times. I can provide an environment where you can feel safe and at ease, when talking your feelings and needs.
When you begin to talk you may get a ‘light bulb’ moment where you gain some understanding about how your past has affected your present and how these repeating patterns can hold you back from gaining your fullest potential. My focus is on the importance of helping you explore your feelings in a safe and caring environment, by giving you all the space and time you may need. My hope is that through working together, you will be able to slowly start to take and gain control of your life, as I believe everyone has the right to feel happy.
Counselling is a unique relationship; based on empathy and understanding.
I have experience working with:
- Self Harming
- Eating disorders
- Substance abuse
- Relationship problems
- Gender issues
- Solution base
- Corporate counselling
- Long term illness
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Couple counselling
- Family counselling
- Panic & fear
Training, qualifications & experience
Training, Qualifications & Memberships - Reg: Member-BACP, MA/PgD L7-Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy, Cert: Counselling and Psychotherapy, Member-APA, Reg: Member-CTUK, Reg: Member-Child Mind Institute, Reg: Member-W.H.O Reg: Member-British Journal of Child Health.
Training, Knowledge & Experience - Outside Therapy, Listening, Learning and Talking through Play, COVID-19 OHS, Child Protection, Prevent, 12 Step, CBT, CAT, DBT, Walking Therapy, Basic Mindfulness and Meditation skills, Adoption & RNIB.
I have over the years worked as a residential social worker in Buckinghamshire, a resettlement officer in Hertfordshire, Palliative care support worker for families in crises for BUPA, Learning support worker and supply teacher in Hertfordshire secondary schools and during this time I have gained a wealth of experience from a variety of age groups, ethnicity and genders. Due to this, I decided to further my development and awareness and train to become a counsellor/therapist. I trained at the University of Hertfordshire for 4.5yrs, where first, I gained a Higher Certificate I then continued to train further to a MA/PgD level 7 in counselling and psychotherapy.
My Counselling Experience:
I have worked in a Youth counselling service (YiS), providing short term counselling for adolescents with a variety of issues from self harming, eating disorders, abuse, rape, anger, loss, depression, personality disorders, anxiety, bullying...
I have also worked for a county (Hertfordshire) run organisation SCCS, working with teachers (all levels), parent & family support workers, parents offering long term counselling in areas such as: PTSD, OCD, bullying, stress, loss, depression, anxiety, anger, self esteem, family counselling and borderline personality disorder.
I provide supervision for pastoral care, Local Bishops, Clergy and Parenting workshops. Where I have offered support in areas such as relationship problems, panic and fear, addictions, gender, relationships.
I have been a linked counsellor for the WHO and supported employees and families that have been working away from home due to their work commitments.
I provide counselling to independent schools, including Duncombe, St Josephs in the Park & Westbrook in Hertfordshire.
I am also, the lead support counsellor for Hertfordshire Adoption Services, for families, children and teens, for those in the adoption process and the adoption community.
I am trained in the 12 step addiction program.
I also work with "looked after children" and foster carers and I am an advocate for the "enough abuse" charity.
I am confident and at ease working within a palliative care environment [Bupa] and those that are experiencing loss, bereavement and disabilities, also including the RNIB.
I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I am fully insured (Holistic) and I work within the BACP code of ethic and hold a up to date DBS
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Self harming.
- Working with teenagers.
- Corporate counselling.
- Solution based.
- Long term illness.
- Listening and talking through play.
- Working with people with Autism & Asperger's.
- Borderline personality disorder.
- Couples counselling.
- Family counselling.
- Walking therapy.
- Obsessive thoughts.
Initial telephone consultation-Free of charge
Face to Face £45 per session
Online £30 per session [Zoom, WhatsApp Video, Facetime & MS Teams]
Mobile & Phone £30 per session
Home visits £65 per session [up to 20miles]
Couple counselling £55 per session
Family Counselling £65 per session
Supervision £60 per 1.5hr session
Each session is approx. 50mins [longer session times are available]
If you have any further question please feel free to contact me via text, phone or email.