Hello, I’m Katrina. I am a fully qualified and experienced Humanistic & Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, and a registered member of the BACP. My private practice is based in Bingham, Nottinghamshire.
Choosing to have counselling is a brave decision and often made at a challenging or painful time in your life. Finding the right therapist for you is incredibly important and I understand how difficult this can be. I can provide a warm, genuine, confidential space without judgement, giving you the opportunity to be heard, valued, and understood. At the core of my practice is to establish a respectful therapeutic working relationship with you and within this environment together we can explore your difficulties, challenges and what you might want to change, safely.
As a Humanistic & Integrative therapist, I believe in the worth of all individuals, treating people fairly and valuing difference. I welcome diversity and inclusivity, as it allows me to value the uniqueness of everyone. My own personal life experiences have shaped who I am today and how I choose to live; courageously, authentically, with love, kindness, respect, and integrity.
What to expect in the first session?
Our first session gives you the opportunity to see if I am the right therapist for you and for me to ensure I am the best person to meet your needs. I know from my own experience how important it is to have the right therapist, one who you feel comfortable and safe with. If we both decide to work together I will invite you to give me a brief history of what brings you to counselling and your hopes for the future.
How counselling can help
Counselling can help with many difficult challenges from coping with traumatic experiences and events, to constantly striving to do your best but never feeling good enough, to dealing with depression or anxiety, or managing difficult relationships, harmful emotions or behaviours.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Bachelor of Science (Hons) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy gained at the highly respected Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute in Nottingham (University of Staffordshire), which is fully accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), aligned with and committed to their ethical framework.
Throughout my life prior to becoming a therapist, I have experienced different types of relationships and challenges within my career and personal life. I understand what it is like to experience bereavement, challenging relationships, family dynamics, relational breakdowns, chronic illness, redundancy, and lifestyle changes, all of which gives me insight into the challenges my clients might be experiencing.
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
£45.00 per session
Currently, I offer sessions online using Zoom or by telephone; please contact me to discuss availability. I offer short term (up to 12 sessions) or longer term based on your needs, which we would discuss at our initial session.
I offer an initial consultation of up to 50 minutes to assess what your needs are and if we both feel we can work together, at a cost of £25.
Subsequent sessions last approximately 50 minutes and cost £45.
I offer concessions for students funding their own education and are contracted for long-term therapy.
Payment is by BACs prior to our session.
I have experience of working with a wide range of client issues including:
- Child related issues
- Chronic Illness and health related issues
- Cultural differences
- Eating disorders
- Grief and loss
- Relationship difficulties
- Sexual abuse
- Work-related issues.