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Katrina Liosatos

Barry CF63
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About me

Hello, I’m Katrina and I hope you find the following information about my counselling practice and experience useful when choosing the right practitioner for your needs:

I have been a qualified counsellor for the last 20 years, after gaining a BSC Honours Degree in Behavioural Sciences, followed by Post Graduate Diplomas in Integrative Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Consultative Supervision at the University of South Wales (Newport.) I have worked privately; for the NHS; in the mental health field; and was senior counsellor for a drug and alcohol agency for 17 years, so have experience in a wide range of often complex client issues, as well as supervising both qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.

I provide counselling on a one to one basis at a place most convenient for you, this could be at my office or online (telephone, Skype or Zoom), the main focus is for you to be comfortable. Barry Counselling Service is an ethical organisation with the goal of providing accessible face to face counselling and psychotherapy. I have daytime and evening appointments available and am happy to discuss arranging convenient appointment times with you.

I have a wide knowledge and experience in the theory and practice of several therapeutic approaches, including, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, brief solution focused therapies, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. I have had regular external counselling/clinical supervision throughout my career and fully understand the importance of maintaining this practice to safeguard myself as well as my clients. Supervision enables us to recognise and be confident of our competency levels and safely explore any limitations and understand when it is necessary to refer clients to other more suitable organisations for more specialist interventions.

I greatly enjoy working with individuals through often complex issues, working together to help them recognise, identify and achieve their goals.  Exploring your options via counselling in a safe environment can enable you to make positive therapeutic changes, improve your overall well-being and therefore enhance your quality of life.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), hold their Certificate of Proficiency and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a member of the United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice (UKASFP) and have recently qualified as a Certified Practitioner of Neuro Linguistic Programming, NLP Coach and Hypnotherapist.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications include:

University of Wales, Newport:

2010 - 2011  Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision

2002 - 2003  Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

2000 - 2001  Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling

1999 - 2000 Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling

1997 – OCN Certificates Level 1 & 2 Counselling Skills

University of Glamorgan:

1995 – 1998 BSc (Hons) Degree in Behavioural Sciences

CPD (Continued Professional Development) Includes:

2019  Certified NLP Coach, Time Line Therapy Practitioner and Hypnosis Practitioner Course                                                                                                                                                           2019  Certified NLP Practitioners Course

2019  Stop It Now! Child Sexual Abuse Awareness/Prevention

2019  Violence Against Women Ask & Act Training Level 2

2019  Substance Misuse and Sexual Health Training (SMASH)

2019  Phil Harris  - Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2 Days)

Working With Co-Occurring Mental Health/Substance Misuse

Diversity & Discrimination

Terrence Higgins Trust - HIV & Hepatitis

Working With Trauma

Awareness of Eating Disorders

Recovery Framework Training – Embracing Recovery

Working With Alcohol Related Brain Injury

Protection Of Vulnerable Adults Training

Child Protection Training

Steroids and Image Enhancing Drugs

Equal Opportunities

Introduction to Equality & Inclusion

ASIST Suicide Intervention Training (2 days)

BACP - Ethics & Complaints

Working with Self Harm

Sexual Abuse Workshop “Making A Difference”

Substance Misuse Awareness & Assessment Skills

Assertiveness Training

Member organisations

BACP

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

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Schema Therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

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Fees

Due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis and subsequent social distancing measures, I am not currently seeing clients face to face; I am however offering slightly shorter (up to 40 minutes) telephone, Skype or Zoom sessions at the reduced fee of £25 per session for the duration of lockdown.

Fees for a full session are £35.

161 Holton Road
Barry
Vale Of Glamorgan
CF63 4HP

Barry
CF63

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

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.

Wheelchair user access

Due to my own ongoing mobility issues, I am currently unable to offer home visits.

Availability

Seven days a week including some evenings.

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Supervision

Supervision available

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Katrina Liosatos

Katrina Liosatos