Katrina McColl MA, PgDip
Hello there, thank you for visiting my page.
First of all, I would like to wish you a warm welcome. Being here and looking for potential therapists is a big step towards making a positive change in your life, or the life of a loved one. Finding the therapist who is right for you is fundamental to the success of personal therapy. I will tell you a little bit about me and the way that I work, if that sounds like it could help then I would love to hear from you.
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, registered with both the BACP and the BABCP. I work openly and honestly with my clients, providing a safe environment to collaboratively explore difficulties and work towards personal goals. It is my personal aim to help you get to know yourself a bit better, and to help you to develop meaningful coping stratagies that will allow you to deal with life’s stressors, whatever and whenever they might be.
As a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist I am interested in exploring the way you think as well as the way that you behave, and demonstrating the intrinsic link between the two. A typical Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) session involves breaking down recent life events that have caused you distress. Together we will take a closer look at the way in which your thoughts, feelings, physical sensations and behaviours have been triggered and work out what is no longer helpful for you. The goal of CBT is to break the cycle that negative thinking creates and work on more adaptive and positive ways of thinking and behaving.
Despite a strong presence of CBT I do work in an integrative manner that is flexible to the needs of my clients. This could involve drawing on different counselling and therapeutic modalities that fit with the style of my client.
if this sounds like something that could help you, please get in touch. I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
- SCOTCAS Diploma in Counselling & Group Work
- COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills
- MA Psychology (hons)
I have experience working with individuals presenting with a wide range of issues including:
- Relationship / Interpersonal Problems
- Substance Misuse
- Low Self Esteem
I also have extensive experience of working with adults with a learning disability in a social care settings as well as within an NHS speech and Language environment.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
Each session is a therapeutic hour of 50 min and is charged at a rate of £30
How to get started:
Contact me via email, we will set up an initial session to meet and talk about how counselling can support you. If you are happy to continue after the initial session we will meet weekly for an agreed period of time, we will review this regularly to ensure you are getting the most you can from therapy.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client