Katrina Wilson Smith
M.A.[ hons] Psychology, Adv Dip Couns. MBACP
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Available for new clients
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Are you going through a difficult time? Do you want to feel better about yourself? If the answer is yes counselling can help you. I offer you highly professional counselling, I come with many years experience and whether you are a young person, an adult. or a couple who are in need and want things to be different , I can help . I offer WhatsApp video calls , telephone appointments and also face to face appointments in my confortabile and relaxing private studio Right now you might be experiencing some of the following;
- feeling sad and depressed
- you may be stressed
- having relationship problems
- have low self esteem or self confidence
- experiencing panic attacks
- feeling angry
- have seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- have Generalised Anxiety Disorder
Your life may be lacking direction or you may just feel low but are not sure why. Whatever the reason ,counselling can help you get through difficult times and have a greater sense of well being.I have utilised my skills in both the business workd and the education sector and am passionate about what I do . I will work with you during our sessions together in a calm, safe and confidential setting.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have a Master Degree in Psychology from the University of Dundee and an Advanced Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy and I regularly attend professional development workshops to keep my skills and knowledge updated.I am a member of the British Psychological Society and the National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales. I receive monthly clinical supervision and adhere to the B.A.C.P's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.the areas I have covered include;
Addiction, Anxiety, Abuse, Anger, Bipolar Disorder [Manic Depression], Bullying, Bereavement and Loss, Couples Counselling, Depression, Divorce and Separation, Eating Disorders, Low Self Esteem and Self Confidence,Mental Generalised Anxiety Disorder Health Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder [O.C.D], Panic Attacks , Post Natal Depression,Relationship Issues, Sexuality,Seasonal Affective Disorder , Stress, Trauma, Weight Issues an Work Place Issues. I have extensive experience as s therapist and I am passionate about provide my clients the very best customer care . My services have been called on by British Airways, John Lewis PLC and Private Care Homes within the Northampton area. I also work with young people, individuals, students , families and groups and run workshops on topics such as Anger Management, Effective Communication Skills and Self Esteem Building.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)
BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).
Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.
Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.
All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My Counselling Practice is very easy to find, it is conveniently located just off the A6 in Rushden and a mile from the A45.
Therefore I am very accessible if travelling from Higham, Kettering, Raunds, Northampton, Wellingborough, Bedford or any of the outlying villages. On and off road parking is available
£45.00 per session
Concessions offered for
My fees are as follows,
£45 for individual counselling
£40 for students,
£50 for appointments on Saturdays
You may pay by cash or cheque or by internet banking and sessions can be twice weekly, weekly or fortnightly or even monthly .
Clients do not have to block book several sessions in advance and can pay as they go. If you would like to block book six sessions and pay in advance , the seventh session comes free.
I can normally offer an individual appointment within one week to ten days of your enquiry.
When I work
I am very flexible on appointment times and can see you during the day or if you prefer in the early evening. It is also possible to attend on Saturday morning at a fee of £50
I am a Person Centred Counsellor and research has pointed to this type of counselling being the most effective.This counselling views the client as having the ability to overcome their own problems and difficulties if given the right conditions.The success of this approach has been so strong that since it was first developed over fifty years ago, it is still by far the most popular form of counselling.this therapy has helped many people overcome issues they may be facing, come to term with difficult events and achieve a greater quality of life.
I am also qualified to conduct Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Psychodynamic Therapy.
What To Expect
My counselling studio offers a private, safe and comfortable environment. When we meet our sessions will be confidential and you will be treated with respect and empathy by a counsellor who is highly qualified, who wont judge you and will be accepting and genuine. My role does not involve telling you what to do or giving advice, I will support and work with you so you can look at the options open to you and this will help you find your own unique solutions to your issues. I look forward to answering any questions you may have, please don't hesitate to give me a call or sent me an email and I will get back to you as soon as possible. In special circumstances home visits can be arranged.