Katrina Wilson Smith M.A.[ hons] Psychology, Adv Dip Couns. MBACP
Are you going through a difficult time? Do you want to feel better about yourself? If so,counselling can help you. I can offer you highly professional counselling whether you are a young person, an adult. a couple or a family who are in need and want things to be different.
Right now you might be experiencing some of the following;
- feeling down and depressed
- you may be stressed and anxious
- having relationship problems
- have low self esteem or self confidence
- going through a separation or divorce
- feeling angry
- suffering abuse
Your life may be lacking meaning or 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 am highly qualified and professional with several years experience in all aspects of counselling and psychotherapy. 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 Health Issues, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder [O.C.D], Parenting, Post Natal Depression,Relationship Issues, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Weight Issues an Work Place Issues. I set up my private counselling practice in 2007 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, couples, 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 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
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
My fees are as follows,
£45 for individual counselling
£40 for students, unemployed or retired clients
£60 for couples
You may pay by cash or cheque or internet banking and sessions can be twice weekly, weekly or fortnightly.
Clients do not have to block book several sessions in advance and can pay as they go.
I can normally offer an individual appointment within one week of your enquiry.
I am very flexible on appointment times and can see you during the day or if you prefer in the evening. The last appointment time is 8 p.m. It is also possible to attend on Saturday morning
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.