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About me

Hello and welcome

My name is Katrina Young and my counselling service is called Key to You Counselling. I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor based in North Bristol.

Currently offering sessions by telephone or online via Zoom or Facetime due to Covid-19 Pandemic. Hoping to go back to face-to-face sessions in near future. Contact me for more information.

Working as an Integrative therapist means that I have a good understanding of how to help clients through life’s many ups and downs with a flexible skillset, whereby our sessions are tailored to suit you, as the individual. For example, we might decide that using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy techniques could be helpful in tackling your anxiety, or perhaps working more creatively could be the ‘Key to You’!

Whichever approach we employ, my work is underpinned by Humanistic, Person-centred therapy - a non-authoritative approach that allows you, my client, to take more of a lead in our sessions.

I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), following their ethical framework. I am also fully insured and I am registered with the Information Commissioners Office (ICO).

I understand that there are times when life can feel too much to handle, not knowing which way to turn or how to move forward. It can feel isolating and confusing, but it is important to know that you don't have to go through it alone.

I can listen and empathise with you. I can provide a non-judgemental environment where you can feel free to talk about your difficulties in a confidential space. I can support you in reflecting, exploring and understanding your difficulties, no matter how big or small.

Help to Find the ‘Key to You’

I have supported people who have experienced anxiety, low self-esteem, low confidence, depression, work stress, relationship issues, loss and bereavements to name a few. I also worked with clients who have dyslexia and understanding on how it impact on us psychologically.

I also have interest and experience in helping clients who are struggling with a sense of what I call ‘stuckness’, in their life.

Are you in a relationship, but have a niggling feeling that something doesn’t quite click, but you’re not sure what?

Are you feeling trapped in a job that doesn’t inspire you to get up every morning, but you can’t put your finger on what career would fulfil you?

Are you feeling imprisoned in life’s routine and experiencing a sense of emptiness, but are unsure of how to fill that void?

……. Are you quietly asking yourself ‘Who am I?’

You are not alone. I have worked with many individuals with troubles such as these. In a world that seems to be telling us how to look, how to act and even how to feel, it’s no wonder we can find ourselves feeling lost and confused.

I accept you fully and I have no wants or expectations of you - my goal is to help you to discover what is best for YOU. In coming closer to understanding who you are, we can talk about what you want in life and then I will support and empower you towards realising your potential.

If you are feeling stuck and need to find clarity and confidence in making changes, I can help you.

Call or text for a no obligation chat on- 07564186271

or email me

I look forward to hearing from you.

Training, qualifications & experience

About me

I am a warm, friendly and down to earth person. I am empathetic and always try my best to see and feel things the way you do.

In the past I have worked in retail and Health and Social Care sectors, working as a nursing assistant with children, working with the ambulance service and sexual health clinic. During and after my counselling training I volunteered with a self-injury support line, supporting people anonymously by text and email.

Qualifications-

  • FdSc in Counselling (level 5)
  • Counselling Skills (level 2)
  • Health and Social Care (level 3)

Training-

  • Bereavement and Loss
  • Transaction Analysis TA 101
  • Gambling Awareness
  • Mental Health and the Body: Treating Trauma
  • Mental Health
  • Safeguarding (Level 3)
  • Equality and diversity
  • Self-injury
  • Data Protection

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dyslexia

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

No-obligation inital session- £20

Allow us to meet, get a feel for counselling and explore together what you are seeking counselling for so I can understand how I can support you.

Sessions after are £40 per hour

These sessions are open-ended and I check in regularly with you to make sure you are getting what you need from counselling.

Student and low income rates available.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon-Sat- 9am-9pm

Daytime sessions and evening sessions available

Further information

07564186271

Or you can email me

Bristol
Gloucestershire
BS34

Bristol
BS9

Type of session

In person
Home visits
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS checked

Online platforms

Zoom

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Katrina Young (MBACP, FdSc Counselling)

Katrina Young (MBACP, FdSc Counselling)