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(MBACP, FdSc Counselling)

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 during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Sessions available morning, afternoon and evening Monday to Thursday.

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)

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Dyslexia

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Fees

£40.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Feel free to give me a call for a chat or reach out by email or text what ever suits you. I am happy to answer any questions you may have. 

Please note if you call and I do not answer first time if you leave me a voice mail or text I will get back to you as soon as I can.

First session I offer is a No-obligation initial session- £20

Allow us to meet, explore what seeking counselling for, understand what you would like to get from counselling and see if I am the right counsellor for you.

Sessions after are £40 50mins

These sessions open-ended, meaning there is no set number of sessions you can have as many as you feel you need. (Currently online or telephone)

I have few spaces for lower price sessions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Mon-Thurs- 9am-9pm

Daytime sessions and evening sessions available

Further information

07564186271

Or you can email me

Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS34

Kingswood, Bristol, Gloucestershire, BS15

Type of session

Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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