Katrina Young (MBACP)
Hello and a warm welcome, my name is Katrina Young and I provide counselling in and around Bristol. My counselling room is in Patchway, this is where I see most of my clients, however I can come to your home or sessions can be by phone if this is easier for you.
I am an integrative/ person-centred counsellor, integrative meaning I pull on other approaches and techniques depending on your needs.
I am a registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), following their ethical framework.
My counselling service is called Key to You Counselling, I picked this name as I believe counselling can help us understand and find ourselves in a world which can be confusing.
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 and you can get support.
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. Allowing you to feel empowered to find your way forward and find the 'Key to You'.
I understand the value of having someone to talk to, someone who will listen so that people realise they are not alone.
I have supported people who have experienced many different difficulties such as low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety, depression, work stress, relationship issues, loss and bereavements to name a few.
I specialise in supporting people who have low self-esteem and people who are dyslexic, diagnosed and undiagnosed. Having dyslexia, myself, I can really empathise with how this difficulty can impact on our self-esteem, confidence and daily lives.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Training, qualifications & experience
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. I have always had a passion for supporting people and knowing I have made a different to people’s lives gives me a purpose and passion to carry on.
Before my counselling degree and training, I worked in retail and Health and Social Care sectors. I enjoyed this work and gained a lot of valuable experience. During and after my counselling training I volunteered with a self-injury support line, supporting people anonymously by text and email. I also worked within school nursing team whilst starting up my private practice. I currently work within a therapies team supporting older clients using CBT techniques, to help overcome loneliness and isolation, whilst having private clients along side.
- Mental Health Awareness- 2019
- Safeguarding Level 3- 2019
- Equality and diversity -2019
- Self-injury- 2018
- FdSc in Counselling (level 5) 2016-2018
- Counselling Skills (level 2) 2016
- Health and Social Care (level 3) 2012-2014
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Attachment disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
My standard counselling rate £40.
If I am travelling to your home, may charge extra depending on distance.
I offer discounted rate for low income and students. Please do contact me for more information.
You can contact me on here, by phone or email.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I offer evening, daytime and weekend sessions.
Types of client