Hello, thank you for looking at my profile. My name is Katy Dickenson I am a qualified counsellor and registered member of the BACP. I believe we all have it within us to live our best life, to thrive and not simply survive. I am passionate about helping those who come to me for counselling to do just that. I offer counselling online and via telephone across the UK. I also have spaces available for face to face counselling in Darwen Lancashire.
As a person-centred counsellor I believe you know yourself, what you want and need better than anyone else ever could, you are your own expert. My role is to work collaboratively with you, providing a safe space where you can talk, explore and be heard respectfully with me offering insight, understanding and guidance around the challenges you are facing. Working together we will strive to make sense of your thoughts, feelings, emotions and behaviours which in turn will allow you to see yourself, the challenges you are facing more clearly and begin to make the changes you want to see in your life.
I recognise counselling is not a one size fits all. Everyone has different ways of learning, communicating and being. In being integrative I can offer you the skills and tools you need to create positive change in your life by bringing in theories and techniques that allow me to help you in a way that best suits you. giving you the tools to achieve the changes you desire. I have skills in CBT, Mindfulness, Solution focused therapy, Creative therapies, trauma therapy and much more.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified person-centred integrative counsellor and am a registered member of the BACP. I gained a first class BA (hons) in Counselling from Lancaster University. I also hold an online and telephone counsellling qualification. Continuing to build my skills to offer the best possible service to my clients is very important to me. I undertake regular CPD to add to my skill base.
I have extensive experience of working with clients who have depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and difficult childhood expriences.
I have worked within a variety of charity organisations, schools and private practice. All of which has help to grow my expertise in helping people recognise and explore their issues, helping them to move forward in a positve way
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
£40.00 per session
Free initial in-person, telephone or online session
Concessions offered for
For a 50 minute counselling session I charge the following:
£40 face to face counselling
£35 online and telephone counselling
I offer consessions for students and a discount for block bookings, paying in advance for 4 or more sessions.
I have flexible availablility for online and telephone counselling, please get in touch if you are looking for counselling outside the hours shown. Face to face availability on Wednesdays.
If you are interested in working with me we can arrange a free initial session to see if you are happy to work with me and whether I am able to meet your needs.