Katy Humphreys Intergrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor
Counsellor /CBT Therapist for Children and Adults and Reiki Practitioner
Welcome to my profile, I am a professional, friendly Counsellor working with Adults and children I have a wide range of experience including working with Anxiety, low self esteem,relationship difficulties and trauma and have attachment difficulties.
I am currently offering remote sessions and face to face appointments will also be available from 1st July in Burscough.
Sometimes when we feel like our world has changed or we are not feeling how we used to do, we can experience feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, stress or helplessness. Sometimes things change which are out of our control or perhaps you have chosen to make a change and would like support in dealing with those changes . Counselling can help by providing a space just for you especially when you are worried about burdening friends or family with how you are feeling. Maybe they are hurting too and you don't want to add to it. Maybe you've had a change or job, family circumstance or relationships have changed and you need a little support.
With any change also comes a loss and the pandemic has brought about many unexpected changes and feelings for us all.
I work using an intergrative approach with a Person centred base. Person centred Therapy is based on Carl Rogers's theory that everyone has the answers they need somewhere within themselves. Person Centred counselling is not about telling you what to do but helps to facilitate changes that you want to make and provides a space each week where you can explore your own thoughts, feelings and behaviours.
As an Integrative Therapist I work with each person as an individual and adapt the techniques used to the needs of each client. If a more directive approach is needed I will work with you to incorporate Cognitive Behaviour interventions and other techniques during the sessions depending on your individual needs, personality and aims of therapy.
I am also trained to use Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) which can be particularly useful for treating things such as Anxiety Disorders,Anger Management, OCD and any Negative Thought Patterns or cycles.
In addition to counselling I also offer Reiki treatments which can compliment therapy and can be combined as a joint session or stand alone treatment .Reiki is helpful in healing any trauma and helping to release emotional blockages and feeling of being stuck. Reiki works with your natutal energies and is effective in reducing anxiety, stress and creating a sense of relaxation.
Whatever the difficulty is you are experiencing Integrative therapy is effective at getting to the root of the problem to enable you to make changes in your life.
Can counselling help me?
It can be difficult to know if therapy can help you, especially if you have not been before. Even picking up the phone to make an appointment can be difficult.
Coming for Counselling does not mean that there is anything wrong with you, many people find it helpful at some point in their life .
Below is a list which may help you decide if you can benefit from counselling or CBT. We can also discuss this further in our first meeting .
Counselling may help you if you
*Have unresolved issues from the past
*Are feeling the loss of someone close
*Feel Sad,Anxious or Depressed
*Feel the need to always please others
*Have experience a lot of change
*Want help to manage your Anger
*Feel something isn't quite right but your unsure what or why
*Having lots of negative thoughts that are affecting how you feel
*Have difficulty forming or maintaining healthy attachment and relationships
*Feel a sense or stuckness or loss
There are also many other reason why people come to Counselling and although talking to family and friends can often help it is not the same as going for therapy where the time and space is dedicated purely for you.
Why choose me?
I understand that finding the right therapist is really important and you need to feel at ease to build up a trusting relationship . I work in a non judgemental way and offer a safe, warm ,comfortable place where we can work together.
I am often told that I have a 'knack' of making people feel comfortable which I'm sure you will find too . I will work with you as an equal to make sure that you get the most from your therapy session.
I will return your call or email within 24 hours of you contacting me and always work flexibly to fit around my clients needs.
I work from home for zoom sessions having recently relocated to west Lancashire. I am accessible from Manchester and liverpool .
How long will I need to come for therapy?
The number of sessions that people come to counselling varies from person to person. You can expect to start feeling differently from the first session and many clients find short term therapy over a few months while others may want to continuing for a longer periods of time or on going to help maintain positive mental health.
Weekly sessions are recommended initially and there may be occasions at the beginning of therapy where twice weekly sessions feels needed. We can discuss the frequency in the initial meeting.
If you would like to chat about counselling before making an appointment please feel free to contact me by email or telephone.
Therapy for children
I have worked with children and teenagers experiencing a range of difficulties such as Anxiety, Trauma, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder ,attachment disorders ,LAC aswell as children who have experienced a bereavement or loss .
I am also able to provide therapy for children or teenagers who are on the CAMHS waiting list and wish to start therapy straight away.
When working with children confidentiality is of high importance and any information shared during the session will not be shared with parents or carers unless the young person wishes for it to shared or there is a safe guarding concern.
Along side my counselling background ,I have many years of experience, working with people with SEND and Autism/Aspergers . This is a specialist area of work where communicating at the appropriate level is essential to enable counselling to be effective. I have experience using a wide range of communication aids such as PECS and pictorial information.
I am experienced working in a multi agency team providing consultations to staff to support young people with emotional and behavioral difficulties. I also provide supervision for therapist working with children.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (ABC accredited)
- Certificate in counselling supervision
Counselling Concepts (ABC accredited)
- Introduction to Counselling Skills (ABC accredited)
- Level 6 certificate in Bereavement and loss
- NVQ 3 Children and Young people
- Advanced Diploma in Childhood Studies
-Reiki Practitioner level 1
-Reiki Practitioner level 2
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- PTLLS teaching qualification
-Transactional Analysis 101
Further short courses
- Protection of Vulnerable Adults
- Disability Awareness
- Autism TEACCH programme
- Domestic Abuse
- Counselling Stress, Anxiety and Depression
- Working with children's loss and Grief
- Multiple Sclerosis Training
- Child Protection
- Understanding Dementia
- Mindfulness in Counselling
-Mediation and restorative Justice
-Working with Young people with Trauma and Attachment Disorders
-Working with Austism and Anxiety (NAS)
-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
-Working with sex addiction
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
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have a keen interest in Neurodivergence, particularly Autism, ADD, Dyslexia and Dyspraxia and have been supporting clients lead more fulfilling lives by learning helpful ways to manage their difficulties, self regulate and communicate in a way that supports them better. Growing up neurodiverse in a world that is geared for neurotypicals, presents its own set of challenges and can affect you in terms of mental health (depression and anxiety), self-esteem, loneliness and much more. Neurodiverse adults, often experience work-related stress leading to mental health issues. I can help clients become more confident and comfortable with themselves whilst supporting them through the challenge that is the neurotypical workplace or school.
£50.00 per session
Concessions offered for
Counselling/ CBT -face to face / telephone/video session - £50
Specialist therapy for young people £65
Face to face session £60 per session
Consultations /supervision for staff-please enquire
Students £45 per 50 minutes
Reiki treatment -£45 per 50 minutes
Counselling/ CBT and Reiki treatment package -£ 60
30 /45 minute session are also available where suitable.
Supervision £60 per 1.5 hours £ 45 per hour
organisation /agencies -please contact me to discuss fees and your specific requirements
Payment is by cash at the beginning or end of the session or via bank transfer made 2 days in advance of a session.
If you are unable to make a session please give as much notice as possible. Please note any session cancelled within 48 hours will still be charged .
.Subsidised rate -may be available for students and people with a low income. Please ask for more details.
Hourly rates are the same as above for individuals but an additional fee for mileage may apply depending on the area you live .Please feel free to ask about this.
For the counselling process to be effective weekly sessions need to take place initially.
If you have received therapy before and are looking to maintain your techniques I would be happy to discuss working together for less frequent on going session such as once per month.
Wednesday afternoon /evening
Thursday 5pm -7pm
I am currently available via Zoom,, What's ap or telephone.
I am based in Burscough ,West Lancashire . There is easy access via train from Manchester or Liverpool or a car park is also available.
How long will it take to get an appointment ?
I try to be a flexible as possible with the days and times that I can offer counselling and aim to see client the same week that you get in touch. Face to face sessions will be available from 1st July at Burscough.