Katy Humphreys

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Intergrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor
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Burscough, West Lancashire, L40 4BZ
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About me

Integrative Counsellor /CBT Therapist  

Welcome to my profile, I am a professional, friendly Counsellor.  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 only.

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 .Maybe you've had a change or job.

With any change also comes a loss and the pandemic has brought about many unexpected changes and feelings for us all.    
About me

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 meet 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.

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 48 hours of you contacting me and always work flexibly to fit around my clients needs.

I work from home for zoom sessions.

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.


I have worked a back ground of working with chikdren SEN, children and young people and looked after children. Although I'm am not currently offering  direct work with children I am able to offer supervision for counsellors working with CYP.  

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

-Life Coaching

-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

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

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.

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Fees

£70.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • OAPs

Additional information

Counselling/ CBT - telephone/video session -  £70

Specialist Therapy and consultations service for young people- £80 per hour 

Face to face session- £70 per session

Consultations /supervision for staff-please enquire

30 /45 minute session are also available where suitable.

Supervision £65 per 1.5 hours £ 45 per hour

organisation /agencies -please contact me to discuss fees and your specific requirements

Payment is 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
  Additional info
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.

When I work

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Wednesday afternoon /evening

Saturday 10-2pm

Further information

Location

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.

Lathom House Consulting Rooms, Lathom House, 31 Lord Street, Burscough, West Lancashire, L40 4BZ

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Organisations
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Additional languages

Makaton

Online platforms

Google Meet
Whatsapp
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online
Phone

A warm welcome to my supervision profile  I am a qualified supervisor having undertaken training at the Manchester Institute for Psychotherapy .

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Katy Humphreys
Katy Humphreys