Katy Humphreys Intergrative Counsellor and CBT Therapist
Counsellor /CBT Therapist for Children and Adults.
Welcome to my profile, I am a professional, friendly Counsellor working with Children and adults from the age of 5 years upwards. I have experience working with children in schools and colleges and with children who are looked after and in the care system. l work from my own private practice near worsley and also offer sessions in the community or at home where appropriate.
I have a wealth of experience working within the Health and social care sector and Education and really enjoy the work I do.
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,Eating disorders 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 and making fast 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
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.
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.
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 ,and Depression as well as children who have experienced a bereavement or loss and who have attachment disorders.
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.
In addition to my counselling background ,I have many years of experience, working with people who have a disabilities, such as Autism and mild to severe learning difficulties/disabilities. 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 which can make counselling accessible for people who may otherwise struggle to engage in therapy .
If you have a learning difficulty or are a parent /carer please get in touch to see if therapy mat help.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
- Level 4 Diploma in Person Centred Counselling (ABC accredited)
- Certificate in 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
- Emotional Freedom Technique
- PTLLS teaching qualification
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
-Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
-Working with sex addiction
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Separation anxiety
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Disability ,mild disabilities ,moderate learning difficulty ,ADHD, Autism / Asperger's. Health conditions. Looked after children
Counselling/ CBT cost £45 per 50 minute session for individuals
Children's counselling £50.00 per 50 minute .
30 /45 minute session are also available where suitable.
Payment is by cash at the beginning or end of the session or via bank transfer made in advance of the session.
If you are unable to make a session please give as much notice as possible. Please note a fee of £20 is payable for sessions cancelled with less than 24hour notice .
Organisations /Agencies -please contact me to discuss fees and your specific requirements.
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.
I am based in my own Private Practice in Walkden , Worsley.
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.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time ,Evening and weekend appointments available
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|