About me

Help is at hand!

Are you feeling overwhelmed with all these profiles and don't quite know the difference between them?  I'm guessing you haven't even heard of some of the therapies they describe?  Well if this sounds like you, look no further.  I've written a blog all about counselling that may help explain some of the things you're experiencing whilst trying to find the right therapist for you, such as:

  • When is counselling therapy required?
  • Where does counselling take place?
  • Which therapeutic approach is best for me?
  • What is counselling therapy?
  • Is counselling confidential?
  • What do people talk about during counselling therapy sessions? Where to start.
  • Can counselling help me or can counselling make me feel worse?
  • Will counselling give me the answers I need?
  • Does counselling work?

Click the link to see the article in full:https://www.yourpersonaltherapist.co.uk/post/counselling-therapy-made-easy

If you have any further questions, please email me at kay@yourpersonaltherapist.co.uk

And a bit about me...

I have worked for over twenty years with adults of all ages, children as young as five, and teens who have usually encountered some form of difficulties with their relationships, be that friends, family or partners, at school, work or in their personal life. Many have experienced a variety of challenging life experiences too.

I have experience of working therapeutically with individuals, supporting them through their unique experiences of anxiety, coping with bereavement of parents, grandparents, unborn siblings, relationship difficulties with peers, self-esteem or family issues, as well as other problems too.

I am accredited with the National Counselling Society and work with adults aged 18 and over. I provide support with relationship difficulties, low mood or depression, anxiety, panic attacks, self-esteem, loss/bereavement, trauma, abuse,  self-harm and suicidal thoughts, violence, anger, and domestic abuse.

I offer short term counselling where we can work through more specific or urgent problems, or long-term counselling for more intricate issues or for things that may need deeper exploration. I work face to face, online and via telephone.

I am friendly, nurturing, and creative, which may help you feel more at ease, I appreciate attending therapy is a brave step and can sometimes feel scary. We will work together to gently explore what you're experiencing so it makes more sense to you. Having a better understanding brings reassurance, and with this comes increased self-confidence.  My aim is to help you move forward in life and find the path you want to be on.

Over the years I have volunteered with charities close to my heart and now have my own private practice.  I have an enhanced DBS certificate and comply with all professional standards required.

I began counselling with Childline back in the 90's and more recently increased my qualification at degree level in Humanistic Counselling, with a First-Class Honours.   My initial training included a focus on trauma, grief and loss, addictions, sex and sexuality and solution focused practice. I've since expanded my training to include an 80-hour course in online counselling. I love learning and am currently studying a master’s degree in Trauma Informed Practice. I'm passionate about helping people find their way, if you're feeling lost, please get in touch.  I offer a free initial consultation so we can discuss what brings you to therapy and if we are a good fit for each other.  Email kay@yourpersonaltherapist.co.uk or call 07908874708.  You may need to leave a voicemail including your name, contact number, and availability.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Currently studying a masters degree in Trauma Informed Practice
  • Certificate in Online and Telephone Counselling
  • Transactional Analysis 101
  • Working with Therapy Groups
  • First Class Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Humanistic Counselling Practice (degree)
  • Plus numerous additional short courses in continuing professional development.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


National Counselling Society

The National Counselling Society

This Not For Profit association of counsellors and psychotherapists aim to support the counselling profession, members and training organisations.

In 2013 the NCS register was accredited by the Professional Standards Authority under the Accredited Voluntary Register Scheme. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

National Counselling Society

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.


Additional information

£40 per hour paid in advance via bank transfer.


Mon  09:30 - 21:30

Tues  09:30 - 15:00 and 19:00 - 21:00

Wed  09:30 - 15:00 and 19:00 - 21:00

Thurs 09:30- 15:00 and 19:00 - 21:00

Further information

  • Face to Face Sessions
  • Web-based via Zoom Sessions
  • Telephone Sessions

Central Nottinghamshire Healthcare NHS Trust, Ashfield Community Hospital
Portland Street
NG17 7AE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a Counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the Counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Toilet facilities available.