Krysia Tate - Person-centred Counsellor - BSc, MA in Clinical Counselling MBACP
At present all sessions will be offered by Telephone Counselling or Online Video Counselling in light of the current pandemic. At present no face-to-face work is talking place. I will continue to monitor the situation through government regulations and advice from the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy regarding when it will be safe to return to in person sessions.
As a person-centred counsellor, I believe that each persons experience is individual to them and that only they can fully understand their experiences. In our counselling work together, I will journey with you trying to get as near to your experiencing as possible to try and understand the way you see and experience your world. I will provide a safe space for you to talk about your issues and will journey with you sharing my honest experiencing of you and at times will offer my perspective of this experiencing. This can help make you more aware of underlying thoughts or behaviours and bring these into your awareness. Through increasing your self awareness you can then begin to look at the changes YOU can make to move YOU forward in your world. My aim as a counsellor is to help you to feel empowered to create change that is within your abilities.
But I have to be at Crisis point to access counselling?
A common myth is that you have to be in crisis to access counselling. You do not have to be in crisis in order to access and experience the benefits of counselling. Sometimes in life, the everyday struggles can really get on top of you. It is not always one specific event but a number of smaller things that can leave you feeling overwhelmed, stressed or anxious. Counselling is about giving you the space to explore whatever is troubling you no matter how big or small so you are able to make sense of your experience. By choosing me as your counsellor, I can offer you a safe and confidential space to explore such issues, that can sometimes make your life feel out of control.
Sometimes you might just needs someone to talk to. A place to offload your worries or concerns. Counselling can help you to identify the changes you can make to your life to improve your well-being and to create a balanced lifestyle. Although you may have loved ones or friends around you, sometimes you might feel that you can't say how you feel or you may be met with advice or expectations. My counselling room is free of judgement and advice. The safe space created can provide you with the arena to talk openly and honestly about your feelings without fear of being being judged.
Training, qualifications & experience
My qualifications include:
- MA in Clinical Counselling
- Postgraduate certificate in counselling skills and practice
- Bsc Psychology (Hons)
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and work to their ethical framework and guidance. As part of this I attend regular supervision to endure I am working ethically and within your best interests.
I currently work for an Employee Assistance Programme as a Telephone Counsellor providing in the moment support and provide counselling to my private clients. This includes face-to-face counselling, online counselling and telephone counselling to ensure that no matter what your circumstances you are still able to access counselling.
I have previously worked with clients over two years within two voluntary organisations (COMPASS and The Brain Charity) supporting clients face-to-face with an extensive range of presenting issues to progress toward resolving their current issues and self-development. These have included mental health issues, depression, anxiety, stress, work related stress, loneliness, Self-doubt, low confidence, Identity issues, bereavement, loss, chronic illness, carers, Ayslum seekers to name a few.
My specialist areas include; Mental Health (anxiety, depression, work related stress, Stress), chronic health issues and working with clients who are experiencing suicidal thoughts and intent.
If you are facing any of these issues and feel you need someone to talk to, please contact me to ask any questions or to book your first appointment. I understand that sometimes taking that first initial step is incredibly hard so you can contact me by telephone, email or text and we can go from there.
Further CPD training:
- Financial well-being training
- Resilience training
- Counselling Children and Young People - MindEd
- Safeguarding Children and Adults – NSPCC & BarnardosSuicide Training – Suicide Alliance
- Heart start course (CPR training)
- Introduction to expressive arts personal development
- Working with clients with long-term health conditions
- An introduction to offering psychological therapy to Asylum Seekers and Refugees who are survivors of torture
- Tight ropes and safety nets – counselling suicidal clients
- Samaritans – 8 week training course on supporting suicidal callers via telephone
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
- Chronic Illness
- Suicidal Thoughts
- Low Mood
- Family relationships
- Face-to-face counselling £40 per 50 minute session.
- Telephone and Online Video counselling £30 per 50 minute session.
- Reduced rates and concessions are available for students and trainee counsellors. Please contact me so we can discuss your needs and agree costs.
All counselling sessions will be for 50 minutes as standard however if you would like to arrange a longer session, this can be arranged. Payment the session is required in advance to secure your appointment booking. I will discuss this with you in more detail when you book your session.
I work with clients both short-term (1-6 sessions) and long-term (6+ sessions) depending on your needs. This is something that we will discuss and agree together at your first session. If you enter into long-term counselling, I will complete a review with you every 4-6 weeks to check progress and review your goals.
What to expect from your first session?
Concessions offered for
Reaching out for help and support is a difficult first step but I believe that you have the strength and courage to take this first step. Often your fears are worse than reality of taking action.
I look forward to hearing from you with any questions or queries that you may have. I have further information available on my website. I also have a Facebook and Instagram page that I post to regularly.
You can contact me through this page, my website, by telephone, by email or by text whichever is most convenient for you. If I cannot take your call, please leave me a message and I will get back to you within 24 hours. I aim to respond to all enquiries within 24 hours.
Contact me today to find out more about the counselling I offer, any questions you may have and to book your first appointment.