My name is Kate. I am a professional accredited counsellor and supervisor. I work with children and young people (age 10 upwards) as well as adults.
I have experience working in schools and colleges, in agency settings and also in my own private practice.
I am an integrative counsellor, which means I use different ways of working according to the needs of my clients.
I am a Professional Accredited Member of the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS) and also a registered Member of BACP, so I adhere to their ethical frameworks and codes of practice.
I am also on the National Counselling & Psychotherapy Society (NCPS, formerly NCS) accredited register for working with children and young people.
Counselling Individuals (Adults)
We all have times when things are difficult and talking with someone outside of our situation can be helpful to offload but also to get perspective. I will explore with you to help you get a better understanding of what’s going on for you, why you are feeling as you do and to help you to find a way forward. I offer a confidential, safe place to explore, without judgement. I can teach you techniques to help you manage your situation but you are ‘in the driving seat’, so our work will always be focused on you, with you choosing the subject and direction of the work.
My experience includes working with adults who have experienced childhood trauma, as well as anxiety, depression, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, sexuality issues and many more life problems (see list below).
My ways of working vary according to your needs. For example, some people find a creative approach helpful, finding it easier to express their feelings by drawing or writing. As I work online with my clients, we are able to use many online creative tools, such as an online whiteboard and sand tray. I would explore with you to find the best way for us to work together.
Counselling Individuals (CYP)
I am an experienced children and young people’s counsellor, helping them to cope with the particular stresses they face today. I have a post qualifying Advanced Diploma in Counselling Children and Young People, and I am on the NCPS accredited register for working with children and young people. I help young people to build tools to cope with anxiety, bullying, peer pressure etc. I work to build self-esteem and resilience in young people as I believe these are important life skills.
Sometimes young people have suicidal thoughts or use self-harm in order to cope. If this is you, you are not alone. We would explore what has led to this. I would help you to express your feelings and to find better ways of coping and moving forwards.
Clients I work with
Adults, children and young people from age 10 upwards. Long or short term work. Trainees/Students.
How I deliver therapy
Via Zoom, Whatsapp Video, or Telephone.
Integrative, Person-Centred, Psychodynamic, CBT.
What I can help with
I have worked with many issues, including but not limited to those listed below:
I’m a member of both the NCPS, BACP and I follow their ethical framework and codes.
I meet regularly with a counselling supervisor who supports me in my professional and ethical practice.
I have an Advanced Training Qualification in Supervision. I aim to offer a regular supportive space of integrity and openness in which supervisees can: