Kate is a fully qualified Counsellor and CBT Therapist offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for a broad range of issues. She recognises that everyone is an individual and that one size doesn’t fit – she offers a counselling approach to suit the individual.
Kate also has training in Person-Centred counselling and can take an integrative approach (combining different approaches) as required. In addition to her Private Practice work she has experience in the voluntary sector having worked as a Cognitive Behavioural Therapist at Mind and as a Counsellor at Mid Wales Rape Support Centre offering counselling for PTSD.
Kate has recent experience of working in a University setting as a Wellbeing Adviser. She attends regular courses and workshops as part of my professional development and has recently attended two BABCP Workshops given by Dr Nick Grey focusing on Social Anxiety & Panic Disorder & PTSD and Trauma.
Kate is very enthusiastic about Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as a practical and empowering therapy focusing upon the present (whilst recognising that the past is part of who we are) and looking at recognising unhelpful thinking and behaviour patterns that we can get caught up in and that can begin to dominate our lives.
Kate sees clients with a broad range of issues and life situations: for example: Anxiety Disorders (including: Social Anxiety, Panic, Phobias, OCD and PTSD) and Depression, Stress, Low self-esteem, sleep disorders, work stresses, Anger Management and other issues. She offers sessions in a confidential, empathetic, non-judgemental, supportive environment where she can safely explore your issues and collaboratively works towards developing coping strategies and solutions to your problems.
Certificate in Counselling Skills – Birmingham University (BACP accredited course)
Postgraduate Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Cognitive Behavioural – University of South Wales (BACP accredited course)