About

Hi! I’m Kate.

I am a registered counsellor and I have been working in various helping services for the past 25 years.

I took a degree in Psychology and Communication Studies and after that I worked in a further education college, where I set up and ran the Student Advice Service.  I started my counselling training during this time. At the time, I was one of the youngest people in the country to train in counselling skills and theory. I also trained as a teacher during my time in this role.

After this, I went on to work in local government where I was responsible for overseeing drugs and alcohol education services and delivering training across the county.

When I finished this job, I completed my training as a counsellor and I also went on to work in a school as a Pastoral Manager and then in Youth Services as a Service and Line Manager. I am currently employed in a university as a Mental Health Coordinator, where I work four days per week.

I have counselled in various settings, including for MIND and in a domestic abuse agency.

I also currently work for Kent Adult Education, training people to become CPCAB qualified counsellors.

Experience

During my career, I have counselled people who have come to me with various issues including:

  • Anger
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Depression
  • Domestic Abuse
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Financial Issues
  • Hoarding
  • Mental Health and Wellbeing
  • OCD
  • Personal Growth
  • Relationships* (including parent/teenager relationships and step family dynamics)
  • Self Harm
  • Sexual Identity
  • Stress
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Trauma
  • Work related issues

*I am not a couples counsellor

What ever issue that you are coping with that brings you to my door, you will be treated with respect, fairness and kindness.

Professional Membership

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and as such I work to their ‘Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions’. 

Professional Supervision

I receive monthly supervision from a qualified supervisor and I also undergo my own on-going personal therapy and professional development.

Qualifications and Training

My counselling/psychology professional development so far is as follows:

  • BA (Hons) Psychology and Communication Studies
  • CSCT (AEB) Counselling Skills
  • CSCT (AEB) Counselling Theory
  • CPCAB L4 Therapeutic Counselling
  • Advanced Counselling Skills
  • Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Counselling in Educational Settings
  • Transactional Analysis (CPD)
  • Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (CPD)
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CPD)
  • Coaching and Mentoring
  • Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership
  • PGCE in Post Compulsory Education and Training
  • Dissociative Identity Disorder (CPD)
  • Childhood Sexual Abuse (CPD)

Location

I am based in Kent, close to Maidstone and Rochester and five minutes from the M20 and the A2.

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