I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, and I am a registered member of BACP, the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. This means that I am bound by a code of ethics in my work, and that my clients have access to a service called Ask Kathleen. This is a place where clients can raise concerns or ask questions about their therapy.
I am a person-centred counsellor, and this means that I believe my client is the expert in their own journey; that I am not here to give advice or instructions. Instead, our relationship will give you the space and place to explore difficult parts of your life, uncomfortable feelings and current problems. I will be there with you, and together we can go to any dark places you feel you need to.
Because I am working with a person, rather than a diagnosis or a label, I can work with you, whatever you bring. I have worked with clients with depression, anxiety, a history of childhood sexual abuse, a history of growing up in care, a history of childhood abuse, marriage and relationship difficulties including domestic abuse, and trauma. I’m happy to work with clients who bring particular issues they’d like to explore, and with clients who aren’t sure what they want to work on, but who have a feeling that counselling will help improve their life.
If you’d like to know more about the theoretical background to my work, try here.
If you’d like to know more about what to expect from our work together, try here.