Kathryn Gardiner

Kathryn Gardiner


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07771965037

Contact Kathryn

Therapist - Wemyss Bay

Wemyss Bay PA18
07771965037
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

Due to the current pandemic I am only working with clients by phone or zoom.  I do not have any availability to take on new clients until March. 

About me and my therapy practice

I qualified as a Person Centred Counsellor in 2014, since then I have undertaken formal additional training in Trauma Therapy, Perinatal Mood Disorder, Clinical Supervision and Mindfulness. 

I offer a person centred service to individuals, a safe space to explore difficult emotions and feelings without fear of judgment. I have worked extensively with clients experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, PTSD, complex PTSD, relationship difficulties and many other issues. However, clients often come to counselling not because they are experiencing any of the difficulties already mentioned, but because they have decisions to make regarding the direction their life is taking and want to use the counselling space to explore their decision making processes. 

Prior to counselling I taught in colleges and universities, and laterally headed up a guidance service. Since qualifying  I have been employed in a local counselling charity which specialises in trauma,  I was Coordinator of a specialist perinatal project until recently. I was also employed for a year as a telephone counsellor for a large EAP, and therefore have extensive training and experience of working remotely with clients.  I have worked in private practice for the last 5 years.

I am a teaching member of the the Mindfulness Association and approved to deliver their Mindfulness Based Living Course. 

Practice description

I offer 121 counselling to individuals, clinical supervision to groups and individuals  and mindfulness training to groups. I am happy to take referrals from EAP providers or work directly with individuals. I am currently able to offer telephone counselling or online counselling using the application zoom. 

My first session

In the first session I would normally ask clients for some background information regarding the main issues they would like to explore, current support networks, previous experience of counselling and relevant medical information. I would then invite clients to explore their hopes and expectations in counselling before coming to a mutual decision about whether to contract for a particular number of sessions. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Men's issues, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Older adults

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling, Time-limited

Supervisor - Wemyss Bay

Wemyss Bay PA18
07771965037
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

I am currently offering supervision via telephone or zoom. 

About me and my therapy practice

I qualified as a person-centred counsellor in 2014, and since then have undertaken formal training in trauma therapy, perinatal mood disorder, clinical supervision and mindfulness. As well as having a personal mindfulness practice I am a teaching member of the Mindfulness Association and approved to deliver their Mindfulness Based Living Course.  I have worked as a supervisor with counsellors individually and in small group settings. I have also offered clinical supervision to other helping professions.

As a counsellor I have worked extensively with anxiety, stress, depression, PTSD, complex PTSD, perinatal mood disorder and many other client issues. As well as working face to face with clients, I have extensive experience of telephone counselling and more recently of working with clients and supervisees using the zoom app. 

Practice description

I currently work in a local charity as a sessional counsellor and supervisor, as well as having a small private practice. As a teaching member of the Mindfulness Association I also deliver mindfulness courses including the Mindfulness Based Living Course. 

My first session

I offer a 30 minute introductory session free to potential supervisees, to allow us both an opportunity to assess the potential for a working relationship. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP, Groups, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling