Kate Howells

Kate Howells


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07866276764

Contact Kate

Therapist - Lifton

Lifton PL16
07866276764
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office

Availability

I offer face to face sessions at Lifton Community Centre on  Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 am until 6.30 pm.  I am available for zoom or telephone sessions on Tuesdays and Wednesdays.  

About me and my therapy practice

You may be coming to counselling because you are feeling stuck and unsure about how to navigate yourself out of this alone.  I am a BACP accredited integrative counsellor whose work is primarily underpinned by Gestalt Therapy.   Whilst you will be really keen to change, we will work towards you becoming more aware of how you are right now. This is because all of the difficulties you are experiencing will have developed for good reasons in response to your environment and events that have happened in your life. If we work together to discover what is going on for you and you can accept it as a reasonable response to your life so far, then you will find that alternative ways of being begin to emerge.

Practice description

From the safety of our therapeutic relationship, I can help you become more aware of what it is like to be you as you describe what you are experiencing through your words and demonstrate it through your actions. I see my role as being rather like an Archaeologist so that although you know much more about yourself than I ever can, you may have buried many parts of yourself behind walls over the years. Your walls will have been built for important reasons and will have protected you from difficult situations and relationships in the past, but may now be getting in the way of you living your life as you would really like to. They may be preventing you from having intimate relationships or friendships; causing you to have lost your drive or stopping you from applying for a new job. Getting to know why these barriers have developed and how we are relating in the world can help us accept why we are doing what we are doing. Accepting why something has come about makes it less frightening and less likely for us to slip into that way of being. It gives us the chance to think of other ways of dealing with an issue. As such, we don’t change, but we just have more freedom to become ourselves more fully.

My first session

I offer a free half-hour initial consultation face-to-face, on zoom or telephone.

What I can help with

Abuse, ADD / ADHD, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Autism spectrum / Aspergers syndrome, Bereavement, Chronic fatigue syndrome / ME, Depression, Eating disorders, Identity issues, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Gestalt, Integrative, Phenomenological

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Older adults, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited