Kathryn Spedding

Kathryn Spedding


Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

Contact information

Phone number
07484778498

Contact Kathryn

Therapist - Porth

Porth TR7
07484778498
Sessions from £45.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

Availability

The current Coronavirus pandemic means face-to-face counselling is suspended. 

• However, 50 minute On-line remote sessions by telephone, on Zoom or by email are available.

• 60 minute Walk and talk sessions allowing social distancing can by arranged once protocols allow.

• Face to face 50 minute sessions from my office in Porth are suspended until protocols allow.

About me and my therapy practice

At my core I am a Person-centred Counsellor following an humanistic approach. The theory is, that with the right set of conditions: empathy, honesty, and non-judgementally, in a safe place, a person is able to reconcile and mend emotionally. The counsellor client bond of trust is crucial. As a qualified counsellor I accept whatever a client brings into the room. 

I have experience working with Domestic Abuse (DA) in a leading DA agency supporting woman with catastrophic life circumstances. Consequently, I have particular experience with some of the most extreme domestic violence (both physical and psychological) and long term sexual abuse cases - often resulting in Traumatic Stress Disorders, Depression and Anxiety. 

As well as anxiety and depression, person-centred counselling can support bereavement, addictions, relationship difficulties, traumatic disorders, as well as trauma from historic or ongoing abuse. Nevertheless, for certain clients, some behaviours resulting from their cognition problems can also be progressed using complimentary psychotherapeutic modalities like CBT techniques.

I do not diagnose, as a counsellor I acknowledge my client’s presenting issues. And accept that we all have a natural psychological need to be a ‘fully functioning’ person. What and how this materialises is influenced by our unique past life circumstances creating sets of internal core beliefs both negative and positive that affect our everyday lives, probably without understanding how or why. The counselling process is an exploration of awareness, in a safe place without judgement. The therapist/client bond of trust enables each client to rediscover themselves - whoever that might be.

Practice description

My private practice is based a short walk from Porth beach. 1.5m from Newquay. Convenient for buses with access to parking.

My therapy room is discrete with no external signage for client confidentiality. 

My first session

A simple questionnaire will be sent prior to the first session for me to understand your decision to seek counselling, with a copy of my Therapy Agreement for you to read describing how each session works. The first session will be a 'get to know you'  to establish if we both feel this could be successful collaboration. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

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