- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Wheelchair accessible office
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
My name is Kat and I know from experience that sometimes things may get too much and life may seem complicated and talking to a friend or a family member may not feel like a solution. Either you are experiencing stress, relationship problems, anxiety, depression, loss or any other emotional issue counselling may help. By providing you with a safe and confidential space I can assist you on a journey of self exploration and change. I believe everyone has a capacity for a change and I treat every client with respect regardless of their cultural background, sex, marital or social status. I graduated from Northern Guild for Psychotherapy and Counselling in Newcastle and have experience in voluntary, GP surgery, employee assistance programme and private practice setting. My approach is Humanistic Person-Centered based with elements of Transactional Analysis, Gestalt, Relational and Existential theories and creative tools where the client and their therapy goal is the main focus. I have experience in working with clients in short and long term therapy. Short work is useful if you wish to explore a specific issue and identify the best way forward, where if you feel you need deeper exploration of the past experiences which is affecting you now long term therapy would be more appropriate. The length of therapy and it's kind is individually tailored to meet clients needs.
I offer face to face therapy as well as online over ZOOM and telephone.
My first session
Since I strongly believe relationship between the therapist and the client plays an important part in counselling I offer 30min free consultation as an opportunity to meet each other, ask questions we may have to help us decide whether we can see ourselves working together or not. From my perspective that 30min enables me to assess if your issue is in the area of my expertise and if I will be able to help. From clients perspective is a good opportunity to ask questions you may have about my practice. If for any reason I will think I may not be a good match for you I will do my best to signpost you appropriately.
What I can help with
Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Loss, Men's issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Brief therapy, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Relational, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited