Katherine Sydenham-Young

Katherine Sydenham-Young

Registered Member MBACP

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Therapist - Nottingham

Nottingham NG5
Sessions from £45.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

My name is Kat and I aim to offer a confidential and safe space for clients to discuss their day to day problems or issues from their past, including childhood trauma.

I work from the Person-Centred Perspective. This means that I do not give advice, diagnose or teach techniques. I believe that you are the best expert on yourself, so I aim to listen and talk through things with you for you to try and find your own solutions and way forward. The answers are there inside you – they just may be very confused, distorted or hidden at the moment! 

There is no set timescale or limit to sessions. Some clients may find that only a very small number is enough, some may feel they need longer. My approach is to work at the pace you feel comfortable with. There is no expectation on if or when you want to cover certain issues, this is your choice and I respect the reasons for you holding back if you feel you need to.

I have over 17 years-experience of directly working in residential child care (children’s homes) with some of the most damaged young people in our society and also have experience of working with adults and children with learning difficulties. I trained towards a general therapeutic counselling qualification (rather than specialising in children) so that I could work with both adults and young people, however 25% of my placement hours were carried out with young people. I therefore offer my service to both adults and young people, generally over the age of 12, so they are able to give informed consent around confidentiality. 

What I can help with

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

Types of therapy

Person centred

Clients I work with

Adults, Children, EAP, Older adults, Organisations, Trainee, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Short-term face-to-face work