About Katie

Prior to training as a counsellor, I have had the pleasure of working in a variety of settings relating to care, guidance and listening. These have included residential care work, pastoral support, education, youth work and befriending services.

I am partiularly interested in working with our shadows, with gender, the transpersonal, the creative and imagined. I also have some more specific experience in working with men and boys, younger people, people on the autistic spectrum, and working with the impact of poor health.

In my wider life, I enjoy music, cooking, being outdoors. I enjoy laughing and transforming imagination into reality- however silly.

I undertake regular professional supervision of my work, and closely observe the NCS ethical framework.

Qualifications:

BACP Accred. Diploma in Professional Studies Counselling (University of the West of England)

Certificate in Gestalt Counselling with Children and Adolescents (Gestalt Centre, London)

Certificate in Counselling Skills (University of the West of England)

BA (Hons.) Social Psychology (University of Sussex)

 

ipn-logoI am a participant of the Independent Practitioners Network. Participation involves a process of continually reflecting on my practice amongst other practitioners in order to consistently work towards the best practice I can possibly deliver. Visit www.ipnetwork.org.uk for more information.

 

national-counselling-society-logoI am also a member of the National Counselling Society, which is an organisation registered with the Professional Standards Authority. Accreditation offers practioners working in counselling a means of demonstrating their personal commitment to meeting high standards by joining the National Counselling Society or another accredited register. www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org