therapy and coaching
Both therapy and coaching can enable you to overcome the challenges you are facing in your life at the moment. Some people come wanting better relationships, help to reach their career or life goals, or a space to explore who they are. Others are suffering from anxiety, depression, loneliness, low self-esteem or grief. Sometimes people come just wanting to find meaning and fulfilment in their lives.
Whatever the reason that brought you here, change takes courage and commitment. But if you can give yourself this opportunity, you will find that you will feel lighter, happier and more resilient. You will understand yourself better and have a better relationship with yourself and others. You will know what it is you want from your life, and you will be ready to go out and get it.
How I work
I work in an integrative way, drawing on a range of disciplines in order to create a service which is uniquely tailored to you. Although there are many overlaps between counselling and coaching, there are some differences too, and they constitute two different services. Saying that, I also integrate the knowledge and understanding of each, giving you the best of both worlds.
I have been seeing clients for nearly 10 years, and have been described as being warm and easy talk to. Integrity is one of my core values and I will always treat you with respect and the information you share with me as confidential.
I like to work with all kinds of people, on all kinds of issues, but I have a special interest in working with people with minority identities or anyone who feels that they are in some way on the edge of, or outside of the norm. I have worked for many years with the LGBTQ+ communities and people in polyamorous relationships, and more recently also with people who are autistic.
I am also co-director of a social enterprise- Coaching for Unpaid Carers- making good quality coaching available and accessible to as many unpaid carers as possible. You can find out more about that at coachingforunpaidcarers.org.uk
I am an accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy . BACP accreditation is a quality standard for experienced therapists which you can find out more about here. I am also a registered member of the International Coaching Federation, and acting chair of Coaching for Social Impact.
I am not currently taking on new clients.
Cost: my fee is £60 for a 50 minute session. I also have a limited number of low-cost places available for those who could not afford my full fee.
Coaching on a specific goal usually requires anything from 4 to 12 sessions, but some clients choose to see a coach regularly to work on different goals. You don't have to have a fully formed goal before you come either, as this is something we can work out together.
Cost: £75 for a 50-60 minute session. My rates are higher for coaching in line with the market and because there is more work in between sessions than for therapy.
I run both therapy/ support groups and coaching/ psycho-education groups on a wide range of topics.
For more information on upcoming groups or if you would like me to run a group for your organisation, please get in touch.
what people say
''With Katharine I felt I could discuss a part of me that I'd kept hidden all my life, because of fear and shame. Now I can say 'I am a gay woman' easily and comfortably to myself and others. It's been life changing for me''