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Vale of Belvoir Counselling
Counselling in Melton Mowbray

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Member Organisation(s): British Assciation for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)


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About Vale of Belvoir Counselling
My name is Kathy Humberstone. I offer individual or couple counselling from my home in the Vale of Belvoir. I have a dedicated room for this with on-suite facilities on the ground floor. The room is wheelchair accessible. If transport is an issue I am able to travel to you and this would involve the small additional cost of petrol.

I charge £35 for an hour session, £45 for couples and I do offer a concessionary rate to the low waged or to students.

I am able to work with adolescents and adults of all ages, and I offer both short term and open-ended therapy. I am currently offering evening and weekend appointments.

I use the person-centred counselling approach in the way that I work and in my philosophy of life. I believe that human connection is something that we can all enjoy and benefit from, and I also believe that human connection, in the form of a therapeutic counselling relationship, can be very healing.

Person-centred counselling is non-directive, therefore you have the freedom to work through any crises and challenges at your own pace. As your counsellor I aim to help you through by listening and understanding, offering you support, helping you to feel safe enough to explore difficult areas of your life. I will be genuine and honest with you and not hide myself. I won’t judge you or your actions and you will have the opportunity to be open and honest in a way that is not always possible with friends and family.

Mostly counselling involves talking and listening to each other but I am very flexible in the way that I work and enjoy working creatively using art materials and symbols. I am able to incorporate guided meditations and mindfulness techniques into sessions and I would value any ideas for working together that you have.

As a registered member of the British Association of Counsellor and Psychotherapists (BACP) I take my ethical obligations very seriously and I would encourage you to read the ethical principles laid down in the BACP Code of Conduct so that you can understand how seriously I take your welfare and safety.
My training, work experience and any achievement
I have a first class honours degree in Humanistic Counselling from The University of Nottingham. I am currently mid-way through a masters qualification in Trauma Studies, also at Nottingham University.

I have additional training in working with children and young people, working with loss and bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, working creatively with clients, eating disorders, sex and sexuality, addictions, self-harm and suicide, mindfulness, gesalt therapy, child protection and safeguarding, and group therapy.

I am a qualified practising specialist nurse and I hold a current CRB certificate. I have nursing experience dating back 25 years and I have worked with people experiencing a wide range of physical and psychological difficulties.

I currently volunteer one evening per week with Incest and Sexual Abuse Survivors (ISAS) and have helped to facilitate therapeutic groups with this organisation in the past. For two years I was a volunteer counsellor at Counselling Xtra in Nottingham and I was a board member of this organisation.
Concerns & issues I deal with
Abuse, Addictions, Adolescence, Adoption, Affairs, Aggression, Agoraphobia, Alcohol Dependence, Anger Management, Anorexia Nervosa, Antisocial Personality Disorder (APD), Anxiety, Aspergers Syndrome, Assertiveness, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Autism, Avoidant Personality, Disorder, Bereavement, Binge Eating Disorder (BED), Bipolar Disorder, Bisexual Issues, Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD), Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD), Boredom, Bulimia Nervosa, Bullying, Career Counselling, Childhood Issues, Chronic Disease, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) (ME), Codependency, Compulsive Behaviour, Concentration Problems, Conduct Disorder (CD), Couple Relationships, Criminal Behaviour, Cultural Issues, Debt, Dementia, Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD), Depression, Disability, Disaster, Disfigurement, Dissociation, Divorce, Domestic Violence, Drug Abuse, Dyslexia, Eating Disorders, Erectile Dysfunction, Ethics, Exhaustion, Family Problems, Fatigue, Fear, Gambling, Gay Issues, Gender Dysphoria, Gender Identity Disorders, Grief, Headaches, HIV and AIDS, Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder, Hysteria, Impotency, Impulse Control Disorders (ICD), Impulsive Behaviour, Inertia, Infertility, Inhibitions, Integration of Experience, Intermittent Explosive Disorder (IED), Internet Addiction, Isolation, Kleptomania, Leadership, Learning Difficulties, Lesbian Issues, Low Self Confidence, Low Self Esteem, Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), Managerial Consultancy, Manipulative Behaviour, Marriage (Marital Relations), Meaningless, Mediation, Melancholia, Memory Problems, Mens Issues, Menopause, Mental Health Problems, Midlife Crisis, Miscarriage, Morality, Mothering, Narcissistic Personality Disorder, Negative Thoughts, Neurosis, Obsessions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Obsessive Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD), Pain Management, Panic Attacks, Panic Disorder, Paranoia, Paranoid Personality Disorder, Paraphilias, Parenting, Pathological Gambling, Perfectionism, Performance Management, Personal Growth, Personal Relationships, Personality Disorders (PD), Pet Bereavement, Phobias, Physical Abuse, Physical Illness, Post Natal Depression (PND), Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Pregnancy, Premature Ejaculation (PE), Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS), Psychogenic Neurosis, Psychosis, Race, Rape, Redundancy, Rehabilitation, Relationship Problems, Religion, Repetitive Negative Patterns, Restrictions, Sadness, Same Sex Relationships, Schizoid Personality Disorder, Schizophrenia, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), Self Determination, Self Development, Self Harm, Separation, Sex, Sexual Abuse, Sexual Addiction, Sexual Dysfunctions, Sexual Harassment, Sexual Offences, Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI), Shame, Shyness, Sleep Disorders, Smoking Addiction, Social Phobia, Somatogenic Psychosis, Spirituality, Stress, Stress Management, Suicidal Thoughts, Terminal Illness, Terrorism, Tiredness, Tourettes Syndrome (TS), Transgender Issues, Trauma, Trichotillomania, Unresolved Issues, Weight Loss, Work Stress, Emotional Abuse,
Age groups I work with
Children
Teens
Adults
Elders
Further Information
I live in a small village called Stathern in the Vale of Belvoir. The easiest way to get to Stathern is by car. However there is a limited bus service from Melton Mowbray and Bingham. Unfortunately this bus service isn’t available in the evenings or on Sundays.

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