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.
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.
Age I Work With
Client Concerns I Treat
- Abortion / Post Abortion Issues
- Academic Concerns
- Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions
- Body Image
- Career Choice
- Communication Problems
- Divorce / Divorce Adjustment
- Domestic Violence
- Emotional Overwhelm
- Family Problems
- Grief, Loss, and Bereavement
- Identity Issues
- Life Purpose / Meaning / Inner-Guidance
- Midlife Crisis / Midlife Transition
- Post Partum Depression
- Pregnancy and Birthing
- Relationships and Marriage
Types of Therapy
- Acceptance and Commitment Therapy
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy /REBT
- Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
- Emotion Focused Therapy
- Existential Psychotherapy
- Feminist Therapy
- Guided Therapeutic Imagery
- Mindfulness Based Cognitive Therapy
- Mindfulness Based Interventions
- Narrative Therapy
- Person Centered / Rogerian
- Positive Psychotherapy
- Possibility Therapy
- Solution Focused Therapy
Special Online Booking Offers
I offer a free 45 minute introductory session in which we can meet and work out if it feels right to work together. You will have the chance to look around my facilities and ask any questions about my experience and the way that I work.
I offer a discount of £15 if six sessions are booked and paid for in advance, bringing the price for six sessions to £195.
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