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About Kate            

I have a great curiousity about people.  I like to listen to people and find out about them, and help them to find out what it is they really want, and ultimately, who they are.  I dont want to label you or make judgements about you, but to find out about who you really are, how you think, what is important to you and what your passions are.  

My concern is that you are safe, and that I operate professionally at all times.  I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist, completing my four year training in 2016. I have trained extensively in NLP and am a qualified Master Practitioner and Certified Trainer, as well as an NLP Coach.  I regularly attend training and professional development courses and conferences, and read widely.

  • I am a full clinical member of UKCP and am bound by their ethical code which you can find here 
  • I am fully insured and recieve regular supervision from a highly experienced psychotherapist and trainer
  • I am committed to learning and professional and personal development, in order to provide the best service possible to my clients

In addition to this practice, I currently work with young and adult refugees and asylum seekers for Yorkshire charity Solace Surviving Exile and Persecution.  Over the last two years I worked in a local secondary school and in a Bradford primary school.  I have previously worked with school students and staff at (what was then) Goole High School. I enjoy working with young people, and with people of all ages. I am also interested in working with clergy and those for whom faith is important.

Before training in psychotherapy I worked in the voluntary sector for nearly twenty years, in a wonderfully varied career that took me to many countries, including living in Kenya and Ethiopia.  I have learnt a great deal from these experiences and bring this learning to my practice.

I love being outside and attempt each year to grow vegetables, some with more success than others.


Recent Training and Professional Development includes:

  • Shame - Carolyn Spring
  • God in the Room - working with faith (Churches Ministerial Counselling Service)
  • Training of Trainers for Developing Therapeutic Skills in Schools (Lydia Noor, NESTT)
  • Music and therapy (SCPTI)
  • Eye Movement Desensitising and Reprocessing (EMDR)  A year long training starting in November 2017 with EMDR Extra.
  • Working creatively with children and young people (5 days, Jon Blend, Gestalt Centre) 
  • Working with young people on the Autistic Spectrum (Aspire Training)
  • Working with Anger (Horsforth Practice)
  • An introduction to Narrative Therapy (Solace)
  • Introduction to street drugs and alcohol (Place 2 Be)
  • Working with Self harm and Suicidal Ideation (Solace/Sarsvil)