Kate MorrisseyPerson-centred/humanistic counsellor
I am an experienced, qualified and insured woman counsellor and supervisor practising from South Manchester.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by their ethical framework.
I offer both long and short term therapy and supervision to other counsellors. I can offer 1-1 and couple counselling,
and family work.
I am experienced in working with people from diverse backgrounds on a wide range of issues. I have a particular interest in issues of identity, power and social justice.
I work from a person centred perspective.
This approach originates from the work of Carl Rogers.
He was one of the founders of Humanistic Psychology. It means that I will work with whatever you bring at your pace, in a non-judgemental way. I believe that within us we all have the resources to live more fulfilling lives and I would work with you to help you realise your potential.
I offer a private and confidential service.
Counselling would normally be for an hour session weekly. Some people may find a few sessions are enough to resolve a particular issue, others may find they need months to explore what their difficulties are. We would decide between us how many sessions to contract for.
Counselling can serve many purposes: having somewhere safe to offload worries, being supported to work through dilemmas and explore issues that feel difficult to raise with partners, friends or within families.
Counselling can help with many issues including:
Self-esteem/lack of confidence
Problems in relationships
Sexuality or other identity issues
Body image /eating difficulties
Problematic dependencies e.g. alcohol, drugs
I feel passionately about counselling and know from my own experience how transforming it can be. It has helped me both to work through individual issues and to improve the quality of my relationships with others.
I also feel strongly about issues of social justice and equality, the treatment of all people, animals and the environment. I have a particular interest in how the political and the personal cross over in all our lives and in issues of personal power and identity.
When I'm not working I love music and dancing of all kinds, culture, cooking and eating! I relax by reading, going for a massage and practising yoga.
Issues often worked with
I normally charge £45 per session to individuals
(£50 where employers /agencies are paying).
Couple counselling is usually provided in one and a half hour sessions. Ask me for fees.
I offer some concessionary places to unemployed people/ people on low incomes. Please ask for details
Training and qualifications
My first professional qualifications were in Psychology (BA hons) and Social Work (MA/DIPSW).
I completed my BACP accredited Advanced Diploma in Counselling in 2004. I also have a post-graduate certificate in counselling supervision. I have had training in couples counselling and have completed a course in Mindfulness Appraoches to Stress Reduction.
I have 21 years experience in the social care and therapy field. I have gained my counselling experience in 2 young people’s mental health centres, a G.P. practice and a Brook Advisory Centre. I have also worked counselling women within a Rape Crisis Centre, a women’s refuge, adult mental health services and with lesbian, gay and bisexual young people. I have worked with refugees and asylum seekers as well as managing a counselling project in a school. I currently work with women in or at risk of prostitution aswell as counselling individuals and couples in private practice.