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Professional counsellor and registered MBACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
"I'm so glad I found Katy when I did. I was on a rather long waiting list for free local counselling, and my initial assessment with the service did not fill with me confidence that they would be a good fit for me. A friend of a friend recommended Katy and my initial assessment with her via Skype was enough to convince me that I'd be happy to pay for the right counsellor, which she was.
Katy is intelligent, which was important to me, and her person centred counselling involved a lot of listening, then effectively replaying it back, and holding up a mirror - so your thoughts are recounted back, with no spin or judgement but in a way to make you understand potential patterns in your thinking, and not just thinking, feelings too.
Counselling is challenging, but I found it hugely beneficial, and I would not hesitate to recommend Katy for anyone in need of counselling."
"What was really helpful was I felt like Katy really listened to me. I don't think anyone's ever listened to me this way and it's helped me realise a lot of things about myself and deal with a lot of the things."
~ Emma, Manchester
"I'd been depressed for a long time when I started counselling and had a few times therapy before which hadn't helped all that much. It seemed to help just getting to talk about what depression is like for me. I didn't know counselling would be like that. Sometimes it was hard to talk about it all and I wasn't sure about all the feelings which sometimes were hard to deal with, but I started to notice I seemed to be doing more things in my life. I seem to be feeling like I can cope better with things and feel more motivated as well. I think I'll still keep exploring my depression, but the way I think about it now feels different. I'm not even sure I'd still call it depression, or if it even needs a definition. I might have counselling again at some point, but that's because it's felt helpful this time."
~ B, Manchester
"I like myself more now which is really something :) "
"I just couldn't think of anything that was unhelpful. This person centred counselling has been interesting and I'd try and come back for more counselling with Katy if I ever need therapy again."
~ Paul, Manchester
"... thank you for the help you provided during our sessions. They were definitely a turning point in my life and have put me on a much more positive and spiritual path in life. As well as being helpful, I always found our chats to be interesting, enjoyable and thought-provoking. As a result, I realised how shallow the majority of relationships in my life were and I am now choosing to surround myself with people who are interested in the more meaningful aspects of life."