Kathryn Smith, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Kathryn Smith

Birmingham B13 English
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Kathryn Smith, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Kathryn Smith

Birmingham B13 English
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About Me

About me: I started my training in 2011, embarking on a 4-year part time post graduate course at Sherwood Psychotherapy Training Institute. This involved academic, experiential and clinical requirements culminating in registration with the UKCP in September 2017.
Experience/Interests: I qualified as a social worker in 1996 and have worked in several settings with adults experiencing a variety of mental and physical health problems and their carers.
I have an interest in grief, including the experience of loss and change more broadly, particularly the ways in which we respond and adjust to life events. During my counselling training I volunteered at a hospice providing counselling to those diagnosed with life limiting illness, to significant people in their lives and those who had been bereaved.
Since 2018 I have worked in private practice with individuals who are experiencing a range of feelings and thoughts that are perturbing, distressing or unsettling. They represent a disruption to the ways in which we think, behave and feel about ourselves and relationships with others.
More recently I have undertaken further training about trauma and work with an agency providing counselling to individuals who have experienced abuse in childhood, sexual violence and domestic abuse.
Sometimes it isn’t easy to work out what is happening or to understand what we are feeling. Talking with someone independent in a confidential setting provides a space for us to explore our experiences and to find ways of responding that are right for us in our particular circumstances
As a person-centred and experiential psychotherapist, I consider it important to enable you to choose what to talk about. I believe we can all work out what is important for us at any given time. I often think of my role as helping you to hear and see yourself more clearly. I will do my best to listen; working with you to create an environment that supports you in learning more about yourself and the possibilities for change. At times, I may share my observations on aspects of our work together. I may disclose striking or persistent thoughts and feelings to see whether and how these may be relevant. I may invite you to notice the way in which thoughts and feelings present themselves. I do this to support your involvement in the therapy together with your right to choose how we proceed.
Contact details: For further information or to arrange an appointment please contact me on 07597 985 260.
Information about counselling and different kinds of therapy can be found at:
www.ukcp.org.uk or www.bacp.co.uk or www.counselling-directory.org.uk

I work with

  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Person Centred Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • Bereavement
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Illness
  • Depression
  • Domestic Violence
  • Health-related Issues
  • Mental Health Issues
  • Stress
  • Terminal Illness
  • Trauma

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term

Birmingham Office

Birmingham B13
United Kingdom

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Fee for initial session is £25.00. I have a fee structure that we discuss at the initial session. Minimum fee is £15.00

UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Kathryn Smith

Kathryn Smith

Birmingham B13

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