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.
Counselling/Psychotherapy:
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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Cost:

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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