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Title: Mrs
First name: Kate
Surname: Swan
Photograph: Photo of Mrs Kate Swan
Gender: female
Town: Chesham
County/state: Buckinghamshire
Postal code: HP5
Telephone: 07952 199692
Session charge rate: £40 per hour in Chesham £45 per hour in Thame
Accreditations: MBACP
About me: I am an experienced therapist using a range of client-centred (humanistic) approaches, also offering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), to work with individuals of any race, culture, religion or sexual orientation. I see adults for a wide range of emotional problems and relationship issues.
I work with both specific issues and psychotherapeutically, for short or longer term work, as required.
I am gentle, supportive, respectful and genuine, with a strong belief in the quality of the relationship between us as being crucial to the outcomes of therapy. I aim to offer a confidential, safe, warm and non-judgmental environment in which you may share and explore your inner thoughts and feelings.
Qualifications: ~Dip. Therapeutic Counselling, Humanistic (CPCAB)
~Advanced Dip. in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Skills & Theory (CPCAB)
~Dip. in Individual & Group Supervision: Counselling, Psychotherapy & Related Professions (Cascade)
~Dip. in Casework Supervision (ABC)
~Person-Centred Counselling Trainer
~Integrative Counselling Lecturer
~Primary Care experience taking GP referrals, treatment of common life issues
~Experienced school counsellor with children and young people aged 11-18
Code of ethics: I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and work with absolute respect for their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling & Psychotherapy. I receive regular clinical supervision, ensuring ethical and safe practice is maintained.
Theoretical approaches: Special interest in anxiety disorders - CBT ( Cognitive Behavioural TherapyFocuses on understanding how our thoughts or beliefs effect our behaviour and the way we feel. ) can be an effective enabler of insight when combined with a trusting, warm and safe therapeutic relationship. CBTCognitive-Behavioural Therapy: focuses on understanding how our thoughts or beliefs effect our behaviour and the way we feel. works with the premise that all feelings and behaviours are generated by the thoughts we believe. When these thoughts and beliefs are accessed and explored, new understanding and behaviours are possible which enhance enjoyment in life, resourcefulness and resilience in difficult situations.
Areas of expertise: Abuse, Anger Management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, General counselling, Health related issues, Identity problems, Loss, Mental health issues, Obsessions, OCD, Personal Development, Phobias, Relationships, Self Esteem, Self Harm, Sex related issues, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues
Other areas of expertise: I have a special interest in anxiety disorders, working with them from both a CBT and humanistic perspective. I also work with relationship or relational issues, with reference to early attachment experiences.
Types of client seen: Adults, Seniors, Young People
This is how I work: Long term face-to-face, Short term face-to-face, Time limited
Languages spoken fluently: English
Counsellor supervisor: Yes
Counsellor trainer: Yes
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