Kay Barltrop is a trainee psychotherapeutic counsellor. Kay is completing her diploma in counselling and a master’s degree in psychotherapy and prior to training as a counsellor, worked for multiple organisations in the UK and abroad, alongside volunteering in mental health charities.
Kay believes that through understanding ourselves better, we can work to resolve the presenting issue as well as build resilience for our future. Kay believes that the key to successful counselling is through collaboration between the counsellor and the client, working in partnership together to help understand your thoughts and feelings better.
Her theoretical approach is based on Transactional Analysis, which focuses on exploring a person’s personality and how this has been formed by their childhood experiences. Kay works with adults and follows the UKCP’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.
Kay has supported clients through a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, alcohol and drugs issues, unwanted thoughts and feelings, work issues, relationship difficulties, divorce and trauma. Her particular areas of interest are family relationship dynamics, divorce and parental alienation.
Kate has a degree and a master’s degree in psychology and prior to training as a counsellor, worked for The National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) helping to produce a large range of mental health guidelines.
Kate’s aim is to provide an empathic, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to make sense of, and work through, the issues that brought you to therapy. Her theoretical approach is based on the psychodynamic model, with a specific focus on relational dynamics, object relations, and attachment styles. Kate believes that through a therapeutic relationship we all have the potential to increase self-awareness and create change in our lives.
Kate has supported clients through a diverse range of issues, including low mood, anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, illness, loss and bereavement, cultural and sexual identity, difficulties in expressing emotions, suicidal thoughts and trauma. Particular areas of interest are antenatal and postnatal mental health in women, the psychological effects of fertility issues and IVF treatment, and the effects of spiritual abuse and coercive control within religious organisations.