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Quintessence Counselling | Kat Quinn MNCS (accred.) Bsc. Fd. Couns.

  • Redditch, Worcestershire B97 6QW.

About Quintessence Counselling | Kat Quinn MNCS (accred.) Bsc. Fd. Couns.

Everyday we are pushed and pulled in all kinds of directions because of family, work and relationships.. Sometimes things happen to us in life that can deeply affect us for whatever reason. As a result of this we may not be able to make sense of our behaviours and emotions on our own. Sometimes we cannot hear our own voice within the noise of our lives!

By creating an empathic and trusting therapeutic relationship together, you are invited to share the thoughts and feelings that may be blocking your path somehow. Maybe you do not know what is in your way and want to work through whats on your mind with someone in confidence. The private counselling space can facilitate exploring and making sense of your thoughts and feelings. In turn this may enable you to feel more empowered and in control of your life.

Maybe you suffer from anxiety? Or are currently having relationship issues or family issues? Feeling low in confidence and self esteem issues are blocking you from living fully? Maybe you are not happy with work or are going through a divorce or separation and want to talk about your feelings. I offer a no obligation consultation to see if you are comfortable to begin working together so please feel free to get in touch.

I have an extensive theoretical background in Psychology and have an honours degree in the subject. I have also gained experience working with adults with Learning Disabilities and Mental health issues as a Support Worker.I am also a CRUSH facilitator. This is programme run by West Mercia Womans Aid which offers support to young people (ages 13-19) whom have been either victims of (or witnessed) domestic abuse. The course looks at the differences between healthy and unhealthy relationships.


Training, qualifications & experience

Bsc. Psychology (Hons) Degree
Foundation Degree in Counselling
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate of Proficiency

West Mercia Women’s Aid CRUSH Facilitator (domestic abuse)

I have attended courses in :

Child psychology
Cognitive psychology
Enabling Children to speak about feelings through Sandplay therapy
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (BACP)
Legal issues working with Children and Young People (BACP)
Drug and Alcohol Abuse (West Mercia)
Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA) (E-learning certificate)
Safeguarding Children: Abuse and Neglect
Worcestershire County Council Safeguarding Training
Youth Offenders Mentoring Scheme Training
Sexual Health and Relationship Workshop (NHS)
Mental health & Learning difficulties Support Work

I am an Accredited Member of The National Counselling Society (NCS) and follow by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. As part of this requirement I attend regular Supervision and Professional and Personal Development groups which enhance my skills. Further information about membership criteria and the ethical guidelines can be found at www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org.

I am fully insured and hold an enhanced DBS.

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