About Kat Quinn

Bsc. (Hons.) Psych. Fd. Couns. MNCS (accred.)

  • Kat is an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS Accred.)

  • As a member of the NCS, Kat is required to fulfil at least 30 hours of Continuing Professional Development a year and a minimum of 1.5 hours Supervision per month

  • Kat follows the NCS Ethical Framework which can be found here

  • Covered by Public Liability and Professional Indemnity insurance

  • DBS checked (Disclosure and Barring Service)

  • Kat writes about various interesting topics in her blog

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  • Bsc Psychology (Hons) 2:1

  • Foundation Degree in Counselling

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

  • BACP Certificate of Proficency

  • Level 6: Cognitive Psychology

  • Level 6: Social Psychology

  • Level 5: Child Development

  • Level 5: Counselling: Fear and Sadness

  • Level 5: Exploring Psychology

  • Level 4: Introduction to the Social Sciences

  • Level 4: Introduction to Counselling

CPD, Additional Training & Experience

  • Aspergers and Austism Counsellor at a local Worcestershire charity

  • Woman’s Aid CRUSH Facilitator Trained (domestic abuse groups for 13-19 year olds)

  • Previously a Mental Health and Learning Difficulties Support Worker

  • Founded a successful local Community Centre Counselling Agency in Redditch

  • Disassociation Identity Disorder (DID) training days (Trauma and the Brain, Disorganised Attachment, DID Fundementals), Trauma and the Body, Working with Self Harm and Suicide.

  • Enabling Children to speak about feelings through Sandplay therapy

  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

  • Legal issues working with Children and Young People

  • Drug and Alcohol Abuse (West Mercia)

  • Alcohol Identification and Brief Advice (IBA)

  • Youth Offenders Mentoring Training

  • NHS Sexual Health and Relationship Workshop

  • Safeguarding Children: Abuse and Neglect

  • SOVA Safeguarding of Vulnerable Adults

  • Worcester County Council: Safeguarding Training

  • Understanding Behaviour that Challenges

  • Professional Boundaries

Current training:

  • Certificate in Mindfulness (School of Psychology)

  • Diploma in Transpersonal Psychology (Centre of Excellence)

  • Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

How Kat works as a counsellor

Kat understands that making a decision to see a counsellor can seem quite daunting especially if your friends and family are not aware of your thoughts. You can contact her privately to discuss anything you would like to know about the counselling process.

Using her intuitive nature to feel and hear every word that is spoken (and unspoken), Kat is able to reflect in an open and honest way. This helps you understand yourself on a much deeper level, opening up a wider perspective on your life- past, present and future.


Kat will not 'tell" you what to do or force you to talk about anything you do not feel comfortable with, but to be by your side as you begin to change the aspects of your life you feel you want to. These changes do not happen overnight but with the right time and space you will discover your own way. This is your time for personal investment and growth.

Kat's approach is mainly Person Centred but also works within other types of therapy where intuitively necessary, such as

  • NLP (neuro-linguistic programming)

  • Mindfulness

  • Inner Child therapy

  • Transactional Analysis



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