It can be exceptionally tough to start looking for therapy, and I’m proud of you for doing so today.
My name is Kathryn Lees and I’m a person-centred psychotherapist working in Hartlepool, County Durham, as well as online. That means that my style of counselling is to keep your wants and needs at the centre of all of our sessions together – we will work as a team, and work together to get you where you want to be in life. If you are looking for somewhere to create meaning in your life, you are feeling lost or hopeless, or you are seeking emotional support, please get in touch.
As both a practicing therapist and as someone who has healed and grown in therapy myself, I know how it feels to be in both chairs in the therapy office. I have experience of many of life’s issues and have helped my clients through many more and, as such, I am ready to tackle any issues with you.
I achieved a BSc in Psychology in 2011, passing with a 2:1, and I passed my MSc in Person-Centred and Experiential Psychotherapy in 2018.
I have worked in various mental health jobs, in the NHS and in private services, since 2007. As a psychotherapist I have volunteered hundreds of hours since 2011 with various counselling charities, including the National Self-Harm Network, Derby Counselling Centre, Derby Women’s Centre, and Hull and East Riding Survivors.
I am BACP and UKCP registered, and I have full UKCP accreditation. I follow their ethical guidelines as a practitioner.
If you would like to make an appointment or to talk about how we can work together, please contact me at email@example.com
This new year, have you been thinking about new ways to take care of yourself? Maybe you’ve made a new years resolution to involve more self-care in your routine, but you’re not sure where to start? Or maybe you find it hard to relax without a bit of fun or guidance?
Here are some online resources to help you make gentle goals for the future, relax in the present, and start to understand your past.
– #SelfCare, which has mindfulness games, some light meditation, and very gentle puzzles.
– Aloe Bud, which helps you to set very manageable and gentle self-care and mindfulness goals.
Attention Span Apps
– Forest, which grows a virtual and real life tree while helping you stay offline (it’s helpful if you find yourself ‘doomscrolling’).
– Lumosity, which gives you low-stakes games that improve your memory and attention span. There’s a paid version but the free version works just fine.
– Insight, which has a huge amount of meditations on file, from long guided meditations to short periods of calm.
– Headspace, which focuses on reducing stress and encouraging sleep.
– Meditation Minis, which is a podcast with lots of short, guided meditations.
– Sleep Cove, which is meditative ‘bedtime stories’ to help you relax and/or sleep.
– Stuck Not Broken, which is about understanding and working with trauma.
– The Empty Bowl, which is a cosy, calm, meditative podcast about American cereal. It sounds weird but it’s very soothing!
– The Food Psych Podcast, which is about making peace with food abd body issues.
– Therapy For Black Girls, which is a mental health podcast by and for Black women.
I hope this has given you some new ideas for self-care in the new year! If you’d like to give yourself the ultimate self-care, therapy with me can give you new tools to keep caring for yourself. You can get in touch to find out more by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and saying hello!