Wolverhampton Counselling Practice

Kathleen Slade BSc (hons) Psych, PGDip Couns, MBACP

About Me

 

In 1995 I attended Wolverhampton City College, where I studied Psychology and Scientific Psychology.  I then went on to the University of Wolverhampton, where I graduated in 1999 with a BSc (hons) in Psychology.

 

I returned to Wolverhampton City College, where I completed an RSA Certificate in Counselling Skills and a Teacher's Certificate.  At which time, I also worked for the college as a 'Visiting Lecturer' teaching various Psychology modules to GCSE, A Level, BTEC and Access students from age 14 onwards.  This also included supporting challenging students who had been excluded from mainstream schools.

 

In 2000 I started working for Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Trust.  I worked as a Social Therapist for the trust in a New Therapeutic Community and I was part of the original team that helped develop the Personality Disorder Service.  My role was to provide Group Social and Psychotherapy to a diversity of people, commonly diagnosed with Severe Personality Disorder.

                   

In 2001 I co-authored a paper that was later published in Therapeutic Communities and was presented at the Windsor Conference in London and that I co-presented at the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy in Birmingham:

 

          'The First Christmas in a New Therapeutic Community'

             Therapeutic Communities (2002) Vol. 23 (1) 47-60

 

In 2001 I started my Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling at the University of Birmingham and I completed my first placement with the Women's Counselling and Therapy Centre in Birmingham.  I then spent 3 years with the Psychotherapy Service for Wolverhampton City Primary Care NHS Trust.  I was awarded my Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling in 2006.

 

 

I set up Wolverhampton Counselling Practice in March 2009. 

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I am a Member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and I adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

 

I am on the Accredited Voluntary Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.