Kathy Hoggart

Kathy Hoggart

South East Professional Online Counsellor

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About Kathy Hoggart

Hello, my name is Kathy and I’m a fully qualified and experienced relationship counsellor at Online Couples Counselling

My training and experience in couple therapy was achieved through ‘Relate’ where I worked for over twenty years.  I have worked with hundreds of individuals, heterosexual and same-sex couples helping them to achieve change.

Many couples have told me they find me empathic, non-judgemental and easy to work with.  The relationship problems brought to counselling are always varied but no problem is too big or too small. Some of the most common relationship concerns might include poor communication, arguments, loss, an affair or simply growing apart.

I work intuitively with a person-centred focus which means we will work at your pace and from your life perspective.  My aim is to build a rapport between us which will be about confidentiality, good listening, mutual respect and neutrality.  I will provide a comfortable and safe space to talk about the particular aspects you are struggling with.  Hopefully this will enable you to feel confident about sharing your story with me and working through your feelings.

I will support you whilst you try to understand what you need for yourself, and from each other, in order to bring about the desired change.  I will encourage you both to be open and honest. At times, I will reflect back what you tell me so you can begin to see things from the other’s perspective and listen to each other more effectively.  These are small, but important steps in helping break a cycle of behaviour which is having a negative impact on your relationship.

 

It is important that you both feel comfortable with me. At the end of the first session I will check out how you are feeling and what you hope to achieve from the counselling. We can review this throughout the process.

Qualifications

  • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in ‘Therapeutic Counselling’

  • Specialist Diploma in Couples/Relationship Counselling

  • CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies   

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Background/Experience

In the past I worked as a family mediator, assisting couples come to terms with separation and the practical elements involved. Alongside being involved in mediation between parents and/or young adults experiencing a relationship breakdown.

I have attended many workshops and courses on a variety of subjects, such as Cultural Diversity, Mental Health and Attachment issues. I am committed to continuing my professional development.

How I can help you

  • I will ensure you both feel heard and taken seriously. And I won’t take sides or attribute blame. 
  • Through me respecting your individual positions and time-managing the sessions. This will allow you both the opportunity to say what is important to you.
  • I use a variety of therapeutic approaches but often my work is solution-focused. Together, we can think about what will be most useful for you to achieve your goals.
  • It is important to acknowledge how family history might influence patterns of behaviour within your current relationship. This can help you gain insights into how you relate to each other

Experience

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Year Department Hospital
2002-2005 Cardio-respiratory Institute Of Coast Private Hospital
2002-2005 Cystic Fibrosis Canada Of Coast Private Hospital
2010-2017 Livers & Oncology USA Institute for Rehabilitation
2018-2022 Osteogenesis imperfecta Kessler Institute for Rehabilitation

Types of therapy offered

Couple Therapy

Marriage Counselling

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

Person Centered Therapy

LGBTQ+ Relationship Therapy

Trauma Therapy

EMDR Therapy

Bereavement Counselling

Self Esteem/Self Worth

Emotionally Focused Therapy

Anxiety Counselling

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