Katharine West

Member Status: Accredited

Member No: NCS19-07614

Location: Yelverton

Katharine is a qualified counsellor with the Foundation of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling, accredited by the National Counselling
Society and a qualified Wellbeing Coach with the Association for Coaching.

There are times in life when we feel we can’t cope, feel stuck, unable to move forward, anxious, stressed, unhappy or generally unwell. I can support you to deal with your difficulties and manage whatever life throws at you, and how to do it with resilience and authenticity. I believe that everyone has the strength not just to survive, but to truly thrive.
​I am a certified and practicing member of the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling . I use an integrative approach with emphasis on both of these therapies, and also draw on my own life experiences to help clients.


I have really benefited from both emotional therapeutic counselling and wellbeing coaching and believe that our emotional wellbeing holds the key to a contented and fulfilling life. Emotional Therapeutic Counselling positively changes the way in which we perceive ourselves, others and the world.


I work with adults, young people who are suffering emotional turmoil in their lives. I use a range of gentle techniques to assist clients recognise and release painful feelings by working with the emotions rather than the mind. I believe the quality of our lives is influenced by our emotional health. The logical mind cannot change the way we feel about others and ourselves. If we feel ok we cope with the ups and downs of life; if we are feeling low, nothing seems right and we can become depressed and hopeless.

What to Expect when Working with Me:

I am warm and accepting of all my client's experiences and feelings. I listen with understanding, without judgement and help my clients find solutions from within. With a greater sense of hopefulness and personal power my clients are more able to resolve issues in an authentic way and develop their own goals with independence. I am empathetic and positive, and include a gentle humour. I aim to provide a safe space to explore deep and difficult emotions.


With 1:1 support I can help you navigate difficulties in your life and improve your wellbeing.





I can provide coaching as a standalone service or as part of fusion that might include counselling and mindfulness in response to your needs.


I offer counselling support in a non-judgemental, responsive manner as part of as a standalone service or as part of fusion that might include counselling and mindfulness in response to your needs.

I can provide counselling, coaching or yoga, or a mix tailored for your needs .

I am an accredited member of The National Counselling Society (www.nationalcounsellingsociety.org), practising member of the Foundation for Emotional Therapeutic Counselling (www.emotionaltherapeuticcounselling.org.uk) and qualified yoga teacher with the British Wheel of Yoga (www.bwy.org.uk).

I maintain full Public Liability and Professional Indemnity Insurance

  • Qualifications & Experience
    Accredited member of the National Counselling Society - MNCS
    Qualified Counsellor - Foundation of Emotional Therapeutic Counselling - MFETC
    Qualified Well-being Coach - Association for Coaching - MAC
  • What I can help with
    • Abortion
    • Abuse – Emotional, Physical, Sexual
    • Addiction (e.g. Alcohol, Computer games, Drugs, Food, Gambling, Sex, Smoking)
    • Ageing and related issues
    • Anger Management
    • Anxiety
    • Assertiveness / Self-confidence / Self-esteem
    • Bereavement / Loss
    • Bullying
    • Cancer
    • Carers
    • Depression
    • Disability
    • Divorce & Separation
    • Eating disorders
    • Family
    • Generally unhappy with your life
    • Illness and dying
    • Mindfulness
    • Phobias
    • Post-traumatic stress (PTSD)
    • Relationships
    • Self-harm
    • Shyness / Social Phobia
    • Spirituality
    • Suicidal feelings
    • Trauma
    • Violence / Victim support
    • Young people and children
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