Counsellors for Couples

Kate Renner is an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and a member of the BACP. She holds a Diploma, Post Graduate Diploma (Distinction) and MA (Distinction) from The University of Hertfordshire in Contemporary Therapeutic Counselling. She works with adults, older adults and young people on an open-ended basis.  Kate’s approach is largely psychodynamic which means that together with her clients she looks at how unconscious motivations and past experiences are impacting upon the client’s life and relationships today.  Underlying anxieties and hidden feelings can be identified and explored leading to greater self-awareness, self-acceptance and a stronger feeling of ownership over one’s life. Kate also incorporates ideas from existential, person-centred and CBT counselling theories into her practice. As the client’s relationship with self and with others is at the heart of Kate’s approach, the therapeutic relationship is key to her work. Kate has particular experience in working with: low self-esteem; anxiety; depression; bereavement and loss; sexual abuse; sexual identity; relationships (work and personal); relationship breakdowns; family breakdowns (child’s and adult’s perspective); and parenting/identity issues.

Sylvia Sterling is an experienced counsellor and supervisor. She works in an integrative way
calling on all the training she has had and her 15 years of working in this field to help the
client find the best tools to manage their life differently and make the changes they want.
She works with individuals and couples on a both a long and short term basis specialising in
Anxiety, Depression and communication in relationships. Sylvia is an Accredited member of
the BACP and works according to their ethical framework and guidelines.

Isabel Kucuk is a qualified psychodynamic counsellor, trained at the University of Hertfordshire. She is a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Isabel works with clients to establish a trusting therapeutic relationship where they can explore both past and present aspects of their life, creating self awareness for clients to cope differently with psychological and emotional issues they may feel are unsettling them. Isabel has particular experience and interest in working with: depression, anxiety, bereavement, losses, difficult relationships, stress, loss of self-confidence, low self-esteem, eating disorders, transitional times in life, trauma and cultural diversity. Isabel has experience of working with adults, older people, couples and young people. Isabel undertakes regular training to develop and enhance her established practice and abides by the BACP’s Ethical Framework. Isabel offers face to face and online counselling. She practices at the Centre on Tuesday evenings, Fridays and Saturdays.