Kathy Collinson

Bereavement Counsellor

We are delighted and very privileged to have the support of the lovely Kathy at our well being socials. For those of you who have yet to meet her in person, here’s an introduction…

Hello, my name is Kathy and I am a fully trained and highly experienced counsellor in bereavement and loss. Also trained and have worked with children and adolescents.  I started my journey in autumn 1997 with Cruse bereavement care Bridlington and district

doing their Basic training course in Bereavement counselling skills.


On the 12th May 1999, I became an accredited Bereavement Counsellor with the Bridlington and District Cruse branch later becoming the Branch referral secretary. This means I took all the messages from the telephone contact line, with messages from potential clients. I assessed that client’s needs and allocated the appropriate counsellor. I became the leader of the outreach team, in this capacity I talked to other organisations including schools about Bereavement, loss and the role of cruse. Lastly, I helped to staff the drop-in centre, when on duty I had to asses a client’s needs and be a facilitator if a group formed.


During this time I began my children counsellor training completing external courses at St Catherine’s Hospice attended a Play

therapy workshop, Children’s Grief workshop and Working with Bereaved Adolescents.


In 2015/16 I decided to restart my journey by doing NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills followed by in 2017 NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills at East Riding College Bridlington. I am currently at the end of studying for my level 4 Diploma in therapeutic counselling this 2-year part-time course as enabling me to become a fully qualified practitioner where I hope to continue to make a difference to adults, adolescents and children.


I have attended to update my Bereavement counselling skills St Catherine’s Hospice education department and successfully completed all elements of course study and assignments to pass the module “The Application of Counselling skills When Working with Bereavement and loss” April to July 2017.

To update my children and young people counselling I have Attended a two-day workshop at the Ellesmere Centre for psychotherapy and training “Counselling Children and Young People: BACP Basic young People Competences” 24/25th Feb 2018.


I have attended a CPD event-Working on dreams: A Gestalt Approach with Alan Leech in March 2018.

Abuse and Working Creatively 6 hrs. CPD workshop at Inner child potential Centre 88 Saner st Hull. Also, Neurosciences meets counselling workshop and an Inner child workshop both are 6 hrs. CPD registered Workshops.


I successfully completed a comprehensive and practical clinical Hypnotherapy and psychotherapy Diploma, Which is approved and accredited by the General Hypnotherapy standards council, Feb2019I also have a diploma in EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques.

I am passionate about supporting adults and children through some of the toughest times of their life.


 I am a member of the BACP and committed to the ethical framework which this professional body advocate and support. Have full public liability insurance, up to date DBS check and regular supervision. If you wish to learn more about what I can offer,

please feel free to contact me on 07811124722 or

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