Counselling and Psychotherapy Qualifications

MA in Psychoanalytic Observational Studies
University of Leeds awarded in 2011.

BSc in Therapeutic Counselling
Leeds Metropolitan University awarded in 2005.

Diploma of Higher Education (DipHe) - Counselling and Human Relations
Bradford University awarded in 2005.

Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural

Therapy (CBT)
The Centre of Excellence, Manchester awarded in 2015.

Kathy is an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), a professional governing body. 


All BACP members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy, which sets the standards for good and ethical therapeutic practice.

Therapeutic Approach
Psychodynamic, Humanistic, Existential and Group Psychotherapy methodologies have been studied.

Therapeutic Approach


Kathy has worked with individuals, couples, children and adolescents.

 A number of different approaches are used in therapy depending on the situation, the desired outcome, the age (if a child or young person for example) or if working with an individual, couple or group.






Kathy has been working as a Psychotherapist since 2003, in private practice and as an affiliate Counsellor for organisations delivering employee assistance programmes.

Kathy is a warm, approachable and caring practitioner with experience of a wide range of therapeutic interventions. 

She lives in Greengates, Leeds/Bradford, in Yorkshire.



























































Client Experience and Settings


Kathy Mc Anallen has worked with a wide range of clients in many different settings including:


  • Children and young people in private practice and at school
  • Adults in private practice, by telephone and in the workplace
  • Groups of Young people at school
  • Groups of teachers at school
  • Organisations and workplaces

Client Situations

Trained to work with a wide range of life situations and coping strategies including:


  • Depression and anxiety
  • Work-related stress
  • Self-harm
  • Exam stress
  • Bullying and problems at school
  • Coping with relationship breakdown
  • Improving wellbeing and self-care


    About Kathy McAnallen Psychotherapy