Kate Dunn   Online Counselling and Supervision

Professional Qualifications

BEd(Hons) – University of Sussex
BSc(Hons) Psychology – Open University
Postgraduate Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling – University of Sussex
MA Psychotherapeutic Counselling – University of Brighton
Diploma in Online Counselling – OnlineCounsellors.co.uk

Further Training Courses

Supervision training with the Centre for Supervision and Team Development (CSTD) – Bath

CBT Introductory Training at the Oxford Centre for Cognitive Therapy

Mindfulness Training (8 week course in Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy - MBCT). In February 2015 I attended a 7 day professional Mindfulness Teacher Training Retreat with the Centre for Mindfulness Research and Practice, University of Bangor, focussing on the teaching of both Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) and MBCT to a variety of client groups.

Ongoing Professional Development

I regularly attend training courses and workshops to extend my understanding of specific difficulties and needs. Themes addressed by some of the workshops I have attended in recent years include:

  • The delivery of brief therapy
  • Assessing for Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Working with those on the autistic spectrum
  • Working with trauma
  • Working with loss and bereavement
  • Using self-help materials within therapeutic settings
  • Mindfulness in Higher Education settings
  • Working with Children and Young People
  • Understanding how the brain develops and responds throughout life; links with current neuro-scientific research
  • Working with those in the later years of life
  • Using Creative Writing as a Therapeutic Approach and Toolkit
  • Expressing Ourselves through Creativity
  • Counselling Self-harming and Suicidal Clients
  • Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)
  • Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT)
  • Working with Millennials
  • Managing Change
  • Building resilience
  • Addressing feelings of guilt and shame

Qualifications and Publications. BACP logo 2018

Professional Accreditation and Memberships

I am a senior accredited and registered counsellor/supervisor - British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)and I abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice


A list of some published articles and book chapters:

Dunn, Kate & Wilson, John (2021) When online and face to face counseling work together: assessing the impact of blended or hybrid approaches, where clients move between face-to-face and online meetings Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies, 20:4 312-326 DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2021.1993970
John Wilson, Fabienne Chazeaux, Carole Francis-Smith & Kate Dunn (2019) When encounter becomes electric: an online group experience Person-Centered & Experiential Psychotherapies 18:3 pp 299-307 DOI: 10.1080/14779757.2019.1650807
Dunn, K (2018) Digital Technology: how we work with it: reporting on a BACP survey Therapy Today 29 (8)
Dunn, K (2014) The therapeutic alliance online in Weitz, P (Ed) (2014) Psychotherapy 2.0: Where Psychotherapy and Technology Meet London: Karnac books
Dunn, K (2012) A qualitative investigation into the online counselling relationship: To meet or not to meet Counselling and Psychotherapy Research 12 (4) pp 316 -326
Goss, S (2012) Research Review: When email works Therapeutic Innovations in Light of Technology (TILT) 2 (5) pp10, 11
Dunn, K (2011) How does meeting online impact the therapeutic relationship? Therapy Today 22 (8) pp 48-50
Mitchell, N & Dunn, K (2007) Pragmatic evaluation of the viability of CCBT self-help for depression in higher education Counselling and Psychotherapy Research 7 (3) pp144-150

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