Katy Turner


Hello, my name is Katy.


A bit about me

I am a qualified relationship counsellor and my specialism is working with couples. I also work with individuals too, to help people explore the different relationships in their life and most importantly, the relationship they have with themselves.

I hold a Masters (distinction) in Contemporary Relationship Studies. I am a member of the BACP and follow their ethical framework. I also teach counselling degree courses accredited by Hull University which means I stay up-to-date with the latest theories and interventions in the field.

In the past, I have managed a mental health recovery service commissioned by Sheffield Health and Social Care Trust and an out-of-hours crisis support service.

Some of the issues I have experience working with are:


–          Affairs

–          Communication difficulties

–          Difficult family relationships

–          Childhood trauma and abuse

–          Recovery from past abusive relationships

–          Suicidal feelings

–          Depression

–          Anxiety

–          OCD

–          Complex PTSD

–          Gender identity

–          Sexual identity


*Please note that this is not an exhaustive list and I look at the whole person, as well as the presenting issue which has brought them to therapy.

How I approach the counselling process

My way of working is systemic. This means that I like to explore the influences of family, community and wider society and how these make up the people we are – the narratives we receive, the belief systems we are part of and the roles we play.


Celebrating diversity in all of its forms, being anti-racist and making counselling accessible are three guiding principles of my practice. I have done significant training in GRSD (Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity) and Neurodiversity, although I am continuously learning and trying to educate myself further. Everyone is unique and that is the true joy of doing this type of work and being human!


I make use of the relationship we form between us within the counselling room. The counselling room is a safe space where we can be fully authentic and have the freedom to shed the various masks we wear in other settings. I believe this can lead to so much self-discovery and help us to become the people we truly want to be in our day-to-day lives.


What next?

To help you decide if I am the right therapist for you, please email or call Cornerstone to make an initial appointment. Our first meeting will be an opportunity to tell me about your current situation, personal history and to discuss what you would like to achieve through your therapy. If you decide you would like to go forward, we will continuously check-in with each other about how the sessions are feeling and progressing. I believe in building a collaborative therapeutic relationship where you feel able to give me honest feedback on the process at all times.


Availability and fees

I offer face-to-face, telephone and zoom sessions.

I am currently available on Tuesday and Wednesday day times and evenings, with some flexibility around this.

I charge £55 for individual sessions and £60 for couples