Kathy Osborne MA SYT UKCP Accredited MBACP Reg.
City Road Therapy
335 City Rd
Burrell's Wharf Square
I am a fully insured and accredited Psychotherapist and Counsellor, experienced and knowledgeable in numerous theoretical approaches which allows me flexibility in my way of working with each person.
I offer people an opportunity to make sense of current difficulties in a confidential, safe and non- judgemental space. I have found that through working with mutual trust and respect, real life changes are possible. Ultimately my hope is that through your work with me you come to understand and trust yourself more deeply, feeling able to make informed decisions in your life.
Whether you need help in managing depression or anxiety, are struggling within your relationship or have issues such as domestic violence or sexual abuse that you feel you need to understand and talk through in order to move on with your life, then psychotherapy and counselling can certainly help you.
I currently work in private practice in Angel, and Docklands, E14 with both long and short term face to face sessions. I am also open to working by Skype or by telephone when necessary.
The first session is an assessment. We will discuss and consider your concerns and also discuss any thoughts and feelings you may have about psychotherapy and counselling. At the same time you will get a sense of me and how I work, which can help you to decide whether or not you wish to pursue further sessions.
Short term work: (6-10 sessions) can be useful for enabling you to pin point difficulties, start to make sense of them and find strategies for different ways of managing, for example, mild anxiety.
Longer term work is particularly helpful where the difficulties are more complex and as a result further exploration is needed, for example, recovery from abuse, long term depression, bereavement or issues with anger.
Training, qualifications & experience
- M.A Integrative Psychotherapy -The Minster Centre & Middlesex University
- Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy - The Minster Centre
- Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling - The Minster Centre
- Foundation in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - The Minster Centre
- Embodied Theory - Ian Morrow
- Basic Mentalisation Certificate - Anna Freud Centre
- Yoga Alliance UK Accredited Yoga Teacher (RYT500hrs)
- Accredited Yoga Therapist for Mental Health - The Minded Institute
- Master Practitioner NLP (Dr Susi Strang & assocs)
- Clinical Hypnotherapist (Dr Susi Strang & assocs)
I practice and teach Mindfulness and other aspects of Yoga which I include within a therapy session when appropriate.
I have experience of working as a counsellor within the NHS, in Primary Care. I have also worked for a Domestic Violence project with female survivors of Domestic Violence. Within the Domestic Violence project, I co-facilitated a women only therapy group for survivors called 'Walking on Eggshells'.
I work with the MSM community and with the African and Caribbean population specifically related to HIV as part of my work as a counsellor at The Terrence Higgins Trust. I also have experience co-facilitating addictions groups for this demographic, with specialist training in working with Chem-Sex. I currently facilitate a Mindfulness group as part of THT's counselling service, CONNECT. I also work for a sister project, SWISH, as a counsellor and group facilitator, working with men and women involved in the sex industry.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have extensively researched and written about the experience of childlessness, interviewing different women with very different values, beliefs and lifestyles but with being childless in common. My findings have shaped my developing clinical work with the growing childless population. There are many reasons that you may find yourself childless. It can be because you waited too long, couldn't find the right partner, had multiple miscarriages, terminations or found yourself and your partner to be infertile. All of these possibilities can mean that you find yourself without children in a society where the mainstream is focussed on families and child rearing to a large extent. Childlessness can consequently be a lonely, marginalising and painful experience that whittles away at self esteem and confidence.
If you are struggling with issues relating to childlessness please don't hesitate to get in touch.
I offer a sliding scale per therapeutic hour, determined by your employment status and the time of day that you choose to attend.
Maps & Directions
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Types of client