Katrina Voysey Registered MBACP
074 55 181 397 / 074 55 181 397
I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, seeing individuals and couples and working with groups. I work creatively and respectfully with you to explore and resolve whatever is bothering you, starting from where you are at.
Life, your life, is precious. Your present experience, besides holding the influences of your past, also holds the seeds of your future growth and potential. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where you can nurture and develop optimum conditions for your growth and flourishing.
Exploring your issues, in our work together, can lead you to better self-understanding and improved relationships. Besides finding the courage and resources to change, clients often feel more peaceful and develop greater compassion for themselves and others.
I work humanistically and integratively. Humanistic psychotherapy aims to empower you to be develop your full human potential, with greater resources available for you to live and enjoy your life. This not only benefits yourself, but also those around you and often the wider world. Integrative psychotherapy means I will utilise a wide range of other psychotherapeutic approaches when these will benefit you.
You can book an initial session to meet with me, to say something about what has lead you to consider psychotherapy or couples counselling and to find out more how I work. From this we can decide whether we will work with one another. If you wish to do this, or have any related questions, I would be delighted to hear from you. There is also more information on my website www.katrinavoysey.com I offer reduced fee places.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started voluntary counselling in 1994 working with victims of crime and then with people facing bereavement. I have offering psychotherapy and counselling privately since 1998. I graduated from the Spectrum psychotherapy training and am a Registered Member of the BACP. When I graduated from the Spectrum psychotherapy training in 2001, I had completed more than 900 curriculum hours at Spectrum spread over seven years, as well as an additional 900 training hours, at other institutions and I had had personal therapy. My couples training was with the PAIRS Foundation - one of the world's oldest and leading relationship skills training organizations, offering evidence-based best practices in marriage, family and fatherhood education.
I have continued my personal and professional development since graduation. You can consult my website www.katrinavoysey.com or ask me for further details if you are interested.
My main theoretical influences are Humanistic therapy, particularly Gestalt Psychotherapy; Ecopsychology and The Transpersonal. However I also integrate other strands into my work when this is helpful. These include NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behavourable Therapy), bodily awareness and use of the arts and creativity.
All of this allows me to be compassionate and open to a very wide range of human experience; and therefore to hold a space for clients to go deep, if that is what you require. You, as a client, are also welcome to stay more on the surface; or to follow different options at different times.
I started my working life in marketing management and consumer insight for large multi-nationals. I have written fiction and poetry, led creative writing and storytelling workshops, co-founded a playback theatre company, have lived abroad and I am the mother of two children.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Group psychotherapy, Parenting
My standard fee is £60. I offer a sliding scale of £20-£60, for those who cannot afford my full fee. For further information on how this works, see my websites FAQ section http://www.katrinavoysey.com/page/page/4442204.htm or raise it when we meet.
I practice counselling in a room at my home. There is ample free parking, or I am a five minute walk from Chipstead railway station. Chipstead railway station is on the Tattenham corner line from Purley and East Croydon.
There are steps to my practice room, so I regret that it is not wheelchair accessible.
Pre-crawling babies are welcome to attend sessions. It allows psychotherapy and counselling to be more accessible to new mothers or to couples. I have experience of this working well. For more information, see my website FAQ section http://www.katrinavoysey.com/page/page/4442204.htm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekday early morning, daytime and evening
Types of client