About me

Are you experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness or stress? Do you feel trapped in your current circumstances or not know which direction to take? I can offer you support. I am a professionally qualified, UKCP registered psychotherapist with a private practice in East Grinstead, and online via Skype. I offer therapy to individuals who are facing a wide range of personal problems and life issues. I particularly specialise in working with anxiety, stress and destructive behaviour patterns including addiction.

I offer a safe, welcoming space in which you can talk freely. I will not judge you, direct you, or set goals for the therapy. My role is to facilitate a process whereby you can find your own meanings, truths and solutions.

I draw on a number of therapeutic approaches and tailor my approach to your specific needs. I am most extensively trained in the existential approach, which emphasises the human condition as a whole. This approach is concerned with clarifying what it means to be alive and how we can best live a meaningful life.  A human being is not viewed as having a fixed self but as a being capable of an enormous range of experience and action.

I also incorporate mindfulness in my approach to therapy. Mindfulness can significantly change the way we relate to difficult feelings and experiences and has been shown to reduce stress and help with depression and anxiety.

Contact me on the email or number above to arrange a free 15 minute chat.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • BA (Hons) Philosophy
  • MA Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Diploma Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • Certificate Existential Counselling & Psychotherapy
  • The Therapeutics of Mindfulness based Stress Reduction: 6 week course
  • Brief Therapy Certificate: 4 day intensive course
  • Traumatic Incident Reduction (TIR): 3 day course – method of effectively reducing traumatic stress.
  • Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: 4 day course and 10 week module during MA.
  • Positive Parenting Programme: Trained and accredited to support parents in groups and individually with parenting difficulties.

I have completed a Masters Degree in Existential Psychotherapy from The New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling in Waterloo, London. I also undertake a minimum of 30 hours Continuing Professional Development per year.

I have over twelve years’ experience of therapeutic work gained in private practice, voluntary counselling work, substance misuse and mental health services. Since 2015 I have also worked as a specialist mentor, providing mentoring support for students with mental health problems.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Fees

From £60.00 to £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • AXA PPP
  • WPA

Additional information

Online or phone: £60 per 50 minute session                                                              Face to face: £65 per 50 minute session      
Discount offered for psychotherapy students.
Other concessions may also be available.

Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Daytime and evening appointments available for face to face and video sessions.

Further information

UKCP accredited
UPCA Member

East Grinstead
West Sussex
RH19

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Kate Osterloh

Kate Osterloh