Katy Baldock UKCP, MA, Dipls Psych, Adv. Psych, Supervision.
I have 20 years experience as a psychotherapist.
Explore the meaning of your life - its events, difficulties, joys - in skilled and interested company. In therapy you can face and transform the spiritual bleakness which settles in when our problems have been too corrosive for too long.
I offer creative, attentive, short and long term psychotherapy and counselling. My work is integrative, which means that I draw on a range of appropriate evidence based and depth interventions to support you. In the sessions we pay attention to the meaning which your current difficulties might have for your overall psycho-spiritual life, as well as looking at ways to move forward with the here and now.
The aim of the therapy is for you to become all that you can be, and for you to be able to live with the harsher and more challenging aspects of your life with more grace, contentment and appreciation. I have written more on my website and you can look at my blog at www.alchemicalgarden.com for more detail, and see my Facebook page, to get more of an idea of the kind of therapy, supervision and research which I am engaged with.
As well as offering therapy I have for many years worked as a clinical supervisor of therapists and counsellors, and in the post graduate education of psychotherapists, both at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (a UKCP organisational member) in West London and as an external examiner of psychotherapy trainings for Middlesex University.
I have worked extensively with anxiety, generalised anxiety disorder, panic disorder, depression, and relationship issues, family issues, post natal depression, issues arising from divorce and separation.
Training, qualifications & experience
UKCP Registered Psychotherapist, and Supervisor.
Diplomas in Psychotherapy, and in Supervision
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapy
Recognised Supervisor (UKCP)
Recognised Training Supervisor (UKCP)
Post graduate certificate in transpersonal dreamwork
Currently undertaking doctoral research in psychotherapy, research interest in therapeutic presence, mindfulness and beauty.
Professional background:- I hold a BSc(Econ) from LSE, and my first career was as a commercial litigation solicitor for around ten years specialising in employment and discrimination law. I am a CEDR qualified mediator.
Registered / Accredited
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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Accredited register membership
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Mindfulness, ecopsychology, ecotherapy, Jungian archetypes, alchemy, dreams and nightmares, spiritual difficulties.
£70 - £120 per 50 minute session. Some concessions are usually available for students.
I have a practice in Chesham, Amersham, Berkhamsted, and in West London. My website is at www.katybaldock.com, and I blog at alchemicalgarden.com.