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Please note: I am unable to take general enquiries until 17th May 2021

About me

Therapy is an opportunity to get 'unstuck', to reflect on our relationship to ourselves, to the world, and to others, in an atmosphere that is safe, warm and encouraging. Often my clients are high functioning, intelligent and articulate, but struggle in their emotional lives: they may feel overwhelmed or disconnected, and may find it difficult to break harmful patterns or make important decisions. In therapy we explore together what is going on at a cognitive, physical, emotional and relational level, identify sources of strength and creativity, and allow space for different aspects of the self to be more fully known.

I am an integrative psychotherapist, drawing on existential, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches. My experience as a therapist with the University of Cambridge Staff Counselling Centre, and my previous career in book publishing have given me a deep understanding of the particular challenges of academic and creative work.

A guiding principle of my work is that everyone is different. We process thoughts and feelings differently, we all have different skillsets, desires and aversions. Therapists are all different, too, and the right fit is important. Send me a message or book an appointment through my website (www.therapywithkate.org) if you'd like to discuss how I can help.

Training, qualifications & experience

Pg Dip, Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (Regent's University)
MA (Dist.) Integrative Psychotherapy (The Minster Centre / Middlesex University)

I have worked as an integrative therapist with MIND, at university counselling services in London and Cambridge, in an NHS hospital, and in private practice settings in Central London and the City.

I undertake regular continuing professional development to enrich my practice. Areas I have trained in include:

- Psychosexual Therapy at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships

- Certificate in CBT at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre

- Autism and Neurodiversity in Psychotherapy (various conferences)

- Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild

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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy

Fees

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

I am a registered therapist with Aviva and Vitality.

Availability

Please note that I am not currently taking on new clients. Please get in touch if you would like to be added to my waiting list.

The Beechwood Complementary Medical Centre
41 Hills Rd
Cambridge
Cambridgeshire
CB2 1NT

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Organisations
Kate Ahl MA, UKCP Reg

Kate Ahl MA, UKCP Reg