My work background is in Motivational Teaching, Wellbeing & TV Journalism. I work holistically with a trauma focus, listening to you and your intricate process.
You may be feeling anxious or overwhelmed - Perhaps you are disillusioned with life in general, or tired of holding on to negative self-beliefs, repeating the same old patterns or ways of handling things that you may have outgrown?
You might be needing support while you are going through a tough life transition or challenging life threatening illness, like cancer. You may be faced with impossible choices or experiencing desperate loss.
I am experienced at working with both men, women and children from varied social backgrounds with a broad variety of issues.
'Kate's clients seem to engage quickly with her and stay the course making significant changes'
My philosophy... I strongly believe that we all have the potential for growth - whatever our experience. I am committed to facilitating that growth, collaboratively journeying alongside you. Starting a therapeutic relationship takes courage and commitment and can be daunting. However, it will be life-changing
What to expect when you come to Counselling or Psychotherapy...
How does it work?
After an initial confidential phone call / email - we will agree a place and time to meet for an initial consultation. This will last for one hour in one of my comfortable and quiet consulting rooms, or on-line via Zoom/ Skype during Covid-19 restrictions. Our session will be completely confidential. I will give you clear directions on how to find me. There is also a map on this site to help you.
How many sessions might you need?
In our first meeting, you will hopefully get an idea on whether you might be able to work with me, to achieve your goals in a therapeutic relationship. After this initial assessment of each other, we will then agree on how many sessions you would like to commit to. Usually, we would meet weekly on the same day and time. Some people only need 10-12 sessions of counselling, in order to achieve their goals or to alleviate their symptoms. Others may need and prefer to stay in counselling & psychotherapy for much longer.
How do I work with you?
I offer an integrative approach in the therapeutic space. I use the relationship between us to allow your story and processes to unfold, enabling you to grow in self-awareness and re-connect to your authentic 'self'. This means I draw on different psychotherapeutic theories. We would work collaboratively at your pace - building new awareness around the issues you are faced with.
How do you pay for Counselling?
We will agree to my fee prior to the first consultation. I take payment at the beginning of our weekly counselling sessions. You can pay in cash or via Bank transfer. Regretfully I do not take credit cards.
What happens next?
If you have any questions that you would like to ask me, or if you would like to book an appointment, then I welcome you to call me on 07725 109961 or click here to send me an email.
Training, qualifications & experience
- MSc Humanistic Psychotherapy - 2016-2018 Completing in 2020
- BSc (Hons) Degree in Reflective Therapeutic Practise - 2011- 2014
- 2 Year Diploma in Humanistic Counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London - 2011- 2014
- Certificate of Proficiency BACP 2014
- I am a Registered Member of the BACP.
- I am a Member of The Metanoia Institute.
I sit on the exam board for the Humanistic Counselling Diploma at The Metanoia Institute,London.
I work with Adults and Children in an emotionally supportive way at:-
The Ebury Practice in SW1 and previously for the NHS.
I have experience of working with Anxiety, Low Self-Esteem, Domestic Violence, Cancer related issues, Relationship issues, Trauma and Child Abuse.
I have experience in the following psychological approaches; Relational Humanistic Psychotherapy, Person-Centred Counselling, Transactional Analysis (TA), Gestalt Therapy, Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction.
I have facilitated humanistic counselling for victims and perpetrators of Domestic Violence.
I have worked with NHS patients in the Psychology Department of Brocklebank Health Centre, West London. I was supervised by Dr Saira Razzaq ( Director of Psychology & Wellbeing Services, NHS )
I counselled patients who presented with a broad range of moderate to severe mental health issues. These included depression, anxiety, childhood trauma, abuse, suicidal ideation and substance misuse.
I am committed to Continued Professional Development (CPD).
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer a sliding scale of fees - depending on the time and location of the appointment.
I also offer a discretionary reduced fee (£50) for students and those genuinely financially challenged.
I require a full 48 hours notice for cancelling a booked appointment - otherwise, the full fee will be charged.
Regretfully I cannot take Credit or Debit cards.
I accept cash, cheques and bank transfers.
Concessions offered for
My practice is a 5 Minute Walk from Victoria Station.
Also easily accessible from:
- Sloane Square Underground station
- Clapham Junction
- Green Park
- Marble Arch.