Kate Chancellor Dip Psyche, UKCP reg
My name is Kate and I am an experienced individual and couples counsellor and psychotherapist working in Bayswater, close to Notting Hill. My practice is 2 minutes from the Central Line and 5 minutes from the Circle and District lines, so easily accessible from all parts of London.
I offer a confidential and non-judgmental space where you can feel safe to explore whatever is troubling you. You may feel anxious about contacting a counsellor or therapist but in my experience being able to talk freely and openly about your thoughts, feelings and behaviours with someone who is not a friend or family member is liberating. It gives you the opportunity to develop awareness, grow emotionally and explore your perceptions and view of yourself and your life without worrying about being a burden or fear of exposure. It can be life enhancing.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy having completed a 5-year training as an integrative and transpersonal therapist at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education in Little Venice, London (www.ccpe.org.uk).
I enjoy working creatively with my clients and allowing the client's own individual needs and process to guide me in developing a therapeutic strategy for him or her alone. I work using a range of different therapeutic models including CBT, psychodynamic, drawing, Gestalt and active imagination.
My clients range from people needing to explore and deal with past issues which are affecting their current lives, people with relationship and family issues, those who are feeling sad or suffering from anxiety and depression. I also frequently work with people with panic disorders and those going through separation or divorce or dealing with affairs and betrayal. I have a lot of experience of helping people who have suffered bereavement, loss and trauma.
How people relate to each other is of great interest to me. Poor communication is the source of many of the world's problems. When we examine and become conscious of our patterns of communication and are ready to make positive changes, huge shifts become possible and our relationships are strengthened.
We meet initially for an assessment and discuss what you want and hope to get from counselling/therapy. You are under no obligation to continue. If we feel happy to go ahead we will meet on a weekly basis for either short-term counselling or open ended psychotherapy. You can contact me either by phone or email to arrange the first session and discuss how we might happily work together.
I am currently specialising in Couples Counselling due to my interest in communication styles, how we relate to one another and how we can unconsciously sabotage our relationships due to feeling disappointed that our partners cannot heal our primary wounds. Wounds inflicted during our childhoods, unintentionally, by our parents.
I specialise in all forms of anxiety, such as: PTSD, depression, lack of meaning and purpose in life, work and home related stress, lack of confidence and sense of identity. This also includes the problems of young people, such as lack of direction, insecurity and fear of the future.
I am a UKCP registered and accredited psychotherapist and abide by their ethics. I am registered with Aviva, AXA PPP and Vitality insurance companies.
I have worked with clients with the following issues:
Bereavement and grief
Career and work related problems
Difficulties starting, sustaining or finishing relationships
Feeling overwhelmed, stressed and anxious
Lack of confidence and low self worth
Parenting problems incl. boundary setting
Problems arising with growing older
PTSD (Post Traumatic Stress Disorder)
Sexuality and sexual worries
Teenage and young person's issues
The work we do together is strictly confidential and non judgmental.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Introduction to Counselling Course, accredited by Birkbeck College.
- Certificate in the Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy at The Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education (CCPE)..
- Post graduate diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at CCPE.
- Certificate in the Foundations of Counselling and Psychotherapy at CCPE (1 year).
- Post graduate diploma in Transpersonal Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy CCPE (4 years).
I am currently specialising in couples counselling.
2008-10 Working experience with Victim Support, where I supported both practically and emotionally, those who had been the victim of crime.
2011-2013 Counselling at The Caravan, a drop in centre at St James’s Church in Piccadilly. The Caravan offers a donation based service of listening, emotional support and counselling to anyone in need of it.
2012-2014 Counselling at the West London Centre of Counselling. The WLCC offers a free, confidential counselling service for those living or working within the borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. It is funded by the NHS.
2013 HELP Counselling, based in Portobello Road, London. HELP Counselling Centre provides short and long term counselling, based on an affordable sliding scale, for people who need support.
2013- Pro bono counsellor at StreetTalk, a small charity that provides mental health care to women.
I have my own private practice in Bayswater.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Teenager and young person's issues
My fees are confidential and commensurate with professional norms. Clients enjoy complete transparency before any commitment.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Friday 8:30 - 20:00 Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Types of client