Dr Kate Chatters
Centre For Counselling Training & Therapy
67-69 Widmore Road
The Natural Therapies Clinic
9 North Rd
0208 295 5801 / 07967 222597
*STRESS AND ANXIETY SPECIALIST*
Many people experience difficult periods of intense stress or anxiety. Pressure from work can often be a part of this. For others, stress may have been part of life for a long time but become unmanageable following a major life event; the loss of someone close, a house move or change of job or relationship. Many people during these times experience feeling that they are on red alert - unable to wind down or relax. Feeling tense, racing thoughts and endless worry may become a pattern. In the end you worry about the worry - where will this end and how bad can it get. Will it ever get better. Poor sleep becomes a problem. Every day becomes a trial. These are all common experiences. You may have started to worry about your health finding symptoms and worrying about what they mean. At times people stop doing the things they used to enjoy and start to lose any sense of enjoyment. Intrusive thoughts might become an issue or worries about the safety of love ones may be difficult to shake off. After a while these problems can make you start to feel low or down- you might worry that things will never get better...
As an experienced therapist, I know that with the right support these difficult periods can be overcome. These times can lead to growth and new choices or positive decisions being made. But most importantly, for the majority of people - therapy can be the first step to getting a sense of relief.
I am a British Psychological Society Chartered and HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years NHS experience. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. In the NHS I treat a wide range of difficulties and supervise a small team of therapists. I am trained in using many different therapies for anxiety, depression, stress, work stress, burnout, OCD, relationship difficulties and many other of life's problems. I like to work with Cognitive Behaviour Therapy as the core of sessions, but also draw from Schema Focused, Compassion Focused and Mindfulness Based therapies- making each intervention different and tailored to the particular concerns of the client.
Many people wonder when to seek help- as a useful rule of thumb 'It's only a problem when it's a problem for you'. If the issues are causing you difficulty in your work life or home life - it may be time to seek help. If you feel that you should be enjoying life - but are not - it may be a few sessions of therapy will be enough to get back on track.
I’m always happy to have a chat by phone to help you to decide if therapy may be right for you. You can call, email or text and I will get in touch to arrange a time for us to talk. I usually start by asking about worries and concerns, be that stress, feeling burnt-out, anxiety, panic attacks, depression, anger, irritability or just a general sense that something isn't right. I can help you come to an understanding about what the difficulty is and what might help.
Weekend and evening appointments are often available so that you can fit therapy around your commitments. Skype or telephone consultations may also be possible if this is more convenient. I have regular clinics in Bromley and West Wickham.
I am a warm friendly and compassionate person. I like to help my clients feel at ease in sessions - to create a safe space where people can be honest about their struggles and challenges without judgement, and with empathy and understanding. Where we can work together to find a way forward.
Training, qualifications & experience
Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
- BSc Hons. Psychology
- HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist
- BPS Chartered Psychologist
- NHS Principal Clinical Psychologist
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Trained in the diagnosis of Autism (ADIR & ADOS)
Experienced in adapting therapies for those with Autism, Aspergers and Learning Disabilities.
Trained in the use of Positive Behavioural Support for challenging behaviour. This approach can help children or adults with a learning disability or autism who may exhibit challenging behaviour. I have taught PBS as as a module on doctoral level training courses.
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Free initial telephone consultation.
AXA-PPP, Aviva, Healix & WPA registered.
“Kate helped me through a terrible case of anxiety relating to food. After 3 years of struggling to eat out and feeling greatly restricted by what I could eat. Social situations were extremely awkward and it was even impacting my relationship.
Kate helped me to understand why my body was reacting the way it was and coached me through eating out. We gradually built up to eating white meat and fish out, a few months ago I could not imagine doing this.
Now I can go to restaurants and socialise without the constant fear of being ill. No doubt I still have to keep at it and make sure I don't let the anxiety get the better of me but one thing is for sure, Kate was a huge help!”
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time (10-3) or Saturday morning (10-1) appointments. Please call to arrange.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|