Hello, my name is Kate. As you are looking in this directory I am guessing that life is not easy for you at the moment. Perhaps you are struggling with anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, an eating disorder or some other challenge. Maybe I can help. I am an integrative psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist with over 25 years experience of working with individuals, groups, children, young people and adults. I now work mainly with adults and young people in a gentle but challenging way with the emphasis always on good, non-judgemental listening, genuine positive regard and plenty of support.
As an integrative psychotherapist and counsellor, I have trained to use different techniques and will mix and match them them according to your needs. We may embark on an in depth exploration of your past and help you relate it to how you live in the present. Possibly you have just experienced a major life event and want to talk it through so we could work together for six weeks focussing on that event. Maybe cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) would be more helpful in understanding how your thoughts and feelings affect your behaviour or perhaps hypnotherapy to find underlying subconscious patterns that affect your day to day life. I also use a technique called Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT) it is a science-based, totally grounded methodology that deals with uncomfortable emotional or psychological triggers before you are even aware of them. Most other therapies work on the response after it has been generated, requiring you to tell the practitioner what you're thinking about - but with BWRT® the problem is dealt with 'at source', before it even gets to the concious mind. I also offer informal counselling which means that you could come for a single session of up to 2 hours as and when you need to.
Through all your therapy, you will be offered a safe nurturing space and as I am a person-centered therapist the emphasis will be on you and your thoughts and feelings. I will always treat you with respect and integrity and the goal will always be to support you in being the best you you can be.
I work in a welcoming self- contained room with a beautiful view of an orchard in the grounds of an old farmhouse with the added advantage of private parking. However if you prefer telephone or Skype/facetime counselling because of distance or mobility problems, that can be arranged.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a BSc hons degree in Psychology from London University, Goldsmiths College.
I have a post graduate diploma, an advanced training diploma and an MA all in Art Psychotherapy from The University of Hertfordshire.
I then gained a certificate of training in Core Process Psychotherapy from the Karuna Institute in Devon.
That was followed by a diploma in Clinical Hypnotherapy and an advanced training diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling, both with distinctions.
I am a registered certified practitioner at level 1and 2 in Brain Working Recursive Therapy (BWRT)with The British Brain Working Research Society.
Whilst practicing, I have always continued my professional development with short courses such as CBT at The Family Centre in Bournemouth and conferences on subjects such as eating disorders and new developments in psychotherapy and counselling all over the country.
I have worked in various institutions such as Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children in the psychiatric department, Huntercombe Manor Psychiatric Hospital in the young peoples unit and the eating disorders unit. Also in children's homes and a womens' refuge in London where I also set up a creative therapy centre for children. I have worked for the NHS and social services as a carers support worker and have now been in private practice for 12 years.
I am an accredited member of The Hypnotherapy Society (HS) Acc and The National Counselling Society (NCS)Acc. I am also a registered Practitioner Member of The British Brainworking Research Society MBRS (prac) and on a register that has been accredited by the Professional Standards Authority, a programme set up by the Government to improve standards and safety for the benefit of the public. I am bound by my membership of these professional bodies to work within their stated ethical code which includes working with client confidentiality and receiving professional supervision for my caseload.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Attachment disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
- Young carers
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I also offer clinical hypnotherapy.
£50 for a one hour session to be paid by cash, cheque or BACS at each session.
Telephone/Skype sessions to be paid by BACS before the start of the session.
Cancellations within 24 hours of the session are charged at the full rate.
Please contact me to arrange a free 30 minute initial consultation to discuss what you are hoping for from therapy and to decide whether we would like to work together. These can be very useful sessions when choosing a therapist.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Monday to Thursday 9.30 to 16.00. I can be flexible.
Types of client