Dr Kate Du Toit, Counselling Psychologist, CPsychol, HCPC reg
I am a Chartered Psychologist (BPS) and a registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC) offering therapy to individuals from a diverse range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds. I work flexibly, dialogically and interactively, tailoring therapy around the unique needs and difficulties of each client.
For many individuals, the decision to seek help with personal struggles through therapy is an understandably daunting experience. An important part of this journey is finding the ‘right’ therapist. Although theories and techniques are important, in my view, the success of any therapeutic work is largely dependent upon the quality of the therapeutic relationship. With this in mind, my approach is always aimed at facilitating a genuine, honest and real engagement with my clients founded upon trust, care and openness that allows for exploration of personal and sensitive issues within a safe and confidential therapeutic space.
I have several years of experience working with different client groups across a wide range of settings (NHS, private and charity sectors) including primary, secondary, inpatient and forensic services. My experience therefore involves working with varying levels of human distress that have included both short and long-term therapeutic interventions.
How I work
As an integrative practitioner I draw a variety of different therapeutic approaches including humanistic/existential, psychodynamic, and cognitive behavioural. These approaches are utilized flexibly, in accordance with your own subjective needs, and with the aim of helping you understand your issues and find clarity in your situation.
I take a relational stance towards my therapeutic work which means that I pay particular attention to the intricate ways in which the relationship with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us, impacts how we engage with problems in living and life in general. The focus of our work is holistic in nature, taking into consideration your past experiences, your present situation and your future ambitions, in order to connect with important existential questions about what is meaningful to you and how you wish to live.
How can therapy help?
There are many reasons why someone might benefit from therapy. It can enable people to widen their perspective on themselves and the world around them, to understand themselves and their dilemmas better, to come to terms with past, current or future crises, and to gain clarity in discovering a sense of meaning, passion and purpose in their lives, helping them to take stock of their current predicaments and enabling them to finds ways of living that are most meaningful to them.
My practice at Snow Hill is located near the following tube/train stations:
- St Paul’s, 5 mins
- Farringdon, 6 mins
- City Thameslink, Across the road from
- Blackfriars, 9 minutes
My practice in Wimpole Street is located near the following tube/train stations:
- Bond Street, 5 minutes
- Oxford Circus, 6 minutes
- Baker Street, 14 minutes
I also have some availability in Belsize Park, NW3
Training, qualifications & experience
As noted in my profile, I have several years of experience working across NHS, charity and private settings with individuals with a variety of issues including anxiety, depression, phobias, psychosis, post-traumatic stress, personality difficulties, meaninglessness, and relational difficulties.
In addition to my private practice, I also currently lecture on the DPsych in Counselling Psychology at Regents University.
- Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology gained from the University of Surrey (PsychD)
- BA (Hons) in Psychology gained from Richmond, the American International University in London
- EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) psychotherapy which is an integrative psychotherapeutic approach used specifically for addressing trauma related difficulties
- Clinical Supervision, University of Surrey
- Chartered member of the British Psychological Society (C.Psychol)
Practitioner Psychologist registered with Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)
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.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Fees are £120 per session
- Limited concession rates available upon request
- Payment is required in full on the day of our appointment by cash or bank transfer. Monthly invoicing can be arranged upon request for ongoing clients
Cancellation Policy: I require 1 week notice for all cancellations otherwise full cost applies.
Concessions offered for
As a registered counselling psychologist, I abide by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) code of ethics.