Kate Meadowcroft MA (UKCP and HCPC reg.)
I am a qualified integrative arts psychotherapist and supervisor, which means that work with clients focuses on the use of arts based and creative thinking tools. This emphasis can be an empowering way to be curious about and explore more satisfying ways of seeing and responding to life difficulties and stuck patterns. I provide one to one sessions in private therapy rooms in South London.
‘What can I expect?
As well as talking about your thoughts and emotions in depth, you will be able to use your imagination as a resource to release and give form to feelings that are more elusive or hard to put into words. It is my belief (and experience) that - once our inner world is outwardly expressed- it may be better understood and considered in terms of our choices in life.
Arts based techniques that we might use include: mind maps, doodling, painting, modelling, dream work, story telling and more. We agree to work in with methods that suit you and that will further your aims in seeking therapy. It is absolutely not necessary to have any art skills to benefit from this approach.
I am available for short-term solution-focused therapy (6 to 12 sessions) or open-ended psychotherapy depending on goals and issues. I also provide creative supervision sessions to individuals and small groups.
Issues I work with:
I have a particular interest in working with traumatic stress, anxiety, panic attacks, compulsions, bereavement and loss.
I work in line with HCPC and UKCP codes of practice including confidentiality, equality and serving the best interests of each client.
Sessions last 50 minutes and normally take place weekly at a regular time.
What’s the next step?
Please feel welcome to get in touch by email or phone for an initial chat about what you are looking for.
The next step is to arrange an initial face to face appointment after which you can decide whether you would like us to work together.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have an MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education in N1 and a first degree in Fine Arts with creative writing. I also hold a Diploma in Creative Supervision from the London Centre for Psychodrama.
- UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKP) - Full accreditation as integrative arts psychotherapist
- Health Care Professionals Council (State registered art psychotherapist)
- British Association of Art Therapist (BAAT)
- Institute of Art In Therapy and Education (IATE)
I work privately with individual clients in South London and as a freelance arts psychotherapist in the NHS. I also provide art therapy groups in the third sector (Crisis, Centre for Better Health etc). I worked for 5 years as an intern art psychotherapist with patients at the women's psychotherapy service for childhood sexual abuse at Oxleas NHS Trust.
I ensure a high standard of practice and attend regular clinical supervision and continuous professional development activities.
Registered / Accredited
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Health and Care Professions Council
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UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Art therapy groups
Art therapy coaching
£50 per 50 minute session. Concessions sometimes available.
I offer 'home visit' art therapy if appropriate and where travelling distance allows.
I provide group art therapy and creative workshops tailored to the needs of different client groups. Please contact me for further information.