Kate Meadowcroft

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MA (UKCP and HCPC reg.)
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Sanderstead CR2 & London SE27
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About me

About me:

I am a qualified, experienced Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (IAP), and bring a wealth of creative and life experience both in and outside the UK to this role.  As an IAP, I aim to offer a warm, empathic, non-judgemental space where you are supported and encouraged to use basic art materials and non-verbal ways of expressing thoughts and feelings as part of an unfolding conversation about your individual story, including difficulties or dilemmas you wish to explore and make more useful sense of.

What can I expect?

It is not necessary to have any special artistic skill to benefit from this approach.  The aim is to tap into and engage your mental images, felt sensations  and intuitive creativity to discover more alive and rewarding ways of seeing and responding to troublesome mental health issues, emotional challenges and life stressors.

I will encourage you to use drawing, painting, collage and other creative methods to capture overwhelming or 'under the surface' thoughts and feelings - those which may not yet have been ready to put into words. It is my belief and personal experience that, as painful inner feelings, confusions and conflicts are externalised through image and mark making, they may be look at and understood in a fresh light.  These new awarenesses can be transformative and release energy for meaningful and life-enhancing change.

Arts based techniques that I work with include: mind maps, doodling, painting, modelling, dream work, visualisation, creative writing, role play, sensory awareness and more. We will only explore methods that suit you and which we agree would support your aims in seeking therapy.

I am available for short-term, solution-focused therapy (6 to 12 sessions) or open-ended psychotherapy depending on client goals and issues.  Therapy can take place face to face or online following an initial assessment.

Issues I work with:

I have a special interest and experience in working with traumatic anxiety, stress, relationship issues, bereavement and loss.

Further information:

I work in line with UKCP and HCPC professional codes of ethical practice which includes: protecting client confidentiality; actively promoting equality, diversity and inclusion; and serving the best interests of every client.

Sessions last 50 - 60 minutes and take place weekly or fortnightly at a regular time unless otherwise agreed.

What’s the next step?

Please feel welcome to get in touch by email or text message to request more details and/or to arrange an initial chat.

The next step is to arrange an initial assessment where we can explore the possibility of working together.

Training, qualifications & experience

Training

I hold a Postgraduate Diploma & MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy from the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education in N1, as well as a first degree in Fine Arts with creative writing. I have a UKCP-recognised Diploma in Creative Supervision methods from the London Centre for Psychodrama.

Professional memberships:

  • UK Council of Psychotherapists (UKCP) - Full accreditation as an 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)

Work experience:

I work privately with individual clients in South London and as a sessional/freelance arts psychotherapist in the NHS and third sector mental health & wellbeing settings (Crisis UK, Centre for Better Health etc.) I was an honorary art psychotherapist with the Women's Psychotherapy Service (long term psychodynamic counselling on behalf of adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse) from 2014-18.

To ensure a high standard of practice, I attend regular clinical supervision and continuous professional development training activities.

Member organisations

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HCPC
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Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Art therapy and creative wellbeing groups

Clinical supervision with focus on creative methods

Fees

£50.00 - £65.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information





When I work

Availability during the week depending on location and currently have a waiting list for accepting new clients.

Further information


I provide group art therapy and creative wellbeing workshops tailored to the needs of different settings and client groups. Please contact me for further information.

Sanderstead, Surrey, CR2

West Norwood, London, Greater London, SE27

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

In person
Online

I am a UKCP registered Supervisor and offer integrative/psychodynamic oriented supervision with the application of visual and arts based approaches for enhancing professional learning and development.

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Kate Meadowcroft
Kate Meadowcroft