Kate Merrick MA, UKCP
*NEW CLIENTS - online and telephone sessions are now available throughout Spring/Summer 2020.
Living an Embodied Life
Mind-Body Therapy for Women in West London
I am a professionally trained and qualified psychotherapist (MA UKCP), offering individual therapy to women in Shepherds Bush/Acton W3. My approach supports a gentle integration of mind, body and spirit, strengthening our existing resources and developing new ones, which can lead to a greater sense of safety, satisfaction, autonomy and freedom. I support women to become more present, grounded, to deepen their self-awareness and to be with their honest experience fully, directly and intimately.
I specialise in working with women who feel stuck, unsatisfied, lost, anxious, suffer low self esteem, have lost their voice, sense of self and lack an internal sense of authority; for those who feel disempowered, disembodied, have physical health symptoms and for those who do not feel they have transitioned from girlhood into womanhood.
Please contact me via telephone or email. Please leave a message on my voicemail with your name and contact details and I will call you back. I will endeavour to respond to messages and emails within 48 hours.
Training, qualifications & experience
The Gestalt Centre - Gestalt Masters (2012) in group and individual psychotherapy
Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre (2020) - Biodynamic Massage Certification
I now integrate the Gestalt approach with up to date research in mindfulness, neuroscience, attachment and developmental theories, as well as integrating various somatic and transpersonal approaches. My Biodynamic massage practice, which is a form of psychotherapeutic bodywork using touch and is concerned with holistic integration and healing, will resume once Covid restrictions are lifted.
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.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transpersonal and spirituality
Womanhood and female cycles
Low self esteem
Finding your voice
Working with anger
Getting back into your body
Illness and physical symptoms
Stepping into your power and authority
I charge £90 for an initial session and for any sessions thereafter.
Each session lasts 50 minutes.
I subscribe to the UKCP Code of Ethics.