Kate Merrick

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Therapy for Women. Embodied trauma specialist. MA, UKCP
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Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Living an Embodied Life

Mind-Body-Soul Therapy for Women. Globally online. In person sessions available in Glastonbury, Somerset.

In our work together, it is my intention to help you transform your experience and begin to delight in yourself once again. If you suffer with low self-esteem, little confidence and/or feel anxious, ashamed, afraid and self-doubting, I can support you to live a life with more ease, confidence, deepened intuition and self belief. You will grow in self-awareness and self-esteem and have an abundance of fresh insights as to the psychological structures that keep you locked in old patterns, behaviours and habits that no longer serve you. You will experience the freedom of feeling more present, centred in your body - in your own power - of being able to identify your own needs and put boundaries in place, As a result you’ll feel able to engage in life more fully and will have the tools in place to begin to navigate the ups and downs of life with ease, grace and a deep sense of trust - in yourself and in life. 

Who am I?

I am a professionally trained and qualified psychotherapist (MA UKCP), and have been working therapeutically for over 15 years. Having been through my own profound psychological and spiritually embodied journey of healing and post traumatic growth, I now 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 and disembodied.

My approach

My approach supports a gentle integration of mind, body and spirit. We will explore the old stories, core beliefs and old unhealed wounds and trauma which keep us locked in the past and can interrupt our capacity to live a full nourishing life.  I will support you to identify and strengthen your existing resources whilst developing new ones; this leads to a greater sense of safety, satisfaction, autonomy and freedom. I support women to become more present, grounded, embodied, self-aware - more whole. 

Training

My foundational training was as a Gestalt Psychotherapist - a therapy of mindfulness, self awareness and creativity, in which we get to know and understand ourselves and our experience intimately. All of my training since has been in trauma recovery, embodied somatic therapies and spiritual earth based animist practices.

Practical Details

I have recently relocated from London to Glastonbury. Though my client base is largely online I do have some limited in person availability should that be your preference. Please contact me via email or by phone and leave a message with your name and contact details. I will endeavour to respond to messages and emails within 24 hours.

Testimonials


“I came to Kate after years of battling with depression, cripplingly low self-worth and feelings of purposeless and lostness. Kate was so accepting of all of me, and her gentle yet deep process has had a profound impact on my life. With her help I reconnected with my body, my wisdom, my inner fire, and began unraveling all the false beliefs and conditionings that had kept me in pain. I now feel stable, safe in the world and at peace with myself. I have gained control over my life and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without her. Healing is possible and it is the most beautiful journey. Thank you Kate 🙏🏻”

Angelina

“Kate entered my life as a therapist during an exceptionally trying period. My journey with Kate has been nothing short of transformative. She created an incredibly safe and nurturing environment, something I had never experienced before. For the very first time, I truly felt seen and secure. Describing the profound changes in my life since working with Kate is a challenge in itself. Sometimes, I find myself in awe of how far I've come. I now embrace a sense of wholeness and happiness that I had long yearned for. I not only love myself but also cherish every aspect of my life. Kate has played an instrumental role in this incredible transformation, and I'm profoundly grateful for her guidance and support.”

Janice

"I cannot thank you enough for these past few years. I could not have arrived at the place I’m at now without them— my writing would be in a completely different place, as well as everything else. Your approach to therapy has also helped me to tap into more spiritual practices, and I just feel as though I now have so many exciting tools to move forwards with."

Konya

Training, qualifications & experience

The Gestalt Centre - Gestalt Masters (2012) in group and individual psychotherapy

Cambridge Body Psychotherapy Centre (2020) - Biodynamic Massage Certification

Bodynamic International - Foundation (2022)

I now integrate the Gestalt approach with up to date research in embodied trauma treatment modalities, mindfulness, neuroscience, polyvagal theory, attachment and developmental theories, as well as integrating various somatic and transpersonal approaches including earth based spiritual animist practices. I integrate Biodynamic massage with intuitive touch, with the intention of supporting integration and healing.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Transpersonal and spirituality
Feminine identity
Womanhood and female cycles
Low self esteem
Finding your voice
Creative expression
Working with anger
Getting back into your body
Illness and physical symptoms
Stepping into your power and authority

Fees

£100.00 per session

Additional information

I charge £100 for an initial session and for any sessions thereafter.

Each session lasts 50 minutes.

Further information

I subscribe to the UKCP Code of Ethics and am a Member of BAATN.

Glastonbury, Somerset, BA6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

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Online platforms

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Kate Merrick
Kate Merrick