Kate Sawallisch (Sa-wall-ish with emphasis on 'wall')
I am a Transactional Analysis and Integrative Psychotherapist and an IMAGO Relationship Therapist in training. I work with individuals and couples.
I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Association of Transactional Analysis (UKATA), IMAGO UK and abide by their Codes of Ethics.
Therapy begins with an exploration of how things are for you and what you'd like to change. The aim is discover your unique patterns of thinking, behaving and feeling and how these might be affecting you and your relationships. My role is to listen & provide support but also to challenge any self-limiting beliefs and values. The goal of the therapy is to help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviour and to integrate any past experiences into your present life that so that you can live more peacefully.
You and your partner will learn effective communication skills, how to resolve relational frustrations, and how to rekindle your passionate connection.
Creating a safe space between you is essential so that you can deal with every issue in a way that elicits closeness and prevents the accumulation of energy for fuelling the power struggle.
A powerful connecting skill you will learn is “crossing the bridge” to the world of the other. Learning and mastering the IMAGO “dialogue process” will enable you to create that essential safe space between you.
IMAGO dialogue has the power to transform not just your couple relationship but also the relationship with your children, other family members, friends and work colleagues.
If you'd like more information about IMAGO, please take a look at YouTube videos by Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt and Hedi & Yumi Schleifer as well as books by Harville Hendrix & Helen LaKelly Hunt, e.g. Getting the Love You Want, Keeping the Love You Find, Marriage Made Simple.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am currently an IMAGO relationship counsellor in training. I have been working with couples for over 3 years and really enjoy helping couples find the love they want.
I studied at Elan Training and Development, Hale, nr Altrincham, Cheshire and received diplomas in Transactional Analysis and Integrative Psychotherapy (2011-2015).
I have 7 years of experience working with individuals, couples and older teens with a wide range of issues; depression, anxiety, relationship problems, losses, transgender issues, amongst others.
I worked for 3 years as a volunteer counsellor for the North Wales NHS. I have a private practice in Hoole, Chester and Hale, nr Altrincham.
I am a Registered Member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and RTE Diploma Member, UKATA Registered (UK Transactional Analysis Association) and IMAGO UK.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Career counselling
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Panic attacks
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Transgender issues of older teens and adults.
I charge £50 for 60min session with individuals & couples and £75 for a 1-1/2h session with couples.
I do offer some low-cost services for students. Please call to discuss your personal situation.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Chester: 10am-9pm Monday-Thursday
Types of client