Hello I’m Kate, I’m an experienced qualified counsellor.
I meet and talk to clients, people like you, who may be living with some sort of emotional distress. My ethos is that all emotional distress, no matter how complex or confusing it is, will make sense in the bigger picture of your life.
My job as a therapist is to listen carefully to your story, to understand what it is like to be you and together we make sense of your experience.
What to expect here at Uma Therapy:
In your sessions, we will combine neuroscience, TA psychotherapy and Counselling, with mindfulness, visualisation and meditation. I use these traditional techniques, to enhance my Western training in Transactional Analysis (TA). Founded in 1960’s by the well known psychiatrist, Eric Berne, whose ethos was:
- People are essentially born OK
- Everyone has the capacity to think
- People decide their own destiny and their decisions can be changed.
TA offers a model of communication, a study of repetitive behavioural patterns, and a theory of the personality. It can be used in the short term blended with counselling, or longer term with psychotherapy.
As your therapist:
I offer a warm holding environment to explore your emotional landscape. Maybe you are struggling with something you can’t seem to change alone, you're feeling overwhelmed by something that’s going on for you, or maybe you have the feeling something is preventing you from leading an enjoyable and meaningful life...
If so, therapy can give you the emotional resilience and compassionate support to help you explore what is going on for you. So please do get in touch to discuss your reason for seeking therapy.
Training, qualifications & experience
- Certificate in Counselling
- UKATA Diploma
- Training at The Wealdon Institute, E Sussex
- Foundation in Meditation and Buddhist taught at The Jamyang Buddhist center, Kennington London.
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 Association for Transactional Analysis
UKATA (formally the Institute of Transactional Analysis) is the national UK Transactional Analysis organisation representing all fields of TA theory and practice. TA can be used as an effective tool in a wide range of contexts such as: personal development, management, coaching, counselling, psychotherapy, teaching, education, parenting and more.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I specialise in meditation, mindfulness and visualisation to treat anxiety, depression and trauma. You are welcome to contact me to discuss how I can help you in these areas.
- Lifestyle changes/ transitions
- Weight loss
- Self care
£45.00 per 50 minute session.