Hello, I'm Kate. I offer confidential counselling in Lewes. I am a very experienced, UKCP and BACP accredited/registered therapist with a private practice in Lewes for adults. Former clients have said I am professional and caring.
A safe, caring private place to talk about personal problems and the stresses of modern living, including:
- Anxiety, depression, stress
- Relationship issues
- Low self confidence
- Identity and Sexuality
- Issues from Childhood Motherhood/Fatherhood
- Loss and Bereavement
- Self harm and abuse
- Eating disorders
- Work-related issues
You don't have to be in crisis to benefit, as it can also assist you with:
Spiritual growth and self knowledge
Expanding your choices
Resolving inner conflicts and stuckness
Finding direction and identity
I am an integrative, relational therapist.
Integrative' means I work within my own framework, integrating different but complementary strands of therapy from psychodynamic and humanistic traditions such as Gestalt and TA. This is because I believe that one size does not fit all. We are individuals and what may suit one person may not suit another.
'Relational' means I aim to meet your relational needs. For example, sometimes you may need help with acting on a problem; at other times, to talk about your feelings. It also means I am interested in all your relationships, past and present.
I operate my practice along with lines of an equal opportunities employer; aiming to be sensitive and aware of your cultural and ethnic origins, and to your religious beliefs and sexual orientation. I have regular supervision and update my training with continued professional development.
How can therapy help you?
I aim to help you gain a perspective about whatever is concerning you. Together we identify what may be preventing you reach your potential.
I am trained to look beyond presenting problems to possible underlying causes. This is to help you understand and accept yourself; to change your behaviour to something better for you, and to help you move towards becoming the kind of person you want to be (words inspired by therapist Stephen Palmer, 2005)
I am experienced in working both short and long term. I offer an initial consultation in which you can decide whether we are right for one another; and then, if you do, usually up to six sessions. It is up to you if you wish to continue after this period, or at any time.
All calls and messages are confidential.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have worked for 13 years as an integrative therapist, with an MSc/Clin Dip in psychotherapy and counselling from the Metanoia Institute in London; and am registered/accredited with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Formerly, I completed training in psychotherapy and counselling at London's Regent's College. I have also worked as a writer and editor.
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.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Normal working hours, not Fridays. Some evening appointments but there is a wait.