Kathryn Ford, Therapist, ACAT accredited.
The aim of therapy is to open up an exploration of the difficulties you may be facing, in a caring and sensitive way. It is a joint activity; you share what is of importance to you and that you feel ok to talk about. We look at how your difficulties connect with, and relate to, other areas of your life; your past, your relationships, your sense of identity, in a way that aims for greater self awareness, understanding and acceptance.
Through exploring your concerns, your relationships and life experiences we would try to discover more helpful, compassionate ways of relating to yourself, to others and to being in the world.
I accept referrals for therapy from individuals, GP surgeries, Adult Psychiatric Services, Colleges and Practitioners.
My therapy qualification is in cognitive analytic therapy, used widely in NHS mental health services. My professional background and substantial experience is in mental health social work within the NHS and Local Authority where I have over 25 years of experience.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a accredited cognitive analytic therapist and member of ACAT (Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy).
I have 25 years of experience working as a qualified social worker and an approved mental health professional.
I have also studied fine art to degree level.
The Association of Cognitive Analytic Therapy
The Association for Cognitive Analytic Therapy (ACAT) is a registered charity. They welcome members of the public, health professionals, ACAT accredited professionals, and anyone interested in finding out more about CAT. They list CAT practitioners.
Areas of counselling I deal with
£50.00 - £75.00 per minute session.