Kathryn Woodward, Psych BSc, MA, MBACP
*Apologies, I am currently not available for new clients until November 2021*
Hi, I’m Kathryn – a qualified Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist.
As an integrative practitioner I am trained in three main therapeutic approaches - person-centred, psychodynamic & CBT. This allows me to adapt my way of working to accommodate each of my client’s individual needs.
I view the client-therapist relationship as the bedrock of our work together, and endeavour to provide a safe, empathic and non-judgemental space. Although I will work with you in the ‘here and now’, it may be that experiences from your past are infiltrating into your present day, and our sessions can provide an opportunity to explore and uncover this. It may be that your thought processes are currently serving you as unhelpful, and in which case we can work together to re-frame these. Where helpful and appropriate, I may also share some psycho-education with you, in order to increase your insight and understanding of your experiences.
I will work collaboratively with you and seek to understand specifically from your perspective what feels helpful to focus on. Together we will establish goals for our sessions, which we can continually review.
Training, qualifications & experience
Alongside my private practice, I work as a Psychotherapist within a GP-referred Talking Therapies team in South London. I also have considerable experience as an Integrative Counsellor in various Higher Education settings.
MA in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy – Roehampton University (BACP accredited)
Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling Skills & Theory – Kingston University
BSc Psychology – Cardiff University
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
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
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I offer an initial 30 minute Zoom or telephone call at no charge. This gives an opportunity for you to discuss with me in some detail what brings you to therapy, and for us to decide whether we feel we can work together.
£50 for Zoom/ telephone sessions
£60 for face-to-face sessions
The length of each on-going session is 50 minutes.
I have some low cost sessions available for students and those on low-income. Please contact me for further details.
As well as daytime hours, I have some evening availability. Please contact me for further detail.
At the outset of working together we will discuss goals and a plan, which will include the number of sessions that together we feel may be helpful for you. This can of course be subject to review. I offer both short- and long-term therapy to suit each individual.