Kathy Osborne MA Psych ADip Psych UKCP MBACP
397 - 411 Westferry Road
Isle Of Dogs
If you’ve arrived here, you're most likely contemplating some kind of change in your life. You might have decided that you can’t carry on as you are, or you may be curious to find out more about yourself. I hope I can help you with either.
I am an Integrative Relational Counsellor and Psychotherapist working in Chelmsford in Essex and Docklands in Central London. I am committed to offering my clients a confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment in which to work through whatever is challenging them. Over the years I have experienced how counselling and psychotherapy can help deliver real life changes.
I begin my work with each person from a framework informed by the idea of Trauma and Recovery. I start in this way because I trust this framework to be a holding, ethical and compassionate way of working. Instead of asking "What's wrong with you?" we will work together to explore how what has happened in your past could still be affecting the way in which you're living life today. I am a member of The Relational School of Psychotherapy as both my professional experience and current psychological research confirms the relationship between therapist and client to be the defining factor in successful psychotherapy and counselling.
I also strongly believe that therapy is not only for those with serious mental health problems, but is also an effective and helpful way to maximise personal potential, and to develop and maintain a healthy emotional life in an increasingly stressful world of personal and professional pressures.
I offer short term psychotherapy, which can be 6 to 12 sessions and I also offer open ended psychotherapy, exploring the underlying issues behind present concerns at greater depth.
Training, qualifications & experience
- M.A Integrative Psychotherapy -The Minster Centre & Middlesex University
- Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy - The Minster Centre
- Post Graduate Diploma Integrative Counselling - The Minster Centre
- Foundation in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy - The Minster Centre
- Embodied Theory - Ian Morrow
- Basic Mentalisation Certificate - Anna Freud Centre
- Yoga Alliance UK Accredited Yoga Teacher (RYT500hrs)
- Accredited Yoga Therapist for Mental Health - The Minded Institute
- Master Practitioner NLP (Dr Susi Strang & assocs)
- Clinical Hypnotherapist (Dr Susi Strang & assocs)
I run my own successful private practice in Docklands and Chelmsford. I also hold the post of Consultant Psychotherapist for Toynbee Hall and work for Matrix College of Counselling and Psychotherapy as a Lecturer and Year 3 Programme Lead on their BSc in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
I practice and teach Mindfulness and other aspects of Yoga which I include within a therapy session when appropriate.
I have experience of working as a counsellor within the NHS, in Primary Care. I have also worked for a Domestic Violence project with female survivors of Domestic Violence. Within the Domestic Violence project, I co-facilitated a women only therapy group for survivors called 'Walking on Eggshells'.
I worked with the MSM community and with the African and Caribbean population specifically related to HIV as part of my work as a counsellor at The Terrence Higgins Trust. I also have experience co-facilitating addictions groups, with specialist training in working with Chem-Sex. I facilitated a Mindfulness group as part of THT's counselling service, CONNECT. I also worked for a sister project, SWISH, as a counsellor and group facilitator, working with men and women involved in the sex industry.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Bipolar disorder
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Gender dysphoria
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
I offer a sliding scale per therapeutic hour, determined by your employment status and the time of day that you choose to attend.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Please contact me to discuss.
Types of client