Katrina Darking UKCP BAAT HPC

Katrina Darking UKCP BAAT HPC


01923 225808 / 07747800161

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About me

Life is, at times, very difficult. I believe the better we understand ourselves in all our complexity the greater chance there is we can live a fuller life. I have a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to considering the deeper issues that may still be causing us problems in our present lives.

I have completed trainings in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Art Therapy And psychodynamic supervision. Over the years I have had experience of working with adults of all ages from teenagers to the elderly struggling with a varied range of difficulties and unhappiness.

I usually work with individuals on a long term basis for between one and three times a week but I am happy to work with those who prefer to consider a shorter term commitment. I have my own comfortable consulting room.

I offer an initial meeting at a reduced fee to enable us to meet and get to know each other a little so that we feel compatible before embarking on a longer arrangement. I strongly believe the quality of the relationship is central to the work.

If you have any further questions that are not answered here or on my website www.darking.co.uk I would welcome an e-mail or telephone call. I can also be reached at Katrina@darking.co.uk

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Diploma from The Institute of Psychotherapy and Social Studies. I am also a psychodynamic supervisor with a Diploma from the Society of Analytical Psychology.

Over the years I have also attended a wide variety of short training courses and workshops.

My other qualifications are a Diploma in Art Therapy, a BA in Art and Design and I was originally a qualified occupational therapist. This varied professional background has widened my experience of different client groups. I am familiar with the fields of mental health, the disabled, elderly people, young adults on the autistic spectrum, palliative care and abstaining addicts as well as the variety of individuals who visit my private practice. I have worked as a psychotherapist in the NHS in an honorary capacity for over a decade.

I am a member of UK Council for Psychotherapy, the Health Professions Council and the British Association of Art Therapists.

I have held posts at a hospice, educational establishment, therapeutic community for abstaining addicts as well as the NHS, and, in an earlier professional capacity, with the Social Services Department.

I hope you are able to take the time to visit my website www.darking.co.uk for a wider range of information.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I make the decisions about who and how I work with my patients once we have met and been able to consider a working relationship. I would not expect my patients or myself to make a decision because a tick was in a box. Meeting first is important.


The Initial Interview fee is £40.00

The Fees for ongoing sessions are £45.00 to £55.00

Psychotherapy sessions last for 50 minutes. Art Therapy sessions last for an hour.

Supervision fee £55.00

Further information

Watford has easy access from the M1 and the M25. There is free off road parking with some time restrictions.

My consulting room is four minutes walk from Watford Tube Station and a half hour walk or a bus ride from Watford junction Station or the town centre.

Maps & Directions

Watford, WD18

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: none


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


weekdays only, sessions by mutual agreement.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Supervision & training

I have a Diploma in Supervision awarded by the Society of Analytical Psychology.

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