Katrina Voysey Registered MBACP
The Natural Way
10 High Street
074 55 181 397
I have over 20 years experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist, seeing individuals and couples and working with groups. I work creatively and respectfully with you to explore and resolve whatever is bothering you, starting from where you are at.
Your present experience, besides holding the influences of your past, also holds the seeds of your future growth and potential. I offer a safe, non-judgemental space where you can nurture and develop optimum conditions for your growth and flourishing.
Our work together can lead you to better self-understanding and improved relationships. Besides finding the courage and resources to change, clients often feel more peaceful and develop greater compassion for themselves and others.
I work humanistically and integratively. Humanistic psychotherapy aims to empower and resouce you to be your best self and able to enjoy your life. This benefits yourself, those around you and often the wider world. Integrative psychotherapy means I will draw on (or intergrate) other approaches when these will benefit you.
You can book an initial session to meet with me, to say something about what has lead you to consider psychotherapy or couples counselling and to find out more how I work. From this we can decide whether we will work with one another. If you wish to do this, or have any related questions, I would be delighted to hear from you. There is also more information on my website www.katrinavoysey.com I offer reduced fee places.
Training, qualifications & experience
I started counselling in 1994 working with victims of crime and then with people facing bereavement. I have had a private practise offering psychotherapy and counselling since 1998.
My many years of experience and personal development allow me to be compassionate and open to a very wide range of human experience; and therefore to hold a space for you to go deep at times, if that is what you require. You are also welcome to stay more on the surface at times; if that works best for you.
I graduated from the Spectrum psychotherapy training and am a Registered Member of the BACP.
When I graduated from the Spectrum psychotherapy training in 2001, I had completed more than 900 curriculum hours at Spectrum spread over seven years, as well as an additional 900 training hours, at other institutions. I have continued my personal and professional development since graduation, with many hours of further training. You can ask me for further details if you are interested.
My couples training was with the PAIRS Foundation - one of the world's oldest and leading relationship skills training organizations, offering evidence-based best practices in marriage, family and fatherhood education. I have also trained with the Couples Institute so as to consider the developmental stages of a relationship and the problems that can naturally develop at different stages.
My main theoretical influences are Humanistic therapy, particularly Gestalt Psychotherapy; Ecopsychology and The Transpersonal. However I also integrate other strands into my work when this is helpful. These include NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) and CBT (Cognitive Behavourable Therapy), bodily awareness and use of the arts and creativity.
I started my working life in marketing management and consumer insight for large blue-chip multi-nationals, moving into being an account director and market research consultant. I have also written fiction and poetry, led creative writing and storytelling workshops, co-founded a playback theatre company, have lived abroad and I am the mother of two children.
I lead support groups and answer calls on a national helpline.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Child related issues
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Hearing voices
- Internet addiction
- Learning difficulties
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship issues
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex addiction
- Sex problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Group psychotherapy, parenting, family issues, post-natal depression (can bring pre-crawling babies), phobias, low self esteem.
My full fee is £60 and I appreciate that not everyone will find that affordable. So as to make my work available to more people, I offer that you can pay between £20-£60. How much you pay is based on trust, not on a means test. However I may discuss your fee amount with you if you seem to paying significantly more or less than you can afford. The session lasts 55 minutes.
I practice counselling in two locations. One is an upstairs room. There is ample free parking, or I am a five minute walk from Chipstead railway station and a bus stop.
The second location is in a ground floor room off Banstead High Street.
Pre-crawling babies are welcome to attend sessions. It allows psychotherapy and counselling to be more accessible to new mothers or to couples. I have experience of this working well. For more information, see my website FAQ section http://www.katrinavoysey.com/page/page/4442204.htm
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Weekdays- early morning, daytime and evening
Types of client