S Katrina Hillkirk
I offer a confidential, comfortable environment with the space and time to feel grounded, gain support, find insight and perspective. I work relationally, with a wide range of people who seek support in their lives. It may be specific such as relationships or loss, or the experience may feel more unspecific and include feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, guilty, or lost
There are many gateways to healing and in using Creative arts together with dialogue we can use methods such as sandtray, images and dreams to explore our internal world for perspective, insight, and direction. Similarly our bodies hold the stories of our lives and in reconnecting with our senses we have the capacity to connect with our resources to transform traumatic events, memories and anxieties.
In our work together there is the opportunity to engage with drawing, painting, sandtray, movement, drama and bodywork. Since the work is experiential it may be easier to understand by having a free trial/introduction.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a qualified Integrative Arts Psychotherapist having completed my MA training at the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education. I work within the ethical guidelines of the Institute and the UKCP of which I am a registered member. I have also trained as an SEP (somatic experiencing practitioner ) and am currently assisting on the 3 year training in which the power of the mind and the body is included to aid in the healing of traumatic experiences.
I have had over 20 years experience working in a wide range of organisations including:
Working for Sure Start in Hastings
Counselling at Kent University
Running Stress Management groups and working
one to one at Godden Green Mental Health Hospital,
Running Art Therapy groups with Adults and Adolescents
Assessment work at IATE (Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education)
Tutoring at IATE
Working in Private Practice
Assisting on Somatic Experiencing (SE ) training in Edinburgh/London
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Many areas of counselling may be undefined, I deal often with a combination of different symptoms and conditions, if that is the case for you, it may be worth making contact to see if we can work together.
With regards to the Type of Therapy below, I offer Integrative Arts Psychotherapy which is a combination of therapy using the Arts, Music and Drama.
I offer my Introductory session free and then my charge is £60 for the hour
I have some availability on Wed and Thurs
My Private Practice is in central Sevenoaks with parking on site.