Katharine Allen

Katharine Allen


Registered Member MBACP (Accredited)

Contact information

Phone number
07734 059777
Website

Contact Katharine

Therapist - RICHMOND

RICHMOND TW10
07734 059777
Sessions from £50.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available
  • Wheelchair accessible office
  • Concessionary Rates

About me and my therapy practice

I have sessions during the day and evening. I have several low cost sessions available for students and those less able to afford counselling. I have experience in general counselling and using both person centred and psychodynamic theories. I also use CBT methods when appropriate. I also work with trauma therapy and EMDR. 


 I am experienced in working with people with a history of trauma. This could be something that lasted years such as childhood or domestic abuse, neglect, sexual abuse, bullying and military trauma or a one off event such as an accident, rape or attack. I use safe, proven methods of working with trauma including EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing). These methods are effective at decreasing trauma symptoms such as flashbacks, intrusive images and thoughts, nightmares, anxiety, panic and anger. Trauma and PTSD can be debilitating and shameful but they don't have to be.  The aim of trauma therapy is to leave the trauma in the past and live a full, productive life with healthy relationships. 

I have experience working with bereavement through working at Cruse Bereavement Care with individuals and in groups. I also have medical knowledge having trained and worked as a GP. Psychological issues can manifest in physical symptoms and physical ailments can cause severe psychological distress. I can help with both. 

On our first session I will assess whether I can help you and you will have a chance to see if you are comfortable working with me. It takes courage to come to counselling and I am an empathetic, non-judgemental listener. We will work at your pace and I will allow you the space to find the answers you need. Sometimes old patterns of behaving are no longer useful and we will look at how these can be changed. I look forward to meeting you and answering any questions you have.

What I can help with

Self-harm, Abuse, Anxiety, Bereavement, Depression, Loss, Post-traumatic stress, Trauma, Service veterans, AIDS/HIV, Cancer, Health related issues, Cultural issues, Identity issues, Self esteem, Sexual identity, Women's issues, Infertility, Pregnancy related issues, Relationships, Anger management, Redundancy, Stress, Work related issues

Types of therapy

EMDR, Eclectic, Humanistic, Integrative, Person centred, Psychodynamic

Clients I work with

Adults, EAP

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work