- Phone number
- Flexible hours available
- Concessionary rates
About me and my therapy practice
Hello - my name is Kate and I am a professional, qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist base in East London, Essex and The Home Counties.
My sessions at the moment (March 2020) are currently over video conferencing and also telephone therapy which I feel is a vital aspect of the service I offer to clients, especially during these unprecedented and worrying times.
I have undertaken a number of voluntary, temporary, sessional and permanent roles in London and Essex working in treatment centres. I have also undergone extensive training which complements and enhances my therapeutic work. This includes addiction, co-dependency, couple and relationship issues, depression, anxiety and stress in the workplace.
My aim is to explore and walk with you through any troublesome times and look at what troubles you, help you to understand those thoughts and feelings and work with them. I feel that getting a greater understanding what they are is the first step.
I am fully insured, have ongoing clinical supervision and regularly attend courses and further training to enhance my knowledge and professionalism with Continued Professional Development (CPD).
Practice descriptionMy experience has included working as a psychotherapist in a rehabilitation wing in a prison, Various GP surgeries and treatment centres for Drug and Alcohol addiction. I am also fully conversant with working through the 12-step recovery approach.
Prior to working in mental health and addiction, I worked in the corporate sector where I developed strong mentoring, management, training and leadership skills. I have a good understanding of the stresses of working life, particularly the balance between the personal and the professional; the private and public.
With a strong background in mental health, education, business and the field of addiction, my knowledge and experience has allowed me to see problems from a broader angle in assisting people find their own unique way to deal with their difficulties. I understand the internal and external pressures people can put on themselves, which can lead to unhelpful or damaging coping strategies.
My first session
The first session is for 75 minutes at the same cost of a 50 minute session, where we can talk about the sort of therapy I can provide, GDPR and the counselling boundaries. This then gives you the chance to use the full session to discuss how you are feeling in a safe place ( over zoom or skype).
What I can help with
Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Eating disorders, Health related issues, Identity issues, Infertility, Life coaching, Loss, Obsessions, OCD, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Pregnancy related issues, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sex-related issues, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Women's issues, Work related issues
Types of therapy
Behavioural, Brief therapy, CBT, Emotion focused therapy, Family therapy, Gestalt, Humanistic, Integrative, Jungian, Person centred, Phenomenological, Psychodynamic, Solution focused brief therapy, Transactional analysis
Clients I work with
Adults, Couples, Families, Older adults, Trainee, Young people
How I deliver therapy
Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling, Time-limited