PgDip, BA(Hons), Registered MBACP
Katie is an integrative-relational therapist offering short and long-term therapy in all major fields of psychotherapy and counselling. She provides expert mental health and wellbeing support to adults and teenagers.
No issue is too complex or too trivial to bring to therapy and Katie offers professional help with a range of presenting issues including severe anxiety disorders, clinical depression, PTSD and other mental health diagnoses. Mental health is a broad field and clients also come to Katie for support with their general psychological wellbeing - often when struggling with the curve balls that life throws at us.
Regardless of your reason for seeking therapy, a crucial step is finding the right therapist - someone you feel comfortable sharing your story with and who takes the time to really understand things from your point of view. Clinical evidence supports the view that has been long-held by therapists, that the therapist/client ‘fit’ is the single most influential factor in determining a successful outcome in therapy.
Katie believes that good therapy offers you the opportunity to examine closely what’s going on in your life and to reflect on what this means for you. Effective therapy is also about working collaboratively towards your desired outcome as quickly as possible but without feeling rushed.
The heart of Katie’s approach is to forge a unique, strongly supportive relationship with her clients, setting the scene to allow change and personal growth to happen. Confidentiality, empathy and non-judgment are key to Katie’s practice, helping to create a safe environment where you can talk openly about what’s important to you and achieve your best possible therapeutic outcome.
Whether you’ve woken up today at rock bottom; need help with a niggling problem or navigating a full-blown emotional crisis; or perhaps you feel it’s time to challenge yourself to fulfil your innate potential, Katie’s experience allows her to match her therapeutic approach with your exact needs. This may involve working together to explore difficult emotions; examining unhelpful patterns of thinking and behaviour; assessing the quality and impact of personal relationships; formulating achievable personal goals and working towards these; or maybe it’s about Katie ‘just’ being there as a trained professional to listen and really hear you. As a registered life and relationship coach, Katie can bring a more instructive and goal-oriented approach to her work where this is desired.
Katie worked at a London university for a number of years as a wellbeing practitioner, where she gained valuable insight to the complex needs of young adults in education and she frequently works with student clients at The Practice. Katie has also worked with a broad range of patients in a busy NHS GP Practice. Formerly, Katie worked in the City as a corporate employment lawyer. She has a special therapeutic interest in working with people suffering from workplace stress; helping clients who are suffering the effects of trauma and PTSD; and counselling teenagers and young adults, particularly in respect of anxiety disorders, including OCD.
During the Covid-19 pandemic Katie is working via online video (Zoom, FaceTime etc) or by telephone. She is also offering a limited number of face-to-face consultations at her home address in Surbiton. Katie offers all potential clients a free initial telephone consultation in confidence.
Katie’s consultation fee is £80 per 50 minute daytime session. She offers a limited number of pro bono and reduced fee sessions - please contact Katie for full details of her fee schedule (including evening, weekend and child rates) and for information regarding medical insurers that she is affiliated with.
07803 726 556
Has experience working with:
- Anger Management
- Eating Disorders
- Family/Child Related Issues
- Life Limiting Illness
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Self Harm
- Sexuality Issues
- Insurance companies: Aviva
- Insurance companies: AXA-PPP
- Insurance companies: Cigna