Let me tell you a bit about me.
I have experienced many relationship issues and tried hard to be the best wife, partner, girlfriend etc., and it never seemed to be good enough.
Therapeutic suggestions were to take care of myself first, do what I enjoyed and stop worrying about trying to attract a man into my life. But I just wanted to be loved, feel loved, and love. I hated confrontation, or how I perceived confrontation to be.
It was, in all honesty, a recipe for neediness! That might have been why I attracted someone who was unfaithful, a bully, an abuser, a narcissist .. maybe I too was all of those things in some ways. It wasn’t my intention. What did I learn? That it was ok to be me and ok to ask for what I needed. But also to listen and realise that men and women really are different, but similar too. I could even ask for what I needed and be truly myself.
Moving abroad to Switzerland at aged ten, life changed dramatically and I experienced bullying at school. Later, as a teen, I became disaffected and failed exams! Academic achievement felt akin to being loved, so this was a hard lesson! (pun intended.)
The Open University
I studied psychology and diplomas in therapy to help others experiencing relationship difficulties and stresses and who wanted to make sense of their lives. As I learned more about the psychology of human beings so I learned more about myself. Plus I finally achieved something notable …
I work both from a conventional head-space and an intuitive, heart-centred perspective. The most important part is that it is a confidential, safe space for you to find the answers within you with my support.
Work with Me
Working with me is ‘holistic’ yet focused to help you live a happier life. My aim is for you to leave our sessions feeling lighter and calmer with a greater degree of clarity.
What I appreciated most about the counselling [with Kate] was a time for reflection and ability to talk freely.
I’ve worked with clients since 2008.
People gain positive changes working with me and sessions will help you gain effective results in many areas where you might be currently struggling which include stress removal, resolving conflict, relationship support and finding calm in your life.
I believe we instinctively hold the potential inside ourselves to transform, even if at the moment you don’t feel at all like that. Perhaps you just want to be heard by someone impartial to process your feelings, or you have a life-changing decision to make and you need a safe processing space.
I belong to professional organisations and adhere to the NCS, BPS and NCH code of ethics and am fully committed to regular ongoing continuing professional development, with full Professional Indemnity Insurance.
My work is integrative which means I draw upon my experience and training to support you fully. It can be rapid, effective and permanent, yet always collaborative. Contact me today!
My practice is situated near the river in Malmesbury, a beautiful outlook onto fields.
When I am not working as a therapist, I run, enjoy walks with my significant other and my dog, spending time with my daughters, singing in a choir, listening to music and watching films.