A Relational Approach.
As Human Beings we are social creatures, with basic social, relational needs. We cannot survive without RELATIONSHIPS. So the Relationship is central to the therapeutic process.
My Clients come to me with relationship issues. Whether it is making sense of past relationships and family dynamics which are affecting the client in the present or current issues in relationship with partners, children, work colleagues, friends or self.
Psychotherapy tends to be a longer process than counselling. Although both terms are often used concurrently. Some therapists would argue that they are differentiated by these points: Psychotherapy usually involves working with childhood issues, rather than being a current goal focussed process. It also usually involves using the transference and counter- transference in the relationship dyad, for gaining awareness of what may be going on at an unconscious level.
There are many integrative approaches to Psychotherapy. No one Integrative approach can answer the diversity and complexity of being human and dealing with human suffering, change and growth – whether as a client or a therapist.
Alongside Lapworth & Sills (2010) Kate believes that integration is a personal affair – ‘more likely to be effective in its attunement with the client, than any rigid adherence to a prescribed template of methodology.’
Kate has created her own model of Integration she has named SPRINT (Sequentially Planned Relational Integrative Neuroscientific Therapy) which is both flexible and aligns with the idea, that attuning to the clients needs can produce more therapeutic positive outcome.
Areas Kate has experience with:
‘Self development and growth has always been super important to me throughout my life. I studied psychology, attend seminars, read books – however the real turning point in my life was when I started seeing Kate. You really can’t underestimate how much having a trained professional work one on one with you helps. Therapy was one of the best things I’ve done.
I could have spent another decade (or more!) going in circles, but Kate has stopped that. People tend to fragment after a trauma, and she helps you to rebuild a whole. You can’t really move forward in an area or your life until you do this. I cannot say how much energy and positivity I’ve regained from accepting parts of myself I kept hidden, instead of living as a compartmentalised person. Kate has the perfect balance of listening and pressing where necessary.
Every time I go I’m like ‘I’m worried I’ll have nothing to talk about’ and then end up filling the whole session. A side note I mentioned to Kate in my last session which I found a bit spooky – I used to have ovarian cysts (around 50 of them), and recently had an ultrasound to check on them – the weirdest thing – the doctor said there were none there. They’d all gone away! I do believe we can carry our stresses to the point where they manifest physically, which is probably what happened with those cysts. It’s amazing the flow on effect changing your inner world can create in your outer world.’
Laura, Director, 2017
‘Kate’s clients seem to engage quickly with her and stay the course making significant changes’
Clinical Supervisor, 2014
‘Working with Kate was great because her way of talking and involving herself in the conversation made me feel like a person; not a ‘patient’ to be ‘treated’ and kept at arm’s length. With Kate I came to verbalise, clarify and better understand things about myself.
This has enabled me to continue better work on my issues.’
Anonymous, London 2017