I am a warm and interactive humanistic psychotherapist. I am interested in supporting people to explore themselves, how they relate to others, and what gives their lives meaning.
Through self-awareness and understanding, we can begin to form different perspectives, and develop strategies for managing ourselves, our relationships, and our lives in more satisfying ways.
Psychotherapy and Counselling with Kate Benton MBACP (Registered)
I offer a confidential, non-judgemental environment where you can talk at your pace about thoughts and experiences you might not find easy to share with those around you.
By exploring your issues together, I can help you become clearer about who you are and what you want and need, as well as developing a better understanding of the people around you. This can help you to make positive decisions in your life, develop new opportunities, improve your relationships, and manage difficult times with more balance and self-acceptance.
Some of the areas I work with include:
- Bereavement and Loss
- Stress and Anxiety
- Work and Career
- Sexuality, Sexual Identity & LGBT
- Personal growth & development
I practice at Barnsbury Therapy Rooms and in Berkhamsted, Hertfordshire.
Psychotherapy Qualifications and Training:
I hold a Diploma in Psychotherapy from Spectrum Therapy (an organisational member of UKCP), and an Advanced Certificate in Systemic Family Therapy from the Institute of Family Therapy. I undertake on-going CPD at Spectrum and elsewhere.
As well as my experience in private practice, I have worked as a counsellor at City & Hackney Mind, a bereavement counsellor with Cruse, and a primary school play therapist with Place 2 Be. I am currently a counsellor with the Herts Mind Network.
I have undertaken courses in:
- Transforming relationships
- Gestalt Therapy
- Somatic Work
- Working with Anger
- The 3 tiers of the Spectrum Sexuality Programme; Basic, Intermediate & Advanced
- Childhood Sexual Abuse: Occurrence and Prevention
- Grief, Bereavement & Loss
- Non-Violent Communication (NVC)
- Play Therapy with Primary School Children
I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), abide by the BACP Ethical Framework and adhere to its Professional Code of Practice.
Prior to training as a psychotherapist, I worked in engineering design consultancy in the construction industry, both as a designer and in senior management.
If you would like to set up an appointment, please call or email me.
I practice at Barnsbury Therapy Rooms on Thursday afternoons
I work with individual adults and my rate is £70 per 50-minute session