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 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: