Dr Kate Du Toit, Counselling Psychologist, CPsychol, HCPCreg
Kate is an experienced Chartered Psychologist (BPS Accred.) and registered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC Reg.) offering therapy to individuals and couples from a diverse range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds. Kate has experience working with a broad spectrum of issues ranging from relational difficulties to more complex mental health issues. She has several years of experience working with different client groups across a wide range of settings (NHS, private and charity sectors) including primary, secondary, inpatient and forensic services where she has worked with varying levels of human distress that have included both short and long-term therapeutic interventions. In addition to her private work, Kate also lectures on the counselling psychology doctoral course at Regents University and is a visiting lecturer at Metanoia Institute and Surrey University.
“For many individuals, the decision to seek help with personal struggles through psychotherapy is an understandably daunting experience. An important part of this journey is finding the ‘right fit’ in terms of therapist. Although theories and techniques are important, in my view, the success of any therapeutic work is largely dependent upon the quality of the therapeutic relationship. With this in mind, my approach is always aimed at facilitating a genuine, honest and real engagement with my clients that is founded upon trust, care and openness that allows for exploration of personal and sensitive issues within a safe and confidential therapeutic space.
I work in a flexible, dialogical and interactive way tailoring the therapy around the unique needs and difficulties of each client. As an integrative practitioner I draw a variety of different therapeutic approaches including humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and psychoanalytic. These approaches are utilized flexibly, in accordance with your own subjective needs, and with the aim of helping you to understand your issues and find clarity in your situation. I espouse a relational stance towards my therapeutic work which means that I pay particular attention to the intricate ways in which the relationship with ourselves, with others, and with the world around us, impacts how we engage with problems in living and life in general. The focus of our work is holistic in nature, taking into consideration your past experiences, your present situation and your future ambitions, in order to connect with important existential questions about what is meaningful to you and how you wish to live.”
Registered with HCPC, BPS, the society for existential analysis, Aviva, AXA PPP