Dr Kate Du Toit

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist (HCPC registered and BPS accredited) offering therapy to individuals at different stages of their lives and from a wide range of cultural, social and religious backgrounds. I specialize in working with a wide range of psychological difficulties including:

– Trauma (and PTSD)

– Anxiety, worry, stress

– Panic attacks

– Relationship issues

– Emotional Difficulties

– Depression

– Meaninglessness

– Low self-esteem

– Life transitions

– Suicidal thoughts and feelings

I work flexibly, collaboratively and creatively with each person tailoring the length and type of therapy around their individual needs, goals and experiences.

As a registered counselling psychologist, I abide by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) code of ethics, conduct and professional practice.

Experience

I have 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. My experience therefore involves working with varying levels of human distress from those of a more transient nature to those that of a more severe and enduring nature.

In addition to my private practice, I currently work as a Specialist Counselling Psychologist in the NHS as part of a secondary care community mental health recovery team offering therapy to individuals and groups with a wide range of severe and enduring mental health difficulties.

Approach

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 a therapist that you feel you can connect with. In my view, the success of any therapeutic work is largely founded upon the quality of the relationship between client and therapist. With this in mind, my therapeutic efforts are always aimed at facilitating a genuine, honest and real engagement with my clients. I place great importance on working collaboratively to facilitate trust, openness, honesty and safety within a confidential, non-judgemental therapeutic space.

I work integratively, drawing on a number of different therapeutic approaches depending on the unique difficulties and needs of the person I am working with. Some of these approaches include: Humanistic Therapy, Existential Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Mindfulness, Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Psychotherapy, Play Therapy (including the use of Creative Media).

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.

 Qualifications

– Practitioner Doctorate in Psychotherapeutic and Counselling Psychology (University of Surrey)

– BA (Hons) in Psychology (Richmond, the American International University in London)

– I am currently enrolled in EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) training which is an integrative psychotherapeutic approach used specifically for addressing trauma related difficulties

Types of Clients

I mostly work with adults but also with young people from the age of 16 years.

Additional Information

– Initial telephone consultation free of charge

– Concession rates available for trainee therapists and students

– Payment is required in full at the end of each session by cash or in advance by PayPal or bank transfer

– I require 48 hours notice for all cancellations, otherwise full cost applies

Main Eaves Office

Guildford

Contact Details

Tel: 07727 782 827

Email: kate.dutoit@counsellingpsychology.co.uk

Webpage: www.counsellingpsychology.co.uk