“The principle aim of psychotherapy is not to transport one to an impossible state of happiness, but to help (the client) acquire steadfastness and patience in the face of suffering.”
My name is Kate Satrettin and I am a qualified psychodynamic counsellor who works with adults. I am a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work to the BACP’s Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions and Professional Conduct Procedures.
I have a Degree and a Master’s Degree in Psychology and prior to training as a counsellor, I worked for the NHS’s National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) helping to produce a large range of mental health guidelines.
ISSUES I OFTEN WORK WITH
Anxiety – Generalised and more specific e.g. Social Anxiety
Depression – Generalised and more specific e.g. Depression in pregnancy and postnatally
Relationship Difficulties including Separation, Divorce and Parent-Child Issues
Low Self-Esteem / Self-Worth
Work-Related Issues e.g. Redundancy, relationships at work and career changes
Bereavement and Loss
AIMS OF COUNSELLING
My aim is to provide an empathic, safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to make sense of, and work through, the issues that brought you to therapy. My theoretical approach is based on the psychodynamic model, with a specific focus on relational dynamics and attachment styles. I believe that when we experience the benefits that a supportive and therapeutic relationship can provide, we all have the potential to increase self-awareness and create lasting change in our lives.
I have supported clients through a diverse range of issues, including low mood, anxiety and depression, relationship difficulties, illness, loss and bereavement, cultural and sexual identity, difficulties in expressing emotions, suicidal thoughts and trauma.
Particular areas of interest are antenatal and postnatal mental health, the psychological effects of fertility issues and IVF treatment, and the effects of spiritual abuse within religious organisations and coercive control in cults and relationships.
If you would like to explore whether counselling with me might work for you, please contact me and we can arrange a complimentary 20-minute phone consultation. I work in Sevenoaks in Kent and offer in-person counselling or remote counselling sessions via Zoom or phone.
My counselling practice is based in Sevenoaks, Kent. To make an initial enquiry, please email me.
Alternatively, please submit your details here and I will email you back as soon as possible.
Sevenoaks, Kent TN13