As an Integrative Psychotherapist, Katherine uses a range of theories and creative art interventions to support children and young people to process difficult feelings. Katherine trained at the Institute for Arts and Therapy in Education (IATE) in London and graduated with her Masters in July 2020.
Since she was 13, Katherine has worked with children and young adults with physical and learning disabilities, providing one to one care and group support in a variety of settings in Sussex. She feels fortunate enough to have met and been involved in the lives of many wonderful individuals and families within this work that have taught her so much about
Katherine combined her love of working with children and her love of art by completing a Fine Art Degree at the University at East London before becoming a teaching assistant at a secondary school where she also became a learning mentor for students that were struggling emotionally and socially. Katherine continued her art practice by participating in local art shows and exhibitions before applying for an advanced diploma in child counselling skills at IATE.
Katherine has been working in Sussex schools since 2014 as a trainee psychotherapist, and since 2020 as a qualified psychotherapist with young people that need support with a variety of issues including domestic violence, county lines, bullying, loss, attachment needs, self harm and emotional regulation. She has also run parent child sessions as well staff sessions within schools Katherine’s practise is supported by a wealth of experience and knowledge in the creative arts including sand tray, image work and drama techniques. Katherine aim’s to create a holistic, non-judgemental and creative atmosphere in order to support young people to explore their inner worlds and to gain a deeper understanding of their emotions.