Master of Counselling, Monash University, Australia
“We think we listen, but rarely do we listen with real understanding, true empathy. Yet listening of this very special kind is one of the most potent forces for change that I know”
Carl Rogers, founder of person-centred therapy.
You may have shared your concerns with family, friends or colleagues, but have you really been heard? When life gets tough, this is the time when we really need someone to hear us. Events from the past may be holding us back, making us feel stuck. Exploring those events and the feelings around them in a confidential and safe space can help you move forward. Kate will listen to you with total acceptance and non-judgement.
Kate is a warm and empathic counsellor who can work with you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and the challenges you may be facing. Greater self-awareness brings with it the opportunity for new possibilities and a more joyful, fulfilling life. Kate is an Integrative Therapist, which means that she can tailor her approach to each person. She works with clients with depression, anxiety, career issues, traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties and is especially interested in how childhood experience unconsciously informs our adult relationships.
Short-term counselling and psychology helps you address current problems and try and find new solutions, while longer term therapy can help explore past and present issues and gain insight and effect more long-lasting change.
In the mental health arena,the process of therapy or psychology provides the opportunity to explore your life more closely and gain a better understanding of yourself and the challenges you face. Talking about these difficulties with Kate, you will be able to begin finding new ways to tackle them and shift any sense of feeling stuck, paving the way for change.
Starting therapy shows a willingness and courage for things to be different. It can’t erase a difficult past, but it can increase your resilience and allow you to make positive changes going forward.
Kate has lived in Hong Kong since she was eight – the first seven years of her life were spent in Africa. Prior to becoming a counsellor, she worked as an editor and journalist and has recently been nominated for the MIND Media Awards, which recognises journalists writing about mental health issues. She also holds a BA and Masters in Literature and is a published author.