The themes of my psychotherapeutic work have involved loss in many different formats. I have summarised where most of my experience lies below.
I offer counselling to individuals experiencing:
Chronic Illness: including oncology related disease (cancers, autoimmune diseases and dementia/Alzheimers). I support individuals to live well, especially if life is limited. I can offer a soft place to fall when there are difficult decisions to adjust to. Common one’s may include: How do I tell…? What do I do about funeral arrangements? I still want to go out, how do I manage that?
If you are a family member of a person you are watching change before your eyes. I am here for you.
Loss/Bereavement: Whether this is from the experience of a child, spouse, family member or friend, personal identity, financial or environmental loss. I support your distress with compassion and calmness.
You could also be wrestling with an inevitable death, your own or someone you know. I have experience of death in many forms and supported people to plan for their life ending.
Sensory Loss: I have a lot of experience supporting people with sight loss, hearing loss and neurological sensory loss.
Domestic Abuse: I am a domestic abuse champion for Norfolk. This means I have access to knowledge and current support to make an informed decision about each individual I work with and plan a package of immediate support.
I work long term with individuals who are in current domestically abusive situations and who are in a different place with their experience.
Work related stress/trauma: I have been involved with many institutions and organisations with different levels of structure. I have provided face to face supervision, team supervision, emergency support and mediation.
More about me.
‘I have been working since I was fourteen.
Thirty years later I have collected lots of experiences and knowledge from my working life so far. A large majority of which have been working in different places with families who have a child with special educational needs or physical disability. From one to one situations, family homes, schools, hospitals to organisations.
Additionally, I have personal and professional experience of supporting people with mental health conditions, alzheimer’s, dementia, chronic health conditions and cancer from diagnosis, recovery to palliative care and end of life decisions.’
Katy is a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor. Qualifying in 2010 and obtaining a BSc (hons) in Integrative Counselling in 2011 and is a registered member of the BACP.
Katy is currently doing extended training in Relational Psychotherapy at Masters level with the Minster Centre in London. A registered course with the UKCP.
Katy began her career as a nanny, then became a therapeutic nanny for children with additional needs branching into Maternity Nursing before becoming a Play Specialist in a hospital and Auxillary Nurse on a Special Care Baby Unit. In the middle of her career Katy supported students and families in Norfolk schools with their educational needs.
Katy is an experienced supporter of people with Autism wherever the person is on the spectrum and becoming a communications specialist in the process. When working with different brains Katy finds a dialogue that enables the person to make sense of their feelings, thoughts and behaviour.
Later in her career Katy began training to become a psychotherapeutic counsellor to support others in negotiating life, themselves. Most recently running and developing a local low cost counselling service.
Katy has delivered local talks, developed and run workshops and groups and is looking forward to working with the local community to shape Catton Therapy into a respected local resource.