I believe that we all have the capacity to grow and flourish, and that accessing support and attending to ourselves is a powerful part of this process. Sometimes, we face aspects of our own growth which may require re-learning, and challenging beliefs and assumptions which may be long-held. This isn’t always an easy process. However, my experience is that therapy can offer an opportunity to open up new ways of being in the world and connecting with ourselves and those around us.
My approach to therapy is integrative, meaning that I draw on a variety of models including psychodynamic, attachment-based and relational perspectives. What integrative therapy means to me, is that we can approach challenges from a variety of angles. We will work together to create an environment in which we can approach your experience flexibly and creatively, and in which you can feel able to bring your whole self without fear of judgment.
Prior to training as a therapist, I worked in health and social care: first in the NHS supporting people with chronic illnesses in an inpatient setting, and later in the mental health domain of an an LGBTQ+ charity. As well as working as a therapist, I am a Specialist Support Worker for people with severe learning disabilities and multi-sensory impairment.
I have experience of working with issues including but not limited to: self esteem, trauma, abuse and domestic violence, health conditions and chronic illness, identity, gender, sexuality, LGBTQ+ issues, depression, anxiety, addiction, obsessive thoughts and compulsions, relationship difficulties, managing boundaries, questions about belonging, and feeling disconnected from oneself. I have a specific interest in questions relating to identity and diversity in its broadest sense, including both how we relate to ourselves and to others.
Publications and conferences: Robinson, Kaete (2017). What is normal? Workshop presented at Re-Vision Day Conference 2017.Robinson, Kaete (2016). Life Outside The Binary. Private Practice, Autumn edition 2016: pp. 21-25. (Republished as): Robinson, Kaete (2016). Look beyond the binary. Therapy Today, 27(9): 16-19.
You can reach me by email at [email protected], or by phone on 07814 791 807 (9am-9pm, Mon-Fri).
I charge £60 per 50-minute session – please contact me if you need a concession.