Catherine Kanter Integrative Arts Psychotherapist London E8Catherine Kanter:

Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (HCPC & BACP)


Hello, my name is Catherine Kanter. I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist working with adults face-to-face and online.

I see therapy as a unique opportunity to build a relationship where you can feel safe and understood – a place to talk, think and feel through life’s challenging moments.

I offer compassion and non-judgement as a starting point to finding a way towards understanding, hope and meaning.

I have four years of experience working in mental health within the NHS in acute and community settings and in the charitable sector.

I work with issues ranging from anxiety and depression to childhood sexual abuse, racial trauma, fertility issues, sexual identity, intergenerational trauma, grief and loss as well as feelings of ‘stuckness’ and overwhelm related to the recent years’ global events and challenges.

As an integrative practitioner, I can draw on several different therapy and psychological theories to tailor an approach that will suit your needs, using tools from gestalt, humanistic and attachment theories.

Ultimately, I work relationally in response to you and what you bring to the sessions.

We will spend much of our time together talking. I am trained to use the creative arts but they are not a prerequisite to our sessions.

Some clients don’t always find it easy to express themselves or their emotions in words and I have found that using the arts can offer a creative way of exploring and expressing issues and feelings.

You don’t need to have any previous experience with art-making, just a natural curiosity and a willingness to explore. I can work across several art forms, using art images, paint, clay, sand tray, bodywork and breath. However, I always take my lead from you.

Accessing our innate creativity in a safe and compassionate environment, can offer a new awareness and bring fresh life choices, healing and change.

I work with clients in person in London at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston and Dalston, London E8, and I am also available to work online with clients across the UK.

 

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Clients Catherine Kanter Works With

Client Issues Catherine Deals With

Therapy Modalities Catherine uses With Clients


Catherine Kanter – Working Hours

Monday N/A Thursday 09:00 – 17:00
Tuesday N/A Friday N/A
Wednesday 10:00 – 17:00 Sat-Sun N/A


Contact Details

Catherine Kanter, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07767 811140


Training and Qualifications

MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy, Certificate in Counselling Skills, Advanced Diploma in Therapeutic and Educational Application of the Arts, BA’s in Drama and in French


Previous Therapeutic Experience

I have worked in the NHS mental health services in London for inpatient and community settings, in the voluntary sector with charities and also in private practice.


Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.

 

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