Kat Hudson Integrative Arts PsychotherapistKat Hudson:

Integrative Arts Psychotherapist (MBACP, HCPC)

(Currently fully booked)


My name is Kat Hudson, and I am an MBACP and HCPC registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist working at HQ Therapy Rooms in Dalston, Hackney, London E8.

I work to the ethics and codes of conduct of these organisations and am supported by UKCP and HCPC registered supervisors. I am currently seeing clients face to face.

Experience:
I have 4 years experience of working in adult mental health, specialising in addictions, trauma, eating disorders, depression, and anxiety. I have also worked with psychosis and perinatal mental health, but focus primarily on building more satisfying relationships and challenging dissatisfying beliefs and behavioural patterns.

I believe that everyone’s difficulties are unique to their individual story, therefore I prioritise their personal narrative.

As well as working privately, I have worked for charities and the NHS (in Secondary Care), with adults from diverse backgrounds.

Qualifications:

  • MA in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy – Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE)
  • PG Certificate in The Therapeutic Arts – Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE)
  • BA (Hons) Degree in Embroidery (Textiles) – Manchester Metropolitan University

My Approach:
I integrate different psychological viewpoints so that I can respond openly to your needs. I work alongside you at your pace and do not direct you, but remain curious about what comes up in the moment so that you can discover your own path and explore your potential.

I am inspired by attachment theory, object relations theory, transactional analysis (TA) and Gestalt; but the therapeutic relationship is of most significance, offering an empathic, non-judgmental space for you to explore what is troubling you.

Art can be used to explore and communicate your feelings. You do not have to use it but it can be especially helpful when this feels difficult through words.

Art connects with the less familiar ‘parts’ of ourselves, which can lead to a greater understanding of our circumstances and reunite us with our resources. We might have discarded these parts when previous circumstances didn’t accommodate them, but expressing them creatively can challenge the coping behaviours in their place that no longer serve us. This helps us to become ‘more ourselves’ and contributes towards new and rewarding ways of relating and functioning.

Art can also separate us from difficult feelings by holding them on our behalf. It can therefore feel safer and cathartic to communicate them in this way, and in observing them from a distance, we can feel clearer about the changes we need to make. (The art forms I work with are listed on my website’s ‘About’ page.)

Ultimately, art therapy is about the process, and not technical skill! It is about authentically communicating what’s going on for you internally so that you can accept your feelings and circumstances in a manageable way, and more helpfully navigate your way through life.

Fees:
I charge £65 for 50-minute sessions and one-hour assessment sessions, and I offer reduced-rate therapy concessions to students or those on low incomes.
I offer a free, 20-minute, initial consultation (via zoom or telephone)

***If you are interested in contacting Kat Hudson, or needing information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Clients Kat Works With

Client Issues Kat Deals With

Therapy Modalities Kat uses With Clients


Kat Hudson – Working Hours

Monday –
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Tuesday –
12:00 – 17:00
Wednesday –
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Thursday –
09:00 – 17:00
Friday –
09:00 – 17:00
Sat-Sun –
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Kat Hudson – Contact Details

Kat Hudson, Integrative Arts Psychotherapist, can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Website: www.kathudsonartspsychotherapy.com


Kat Hudson – Training and Qualifications

Masters Degree in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy – The Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE)

PG Certificate in the Therapeutic Arts – The Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education (IATE)

BA (Hons) Degree in Embroidery (Textiles) – The Manchester Metropolitan University

HCPC Registered and MBACP accredited


Previous Therapeutic Experience

I have worked in the charity sector – previously for an organisation that supports adults (men and women) to recover from addictions; and I am currently working for a charity that supports young women (aged 18-30) who are recovering from addictions, trauma, eating disorders and relationship issues.

I have worked for a private organisation that supports people with eating disorders, depression, anxiety and stress-related difficulties; and have 1 year’s experience of working for the NHS in secondary care – supporting adults with acute mental health conditions, such as psychosis, bi-polar, schizophrenia and personality disorders, both as inpatients and in the community. The majority of my NHS work involved group psychotherapy and the rest of my experience involved 1:1 psychotherapy.

I did a lot of volunteer work prior to my training, including:
– 2 years of 1:1 mentoring to support a lady with an eating disorder and addiction to progress into volunteering and a more functioning way of life.
– Running fortnightly art workshops for 2 years, for adults on a psychiatric intensive care unit (PICU) ward in an NHS psychiatric hospital.


Frequently Asked Questions

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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 therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and talk to a therapist 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.

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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.

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