Kate is a systemic psychotherapist who has been employed by both the NHS and social care and brings to the team over 28 years of significant and comprehensive experience of supporting children, young people, their families and significant carers to identify ways through their emotional, psychological and mental health needs to make sense of their world and develop a sense of resilience that promotes a healthy transition into adulthood.

Drawing on both her social work experience and informed by substantive family therapy experience, Kate routinely works with children, young people and families affected by anxiety, parental separation/divorce, loss and bereavement, communication difficulties, depression, trauma, sexual exploitation, deliberate self-harm, suicidal ideation, developmental trauma and eating disorders.

Kate has an interest and brings to the team demonstrable clinical experience of working with children and young people who present with gender identity discomfort and gender variance. Kate has recently contributed to a gender identity online training module aimed at teachers and health professionals. Kate is a strong advocate and educator when working with sexual orientation and young people who identify as lesbian, gay and or bisexual. She enjoys working with same sex couples and families.

In addition to her therapeutic work Kate is an accomplished and popular supervisor, trainer, lecturer and tutor in the field of systemic psychotherapy. She values encouraging trainees and professionals to use their knowledge base and skills through the lenses of systemic thinking to enhance practice and bring every family member’s voice to the fore.

In addition to her clinical and supervisory work, Kate taught on the Post- Graduate Diploma in Applied Systemic Theory at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Foundation Trust for 20 years. She is currently a visiting lecturer at Surrey University.

Born in Lyon, France, with the UK as home, where she has raised her family and worked for over 30 years, Kate also offers French speakers the opportunity to engage in therapeutic work or supervision in their first language.

Kate is registered with UKCP (registration number: 00111043)

  • Certificate in non-violent resistance(NVR) training (2015)
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Leadership and Management (Health and Social Care)
    Salomon’s University of Canterbury (October 2002)
  • United Kingdom Certification in Psychotherapy
    Association of Family Therapy (September 2001)
  • Masters in Systemic Psychotherapy (with distinction)
    University of East London/Tavistock clinic (July 1999)
  • Advanced Award in Social Work
    Central Council for Education and Training in Social Work (September 1999)
  • Diploma in systemic therapy
    University of East London/Tavistock Clinic (June 1996)
  • Bachelor in Social Sciences
    Open University (July 1995)
  • Certified Qualification in Social Work
    Kingston University (January 1991)
  • Power, Intersectionality & Supervision
    Hannah Sherbersky, Association for Family Therapy, March 2023
  • Emotionally Focused Family Therapy
    Gail Palmer, Association for Family Therapy, November 2022
  • Contextual safeguarding for vulnerable children and adults
    Amanda Radley, 3 hours, 11th May 2022
  • Attachment based Family Therapy
    Suzanne Levy, Association for Family Therapy, 2 days, November 2021
  • The Power of the Senses; re-building sensory systems and supporting regulation in children impacted by early trauma
    Beacon House Online Training, 6 hours, June 2021
  • ‘Beyond words’
    John Burhnam, 7 hours, 6th November 2020
  • Working with infidelity in couple relationships
    Open University, 12 hours, August 2020
  • Therapy as improvisation: collaborative and systemic orientations towards generative dialogue
    Jim Wilson, 18th November 2019
  • Systemic mirroring-shame in relationships with Dr Uri Weinblatt
    30th April & 1st May 2019
  • Advanced safeguarding training
    High Speed Training, April 2019
  • Transforming systems
    Taiwo Afuape, 23/11/18
  • International trauma recovery summit
    Belfast, 27th & 28th June 2018
  • Emerging leader clinical network NHS south coast
    August 2012
  • AFT registration as an approved family therapy supervisor
    October 2011
  • Part 1 in narrative systemic practice
    January 2005
  • Tavistock Centre – Accreditation in family therapy supervision
    January 2005