I am Katie, one of the founders and directors of The Family and Therapy Place in Swansea. I am a qualified counsellor and trainee play therapist. I began counselling training in 2010, and since then I have worked with children, young people and adults experiencing a range of emotional issues.
My hope is to provide you with a confidential, safe and nurturing space to explore all aspects of your life in the here and now. Using Person Centred, Gestalt and Emotion-Focused Therapy as my main ways of working, I am here to provide a space that is just for you, where I will listen without judgement, and with warmth and acceptance. Working together, at your pace, we will explore areas of yourself, your life and your relationships, to better understand yourself, and identify parts of your life where you feel stuck or you want to change.
I can help you to look back over your childhood, to help you make sense of difficult or traumatic childhood experiences which may have impacted your adult life in ways that you might not have realised. I can help you understand brain development and recognise patterns of behaviour that you repeat in your daily life and relationships. I will work with you, to find the most effective way to help you move forward.
I am passionate about supporting parents to improve their relationships I work a lot with parents, to better understand the influence and impact their own parenting has had on the way they parent their children. I can help you understand and work through the effect your attachment history has had on your life; making connections and supporting you to move on with your life, with more confidence and self-acceptance.
I am here to help you really understand what attachment means, and how it can impact your relationship with your children and their behaviour on a day to day basis. Learning about the development of emotional regulation and the impact of misattunement in parent-child relationships inspired me to undertake further professional training so I could improve my own family relationships, and so that I could also reach as many families as possible. I have come to understand, and wholeheartedly believe in, the power of play.
I am here to talk through any questions you may have.
The services I offer are:
- Counselling for adults
- Play Therapy for children aged 3 – 12 (this service will be available from summer 2021)
- Parenting Support
- Family therapies
- Insured, DBS Checked, National Counselling Society Accredited Registrant (NCS20-01590) Membership and Student Membership with The British Association of Play Therapy (BAPT)
Insured, DBS Checked, National Counselling Society Accredited Registrant (NCS20-01590) Membership and Student Membership with The British Association of Play Therapy (BAPT)