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Kate Meadowcroft

Registered Psychotherapist

  • 537 Norwood Road, West Norwood, London, SE27 9DL
  • Multiple times available +
    • Thu
      2pm-8:30pm
  • Individual £50
  • 43% of enquirers became verified clients

What to Expect

An introductory assessment meeting allows you to discover if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what worries you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy may benefit you. Please use a contact option on the right to book an introductory assessment appointment in West Norwood, London or Sanderstead, South Croydon.

Art Therapy

Art therapy helps you express yourself through art media. You do not require art skills. The objective of art therapy is to help you imaginatively share whatever concerns you.

Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy focuses on you, and you gaining insight into the problems you confront. It explores your thoughts, feelings and relevant moments in your history. Psychotherapy intends to help you change or discover appropriate ways of managing.

Therapy

  • Stress
  • Sexual Problems
  • Self Harm
  • Self Esteem
  • Relationship Problems
  • PTSD
  • Panic
  • OCD
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bulimia
  • Binge Eating
  • Bereavement
  • Anger
  • Abuse

Thoughts on Mental Health

Young children draw freely to communicate and develop their sense of self and others in the world - literally allowing their minds to grow. Whilst for most of us, drawing does not continue to be an innate activity into adulthood, many of us do occasionally find ourselves 'doodling' in response to a dull meeting, or as a way of calming ourselves during a stressful phone call. As an art therapist, I'm very interested in this unplanned mark making as the 'unwinding' of stressful, unconscious or withheld thoughts and feelings. So doodling can be relaxing and mindful - particularly when the focus is on repetitive mark making, rather than an end result - and it can also be therapeutic, because the patterns and forms give a 'voice' to less acknowledged or denied parts of the personality. From a neuroscience perspective doodling, as a creative rather than analytical thinking activity, can serve to connect neurons firing in remote areas of the brain, thereby enabling spontaneous, intuitive insights that shed light on stuck problems and situations. Sunni Brown describes this as 'deep thinking' in her book on doodling. The current interest in colouring and doodling books definitely reflects our stressed out society's need for mindful, non-goal oriented activities. They offer time and space for over-loaded brains to empty out, and allow the deeper, more imaginative processing, which is essential for wellbeing, to take place.
Read More: National Doodle Day: Could doodling be good for your mental health?
I look for opportunities to engage with the client's imagination. So, on the topic of baking, I have sometimes asked clients to visualise themselves making a cake. I might ask questions such as 'who is the cake for?' 'what ingredients are you putting in?' The client's spontaneous associations are always psychologically revealing and doing artwork together, inspired by the visualisation, can really further the therapeutic work.
Read More: The Great British Baking Therapy

Qualifications

January
2015
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) Registered Psychotherapist
October
2013
Graduate Degree
Psychotherapy
London Metropolitan University (UK)

Kate abides by the Code of Ethics of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).

Location Detail


My Consulting Address is in easy reach of

West Dulwich, West Norwood, Tulse Hill, Streatham Common, Streatham Hill, Streatham, Dulwich, Upper Norwood, Norwood, Dulwich Village, Crystal Palace, Herne Hill , Balham, Norbury, Brixton, East Dulwich, Anerley, Forest Hill, Clapham, Sydenham

Nearest Train Stations

  • West Norwood (0.2 miles)
  • Tulse Hill (0.3 miles)
  • West Dulwich (0.7 miles)
  • Sydenham Hill (1 miles)
  • Streatham Hill (1.1 miles)
  • Gipsy Hill (1.1 miles)
  • Herne Hill (1.3 miles)
  • Streatham (1.4 miles)
  • North Dulwich (1.5 miles)
  • Crystal Palace (1.8 miles)


Nearest London Underground Tube Stations

  • Brixton (2 miles)
  • Balham (2.2 miles)
  • Clapham South (2.3 miles)
  • Clapham North (2.4 miles)
  • Clapham Common (2.4 miles)


Wheelchair access: No

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Updated 24 April 2018