Kathryn Reardon

Hi, my name is Kathryn.

I work as an integrative psychotherapist with adults and young adults.

Central to my work is a personal and deep understanding of the need to be seen, heard and respected. As this experience can be denied to many, I offer a safe, confidential space where pain can be witnessed and repaired in the context of a warm, non-judgemental, and responsive relationship. As each one of us is unique, I tailor my approach to your individual needs and will be committed to supporting and encouraging you as we work through your feelings, experiences, and relationships.

I draw mostly from psychodynamic theory. Put simply, psychodynamic theory focuses on our past and present relationships, how we interact with others, how we see ourselves, others, and the world. By reflecting on our thinking, feeling and behaviours we can address aspects from our past which might influence current difficulties, or perhaps identify habits that are blocking us from achieving our potential.

It can be easier to talk to someone outside of your family or friendships and you will have a safe space to explore what is happening presently in your life or perhaps look at unresolved or painful experiences from your formative years and childhood. I offer a collaborative and unique approach which can open up the possibility of living differently and achieving your aims and goals. I welcome both short-term counselling for a few weeks or longer term depending on what suits you best.

I have noticed that in the ‘hurry’ of modern life, painful experiences can be side-lined, or we may be encouraged by well-meaning others to move forward too quickly. Sometimes we need a safe, reflective, and inclusive space to tell our stories, to make meaning of them so that we can move forward in a way that honours all our lived experiences.

Kathryn Reardon – background

My background includes providing therapeutic support for: fertility issues, infant loss, ending a pregnancy, stillbirth, miscarriage, and rainbow pregnancies. I have experience working as a group facilitator for a homeless charity, counselling adult survivors of childhood sexual abuse, young adults experiencing disordered eating and those experiencing anxiety, bereavement, and loss.

In terms of qualifications and memberships, I am a qualified counsellor, registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and bound by their Ethical Framework.

BA (Hons) in Counselling & Theology.

Diploma in Counselling.

Level 1 & 2 Sign Language.

I am available for face-to-face appointments on Saturday and Sunday.