Testimonials


"Through working with Katrina, I was able to explore difficult family relationships and arrive at a point where I feel care and compassion for family members who had previously made me feel angry and let down. I have also been more honest and real with my friends and have better friendships as a result. 

I am more confident. I laugh more. I have started to make better choices about where to put my energy. I am able to make time for things I enjoy, which was something I found difficult before. My own interests would squeeze into the little bits of time that were left when I'd done everything everyone else invited me to or suggested to me, but now I'm happy to turn things down and make my own interests and wellbeing a priority.

I have been able to understand reasons why I was unhappy at work, that the type of work I was doing wasn't the way I expected it to be and didn't really suit my personality type. I have a good idea of the types of roles I will aim for in future, so that my work life is happier.

I'd definitely recommend working with Katrina. I guess when you're prone to low moods and self doubt it doesn't completely go away, but on a good day, I feel like a different person from the one I was before I first went for the sessions. I know myself better and am much more able to focus on all the great things I have in my life. "

Clare

This brave and honest testimonial from a couples client, Sarah, shows how even when your relationship future looks bleak, rebuilding a stronger one maybe possible. 

"My partner and I had been together for many years and had a very happy relationship when we were challenged by a potentially devastating financial ‘mistake’. I had felt very shocked, angry and let down by him and could not see a way of rebuilding my trust. 

I think that he felt hopeless and full of shame and just wanted to run away. We were truly stuck and it looked as if our family (us and two children) would fall apart. 

We saw Katrina together over several months. At one point it looked as if we would separate and it was good to know that Katrina would help us through that process if need be. Thankfully, in the end it wasn’t necessary. 

Katrina helped us to really talk honestly with each other. It was difficult at times to hear what he thought and felt about my way of being and communicating and - I won’t lie - there were a few tense car journeys home! 

But Katrina supported us through that. She was also able to help me express and channel my considerable rage, which could have felt very unsafe without adequate support and appropriate containment. 

Her consulting room felt like a safe place to say things I couldn’t say elsewhere. I got to say what I needed to say without it destroying us! 

I really appreciated the way that Katrina did not side with either of us, and never blamed anyone, but stayed fully focused on ‘the relationship’ as her client. I also liked the methods she used, particularly working with the sand tray, which was a really creative way to express and work through feelings and unconscious ‘stuff’ that may have not found its way into the light using conventional talking methods. Katrina also taught us how to do a daily temperature check to keep us communicating honestly but helpfully. 

We stayed together! It surprised many of our friends who really thought we wouldn’t make it through. We are now 5 years on and going strong. 

I am so glad we stuck with it because we have been closer than ever and communicate so much more helpfully. What doesn’t break you really does make you stronger! 

Every now and then we reflect on that time and we are both so thankful that we found the right person to help us through that difficult time. 

Katrina is a warm, safe, competent, brave, creative and gifted therapist. I have recommended many people to her since and will continue to do so.”

Sarah - couples client