Kathleen Gherardi BA MA

The Elms Consulting Rooms
24 Hall Place Gardens
St Albans
Herts
AL1 3SF

t: 07807 548014
e: kathy@artofhealing.co.uk
Psychotherapy

I support people in exploring the following:

  • Self-care - coming to a position of physical, emotional and mental self-care; understanding healthy care of self v selfishness or self-harm

  • Relationships - building a healthy relationship with self and with others; dealing with difficult relationships and people; freeing the self from a ‘knee jerk’ reaction to others

  • Stress management - dealing with anxiety, panic attacks, mental confusion, illogical fears and worries

  • Anger management - dealing with irritability, discontent, loss of temper, illogical lack of patience and tolerance

  • Lack of energy and motivation - dealing with negative attitudes, sleep problems, problems with decision making, lack of life meaning and purpose, depression

  • Trauma - understanding the effects of past or current physical, emotional, mental abuse

  • Alcohol issues, drug issues, eating issues – coming to a position of self-care in these areas

I work with people in a psychodynamic way, from the Jungian perspective of an integrated Self.

Experience

I started my training as a psychotherapist in the late winter of 2003. I have been practicing continually since I starting working with training clients in 2004. I currently have a private practice in St Albans. I have been volunteering as a counsellor, since the spring of 2013, at a local drug and alcohol rehabilitation and recovery service, which is community based and non-residential.

In the past I volunteered, for 2 years, as a counsellor at a day hospice in Barnet, which provided support services to cancer sufferers. Prior to becoming a psychotherapist I had 20 years of experience as a mentor and life coach of teenagers and adults. I wrote my Masters thesis on the similarities and differences between mentoring and counselling teenagers in secondary schools in England. I have self-published my MA dissertation. You can find it on amazon Kindle if you would like a copy of my research.

I earned an MA in Psychotherapy and Healing Practice from Middlesex University, London and the Society for Psychology & Healing in 2012. I earned a BA in Biology from Wittenberg University, Ohio in 1975.

I am an individual member of the BACP. I am working towards registration and accreditation. I adhere to the BACP code of conduct. It is the foundation of my work.