Kate Hall (nee Lovegrove)
I trained at Tavistock Relationships and work as a psychodynamic therapist with individuals and couples, providing both short-term and long-term therapy sessions.
My approach is empathic and sensitive, and I offer clients a safe and non-judgemental space to explore anxieties and concerns. You might seek help for a specific issue, such as the loss of a loved one, the ending of a relationship, have feelings of anxiety or low mood at work, or struggle to create boundaries for yourself between your work and personal life.
I use a psychodynamic approach. Thinking psychodynamically means that our thoughts and feelings in the present are explored in the context of looking at past relationships and early experiences. Making links with our past and present can bring a greater understanding of where our patterns of behaviour and beliefs come from, which can be freeing as it offers you the possibility of lasting change in how you see yourself and relate to others.
I have a special interest in supporting those dealing with bereavement and grief, and in addition to my counselling work with TCC and Tavistock Relationships, I work at The Harbour, which is a charity that offers counselling for people facing death, affected by a life-threatening illness and bereavement.
I worked as a family lawyer for over a decade, both as an employed solicitor and then as a consultant. During my time as a lawyer, I also trained as a family mediator and set up my own private practice, which is ongoing. I am passionate about supporting lawyers therapeutically, whether it’s about exploring feelings of unfulfillment, managing stress more effectively, or trying to navigate an event or transition in your personal life alongside the demands of being a lawyer.
My work is clinically supervised and confidential.