Hi, I’m Katherine.

I am an integrative relational therapist. This means that I integrate different therapeutic approaches according to your unique circumstances. I believe that the relationship we create with each other can be key to us exploring together the concerns which are bringing you to therapy.

Above all, I am another human being who believes that psychological pain is so very often about disconnection, the abuse of connection or the loss of connection and that we are all enriched and healed through reconnection.

Radical welcome

I have an ethic of radical welcome. That means that you are welcome, whoever you are and whatever your history. I am affirming of all people of colour, all sexual and gender identities, people of all backgrounds and faiths (or none). I am interested in the relationship we create together – our points of difference and similarity and how that might throw a light on your other relationships, past and present.

Details of my qualifications and experience can be found here.

I offer 1:1 counselling and psychotherapy, therapeutic groupwork, supervision for individuals and organisations and training. If you are not sure what would best suit you, please feel free to arrange an initial meeting and we can think about it together.

Location

I see people in person. I am based in Whitestone, just outside Exeter.

I also use Zoom, Skype, FaceTime and ‘phone, whichever platform feels most comfortable to you.

I am also happy to use a blend of platforms.

Accessibility

If you have any concerns about access, either face to face or online, please let me know your specific needs and I will ensure I can accommodate them.

Qualifications and experience

After completing an MA in English Literature, I worked as a volunteer for various charities before going on to complete Social Work qualification, MA and PhD in Applied Social Science. I worked in palliative care as a specialist social worker and in a community setting working with HIV+ clients when a diagnosis of HIV came with a life expectancy of two years or less. I then trained as an integrative psychotherapist and have worked in educational settings, a charity working with refugees, asylum seekers and survivors of adverse childhood experience and in sexual health with young people, especially those presenting with suicide risk and self harm. For five years I worked at a charity for male and nonbinary survivors of sexual violence. There I was a therapist, supervisor, groupwork co-ordinator and services manager. On moving to the South West I worked as part of the Wellbeing Team at a University. Now I am Clinical Director for a small charity, providing therapy to refugees and asylum seekers and supervision and training to those working in this sector.

I have worked in private practice as therapist since 2006 and as a qualified supervisor since 2009. I have supervised therapists and workers in a number of different organisations. I alsoI provide supervision for those working in the refugee and asylum seeker sector within the NHS, LA provision and in third sector organisations.

I facilitate training both as an employee and as a freelance worker.

I am accredited with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their ethical framework. 

If you have any further queries about my qualifications or experience, I am happy to discuss them with you.

Get in touch

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Katherine (therapist):

kvcoxtherapy@gmail.com

I mostly work Tuesdays-Thursdays and some weekends

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Training enquiries:

hello@fireweedcollective.org.uk