Katherine Killick

Tel : 01525 288 258  email : info@katherinekillick.co.uk  

Katherine Killick Psychotherapist

I practise psychoanalytic psychotherapy and Jungian psychoanalysis with individual adults, and I am registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council. In conjunction with my clinical work, I offer assessments for psychotherapy and analysis, clinical supervision, and the other services described on the various pages of this site.

I began my professional life by training and working as an art therapist, and I am involved in the training and continuing professional development of practitioners in that field. I worked as an art therapist in the adult mental health services within the NHS for over 15 years (1979-1994), and developed specialised expertise in working with individuals with severe mental health problems. The art psychotherapy service that I developed and managed has been described in my published work (see 'Publications'), and I teach widely on the subject of working with psychotic and borderline psychotic states of mind.

I undertook further training in Jungian psychoanalysis with the Society of Analytical Psychology, qualifying as an analyst in 1998 and earning the status of Training Analyst in 2004. This means that I have undertaken the necessary professional development and training required to provide analysis to trainees of the Society. I have also earned the status of Training and Supervising Analyst at the British Jungian Analytic Association. I teach theoretical seminars at both of these organisations, and at the West Midlands Institute of Psychotherapy, on the specialised subject of working analytically with people in borderline psychotic and psychotic states of mind.

I have undertaken some training in the field of systemic family therapy, and I have completed a training as a facilitator of systemic family constellations. I am experienced at working as a member of a multidisciplinary clinical team. This additional experience helps me to assess relevant contextual issues, and the appropriateness of referring on to other agencies. I often work with patients who are in couple psychotherapy, family therapy, and some other forms of treatment alongside their individual psychotherapy or analysis.

A further dimension of my practice is my work for the Clergy Counselling Scheme provided by the Diocese of St Albans, which was set up to provide a confidential psychotherapeutic service to the clergy and others involved in Christian ministry within the Diocese.

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