“there’s a crack, a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” Leonard Cohen
• Bachelor of Health Science – Naturopathy
• Graduate Diploma of Counselling and Human Services
• Post graduate Diploma Homeopathy (London)
• Autism Support Project – Recognised Provider
Homeopath, Naturopath, Counsellor
I believe that true health and vitality are achieved when we address, embrace and transform trauma. So many health conditions can be resolved in this manner, and it is my drive, passion and focus. I primarily work with women and children, to safely and gently restore wellness.
I initially studied Naturopathy at Southern School in the late 90’s, where I developed a passion for homeopathy and herbal medicine.
I complimented my studies with a counselling qualification shortly after graduation as I noticed the connection and impact of emotions to physical disease.
I then spent two years training under prominent homeopaths at several clinics and hospitals in India. This experience impressed upon me the importance of understanding the individual, and how when the emotional shifts, the physical follows. Homeopathy works with the philosophy that illness manifests initially in the spiritual, emotional, mental and lastly the physical body. It is therefore essential to address the spiritual and emotional to have any impact on the physical. Studying in India taught me a very different way of working with Homeopathy and I was able to see first hand the profound, gentle, rapid shifts in both acute and chronic conditions.
Throughout my natural therapies career over the last 16 years, my focus has been directed towards understanding the essence of the individual, no matter what the age. Through homeopathy, counselling and energy work, I focus my attention on healing the emotional, which ultimately stimulates the body to heal the physical.
Trauma and Transformation
With over 15 years experience in the welfare sector, Kate has extensive experience working with children through to adults who have suffered various forms of trauma. Kate has seen the deep scars left through surviving generational trauma, physical, emotional and sexual abuse, attachment issues, neglect and abandonment issues. Many of the young people Kate worked with struggled with depression and anxiety. Others presented with ADHD, learning difficulties and Autism Spectrum Disorder. It is this experience that has given Kate an understanding of the long lasting effects of trauma and how they impact the spiritual, emotional, mental and physical body. She is also astounded by the strength of the human spirit and how transformation is always possible.
Autism Support Project
Recognised Provider for the International Aurum Project
Kate is a Recognised Provider of the Autism Support Project which brings affordable homeopathic care to children diagnosed as Autism Spectrum Disorder. She has been recognised because of her experience and training, through a process of peer review and case presentation about developmental problems in children.
Autism Spectrum Disorder is something I am passionate about and have been working with for the last 4 years. Kate spent 2 years in India and part of this time with Dr Praful Barvalia where he specialises in working with children with ASD, ADHD, Learning Difficulties, Cerebral Palsy and behviour issues.
What has been common in each of these children is a presentation very similar to post traumatic stress disorder. Why this has been triggered is unique to each child. Sometimes children come into the world with symptoms such as poor sleep, digestive issues, heightened senses, while others develop symptoms around 12 months of age or even later. Parents notice they no longer make eye contact or lose their language they had been developing. This is traumatic for the whole family. Homeopathy can gently stimulates the mind and body to come back into balance.
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