WELCOME TO THE TEAM

 Introducing the talented team of professional therapists working alongside Catherine and Francesca at our premises in central Plymouth

Meet Our Associates

Rachel Stuart - Accredited Psychotherapist

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I am an experienced psychotherapist working in Plymouth with over 10 years NHS experience. I specialise in working with adults struggling with difficulties such as generalised anxiety, low mood & depression, seasonal affective disorder (SAD), relationship issues, loss or bereavement, anger, health anxiety, social anxiety, stress, PTSD, panic disorder, phobias, OCD, low self-esteem and confidence, coping with divorce, long-term health conditions and much more. 

What I love about the work is that although I initially see people at a low point in their lives, as we work together they find the courage, skills, and resilience to create a meaningful life for themselves. I offer one to one counselling, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), EMDR, mindfulness, compassion focused therapy and acceptance and commitment therapy. I am an accredited member of the BABCP and MBACP.




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Dr Rosanna Gilderthorp - Clinical Psychologist

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.  Sometimes life as a parent or a mum to be can feel hard. Anxiety, depression or trauma can prevent us from enjoying pregnancy and parenthood. This can be particularly difficult when everyone around us expects us to be happy. Many pregnant women and new parents feel confused about whether they have "post natal depression" or "PTSD" or whether how they feel is "normal". Working with me isn't about labels it is about improving your quality of life. Whether you have been given a diagnosis that you would like to work on or you just want to feel better and enjoy your day to day life more I can help.  

Due to my training as a Clinical Psychologist I am able to draw on several types of therapy including EMDR, CBT, Mindfulness and others. This means we can come up with a plan that suits your needs. Our work will be about making changes in your life that matter to you so that you can be the parent you want to be.

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Kay Murray - Accredited Counsellor and Supervisor

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  I am an experienced counsellor based in Calstock, Cornwall and Plymouth. I provide one-to-one counselling to help people find their way through at times of distress. I have worked with many issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts, self injury, shame, guilt and relationship problems along with many other difficult emotional issues.

My aim is to offer you a safe, supportive, non-judgemental space where you can share your experiences in confidence and help make sense of whatever is causing you distress.

Counselling can help us gain an understanding of ourselves; how we behave and how our past experiences effect who we are today. Explaining our thoughts and feelings can help us understand our distress, gain empowerment, build confidence and help us deal with the challenges life throws at us.

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Jan Lake - Registered Integrative Counsellor

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I believe the most important aspect of counselling is to establish a compassionate and supportive relationship with you based on trust and acceptance.

As a Humanistic Integrative counsellor I believe in the uniqueness of each individual, employing the approach that best suits your individuality and needs. 

My journey into therapy began quite a long time ago, when my own four children were young and faced huge challenges at school because of a cognitive learning difference now recognised as a ‘Neurological Difference’ and comes under the relatively new term of ‘Neurodiversity’. 

Therapy helped us to make sense of those experiences and it was during this time that I began to develop my own training and understanding in different therapies.

Alongside my psychotherapy training I completed a four year training in Earth based wisdom, founded upon ancient teachings of appreciation and establishing a deeper connection and understanding of ourselves and all others in a very grounded and heart-felt way. This training provided me with  understanding and appreciation of the many traditional resources and connections we can access for our well-being and deeper  understanding of ‘the self’. 

Pauline Hutty - Integrative Counsellor and Shamanic Practitioner

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I have over 15 years experience of supporting adults, children and young people to overcome a diverse range of issues that have impacted on their emotional health and well being. 

I provide a confidential space to work alongside you, supporting you to explore and make sense of your feelings. I will listen attentively to your concerns helping you to gain a clearer understanding of your experience, to clarify your thoughts and to come to terms with inner conflict so that you may find greater harmony and balance in your life.

I am an Integrative counsellor drawing upon a range of modalities tailoring therapy to your individual needs whilst meeting you with openness, warmth and compassion. I respect that you are the authority of your own experience and will be guided and led by you.

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Dr Tracy Rydin-Orwin - Chartered Clinical Psychologist

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 Dr Tracy Rydin-Orwin (DClinPsy, CPsychol, AFBPsS, BSc (Hons)) is a highly experienced Chartered Clinical Principal Psychologist working as a NHS clinical lead in perinatal infant mental health, with a focus on the parent-infant relationship. I gained my doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Exeter and I am registered with the Health Care Professionals Council, as well as an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society.  I also work with maternal mental health issues that are impacting on the parent-infant relationship and trauma, both birth trauma and historical trauma. I also have experience of working with Foster Carers, supporting them to care for the young people that are placed with them and with adoptive parents. 

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Kate Snewin - Compassion Focused Therapist

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Yūki means courage in Japan. 

The founder of Yūki, Kate, knows how brave and strong the people are who come to use therapy services. She has worked in Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services (CAMHS) for over six years and is a Compassion Focused Therapist. Compassion Focused Therapy focuses on building strength, courage and commitment to be able to sit with and move through distressing thoughts and emotions that may affect our actions and how we live our lives. CFT seeks to lessen shame by acknowledging that, as humans, we all experience suffering to varying degrees and encouraging that we learn to lessen our distress by bringing compassion into our minds. Compassion is a strength and doesn’t simply involve being kind to ourselves, it involves turning towards rather than away from our distress. This takes a lot of strength and with support can help to reduce patterns we may have become stuck in. 

Yūki work with people up to the age of 25, with a range of mental and emotional health difficulties. 

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Rhian Kivits - Sex & Relationship Therapist

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I'm a Relate qualified Relationship Therapist with a year's additional training in Psychosexual Therapy and a Post Graduate Training qualification.

I worked at a number of Relate centres with couples and singles but now work in private practice helping people overcome relationship issues and family issues, cope with the impact of affairs and betrayals and deal with the heartbreak of separation and divorce. I also help people struggling with sex problems like loss of libido, painful intercourse, erectile dysfunction, vaginismus and lack of orgasm/pleasure.

Many of my clients appreciate my support with anxiety, depression, generalised anxiety disorder or panic disorder because these issues all have a big impact on sex and relationships, making things much more difficult. I have a Diploma in Mindfulness as well as additional training in helping clients overcome trauma and abuse.

My style draws on psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural, solution focused, motivational and psycho-educational approaches. I've also studied complementary approaches to relationships, emotional healing, bodywork, intimacy and sexuality and I'm a graduate of the Urban Tantra professional training program. I welcome clients of all genders and sexual orientations. 

I believe that love makes the World go round and that we're all entitled to enjoy rewarding relationships and fulfilling sex lives. It's my mission as a Therapist to help you feel more connection, pleasure, freedom and joy in life. 

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Kat Day - Life Coach & Reiki Master Practitioner

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 REIKI HEALING & LIFE COACHING WITH KAT DAY

Kat healed herself from chronic illness in 2010 using the Lightning Process (involving NLP, life coaching and hypnotherapy). Whilst enjoying her new-found sense of positive health and well-being, she began to question the purpose of life including the role of illness/disease within our lives. She developed a strong desire to help others make positive changes in their lives too, leading her to qualify as a Reiki Master Practitioner and going on to train in Life Coaching and Meditation Teaching. She has combined the essence of each of these therapies to form her Intuitive Reiki Healing & Life Coaching 1:1 sessions.

These sessions reveal where you are feeling “stuck” in your life on whatever level (including physical, mental, emotional and/or spiritual) and Kat will work with you to find the most effective ways to get your energy moving.  She will assist you in discovering why you are experiencing symptoms of illness or dis-ease, seemingly lacking resources, feeling victimised etc. and how this is being mirrored in your life. Kat offers simple but effective tools and techniques to enable you to change these patterns, for only with change will current problems be resolved. The energy work that Kat does is a powerful yet very gentle process, moving as slowly or as quickly as you are equipped to handle. 

Alternatively, if you wish to simply relax and be immersed in the Reiki healing energies for an hour’s full body Reiki treatment alone then this is absolutely fine too. 

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