Katy Baldock Psychotherapist
Please scroll down to find out more

‘Tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?’

Mary Oliver

Life tenderises us

Psychotherapy pays attention to the tender you, the beauty of your hidden world, as well as helping you to become more resilient in encountering the difficulties you face.

Psychotherapy exists because the process of being tenderised by life can sometimes be as unrelenting and painful as it sounds. Therapy is competent company through the storm.


‘Footfalls echo in the memory
Down the passage which we did not take
Towards the door we never opened
Into the rose garden.’

TS Eliot

The drama of your difficulties, the beauty of your hidden world

Psychotherapy offers the opportunity to face the complexities of your life, and to explore not only what caused the problems and not even just how to resolve them satisfactorily, but also what purpose these problems have. What can you learn? What is the meaning of this for you? How can you become a more complete, content, and fulfilled person through the encounter with that which you are facing now?

If you want it, you can use the therapy to reveal and enhance ever more beautifully your best and clearest qualities. This is alchemy – where you get the chance to turn the heavy lead of what bothers you in to the fine and precious gold of a life lived in clarity and openness.


‘It is joy to be hidden but disaster not to be found’


Katy Baldock

Katy Baldock, Queen bee

I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I hold a diploma and MA in psychotherapy, and an advanced diploma in psychotherapy. I also hold a certificate in Spiritual Guidance through Dream work. I am currently undertaking doctoral research in transpersonal psychotherapy. I teach at a large psychotherapy training college (CCPE), where I am a senior staff member and tutor for the MA in transpersonal psychotherapy. I supervise psychotherapists, counselors and spiritual directors from a range of therapeutic traditions.


All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.’

Julian of Norwich

What is Transpersonal Psychotherapy?

I practice integratively, which means that I draw on many traditions of psychotherapy (such as humanistic, existential and psychodynamic) in the work, but my core training and the main guiding thread of my work is the transpersonal.

Transpersonal psychotherapy takes the perspective that our problems are calling us forward to develop and grow not just deeply in to our lives and loves and relationships, but also in our spiritual life. That the alchemy of transformation is possible for us. The practical implication of this for therapy is that your psychotherapy will be grounded in a very holistic context. Much of what we explore is unlikely to seem to be very ‘spiritual’ (although it might be), but the underlying theme is for you allow your deepest and highest capacities to unfold, so that you can meet the problems of your life with more capability, equanimity, and grace.


‘Oh what is that beautiful thing that just happened?’

Mary Oliver

Katy Baldock

07808 721439

Paddington - London
Chesham - Buckinghamshire

© 2015 Katy Baldock - Psychotherapist