When it came to therapy and psychotherapists, I used to be like the Crocodile Dundee character wondering why folk needed therapy over a natter with friends, especially since I consider myself to be psychologically astute. However, I understand perfectly why now, since I have needed to visit Katrin for a series of sessions over two different periods during the last four years; the first to deal with the after-effects of an experience that could have ended fatally, and the second, some three years later, to learn how to live with a chronic family situation that occasionally has acute flare-ups that have had me feeling a sense of hopelessness and feeling not suicidal, but “disappointed” that I had woken up in the mornings.
Each period with Katrin required different skills of her since one was helping me in the aftermath of a one-off “event”, the other helping me deal with a continuing challenge, and I cannot adequately convey Katrin's efficacy, empathy and skills as a psychotherapist. My sessions were sometimes very hard, some had me crying a lot, but what I clearly recall is that no matter how hard the subject matter had been, I left every session feeling uplifted and positive. Katrin doesn't solve your problems, but she deciphers you, and your feelings and their origins, always incredibly articulately, and guides you through the process of discovery, both of yourself and finding your own lasting solution. I simply cannot recommend her highly enough.
- Stephanie, 55 years
Nous avons consulté pour notre fils, hypersensible, qui rencontrait des difficultés sociales et d'organisation, liées à son profil atypique. Katrin, par son approche constructive, ses conseils et des outils très concrets, nous a permis de mieux le comprendre et de mieux appréhender des situations difficiles.
Aujourd'hui notre fils gère beacoup mieux ses émotions et a su tisser des liens avec des jeunes de son age. Par son attitude bienveillante et très professionnelle, Katrin a su prendre en charge les difficultés d'un enfant, mais également de toute une famille.
There's no other way of saying it: Dr Katrin Scanlan has changed my life. At age 65, having suffered from a severe bird phobia since childhood, I consulted Katrin with fear and trepidation as to what the sessions would involve. I need not have worried. She is such a calm, delightful, understanding, brilliant person who works at a pace that suits you. You need to be committed to work on your own between sessions (in my case this meant visiting a pet shop with birds in cages, touching a feather, etc...) but when I got to understand that birds didn't want to fly into me any more than I wanted them not to, and appreciate the beautiful colours of ducks' plumage (I'm an artist), my fear started to go away.
I lost my father to cancer when I was five years old. Ever since, I have struggled with anxiety and fear in my everyday life. I was in therapy for a few years while a teenager. As an adult I was more capable of managing my feelings, however when my two boys arrived in this world, my anxiety surfaced again.
J’ai consulté Mme Katrin Scanlan pour des problèmes persistents de stress. Son analyse et son approche pragmatique m’ont accompagnés dans des changements de vie qui me font me sentir beaucoup mieux.
My son needed counselling after being knocked off his bike. He agreed to seek help after 2 years. Katrin helped him through this period which included anger management and I can happily say that he had moved on and we have all moved on as a family. Thanks Dr. Scanlan
- Mum of Thomas, 17 years
I benefited a lot from my time with Katrin because she created a non-judgmental space for me, which helped me to open up to her very quickly. She helpfully talked through issues with me and also provided practices that I could use outside of our sessions. I could tell that she has a wide breadth of knowledge in her field, and as a result, I was able to take a number of different approaches to the problems I was facing - which was so helpful. I came away from her sessions with a greater ability to manage my thoughts and emotions that were being triggered from my past, and with greater confidence in myself and my ability to navigate through the ups and downs of life.