Therapist Kate Hooper

Katherine Hooper

Kate is a practicing Imaginal Therapist. After completing her Social Work degree, she practised for a number of years in Childcare, Hospice, Autism and Mental Health. Born into a large extended family, she was particularly drawn to the dynamics of different characters in complex relationships. Once married, she realised the need to extend her work into couples counselling. Archetypal Psychology allowed entry into a richer, more experienced dialogue within herself, in her therapy practice and with the world. This is how she explains her frequent disappearances into the forest with her dog, grinning broadly.

Like a clown and a juggler, Kate manages to balance her vocation in the world circus as a psychotherapist with clients, continuing with studies, voluntary work at Valkenberg, and responsibilities as a mother (to two fabulously accomplished young men, obviously). Kate is well travelled and has a keen sense of beauty, and of the absurd.

Kate offers individual and couple sessions. Her special interests are family-of-origin wounding, physical/sexual well-being, co-dependence/interdependence, loss, grief, anxiety, trauma, depression, spiritual crises/ well-being and ecological responsibility. Kate’s commitment to image-work facilitates a depth in working with dreams, erotic imagination and creative processes.

Kate works in the Southern Suburbs in Cape Town.

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