Kate Munden

Trauma and Embodiment Specialist

Providing support following stressful and traumatic events, assistance with CPTSD and covert psychological abuse recovery

Emotional & Narcissistic Abuse Recovery

As a survivor of emotional abuse and C-PTSD, I am committed to helping others find useful and effective pathways out of excess stress and trauma recovery.

Over a third of UK residents feel stressed for at least one full day per week and 16% of adults said they had self harmed as a result of stress.

Are you worried you might be in an abusive relationship?
Perhaps you have left the relationship, or you are experiencing an extremely shocking and difficult divorce. In the UK, 54% of people who are stressed worry about the impact it is having on their health
You may feel drained, confused and isolated.
Download 5 Key signs of Emotional Abuse.
Helping You Achieve Recovery

Your pathway to reducing stress & finding lasting change

At the time of writing, 85% of UK adults are experiencing stress regularly. 74% of UK adults have felt so stressed at some point over the last year (2022) they felt overwhelmed or unable to cope.

I work with clients who are struggling with stress, anxiety, trauma and the associated symptoms following traumatic events. This includes emotional and psychological abuse, particularly narcissistic abuse. 

Effectively Manage Stress & Anxiety

Recognise Narcissistic Abuse

Recover From Traumatic Events

Learn proven, effective self-care techniques

Articles About Emotional And Psychological Abuse

What it looks like, how it feels and what to do…

intermittent reinforcement can cause addictions amongst other things

Intermittent reinforcement: Addiction to the Bread Crumbs of Love

Flowers after the silent treatment.  Extravagant gifts after weeks of brutal insults.  Crocodile tears after a rage attack.

Sudden affection and intimacy after hours of fighting and critical remarks.

All these examples highlight an abuse strategy known as intermittent reinforcement that is used as a manipulation and control tactic by a narcissist to keep their victims bonded to them.

intermittent reinforcement can cause addictions amongst other things

What is Coercive control?

Coercive control is when a ‘personally connected’ individual in your life (e.g. partner, someone you live with or family member) repeatedly behaves in a way which makes you feel isolated, controlled, dependent or scared. This type of behaviour is often part of narcissistic emotional abuse.

Since 2020, in response to repeated calls from experts, this now also includes post-separation abuse and familial domestic abuse when the victim and perpetrator no longer…

intermittent reinforcement can cause addictions amongst other things

What is Gaslighting?

For victims, their gut feeling is that the behaviour they are experiencing isn’t okay.  They feel as if they are being ‘played’ in some way, but the general perception of reality is constantly challenged with seemingly ‘normal’ truths.

Some examples of gaslighting:

  • “I didn’t say that, you’re imagining it”…



TRE the Trauma Release Exercises programme is accessible to all, simple and easy to learn. The process of physical and psychological transformation they bring about is often astonishing and life changing.   In the UK 32% of people use exercise to overcome stress – TRE is easy and could help you.

EFT (Tapping)

EFT Emotional Freedom Techniques (commonly known as EFT Tapping) is a simple, gentle process which has shown itself to be incredibly effective to reduce stress and challenging thoughts for the past 30 years.

Integrated Energy Psychology

 Integrated Energy Psychology Techniques (EP) is a science led, cutting edge field. It is a remarkable discovery that blends ancient and modern neurophysiological concepts for health and well-being.

Covert Emotional Abuse Recovery

 The effects of covert abuse can devastate the sense of self, our physical well-being and often result in depression and post-traumatic stress symptoms. My approach is both psychological AND physical support.    

What Is Emotional Abuse?
Who is Recovery For?

For many, the first, and most challenging step, is to acknowledge that something is wrong.

Often the word ‘abuse’ is too shameful to admit, or is something that only happens to ‘other people’. 

Some signs of emotional abuse are name calling, insulting, highly critical behaviour along with manipulation of your emotions, alienation from friends and family and distorting reality (gaslighting).  For more information see my free download below.

As much emotional abuse is hidden, confusing or never reported it is difficult to guage exact figures.  However, each year, nearly 2 million people in the UK suffer some form of domestic abuse. That is 1.3 million female victims (8.2% of the population) and 600,000 male victims. 

It is a common misconception that ‘weak’ people are targeted for abuse. It is often the reverse. It has nothing to do with the weakness of character, lack of intelligence or spirit. However, the effects of this abuse can be devastating. For more information about recovery click HERE

In the UK, on average victims experience 50 incidents of abuse before getting effective help.

I came across Kate through a friend’s recommendation. I was looking for someone who could help me with my Ptsd. I had heard about TRE in a book I was reading and how it worked by releasing trauma through the body by shaking. I found Kate to be very friendly and felt very at ease with her. She totally understood my PTSD symptoms and worked with me through Trauma releasing exercises which were very simple to follow. At the end of my first appointment with Kate, my body released quite a build-up of trauma and the most noticeable part for me was that I felt I could breathe normally again, and still can a few months later. 

My body felt very rested afterward and this enabled me to have a good night’s sleep, my body felt as if something huge had been lifted away from me.
I visited Kate a few more times, not just for TRE work but also for EFT. Kate has a very gentle approach and I didn’t feel pressured at any time for having to say anything I didn’t want to. She worked with me at my pace and we stopped if I needed to. Everything was about ‘me’ and not what suited her.
Kate has helped me feel a lot better about myself both physically and mentally. I would definitely encourage someone, who, like myself, has been through a lot of trauma in their life to make an appointment for either Tre work or EFT or both! Kate listens really well to what ‘you’ want to improve on and works with you to overcome the obstacles that you are facing.

About Me

My way of working is psychodynamic in nature and I work with emotions, thoughts and neurophysical body responses. This helps us find a deeper understanding of ourselves, including the aspects or hidden parts that we are not always conscious of.

As a survivor of CPTSD and narcissistic, emotional abuse, I understand how important it is to feel safe.

From safety, we can move on to find peace. I hope to guide all my clients to find new ways to move on with the physical and emotional release.

I am available for consultations at London, Harley Street and my home clinic in Kent. I also offer sessions online.


At the end of my first appointment with Kate, my body released quite a build-up of trauma and the most noticeable part for me was that I felt I could breathe normally again, and still can a few months later. My body felt very rested afterwards and this enabled me to have a good night’s sleep, my body felt as if something huge had been lifted away from me.”

To be honest, when Kate asked me what I hoped to get out of our sessions together, I felt sceptical that I would achieve my aim of feeling more positive about the difficulties I had encountered. However after just one session I started to feel better, and by the penultimate session I felt like I had completely resolved my issue..”

Absolutely fantastic session with Kate this evening! It was my first TRE session and I really didn’t know what to expect. I actually had a really strong response and was initially quite startled at the way my body was reacting when I first started shaking but Kate was extremely reassuring and calm and made me feel really safe! I am now bouncing off the walls with energy and my body feels amazing!

Find Your Strength. Set Yourself Free. Be Empowered.  Be Yourself Again.

If you are unable to express your true feelings or have to constantly change your behaviour to please someone it is likely you are experiencing emotional abuse.

If you are exhausted, confused and miserable trying to make someone happy, who, no matter what you do, is never happy or there are only brief glimpses of kindness before the ‘joke’ name-calling or isolation returns, it is likely you are experiencing emotional abuse.