Katerina Georgiou, Reg MBACP
07980 814645 / 07980 814645
As a Gestalt counsellor, my aim is not to interpret what you do or say or to define who you are but to support you to define yourself and help you make sense of how you do things. I take into account your use of words, feelings and body language as much as your thoughts and may, where appropriate, incorporate creative experiments such as drawing, visualisations and chair work. I go with what comes up in the moment, with no fixed agenda, and work organically through that process really focusing in on that moment in time. The sessions can sometimes feel spontaneous and playful and other times reflective with lots of dialogue between us. I don't give advice but I focus on raising your awareness of self and your way of relating, getting to the crux of underlying feelings and the core of who you are and what you want when you remove society's expectations and messages out of the equation.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA, BA, Reg MBACP Dip. Counselling
I am a fully qualified professional counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
I am also a trained Life Coach, hold an INLPTA diploma in NLP and have some training in CBT – I am able to draw on elements of these into my work.
I currently see clients in a GP surgery, in private practice and university counselling services. Alongside this, I have been a freelance arts writer and sub-editor for more than 10 years working in the magazine and newspaper industries. As such, I have an attuned understanding of the specific issues that both the journalistic and artistic/creative professions can bring up. I also worked for Samaritans during their Men on The Ropes research campaign on male suicide and I have a great deal of empathy and knowledge in this area. I was simultaneously a Samaritans helpline listener for four years, supporting people experiencing thoughts of suicide. I have since worked with Mind providing life coaching and emotional support to young adults exiting care homes.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Self and identity
Cultural identity and difference
Third Culture Individuals
Student related stress
Initial consultation: £50
Concessions available for students/retired, freelancers or people on lower income.
How it works
To contact me, please email or leave a text/voice message with your contact details. I will get back to you as soon as possible between the hours of 9–6 Monday–Friday. You are under no obligation to book an appointment, however if you would like to arrange one I will offer you an initial consultation, where we will meet at an arranged time, talk through your concerns and decide together whether counselling feels right for you. My offices are based in Highgate, close to Highgate tube station. I also offer sessions by phone, Skype and Face Time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Wednesday mornings and evenings
Types of client