Katia Costa Demetriou
The Wellington Centre
07985 630 260
Many of us learn that some, or even all, feelings are unacceptable or intolerable. As a result we avoid them, ignore them or explain them away. These coping strategies are often helpful in the short term, allowing us to get on with our lives. However, feelings are held in the body and it takes effort and energy to keep them there. This can lead to tension, irregular breathing patterns, self-destructive behaviours and outbursts that can shock both us and those close to us. Over time we may begin to feel heavy, numb, agitated, chaotic, stuck, isolated.
I offer a calm, confidential, space in which to express, explore and reflect on your feelings. What you share will be accepted without blame or judgement. You will be supported to develop greater tolerance and acceptance of your feelings and yourself. In this way, you will free up energy that you can choose to put into family, friends, hobbies, work, exercise or realising a long cherished dream.
As a qualified, experienced, integrative and creative, therapist, I offer a range of approaches to support the healing process that we can explore, discuss and review throughout our work together.
I have worked collaboratively with individuals of all ages, from diverse backgrounds, with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression, bereavement, disordered eating, low self-esteem/confidence, work stress, loss, trauma, childhood neglect and abuse, anger, parenting and relationship issues, as well as the challenge of negotiating life stages and transitions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I trained at IATE (Institute for Arts in Therapy and Education) and continue to attend to my professional development through workshops, courses, conferences and supervision, as well as further reading and reflection.
MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy
Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts
CATT (Level 1 & 2, practitioner level) trauma treatment for PTSD
Certificate in Counselling Skills
In addition to my private practice, I have worked in the charity sector, as a school counsellor and in the NHS. I have experience of working in both primary and secondary mental health care settings.
CPD (Continuing Professional Development) includes:
Working with Young People
Working with Diversity
Working safely with PTSD
ACT (Acceptance and Commitment Therapy) training
Intensive Mentalisation training
Body Psychotherapy for Physical Symptoms
Professional Registrations and Membership
BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) Registration No: 134810
HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council) Registered Arts Psychotherapist, No: AS 15124
BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) Member 30850
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Asperger's syndrome
- Attachment disorder
- Bipolar disorder/Manic depression
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Domestic violence
- Emotional abuse
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Art therapy/Art psychotherapy
- Arts therapies
- Existential therapy
£40 per session (inclusive of any art materials you choose to use)
Each session is 50 minutes.
The Wellington Centre is a 5 minute walk from Hastings train station and a couple of minutes from bus stops serving the town. There is metered parking in Wellington Square, as well as multi-storey car parks nearby.
In Eastbourne I practice from a room in the centre of town, opposite the train station, close to bus stops and car parks.
Please note: there is no disabled access.
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