Katia Kohler MBACP Accred (Adv. Dip. Couns)

Katia Kohler MBACP Accred (Adv. Dip. Couns)


01206 330767 / 0775 393 6404

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About me

I am a trauma therapist providing short and long term therapy, EMDR and clinical Supervision for counselors and other professionals.

Short interventions and EMDR are available for people suffering from trauma such as a car accident or traumatic birth to help them process their experience quickly and get back to their lives.

In my long term work I'm working exclusively with women and men who's past won't leave them alone. Most are recovering from child sexual abuse, child abuse and domestic violence and have developed PTSD.

I also work with Survivors with addictions and have many years experience working in alcohol rehab.

I am EMDR qualified.

I welcome corporate companies.


I am available daytime's, evening and weekend appointments. 

About me........As a young woman I struggled with the long term effects of the abuse I experienced as a child. I couldn't find anyone who understood or would even acknowledge my symptoms so I had to work it out for myself. I trained as a counsellor so I could help other survivors of child abuse to find internal peace..

About what I do.......I am passionate about helping Survivors of child abuse recover. I never bought into the myth that we 'cannot get over it' or that we are 'damaged goods' many of us have recovered and moved on with successful, often outstanding lives. It is my privilege to help and support people in their recovery and watch them grow..

I work with people abused as children providing the counselling for CPTSD I couldn't find when I needed it. Back then, I thought I was ‘mad’ because I didn't understand the long term effects of child abuse and how it taints our view of the world.I didn't understand that behavior, such as loneliness, addictions, eating disorders, self harm, risk taking etc were not the problem but the solution to the underlying issue of child abuse.I can help you explore and make sense of your thoughts, feelings and behaviors in the context of your experience Then we can work together to develop new and healthier ways to be.

How I do it.....I provide long and short term Integrative counselling in my private counselling suite. I appreciate the idea of counselling can feel overwhelming, especially if this is your first time, I respect that it is your recovery and work hard to help you take control of it in a safe way that makes sense for you. This can include being flexible with how we work and when we work. I have a number of clients who block book sessions when they need them so they don't worry about having to start over with a new counselor in future.

People come to me for all sorts of reasons, sometimes there is a specific problem so we work on that. Some want to talk about what happened, but you don't have to. Some are looking for help to manage the effects of CPTSD, such as obsessive and/or compulsive thoughts and behaviors, flashbacks or feeling overwhelmed.Perhaps you would like help to understand how your experiences affect your relationships today so you can chose how you respond to others. Or help to recognize your patterns of behavior so you can work out how to choose to change it. Sometimes you just need someone who understands your issues and can support you through a difficult stage in your recovery. Don't worry if it feels like 'everything is wrong,'we can explore that together and break it down into something manageable.  

Creative interventions, such as drawing, sticking, gluing or making stuff are encouraged, I work with what makes sense for you.

What to do next......if you think I might be the right counsellor for you or you would like to find out more please email me. If you ring me and your call goes straight to answer phone ,the best way to get through is using whatsapp as my signal isn't great. I can't guarantee I will answer straight sway but if you drop me a message on whatsapp with a couple of appropriate times to call I will ring you back (you can text too but sometimes that takes days to come through.) We can then arrange to discuss what you need by phone and see if we would like to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a BACP accredited counsellor.

I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrated Counselling, and a Certificate in working with Children and Adolescents. I am also EMDR qualified,

I have over 20 years experience of working with Survivors of rape, child abuse and child sexual abuse. I have years of experience working on rape crisis help lines, in a Community Alcohol Team and a charitable rehab for alcohol

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£45 per session

Further information

Free initial consultations are conducted over the phone.

Maps & Directions

Colchester, CO5

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes


Please discuss

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme