Katia Kohler MBACP Accred (Adv. Dip. Couns)
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 rehab.
I am EMDR qualified.
I welcome corporate companies.
I am available daytimes, evening and weekend appointments including counselling by Skype.
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 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 either in my private counselling suite or on line. As I offer online counselling I work with Survivors anywhere in the world, not just local to me. I appreciate that 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 PTSD, 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 although if this is by Skype we can discuss how that will work.
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 I can't guarantee I will answer the phone but there is an answering machine to leave a message on. 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
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Anger management
- Bipolar disorder
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Relationship problems
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
£40 per session
Free Initial consultations are conducted over the phone or Skype.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|