Katerina Georgiou, Reg MBACP (Accred.)
UPDATE: Amid Covid-19 measures, I have temporarily moved my practice online and will be offering remote online or teletherapy.
I'm a qualified, accredited Gestalt counsellor and psychotherapist, registered as an accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg MBACP Accred).
I am a qualified, professional counsellor and psychotherapist working in a GP surgery, private practice and university counselling services with a wide range of issues.
I work with individuals, couples and groups.
My style is warm and empathic, providing a safe space for you to talk. My aim isn't to interpret what you say or to define who you are but to support you to define yourself. I take into account your words, feelings and actions and may, where appropriate, bring in creative elements to the work such as drawing, drama, movement, dream work, visualisations and two-chair work. I go with what you bring, with no fixed agenda, and work organically through that process. Sessions can sometimes feel spontaneous and playful and at 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.
Prior to training as a counsellor and psychotherapist, I was a Samaritans helpline listener for 4 years, supporting people struggling to cope or experiencing thoughts of suicide. I have worked for Samaritans during the Men on The Ropes research campaign on male suicide and have a lot of empathy and knowledge in this area. I have since worked with Mind providing life coaching and emotional support to young-adult care leavers.
As a freelance writer, I write for The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Wellcome Collection and women's magazines. I also appear frequently as a therapist in national press on issues to do with counselling, therapy and mental health. I have featured as a therapist in Grazia, OK! Magazine, Psychologies, Harpers Bazaar, The Sun, Metro, The Mirror, Dare, I-D, Glamour, Scottish Daily Record, Refinery29, Broadly, The Tonic and many more on mental health related issues.
I host and produce the podcast Sound Affects – a music and mental health podcast exploring all crossovers of music and mental health including issues that affect musicians. I am compassionate to the way that unconventional, creative lifestyles can impact lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
Registered Member MBACP (Accred.)
MA, BA, PG Dip. Gestalt Psychotherapy, Dip. Counselling (Reg MBACP Accred.), PG Cert. Relationship Counselling, Dip. Life Coaching
Working with Individuals, Couples/Relationships and Groups
Accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP Accred.).
Main modality: Gestalt, Humanistic (Individuals, Couples, Groups)
Additional CPD: Psychosynthesis, Person-Centred, CBT, NLP
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.
All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
Accredited Register Scheme
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Areas of counselling I deal with
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, unemployed or v low income
How it works
To contact me, please email or text/voice message with your name and contact details. I will get back to you as soon as possible between the hours of 9–6.30 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. Amid Covid-19, all my sessions are conducted remotely via Zoom, Doxy, or telephone.