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About me

UPDATE: Amid Covid-19, all sessions are conducted remotely (Zoom, Doxy or telephone)

I'm a BACP-accredited Gestalt counsellor/psychotherapist (Reg MBACP Accred), seeing clients in a GP surgery and private practice. I'm also a registered counsellor/psychotherapist with BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine).  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.

As a freelance writer, I am published in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Wellcome Collection and women's magazines. I appear frequently in national press as a spokesperson and journalist, on issues to do with counselling, therapy and mental health. My words can be found in Grazia, OK! Magazine, Psychologies, Stylist, Harpers Bazaar, The Sun, Metro, The Mirror, and I have appeared as a guest on BBC Radio.

I host and produce Sound Affects Podcast – a music and mental health podcast featured in NME's Podcast for the People series and Therapy Today, 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.

Prior to training as a therapist, I was a Samaritans helpline listener for 4 years, supporting people with thoughts of suicide. Around the same time, I worked full-time for Samaritans as a copywriter during the Men on The Ropes male suicide 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.

Training, qualifications & experience

Accredited member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Registered Member MBACP Accred.).

MA Gestalt Psychotherapy (Distinction)
Dip. Counselling (Reg MBACP Accred.)
PG Cert. Relationship Counselling
Dip. Life Coaching

Working with Individuals, Couples/Relationships and Groups

Main modality: Gestalt, Humanistic
Additional CPD: Psychosynthesis, Person-Centred, CBT, NLP

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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.

BACP

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Self and identity
Cultural identity and difference
Creative professions: musicians, dancers, actors, writers etc.
Therapy for journalists experiencing trauma

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies

Fees

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Please enquire

Availability

Weekdays, daytime and evening

Further information

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.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

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Katerina Georgiou, Reg MBACP Accred.

Katerina Georgiou, Reg MBACP Accred.