Katerina Georgiou, Reg MBACP
I'm a qualified Gestalt counsellor, trained at the Gestalt Centre in London, and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg MBACP).
I work both short term and long term with a range of clients in a GP surgery, private practice and university counselling services with a wide range of issues across different age 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, 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 and women's magazines and have featured in The Sun, Metro, Scottish Daily Record, Refinery29, Broadly and The Tonic on mental health related issues.
I also created and host the music & mental health podcast Sound Affects, exploring the unique mental health issues that affect musicians. I am compassionate to the way that unconventional, creative lifestyles can impact lives.
Training, qualifications & experience
MA, BA, Reg MBACP Dip. Counselling, Dip. Life coaching
Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP).
Gestalt counselling, humanistic counselling, person-centred counselling. Also able to incorporate NLP and CBT techniques.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Asperger's syndrome
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Career counselling
- Domestic violence
- Eating disorders
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sex problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Tourette's syndrome
- Work-related stress
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, freelancers or people on lower income.
How it works
To contact me, please email or leave a text/voice message with your contact details. I will get back to you as soon as possible between the hours of 9–6 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. I also offer sessions by phone, Skype and Face Time.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
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Weekdays, daytime and evening
Types of client