Katerina Georgiou

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Reg UKCP, Reg MBACP Accred.
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London, N6
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Reg UKCP, MBACP (Accred.)
Diploma in Supervision (ongoing)
MA Gestalt Psychotherapy (Distinction)
UKCP Psychotherapy Practitioner Diploma, Gestalt Individual and Group Psychotherapy
PG Dip. Gestalt Psychotherapy
PG Cert. Couples and Relationships Counselling
BACP-Accredited Diploma in Counselling

*Currently taking on supervisees (trainee or qualified practitioners) at reduced cost towards a diploma in supervision*

I'm an experienced UKCP-registered gestalt psychotherapist, group therapist/facilitator and BACP-accredited individual and couples/relationship counsellor working in private practice and within a GP surgery. I also provide specialist therapy, group workshops and support for musicians and performance artists through BAPAM (British Association for Performing Arts Medicine) and Help Musicians UK Music Minds Matter scheme. I'm the author of 'How to Understand and Deal with Stress', 'How to Understand and Deal with Health Anxiety', and 'Your Mind Matters: How to Talk about Your Mental Health', published by Hachette. Before this, I was an honorary psychotherapist for Barnet, Enfield and Haringey Mental Health NHS Trust north London forensic service, and a counsellor and mental health mentor across different London universities. I was also a Samaritans helpline listener for 4 years and worked for Samaritans additionally as a copywriter during their male-suicide research campaign, my banners for which appear across the tube and railway network. I've delivered life coaching to vulnerable young adults, refugees and looked after children leaving care for Mind in Haringey, and was a ChildLine school ambassador delivering workshops about abuse.  

My style is warm and empathetic: sessions can sometimes feel reflective, with space for two-way dialogue; other times they can feel playful and creative. My aim isn't to interpret who you are, but to support you to define yourself. Where appropriate, I incorporate creative elements to the work such as art, music, movement, objects, and exploring dreamwork and chair work. I don't give advice but focus on getting to the crux of your underlying feelings when you remove society's expectations from the picture.

Outside of therapy, I'm a freelance writer and a podcaster specialising in music and mental health. I'm the founder, host and producer of Sound Affects Podcast, a music and mental health podcast featured in NME's 'Podcast for the People' series, Therapy Today and Psychologies. I routinely appear in the press and media on therapy/mental health related issues, including BBC and The Sunday Times. As someone who spent many years working in journalism prior to training as a therapist, I often work with journalists experiencing burnout and vicarious trauma from their work, including support groups.

Training, qualifications & experience

UKCP Registered member, Gestalt Individual and Group Psychotherapist
Reg MBACP (Accred.). Counsellor and Couples/Relationship counsellor

Diploma in Clinical Supervision (ongoing)
Psychotherapy Practitioner Diploma, Gestalt Individual and Group Psychotherapy 
MA Gestalt Therapy Theory (Distinction)
PG Dip, Gestalt Psychotherapy
PG Cert. Couples and Relationships Counselling
Dip. Counselling
Dip. Life Coaching (T-GROW)

My core modality and training is Gestalt, which is humanistic, client-focused and holistic in approach. I integrate within this further training in constellation work, chair work and the use of creative writing, music, art, movement, dance and objects, where appropriate to the work. I have some additional CPD training in EFT (emotional freedom technique), psychosynthesis, cognitive behavioural therapy and NLP.

I work with individuals and couples and as a group therapist and facilitator. This includes support groups.

I am currently qualifying in clinical supervision as an individual and group supervisor. If you're a qualified or trainee therapist or group facilitator seeking individual and/or group supervision, I currently have designated slots available at reduced cost.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UKCP
UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

BACP
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy
British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

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

Therapies offered

Fees

£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Axa Health
  • Vitality

Additional information

Individuals: £80
Couples/Relationships: £120
Groups: dependent on need, numbers and frequency

Supervision: I currently have a number reduced-fee clinical supervision slots available for trainee or qualified counsellors, therapists and group practitioners.

When I work

I do not see clients at weekends.
Sessions take place on weekdays (daytime/evening).

Further information

To contact me, please email or leave a text/voice message with your name and contact details and I will get back to you at my earliest opportunity by email (between hours 9–6.30 Monday–Friday). From there, I will offer you an initial session/consultation at an agreed time and date, though you are under no obligation to book one. Any practical queries you have outside of this consultation are answered via email rather than a phone call. During consultation, we'll explore the possibility of working together, talk through your concerns and decide together whether counselling/therapy with feels right for you. From there, we'll agree a time slot and pattern of working, and will receive an agreement for working together outlining all expectations including cancellation policies, holidays, fees, illness, confidentiality, contact methods and ending policies. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Couples
Groups
Organisations

Key details

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Online platforms

Doxy
Skype
Zoom

Supervision

In person
Online

I am training towards a UKCP Diploma in Supervision and I'm offering individual and group supervision at a very reduced cost, to attain my hours.

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Katerina Georgiou
Katerina Georgiou