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About me

About my practice

I believe that no one is an island. Our need to connect, to be seen, and to be truly heard are at the centre of my work. With an integrative background and an instinctive approach, I am able to meet my clients in whichever way is most beneficial for them. I use a Person-Centred approach to help clients to become the best version of themselves, or might draw from Psychodynamic teaching to accompany clients on their journey into the past to identify historical issues that are affecting their lives in the present. If required, we can also work on very concrete issues by using CBT techniques.

My favourite quote

To say it with Friedrich Nietzsche: ‘Become the person you are.’ I will work on understanding and accepting yourself. Some feelings might make us uncomfortable, but they too need to be honoured. My work aims to be empowering, supporting clients to live a self-determined life, overcoming loss, regaining a sense of identity and facilitating post-traumatic growth.

Relationship

Having worked in Public Relations for many years, I understand the importance of relationships and the impact they can have on a client’s life; the therapeutic relationship is unlike any other. Feelings of isolation, loss of self-worth and identity can be explored safely to come to a place of acknowledgement, acceptance, and eventually, healing.

I support my clients to express their needs in a non-judgemental space and help them find their voice.

In this together

For me, being a therapist means walking alongside my clients, being fully present to help look in places where it hurts the most, exploring the 'ugly', and celebrating the good.

First session

As the therapeutic relationship is integral to my approach, getting to know each other and making sure we are the right fit is important. I will be asking questions to find out what you came to achieve/what you need and how I can best support you. I like to be very transparent and am always happy to answer any questions you might have. There is no pressure to continue if you do not feel that I can help you.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualification

  • Level 4 Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Experience

Alongside my private practice, I am working for Solace Women's Aid, providing counselling for women who have experienced sexual and domestic violence.

Previously, I have trained as a counsellor for NHS Talking Therapies providing counselling support to clients presenting with a full range of mental health problems. I also worked as a therapist for a counselling service, offering low-cost therapy to clients on low-income/unemployment.

I have also gained valuable experience as a bereavement counsellor at a London hospice, supporting clients to cope with the loss of a family member/friend.

Training

  • Compassion Focused-Risk Aware 121 (COFRA) - 1-to-1 Therapy programme for managing sexual risk
  • Child Protection and the Hidden Victims of Harmful Sexual Behaviours and Offending
  • Human Givens - Couples Therapy Masterclass
  • Understanding Anxiety – and managing it without drugs
  • Understanding Trauma - Effective treatment and recovery

In the media

Mashable - How to set boundaries at work: https://mashable.com/article/how-to-set-boundaries-at-work

Cosmopolitan - Narcissist traits and behaviours to look out for in a partner: https://www.cosmopolitan.com/uk/love-sex/relationships/a10350546/narcissist-signs/

The Independent - Relationship problems - how to break the cycle: https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/anna-faris-one-conversations-b1842520.html

Sheerluxe - How to be a better listener: https://sheerluxe.com/life/how-to-be-better-listener

Sheerluxe - How to cope with bereavement: https://sheerluxe.com/gold-edition/product-spotlight-est%C3%A9e-lauder-revitalizing-supreme-global-anti-aging-cell-power-cr%C3%A8me

Member organisations

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).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

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

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Fees

£60.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

I offer 2 spaces at a concessionary rate.  Please ask if I have any availability. 

When I work

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Please contact me for available days/times as availability may change. 

Further information

At the moment I am offering online and phone counselling only.

Brief therapy (6 sessions) as well as long-term/open-ended therapy as required.

I offer counselling in English and German.

I enjoy and have experience of working with a diverse range of clients and therefore welcome people from all communities, ethnicities, cultures, and sexualities to my practice.

Wandsworth Road, London, SW8

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

German

Online platforms

Zoom
Skype
Katharina Wolf

Katharina Wolf