Katharine (Katy) Lifely - Psychotherapist

Katharine (Katy) Lifely - Psychotherapist

St. Albans

89 Fleet Street

07914 394814

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St. Albans

89 Fleet Street

07914 394814

About me

I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I work with adults of all ages from diverse backgrounds who are experiencing a variety of issues. I know that to explore difficult feelings and worries it is important to have a safe and secure place to allow thoughts and feelings to arise in their own time, and in a non-judgmental and confidential relationship. This is what I offer. Sometimes your concerns can benefit from a short-term approach, but difficulties which are rooted in past experiences or childhood may take more time to be made sense of.

People who come to see me have experienced a range of issues in life, which may be helped by exploring feelings and thoughts. These include relationship difficulties (both heterosexual and LGBT+) either with a partner or others, anxiety and panicky feelings, depression or low mood swings, post-natal depression, experiencing difficulties as a parent, mid-life transitions, redundancy, retirement, feeling cut-off and isolated, low self-confidence and self-esteem, bullying and victimisation, stress, shock and trauma, difficulty communicating feelings and emotions, suicidal feelings, addiction, abuse, self-harm and eating disorders, and unexplained health symptoms.

I offer both short term counselling and long term psychotherapy.

I trained one of the leading psychodynamic and psychoanalytic training institutions in the UK. My training included six years' clinical experience providing long and short-term therapy. I have extensive experience as a psychotherapist , working in the voluntary sector, in private practice, in a secondary school and in the NHS (in a psychotherapy unit and for GPs).

Getting started.To make an initial appointment, you can telephone me on 07914394814. At this initial appointment we can discuss how it is I might help you and whether you might like to go forward with therapy.

If you would like to call me to discuss things further please call me . If you are unable to get through please leave me a message I will call you back.

I offer a limited number of places for those who are unable to afford the full fee.

I am registered with the following private health providers:



Training, qualifications & experience

Certificate in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy - Anna Freud Centre

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice - WPF Therapy( a leading clinic and institute in london) accredited by the University of Roehampton

Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling - WPF Therapy

My professional clinical affiliations are with The British Psychoanalytic Council,

The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and The Foundation For Psychotherapy and Counselling (FPC).

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Ex-boarders
  • New Parents
  • Decisions about becoming a parent
  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Boarding school survivors
  • Thinking about retirement
  • Parenting difficulties


St Albans £55 a session

London £65 a session

I offer a limited number of places for those who are unable to afford the full fee.

Maps & Directions

St. Albans, AL3
London, EC4Y 1DH

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I offer day and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme