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Katharine (Katy) Lifely - Psychotherapist

St. Albans AL1 & London EC4Y 07914 394814 07914 394814 Registered / Accredited
St. Albans AL1 & London EC4Y
07914 394814 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.

Low Fee Space

As from January 2019 I will have a low fee space available through the C.G.Jung Clinic for someone wishing to attend four times weekly analysis. Please contact me for further details.

I am registered with the following private health providers:

Aviva;Cigna;WPA;AXA

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

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.

BPC

British Psychoanalytic Council

The British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) is a professional association, representing the profession of psychoanalytic psychotherapy.

The organisation is itself made up of fourteen member organisations and BPC accredits the trainings of its member organisations. An individual who qualifies from one of these trainings is then eligible for entry into the BPC's register.

BPC registrants are governed by a code of ethics, a policy of continuing professional development, a statement on confidentiality and a complaints procedure. The BPC is a Member Society of the European Federation for Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the Public Sector (EFPP). 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.

British Psychoanalytic Council

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

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

Therapies offered

  • Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy
  • Psychoanalytic therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

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.

St. Albans
Herts
AL1

89 Fleet Street
London
EC4Y 1DH

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

I offer day and evening appointments

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults
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