Kathryn Nawrockyi

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London E8 & E2
Available for new clients
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About me

I am an integrative therapist. This means I trained in the main traditions of psychotherapy and whilst my work draws from all of them, I am able to adapt my approach to meet the needs of the client. What feels right for one person may be different for another. Some of the theories and approaches I draw from include attachment theory, body psychotherapy, existential, feminist therapy, person-centred, psychodynamic, queer theory and relational psychoanalysis.

Sometimes the feelings that bring someone to therapy can be painful or distressing. Or it might be that there is an absence of or difficulty in naming feelings that feels confusing. I try not to pre-empt what therapy means for someone as each client will need and want something different. In my experience therapy can offer many things – support, containment, challenge, care, exploration, witnessing and more. As therapist I try to understand the client’s experience as they live it; I will offer questions, reflections, and ideas as we explore together but ultimately, I believe the client is the expert of their experience. I recognise that it can take time to feel safe with a new therapist and I welcome clients sharing their experience of me, so that together we can work out what is needed to feel comfortable and build trust. 

My approach is relational, which means I recognise the feelings that bring someone to therapy are likely to be relational – that is, experienced in relationship. I pay attention to how these feelings might be showing up in a client’s current relationships, as well as what happened in their history, going back to their earliest caregiver relationships. What happens in the therapeutic relationship can also offer important information about the client’s relational experience.  

Taking a relational approach also means I also adopt a non-pathologising stance – that is, especially where trauma is concerned, I tend not to see emotional problems as located within individuals but in the relationships, and social and political structures in which we exist. I also make space for the body in therapy, which is a vital aspect of trauma-informed support. My practice is queer and trans affirmative, and I am committed to anti-oppressive practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a Level 7 Diploma in Integrative Counselling from The Minster Centre, where I am also completing a MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and work in accordance with their Ethical Framework.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Queer & trans affirmative therapy
  • GSRD (gender, sexuality & relationship diversity)


£70.00 - £90.00

Additional information

I operate a sliding scale and ask clients to decide what they can afford.

London, Greater London, E8

London, Greater London, E2

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Kathryn Nawrockyi
Kathryn Nawrockyi