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About me

I truly believe in the importance of having a healthy relationship, and I genuinely feel passionate about working with couples and individuals who are experiencing difficulties in their relationship. My approach is psychodynamic and aims to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, making you aware of patterns in your feelings and behaviour and providing insight into your current self. I aim to help people from all backgrounds, walks of life and of all sexual orientations to express their concerns and emotions without feeling judged. Every difficulty is respected and valued for the insight it provides into more profound issues.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a fully qualified and experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist who works with couples and individuals. I trained at Tavistock Relationships which, since its foundation in 1948, has been a leading internationally recognised institution for couple counselling and psychotherapy. I continue to work at Tavistock Relationships in London as a visiting clinician, alongside my private practice. I am currently further developing my specialism in Mentalisation-Based Treatment, known as MBT.   This is a form of psychotherapy for those who find their arguments can get very stormy leaving both partners feeling drained and withdrawing from the relationship in sometimes cold and rejective ways. I also hold a BSc (Hons) in Psychology. I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I adhere to their professional code and ethical guidelines. I also hold a full clear DBS.

Member organisations

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.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

Additional information

Please email me if you would like to arrange a brief (usually 15 - 20 minutes long) phone consultation free of charge for us to discuss your situation and answer any questions you might have.

Fees for individuals:

Daytime sessions: £ 60 - Evening sessions: £ 70

Fees for couples:

Daytime sessions: £ 70 - Evening sessions £ 80

Availability

I have some limited day time and evening availability

Further information

During Covid-19 restrictions I offer online sessions.

I do work both in English and Italian.

The Practice
104 Walton Road
East Molesey
Surrey
KT8 0DL

Type of session

In person
Online

Types of client

Adults
Couples

Languages offered

English and Italian

Katia Castiglione BSc (Hons) MBACP Psychotherapist - associate at The Practice

Katia Castiglione BSc (Hons) MBACP Psychotherapist - associate at The Practice