Katia Houghton

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registered UKCP
Available for new clients
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Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

My aim is to create a safe and confidential space in which you can explore your concerns and increase your self-understanding at your own pace and according to your individual needs. A secure therapeutic relationship, directed by what you want to bring to each session, is central to that process.

Psychoanalytic psychotherapy is a process that involves talking openly and honestly about your experiences and feelings, and exploring what they mean in the context of your past, your present, and your desires now and for the future.

Working in this way, you can expect: 

  • to be listened to
  • to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgemental environment with someone who is not directly involved
  • to understand yourself better and to make your own choices.

The process may also help you:  

  • feel better able to cope
  • examine current and past problems
  • alter the way you see your relationships
  • better accept yourself and others
  • make more meaningful decisions.

​The work can be time-limited but is usually open-ended. I work with individuals – both adults and young people.

For more information about my practice, please take a look at my website or contact me directly by email or phone.

Training, qualifications & experience

Registered member UKCP (registration no. 2011166972)

Postgraduate diploma in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, Site for Contemporary Psychoanalysis
Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Psychodynamic)
BA Hons (Oxon.)

I am a psychoanalytic psychotherapist, working in private practice and as a school counsellor.

I have experience of working with a wide range of relationship and other issues, including autism, depression, anxiety, stress, sexual and physical abuse, aloneness, family problems, infertility, bereavement, grief, and lack of self-esteem, but I am very conscious that every client is an individual, not just a collection of issues or problems, and base my approach on their unique experience.

As a registered member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). I abide by the UKCP's Code of Ethics and Professional Practice.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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£65.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

The fee is £65 per 50-minute session. I see clients weekly, or more frequently, both in person and/or online.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I currently have sessions: Monday afternoon; Tuesday afternoon; Wednesday daytime; Friday daytime.

Abingdon, Oxfordshire, OX14

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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There is no parking on site (unless you have specific accessibility issues), but we are within easy walking distance of all of Abingdon's town-centre car parks. The first hour of parking is free.

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

Supervision available.

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