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About me

Hello, my names Katy. Thank you for taking the time to view my page.

I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor with specialisation in Gestalt counselling and psychotherapy. At the moment I provide short-term and long-term/open-ended therapy online via Zoom or on telephone. I hope to come back to face-to-face work as soon as this is possible.

I work with thoughts, feelings, body sensations and movement to help you raise awareness of yourself and how you are in the world. I provide a non-judgemental, confidential and safe space to do that.

I support clients to find their own truth and live a life full of meaning and rich in supportive relationships. I support clients to lean into their natural capacity for healing, their inner and outer resources, alongside with paying attention to a possibly difficult experience. Sitting with fear, anxiety, pain, confusion, not knowing, stuckness and hopelessness may be really difficult and may feel unsurmountable. Yet with my support, you may see that it is possible to face these feelings and discover new choices emerging from this process.

How to Get Started -Step-by-Step

Booking your free no-obligation consultation is easy.

Step 1: Please email me here or call/text me on 07788170092, and give me your email address or phone number. If I don't pick up, please leave your contact details on the answering machine.

Step 2: I will contact you asap to arrange your free consultation at the time convenient to you.

Step 3: I will welcome you in a virtual room or on the phone at the agreed time for the initial free consultation. During our chat, you will have an opportunity to tell me what is bothering you. We will chat about how I could support you. and you will be welcome to ask any questions you may have.

Step 4: If you are happy with how we could work together, we will arrange the time for your first therapy session.

Step 5: From then on we will meet at the agreed time weekly.

Training, qualifications & experience

While working for the NHS and London-based charity and private-based counselling and psychotherapy services, I have supported clients with disordered eating, anxiety, depression,  grief and loss, low self-esteem and self-worth, shame, guilt, PTSD, historical/relational trauma, as well as relationship and work/study issues.

I have a Diploma in Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counselling from Metanoia Institute which offers highly regarded training for counsellors and psychotherapist in London, UK. I am committed to my professional development and am a senior trainee on an MSc in Gestalt Psychotherapy, also at Metanoia Institute.

I abide by the code of ethics of BACP and UKCP.

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

  • Gestalt therapy
  • Mindfulness

Fees

From £50.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

I offer a free no-obligation 15-20 minutes telephone/video consultation for us to discuss your needs and how I could help you.

Availability

I have free places on Thursdays and Fridays. 

London
Greater London
N4

Type of session

Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Languages offered

Polish

Polish

Online platforms

Zoom
Katy Swoboda, Dip. Couns., MBACP

Katy Swoboda, Dip. Couns., MBACP