Erika Gati-Howe Integrative psychotherapist , SK9
We all experience distress, emotional pain and difficulties in our lives. It is part of the human experience. Counselling and psychotherapy offers a safe and confidential space and an accepting non-judgmental relationship in which these difficulties can be explored.
I work in an integrative way which means that I use different psychological and psychotherapeutic approaches and theories.
I work in a relational way. The therapeutic relationship between the client and therapist often reflects life outside the therapy room. This can offer an opportunity to address the challenges and difficulties that the client may be facing, in a safe and constructive way.
I am interested in the client’s personal story. Our experience of our formative relationships and formative years may have consciously and often unconsciously affected how we live and behave in relationships as adults. Becoming more aware of ourselves and others can help change and shift unhelpful beliefs and thoughts. The therapeutic relationship has the capacity to offer growth, healing and transformation.
I also pay attention to the body. Our bodies and minds are interconnected, and one cannot exist without the other.
I am passionate about diversity and I offer LGBTQ inclusive space.
Who I work with
I work with adults over the age of 18 who are feeling distressed by difficult events in their lives as well as people with a mental health problem.
I work with a range of issues, such as depression, anxiety, identity, life questions, bereavement, domestic violence, sexual abuse. These are my main areas but I am open to work with any challenges and difficulties.
One of my personal interests is body size and shape issues; and emotional and disordered eating linked with trauma.
My personal life story and upbringing has made me curious about human nature. I want to understand what makes us who we are, how we interact and how we can overcome traumatic life experiences to live a more meaningful, fulfilled and joyful life.
I was born to a Hungarian father and Slovakian mother, grew up between two countries, cultures and languages, belonged everywhere and nowhere. Later I moved to London to pursue further studies and more recently I moved to Cheshire.
I am passionate about helping people in emotional turmoil and suffering, supporting them in difficult times and joining them on their journey of self-discovery, self-acceptance and self-love.
I look forward to working with you. That you are coming to therapy is a statement that you care enough about yourself to look for help and support. I want to meet you in the midst of your struggles and darkness and together find a way out, moving out of the darkness and into the light.
Training and qualifications
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor and have an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I have further clinical training in suicide, self-harm, bereavement, loss, sexual abuse, domestic violence, diversity, sexuality and gender issues.
I offer short-term counselling, up to 12 weeks, and long-term open-ended work.
Sessions are 50 min and the fee is £55 per session.
Current availability – Thursday
Integrative Person-centred/humanistic Psychodynamic Relational Transpersonal Interpersonal Issues often worked with:
AnxietyBereavementCultural issuesDepressionInterpersonal relationshipsSocial communicationFamily issues Availability:
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Water Lane, The Affinity Centre, 29A