Katerina GeorgiouGestalt counsellor
UPDATE: Amid Covid-19 measures, I have temporarily moved my practice online and will be offering online and tele therapy via Doxy, Zoom or telephone.
As an accredited, registered member of BACP (Registered Member MBACP Accred) I see clients in a GP surgery, in private practice and universities. I work with individuals, couples/relationships and groups.
I am also a professional freelance writer published in The Guardian, The Independent, The Times, Wellcome Collection and women's magazines. I routinely appear in national press and radio on issues related to counselling, therapy and mental health, including BBC Radio, Psychologies, OK! Magazine, Grazia, Stylist, The Mirror, The Sun, Metro, Evening Standard, Scottish Daily Record, Refinery29, Broadly, The Tonic and more.
My aim is not to interpret what you do or say or to define who you are but to support you to define yourself and help you make sense of how you do things. I take into account your use of words, feelings and body language as much as your thoughts and may, where appropriate, incorporate creative elements such as drawing, drama, movement, dream work, visualisations and two-chair work. I go with what comes up in the moment, with no fixed agenda, and work organically through that process really focusing in on that moment in time. Sessions can sometimes feel spontaneous and playful, and other times reflective with lots of dialogue between us. I don't give advice but I focus on raising your awareness of self and your way of relating, getting to the crux of underlying feelings and the core of who you are and what you want when you remove society's expectations and messages out of the equation.
I host and produce the podcast Sound Affects – a music and mental health podcast exploring all crossovers of music and mental health including issues impacting musicians. I am attuned to the issues that both the journalistic and other artistic/creative professions can bring up.
I am a former Samaritans helpline listener, where for 4 years I supported people struggling to cope or experiencing thoughts of suicide. I also worked for Samaritans during the Men on The Ropes research campaign on male suicide and have a lot of empathy and knowledge in this area. I have since worked with Mind providing life coaching and emotional support to young-adult care leavers.
OnlineI also provide my services online.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
Initial session/consultation: £50-60
Fee per session: Sliding scale £65-80
Concessions: Retired, unemployed, students.
Training and qualifications
Accredited, Registered Member MBACP (Accred)
MA, BA, PG Dip. Gestalt Psychotherapy, Dip. Counselling, PG Cert. Couples and Relationship counselling, Dip. Life coaching
Gestalt Counsellor and Psychotherapist
I work with individuals, couples and groups.
My core approach is Gestalt, with extra training in Psychosynthesis, Humanistic, Person-centred, NLP and CBT.