Katherine AhlIntegrative psychotherapist
Therapy is an opportunity to get 'unstuck', to reflect on our relationship to ourselves, to the world, and to others, in an atmosphere that is safe, warm and encouraging. Often my clients are high functioning, intelligent and articulate, but struggle in their emotional lives - they may feel overwhelmed or disconnected, and may struggle to break harmful patterns or make important decisions. Together we explore what is going on at a cognitive, physical, emotional and relational level, identify sources of strength and creativity, and allow space for different aspects of the self to be more fully known.
I am an integrative psychotherapist, drawing on existential, humanistic, and psychodynamic approaches. My clinical interests reflect some of my own life experiences: I grew up in an academic environment, worked for a long time as an editor and literary consultant, and spent many years as a therapist with the University of Cambridge Staff Counselling Centre. It follows that I have a deep understanding of the particular challenges of academic and creative work, including the ebbs and flows of inspiration and productivity, and career progression in competitive environments.
A guiding principle of my work is that everyone is different. We process thoughts and feelings differently, we have different skillsets, desires and aversions. Therapists are all different, too, and the right fit is important. Send me a message or book an appointment if you'd like to discuss how I can help.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
My fee is £65 for individuals, £80 for couples.
Sessions last 50 minutes and your session time is reserved for you weekly.
I have a 24-hour cancellation policy.
Training and qualifications
MA (distinction) in Integrative Psychotherapy from Middlesex University
Advanced Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy, The Minster Centre
Pg Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Regent's College
BA Modern and Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge
I undertake regular continuing professional development to enrich my practice.
- Psychosexual and Couple therapy at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships (2013)
- Somatic Trauma Therapy with Babette Rothschild (2016)
- Certificate in CBT at the Oxford Cognitive Therapy Centre (2018)
- Autism and Neurodiversity in Psychotherapy (various conferences 2019-2021)