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The Purpose of Psychotherapy is

To Help You Live Your Life Fully

 

Welcome

Welcome to my site!

Are you struggling with:

  • anxiety

  • loss

  • depression

  • stress

  • feeling stuck

  • indecision

  • frustration

  • helplessness

  • hopelessness

  • motivation 

  • relationships

  • work/studies

  • body image

  • binge-eating or bulimia?

Do you long for change in an area of your personal or professional life? 

Please contact me for an initial no obligation consultation and let's have a chat about how I could help you.

My name is Katy and I am a qualified Gestalt Psychotherapeutic Counsellor with a Diploma from Metanoia Institute, London, which offers highly regarded training to counsellors and psychotherapists.

Please, follow your curiosity and continue exploring my website. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.

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How Therapy Works -Gestalt Perspective


Sometimes life can feel emotionally painful. For many of us, me included, it may be challenging to experience difficult feelings and emotions. We may not want to experience them because it's too scary or overwhelming!
 

Sometimes the only thing we can do is to protect ourselves from them by creatively adjusting to
the conditions of our life. It is absolutely normal to want to protect yourself – it is in our biology to protect ourselves from perceived danger and feelings and emotions can feel like danger. 


Sometimes our creative adjustments which helped us feel protected in the past may not be helpful to us anymore.They may now stop us from living our lives to the full and living our own truth; they may stop us from making choices that we want, or they may even contribute to us feeling helpless, worthless and  thinking that our life is not worth living. 

 

A creative adjustment can be a little bit like this old familiar coat which has protected you from bad weather for so many years, but now, it cannot be as good in different weather conditions - for example in Antarctica you may need a different coat, whilst in the rainforest of the Amazon you may not even need it . 


Therapy is about acknowledging and honouring your old familiar coat. It is about supporting you to develop curiosity  and compassion towards what and how it may have been protecting you. It is about  connecting, little by little, in a safe and supportive environment, with your possible difficult feelings and emotions that are hiding underneath your coat and making sense of them. It is about supporting you to develop deeper connection with yourself and others.

Who I Can Help
About My Practice
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I can help you if you/your:

 

  • are anxious

  • feel stuck

  • feel conflicted

  • feel depressed

  • feel lonely

  • feel hopeless

  • feel helpless

  • find it hard to cope with life

  • have experienced loss

  • are unhappy about your eating and/or body image

  • wish to have better relationships

  • are struggling with your current relationships

  • have a sense that something stops you from living your life to the full

  • life feels mundane, uninteresting or unsatisfying, like you don’t want to carry on anymore

  • feel unfulfilled  

  • want change in your life

‘Gestalt’ means ‘whole’.

 

In my practice this translates to us working with the whole of you as a person, including your thoughts, feelings, body sensations, imagination as well as to the possibility of exploring different contexts of your life (your past and current relationships and events in your life  as well as its wider socio-cultural and spiritual contexts). 

I provide a non-judgemental, empathetic and safe space in which you are supported to talk about your experience.

 

I believe in your capacity to use your natural inner strength in service of living a fulfilling life and I support you to trust and build on this capacity. 

I believe that via supporting you to raise your awareness and honour what happens for you in the here-and-now, change can happen in your life. 

 

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

I have experience working with NHS patients as well as of longer term therapy work in London-based counselling and therapy services (e.g., The Awareness Centre and Metanoia Counselling and Psychotherapy Service).

 

I have worked with clients with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and self-worth, shame, guilt, trauma, disordered eating  as well as relationship and work/study issues. I abide by the code of ethics of the UKCP, BACP as well as this of Metanoia Institute.