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Katerina Georgiou: Counsellor/Psychotherapist Individuals, Couples and Group Therapist in Highgate, Hampstead Heath, Crouch End, Camden (Accredited MBACP)

BACP-accredited individual and group counsellor/psychotherapist
(MBACP Accred. registration 265560)

MA Individual and Group Psychotherapy
MA Comparative Literature, BA Classics & French
PG Dip. Psychotherapy
PG Cert. Relationship Counselling
Dip. Counselling

One-to-one, couples, and group therapy.

Amid Covid-19, all sessions are currently online.
Email [email protected] or use the website contact form on this page.

KG Counselling & Psychotherapy is run by Katerina – a BACP-accredited individual and group Gestalt counsellor/psychotherapist (accredited member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy, Registered Member MBACP Accred.), working with individual adults, couples, and groups.

She features in comedian Ariane Sherine's 'Talk Yourself Better: A Confused Person's Guide to Counselling, Therapy and Self Help', featuring Stephen Fry, David Baddiel, Charlie Brooker and Dolly Alderton.

She works long term and short term with adult individuals, couples and groups in private practice, GP surgeries and university counselling services, in the north London areas of Highgate, Hampstead Heath, Camden and Crouch End.

Sessions are face-to-face, but can be arranged remotely online with prior agreement. Face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy sessions take place in safe, modern counselling & psychotherapy rooms in Highgate, Crouch End, Camden and Hampstead Heath.


Katerina writes for publications including The Guardian, The Times and The Independent. Her comments as a counsellor can also regularly be seen in the press. In addition, she produces and hosts her own music & mental health podcast and provides consultancy for writers and media professionals working with themes around counselling, psychotherapy helplines and mental health.

She offers help with a range of issues including (but not limited to):

  • Anxiety, panic attacks, stress, intrusive thoughts/OCD
  • Depression, low self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, self-harm
  • Sex, sexuality/sexual identity, relationship issues
  • Sexual dysfunction
  • Family struggles
  • Identity
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy, finances and work-related issues
  • Student issues
  • Eating disorders, addiction
  • Abuse, trauma
  • Fertility, pregnancy, post-natal depression, miscarriage, abortion

    She works with individual adults 18+ only, including students, those in creative professions and journalists. She is also a trained life coach and is able to offer life coaching sessions to adults in addition to counselling.

    She has a warm, empathic and creative style, providing a safe space for you to talk. Her aim is not to interpret or define who you are, but to support you to define yourself and what you want when you remove society's expectations out of the equation. Sessions can at times feel spontaneous and playful, and other times much more reflective with dialogue, really giving you time and space to be heard. Katerina may, where appropriate, incorporate creative experiments such as 2-chair work, drawing, dream work and visualisation exercises, but she works organically with what you bring to the session, without any fixed agenda.

    Gestalt therapy was developed in the 1960s by founder Fritz Perls, focusing on here-and-now awareness and taking a more holistic approach to therapy. Often, it is not just what we say that can inform us about ourselves, but what our bodies are doing in relation to our words. We might talk about how happy we are, for example, but the tears in our eyes say otherwise; we could frown at the mention of a person's name even without realising it. In Gestalt therapy, we notice these micro physical responses and give them a voice. What are these unheard parts of ourselves trying to say? Through a process of curiosity and exploration, we get to the crux of underlying feelings and begin to build up a picture of our authentic selves.

    "I do my thing and you do your thing.
    I am not in this world to live up to your expectations,
    And you are not in this world to live up to mine.
    You are you, and I am I,
    and if by chance we find each other, it's beautiful.
    If not, it can't be helped."
    —Gestalt Prayer by Fritz Perls, founder of Gestalt therapy, 1969

    Prior to training as a counsellor, Katerina was a writer, and a Samaritans helpline listener for 4 years. During this time, she also worked full-time for Samaritans during their Men on the Ropes research campaign into male suicide. She was later trained by Mind in Haringey as a life coach for young care leavers. As a freelance music writer and sub editor with more than 10 years of experience in the magazine and newspaper industries, she integrates mental health and creativity and understands how unconventional, creative lifestyles can impact lives.

    [email protected]
    07980 814645
    Or click on the email button to the right to fill in the contact form.

    How it works:
    Please email [email protected] or leave a text/voice message with your contact details at 07980 814645. You will get a reply as soon as possible between the hours of 9–6 Monday–Friday. You are under no obligation to book an appointment, however if you would like to arrange one you will be offered an initial consultation at an agreed time to talk through your concerns and decide whether counselling feels right for you.

    Please enquire.
    Sessions are paid in cash at the start of each session, or blocks of sessions paid in advance at a discounted price with prior agreement.

    If you have private health insurance with AXA PPP or Vitality Health, your counselling and psychotherapy sessions with Katerina can be covered by your policy.

    Katerina in the press and media:
    Grazia, why are young women taking their own lives?
    Stylist magazine, supporting friends in crisis
    Harpers Bazaar, it's ok to feel disappointed during a pandemic
    Refinery 29, Your guide to safe online therapy
    The Independent, Beauty in the post-covid era
    Psychologies, Maintaining friendships you've lost touch with
    Louder Sound, Music and Mental Health
    Wellcome Collection, Wellcome Trust's Wellcome Collection, on my 4 years spent as a Samaritans helpline listener
    BBC Radio Oxford, BBC Radio Oxford live interview, on clinical anxiety
    Boogaloo Radio, Boogaloo Radio special guest for Alan McGee discussing mental health in rock n roll
    SAOL, Societal expectations on women
    Bustle, Why does New Year's Eve make you sad?
    Huffington Post, Anxiety and cleaning
    The Sun, Anxiety and sex
    The Climax podcast, Sex in relationships
    Open Democracy, What happens when mental health professionals also get sick?
    Stylist, Dating after sexual assault
    The Independent, Belly dance as support for trauma victims
    I-D Magazine, Dealing with social media pressure and fear of missing out
    Kinbox, Learning to deal with disappointment
    Metro, comfort eating and why counselling/psychotherapy can help
    Glamour magazine, body positivity
    Metro, supporting a friend with depression
    The Debrief and Grazia, anxiety attacks on the tube
    Refinery29, coping with pressures of new year resolutions when you suffer depression, differences between depression and feeling sad
    TalkLife, understanding self-harm and why people do it
    Scottish Daily Record, impact of social media on mental health
    Broadly, feeling sad in the summer
    The Sun, parent/child attachments
    The Sun, sex & relationship issues after having children and why counselling and psychotherapy can help, coping with intrusive thoughts and images
    The Guardian, routes into counselling/psychotherapy and counsellor & psychotherapist professions
    The Evening Standard and Refinery29, house sharing when you suffer with mental health difficulties
    The Tonic Magazine, relationships between parents and their grown-up adult children

    Counselling & Psychotherapy Highgate, Hampstead Heath, Camden
    Katerina Georgiou, Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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