MA, BA, Reg MBACP Dip. Counselling
I am a qualified professional counsellor and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (Reg MBACP). I am also a qualified life coach and a specialist mental health mentor for universities across London.
I currently see clients in a GP surgery, in private practice and university counselling services. Alongside this, I have been a writer and sub-editor for more than 10 years for consumer magazines and national newspapers. As such, I am attuned to the specific issues that the journalistic and creative professions can bring up. I also worked for Samaritans during their Men on The Ropes research campaign on male suicide and I have a great deal of empathy and knowledge in this area. I was simultaneously a Samaritans helpline listener for four years, supporting people experiencing thoughts of suicide. I have since worked with Mind providing life coaching and emotional support to young adults exiting care homes and with ChildLine's schools service delivering assemblies and workshops to primary school children on abuse and neglect.
Personal Approach: Gestalt
Katerina in the press:
The Sun, parenthood and sex
Welldoing.org, intrusive thoughts
The Guardian, routes into the mental health profession
The Evening Standard and Refinery29, house sharing and mental health
The Tonic magazine, parent relationships with adult-children