|Katerina Georgiou, Counsellor Reg MBACP|
She works both short term and long term with a range of clients in a GP surgery, private practice and university counselling services.
Prior to training as a counsellor, she was 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. 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.
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