About Katia

With a background in education, my passion for the arts and pastoral care led me to train and qualify as an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. Over the years, I have worked in NHS settings, schools, and the charity sector. Currently, in addition to my private practice, I work as clinical lead for a counselling charity, where I undertake initial assessments for prospective clients and provide group supervision. I also enjoy developing and facilitating training workshops for colleagues.I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development in support of my practice.

Qualifications

  • Diploma Supervision 

  • EMDR Europe Accredited Training

  • MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy

  • Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

  • MA Theatre Education

  • PGCE:Secondary Education

  • BA (Hons) English

Further Training

  • Intergenerational Trauma

  • Somatic Trauma Therapy

  • CATT Levels 1 & 2 - CBT informed trauma protocol

  • Acceptance & Commitment Therapy

  • ASIST - Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training

CPD workshops include:

  • Understanding & Working with Adults with ADHD and/or Autistic Spectrum Traits

  • Integrating Polyvagal Theory in Clinical Practice

  • EMDR as a comprehensive system of Psychotherapy

  • EMDR and Autism: Research Findings & Future Developments

  • Pre-Trial Therapy

  • Safeguarding training

  • Data Protection training

  • Working with Anxious Teens

  • Working with Shame

  • Working with Diversity

  • Working with those affected by Suicide

  • Secondary Trauma

  • Working safely with PTSD

  • Transgender Awareness

  • Intensive Mentalisation 

  • Body Psychotherapy for Physical Symptoms

  • A Gestalt Approach to working interculturally in the therapeutic space

Experience

NHS

  • Honorary Psychotherapist, offering long term therapy for women with reported experience of sexual abuse in childhood

  • Honorary Arts Psychotherapist supporting arts therapy provision in older adult inpatient setting

Third Sector 

  • Clinical Lead providing group supervision and assessments for potential clients of community counselling service

  • Counsellor and clinical assessor for young persons counselling charity, working with 14 - 25 year olds

  • Counsellor and clinical assessor for affordable community counselling organisation working with clients referred by sexual assault referral centre, as well as with survivors of suicide, domestic violence and childhood abuse and neglect

  • Arts Therapist in a St Mungo's wellbeing centre

  • Arts Therapist working with the charity Family Action, supporting young parents with young children

  • Co-worker supporting art therapy group in homeless persons resource centre

Primary Schools

  • Counsellor, integrating creative therapy and play, working with children aged 4 to 11

Professional Memberships 

BAAT (British Association of Art Therapists) membership number: 30850

BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) registration: 145810

EMDR UK Association membership number: D0420

HCPC (Health & Care Professions Council) registered Arts Psychotherapist: AS15124

Further information

I have insurance, enhanced DBS clearance and am registered with the ICO (Information Commissioner's Office)