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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. In addition to my private practice, I have experience of working in secondary NHS settings, schools, and the charity sector.

 

I also develop and facilitate training workshops for colleagues centred on creative approaches to therapy and working with trauma. I am committed to ongoing personal and professional development in support of my practice.

Qualifications

  • Diploma Supervision 

  • EMDR Europe Accredited Training, Parts 1-4

  • MA Integrative Arts Psychotherapy

  • Advanced Diploma in the Therapeutic Application of the Arts

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills

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

I invest heavily in my continuing professional development and, in addition to the in depth, longer term, trainings detailed above I engage in periodic workshops.

 

Over the years, this has included: Working with Autism and Neurodivergence; Integrating Polyvagal Theory in Practice; Working with Diversity, Shame and Anxiety; Understanding Mentalisation; Compassion Focused Therapy; Pre-Trial Therapy and Safeguarding...

Experience

In addition to my private practice, I have experience as an Honorary Psychotherapist in Secondary NHS Mental Health Services, where I provided longer term therapy for women with reported experience of sexual abuse in childhood.

I have worked with various third sector organisations, providing therapeutic support for adults referred by SARC (Sexual Assault Referral Centre), as well as young people (aged 14- 25) and survivors of suicide, domestic violence and childhood abuse and neglect. 

As a supervisor, I have worked for a counselling charity offering both group and individual supervision for counselling staff. 

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)

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