Hello, I’m Katrina and I hope you find the following information about my counselling practice and experience useful when choosing the right practitioner for your needs:

I have been a qualified counsellor for over 20 years, after gaining a BSC Honours Degree in Behavioural Sciences, followed by Post Graduate Diplomas in Integrative Therapy; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Consultative Supervision at the University of South Wales (Newport.) I have worked privately; for the NHS; in the mental health field; and was senior counsellor for a drug and alcohol agency for 17 years, so have experience in a wide range of often complex client issues, as well as supervising both qualified and trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.

I provide counselling on a one to one basis at a place most convenient for you, this could be at my office or online (telephone, Skype or Zoom), the main focus is for you to be comfortable. BCS Mental Health Service is an ethical organisation with the goal of providing accessible face to face counselling and psychotherapy. I have daytime and evening appointments available and am happy to discuss arranging convenient appointment times with you.

I have a wide knowledge and experience in the theory and practice of several therapeutic approaches, including, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT, brief solution focused therapies, motivational interviewing and mindfulness. I have had regular external counselling/clinical supervision throughout my career and fully understand the importance of maintaining this practice to safeguard myself as well as my clients. Supervision enables us to recognise and be confident of our competency levels and safely explore any limitations and understand when it is necessary to refer clients to other more suitable organisations for more specialist interventions.

I greatly enjoy working with individuals through often complex issues, working together to help them recognise, identify and achieve their goals.  Exploring your options via counselling in a safe environment can enable you to make positive therapeutic changes, improve your overall well-being and therefore enhance your quality of life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), hold their Certificate of Proficiency and abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice. I am also a member of the United Kingdom Association for Solution Focused Practice (UKASFP) and have recently qualified as a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming, NLP Coach and Hypnotherapist.

 

Qualifications include:

University of Wales, Newport:

2010 - 2011  Post Graduate Diploma in Consultative Supervision

2002 - 2003  Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

2000 - 2001  Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling

1999 - 2000 Post Graduate Certificate in Counselling

1997 – OCN Certificates Level 1 & 2 Counselling Skills

University of Glamorgan:

1995 – 1998 BSc (Hons) Degree in Behavioural Sciences

CPD (Continued Professional Development) Includes:

Certified NLP Coach, Time Line Therapy and Hypnosis Practitioner Course

Certified NLP Practitioners Course

Stop It Now! Child Sexual Abuse Awareness/Prevention

Violence Against Women Ask & Act Training Level 2

Substance Misuse and Sexual Health Training (SMASH)

Phil Harris  - Solution Focused Brief Therapy (2 Days)

Working With Co-Occurring Mental Health/Substance Misuse

Diversity & Discrimination

Terrence Higgins Trust - HIV & Hepatitis

Working With Trauma

Awareness of Eating Disorders

Recovery Framework Training – Embracing Recovery

Working With Alcohol Related Brain Injury

Protection Of Vulnerable Adults Training

Child Protection Training

Steroids and Image Enhancing Drugs

Equal Opportunities

Introduction to Equality & Inclusion

ASIST Suicide Intervention Training (2 days)

BACP - Ethics & Complaints

Working with Self Harm

Sexual Abuse Workshop “Making A Difference”

Substance Misuse Awareness & Assessment Skills

Assertiveness Training

Areas of counselling I deal with

  • Health anxiety

  • Hearing voices

  • HIV/AIDS

  • Hoarding

  • Infertility

  • LGBTQ+ counselling

  • Loneliness

  • Low self-confidence

  • Low self-esteem

  • Mental health

  • Miscarriage

  • Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)

  • Panic attacks

  • Paranoia

  • Passive-aggressive behaviour

  • Phobias

  • Physical abuse

  • Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)

  • Postnatal depression

  • Racism

  • Redundancy

  • Relationship problems

  • Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)

  • Self-harm

  • Separation and divorce

  • Sex addiction

  • Sex problems

  • Sexual abuse

  • Social anxiety

  • Stress

  • Suicidal thoughts

  • Trauma

  • Trichotillomania

  • Work-related stress

  • Abortion

  • Abuse

  • Addiction(s)

  • Affairs and betrayals

  • Alcoholism

  • Anger management

  • Anxiety

  • Attachment disorder

  • Bereavement

  • Bipolar disorder

  • Body dysmorphic disorder

  • Bullying

  • Cancer

  • Career counselling

  • Carer support

  • Childhood bereavement

  • Childhood bullying

  • Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME

  • Dementia

  • Depression

  • Disabilities

  • Discrimination

  • Dissociation

  • Domestic abuse

  • Drug addiction

  • Eating disorders

  • Emotional abuse

  • Family issues

  • Feeling sad

  • Gambling

  • Gender dysphoria

  • Generalised anxiety disorder

Katrina Liosatos

Types of counselling

Video
Face to face
Telephone

Cost

Individual Session £40
Couples session £50

People i help

Couples
Adults
Older adults

 
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