Katarina Simonovicova

Psychodynamic Counsellor, Psychologist

Katarina offers face-to-face, phone and online counselling.

Katarina is a Psychodynamic Counsellor and Psychologist offering individual counselling. She listens carefully to what brought you to counselling. Working psychodynamically, she offers you a space to explore your current situation in relation to events and repeating themes in your life.

She understands that anyone can experience distress and can find themselves struggling  and believes that her connection to her clients is most vital in therapy. It builds a safe space from where you can be supported to explore the issues that brought you to therapy. Katarina will work to increase your self-awareness, to encourage you to be open towards changing unresolved issues, to develop a deeper acceptance of yourself and to foster further growth. This process is aided by Katarina’s extensive theoretical knowledge rooted in psychology, psychotherapy and counselling.  Katarina has experience of working with a range of  issues including:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family issues
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Stress
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Self-harming
  • Anger
  • Work related issues
  • Trauma
  • Sexuality
  • Low self-esteem
  • Difficulties around cultural identity, race and migration

Katarina offers counselling in English, Slovak and Czech. She has a Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling (2020) from The Garnethill Centre. She is registered with BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and is bound by and adheres to their Code of Ethics. She has been working in a supervised counselling practice since February 2018.

Prior to counselling Katarina achieved an MSc. in Psychology, and worked for years with young people and in community projects, particularly in the areas of equality and diversity. She has been registered with the British Psychological Society since 2007.

Katarina is a Registered member of the PVG (Protection of Vulnerable Groups) scheme run by Disclosure Scotland, for adults and children. She has undertaken suicide intervention and awareness training and child safety training.

Booking your appointment with Katarina

Sessions cost £50 and last 50 minutes. Katarina offers both short and long term work. A limited number of discounted sessions are available.