I am a licensed and qualified accredited therapeutic coach with over 17 years of experience in the mental health and psychological wellbeing field.
I am skilled in a range of related mental health issues which include:
- Depression & Low Mood;
- Anxiety & Stress;
- Anger & Emotional Distress;
- Self-Harm & Suicidal Ideation;
As well as:
- Self-Esteem & Confidence;
- Relationship Issues & Breakups;
- Personal Growth & Development
- Life Transitions & Adjustments
I work online, therapeutically with individual teens and adults, including British ex-pats living, working and studying abroad.
I use a directive as well as collaborative integrative and eclectic approach in my practice and work flexibly depending on my individual client’s needs and self-defined goals. I combine therapeutic, evidence-based modalities with coaching, enabling and empowering individuals to self-manage their emotional wellbeing, relieve their symptoms and restore their psychological functioning.
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold three university qualifications:
- B.A. Social Sciences;
- B.A (HONS) Social Work;
- B.A (Hons) Psychology;
I trained at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa (previously known as Rand Afrikaans University).
I was awarded membership to the Golden Key International Honor Society and I am registered with:
- The British Psychological Society (BPS),
- British Association of Social Workers (BASW),
- Association for Coaching (AC) and
- Association of Integrative Coach-therapist Professionals (AICTP).
I have worked with the full spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from mild to severe across the age spectrum. I have years of clinical experience in the assessment, management and treatment of individuals with severe, enduring and complex mental health issues. I have worked abroad in an inpatient service and all the diverse NHS mental health settings, including early intervention psychosis services, crisis intervention and community adult and adolescent mental health services.
Association for Coaching (AC)
The Association for Coaching is one of the leading professional bodies for Coaches and Organisations.
The Association is made up of a number of different membership categories, e.g. Associate Member (AMAC), Member (MAC), Accredited Member (AC Accred), with the different categories standing for different levels of training and experience. Accredited Members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.
The Association has a Code of Ethics & Good Practice and a Complaints Procedure.
Areas of coaching I deal with
Other areas of coaching I deal with
Psychological Well Being
£85.00 per session
Free initial online session
I charge £85.00 for a 50-minute session. Discounted rates available for a block of sessions.
My full pricing fees can be accessed by visiting the link below:
When I work
"My sessions with Katja have been life changing. When I began last June I was at the lowest point of my life and nothing seemed to be making a change. Since then I have turned my life completely around and I credit my time with Katja 100%. She guided me to change my own life, and helped me to help myself - something that In the past I really struggled with. She taught me that the most important thing in my life is to satisfy my needs and feel fulfilled. Since having sessions with Katja I have moved to my dream country and city, began working in my ideal job, and Ive flourished in my relationships, something that this time last year seemed impossible. Thank you so much for everything."
"Just wanted to thank you for helping me on my mental health journey the past year. 2020 was really tough but I wouldn’t be in such a better place if it wasn’t for your sessions and I am very grateful for it all."
"Thank you so much for everything this year, I wouldn’t be where I am now without our sessions, and I really feel the best I’ve felt in my life!"
"Thank you so much for helping me. You created such a comfortable and understanding environment and I never felt judged or that my problems were silly. You also always seemed to know when there was something on my mind and helped me open up and share when it's usually so hard for me. I am incredibly grateful."
"Thank you so much for all your help and support. When I felt really bad, you were always there. I feel that I can trust you and you have done more for me than anyone else. Thank you once again. I really appreciate what you do."
"You always made me smile even when I thought I couldn’t"
"I can’t thank you enough for all the help you have given me and how much you have been there for me. I thank you so much. You will always be in my heart."
"I have known you for so long and you’ve helped me through my worst days."
"My daughter went through a very difficult phase in her life and was resorting to self-harming. Katja's professional and empathetic approach helped her to face and overcome these challenges."