Katerina can help artists and performance professionals with concerns including stress, anxiety, depression, identity, relationship difficulties, job loss/redundancy, trauma, loss/bereavement, chronic illness, suicidal ideation, self-harm, eating disorders, among others. She is British, of Greek Cypriot heritage, and sensitive to cultural differences.
Katerina is a counsellor and psychotherapist seeing adults aged 18+ in a GP surgery and private practice. She has previously worked as a university counsellor, a life coach with Mind in Haringey for care leavers, and a specialist mental health mentor supporting students in universities across London. She has also been a volunteer with ChildLine’s schools service delivering assemblies and workshops to primary school children on abuse and neglect.
Prior to training as a therapist, Katerina was a Samaritans helpline listener for four years, and she also worked for Samaritans full time during the Men on the Ropes research campaign into male suicide. “I have a great deal of empathy and knowledge in this area”.
Alongside therapy, Katerina is a freelance writer and sub-editor for magazines and national press. She is attuned to the issues that creative and journalistic professions can bring up, and routinely combines her counselling and journalistic work raising awareness of mental health in the national press, media, radio and podcasts.
Katerina is the founder, producer and host of the music and mental health podcast Sound Affects Podcast, where she unpicks the impact of music on mental health via a series of interviews with high profile musicians, therapists, academics, key figures and experts in the field, exploring all crossovers of music and mental health, from mental health within in the music industry, to music therapy and how music affects us as listeners.
Therapeutic approach: Gestalt, Humanistic.