Katia Castiglione

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Katia Castiglione
East Molesey, United Kingdom
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I am a fully qualified, experienced psychotherapist working with couples and individuals experiencing relationship issues. I have a PG Dip and an MA in Couple & Individual psychodynamic & psychotherapy. I trained at Tavistock Relationships which, since its foundation in 1948, has been a leading internationally recognised institution for couple counselling and psychotherapy. I continue to work at Tavistock Relationships in London as a visiting clinician and assessor, alongside my private practice. I am also an associate at The Practice in East Molesey and a guest speaker at St Mary’s University in Twickenham.

My approach is psychodynamic and aims to bring the unconscious mind into consciousness, making you aware of patterns in your feelings and behaviour and providing insight into your current self. I aim to help people from all backgrounds and walks of life and of all sexual orientations to express their concerns and emotions without feeling judged. Every difficulty is respected and valued for the insight it provides into more profound issues.

I am currently further developing my specialism in Mentalisation-Based Treatment for Couple Therapy. Mentalisation is the capacity to make sense of our actions and feelings and those of others. This specific training, known as MBT- CT, is a form of psychotherapy for those who find that their arguments can get very heated. It can also be a therapeutic intervention for couples where one or both partners find themselves withdrawing from the relationship in sometimes cold and rejecting ways. MBT for couple therapy can help couples to understand their emotional responses better by focusing on the partner’s feelings as well as their own.

If necessary I can offer a brief phone call free of charge. This will allow you to briefly discuss your situation and ask any questions you might have before committing to therapy.

Relationship Counselling, Relationship Issues
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Deciding to seek help is often a significant step, and finding the therapist that best suits your needs is part of this delicate process. From the moment you make your first enquiry I usually offer a 15 minutes phone conversation, free of charge, to discuss your needs and answer any questions you might have. At the end of the phone call or after that, we can decide together whether you would like to book an initial consultation. The initial consultation will give us the opportunity to get to know each other and think together about your needs and concerns and what you expect to gain from the therapy. At the end of the consultation, there is no obligation to commit to therapy if one or both of us feel that my support does not feel appropriate at this stage in your life.

Your first session

Once we agree to proceed with therapy, we would meet once a week at a time convenient for us both. Counselling sessions for both individuals and couples last 50 minutes. You will be encouraged to start the session by talking or sharing anything that is on your mind. There is no right or wrong way of doing it. Your thoughts and feelings are what matters, and we will be able to explore together whatever is troubling you in a way that gradually enables you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

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