I chose the name ‘Therapala’ (derived from the ancient Greek word for healing, ‘therapela’) as I believe being able to talk openly in a warm, calm and welcoming space is truly therapeutic.
Hi, my name is Katie Page and welcome to Therapala Counselling and Therapy
January 2021 COVID-19 update Following government guidelines, I will continue offering face to face appointments for any clients that prefer this option. I would ask you let me know if you, or anyone you know, has been in contact with someone who has symptoms of Covid-19 and that you cancel our appointment if you feel unwell. For our safety, please wear a face mask when entering and leaving the counselling room. I will provide hand sanitisation and will air my counselling room between appointments whilst deep cleaning on a daily basis. (Schedule Part 3 (Businesses Permitted to Remain Open) of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England)(No. 4) Regulations 2020 lists “47. …services relating to mental health” as a type of service that can continue operating during the lockdown. Contents: Part 2 (Exceptions: Leaving Home) states that people may leave their home to obtain these services).
Anxiety, stress and panic attacks can deeply impact our lives and stop us feeling positive, happy or able to enjoy life fully. A healthy work/life balance can sometimes feel impossible to achieve or, perhaps, our emotional wellbeing can suffer if we are experiencing some kind of crisis on a regular basis.
Or maybe our relationships are suffering intolerable strain. Repeated arguments, anger and distance might be a result of, or lead to, poor communication, a loss of trust, intimacy issues or emotional separation.
Or sometimes it is the awful things that happened in our childhoods that affect our present lives and can leave us feeling overwhelmed, experiencing PTSD, unhappiness, shame and living with the day to day reality of anxiety and depression.
This is where Therapala can help.
Before training to become a qualified Psychotherapeutic and Relationship Counsellor I spent over twenty years recruiting for some of the world’s leading companies, guiding and coaching professionals from graduates to board level executives, gaining huge insight into peoples lives and the difficulties experienced when trying to maintain a healthy work/life balance.
My approach to psychotherapy and relationship counselling is founded on bringing the same high level of professionalism whilst working in a uniquely personal way with you, or you and your partner. I help by reducing psychological distress to a manageable level, improving communication with self, partners and those around you and increasing positivity both in self and relationships. When you are ready to leave counselling you will feel able to cope again, trust in the choices and decisions you make and generally feel much stronger, positive and comfortable with yourself and with those you are close to.
I know the prospect of opening up to a complete stranger can sometimes feel quite daunting, however you will find I bring lightness, warmth and humour to our sessions and you will quickly feel relaxed and at ease. I offer talking therapy (not CBT) and use a Person Centred approach that considers you, the client, the expert on what you are feeling. I combine this approach with Attachment Theory, Psychosocial Development and Transactional Analysis, which together underpin all the areas in which I can help you gain greater insight, acceptance and understanding around what is troubling you whilst helping you achieve greater authenticity around your self, resulting in improved life positivity and happier, more open relationships.
I offer a free telephone consultation so we can talk through any concerns or worries you may have, discuss what you are looking for, and give you an opportunity to see whether you would feel comfortable working with me. To arrange this please visit the appointments page or click on my link below. If you prefer, you can call, text, or pop me an email with any questions you may have and to arrange a mutually convenient time.
BA (Hons) First Class Degree in Person-Centred Counselling – Colchester Institute
Rewind Technique for PTSD and Trauma related issues – The Counselling Academy
Couples Counselling – The Counselling Academy
Transactional Analysis – The Counselling Academy
NCFE Diploma in Integrative Counselling Studies, Level 3 – Havering College
Psychosexual Issues and Sex Therapy
Finding Your Way Mentor Training (for young people) – The Surrey Care Trust
Enhanced DBS Certificate
As a 27 year old I have a deep understanding around many of the difficult cultural, social and economic issues our generation has experienced and is still facing, and also those issues that are currently being experienced by young people still in education. I understand how these issues impact our day to day ability to cope or find hope in our future, and also how challenging it can be to develop trust in ourselves and believe that we are doing ok. My approach to working with you is fully based on your individual experiences and needs. I will help you process all the difficult emotions you have experienced, and help you find a way to accept yourself and feel more positive around the choices you have made or are about to make and how these can be used to underpin a future that feels achievable.
I understand how difficult it can be to find the right kind of counselling so we will can begin with an initial consultation where we can discuss what has brought you to counselling and we can talk about what you are hoping to get from us working together. We will also talk about how we will work together and what you can expect from me. From there, my aim is that we will build a relationship founded on open-mindedness, acceptance and warmth, where you feel safe enough to explore who you are and feel that you are not judged negatively in any way. This is often so difficult to find in our normal day to day lives and this is where counselling can make a huge difference.
Many clients come to my counselling room feeling very low, stressed, anxious or simply feeling they’ve lost control of their lives. Whilst these issues may feel incredibly difficult in your day to day life, you will never have to put on a brave face with me. My job is to help alleviate the weight of your struggles and help you find the best coping mechanisms that work for you.
Whether you have suffered difficult childhood experiences such as trauma, bullying, eating disorders, self harm or are simply struggling to achieve some sense of “normal”, I will help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself and anything that is holding you back from being happier and and enjoying being you.
I offer either a free telephone consultation or a reduced fee 30 minute face to face consultation so we can talk through any concerns or worries you may have. We can use this to discuss what you are looking for, and give you an opportunity to see whether you would feel comfortable working with me. To arrange this please visit the appointments page or click on my link below. If you prefer, you can call, text, or pop me an email with any questions you may have and to arrange a mutually convenient time.Book Appointment
Tel Katie: 447383741226
Tel Megan: 44897241451