Katie Sellwood (BABCP):
Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) Psychotherapist
My name is Katie Sellwood, I am a cognitive behavioural (CBT) psychotherapist based at HQ Therapy Rooms in Haggerston, Hackney, London E8.
If you are struggling emotionally or finding it hard to cope with various parts of your life, I can work with you to help you make sense of what is going on and understand how it is impacting on your life. We can look at what is keeping the problem going and what can be changed or managed differently.
Sometimes it’s helpful to think about how the problem started and life experiences that are significant to it. CBT tends to focus on the here and now, but can also involve re-examining past experiences e.g. to help process trauma or alter long-held beliefs.
CBT focuses on our thoughts, beliefs and behaviours and how these interlink with our emotions. Therapy might include examining our thought processes, experimenting with new behaviours, and developing helpful ways of managing difficult emotions. I also like to incorporate approaches such as mindfulness, self-compassion and working with imagery (the pictures in our mind).
The approach we take is decided collaboratively and we work together in therapy. I provide a warm, compassionate and supportive space to facilitate your therapeutic journey. I offer a lower fee for an initial consultation to meet and discuss whether I can help you with your difficulties and for you to see if you feel comfortable with me as your therapist.
I am fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapy (BABCP) and have an MSc in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy. I have over 10 years’ experience working in the NHS in both primary care (short-term mild-moderate difficulties) and secondary care (longer-term more complex and severe difficulties).
I charge £50 for an initial consultation and £80 thereafter for each therapy session. Sessions tend to be on a weekly basis and last for 50 mins.