My name is Katherine Bakos and I am a clinical psychologist and consultant.
I also provide reflective practice SuperVision to a range of professionals including; psychologists, youth workers, social workers, mental health workers, drug and alcohol and social and emotional wellbeing workers.
I approach my work with clients in a holistic manner taking into account people’s mental, emotional, physical and social well-being. I am committed to encouraging self-determination through a process of supporting people to identify and define issues, explore options and solutions, build skills, make decisions and take action. I also respect and am mindful that each person needs to go at their own pace in the process of making self-enhancing decisions.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters in the end;
Ursula K. Le Guin
My thought is that as human beings we all get stuck at times. Stuck in emotions, relationships, thinking patterns, situations of all sorts. When we get stuck we tend to go over and over the same thoughts in our minds and develop a rather tunnel vision of where we are at. I see my role to support you to get a bigger picture of the situation you are in so that you are able to see all of your options and make a better decision for yourself in terms of a way forward and getting unstuck. Sometimes the particular life skill you might need is not your strong point so developing up that skill is really important in building your confidence to better manage your situation.
The sorts of issues people come to see me about are many and varied life conditions and situations. These include;
Depression and anxiety
Loss and grief
Drug and alcohol issues
I have over 30 years’ experience as a therapist and know the privilege of having people share their story with me. I work with people from a wide range of cultural backgrounds and a wide age range.
I have trained in a number of therapeutic approaches including; Narrative therapy, Cognitive Behaviour therapy, Solution Focused therapy, Interpersonal therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy and NLP.
For further information on Katherine please follow this link: https://psychologywellbeing.live/