Get to know us - Dr Karin Kihlberg
At our practice in Oxford Circus (W1W), all of our therapists are qualified psychologists, psychotherapists or counsellors. They are registered with several professional bodies, including the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the British Psychological Society (BPS), as well as, BACP, UKCP and BABCP. They use CBT (Cognitive behavioral therapy), psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative approaches, tailored around your needs to help you deal with your challenges and reach your goals.
Please meet our team
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS and HCPC (British Psychological Society and Health Care Professions Council). I am also a psychotherapist accredited with the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). I draw on a range of psychological theory and approaches, including Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion-Focused Therapy (CFT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing Therapy (EMDR) – in order to adapt to the particular needs of the person and our collaboratively devised treatment plan.
I view the relationship as a cornerstone in therapeutic work, and my first aim is to establish a safe, compassionate place from where sensitive issues can be explored in a collaborative way. My aim is to help the client to increase self-awareness with regards to unhelpful patterns and beliefs, strengthening existing resources and developing new skills – to enable the client to make new choices. My ultimate aim is to help the client to enhance their adaptability, and to increase their emotional well-being and potential in life.
I have extensive experience of working in mental health and addiction services in the NHS and statutory sector – where I have gained experience of working with clients presenting with a wide range of issues, including low mood and anxiety-related problems, identity and interpersonal issues, addictions, and complex trauma. I have a specific interest in trauma work, for which I use EMDR.
In summary, there are the issues I can offer help with:
- Panic Disorder
- Social Anxiety
- OCD (Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder)
- Health Anxiety
- Specific Phobias
- Personality Disorders
- Eating Disorders
- Sexuality and Sexual Issues
- Physical Health Problems
- Relationship Difficulties
- Work Stress
- Low Confidence/Esteem
Insurances I work with: AXA, Aviva, Vitality, CIGNA, Simply Health, WPA and others.