Katerina is a qualified Counsellor and Reiki Practitioner. She offers General Counselling, Holistic Counselling and Reiki Therapies.
BA. App. Soc. Sci. (Counselling)
Clinical Member of Psychotherapy & Counselling Federation of Australia (PACFA)
Professional Member with International Institute for Complimentary Therapists (IICT)
Who is Katerina?
Katerina has recently moved from chilly Melbourne and is excited to be joining the MK Natural Health Team. She developed her passion for working with clients in helping to heal and cope with life’s challenges in 2003, when she took up Yoga Studies after realising that the career path of the corporate world was not the direction she wanted to take in her life. After teaching as a yoga teacher in the community, she began her studies in Counselling with Australian College of Applied Psychology. She continues her ongoing professional and personal development in Mental Health and Psycho-spiritual studies of Holistic Wellbeing.
Her aim is to understand the core issues that stand as barriers in a way of a balanced life and to work towards a stronger Authentic Self. She has always been interested in understanding the inter-connectedness of the body, mind and spirit. Katerina enjoys guiding her clients on how to heal their inner suffering.
Katerina is available Wednesday and Thursday by appointment
What makes her different from other Counsellors?
Katerina is well traveled and has lived in both Nepal and India. She has trekked in the Himalayas, reaching the Annapurna base camp. She stayed in a Tibetan Buddhist Monastery in a Tibetan Refugee village, where she taught English to small monks and lived amongst the Tibetan community. She learnt about the true compassion and unconditional love through the Buddhist way of life.
Not long after returning to Melbourne, she flew out to Rishikesh in India, the “Yoga Central”, where she spent most of her time and was even fortunate enough to meet and attend lectures from the Dalai Lama! It was here that she studied with her Reiki Masters, Astrology Guru and Kriya Yoga Master. Meeting amazing people all around the world, having a life changing experience that allowed her have very surreal experiences which opened up her mind on the world, life and how the Universe works.
Katerina values honesty, genuine connection and compassion. She is looking forward to sharing her expertise and passion around Wellbeing, Mental Health and Spirituality with people who are wanting to explore themselves and improve their way of life.
Common health concerns Katerina assists with:
Grief & Loss
Life Purpose/ Deeper Meaning in Life
Tiredness (Assisted with Reiki treatments)
Sleep Difficulties (Assisted with Reiki treatments)
Chronic Pain (Assisted with Reiki treatments)
Inner Balance (Assisted with Reiki treatments)
Further Qualifications & Study
Complex Mental Health Training
Reiki Level 1 & 2 (India)
Advanced Pranic Healing (Melbourne)
Adv.Dip (Yoga Teaching)
Her Counselling Style
Katerina describes her ‘Counselling Style’ as eclectic and unique for each client. She uses a combination of practices, including Existential Psychotherapy, Psychodynamic and Holistic methods, to assist her clients. What does this mean? Well it can involve a discussion around your personal story, potential early experiences or relationships that may be affecting you today. There is no clock-watching or a million solutions being thrown at you in her consultations.
Getting to know you as a person and what is important to you is an important part for Katerina, as she understands that each person comes with unique life experiences and values.