Dr. Katja Windheim
(BA Hons, MSc, DClinPsy, AFBP)
I am an experienced clinical psychologist and worked in a range of NHS settings for 18 years before moving fully into private practice. I work with adults (18+ years) and focus on helping people overcome traumatic or dissociative experiences, improve their interpersonal relationships, develop greater self-compassion and self-care, increase their self-confidence and cope better with intense emotions. In psychological therapy I place importance on creating a safe space, as well as on building a positive and collaborative relationship, to allow my clients to open up about their stuck points and start making constructive changes to their lives.
I specialise in Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Therapy and am an EMDR Consultant in Training (with the EMDR Association UK & Ireland). I have completed advanced trainings in Schema Therapy and am an accredited Group Schema Therapist (with the International Society for Schema Therapy). I have additional training in Narrative Exposure Therapy (NET), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Dialectical Behavioural Therapy (DBT).
Being from Germany and having studied for my degrees in the UK and France has provided me with a solid foundation in the subject of psychology and how it can be applied to help with emotional distress. I had rich cultural experiences that have enabled me to be sensitive, creative, and aware of diversity in my work. After completing my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychiatry and Neuroscience in 2007 I worked in community mental health teams and a trauma service in NHS Trusts in South London.
I am registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC), the organisation responsible for the statutory regulation of the profession. I am also a member of the Association of Clinical Psychologists (ACP), one of the representative professional bodies for clinical psychologists.
I offer appointments in Morden, South London. Online appointments are also available.