Dr Kathryn Kissell is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and Executive Coach who specialises in stress, anxiety disorders, occupational burnout, relationship difficulties and work/life challenges.
Kathryn brings a wealth of experience and knowledge to her therapeutic and coaching work. She is the UK expert in Bowen Systems therapy which explores how well-being and psychological health is rooted within our relationships and her extensive therapeutic training allows her to integrate humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural approaches within her work.
Kathryn has practises in Harley Street, London and Surbiton, SW London as well as offering virtual sessions.
For more information see www.drkathrynkissell.com
Kathryn works with adults and young people (16+ years) experiencing a range of difficulties over both the long and short term. Employing an integrative therapeutic style, she works collaboratively with you to improve your mental health, well-being and relationships.
Kathryn sees individuals experiencing a wide range of mental health difficulties including stress, anxiety disorders, low mood, relationship issues, work issues, bereavement, loss, low self-esteem, personality disorders, self identity and family issues.
Kathryn works with couples to support them to address the challenges facing them and to build strong, long-lasting relationships. She sees couples of all ages, whether married or not, mixed or same sex, living together or apart. Her approach particularly draws upon the Relationship Renewal model developed by her New York colleague, David Olsen.
Couples often reach out for therapy when facing relationship crises; feeling disconnected; experiencing parenting challenges; family politics or significant life events.
Kathryn works with families with children and adults of all ages and across all generations, living together or apart. For individual therapy clients who are between 16 and 18 years old, monthly family therapy is a vital part of the therapeutic process.
Families often seek therapy when a child is struggling or experiencing mental health problems; there are issues regarding blended families, divorce or separation; parenting challenges or the family is going through difficult life changes.
Based on patient reviews & endorsements by other professionals
Health Care and Professional Council
British Psychological Society
No. BPS Chartered Member & Associate Fellow
Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology Roehampton University, London, UK
MA(Oxon) Experimental Psychology Oxford University, UK
BA(Hons) Experimental Psychology Oxford University, UK
Through my time in therapy with Dr Kissell I have grown into an individual who is no longer bound by my thoughts or feelings, but rather recognise them as separate to the person I am. Dr Kissell has assisted me from a place of deep social anxiety to a platform of self understanding. I am no longer feel the mental constraints that materialised during challenging times, thanks to my sessions with Dr Kissell. I now feel confident with progressing in my life, after developing a new approach to life through my sessions. I look forward to the future instead of constantly dwelling on past negativity.
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Dr Kathryn Kissell is a brilliant psychologist. She is astute, thorough and kind. She does not rush to conclusions. Instead, she guides one to discern and to understand what is relevant and important. She is truly present and encourages a sense of strength and agency. I wholeheartedly recommend working with Dr Kissell.
Kathryn held a safe and compassionate space for me at all times. I really felt like I could open up to her properly without fear of judgement which is huge for me. She has a kind and gentle energy about her. When difficult things need to be said she does so in a gentle manner. A great therapist to work with.
Dr Kissel was great at helping me gain significant insights and to appreciate my own ability to move into a more multidimensional approach to my thinking and allow me the space to be learn the skill of being much kinder to myself.
Sessions are always educational with empathy and support. I look forward to having my sessions, and come away with a bit more of an understanding that helps with every day life application.
I have been seeing Kathryn for a while now and could not be a happier, healthier person for it. She has helped me through big changes in my life and identified new aspects of my journey that we have tackled together. I could not imagine where my life would be without her.
Where do I even begin? Working with Dr. Kissell was nothing short of a miracle for our marriage. When my husband and I sought her help, we were on the verge of a divorce, and it felt like there was no way back. But thanks to Dr. Kissell, we were given a lifeline that saved our relationship. From the very first session, Dr. Kissell displayed remarkable insight and compassion. She helped us confront our deepest fears and frustrations, guiding us through the toughest moments with unwavering support. There were times when we felt hopeless, but she never gave up on us. Her encouragement and understanding pushed us to keep going even when things seemed impossible. What sets Dr. Kissell apart is her genuine care and commitment to her clients. She invested her time and expertise in us, going above and beyond to understand our individual perspectives and needs. Her approach was tailored to our unique situation, and she skillfully facilitated open and honest conversations that allowed us to heal and reconnect. Through her guidance, we learned to communicate effectively, address long-standing issues, and rebuild trust. We discovered newfound appreciation and love for each other, strengthening the bond that was once almost shattered. Without a doubt, if it hadn't been for Dr. Kissell, we would have probably gone through with the divorce. Today, we stand together, stronger than ever before, ready to face life's challenges as a united front. Dr. Kissell played an instrumental role in transforming our marriage and bringing back the happiness we thought was lost. If you find yourself in a similar situation, don't hesitate to reach out to Dr. Kissell. Her expertise, compassion, and dedication can be a lifeline for struggling couples like us. We will forever be grateful for her guidance, and we can confidently say that she saved our marriage.
I came to Kathryn with a number of serious personal challenges in my personal and professional life that had all reached a peak at the same time. I was looking for someone to not only help me get through these challenges, but also help me to look inwards to understand my personality so that I could make sense of my current life and improve my future. Kathryn guided me through all of this with great care and kindness. She was always empathic and listened well. Just speaking with her helped my to work out a lot of the problems, but what really made a difference (and I feel sets her apart) was that she was able to bring in a very practical approach when this was needed, introducing concepts and exercises for me to do when she thought this was right. Some of these were a complete revelation. I've come to the end of my time with her now and feel like a new person - with a greater understanding of myself, my world and how to deal with everything that comes my way. In retrospect I can see that Kathryn was a very active person during our consultations - always thinking about my situation and where to go next. There were times when I was challenged with a concept or exercise to reach the next stage. Such is the nature of her care that I never felt challenged. The sessions were always safe spaces. During the bad times I would look forward to them knowing I would feel a little better afterwards which went a very long way. My experience with Kathryn has been absolutely transformative. Over a period of time we worked hard to turn things around and I'm in awe at her skills. I was undergoing huge personal shifts in these sessions but they always felt very gentle. I will always be incredibly grateful that Dr Kissell was recommended to me and I cannot recommend her highly enough.
Kathryn provided a safe and understanding space for me to work through some challenges that I hadn’t talked about before. She gave me confidence that I could deal with these challenges and I left feeling empowered.
What are Dr. Kathryn Kissell's reviews like?
Dr. Kathryn Kissell's overall patient rating is 4.97 out of 5 stars on Doctify. This is based on 41 reviews
What languages does Dr. Kathryn Kissell speak?
Dr. Kathryn Kissell speaks English
Where is Dr. Kathryn Kissell located?
Dr. Kathryn Kissell primarily practices at Cognacity, located at 54 Harley Street, London, United Kingdom, W1G 9PZ
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What are Dr. Kathryn Kissell working hours?
Dr. Kathryn Kissell is working Wednesday (12:00 - 17:00), Thursday (08:00 - 18:00), Friday (08:00 - 17:00, 08:00 - 17:00)
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