Uk Psychologist Katja

Dr Katja Hajek

I am a Chartered Doctor of Clinical Psychology with a 25 years’ experience of working both privately and in the NHS (South London and Maudsley NHS Trust). I have practiced at the level of Consultant Clinical Psychologist. In doing so, I have worked with adults with a wide range and severity of mental health requirements.

My specialist area is adult mental health, including anxiety, depression, trauma, work stress, low self-esteem and relationship issues. I have a particular specialism and interest in relationship dynamics using my knowledge and expertise in this area to work with individuals and couples.

I offer evidence-based therapies which are tailored to clients’ needs and can include interpersonal and psychodynamic therapy, cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT), and positive psychology.

I am registered with HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council), which upholds high standards in professional codes of practice, qualification and ongoing training.

What clients say about working with Katja

We found the couple sessions very useful and Katja was professional yet was able to put us at ease. She helped us to explore the causes of some difficult issues and communication problems and was able to suggest more helpful behaviours to both of us. Having time set aside to really listen and try to understand each other better with the help of a skilled therapist was invaluable in helping us improve our relationship

Couple work, R & J, London

“Katja was a wonderful source of calm insight and balanced views. She helped me at a time in my marriage where our ability to communicate had broken down and I no-longer felt heard. Without judgement, Katja listened to us both and through a series of well-planned sessions helped move us forward

H & C, London

“I cannot thank you enough for recommending Katja to us. The ten sessions we had with her have really been a life saver for our relationship. She was very insightful, kind, and extremely understanding and she helped us identify key issues that were a root cause to our difficulties as a couple. We felt so comfortable talking to her and for the first time in our relationship, we have been able to constructively confront several  underlying issues that were causing us a lot of damage as a couple. Our communication is now amazing and we feel we are on a new path together because of her help. I would not hesitate to recommend her – and if we need help again, I know who to contact.”

Couple work- Ms J.D. London (MAY 2021)

 

We knew we needed something to change in our marriage but we didn’t know what, it turned out what we needed was Katja, who provided a safe space for us to explore how our relationship had evolved and who we have become as a couple. Katja is direct in her approach which means progress is made right from the start. Our ten sessions were like a marriage MOT. Every couple should try it.’

Couple work- G and G. London (July 2021)

 

We completed 10 sessions with Katja and we found them very helpful. Katja was effective go get us come back on track on the discussions and established the “language” I can use to communicate with my husband.

Couple work- MF. London (August 2021)

 

Katja was recommended to us and after seeing her outstanding experience, qualifications and glowing testimonials we decided to book our first session. We both found Katja was honest, patient and considerate in her approach, and her insightful observations really helped us find a new perspective and move forward. She was impartial and unbiased, and she really saw the concerns from both of our perspectives. We would highly recommend her to anyone seeking couple therapy.”  M and P  (Couple work- August 2021).

 

Our relationship had come to a point of crisis when we decided to try couples’ therapy. We had no idea of where or who to go to, but we wanted a therapist with experience who could help us see a way through. And so, with a little scepticism we started therapy with Katja. From the very first session Katja seemed determined to understand and get to the heart of our problems and to give us a possible way out of our difficulties that didn’t involve breaking up our family. Therapy has been painful and difficult at times, but Katja created such a safe space for us, a space of equality and fairness that has allowed us to hear and speak to each other. With her guidance, we have given ourselves a chance to get back to the relationship that we dreamed we would have and a future together that had seemed almost impossible before working with her. Katja’s insight and ability as a therapist has been remarkable, and in a very short space of time has changed our behaviour, our relationship and our lives for the better. We would have no hesitation in recommending Katja Hajek to anyone in need of relationship counselling

Couple work, N & P, London

“Yes, definitely helpful [working with Katja]. Communication was something we felt needed improving and we do feel we have achieved that. We would contact Katja again in the future if we feel further sessions would be beneficial to our relationship. I would recommend Katja to my friends.”
Couple work Ms P.T. South East
I can’t recommend Dr Hajek enough. I was looking for someone who would listen, understand and challenge me to make strong, positive choices within a particularly challenging time of my life and she has given me just that, helping me see things in a different way. Thanks for all your help! (May 2021)
Couple work:  South East London

We had 10 sessions with Katja. While we were initially somewhat skeptical about how the therapeutic process might help us, as the sessions progressed we found them to be valuable in helping us unpack and analyse the causes of conflict in our relationship. Katja provided a safe space for discussion; she mirrored, reframed and analyzed our divergent views, providing much needed perspective to enable us move forward. And while her direct approach was at times challenging, her honesty proved helpful in the long run. Overall, the process allowed us to have more productive conversations, to listen to each other more, and to identify incremental, actionable steps for changing the dynamics we had found problematic in our marriage.”   

R & O (Couple work- August 2021)