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
“Sessions were definitely helpful [couple sesssion]. 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. London
“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