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A Mental Health & Self Harm Practitioner working in private practice in Exeter, Devon, UK and online.  I promote mental health wellbeing and provide early intervention and recovery services.

I'm Katja

A LITTLE ABOUT WHO I AM AND WHAT I DO WELL

KATJA JAQUELINE

BA SocSc; BA (Hons) Social Work;
BA (Hons) Psychology, MBPsS

Adolescent & Adult

Mental Health & Self-Harm Practitioner

Exeter, Devon, UK & Online

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Hello and welcome!

Thank you for visiting my website.  

I am a licensed and qualified accredited practitioner with over 16 years of experience in mental health. I live and practice in Exeter, Devon; UK and work both online and in-person. I am multi-lingual and fluent in both English and Portuguese. I hold three university qualifications and trained at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa (previously known as Rand Afrikaans University). I was awarded membership to the Golden Key International Honor Society and I am registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS), Social Work England (SWE), British Association of Social Workers (BASW) and the Association of Integrative Coach-therapist Professionals (AICTP).

I have had the fantastic opportunity to have worked with individuals across the lifespan: children, adolescents, adults and older adults; groups and families on a broad range of mental health issues, in primary and secondary care.

I have years of clinical experience in the assessment, management and treatment of individuals with severe, enduring and complex mental health issues. I have worked abroad in an inpatient service and all the diverse NHS mental health settings, including early intervention psychosis services, crisis intervention and community adult and adolescent mental health services.

I am skilled in a range of mental health issues which include self-harm, emotional distress, anxiety, depression, bipolar, OCD, social phobia, personality difficulties, stress, trauma, self-esteem issues, Autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, anger, bullying, relationship difficulties, work or school-related stress and mental health issues.  

For the past four years, I have worked with individuals in crisis who have presented at hospital for for threats or incidents of self-harming or suicidal behaviour. I am competent in being able to safely assess, manage and contain individuals presenting with complex and challenging behaviours who are at high risk to themselves or others. 

 

I have a particular interest in working with teenagers and young adults that experience self-harming urges or engage in self-harming acts. I have the systemic skills and understanding of the impact this has on family and relationships. As a result of this, I work closely with parents and caregivers, offering them the necessary support and opportunity to discuss their concerns and review their child’s progress.

I use a range of therapeutic approaches and modalities gained over several years of working experience. These are used depending on each client’s individual needs and goals.

If you are seeking support for yourself, your child, family member, friend, staff or clients, I hope you find that which can be of help.

Katja Jaqueline

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Issues I work with and with whom i work with

Specialities & Age Groups

SELF-HARM

SUICIDAL IDEATION

ANXIETY

DEPRESSION

EMOTIONAL DISTURBANCE

RELATIONSHIP ISSUES

TRAUMA

YOUNG PEOPLE (13 - 17)

YOUNG ADULTS (18 - 30)

What i qualified in

Education

B.A. Social Science

B.A (Hons) Social Work

B.A (Hons) Psychology

where i studied

University

Rand Afrikaans University

Currently known as the University of Johannesburg

achievements

Awards

Golden Key International Honor Society

licenses

Accreditations

British Psychological Society

Social Work England

membership

Affiliations

British Association of Social Workers

Association for Integrative Therapeutic Coaching 

Psychology Today

Harley Therapy

My experience

Clinicals Experience

Virgin Care Devon Integrated Children's Services

Somerset Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Cumbria Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Surrey and Borders Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

Barnet, Enfield and Haringey NHS Trust

South West London and St. George's NHS Trust

Berkshire Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust

Kent and Medway NHS and Social Care Partnership Trust

years in the field

# Years

17 Years

Disclosure & Barring Service

DBS

DBS checked