kathrinebejanyan

Qualifications

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  • Bachelor’s in Psychology
  • Master’s in Counseling Psychology
  • PhD in Social Psychology
  • Accredited Member of the British Association for Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Licensed as a Marriage Family Therapist (California)

About Kathrine

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While most therapists see themselves as a jack-of-all-trades working with everybody and anybody on a range of issues from eating disorders to phobias, my passion is relationships – helping people find, maintain or simply improve their romantic lives.

Unlike traditional relationship therapy, I’m action orientated and do not believe in open-ended talking therapies that can go on for years. Instead, I help you understand your past experiences so you can make sense of your present. I then educate you on what makes a successful relationships so you can make better choices and achieve what you want for your future. To learn more about how I work, click here.

In addition to seeing clients for relationship counselling, I also continue to do a great deal of reading, writing and research on relationships – please see Huffington Post and Google for information on my writing.

“In a time of distress in my personal life, Kathrine provided complete support. Her non-judgemental, humanistic approach encouraged me to be self-reflective and focus on personal growth and overcome the obstacle my husband and I were facing. Her insight has paved the way for me to develop better coping skills. Importantly, Kathrine’s support and insight have encouraged a deeper understanding and compassion for the journey my husband and I are on together.”

Amy M, 27

My Journey

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I began my studies in psychology and human behaviour over 15 years ago. While studying psychology I always took a particular interest in relationship work. Jumping straight in at the deep end, I began my work as a therapist in domestic violence agencies.

I listened to hundreds of accounts of people talking about all the different ways their relationships had become destructive. This experience taught me how to help people make better partner choices from the very start of a relationship and to spot warning signs of unhealthy dynamics before the relationship turns toxic. I worked in California and in Hawaii (within the military population) in this capacity.

Following this experience I wanted greater scientific, evidence on what makes relationships successful and how we chose partners. I moved to London and obtained my PhD.

My research focused on the dynamics of both dating and marital relationships, particularly how our backgrounds (e.g. cultural factors and familial ties) can impact our choices of partners and the quality of our relationships. To see a few of my published academic articles please click below or find an extensive list of my research on Google.

Romantic ideals, mate preferences, and anticipation of future difficulties in marital life: a comparative study of young adults in India and America

Associations of Collectivism with Relationship Commitment, Passion, and Mate Preferences: Opposing Roles of Parental Influence and Family Allocentrism

Attachment styles as predictors of Facebook-related jealousy and surveillance in romantic relationships

Latest from my blog

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