Karin Sieger, Psychotherapist &v Writer, Reg. MBACP (Accred)
Parkshot House (opposite Richmond Station)
5 Kew Road
07944 283 207 / 07944 283 207
Attending counselling or therapy is a sign of strength. It means taking responsibility and charge of your life and circumstances.
I am Karin Sieger, an experienced, BACP accredited and registered psychotherapist and writer based in central Richmond, opposite the station.
My practice offers you a friendly, relaxed and confidential space where you can talk about what is on your mind, so that together we can find a way forward that works for you. I work with individual clients (not couples) aged 18+ and specialise in anxiety, transitions, loss and death, cancer and other chronic illnesses. I also write a lot about these and other topics in a way that is jargon-free, personal and non-preaching. You can catch up with my writing at https://KarinSieger.com
The quality of service you receive is important to me: I aim to respond to your enquiry within one working day; offer you appointments that fit in well with your availability; and most importantly, I will tell you if I think I am not the right support for you.
My daytime fee is £65, £70 for sessions after 1800 and on Saturdays. A reduced fee of £55 is available for clients undergoing cancer treatment and full-time therapy students.
I work intuitively and depending on what you need I may choose to draw from different counselling and therapy approaches including relational, humanistic, psychodynamic, body-psychotherapy, transpersonal, CBT. I aim to be open, welcoming, flexible, transparent, pro-active and down to earth.
The counselling I offer is intended to do five things:
- To offer you a safe and non-judgmental space where you can say frankly what is on your mind.
- To help you understand why you might feel and think the way you do.
- To work with you on understanding what things you are good at and what has worked well for you in the past.
- Based on that to help you find a solution to your difficulty, to stay motivated and play an active part in your life.
- To support you in making choices for your life that work for you and your wellbeing.
In my experience, talking about your worries or difficulties to someone who is independent can help you deal with overwhelming emotions and gain a new sense of proportion and motivation to deal with a difficult situation in the best way you can, and in a way that is right for you.
Below are answers to some frequently asked questions about my work. For more information visit my website https://KarinSieger.com. You are welcome to contact me for an initial chat to help you decide whether you would like to make an appointment for a first session.
I am also write a lot about and you can find a full list of my published articles on my website.
1. My Credentials: I am a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with NHS experience, accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP), and a member of the BACP Register, which is accredited by the Department of Health. I hold a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and in my work draw from a range of approaches including Person-Centered, Relational, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Cognitive Behaviour (CBT) and Body-Psychotherapy depending on what is most helpful at the time.
I trained in the NHS and voluntary sector. After my training I continued working for two London-based NHS Primary Care Trusts. Prior to training in counselling and psychotherapy, I spent over 20 years in media and consumer research on a national and international level. I have worked in a range of organisational structures and cultures in Europe, Africa and Asia.
I believe in self-development and therefore regularly attend courses and seminars to help add to my skill set and offer my clients an increasing range of helpful therapeutic tools.
2. Appointments are available as follows: Daytime: Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri. Evenings: Tues. Weekends: Sat.
3. Fees: Daytime £65. Evenings after 1800 and on Saturdays £70. For people undergoing cancer treatment and full-time counselling students: £55
4. Location: Appointments are held at my practice in Parkshot House, opposite Richmond Station (next to Starbucks). The therapy room offers a calm and welcoming atmosphere. Richmond is easily accessible from Central and West London, as well as other parts of Surrey (incl 10 mins from Waterloo via Clapham Junction). The building has disabled access. Car parking is nearby (behind the station and another immediately after the station).
5. The first session would give you an opportunity to tell me a bit more about your difficulties, what you are hoping to get from counselling or therapy, and for you to ask me any relevant questions. Based on this, I would advise you what kind of approach and length of work would be suitable, and you can decide whether you would like to work with me.
Feel free to contact me in confidence with any queries you may have.
Visit my websites for more information
Training, qualifications & experience
I hold a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from the University of Roehampton.
In my work I draw from a range of approaches including Person-Centered, Relational, Humanistic, Psychodynamic, Transpersonal, Cognitive Behaviour (CBT) and Body Psychotherapy.
I am accredited by the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and a member of the BACP Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, which is accredited by the Department of Health.
I trained in the NHS and voluntary sector. After my training I continued working for two London-based NHS Primary Care Trusts.
I have personal experience of cancer treatment.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Existential therapy
- Humanistic therapies
Photos & videos
Daytime: £65. After 1800 and on Saturdays: £70.
People undergoing cancer treatment and full-time counselling students: £55
- On the verge of change, but nothing is happening?
- What's the point in talking about cancer?
- Low self-esteem: The broken record
- It sounds like you are depressed
- Is telling you I am seriously ill selfish?
- Thank you; Lynda Bellingham - a legacy
- How are you? Families and friends affected by cancer
- What is summer depression?
- When a loved one is seriously ill or dying
- When your heart is broken
- My therapist does not understand me
- When you feel 'Sentenced to Life' (as Clive James reflects)
- When Mother’s Day is not a happy occasion
- Do CEOs Need a Priest?
- I do not know myself anymore
- The Challenge of Expat Life
- Life beyond cancer treatment – you are your own expert
- The opportunity behind the post-holiday blues
- Surviving Bereavement
- The Illusion Behind Addictive Behaviour
- Mothers and Fathers with Postnatal Depression (PND)
- Death by Proxy – What we can learn from Nelson Mandela's Passing
- Who can you trust these days – in public life or relationships?
- A Playful Tiff or Domestic Abuse?
- Why does this always happen to me? Relationship Counselling
- About Cancer Counselling
- Counselling After Traumatic Events: The Woolwich Attack
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Daytime: Tues, Thurs, Fri. Evening: Tues. Weekends: Sat.
Types of client