Kathy Montgomery, MBACP, Accredited, BA Hons Integrative Relational Counsellor
I am a fully qualified, accredited and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy).
I work with adults and young people (ages 13+) who find their lives impacted by various issues, including anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, low self-esteem, abuse, life transitions, anger, grief, and self-harm. I also counsel couples who may be struggling due to an affair, a betrayal, or sometimes just a drifting apart.
In addition to my work at the University of Surrey counselling students and staff, I have a private practise in Fulham and Cobham. I work short-term (3+ sessions) and long-term with clients, based on their needs.
How We Would Work Together:
I believe the relationship between the therapist and the client is the core to effective therapy. We'd have an initial session to talk about what brings you to counselling and if you feel comfortable working with me, we'd book further sessions.
I tailor my therapy to your needs - it may include solution-focused techniques, or cognitive behaviour techniques. It may use mindfulness to help with stress reduction. We may explore your past using a psychodynamic approach. The key is you feel comfortable and safe in the room with me, and only then can we explore what bring you to therapy.
"Without your help this semester, I honestly don't know where I would be. Thank you for listening and not judging but instead giving me alternatives to what I thought were impossible situations." Female, 21
"You helped me through a dark period in my life, thank you." Male, 19
"Thank you for helping me see things in a different way." Female, 44
Training, qualifications & experience
BA Honours Degree (First) in Integrative-Relational Counselling from Middlesex University
BA, Magna Cum Laude, English and French, University of Richmond, USA
Mindfulness for Stress-Reduction
Solution Focused Therapy training
Couples Counselling Certificate
I hold full professional insurance.
I am accredited through the BACP.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Attachment disorder
- Attachment disorder in children
- Behaviour problems
- Body dysmorphic disorder
- Child related issues
- Childhood bereavement
- Childhood bullying
- Children’s learning difficulties
- Depression and anxiety in children
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Panic disorder
- Acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT)
- Cognitive and behavioural therapies
- Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
- Couples counselling
- Existential therapy
£50 for each 50 minute session for individual counselling.
£75 for each one hour session of couples counselling.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
I see clients on Tuesdays at Optima Health in Cobham. Please contact me for availability in Fulham. Limited weekend appointment availability.
Types of client