Kwan-Yee Li MBACP, MNCS (Accred), MSc, Bsc, Adv. Dip
What if we stopped masking ourselves to fit the norms of society?
What if the goal of therapy is more than getting us back to coping with life?
I am a little bit of an academic. I have completed a masters in counselling psychology and done various courses in counselling since I left university the first time in 2007. I value the courses that I have completed, not necessarily for the qualification (although it doesn’t hurt) but for what I have learnt on the way which is this – as a counsellor, I can only be myself and be honest in what I am able to offer and about how I work.
I am really passionate about counselling and believe in the potential of every person who I come across that they hold the answers for themselves. I am by no means an expert who can guide or give advice or promise to ‘make things better’. What I can offer is a safe space for you to explore what it is that you want to work on without judging and really trying to hear how life is for you and understand your world as you see it. Now that’s not to say that I will simply listen without response. I will at times ask some awkward questions, perhaps questions that are unwelcome or shocking in my attempts to understand. I may express to you how I have understood you, admit to you that I don’t understand perhaps and ask for more clarity. Perhaps one of my best and worst traits is my honesty.
I will work hard with you to strive for your goal in counselling, strive to work with you to get to where you want to go and sit still with you at times if that’s what you decide is best for you. I don’t have the answers but I believe you do and trust you to find them and I’d be honoured to be able to work with you on your journey.
With previous experience working in short term therapy within the NHS, longer term therapy in a youth organisation and specialising in bereavement counselling.
Training, qualifications & experience
I have not provided an exhaustive list of the issues I work with because I am interested primarily in working with you, the person. If within working with you, you decide to work on issues such as grief and loss, trauma, eating disorders, self-harm and the list goes on then I am comfortable in exploring these issues as you see them. How you experience these issues rather than concentrating on the issue as separate from the person is how I prefer to work.
Msc Counselling Psychology
Bsc Counselling Psychology
Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling
Critical Incident Stress Management
Person-Centred Therapy and CBT: Siblings not Rivals
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
Photos & videos
Free initial meeting to see if we would like to work together
£45 per 50 minute counselling session thereafter
Concessions available for counselling students at £25 per session
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
|Other languages:||Cantonese, Mandarin|
Currently only evening and Saturday appointments available
Types of client