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About me

From time to time, we can feel overwhelmed, or lost or even find ourselves in the same patterns as many times before without knowing a way out. We can become anxious, depressed or confused about how we are living our lives. We can also be wondering about how to change our lives and live differently in the future. This may be particularly true during the current changes and upheaval that we may be experiencing in our home and work lives.

As a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, I have been working with people to help them with these and similar problems for the last 20 years. I offer straightforward, jargon-free psychotherapy and counselling: currently I am working entirely online with a view to resuming face to face work in both Holborn, central London and Stoke Newington, north east London.

In my practice I aim to address a wide range of distress - anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, eating disorders, realtionship issues - and many other problems associated with living. Therapy can provide a time and place for two people to meet and talk and aims to help you move towards a more fruitful and meaningful existence and can help you manage your life more effectively.

If you feel that you would like to know more, I offer a free, initial 30-minute consultation so that we can meet and talk through ways in which therapy may be of help.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have an MA in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. I am accredited with the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy and a member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy: these are the two main professional and regulatory bodies within the UK.

I abide by the Codes of Ethics and Practice of both UKCP and BACP. In addition, my work is supervised by a UKCP registered psychotherapist and supervisor.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

UKCP

UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness

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Fees

£70.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Additional information

I offer an initial, free 30-minute online consultation to talk through ways in which we might work together. As an alternative, it is also possible to have an initial discussion on the telephone. Otherwise, my fee is £70 per session. Please contact me if you would like any further information.

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers

Availability

Currently I work entirely online from Wednesdays to Saturday lunchtimes.

Further information

I offer an free initial, non-obligation session of 30 minutes to both discuss your background and current problem as well as talking through ways in which we may work together. This session can be conducted via video or telephone according to your needs.

Suite A
3rd Floor
4-6 Staple Inn
Holborn
London
WC1V 7QT

Arbor Court
London
N16 0QU

Key details

Sign language
Other languages None
Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Types of client

Adults
Older adults
Kathy Parsons MA, UKCP, MBACP, Dip IIP

Kathy Parsons MA, UKCP, MBACP, Dip IIP