About me

I am a qualified BACP (Accredited) Counsellor and Supervisor with a private practice in Kingston upon Thames offering Integrative Counselling and to individuals.

Integrative counselling draws upon different theories such as humanistic and psychodynamic and may involve exploring links with the past and the present in order to help facilitate a more empowered choice towards the future.

EMDR was originally designed to treat traumatic or dysfunctional memories and experiences and their psychological consequences, and although the procedure has increasingly been used to treat a wide range of distress such as phobias, anxiety, panic attacks, pain, etc, it has primarily been used for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD).

I will offer you a warm, accepting and non-judgmental relationship, gently encouraging you to examine what has brought you to this stage of your like, whilst supporting you in ways you wish to change.

With a clearer awareness and understanding of our behaviour, we become more in control of our lives thereby more able to initiate wanted change.

I have a great belief in the human's potential and that everyone holds the key within themselves to find a way of living a life that compliments their true self.
I am by nature deeply but quietly spiritual and in awe at the magic and mystery of life. I bring to my work sensitivity, intuition and compassion.

Training, qualifications & experience

Integrative Supervision Dip.
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapy.
BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist
UKRCP Registered Independent Counsellor/Psychotherapist
Advanced Dip in Integrative Counselling
Intermediate Certificate in Counselling Skills
Certificate in Psychology


Consultant Counselling Coordinator and Lead Supervisor - Richmond Carers Centre
Supervisor in Private Practice                                                                       Counselling / Psychotherapy in Kingston - Private Practice.                           Consultant for AXA International for the Middle East                                                
The Women's Centre - Kingston upon Thames - Long term counselling
The Guildhall, Kingston - Short and long term counselling.
Kingston Bereavement Service - Time-limited counselling.

I am a member of BACP, thereby comply by their code of ethics.
I receive regular supervision and am committed to on-going professional development.
Some of which are: Training in

Transactional analysis
Bodywork Therapy workshop
Shame process workshop
Short focussed therapy

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.


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.


Additional information

Price on enquiry.

I have a small number of windows available for those on a low fee income.

Further information

I offer a calm space surrounded by nature in which we can work.
There is free parking and/or a very nearby bus stop (5 seconds away).

Kingston Upon Thames

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I offer Integrative Supervision to both counsellors and psychotherapists in private practice as well as organisations.

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Yara Steel

Yara Steel