Kate Hoyland, MSc, PG Dip Couns. PG Dip Psych. BACP Accredited Counsellor
I have worked as a counsellor for many years with people who have come with a wide variety of different issues. These include:
- bereavement and loss
- family and relationship issues
- health issues
- anxiety and difficult feelings
- low self-esteem.
Many of us need time for healing, for many different reasons. I understand that telling your story for the first time can be a daunting task, and by listening with careful, non-judgemental attention, I hope to offer a space for you that is safe and contained, in which healing is possible.
Working with a counsellor who is not part of your everyday life can give you the chance to explore your thoughts and feelings from a new perspective. By doing so, it may be possible for you to find a deeper understanding, acceptance and clarity.
I offer both short term and long term counselling. Short term counselling lasts between 6 and 12 sessions, and can be helpful if you wish to explore a problem or crisis you are facing now. Longer term work can last for 6 months or more, and can be an opportunity to work on a longer term problem and explore more of who you are. The number of sessions we have will depend very much on what feels right for you, and is something we can explore in our initial meeting.
I offer a first session, without any obligation to continue, to give you a chance to see how I work and ask any questions you may have. If any of this resonates with you, please do get in touch.
Training, qualifications & experience
MSc, PG Dip Couns. PG Dip Psych. BACP Accredited Counsellor
I gained my Diploma in Person Centred Counselling at the Metanoia Institute, London, in 2006 and am a fully accredited member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP)
I am also a graduate member of the British Psychological Society.
I have worked as a bereavement therapist for many years, at Southwark Carers in South London. I have also worked as a counsellor at Mind (in Hackney) for people experiencing mental health difficulties, and with primary age children as a play therapist at Place2Be.
I also work in private practice in South West London and abide by the BACP Code of Ethics.
Accredited register membership
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Carer support
- Child related issues
- Emotional abuse
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Passive aggressive behaviour
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Individual: £50 (50 minute session) evenings
£45 daytime (50 minutes session)
I can offer concessions for those in genuine need. Please ask about this at our initial meeting, which will last 60 minutes.
I am based near Raynes Park railway station (13 minutes walk) and am an 8 minute from Wimbledon Chase Thameslink station.
Bus numbers 152, 163, 164 and K5 stop close by.
Bus numbers 131, 57, and 200 stop at Raynes Park railway station.
Metred parking is available on Kingston Road.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Day time and evenings, Tues-Wed, Evenings Thurs
Types of client