Chekkie Kauntze MBACP
8-26 Bath Street
Life can be challenging and there might be times when we find ourselves out of control, struggling to cope and are in emotional pain. Therapy can help you to understand your feelings, thoughts and what you are experiencing in a non-judgemental and confidential space.
Often behaviours or modes of being that have been useful in the past are no longer serving us well in our current lives. Therapy can be a space to foster awareness into what is keeping us stuck and through the re-examination of the roles we might be adopting in relation to ourselves and others, our choices and beliefs, a new perspective and understanding into ourselves and our difficulties can be reached. This new understanding and awareness can Increase our sense of freedom, with new choices and possibilities arising and a sense of clarity in how to move forward and live a more fulfilling life. But, more than anything I hope to provide a space in which you can truly be yourself, without a fear of judgement or expectations and demands being put upon you.
I take a relational approach and work with individual adults and young people. I have experience of working with individuals from a range of cultures, backgrounds and ages, within the NHS, private sector and voluntary sector.
I work in a holistic manner where we explore together how you live your life, uncovering what is causing you distress and discovering the meaning behind your symptoms.
I can help with eating difficulties, anxiety, depression, abuse, health related issues, issues of identity, loss, relationship difficulties, abuse, work stress and addictions.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a BACP registered existential-phenomenological counsellor, and I am also in my final stages of completing a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
The majority of my experience has been gained working as a Clinical Lead for an organisation called EASE Wellbeing. This is within primary care in London and Oxfordshire and implements a short term goal orientated model for adults with anxiety and depression. I am in charge of two surgeries, conducting all psychological assessments, risk assessments, allocating clients, co-supervising and making onward referrals. I have also experienced working in a longer term format within the charity Mind and in private practise with adults and with adolescents in secondary schools with the charity Place2Be.
I have a Post Graduate Diploma in Counselling and Psychotherapy at the New School of Psychotherapy and Counselling and Middlesex University.
I have a Foundation certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Regents University.
I have trained in, psychodynamic approaches, CBT, integrative, but my main mode of practice is existential-phenomenological. Each client has unique needs and therefore I do not subscribe to one set theory or model and take a personalised and strongly relational approach. Research shows that the therapeutic relationship is the most important factor for change and accordingly I put great emphasis on the relational dynamics and it is essential that you find a therapist that you feel comfortable with.
I am a registered member of BACP and abide by this ethical framework. I am a member of SEA, UPCA and BPS.
Areas of counselling I deal with
- Affairs and betrayals
- Anger management
- Anorexia nervosa
- Antisocial personality disorder
- Attachment disorder
- Avoidant personality disorder
- Binge-eating disorder
- Bipolar disorder
- Borderline personality disorder
- Bulimia nervosa
- Childhood bullying
- Chronic fatigue syndrome/ME
- Dependent personality disorder
- Domestic violence
- Drug abuse
- Eating disorders
- Emotional abuse
- Family issues
- Feeling sad
- Gender dysphoria
- Generalised anxiety disorder
- Histrionic personality disorder
- Internet addiction
- Low self-confidence
- Low self-esteem
- Narcissistic personality disorder
- Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
- Obsessive-compulsive personality disorder
- Panic disorder
- Paranoid personality disorder
- Personality disorders
- Physical abuse
- Postnatal depression
- Pregnancy and birth
- Relationship problems
- Schizoid personality disorder
- Schizotypal personality disorder
- Seasonal affective disorder (SAD)
- Separation and divorce
- Sexual abuse
- Suicidal thoughts
- Work-related stress
Other areas of counselling I deal with
Loss of meaning and purpose
Understanding and Clarity into self and experiences
Living with chronic pain
My fee is £70 per 50 minute session, concessions are possible.
I offer both short-term and open-ended therapy.
Please feel free to email or call me with any questions or to help you decide if therapy is the right option for you.
Maps & Directions
Type of session
|Face to face counselling:||Yes|
Sadly I do not have availability at either practice currently, but enquiries are still welcome.
Types of client
|Employee Assistance Programme|