Deborah Quy Family Psychotherapist and Individual Counsellor

Deborah Quy  Family Psychotherapist and Individual Counsellor


07766 236323

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About me

I am a family and systemic psychotherapist accredited by the UKCP and also an accredited BACP counsellor. I work with adults, parents, couples, young people and families offering a safe space to find a way forward when life has become difficult to manage alone.

What is family therapy?

Family therapy – or to give it its full title, family and systemic psychotherapy, helps people in a close relationship help each other.

It enables family members, couples and others who care about each other, to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions safely, to understand each other’s experiences and views, appreciate each other’s needs, build on strengths and make useful changes in their relationships and their lives. Individuals can also find family therapy helpful, as an opportunity to reflect on important relationships and find solutions to life’s challenges.

Research shows family therapy is useful for children, young people and adults experiencing a very wide range of difficulties and experiences, for example, depression and anxiety; relationship breakdowns;parenting struggles; bereavements etc.

I have worked in the NHS and charitable sectors with adults and children experiencing emotional and mental health difficulties. I continue to work with parents, children and young people at a London based charity 3 days a week and have a small private practice.

I work within the ethical guidelines of the UKCP and BACP and have regular supervision.

Please feel free to contact me if you would like to discuss whether what I offer will be suitable for you. This can be by phone or email.

My private practice is based at rooms in Kingston-upon-Thames with good access to public transport and local car parks.

Training, qualifications & experience

Over the last 20 years I have worked in the charitable sector, social services  and the NHS and have extensive experience of working with families and in support of parents.

  • Family therapy supervisor (Tavistock), July 2017
  • Emotionally focused couple therapy internship, 2016
  • MSc in systemic psychotherapy (2014) for working with individuals, couples and families. (Birkbeck College London University and Institute of Family Therapy).
  • Counselling diploma
  • BSc (Hons) nursing

Member of the Association of Family Therapists, (AFT); registered with the UKCP and accredited member of the BACP.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with



£100 per session

Maps & Directions

Kingston-upon-Thames, KT6

Type of session

Online counselling: No
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


I see people on Wednesdays. If you need some flexibility around session times please do call to discuss.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults