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About me

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor. I have experience of working with people with a broad range of issues including anxiety, depression,  stress, low self-esteem and self-confidence, anxiety and panic attacks, grief and loss, relationship problems, depression, career changes, and the effects of past abuse and trauma.

How can I help you?
I believe that therapy is a collaborative process that can help people to understand and make sense of their own histories and the person that they are.

I provide a warm, empathic and non-judgmental environment for my clients to help explore their thoughts and feelings, make sense of conflicting emotions and behaviours, gain a deeper understanding of themselves and reach their true potential. I believe in the uniqueness of the counselling relationship and the potential to tap into an individual’s inherent strengths for making their own choices in life.

How do I work?
I have an integrative approach to psychotherapy, which means I have several ways of working with clients according to the client’s needs. For example, using psychodynamic approach which pays attention to past experiences that may have a negative influence on present life, as well as humanistic approach which focuses on here and now.

What next?
The first step is to arrange an initial appointment to see if counselling could work for you. We will use the first session to see whether we can work together and if we agree, we can have a further 6 sessions.

Sometimes this is sufficient for what you need right now, or we may agree to work for longer. You can end at any time and there is no obligation to continue after the first session.

At our first session, we will discuss the main difficulties that brought you to therapy, explore the way to work together that may best suit you, and agree the details of our contract.

Training, qualifications & experience

I’m a fully qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist (Dip.Co) with additional training in Online Counselling, Clinical Assessment, Mentalising, Bereavement and Focusing.

I’m a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP 00924512). I also work for the NHS IAPT service, seeing patients from a wide cross-section of the community. I’m committed to an ethical framework, which is a set of guidelines that ensure my work is safe and puts your wellbeing and choices at the centre of any work we do together.

Member organisations


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.

Therapies offered

  • Existential therapy
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis


My fee is £50 per 50-minute session. Sessions take place once a week.

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I work with adults over 18.

Kingston Upon Thames

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Armenian, Farsi


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.

Wheelchair user access

There are steps to access the counselling room. Online counselling available


I currently have availability to take on new clients for online counselling (phone or video) wherever you are.

I also have some availability for face to face counselling.

Types of client

Older adults
Emily Telami  - Counsellor & Therapist

Emily Telami - Counsellor & Therapist