Dr Emma Kay

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Chartered Counselling Psychologist AFBPsS, HCPC registered
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Richmond TW9 & London W1G
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This professional is currently not accepting new clients and may not respond to general enquiries at this time.

About me

I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and an accredited member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a Dynamic Interpersonal therapist (DIT) kite marked with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) and a fully qualified EMDR therapist and a registered member of EMDR association UK.  

I have many years of experience working in mental health services both in the NHS, and in the charitable sector in services such as MIND. I offer weekly sessions and work long and short term with clients, both online and face to face. 

Whether you require short term sessions or longer-term work, I believe it is important to build a strong, collaborative relationship so that we can explore whatever issues arise together. I offer an empathic, genuine and non-judgemental relationship and foster a space which clients value as they feel safe and accepted. 

As a counselling psychologist I have been trained to work in a variety of different ways with clients and to be flexible in my approach in accordance with what a client needs. The models I have trained in include psychodynamic, CBT, humanistic, existential, person-centred, dynamic interpersonal therapy and compassion focused therapy. 

I believe we are all unique and what is beneficial for us at various points in our life is likely to change as we encounter different challenges, therefore a flexible therapeutic approach is core to working effectively, facilitating change, and fostering personal growth.

I offer face to face sessions in Richmond and Central London and online sessions via Zoom. I am registered with a host of health insurance companies including AXA, AVIVA, BUPA, CIGNA and WPA.

Training, qualifications & experience


BSc Counselling Psychology

Doctorate in Counselling Psychology  - Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the BPS ( British Psychological Society) and the HCPC

Qualified Dynamic Interpersonal Therapist registered with the BPC

Fully Qualified EMDR Therapist registered with the EMDR association UK

Additional Training and Experience

Motivational Interviewing

Compassion Focused Therapy

Working with Complex PTSD and Relational Trauma

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.

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Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna
  • BUPA

Additional information

I'm happy to offer a short free telephone consultation to discuss working together. I operate a sliding scale for fees dependent on your financial circumstances. Please contact me for a discussion on fees. I am registered with most health insurance companies, please contact me for more details.

When I work

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Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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In person

I am an approved clinical supervisor and have undergone RAPPS training with the British Psychological Society.

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Dr Emma Kay
Dr Emma Kay