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About me

I am a UKCP registered Integrative Arts Psychotherapist. My practice is based in the Kingston upon Thames/Surbiton area. I work with clients using a range of therapeutic techniques and see clients weekly on short term and on a long term basis according to need.

The initial meeting is essentially an assessment of what is possible and what might work for the client should he or she decide to come for therapy.

I have an interest in the relationship between psychology/spirituality and the creative process as a tool for rejuvenation, wellness and personal healing (and I have many years experience of working and supporting trainee therapists) I have also specialised in training groups dealing with Loss and Bereavement as well as working with individuals on this issue of Bereavement or Anticipatory Grief. I also specialise in supervising therapists working with Dementia.

Training, qualifications & experience

For a number of years I have been teaching psychotherapy/counselling at different Higher Education institutes/universities and along with individual client practice, I have experience of working in the care field both within the statutory and voluntary sector.

My therapeutic qualification is a Masters degree with Distinction in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy.

I have taught in a number of Higher Education establishments teaching Counselling and Psychotherapy. I am currently a senior lecturer at the Institute for Arts in therapy and Education

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

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Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Play therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy
  • Transactional analysis
  • Transpersonal psychology


My fee structure is from £65 to £85 per session (50 minutes) for one to one client sessions agreed with the client according to what is affordable within that range. For couple therapy my fee range is £120

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Further information

I work with individual clients and also with couples and I offer supervision for qualified therapists or trainee therapists.
I work (whole)istically with mind, body, soul and the human spirit.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None


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


Mondays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays with some Thursday, Fridays in the week

Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme


Supervision available.

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Gerry O'Riordan

Gerry O'Riordan