Ilona King (MBACP) Couples and Individuals counsellor
I am a qualified, experienced and BACP registered counsellor working in Reigate, Surrey. I have many years of experience working online too- a necessity for now, sadly.
If you’re reading this, I’m guessing you’re feeling something that is getting in the way of how you would like to be. Maybe you’re angry, anxious, sad or struggling to like yourself. Maybe you’re feeling ok, but you would like to feel better about yourself or improve your relationship with others in your life- such as a partner, family members, friends or colleagues.
Coming to counselling can feel daunting and I have a deep respect for anyone who makes that step. Yet, counselling can really make a difference when things get though. Feeling heard, understood and genuinely accepted, helps.
Training, qualifications & experience
My training and qualifications cover human relationships and development.
A summary of my relevant qualifications is below.
- Diploma in Person-Centred Counselling, Metanoia Institute, London
- Certificate in “Couples and Other Relationships”, The Grove, London-due to complete in Dec 2020
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.
Accredited register membership
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).
This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
I have particular experience working with depression, anxiety, infertility and pregnancy loss.
I have a particular interest in working with couples where an affair has been exposed (guilt, remorse, sense of self-worth issues.) and what that means for the marriage/relationship.
I charge £50 a session (60 min) for individual counselling and £70 a session (80 min) for couples counselling.
I ask for a 24 hr cancellation period or my full fee is payable. No fee is payable where I cancel for any reason.
I have a small number of concessionary places, so please do ask if the full fee would mean you can’t work with me.
Concessions offered for
I do recognise that taking those first steps to finding help can feel daunting. I offer a 15 min free telephone consultation to talk with you about counselling and answer any questions you may have.
I offer outdoor therapy too.