Kalpana Rao MBACP

Kalpana Rao MBACP

Ballater Surgery
108 Chislehurst Road

07931 519511

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About me

I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, and a time which is focused on you, to explore your thoughts and feelings..making sense of what's happening for you, finding ways to process and overcome challenges you face.

I work integratively which means that I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches but I am most influenced by psychodynamic ways of understanding distress. In other words, I will be interested to explore with you how the past may be affecting you in the present, how your original styles of attachment might influence current relationships and the defences that you may have developed to protect yourself. I will support you in connecting with your own resources, to explore problems whilst weighing up possibilities.

As a Couples Therapist I aim to work collaboratively and relationally with both partners. Maintaining strict confidentiality and following the Code of Ethics of my Professional body. I work towards enabling couples to express and explore difficult thoughts and emotions; to understand each others experiences and views; to appreciate each others needs and to build on strengths enabling changes in the relationship and lives of people.


Please call or email to set up an initial session. We will talk about what you want to get out of Counselling and discuss setting up further weekly sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Diploma Relationship Counselling
  • Diploma in Integrative Counselling
  • Certificate in Counselling skills
  • St Christophers Hospice Bereavement Training

My experience includes working as a Bereavement Counsellor at St Christophers Hospice, Bromley. I have also been working with North Kent MIND since 2017 with clients who have sought help for a wide range of problems such as abuse, abandonment, depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties with one or both parents. This has given me the experience in Counselling clients with underlying psychiatric illness who are under specialist care having regular medication.

I work with couples having relational difficulties at North Kent Relate. The problems of bringing up children in a world saturated with social media, communication problems between couples and problems during stages of transitions such as children leaving home, retirement etc.

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Individual Therapy per session £45.00

Couples Therapy per session £60.00

Maps & Directions

Orpington, BR6 0DP

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Yes


Evening sessions available. I see clients on Mondays, Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults