Katharine Wray

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Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0AX
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

How could counselling and psychotherapy help you?

Therapy offers a safe, confidential, empathetic and non judgemental space in which to explore difficult, painful and/or confusing feelings. This is where you will be listened to, helped to untangle your feelings, encouraged and enabled to understand them at a deeper level. Psychodynamic psychotherapy recognises that your present day problems or distress may have originated in early life experiences and the aim is for you to gain more insight and greater self-awareness.

You might be seeking therapy or counselling because life has begun to feel challenging, or overwhelming or even unmanageable. Anxiety or stress can make everyday events feel exhausting or harder to achieve. Sometimes we recognise these feelings and know where they come from, but at times you might not comprehend them and they take you by surprise.

I keep in mind that each person has their own unique set of experiences and that deciding to seek help can be either daunting or relieving, or a bit of both. We inevitably tend to be reticent about subjecting our feelings to someone else's scrutiny for fear of what the process might reveal.

The relationship between therapist and client plays a vital role in any successful therapeutic work. Establishing a rapport allows the relationship to be productive for you and help improve your emotional well being and lends itself well to developing other meaningful relationships.

Some reasons why you might be considering therapy or counselling

  • Difficulties managing stress or anxiety
  • Depression or unhappiness
  • Anxiety and generalised anxiety disorder
  • Relationship issues, family issues, divorce, separation
  • Work related stress
  • Lacking in confidence and/or self-esteem
  • Eating disorders, including anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder
  • Coming to terms with loss or bereavement
  • Trauma, abuse and childhood neglect
  • Trouble with making or sustaining a meaningful relationship
  • Grief
  • Phobias
  • Difficulties managing anger
  • Problems relating to sexuality or gender
  • Unresolved issues from the past

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy from WPF Therapy: one of the leading academic and clinical institutions for psychotherapy in the UK.
  • Professional member of The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy  (BACP)
  • Professional member of the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC)
  • Professional member of The Foundation for Psychotherapy and Counselling  (FPC)
  • I have several years of experience in psychotherapy and counselling in private practise, in a training organisation and within the NHS.
  • Previously I worked as a volunteer for a charity organisation which supports victims of domestic abuse (ESDAS).

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


£65.00 - £95.00

Additional information

  • Initial consultations - This is a chance for us to meet and consider working together and whether psychotherapy feels like the right route for you. This session lasts up to 90 minutes and costs £75.00
  • Ongoing therapy - Should you decide on psychotherapy, sessions are weekly (or twice weekly) at the same time each week and last 50 minutes.
  • Ongoing fees - are between £65-£95. This can be discussed in our initial consultation.

I offer a limited number of concessionary rates for students or those on a low income.

When I work

Monday to Friday, including some evening times

Further information

I work both in London and Surrey.

My practice in Surrey is in Reigate:

31 Chart Lane

Suite 1 Alma House, Alma Road, Reigate, Surrey, RH2 0AX

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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