Kay Choudary

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PG Trauma & PTSD, EMDR. Senior Accredited, NCP & Supervisor
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

Collier Row, Romford RM5 & Marylebone, London W1G
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

* Special Note: I am available to take on new online clients.  Current clients are reporting that online counselling is working well for them.

Who is Kay Choudary?

I am an experienced Integrative Counsellor/Psychotherapist and qualified Traumatologist as well as an EMDR practitioner. I am in private practice online via zoom, or in Collier Row, Essex & Harley Street, London and I ensure that I stay up to date in my training by undertaking continuous professional development courses. I have worked in education for many years and have experience with children and adults. I am also a counselling tutor with the CPCAB, currently tutoring CPTA students.

About Counselling First & EMDR Centre
Counselling First and EMDR Centre offers a safe, non-judgmental environment to help you find solutions to the issues you may be experiencing. Taking this first step was probably pretty scary and may have caused some upset, but reaching out is the beginning of feeling better and counselling can help you. It is estimated that 1 in 6 people in the past week experienced a common mental health problem such as anxiety, depression, panic, sadness, trauma. Counselling First & EMDR Centre works using many different types of therapy thus allowing a tailored plan for each person.   I am experienced in online work and teach online as well.

Why Choose Kay?
I have over 20 years of experience and have qualified to postgraduate level. I am very experienced in working with individuals, couples or families I use many different approaches and will undertake assessments to find the best treatment for you.
My specialist area is helping with all types of trauma and PTSD and this may be sexual abuse, domestic violence or emotional abuse, childhood neglect, including bullying in children or experiencing a particularly difficult event such as a car crash or seeing someone die or feel that you have been threatened and you thought you may die. I am trained to help you with all the aftermath of such trauma/abuse which often leads to low self-esteem, sadness, depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and difficulty with relationships. Even if you have not experienced trauma you still may have depression, anxiety or relationship problems or low self-esteem and I can help you to overcome these issues.

I am also a bariatric psychotherapist in-depth with clients who have had bariatric surgery and  I can support individuals as they walk their weight loss journey. I worked for Tonic Weight loss surgery for over 6 years as their senior psychotherapist. (www.tonicweightlosssurgery.co.uk)

I am also happy to accept EAP referrals.

Contacting Kay
You are welcome to call me for an informal chat and to ask any questions. To get the best out of counselling, you need to feel comfortable with your therapist, so before making a decision, I am more than happy to talk to you on the phone to see if we can work together. After all, counselling is an investment in you and you deserve to choose someone that suits you...there is no obligation or pressure to book an appointment.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Post Graduate Diploma in Traumatology & PTSD
  • EMDR therapist
  • Advanced Diploma In Integrative Counselling
  • Advanced Diploma in PICT Parks Inner Child Therapy
  • Diploma in Supervision
  • Certification in Caring for Children
  • Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Play Therapy/ sand tray work
  • Prepare/Enrich Facilitator
  • Parenting Facilitator
  • Solution Focused Therapy Training
  • Emotional Regulation Training
  • Parks Inner Child Therapy
  • Safeguarding Certificate
  • Childhood exploitation certificate
  • Deep Release therapist
  • CPT  (Cognitive Processing Therapy) 
  • WET (Written Narrative Therapy) 
  • IRRT therapy for trauma
  • Prolonged Exposure for trauma

Continuous Professional education is undertaken yearly in various areas of counselling.

I have recently contributed to an article for Shevolution about PTSD, you can read it here: https://www.shevolutionuk.com/ptsd-coping-techniques-advice/

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.

Areas of counselling I deal with

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work part time for a weight loss company so I have a lot of experiencing in helping people with obesity and emotional eating.

My dissertation was on Trauma and Postnatal depression so I have an interest in helping those who have had difficult births or stillbirth/ miscarriage.

I also offer DBT techniques for those who may have a Borderline Personality disorder and want help to manage it.

I am a CPCAB tutor.


£60.00 - £125.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Collier Row prices

Day time appointments from £60 per 50 min session - up until 5.00pm
Evening appointments £70 per 50 min session. Last appointment 7.00pm.
EMDR or trauma therapy £75 per session
Couple Counselling £110  per session
Family Counselling £110 per session up to 3 people, then £5 extra per person

Harley Street prices

Per 50 min session

  • General Therapy, £95 per session
  • EMDR or trauma therapy, £115, per session
  • Couple Counselling £125 per session 

Clinical Supervision £75 per 90 min monthly session

Counselling Students who are training may call for special rates for face to face therapy or supervision

Counselling Trainees

As a tutor for CPCAB, I am able to offer extra support by the hour in help completing criteria,  help with portfolio, etc.  this would not be a counselling contract but more coaching style. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Appointments available, last appointment 7.00 pm. Also Online, Walk &Talk, Zoom preferred as secure, Facetime, Whats app, appointments are available. Worldwide welcome according to timezone.

Further information

I am a Senior Accredited Therapist with the National Council of Psychotherapist. Therapists who are seeing a trauma client are welcome to see me on an ad-hoc supervision basis while still retaining their regular supervisor.

I am happy to have a short conversation on the phone before we meet to see if you feel that you would like to work with me.

Currently I cannot offer home visits

I have a special rate for student counsellors for supervision, counselling and help meeting the portfolio requirments.

Collier Row, Romford, Essex, RM5

Marylebone, London, London, W1G

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Wheelchair user access
Wheelchair user access

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Ramp to the toilet but wide door available

Online platforms

Google Meet


In person

I have been qualified as a supervisor for many years and have supervised counselling students and counsellors/psychotherapists with years of experience.

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