* Special Note: I am available to take on new online clients during the Covid 19/Corona Virus lockdown pandemic. 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 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. In these current times with Corona Virus pandemic, I am able only to offer online or walk& talk sessions. 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 psychotherapist for Tonic Weight Loss Surgery so have worked in depth with clients who have had bariatric surgery and can support individuals as they walk their weight loss journey.
I am also happy to accept EAP referrals.
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/
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.
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.
Concessions offered for
Collier Row prices
Day time appointments from £55 per 50 min session - up until 5.00pm
Evening appointments £65 per 50 min session - Last appointment 8.30pm
EMDR or trauma therapy £65 per session
Couple Counselling £70 per session
Family Counselling £75 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 £115, per session
- Family Counselling £120, per session
Clinical Supervision £70 per 90 min monthly session
Counselling Students who are training may call for special rates for face to face therapy or supervision
As a tutor for CPCAB, I offer extra support by the hour in help completing criteria, accreditation etc.
Appointments available, last appointment 8.30pm. Also Online, Walk &Talk, Zoom, Facetime, Whats app, telephone appointments are available. Worldwide welcome according to timezone.
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.