About me

Hello and welcome,

My name is Kayan, I am an integrative counsellor, I understand that approaching me for therapy can be a daunting prospect or it might be the start of an exciting new chapter, I want to assure you wherever you are in this process, I will help guide you through it. 

On offer from me is a safe and confidential space from which to explore your life and the reasons you have come for therapy, I am very much led by you and tailor my approach to your individual needs. I work in an integrative-relational style which means I use a variety of different approaches to support my work. Ultimately, I believe healing takes place in relationship, when you can feel safe with me to explore your innermost self without judgment. 

How counselling can help?

It is extremely rare to find someone that will genuinely listen to you, maybe someone is not listening or distracted, maybe someone is waiting for their turn to talk. Therapy with me is a space to feel heard and understood. Together we can begin to take a look at your life and the issues you may be experiencing, this may require us to go back into the past, it also may require us to examine what’s happening between us in the here and now. Doing this work together will enable greater self-knowledge and understanding. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I hold a Bsc in Psychology, a Diploma in Counselling and I am a registered member of the BACP. I am also currently in the process of completing an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy.

Throughout my training and now alongside my private practice, I work for an organisation offering long term individual therapy to clients with psychosis on a low-cost basis. 

In my previous career, I worked as a support worker for ten years in various homeless organisations in London. I amassed experience working with different client groups including ex-offenders, severe and enduring mental health, alcohol and substance use and hard to engage clients.

Working in this role allowed me to develop an intimate knowledge of the criminal justice, social services and mental health systems, coupled with experience in safeguarding adults. 

Member organisations

BACP

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

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.

Fees

From £60.00 to £70.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Price is negotiable and will be dependent on whether we see each online or face to face and depending on location. Please enquire for more details. 

Some concessionary places are available for people on low incomes or trainee's.

Availability

Please get in touch to discuss when works best for us to meet. 

Further information

Sessions are 50 minutes, held at the same time on the same day each week. 

I offer a free ten-minute initial call, to briefly get to know each other and arrange an assessment. If I feel I can’t help at that point I will be honest and support you in accessing the right service or refer you to a colleague.

What you can expect from the first session 

The first session is an opportunity for both of us to get to know each other and see if we are a good fit, it is a chance for you to also assess me and see if I am what you are looking for. The first session may also be called an assessment session and I may try to get a sense of your history and reasons for coming to therapy.

Towards the end of the session I may check in with you about how the session has gone and see if you would like to book in a second one. 

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

In England and Wales, the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS, formerly known as CRB) carry out criminal records checks for individuals working with vulnerable groups, such as children. To find out more, visit gov.uk , or contact this professional directly

Online platforms

Zoom
Kayan Houssein

Kayan Houssein