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Kewei Orly - MSc, MBA, MBACP

London, SW1P

About me

Coping with anxieties during the lockdowns -- During social distancing, I offer a reduced fee of £45 per 50-minute session for counselling by phone or video calls (Zoom). Online or phone counselling can help you develop a reflective space during this difficult time. To arrange a free initial conversation, please message me.

Finding a suitable therapist -- I am counsellor and psychotherapist working with adults in the NHS and in private practice in Victoria London SW1. Having worked for a few international tech companies and in a management consultancy, I have a particular interest in work related issues and the impacts of working cross-culturally. Perhaps you are wondering how to find a suitable therapist. In my experience, therapy works best when there is a strong working alliance between client and therapist. Feel free to get in touch for an initial conversation as meeting in person is often an indispensable way to find out how we can work together.  For more information, please visit www.westminstertherapy.co.uk/

Therapy for anxiety, depression and more -- My clients have sought therapy for relationship difficulties, issues related to work and study, loss, trauma, and unhelpful habits they'd like to change. Sometimes individuals feel stuck, confused, or a sense of futility. The psychodynamic approach is particularly well suited to think about current difficulties in the context of past lived experiences.

The therapeutic process is collaborative: I do not judge nor advise but work with you to think about your thoughts and feelings. Patterns or repetitions become clear, links are made, and meanings emerge over the course of therapy. Clients often report greater self-awareness, self-compassion, and more freedom in their lives.

Training, qualifications & experience

When working with clients, I draw from my experience in counselling, organisations, and cross-cultural working:

  • I offer long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy to adults with complex mental health needs in a secondary care mental health service in the NHS.
  • I have worked with many university and postgraduate students, as a counsellor in the Student Psychological Services of University College London (UCL).
  • I trained in Birkbeck College, University of London, a centre of excellence for counselling training, and graduated with a MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy.
  • I have a master’s degree in business administration (MBA) and have worked in multinational tech companies and management consultancy. When working with clients experiencing difficulties at work, I can draw from my extensive experience with organisations.
  • Having lived and worked in different countries, I have a deepened appreciation of the impacts of cross-cultural living on individual identity and capacity.
  • I am registered with British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the professional standards and ethical framework of BACP.

Member organisations


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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • losses
  • career change
  • life transitions
  • identity
  • mid-life crisis
  • empty nest

Therapies offered

  • Psychodynamic therapy


remote counselling by phone or Zoom: £45 for each 50-minute session

face-to-face counselling in London SW1: £65-75 for each 50-minute session

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Mandarin Chinese/Taiwanese and conversational French


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


I have good availabilities on Tuesday for counselling by Zoom or phone.

Types of client

Older adults
Kewei Orly - MSc, MBA, MBACP

Kewei Orly - MSc, MBA, MBACP