Killian Strong BA (Hons) MA HCPC UKCP
At this time I work exclusively online and over the phone, with concessions for key workers, students and those on low incomes – please don’t let financial circumstances keep you from seeking the support you need.
As an Integrative Psychotherapist I draw on a range of approaches to support your personal experience of therapy. I offer compassionate conversation to help you make sense of challenging or confusing circumstances, for greater freedom from painfully repetitive feelings, thoughts and behaviours.
I offer space to support you through challenging life losses, changes and transitions.
Where words fail or get in the way, I offer the possibility of creative and artistic expression – both indoors and outdoors, in nature. Working with various art methods and movement, we can give expression to our feelings and thoughts in ways that simply ‘talking about’ our issues may not touch on.
Exploring our issues creatively and in nature can be deeply empowering. Working in this way supports holistic, natural change and growth. No previous experience of working with the arts or outdoors is necessary.
I bring a natural warmth, intelligence and creativity to my work as a therapist – though it is the relationship we create and shape together that forms the healing basis of our work.
My practice is trauma informed, and where necessary we will work with somatic resources to support your feeling of safety and security.
I am a fully accredited member of the Health Care and Professions Council (HCPC) and United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP).
Training, qualifications & experience
I completed a rigorous 4-year training in Integrative Arts Psychotherapy at the Institute of Arts in Therapy and Education, passing with distinction.
For the last 17 years I have worked therapeutically in a number of residential social care and NHS settings, including mental health and forensic facilities.
I am experienced in Palliative Care and am passionate about exploring ways of being with loss and bereavement, death and dying.
Prior to my professional training I studied Theology and creative writing.
Registered / Accredited
Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.
Health and Care Professions Council
The HCPC are an independent, UK-wide health regulator. They set standards of professional training, performance and conduct for 16 professions.
They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.
Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.
UK Council for Psychotherapy
The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.
As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.
UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.
Accredited register membership
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).
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Areas of counselling I deal with
I charge £70 per session.
I offer concessions for key workers, students and those on low incomes.
Concessions offered for
How to start?
If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange an initial consultation, please feel free to contact me by email or phone. If I can't be reached immediately, I will get back to you as soon as I can.
How to get here:
My main practice space is a 10-15 minute walk (depending on your pace) from Clapham North Underground, Brixton Underground, and Clapham High Street Overground stations - and is well served by a number of bus routes.
I also work from the Queen's Wood Art & Therapy Cabin, a 10 minute walk from Highgate Underground, and well served by several bus routes.