Kimcha Rajkumar - Psychotherapist MBACP
Whether you are anxious, depressed, broken-hearted, overwhelmed, grieving or questioning the direction and purpose of your life, therapy offers the possibility of living differently.
As a client and a therapist, I have found that it’s good to talk with someone who’s not a friend or family member. The people who know and love us can find it difficult to listen when we are distressed and hurting. They may assume that they know why we feel as we do and be quick to offer misplaced, if well-intentioned, advice.
Therapy isn’t about assumptions or advice. It’s about having a safe space to explore why things are the way they are at the moment and what might be able to shift or change.
I offer an open, safe, reflective and confidential space where you will feel supported to work towards a life that works for you.
My training is integrative and relational. ‘Integrative’ means that I incorporate understandings drawn from several schools of psychotherapy (the humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and somatic) into the way I work. I believe that each one of us is unique, so I tailor my approach to meet your individual needs.
Working ‘relationally’ reflects my belief that we evolve through relationship. It is in relationship that we learn how safe it is to be in the world, what we can expect from others, and how to relate to our own needs. The therapeutic relationship offers a chance to discover not just who you’ve become, but a safe space to try out new ways of being.
I have experience working with a wide range of clients and issues including depression, anxiety, trauma, transition, self-esteem, work stress, sexuality, identity, illness, family and relationship issues.
Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked in the arts, educational and charitable sectors, and once ran my own jewellery studio. I have lived in several countries, am of dual heritage and bring all these diverse experiences to the way I work. I am deeply committed to honouring the diversity of humankind. I offer an LGBTQ inclusive space.
Training, qualifications & experience
I am a psychotherapist and a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I abide by their code of ethics. I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre in London, an MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy from Middlesex University and an MA in Graduate Liberal Studies from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada.
My training is integrative and relational. Working ‘relationally’ reflects my belief that we evolve through relationship. It is in relationship that we learn how safe it is to be in the world, what we can expect from others, and how to relate to our own needs. The therapeutic relationship offers a chance to discover not just who you’ve become, but a safe space to try out new ways of being.
‘Integrative’ means that I incorporate understandings drawn from several schools of psychotherapy (the humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and somatic) into the way I work. I believe that each one of us is unique, so I tailor my approach to meet your individual needs.
What happens after contacting me?
If I have availability I will offer an assessment session. Assessment sessions last 50 minutes and give us the opportunity to get to know each other and see if we think we might make a good fit. I will want to learn more about you including about your family, work, health and support networks. We'll talk about why you are seeking therapy at this point in your life and what you hope to gain from it. You can ask any questions you may have about therapy and how I work.
By the end of the assessment session we should both have a sense of whether we think we can work together, if therapy might be a helpful and what you would like to focus on. It isn't a good idea to make a decision immediately. I always advise going away and seeing how the time we have spent together feels for you. Then, if you feel you'd like to work together, and I think that I can help, we'll make an appointment to have our first session.
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
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.
Areas of counselling I deal with
Other areas of counselling I deal with
In addition to those areas listed above, I have experience of and interest in working with:
- people working in creative fields (i.e. artists, writers, film makers, performers, etc.)
- issues around identity and nationality
£70.00 per session
I see clients in Walthamstow E17 and St Albans AL2. My fees are £70 for a 50 minute session.
I offer the first session at a reduced rate of £30 to give us an opportunity to meet and see if we feel that we can work together.
My practice is currently full and I am unable to take on new clients.