Kyong-sook Cheek, MSc
Until March 2020 I worked as a NHS primary care counselor working in GP surgeries in Hillingdon and saw patients with depression and anxiety. I am also a couple therapist trained at the Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. In my private practice I offer zoom sessions to individuals and couples. Couple work includes learning to relate to each other better and to improve sexual relationships, and sometimes the work is about processing the relationship ending and to rebuilding separate lives, and learning to parent their children together.
As a member of the British Association for Counselling and also of Psychotherapy (MBACP) and a general member of the College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists (COSRT), I adhere to their ethical framework for good practice.
The first session is about discussing your circumstances that brought you to the present situation and whether we could work together. Once the work starts we will meet regularly for 50 minutes, usually weekly for a short term or for a long term, and there will be regular reviews
Training, qualifications & experience
Sept 2013 - March 2020 Employed as a counsellor by the CNWL NHS Foundation Hillingdon Talking Therapies and work at the GP surgeries. Qualified as an IAPT therapist for couples with depression
2008-2012: Diploma in Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy, Tavistock Centre for Couple Relationships. Training involved working with couples and individuals
2005-2009: An honorary counsellor/psychotherapist at two NHS community mental health teams and at a hospice
2004-2007: MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, Birkbeck College, University of London
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
£60 per session of 50 minutes for an individual
£80 per session for a couple
Concession available for students, those on low income and key workers