Larissa Leiser

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MBACP, BA (Hons)
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East Molesey KT8 & Surbiton KT6
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About me

Welcome to my profile.

Life has its ups and down and we sometimes reach a point where we don't know what to do.  Whether we are :

  • struggling with family life: too much to organise, to do or think about, a moody teenager, busy and demanding children, lack of support, etc.,
  • trying to juggle being a parent, a professional and an actual human who has their own life (ideally...),
  • dealing with something that feels like too much: a death or a loss, stress at work, relationship difficulties,
  • living far away from home and finding that it is far from easy adapting to different cultural norms...,

it can be difficult to feel like these are valid topics to talk about within our family our social circle. Some of us don't want to burden our loved ones, we might feel embarrassed ("other people have it worse") or we might feel like we just cannot open up. 

Weekly counselling sessions can give you an opportunity to understand what you are going through, make sense of your experience and share your worries with someone "neutral" who has the capacity and training to actively listen to you the way your friends and relatives most likely cannot.    Listening to and supporting individuals through whatever rough waters they are navigating is what I do - and I do it with passion, care and warmth.  My sessions are confidential, informal and I strive to create a relaxed atmosphere so that you can really feel at ease.  

I have experience working with a range of issues, such as bereavement, life changes, anxiety, low self-esteem, feelings of overwhelm ....  I work with people from all sorts of professional, religious and cultural backgrounds  I have a special interest working with people who have relocated (expats, immigrants, nomads ...) and have been seeing clients from various European and non-Europeans countries, supporting them through their experience of living abroad.   I offer face to face, online and outdoors counselling (Walk & Talk). I work with adults, including older adults and provide counselling sessions in English and in French.  

In addition to my private practice, I offer counselling sessions to the local community through a bereavement service, where I also facilitate bereavement support groups.  

It is so important that your counsellor is someone that you feel you can trust and build a real connection with.  Feel free to get in touch and we can figure out whether we would be suited to work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I work in private practice, a local Bereavement Service and a London Counselling Charity, where I provide counselling sessions to adults from a variety of backgrounds.

I hold a BA (Hons) in Integrative-Relational Counselling, from Middlesex University.

I have done specific additional training for:

  • Bereavement counselling;
  • Walking therapy;
  • Online & telephone counselling.

I hold a level 1 certificate in the safeguarding of vulnerable adults and regularly engage in CPD (continued professional development) to keep me up to date and maintain my standards and widen the range of interventions I can use.

I have also completed levels 1 & 2 of Emotional Freedom Technique professional training.

I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and abide by the BACP Ethical Guidelines. My work is supervised by a qualified clinical supervisor.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Expats ; second and third generation immigrants

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£50.00 - £65.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality
  • Cigna

Additional information

  • Free 30-minutes initial phone consultation and/or
  • Reduced fee of £50 for the first session
  • £65 for every 50 minutes session thereafter.

I am a recognised provider by Cigna, Vitality Health and Aetna Global Benefits.

I also offer concessions as needed. See above.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

East Molesey, Surrey, KT8

Surbiton, Surrey, KT6

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Larissa Leiser
Larissa Leiser