Larissa Leiser

MBACP, BA (Hons)
Kingston Upon Thames KT1 & East Molesey KT8
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About me

Hello and welcome!

I have experience working with a range of issues, such as bereavement, life changes, anxiety, low self-esteem, overwhelm .... I am trained to listen and try to understand your world from where you are standing. My counselling space is free from judgement and I will lend a warm and empathic ear so that you can feel accepted and understood. I will be by your side and support you as best as I can during your journey alongside me.

In addition to my private practice, I currently provide counselling sessions in a local Bereavement Service.

Sometimes we go about life thinking we are doing just fine, until we aren't. Maybe something has happened and it has made us realise we have, without ever fully acknowledging, been struggling with anxiety or limiting beliefs for a long time. Or it can be that all those years of pretending we are ok have taken their toll and we cannot or do not want to do it anymore. We sometimes think we can cope on our own with whatever life throws at us, and we deny ourselves the support we need. Whatever you are feeling, counselling could help. It can give you an outlet for releasing all these dark feelings you have been pushing deep down, it can help you feel less alone and offer you the opportunity to work towards change and growth. It can help you make sense of what is happening and develop healthier ways to cope in your everyday life.

I offer face to face, online and outdoors counselling (Walk & Talk). I work with adults, including older adults and provide short term or open ended counselling in English and in French.

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 NHS setting, 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.

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 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

Expats ; second and third generation immigrants.

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From £40.00 to £50.00

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

  • Free 30-minutes initial phone consultation and/or
  • Reduced fee of £35 for the first session
  • £50 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.

Kingston Upon Thames

East Molesey

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Additional languages


Larissa Leiser

Larissa Leiser