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

About me

Hello and welcome!

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.  

In addition to my private practice, I provide counselling sessions to the local community through a bereavement service and a counselling charity.

I have experience working with a range of issues, such as bereavement, life changes, anxiety, low self-esteem, overwhelm .... I am here to listen to you and try to understand your world from where you are standing. I do not give advice but I can help you reframe your perspective, make sense of your experience and explore options for change or adjustments.  

Those past couple of years have, for many of us, changed the way that we experience our lives. Whether it is the COVID-19 pandemic or the onset of a war in Europe, many of our certainties or anchors have been shattered and a lot of us have lost friends or relatives. Perhaps you find yourself feeling more anxious - or worried. Maybe you have lost a touch of your careless spirit. Or you are struggling to "go back to normal".  Or maybe you have always felt that way! We are all coping as best we can but sometimes it is difficult and we just need a little bit of extra support.  Counselling can be that little extra support.  It is a time / space that is just for you, where you can talk freely about whatever troubles you without the fear of judgement or criticism. 

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.

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

BACP

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

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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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Expats ; second and third generation immigrants.

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Fees

From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Vitality

Additional information

  • Free 30-minutes initial phone consultation and/or
  • Reduced fee of £45 for the first session
  • £60 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

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Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

My working hours are 9am - 4pm on weekdays

East Molesey, Surrey, KT8

Kingston Upon Thames, KT1

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Young people
Adults
Older adults

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

French

Online platforms

Zoom

Social

Larissa Leiser

Larissa Leiser