About me

I provide short-term and long-term counselling for individuals, couples and young people aged 11+ in a confidential, safe, and comfortable environment, where you can explore the areas of your life that may be causing you problems. 

My belief is that each person is unique and I use a combination of CBT, humanistic, gestalt and psychodynamic approaches in my work depending on individual needs and personalities to encourage greater insight, awareness, and understanding of why problems have arisen and how change can happen.  You are given the opportunity to talk about your life, thoughts and feelings in an open way that may not be possible with friends and family.  By offering my insights and supporting you to reflect on things, you can learn more about yourself and understand the nature and origins of your problems and in turn make the changes that you want, when you are ready.

Together we will set a goal of therapy for us to work towards supporting you to achieve your full potential by resolving areas of conflict or distress that you have.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP) and have a BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Relational Counselling and a Postgraduate Certificate in Adolescent and School Counselling.  I see a wide variety of clients from age 11+ in my private practice for both short and long-term counselling.

I have worked in a variety of settings including managing a large counselling practice at a health centre in Kingston, working as a School and University Counsellor, working as a Staff Support Counsellor for the NHS and counselling family members of sufferers of degenerative mental health.

I have undertaken the following additional specialised training:

  • Conversion Diploma from Adult to Adolescent and School Counselling
  • Foundation Course in Group Analysis
  • Facilitating Therapeutic Groups
  • Couple Counselling                         
  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) Training for Counsellors           
  • CBT workshop on Personality Disorder Treatment              
  • The Intersubjective Body & working with Breathing                 
  • Gestalt Workshop                                                         
  • Bereavement training         
  • Diploma in the Art & Craft of Individual and Group Supervision                                                                                                         

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.

BACP

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.

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychodynamic therapy

Fees

From £70.00 to £90.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

EAP/Health Insurance Providers

  • BUPA
  • AXA PPP
  • Aviva
  • Vitality

Additional information

Short-term and long-term therapy is available.

Sessions are 50 minutes and will be charged as follows:

Individuals £70

Young people under the age of 18 - £70-90


A limited number of concessionary sessions are available for those on low income.

I am a recognised by most private medical insurance companies, including BUPA, AVIVA, PruHealth, AXA PPP, Vitality Health, Cigna and Healix.






Availability

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
Night

Surbiton
Surrey
KT6

East Preston
West Sussex
BN16

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

I have been working for many years as a supervisor supporting both qualified and trainee counsellors and other professionals working within the helping professions.

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Lydia Teague

Lydia Teague