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Lydia Teague - BA (Hons), MBACP Accredited

Surbiton KT6 & Kingston Upon Thames KT1
0773 475 3111 Registered / Accredited
Surbiton KT6 & Kingston Upon Thames KT1

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 see a wide variety of clients in my private practice for both short and long-term counselling, and I also work as a School Counsellor offering support to students aged 11-18.

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

I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (MBACP) and have a BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Relational Counselling and a Postgraduate Certificate in Adolescent and School Counselling. I am also a qualified Supervisor for counsellors and those working in the helping professions and run regular individual and group supervision sessions.

I have also undertaken additional extensive specialised training in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Group Therapy, and Couple Counselling.

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

Short-term and long-term therapy is available.

Sessions are 50 minutes and will be charged as follows:

Individuals £60
Couples £80

A reduced daytime rate for self-funding full-time students is available at £45 and I offer a limited number of concessionary sessions for those on low income.

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


Concessions offered for

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

Kingston Upon Thames
KT1

Surbiton
Surrey
KT6

Type of session

In person
Online
Phone
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages None

Accessibility

Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access

Availability

Due to the coronavirus situation I am currently providing online and phone sessions only during daytime and evenings Monday-Friday

Types of client

Children
Young people
Adults
Older adults
Groups
Organisations

Supervision

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

Online supervision
Telephone supervision

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