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About me

I am a fully qualified analytic psychotherapist (Guild of Psychotherapists) and counsellor (BACP accred.) and have been in private practice in north Kingston for over 25 years. During this time I have worked extensively with people who have brought many different forms of the difficulties that may be experienced during a lifetime, ranging from evident crises to more generalised feelings of disappointment and discontent. Each person brings something unique and that is the place from which we begin when we first meet to discuss whether we are going to commit to work together.

If you wish to know more, please visit my website (www.counsellorkingston.co.uk) or leave a message on my answerphone. I always do my best to return calls within a few hours.

Training, qualifications & experience

SAP Foundations of Analytical Psychology (2016-2017)
Training in Analytic Psychotherapy, Guild of Psychotherapists (2005-2009)
Diploma in Integrative Counselling (1994-1997)
Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling (1999)
BA (Canterbury, NZ)
Post-grad Diploma in Teaching (NZ)
MBACP (accredited) - British association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists
UKRC (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists)
UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy)

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.


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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. 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

Relocation and migration


£65.00 per session

Additional information

Currently £65
Reduced fee space sometimes available

133 Kings Road
Kingston On Thames

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Philippa Direen

Philippa Direen