Philippa Direen

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Kingston On Thames, Surrey, KT2 5JE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

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 ( 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

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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.

UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

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, Surrey, KT2 5JE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Philippa Direen
Philippa Direen