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About me

Hello, my name is Qing, pronounced as /ching/. I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor, specialising in working with children, adolescents and young adults.  I am approachable, playful and creative. I offer face-to-face and online counselling in English and Chinese Mandarin.

I have extensive experience working with children and young people from different developmental stages in various settings. I have been a child counsellor in primary schools. With different charities, my clients' age range is from secondary school, sixth-form, universities to adults. In addition, I am a qualified Montessori teacher.

I was born and brought up in China, where I received my Chinese counselling qualification in 2009. Since 2011, I have been studying and working in London. I believe counselling can be both creative and life-enhancing through our reciprocal and intersubjective experiences.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications (BACP registered, MEd, MSc)

  • Registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).
  • Master of Education in Child & Adolescent Psychotherapeutic Counselling, University of Cambridge, UK.
  • Master of Science in Theoretical Psychoanalytic Studies, University College London (UCL), UK.
  • Chinese Vocational Psychotherapeutic Counsellor Level 2

Training & Certification

  • Mindfulness in School Project (MiSP) Teach Paws b & dots.
  • Theraplay Level 1 & MIM (Marschak Intervention Method).
  • Solution-Focused Mental Performance (SFMP) Counselling.
  • Advanced Trauma Treatment for Children and Adolescents (ongoing).
  • Online training on Suicide & Self-harm, and Child Sexual Abuse.
  • Dyadic Developmental Practice (DDP) Level 1.
  • Dance of Soma & Psyche Level 1.

Member organisations


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

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Additional information

I offer a free 15-min discussion on the phone prior to any counselling arrangement. 

Initial Consultation

£50 for the initial consultation, which takes up to an hour. The first meeting enables us to decide whether this is the counselling service you would like to take.

Counselling Session

Online: £65 + 

In-person: £75 + 

I recommend a minimum of 6-12 continuous weeks’ counselling.

Fees are variable.

Concessionary Rates

Reduced rates available under specific circumstances, reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Please contact me for further details.

When I work

Please contact me for my availability (also leave me a voicemail, I'll get back to you as soon as possible). Thanks.

Further information

Theraplay® Informed Practice

Theraplay® is a parent-child therapeutic model, which involves playful and structured interactive activities. It provides both the child and the parent with positive and reciprocal experiences of safety, regulation, self-esteem, and social engagement.

I have finished Theraplay Level 1 & MIM (Marschak Interaction Method Assessment) training. So, I am able to incorporate Theraplay informed practice and MIM assessment under supervision. Please contact me for details about how I deliver and charge for Theraplay informed practice and MIM assessment.

*A registered service mark of The Theraplay® Institute, Evanston, IL, USA.

1A Belmont Road, London, W4 5UL

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

DBS check

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Additional languages

Chinese Mandarin

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