South West London Postnatal Counselling Service

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Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1SU
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This professional is available for new clients.

About us

The South West London Postnatal Counselling Service provides counselling and psychotherapy to parents, from pregnancy through to all stages of parenthood.  We support parents with children of all ages and stages.

The  Service has a network of psychodynamic psychotherapists, each with indepth training and experience in this area.

As a Service, we recognise that becoming a parent is a major transition and can evoke a turbulent mixture of feelings.  Even when things go well, it takes time to adjust to the way that life changes.  As something is gained, many other things have to be given up.  Babies and young children demand all of your attention and this can be difficult and intense, in addition to being very rewarding.  You might not feel the way that you expected to feel.  Your relationship with your yourself and with your partner may undergo a dramatic shift. 

In addition we also provide support to women experiencing:

* Postnatal depression or anxiety
* Birth trauma or fear of birth
* Parenting Difficulties
* Relationship Difficulties
* Difficulties with bonding or attachment

We don't give practical advice, instead provide an emotionally safe place to explore and make sense of what is difficult and to empower each mother, or their partner to think more clearly about what is occurring and to find your own constructive solutions to the difficulties you face. 

You are welcome to bring your baby to the session, as we are aware that it can be difficult to find childcare for a young baby.  Sometimes the challenges may occur when your children are older and we provide support to parents of children of any age. 

Training, qualifications & experience

We have consulting rooms in:

Kingston Upon Thames  (Fife Road)

We have a network of experienced psychodynamic psychotherapists, each with an in-depth knowledge of infant development and attachment also also trauma. 

Sarah Weir: Senior Accredited BACP Psychotherapist

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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.

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Additional information

Fee per session: £55-£65

During the COVID-19 Situation we recognise that families are under great pressure than ever before which might increase the need for emotional and psychological support, but for so many people their income has been cut or reduced.  We are willing to negotiate concessions for those on a reduced income over this period. 

When we work

Daytimes, evenings and Saturday mornings. During the COVID-19 Situation we are also taking on new referrals and offering online sessions via Zoom or Skype

Further information

We offer an initial consultation session to anyone interested in discussing whether psychotherapy has the potential to be helpful.  This is an opportunity to talk through the situation and assess what you need.  We recognise that coming for counselling can feel daunting initially and do our best to support you and talk you through how the initial session will work.

38 - 42 Fife Road, Kingston Upon Thames, Surrey, KT1 1SU

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people

Key details

Unfortunately our consulting room is in a building with no wheelchair accessibility. However, we do offer sessions via Zoom or Skype


South West London Postnatal Counselling Service
South West London Postnatal Counselling Service