Dr Emma KayCounselling psychologist
I am a chartered counselling psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC) and an accredited member of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I am also a Dynamic Interpersonal therapist (DIT) registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC).
I have many years of experience working in mental health services both in the NHS, and in the charitable sector in services such as MIND. I offer weekly sessions and work long and short term with clients, both online and face to face.
Whether you require short term sessions or longer-term work, I believe it is important to build a strong, collaborative relationship so that we can explore whatever issues arise together. I offer an empathic, genuine and non-judgemental relationship and foster a space which clients value as they feel safe and accepted.As a counselling psychologist I have been trained to work in a variety of different ways with clients and to be flexible in my approach in accordance with what a client needs. The models I have trained in include psychodynamic, CBT, humanistic, existential, person-centred, dynamic interpersonal therapy and compassion focused therapy.
I believe we are all unique and what is beneficial for us at various points in our life is likely to change as we encounter different challenges, therefore a flexible therapeutic approach is core to working effectively, facilitating change, and fostering personal growth.
I offer weekly face to face sessions in Richmond and Islington and online sessions. I am registered with the following health insurance companies CIGNA, AXA,AVIVA, VITALITY, ALLIANCE HEALTH and WPA.
Issues often worked with
Types of therapy
I operate a sliding scale for fees. Please contact me for more details.
Training and qualifications
Doctorate in Counselling Psychology
Trained and registered in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT)
Compassion Focused Therapy training