My name is Kristina and I am a fully qualified counselling professional who is passionate about talking therapy.
I offer a down to earth approach, with genuine support and warmth, as you explore your issues and concerns in a safe and confidential space.
There are times in life when many of us feel overwhelmed, stuck, or face difficult choices; for many different reasons. It is in how we meet these challenges and work through them, that enables us to live life to our full potential. Many clients feel a sense of relief in sharing their concerns, where the whole self can be expressed and experienced fully in a non-judgemental environment. The decision to enter therapy and face your issues takes courage, and I will support you through the process.
My practice is based in Caterham, within easy reach of the M25 and accessible by public transport, being located within a five minute walk from Caterham train station and bus services. I also offer sessions via Zoom.
I currently see clients in my private practice in Caterham. In the past I have worked as a mental health counsellor at Mind, as well as with bereaved clients at Cruse Bereavement Care. I have been successfully supporting clients with a diverse range of issues and concerns, such as:
My integrative approach draws on the valuable contributions of Existential therapy, Gestalt therapy and Person-Centred therapy, which enables me to tailor my approach to suit individual needs.
Through a trusting therapeutic relationship, you will have the opportunity to explore and connect whole heartedly to your thoughts and feelings, leading to greater levels of self-awareness, empowerment and self-growth. My approach is collaborative and places you as the expert on your life. Together we will work through whatever it is that you bring; in my therapy room there is nothing that cannot be spoken of.
The co-created relationship that is built in the therapy room between client and therapist can be a powerful and unique experience, where you can dare to embrace the fullness of your lived experience as well as challenge yourself to explore new ways of being. In a joint quest to understand what is true for you, I believe you can achieve the insight and change you desire.
I offer open ended, long-term therapy as well as time-limited therapy, for individuals and couples. This we can discuss at the initial assessment session. Sessions are held in my private practice in Caterham, or remotely via Zoom.
I am a member of the BACP. This means my work adheres to the high standards set by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy’s ethical framework.
I have gained a BA (Hons) Degree in Counselling, with the University of Greenwich. My training has been accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. This included two years of clinical studies, as well as my own personal therapy.
I am a full member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and work within its ethical guidelines and code of practice.
I regularly attend specialist training workshops and continued professional development (CPD) courses.
An initial assessment session is an opportunity for us to discuss what brings you to therapy and for you to get a feel of how it might be for us to work together. While initial assessment sessions are chargeable, there is no obligation to take up therapy following this session.
Sessions are available from my private practice in Caterham, as well as remotely via Zoom.
To arrange an initial assessment session, please use the contact form below.
Below I have answered some frequently asked questions. I hope you will find this useful. If you have any questions about my therapy that aren’t answered on this page, please feel free to contact me.
I offer 50 minute counselling sessions.
Longer sessions may be available upon request, on a regular or ad hoc basis.
Yes, ideally sessions will take place weekly.
This allows for consistency and continuity of the work in the therapy room, as well enabling clients to take the time they need outside of the therapy room to reflect and process between sessions.
There are times in life when we are all faced with difficult challenges. People enter into therapy for many different reasons, but there is no issue or concern that you could bring to therapy that would be ‘too small’ or ‘too big’.
It is very normal to feel nervous about attending your first therapy session and meeting a new therapist for the first time. I can understand why you may wish to bring a close friend or family member with you to a session.
Therapy creates a space for you to be yourself in a confidential environment. For this reason, unless you are entering into couples’ therapy, you will not be able to be joined by a friend or family member. If you are feeling nervous, I hope that we can talk about this during your session, which in itself many people find helpful.
Protecting the confidentiality of my clients is an essential part of building trust in the therapeutic relationship. My work adheres to the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Code of Ethics and Practice regarding the confidential nature of counselling and psychotherapy, its practice and procedure.
If you miss a session that has been scheduled, without letting me know that you will not be attending, the full fee is chargeable.
If you cancel a session giving 48 hours notice, you will not be charged. The full fee is payable if less than 48 hours notice is given.
Yes, there is parking available on my driveway.
There is also free parking on side roads.
Caterham train station is a 5 minute walk from my practice.
This will vary from person to person and is something we can explore during the initial assessment session.
We will discuss what brings you to therapy as well as what you hope to gain from sessions. An assessment session gives us both an opportunity to see what it might be like to work together and if I am the right therapist for you.
If you have any questions or would like to arrange an initial assessment session, please contact me using the form below.