• As a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and counsellor, I offer straightforward, jargon-free psychotherapy and counselling in two locations: Holborn, Central London and Stoke Newington, North London.

    With an MA in Existential Psychotherapy and a Diploma in Adlerian Counselling, I have both practised privately, and worked as a psychotherapist in a general practice surgery, for the last fourteen years.

    As my previous experience includes working with and managing those in the creative arts, I have a particular interest, curiosity and understanding of all areas of creativity and the creative process.

    I am registered with both the main professional bodies: UKCP and BACP and attend regular supervision. I abide by both the UKCP and BACP Code of Ethics, which includes complete confidentiality.

    I am part of the N16 Health Network and London Psychotherapy Network.

    My Holborn, Central London, practice has easy access from Holborn, Bloomsbury, Chancery Lane, Clerkenwell, Barbican and the City of London.

    My Stoke Newington, North London, practice is accessible for Islington, Stoke Newington and Hackney. I also have the facility for Skype sessions at Stoke Newington.
  • Contemplating the first step towards seeking psychotherapy can feel daunting.

    It is widely considered that the single most significant factor in predicting the outcome of therapy is the relationship between therapist and client; for trust and confidentiality in the therapist, it is vital for you to have a sense of safety and to feel comfortable.

    For these reasons, I consider it important to offer the opportunity for an initial, non-obligation session in which we can both decide whether to work together. This offers a space to help you decide whether this approach is appropriate for your needs.

    Therapy aims to be of benefit for a wide range of distress - anxiety, stress, depression, addiction, eating disorders, difficulties with relationships - and many other problems associated with living. In addition, therapy provides a time and place for two people to meet and talk and aims to help you move towards a more fruitful and meaningful existence and help you manage your life more effectively.

    My most recent training was in Existential Psychotherapy and Counselling. The existential approach to therapy has a philosophical basis; it is an approach that tries to avoid preconceptions and prejudice in favour of attempting to understand and describe the individual and unique world of the client.

    Indeed, it is an approach that does not necessarily try to facilitate change - though change often occurs - but rather works towards helping you come to terms with life and all its contradictions. Psychotherapy and counselling does not offer a 'cure’ for past events but aims to find ways in which you can come to terms and understand painful events, both in the past and in the present, before moving on to a more fruitful future.

    Whilst I also use other techniques, learning and influences, my approach eschews a formalised technique of therapy, preferring to focus on one that is open and questioning of your individual circumstance.
Location & Fees
  • My practice is based in two locations:

    My Holborn practice has easy access from Covent Garden, Bloomsbury, Chancery Lane, Clerkenwell, Barbican and the City (Nearest tube stations: Chancery Lane, Holborn, St. Paul's and Farringdon).map
    My Stoke Newington practice is accessible for Islington, Stoke Newington, Stamford Hill, Finsbury Park and Tottenham (Bus routes: 73, 476, 393, 106).map
  • Fees:

    For the initial, non-obligation session, the cost is £40.

    For subsequent sessions, the fees are as follows:
    Thursdays: Stoke Newington: £60 (Daytime) £65 (Evenings and early morning)
    Fridays: Holborn: £65 (Daytime) £70 (Evenings and early morning)
    Saturdays: Stoke Newington: £65

    Cancellations: Please be aware that missed or cancelled session are invoiced at full cost.

    I also keep a small number of daytime places at both locations for for students of therapy training course at £50.

    I am registered with Aviva and Vitality.
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    To arrange an initial session, or talk through the possibility of working together, you may contact me by telephone, text on 07702 024 044 or email to kathy@kathyparsons.co.uk. I look forward to hearing from you.