Welcome and thank you for taking the time to review my profile. My name is Renée Kingdon and I am a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist.
Maybe your life seems overwhelming at the moment? Are you anxious, depressed and generally not right in yourself? Bereavement, illness and loss of employment are highly stressful life events that can lead to feelings of helplessness and not coping. Perhaps an important relationship has become toxic or is breaking down, eroding confidence and self-esteem. For many of us, life is at times a major struggle, and often we cannot find the right words to communicate our inner pain. Counselling can help.
I am a Person-Centred trained counsellor and this means that I will listen to you with acceptance, empathy and understanding. I have the utmost respect for your unique reality and will work at your pace. I won’t approach you with a strategy or apply techniques in an attempt to fix you: rather I will support your personal exploration of what hurts and how you can heal. Talking with a trained therapist helps to create resilience and renew confidence in your ability and resources. Counselling can bring clarity, increase self-esteem and fosters new ways of being you. This, along with the relationship between therapist and client, brings healing.
I have an MA in Counselling and a Post Graduate Certificate in Person-Centred Counselling Skills, both from the University of East Anglia. I offer both short and long term work. I have worked as a student counsellor at the University of East Anglia and at a leading national mental health charity. I have also served as a Samaritans Listening Volunteer. I feel that the Person-Centred approach has a deep respect for every person and I love sharing this way of working with clients. For me, it is a privilege to accompany people on this journey.
Reaching out for help and support is an important first step and I know from my own experience how important it is to find the right therapist. The first thing we would do is to organise an initial session that gives us the opportunity to meet and talk about what brings you to therapy and to answer any questions or concerns you may have. Importantly, it is a chance to see if it feels right for us to work together. All sessions are £40. I look forward to hearing from you.
Complete the form below with your details and therapy requirements - Renée will then contact you to discuss making a booking....