“The relationship with yourself sets the tone for every other relationship you have”

– Jane Travis

My name is Keziah and I’m a qualified integrative counsellor and registered member of the BACP. Based in East Sheen, I offer supportive therapy to both adults and children experiencing emotional difficulty.

Looking after our mental well being is just as important as looking after ourselves physically. I offer a non judgemental, safe and confidential space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings and make sense of your experiences. Sessions are carefully tailored to your needs and delivered at a pace that’s right for you.

I work using an Integrative approach to counselling. This not only allows me to draw on different theoretical models and adapt my approach to suit the needs of each individual, but also be more versatile in my approach in meeting the emotional needs and world views of those from different cultural, social and ethnic backgrounds.

How Can Therapy Help Me?

Most people at some point in their lives and for various personal reasons experience periods of difficulty. It’s easier than ever to get lost and consumed in the day to day stresses of life and often our focus is on everyone else but ourselves. Life can feel overwhelming and during these times we can feel confused, anxious, lonely and trapped.

Counselling provides a safe, impartial and confidential space where time is dedicated just for you. I aim to provide a challenging and nurturing space in which change, healing and growth can occur. Whether you’re experiencing emotional difficulty, anxiety, stress or low mood, struggling to cope with change or just need someone to talk to, you don’t have to face these feelings alone.

I view therapy as a collaborative process in which we focus on your unique goals, values, and needs. I will work with you to help you explore your thoughts and feelings and work through any challenges you are facing with empathy and professional understanding.

I have experience working successfully with clients in areas including low mood, low self esteem and confidence, stress, anxiety, trauma, codependency, loss and grief and domestic abuse. I work with individuals to:

  • Identify how past experiences can affect present behaviours and responses
  • Explore and express difficult emotions to others
  • Explore and make sense of personal experiences
  • Identify solutions
  • Find an authentic voice through self discovery
  • Identify unhealthy patterns of relating to self and others
  • Explore losses and identify ways to cope more effectively
  • Form more meaningful relationships with self and others

“Our wounds are often the openings into the best and most beautiful parts of us.” David Richo

Services

We are all unique individuals and many of our personal experiences contribute to how we relate to the world, ourselves and others.

I use various methods to help clients explore their thoughts and feelings, tailored to the individual. This can include play therapy, talk therapy, and using art as a form of expression.

Children 

Children use play and art as a way to communicate which can help to understand muddled feelings and events that they have experienced. When working with children, I use a range of art and play therapy activities which can be used as an expressive and creative outlet for children helping them to access those feelings that have no words. This form of therapy can be used as a way to relate to the child’s understanding of the world and help them develop a better understanding of their feelings.

Tweens and Teens

Many young people today are struggling with the way they feel. Some young adults may develop a range of emotional difficulties leaving them feeling unable to cope. It can sometimes be difficult for young people to express how they feel to someone they know. Counselling provides a safe, impartial and confidential space to explore their thoughts and feelings and make sense of their experiences without judgement.

I work with young adults to explore a range of issues including: social and academic pressures, relationship and friendship issues, social anxieties, peer pressure and low self esteem.

I work by providing emotional support to help them identify and develop strategies for coping and enhance their mental wellbeing.

Adults

Feeling overwhelmed, low or anxious? You don’t have to face feeling this way alone.

Whatever it is that you might be going through, talking through difficult emotions can help us to recognise unhelpful patterns of relating and identify the effects of past experiences.

I will support you to explore your thoughts and feelings and explore new ways of thinking, behaving and relating at a pace that feels right for you.

When we are better able to understand ourselves, our actions, reactions and how we relate to the world and others, it becomes possible to regain a sense of control promoting emotional wellbeing and recovery.

Fees

I offer both short term and open ended counselling with empathy and professional understanding. Sessions will be carefully tailored to your needs and delivered at a pace that’s right for you.

  • 50 Minute Sessions
  • £40*

    *Evening sessions after 6pm will incur an additional £5 charge

I offer a free no obligation telephone consultation for us to discuss your concerns and goals and help to decide whether counselling could be beneficial to you. A reduced rate is available for students and those on a low income (proof of status required). Please enquire for more information.

TRAINING & QUALIFICATIONS

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I hold a diploma in therapeutic counselling with an integrative approach. I came to counselling as a second career after having spent nearly 10 years working within the NHS. It was my own personal experiences of therapy that led me to pursue my career in the field.

I have experience working with both vulnerable children and young adults as a School counsellor with Place2Be – A charity counselling service for schools, (http://www.place2be.org.uk), providing therapeutic counselling and emotional support to students to enhance both the mental wellbeing and prospects of each individual child.

In addition to this, I work voluntarily for a Bereavement service based in South West London and alongside my private practice, facilitate group work with victims of domestic abuse.

I am a member of the British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by their ethical framework which guides the ethical principles and values at the heart of my practice. I participate in regular supervision, fundamental to the provision of safe, ethical and effective counselling.

Qualifications
  • Member of The British Association For Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Integrative counselling
  • Level 2, 3 certificate in Counselling skills CPCAB
Professional Training In:
  • Traumatic Bereavement, Substance Use and Awareness
  • Bereavement by Suicide
  • Attachment and Loss
  • Domestic Violence & Sexual Abuse

GET IN TOUCH

Contact me via phone or email: 07944 083 917 or keziahboltoncounselling@gmail.com
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