Vera Kong Counselling
Counselling - My Approach
I provide relational counselling with a focus on the integration of our bodily, emotional and thought-based processes. What does this mean in practice? It means that, without us being aware, some experiences can create a deep-seated imprint on our psyche. It is therefore my belief that therapy which pays attention to all three spheres (physical, emotional and cognitive levels of being) can substantially support us in moving forward and fostering resilience and inner balance.
I am a BACP-registered, Integrative Counsellor and fully certified Sensorimotor Psychotherapist. This means that I am trained in a range of different counselling models, which helps me attune and adapt to the individual styles and issues at hand with more flexibility. My practice follows humanistic philosophies and is trauma-informed. In my role as counsellor, I do not tend to take an 'expert' stance and instead hold the belief that most human beings are naturally oriented towards growth. In this vein, therapy, can be seen as a co-operative process in which we can explore, untangle, and resolve life blocks or constricting patterns together.
Why Consider Counselling?
Most of us may face uprooting life challenges at some point. Some of us may feel stuck, disconnected, anxious, burnt-out, or simply wish to explore relationship patterns. In other situations, we may want to process trauma and past wounds to move forward with new ways of coping. Counselling has undergone a renaissance and is no longer just about being assessed and analysed by a person that is deemed to be 'in the know'. Instead, therapy has become a more cooperative and relationship-driven process that can be an instrumental part of what we could consider 'self care'. I'd like to think that therapy can support us in our journeys, empower us, and foster personal change in a space that provides open-minded and compassionate support.
Professional Areas of Specialisation
I provide therapy for a range of symptoms and mental health issues (e.g. depression and anxiety). In addition to this, I have specialised in providing counselling for the mental health impacts of complex trauma, traumatic bereavement, and our relationship to chronic pain and rare health conditions. I also have experience in the psychotherapeutic exploration of the impacts of family estrangement, as well as issues that can arise in relation to sexual orientation (e.g. coming out and internalised shame).
Making the First Steps
Going to therapy can seem daunting, so please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how the process would work. I provide short-term and long-term counselling for a variety of mental health matters. In addition to this, I also have over 10 years of group facilitation experience.
To start your counselling journey, simply make contact and arrange an initial consultation through which we can explore if we would be a 'good fit' and also look at what it is that has led you to reach out.
The Therapy Setting
I offer face-to-face counselling sessions in Wimbledon (SW19) and Kingston-upon-Thames (KT6), as well as online therapy sessions utilising Zoom.
Feel free to contact me for more info or to arrange an initial consultation.
I work Monday-Friday; 8am - 8pm on average.
Sessions are 50 mins long (weekly booking patterns are recommended)
Session Price: £65 per session; £30 for the initial consultation