Vera Kong, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Vera Kong

London SW19
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Vera Kong, UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist

Vera Kong

London SW19
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My Approach

In my counselling sessions, we work together to understand and integrate how our bodies, emotions, and thoughts connect. What does this actually look like? Well, it's about recognizing that our past experiences can quietly shape us, sometimes holding us back without us even realizing it. I believe that by focusing on these physical, emotional, and mental aspects, therapy can really help us move forward, build resilience, and find a more balanced inner state.

I am a trained Integrative Psychotherapist and Counsellor, accredited with both the UKCP and BACP. I am additionally trauma-treatment-specialised (fully certified in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy). This variety of therapeutic tools allows me to tailor our sessions to fit your unique needs and personal style, using a flexible approach. My practice is grounded in humanistic values, which helps in addressing deeper issues gently and effectively without me assuming the role of an 'interpreting expert'.

I believe that everyone has a natural capacity for growth. Therapy is a joint effort where we can safely explore and work through the things that have been holding you back, helping you to live more freely and fully.

About Me

I offer counselling and psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, from serving as a sounding board for everyday stresses to addressing complex traumatic events and stabilising symptoms like anxiety and depression. I also see myself as a 'change facilitator' for people who might be in the conscious pursuit of personal growth and improved well-being.

My approach is trauma-informed and humanistic, enriched by my extensive experience working with the Samaritans, and facilitating specialised community support groups for over ten years. In some cases I have come to relate to behavioural issues, disassociation symptoms, and other forms of anxiety as manifestations of deeper, underlying causes. With this in mind, I like to take my clients' ways of perceiving the world into account holistically. I tend to approach therapy as a joint journey with past experiences having led me to be well-versed in the therapeutic treatment of internalised shame, complex trauma, and the effects of adverse childhood experiences at large.

I believe in each person’s innate capacity for growth and view the therapeutic relationship as a foundational element of this process. My professional journey includes roles within the NHS, Women’s Shelters, and facilitating complex grief support groups for the Road Peace Charity. This background has equipped me to support a diverse range of clients through various personal challenges.

I encourage anyone considering therapy to reach out with questions about the process or our potential fit. My practice integrates an experiential and body-focused approach, respecting the holistic connection of body, mind, and spirit. By fostering a supportive and relational environment, I am dedicated to assisting you in navigating your path to self-care and personal development.

I work with

  • Companies
  • Groups
  • Individuals

Special Interests

Like all UKCP registered psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors I can work with a wide range of issues, but here are some areas in which I have a special interest or additional experience.

Types of Therapies Offered

  • Integrative Psychotherapist

What I can help with

  • Abuse
  • ADHD
  • Bereavement
  • Bullying
  • Chronic Illness
  • Domestic Violence
  • Eating Disorders
  • Health-related Issues
  • Online Counselling
  • Parents
  • Physical Abuse
  • Post-Traumatic Stress
  • Relationships
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Sexuality
  • Spirituality
  • Step Families
  • Stress
  • Suicide
  • Trauma
  • Workplace Counselling

Types of sessions

  • Face to Face - Long Term
  • Face to Face - Short Term
  • Online Therapy

London Office

Worple Road
London SW19 4JG

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UKCP College

  • Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy College (HIPC)
Vera Kong

Vera Kong

London SW19

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