If you have problems you feel would benefit from talking through, counselling can be an enormous help. My name is Kay Tromans and I am a very experienced, qualified counsellor in Stoke Newington, near the Highbury borders in North London. I have been working in private practice since 2006 at The Burma Road Practice and in the field for over 20 years.
I’m also a member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), and abide by their code of conduct and ethics. Approved by WPA and WPA Protocol as a provider for therapy.
My clients can range from those in their early twenties who may be finding life difficult and overwhelming to those who have retired and may be finding life difficult and overwhelming. Anxiety, depression and so forth can affect us all at any stage of our lives.
Counselling or therapy is something that most of us could benefit from at certain stages in our complicated lives, or because of particular events. It could be to work out why relationships feel difficult or elusive, why life feels empty or lonely or why you can feel quite so depressed when seemingly you have everything you ever wanted.
The first step towards finding a therapist can feel daunting, especially in somewhere like London, where there are many counsellors and therapists of all kinds - often offering different types of therapy, or with a bewildering array of letters after their names!
Working with a properly qualified counsellor is essential (BACP membership is generally recognised as a good yardstick) but a comfortable relationship between counsellor and client is the most important factor in successful counselling. To really explore issues and relationships you must feel safe and comfortable.
I am based in Stoke Newington N16, but am currently offering online sessions.
Reach out today to make an appointment.
I am experienced at treating a wide variety of conditions. These include:
I'm also experienced in counselling both men and women. I am a trained bereavement counsellor and trained in working with eating disorders at WPF, as well as in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) techniques.
Assuming you make that phone call, we meet and you decide to have counselling, the standard procedure is to meet once a week at the same time. Occasionally some clients decide they would like to meet twice a week.
Appointments can be made most weekdays and some evenings.
Skype counselling is also possible.
How long counselling lasts depends on many variables. However, we can agree to aim for certain goals, and build in opportunities to review how it's going.
In these difficult days of coronavirus when we are having to self-isolate, counselling remotely makes excellent sense. I offer counselling via Skype, Zoom, or Facetime. In more normal times, it also represents a practical alternative for clients who are unable to travel to Stoke Newington or North London. It's also possible to mix meeting sessions with online counselling ones.
All you need is a Skype or Zoom account, with a camera and microphone on your computer.
The cost and length of the session is the same as with a regular meeting - we simply make advance appointments to talk online at a regular time each week. For details, please contact me.
Sessions are £45 payable by bank transfer.
I see most of my clients at the Burma Road Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. The Burma Road Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice is situated in a leafy residential street near Clissold Park, Stoke Newington. The house itself provides a quiet, comfortable and welcoming setting.
It has good transport links to North and East London, the City and the West End, with Canonbury Overground Station a few minutes' walk away, and Arsenal and Manor House tubes within reach. There are bus stops within five minutes walk for the 141, 341, 393, 73 and 476.
If travel is impractical, or you prefer counselling via Skype or just telephone counselling, this is also an option. Please contact me for more details.
Is it easy to reach you?
I'm within easy reach of most parts of East, Central, North London and the City. Transport links are on the front page. If driving the area is a CPZ and there are meters at the ends of the road - can be difficult until 6.30pm but please check.
What do I do if I want emergency counselling?
I can usually offer you an appointment within the week, sometimes sooner. If you feel you need to speak to someone more urgently, you may want to call the Samaritans on 08457 90 90 90.
How much does it cost?
Online sessions are usually £45. Please call me on 07872 600852 if you would like more details.
When do you have counselling appointments available?
I work during the day and some evenings. If for any reason we cannot meet at a mutually agreed time, I may be able to refer you to a counselling colleague.