Whether you are anxious, depressed, broken-hearted, overwhelmed, grieving, questioning the direction and purpose of your life or concerned about the quality of your relationships therapy offers the possibility of living differently.
As a client and a therapist, I have found that it’s good to talk with someone who’s not a friend or family member. The people who know and love us can find it difficult to listen when we are distressed and hurting. They may assume that they know why we feel as we do and be quick to offer misplaced, if well-intentioned, advice. Or, perhaps, there is no one to talk to, no one who you feel understands or who can really hear what you are saying.
Therapy isn’t about assumptions or advice. It’s about having space to feel into the corner of things, to explore why they are the way they are and what might be able to shift or change.
I offer an open, reflective, and supportive space to move towards a life that works for you.
The way I work
I believe we evolve through relationship. It is in relationship that we learn how safe it is to be in the world, what we can expect from others, and how to relate to our own needs. Many of us have practiced particular ways of being and forgotten or not developed others. We may be ignoring, or have never learnt to pay attention to, our internal body signals. In my work I seek to tune into these messages and use them as guides.
I incorporate several schools of psychotherapy (the humanistic, existential, psychodynamic and somatic) into the way I work. Each of us is unique, so I tailor my approach to meet each client's or relationship's needs bringing what I have learned as a psychotherapist, trainer, mediator and artist to each session.
I believe that the therapeutic relationship offers us a chance to discover, not just who you’ve become, but also space to try out new ways of being.
My name is Kimcha Rajkumar. I am a psychotherapist and relationship counsellor. I hold
- an MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
- a Diploma in Integrative Counselling
- a Certificate in Working with Couples & Other Relationships
- a Diploma in Embodied Relational Therapy and
- an MA in Graduate Liberal Studies.
Before becoming a psychotherapist I worked in the arts, educational and charitable sectors, and ran my own jewellery studio. I have lived in several countries, am of dual heritage and bring all these diverse experiences to the way I work. I am deeply committed to honouring the diversity of humankind. I offer an LGBTQ inclusive space.
I am a Registered Member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and an Accredited Member of the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I have taught on post graduate psychotherapy programs at Roehampton University, LST and currently at The Minster Centre.
I see clients in Clapton (E5), St Albans (AL2) and online via Zoom.
I offer the first session at a reduced rate of £40 to give us both an opportunity to meet and see if we feel that we can work together.
If we decide to work together, the session fee after assessment is £80. Sessions are weekly and 50 minutes in length.
Assessment sessions are £100 and last one hour.
If we decide to work together, the session fee after assessment is £130. Sessions are 1 hr and 20 minutes in length every two weeks.