Empathic connection, profound insights and transformed thinking for long-term well-being

When we are looking to find a way through a challenging period in our life, struggling to cope with a mental health difficulty or feeling stuck in unsatisfactory relationships, therapy offers an opportunity to share, explore, understand, and bring about transformational change.

I work with adults and young people (16+ years), offering weekly face-to-face and online therapy sessions.

As a Counselling Psychologist and Bowen Systems coach I combine the best of 3 worlds in my therapeutic work: counselling, psychology, and coaching. I offer the empathy, connection, and exploratory space of a counsellor; the rigorous clinical training and evidence-based insights of a psychologist; and the forward focused momentum of a coach.

My Team Brain® therapeutic approach is rooted in Bowen Systems theory, a psychological approach which understands human flourishing through our embeddedness in relationships. My extensive training also enables me to integrate person-centred, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioural approaches within my work to offer you a truly personalised therapeutic experience.

As a therapist I am known for my wealth of experience, deep insight, and practical wisdom. I am proactive, viewing the therapeutic work as a collaboration, and I am committed to empowering you to continue to thrive long after your sessions have come to an end.
Issues that clients bring to therapy include:
Anxiety and anxiety disorders
Stress & Burnout

Relationship difficulties 

Low mood and Depression


Personal Crisis or Breakdown

Life adjustment issues e.g. separation, loss, bereavement
Workplace challenges 

Loss of Work / Life balance
Self-esteem struggles
Meaning, spirituality and identity
Mood disorders

Underlying principles

Get Better and Stay Better

I seek to find a balance between recognising your natural desire for swift symptom relief with exploring the deeper issues that underlie the development of the symptoms in order to foster long-term wellbeing.

Grow all your Relationships

The therapeutic relationship is a vitally important route to change within therapy. However I also explicitly seek to mature your ‘real’ relationships, so life is really lived differently.

Thinking & Feeling

Maturity in both cognitive and emotional processing are vital elements of psychological well-being and health. We tend to favour, and therefore be stronger in one element or the other. I will work with you to strengthen both elements.

Integrate your Life

We tend to repeat our patterns of behaviour, roles and relationship dynamics at both work and home. And each sphere reciprocally influences the other. I draw on the breadth of your life experiences to help you gain meaningful insight to guide change.

Anxiety as Marmite

Love it or hate it, anxiety is everywhere. Whether we feel it as anxiety, stress, tension, or even aggression. The root is the same. This pressure is often the motivation that gets us into therapy in the first place, but it can also paralyse us. I aim to create a secure base within the therapeutic relationship from which to give you the courage to step out of your comfort zone, face your anxieties and refresh your perspective.
“A joyful life is an individual creation that cannot be copied from a recipe.”
Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi
Initial phone consultation (20 mins) – FREE
Therapy sessions (50 mins) – £220

The initial 20-minute phone call will give you the chance to share your hopes and aims for therapy, answer any questions you have and discuss practical details.
I am registered with a variety of health insurance providers including: WPA, Cigna and Aviva.
I only accept BUPA insurance for therapy sessions held on Fridays which are held either face to face at my Surbiton clinic or online

I do not accept AXA, Vitality or SimplyHealth due to their fee caps and restrictions.
I accept referrals from your GP or psychiatrist, and I am happy to work collaboratively with your healthcare team to ensure you receive the best support for your mental health.
Book a FREE 20 minute phone consultation
This phone call will give you the chance to discuss your hopes and aims for therapy, answer any questions you have and discuss practical details.

Explore our resource pages to discover how the Team Brain® approach can enrich your therapeutic journey. Learn from the experiences of others and find practical tools to support your personal growth.

Dr Kathryn Kissell is a trading name of The Team Brain Partnership Ltd |  Company number 13630840  | VAT registered – GB 395 3640 68
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