Ilona King | Person Centered Counsellor
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My name is Ilona. I am a highly experienced counsellor providing short and long term therapy. My clients are central to my work and my practice was born from the desire to help people feel fulfilled, empowered and happy in their lives.
Whether you are in the midst of experiencing indefinable feelings of dissatisfaction or seeing to focus on a specific issue, I provide a safe and confidential setting in which thoughts and feelings can be discussed – free from judgement and prejudice.
My core approach to counselling is Person-Centered. This kind of counselling places great emphasis on providing a safe, empathetic, non-judgemental space for clients to discuss whatever is troubling them. As a counsellor I am there to support you and respect your views. My role is to help you find your own insights and understanding.
At our first session, you will get an idea of how I work. After that, you can decide whether you want to return for further sessions.
I work with both individuals and couples, dealing with a wide range of issues, such as:
- Anxiety and Panic Disorder
- Depression and Post Natal Depression
- Self Harm
- Pregnancy Loss
- Bereavement and Loss
- Relationship and Family Issues
- Stress and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- Couples Counselling
My practice is located in Central Reigate. Free parking is available and I send my address once we have arranged to meet.
Online counselling is available via zoom / whatsapp etc. In case of a technological failure I will offer a voice call.
I also offer telephone therapy for those clients who find online counselling via video does not work for them.
Statement concerning the coronavirus pandemic
THE GOVERNMENT HAS NOT PROVIDED ANY GUIDANCE SPECIFIC TO COUNSELLING, BUT I ABIDE BY THE BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR COUNSELLING AND PSYCHOTHERAPY’S (BACP) GUIDANCE ON KEEPING WORKERS AND CLIENTS SAFE IN CLOSE CONTACT SERVICES.
THEREFORE I OFFER TELEPHONE THERAPY FOR THOSE CLIENTS WHO FIND ONLINE COUNSELLING VIA VIDEO DOES NOT WORK FOR THEM. ONLINE COUNSELLING IS AVAILABLE AND DELIVERED VIA A MUTUALLY AGREED 3RD PARTY PROVIDER (ZOOM/WHATSAPP etc). IN CASE OF A TECHNOLOGICAL FAILURE I WILL OFFER A VOICE CALL.
IF YOU PREFER FACE TO FACE COUNSELLING PLEASE SEE MY POLICY TO LIMIT ONWARD TRANSMISSION OF THE VIRUS WHILE ALSO OFFERING THE BENEFIT OF THIS TYPE OF THERAPY:
IF YOU ARE UNWELL PRIOR TO OUR APPOINTMENT, PLEASE LET ME KNOW, SO WE EITHER ARRANGE FOR AN ONLINE SESSION OR REARRANGE FOR A LATER DATE.
PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF YOU HAVE SUSPECTED COVID-19, YOU’VE HAD A POSITIVE TEST OR HAVE BEEN ASKED TO SELF-ISOLATE.
I WILL LET YOU KNOW IF I HAVE SUSPECTED COVID-19, A POSITIVE TEST OR HAVE BEEN TOLD TO SELF-ISOLATE. IN THE COMFORT OF MY COUNSELLING ROOM THERE’S MORE THAN THE GUIDELINE 2 METRES APART. BEFORE YOUR ARRIVAL I WILL CLEAN THE DOOR HANDLES AND THE SURFACES ON YOUR CHAIR. YOU DON’T NEED TO WEAR PPE SUCH AS A MASK OR GLOVES WHILE IM A ROOM WITH ME. PAYMENT NEEDS TO BE CONTACTLESS.
IN ADDITION TO THE ABOVE I NOW ALSO OFFER WALK AND TALK THERAPY. THIS TYPE OF THERAPY IS IN AN OPEN, WOODED SPACE WITHIN REIGATE. WE CAN ALSO SIT AND TALK ON A BENCH OR ON THE GRASS. THE AREA I HAVE CHOSEN ALLOWS US TO WALK SIDE BY SIDE WHILST KEEPING A 2 METRE DISTANCE. I AM HAPPY TO BE OUTSIDE IN ALL WEATHER FOR AS LONG AS IT’S SAFE FOR BOTH OF US.
Qualifications and registrations
I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy)
Metanoia Institute, Ealing, London
2011 - 2015: Diploma in Person Centered Counselling
Continuing Professional Development
- November 2012 - Working with Suicidal Clients, Metanoia Institute
- March 2014 - Emotionally Focused Couples Counselling, Metanoia Institute
- September 2014 - Working with Interpreters, Anchor Counselling Services
- July 2015 - Social and Political Challenges of Being a Person-Centered Counsellor
- October 2015 - Assessment and Diagnosis, Metanoia Institute
- November 2015 - Assessments and Theoretical Orientations, Metanoia Institute
- November 2015 - Mental Health Act and Medication, Metanoia Institute
- April 2017 - The threat of suicide, Metanoia Institute
- May 2017 - Encounter Groups, Metanoia Institute
Areas of counselling I can help with
- ✓ Abortion
- ✓ Abuse
- ✓ Adoption/Post-Adoption
- ✓ Anger management
- ✓ Anorexia nervosa
- ✓ Anxiety
- ✓ Attachment disorder
- ✓ Being a perfectionist
- ✓ Being assertive
- ✓ Bereavement, grief, loss
- ✓ Binge-eating disorder
- ✓ Bulimia
- ✓ Bullying
- ✓ Burnout
- ✓ Communication
- ✓ Self confidence
- ✓ Covid-19 Anxiety
- ✓ Depression
- ✓ Eating disorders
- ✓ Family problems
- ✓ Fear
- ✓ Feeling lonely
- ✓ Feeling sad
- ✓ Hoarding
- ✓ Infertility
- ✓ Insecurity
- ✓ Jealousy
- ✓ LGBT-issues
- ✓ Low self esteem
- ✓ Miscarriage
- ✓ Obsessive compulsive disorder
- ✓ Panic attack
- ✓ Panic disorder
- ✓ Performance anxiety
- ✓ Phobia
- ✓ Post-traumatic stress disorder
- ✓ Postnatal depression
- ✓ Redundancy
- ✓ Relationship issues
- ✓ Retirement
- ✓ Self-harm
- ✓ Sleep problems
- ✓ Social phobia
- ✓ Stress
- ✓ Trauma
- ✓ Workplace stress
- ✓ Worrying too much
Individual sessions are £50/60min and Couples counselling is £70/80min long session.
I offer a free 15 min telephone consultation giving you a chance to ask questions.
I am available at various times Monday to Saturday, so please ask what suits you best and we can take it from there.
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