Jayne Ritchie

Jayne Ritchie

Counsellor in Kingston Upon Thames


I'm a BACP Senior Accredited counsellor, Accredited EMDR therapist and supervisor of counsellors with 20 years of experience and have a three year diploma in Person Centred Counselling (1997 Metanoia). I practice in the Kingston, Richmond and Wimbledon areas. I'm also a qualified counselling supervisor, trainer and addictions therapist. I work with individuals and with couples and I specialise in relationship issues, depression, anxiety, anger management and building self esteem.

I have worked in a variety of settings over the years including the NHS, drug and alcohol services, the voluntary sector and in private practice. I am a recognised counselling provider for several private Health Insurance Providers and Employee Assistance Programmes including Bupa, Aviva, First Assist, Capita, Workplace Options, Oakdale/MHCO, WSM, WPA and Validium.

Background & Qualifications

About Me
Some 24 years ago I found myself unsatisfied with life. I had a successful career in marketing but I realised that I had somehow lost my direction and passion. I began seeing a counsellor to explore some issues and to embark upon a journey of self discovery. As my values, feelings and frame of reference slowly changed I became more interested in therapeutic work and enrolled on a course to train in counselling. I completed the three year Metanoia Diploma in Person Centred Counselling in 1996.

Training, Qualifications & Experience

I qualified as a Person Centred counsellor in 1996 at the Metanoia Institute. I have worked in a variety of settings including the NHS, the voluntary sector and in private practice. This means I have many years of experience working with a wide range of issues which means you will be in safe hands.

I am a qualified counselling supervisor, and addictions therapist.

I am also trained in EMDR

I have taught Motivational Interviewing and Mind Mapping to NHS staff - nurses and social workers.

I am a Metanoia approved Person Centred Supervisor and a City Lit approved supervisor.

I am a recognised counselling provider for several health insurance companies.

In addition to the above I have certificates in

Theory and Practice of Counselling Supervision (Metanoia)
Choosing to Change (Cognitive Behavioural Approach)
Solution Focused Brief Therapy (Solution Focused Brief Therapy Centre)
EMDR Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing
Working with Personality Disorders
Motivational Interviewing
Loss and Bereavement
Node Link Mapping
Risk Assessment
Working with Vulnerable Adults
Working with Couples
Clinical Governance
Conducting Comprehensive Assessments
Recovery in Clinical Practice

Please feel free to phone or email me with any questions you may have.

How much does it cost?

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.

My fee is £50 per 50 minute session for individual counselling. I suggest we work for 6 weekly sessions then review. We can then decide if further sessions would be helpful to you.

Couples sessions cost £70 for 50 minute session up to a maximum of 6 sessions. Payment is by cash or cheque.

My Specialisms

I help with:
•Anger Management
•Bereavement and loss
•Eating Disorders
•General unhappiness
Complex childhood trauma
•Loneliness and isolation
•Self esteem issues
•Relationship difficulties
•Personality Disorders
•Childhood abuse
•Domestic violence
•Sex, sexuality and intimacy
•Mid Life concerns
•Work related difficulties

Approach to Therapy & How I Work

Personal Approach

My core approach to counselling is ‘Person Centred'. This kind of counselling places great emphasis on providing a safe, empathic, non-judgemental space for clients to discuss whatever is troubling them. In addition I also offer a Cognitive Behavioural Approach using practical techniques drawn from Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. CBT helps you identify and change unhelpful thoughts, patterns and behaviours.

I am a Senior Accredited member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to their Ethical Framework. I hold professional liability ilnsurance for my work.

I am also an accredited EMDR therapist. Please look at my website for more information about this amazing approach which helps many people with trauma issues.

My fee is £60 per 50 minute session for individuals Some concessions are available - do ask.

SKYPE sessions are also available - contact me for details

Please feel free to phone or email me with any questions you may have.

Therapies & Rates

Please note the rates detailed below are there to give you an idea of the therapists standard rates, we strongly advise you contact the therapist for more detailed rates and any offers they may have.

Therapy Appointment Type Rate
Psychotherapy In Person £60 per 50 minutes
Counselling Online/Telephone £60 per 50 minutes
Counselling In Person £60 per 50 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Online/Telephone £60 per 50 minutes
Cognitive Behavioural Therapy In Person £60 per 50 minutes
EMDR In Person £60 per 50 minutes
Life Coaching In Person £60 per 50 minutes
Relationship Therapy In Person £60 per 50 minutes