Kalpana Rao

Kalpana Rao


Registered Member MBACP

Contact information

Phone number
07931 519511

Contact Kalpana

Therapist - orpington

orpington BR6
07931 519511
Sessions from £40.00

Features

  • Flexible hours available

Availability

I work from Balleter Surgery; 108 Chislehurst Road; Orpington on Mondays and Wednesdays till 8PM.

I also offer session on Skype/ Face Time/ Telephone and have flexible sessions to offer.

About me and my therapy practice

Let's Talk...

Therapy gives you the opportunity to explore how life is for you, how you feel about it and how you react during certain situations, all with the aim of finding solutions that work for you. My aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and accepting environment where I can help you explore your issues no matter what they are. Unresolved issues can cause great unhappiness and therapy can help to unlock suppressed feelings and emotions.



Practice description

I believe that talking to a sensitive and skilled listener can make a real difference. I also maintain that one of the most important factors in your therapy is the relationship you establish with your counsellor. Therefore, I aim to offer you a safe space, without fear of judgement to explore emotions and issues that trouble you.

I work integratively which means that I draw from a range of therapeutic approaches but I am most influenced by psychodynamic ways of understanding distress. In other words, I will be interested to explore with you how the past may be affecting you in the present, how your original styles of attachment might influence current relationships and the defences that you may have developed to protect yourself. I will support you in connecting with your own resources,to explore problems whilst weighing up possibilities.

My first session

After initial contact either by email or by telephone I would arrange an initial session to suit us both. We would take an overview of your Counselling needs, presenting issues, past therapy, medication etc. This session is both for information gathering and to form a relationship with you. At the end of the session I would invite a conversation about how we could work together. If we both decide to proceed we would contract for 6 sessions to begin with. We would go through Confidentiality, GDPR, Contract of terms of working together. 

What I can help with

Abuse, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cultural issues, Depression, Health related issues, Identity issues, Loss, Relationships, Self esteem, Spirituality, Stress, Women's issues, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Integrative, Psychodynamic, Relational, Systemic

Clients I work with

Adults, Couples, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Long-term face-to-face work, Online counselling, Short-term face-to-face work, Telephone counselling