|Works with:||Individuals, Families|
Kayah Bain offers confidential weekly psychotherapy for children, young people, parents and families, in a non-judgemental and supportive space, where clients can feel safe in expressing their feelings and experiences. Clients are encouraged to be their authentic selves and to explore both internal and external conflicts at a pace which suits them.
Kayah has an integrative approach and so is able to offer therapy based on the individual needs of clients. She may use a systemic approach, which focuses on problems which are a part of or have a negative effect on the family system. This can be useful in helping clients to explore conflicts and breakdowns in communication. A psychodynamic approach, which aims to support clients in understanding the impact of past and present events, can help in exploring how these events may guide their own actions, feelings, choices and ways of relating to others. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) focuses on how your thoughts and beliefs may effect your feelings and behaviours and supports clients in learning different ways of coping with for example, anxiety or depression.
With extensive therapeutic experience of working in various fields, including offending, mental health, Special Educational Needs, children and young people in care and substance misuse, Kayah is passionate about the importance of a safe and therapeutic space for children and young people in particular and understands the need for individualised therapy sessions for all. In practice, she draws upon different therapeutic approaches and tailors interventions to meet the clients’ needs, based on assessment and a shared understanding of the issues brought to therapy. She aims to support clients in understanding their internal emotional worlds and to work towards healthier ways of managing past and current emotions and stress.
Kayah is a Child, Adolescent and Family Psychotherapist working in private practice at The Awareness Centre in Tooting. She has a Masters Degree in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and is a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). She is qualified to work systemically, focusing on family systems and her other qualifications include certificates in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Mindfulness. She is also currently working towards certification in couples’ therapy.