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Surrey Therapist


Welcome to Surrey Therapist

Counselling & Clinical Supervision

In Kingston Upon Thames and online

please note I am currently working exclusively online until further notice

Helping people who are stuck get unstuck 

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Welcome, and thank you for visiting

My name is Nikki Howes I identify as Demigender my gender pronouns are She/They.

I am a trauma informed Integrative counsellor and supervisor. Addiction specialist and Pink Therapy accredited Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities Therapist.

I provide both short and long-term therapy with adults and young people in Kingston Upon Thames and throughout the UK.

My work is founded on the assumption that human beings are imaginative, resourceful and unique. If you're looking for therapy it's likely that you're feeling 'stuck' and have forgotten about the qualities that make you uniquely you.

Prior to training as a counsellor I worked in the music industry as a production manager, performer, DJ and night club promoter. I am uniquely positioned to work with performers and their families. I am registered with The British Association for Performing Arts Medicine.

Addictions Counselling

I have over 14 years as an Addictions psychotherapist within charity, NHS and private settings. I hold a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling with London South Bank University and am accredited with Addiction Professionals.

I provide an non-judgemental setting where you can start to explore the changes you are seeking. I also work with family members facing a loved ones addiction and carers.

A Client Centred Approach

We're not looking at 'fixing' things that is a short term solution.

Counselling is about building solid foundations to lead the life you want.

It can be hard work and there may be bumps along the way but we will go at your pace. There may be work to do in between sessions and new ways of thinking to come to grips with.

Counselling Supervision

I supervise counsellors working in private practise as well as volunteers and groups. I am currently a clinical supervisor for London Friend LGBT+ charity.

I work from an Integrative and trauma informed perspective and use creative supervision techniques.

How can counselling help you?

No matter what the issue is counselling can help shed new light on problems and help you understand your feelings.

I like to think of therapy as helping people who feel “stuck” get “unstuck.” My hope is to provide an inclusive service and approach tailor made to the client.

My experience and areas of interest include working with Neurodiversity, LGBTQ+ clients, Generalised Anxiety, Trauma including historic childhood sexual and emotional abuse, family estrangement and clients diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue.

What issues can counselling help with?

People come to me for help a wide range of issues. Here are a few of the issues I work with:

Feelings of stress or anxiety

Panic attacks

Loss of Meaning

Problems with addiction



LGBTQ+ Specific Issues



Problems with confidence or self-esteem

Difficulties at work

Problems with family or school life

Health Related Issues

Family Estrangement

Life Changes



One of the main bodies overseeing the accreditation and registration of counsellors in the United Kingdom is the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I am a BACP Accredited Counsellor, which means I have met their criteria for qualified and experienced therapists and work in accordance with their ethical framework.

I am also an Addiction Professionals (formally FDAP) Accredited Addictions Counsellor and Pink Therapy Accredited Gender, Sexuality and Relationship Diversities Therapist.

As a trauma specialist I have a Complex Trauma Certification Training levels 1 & 2

My location

I work in private practice Kingston Upon Thames for face to face sessions. This location is easily accessible from South West London, Surbiton and New Malden.

I also offer telephone counselling and online counselling sessions for clients via Zoom or Skype. Contact me to find out more about how online therapy works.


Counselling sessions for individuals last 50 minutes, usually taking place on a weekly basis.

Note that if you want to cancel an appointment I require 48 hours’ notice; otherwise you will still need to pay for any sessions missed. I accept payment by bank transfer or PayPal. Payment needs to be made in full 48 hours before your appointment to secure your space.

I am a counselling provider for Vitality Health, AXA and Aviva


Counselling Sessions

Clinical Supervision

£70 per 50 minute session
£80 per 50 minute session

Get in touch

Feel free to contact me if you have any questions about how counselling works, or to arrange an initial assessment appointment. This enables us to discuss the reasons you are thinking of coming to counselling, whether it could be helpful for you and whether I am the right therapist to help.

You can also call me on 07879 772 670 if you would prefer to leave a message or speak to me first. I am happy to discuss any queries or questions you may have prior to arranging an initial appointment.

All enquires are usually answered within 24 hours, and all contact is strictly confidential

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Please remember email is not a secure form of communication. The confidentiality of information sent by email is not guaranteed.