HEALTHYSELF Counselling in Surbiton & Kingston, Surrey

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Face-Face / Online

Thank you for visiting.  I see clients both face-face and online (by Zoom). Should you wish to get in touch, please feel free to contact me at the number given on the right hand side of this screen or email me (


• Experienced, accredited - British Association of Counselling/Psychotherapy (BACP) therapist.
• Practice located a 3-min walk from Surbiton mainline station
• Sessions last 50 minutes - the ‘therapeutic hour’
• Evening and morning appointments available
• Governed by BACP professional Code of Ethics
• Reasonable costs (online sessions charged at £55, Face-Face £60-£65)
• Student discount available (f/t students)
• Addiction counsellor

“..... Basically I feel happy and like I understand myself so much more. I wanted to say a huge thank you to you. You helped me so much - more than I ever thought possible. I feel like with your help and guidance things are manageable and even enjoyable!!” (Former client)


Counselling approach

I work as an 'integrative relational' counsellor in Surbiton. This simply means that I have studied a number of different schools of therapeutic approach and have integrated particular perspectives into my practice to promote optimum therapeutic benefit to you.  Most recently (2023) I have undertaken training in the acclaimed 'Internal Family Systems' model.  (I've written a brief blog entry which you'll find on the 'My Blog' tab if you wish to find out a bit more.)  As you might expect, the focus is on getting a fuller understanding of what your experience has been, where the roots of anxieties and behaviours may lie, and developing different perspectives to break out of old habits and ways of responding the both internal and external 'triggers'.  Therapy is at heart  an optimistic endeavour!

I have dealt extensively with addiction of one kind or another through my work with ASCA in Kingston and Richmond*. I also deal with those areas listed below.

Areas of work include

  • Alcohol, cocaine - substance abuse
  • Stress
  • Personal / Work Relationships
  • Panic Attacks
  • Anxiety
  • Bereavement
  • Redundancy
  • Depression
  • Relationship with food
  • Sexual anxieties
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Co-dependency in relationships


* Addiction ?

Addiction can take a number of forms and often masks an underlying issue. If allowed to develop, it can become very destructive. Addictive behaviours aren't confined to excessive use of alcohol or drugs. They include for example, unhealthy relationships, food, sex or pornography. Generally, repeated behaviours which are damaging to you, and often those around you, may be signs of an addiction. Therapy helps uncover the underlying issues and can be a key factor in extinguishing unhealthy habits.

“..... Initially it felt a bit alien but after a few minutes your quiet listening helped me relax inside in a way that I think I’d been looking for for a long time" (Recent client feedback)

Been feeling down?

Why not get a sense of where you are in the general scheme of things by using the NHS mood checker tool. It will give you an indication of just how anxious or depressed you might be feeling and whether you might need to do something about it.
Click here to go to the mood checker

Thinking about counselling?

In looking for a counsellor / therapist, it’s important that you find someone with whom you feel comfortable. While it's always wise to 'shop around', this can be time-consuming and even confusing. (A recent search on the BACP directory for a therapist within 10 miles of Surbiton (KT6), where I'm based, returned over 900 results!) Given the number of counsellors/ therapists - not to mention the types of counselling available in between KT1 and SW1 postcodes, you may already have found the task to be more complicated than you might have thought.
To this end the link below will provide you with independent information that may help focus your search.
BACP - How to find a therapist

Please email or leave me a voicemail, (Tel: 07846 827062) with no obligation if you have any queries, and I’ll get back to you as soon as I’m available. You can email me via the link at the side of this page.

I am based in Surbiton, making it easy for anyone coming from any of the following:
London, Kingston, Wimbledon, Raynes Park, Worcester Park, Hampton, Guildford, Esher, New Malden, Hampton, Mitcham, Sutton, Chessington, Banstead, Carshalton, Walton-on-Thames.  As we have all had to get used to 'hybrid' working, online appointments have the advantage of making geographical location largely irrelevant. 

Thanks again for visiting.

Martin Larmour
Counsellor & Psychotherapist

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