Our Counselling service is a professional therapeutic service ran by Kim-Leng Hills, who is a fully qualified therapist and member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Counselling helps individuals find ways to talk about or express their thoughts or feelings to a trained professional in a confidential, private space. This can also be useful if you want to understand yourself more, or wish to change behaviours you no longer want to have.

Confidential therapeutic service following the BACP Ethical Code

Teaches Mindfulness & Self-Awareness to help control emotions and self regulate

Reduces Risk Taking Behaviour

Person Centred base maintaining and respecting the Client’s autonomy

Promotes Self Respect and Respecting Others

Accessible to physical, cognitive or hidden disabilities, including life-limiting illnesses.

How would Counselling benefit me?

Counselling can help with many problems that we can come across within our lives – from coping with traumatic experiences and events, to dealing with depression and anxiety or managing harmful emotions and behaviours. You do not have to be in crisis to access therapy, if you feel you need to speak to a professional, then this service may be for you. The list below is an example of areas people may wish to attend counselling for support to help cope, but this is not a limited list. The BACP have also written their own list of issues that therapy can also help with:
  • A mental health condition such as depression and anxiety, borderline personality disorder, or an eating disorder.
  • You or someone you know or support has a physical condition or life-limiting illness.
  • Difficulty with emotions, such as anger or low self worth
  • Living with or experiencing abuse either in the past or present. This can include domestic abuse, childhood sexual abuse or child sexual exploitation, bullying, physical or sexual assault or rape.
  • Experiencing memories and emotions from the past that come in ‘flashbacks’ or feel like the event is still happening, such as symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Other areas such as sexual identity or self-harm
  • You are in crisis and need to speak with a professional, or are on a waiting list but need support immediately
  • Experiencing or witnessing stressful traumatic events that can cause you to no longer feel safe. Trauma can be caused by a one-off event, such as a bad accident, a natural disaster or a violent attack. Or it can result from ongoing, relentless stress, such as repeated abuse or struggling with major health issues.

What should I expect?

You will be invited to an hour long assessment session where Kim-Leng will talk through with you about why you feel you have come for Counselling. This is so that she can gain a better understanding of what you are experiencing and whether or not our services is the one that will benefit you the most, and if not, she can sign post you to one that may be more suited to your needs.
Hu Long Temple Counselling is a confidential therapeutic service that utilises Integrative Counselling with a Person-Centred base, following the BACP Ethical Code. This means the client is at the centre of their therapy and generally leads the sessions, but the counsellor uses different tools that they feel is more appropraite for the client to access and use, as long as it benefits their wellbeing. Sessions are open-ended, which means you are not restricted to a set number of sessions, and can be done face to face, over the phone, by email or online.

Get In Touch

We receive referrals from anyone, you may be someone from an Agency or you may wish to self refer.
07376595378 – Line open 24/7
Kim-Leng Hills
The Boatshed
Steamer Quay Road