About us

Moving your life forwards

We offer counselling and psychotherapy for a broad range of minor and major personal, psychological and relationship issues. We counsel and support all kinds of people seeking personal development, fulfilment or happiness, or if you simply want to ‘fine tune’ aspects of your life, such as clarifying or achieve your career or personal goals. You do not need to have anything ‘wrong’ with you to benefit from counselling.

Our values

We believe in connecting deeply with you, and sharing in your struggles and successes.

This is at the heart of everything we do.

We work collaboratively to make the most of our experience, knowledge and multi-cultural background, to provide you with the support you need, at the time you need it most.

As a team, we are better placed to empower you to make positive, meaningful life choices and change your life for the better.

The team

Keith Abbott

Person-Centred Therapist

I thrive on connecting with people and helping them overcome problems or simply get more from life. I’m from Glastonbury, England, and have worked in the quarrying industry, as a solicitor and as a part-time university teacher to UK and international students. My doctorate – on modern approaches to enlightenment – fed my enthusiasm for helping people change in ways best for them, which led me naturally into counselling. I’ve counselled at an NHS hospital and at a counselling charity. I’m passionate about using counselling to help you find the best ways to overcome any troubles and achieve your own unique potential.

Kaiqing Yang

Person-Centred Therapist

I grew up in China and studied chemistry in Hong Kong. Moving to England and becoming a counsellor is a choice I have never regretted. Connecting with people and helping them find their answers and make right changes for themselves give me an enormous sense of fulfilment. I’ve counselled at a youth centre in China, a Derby’s women service and several Nottingham colleges. I can counsel in fluent English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. By using counselling and psychotherapy, I hope to help you find your independence and power, thrive through your struggles and make choices that are right for you.

We met while studying at Nottingham University for our Masters degrees in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. We share heartfelt enthusiasms for connecting deeply with people, serving clients as a professional team. We never set out to impose our own values or beliefs on others, but help people from all cultures and backgrounds make the best of their lives in ways right for them.

I thrive on connecting with people and helping them overcome problems or simply get more from life. I’m from Glastonbury, England, and have worked in the quarrying industry, as a solicitor and as a part-time university teacher to UK and international students. My doctorate – on modern approaches to enlightenment – fed my enthusiasm for helping people change in ways best for them, which led me naturally into counselling. I’ve counselled at an NHS hospital and at a counselling charity. I’m passionate about using counselling to help you find the best ways to overcome any troubles and achieve your own unique potential.

I grew up in China and studied chemistry in Hong Kong. Moving to England and becoming a counsellor is a choice I have never regretted. Connecting with people and helping them find their answers and make right changes for themselves give me an enormous sense of fulfilment. I’ve counselled at a youth centre in China, a Derby’s women service and several Nottingham colleges. I can counsel in fluent English, Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. By using counselling and psychotherapy, I hope to help you find your independence and power, thrive through your struggles and make choices that are right for you.

We met while studying at Nottingham University for our Masters degrees in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling and Psychotherapy Practice. We share heartfelt enthusiasms for connecting deeply with people, serving clients as a professional team. We never set out to impose our own values or beliefs on others, but help people from all cultures and backgrounds make the best of their lives in ways right for them.

Accreditations, Memberships and Qualifications

We both have Masters Degrees from Nottingham University in Person-Centred Experiential Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice.
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What makes us unique?

As a team, we are better placed to empower you to make positive, meaningful choices and change your life for the better. As a culturally diverse partnership, we have a unique combination of skills, knowledge and experience gained from different cultures, life events, professional and industrial work and knowledge. We are not text book learners. We have suffered knocks, fought battles and possess hard earned insights. We offer you all the benefits of a professional service staffed and run by partners who share the same vision, commitment to professional  standards, and capacity to work closely together. We work collaboratively to make the most of our experience, knowledge and multi-cultural backgrounds, to provide you with the support you need, at the time you need it most. In short, we walk our talk and are very much here for you.

As a student in first year of university who was dealing with intense home pressures as well as anxiety around unviersity exams, keith helped me discuss my problems openly - he was someone I could turn to when I was feeling extremely alone.

He helped me discuss and explore problems in the past which I had been trying to distract myself from and helped me reflect on how to deal with them.

After the counselling sessions I felt more aware of my problems and [a] much more assured person.

I recommend keith because he has a very calm and gentle approach which allowed me to feel comfortable sharing some very personal details with him.

Having such a kind, honest and trustworthy person to speak to about everything has really helped me understand and deal with certain aspects of my life.

I now understand myself much better than before I started counselling and this has helped me feel much more confident about myself.

I never thought talking to someone could be so helpful

I have never been so well understood

You helped me find a lot of strength in myself

Your belief in me gave me great encouragement to make the right choice.

Making more
of tomorrow, today!

As Nottingham and Loughborough counselling partners, we help you overcome difficulties, remove unhelpful negativity and embrace positive new energy in your life. We are uniquely placed to empower individuals, businesses, international students and workers, enabling you to change your life for the better.

Collectively, we have diverse experience in life, business, law, higher education, and counselling. Unlike many practitioners who work alone, we pool our unique experience and support each other constantly, offering you a richer and more progressive experience.

We counsel from professional therapy rooms in the heart of Loughborough and Nottingham, and other venues close to you by arrangement.  We also counsel by telephone, by Skype and chat. 

 

Who we help

We serve a wide variety of clients, and regard each person as equally important to us in their own right.

We help with

Our approach is suited to helping people make more of themselves whether they are “well”, “healthy”, or like many of us “troubled” in some way.

How we work

Typically, counselling invloves one-to-one conversations each lasting 50 mins. We also counsel couples and groups.

Let's Get Started

Get in touch with us and tell a little about yourself so we can discuss with you how we might help. There is no obligation on your part and we will treat your query in the same confidence as if you were already a therapy client. When you’re ready to move forward, we practice from private, professional therapy rooms in Nottingham and Loughborough and, by arrangement, at other venues across the East Midlands, by telephone, Skype and chat.