Valerie Lemetayer MBACP - Registered member of BACP

Valerie Lemetayer MBACP - Registered member of BACP

Gestalt Centre
15-23 St. Pancras Way

Bridge To Health
12 Broomfield Road
W13 9AP

07721 903903

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Gestalt Centre
15-23 St. Pancras Way

Bridge To Health
12 Broomfield Road
W13 9AP

07721 903903

About me

Hello and thank you for looking at my profile.

I believe that every client I work with is unique. My approach is therefore flexible and sensitive to the individual life experience of each on. I offer both short-term, solution-focused therapy and longer-term exploratory therapy to individuals over 18 years in English or French.

I work with clients from many walks of life and has considerable experience supporting and helping resolve issues around many different themes. I work together with clients to explore difficulties in relationships, conflict, anxiety, depression, loss and bereavement, workplace stress, self-confidence and self-esteem issues, isolation and loneliness, life transitions, and anger management. My priority is always the person and their life, not just the 'problem'.

I support individuals to face personal, emotional and behavioural issues that are adversely affecting their lives. I offer a warm, supportive, non-judgemental and completely confidential service in which clients can focus on establishing a sense of trust, and begin to work through difficult thoughts and feelings to gain greater insight and understanding. With such insights and a deeper exploration of oneself, it is possible to live with a greater sense of choice, flexibility, robustness and meaning.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and experienced counsellor registered with the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP-Registration number 826257)

Testimonials: Below is some anonymous feedback from clients which you might find helpful:

The counselling with Valerie has really helped me increase my confidence and improve my relationships. Valerie is very approachable and put me at ease right from the start. She is very encouraging and has helped me find ways to get the most out of life and enjoy things that are important to me. M/May2017

I am so grateful for my counselling sessions. I believe it was fait that I got the help I needed and Valerie is like my life saver. I will be for ever grateful to her . She truly is an angel who has help me so much when I needed it. S/Jully2017

I have had depression from my early childhood, I am now in my in my mid-thirties. I will always have depression and I know that it will always be a part of me but I now know it doesn't have to be in control of me and it isn't for the first time in decades.
I grew up with physical, emotional and sexual abuse, I became shy, withdrawn, nervous, voiceless, worthless and suicidal, then as I grew up this all was mixed with anger, aggression and exhaustion of trying so hard to keep it all together. I thought counselling wouldn't help, having to open up to a stranger, tell them all your shameful secrets and feel worthless all over again, but this was my last option. I called and met Valerie who I met for and hour every week for a ayear. Valerie listened, showed me techniques to get rid of the anger, face feelings I never knew I had felt and let me know it wasn't my shame to keep, that this wasn't my fault, that I am not worthless and that I have somewhere to go and figure things through. I can cope better because I know how to and I know I can always go back, this is the best I have felt in years and its thanks to Valerie and the support she provides.
Counselling really worked for me, I didn't think that it would but 1 year later, I have a more positive outlook, I don't dread waking up, I sleep. I do things. I have a life that I enjoy. H/September2017

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  • Gestalt's room


My standard rate is £50 for a 50 minute session (£65/Ealing)
I offer a limited number of lower priced slots for students and for those unable to pay the full fee.

I run my practice from

- Camden/King's Cross St. Pancras / disable access.

(Gestalt Centre, 15-23 St. Pancras Way, London NW1 0PT)

- Canada Water

(11 Odessa Street, Rotherhithe, London SE16 7HD)

- Ealing / Thursday and Saturday.

(Bridge To Health, 12 Broomfield Road, London W13 9AP)

- Richmond/Kew garden

(40 Lambert Avenue, Richmond, London TW9 4QR)

To make an appointment you can either email me ( or call me (07721 903 903).
I may not always be able to pick up if you ring, so please do leave a message. I will get back to you as soon as I am available.

Further information

Si vous êtes francophone, vous pouvez bien sûr me contacter directement en français.

Getting Started

- As a first step you can call or email me to arrange a first meeting, this will give us an opportunity to discuss what is going on for you and how counselling might help you.

- It will also give you an opportunity to get a sense of what its like to be with me and ask me questions that you may have about therapeutic counselling and my approach.

- Once you have decided if you would like to work with me we can arrange regular session times.

- Therapeutic counselling can be useful over a short term period for example 6 to 12 weeks were we might look at specific issues either for support or to explore potential resolutions or long term / open ended for deeper therapeutic work.

- We can arrange what would work for you for example we could start with an initial 6 sessions and later explore whether this has been enough or if you would like to continue to work on deeper issues.

Online/Skype counselling

This is not a type of therapy but a way of delivering it which is especially accessible if you are very busy, travel a lot or for one reason or another find it hard to leave your house/office. I have worked online for many years with clients from across the globe, including expats and others and have found this mode of delivery to be equally effective as face to face despite the loss of physical proximity. If you have not tried this mode before I suggest you try one session and see if it is to your liking. That way you can also see if you feel comfortable with my style and what I have to offer you. You are not obliged to continue, the decision to do so is always yours.

Maps & Directions

London, NW1 0PT
London, W13 9AP

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: French


Appointments are available all day from early morning to late evening Monday to Saturday.

Types of client

Older adults