Vanessa Zopp Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP; FdSc)

Vanessa Zopp Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP; FdSc)

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Willow Centre
2 The Drive
Harold Wood

Waterloo Community Counselling
Barley Mow Welfare Centre
Frazier Street

07500 054 512 / 07500 054 512

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Willow Centre
2 The Drive
Harold Wood

Waterloo Community Counselling
Barley Mow Welfare Centre
Frazier Street

07500 054 512 / 07500 054 512

About me

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist trained in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I am a Registered Member of BACP. If you are going through a hard time suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or even if you are not sure yet, I am here to listen and help.

I practice across a wide range of issues and have specialist experience of working with people with a wide range of anxieties such as social anxiety or generalised anxiety disorder, bullying or psychological abuse, depression, perfectionism, relationships issues and low self -esteem. I have also particular experience with bereavement and young adult issues in the workplace and at the university.

If after reading here you are still curious to know a bit more you can find additional info in my website, or simply get in touch with me in the way you prefer (phone mail text).

How can counselling help me?

Counselling has proved to be effective in improving lives of those experiencing social anxiety, bereavement, family issues, feeling sad or empty, low self-esteem, abuse and work or study stress, relationship problems and many other issues of people in distress.

I am compassionate and emphatic, dynamic and thoughtful, and I offer a space where you can be truly listened for who you really are and be understood in the context of your environment and past in a non-judgemental, open, warm way in a safe and quiet space.

My approach

My way of working is collaborative, this means that we will decide together the best approach for you:

- a more explorative attitude towards your past (Psychodynamic Counselling) in relationship to the way you feel and behave in the present. The purpose is to gain a better understanding of yourself which will trigger changes in your life.

- or a more active attitude focussed on the present (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) where we will work more on the consequences of the past in the here and now to proactively change the way you think and behave.

We will do this at your pace, keeping into account also the practicalities of your life, your preferences and goals of therapy. Together we will create greater awareness about your behaviours and achieve a better, fulfilling life.

We will also decide whether a time-limited approach (a set number of sessions) would work better for you or a more open approach.

To do so, I usually allow the two initial appointments, so that at the end of those we will have decided together what suits better your needs, for how long and which will be the goals of therapy.

This will be our journey, a journey we will start and end together.

What to expect in your first session?

During the first session, we will look at your reasons for coming to counselling together with your hopes, expectations and aims for therapy. You will understand a bit more about therapy.

This is also a good opportunity to get to know each other and for you to reflect on whether you wish to work with me.

Choosing your therapist is a very important step, whatever the therapy our relationship is deemed to be the predictor of a good outcome from therapy. I will always allow some time to reflect whether you feel comfortable enough to work together.

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Training, qualifications & experience

Special Interest

I have a special interest in helping clients to access their own compassionate self, especially in relation with bullying, low self-esteem, low self-confidence or emotional abuse.

Training & Qualifications

  • FdSc Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Accredited BACP Course)
  • HCE Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy with Transactional Analysis (CPD)
  • Working Thrapeutically with Violent Behaviour (CPD)
  • My private practice is insured with Towergate Insurance n. ZOVX01IN01

I am a Registered member of he Britsh Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • Waterloo Rooms
  • The garden Room in Harold Wood
  • View from the Garden room in Harold Wood


Sessions are conducted weekly. Every session is 50 minutes long.

I also have a number of daytime slots available at reduced fee rates to those on a low income or counselling students looking for long-term therapy, these spaces are subject to availability please just call me on 07500054512, text or email me to discuss availability.

Prices are for individual sessions in my practice rooms.

Cancelled sessions must be paid if a 48-hour notice is not given.

Skype sessions are offered at a lower fee and upon agreement, they can be bulk paid with an additional discount.

  • Assessment                              £50
  • Psychodynamic Counselling         £50
  • CBT                                         £60

More details are available on my website:

Maps & Directions

Romford, RM3 0DU
London, SE1 7BD

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Italian


Early mornings, evenings, and weekend appointments are accessible, subject to availability. Fridays:off.

Types of client

Older adults