About me

I am an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who helps individuals and couples find better ways of coping with life’s difficulties, including anxiety, depression, low self esteem and relationship issues. I can offer sessions during the day or evenings depending on your need, in a short time frame or longer term.

As an individual, integrative psychotherapist I am able to use a variety of approaches to help you. I can look at how your past may be affecting your current situation, as well as how your current thoughts, feelings and behaviors are keeping you stuck, using Cognitive Behaviorial Therapy (CBT). Talking to someone else who is outside your current situation can be very helpful in itself.

I am also an Emotionally Focused Couple Therapist (EFT) which is a very well-evidenced approach for working with couples. It has a very high success rate in helping couples feel better connected and more secure in their relationship. It looks underneath recurring negative cycles that play out day to day to find the real issues causing hurt so that each partner feels heard and understood and understands how to make the other partner feel valued and secure.

It is important it is to find a therapist that feels right for you and I am happy to answer any questions you may have, by phone or email, to help you decide.

Unlike many independent therapists I work with a team of experienced counsellors and psychotherapists at Re...root, an independent organisation that connects the best therapists with people seeking therapy in the heart of Richmond. The Re...root team includes therapists who specialise in family, couples, young people and children as well as individuals. So even if I am not the best match for you one of the team may be. You can call the Re...root office on 0208 9485980 or my mobile on 0794 1500155.

Training, qualifications & experience

BSc (Honours)
(Kingston University)

Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy Practice.
(Roehampton University)

Post Graduate Diploma in Advanced Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
(Roehampton University)

I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) which means that I am bound by its Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and subject to its Professional Conduct Procedure. I am insured and supervised in accordance with BACP guidelines.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Work/Life balance


Additional information

Individual therapy sessions daytime £70 and evenings £80
Couple therapy daytime £90 and evenings £105

Further information

Our award winning premises are just 5 minutes walk from Richmond Tube station (District & Circle Line).
We are near the main shopping area. There is 1.5 hrs free parking nearby for Waitrose customers.

8 King Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Nick Poaros

Nick Poaros