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MA, BA Counselling, MBACP (Accredited)

About me

I am a fully qualified, BACP Accredited Counsellor. I work with most insurers including BUPA and CiC.

Contrary to popular opinion, counselling does not have to last for months and years. Short-term counselling (up to 6 sessions) can help you, if your otherwise satisfactory life has been upset by a sudden change or an unexpected event, and you can’t get over it by yourself. Over the last 2 years I have successfully helped many clients to learn how to manage their anxiety in just 6 sessions. You can learn more about some of the techniques I am using by watching my TikTok videos at @astoreytherapist.

I have many years experience working with conditions such as depression, anxiety and stress. Often, my clients have complex relationship issues, which they would like to solve through counselling.

Presently most of my clients come to me complaining of various degrees of anxiety or even panic attacks, which is not surprising, considering the collecting trauma we have been through.

Some of my clients are looking for ways to manage stress better and find learning Mindfulness technique useful. Many years of practicing yoga gave me insights into the way our body could store stress and allowed me to learn about benefits of Mindfulness and other meditation techniques.

Additionally, I offer Anger Management, Weight Management counselling (for more information, please go to: or find my book 10 Questions Diet on Amazon) and Bereavement Counselling.

During Covid epidemic anxiety has been the main reason many of my clients have contacted me. Talking through the triggers could help you manage your anxiety better. There are various techniques that you could learn to stop anxiety attacks or avoid them altogether.

Lockdown has intensified and brought into sharp focus various issues that we have been avoiding. On the plus side, it helped many of my clients to better understand themselves and to transform the important relationships in their lives.

My counselling practice is based in Mayfair, 2 minutes walk from Bond street tube station. Of course, during last year I have been mainly working online.

I also work in Thame, Oxfordshire.

I follow the BACP Code of Ethics.

To find out more about my way of working please refer to my website:

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualifications & Training

  • BA (Hons) Counselling, Metanoia Institute, London
    affiliated to Middlesex University
  • Certificate in Critical Incident Debriefing
  • Certificate in working using hypnotherapy
  • Certificate in Asessment and Treatment of PTSD
  • Certificate in working with Personality Disorders
  • Certificate in working with Trauma
  • Certificate in Pesso-Boyden psychodrama system
  • Certificate in working with Eating Disorders
  • Certificate in working using Psychodrama
  • Certificates by BACP Coaching network
  • Certificate in working with Treatment Resistant Depression


  • Over 15 years experience as private counsellor, including working in both short and long term settings
  • Worked for Mind, Buckinghamshire
  • Worked in secondary schools, supporting Six form students
  • Worked for an international health clinic abroad
  • I have also volunteered for Birth Trauma Association, helping new mothers suffering from post-natal depression
  • Worked as a consultant on TV series

In my previous career, I worked as an Account Executive at an international advertising agency and as a Marketing Executive for a multinational. This experience gives me an insight into work stress issues and organisational dynamics.

Additional information

  • Accredited member of BACP
  • Fully insured
  • Affiliated with insurance companies such as BUPA and CiC

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I offer counselling in English and Russian

Photos & videos


From £60.00 to £90.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

In London:

Fees £60 to £90 per session, depending on how many sessions you are booking

In Thame:

£60 for a one-to-one session (concessions available)

When I work

In person/online/telephone sessions available between

10.00 and 5.00 Monday to Friday

Further information

I work in Mayfair, London, on Tuesdays
I work online Monday to Friday, 10.00 - 5.00

Here is the link to one of my TikTok videos

53 Davies Street, Mayfair, London, W1K 5JH

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages