Olivier Cormier-Otaño MBACP (Accred.)

Olivier Cormier-Otaño MBACP (Accred.)

About me

I am a BACP accredited counsellor of Franco-Spanish origin. I have been in London for over 20 years and I remain very sensitive to differences in cultures. My training as a therapist is integrative, my work is relational and I mostly include humanistic and psychodynamic approaches to my practice. I have a vast experience of working with relationships, identities, low self esteem, sexualities, and addictions yet I take into consideration all aspects and experiences of the person.

I work in a non-judgmental, accepting, caring and challenging way respectful of the BACP guidelines. I offer in a safe environment, face-to-face counselling, short term or open-ended therapy. I am based in Islington, North London, close to Caledonian Road, Kings Cross, Camden, Finsbury Park and Euston.

I am particularly interested in working on relationship with one-self, with others, past and present. I offer individual and couple therapy.

I am also a qualified Psychosexual therapist: indeed you may want to explore how external factors (society, oppression, partners...) or internal factors (depression, repression, feelings...) get in the way of your sexual expression and enjoyment. Issues around sexuality may include:

  • Gender identity
  • Arousal and desire problems
  • Couples therapy
  • Trauma
  • Unwanted behaviour and compulsivity
  • Asexuality, sexual orientation
  • And other issues related to sex

Training, qualifications & experience

* Post Graduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling (2008)
* Graduate of the one year Pink Therapy Certificate in Sexual Minority Therapy (2009)
* Diploma in Psychosexual health (2012) (The Centre For Psychosexual Health)
* Diploma in Supervision and Consultancy (2014) (Naos Institute)

Accredited Counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (2010)
Advanced accredited Sexual Diversity Therapist (2011) (Pink Therapy)

I have been a Counsellor in the charity sector London Friend, Antidote, Outcome, Mind Islington and PACE for over 4 years.

I have been practicing for over 10 years as a therapist of which 5 years were working with addictions.

I have been running a therapeutic group for male Asylum seekers and refugees.

I have a chapter and a article on psychology and sexuality recently published and have presented to conferences and University in the fields of Psychotherapy, Sociology and Sexualities. I also am teaching other counsellors an therapists on issues around Gender and Sexual Diverstities and Oppression and Psychosexual therapy.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Cultural differences,
Life changes
Gender Identity - Transgender
Polyamory, non monogamies


Sliding scale:
Individuals from £50 to £70 for a 50 minutes session.
Couples from £80 to £100 for a 75 minutes session.
I have a limited number of concessions available (daytime only).

Further information

I also provide counselling in French or in Spanish.

Maps & Directions

London, N7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: Unspecified
Other languages: French and Spanish


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified

Types of client

Young people

Supervision & training

Supervision available