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About me

If you are thinking about commencing counselling, you may be wondering where to start and it is important that you feel comfortable and can trust the therapist you work with at this very early stage. I have over 12 years experience working as a qualified and registered psychotherapist and personally feel that providing a safe and confidential setting for our work together really does provide the best start for you.

You may wish to find a goal in your life or to think about and work towards a different approach to a difficult situation, or to life in general. I offer an intervention based on the idea that experiences and relationships from the past can sometimes affect the way we live our lives in the present.

I have extensive experience in bereavement and loss and can help with what can be a very difficult time in your life.  I provide long term interventions as well as short term therapy, working towards specific goals.

I offer couple counselling

We would meet for an initial consultation and then, if you feel comfortable, we would set up a regular time each week to Work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

My training is accredited by the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and the foundation of Counselling and Psychotherapy(FPC).

I have experience working within the WPF's Counselling and Psychotherapy service in London, and in a variety of other settings including higher education

Tutor and supervisor at WPF London Bridge

UKCP Registered Pyschodynamic Psychotherapist
FPC Registered Psychodynamic Psychotherapist

Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling- WPF
Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Studies - University of Surrey
Professional Member of Foundation for Psychotherapy
and Counselling (FPC)
Professional Member Of British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
Certificate in Work place Mediation
Sound clinical experience in short term goal orientated work

I have worked as a hospital therapist and am employed as a Counselling Assessment Consultant and Network therapist for an Employment Assisted Programme Provider, and have good in experience in an organistional setting.
Clinical Case Manager
Trained Mediator
I have experience in work placed harassment providing advice and counselling

Post Graduate DMS Business and Finance, Kingston University 1994

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


£50 Teddington

£70Central London

Limited reduced fees available in the day time depending upon your situation
Couple counselling fee 75 pounds


9am -8pm Monday to Friday

Further information

I am a trained professional workplace mediator

I am a trained Motivational Assessor (training with 'Clouds' )

W1 Counselling and Psychotherapy
25 Margaret Street
Oxford Circus

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Supervision available.

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Elizabeth Start  Psychotherapist. FPC.UKCP

Elizabeth Start Psychotherapist. FPC.UKCP