Ali Jacobs

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Available for new clients
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London NW7 & N3
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am a fully qualified Humanistic Integrative therapist offering Counselling and Psychotherapy to Adults, young adults and couples.

I have previous experience working as a counsellor both within the NHS and the charitable sector.

Taking that first step in asking for help can be incredibly hard. I am able to offer you a safe, non-judgemental space to explore and make sense of difficult thoughts and feelings.

I believe that forming a strong, contained therapeutic alliance between counsellor and client is central to the work. By establishing a warm, honest relationship, I can support you in raising your self-awareness, helping you to gain a clearer understanding of your emotions and how you relate to others, possibly exploring areas which have previously been out of sight or inaccessible. I work collaboratively with whatever you bring to the sessions, you are always the guiding lead, as this is your space. The therapy room can be an exciting, unpredictable, emotional and sometimes humorous place  I believe that when supported in the right way you can begin to connect with new, alternative scripts and behaviours which can enhance resilience, create meaning and allow space for change.

Imagine being properly heard by someone impartial, who demonstrates unconditional empathy, genuinely cares, has only your best interests at heart and can help you to work through whatever is troubling you. Imagine being in a safe and confidential space, on a day and time that suits you. Imagine having someone who is highly skilled and fully trained in all the main counselling theories and skills and can deliver an integrated course of talking therapy that is uniquely tailored just for you and your individual needs.

How I work

My therapeutic style is down to earth, authentic and grounded in an understanding of the importance of relationships. I help my clients explore their stories with the aim of freeing them from old habits and fears, which can then facilitate meaningful transformation. 

I welcome people from all backgrounds and ethnicities, sexual orientations and genders, ages, religions and classes. I strive to be sensitive to all the issues - both individual and cultural - that people from various backgrounds encounter in this world.

As my client, you are protected by both the Data Protection Act and the Ethical Guidelines of BACP, the regulatory body for Counselling and Psychotherapy

I offer a no cost 15 minute telephone consultation prior to arranging our assessment session, in order to answer any questions you may have about myself or my practice.

Our assessment session which is 1 hour, is an opportunity for me to take a brief history, discuss your difficulties, and to find out what changes you are looking to make.

During our lives, we are often faced with various challenges such as understanding our past experiences, processing our present situations and planning for the future - sometimes all of the above.

For you, the first session is a chance to see how therapy can support this process. You might like to prepare a list of questions: or simply just come as you are. Both are equally welcomed. By the end of our initial time together, my hope is that you would achieve a sense of whether you would like to work with me. 

Subsequent sessions will be for a duration of 50 minutes and will be on a set day and time weekly.

Training, qualifications & experience

Humanistic Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor - MBACP

  • BACP registered member 400986
  • Extensive experience within the NHS and the charitable sector.

How I deliver therapy

Long term face to face therapy, short term face to face therapy, online therapy, time-limited therapy.

Member organisations

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

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Areas of counselling I deal with


Free initial telephone session

Additional information

Fees from £70 per session

Concessionary rates available 

London, Greater London, NW7

London, Greater London, N3

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)