Ana Virlan

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Psychotherapist, MBACP
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

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London E3 & E8
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

You are here because everything or some things in your life may seem too much, trying to cope with everyday life, there seem to be aspects of life that are causing you concern and you don't know and understand why. 

I am here to support you if you need to untangle the 'wires' of your mind, understand a certain situation, want to make a change, find your way or just want to grow and heal.

I am a qualified family psychotherapist with over 11 years of experience, offering psychotherapy for adults aged 18 and over, couples, and families.

I can’t promise it will be easy, I cannot give you a time frame, I don’t have a special recipe but I will provide a space where you can feel welcomed, heard, understood and safe. We are all unique, we can perceive and react to things in many different ways. It takes patience and willingness to work through. 

When meeting with a therapist for the first time, it's common to feel anxious, but there's no need to worry. As a qualified therapist, I understand that it can be a difficult decision to make. During your first session, I will explain how therapy works and discuss confidentiality. Additionally, we will review any previous experiences you may have had with therapy and address any questions or concerns you may have. Remember, seeking help is nothing to be ashamed of; taking the first step to improve your mental health is often the most difficult but important one. 

Whether you just need to talk to someone or you need to resolve aspects of life that seem overwhelming, you can book a session and get the help and support you need to move into the future with confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

Qualified Psychotherapist. I offer individual, couples and family therapy. Practising since 2013. Registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). 

I have a broad range of experience working with various issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, sadness, health-related problems, low self-confidence, stress, grief, communication problems, difficulties related to ageing, other life cycle changes (leaving home, committed relationship, marriage, welcoming a baby, teenage years, moving, mid-life, end of the life cycle, bereavement, unplanned life transitions, family of choice), trauma, relationship or family issues, low self-esteem, day-to-day life struggles, personal development, imposter syndrome, procrastination and more. 

Additionally, I provide premarital counselling to couples.

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

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

Therapies offered

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£70.00 - £170.00
Free initial telephone session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

Weekly sessions start at:

£70 (online) / £75 (in person) for individuals

£90 (online) / £95 (in person) for couples

£100 (online) / £105 (in person) for families

I have a limited number of appointments available for those on low income.

Therapy can be either short or long-term, and in our first session, I will explain in detail how we will work together. 

I offer a free 10-minute initial video or phone consultation to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and how I can better support you.

When I work

Please contact me for more details about availability.

Further information

I hope this message encourages you to find the right therapist for your journey. Please feel free to contact me with any questions.


"Ana is very patient, kind and really takes time to understand you. She offers a lot of help, but most importantly allows you the breathing space to really think deep down and find your own answers and solutions. The tools she has given me throughout our time together have really helped me on my journey and shall continue to help way into the future." 

"I am grateful for the support received, I can see a difference. Happy that I chose you, you were accepting of the nonsense I was saying during our phone call." 

"Therapy is self-care-loving investment in yourself." 

Hackney Therapy Centre, 290 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

The Therapy Room is in Hackney, East London. The room is on the second floor of a building with lifts but unfortunately not wheelchair accessible.

Additional languages


Online platforms

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Ana Virlan
Ana Virlan