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Arabel Charlaff PgDip. Psych., BAPC Reg.

London, E8 2BT

About me

I'm an accredited and experienced psychotherapist. I offer a warm, supportive and non-judgemental space in which you can begin to understand your experiences, modify old patterns and identify new possibilities.

During the coronavirus outbreak, I am offering phone/Zoom sessions.

Training, qualifications & experience

I completed a four-year training in psychodynamic psychotherapy at WPF Therapy, gaining a BACP-accredited postgraduate diploma with distinction.  Alongside my private practice, I worked for several years within the NHS as an honorary psychotherapist at the City and Hackney Specialist Psychotherapy Service.  I currently work at Queen Mary University within the student advice and counselling service.  I also teach on the WPF postgraduate diploma course in psychodynamic theory and practice.

I have experience of working with people from a wide range of backgrounds and cultures and across all age groups. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere to this association's professional code of ethics.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy


I operate a sliding scale, meaning that the fees are set in relation to ability to pay and are individually negotiated. As a guide, fees normally average between £40 and £60.

Further information

Before starting therapy, I offer an initial consultation.  This gives us the opportunity to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and what your hopes and anxieties might be. It also allows you to get a sense of my way of working and decide whether I am the right therapist for you.

If we agree to work together, I would offer 50 minute sessions on the same day and at the same time each week. I work on a long-term (open-ended) basis.

I am regulated by a comprehensive code of professional ethics and guidelines, which includes a commitment to client confidentiality.

During the coronavirus outbreak, I am offering phone/Zoom sessions.

Hackney Downs Studios
17 Amhurst Terrace
E8 2BT

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

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Arabel Charlaff PgDip. Psych., BAPC Reg.

Arabel Charlaff PgDip. Psych., BAPC Reg.