About me

Brief therapy — working with a specific focus

Short-term therapy using NHS recommended models of counselling to help you explore how to become an expert at recognising what drives your depression, anxiety or relationship issues. Counselling will give you time and space to look at life's challenges and can help you recognise that the way you currently feel able to deal with these issues may hold you back from living your life as you desire.

If you have suffered long periods of low mood, anxiety, mood swings, phobias, obsessive-compulsive behaviours or withdrawal from closeness, therapy will assist you to look at your difficulties more closely and find a more positive approach to life.

There is an increasing awareness that withdrawal from antidepressant or anti anxiety medication is more common and challenging than previously recognised. If you are experiencing difficulties coming of your medication I can offer therapeutic support in conjunction with your doctor’s advice and care.

I recognise how difficult it is to choose a therapist or the approach and therefore I am happy to offer a FREE HALF HOUR consultation to explore if therapy may be helpful to address your current challenges.If you feel you may wish to explore this option, please don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss a convenient time. You are under no obligation to continue into therapy after this session.

I specialise in short-term therapy and work with a variety of short-term models such as ISTDP - DIT - CBT and Solution Focused therapy. I have experience working in the NHS, community counselling services and in private practice.
Please consult my website for a more in-depth outline of these different counselling approaches.

I offer one-to-one sessions at my consultation room in Enfield, as well as online counselling sessions for people who are frequent travellers or who find it difficult to attend because of work commitments.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am also listed on the Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority.

Experience & Qualifications

  • 2004 - 2007 Solution-Focused training - BRIEF, London
  • 2009 - 2013 Short-term Psychodynamic and CBT training, London


  • FDS - Short-term Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy
  • Certificate in Solution-focused Therapy
  • Registered with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP)

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.


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

Fees are £50 per session

Please note that missed sessions must be paid for. Lower fees are charged for off-peak times. In some cases a reduced fee can be negotiated.

Reduced fees for students.


Evenings and weekend appointments. Daytime appointments.

Further information

Please consult my website on the frequently asked questions page for further information about therapy. Contact me if you'd like to arrange a consultation.

**If you find your call is unanswered because I am unavailable at the time. Please text me your name and request a call back. Alternatively please direct your enquiry by email using the contact form above**


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme


Barbara Sebti

Barbara Sebti