Cecilia Hazlerigg

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PgDip MSc(Dist) MSt(Oxon) MBACP(Accred)
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London, WC2A
Available for new clients
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This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Hello, and Welcome!

I appreciate the significant (and potentially life-changing) steps involved in searching for and approaching a professional for support.

I would be delighted to explore whether I might be a good fit for you right now. Please contact me for more information or to book an initial consultation.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Something about my practice:

I am a fully qualified accredited and insured therapist. I am a senior practitioner with over 16 years of post-qualifying clinical experience. I offer psychotherapy, counselling, mindfulness training, clinical supervision, and consultancy. Before opening my own practice in 2010, I worked in a variety of clinical settings including within the NHS and voluntary sector.

My expertise and experience enable me to work creatively. I seek to facilitate an effective and engaging therapeutic process which reflects an individual's specific needs and goals. Whilst my approach is informed by the training I have received and the considerable experience I have gained, therapy is best viewed as a dynamic collaboration to best meet your own changing needs.

I draw upon several theoretical approaches in order to offer a useful space in which to think with you about those things that bring you to therapy. The focus I give to the relationship between ourselves, and the intersubjectivity of our unfolding experience in the here and now, is central to my approach.

My approach is strongly informed by psychodynamic practice, and psychoanalytic ideas including Attachment Theory.

I work in a trauma-informed way and am interested at all times in our embodied experience. I have been strongly influenced in recent years by the developments in the field arising from the growing evidence pointing to the centrality of our somatosensory experience, and the relevance of mindfulness based approaches and self compassion.  To this end, since qualifying in 2008 I have consciously spent a lot of time sharing space with colleagues who specialise in treatment modalities outside of my original training.

I work with individuals, couples and families. My clients are aged 16+ and present with wide-ranging experiences and concerns they wish to explore in therapy.


I am registered with and accredited by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and subscribe to their Guidelines for Ethical Practice and the European Association of Psychotherapy (EAP)'s Statement of Ethical Principles. I am on the Accredited Register of the Professional Standards Authority.

The postcode of my consulting room is WC2A 1HR, close to Chancery Lane underground station. I have a hybrid practice and am pleased to work both in-person and remotely (offering appointments by phone or online via Zoom).

Depending on your circumstances, the duration of therapy can vary. I am happy to discuss this with you in more detail during an initial meeting. Brief therapy can be very helpful, especially to help resource during a more immediate crisis.

Alongside my therapy practice, I enjoy designing and delivering training seminars and workshops, including teaching mindfulness skills.

I offer individual and group supervision both to psychotherapists and counsellors as well as those working in other people-facing and/or helping roles. I supervise student trainees on placement and qualified counsellors within a community counselling service. 

Please get in touch to find out about my current availability.

Next steps...

I am more than happy for you to book an initial consultation as an opportunity for us to meet and for you to assess whether you feel it would be productive and rewarding for us to work together.

If we conclude that there isn't a good enough fit for you right now, I am well placed to signpost you towards alternative resources and will be happy to consider onward referral towards colleagues and/or organisations who may be better placed to help.

I hope the foregoing information together with that on my website is useful.

I look forward to hearing from you. 

For further information about me or my approach please visit my website:

Training, qualifications & experience

Fully qualified (2008) insured and registered (2013) accredited member of BACP.

Specialist post-qualifying training in working with trauma, bereavement, addictions, disordered eating, personality disorders, and gender, sexuality and relationship diversity.  Advanced training and experience in working with relationships, couples, and families. 

Additional and ongoing training and a heartfelt commitment to decolonising therapy and antiracist practice.

My formal qualifications include:

  • Postgraduate Diploma in Attachment-based Psychotherapy
  • Postgraduate trainings in working with Eating Difficulties and Disorders
  • Postgraduate training in Relationship Therapy
  • Postqualifying specialist training in Gender, Sex and Relationship Diversity Therapy
  • MSc Psychology and Counselling
  • Mindfulness Teacher Training - MSt Mindfulness-Based Therapies
  • Certificate in Traumatic Stress Studies
  • Foundation Training in Systemic Constellations
  • Foundation Training in Integral Development Coaching

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have experience of supporting people address a wide number of concerns. The list on this webpage is far from exhaustive.

For further information about my work, please visit my website.

Areas in which I have particular experience include:

  • Trauma and loss
  • Stress and burnout
  • Illness and bereavement
  • Twelve Step recovery
  • Self-concept, image, confidence and esteem
  • Trans* and non-binary identities


Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information


I charge a standalone assessment fee, for your initial consultation which may be held over two appointments.

I offer a limited number of reduced rate therapy slots. Please feel free to ask about about this if cost may prevent you from accessing therapy when you need it. This offer is dependent on availability and is negotiable on an individual basis.

When I work

I am pleased to work both in-person and remotely, and offer online and telephone appointments.

Further information


I have been trained in a number of different orientations which I use alongside one another, to tailor my approach to the specific needs of an individual.

In my work I try to avoid using jargon or pathologising symptoms, creating unnecessary complications and differences. I prioritise the working relationship between ourselves and view this as a collaboration that is central, if not essential, to therapeutic outcome.

I am keenly interested in the integration of the affective, cognitive, behavioural, physiological, transpersonal and contextual dimensions we each have as individuals, and how this manifests as we interact with one another and in your wider community.

Within therapy I seek to engage my clients to explore the explicit and implicit dynamics of the therapeutic relationship. I am interested in helping clients to identify their own capacities for self-regulation, self-actualisation, responsibility and choice all of which underpin the process of change. I seek to work with clients to realise their innate potential.

I am interested in the relationship between the external world and the internal world, and the interaction between the two. As such, I seek to provide a forum for exploring individual experience, with a view to enabling clients to implement the changes they identify as important and necessary.

Throughout therapy I seek to enable my clients to identify and understand their problems in terms of the relationship between their thoughts, feelings and behaviour. My primary aim is to facilitate the exploration of problematic thoughts and feelings in order to help clients achieve desired changes in the way they think, feel and behave.

Please contact me for further information or to book an initial meeting.

If you are unable to reach me when you call, please feel free to leave your name, telephone number and time that it would be convenient for me to call you back.

Alternatively, you are more than welcome to contact me by e-mail.

I try to respond to email enquiries within 48 hours unless my Out of Office states otherwise.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Experienced attachment-based process-oriented therapist and supervisor. For further information about me and my approach, please visit my website.

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Cecilia Hazlerigg
Cecilia Hazlerigg