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About me

My career began in the US in 1982, as a counselor for the New York City Board of Education. In 1990 I moved to Paris, where I taught and ran seminars for 12 years. I have lived in London for 18 years. From 2005 to 2010, I worked as an Honorary Psychotherapist in Adult Mental Health in a Specialist NHS Psychotherapy Department where I treated clients and co-led a mixed group of survivors of sexual abuse.

Presently, I have a private practice in East London, as well as offer wellbeing workshops and presentations to private companies.

As a woman, wife, mother, colleague, friend, sister, and psychotherapist, I live in relationship. I see myself as a work in progress; evolving changing challenging and questioning. It is this questioning that defines and guides me in my journey towards authentic practice.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified psychotherapist and counselor accredited by the UK Council for Counselling and Psychotherapy (UKCP) and a Registered Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I have an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy (ADIP) and a PGD in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent’s College and an MS in Counselling and a BA in Psychology from The City University of New York. I am a Professional Member of the School of Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology at Regent’s College. I am bi-lingual English-French.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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.


UK Council for Psychotherapy

The UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) is a leading professional body for the education, training and regulation of psychotherapists and psychotherapeutic counsellors. Its register is accredited by the government's Professional Standards Authority.

As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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

  • Group therapy
  • Integrative
  • Psychodynamic therapy


Fees are negotiated during the first session and usually range from £60 to £75 for weekly 50-minute sessions. Initial consultations are £60 for 60 minutes.

**One-off online 30/50-minute chats are available for those feeling anxious, isolated, and in need of immediate support, £25/£60.

Further information

I love helping people develop the tools they need to cope with all of life’s challenges. Contact me today to learn more and book a session.

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Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

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I am generally available for sessions Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5 pm.

Types of client

Deborah Petrich

Deborah Petrich