Ekaterina Ermakova

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Counsellor (BACP Reg.)
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London SW17 & SW12
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About me

I am a qualified, BACP-registered integrative counsellor with a career background in law. I am based in the Balham area of south west London and offer in-person and online individual counselling sessions to adults. As a multicultural counsellor, I welcome clients with diverse backgrounds and identities, and have experience working with a range of mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, stress and trauma.

My approach

People come to counselling for a variety of reasons, so I will be guided by your individual circumstances and needs. I aim to create a calm, reliable and non-judgemental environment where we can talk in depth about the difficulties that brought you to counselling. I use a non-directive style to facilitate your self-exploration, with the aim of helping you get in touch with thoughts and feelings that might ordinarily be outside of your conscious awareness. I might offer an insight, an interpretation or an alternative point of view, to help you make links or see things from a different perspective.


I offer counselling on an open-ended basis or on a time-limited basis, depending on your therapeutic goals and preferred structure. Open-ended counselling continues for as long as you need it whereas time-limited counselling continues for an agreed number of sessions.

A counselling session is 50 minutes long and takes place on a set day and time every week, apart from agreed holiday breaks.

I offer once-weekly or twice-weekly counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience


My training and approach is integrative, meaning that I draw upon several core therapeutic modalities. In particular, I am influenced by psychodynamic, person-centred and phenomenological approaches to therapy.


I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre and am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Currently I am in the final stages of completing an Advanced Diploma and MA in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Minster Centre, with a view to gaining a further qualification as a psychotherapist.


In addition to working in private practice, I volunteer as a counsellor at One in Four – a specialist charity that supports adult survivors of child sexual abuse and trauma. Previously I worked for three years at a generalist counselling service in south west London and volunteered for four years at a residential respite centre for people who are at risk of suicide.

Prior to my career in mental health, I worked for 10 years in the legal sector as a solicitor, specialising in dispute resolution and corporate social responsibility. I also hold a master’s degree in law.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

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£80.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

When I work

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Further information

In-person counselling sessions take place in a consulting room located on the first floor, accessible by stairs only. The building has a gender-neutral toilet facility.

South London Therapy Centre, 239A Balham High Road, London, SW17 7BE

Balham, London, SW12

Type of session

In person

Types of client

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

Key details

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Ekaterina Ermakova
Ekaterina Ermakova