Erica Herrero-Martinez

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MA, BA (Hons), MBACP Reg
Available for new clients
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London SW4 & E1
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced Couple and Individual Psychotherapist. I completed my training at Tavistock Relationships, an internationally renowned charity for advanced practice, training and research.

I can help if you find yourself stuck in damaging or repetitive arguments with your partner and help couples better communicate over issues which may be painful, shameful or can cause explosive arguments. I also work with individuals who are struggling in their relationships or in the aftermath of a relationship ending.

My approach is supportive, empathic and open-minded but I also challenge my clients, for example, by exploring damaging behaviours or patterns and highlighting issues which may have been ignored or avoided.

I have a particular interest in cross-cultural relationships, and have experience working with couples and individuals struggling with issues such as emotional and physical intimacy, changes after the arrival of a new baby, anxiety, depression, trauma, infidelity, parenting, infertility, non-monogamy, ill-health and retirement.

I work online and face to face at my offices in South West London (SW4 and SW11) and East London (E1).

I practise in both English and Spanish.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Certificate in Adoption Support Counselling (Albany Centre & Barnardo's)
  • Mentalization Based Couple Therapy (Tavistock Relationships)
  • MA Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy -Distinction (Tavistock Relationships/UEL)
  • PgDip in Couple and Individual Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy, (Tavistock Relationships/UEL)
  • PgCert in Theory and Skills of Psychodynamic Couple and Individual Counselling and Psychotherapy, (Tavistock Relationships/UEL)
  • Introduction to Counselling (Birkbeck University)
  • I have a background in journalism and communications and worked for several years as a helpline volunteer for the charity Missing People.

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


£90.00 - £130.00

Further information

I am conscious that starting therapy can feel like a daunting or unsettling prospect which is why I normally suggest a settling in period of a few sessions. Therapy is a collaborative process, so these sessions are useful to establish if we are able to work well together.

London, Greater London, SW4

Type of session

In person

Additional languages

Erica Herrero-Martinez
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