We provide focused, short-term counselling and in-depth, long-term therapy at comfortable consulting rooms in Farringdon. We offer dedicated support to people facing challenges and can help treat most emotional and psychological difficulties. We work with adults of all ages, cultural backgrounds, genders and sexual orientations.
The relationship between counsellor and client (or therapist and patient) is a key element of the treatment we offer. For some people, we simply provide a much-needed opportunity to be heard and understood.
Mindful of boundaries, we offer a safe, confidential and reliable place in which people can talk openly about themselves so as to help them understand what might have contributed to their problems. Exploring emotions, thoughts, dreams, memories, behaviour and relationships can help people to change the way they respond to situations. We aim to assist this process by being curious and attentive to links and patterns.
Our approach is based on the understanding that difficult experiences in the past can continue to affect the way we feel and behave in the present. Applying psychodynamic, attachment, humanistic and cognitive concepts and methods, we address both the causes and the symptoms of emotional and psychological distress.
We respond to enquiries within one working day and we can usually meet within a week. We start with an initial consultation where the reasons for seeking help are discussed. Some background information is always useful too. This appointment gives both parties a chance to get a sense of compatibility and there is no obligation to continue working together. When an agreement is reached to move forward in principle, we recommend a treatment plan, which will either be for six sessions, sixteen sessions or open-ended therapy.
Once the specific terms have been confirmed, the work can begin, usually in the form of weekly, 50-minute sessions held at the same time and place every week. Towards the end of each course of treatment, there is an opportunity to review progress and consider either committing to a deeper treatment plan or working towards an agreed ending.
Training, qualifications & experience
Our counsellors and psychotherapists have significant experience in the NHS, charity and university sectors.
We are Members of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and abide by its Ethical Framework. We are registered on the Accredited Voluntary Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists, approved by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care.
We are also registered members of the British Psychoanalytic Council, the Association of Psychodynamic Counsellors and the Association of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy in the NHS.
We trained at Birkbeck College, University of London and our qualifications are BACP accredited:
- MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - incorporating Organisational Dynamics
- Post Graduate Certificate in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - incorporating Organisational Dynamics
- Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy - incorporating Organisational Dynamics
- Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling and Counselling Skills - incorporating Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Humanistic (Person-Centred) Therapy and Psychodynamic Counselling
We attend Continuing Professional Development events to maintain and enhance our clinical knowledge and skills.
Member organisations *
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.
Areas of counselling we deal with
Fees vary from £70 to £85 per 50-minute session, depending on the time of day.
When we work
Weekdays and weekday evenings
Our consulting rooms in Snow Hill Court, London EC1 are air-conditioned. We are located in a former Victorian school house in a peaceful garden behind the Church St Sepulchre without Newgate. Near Barts Hospital and the Old Bailey, the house is close to St Paul's, Farringdon, Barbican, Blackfriars and Chancery Lane tube stations and City Thameslink, Blackfriars and Farringdon National Rail stations.