G. Olga Soy

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UKCP Accredited Psychotherapist& EMDR &Mindfulness Therapist
Available for new clients
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Hackney E8 & Stoke Newington N16
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

I am an experienced HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. I offer counselling and psychotherapy to couples and individuals.

I hold a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology and have worked in various clinical settings, including a GP surgery, a long-term counselling service, charity organisations, clinics and specialised working with women community services. 

I am aware that despite our best efforts, we may still experience feelings of helplessness, dread, shame, or guilt. I provide a source of support for those who are in discomfort or are experiencing numbness. 

I think psychotherapy should be personalised and adapted to meet each client's specific needs. I, therefore, combine elements of numerous techniques to match your particular therapeutic goals.

I am providing in-depth, long-term counselling and psychotherapy or short-term work. I have strong compassion for people and am excellent at listening. My goal is to comprehend the problem you are now facing thoroughly, look for relationships and behaviour patterns, and collaborate with you to develop solutions. 

I offer psychotherapy and EMDR to adults and young people looking to improve relationships with themselves and others. I use my training and experiences to work with anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship problems, work issues, anger, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, phobias, bereavement, work-related issues, anger, problems connected to infertility, creativity, problems relating to obsessive behaviours or thinking and sexuality. I also manage daily living and various other difficulties.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a relatively new trauma therapy. It is a highly effective treatment for people who have had traumatic experiences. It is also helpful for a variety of emotional and behavioural problems in adults, including phobias, panic attacks, anxiety, low self-esteem and addictions.

Couples Counselling An attachment-based approach and Gottman to relationship counselling inform my work with couples. I have developed knowledge and experience supporting couples seeking help with their relationship difficulties. Increased closeness, respect, and affection are among the objectives of the method of Couples Therapy. An approach to couples counselling is focused on assisting couples in identifying and resolving issues, deepening their understanding and appreciation of one another, and enhancing the general health of their relationship.

I offer therapy sessions in North London, E8 Dalston in Hackney, centrally located with easy access from central London. I offer a quiet and confidential space to help share your concerns. I also offer sessions on Saturdays in quite comfortable rooms.

I undertake para-legal work working with people who have suffered trauma through road traffic accidents, PTSD, generalised anxiety and pain management.

If the profile created above fits your needs, I may be able to help you. Weekly sessions are the norm, but this can be adjusted to meet your needs.

Training, qualifications & experience

Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy Health and Care Professional Councils (HCPC) for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am a fully accredited and experienced Existential psychotherapist (UKCP Accred.)

Also, I am a registered member of the BPS (British Psychological Society)

Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Levels 1 & 2

Gottman couples therapy

I graduated with BSc (Hons) in Psychology.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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.

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

UK Council for Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

  • Couples counselling, marriage counselling and relationship therapy.
  • Anxiety disorders: Agoraphobia, Body Dysmorphic Disorder, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Claustrophobia, Low self-esteem, OCD, Panic Attacks, Perfectionism, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Self-criticism, Shyness, Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Disorder.
  • Shame and guilt.
  • Spirituality, religion, counselling and philosophy
  • Addiction/Compulsion (Alcohol, Codependency, Drugs, Gambling, Love, Sex and any other compulsive behaviours).
  • Working through abuse: both childhood and adult (sexual, physical, emotional and neglect)


£100.00 per session
Free initial telephone session

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA
  • Axa Health
  • Health Assured
  • Aviva
  • Vitality
  • WPA
  • Cigna

Additional information

All subsequent sessions are charged at:

£100 per 50 minutes session for individuals (depending on the time of the day)
£110 per 50 minutes session for couples

EMDR sessions can be 1 hour or up to 90 minutes in length. Longer sessions are charged at a proportion of the same hourly rate.

Initial assessment fees are paid either online prior to the session or by cash at the start of the session.

I can also provide therapy via phone and Skype if required. I also offer a limited number of concessionary rates. We will usually discuss fees in the first few sessions.

For your assurance, I am an AXA, AVIVA, CIGNA, VITALITY HEALTH/PRUDENTIAL, and BUPA GLOBAL healthcare provider.  

Please contact me for further details if you are interested.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I am available from 9am to 10pm

Further information

I work within strict guidelines for the profession, have supervision, and undertake regular professional development. I have full professional indemnity insurance

  • Individual and Couple Therapy
  • EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing)
  • Languages: English and Turkish
  • I offer brief therapy (6-20 sessions) for clients requiring targeted support on specific issues and longer-term (6-18 months weekly sessions) psychotherapy for clients wishing to explore issues in greater depth.

83 Kingsland High St, Second Floor, Hackney, Dalston, Hackney, E8 2PB

North London, Stoke Newington, N16 0DP

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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G. Olga Soy
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