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G. Olga Soy Counsellor & EMDR & Mindfulness Therapist, MBACP (Reg), UPCA (reg)

Hackney E8 & Stoke Newington N16
(+44) 7977 582742 (+44) 7977 582742

About me

I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist providing in-depth long-term counselling and psychotherapy or short-term work. I work with individuals and couples dealing with relationship issues, finding meaning and direction in life, anxiety, addictions, low self-esteem, work-related issues, creativity, and sexuality.

I offer counselling and EMDR to adults and young people who are looking for improving 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, bereavement, work-related issues, creativity, and sexuality, manage the day to day living and range of other difficulties.

EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) is a relatively new trauma therapy. It is an extremely 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.

I offer therapy sessions in North London; E8 Dalston and N16 Stoke Newington Centrally located with easy access from all of central London. I offer quite and confidential space to help share your concerns. I also offer sessions on Saturday in quite comfortable rooms. I offer reduced rates for students and those in receipt of benefits.

  • You may feel anxious or depressed or struggle to make sense of things.
  • You may be failing at work, feeling isolated and fearful.
  • A relationship may have broken down leaving you feeling out of control.

The integrative approach I employ in therapy takes the client’s needs as the basis for determining the right approach. I believe that the therapy should be tailor-made based on your needs and difficulties and that our therapeutic work can only be successful if the relationship between the therapist and the client is one of trust.

I have worked in the NHS, charity organizations and private practice and I have clinical experience with a wide range of issues including difficulties arising because of physical or emotional abuse or trauma, bereavement, depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, phobias, relationship issues, difficulties with anger, problems connected to infertility, eating disorders (anorexia, bulimia and overeating), and problems relating to obsessive behaviours or thinking.

I also work with people who are suffering from work-related stress, industrial injuries, bereavement, relationship concerns and other general counselling issues.

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.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am working towards my Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy whilst working towards accreditation with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP) and Health and Care Professional Councils (HCPC) for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Also, I am a registered member of BPS (British Psychological Society)

Professional Doctorate Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy (continuing)

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

I am at the PG-Dip Level of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I hold a certificate in Integrative Counselling.

I graduated from BSc (Hons) Psychology.

Seminars and Workshops

Working with bereavement and loss (attended as CPD)

Positive Psychology (attended as CPD)

Anger Management (attended as CPD)

Member organisations


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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & 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.

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)

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Couples counselling
  • Existential therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychoanalytical and psychodynamic
  • Psychodynamic therapy
  • Solution focused brief therapy


All subsequent sessions are charged at:

£65 to £75 per 50 minutes session for individuals (depends on the time of the day)
£85 per 1-hour 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.

Please contact me for further details if you are interested.

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 Desensitization 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
E8 2PB

North London
Stoke Newington
N16 0DP

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Turkish


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

You can contact the counsellor to discuss the options available.

Under the Equality Act 2010 service providers have a duty to make reasonable adjustments to ensure that individuals with disabilities can access their service. You can read more about reasonable adjustments to help you to access services on the CAB website.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


I am available from 9am to 10pm

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
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G. Olga Soy Counsellor & EMDR & Mindfulness Therapist, MBACP (Reg), UPCA (reg)

G. Olga Soy Counsellor & EMDR & Mindfulness Therapist, MBACP (Reg), UPCA (reg)