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About me

My name is Irit, and I am a Transactional Analysis psychotherapeutic counsellor based in Greenwich.

My goal is to open up space for you where you can talk about anything in the world and never feel judged. I offer a safe place where you don’t need to be concerned about being right or perfect.

I endeavour to always to be congruent and consistently provide boundaries for a confidential therapeutic relationship.

In my practice, I tailor a number of approaches from various models to suit your individual needs offering short-term counselling to deal with a specific issue as well as longer, more open-ended work.

I respect that each person experiences events differently depending on various influences from their past experiences, relationships, cultural background and the context in which we live.

Many people find Relational Transactional Analysis therapy appealing as it promotes a unique and equal relationship between client and therapist.

In my Approach, I believe that everyone can have the capacity to decide what they want in life. Therapy will help you recognize your worth and regain control in order to achieve your goals.

Training, qualifications & experience

Diploma in Transactional Analysis Psychotherapeutic Counselling

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.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy


Additional information

Individual £60

Couples £80

When I work

Monday to Friday

London, Greater London, SE7

Type of session

In person

Types of client


Additional languages

Russian, Hebrew, Ukrainian.