Jacqui Avanzato

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MBACP (Accredited) Dip. Clinical Supervision
Available for new clients
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London, N20
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me


Most profiles correctly tell you they will provide a safe place to work through things that are on your mind.

What I also bring is a substantial & unique mix of outlook, training and experience, drawn from different theories and techniques that will be tailored to meet your individual needs. 

You are in charge of goals and subject matter (as you are the expert on you!) and I am a curious professional bystander to help you notice, understand & manage what's going on. 

I encourage awareness and expression of the difficult stuff that might not often come up. I listen but I also ask a lot of questions. 

Increased insight provides relief and clarity, revealing choices that produce change to what matters to you.


Massively! I never take for granted how hard, time and £ intensive this is.  

In return, I offer you the highest standards of safety and competence demanded by my Accreditation and roles as Clinical Supervisor & Counsellor in a local NHS IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) Unit. 


I celebrated and value difference. I don't pretend we are the same. What's better is that you'll feel OK to let me know what I need to and to tell me when I don't get it right.


Unfortunately, Mental Health and its treatment across many minority groups compares poorly to that of the 'majority'. 

I am determined to be part of the solution, passionately providing equitable and inclusive therapy for all, including anyone who identifies as 'other' through their ethnicity, sexuality, gender, learning style and so on. 

This extends to membership of an NHS Anti-Racism and Inclusivity team looking at challenging & change of policy, process and attitudes within the service. 

In addition to the above, I also have experience working with people who are visually impaired, and their families, at the RNIB. So visual impairment is a subject close to my heart. 


Training, qualifications & experience

I originally qualified with an Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative therapy which places clients as the expert in themselves, their problems and the solutions - not the therapist! My approach also absorbs theories, tools and techniques from a number of other therapies such as CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Transactional Analysis allowing me to tailor my support to the unique needs of each client.

I am an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) which recognises my achieving high standards of knowledge, experience and development in counselling and psychotherapy.

I have qualified in 'Counselling for Depression' at the Metanoia Institute, a NICE (National Institute for Health and Care Excellence) approved treatment for depression often only available within a NHS setting.

I have worked previously at the Royal National Institute for the Blind, as part of a GP surgery team, and now with a NHS IAPT (Improved Access to Psychological Therapies) service in North London.

I have a Diploma in Clinical Supervision and offer this service to other therapists in support of their own work both within the NHS and private settings. 

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

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£65.00 - £70.00

Health Insurance/EAP

  • BUPA

Additional information

My standard fee for counselling and supervision is £65 for 50 minutes, rising to £70 for slots ending after 6pm. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

I offer remote and face to face therapy

I have early morning, day and evening appointments on Thursdays and early morning / mornings on Fridays. Please contact me with your requirements.

Further information

I offer short or long term therapy for people 16 years and older. My new beautiful and private clinic in Whetstone N20 is under construction and will be available for in person sessions in the next few months.

Access to underground, overground and bus transport is a short 10 minute walk away. For those wanting to drive, there is plenty of free parking. 

In the meanwhile I continue to see clients either on the phone or via zoom.

Type of session


Types of client

Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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I have previously helped clients overcome all sorts challenges to accessing therapy. I will try to make any reasonable modifications as required to help support your personal needs.

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As your supervisor, I will support, inspire, listen and learn with you. Who ever you are, what was your journey and what ever are your dreams now.

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Jacqui Avanzato
Jacqui Avanzato