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MBACP, MA, PgDip, BSc (Hons)

About me

I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist based in South East London and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I offer face-to-face counselling sessions in Honor Oak Park, Forest Hill and Peckham and online sessions via zoom throughout the UK.

Most of us will at some point in our lives need help to understand our thoughts, feelings, and emotions. At these times it can help to talk to a qualified therapist or counsellor. Making the decision to start therapy might feel easier for some than others, and finding the right therapist is one of the most important aspects of a successful therapy experience. 

A good therapeutic experience involves being in a trusting relationship with your therapist. The counselling relationship should be one where you feel safe to explore all of your emotions in a safe, contained and boundaried way. This work, or 'journey', is undertaken with your therapist, and the aim is to facilitate deeper understanding, acceptance, and change.

Each client and their reason for coming to therapy is unique. Our therapy sessions will involve thinking about who you are today, and about how you got here. I can help you to gain a deeper understanding of who you are and what you want, so that you can confidently make the changes to allow you to live a calmer, and more fulfilled life.

Examples of things that people might talk about in therapy:-

  • loss or bereavement 
  • depression
  • feeling sad
  • life feels difficult
  • unhelpful behaviours or habits
  • unwanted or unhelpful thoughts and feelings
  • relationships
  • problematic relationship patterns
  • feeling overwhelmed
  • addiction
  • trauma/PTSD
  • work related pressures or dilemmas
  • education related pressures or dilemmas
  • racial and cultural identities
  • family relationships
  • gender related topics
  • domestic abuse
  • imposter syndrome
  • social mobility/social class
  • confidence issues
  • anxiety
  • social anxiety

I also work as an honorary therapist for Mind in South East London.

Training, qualifications & experience

My experience in psychodynamic and relational counselling, psychoanalytic observational skills, and applied psychology will allow us to engage deeply on a psychotherapeutic level. This will help you to foster a deep and lasting understanding of yourself. I am interested in you, your relationships, your thoughts, dreams, behaviours, and feelings.

My qualifications include:

Master of Arts (MA), Counselling (Psychodynamic Psychotherapy - Distinction)  - Goldsmiths, University of London
Postgraduate Diploma (PgDip), Psychoanalytic Observational Studies - Tavistock Clinic, London
Bachelor of Science (BSc Hons), Applied Psychology - Liverpool John Moores University

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

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.

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

The topics listed above are an example of the things I can help you with.


From £45.00 to £60.00
Free initial online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed
  • Refugees

Additional information

I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, and safe place for you to think and talk about your life events.

​Sessions are weekly and last for 50 minutes. 

​Fees are from £60 per session on a downward scale - occasionally I can offer concessionary rates based on means, however this is availability dependent.

​I offer a free initial consultation of 50 minutes via zoom. 

*This initial appointment carries no obligation*

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

At the moment I am working exclusively via zoom, with the hope of returning to in-person sessions soon for clients who would want that.

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Online platforms

Julie Knowles

Julie Knowles