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About me

I offer individual counselling using Mindfulness-based Humanistic Integrative Therapy. My specialty is Core Process Psychotherapy, combining Western approaches to psychotherapy with the wisdom and awareness of Eastern philosophy, providing a contemplative and psycho-spiritual approach.

There are no issues that are not appropriate for therapy. I work with individual adults, with an interest in trauma, although all issues are of interest to me.

You may feel anxious, or depressed, you may be affected by psychosexual issues, by grief and bereavement, living with illness, especially HIV/AIDS, or caring for a loved one with a mental health problem. You may be going through problems coming from your multicultural background, having identity issues and trouble at reintegration.

Training, qualifications & experience

Coming from a German and Italian origin, I trained as a Medical Doctor (Dott. Med. - Bologna) and I hold a Master of Sciences Degree (LSHTM, London).

I have worked internationally running public health programmes and have settled down with the NHS some years ago.

I hold a MA degree from Middlesex University in Core Process Psychotherapy, established by the Karuna Institute.

I have worked as a counsellor for charities and work now privately. All clinical work carried out by me is subject to regular supervision by an UKCP-accredited clinical supervisor and

I am bound by my Institute’s Code of Ethics.

Languages available: English, German, Italian.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy

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.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for 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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Interpersonal therapy
  • Mindfulness
  • Other therapies


I apply a sliding scale, depending on your personal circumstances, from a minimum of 50 UKP to a maximum of 90 UKP.

Further information

I can see you either in Central London, or in Forest Row, East Sussex, where I reside.

8 Hop Gardens
St Martins Lane

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


Wheelchair user access

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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.

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Dr Jurgen Schmidt

Dr Jurgen Schmidt