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About me

Do you feel anxious, depressed or overwhelmed by life? Are you struggling with your health? Many people do. It’s nothing to be scared or ashamed of. But you shouldn’t have to put up with it. I have helped many hundreds of people regain a sense of control.

I am a fully qualified chartered psychologist, counsellor and hypnotherapist with 20 years’ clinical experience helping people overcome a wide range of physical and emotional problems. I have a strong background in holistic health.

I have a special interest in working with:

  • chronic & acute illness
  • stress management
  • women’s health & fertility
  • anxiety & depression
  • pain management
  • bereavement
  • insomnia
  • stop smoking
  • cancer
  • dental anxiety
  • exam stress
  • self esteem & confidence issues
  • domestic violence

This list is not exhaustive. if you have a concern that is not listed, please contact me to discuss in confidence.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a chartered psychologist, accredited counsellor and hypnotherapist. I have been working with clients for nearly 20 years both in NHS and private practice.

My qualifications include:

  • Doctorate in Health Psychology
  • MSc Health Psychology
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling
  • Certificate in Psychodynamic and Humanistic Counselling
  • Certificate in Cognitive-Behavioural Hypnotherapy
  • Mindfulness training

I work “integratively”. This means that I draw on a combination of therapeutic approaches to suit your individual needs.

This includes:

  • psychodynamic and humanistic counselling
  • cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • hypnotherapy
  • mindfulness
  • holistic approaches

These approaches can be combined and tailored to fit your situation and your personality, and can be applied to overcome a wide range of physical and emotional problems.

As well as working in private practice, I also work at Chai Cancer Care. I have also worked in Occupational Health at the The Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust, with women experiencing domestic violence and as a university lecturer.

My work as a counsellor & psychologist is strongly influenced by years of training and practice in Complementary Medicine and Chinese Medicine, and this sets me apart from other therapists. I strongly believe that the processes of mind and body are inter-related, and that our overall health is a complex web that includes our physical, emotional, spiritual health, lifestyle, relationships, social support & community.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

Being registered/accredited with a professional body means an individual must have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by their member organisation.


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

Insomnia, anxiety, exam stress, pain management, lifestyle changes, Stop Smoking, weight management, chronic health problems

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Concessions offered for

  • Keyworkers
  • Low income

Additional information

Please contact me for more details about my fees.


Please contact me for availability. Early morning and evening appointments available.

Further information

I am registered with the following professional bodies:

  • Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS)
  • Full registration with UK Health Profession Council (HPCP)
  • Accredited member of British Association or Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

The Brook Surgery
767 Finchley Road
NW11 8DN

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Dr Katy Filer Jackson

Dr Katy Filer Jackson