About me

I work with both individuals and couples, bringing warmth, empathy, challenge and a wealth of therapeutic and life experience to my work. I offer a safe and confidential environment for clients to explore their anxieties, issues and struggles.

I support clients to look at historical and behavioural patterns. And to work toward understanding and gaining awareness of what is causing anxiety or keeping a person stuck or unfulfilled. We will discuss how to make changes that help support better awareness of what works in the present and gain a better sense of self-worth. To be less anxious and to be able to handle old habits which stand in the way of reaching full potential. I will work with the client to be curious about behaviour patterns and to learn how to be the one in charge of their life in a way that works for them.

I work with people from all religious backgrounds, sexual orientation, cultures and class systems. I support people to look at cultural and gender differences and issues both in personal and professional relationships in order to gain clarity and understanding.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a humanistic psychotherapist and counsellor on the BACP accredited register, MBACP. I am a Spectrum graduate and am on the continued professional development programme at Spectrum. I have completed and gained the following qualifications:

Spectrum Counselling Skills Course (OCR), Enhancing Counselling Skills Course,
Counselling Skills Course, Barnet, London.
Spectrum One Year Course in Psychotherapy, One Year Continuation Course,
Post-Graduate Course in Psychotherapy. Continued Post-Graduate annual seminars.
Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Spectrum Training.                                        CPD - Continued Professional Development.

I have many years experience working in a therapeutic environment at Spectrum a Centre for personal and professional excellence.

I abide by the BACP  and Spectrum's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

Member organisations


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


I have experience of working at Spectrum for the past 28 years.  Dealing with many clients, multiple-roles, boundary keeping and have a wealth of experience of working within a therapeutic community.

My work experience has been in diverse environments; I have worked in education both adult education and a college for overseas students.  I worked in high-end property management as well as running training courses for teenagers seeking work, who left school without any formal qualifications.


Additional information

My fee rates vary for individuals and couples and on whether its an hour or 50 minute session. I offer day time concessions for those on low income or not in employment.



Further information

You can contact me either by phone on 07985 321704 or email at koula.refahi@yahoo.co.uk

I offer short and long-term therapy, phone, Skype and facetime sessions.

Spectrum Centre For Psychotherapy
7 Endymion Road
N4 1EE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Additional languages



Koula Refahi

Koula Refahi