Louise Bourner

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BA (Psych), MA (Psych) MBACP, GMBPsS
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London, W7
Limited availability
Limited availability

This professional is accepting new clients but may have a waitlist. Please enquire with them directly to discuss availability.

About me

Starting the process of counselling or therapy can feel daunting. Whether you are experiencing depression, anxiety, relationship, childhood or self esteem difficulties or just a sense of unease, I am a mature, compassionate, fully qualified and insured BACP registered psychotherapist and counsellor with a profound understanding of human suffering. I have worked within the field of science communication for over 20 years and believe that therapy is a both an art and a science. 

The therapeutic relationship is unlike any other. It is not the same as talking to a friend or even a GP. The process of sharing difficult experiences with a trained professional who is attuned to your unique history, relationships and needs can help make sense of struggles which might otherwise be confusing or overwhelming. This process can help to resolve specific difficulties as well as more intangible feelings that something just doesn't feel 'right'. 

I am an integrative therapist which means that I draw on a number of different approaches to support our work together based on your individual needs. I currently work with clients referred by NHS GPs but I also see clients privately. I offer individual, weekly therapy to people over 18 years old. 

I have previously worked with young people in the charitable sector and older adults in long-term care. I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and am a graduate member of the British Psychological Society. I am also a member of the British Psychological Society's Media Ethics Advisory Group.

​Following an initial free 20 minute consultation to determine if we are a good 'fit,' we would agree an initial schedule of sessions - usually 8 - 12 weeks - after which we can discuss the option of further sessions. Each session lasts 50 minutes during which time I will help you to express and explore your concerns and we will work together towards meaningful change.

As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), I am committed to ongoing CPD (Continuing Professional Development) and supervision of my clinical practice. I also abide by the BACP's 'Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions'.

'For the first time I have been feeling amazing and I was able to sit and complete tasks I couldn't do for a very long time and see myself beautiful as a human. It can only take wonderful souls to work with people at their lowest point in life. I can tell you now that I am very happy to face every morning with a smile.'

(female client, age 40)

Please feel free to email me to discuss fees and availability. 

Training, qualifications & experience

  • M.A. Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy (Distinction) (University of Roehampton)
  • Postgraduate Diploma Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling (University of Roehampton)
  • Postgraduate Certificate Psychotherapy and Counselling (Regents University)
  • BA (Hons) Applied Psychology (1st Class) (University of Sussex)
  • Grief and Compassion Focussed Therapy, The Compassionate Mind Foundation 
  • Holistic Trauma, The Weekend University/NCP
  • Parts Theory, The Weekend University/NCP
  • Multilingualism and Interpreters in Therapy, Pasalo Project 
  • Using the Self in Psychotherapy, Weekend University
  • BACP accredited CPD in Safeguarding and Child Protection, LGBTQIA, Suicide Awareness, Self-harm, Development disorders, Dissociative disorders, Medication, Art Therapy, HYCS,
  • Zero Suicide Alliance Training/Royal College of Nursing, 
  • Working with Adult Survivors of Child Abuse certified by NAPAC, accredited by the Royal Society for Public Health (RSPH) and approved by the BPS Learning Centre

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


£65.00 per session
Free initial telephone or online session

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students

Additional information

Please contact me to discuss availability and concessionary rates. 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

For updated availability - please contact to discuss fees and times. 

Type of session


Types of client

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

Key details

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Louise Bourner
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