About me

****Please note that I am NOT taking new clients at the moment, and planning to re-open as soon as possible.****

***Please note that I am currently providing ONLY online/telephone sessions due to the coronavirus pandemic. I also provide some low-cost sessions, so please feel free to get in touch with me***

(Please check the website for further information(日本語版もございます): https://www.manahotta.com/)

I am an experienced and accredited counsellor and psychotherapist providing face-to-face sessions in East London as well as telephone and online sessions. I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in diverse organisations both in Japan and UK. I am currently working as a Specialist Counsellor at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in London, specialised in sexual assault and rape.

I work as an integrative therapist, and use various approaches depending on client's needs to maximize the therapeutic space. I believe that everyone has their own resilience to cope with difficulties in life and heal themselves, and my fundamental role is to assist clients in drawing the ability in themselves.

Training, qualifications & experience

Professional Qualification

I am an accredited Counsellor and Psychotherapist at the British Association for Counselling and Psychology (BACP): registration Number: 373634.


  • MA in Counselling, Goldsmith University of London
  • BA in Psychology, Japan Women's University

Clinical Experience

I am currently working as a Specialist Counsellor at the Havens, Sexual Assault Referral Centre, King's College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.

I have previously worked at organisations including:

  • Haven Network - For Survivors of Abuse, London, UK
  • Hackney Recovery Service, London, UK
  • Place2Be, London, UK
  • Child Social Service, Kawasaki, Japan

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

I also provide therapy on cultural difference, diversity, cultural migration, identity issues.

I provide therapy in English and Japanese.

Therapies offered

  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Mindfulness
  • Psychodynamic therapy


***Please note that I am currently providing ONLY online/telephone sessions due to the coronavirus pandemic.***


Each session lasts 50 minutes. Sessions usually take place on a weekly basis.We can discuss frequency of sessions at your initial consultation.


  • Face-to-face Initial Consultation: £ 60
  • Face-to-face Regular Session: £ 60
  • Low-cost slot: Available - please get in touch with me

Concessions offered for

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

Further information

To learn more, visit: https://www.manahotta.com/

Unit B
Willen House
8-26 Bath Street

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language
Other languages Japanese


Wheelchair user access

Wheelchair-accessible premises should have step-free access for wheelchair users and individuals who are unable to climb stairs. If a counsellor's premises aren't step-free, they may offer alternative services such as telephone/web-based appointments, home visits, or meeting clients in different location, so you can choose the option that suits you best.

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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


I provide in-person sessions on Fridays at Ongea, but also available for online/telephone sessions in evenings on weekdays. Please feel free to contact me for my availability.

Types of client

Young people


I provide supervision with an integrative framework.

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Mana Hotta

Mana Hotta