About me

I am an experienced systemic psychotherapist registered with UKCP and AFT, working with individuals, couples and families who are experiencing emotional distress, anxiety, depression or eating disorders.

I work with adults and adolescents together and individually with a focus on re-connecting family relationships, using family relationships as a stepping stone in the journey of their recovery, resolving misunderstandings and developing new ways of being together where troubled relationships have been stuck in unhelpful patterns for some time.

I have worked in CAMHS services for 12 years, helping young people with a range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I currently work part-time as a Senior Family Therapist in an NHS Young People Eating Disorders Service in London.

I supervise other therapists both in the NHS and in private practice.

Due to the recent COVID-19 social distancing recommendations, I am currently offering a greater number of appointments via Skype and Zoom.

Training, qualifications & experience

Degree in social work.

MSc Systemic Psychotherapy at King's College London. Registered with UKCP and AFT.

Systemic Supervision and Consultation at the Tavistock Centre.

Trained in evidence-based interventions for Children and Young People:

  • ABFT for adolescents with depression and self-harm.
  • IPT-A for adolescents with depression.
  • NVR for adolescents with challenging / aggressive behaviours.
  • FBT for adolescents with anorexia nervosa / bulimia nervosa.

Wide experience of 15 years in the NHS including general adult mental health, early adolescent psychosis, and young people with eating disorders.

I practise family therapy and supervision in English and Spanish.

Collaborating with CNWL Family Therapy Training Programme.

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

  • Couples counselling
  • Family/systemic therapy
  • Integrative


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Please get in touch to check availability.

Further information

In my private practice I also see individuals who need support to think about their relationships and how these impact on their own mental health, and how to make changes to live a more fulfilling and happier life.


Balance Performance Physiotherapy
113-115 Gauden Road

Key details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages Spanish
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.

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Types of client

Young people
Manuel Navarro

Manuel Navarro