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About me

I am a licensed health psychologist and CBT therapist with several years of clinical experience in providing psychological services mostly focusing on adults (NHS setting - since 2014). I specialise in the treatment of anxiety disorders, stress, depression and have also worked with groups on managing chronic pain and long-term conditions. I have a particular interest in perinatal psychological wellbeing and aim to support women and/or their partners who are dealing with postnatal depression, loss of a pregnancy or baby, or even those trying to adjust to their family’s new dynamics and all the stress that this can cause.

The approach i use is evidence-based and tailored to each individual’s needs usually following a CBT or integrative model of therapy. Following an initial assessment and gauging which modality is mostly suited to the presenting issue and client, i aim to be transparent in what therapy will involve, always remaining open to my clients’ needs and wants.

Therapy provides a safe space for you to explore and share your thoughts and feelings that may cause you distress and affect your life. I strongly believe in the power of a strong therapeutic relationship and thus I am committed to creating a trusting environment that will help you discover new ways of approaching life.

Training, qualifications & experience


2014 - to date: High Intensity Therapist, Talking Therapies, NHS

2019 - to date: Private practice, Bayswater Psychological Services


2017: PhD in Health Psychology (London Metropolitan University & King’s College)

2015: PgDip in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (Royal Holloway University)

2015: Stage 2 Training in Health Psychology (British Psychological Society)

2011: MSc in Health Psychology (London Metropolitan University)

2009: BSc Psychology (London Metropolitan University)

2006: Philosophy - Pedagogy - Psychology (National Kapodistrian University, Athens, Greece)

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 Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies

The BABCP is the lead organisation for Cognitive Behavioural Therapy in the UK.

Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the practice, theory or development of CBT. BABCP also provides accreditation for CBT therapists.

BABCP accredited members adhere to the Standards of Conduct, Performance and Ethics in the Practice of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies, and are willing to be scrutinised in this adherence as required.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Social Anxiety

Therapies offered

  • Behavioural therapy
  • Cognitive and behavioural therapies
  • Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT)
  • Cognitive therapy
  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Couples counselling
  • Integrative
  • Other therapies


Additional information

Assessment: £100

Therapy Sessions: £100 per 50min session

* I offer a 15min FREE initial phonecall to establish the nature of the problem and determine if i am suitable for you and your needs

Further information

I am covered by most major Private Insurance Companies:


One Kingdom Street
Paddington Central
W2 6BD

Type of session

In person
Dr Marilena Tzafettas

Dr Marilena Tzafettas