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About me

Whether you are thinking of coming to therapy at a time of crisis, or at a time to understand more fully what is happening in your life, talking with a therapist can be very helpful.

I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist offering short and long term therapy to individuals and couples in Holloway, North London. I provide a safe and confidential space and support you to explore thoughts, feelings, and beliefs that may affect the way you think about and relate to yourself and others.

You are welcome to telephone or email me if you would like to ask any questions about how I work, the process of beginning therapy, or to arrange an initial, confidential consultation.

Recent issues people have explored include the following:

  • Anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Feelings of depression
  • Post natal depression
  • Bereavement and loss
  • Childhood trauma and abuse
  • Sexual, physical, emotional abuse
  • Health related issues
  • Feelings of low self esteem or low self confidence
  • Anger management

Training, qualifications & experience

I currently have a Private Therapeutic Practice and in the past I have worked for Charitable organisations and Social Services as a therapist and a Social Worker.  I have over 30 years experience of  working with women, men, children/young people, adults, couples and families of all ages, ethnicity, backgrounds, and sexuality with a range of issues, questions and concerns.

I have the following qualifications:

  • MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Certificate & Post Graduate Diploma in Systemic Practice with Families and Couples
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Supervision
  • Certificate in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • Qualified registered Social Worker
  • BA (Hons) in Communication Studies

I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their guidelines on confidentiality, code of ethics, and Good Practice.

I am registered with the Health Care Professions Council (HCPC), and hold a current enhanced Disclosure Certificate, and full professional insurance.

If you are are a Bupa service user I can be found at http://finder.bupa.co.uk/go/ms_marilyn_de_freitas

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.


Additional information

£60 for an individual session and £90 for a couple session.

I offer weekly Counselling and Psychotherapy on a short term or open ended basis.


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

DBS check

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