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About me

I'm Naomi. I'm a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy, who trained as a therapist at post-graduate level in Melbourne, Australia. My experience includes working as a psychotherapist for MIND, a university campus counsellor and a crisis line telephone counsellor.

I have extensive experience working with young adults and the LGBTQIA+ community. Most recently, I have worked with people navigating life, change and loss throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. 

​Currently I work in private practice and as a freelance psychotherapist for Rainbow MIND.

Therapy with me

Above all else, I provide a non-judgemental, empathic space where you can unfold and be yourself. 

My way of working is client-led and utilises the relationship between therapist and client as a vehicle for change. Where appropriate, I also bring my experience as a mindfulness meditation teacher into the room.

I provide clients with the tools to be able to face and overcome new and old challenges. This may involve cultivating a sense of self compassion and inner peace to allow one to thrive in the fast-paced modern world, or learning to develop a sense of purpose and joy in life.

My practice combines different modalities of therapy, which may include person-centred, compassion-focussed, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), psychodynamic, attachment, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and existential approaches.

Themes I work with include interpersonal relationships, sexuality, gender, grief, trauma, anxiety and depression.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • Psychotherapist and Counsellor (MBACP)
  • Qualified Therapist (Post Graduate)
  • British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (Member)
  • Qualified Mindfulness Meditation Teacher

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

Other areas of counselling I deal with

LGBTQIA+ support


£80.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£80 per session 

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Further information

  • Monday & Thursday 8.30 - 6.30 available for zoom sessions 
  • Tuesday & Wednesday 8.30 - 5 available for zoom or in person sessions (Shoreditch) 

I'd love to hear from you. Get in touch to arrange a brief telephone consultation and we can take it from there.

Unit 11, Taylors Yard, 170 Brick Lane, London, E1 6RU

Type of session

In person