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About me

Hello, I am a psychotherapist and counsellor who offers integrative psychotherapy in North and West London as well as via Skype. I offer a supportive, non judgemental space where we will be able to look together at your life, and help to make sense of the questions or issues which might have led you to counselling or therapy.

In working together, I would hope that we can find meaning hidden within the problems you face and use this meaning to facilitate positive change in your life.

I make use of creative work, visualisations, dream interpretation and the therapeutic relationship in my work with clients when appropriate and in line with your needs.

Having trained at the Centre for Counselling and Psychotherapy Education, I am a registered member of the UKCP, A member of the BACP and have a post graduate diploma in transpersonal integrative psychotherapy and counselling. In addition to this I have a first class degree in psychology and a research MA in transpersonal psychotherapy, integrating concepts from Lacanian psychoanalysis. I am also a PHD student studying the interaction of psychotherapy and politics  I am very interested in how we can be empowered and enriched by our differences rather than excluded because of them.

I have a wide range of experience having worked within a number of different counselling services.

Send me an email to arrange an initial session, where we can begin the therapeutic process.

Training, qualifications & experience

5 year Post graduate diploma - Transpersonal Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling
Certificate - foundations of counselling
BSc (Hons) - Psychology (1st) Open University

I have been working for a number of years as a counsellor with the Addiction Support and Care Agency in Surbiton, dealing with addictions of all types but also a number of related mental health issues such as Depression, anxiety, reactions to trauma, sexual abuse, abusive relationships, diagnoses of personality disorders and schizophrenia.

I have also worked as a counsellor in Piccadilly with the Caravan Counselling service dealing with people from all walks of life and previously co-facilitated an arts therapy group in Horton Rehabilitation Services, which is a locked ward for primarily schizophrenia diagnosed patients. Before training as a psychotherapist I worked on the mental health support service SaneLine.

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.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with individuals who are recovering from psychosis. I am interested in helping people integrate these experiences as much as possible back into society. I am currently researching the link between these experiences and spirituality.

I am interested in working with people from a mixed ethnic background, and the particular issues that this entails.

I work with individuals who use psychedelic or entheogenic substances and would like to integrate these experiences without feeling stigmatised or judged.

I am interested in working with people with criminal records who wish to reconcile with their past and move towards a productive and healthy future.


Additional information

I charge £50 - £60 per session depending on the circumstances of the client

I have a limited number of concessions which can be arranged for clients who have difficulties paying the full fee. Please contact me (preferably via email) if this is the case.


I am available on daytimes during the week: Monday, Tuesday and Friday (including evenings) in Paddington, Wednesday and Thursday in Barnet.. Skype sessions are available

Further information

My Barnet address is unfortunately not accessible for those with limited mobility, however my Paddington address is.

Monday, Tuesday + Friday at Paddington

Centre For Counselling and Psychotherapy Education

Beauchamp Lodge,
2 Warwick Crescent,
W2 6NE

Wednesday, Thursday at Barnet

Some sessions may be available on weekends.

35 Manor Court, York Way,
N20 0DR

Centre For Counselling & Psychotherapy Education
Beauchamp Lodge
2 Warwick Crescent
W2 6NE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Wheelchair user access

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.

Accessible in Little Venice, not in Barnet


Nicholas Opyrchal

Nicholas Opyrchal