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About me

Hello! I am Octavia and I am an integrative psychotherapist.  This means that I have been trained to integrate elements from different schools of psychotherapy when working with a client:-

Humanistic - the 'person to person' relationship.
Psychodynamic - the importance of the unconscious and early years.
Body - the physical basis of emotion, experience, growth and change, including what neuroscience and attachment studies teach us.
Transpersonal - the experience beyond our material one.
Existential – exploring the human experience as a whole

Talking therapy can help to get to the heart of those fears and uncover patterns of behaviour or thinking. I can be a witness to your story and guide you towards a more grounded sense of yourself. 

Sessions last for 50 minutes and start on the hour. 

The first session is an assessment, where you tell me about yourself and your reasons for coming, and it is also crucially about deciding whether you feel we can work together – do you feel comfortable, might therapy be beneficial to you and if so in what ways?        

I offer short term counselling and long-term, open-ended psychotherapy with individuals and couples. 

If you would like to continue working with me, we will arrange a regular fixed day and time to meet.  

It can be overwhelming trying to find a therapist, but I believe finding a therapist who is a good fit for you, can be an incredibly rewarding, and sometimes life changing, experience. 

Training, qualifications & experience

I am a qualified and registered Integrative Psychotherapist, trained at The Minster Centre in London. 

Before training as a therapist I worked in Television Production in London for over 25 years. 

I have first hand experience of ADHD/neurodivergence, addiction recovery and bereavement.   Processing my own behaviours and grief led to my training in order to help others navigate tough times and understand themselves a bit better. 

To be integrative means I have studied many different modalities of therapy.  I often work with existential themes of belonging, identity, death and being alive.  I like to explore with the client how they relate to others and build on our relationship in the therapy space to create an honest and sometimes playful space for the client to explore parts of themselves they may not be able to bring elsewhere. 

I am BACP Registered (MBACP 388927) and I work within the BACP ethical framework. See www.bacp.co.uk for more information.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

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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

Therapies offered


£70.00 per session

Additional information

Sessions are always 50 minutes in duration and will be at the same time and place each week. I currently work from home in St Leonards, over the phone and online, with in-person sessions coming soon to London and Hastings.

Fees are £70 per hour payable in advance or on the day and I have a 48-hour cancellation policy, otherwise you will be charged for the session.

Further information

I have availability now. 

St. Leonards-on-Sea, East Sussex, TN38

Type of session

In person

Key details

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