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About me

My name is Pablo. I am NZ born, have lived in London for almost 30 years and been practising as a Psychotherapist/Counsellor since 1999.

I work with a range of client issues and experiences, whether they are issues from the past impacting life today, managing and working through current psychological and emotional issues or self development aspirations for the future.

I've particular experience in student mental health, young people's counselling, visual impairment, alcohol, LGBTQI experiences and with clients from diverse cultural backgrounds. I offer an active and collaborative therapeutic experience.

Whatever difficulties you are experiencing, arranging an initial appointment for therapy can help you work out (with my help) if therapy is the right response to your difficulties. Many clients come reticent about whether therapy works, have had negative therapy experiences in the past or are confused and unsure as to what will help. In the first appointment (which is not a commitment to ongoing therapy), I will say how I think I can and can't help you with your difficulties.

Sometimes developing self awareness (the aim of therapy) is enough - and sometimes we need to action what we learn about ourselves. I can help you to do both. The first step you take to act on your own behalf is a step towards positive change.

I am approachable, and transparent about how I work and how I think I can help you. My practice is LGBTQIA, (non) Gender and disability affirmative.

Training, qualifications & experience

  • PG. Dip. Humanistic Counselling
  • PG. Dip Gestalt Psychotherapy
  • PG. Dip Integrative Supervision
  • M.A.
  • DPsych Candidate (Metanoia)

I have extensive experience assisting clients to work through a range of life and mental health issues, including relationship and interpersonal difficulties, anxiety, depression, self harm, hopelessness & suicidal ideation, bereavement; internal conflicts such as low self confidence, self esteem and feelings of self worth and sexual identity.
I have specific background specialising in working with young people, visual impairment, substance use and non British clients for a number of charitable organisations while also in the role of clinical/counselling manager.
I also have substantial experience working with trainee counsellors in organisational settings (especially those in training) therapists in private practice as well as non-counselling professionals in helping/supporting roles with clients.

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 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

  • Disability, including visual impairment
  • Relationship issues
  • Issues pertaining to sexuality, orientation and gender


Additional information

My standard therapy fee is £70 for a 50 minute session. I also offer some concessions, particularly for day time online therapy appointments.
My supervision fee for organisations is £65.00 and £60.00 for individuals.


Tuesdays 3-9pm

Wednesdays 12-9pm

Thursdays 3-9.30pm

Further information

I primarily offer evening appointments from Tuesday through Thursday, with some daytime appointments also possible.

Old Street

Gestalt Centre
15-23 St. Pancras Way

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults

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.

I have experience of working with visual impaired clients. Both venues are wheelchair accessible.


In person supervision
Online supervision
Telephone supervision

My Approach:The thinking that informs my work with supervisees comes from an integrative model that I have developed through my various trainings, experience as supervisee & supervisor, and my work as a counselling service manager and trainer.

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Pablo Van-Schravendyk

Pablo Van-Schravendyk