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Poppy Cotterell, MBACP

London W6 & WC1N

About me

Through awareness comes the potential for growth and change. Qualified as an integrative, humanistic psychotherapeutic counsellor, I offer confidential face-to-face counselling and psychotherapy both on a short term and longer-term basis.

In our work together, I will support you to move through your difficulties and make choices to ultimately improve the quality of your life. If you are experiencing internal conflict or are feeling stuck and alone, then therapy could be the best way forward for you.

I am passionate about this work and have been lucky enough to witness first hand how therapy can lift the spirits and assist clients in better knowing who they are, what they need and what they can do about it to bring about change.

Training, qualifications & experience

With 5 years experience of delivering face-to-face counselling both through the NHS and privately, I hold the following qualifications:

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (Metanoia Institute)
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children in Schools (Place 2 Be and Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Central Awarding Body)
  • I am a registered member of the BACP, which means that I adhere to their ethical standards.
  • I am also a member of The Metanoia Institute.

I work with young people and adults and have dealt with issues ranging from:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Bereavement
  • Relationships
  • Trauma
  • Stress
  • Self-harm
  • Low self-esteem
  • Body image
  • Bullying
  • Separation and divorce
  • Family dynamics.

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.

Therapies offered

  • Compassion-Focused Therapy
  • Gestalt therapy
  • Humanistic therapies
  • Integrative
  • Person-centred therapy
  • Transactional analysis


Fees start from £60.


Hammersmith And Fulham

Type of session

In person
Home visits

Practical details

Sign language Unspecified
Other languages None


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.

Wheelchair user access Unspecified


Mondays and Fridays

Types of client

Young people
Poppy Cotterell, MBACP

Poppy Cotterell, MBACP