About me

As a qualified counsellor with over 15 years experience, my aim is to promote the emotional health and well-being of my clients. If you are currently experiencing difficulties in your personal or work life and notice these issues are effecting your physical and emotional well being then perhaps the time has come to talk to someone. I have worked in a variety of settings including GP surgeries, bereavement services and secondary schools, and my experience has shown that sharing your feelings and thoughts with a friendly, practical and trustworthy counsellor is likely to lead to positive change, greater understanding and a happier, more fulfilling life.

I believe in the importance of the counselling relationship and will provide a safe and nourishing environment to give you the space and support to help identify areas you are finding difficulty with. I have many years experience and have worked with a wide variety of issues for example: - feeling low, addictions, anger, anxiety, bereavement, gender identity, and loneliness. At the end of a therapeutic relationship, I hope that the people I meet have regained some balance, energy, perspective and a new sense of direction.

Counselling will give you the opportunity to discover new healthier ways of being and to let go of past experiences and help you to move forward with your life.

Training, qualifications & experience

I have a BA in Person Centred Counselling and a a post-qualification diploma in Adolescent and School Counselling. I have completed various trainings in psychodynamic, CBT, Addictions and Eating disorders. I am also a trained bereavement counsellor. My approach is tailored to what each individual brings to therapy, and I offer a safe and confidential space to explore what’s on your mind in your own time and at your own pace.

I offer both short and long term therapy, and work one to one with adults and young people.

I have experience of working in GP practices, bereavement services, Home Start, schools and sixth form colleges. I also run a private practice in Hadley Wood and Golders Green.

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

Irish immigrants, men and bereavement, phobias,


£55.00 per session

Concessions offered for

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

Additional information

£55 for a regular 50 minute therapy session. Concessions offered.


Monday, Thursday and Friday

On line and telephone counselling available

Further information


I treat all information with the utmost confidentiality.  However, should I believe that you may harm yourself, others, or that a child is at risk, I reserve the right to inform outside agencies, but would not do so, wherever possible, without fully discussing this with you first.

Counselling will give you the opportunity to discover new healthier ways of being and to let go of past experiences and help you to move forward with your life.

To facilitate my own development, I have regular supervision and my own therapy.


Type of session

In person
Home visits

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.


Rita Moran

Rita Moran