About me

My name is Valentina and I am an experienced, qualified and BACP registered and NCS accredited counsellor working in private practice in London.

I also work as an assessment counsellor for a privately run counselling service and as a Young people's counsellor for a secondary school and Sixth Form SEN department.

I’m trained as an Integrative Counsellor but my practice has evolved into a Pluralistic philosophy, tailoring therapy to suit your own specific needs, offering my clients an integrative and collaborative approach.

Psychodynamic and Humanistic theories are an important part of my work but my clients also benefit from my knowledge and practice in Mindfulness, Polyvagal, CBT and Systemic interventions.

I offer a face to face, online confidential and non-judgemental safe space in which to explore your personal concerns, ensuring the trust you place in me is ethically maintained.

I can provide a compassionate, warm and supportive environment to facilitate you, understanding what you are going through when you face difficult thoughts and feelings.

My aim is to create a trustworthy therapeutic relationship where you could explore safely what you bring to the sessions. Or where you could observe and work towards personal goals, renew trust in yourself and others, gain confidence and make lifestyle satisfying and meaningful changes.

Training, qualifications & experience

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy: Certificate in Working with depression.

Certificate in Polyvagal Theory.

Trauma Treatment Mastery Course - Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk’s

Debunking Gender Identity Certificate

Working with Personality Disorders using Transactional Analysis

Royal College General Practitioners Certificate in Suicide prevention.

Certificate in Self-harm and Suicidal Thoughts in Children and Young People

Certificate Working on Shame - Christiane Sanderson

Certificate in Mindfulness - Tessa Watt. Ed Halliwell

Certificate in Working with men: Challenges of Orthodox Masculinity

Certificate in FGM. Force marriage, Spirit Possession and Honor-Based Violence.

Certificate in Relational Depth in Counselling and Psychotherapy - Mike Cooper

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

Young People Counselling


From £40.00 to £100.00

Concessions offered for

  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

2022 Fees:

I offer a sliding scale flexible fee structure tailored to you and your particular needs and circumstances.

Feeling nervous about asking for a sliding scale?

I get it. Talking about money can be hard! Conversations about finances can be uncomfortable and even embarrassing. It’s natural if you’re feeling unsure about your own willingness or ability to initiate an inquiry about sliding scale. This is an important part of the process, and I’d love to help ease some of the stress so, please don't worry much and get in touch!

  • £70 (full fee) per 50 minutes session for adults
  • £50 per 50 minutes session for teens/young people and full-time students
  • £40 per 50 minutes session for trainee counsellors.
  • £100 per 60 minutes session for couples


Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday

Monday to Thursday. Flexible times.

Further information

Languages: English and Spanish

Greater London


Type of session


Types of client

Young people
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

Please note that due to Covid-19 sessions are currently online via Zoom.

Additional languages

English, Spanish, Makathon