Valerie Manners BA Psych. Dip Couns. MBACP

Valerie Manners BA Psych. Dip Couns. MBACP

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About me

Right now you might be at your wits end and feeling quite apprehensive about seeing a counsellor.  You may feel stressed and unsure about how best to address your issues of concern.

I work with individuals and couples in a way that will best suit you. I have experience working with private medical companies and GPs addressing work related issues and personal/relationship concerns. I practice within a person-centred framework which incorporates cognitive behavioural therapy, which aims to identify and alter unhelpful thought patterns and make you feel more positive.

Most common areas that I work with are:

  • Relationship difficulties
  • Family concerns including children and elderly parents
  • Midlife crisis
  • Health anxiety
  • Stress at work
  • Depression and low mood
  • Anxiety and worry
  • Panic attacks
  • Lack of motivation
  • Low self-esteem and lack of self-confidence
  • Loss of a loved one by death or in a relationship
  • Later life/retirement concerns
  • Eating disorders
  • LGBTQ issues

Many people feel substantially different after only a few sessions of counselling.

Training, qualifications & experience

Post Graduate Diploma in Gestalt Counselling (BACP accredited).

BAHons Social Psychology.

Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

I am a member of the British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) and I abide by the BACP's ethical code of practice.

My experience is gained from extensive therapeutic work undertaken with a wide range of clients within the NHS in the City of London, Islington, Haringey and Barnet as well as private client work gained in Harley Street, London W1 and in my own private practice in London and Marlow.

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£70 per evening session face to face counselling/therapy.
£60 per day time session face to face counselling/therapy.
£50 per session FaceTime/Skype counselling.

One session is a full hour.

My fees and counselling contract are subject to annual review.

Further information

I combine person-centred therapy with cognitive behavioural therapy and I will work with you to identify an approach which is best suited to your needs.

I work face to face in London and Marlow and also offer sessions using FaceTime or Skype.

For more info see my website

Maps & Directions

London, N1
Marlow, SL7

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: Yes
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Evening & Saturday counselling also available.

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme