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On-line CBT counselling specialist and face to face practitioner - Member of the British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists

I run two busy private counselling practices. One at Harley Street Therapy Centre, 1-7 Harley Street, London W1G and one in Marlow, Buckinghamshire SL7.

I have been offering video consultations using the video camera in your smartphone, tablet or computer for many years. This has the advantage of being conducted at your convenience from your own front room and it is perfect for you if you are anxious if you are in an unfamiliar environment. You can choose the platform that you are most familiar with e.g. Facetime, WhatsApp, Skype or Zoom.

Cognitive behavioural therapy is proven to make a big difference to anxiety and depression and it is also approved by the NHS.

My practice at Harley Street Therapy Centre brings together professional excellence and years of experience, delivering solution focused counselling and therapeutic coaching, using advanced cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) interventions and techniques to ensure the best outcome for your personal needs.

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:

  • Anxiety
  • Depression and low mood
  • Generalised anxiety disorder
  • Feeling sad
  • Low self-esteem
  • Panic attacks
  • Relationship difficulties
  • Social media anxiety
  • Stress at work
  • Lack of motivation
  • Lack of self-confidence
  • Family concerns including children and elderly parents
  • Midlife crisis
  • Health anxiety
  • 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.

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.

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Additional information

  • Video consultation session: £60 per hour;
  • Face to face consultation (Marlow) day session 9am–4pm: £60 per hour
  • Face to face consultation (Marlow) evening session 5pm–8pm: £70 per hour
  • Face to face consultation (London) day session 9am–4pm: £100 per hour
  • Face to face consultation (London) evening session 5pm–8pm: £150 per hour

One session is a full hour.

My fees and counselling contract are subject to annual review.

For more information on session structure, fees and availability email or call/text/WhatsApp +44(0)7956 500 250.


Evening & Saturday counselling also available.

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 www.valeriemannerscounselling.co.uk


Harley Street Therapy Centre
1-7 Harley Street

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme

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.

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Valerie Manners

Valerie Manners