Vanessa Contreras-Negretti

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Woodford Green, IG8
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About me

I am an experienced, warm and compassionate, qualified psychologist trained at doctoral level and offering psychological therapy ​primarily in East London. 

My practice focuses on delivering individual therapy to older teens and adults (16yrs and over) on a one-to-one basis.

In my sessions I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space, where you can speak freely about any issues affecting you.

I specialise in the use of transformative approaches such as EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) with ego state interventions, in order to compassionately and effectively work with a wide range of clients, in particular with those who may present with complex needs, often due to early life adversity, developmental trauma or attachment injuries. 
I also have formal training and experience in specific core modalities such as: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (which focuses on the links between thoughts  behaviour and emotion) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (which aims to bring into conscious awareness true, deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them). Therefore, as an integrative practitioner, I am able to  work flexibly  by assimilating the most useful elements from any of the above models in order to offer the most helpful, effective and relevant therapy according to the unique needs of each individual. 

Sessions last 50 minutes and usually take place once a week with flexibility depending on your particular requirements.

Our first session will consist of an assessment session, where we will discuss the issues that bring you to therapy and how best to approach them going forward.

I can offer short term and longer term therapy depending on your specific needs.

Training, qualifications & experience


  • Professional Doctorate in Counselling Psychology (University of East London).
  • HCPC Registered as Practitioner Psychologist.
  • Accredited EMDR Therapist.
  • Chartered member of British Psychological Society (CPsychol)
  • Master's Degree in Psychology (University of East London).
  • Master's Degree in Investigative and Forensic Psychology (University of Liverpool)
  • Master's Degree in Cognitive Neuropsychology (University College London).
  • BA Linguistics (University College London)


  • Working with EMDR and Dissociative Parts: Optimal Integration of Parts Models (EMDR Association East Anglia)​.
  • EMDR & Parts work for Treating Complex Trauma: Somatic Techniques to Decrease Defensiveness and Facilitate Trauma Processing (PESI).
  • Complex Trauma Certification Training Level 1&2 (CCTP/CCTPII) Course with Janina Fisher (PESI).
  • Complete IFS Therapy Immersion: Integrating the Internal Family Systems Model Across Clinical Applications (PESI).
    Intensive Trauma Treatment Course- Dr Bessel van der Kolk on How the Body Keeps the Score (PESI). 


My clinical experience spans a range of different services within the NHS as well as running my own private practice in East London. 

I have experience working in Clinical Health within Occupational Heath providing psychological therapy to all hospital staff.

I have worked in IAPT services in primary care, dealing with mild to moderate difficulties, with a wide variety of presentations such as longstanding problems with depression, general anxiety, panic, obsessive compulsive disorder, phobias, social anxiety, pain management difficulties and PTSD. 

My work in secondary care services has focused on more complex and enduring psychological issues, often presenting with an element of vulnerability or risk. In this capacity, I have generally worked in the area of mood, anxiety and personality difficulties with presentations such as treatment-resistant depression, long-standing OCD, complex trauma and personality disorders with a developmental and historical origin, among others.

I am a fully Accredited EMDR Europe and EMDR UK Practitioner and currently training towards becoming an EMDR Consultant. 

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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EMDR Association UK (EMDR UK)


EMDR Europe
EMDR Europe

EMDR Europe

British Psychological Society (BPS)

British Psychological Society

Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC)

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They keep a register of health professionals who meet their standards, and they take action if registered health professionals fall below those standards. They were created by a piece of legislation called the Health Professions Order 2001.

Registration means that a health professional meets national standards for their professional training, performance and conduct.


£100.00 per session

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Health Insurance/EAP

  • Aviva
  • Axa Health
  • Vitality
  • BUPA

Additional information

Therapy fee schedule:
- Individual sessions (50 mins) £100
  £80 (trainees)

​- EMDR sessions (50 mins) £100

I am registered with a number of Private Health Insurers and accept clients funded by private healthcare. 

Sessions are offered in person or via zoom depending on availability.

Supervision fee schedule:
- £95 (qualified practitioners) ​
- £80 (trainees)

BUPA, Aviva, Axa-PPP, Vitality.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Tuesdays 8am-4pm

Wednesdays 8am-4pm

Thursdays 8am-4pm

Fridays 8am-4pm

Woodford Green, IG8

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people (13-17)
Young adults (18-24)
Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)

Key details

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Sessions take place in consulting rooms primarily based in South Woodford, East London with flexibility regarding other London locations. Consulting rooms are conveniently located close to public transport. There is limited wheelchair accessibility.

Additional languages


Spanish and English

Online platforms



In person

As an HCPC registered practitioner, I offer clinical supervision to counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists as well as to trainees.

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Vanessa Contreras-Negretti
Vanessa Contreras-Negretti