Vanessa Zopp Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP; FdSc)

Vanessa Zopp Counsellor and Psychotherapist (MBACP; FdSc)

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About me

I am a qualified Counsellor and Psychotherapist professionally trained in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and I am a Registered Member of BACP and Accredited Registrant (MNCS Accred) of NCS. If you are going through a hard time suffering from anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or even if you are not sure yet, I am here to listen and help.

I practice across a wide range of issues and have specialist experience of working with people with anxieties such as social anxiety or generalised anxiety disorder, bullying,  psychological or sexual abuse, depression, perfectionism, relationships issues and low self -esteem. I have also experience with bereavement and young adult issues in the workplace and at the university.

If after reading here you are still curious to know a bit more you can find additional info in my website, or simply get in touch with me via mail.

How can counselling help me?

Counselling has proved to be effective in improving lives of those experiencing social anxiety, bereavement, family issues, feeling sad or empty, low self-esteem, abuse and work or study stress, relationship problems and many other issues of people in distress.

I am compassionate and emphatic, dynamic and thoughtful, and I offer a space where you can be truly listened for who you really are and be understood in the context of your environment and past in a non-judgemental, open, warm way in a safe and quiet space.

My approach

My way of working is collaborative, this means that we will decide together the best approach for you:

- a more explorative attitude towards your past (Psychodynamic Counselling) in relationship to the way you feel and behave in the present. The purpose is to gain a better understanding of yourself which will trigger changes in your life.

- or a more active attitude focussed on the present (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) where we will work more on the consequences of the past in the here and now to proactively change the way you think and behave.

- integrative approach: time to time I may decide with you to have a more integrative approach in line with our work. You will be always informed about this and we will discuss whether you feel this is useful.

We will do this at your pace, keeping into account also the practicalities of your life, your preferences and goals of therapy. Together we will create greater awareness about your behaviours and achieve a better, fulfilling life.

We will also decide whether a time-limited approach (a set number of sessions) would work better for you or a more open approach.

To do so, I usually allow the two initial appointments, so that at the end of those we will have decided together what suits better your needs, for how long and which will be the goals of therapy.

What to expect in your first session?

During the first session or two (their name is assessment), we will look at your reasons for coming to counselling together with your hopes, expectations and aims for therapy. You will understand a bit more about therapy.

This is also a good opportunity to get to know each other: for you to reflect on whether you wish to work with me and for us to decide wether we feel that working together can be good and appropriate for you.

Choosing your therapist is a very important step, whatever the therapy our relationship is deemed to be the predictor of a good outcome from therapy. I will always allow some time to reflect whether you feel comfortable enough to work together.

If you would like to find out more about my Counselling in Romford, click here.

Training, qualifications & experience

Special Interest

I have a special interest in helping clients to access their own compassionate self, especially in relation with bullying, low self-esteem, low self-confidence, emotional or sexual abuse.

I am also passionate about sports and in 2018 I qualified as Personal Trainer, I believe that mind and body are equally important and I am curious about how sport and sport psychology can help people coming from all walks of life.

Training & Qualifications

  • FdSc Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (Accredited BACP Course)
  • HCE Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics
  • My private practice is insured with Towergate Insurance n. ZOVX01IN01
  • I have experience of working as Bereavement Counsellor and University Student Counsellor in the charity and public sector.

I am a Registered member of he Britsh Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) abide by their Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I also continue professional development expanding my skills and knowledge by regularly attending workshops, conferences and seminars as well as monthly clinical supervision.

Member organisations


Accredited register membership

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  • The building where my studio is
  • My counselling room
  • The studio


Sessions are conducted weekly. Every session is 50 minutes long.

Fees vary from 50-60£

I also offer a 10% discount to NHS staff when direct referred.

I also have a number of daytime slots available at reduced fee rates to those on a low income or counselling students looking for long-term therapy, these spaces are subject to availability please just email me to discuss availability.

Prices are for individual sessions in my counselling space.

During the first sessions you will be handed a Therapy Working Agreement and a Privacy Policy  to review and sign.

Skype sessions are offered.

More details are available on my website:

Maps & Directions

Hornchurch, RM11
Romford, RM1

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Italian


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: No


Monday to Thursdays.

Types of client

Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme