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UKCP, FPC Psychotherapist and Counsellor

About me


My name is Virginia and I am based in Sydenham, South East London.

I see clients face to face, as well as having sessions on the phone and via Zoom. 

Life today seems particularly challenging, with things sometimes changing in the world dramatically from one day to the next. In our personal lives, planning and thinking ahead seems difficult and maybe there is a feeling that our own worries or anxieties are unimportant compared with things happening elsewhere. 

Living in this environment might have made you feel sad or depressed, or brought up other anxieties for you. Maybe it feels as though things haven’t worked out the way you had imagined or possibly there has been a particular personal event which you would like to talk about?  

Relationships can be difficult in these times too. Finding one, sustaining one or managing one, whether it be partner, friend, family member or colleague, all of these can be difficult.

Maybe explaining why you are feeling low is a challenge in itself.

Everyone is different, so whatever your reasons for seeking a place to talk, I would be pleased to listen.

I am approachable and collaborative and can offer a space to think in a completely safe and confidential manner to help explore your worries.

Therapy offers valuable time to focus on yourself and the opportunity to be actively listened to in a non judgemental and safe place.

Please get in touch to arrange an initial consultation.


Training, qualifications & experience

Having undertaken 5 years of training at WPF Therapy, London Bridge, I qualified with a  Post Graduate Diploma in Psychodynamic Theory and Practice, validated by the University of Roehampton. I also gained a Foundation Certificate in Counselling Skills.

I work in private practice in Sydenham, South East London, helping clients with many different issues in their lives. I am available at the moment, for on line and telephone consultations.

I have worked with a wide range of concerns including general anxiety disorder, feeling sad, relationship issues, panic, depression, family problems, pre and post natal worries, birth trauma and separation and divorce.

I am an accredited member of the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and the FPC (Foundation for Counselling & Psychotherapy) and subscribe to their code of ethics.

I regularly attend CPD (Continual Professional Development) courses and receive regular clinical supervision. I have full cover professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited

Registered / Accredited

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UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP)

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As part of its commitment to protect the public, it works to improve access to psychotherapy, to support and disseminate research, to improve standards and to respond effectively to complaints against its members.

UKCP standards cover the range of different psychotherapies. Registration is obtained by training or accrediting with one of its member organisations, or by holding a European Certificate in Psychotherapy. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

UK Council for Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

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Other areas of counselling I deal with

I have worked on a voluntary basis for the NCT (National Childbirth Trust), running groups to support woman seeking a natural birth after a caesarian section or traumatic birth, and as a result have spoken to many woman and their partners about birth issues and concerns. This continues to be an area of special interest to me.

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From £65.00 to £75.00

Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • Keyworkers
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Unemployed

Additional information

The first step would be an initial phone or video consultation, lasting around 70 minutes. This provides an opportunity to discuss your reasons for seeking therapy and offers a chance to see if you feel I could help you at this time. The cost of this consultation is £75.

Sessions going forward last for 50 minutes and are at the same time each week.

On going sessions cost between £65 and £75. I hold a number of low fee client sessions per week.

When I work

I work on weekdays and evenings. Please get in touch to discuss the best times for you.

Further information

My practice is on by phone and line at present but is situated a short walk from Sydenham Station which has both a South Eastern train line in and out of London Bridge as well as the London Overground tube line.

There is free on street parking.

Sydenham, London, SE26

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Older adults