About Vanessa CBT Therapist, Hornchurch, Romford

I am a fully accredited and qualified psychotherapist/counsellor trained in Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). In recent years I have developed an interest in Existential Counselling.

This is my second career, and I have a passion for it. Previously I worked in both the Digital and Shipping industries with extensive experience in multinational organisations and start-ups, where I held numerous positions.

Then, I joined The Samaritans, and from there, my curiosity and willingness to help others brought me to study as a counsellor. My experience as a client receiving psychotherapy has been equally significant.

Apart from my work in private practice, I have experience working as Bereavement Counsellor and University Student Counsellor in the charity and public sector.

In my calm office, I provide a place that is confidential, warm, non-judgemental and open to exploring any aspects of your life that are important to you.

I value diversity and I am aniti-discrimination in all its forms:

  • LGBTIQA+Ally
  • Sex-positive
  • Neurodivergent-affirmative
  • Pro self-advocacy (knowing yourself, knowing your needs, and knowing how to get what you need).
  • Gender, Sexual and Relationship Diversity (GSRD)-affirmative.
  • Anti-racist

Having said this, I am aware of the importance of continuous learning and identification of my blind-spots.

Counseling and CBT Qualifications

  • BSc (Honours) Psychology with Counselling – in progress
  • Diploma in Online Counselling
  • BACP Accredited FdSc Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
  • HCE Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Dynamics

I engage in CPD; expanding my expertise and knowledge via regular attendance to clinical supervision, conferences, seminars, and workshops.

Professional Registrations

  • Accredited Member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), MBACP (Accred), 289227
  • Senior Accredited Member of the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society , ex-NCS  (NCS), SNCPS (Acc.), NCS19-08165
  • Professional Member of the Association for Counselling and Therapy Online (ACTO)

I practice in abidance with:

I provide confidentiality within these guidelines.

My private practice is insured with Towergate Insurance n. ZOVX01IN01.


  • I support a total ban on Conversion Therapy in the UK; please visit www.banconversiontherapy.com to join me in protecting LGBTQ+ members of our society from this torturous practice.
  • I oppose Applied Behaviour Analysis (ABA).