Finding a practitioner

At The Albany Centre we understand that it can be a daunting prospect trying to find the right counsellor especially if it’s your first time asking for help. Below is a list of the current counsellors working at The Albany Centre, please feel free to contact any counsellor directly (click on the counsellor, complete the confidential form on their page or phone them), or alternatively please email us at if you have further questions. You’ll see that other professionals also work at The Albany Centre – psychologists and hypnotherapists for example.

All our counsellors are qualified, insured and members of a professional body.



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Jon Wilson Cooper


I offer individual and group counselling/psychotherapy

I have over 30 years’ experience of working therapeutically with a wide range of individuals and groups, and over 17 years’ experience training counsellors and psychotherapists, including some years as Course Co-ordinator for the Foundation Degree in Counselling at Harrow College; I was also the chair of the Board of Trustees of Signpost Youth Counselling for 3 years.


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Practitioners working at The Albany Centre:

Dr Renata Pires-Yfantouda


Renata is a Chartered Psychologist and Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. She is also registered with the Health Professions Council as is a practicing Clinical and Health Psychologist. Renata has completed her psychology degree in Middlesex University and went on to do a Masters of Science in Health Psychology in the University of Bath. She pursued her first doctorate…

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Dr Yasmine Nassif


I specialise in the adult treatment of depression, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, generalised anxiety, social phobia, low self-esteem, claustrophobia, agoraphobia, borderline personality disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). I have a particular interest in treating individuals who have been exposed to traumatic environments, from everyday situations to war zones

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Xena Leung


Acorn is a group of Child and Adolescent Psychotherapists who are members of the Association of Child Psychotherapists and the British Psychoanalytic Council. Our Therapists undertook the rigorous training at The Independent Child and Adolescent Association (IPCAPA), which is part of The British Psychotherapy Foundation (BPF). We work by providing Psychotherapy to children…

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Lisa Jenkins

I am a qualified Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist [BSc. (Hons), PG Cert, PG Dip], accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) for a range of difficulties

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Sue Vaizey-Moore

I am a Person-Centred Counsellor with a BSc (Hons) in Psychology and a Foundation Degree in Counselling awarded by Middlesex University. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and as such work within, and am bound by, their Ethical Framework and Code of Practice. I also run workshops for qualified and trainee counsellors…

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Woodbridge Therapy Limited – Psychosexual & Relationship Therapy

Woodbridge Therapy Ltd provides specialist Psychosexual and Relationship Therapy for a wide range of Sexual and Relationship issues. Help is offered to both individuals and couples of any sexual orientation. We have a strong interest in helping couples to communicate more effectively in order to resolve their relationship difficulties. We also provide specialist Gender Counselling.

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Gemma Seller

I am a counsellor specialising in Gestalt therapy. I hold a Professional diploma in Counselling which I obtained from The Albany Centre. I work with people from the age of 13 up to adult.  Before becoming a counsellor, I worked in secondary schools, giving me an understanding of the demands that young people can face in today’s society

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Kate Renner

I will provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space within which to explore whatever is troubling you.  People attend counselling for many varied reasons with everyone’s story being unique.

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Ashley D. Posey

As a holistic and integrative counsellor, I believe that treating the person as a whole is essential to the healing process. Our emotions, physical experiences, thoughts, and spiritual beliefs are all intersecting components in the quest for optimal health and wellness.

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Dr David Chapman

Hello, I am a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist helping improve the well-being of those experiencing mental health difficulties. I have spent six years studying psychology at university, three to obtain a BSc in Psychology and a further three to complete a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology (ClinPsyD).

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Elaine Craig


Depression, Bipolar disorder, anxiety, stress, relationship issues, bereavement, eating disorders, low self-esteem, sexual issues, childhood issues, redundancy/work issues, life changes and abuse. I am an experienced psychodynamic counsellor working with both men and women, and I have worked privately and within agencies and charities for many years…

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Denise Kerr

I am a qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist holding a BSc (Hons) Degree in Psychology and a Masters Degree in Psychotherapy and Counselling from Regent’s University. My private practice is Ethereal Wellbeing Services and I have worked with different types of clientele.

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Marie Cairney

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As a qualified, experienced relationship specialist, I help couples; families and individuals manage and enhance their relationships by improving communication

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Denise Pia

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I provide you with a safe, confidential, empathic and supportive space to explore what is troubling you. The counselling I offer is a sensitive, powerful, depth therapy

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Dr Melissa Harrison


As a Clinical Psychologist, I have a special interest in helping people with the psychological impact of their health related problems.

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Karen Carter

I am an experienced BACP accredited psychodynamic counsellor working with adolescents and adults. My aim is to help you to explore, understand and manage issues in your life which may be causing distress, confusion or difficulty.

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Sandra Haslam


Through counselling, I am able to offer you a regular time and space to think through any worries that are interrupting your sense of wellbeing and your capacity to cope with life.

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Dr Pieter W Nel

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Having been employed as a Clinical Psychologist for over 20 years in the NHS I have gained considerable experience of providing clinical services to diverse populations presenting with a wide range of social, emotional and behavioural problems.

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Mosaic Counselling Services



Mosaic Counselling Services is a group practice of trainee and recently qualified counsellors who offer short or long term counselling at a low cost for those who can not otherwise afford counselling. Most of our counsellors are currently completing their Diploma in Counselling at The Albany Centre, which enables us to offer a reduced fee.

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Marina Ziff

I strongly believe that we all have the power to live dynamically creative lives, free from the blocks of our previous experiences. Acknowledging and resolving the separation within ourselves transforms who we are and how we relate to other people and the world around us.

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Myles Brandon

I am a fully trained hypnotherapist holding both a Hypnotherapy Diploma and the Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma. I am also a Registered Mental Nurse and have an MSc in Health.

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Vanessa Browell

I am an Accredited Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Supervisor.

I am a member of the National Counselling Society (MNCS).

I work with clients of all ages for long and short-term therapy.

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