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Portia Asquith
Counselling and Psychotherapy

My work has taken me across the globe. Regardless of our origins and experiences, I believe we are connected by our need to be heard and understood, which is what I offer in a safe and confidential space.

I trained in psychotherapy at Metanoia Institute and Minster Centre in London.


  • MSc (Distinction) in Integrative Psychotherapy, Middlesex University

  • Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling, Middlesex University

  • MSc in Social Anthropology, London School of Economics.

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Why Therapy?
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People choose to come to therapy for many different reasons. You may be going through a life crisis, having difficulties in your relationships, you may have experienced a recent or past trauma or loss. Or you may be feeling stuck and wondering how to change your life.

Simply being with a compassionate, professionally trained therapist who listens without judgement can be a powerful, healing and transformative experience. Through talking and reflection, therapy helps us to understand why we behave and feel the way we do. From this understanding we can start to explore new ways of living in the world.

I have helped people with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma, bereavement, abuse, family problems, relationships, life crises and addictions.

Painting: 'Also' - Damien Hirst

Research shows that the most significant factor in the success of therapy is the quality of relationship between client and therapist. In choosing a counsellor or therapist it is important that you feel trusting of that person in order for the healing process to begin. If you think you might be interested in working with me, the first step would be to call or send a message using the link below and we will arrange an assessment to see whether I am the right therapist for you.

I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist which means I draw from a number of different theoretical approaches as well as my experience, to inform my work and meet the individual needs of the client.

I see clients from diverse backgrounds and work to engage proactively and consciously with the particular challenges that face clients depending on their ethnic or national origin, race, gender, sexual orientation, religion, socioeconomic status, disability, age and belief systems.


Photo: Morpho Butterfly - Michal Mrozek

Enquiries Welcome

I offer an initial consultation, with no further obligation, to help you decide whether you think counselling with me will be helpful.

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