Stephanie Pagio

Chartered Counselling Psychologist

I am a Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health Care Professions Council and a Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society. I completed my training while living in Germany and the United States where I honed an eclectic holistic strengths-based approach to counselling. I received training in humanistic, cognitive behavioural and brief therapies.

My goal as a therapist is to help you achieve your goals whatever they may be, perhaps you don’t know what they are? I can help you discover how it might look or feel to live the life you want; you are not alone in your journey.

As a person-centred practitioner, I embrace the idea that each person is capable of reaching a sense of peace and purpose. From my cognitive behavioural perspective, I will give you the tools to maintain this peace and purpose for a lifetime.

Having witnessed the results of client empowerment by fostering hope and expectation of change, I relish the opportunity of working with you.

I have worked extensively with a diverse range of clients within a culture of trauma-informed care and understand the impact of adverse experiences. Even if there are multiple challenges you are facing right now, I will work with you always with a view to guiding you to be the best version of yourself.

Days I'm available at EmotionMatters

Here are the days I can see you in person or connect with you remotely


My fees

Standard session
Standard 6-session block
Off peak
Off peak block

Qualifications & training

  • 2018 Obesity Training – National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • 2018 Practitioner Skills for Eating Disorders – National Centre for Eating Disorders
  • 2018 Creative Approaches in Counselling and Psychotherapy
  • 2017 Competencies for LGBTQ Affirmative Counselling
  • 2017 Intensive Cognitive Behavioural Training
  • 2016 Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) Trained
  • 2016 Moral Reconation Therapy
  • 2016 Reasoning with Unreasonable People: Focus on Disorders of Emotional Regulation
  • 2015 Yoga and Mindfulness Training
  • 2015 Habits of Happy People
  • 2015 Cognitive Process Therapy
  • 2015 Seeking Safety – Therapy for PTSD and Substance Use Disorder
  • 2014 Recognising and Responding to Crisis
  • 2014 MA Counselling Psychology
  • 1994 BSc Psychology (HONS)

Membership of professional bodies

  • HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist Registration No. PYL35236
  • Chartered Member of the British Psychological Society Membership
  • Member of British Association for Behavioural & Cognitive Psychotherapies
  • Internationally Certified Alcohol & Drug Counsellor (ICADC), reciprocated by United Kingdom Professional Certification
  • Board of Alcohol & Drug Counsellors
  • (US) Licensed Professional Counsellor 73554 (LPC) – Texas
  • (US) Licensed Chemical Dependency Counsellor 12877 (LCDC) Texas
  • (US) National Certified Counsellor (NCC)

How i offer psychotherapy

I work with clients across the UK, and around the world, using Skype, FaceTime & Zoom. There is no need to travel, and you can feel comfortable in your own home. It is free to set up and simple to use, so why not give it a try?

I offer sessions in English