About Me

I hold a Diploma in Integrative Counselling from the Minster Centre. I am a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and follow their ethical framework for counselling professions. I gained a General Certificate in Online Therapy from the Academy for Online Therapy. I am qualified in working over video and phone calls as well as by email and chat.

I have experience in working in two low-cost counselling services: Spiral Holistic Therapy Centre and Highbury Counselling Centre. Until recently I worked at Lambeth and Southwark Mind as part of the core staff team looking after peer support services and evaluation.


I grew up in Finland and have working experience as an academic researcher and a university teacher prior to training as a counsellor. I know what the pressures of a competitive work environment feel like, and how relocation to a foreign country affects one’s life. I have several years of personal experience of finding counselling helpful to live through major changes, turning points, and crises in life.

Erika Manserus
BACP registered member 340840
Professional member of the association for counselling and therapy online 2022