Mana Hotta

Counselling and Psychotherapy

About Mana 

I am an experienced and accredited Japanese counsellor and psychotherapist providing face-to-face sessions in East London as well as telephone and online sessions. I have worked as a counsellor/psychotherapist in diverse organisations both in Japan and in the UK. I am currently working as a Specialist Counsellor at the Sexual Assault Referral Centre in London, where I am specialised in providing support to people who experienced sexual assault and rape. 

I work as an integrative therapist, and use various approaches depending on client's needs to maximize the therapeutic space. I believe that everyone has their own resilience to cope with difficulties in life and heal themselves, and my fundamental role is to assist clients in drawing the ability in themselves. 


Counselling · Psychotherapy

What are Counselling and Psychotherapy?

The terms Counselling and Psychotherapy are often used interchangeably, and have many similarities. Both refer to a safe and confidential space to talk about issues that you are facing. However, counselling is often referred to as short-term therapy where you focus on your current issues and how to cope with them. Psychotherapy offers longer-term therapy not only to work on current issues, but also to understand what is underneath them so that you will have a deeper understanding of the issues and how to cope with them. 

Counselling and Psychotherapy can assist you to understand and cope with difficulties in your life. I have particular expertise and experience in the following areas:  

Sexual Violence & 
  • Sexual assault /rape

  • Sexual abuse  

  • Physical abuse 

  • Emotional abuse

  • Domestic violence

  • Abuse in childhood

Mental Health &   
  • Anxiety

  • Depression 

  • PTSD 

  • Addiction(s) 

  • Low mood

  • Work stress

  • Health conditions

Relationship with yourself, others, the World
  • Low self-esteem

  • Self-criticism & self-hatred

  • Gender identity& sexuality

  • Cultural heritage & identity

  • Family issues

  • Eco-Anxiety

Challenging Life Events W
  • Separation / divorce

  • Pregnancy / birth

  • Abortion

  • Miscarriage 

  • Parenting

  • Carer support

  • Loss/ bereavement 

  • Moving/living abroad


My Approach

I use different approaches based on clients' needs.

Getting Started

How to make an appointment and what to expect at your initial consultation


Each session lasts 50 minutes and costs £60. Low-cost slots also available.

Safe Space

Creating a safe space is the fundamental element for good therapeutic work. 


Therapy Room

I provide face-to-face sessions in East London as well as telephone and online sessions. 

Willen House, 8-26 Bath Street
London, EC1V 9DX

6 minutes walk

from Old Street Underground Station

(Exit 4) 



+44 (0)759 201 3541