Photo of Gill Weaver, MBACP, Counsellor
Gill Weaver
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Hello and welcome. I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor working with adults and young people. I offer long and short term talking therapy within a warm, non judgemental and empathic therapeutic relationship. Here, you will feel enabled to explore your past, finding ways to cope with your present and move towards a more fulfilling future with increased self agency. Together, we will explore relational and behavioural patterns, intrusive or unhelpful thoughts all of which may influence your emotional thinking, behaviours and responses in the here and now.
Hello and welcome. I am an integrative, humanistic counsellor working with adults and young people. I offer long and short term talking therapy within a warm, non judgemental and empathic therapeutic relationship. Here, you will feel enabled to explore your past, finding ways to cope with your present and move towards a more fulfilling future with increased self agency. Together, we will explore relational and behavioural patterns, intrusive or unhelpful thoughts all of which may influence your emotional thinking, behaviours and responses in the here and now.
020 3376 8374 View 020 3376 8374
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Ina Spellings
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Purley CR8  (Online Only)
Hello- I’m Ina -an experienced and accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. .I have experience of providing short term-solution focused counselling-within the NHS- as well as working with young people for a wide range of mental health matters.I am able to work multilingualy-providing therapy in English, Romanian,Spanish. It is my personal belief that spending time with an empathic, non-judgemental therapist, offers you the opportunity to feel truly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time, gaining insight into the matters that brought you here.
Hello- I’m Ina -an experienced and accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. .I have experience of providing short term-solution focused counselling-within the NHS- as well as working with young people for a wide range of mental health matters.I am able to work multilingualy-providing therapy in English, Romanian,Spanish. It is my personal belief that spending time with an empathic, non-judgemental therapist, offers you the opportunity to feel truly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time, gaining insight into the matters that brought you here.
020 4538 0219 View 020 4538 0219
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Dr Gabriella Haeems
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Purley CR8  (Online Only)
Having worked within the NHS since 2010, I have experience supporting children, young people and adults with a range of concerns. More recently, I have specialist experience supporting young people and families impacted by a physical health condition. I am able to offer flexible and individualised evidence based support in a time sensitive manner.
Having worked within the NHS since 2010, I have experience supporting children, young people and adults with a range of concerns. More recently, I have specialist experience supporting young people and families impacted by a physical health condition. I am able to offer flexible and individualised evidence based support in a time sensitive manner.
020 4538 2916 View 020 4538 2916
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Dr Kate Bexley
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Purley CR8  (Online Only)
Are you feeling stuck? Do you know something's wrong but you're not quite sure how to fix it? Perhaps you have a rough idea, but feel like you could benefit from some external, professional support to make sense of things and learn ways to manage certain situations, ways of thinking and / or unhelpful behaviours? You do not need to go through this alone.
Are you feeling stuck? Do you know something's wrong but you're not quite sure how to fix it? Perhaps you have a rough idea, but feel like you could benefit from some external, professional support to make sense of things and learn ways to manage certain situations, ways of thinking and / or unhelpful behaviours? You do not need to go through this alone.
020 7046 0163 View 020 7046 0163
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Dr Ariana Jordan
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Sometimes, we can find ourselves presenting a face to the world that isn't our true self - one that we think will allow us to fit in, to build profitable careers, or to find the love we seek. We often don't realise we are doing this, but instead just feel a sense of stress or discomfort, physical or mental exhaustion, or find ourselves behaving in ways that don't seem healthy or in keeping with our ideals. My focus is to help you find fulfilment in life by being true to yourself and being more integrated as a person - to help you achieve success and balance in your relationships and in your worklife - whatever success means to you.
Sometimes, we can find ourselves presenting a face to the world that isn't our true self - one that we think will allow us to fit in, to build profitable careers, or to find the love we seek. We often don't realise we are doing this, but instead just feel a sense of stress or discomfort, physical or mental exhaustion, or find ourselves behaving in ways that don't seem healthy or in keeping with our ideals. My focus is to help you find fulfilment in life by being true to yourself and being more integrated as a person - to help you achieve success and balance in your relationships and in your worklife - whatever success means to you.
01883 772263 View 01883 772263
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Laura Sutton
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I provide a confidential and comfortable space, whether you have never been to therapy before or consider yourself an experienced client. I offer short or long term counselling and work closely with my clients to understand how they want to approach their sessions. I am easily accessible by train and there is parking readily available. I am experienced in dealing with, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Sexuality, Depression, Self Harm and Anxiety. I offer Zoom sessions also. You don’t have to feel alone, we can go on this journey together.
I provide a confidential and comfortable space, whether you have never been to therapy before or consider yourself an experienced client. I offer short or long term counselling and work closely with my clients to understand how they want to approach their sessions. I am easily accessible by train and there is parking readily available. I am experienced in dealing with, Trauma, Relationship Issues, Sexuality, Depression, Self Harm and Anxiety. I offer Zoom sessions also. You don’t have to feel alone, we can go on this journey together.
01260 542115 View 01260 542115
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Aleksandra Amoev
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My name is Aleks and I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor practising in Purley. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loss, stress, low self-esteem and other psychological difficulties. I offer both short term and open-ended counselling and my aim is to help you make sense of whatever is happening in your life and empower you to make positive and lasting changes.
My name is Aleks and I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor practising in Purley. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loss, stress, low self-esteem and other psychological difficulties. I offer both short term and open-ended counselling and my aim is to help you make sense of whatever is happening in your life and empower you to make positive and lasting changes.
01883 779991 View 01883 779991
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Mags Giza
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Mags. I'm a BABCP Accredited Senior CBT Therapist, Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over 10 years experience with the NHS, as well as offering psychotherapy in private practice. A lot of my clients come to therapy when the emotional pain or anxiety have taken over their life; they seek my help to reclaim it, and start living to the full again. I will always strive to put all my knowledge and experience into our shared effort to help you heal, make changes and feel fulfilled, if you choose to embark on your therapeutic journey with me.
Hi, I’m Mags. I'm a BABCP Accredited Senior CBT Therapist, Integrative Psychotherapist and Supervisor with over 10 years experience with the NHS, as well as offering psychotherapy in private practice. A lot of my clients come to therapy when the emotional pain or anxiety have taken over their life; they seek my help to reclaim it, and start living to the full again. I will always strive to put all my knowledge and experience into our shared effort to help you heal, make changes and feel fulfilled, if you choose to embark on your therapeutic journey with me.
01883 771350 View 01883 771350
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JustJulie Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm very familiar professionally and personally with the challenges of parenting, birth, baby feeding, the struggle to adapt to new roles and the anxiety and overwhelm and constant doubt that often come with that. Perhaps you are aware that your mental health is suffering but you are struggling on? Or did you have a traumatic birth or other experience that keeps replaying and resurfacing? Or struggling with anxiety about a forthcoming birth? Or has old 'stuff', relationships, habits resurfaced which you now need some support to cope with? I provide an emotionally safe space for you to unburden yourself, for as long as you need.
I'm very familiar professionally and personally with the challenges of parenting, birth, baby feeding, the struggle to adapt to new roles and the anxiety and overwhelm and constant doubt that often come with that. Perhaps you are aware that your mental health is suffering but you are struggling on? Or did you have a traumatic birth or other experience that keeps replaying and resurfacing? Or struggling with anxiety about a forthcoming birth? Or has old 'stuff', relationships, habits resurfaced which you now need some support to cope with? I provide an emotionally safe space for you to unburden yourself, for as long as you need.
020 3835 5735 View 020 3835 5735
Photo of Sushil Mitchell, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Sushil Mitchell
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
When it comes to therapy, the process can be life changing or sometimes just very necessary. When clients need to confront issues or make changes, this can be daunting, overwhelming or even confusing. My role as a therapist is not to judge you or tell you what to do; instead I aim to help you see your situation more clearly and guide you towards your own innate wisdom. The clients I work with are ready to embark on this inner journey of transformation gaining better self-awareness, improved self-acceptance and greater authenticity.
When it comes to therapy, the process can be life changing or sometimes just very necessary. When clients need to confront issues or make changes, this can be daunting, overwhelming or even confusing. My role as a therapist is not to judge you or tell you what to do; instead I aim to help you see your situation more clearly and guide you towards your own innate wisdom. The clients I work with are ready to embark on this inner journey of transformation gaining better self-awareness, improved self-acceptance and greater authenticity.
020 3838 0721 View 020 3838 0721
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Sophia Shepherd
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
It can be a challenge to deal with life's ups and downs which can often leave us feeling worse for wear and you may find yourself saying "its just one thing after another"! Are you struggling to manage, notice yourself becoming more irritated, annoyed, frustrated and angry with yourself and others around you. Perhaps you are becoming more upset, hopeless and depressed, no longer enjoying things as you used to and feel that no-one understands you. If this is the case you may find it helpful to start to talk to someone about what is going on for you.
It can be a challenge to deal with life's ups and downs which can often leave us feeling worse for wear and you may find yourself saying "its just one thing after another"! Are you struggling to manage, notice yourself becoming more irritated, annoyed, frustrated and angry with yourself and others around you. Perhaps you are becoming more upset, hopeless and depressed, no longer enjoying things as you used to and feel that no-one understands you. If this is the case you may find it helpful to start to talk to someone about what is going on for you.
01689 663099 View 01689 663099
Photo of Nicola Farrow, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Nicola Farrow
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome, my name is Nicola. I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and relationship counsellor. I support and work with individuals and couples who are experiencing a wide range of issues from, anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, separation, divorce, low self-esteem, anger and bereavement. I have worked in a variety of settings including the Relate institute, counselling agencies, and as part of a mental health team. I now work mainly in private practice. My practices are situated in Coulsdon Surrey CR5 and Balham.London SW17.
Hello and welcome, my name is Nicola. I am a qualified and experienced psychotherapist and relationship counsellor. I support and work with individuals and couples who are experiencing a wide range of issues from, anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship issues, separation, divorce, low self-esteem, anger and bereavement. I have worked in a variety of settings including the Relate institute, counselling agencies, and as part of a mental health team. I now work mainly in private practice. My practices are situated in Coulsdon Surrey CR5 and Balham.London SW17.
01260 545138 View 01260 545138
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Jason Valenti
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thanks for looking at my profile. I am a highly experienced counsellor, seeing individuals, couples and teenagers. What makes someone choose a counsellor, because it seems we all pretty much offer the same therapies. Is it the warm photograph to promote ourselves or the letters after our name. At this point most people have stopped reading, but if you continue you may see how I can help you.
Thanks for looking at my profile. I am a highly experienced counsellor, seeing individuals, couples and teenagers. What makes someone choose a counsellor, because it seems we all pretty much offer the same therapies. Is it the warm photograph to promote ourselves or the letters after our name. At this point most people have stopped reading, but if you continue you may see how I can help you.
01883 779995 View 01883 779995
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William Clarke
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I came to counselling later in life, after running my own successful business in the hospitality and events industry. I have a lot of experience in dealing with different people and situations, and I understand the pressures and challenges of working in a demanding and competitive field. I have also faced my own struggles with complicated family issues growing up, identity and self worth. These experiences have shaped me as a person and as a therapist, and they help me to connect with a diverse range of clients.
I came to counselling later in life, after running my own successful business in the hospitality and events industry. I have a lot of experience in dealing with different people and situations, and I understand the pressures and challenges of working in a demanding and competitive field. I have also faced my own struggles with complicated family issues growing up, identity and self worth. These experiences have shaped me as a person and as a therapist, and they help me to connect with a diverse range of clients.
020 4538 4591 View 020 4538 4591
Photo of Sarah Jane Allen, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Sarah Jane Allen
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
In today's world, life can sometimes appear to be demanding which may leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed and anxious. I am able to offer a safe, warm, non-judgemental space to support in the free exploration of what is happening to you. I am here to listen to you.
In today's world, life can sometimes appear to be demanding which may leave us feeling overwhelmed, stressed, depressed and anxious. I am able to offer a safe, warm, non-judgemental space to support in the free exploration of what is happening to you. I am here to listen to you.
020 3984 8932 View 020 3984 8932
Photo of Chloe Afferson, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Chloe Afferson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
As human beings we have natural, healthy needs, to feel seen, understood, valued, and included. When these needs go unmet, either in childhood or as adults it can cause deep psychological wounds, leading to a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relational challenges. Change can be daunting even when wanted and needed, it can be difficult to make the step towards something new and unknown. Successful therapy acknowledges this and gently questions the, often unconscious, habits keeping us stuck. It opens up new possibilities and perspectives, empowering authentic and lasting change.
As human beings we have natural, healthy needs, to feel seen, understood, valued, and included. When these needs go unmet, either in childhood or as adults it can cause deep psychological wounds, leading to a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, low self-esteem and relational challenges. Change can be daunting even when wanted and needed, it can be difficult to make the step towards something new and unknown. Successful therapy acknowledges this and gently questions the, often unconscious, habits keeping us stuck. It opens up new possibilities and perspectives, empowering authentic and lasting change.
01883 779628 View 01883 779628
Photo of Jean Virgo, BACP, Counsellor
Jean Virgo
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
The decision to seek counseling reflects immense courage and a commitment to your mental well-being. Whether you're wrestling with intrusive and unwelcoming thoughts, navigating life transitions, or dealing with family conflicts, you deserve a safe, supportive and inclusive space to express your emotions.
The decision to seek counseling reflects immense courage and a commitment to your mental well-being. Whether you're wrestling with intrusive and unwelcoming thoughts, navigating life transitions, or dealing with family conflicts, you deserve a safe, supportive and inclusive space to express your emotions.
020 4538 6418 View 020 4538 6418
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Raquel Silva
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Purley CR8  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a natural empath, and will be attuned and sensitive to your emotional needs and seek to understand your individual difficulties through your own lens, by stepping into your world in a person-centred way. I may facilitate your self-awareness and understanding of possible unconscious thoughts, fears and beliefs, by drawing from psychodynamic ideas. Or I may integrate CBT to help you identify possible unhelpful negative thinking patterns and explore new, more supportive ways in which you could respond to your difficulties, by focussing on your strengths.
I am a natural empath, and will be attuned and sensitive to your emotional needs and seek to understand your individual difficulties through your own lens, by stepping into your world in a person-centred way. I may facilitate your self-awareness and understanding of possible unconscious thoughts, fears and beliefs, by drawing from psychodynamic ideas. Or I may integrate CBT to help you identify possible unhelpful negative thinking patterns and explore new, more supportive ways in which you could respond to your difficulties, by focussing on your strengths.
01929 501276 View 01929 501276
Photo of Hannah Downing, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Hannah Downing
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
There are many reasons why we find ourselves in search of a therapist. You might have come to a point in life where you are in search of answers that you would like to explore together in therapy. Perhaps you have noticed patterns over time that you would like to understand better. It could be that you have come to a realisation that something just needs to change or that things just aren't working anymore in the way that they used to.
There are many reasons why we find ourselves in search of a therapist. You might have come to a point in life where you are in search of answers that you would like to explore together in therapy. Perhaps you have noticed patterns over time that you would like to understand better. It could be that you have come to a realisation that something just needs to change or that things just aren't working anymore in the way that they used to.
01883 779276 View 01883 779276
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David Butlin
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
You may be finding life difficult or painful. This may be due to a relationship problem or something that you experienced in the past. You may feel you can barely cope with the demands and responsibilities of life. You may be suffering from low mood or a general sense of dissatisfaction. You may feel a sense of bereavement or loss. Perhaps you are aware of being angry a lot of the time. You could have noticed patterns of behaviour in your life and you wonder why. You may feel you have issues connected with spirituality or religion. These feelings and thoughts can be explored in the safety and containment of counselling.
You may be finding life difficult or painful. This may be due to a relationship problem or something that you experienced in the past. You may feel you can barely cope with the demands and responsibilities of life. You may be suffering from low mood or a general sense of dissatisfaction. You may feel a sense of bereavement or loss. Perhaps you are aware of being angry a lot of the time. You could have noticed patterns of behaviour in your life and you wonder why. You may feel you have issues connected with spirituality or religion. These feelings and thoughts can be explored in the safety and containment of counselling.
020 3835 3894 View 020 3835 3894

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CR8

30+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in CR8 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
95% Depression
95% Self Esteem
89% Relationship Issues
87% Stress
82% Bereavement
74% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% Vitality
58% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in CR8 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CR8?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.