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space-to-talk.com
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London EC1A
I am a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with a London practice in the heart of the City (EC1). I combine this with working in the NHS where I have experience in a range of different settings including a primary care (IAPT) service, a secondary service specialising in complex mental health difficulties including complex trauma, and many years of working in an eating disorders service where I have specialist expertise.
I am a BACP accredited counsellor/psychotherapist with a London practice in the heart of the City (EC1). I combine this with working in the NHS where I have experience in a range of different settings including a primary care (IAPT) service, a secondary service specialising in complex mental health difficulties including complex trauma, and many years of working in an eating disorders service where I have specialist expertise.
020 8106 2489 View 020 8106 2489
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Helen Barnes
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
London EC1A
Do the thoughts and feelings begin the moment you wake? Those thoughts and feelings that in turn make your world. This is natural right? So, what's not working? Often we use the same patterns of thinking, seeing, hearing, and feeling resulting in the same responses. If only we could broaden our perspective and tap into other intuitive sources of information; including our body and emotions..... how might your world be then? This is difficult work to do alone, but sitting with another creates time and space for exploration and can increase awareness about self.
Do the thoughts and feelings begin the moment you wake? Those thoughts and feelings that in turn make your world. This is natural right? So, what's not working? Often we use the same patterns of thinking, seeing, hearing, and feeling resulting in the same responses. If only we could broaden our perspective and tap into other intuitive sources of information; including our body and emotions..... how might your world be then? This is difficult work to do alone, but sitting with another creates time and space for exploration and can increase awareness about self.
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Elizabeth Anne Dunn
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC1A
There are many reasons for seeking therapy and it is a big step to ask for help. Sometimes it is about coming to terms with a life event such as a relationship breakdown or a bereavement, sometimes long standing feelings of anxiety, depression or plain unhappiness and sometimes a general sense that things are not right. The thoughts, feelings and behaviours which are causing difficulties in your daily life are likely to have their origins in the past, in patterns set up in early relationships which are no longer helpful. Working together, we can begin to make sense of your experience freeing you to live a better life.
There are many reasons for seeking therapy and it is a big step to ask for help. Sometimes it is about coming to terms with a life event such as a relationship breakdown or a bereavement, sometimes long standing feelings of anxiety, depression or plain unhappiness and sometimes a general sense that things are not right. The thoughts, feelings and behaviours which are causing difficulties in your daily life are likely to have their origins in the past, in patterns set up in early relationships which are no longer helpful. Working together, we can begin to make sense of your experience freeing you to live a better life.
020 4538 7760 View 020 4538 7760
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Dr Zaffran Jami
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC1A
I am a Counselling Psychologist. I have over 9 years of experience in working with individuals and groups. I am highly skilled in working with adults and young people experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and interpersonal difficulties. I have a particular interest around trauma, understanding that trauma can have a profound impact on a person's emotional and psychological well-being, and I'm passionate about helping people through this. I am also experienced in conducting diagnostic assessments for Neurodevelopmental conditions (such as Autism Spectrum Condition and ADHD).
I am a Counselling Psychologist. I have over 9 years of experience in working with individuals and groups. I am highly skilled in working with adults and young people experiencing difficulties such as anxiety, depression, phobias, post-traumatic stress disorder and interpersonal difficulties. I have a particular interest around trauma, understanding that trauma can have a profound impact on a person's emotional and psychological well-being, and I'm passionate about helping people through this. I am also experienced in conducting diagnostic assessments for Neurodevelopmental conditions (such as Autism Spectrum Condition and ADHD).
020 3667 9959 View 020 3667 9959
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Eirini Diathesopoulou
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
Welcome! Are you facing life's challenges, feeling overwhelmed, or seeking personal growth and healing? I'm here to support you! I'm Eirini, an Integrative Psychotherapist Psychologist dedicated to your empowerment. I specialise in helping individuals navigate through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and self-esteem concerns using a compassionate, person-centered, and evidence-based approach. Whether you're grappling with feelings of inadequacy, navigating relationships, or reflecting on past decisions, together we'll cultivate healthier coping mechanisms and foster lasting positive change in your life.
Welcome! Are you facing life's challenges, feeling overwhelmed, or seeking personal growth and healing? I'm here to support you! I'm Eirini, an Integrative Psychotherapist Psychologist dedicated to your empowerment. I specialise in helping individuals navigate through anxiety, depression, relationship issues, trauma, and self-esteem concerns using a compassionate, person-centered, and evidence-based approach. Whether you're grappling with feelings of inadequacy, navigating relationships, or reflecting on past decisions, together we'll cultivate healthier coping mechanisms and foster lasting positive change in your life.
020 8103 9033 View 020 8103 9033
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Amana van Staden
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
My approach is one of deep listening to what you bring. I offer gentle and caring support coupled with the belief in your inherent ability to heal. I work collaboratively, not giving advice but offering alternative perspectives and possibilities, interpretations, and a sense of containment and emotional holding. I believe that sustainable and safe change takes time and I follow the pace set by the client and work within their window of tolerance, which may change from session to session.
My approach is one of deep listening to what you bring. I offer gentle and caring support coupled with the belief in your inherent ability to heal. I work collaboratively, not giving advice but offering alternative perspectives and possibilities, interpretations, and a sense of containment and emotional holding. I believe that sustainable and safe change takes time and I follow the pace set by the client and work within their window of tolerance, which may change from session to session.
020 3376 6172 View 020 3376 6172
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Brigid MacCarthy
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC1A
I am a thoughtful practitioner with over 30 years of experience. I help adults experiencing emotional distress and mental health difficulties. This might include issues with low mood, anxiety and obsessional thinking, trauma, concerns about self image, identity and relationships. I am integrative and use CBT, narrative and psychodynamic approaches. I am also a qualified in dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT). I adapt my therapeutic approach to your circumstances and am trained and experienced in working with psychological complexity and at depth if this is what you want and need.
I am a thoughtful practitioner with over 30 years of experience. I help adults experiencing emotional distress and mental health difficulties. This might include issues with low mood, anxiety and obsessional thinking, trauma, concerns about self image, identity and relationships. I am integrative and use CBT, narrative and psychodynamic approaches. I am also a qualified in dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT). I adapt my therapeutic approach to your circumstances and am trained and experienced in working with psychological complexity and at depth if this is what you want and need.
020 3835 5191 View 020 3835 5191
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Ellie Bull
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
We all deserve happiness and psychological health, sometimes we just need a bit of support to achieve it. I’m a qualified therapist & coach and I specialise in self-esteem and confidence issues, anxiety, low mood and stress & burnout.
We all deserve happiness and psychological health, sometimes we just need a bit of support to achieve it. I’m a qualified therapist & coach and I specialise in self-esteem and confidence issues, anxiety, low mood and stress & burnout.
020 4538 5079 View 020 4538 5079
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Gabriela Talavera
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
Welcome and thank you for looking at my profile. Whether you are feeling depressed or anxious, stuck or confused, I can help you to have a better understanding of yourself so you can begin to consider and perhaps make different choices. In my approach we explore your past and present relationships with people to have a better understanding of what is affecting you. I provide a safe and confidential space where you can talk about your problems. I can help you to gain a different perspective on yourself, which in turn can help you to arrive at your own decisions and conclusions with more clarity and confidence.
Welcome and thank you for looking at my profile. Whether you are feeling depressed or anxious, stuck or confused, I can help you to have a better understanding of yourself so you can begin to consider and perhaps make different choices. In my approach we explore your past and present relationships with people to have a better understanding of what is affecting you. I provide a safe and confidential space where you can talk about your problems. I can help you to gain a different perspective on yourself, which in turn can help you to arrive at your own decisions and conclusions with more clarity and confidence.
020 3962 2082 View 020 3962 2082
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Kate Le Versha
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London EC1A
Being a qualified and accredited psychodynamic therapist means I am able to offer you an open, confidential space to explore whatever might be on your mind. An opportunity to find hope and curiosity, make sense of difficult experiences, thoughts and feelings, and transform the way you might understand yourself, others and our world. Visit my website www.leversha.com to find out more about how I work, and email me for a free introductory call.
Being a qualified and accredited psychodynamic therapist means I am able to offer you an open, confidential space to explore whatever might be on your mind. An opportunity to find hope and curiosity, make sense of difficult experiences, thoughts and feelings, and transform the way you might understand yourself, others and our world. Visit my website www.leversha.com to find out more about how I work, and email me for a free introductory call.
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Michael Swales
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
Have you taken a wrong turn, or maybe broken something? Are you unsure how you repair it? In our work together, we will explore the obstacles to emotional closeness that you face, examining how past relationships and personal histories continue to influence your present. By addressing and healing these traumas, we can let go of the unhealthy and compulsive behaviours that once served as protections against confusion and pain. This process opens up the possibility of making conscious choices, improving self-awareness and fostering a more holistic understanding of how our thoughts, behaviours, and emotions are interconnected.
Have you taken a wrong turn, or maybe broken something? Are you unsure how you repair it? In our work together, we will explore the obstacles to emotional closeness that you face, examining how past relationships and personal histories continue to influence your present. By addressing and healing these traumas, we can let go of the unhealthy and compulsive behaviours that once served as protections against confusion and pain. This process opens up the possibility of making conscious choices, improving self-awareness and fostering a more holistic understanding of how our thoughts, behaviours, and emotions are interconnected.
020 3540 7276 View 020 3540 7276
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Simon Whalley
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London EC1A
I work using a variety of therapy models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and person-centred approaches. We will work together to form a safe space in which we can explore your issues and try to help you find a way out of your current difficulties. I view ourselves as constant works-in-progress and understand that sometimes we become stuck in life and unable to find ways forwards. We will work together to discover which approach or approaches best suit you in order to help you become unstuck from your current situation.
I work using a variety of therapy models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and person-centred approaches. We will work together to form a safe space in which we can explore your issues and try to help you find a way out of your current difficulties. I view ourselves as constant works-in-progress and understand that sometimes we become stuck in life and unable to find ways forwards. We will work together to discover which approach or approaches best suit you in order to help you become unstuck from your current situation.
020 8059 2729 View 020 8059 2729
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Elaine Kasket
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC1A
Because your history, personality, and circumstances are yours alone, you need a tailored approach to therapy. That said, all clients arrive for their first appointment for more or less the same reasons. You're struggling, and it's painful, and change feels so necessary and yet so impossible. You've tried to fix things, but nothing has worked, or it's not worked for long. You're tired of feeling like this, don't like it when you react like this, don't want to feel at war with life, or work, or other people, or your own mind anymore. You're out of ideas and want help to find a better way.
Because your history, personality, and circumstances are yours alone, you need a tailored approach to therapy. That said, all clients arrive for their first appointment for more or less the same reasons. You're struggling, and it's painful, and change feels so necessary and yet so impossible. You've tried to fix things, but nothing has worked, or it's not worked for long. You're tired of feeling like this, don't like it when you react like this, don't want to feel at war with life, or work, or other people, or your own mind anymore. You're out of ideas and want help to find a better way.
020 4538 8640 View 020 4538 8640
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Catherine Graves
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist, registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I work with clients from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and at different stages of their lives who present a wide range of emotional difficulties. We can explore experiences from both past and present, in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe space to observe how they may inform the motivations behind behaviours that frustrate our lives.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist, registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. I work with clients from a variety of backgrounds, cultures and at different stages of their lives who present a wide range of emotional difficulties. We can explore experiences from both past and present, in a confidential, non-judgmental, safe space to observe how they may inform the motivations behind behaviours that frustrate our lives.
020 3376 7947 View 020 3376 7947
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Angelica Attard
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC1A  (Online Only)
Life can feel hard and complicated for many of us as we struggle with painful emotions, stress, physical pain, worries, and unhelpful behaviours. I am here to help you make sense of your difficulties and understand your body and mind, so that you can meet your unmet needs. Together we uncover your values and the resources that you have within you already. We develop skills to support you to cope more effectively, manage your thoughts and emotions, regulate your body, and change unhelpful habits, so that you can live with greater wisdom, ease and satisfaction, even as you continue to navigate through the challenges in your life.
Life can feel hard and complicated for many of us as we struggle with painful emotions, stress, physical pain, worries, and unhelpful behaviours. I am here to help you make sense of your difficulties and understand your body and mind, so that you can meet your unmet needs. Together we uncover your values and the resources that you have within you already. We develop skills to support you to cope more effectively, manage your thoughts and emotions, regulate your body, and change unhelpful habits, so that you can live with greater wisdom, ease and satisfaction, even as you continue to navigate through the challenges in your life.
07481 342504 View 07481 342504
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Dr Jessica Mayer Johnson
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
London EC1A
I have over 18 years post qualification experience as a psychotherapist/ counsellor Jungian analyst and Group Therapist working privately and in the NHS. I also work as a psychotherapist at the University of London and teach and supervise trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.
I have over 18 years post qualification experience as a psychotherapist/ counsellor Jungian analyst and Group Therapist working privately and in the NHS. I also work as a psychotherapist at the University of London and teach and supervise trainee counsellors and psychotherapists.
020 3870 3387 View 020 3870 3387
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Alana Black
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
There are many reasons why we may seek the help of a therapist. Sometimes it can be because we feel overwhelmed, defeated, or find ourselves in crisis, due to relationship difficulties, employment changes or life-transitions. Sometimes we feel isolated and painfully stuck and may be having difficulty understanding why, or we may be struggling to work through challenging personal and relational issues. Perhaps we have lost touch with important aspects of ourselves, or are getting caught up in rigid or self-defeating behavioural patterns.
There are many reasons why we may seek the help of a therapist. Sometimes it can be because we feel overwhelmed, defeated, or find ourselves in crisis, due to relationship difficulties, employment changes or life-transitions. Sometimes we feel isolated and painfully stuck and may be having difficulty understanding why, or we may be struggling to work through challenging personal and relational issues. Perhaps we have lost touch with important aspects of ourselves, or are getting caught up in rigid or self-defeating behavioural patterns.
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Sophia Shepherd
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
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
Sophie Taylor
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC1A
As an existential-phenomenological counsellor my role is to be alongside you in whatever has brought you to therapy, without judgement. In our sessions, through phenomenological exploration, we will delve deep into the fundamental questions of what it means to be human, such as the search for meaning, freedom, and what it means to have choice. Phenomenology seeks to understand human experience by opening your lived experience through description rather than explanation. Together, we explore the richness of how you have lived to date and how you would like to live, or die. ​ Ultimately I will be guided by you, and your needs.
As an existential-phenomenological counsellor my role is to be alongside you in whatever has brought you to therapy, without judgement. In our sessions, through phenomenological exploration, we will delve deep into the fundamental questions of what it means to be human, such as the search for meaning, freedom, and what it means to have choice. Phenomenology seeks to understand human experience by opening your lived experience through description rather than explanation. Together, we explore the richness of how you have lived to date and how you would like to live, or die. ​ Ultimately I will be guided by you, and your needs.
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Susannah Grant
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC1A
We are in particularly difficult and challenging times for many people. Many people are currently experiencing heightened anxiety, stress, low mood, low self esteem and experiencing relationship difficulties. If you feel negatively impacted by recent times, please reach out and book a free consultation call. Tailored face-to-face or online therapy offers access to professional help, and support you during this time.
We are in particularly difficult and challenging times for many people. Many people are currently experiencing heightened anxiety, stress, low mood, low self esteem and experiencing relationship difficulties. If you feel negatively impacted by recent times, please reach out and book a free consultation call. Tailored face-to-face or online therapy offers access to professional help, and support you during this time.
07479 274375 View 07479 274375

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EC1A

100+

Average cost per session

£80

Counsellors in EC1A who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
90% Self Esteem
89% Relationship Issues
85% Stress
70% Life Transitions
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

74% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
64% Vitality

How Counsellors in EC1A see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
28% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EC1A?

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.

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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.