Counselling in EC1Y

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Dr Victoria Dain - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London EC1Y  (Online Only)
I offer bespoke therapy that takes into account a person’s unique experiences across their lifespan. Understanding how we made sense of events that occurred across our lives can help us understand how we view ourselves and the world around us in current every-day life. Collaborative work is at the heart of my treatment-approach. I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist, trained at Kings College London. I have over 10 years clinical experience in many NHS settings, including inpatient units, major London hospitals, and a specialist trauma clinic. I currently provide therapy within an NHS specialist perinatal service.
I offer bespoke therapy that takes into account a person’s unique experiences across their lifespan. Understanding how we made sense of events that occurred across our lives can help us understand how we view ourselves and the world around us in current every-day life. Collaborative work is at the heart of my treatment-approach. I am a chartered Clinical Psychologist, trained at Kings College London. I have over 10 years clinical experience in many NHS settings, including inpatient units, major London hospitals, and a specialist trauma clinic. I currently provide therapy within an NHS specialist perinatal service.
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Kim Loliya
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London EC1Y  (Online Only)
I help women and non-binary people overcome trauma and abuse in order to feel safe again and thrive. If you're struggling with flashbacks, fluctuate between intense emotions and numbness and get triggered easily then therapy will help you to improve your mood, connect to your body and mind, and rediscover pleasure in daily life. Even if you have had therapy before, specialist trauma support will get you from where you are to where you want to be.
I help women and non-binary people overcome trauma and abuse in order to feel safe again and thrive. If you're struggling with flashbacks, fluctuate between intense emotions and numbness and get triggered easily then therapy will help you to improve your mood, connect to your body and mind, and rediscover pleasure in daily life. Even if you have had therapy before, specialist trauma support will get you from where you are to where you want to be.
020 4538 9559 View 020 4538 9559
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Heather Page
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London EC1Y
You may come to therapy to speak about issues that make you angry, afraid or unhappy or that simply don't make sense. Understanding that we are all unique, with our own strengths, qualities and interests, as well as challenges, is hugely important for our well-being. We also know that through having a balanced view of ourselves, we can feel better equipped to cope with difficult emotional and psychological experiences and make positive connections with others. In our sessions, we will have the chance to explore whatever is troubling you to help you identify and confront such issues and feel more confident about yourself.
You may come to therapy to speak about issues that make you angry, afraid or unhappy or that simply don't make sense. Understanding that we are all unique, with our own strengths, qualities and interests, as well as challenges, is hugely important for our well-being. We also know that through having a balanced view of ourselves, we can feel better equipped to cope with difficult emotional and psychological experiences and make positive connections with others. In our sessions, we will have the chance to explore whatever is troubling you to help you identify and confront such issues and feel more confident about yourself.
020 3870 4185 View 020 3870 4185
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Liam West
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
London EC1Y  (Online Only)
•Working remotely only at present ! Set up Skype, Zoom, Facetime, Whatspp or whatver works best for you • I am a professional trained BACP registered Integrative therapist. I provide a safe and secure environment, one where clients can comfortably open up and share their deepest thoughts and feelings. The therapeutic bond is unique and special, and we will work together in a move towards true self awareness and self acceptance. Whatever it is that you’re struggling with, you don’t need to go through it alone
•Working remotely only at present ! Set up Skype, Zoom, Facetime, Whatspp or whatver works best for you • I am a professional trained BACP registered Integrative therapist. I provide a safe and secure environment, one where clients can comfortably open up and share their deepest thoughts and feelings. The therapeutic bond is unique and special, and we will work together in a move towards true self awareness and self acceptance. Whatever it is that you’re struggling with, you don’t need to go through it alone
07445 802593 View 07445 802593
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Shamiso Mazaiwana
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London EC1Y  (Online Only)
***I currently have 4 low cost spaces available from January for students. Please contact me directly for more information.*** I provide counselling and support people who experience mental challenges both face to face and through telephone counselling. I have worked with and supported clients experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, pregnancy issues/complications, hoarding disorder, and OCD. I provide CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person-centered, Psychodynamic, Relational.
***I currently have 4 low cost spaces available from January for students. Please contact me directly for more information.*** I provide counselling and support people who experience mental challenges both face to face and through telephone counselling. I have worked with and supported clients experiencing anxiety, depression, stress, bereavement and loss, relationship issues, pregnancy issues/complications, hoarding disorder, and OCD. I provide CBT, Humanistic, Integrative, Person-centered, Psychodynamic, Relational.
020 4538 7954 View 020 4538 7954
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Emily Cora Hilton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
London EC1Y
Hello, I'm Cora. I offer modern, down-to-earth therapy for Millennials, Gen. Z, and the LGBTQ+ community. I'm an Integrative therapist, whose work is underpinned by my background in studying philosophy, languages and literature. Whatever brings you to therapy, I work with you to help you make the changes you want for yourself. At your pace, we explore your past, present and future, always keeping your goals for therapy at the forefront of our focus. Together, we look to develop more clarity, awareness and understanding, so that you can find the right way forward for you.
Hello, I'm Cora. I offer modern, down-to-earth therapy for Millennials, Gen. Z, and the LGBTQ+ community. I'm an Integrative therapist, whose work is underpinned by my background in studying philosophy, languages and literature. Whatever brings you to therapy, I work with you to help you make the changes you want for yourself. At your pace, we explore your past, present and future, always keeping your goals for therapy at the forefront of our focus. Together, we look to develop more clarity, awareness and understanding, so that you can find the right way forward for you.
020 4538 9562 View 020 4538 9562
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Taiwo Olaiya
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC1Y  (Online Only)
Asking for help can be difficult and it takes real courage to decide that you are ready to do something about how you are feeling or what is happening in your life. I am experienced in helping individuals with a wide range of issues. Counselling is a collaborative process which facilitates a deeper sense of self-understanding, acceptance and more fulfilling relationships with others and life. I have over 20 years’ experience providing short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to groups, individuals, adults and young people.
Asking for help can be difficult and it takes real courage to decide that you are ready to do something about how you are feeling or what is happening in your life. I am experienced in helping individuals with a wide range of issues. Counselling is a collaborative process which facilitates a deeper sense of self-understanding, acceptance and more fulfilling relationships with others and life. I have over 20 years’ experience providing short and long term counselling and psychotherapy to groups, individuals, adults and young people.
020 8103 6762 View 020 8103 6762
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Alejandra Lozada Andrade
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC1Y
I am an integrative psychotherapist with experience in relational psychoanalysis. My aim is to help individuals understand the root causes of their difficulties to transform their lives in meaningful ways. I work with clients on a wide range of issues, including: dealing with anxiety and/or depression, difficulties with pregnancy, postpartum depression, pregnancy loss, abuse (past and/or present), addiction, bereavement, and trauma, among other concerns. I appreciate how past experiences can impact present relationships and contribute to feelings of low mood, anxiety and disconnection.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with experience in relational psychoanalysis. My aim is to help individuals understand the root causes of their difficulties to transform their lives in meaningful ways. I work with clients on a wide range of issues, including: dealing with anxiety and/or depression, difficulties with pregnancy, postpartum depression, pregnancy loss, abuse (past and/or present), addiction, bereavement, and trauma, among other concerns. I appreciate how past experiences can impact present relationships and contribute to feelings of low mood, anxiety and disconnection.
020 4538 8960 View 020 4538 8960
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Mary-Anne Smyth
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
London EC1Y  (Online Only)
Therapy can be more than just a space to discuss difficulties, it can be a place of learning, healing, playing and growing. It can be a place where you can process the past, so that you're able to move forward into the life that you want to create for yourself.
Therapy can be more than just a space to discuss difficulties, it can be a place of learning, healing, playing and growing. It can be a place where you can process the past, so that you're able to move forward into the life that you want to create for yourself.
020 3962 0781 View 020 3962 0781
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Farah Naz
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London EC1Y
I work with anyone who is interested in exploring or changing their situation, thoughts or feelings. We can discuss your issues on a deep level and resolve them using simple, intelligent ways forward. These ways forward will include CBT techniques, analytic understanding, and relaxation tools.
I work with anyone who is interested in exploring or changing their situation, thoughts or feelings. We can discuss your issues on a deep level and resolve them using simple, intelligent ways forward. These ways forward will include CBT techniques, analytic understanding, and relaxation tools.
020 4538 2966 View 020 4538 2966
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Thomas Sherry. Psychotherapy /Psychosexual Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
London EC1Y
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work with a range of people presenting with complex difficulties. Such as ADHD , bipolar disorder, BPD, Anxeity, Depression, relationship difficulties, sexual problems , low self esteem, self doubt , imposter syndrome. I'm here to help you understand the lables given by yourself and others, and how they form part of your self-belief system and which can be supportive or undermining. I love seeing how clients thrive by having a confidential space to express themselves honestly and gain a deep perspective on their life.
I have worked as a psychotherapist for over 15 years. I work with a range of people presenting with complex difficulties. Such as ADHD , bipolar disorder, BPD, Anxeity, Depression, relationship difficulties, sexual problems , low self esteem, self doubt , imposter syndrome. I'm here to help you understand the lables given by yourself and others, and how they form part of your self-belief system and which can be supportive or undermining. I love seeing how clients thrive by having a confidential space to express themselves honestly and gain a deep perspective on their life.
020 3835 4688 View 020 3835 4688
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Cate Hawke
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
London EC1Y
Would other people say that you’ve made a success of your life but you feel like there’s something missing? Would you like things to be different but have no idea what this would look like or where to begin? Perhaps you’ve realised that your trusted patterns of behaviour and coping strategies are no longer working for you, leaving you feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Events in our lives can leave us feeling uncertain about the future and questioning who we are and where we would like to go next. Counselling and psychotherapy offer the breathing space to make sense of your life and what you might like to be different.
Would other people say that you’ve made a success of your life but you feel like there’s something missing? Would you like things to be different but have no idea what this would look like or where to begin? Perhaps you’ve realised that your trusted patterns of behaviour and coping strategies are no longer working for you, leaving you feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Events in our lives can leave us feeling uncertain about the future and questioning who we are and where we would like to go next. Counselling and psychotherapy offer the breathing space to make sense of your life and what you might like to be different.
020 3389 6531 View 020 3389 6531
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Erin Hope Thompson (Online Sessions Available)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London EC1Y
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
07403 936134 View 07403 936134
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Sian Naftal
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
London EC1Y
I am trained to help others cope with emotional and social issues which can affect people of all ages. You may be suffering from anxiety or depression, have relationship problems, low self-esteem, have been bereaved or be dealing with other difficult events. Counselling provides you with a chance to talk about your feelings and experiences in a safe place with someone who will listen to and support you. I will seek to understand, not judge and will work with you to make sense of your situation and make changes that improve your life. I work with both individuals and couples.
I am trained to help others cope with emotional and social issues which can affect people of all ages. You may be suffering from anxiety or depression, have relationship problems, low self-esteem, have been bereaved or be dealing with other difficult events. Counselling provides you with a chance to talk about your feelings and experiences in a safe place with someone who will listen to and support you. I will seek to understand, not judge and will work with you to make sense of your situation and make changes that improve your life. I work with both individuals and couples.
020 8103 3841 View 020 8103 3841
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MyFreedom Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London EC1Y
You may already know what you want from therapy or you may feel that something is not quite right but you’re not sure what. Perhaps you’re looking for help to make sense of your current feelings. Maybe you are feeling painful emotions or want to improve relationships or get a better understanding of yourself. Perhaps you're feeling unsettled due to bereavement, separation, or health issues. Maybe you're feeling anxiety or stress. Well done for admitting that things aren't quite right and for starting your journey to bring back control. Counselling can provide a confidential space to bring clarity and order to your thoughts. ​
You may already know what you want from therapy or you may feel that something is not quite right but you’re not sure what. Perhaps you’re looking for help to make sense of your current feelings. Maybe you are feeling painful emotions or want to improve relationships or get a better understanding of yourself. Perhaps you're feeling unsettled due to bereavement, separation, or health issues. Maybe you're feeling anxiety or stress. Well done for admitting that things aren't quite right and for starting your journey to bring back control. Counselling can provide a confidential space to bring clarity and order to your thoughts. ​
020 3857 8116 View 020 3857 8116
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Marta Meli
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London EC1Y  (Online Only)
I provide a warm, non-judgemental and inclusive space open to individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, orientations and abilities. Whether you are dealing with long-standing difficulties that you feel limit your ability to live a fulfilling life or you are going through a difficult patch due to a specific experience or issue, I can help you by providing a safe space where you can voice what is going on for you. My aim is to facilitate a process where you can identify your needs and live a fuller and more authentic life. Ultimately, I would like to support you in finding and putting in practice the changes that best work for you.
I provide a warm, non-judgemental and inclusive space open to individuals of all cultures, backgrounds, orientations and abilities. Whether you are dealing with long-standing difficulties that you feel limit your ability to live a fulfilling life or you are going through a difficult patch due to a specific experience or issue, I can help you by providing a safe space where you can voice what is going on for you. My aim is to facilitate a process where you can identify your needs and live a fuller and more authentic life. Ultimately, I would like to support you in finding and putting in practice the changes that best work for you.
020 3974 2493 View 020 3974 2493
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Karina Godwin Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
London EC1Y  (Online Only)
Know thyself is an ancient aphorism that encourages individuals to explore and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. The phrase dates back to ancient Greece, where it was inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. At its core, know thyself is a call to introspection, self-awareness, and personal growth. It encourages you to look within, explore your thoughts and emotions, and gain insight into their motivations, values, and beliefs. By knowing yourself, you can better understand your strengths and weaknesses, make more informed choices, and live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
Know thyself is an ancient aphorism that encourages individuals to explore and gain a deeper understanding of themselves. The phrase dates back to ancient Greece, where it was inscribed on the Temple of Apollo at Delphi. At its core, know thyself is a call to introspection, self-awareness, and personal growth. It encourages you to look within, explore your thoughts and emotions, and gain insight into their motivations, values, and beliefs. By knowing yourself, you can better understand your strengths and weaknesses, make more informed choices, and live a more authentic and fulfilling life.
020 4538 8026 View 020 4538 8026
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Crisis Plus - Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
London EC1Y
Warm welcome. Are you going through an emotionally tough patch at the moment? A relationship crisis, divorce or infidelity. Struggling in your personal life, in your relationship or at work? Struggling to cope with pressure but unsure how to change it? Maybe everything feels too much and things are adding up quicker than you'd wish. Or maybe the lid is about to come off and you can see it coming. In your mid 40s and facing relationships crisis? Most of us experience difficulties at some point in our lives. Seeking support can prove to be the best thing you can do for yourself. Some slots are available without a waiting list.
Warm welcome. Are you going through an emotionally tough patch at the moment? A relationship crisis, divorce or infidelity. Struggling in your personal life, in your relationship or at work? Struggling to cope with pressure but unsure how to change it? Maybe everything feels too much and things are adding up quicker than you'd wish. Or maybe the lid is about to come off and you can see it coming. In your mid 40s and facing relationships crisis? Most of us experience difficulties at some point in our lives. Seeking support can prove to be the best thing you can do for yourself. Some slots are available without a waiting list.
01276 748023 View 01276 748023

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EC1Y

10+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in EC1Y who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
94% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
78% Women's Issues
78% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% AXA PPP
80% Bupa

How Counsellors in EC1Y see their clients

56% In Person and Online
44% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EC1Y?

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.