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Raluca Ursica
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC2V
Hello, I understand that taking the first step towards seeking therapy can be daunting, but please know that it's also a courageous and empowering decision. Whether you're navigating a specific challenge or seeking profound, long-term change, the decision to talk is a transformative experience. My approach as a therapist is rooted in compassion, empathy, and empowerment. I believe in equipping you with the skills to find a profound sense of inner balance, tapping into the rich resources within you—body, spirit, mind, and emotion.
Hello, I understand that taking the first step towards seeking therapy can be daunting, but please know that it's also a courageous and empowering decision. Whether you're navigating a specific challenge or seeking profound, long-term change, the decision to talk is a transformative experience. My approach as a therapist is rooted in compassion, empathy, and empowerment. I believe in equipping you with the skills to find a profound sense of inner balance, tapping into the rich resources within you—body, spirit, mind, and emotion.
020 3319 6334 View 020 3319 6334
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Dr Esther Rose
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2V
I am a Clinical Psychologist, chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I work in private practice in Central London. I can support you to understand why you may have developed your current emotional problems and what keeps them going. I can also help you to develop effective coping strategies so that you can feel more in control of your difficulties and lead a more fulfilling life.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, chartered with the British Psychological Society and registered with the Health and Care Professions Council. I work in private practice in Central London. I can support you to understand why you may have developed your current emotional problems and what keeps them going. I can also help you to develop effective coping strategies so that you can feel more in control of your difficulties and lead a more fulfilling life.
020 3869 5840 View 020 3869 5840
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Dr Stacey Hemmings
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC2V  (Online Only)
Stacey is the Managing Director of Amplify and an experienced chartered clinical psychologist with 13 + years across voluntary, NHS and private healthcare sectors. For the past five years Stacey has worked exclusively within corporate mental health, leading a team of psychologists to deliver a highly successful portfolio of mental health and wellbeing initiatives across a range of organisations.
Stacey is the Managing Director of Amplify and an experienced chartered clinical psychologist with 13 + years across voluntary, NHS and private healthcare sectors. For the past five years Stacey has worked exclusively within corporate mental health, leading a team of psychologists to deliver a highly successful portfolio of mental health and wellbeing initiatives across a range of organisations.
020 3540 7308 View 020 3540 7308
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Dr Sebastian Townsend
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC2V  (Online Only)
I primarily work with adults in high pressure professional roles. I have developed an acute understanding of the challenges these professionals face and the emotional obstacles that can silently undermine their success personally and professionally. Whether that is burnout, poor boundaries, loss of meaning, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction or a combination of these.
I primarily work with adults in high pressure professional roles. I have developed an acute understanding of the challenges these professionals face and the emotional obstacles that can silently undermine their success personally and professionally. Whether that is burnout, poor boundaries, loss of meaning, stress, anxiety, depression, addiction or a combination of these.
020 4524 3172 View 020 4524 3172
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Carole Simpkins
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London EC2V
You may be feeling anxious, depressed, angry, confused, struggling in relationships or with bereavement, or simply be curious about yourself.
You may be feeling anxious, depressed, angry, confused, struggling in relationships or with bereavement, or simply be curious about yourself.
020 3870 2672 View 020 3870 2672
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Ailey Jolie
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC2V
I am passionate about supporting you to live fully within the wisdom of your body. I support those who have experienced a disconnection from their body due to sexual trauma, relational abuse, an eating disorder/disordered eating, and reproductive health trauma. I assist clients in coming home to their bodies through a multidisciplinary and personalized approach that relies on depth psychology, relational somatics, intersectional feminism, and mindfulness. I acknowledge that women's relationship with their bodies is complex; my education honours that complexity.
I am passionate about supporting you to live fully within the wisdom of your body. I support those who have experienced a disconnection from their body due to sexual trauma, relational abuse, an eating disorder/disordered eating, and reproductive health trauma. I assist clients in coming home to their bodies through a multidisciplinary and personalized approach that relies on depth psychology, relational somatics, intersectional feminism, and mindfulness. I acknowledge that women's relationship with their bodies is complex; my education honours that complexity.
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Oliver Hutson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London EC2V  (Online Only)
Core Process is an integrative therapy that engages with all forms of suffering. It works with body and mind, meeting how and where we are in each moment. By listening to our inner sense, we begin to see where we are stuck. This can empower us to make new choices about how we are living, to reside more often in our truth. This in turn brings us closer with the creation of meaning in our lives and connects us with a greater sense of our authenticity and freedom.
Core Process is an integrative therapy that engages with all forms of suffering. It works with body and mind, meeting how and where we are in each moment. By listening to our inner sense, we begin to see where we are stuck. This can empower us to make new choices about how we are living, to reside more often in our truth. This in turn brings us closer with the creation of meaning in our lives and connects us with a greater sense of our authenticity and freedom.
020 3814 2006 View 020 3814 2006
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Denise M Dunne
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London EC2V
I am an established private UKCP registered psychotherapist. NHS trained and experienced in leading evidence-based treatments, Integrative Psychotherapy, and trauma treatment (Somatic Experiencing). I tailor a way of working to meet your unique needs and personality style to help you achieve genuine sustainable progress. Working from my practices in City of London, Harley Street & Mayfair, I help people with a wide range of difficulties, from complex diagnosed mental health conditions and trauma to feelings of depression and anxiety, low self esteem, and difficult relationship and workplace problems.
I am an established private UKCP registered psychotherapist. NHS trained and experienced in leading evidence-based treatments, Integrative Psychotherapy, and trauma treatment (Somatic Experiencing). I tailor a way of working to meet your unique needs and personality style to help you achieve genuine sustainable progress. Working from my practices in City of London, Harley Street & Mayfair, I help people with a wide range of difficulties, from complex diagnosed mental health conditions and trauma to feelings of depression and anxiety, low self esteem, and difficult relationship and workplace problems.
020 3962 2390 View 020 3962 2390
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Dr Alena Torriani
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2V  (Online Only)
I am an experienced psychologist who offers 1:1 therapy to adults and young people (16+) who present with long-standing relationship problems and emotional issues. May that be recurring difficulties with friends, co-workers or family members, unintentionally choosing the ‘wrong’ partners, or perhaps choosing not to relate at all by avoiding people all together. If such relational dynamics persist, they are bound to make us feel anxious, depressed or numb. My passion is to help others make sense of and release dysfunctional patterns in relationships, to build emotional resilience, and to have more fulfilling connections instead.
I am an experienced psychologist who offers 1:1 therapy to adults and young people (16+) who present with long-standing relationship problems and emotional issues. May that be recurring difficulties with friends, co-workers or family members, unintentionally choosing the ‘wrong’ partners, or perhaps choosing not to relate at all by avoiding people all together. If such relational dynamics persist, they are bound to make us feel anxious, depressed or numb. My passion is to help others make sense of and release dysfunctional patterns in relationships, to build emotional resilience, and to have more fulfilling connections instead.
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Dr Rachel Holden
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC2V  (Online Only)
I am a psychologist with particular interest in working with individuals, families and couples who want to use therapy to think about relationships. In some cases, this might be in the context of an autism spectrum condition, an existential/life crisis, or a change in circumstances. I've enjoyed working with creative people who are feeling blocked, and people who feel stuck in relationship patterns. I try to be honest, straightforward, and open. In the past, clients have described me as thoughtful, caring, funny (where appropriate!), and creative.
I am a psychologist with particular interest in working with individuals, families and couples who want to use therapy to think about relationships. In some cases, this might be in the context of an autism spectrum condition, an existential/life crisis, or a change in circumstances. I've enjoyed working with creative people who are feeling blocked, and people who feel stuck in relationship patterns. I try to be honest, straightforward, and open. In the past, clients have described me as thoughtful, caring, funny (where appropriate!), and creative.
01689 664670 View 01689 664670
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Dr Jayde Dix
Psychologist
Verified Verified
London EC2V
Hi, I’m Dr Jayde Dix! How are you? I am a clinical psychologist and I offer therapy to adults who are going through a difficult time or need some space to figure things out and move forward. It may be that you've been struggling with your mental health for a while now and have a clear problem you want some help with. Or, you might just want a hand with fine-tuning your wellbeing so it is the best it can be. Either way, I know it can feel complicated and difficult to reach out for help so I will share some information here to help you decide if we would be a good match.
Hi, I’m Dr Jayde Dix! How are you? I am a clinical psychologist and I offer therapy to adults who are going through a difficult time or need some space to figure things out and move forward. It may be that you've been struggling with your mental health for a while now and have a clear problem you want some help with. Or, you might just want a hand with fine-tuning your wellbeing so it is the best it can be. Either way, I know it can feel complicated and difficult to reach out for help so I will share some information here to help you decide if we would be a good match.
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Photo of Becky Wright Relationships And Work Wellbeing, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Becky Wright Relationships And Work Wellbeing
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
London EC2V
Hello, thank you for popping by to read my profile. If you're experiencing a sense of being stuck, confusion, anxiety, grief or issues in relationships or work, I am here to help you navigate these. We will work together to understand what is happening and how to handle it now and in the future. In our sessions, I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment to explore your thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. As a therapist, I am empathetic, and supportive yet challenging in helping you achieve greater self-awareness, improved mental health, and enhanced overall quality of life.
Hello, thank you for popping by to read my profile. If you're experiencing a sense of being stuck, confusion, anxiety, grief or issues in relationships or work, I am here to help you navigate these. We will work together to understand what is happening and how to handle it now and in the future. In our sessions, I offer a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental environment to explore your thoughts, behaviours, and emotions. As a therapist, I am empathetic, and supportive yet challenging in helping you achieve greater self-awareness, improved mental health, and enhanced overall quality of life.
020 3985 7612 View 020 3985 7612

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EC2V

10+

Average cost per session

£115

Counsellors in EC2V who prioritize treating:

92% Relationship Issues
92% Self Esteem
83% Depression
83% Anxiety
83% Bereavement
75% Sexual Abuse
75% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Vitality
75% WPA
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in EC2V see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

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

How can I find a therapist in EC2V?

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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.