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Leann Lavery
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC3M  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. You are likely here because you are going through things that you need support with, and you might be considering if counselling can help, or if I am the right therapist for you. I have a warm and down to earth approach and as an integrative practitioner, I support people with various issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, bereavement, and those searching for meaning, to name a few. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your unique needs, and how you can be supported with your goals for therapy.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. You are likely here because you are going through things that you need support with, and you might be considering if counselling can help, or if I am the right therapist for you. I have a warm and down to earth approach and as an integrative practitioner, I support people with various issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, bereavement, and those searching for meaning, to name a few. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your unique needs, and how you can be supported with your goals for therapy.
020 3974 1538 View 020 3974 1538
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Toni Doyle
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC3M
My name is Toni and I am an HPCP Registered and BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist working in Reading, Berkshire and online. In addition to my private practice, I worked in the NHS for over fifteen years where I gained experience working with adults and elders who struggled with a wide variety of issues including anxiety and panic, depression, stress, trauma, psychosis, substance misuse, bereavement, domestic violence, rape, personality issues, self-harm and suicidality. The knowledge and the experience I gained throughout the years enables me to adapt my approach to suit the needs of each individual that I meet.
My name is Toni and I am an HPCP Registered and BPS Chartered Counselling Psychologist working in Reading, Berkshire and online. In addition to my private practice, I worked in the NHS for over fifteen years where I gained experience working with adults and elders who struggled with a wide variety of issues including anxiety and panic, depression, stress, trauma, psychosis, substance misuse, bereavement, domestic violence, rape, personality issues, self-harm and suicidality. The knowledge and the experience I gained throughout the years enables me to adapt my approach to suit the needs of each individual that I meet.
020 3870 3920 View 020 3870 3920
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Joanna Konstantopoulou
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC3M
With over 18 years of scientific knowledge in psychology, and over 14 years of professional clinical experience she is an expert in behavioral and emotional change. Joanna’s experience includes psychological therapy for individuals, groups and couples with a variety of emotional and behavioural issues including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues
With over 18 years of scientific knowledge in psychology, and over 14 years of professional clinical experience she is an expert in behavioral and emotional change. Joanna’s experience includes psychological therapy for individuals, groups and couples with a variety of emotional and behavioural issues including depression, anxiety, and relationship issues
020 3962 1120 View 020 3962 1120
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Diane Griffiths
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London EC3M
You might be experiencing difficulty in relationships in general or in one relationship in particular, or finding work a challenge, or maybe you are unhappy about the quality or direction of your life. Perhaps you are feeling flat or low, stressed or anxious, or even quite desperate. Exploring and expressing your thoughts and feelings with a professional can help make sense of these difficult experiences, and allow space for solutions and opportunities to arise. I aim to offer you the best support I can for this process, with a respectful, sensitive, honest and empathic approach.
You might be experiencing difficulty in relationships in general or in one relationship in particular, or finding work a challenge, or maybe you are unhappy about the quality or direction of your life. Perhaps you are feeling flat or low, stressed or anxious, or even quite desperate. Exploring and expressing your thoughts and feelings with a professional can help make sense of these difficult experiences, and allow space for solutions and opportunities to arise. I aim to offer you the best support I can for this process, with a respectful, sensitive, honest and empathic approach.
020 3667 0982 View 020 3667 0982
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Joanna Wajszczuk
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London EC3M
I am an accredited UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist working in English and Polish. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice for over 10 years. Before becoming a psychotherapist I have worked in various mental health settings – social care, outreach support, family support, supported living accommodations, project management, NHS and Mind.
I am an accredited UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist working in English and Polish. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice for over 10 years. Before becoming a psychotherapist I have worked in various mental health settings – social care, outreach support, family support, supported living accommodations, project management, NHS and Mind.
020 3984 9798 View 020 3984 9798
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Sandra Barbeito Pan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC3M
I am a trained clinical psychologist and I have also received training in Systemic Psychotherapy (a branch of Humanistic Psychology), Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Criminology. I have over for 14 years’ experience in therapeutic provision for women and their families. My great passion is a Gender Theory, on which I have also trained. I adhere to the systemic psychotherapeutic model: I use active listening to develop an environment of mutual trust, a safe and serene space for client and practitioner that allows for both to progress in the therapeutic process.
I am a trained clinical psychologist and I have also received training in Systemic Psychotherapy (a branch of Humanistic Psychology), Child and Adolescent Psychotherapy and Criminology. I have over for 14 years’ experience in therapeutic provision for women and their families. My great passion is a Gender Theory, on which I have also trained. I adhere to the systemic psychotherapeutic model: I use active listening to develop an environment of mutual trust, a safe and serene space for client and practitioner that allows for both to progress in the therapeutic process.
020 3962 1894 View 020 3962 1894
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Dr Daksha Hirani
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London EC3M
With over 20 years of experience, I am passionate about tailoring psychological intervention, so clients address their best hopes with their work with me in a relatively short space of time, be it alleviation from depression, burnout, anxiety or symptoms of trauma. Whilst providing a safe and contained space, I aim for clients to report a marked sense of well-being, increased ease and effectively in their lives from our work together. When necessary, I offer diagnostic neuropsychometric assessment that can help with the management of autism, dyslexia and other related neurological conditions, including brain injury and memory loss.
With over 20 years of experience, I am passionate about tailoring psychological intervention, so clients address their best hopes with their work with me in a relatively short space of time, be it alleviation from depression, burnout, anxiety or symptoms of trauma. Whilst providing a safe and contained space, I aim for clients to report a marked sense of well-being, increased ease and effectively in their lives from our work together. When necessary, I offer diagnostic neuropsychometric assessment that can help with the management of autism, dyslexia and other related neurological conditions, including brain injury and memory loss.
020 8059 2170 View 020 8059 2170

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in EC3M

< 10

Counsellors in EC3M who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
86% Bereavement
86% Emotional Disturbance
86% Self Esteem
86% Stress

Average years in practice

21 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aetna
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in EC3M see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in EC3M?

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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.