Chronic Illness Counselling in Ilford

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Photo of Dr Sumira Riaz, Psychologist in Ilford, England
Dr Sumira Riaz
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
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If you have reached my page, you have taken the first step in wanting to make a change and working on your emotional well-being. Let me support you on your journey. I have worked with clients for over 10 years and have around 800+ clinical hours, working both in private and the NHS. I am an independent expert witness, a trained health psychologist, cognitive behavioural therapist and have specialised working therapeutically with children and adults.
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Ilford IG5
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Naina Thaker
Counsellor, MBACP
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Hello my name is Naina, welcome to my profile. Making the decision to begin counselling can be a difficult and daunting one. Counselling can help us to reconnect to ourselves by exploring our narratives, gaining a deeper understanding of who we are, and to develop a better relationship with ourselves and others. I feel forming a therapeutic relationship with my clients is key for our work together. We can work together to empower you to find your own answers and find the happiness that you are searching for.
020 4538 2429
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Ilford IG1
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Katherine Coates
Counsellor, BACP
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Hello and welcome. My name is Katherine Coates and I am a qualified Person Centred therapist. My journey to become a qualified counsellor started after I entered therapy myself so am well aware of how terrifying taking the first steps in asking for help can be. Therefore, I aim to offer a safe space where you feel accepted and valued enough that you can reveal your vulnerabilities without fear of judgement.
020 8106 2420
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Ilford IG1
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Janine Decordova
Counsellor, MBACP
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I am a trained Integrative Counsellor/ Psychotherapist, utilising the theoretical models Psychodynamic and Person centred. Depending on the focus of the work and needs I offer both short and long term therapy. At the heart of my work is a sincere, empathetic, and non-judgemental attitude towards my clients, creating a trusting relationship to allow them to feel comfortable and heard to express and explore their true selves and any problems without fear of judgement.
020 8016 3070
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Ilford IG6
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Listening Companion
Counsellor, MBACP
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Hi, my name is Sultana Begum. I am of Bengali origin. Having been raised and lived for over forty years in London, I am a Londoner. I am also British, Asian, a European Muslim, a female, a wife, a daughter, a mother, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour and as well as a counsellor, therapist and many more.... I believe who we are and who we think or believe we should be are not one and the same. I believe in today’s complex world of information overload, we can have many identities and that's okay. However, this can sometimes be overwhelming or confusing, leading to frustration and difficulties in living life full
07480 486929
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Ilford IG3
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Adele Marie Sannie-Lamptey
Counsellor, MBACP
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Is there a current situation or past experience that is challenging you? Perhaps you feel stuck or find yourself repeating negative patterns? Or maybe you would like to explore your identity in more depth or feel a sense of loss of identity and need time and space to reflect and process your thoughts?
020 8016 3730
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Ilford IG6
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Jamil Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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As we are thrown into the thick of life, it is our response to these circumstances which reveal who we are and where we may want to go. As life is anything but a linear process - we may often stumble or get stuck along the way. We may even describe the stumbling blocks as anxiety, depression, numbness or even shame. Some of our work could involve examining those stumbling blocks and challenging your ideas, choices and reasoning processes. I encourage you to remain open to all aspects and stimulate you to consider ones often overlooked.
020 4538 9011
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Ilford IG5
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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
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Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in private hospitals, NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
023 9200 3294
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Ilford IG1
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Anthony Birbeck
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering affordable counselling to those who feel burdened by emotional problems in their lives. I understand that starting counselling is an important decision for you and can be a daunting prospect; choosing the right counsellor, wondering what will happen and if and how you can feel better. If this is how you feel, you are not alone.
07480 485661
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Ilford IG6
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Kosir Zafar
Counsellor, BACP
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I have a passion for helping people to overcome personal challenges and elevate them to become empowered individuals. I am warm and empathic with the wealth of experience, which I have acquired over the years. I am a BACP registered therapist and counsellor, who supports a range of emotional challenges and mental health conditions. This could be anything from understanding loss and overcoming trauma, to breaking behavioural patterns, identity finding, and managing mental health diagnoses. ​ My integrative person-centred service combines a range of therapeutic models to ensure you receive the support that best suits your needs.
020 4538 3244
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Ilford IG1
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Karen Bolton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour.
07480 821478
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Ilford IG1
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Dr Sara Trayman
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Therapy is a space to talk and it is a place to be yourself. It is not about getting advice but based on the idea you have the answers within yourself and may just need the space and supportive and safe place to find them.It helps people become unstuck, make sense of things, story their life and experiences in new and helpful ways as well to develop empathy. Therapy offers the safety of a non-judgemental, caring and empathic professional relationship with someone whose only agenda is to help them achieve their desired goals.
020 8629 5257
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Ilford IG4
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Jon Costello
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
020 3826 8039
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Ilford IG3
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Jenn Zhang - Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am experienced in working with a range of issues, including stress, anxiety, depression, worries about health, pain, relationships, and difficult emotions. In my NHS work, I specialise in working with people who live with physical health conditions. Living with chronic conditions or stressful events can make you feel down, limited, worried, or it might make other aspects of your life harder. I aim to help you understand yourself better, develop ways of coping with difficulties, take steps toward goals and live a meaningful and fulfilling life.
020 4538 8362
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London E18
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Terry Fontenelle
Counsellor, MBACP
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Hi my names Terry, I am a Person Centred trained Counsellor, trained in solution focus brief work and CBT trained. I also work as a group facilitator and specialise in anxiety symptoms. I have worked for various charity organisations, worked with clients home based and NHS clinics for Bereavement and terminally ill patients. I work with a number of organisations undertaking EAP work.
020 3872 2158
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Romford RM6
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Agnes Paraskeva
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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Sometimes we just need someone to talk to, outside of our immediate circle, who will listen without judgement. There are so many reasons why we seek counselling and for each person these reasons may change over time. Whilst counselling for one person may be about releasing and being heard, for someone else it may be to work on the past or for another to work on current challenges or towards a future goal. Driven by the nature of our work together, I employ creative and/or practical methods, depending on your preferences and what you feel you need from your sessions. As each client’s needs vary, so does the therapy that I provide.
01992 927810
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London N14
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Carol Easton
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
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I focus on changing your trauma (s)/issues which ultimately changes your perceptions and your life. For the better. Most people don't realise what trauma is or how it can dominate or even just highly influence how you think, respond, behave or do or not do in your life. Every decision or choice goes through the filter of experiences and if they happen to have been negative or bad experiences it doesn't bode well for a successful or happy life. Change them. www.westendtherapy.org OR 0746 9738 588.
023 8214 8380
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London E7
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Melanie John
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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I have worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and psycho-sexual difficulties. I believe that no problem is too small to seek support. We all have moments in life where we don't always know how to help ourselves or which direction we should take.
07380 316819
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London E11
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Dr Oona McEwan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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Whether you are having momentary difficulties or are facing long-standing challenges, starting therapy can feel daunting. My approach focuses on creating a safe and supportive space to explore a range of difficulties including low mood and depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress, eating and sleeping difficulties, as well as addictions and challenges within relationships. Other interests/specialities include racial and intergenerational trauma, difficulties associated with becoming and being a parent (including the perinatal period), conditions such as endometriosis and fertility issues, as well as work-related challenges.
020 3835 2459
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London E11
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James Douglas Clague
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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My name is Douglas Clague and I have been a practising psychotherapist in Pimlico for the past 5 years. I am committed to providing counselling and psychotherapy in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment. Having worked in Private practice, the NHS and institutions such as UCL I have a wide and varied experience and have worked with person of all ages with a large array of presenting problems. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
020 3962 1836
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London E11
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What type of mental health professional is right for me?
While most types of therapy have a lot in common, they also fall into clusters that share core features, such as cognitive therapies or psychodynamic approaches. It is important to seek someone who practices evidence-based therapy, meaning one or more forms of treatment that have been scientifically evaluated and tested, and demonstrate consistent improvement for a majority of patients.

If you are unsure about choosing the right therapist, psychologist, or counsellor, it might be useful to first learn more about therapy types and modalities.

How to find a therapist or counsellor in Ilford?
When looking to find a therapist, start by considering training and credentials. Studies also indicate that the therapeutic alliance, or the relationship the client develops with the therapist, is an important factor in their ability to work together to achieve the client’s goals.

What method of therapy is right for me?
When it comes to treatment methods, there's no 'right way.’ Each method of therapy can be beneficial for a variety of issues. Psychologists in Ilford specialise in therapeutic approaches such as CBT, EMDR, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT), among others. Finding a psychologist or counsellor who is a good fit for you is the most important step to discovering what type of therapy, or combination of therapeutic approaches, will meet your individual needs. Learn what to expect from different types of therapy and how they work.

Can I afford counselling?
Yes. Most counsellors offer reasonable rates or will work on a sliding scale basis. Many accept health insurance. Feel free to discuss this when you contact the counsellor.