Counselling in London

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Caroline Salter
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London SW19  (Online Only)
I worked with people with a variety of mental health problems in the NHS since 2010, and privately since 2020. I have five years experience working in a leading specialist eating disorder service in London, and currently work as acting lead psychologist in a general adult psychology service. I specialise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy for eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder), depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem and persistent self-criticism.
I worked with people with a variety of mental health problems in the NHS since 2010, and privately since 2020. I have five years experience working in a leading specialist eating disorder service in London, and currently work as acting lead psychologist in a general adult psychology service. I specialise in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy and Cognitive Analytic Therapy for eating disorders (including anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder), depression, anxiety, trauma, low self-esteem and persistent self-criticism.
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Andrew Mallett
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
London W1G
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and group analyst. I provide a safe and confidential space in which together we can explore your experiences and difficulties. We would seek to understand your past and current patterns and relationships in order to enable change - a process that combines coming to terms with aspects of your past, managing your thoughts and feelings in the present, and helping you to equip yourself for your future. Psychotherapy provides a supportive reflective space in which to examine, explore and make changes to your relationship with others and, most profoundly, with yourself.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and group analyst. I provide a safe and confidential space in which together we can explore your experiences and difficulties. We would seek to understand your past and current patterns and relationships in order to enable change - a process that combines coming to terms with aspects of your past, managing your thoughts and feelings in the present, and helping you to equip yourself for your future. Psychotherapy provides a supportive reflective space in which to examine, explore and make changes to your relationship with others and, most profoundly, with yourself.
020 8106 5644 View 020 8106 5644
Photo of Myriam Sarens, Psychotherapist in London, England
Myriam Sarens
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London E10
I am experienced in working with a diverse range of people with a variety of concerns, all seeking to change something in their life. I work with a broad range of issues such as: Anxiety and depression, traumatic experiences, relationship issues grief and bereavement, sexuality and gender identity.
I am experienced in working with a diverse range of people with a variety of concerns, all seeking to change something in their life. I work with a broad range of issues such as: Anxiety and depression, traumatic experiences, relationship issues grief and bereavement, sexuality and gender identity.
020 8016 3629 View 020 8016 3629
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Mia Kapetanovic
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
London E14
I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, offering short term and long term therapy, in-person and online (Zoom App). I work with individuals and couples. People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. In your life you may experience many issues and symptoms, such as panic attacks, feeling anxious or overwhelmed, depression and low mood, lack of motivation and low self esteem. It may be a relationship that's failing or that you are recognising the same old themes playing themselves out in your life.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, offering short term and long term therapy, in-person and online (Zoom App). I work with individuals and couples. People come to therapy for all sorts of reasons. In your life you may experience many issues and symptoms, such as panic attacks, feeling anxious or overwhelmed, depression and low mood, lack of motivation and low self esteem. It may be a relationship that's failing or that you are recognising the same old themes playing themselves out in your life.
020 3728 8313 View 020 3728 8313
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Julia Harries
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
London SW18
Waitlist for new clients
You may be considering professional counselling for many different reasons. It may be that you are experiencing emotional difficulty or discomfort as a result of some kind of severe and identifiable trauma or loss or it may be that you have more of a feeling or sense of unease that things are not quite right, or could be better. Some people have a particular experience or challenge they want to work through, for others their goals are less specific and more general. Whatever your situation, professional counselling could help. Please feel free to get in touch.
You may be considering professional counselling for many different reasons. It may be that you are experiencing emotional difficulty or discomfort as a result of some kind of severe and identifiable trauma or loss or it may be that you have more of a feeling or sense of unease that things are not quite right, or could be better. Some people have a particular experience or challenge they want to work through, for others their goals are less specific and more general. Whatever your situation, professional counselling could help. Please feel free to get in touch.
020 4538 8373 View 020 4538 8373
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Lorena Olea-Bouchat Gmbpsp Gbc
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
London SW2  (Online Only)
Often times when having problems we tend to feel isolated and invisible, struggling to find the right words to express our feeling and needs to others to make us heard. You are stronger and braver than you think. You already acknowledge your need for help and your commitment to yourself to carry on. You matter. Reach out.
Often times when having problems we tend to feel isolated and invisible, struggling to find the right words to express our feeling and needs to others to make us heard. You are stronger and braver than you think. You already acknowledge your need for help and your commitment to yourself to carry on. You matter. Reach out.
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Sharon Colozzo
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London N15
I am a Clinical Psychologist with many years of work experience in the NHS and in private practice supporting couples, families, teens, young people and adults from different backgrounds, nationalities and pathways of life who struggle with a range of difficulties. I have a particular interest regarding supporting those who have experienced developmental and complex trauma. I enjoy helping people to make sense of their early experiences and to gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships with others, creating an opportunity to develop more appropriate ways to express and communicate their thoughts and feelings.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with many years of work experience in the NHS and in private practice supporting couples, families, teens, young people and adults from different backgrounds, nationalities and pathways of life who struggle with a range of difficulties. I have a particular interest regarding supporting those who have experienced developmental and complex trauma. I enjoy helping people to make sense of their early experiences and to gain a better understanding of themselves and their relationships with others, creating an opportunity to develop more appropriate ways to express and communicate their thoughts and feelings.
020 8089 3957 View 020 8089 3957
Photo of Lottie Boswell, Counsellor in London, England
Lottie Boswell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London EC4A
You might be looking for therapy because you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck and repeating old patterns of behaviour, or maybe you simply need some space to work out what it is you are feeling. Whatever the catalyst has been, therapy can help you unpack the issues you are experiencing in a supportive and non-judgemental space. I approach all client work with empathy; this means I will seek to understand you and your experiences without judgement. I find compassion and curiosity to also be key tools, but primarily I seek to establish trust with my clients.
You might be looking for therapy because you’re feeling anxious and overwhelmed. Perhaps you’re feeling stuck and repeating old patterns of behaviour, or maybe you simply need some space to work out what it is you are feeling. Whatever the catalyst has been, therapy can help you unpack the issues you are experiencing in a supportive and non-judgemental space. I approach all client work with empathy; this means I will seek to understand you and your experiences without judgement. I find compassion and curiosity to also be key tools, but primarily I seek to establish trust with my clients.
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Michela Pucci
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW1
I am a Counsellor, Sex and Relationship Therapist, for physical and emotional traumas, I can offer EMDR (eye movement desentisization and reprocessing) therapy, in-person and online.I help couples and people who are having communication and sexual problems. I employ an integrative approach to addressing a broad spectrum of psychological conditions. Insurances accepted: AXA Health, WPA, AVIVA, Vitality, Cigna.
I am a Counsellor, Sex and Relationship Therapist, for physical and emotional traumas, I can offer EMDR (eye movement desentisization and reprocessing) therapy, in-person and online.I help couples and people who are having communication and sexual problems. I employ an integrative approach to addressing a broad spectrum of psychological conditions. Insurances accepted: AXA Health, WPA, AVIVA, Vitality, Cigna.
020 3917 4582 View 020 3917 4582
Photo of Paola Casotti Cook, Counsellor in London, England
Paola Casotti Cook
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London WC1B
You may experience anxiety, anger, depression, relationship and sexuality difficulties, addictive behavior. Talking therapy helps to understand our emotions so that we can identify and manage negative feelings or unwanted habits. When working together, client and therapist explore present and past events to identify the relation between the present emotions and the early life experiences. By understanding how childhood experiences affect our emotions and behavior as adults, it is possible to understand the root of the problem.
You may experience anxiety, anger, depression, relationship and sexuality difficulties, addictive behavior. Talking therapy helps to understand our emotions so that we can identify and manage negative feelings or unwanted habits. When working together, client and therapist explore present and past events to identify the relation between the present emotions and the early life experiences. By understanding how childhood experiences affect our emotions and behavior as adults, it is possible to understand the root of the problem.
07480 535177 View 07480 535177
Valeh Amooi
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified
London WC1H
I am an adult psychodynamic psychotherapist with a PhD in Psychology. I am also involved in teaching and supervision within training organisations. I offer both in-person and online psychotherapy in English and Farsi. I work with patients from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations, with a wide range of emotional, relational, and psychological challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, traumas, loss and grief, conflicts related to sexual orientation and gender identity, difficult life transitions and separations, and work-related difficulties, such as burnout.
I am an adult psychodynamic psychotherapist with a PhD in Psychology. I am also involved in teaching and supervision within training organisations. I offer both in-person and online psychotherapy in English and Farsi. I work with patients from diverse backgrounds, nationalities, ethnicities, religions, genders, and sexual orientations, with a wide range of emotional, relational, and psychological challenges, including but not limited to anxiety, traumas, loss and grief, conflicts related to sexual orientation and gender identity, difficult life transitions and separations, and work-related difficulties, such as burnout.
020 3835 2166 View 020 3835 2166
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Annemarie Lewis Thomas
Counsellor
Verified
London N11  (Online Only)
Working exclusively via video call ensuring that clients feel relaxed in familiar surroundings, I work with my clients to help them to find a route through their struggles, helping them to unhook themselves from unhelpful thinking styles and strategies. From the outset my clients understand that counselling requires them to put into practice the things that we identify during our sessions - just like homework. The solutions don't come from our sessions, they come from the work that my clients put in between our sessions.
Working exclusively via video call ensuring that clients feel relaxed in familiar surroundings, I work with my clients to help them to find a route through their struggles, helping them to unhook themselves from unhelpful thinking styles and strategies. From the outset my clients understand that counselling requires them to put into practice the things that we identify during our sessions - just like homework. The solutions don't come from our sessions, they come from the work that my clients put in between our sessions.
020 3910 8261 View 020 3910 8261
Photo of Jules Kosciuczyk, Counsellor in London, England
Jules Kosciuczyk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SW1W
I am an integrative therapeutic counsellor and a member of the BACP. I believe strongly in creating a safe, collaborative, creative space to explore underlying issues from both the past and present. I work drawing on a range of theories that I feel best suits who I am working with. I specialise in depression, anxiety, lacking in purpose or meaning, addiction, negative core beliefs, suicidal ideation, intensity of emotions, exploring vulnerability, self worth and feeling lost in life. Everyone is different and training integratively allows me to work with what is brought into the space.
I am an integrative therapeutic counsellor and a member of the BACP. I believe strongly in creating a safe, collaborative, creative space to explore underlying issues from both the past and present. I work drawing on a range of theories that I feel best suits who I am working with. I specialise in depression, anxiety, lacking in purpose or meaning, addiction, negative core beliefs, suicidal ideation, intensity of emotions, exploring vulnerability, self worth and feeling lost in life. Everyone is different and training integratively allows me to work with what is brought into the space.
020 4538 9778 View 020 4538 9778
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Jonathan Banes
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London N8  (Online Only)
I work with young people and adults who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety; sometimes feeling overwhelmed, low in mood or lacking in confidence. You may have had upsetting experiences that you are trying to process, or finding it difficult to get on with people close to you? Some of my clients are feeling overwhelmed at work, and looking for support. When we meet, I will listen carefully to try to understand why you may be struggling and what changes you would like to make. After the assessment we will make a clear plan of what you would like to achieve and what a successful outcome from therapy looks like.
I work with young people and adults who are experiencing high levels of stress and anxiety; sometimes feeling overwhelmed, low in mood or lacking in confidence. You may have had upsetting experiences that you are trying to process, or finding it difficult to get on with people close to you? Some of my clients are feeling overwhelmed at work, and looking for support. When we meet, I will listen carefully to try to understand why you may be struggling and what changes you would like to make. After the assessment we will make a clear plan of what you would like to achieve and what a successful outcome from therapy looks like.
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Jane Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London NW5
Bottling up emotions can hinder our ability to cope with life’s challenges. I know, I’ve been there. Through personal experience of transformative counselling and volunteering in mental health, I’ve witnessed how providing time and space allows people to explore their lives deeply, and promote self-acceptance and healing. Asking for help may feel like stepping into new territory, but if issues remain unaddressed, they can start to weigh heavily on our emotional and physical well-being.
Bottling up emotions can hinder our ability to cope with life’s challenges. I know, I’ve been there. Through personal experience of transformative counselling and volunteering in mental health, I’ve witnessed how providing time and space allows people to explore their lives deeply, and promote self-acceptance and healing. Asking for help may feel like stepping into new territory, but if issues remain unaddressed, they can start to weigh heavily on our emotional and physical well-being.
020 3816 3585 View 020 3816 3585
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Andrew Kitching
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
London SW1W
I am an experienced psychotherapist working from my consulting rooms in Belgravia, London, and work with adult clients from varying backgrounds. In my previous career as a senior executive in newspaper and media organisations in the US and UK, I worked with highly creative individuals and business people alike. This specialist knowledge of the creative and business worlds informs my psychotherapy work as well as familiarity with mid-life/career transitioning, divorce/separation, drink/drug dependency, boarding school syndrome and the attendant depression, stress and anxiety this can evoke.
I am an experienced psychotherapist working from my consulting rooms in Belgravia, London, and work with adult clients from varying backgrounds. In my previous career as a senior executive in newspaper and media organisations in the US and UK, I worked with highly creative individuals and business people alike. This specialist knowledge of the creative and business worlds informs my psychotherapy work as well as familiarity with mid-life/career transitioning, divorce/separation, drink/drug dependency, boarding school syndrome and the attendant depression, stress and anxiety this can evoke.
020 4538 3605 View 020 4538 3605
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Christine Andreasen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SE1
People seek counselling for many reasons. There is no rule for what you should and should not attend counselling for. Whether you are facing a challenging phase in your life, suffer from anxiety or depression, want to improve your emotional health, change recurring patterns of thought or behaviour, have relationship or sexual issues or perhaps need to talk to someone in a non-judgemental and confidential environment - counselling can help.
People seek counselling for many reasons. There is no rule for what you should and should not attend counselling for. Whether you are facing a challenging phase in your life, suffer from anxiety or depression, want to improve your emotional health, change recurring patterns of thought or behaviour, have relationship or sexual issues or perhaps need to talk to someone in a non-judgemental and confidential environment - counselling can help.
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Photo of Luke Reed, Counsellor in London, England
Luke Reed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London N7
Are you feeling stuck? unable to move forward? finding some part of your life hard to understand. Whatever you might be struggling with talking your problems through with someone can be a much-needed healing process. Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? My understanding is depression can sometimes be caused by unprocessed emotions from the past that need to be felt before you can move forward. Anxiety is often a fear of the future, by exploring your fears and unprocessed emotions you can begin to understand where they come from, how they are holding you back and hopefully relieve some of the pain they are causing you.
Are you feeling stuck? unable to move forward? finding some part of your life hard to understand. Whatever you might be struggling with talking your problems through with someone can be a much-needed healing process. Do you struggle with depression or anxiety? My understanding is depression can sometimes be caused by unprocessed emotions from the past that need to be felt before you can move forward. Anxiety is often a fear of the future, by exploring your fears and unprocessed emotions you can begin to understand where they come from, how they are holding you back and hopefully relieve some of the pain they are causing you.
020 4538 2265 View 020 4538 2265
Photo of Dr Julia Dabrowski, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Julia Dabrowski
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London SW4  (Online Only)
I am a fully qualified and accredited Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with clients experiencing common psychological difficulties such as low mood and anxiety.
I am a fully qualified and accredited Chartered Clinical Psychologist working with clients experiencing common psychological difficulties such as low mood and anxiety.
020 3856 4609 View 020 3856 4609
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Gay Men's Therapy
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London WC1H
Gay Men’s Therapy is a psychotherapy service for gay men provided by gay men. Reaching out to a therapist can be daunting. However, we are not just therapist – we are a group of people who share the diverse backgrounds and experiences you may have, which gives us a deeper understanding of your needs. We offer a specialist service by a group of therapists that come together regularly to learn from each other about how best to serve your psychological needs. We aim to create a safe, understanding environment in which you can explore, understand and unfold yourself to become who you truly feel you are.
Gay Men’s Therapy is a psychotherapy service for gay men provided by gay men. Reaching out to a therapist can be daunting. However, we are not just therapist – we are a group of people who share the diverse backgrounds and experiences you may have, which gives us a deeper understanding of your needs. We offer a specialist service by a group of therapists that come together regularly to learn from each other about how best to serve your psychological needs. We aim to create a safe, understanding environment in which you can explore, understand and unfold yourself to become who you truly feel you are.
020 3667 9077 View 020 3667 9077

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Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
84% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
66% Trauma and PTSD
63% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
59% Vitality

How Counsellors in London see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in London?

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.