Counselling in London

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John Hutchin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N10
I am a LGBTQIA+ and trauma informed therapist and welcome people of all backgrounds. I work to help clients understand themselves better, to spot patterns and defences, and to gently encourage new ways of being. I am also interested in working with people who are using traditional plant medicines and psychedelics for their healing, to help with preparation and integration.
I am a LGBTQIA+ and trauma informed therapist and welcome people of all backgrounds. I work to help clients understand themselves better, to spot patterns and defences, and to gently encourage new ways of being. I am also interested in working with people who are using traditional plant medicines and psychedelics for their healing, to help with preparation and integration.
020 4538 4594 View 020 4538 4594
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Tyler Clarke
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N8  (Online Only)
I am a Counselling Psychologist in Doctoral training with previous experience in CBT and humanistic counselling. I currently work from a psychodynamic and integrative standpoint. I believe that transformation can occur through a trusting therapeutic alliance which encourages a collaborative space to work with an individual’s unique aims and concerns for a more enriched life. I have experience across many forms of mental health issues, and currently work in addiction and trauma, alongside working with individuals who are experiencing high levels of anxiety.
I am a Counselling Psychologist in Doctoral training with previous experience in CBT and humanistic counselling. I currently work from a psychodynamic and integrative standpoint. I believe that transformation can occur through a trusting therapeutic alliance which encourages a collaborative space to work with an individual’s unique aims and concerns for a more enriched life. I have experience across many forms of mental health issues, and currently work in addiction and trauma, alongside working with individuals who are experiencing high levels of anxiety.
020 4538 9825 View 020 4538 9825
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Chiara Apicella
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London WC1X
I am a UKCP accredited Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist. My approach is relational, which is an efficacious and powerful model of working with individuals who struggle with psychological, emotional and relational distress. Relationships are at the very heart of what it is to be human and a specific pattern of relating might be the roots of psychological distress. In the first sessions, we can explore what are your difficulties and together according to your needs we can create a specific treatment plan.
I am a UKCP accredited Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapist. My approach is relational, which is an efficacious and powerful model of working with individuals who struggle with psychological, emotional and relational distress. Relationships are at the very heart of what it is to be human and a specific pattern of relating might be the roots of psychological distress. In the first sessions, we can explore what are your difficulties and together according to your needs we can create a specific treatment plan.
020 3984 7861 View 020 3984 7861
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Saundra Rhoden (Sex And Relationship Therapy)
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SE1
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. Perhaps you’re feeling stressed and anxious about work, or your relationships are not going well. You want things to get better but you are losing hope that anything will ever change. Or, you have spent too long ignoring the situation and hoping it will go away. Why not take some time out for yourself. You’ve either tried talking to friends/ family or you don’t want to burden them. The answer may be to find a relatable counsellor who will listen calmly and guide you towards a better awareness of how to move forward. I am here to help.
Life can feel overwhelming sometimes. Perhaps you’re feeling stressed and anxious about work, or your relationships are not going well. You want things to get better but you are losing hope that anything will ever change. Or, you have spent too long ignoring the situation and hoping it will go away. Why not take some time out for yourself. You’ve either tried talking to friends/ family or you don’t want to burden them. The answer may be to find a relatable counsellor who will listen calmly and guide you towards a better awareness of how to move forward. I am here to help.
020 3962 1511 View 020 3962 1511
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Dr Yinka Oladokun (Abode Therapy)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1U  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist, skilled in providing specialist support to people across the lifespan who are experiencing a range of difficulties, including stress, low mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, trauma, relational difficulties, and adjusting to new life circumstances. I am also experienced in supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental differences (e.g., ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder).
I am a Clinical Psychologist, skilled in providing specialist support to people across the lifespan who are experiencing a range of difficulties, including stress, low mood, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder, low self-esteem, trauma, relational difficulties, and adjusting to new life circumstances. I am also experienced in supporting individuals with neurodevelopmental differences (e.g., ADHD and Autism Spectrum Disorder).
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Imogen Maynard Smith
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London WC1X
I'm a qualified and registered psychotherapist with experience working within the charity sector. I've worked with children & families for many years, which has given me a deep understanding of childhood experiences and how they carry through into adult life. Through this I have develop great empathy and understanding of the struggles and overwhelming feelings one has when thinking about their past and present life experiences, thoughts, and feelings. I have helped my clients gain greater understanding of themselves, identify the past and present links and enabled them to make sense of them, and work with them in the present moment.
I'm a qualified and registered psychotherapist with experience working within the charity sector. I've worked with children & families for many years, which has given me a deep understanding of childhood experiences and how they carry through into adult life. Through this I have develop great empathy and understanding of the struggles and overwhelming feelings one has when thinking about their past and present life experiences, thoughts, and feelings. I have helped my clients gain greater understanding of themselves, identify the past and present links and enabled them to make sense of them, and work with them in the present moment.
020 3912 8202 View 020 3912 8202
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Zita Lloyd
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W4
Hello, my name is Zita and I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I provide a welcoming and comfortable environment, a space to talk and be understood. I work with my clients to enable them to understand and address their emotional issues that cause difficulties and distress. My practice is based in a belief that by working together I can help my clients by guiding them to a greater understanding of themselves and their patterns and then towards a healthier, happier and more resilient path.
Hello, my name is Zita and I offer counselling and psychotherapy for individuals and couples. I provide a welcoming and comfortable environment, a space to talk and be understood. I work with my clients to enable them to understand and address their emotional issues that cause difficulties and distress. My practice is based in a belief that by working together I can help my clients by guiding them to a greater understanding of themselves and their patterns and then towards a healthier, happier and more resilient path.
020 4538 7447 View 020 4538 7447
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Sebastian Heid
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E8
I work with adult individuals and couples from many different backgrounds They can be in the grip of depression or battling with anxiety attacks or the after effects of traumatic experiences. Often though they come to counselling because they can't shake this nagging feeling that something is going wrong in their life and they can't even put the finger on what exactly that is, but they worry that they are missing something and don't really live their lives to their full potential.
I work with adult individuals and couples from many different backgrounds They can be in the grip of depression or battling with anxiety attacks or the after effects of traumatic experiences. Often though they come to counselling because they can't shake this nagging feeling that something is going wrong in their life and they can't even put the finger on what exactly that is, but they worry that they are missing something and don't really live their lives to their full potential.
01926 569962 View 01926 569962
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Selen Dawson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N12
I have a long career working with those struggling to make sense of their difficulties. The decision to start therapy can be challenging, I therefore provide a space where your experiences can be explored in a compassionate, confidential and collaborative way. At a time when it seems hard to make sense of things in your life that are causing you distress this can be difficult and life can feel unfulfilling.
I have a long career working with those struggling to make sense of their difficulties. The decision to start therapy can be challenging, I therefore provide a space where your experiences can be explored in a compassionate, confidential and collaborative way. At a time when it seems hard to make sense of things in your life that are causing you distress this can be difficult and life can feel unfulfilling.
020 8103 9038 View 020 8103 9038
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Majella Greene
MSc
Verified Verified
London NW2
You've found yourself in a place in your relationships/work/family life that you weren't expecting. Feeling stuck, maybe sad, depressed or just not sure which direction to move in? Past traumatic experiences are showing up for you, you don't know who to turn to or how to deal with the past in this moment. Change is imminent, you can either go with what you are being pushed to do by others or take time out to connect with you, what's the right thing for you in your life? Maybe you are an entreprenuer, a start up or work as a therapist, you're on the cusp of success or have arrived at where you wanted to be and lack future direction.
You've found yourself in a place in your relationships/work/family life that you weren't expecting. Feeling stuck, maybe sad, depressed or just not sure which direction to move in? Past traumatic experiences are showing up for you, you don't know who to turn to or how to deal with the past in this moment. Change is imminent, you can either go with what you are being pushed to do by others or take time out to connect with you, what's the right thing for you in your life? Maybe you are an entreprenuer, a start up or work as a therapist, you're on the cusp of success or have arrived at where you wanted to be and lack future direction.
020 8103 5604 View 020 8103 5604
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Luisa Boada Bayona
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW5  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Luisa (she/they), a clinical psychologist with significant experience and expertise in integrating psychodynamic, trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+, and feminist approaches in my practice. Over the past decade, I have worked with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and conditions in Bogota, New York, and London, gaining valuable insights from diverse settings including psychiatric hospitals, after-school programmes, psychosocial trauma, gender-based violence, immigration-related emotional reactions, and more.
Hello, I'm Luisa (she/they), a clinical psychologist with significant experience and expertise in integrating psychodynamic, trauma-informed, LGBTQIA+, and feminist approaches in my practice. Over the past decade, I have worked with individuals of all ages, backgrounds, and conditions in Bogota, New York, and London, gaining valuable insights from diverse settings including psychiatric hospitals, after-school programmes, psychosocial trauma, gender-based violence, immigration-related emotional reactions, and more.
020 4538 9792 View 020 4538 9792
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Beatriz Cadavid
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N1
Are you feeling anxious, demotivated, and or depressed? Perhaps you feel like you're at your wits end and don't know what to do? Do you ever feel inadequate, insecure or like you don't belong? Do you ever wish you could just feel more confident? Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of negative thinking or trying to avoid your problem but it just won't go away? I have been working successfully with clients with low confidence, self-esteem, social anxiety, social phobia, and existential issues in a counselling or coaching capacity. My style is collaborative, solution-focussed, & somatic, tailored to you and your individual needs.
Are you feeling anxious, demotivated, and or depressed? Perhaps you feel like you're at your wits end and don't know what to do? Do you ever feel inadequate, insecure or like you don't belong? Do you ever wish you could just feel more confident? Do you find yourself caught in a cycle of negative thinking or trying to avoid your problem but it just won't go away? I have been working successfully with clients with low confidence, self-esteem, social anxiety, social phobia, and existential issues in a counselling or coaching capacity. My style is collaborative, solution-focussed, & somatic, tailored to you and your individual needs.
020 8138 8527 View 020 8138 8527
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Charlotte Parmiter
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
London SE1
Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, it can feel a bit daunting. Perhaps you have un named anxiety that you want to understand, perhaps you are struggling with life choices, current relationships or need a place to process trauma, grief or the complexities of your past. Perhaps you don’t know why at all. Whatever your reasons, I would be glad to meet with you.
Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, it can feel a bit daunting. Perhaps you have un named anxiety that you want to understand, perhaps you are struggling with life choices, current relationships or need a place to process trauma, grief or the complexities of your past. Perhaps you don’t know why at all. Whatever your reasons, I would be glad to meet with you.
020 7123 9351 View 020 7123 9351
Photo of Kimberley Guest, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Kimberley Guest
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW2
I have worked with people experiencing low mood, severe depression and anxiety difficulties (including OCD, social anxiety, body image difficulties, and social anxiety) as well as people experiencing low self-esteem, work stress and feeling low in confidence. I have experience of working with individuals who struggle to maintain all kinds of relationships and who want to explore their patterns of relating. I have worked with mothers in the perinatal period, and parents who are working hard to support their children experiencing difficulties.
I have worked with people experiencing low mood, severe depression and anxiety difficulties (including OCD, social anxiety, body image difficulties, and social anxiety) as well as people experiencing low self-esteem, work stress and feeling low in confidence. I have experience of working with individuals who struggle to maintain all kinds of relationships and who want to explore their patterns of relating. I have worked with mothers in the perinatal period, and parents who are working hard to support their children experiencing difficulties.
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Hadar Thomas
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW10
I am a warm, empathic, qualified Person-Centred counsellor and psychotherapist and NLP Practitioner. I offer a non-judgemental, open and genuine environment, where a client can feel at ease, to learn about themselves. I aim to understand the client's experience from their perspective.
I am a warm, empathic, qualified Person-Centred counsellor and psychotherapist and NLP Practitioner. I offer a non-judgemental, open and genuine environment, where a client can feel at ease, to learn about themselves. I aim to understand the client's experience from their perspective.
020 4530 8410 View 020 4530 8410
Photo of Deborrah Baksh, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Deborrah Baksh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London E1
Whether you are finding it difficult to cope, would like support for a specific issue or are feeling stuck, therapy can offer you a safe space to explore any difficulties with the support of a professional trained to listen and respond in an insightful, non-judgmental and caring way. You do not need to be in crisis to benefit from therapy, although it is fine if you are. It provides an opportunity to gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance so you can make meaningful and lasting changes in your life.
Whether you are finding it difficult to cope, would like support for a specific issue or are feeling stuck, therapy can offer you a safe space to explore any difficulties with the support of a professional trained to listen and respond in an insightful, non-judgmental and caring way. You do not need to be in crisis to benefit from therapy, although it is fine if you are. It provides an opportunity to gain greater self-awareness and self-acceptance so you can make meaningful and lasting changes in your life.
023 8214 9895 View 023 8214 9895
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Maddy Sakey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE24
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I have experience working with clients on a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief, loss & self-esteem. My integrative training emphasises the importance of the relationship between client & counsellor. The client is given the opportunity to lead the way, I will actively listen and respond to what the client brings, aiming to provide an environment which feels safe, empathic and open-minded. I will however, at times, be challenging in a constructive way, allowing for potential therapeutic change, discovery & shifting within the client.
I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. I have experience working with clients on a range of issues such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, grief, loss & self-esteem. My integrative training emphasises the importance of the relationship between client & counsellor. The client is given the opportunity to lead the way, I will actively listen and respond to what the client brings, aiming to provide an environment which feels safe, empathic and open-minded. I will however, at times, be challenging in a constructive way, allowing for potential therapeutic change, discovery & shifting within the client.
020 3962 1516 View 020 3962 1516
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Art Therapy London
MA
Verified Verified
London SE7
I'm Sam, an Art Psychotherapist using creative expression as a tool to help support you to manage difficulties in you or your child's life. I use art as a way to support the exploration of these difficulties and help express the emotions related to this. I have worked in the NHS with complex mental health issues, as well as mainstream and SEN education. I specialise in working with a range of neurodiversity. Art therapy is suitable for most people and all ages and difficulties regardless previous art experience and skill. We use a wide range of materials and different forms of creative expression.
I'm Sam, an Art Psychotherapist using creative expression as a tool to help support you to manage difficulties in you or your child's life. I use art as a way to support the exploration of these difficulties and help express the emotions related to this. I have worked in the NHS with complex mental health issues, as well as mainstream and SEN education. I specialise in working with a range of neurodiversity. Art therapy is suitable for most people and all ages and difficulties regardless previous art experience and skill. We use a wide range of materials and different forms of creative expression.
07723 460550 View 07723 460550
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London Clinic Of Hypnotherapy
Not Verified Not Verified
London W1F
‘Best Hypnotherapist for the whole family' Evening Standard
‘Best Hypnotherapist for the whole family' Evening Standard
020 3909 8996 View 020 3909 8996
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Brigid MacCarthy
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London EC1A
I am a thoughtful practitioner with over 30 years of experience. I help adults experiencing emotional distress and mental health difficulties. This might include issues with low mood, anxiety and obsessional thinking, trauma, concerns about self image, identity and relationships. I am integrative and use CBT, narrative and psychodynamic approaches. I am also a qualified in dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT). I adapt my therapeutic approach to your circumstances and am trained and experienced in working with psychological complexity and at depth if this is what you want and need.
I am a thoughtful practitioner with over 30 years of experience. I help adults experiencing emotional distress and mental health difficulties. This might include issues with low mood, anxiety and obsessional thinking, trauma, concerns about self image, identity and relationships. I am integrative and use CBT, narrative and psychodynamic approaches. I am also a qualified in dynamic interpersonal therapy (DIT). I adapt my therapeutic approach to your circumstances and am trained and experienced in working with psychological complexity and at depth if this is what you want and need.
020 3835 5191 View 020 3835 5191

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
86% 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

70% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
57% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.