Counselling in London

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Photo of Marya Kanwal, Psychotherapist in London, England
Marya Kanwal
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
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I work with a diverse range of people with all sorts of symptoms, including: depression, general and social anxiety, specific phobias, low self-esteem, OCD and PTSD. However, my areas of specialism and interest are: Adapting to and living with the consequences of long-term illness (e.g. chronic fatigue, IBS, etc). PTSD. Poor self-esteem and difficulties in relationships (conflict, struggling to maintain relationships). Bereavement. Dealing with life transitions/change.
020 3838 0781
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London SE10
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Chris Bancroft
Counsellor
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I am an LGBTQ+ therapist supporting individuals, couples and groups of all ages, sexuality and identity to explore their issues. Whether you are coming to therapy to make a change, make sense of yourself or past experiences, or simply want someone to listen to you, I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to explore your life, relationships and concerns. Whatever your goals, I will guide you through the process and together we will try to understand any repetitive patterns of unfulfilling behaviour and gain insight into how past experiences have come to shape present-day experiences.
020 8629 1691
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London E8
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Simon Wilson Stephens
Counsellor, BACP
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Life often throws challenges at us which can be difficult to cope with. Maybe you’d like to have greater confidence in yourself, be more assertive and at work or improve your relationships? It could be you’ve lived through a traumatic experience or are struggling with addiction. Looking for a change in life direction but not sure how to do it. Therapy might sound challenging to begin but I’ve worked with many people who have gained a lot from it. Whatever is going on I’m curious to explore with you how to untangle the knot.
020 8103 1082
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London SW7
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Tom Deitch
Counsellor, BACP
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1 Endorsed
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Are you facing challenges in your life which seem impossible to overcome? Maybe you are struggling with intrusive thoughts, feelings of low self-esteem, despair, guilt or shame? Has a bereavement or traumatic incident left you feeling that it’s hard to cope? Do you have a need to be properly heard, perhaps for the first time? We can explore ways in which you can begin to think differently about the obstacles you face, examining your thoughts and feelings with a view to increasing self-awareness and ultimately gaining greater control over your life.
020 3962 1219
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London SE23
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Eloise Raab
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I am a fully qualified Art Psychotherapist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Association of Art Therapists (BAAT). I am of dual nationality and work fluently in English, French and Spanish. I work with children, adolescents and adults. Art Psychotherapy is a form of Psychotherapy that offers art making as another avenue for expression, alongside talking. Above all, my practice involves creating a space where you feel safe, respected and supported without judgement. I believe that the therapeutic relationship is at the heart of the therapy and should be based on trust.
020 4538 9602
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London SE4
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Will Roberts
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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I am an Integrative Arts Psychotherapist providing a safe and confidential space for the exploration of feelings and thoughts. I respect everyone is unique and has their own way of engaging with this process. As an integrative psychotherapist, I draw on a range of approaches and resources. It is my hope that through engaging with therapy one can achieve a better understanding of self, feel more fulfilled and make the most of life. Alongside traditional talking therapy, I encourage the use of other modes of creative and artistic expression. This can provide further and useful insight, resonance and self-understanding.
020 4538 2394
London SE24
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Dr Izabel Lang
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Do you struggle with anxiety, work stress, low mood, low self-esteem or worry about the future? Does a previous/ recent traumatic experience still negatively impact you? Do you worry about others' criticisms and judgments? Are you disconnected from what matters in life and the people you love? Do you feel that you are not the person you want to be? Whatever challenges you have, therapy can help improve your life. I see adult individuals for a range of difficulties, including anxiety, depression, trauma, phobias, life crisis, work stress, personal development and relationship problems. I offer CBT, ACT, EMDR and other approaches.
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London EC2M
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Photo of Dr Ritika Suk Birah, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Ritika Suk Birah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Before clients begin therapy they are usually on the edge where they have tried to cope on their own for a sustained period, however this has no longer become effective. I can provide you with a discreet, comfortable and confidential space to support you through these challenging times which are hard to manage on your own. Discretion and a non-judgemental attitude are the key qualities I hold and what keeps my clients coming back to see me each week. I aim to provide a safe and engaging space to support my clients in moving forward. Therapy can be helpful for i) those wanting to understand the causes and the maintenance of their problems ii) thinking about where you are in your life and how you wish to move forward iii) exploring relationships iiii) managing general life stressors. On a personal note, I was born in the UK and have lived in Singapore and Hong Kong. I come from a culturally rich and diverse background which enables me to appreciate the uniqueness of each individual I see. I therefore work with people in the context and development of their own lives.
020 3962 1656
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London E14
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Darren Knight
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
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I have experience in the NHS's in and outpatient clinical settings, mental health and bereavement services with people suffering from mild to severe mental health problems. At the heart of my work is a collaborative relationship. It fosters curiosity to identify destructive relational patterns rooted in the past and the unconscious dynamics underpinning them. This approach nurtures awareness of unhelpful behaviours, enabling a new way to connect with yourself and others by making alternative life choices for effective change.
020 3871 8345
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London W11
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Jane Henderson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
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Feelings such as anxiety, stress, depression and anger can be difficult to deal with on our own. Losses, change and uncertainty may heighten these feelings and make life very challenging. You may be concerned about your eating, or your relationship with with food, body shape and weight.
020 3870 2550
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London SE17
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Ciro Cambuli
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
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Do you feel stressed, anxious or overwhelmed by what is happening to you? Counselling & psychotherapy doesn’t have to be a last resort attempt at making sense of what is happening in your life, it can also be a great tool for personal development and growth.
07919 103582
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London SW2
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Eleanor Koike
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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Counselling is a space to talk, think and be listened to in confidence with a trained professional who will respect you and your experiences. Life can be challenging especially when we are dealing with difficult or overwhelming feelings. It is often hard to understand the root of one's own pain and perhaps talking to friends and family is too difficult or does not seem to bring about the change and acceptance you seek. For those feeling stuck or isolated, counselling will improve your emotional wellbeing and help you feel more in control of your life, and with the right counsellor it will lead to positive and lasting change.
020 3962 0401
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London SE1
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Claudia Croppo
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
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Have you been feeling lonely and isolated? Have those feelings impacted the way you perceive and connect with the world and people around you? Sometimes you may feel that difficult experiences from your past still haunt you, leaving very little space in your mind to be in the present. And it may feel hard to recognise the way you have been feeling lately. The mood swing, anxious and depressing feelings feel hard to manage. It can be daunting having to deal with confusing feelings and sensations and so much on your won, when you are just trying to be true to yourself.
07481 358493
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London W1W
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Dr Farah Nadeem
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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I am a doctorally trained counselling psychologist, with a postgraduate diploma in counselling psychology, a masters in clinical neuroscience, and an honours degree in psychology. I have worked hard to be where I am, and, after a total of ten years of training, I aim to provide the best care possible for whomever I encounter. As an integrative counselling psychologist, I work in a holistic manner that takes into account clients’/patients’ whole perspective of who they are. This takes into consideration the many different facets we all exhibit as human beings.
01748 901513
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London SW5
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Caroline Finill
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist and have been trained in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (which tends to focus on problem focused and shorter term work), psychodynamic therapy (which tends to focus on longer-term work) and person centred therapy. Whatever the approach, it is important to have a good working therapeutic relationship. I will endeavour to hear, listen and understand you. In my view, therapy is about having a person outside your life, who is able to work alongside you, to allow you have experience of working with adults with depression, anxiety, and relationship problems.
020 4538 6686
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London SE26
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Henrietta Flood
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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Anxious, hurt or feeling lost? No matter what might be troubling you, I create a warm welcoming space where no subject is off-limits. Together we can explore your experiences, and how the different parts of your life are impacting you. Through our work, I help you to develop a new understanding of yourself. I will be alongside you every step of the way, as you discover inner strengths and resources to overcome your difficulties. Therapy can be a life changing experience.
020 3973 9152
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London W10
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CBT & Coaching for Couples & Individuals
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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Getting the right help at the right time can change your life. I offer evidence-based therapy & coaching, which draws on the latest research into what works. Whatever issues you are facing, my aim is to help relieve your distress in the most effective way possible. I do that by drawing on approaches backed by decades of research, as well as recent developments in neuroscience. I am Chair of The Bowlby Centre, the leading body in the UK for attachment-based therapy. I am also an ILM-accredited Coach and the co-Director of The London Centre for Applied Psychology - which provides evidence-based training to mental health professionals.
020 4538 1117
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London N10
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Photo of Cate Smail, Psychotherapist in London, England
Cate Smail
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
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I provide a calm and confidential therapy space which encourages self-exploration though the therapeutic relationship as well as creative processes. I have an integrative approach which includes modalities such as art therapy, guided drawing and EMDR therapy.
020 8103 6089
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London N2
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Photo of Paola Casotti Cook, Counsellor in London, England
Paola Casotti Cook
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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1 Endorsed
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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
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London WC1B
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Photo of Natalia Lockett, Psychotherapist in London, England
Natalia Lockett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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Verified
If you wish to bring clarity to your situation, to change your perspectives and feelings about yourself and your life, to combat your difficulties and to create positive changes for yourself, perhaps the therapy with me could be a first step in the right direction. I provide a professional and confidential space where you can feel welcomed; where your thoughts and feelings can be talked about without a fear of being judged or criticised; where we can explore the reasons that brought you to therapy, your present difficulties and influences from the past; where you can achieve greater insights and understanding of yourself.
020 4538 7453
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London N3
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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 London?
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 London 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.