Counselling in London

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Photo of Rosanna Christina Guneratne, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Rosanna Christina Guneratne
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW20
Perhaps you are looking for some help with issues of anxiety or depression, which are affecting your day to day life. You might be feeling a bit hopeless, tired and are looking for change. Do you ask yourself: 'is this all there is?' Are you feeling a sense of loss of who you used to be or would like to be and are curious to see if therapy could help? Loss can be central to many of our issues. Loss of identity or from an actual bereavement or loss of purpose in life. Is there a voice inside stopping you from living a fulfilling life and you want to talk to someone, without feeling judged, to help you make sense of your life.
Perhaps you are looking for some help with issues of anxiety or depression, which are affecting your day to day life. You might be feeling a bit hopeless, tired and are looking for change. Do you ask yourself: 'is this all there is?' Are you feeling a sense of loss of who you used to be or would like to be and are curious to see if therapy could help? Loss can be central to many of our issues. Loss of identity or from an actual bereavement or loss of purpose in life. Is there a voice inside stopping you from living a fulfilling life and you want to talk to someone, without feeling judged, to help you make sense of your life.
020 3909 8906 View 020 3909 8906
Photo of Mariella Michaelides, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Mariella Michaelides
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW3
When we sit together, we begin with whatever you would like to share. If you don’t know what to say, we can simply begin with that. Maybe you are seeking clarity around a specific problem. Maybe you are suffering a bereavement, or a separation. Maybe you’re hoping for a space in which you can simply cry, or rage, without being judged. It is all welcome.
When we sit together, we begin with whatever you would like to share. If you don’t know what to say, we can simply begin with that. Maybe you are seeking clarity around a specific problem. Maybe you are suffering a bereavement, or a separation. Maybe you’re hoping for a space in which you can simply cry, or rage, without being judged. It is all welcome.
020 3389 5176 View 020 3389 5176
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Davina Dobbs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE28
I understand that life at times can feel challenging, and it can take only one thing to knock you off balance emotionally and mentally! Hello, my name is Davina and thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. I am the founder of Time in Counselling, and I am here to support your healing process to get you from where you are now, to where you want to be. I have an ongoing interest in working with women from the BME community; specialising in childhood abuse, sexual abuse, trauma-related concerns and relationships difficulties.
I understand that life at times can feel challenging, and it can take only one thing to knock you off balance emotionally and mentally! Hello, my name is Davina and thank you for taking the time out to view my profile. I am the founder of Time in Counselling, and I am here to support your healing process to get you from where you are now, to where you want to be. I have an ongoing interest in working with women from the BME community; specialising in childhood abuse, sexual abuse, trauma-related concerns and relationships difficulties.
020 8106 2416 View 020 8106 2416
Photo of Aimee Ogden, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Aimee Ogden
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London E17
As a fellow human being, I know how challenging life can be sometimes but it’s important to know that you are not alone. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or stressed at work. You may going through a significant life change or you may be feeling stuck, generally unhappy and don't know how to move forward. Whatever the reason, and whether this is a recent problem or something you have been struggling with for a while, I can work with you to make sense of what you are experiencing and help you get clarity on what needs to change.
As a fellow human being, I know how challenging life can be sometimes but it’s important to know that you are not alone. You may be feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed or stressed at work. You may going through a significant life change or you may be feeling stuck, generally unhappy and don't know how to move forward. Whatever the reason, and whether this is a recent problem or something you have been struggling with for a while, I can work with you to make sense of what you are experiencing and help you get clarity on what needs to change.
020 3004 1644 View 020 3004 1644
Photo of Daniel Glazer, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Daniel Glazer
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London N3
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and for the last 10+ years I have worked at University College London Hospital specialising in working with young people, parents and families affected by a range of psychological difficulties within the context of medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes & functional difficulties. I am trained in EMDR and have worked extensively with people impacted by trauma and PTSD. Find out more on springpsychology.co.uk
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and for the last 10+ years I have worked at University College London Hospital specialising in working with young people, parents and families affected by a range of psychological difficulties within the context of medical conditions such as cancer, diabetes & functional difficulties. I am trained in EMDR and have worked extensively with people impacted by trauma and PTSD. Find out more on springpsychology.co.uk
020 3835 3194 View 020 3835 3194
Photo of Madeleine Morrissey, BPC, Psychotherapist
Madeleine Morrissey
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
London W4
I am a very experienced and highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having worked for over 20 years in both private practice and the NHS. My private practice counselling and psychotherapy sessions are based in Chiswick, West London. I also worked as a Principal Adult Psychotherapist in the NHS.
I am a very experienced and highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having worked for over 20 years in both private practice and the NHS. My private practice counselling and psychotherapy sessions are based in Chiswick, West London. I also worked as a Principal Adult Psychotherapist in the NHS.
020 3697 0439 View 020 3697 0439
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Nick Wakefield
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London WC1H
Waitlist for new clients
Offering adults therapy and psychological assessment in the centre of London and online. I think that every person’s therapy journey is different. Some people need skills and coping techniques to help deal with things in their current context. For others it is important to address the underlying psychological mechanisms that give rise to the problems or symptoms at different points in life. For some it is important to address childhood origins of problems so that they can break free of repeating, destructive life patterns. I want to help people find the journey that is right for them.
Offering adults therapy and psychological assessment in the centre of London and online. I think that every person’s therapy journey is different. Some people need skills and coping techniques to help deal with things in their current context. For others it is important to address the underlying psychological mechanisms that give rise to the problems or symptoms at different points in life. For some it is important to address childhood origins of problems so that they can break free of repeating, destructive life patterns. I want to help people find the journey that is right for them.
020 8154 5412 View 020 8154 5412
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Thomas Noonan-Ganley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE1
I’m an integrative transpersonal therapist based in Borough/London Bridge. I draw on various psychotherapeutic disciplines, including Jungian, psychodynamic, Gestalt, and nervous-system focused approaches. I consider not only your life circumstance and history, but also the “bigger picture” of your life and the wider context in which you live, such as society, generational influence, hopes and ambitions.
I’m an integrative transpersonal therapist based in Borough/London Bridge. I draw on various psychotherapeutic disciplines, including Jungian, psychodynamic, Gestalt, and nervous-system focused approaches. I consider not only your life circumstance and history, but also the “bigger picture” of your life and the wider context in which you live, such as society, generational influence, hopes and ambitions.
020 3597 3874 View 020 3597 3874
Photo of Sophia Monerville, MA, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Sophia Monerville
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW11  (Online Only)
Together, in our therapeutic relationship, we will explore your own inner conflicts and emotional distress, and examine what these mean in an atmosphere that is confidential, safe and collaborative. The integrative approach I use will give you the opportunity to develop your self-awareness and explore your own potential to create positive changes in your life, as well as improve your sense of well-being
Together, in our therapeutic relationship, we will explore your own inner conflicts and emotional distress, and examine what these mean in an atmosphere that is confidential, safe and collaborative. The integrative approach I use will give you the opportunity to develop your self-awareness and explore your own potential to create positive changes in your life, as well as improve your sense of well-being
020 3667 9627 View 020 3667 9627
Photo of Gabriella Maceiras, MA, Psychotherapist
Gabriella Maceiras
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
London SE2
I offer a service to children, adolescents, and young adults to allow them to begin to understand and explore how their past experiences have impacted on their lives, to be able to regulate their emotions and behaviours in order to cope with life’s challenges. Often the problems experienced are related to or are the result of past traumas or even just finding it hard to cope with life generally with all its pressures and difficulties. I can also see families and parents who can sometimes struggle to understand the problems facing them as a family unit. I am offering a safe and non-judgemental space, where we can begin to understand
I offer a service to children, adolescents, and young adults to allow them to begin to understand and explore how their past experiences have impacted on their lives, to be able to regulate their emotions and behaviours in order to cope with life’s challenges. Often the problems experienced are related to or are the result of past traumas or even just finding it hard to cope with life generally with all its pressures and difficulties. I can also see families and parents who can sometimes struggle to understand the problems facing them as a family unit. I am offering a safe and non-judgemental space, where we can begin to understand
020 3835 5552 View 020 3835 5552
Photo of Dr Jade Thomas, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Jade Thomas
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1G  (Online Only)
I aim for our sessions to be a collaborative space where you bring the expertise on yourself and your experience and I bring the psychological expertise and provide you with a sense of empowerment, understanding, knowledge and skills/tools you can take into your everyday life to improve your current functioning. I use a flexible approach to ensure we meet your individual needs and goals within sessions and I use an integration of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy & Person-Centred Therapy (Talking Therapy).
I aim for our sessions to be a collaborative space where you bring the expertise on yourself and your experience and I bring the psychological expertise and provide you with a sense of empowerment, understanding, knowledge and skills/tools you can take into your everyday life to improve your current functioning. I use a flexible approach to ensure we meet your individual needs and goals within sessions and I use an integration of approaches including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy & Person-Centred Therapy (Talking Therapy).
020 4538 0728 View 020 4538 0728
Photo of Becky Parker, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Becky Parker
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW15
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Dealing with the same relationship dynamics over and over again? Struggling with over-thinking, feeling unseen or misunderstood? Are you a people pleaser who wants to break the chains of self-doubt and overthinking? I specialise in working with motivated, insightful clients who want to better understand how their past has impacted them and to find new ways of being and relating. My goal is to offer exploratory but compassionate therapy to heal you from the inside out. I have a wealth of counselling experience in different settings, using both short term and long term models.
Are you feeling stuck or overwhelmed? Dealing with the same relationship dynamics over and over again? Struggling with over-thinking, feeling unseen or misunderstood? Are you a people pleaser who wants to break the chains of self-doubt and overthinking? I specialise in working with motivated, insightful clients who want to better understand how their past has impacted them and to find new ways of being and relating. My goal is to offer exploratory but compassionate therapy to heal you from the inside out. I have a wealth of counselling experience in different settings, using both short term and long term models.
020 3667 9462 View 020 3667 9462
Photo of Dr Orinayo Onabanjo, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Orinayo Onabanjo
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1U  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC registered and BPS chartered counselling psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working within mental health. I am particularly interested in working with women experiencing perinatal mental health difficulties. This means I offer individual and group therapy to mums (to be) experiencing birth trauma, perinatal anxiety, postnatal depression, maternal identity issues, breastfeeding difficulties, fertility issues, maternal childhood trauma etc.
I am a HCPC registered and BPS chartered counselling psychologist with over 10 years’ experience working within mental health. I am particularly interested in working with women experiencing perinatal mental health difficulties. This means I offer individual and group therapy to mums (to be) experiencing birth trauma, perinatal anxiety, postnatal depression, maternal identity issues, breastfeeding difficulties, fertility issues, maternal childhood trauma etc.
020 3870 3421 View 020 3870 3421
Photo of Cecilia Carlotti, BPC, Psychotherapist
Cecilia Carlotti
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
London E8
If you are thinking of starting a therapy you may be willing to deal with painful issues that can manifest in various shapes and intensity and have an impact on the day-to-day life; such issues are personal and linked both to personality and life events. A disturb can express in different ways and symptoms, like panic attacks, Depression, psychosomatic symptoms, Anxiety etc. Other times there is rather a generic feeling of discomfort that needs to be defined and addressed.
If you are thinking of starting a therapy you may be willing to deal with painful issues that can manifest in various shapes and intensity and have an impact on the day-to-day life; such issues are personal and linked both to personality and life events. A disturb can express in different ways and symptoms, like panic attacks, Depression, psychosomatic symptoms, Anxiety etc. Other times there is rather a generic feeling of discomfort that needs to be defined and addressed.
020 3984 8981 View 020 3984 8981
Photo of Judith Ellenbogen, MSc, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Judith Ellenbogen
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London N2
I am a highly experienced psychotherapist accredited with the BACP and can offer help to people who are dealing with a wide range of issues, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and bereavement. In addition, I have specialist expertise in working with women during pregnancy and postnatally, including pregnancy loss. My other specialist areas include working psychotherapeutically with haematology patients (blood cancers), women with gynaecological and psychosexual issues, and university students. I aim to help people understand themselves better, deal with conflicts and move on in their lives.
I am a highly experienced psychotherapist accredited with the BACP and can offer help to people who are dealing with a wide range of issues, such as relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and bereavement. In addition, I have specialist expertise in working with women during pregnancy and postnatally, including pregnancy loss. My other specialist areas include working psychotherapeutically with haematology patients (blood cancers), women with gynaecological and psychosexual issues, and university students. I aim to help people understand themselves better, deal with conflicts and move on in their lives.
020 3816 3567 View 020 3816 3567
Photo of Virginie Lalanne, MA, BACP, Psychotherapist
Virginie Lalanne
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
London W2
I believe that therapy can help you see your current situation in a new light, with more depth and clarity. It can change unhelpful perspectives and feelings about yourself and your life, and ultimately help you make positive changes. It might be the most important and satisfying journey that you will ever make. Most of my clients are either dealing with a parental wound, childhood trauma, relationship problems, difficult endings, or are professionals challenged by stress, anxiety and/or low mood. I also help clients with addiction and attachment issues and those with couple and family difficulties.
I believe that therapy can help you see your current situation in a new light, with more depth and clarity. It can change unhelpful perspectives and feelings about yourself and your life, and ultimately help you make positive changes. It might be the most important and satisfying journey that you will ever make. Most of my clients are either dealing with a parental wound, childhood trauma, relationship problems, difficult endings, or are professionals challenged by stress, anxiety and/or low mood. I also help clients with addiction and attachment issues and those with couple and family difficulties.
020 3389 9437 View 020 3389 9437
Photo of Pavla Cveckova, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Pavla Cveckova
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W1W
With vast experience in the field on a national as well as international level, I offer highly skilled psychotherapy to individuals and groups in my private practice. I am also a Senior Psychological Therapist for a highly specialist forensic service in London treating high and very high-risk adults with personality difficulties who are involved in the criminal justice system. I supervise other psychologists and psychotherapists as well as provide specialist group and individual consultations to probation offices and approved premises.
With vast experience in the field on a national as well as international level, I offer highly skilled psychotherapy to individuals and groups in my private practice. I am also a Senior Psychological Therapist for a highly specialist forensic service in London treating high and very high-risk adults with personality difficulties who are involved in the criminal justice system. I supervise other psychologists and psychotherapists as well as provide specialist group and individual consultations to probation offices and approved premises.
020 3984 8031 View 020 3984 8031
Photo of Patrick Hentsch, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Patrick Hentsch
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW7
My purpose is to guide and facilitate my clients toward an empowered, spiritually connected, and self-directed life. Individuals who are discouraged by, and feel powerless over their impulsivity and compulsions, battle against their own behaviors, emotions, and thoughts, and who have lost their connection to living in joy, are those I feel compassionately called to serve.
My purpose is to guide and facilitate my clients toward an empowered, spiritually connected, and self-directed life. Individuals who are discouraged by, and feel powerless over their impulsivity and compulsions, battle against their own behaviors, emotions, and thoughts, and who have lost their connection to living in joy, are those I feel compassionately called to serve.
020 3835 6234 View 020 3835 6234
Photo of Dr Niamh O Connor, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Niamh O Connor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW17  (Online Only)
What brings someone to therapy? Sometimes it’s a general feeling that something isn’t right or needs to change, while for others, it’s a particular event or situation that has led to feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Difficult feelings may be related to a current/specific problem or there may be a sense that there has been a build-up of stresses or traumas over the years. I am trained in a range of psychological therapies which allows me to tailor my approach to your specific experience, needs and goals. I take a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to my work, endeavouring to help you feel listened to and understood.
What brings someone to therapy? Sometimes it’s a general feeling that something isn’t right or needs to change, while for others, it’s a particular event or situation that has led to feeling stuck and overwhelmed. Difficult feelings may be related to a current/specific problem or there may be a sense that there has been a build-up of stresses or traumas over the years. I am trained in a range of psychological therapies which allows me to tailor my approach to your specific experience, needs and goals. I take a warm, compassionate and non-judgemental approach to my work, endeavouring to help you feel listened to and understood.
020 8106 8829 View 020 8106 8829
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Andrea’s Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London NW1
I am extremely passionate about being a counsellor. I am a very down to earth, realistic person from a mixed back ground and I will adapt to the client needs and my degree and experience means I can work in most styles of counselling depending on your needs. I am happy to work with teenagers and children as I also have a lot of experience with children. I’m happy to have a chat with anyone interested in counselling to see if I’m the right counsellor for you free of charge.
I am extremely passionate about being a counsellor. I am a very down to earth, realistic person from a mixed back ground and I will adapt to the client needs and my degree and experience means I can work in most styles of counselling depending on your needs. I am happy to work with teenagers and children as I also have a lot of experience with children. I’m happy to have a chat with anyone interested in counselling to see if I’m the right counsellor for you free of charge.
020 3910 6849 View 020 3910 6849

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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
65% 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.

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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.