Counselling in London

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Photo of Darina O'Keeffe, Psychotherapist in London, England
Darina O'Keeffe
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
You may be experiencing a range of difficult emotions and feelings which are hard to make sense of. You may feel stuck in an endless cycle of dissatisfying relationships, or troubled by difficult and painful past experiences. Through therapy we can together understand and work through your pain. The therapeutic space can help you lead a more fulfilling life by promoting positive change and increased personal growth. I hope to support you in your journey towards this.
020 4538 3473
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London E10
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Wenna Chen Registered Mbacp (Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
When it comes to relationships, do you • Find it hard to say no to people? • Find yourself doing all the heavy lifting, but feel people often take you for granted? • Feel left out, lonely and resentful? NOW IMAGE YOURSELF • Saying no to people without feeling guilty • Genuinely looking forward to spending quality time with others • Being clear and firm with other people about how you feel • Being open and honest about how you feel, without worrying about the other person’s response.
020 4538 7201
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London W1D
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Simon Ziff
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a qualified and experienced therapist. I specialise in helping my clients who are experiencing problems relating to drug addiction, alcohol dependency, anxiety, depression, relationship issues and childhood trauma and other addictions. I offer a warm and empathetic approach in a comfortable and intimate environment. Life can bring its struggles which, for many can lead to the above issues. The impact of our behaviour and anxiety often tips from being manageable to suddenly interfering with daily life, affecting you, your work and the people around you. If you can relate to any of these situations, then let me help.
07793 816181
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London N11
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Mario Christou
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I'm a BACP registered psychodynamic counsellor working in private practice in Highgate and King’s Cross. I work with adults and adolescents in-person and online. Counselling helps you find ways to cope, and better understand, current or long-standing issues that are troubling you and having an impact on your day-to-day life. I work with a diverse range of people who seek help for a variety of different issues, no matter how big or small they may feel. I have a special interest in men’s mental health. In 2017 I founded, and was the lead facilitator of men's groups that support men with their mental health.
020 3871 3286
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London N6
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Natasha Boxill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
A warm, safe, supportive and confidential space to talk about and explore your feelings, beliefs, thoughts and behavioural patterns, as well as relevant aspects of your childhood and relationships. Helping to access your inner resources and engage in an effective way with whatever is distressing you, exploring concerns, worries, fears and anxieties without being judged. Sometimes you don't want to be told how great your life is, if it doesn't feel great, or how lucky you are if you don't feel lucky. Sometimes all you need is an Open Ear to listen without judgements or being told what to do
020 8016 9729
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London SE20
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Gina Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Verified
I am an experienced BACP accredited counsellor with an Advanced Diploma in Integrative Counselling and a Post Graduate Certificate in CBT. I believe that the most important aspect of counselling is a strong therapeutic relationship between counsellor and client. I aim to provide a warm, safe, supportive, non-judgemental space, which allows you to challenge established ways of thinking and being. Working collaboratively I aim to help you evaluate your needs to gain a deeper understanding and practical tools to enable you to make empowered choices.
020 4538 1064
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London W1B
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Felicity Lynagh
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, a warm welcome! If you're looking here then it might mean you are ready to start talking to someone about the difficulties you are experiencing. This is a big first step, and it can be a daunting to know who to speak to. I have over ten years of working in NHS adult mental health services - I don't believe that people fit into neat diagnoses but that we all sit on a spectrum somewhere between good mental health to distress and this changes depending on what stress is placed on us. I am interested in how you have got to this point and focus on what we can do together to help you move forward and make powerful positive change.
01748 900762
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London SW6
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Dr Ellie S
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, GMBPsS
Verified
Verified
Hi there, my name is Ellie and I’m a highly qualified integrative therapist. I have a great deal of experience working with numerous presenting issues, and use approaches including Cognitive Behavioural, Psychodynamic, and Person-Centred therapy to support my clients. I start by assessing each client, and collaboratively tailoring sessions to suit their individual needs. My work is underpinned by humanistic core values of empathy and compassion, as I find these highly important in building a strong therapeutic relationship.
01642 061036
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London W1G
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Mark Kinnally
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Therapy is a confidential space. I’m not here to judge or offer advice. I’m here to listen and to help you navigate the changes you want to make in order to grow and move forward in your life. I can support you to consider how your past experiences inform you today and how they might impact your future. This allows the therapy to be a creative and collaborative process; I'm an advocate of no one-size-fits-all. I work ‘integratively’, which means that I integrate a wide range of therapeutic approaches. I adapt my approach to align with you and what you want to gain from therapy.
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London E8
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Chris Osgerby
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I am a highly experienced Family and Systemic Psychotherapist who works with families, couples and individuals. Currently I am working on-line. I specialise in child-related issues but I am also very experienced in working with adult families where there are relationship issues or unresolved difficulties from the past. My work with couples, often with a female colleague, is often when there is a desire to improve the relationship and rediscover some of the joy that may have been lost.
020 3835 3540
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London W5
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Harmonia Psychology Solutions
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
I feel passionate about helping other women thrive. So, I typically work with women, who are looking to effect change in their lives. Over the years, I have worked with thousands of women, who felt stuck, with little or no control over their personal or professional lives. They reported feeling hopeless, frustrated, and tired of the status quo. Some, saw their identity no longer aligning to their values, or their purpose threatened by the natural order of things like children leaving, unworkable relationships, loss of loved ones, stress at work, or hormonal changes and even traumatic experiences that left them wondering...What Next?
01273 092079
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London SW7
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Lucy Jane Brown
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
As a family and couples psychotherapist I believe that relationships, both past, present and future, are important resources for healing psychological difficulties and improving emotional health. I work with both individuals, couples and families to help people think through their connections and help to improve their lives. Using a range of systemic approaches, including attachment, narrative and solution focused ideas, I aim to offer clients a different way of looking at their problems, and support them to create new ways of communicating and create meaning within their relationships.
020 4524 3135
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London NW6
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Luisa A Passalacqua
My name is Luisa Alexa, and I give the best of counselling and coaching to help people become empowered from within. Counselling is good for you if you are in a bad place and need genuine support in hard times, to ease grief resulting from sudden losses, break-ups, dramatic changes, burnout, etc. Coaching can help when you want to take action and need someone next to you who motivates you to stick to your plans on the road to a brighter future. When done together with counselling, coaching speeds up the process and encourages you to be more and more self-reliant and independent in your counselling journey.
020 4538 0278
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London SW19
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Nevena Curcic
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Experiencing anxiety, depression, problems in relationships or some more elusive trouble that is difficult to name? There are many situations that prompt people to seek help when they encounter a problem in living and struggle to find a way through confusion and emotional suffering. Talking things trough helps. As a therapist, my primary concern is to create a warm and respectful relationship that would provide support as well as encourage you to express your feelings and reflect upon what is going on for you. Rather than being a neutral observer, I seek to involve myself in your effort to deal with your distress.
01748 901328
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London W1W
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Artful Retreats
Psychotherapist, MSc
The protective power of arts in health and mental health has been with us for millennia and today is evidence based. Daily life's emotional demands often go unnoticed and coping with anger, fear and sadness is socially accepted to happen in silence. Nourishing and protecting our mental health can get easily neglected. Although family and friends can play a wonderful supportive role in times of need they may not be enough in times of crisis. Making the choice to look after our mental health is our first step to personal growth. Making art is creative and fun. Being part of a supportive and safe group is therapeutic.
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London WC2N
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A New Hope Therapy: LGBTQ+ and ADHD Affirming
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Matthew and my pronouns are He/Him. I understand that making a decision to find a therapist can be difficult and then starting a search for one can feel overwhelming. Having been a client myself, and after extensive training, the overriding important factor has always been the strength of the relationship between therapist and client. This first step can feel scary, but I want to reassure you we go at your pace, exploring what you choose, in a supportive and collaborative way.
020 3823 6649
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London SE12
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Waitlist for new clients
Photo of Dolores Forcadell, Counsellor in London, England
Dolores Forcadell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I am a Psychodynamic Counsellor that works with Children and Young People from ages 3-18 As a Psychodynamic Counsellor I believe that unconscious processes guide our ways of relating to each other. At the centre of my practice is the child’s well-being and safety. I aim to create a safe space for children to feel able to be themselves without judgment, what Winnicott refers as the 'facilitating environment’, where the child’s inner world can be explored.
020 8106 4727
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London E1
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Photo of Lucy Kralj, Psychotherapist in London, England
Lucy Kralj
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I am a UKCP accredited integrative psychotherapist. I have a particular interest in trauma and the mind-body relationship, including the psychological impact of health problems and the physical manifestations of emotional distress. Many of us have times in our lives when things feel broken and painful. In those times we may seek support. I have over fifteen years of experience working with victims of abuse and trauma and also in palliative care. I am a clinical associate at Domestic Violence Training Ltd and a member of Cancer Counselling London. I am also a certified Iyengar yoga teacher and a registered nurse.
020 3962 1314
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London SW17
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Nasreen Shah
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
Do you want to be able to enjoy life, but feel like something is always holding you back? Perhaps there’s a situation or past trauma you can’t move on from. Maybe you don’t even know what’s wrong, but you know you’re not yourself. Although it’s not always talked about, many people suffer from anxiety or depression at some point in their life. I know that mental health conditions themselves can make it hard to reach out for support. I help people who are suffering with problems like anxiety, depression, trauma, or a loss of confidence. I can help you figure out what’s going on, and most importantly, how to feel like yourself again.
01582 377999
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London NW5
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Munise Sabri
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
“The wound is the place where the Light enters you.” — Rumi Therapy is a tool to resolve the challenges in your life, to help you feel more confident and more in control, providing insight and showing you a path through the experiences that are part of being human. Life can put you in a lonely place, maybe too hard to cope with, complicated,challenging or confusing. I offer you the space for your story to be told, heard and understood in a confidential, non-judgmental safe space. There is nothing that cannot be "worked with and worked through".
020 8103 8596
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London SE9
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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.