Counselling in London

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Photo of Jo Nicholl, Psychotherapist in London, England
Jo Nicholl
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London SW6
I believe all couples and individuals will face challenges in their relationships and seeking help from a professional can be transformational. I have over 20 years experience of being a psychotherapist, and therefore working with me you have the chance of gaining insight into patterns of communication that are not working and poisoning your relationship. Move from resentment to understanding; Identify and articulate your needs and wants; find out how to bring back intimacy and loving feelings; A consultation with me with help you think more clearly about the issues you are struggling with and whether you want to work with me.
I believe all couples and individuals will face challenges in their relationships and seeking help from a professional can be transformational. I have over 20 years experience of being a psychotherapist, and therefore working with me you have the chance of gaining insight into patterns of communication that are not working and poisoning your relationship. Move from resentment to understanding; Identify and articulate your needs and wants; find out how to bring back intimacy and loving feelings; A consultation with me with help you think more clearly about the issues you are struggling with and whether you want to work with me.
01748 902265 View 01748 902265
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Azima Ryan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London WC1V
You might feel stuck in patterns that you can't seem to break free of, or have difficulty connecting with other people, or feeling true intimacy. Or you might have been putting on a 'mask' to go out to work and function in the world, but underneath are living with pain in various forms: depression, anxiety, grief or anger. If you feel motivated to make changes but don't know where to start, then psychotherapy might be right for you. With time, as you start to feel safe enough to talk in depth about the things that have been troubling you, therapy can become a very real relationship of trust and openness.
You might feel stuck in patterns that you can't seem to break free of, or have difficulty connecting with other people, or feeling true intimacy. Or you might have been putting on a 'mask' to go out to work and function in the world, but underneath are living with pain in various forms: depression, anxiety, grief or anger. If you feel motivated to make changes but don't know where to start, then psychotherapy might be right for you. With time, as you start to feel safe enough to talk in depth about the things that have been troubling you, therapy can become a very real relationship of trust and openness.
020 8103 6769 View 020 8103 6769
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Tyler Clarke
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
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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Helen Allman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
London N19
I’m a registered psychotherapist and trained wild therapist, and I work outdoors on Hampstead Heath and online. I specialise in working with people who seek a deeper, more meaningful connection with life, with other people, and with the world around them.
I’m a registered psychotherapist and trained wild therapist, and I work outdoors on Hampstead Heath and online. I specialise in working with people who seek a deeper, more meaningful connection with life, with other people, and with the world around them.
020 3962 0883 View 020 3962 0883
Natasha Mazzoni
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
London NW4
There may be many reasons why you are considering counselling at this time in your life. You may feel that there is a specific issue that you are struggling to cope with, a sense of emptiness and confusion that you are finding difficult to comprehend.
There may be many reasons why you are considering counselling at this time in your life. You may feel that there is a specific issue that you are struggling to cope with, a sense of emptiness and confusion that you are finding difficult to comprehend.
020 3871 8214 View 020 3871 8214
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Munise Sabri
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
London SE9
“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".
“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 View 020 8103 8596
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Margaret Prince
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW2
I provide a one-to-one, face-to-face counselling and personal development service. The setting is a safe, comfortable, quiet and confidential place where you can explore and gain a deeper understanding of the issues you bring to counselling. I will support you in finding a new way of of working that has prevented you from leading the life you desire. I provide a holistic serviice that is bespoke to your needs by using an integrative approach, drawing from psychodynamic, person-centred and humanistic theories of counselling.
I provide a one-to-one, face-to-face counselling and personal development service. The setting is a safe, comfortable, quiet and confidential place where you can explore and gain a deeper understanding of the issues you bring to counselling. I will support you in finding a new way of of working that has prevented you from leading the life you desire. I provide a holistic serviice that is bespoke to your needs by using an integrative approach, drawing from psychodynamic, person-centred and humanistic theories of counselling.
020 3984 7942 View 020 3984 7942
Photo of Peter Connolly, Psychotherapist in London, England
Peter Connolly
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
London SW2
We all experience times when our usual ways of being in the world no longer seem to work for us. We can feel stuck or overwhelmed. Counselling can help us see things with fresh perspectives, opening up new possibilities to live a more authentic life with more satisfying connections with ourselves and others. I believe that with the right support, we have an amazing capacity to find our own answers and to be the source of our own healing. I aim to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for you to work through whatever it is that may be holding you back from living the life you really want to be living.
We all experience times when our usual ways of being in the world no longer seem to work for us. We can feel stuck or overwhelmed. Counselling can help us see things with fresh perspectives, opening up new possibilities to live a more authentic life with more satisfying connections with ourselves and others. I believe that with the right support, we have an amazing capacity to find our own answers and to be the source of our own healing. I aim to offer a safe, welcoming and non-judgemental space for you to work through whatever it is that may be holding you back from living the life you really want to be living.
020 4538 1778 View 020 4538 1778
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Jasmin Han
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
London E17  (Online Only)
I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and families. I currently work remotely via telephone or online video call. In my work I have found that people seek therapy for lots of different reasons during different points in their lives – you may be struggling with depression, relationship problems, a recent loss, low self-esteem, feeling anxious or stressed, or processing past hurts and trauma. You may not even know what brings you to therapy, but just have a feeling of being stuck and wanting to feel differently. These are all issues that we might explore together in therapy.
I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist working with individuals, couples and families. I currently work remotely via telephone or online video call. In my work I have found that people seek therapy for lots of different reasons during different points in their lives – you may be struggling with depression, relationship problems, a recent loss, low self-esteem, feeling anxious or stressed, or processing past hurts and trauma. You may not even know what brings you to therapy, but just have a feeling of being stuck and wanting to feel differently. These are all issues that we might explore together in therapy.
020 3984 7735 View 020 3984 7735
Photo of Maria Martinez, Psychotherapist in London, England
Maria Martinez
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified
London SW1V  (Online Only)
Life often presents us with unexpected challenges, leaving us with a sense of distress and overwhelm. I understand that opening up about your thoughts and feelings can be daunting. That is why I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to support the challenges you might be encountering. Whether you're experiencing depression, anxiety, the complexities of relationships, the effects of past trauma, the weight of grief, or simply seeking to develop a deeper self-understanding and purpose, my approach is tailored to your unique needs.
Life often presents us with unexpected challenges, leaving us with a sense of distress and overwhelm. I understand that opening up about your thoughts and feelings can be daunting. That is why I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to support the challenges you might be encountering. Whether you're experiencing depression, anxiety, the complexities of relationships, the effects of past trauma, the weight of grief, or simply seeking to develop a deeper self-understanding and purpose, my approach is tailored to your unique needs.
020 3763 8762 View 020 3763 8762
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India Haylor
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
London W8
I am an accredited OCD specialist with 18 years of professional experience following my own journey with OCD. I train, treat, write, speak about OCD and am a huge advocate of specialised mental healthcare. I believe all clients have the right to this, as they do with physical healthcare. I have developed a NICE-directed, evidence-based CBT protocol for OCD which offers real, effective 3rd generation treatment, delivered with compassion & expertise.
I am an accredited OCD specialist with 18 years of professional experience following my own journey with OCD. I train, treat, write, speak about OCD and am a huge advocate of specialised mental healthcare. I believe all clients have the right to this, as they do with physical healthcare. I have developed a NICE-directed, evidence-based CBT protocol for OCD which offers real, effective 3rd generation treatment, delivered with compassion & expertise.
020 4538 6628 View 020 4538 6628
Photo of Kate Alice Taylor, Psychotherapist in London, England
Kate Alice Taylor
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW1W
Having trained as Group Analyst and psychotherapist after working in the corporate sector, I bring a range of life and professional experience to my practice. I am a qualified Group Analyst and Psychotherapist, working with groups, and individuals. My experience extends from training and working in the NHS, to the voluntary sector, private practice and to post graduate education as the Convenor of the Qualifying Course at the Institute of Group Analysis.
Having trained as Group Analyst and psychotherapist after working in the corporate sector, I bring a range of life and professional experience to my practice. I am a qualified Group Analyst and Psychotherapist, working with groups, and individuals. My experience extends from training and working in the NHS, to the voluntary sector, private practice and to post graduate education as the Convenor of the Qualifying Course at the Institute of Group Analysis.
020 3835 2880 View 020 3835 2880
Photo of Andrew Palmer, Counsellor in London, England
Andrew Palmer
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London SW17  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Andrew and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in South West London. Usually working on an open-ended basis, I provide a safe and accepting environment where clients can look to find a deeper understanding of themselves, exploring areas where they may feel stuck, uncover repeating patterns in their relationships or confront and overcome negative behaviours, thoughts and feelings that may be getting in the way of them achieving a happier, more contented life.
Hello, my name is Andrew and I am a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist based in South West London. Usually working on an open-ended basis, I provide a safe and accepting environment where clients can look to find a deeper understanding of themselves, exploring areas where they may feel stuck, uncover repeating patterns in their relationships or confront and overcome negative behaviours, thoughts and feelings that may be getting in the way of them achieving a happier, more contented life.
07723 472884 View 07723 472884
Photo of Vicky Paraskeva, Psychotherapist in London, England
Vicky Paraskeva
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
London E15  (Online Only)
Hey there! If you're going through a rough patch—feeling a bit down or anxious, struggling with a bunch of confusing thoughts, or finding it hard to concentrate—I've got your back. I've dealt with these issues before and got some pretty awesome results. I know it takes guts to reach out for help, and I totally get it. If you're ready to tackle stuff like boosting your coping skills, kicking those negative thoughts to the curb, and adopting healthier behaviours for a fulfilling life, you're in the right place!
Hey there! If you're going through a rough patch—feeling a bit down or anxious, struggling with a bunch of confusing thoughts, or finding it hard to concentrate—I've got your back. I've dealt with these issues before and got some pretty awesome results. I know it takes guts to reach out for help, and I totally get it. If you're ready to tackle stuff like boosting your coping skills, kicking those negative thoughts to the curb, and adopting healthier behaviours for a fulfilling life, you're in the right place!
020 4538 7475 View 020 4538 7475
Photo of Marisol Corona, Counsellor in London, England
Marisol Corona
Counsellor, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
London SW4
My ideal client is someone who wants help to gain a deeper understanding of themself, and increase their self-esteem and confidence, thus allowing them to live the life they want. As your therapist, I will aim to facilitate and encourage you to trust yourself, make your own decisions and find your own solutions.
My ideal client is someone who wants help to gain a deeper understanding of themself, and increase their self-esteem and confidence, thus allowing them to live the life they want. As your therapist, I will aim to facilitate and encourage you to trust yourself, make your own decisions and find your own solutions.
01929 500560 View 01929 500560
Photo of Ciro Cambuli, Psychotherapist in London, England
Ciro Cambuli
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
London SW2  (Online Only)
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.
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 View 07919 103582
Photo of William Berisch Secretan, Psychotherapist in London, England
William Berisch Secretan
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
4 Endorsed
London NW3
With twenty years experience in the field, I offer highly skilled psychotherapy to individuals and groups in my private practice. I am also Lead Psychotherapist for a specialist NHS service in West London treating adults with severe, complex and enduring mental health problems. Within the NHS I manage and supervise other psychologists and psychotherapists as well as well as providing specialist consultation and treatment. In my private practice, I work with a wider range of people experiencing everything from mental and emotional distress to major life changes as well as those who are seeking to make more meaning in their lives.
With twenty years experience in the field, I offer highly skilled psychotherapy to individuals and groups in my private practice. I am also Lead Psychotherapist for a specialist NHS service in West London treating adults with severe, complex and enduring mental health problems. Within the NHS I manage and supervise other psychologists and psychotherapists as well as well as providing specialist consultation and treatment. In my private practice, I work with a wider range of people experiencing everything from mental and emotional distress to major life changes as well as those who are seeking to make more meaning in their lives.
01803 222187 View 01803 222187
Photo of Sara Godoli, Psychotherapist in London, England
Sara Godoli
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
London W2
In therapy I work with people to look at, understand and transform the disempowering beliefs they hold about life and themselves. People often find themselves stuck, lose meaning in their life, struggle with relationships, misplace a sense of who they are. I also offer a safe environment for people to look at their anger, including parental anger. I believe each one of us has got a collection of fears, anxieties and vulnerabilities collected since birth. No doubt we deploy any possible resource to defend against or ignore them. I find that psychotherapy's goal is showing a path to a lighter, more peaceful and vital way of being.
In therapy I work with people to look at, understand and transform the disempowering beliefs they hold about life and themselves. People often find themselves stuck, lose meaning in their life, struggle with relationships, misplace a sense of who they are. I also offer a safe environment for people to look at their anger, including parental anger. I believe each one of us has got a collection of fears, anxieties and vulnerabilities collected since birth. No doubt we deploy any possible resource to defend against or ignore them. I find that psychotherapy's goal is showing a path to a lighter, more peaceful and vital way of being.
07799 560614 View 07799 560614
Photo of Jessie laura Cahn, Counsellor in London, England
Jessie laura Cahn
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
London SW17
Not accepting new clients
Therapy is a simple conversation with someone who is trained to listen to you. I currently work in both the charitable and private sector. This means I have experience of supporting people from all walks of life coping with a broad range of difficulties such as, depression, anxiety, addiction, childhood trauma and many more. I am fully qualified and have an MA/PGDip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. As an integrative therapist I draw from different approaches in order to listen effectively to your individual experience. I offer long term and short term counselling and psychotherapy in South London.
Therapy is a simple conversation with someone who is trained to listen to you. I currently work in both the charitable and private sector. This means I have experience of supporting people from all walks of life coping with a broad range of difficulties such as, depression, anxiety, addiction, childhood trauma and many more. I am fully qualified and have an MA/PGDip in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy. As an integrative therapist I draw from different approaches in order to listen effectively to your individual experience. I offer long term and short term counselling and psychotherapy in South London.
020 3958 4090 View 020 3958 4090
Photo of Alison Goolnik, Psychotherapist in London, England
Alison Goolnik
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
London W10
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or the cost of living crisis? Facing new job or exam jitters or university challenges? Are you depressed or self-harming? Do you dream of healthier relationships or improved self-esteem? I am an experienced psychotherapist, passionate about helping individuals manage anxiety, navigate life transitions, and improve self-esteem. I support individuals on their journey to positively change their mental health and emotional well-being.
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or the cost of living crisis? Facing new job or exam jitters or university challenges? Are you depressed or self-harming? Do you dream of healthier relationships or improved self-esteem? I am an experienced psychotherapist, passionate about helping individuals manage anxiety, navigate life transitions, and improve self-esteem. I support individuals on their journey to positively change their mental health and emotional well-being.
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Number of Counsellors in London

3,000+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in London who prioritize treating:

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

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
59% Vitality

How Counsellors in London see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
24% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in London?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.