Counselling in London

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Dr Sheena Kumar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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Feeling: Anxious • Stressed •Pressured •Low in mood. Are you working in a high pressured job and juggling the demands of our personal life? Those feelings of needing to always be ‘on’ and constantly striving are assumed states of being for our culture. Combine this with the difficulty’s life brings and our wellbeing and mental health start to deteriorate. I help you reduce the distress you are experiencing, through giving you strategies to manage the difficulties and helping you to understand and work through any underlying causes.
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London W4
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Fiona Austin
Psychotherapist, BACP
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As a positive psychologist I can help you out of the overwhelm, away from the anxiety and reducing the panic. • For you - I consider listening and a hearing your story to be paramount. It's often said "there's something about saying it out loud that brings about a shift" and it's true, I've seen it so often. "Fiona's style has been described by clients as 'more than just listening'. 'She is straight talking, informative and balanced but overall has a genuine and kind understanding."
01748 902468
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London W10
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Maggi Russell
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
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With all the complex challenges of modern life, anxiety and depression are on the increase. Seeing a psychotherapist/counsellor can provide a calm, safe space where you can find the support you need. Whether you are seeking short term counselling, or longer term psychotherapy, together we can explore whatever may be troubling you. Perhaps you are in need of a sympathetic person to talk to, someone who will listen without judgement to any difficulties you are experiencing in your life or relationships. You may be suffering from low self-esteem, or unexplained panic attacks. I will work with you in the way that suits you best.
020 3958 4412
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London N19
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Working Through
Counsellor, MA, COSRT General
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I work with people who might be struggling with sexual or relationship difficulties such as erectile dysfunction, rapid or delayed ejaculation, anxiety around sex, relationships and intimacy issues, sexual abuse or assault, sexual health issues, compulsive sexual behaviours, vulval pain conditions, vaginismus, dyspareunia (pain during intercourse), sexual orientation questions or insecurities, pornography issues, orgasmic or anorgasmic problems, sexual phobias or aversions, fears around lack of sexual experience, loss of desire, affairs, marital break ups, open relationships, kinks, bdsm, polyamory, addictions, codependency, trauma.
020 8103 5619
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London EC2M
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Raffaella Hilty
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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The choice to start psychotherapy may come for a variety of reasons. Becoming aware of repeating patterns of behaviour, struggling in personal and professional relationships, coming to terms with a particular traumatic event, or with feelings of depression, lack of purpose and meaning. Ultimately, there will be a unique reason for each person. Whilst my work takes into account the influence of the past onto the present, it also places as much attention to the future and to the fact that in the present psychological suffering there may be the potential for a meaningful new direction.
020 8629 5259
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London NW8
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Cate Hawke
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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Would other people say that you’ve made a success of your life but you feel like there’s something missing? Would you like things to be different but have no idea what this would look like or where to begin? Perhaps you’ve realised that your trusted patterns of behaviour and coping strategies are no longer working for you, leaving you feeling stressed, anxious and overwhelmed. Events in our lives can leave us feeling uncertain about the future and questioning who we are and where we would like to go next. Counselling and psychotherapy offer the breathing space to make sense of your life and what you might like to be different.
020 3389 6531
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London EC1V
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Dr. Kanchi Gunaratna
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
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I am a HCPC Registered Chartered Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS). I have a breadth and depth of experience in the principles of Psychology spanning 30 plus years. I treat a wide range of psychological difficulties including long term conditions. I aim to make the therapeutic arena a safe and comfortable space so that you feel able to share difficult and challenging issues. My goal is to empower you with skills and techniques enabling you to move forward in life, and to maintain progress after therapy is completed.
020 8106 2173
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London SW8
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Your Therapy Ltd
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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I am a certified Counsellor, specialising in Integrative Counselling. My therapeutic approach to each individual client is to bring together different elements of specific therapies such as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic, Person-Centred, Humanistic Approach and Mindfulness. There is no single approach that can treat an individual in all situations. I take the view that each person needs to be considered and Integrative Therapy techniques must be tailored to his or her personal needs and circumstances. I have been working as a personal Therapist for over 10 years.
01992 927816
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London E17
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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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Victoria Talking Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
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Hello and thank you for viewing my profile. Taking the first step to seeking help can be daunting, so let’s take it together. My name is Victoria, and I’m a humanistic psychotherapist based in London. I work with clients online on an open ended basis or for an agreed time period. Wherever you are, and wherever you are going, I am here to listen to you and accompany you on your emotional journey.
020 3962 0866
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London W2
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Lorena Dolan-Chandler
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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At times life and relationships can be stressful and demanding. No-one lives their life in isolation and our relationships might become challenging. We may develop ways of dealing with these challenges that may, inadvertently, cause us anxiety, depression, low self-esteem and relationship difficulties. I am interested in helping people develop different strategies and take on a different position within their relationships, either by working with individuals or the whole family. I have experience in helping both adults and young people. I have also worked with couples with their relationships or their co-parenting experiences.
020 4538 4402
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London E17
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Victoria Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
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I am a qualified and registered Integrative Counsellor with many years experience working with those suffering from anxiety, depression, stress, adolescent issues, trauma, anger management, relationship problems and much more. I offer solution focused short-term counselling or long-term open ended psychotherapy. I work in a supportive, caring and non-judgemental manner and offer a safe space for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
01372 677138
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London SW7
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Emma Wallen
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
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I have been helping many people for many years connect with their higher selves and begin to see their pain and challenges from a completely different perspective. No more fighting, distracting or blaming yourself. Your time with me will be crucial to your healing, so we will work together to understand your trauma, stress and why your relationships are bringing up so much pain. You will work hard to overcome the obstacles but, you will be held gently, securely and professionally throughout.
07480 538203
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London SW16
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Kate Pryce
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
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I am a clinical psychologist with over 10 years' experience of working in the NHS. As a clinical psychologist I am trained to provide a range of psychological therapies for many different problems. In my private practice I focus on using a form of psychological therapy called Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). Research evidence indicates that CBT can help with many difficulties which include: · Anxiety based problems including: · panic attacks · post-traumatic stress disorder · obsessive compulsive disorder · social anxiety · health anxiety · phobias · Depression and low mood · Sleep difficulties · Low self esteem · Problematic perfectionism · Eating disorders · Sleep difficulties · Anger
020 3870 3852
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London E1
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Rebeca Robertson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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As a psycho-dynamic practitioner, I see my role first as to provide you with a safe and confidential space in which explore whatever issues you may be experiencing. At unpacking what seem to be the problem, I would listen up to the symptoms but my interest would be on the collaborative understanding of the underlying cause. Exploring and understanding this, would be the body of the work. And it is that, what brings change, and a change that is lasting because will be located not in the symptom but on what caused it in the first place.
020 3893 3284
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London W1U
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Ljiljana (Lila) Despotovic
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
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Hello, I'm Lila, an Integrative psychotherapist and counsellor practising in south-east London and online. My aim is to help you make sense of your difficulties and find ways of overcoming them or managing them better and ultimately, to help empower you to make the changes that you want, in order to live more fulfilling and meaningful lives. I have over 10 years of professional experience, which includes work withing the NHS, charity and private sectors with clients from diverse backgrounds and with a variety of issues.
020 8154 5253
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London SE14
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Nina Stefanie Lochle
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
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All of us can encounter moments in our lives where our habitual ways of doing things don’t seem to work any longer and we get stuck. Counselling can help working through these difficulties, by becoming aware of what we do and how we do it and whether our ways of thinking or doing things are helpful or not. This awareness is the foundation for change and together we can find new perspectives and kinder ways of engaging with yourself, that enable you to experiment with a wider variety of choices and support you leading a happier and more satisfying life.
07949 804042
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London SW2
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Phillip Ellington
Counsellor, MBACP
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To the outside observer the field of psychotherapy offers a bewildering array of approaches. My suggestion is that you don’t try to choose between them, but focus instead on the person you might work with. In many ways, your relationship with your counsellor is the key to getting the results you want. So, you need someone you can trust and be absolutely open with. Tune into your feelings. Let them to help you decide which candidates are empathic, respectful and honest. Did you feel treated as an equal? Did you leave a meeting feeling warm?
020 4538 0381
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London SW9
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Anna Gray
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
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Hello. Do you need some support right now? You may be dealing with feeling lost or overwhelmed, new changes, or perhaps old feelings that have reopened. I offer a calm and accepting presence, and I believe in the value of reconnecting to yourself and someone else: having the time and someone supportive to talk things through with could help you reduce overwhelm, find perspective, and develop your self-acceptance and confidence.
07479 270123
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London NW10
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Photo of Frances Hollingdale, Psychotherapist in London, England
Frances Hollingdale
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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Making decisions, or coping with anxiety and isolation may be among the great challenges facing us in this period of uncertainty. Relationships with family, friends and partners may be under new pressure . Work - too much or too little - takes on a new meaning. Fear and potential loss may feel very close. Staying connected with others is important, along with a connection with our sense of self and who we are. Finding a sense of peace and reflective space can feel very difficult to manage. I believe that therapy offers an opportunity to develop internal support and healthy ways to manage your current challenges.
020 3974 2343
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London E17
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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.