Counselling in London

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Photo of Ali Bushell, Counsellor in London, England
Ali Bushell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer help to people who worry or fear that they won't be understood or that they will be judged by others. Whoever you are, whatever the issue is, I'd like to be able to offer a space for you to be heard and accepted. I can offer a private and safe space simply to be without a mask if that's what you need, or if you have a clear idea of what you want to achieve I'd like to help make that happen. I can work in either a very loose or a structured and outcome-focused way, whichever appeals to you more. But however we decide to work, my focus is always what you want, what you need, what you dream of that you would like to make real.
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London E1
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Marya Kanwal
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I work with a diverse range of people with all sorts of symptoms, including: depression, general and social anxiety, specific phobias, low self-esteem, OCD and PTSD. However, my areas of specialism and interest are: Adapting to and living with the consequences of long-term illness (e.g. chronic fatigue, IBS, etc). PTSD. Poor self-esteem and difficulties in relationships (conflict, struggling to maintain relationships). Bereavement. Dealing with life transitions/change.
020 3838 0781
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London SE10
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Christopher J Alderton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Hi and welcome, I’m Chris and I am a BACP registered counsellor and psychotherapist. I work with a wide variety of clients from all walks of life, with particular experience working with those in The Arts. Life can be challenging, but whatever you are facing you don’t have to face it alone. I’ll work with you to create a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship that will help you to flourish. I am here for you and your wellbeing, and humour, creativity, and sensitivity will be central pillars of our journey together.
020 3871 8689
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London W1W
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Salvo La Rosa
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Salvo La Rosa and I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist and EMDR Europe Accredited Practitioner. Whatever your wound or life struggle, I will offer a calm and professional space to help you navigate through your current circumstances and towards a direction that is true and right for you. I would work with you to understand where you'd like to get to and to help you build on your own resilience and resources. I work in a compassionate way with the legacy of the past and to assist you as you expand your coping skills and achieve more and more of your qualities and potential.
020 3984 9536
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London W1W
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Shireen Sultana
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
07588 683393
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London EC4R
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Michaela Thomas
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Verified
You’re overwhelmed and exhausted, but you're too busy to allow yourself the permission to take a break. You don't feel good enough, and beat yourself up for your mistakes - maybe you even lie awake at night, worrying about screwing up your kids or losing your work. No wonder you're tired, snappy and unhappy at times, from the lack of rest, recovery and balance in your life. Imagine if you could get your zest for life back, to feel a sense of ease and peace, and calm that overwhelm. You would be more focused, efficient and effective, getting your work done in less time, with more time for fun with your family.
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London EC1M
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Bert-Jan Zuiderduin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer a compassionate and confidential environment, where people can feel safe to explore difficulties in their life and relationships in a way that is accepting and non-judgmental. Over the years, I have worked with a wide variety of people, supporting them through difficult times, helping them to express and understand their thoughts, feelings and behaviour better, which can be a transformative experience.
020 3974 1659
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London SW11
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Mirna Saad
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Verified
My areas of speciality include working with: OCD, Panic disorder, phobias, low self-esteem, Depression, generalised anxiety disorder, PTSD, managing long-term health conditions, bereavement, abuse, anger management, health anxiety, obsessions. Areas of impact I can help with: relationships, family, friendships, work, sexuality, physical health, change, break ups, crisis moments. Emotions I can help you manage/regulate: sadness, anxiety, emotional instability, low mood, panic, stress, terror, shame, guilt.
020 3872 2647
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London SW17
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Photo of Chryssa Chalkia, Psychotherapist in London, England
Chryssa Chalkia
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Verified
3 Endorsed
Are you in a space where you feel overwhelmed, stressed or depressed? Do you feel stuck and unsatisfied with your life or your relationship? Do you struggle managing your emotions or controlling your behaviour? Is work taking over your life? Or maybe you feel the need to make a change in your life? Take action and let's talk. Sometimes we need a little help to improve and advance on to the next step in our lives. No matter how those steps may feel I can support you to achieve your goals.
020 3962 0643
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London W1B
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Hamied Ghadimi
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Verified
1 Endorsed
I aim to provide a compassionate, safe and non-judgmental space for you to attend to yourself. You may be seeking therapy to deal with your relationships, your life in general, anxiety, depression, crisis of meaning and life purpose- to name but a few. My hope is that this space will offer you a precious opportunity for you to take a fresh look at yourself and your life. My approach is based on the belief that as social beings our challenges need to be looked at in the context of our relationships. We also look at your individual and inner processes to improve self awareness.
020 4538 1756
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London SW20
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Josephine Basedow
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I offer relational psychodynamic therapy and trauma informed therapy to individuals - I am experienced working with: anxiety/social anxiety, depression, trauma, anger, shame, identity, life transitions, family issues, work and relationships, childhood sexual abuse and disordered eating. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and compassionate space to reflect together with you wherever you are at.
01303 765417
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London E9
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Anna Jones
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
You will have your own, deeply personal reasons for seeking therapy. The process of therapy can support you to explore and shift difficult feelings such as anxiety or low mood; the impact of trauma, abuse or neglect; or difficult relationship patterns. By creating a safe and challenging environment, and a strong therapeutic relationship, we can work together to shift difficult feelings and relationship patterns. This will allow you to explore new ways of relating to yourself and others. I am also particularly interested in issues of diversity and access to therapy, and therefore offer lower fees where appropriate.
020 3962 1953
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London SE26
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Healing Psychotherapy and Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Why are you here? Perhaps you are feeling overwhelmed, anxious or sad. You may need help to cope with a crisis or relationship issue. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety or a lack of confidence and self-belief. You may be coming to terms with the devastating effects of being a survivor of sexual, physical or psychological abuse. Sometimes we need to talk to a Professional. I am a Psychotherapist and Sex & Relationship Therapist and a registered member of both the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP) and The College of Sex and Relationship Therapists (RegCOSRT).
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London W1U
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Malcolm Peterson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I work in North & South London N1 & SE1 and Sheffield on a Thursday. I work with people who have had problems in their relationships, suffered with depression and anxiety, difficulty in managing emotions or have suffered bereavements. Others have work related stress and burnout as well as many other issues that impact on people & their psychological health. I provide weekly psychotherapy as well as referred to as offer Eye Movment Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help people who have been exposed to traumatic events/suffered trauma, this is also effective for treating phobias.
020 3984 8091
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London SE1
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Julia Kassler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
Struggling with loss or change in your life - feel stuck - find it hard to trust - can't connect with others - feeling lost or alone - sense of no control in your life - finding it hard to understand what is happening to you. If any of the above feels like something you are experiencing talking to someone can help. Being able to talk to someone who allows you to explore what is happening for you non-judgementally can help you understand how you see yourself and others in your life, challenge behaviours and patterns, and help you develop skills for the future.
01748 901761
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London W4
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Photo of Robert Draper, Psychotherapist in London, England
Robert Draper
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Verified
People seek therapy for all kinds of reasons; some people want to learn how to handle their emotions differently; some want to improve relationships with others; some are struggling to move beyond abuse or trauma and others feel overwhelmed with feelings of depression or anxiety. While everybody's situation is different, considerable benefits can be derived from accessing the 'talking cure'. Understanding more about your feelings can lead to you becoming a more empowered and contented version of yourself.
01748 902271
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London W6
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Photo of Andrew Ballance, Counsellor in London, England
Andrew Ballance
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Verified
I work with adults of all ages and young people mainly here in East London and also online. If you find yourself stuck, having a difficult time, or maybe unclear about who you are or what to do, I believe I can support you in taking the next steps forward.
020 8103 3974
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London E8
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Joakim Parknas
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Verified
My name is Joakim Parknas and I'm a qualified Psychotherapist and a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy of which I adhere to its code of ethics for good practice. I work from an integrative therapeutic approach, which means that I'm trained in several different therapeutic disciplines. This allows me to draw from a vast knowledge base in order to accommodate my clients needs. My aim with the therapy is to allow my clients to explore themselves in a professional setting. I believe that everyone is equipped with enough resources to lead a fulfilling life.
01748 902441
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London W3
Photo of Joanna Wajszczuk, Psychotherapist in London, England
Joanna Wajszczuk
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
I am an accredited UKCP Gestalt Psychotherapist working in English and Polish. I have been working as a psychotherapist in private practice for over 10 years. Before becoming a psychotherapist I have worked in various mental health settings – social care, outreach support, family support, supported living accommodations, project management, NHS and Mind.
020 3984 9798
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London EC3V
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Photo of Sara Godoli, Psychotherapist in London, England
Sara Godoli
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified
Verified
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
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London W2
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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.