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Photo of Dr Annie Stubley, Psychotherapist in London, England
Dr Annie Stubley
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified Verified
London SW9
I work with adults (18+) on an individual basis. You may be dissatisfied with your life in some way and be seeking to address stuckness or regain your appetite for life, inspiration, creativity or sense of purpose. You may be suffering from stress, anxiety, shame, low self-esteem, intrusive thoughts or rumination, sadness, isolation, depression or feeling haunted by problems from your past experiences. Or you may be experiencing all these challenges to some extent.
I work with adults (18+) on an individual basis. You may be dissatisfied with your life in some way and be seeking to address stuckness or regain your appetite for life, inspiration, creativity or sense of purpose. You may be suffering from stress, anxiety, shame, low self-esteem, intrusive thoughts or rumination, sadness, isolation, depression or feeling haunted by problems from your past experiences. Or you may be experiencing all these challenges to some extent.
020 3657 3928 View 020 3657 3928
Photo of Damian Castello Counselling, Psychotherapist in London, England
Damian Castello Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E16
Are you wearing many different masks, because you long to be accepted? Keeping up the pretence is tiring isn’t it? You really want to be your true self, but somewhere down the line, you concluded that the real you is not good enough, is not worthy to be loved and find happiness. It can take a lot of courage to share your innermost thoughts and feelings with someone, particularly if you have had past experiences, where you did not feel heard or listened to; felt dismissed or your trust was broken. Trust is built over time and I want you to know that we can go at your own pace in therapy. I will accept you for who you are.
Are you wearing many different masks, because you long to be accepted? Keeping up the pretence is tiring isn’t it? You really want to be your true self, but somewhere down the line, you concluded that the real you is not good enough, is not worthy to be loved and find happiness. It can take a lot of courage to share your innermost thoughts and feelings with someone, particularly if you have had past experiences, where you did not feel heard or listened to; felt dismissed or your trust was broken. Trust is built over time and I want you to know that we can go at your own pace in therapy. I will accept you for who you are.
020 4538 1480 View 020 4538 1480
Photo of Christie E Goodall, Counsellor in London, England
Christie E Goodall
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London WC1X  (Online Only)
I am a fully accredited integrative counsellor specialising in CBT therapy. Over the years I have helped many clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, failure, perfectionism, procrastination, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder), Asperger's syndrome (and their families), narcissistic abuse, and childhood trauma. I am also trained in hypnotherapy and psychodynamic therapy in order to help with addictions and behaviours such as smoking, drinking, weight issues and the many of the issues above.
I am a fully accredited integrative counsellor specialising in CBT therapy. Over the years I have helped many clients with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss, failure, perfectionism, procrastination, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder), Asperger's syndrome (and their families), narcissistic abuse, and childhood trauma. I am also trained in hypnotherapy and psychodynamic therapy in order to help with addictions and behaviours such as smoking, drinking, weight issues and the many of the issues above.
020 4538 4165 View 020 4538 4165
Photo of Dr Gulshan Vazir, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Gulshan Vazir
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N6
I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist working in North London. I offer short and long-term therapy for various issues in the areas of adjustment and stress/coping concerns (home, school, work), mental health (i.e. anxiety, depression, PTSD), relationship based difficulties (working with couples and families), severe mental health illness including bipolar, personality disorders and addictions. My training includes Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Existential Therapy. I also have experience in physical health conditions and end of life care.
I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist working in North London. I offer short and long-term therapy for various issues in the areas of adjustment and stress/coping concerns (home, school, work), mental health (i.e. anxiety, depression, PTSD), relationship based difficulties (working with couples and families), severe mental health illness including bipolar, personality disorders and addictions. My training includes Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy and Existential Therapy. I also have experience in physical health conditions and end of life care.
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Photo of Simon Whalley, Psychologist in London, England
Simon Whalley
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London EC1A
I work using a variety of therapy models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and person-centred approaches. We will work together to form a safe space in which we can explore your issues and try to help you find a way out of your current difficulties. I view ourselves as constant works-in-progress and understand that sometimes we become stuck in life and unable to find ways forwards. We will work together to discover which approach or approaches best suit you in order to help you become unstuck from your current situation.
I work using a variety of therapy models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and person-centred approaches. We will work together to form a safe space in which we can explore your issues and try to help you find a way out of your current difficulties. I view ourselves as constant works-in-progress and understand that sometimes we become stuck in life and unable to find ways forwards. We will work together to discover which approach or approaches best suit you in order to help you become unstuck from your current situation.
020 8059 2729 View 020 8059 2729
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Simone Bienne
Counsellor, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
London W4
Are you struggling to stop the kind of thinking and feeling that stops you from moving forward and having what you want in life, love and sex? Do you want to create happy, healthy relationships rooted in confidence and security? Do you want an exciting sex life you enjoy? For 20 years I’ve been in private practice and an expert on UK/US TV helping thousands of people just like you have whole-life success and happiness. You too can let go of the past, overcome limiting beliefs, reset thinking patterns, transform trauma, feel positive emotions, increase sexual enjoyment, and create a new version of yourself, one that you LOVE.
Are you struggling to stop the kind of thinking and feeling that stops you from moving forward and having what you want in life, love and sex? Do you want to create happy, healthy relationships rooted in confidence and security? Do you want an exciting sex life you enjoy? For 20 years I’ve been in private practice and an expert on UK/US TV helping thousands of people just like you have whole-life success and happiness. You too can let go of the past, overcome limiting beliefs, reset thinking patterns, transform trauma, feel positive emotions, increase sexual enjoyment, and create a new version of yourself, one that you LOVE.
020 4538 9870 View 020 4538 9870
Photo of Henrik Lynggaard, Psychologist in London, England
Henrik Lynggaard
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1W
I work as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and I have consulting rooms in Central London and North London. I have more than 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS as well as in independent practice. In my experience people seek therapy for many different reasons. They may be facing a predicament, be anxious, depressed or confused, or feel stuck in repeating patterns of thoughts and behaviour that have adverse effects on their lives. They may have relationship difficulties or questions about their sexuality; they may be finding it difficult to deal with the loss of a person, a position or an identity.
I work as a psychoanalytic psychotherapist and I have consulting rooms in Central London and North London. I have more than 30 years’ experience of working in the NHS as well as in independent practice. In my experience people seek therapy for many different reasons. They may be facing a predicament, be anxious, depressed or confused, or feel stuck in repeating patterns of thoughts and behaviour that have adverse effects on their lives. They may have relationship difficulties or questions about their sexuality; they may be finding it difficult to deal with the loss of a person, a position or an identity.
020 3984 8911 View 020 3984 8911
Photo of Dr Marigold Hayes, Psychologist in London, England
Dr Marigold Hayes
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW13
My central aim is to help you better understand your difficulties and maximise your potential to overcome them. I believe that the most effective way to help you is through empowering you to be more able to manage day-to-day, enhance your self-confidence and improve your ability to feel in control of your mental health and wellbeing. My main approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I also have an interest in Psychodynamic ideas, which influence my therapeutic style.
My central aim is to help you better understand your difficulties and maximise your potential to overcome them. I believe that the most effective way to help you is through empowering you to be more able to manage day-to-day, enhance your self-confidence and improve your ability to feel in control of your mental health and wellbeing. My main approaches include Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Mindfulness. I also have an interest in Psychodynamic ideas, which influence my therapeutic style.
01748 901260 View 01748 901260
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Dr Benedict Hoff
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1G
I’m interested in what works. For you. So I take a pluralistic, integrative approach and don’t limit myself to one particular way of working. Whether you’re seeing me for counselling, schema-based therapy or psychosexual therapy, I'll tailor my approach to suit your needs. And it’s the relationship between you and I which will be central to the work. Because I’m not a friend, colleague or family member, you can think the unthinkable and speak the unspeakable in a judgement-free space. You can rely on me to be honest with you, and bring into your awareness your blind spots, and things on the edge of your awareness you might missing.
I’m interested in what works. For you. So I take a pluralistic, integrative approach and don’t limit myself to one particular way of working. Whether you’re seeing me for counselling, schema-based therapy or psychosexual therapy, I'll tailor my approach to suit your needs. And it’s the relationship between you and I which will be central to the work. Because I’m not a friend, colleague or family member, you can think the unthinkable and speak the unspeakable in a judgement-free space. You can rely on me to be honest with you, and bring into your awareness your blind spots, and things on the edge of your awareness you might missing.
01748 902515 View 01748 902515
Photo of Victoria Kearns, Psychotherapist in London, England
Victoria Kearns
Psychotherapist, COSRT General
Verified Verified
London E2
Welcome, I am Victoria Kearns (she/her), a COSRT and MBACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist with specialist training in supporting couples and individuals with relationship and psychosexual problems. I offer a confidential and compassionate space in which you can explore and reflect on your challenges, the way in which these affect you and your hopes for change. Sometimes the work will look backwards, reflecting on your past relationships or the dynamic between yourself and your partner, and at other times it will look forwards, and I may invite you to try different ways of connecting with yourself or others.
Welcome, I am Victoria Kearns (she/her), a COSRT and MBACP registered Integrative Psychotherapist with specialist training in supporting couples and individuals with relationship and psychosexual problems. I offer a confidential and compassionate space in which you can explore and reflect on your challenges, the way in which these affect you and your hopes for change. Sometimes the work will look backwards, reflecting on your past relationships or the dynamic between yourself and your partner, and at other times it will look forwards, and I may invite you to try different ways of connecting with yourself or others.
01923 961497 View 01923 961497
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Connections in Mind
Verified Verified
London SW4
Connections in Mind are a dedicated team of expert coaches committed to supporting executive function development in children, adolescents, education providers and adults. Executive functions are a set of brain processes that are found in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Executive function skills help us to plan and organise our responses, behaviour and emotions. These skills have a profound impact on children’s educational success, act as a strong indicator on educational outcomes during adolescence and promote health and independence in adulthood.
Connections in Mind are a dedicated team of expert coaches committed to supporting executive function development in children, adolescents, education providers and adults. Executive functions are a set of brain processes that are found in the prefrontal cortex of the brain. Executive function skills help us to plan and organise our responses, behaviour and emotions. These skills have a profound impact on children’s educational success, act as a strong indicator on educational outcomes during adolescence and promote health and independence in adulthood.
020 3870 3286 View 020 3870 3286
Photo of Basak Jeffreys, Psychotherapist in London, England
Basak Jeffreys
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W4
We live in a challenging world. There are times in our lives when we must endure pain, stress and loss whilst holding our business and personal lives together. Some people choose to work through their issues alone, perhaps considering reaching for help is as a sign of weakness. However, all healthy humans require personal connections. Talking with someone who has no relationship to your daily life, willing to listen and understand your concerns can help. I understand the pressures of difficult emotions and circumstances.
We live in a challenging world. There are times in our lives when we must endure pain, stress and loss whilst holding our business and personal lives together. Some people choose to work through their issues alone, perhaps considering reaching for help is as a sign of weakness. However, all healthy humans require personal connections. Talking with someone who has no relationship to your daily life, willing to listen and understand your concerns can help. I understand the pressures of difficult emotions and circumstances.
020 3985 8931 View 020 3985 8931
Photo of Jodi Mishcon, Psychotherapist in London, England
Jodi Mishcon
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London NW11
I offer warmth, openness and curiosity, providing a creative and flexible environment in which you can feel safe enough to explore all parts of yourself including those that might feel challenging or unacceptable. I hope that our work together will enable you to begin to heal and grow. At the core of my practice is my belief in the importance of seeing the individual in front of me and I aim to hear and learn to understand your needs in relation to you.
I offer warmth, openness and curiosity, providing a creative and flexible environment in which you can feel safe enough to explore all parts of yourself including those that might feel challenging or unacceptable. I hope that our work together will enable you to begin to heal and grow. At the core of my practice is my belief in the importance of seeing the individual in front of me and I aim to hear and learn to understand your needs in relation to you.
020 3835 4359 View 020 3835 4359
Photo of Andrew Palmer, Counsellor in London, England
Andrew Palmer
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified 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 Letishea McLean Counselling, Counsellor in London, England
Letishea McLean Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SE15
I am currently not accepting any new couples or in person referrals. Online sessions are available.
I am currently not accepting any new couples or in person referrals. Online sessions are available.
07481 345720 View 07481 345720
Photo of Ari Sotiriou, Psychotherapist in London, England
Ari Sotiriou
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE1  (Online Only)
I'm an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working online, helping individuals explore the underlying emotions and unconscious thoughts that influence their feelings, behaviours, and relationships. In our sessions, we'll work together to understand your unique experiences, identify patterns that may hold you back, and develop new ways of thinking and relating to yourself and others. My approach is collaborative, and I aim to create a warm and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard and supported. I look forward to getting to know you and working together to help you achieve your goals.
I'm an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working online, helping individuals explore the underlying emotions and unconscious thoughts that influence their feelings, behaviours, and relationships. In our sessions, we'll work together to understand your unique experiences, identify patterns that may hold you back, and develop new ways of thinking and relating to yourself and others. My approach is collaborative, and I aim to create a warm and non-judgmental space where you can feel heard and supported. I look forward to getting to know you and working together to help you achieve your goals.
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Photo of Charlie Maxwell, Psychotherapist in London, England
Charlie Maxwell
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London E1
Not accepting new clients
Hello, I'm Charlie. I'm an experienced and qualified psychotherapist working 1-to-1 with adults in London.
Hello, I'm Charlie. I'm an experienced and qualified psychotherapist working 1-to-1 with adults in London.
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Photo of Oliver Jarvis, Counsellor in London, England
Oliver Jarvis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N4
You may have an issue you would like to explore that’s clear in your mind, or you may feel lost and confused about what’s happening and aren’t sure where to begin. Either way, I offer a professional and non-judgemental space for whatever it is you would like to explore. Some may look for short-term crisis interventions, others for a long-term exploration of what has led to the current difficulties. Together, we can work towards understanding the underlying issues which contribute to current symptoms taking into account the social, cultural, sexual and psychological aspects of each individual's way of being in the world.
You may have an issue you would like to explore that’s clear in your mind, or you may feel lost and confused about what’s happening and aren’t sure where to begin. Either way, I offer a professional and non-judgemental space for whatever it is you would like to explore. Some may look for short-term crisis interventions, others for a long-term exploration of what has led to the current difficulties. Together, we can work towards understanding the underlying issues which contribute to current symptoms taking into account the social, cultural, sexual and psychological aspects of each individual's way of being in the world.
020 8138 8531 View 020 8138 8531
Photo of Nana Mensah, Counsellor in London, England
Nana Mensah
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE10
I am an experienced Person-Centred Counselling Psychotherapist specialising in Psychodynamic. This gives me the flexibility to tailor different therapeutic sessions. I use insights and techniques from several different schools of counselling. The heart of my practice is “person-centred” this means that you are the expert of your own process and personal development. This approach facilitates the personal growth and building relationships; between the clients and myself to enable us to explore and utilise the client's own strengths and personal identity.
I am an experienced Person-Centred Counselling Psychotherapist specialising in Psychodynamic. This gives me the flexibility to tailor different therapeutic sessions. I use insights and techniques from several different schools of counselling. The heart of my practice is “person-centred” this means that you are the expert of your own process and personal development. This approach facilitates the personal growth and building relationships; between the clients and myself to enable us to explore and utilise the client's own strengths and personal identity.
020 8138 8425 View 020 8138 8425
Photo of Natalia Maciel, Psychologist in London, England
Natalia Maciel
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London W1G
My practice is focused on listening and creating a space for exploring, understanding and help.I have trained as a psychologist in Argentina for 5 years and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). My training included different kinds of therapy, research, working in placements in the community, reflective practice and personal therapy. I have been working with adults in public mental health/community settings and in the charity and private sectors for just over ten years.
My practice is focused on listening and creating a space for exploring, understanding and help.I have trained as a psychologist in Argentina for 5 years and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). My training included different kinds of therapy, research, working in placements in the community, reflective practice and personal therapy. I have been working with adults in public mental health/community settings and in the charity and private sectors for just over ten years.
01895 547647 View 01895 547647

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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

71% Aviva
65% AXA PPP
58% 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.