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At BalanceUK
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SE1
Sometimes in life we can get stuck and can end up feeling hopeless and unable to find a way forward. At Balance is a therapeutic service. Working with you to understand the barriers that are holding you back and help you to find options and possibilities that could help you take that first step forward. Is anxiety holding you back. Is trauma blocking your potential? Are your stress levels becoming unmanageble?
Sometimes in life we can get stuck and can end up feeling hopeless and unable to find a way forward. At Balance is a therapeutic service. Working with you to understand the barriers that are holding you back and help you to find options and possibilities that could help you take that first step forward. Is anxiety holding you back. Is trauma blocking your potential? Are your stress levels becoming unmanageble?
020 4538 7917 View 020 4538 7917
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Amir Oren
Psychologist, MA, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London NW4
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
I have extensive experience working with both children and adults coping with different psychological symptoms and medical conditions. Over the years I have worked extensively with people with problems such as depression and anxiety (e.g. stress, OCD, specific phobias, health worries, sleep problems, skin picking and trichotillomania). I also have experience in working with children with ADHD and providing consultations to parents on different parenting issues (e.g. behavioura
07446 870934 View 07446 870934
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Monika Grabinska
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London E17
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist. I work with children of all ages, adolescents and adults. I believe in accepting the person as they are and that everyone has the capacity within themselves to heal. My main aim in therapy is to create a safe environment where my clients feel accepted and understood. At the heart of my practice is the therapeutic relationship and that through this, the client will have different experiences of relating with others which leads to positive shifts over time in their lives.
I am a qualified integrative psychotherapist. I work with children of all ages, adolescents and adults. I believe in accepting the person as they are and that everyone has the capacity within themselves to heal. My main aim in therapy is to create a safe environment where my clients feel accepted and understood. At the heart of my practice is the therapeutic relationship and that through this, the client will have different experiences of relating with others which leads to positive shifts over time in their lives.
020 3667 1871 View 020 3667 1871
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Giorgia C Bertoni
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E8  (Online Only)
I'm a psychodynamic therapist working primarily with issues related to sex, intimacy and relationships. I am sex positive and specialise in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship diversity, meaning I'm LGBTQIA+ inclusive, BDSM/Kink conscious, polyamorous/non-monogamous aware and sex worker allied. I have extensive experience working with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor body image, internalised shame, stigmatisation due to being a sex worker, fear of intimacy, self-harm, trauma and childhood abuse.
I'm a psychodynamic therapist working primarily with issues related to sex, intimacy and relationships. I am sex positive and specialise in Gender, Sexuality and Relationship diversity, meaning I'm LGBTQIA+ inclusive, BDSM/Kink conscious, polyamorous/non-monogamous aware and sex worker allied. I have extensive experience working with difficulties such as depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, poor body image, internalised shame, stigmatisation due to being a sex worker, fear of intimacy, self-harm, trauma and childhood abuse.
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Tara Sutin
Psychotherapist, PsychD, BPC
Verified Verified
London SW1E
I offer a confidential space to think together about things that are concerning you. It is likely that we will consider how your past experiences are impacting on your current struggles. This work can support you through a period of crisis or through a more general sense of things feeling low.
I offer a confidential space to think together about things that are concerning you. It is likely that we will consider how your past experiences are impacting on your current struggles. This work can support you through a period of crisis or through a more general sense of things feeling low.
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Dan Jones
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1W
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor at the Minster Centre in London. Being integrative means that I draw on several different therapeutic approaches. These may include ways to help us to make sense of your current patterns of relating to others and yourself in terms of past experiences; It may involve ways to understand how painful memories can be locked away in your body. I also bring an appreciation of the socio-political context in which we live, and the impact of structural oppression, particularly on people with minoritised experience.
I trained as an Integrative Counsellor at the Minster Centre in London. Being integrative means that I draw on several different therapeutic approaches. These may include ways to help us to make sense of your current patterns of relating to others and yourself in terms of past experiences; It may involve ways to understand how painful memories can be locked away in your body. I also bring an appreciation of the socio-political context in which we live, and the impact of structural oppression, particularly on people with minoritised experience.
020 3828 7672 View 020 3828 7672
Photo of Leoni Lombaard Play Therapy, Psychotherapist in London, England
Leoni Lombaard Play Therapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
London SW20
I am a play therapist, working directly with children (aged between 4 to 11) whilst supporting the whole family. Utilising creative techniques and therapeutic play, play therapy helps children express themselves, work towards understanding their emotions and thoughts, and make sense of their life experiences. I provide an accepting and safe environment where children is helped to develop increased self-awareness and have the freedom to explore and process their emotions and any difficulties impacting on them. Materials used includes dolls, miniature animals, paint, sensory toys, sand and water beads to aid children's process.
I am a play therapist, working directly with children (aged between 4 to 11) whilst supporting the whole family. Utilising creative techniques and therapeutic play, play therapy helps children express themselves, work towards understanding their emotions and thoughts, and make sense of their life experiences. I provide an accepting and safe environment where children is helped to develop increased self-awareness and have the freedom to explore and process their emotions and any difficulties impacting on them. Materials used includes dolls, miniature animals, paint, sensory toys, sand and water beads to aid children's process.
020 3816 3765 View 020 3816 3765
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Katerina Fotopoulou
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London NW6
I am a chartered counselling psychologist, and UKCP registered psychotherapist with experience in working with adults of different ages and life challenges, including relational challenges, psychological pain, physical health problems, acquired brain injury or disease. My practice is influenced by three axons: philosophical perspectives on a meaningful life, specialist clinical knowledge on and experience with mental suffering and contemporary scientific knowledge about the mind and the brain.
I am a chartered counselling psychologist, and UKCP registered psychotherapist with experience in working with adults of different ages and life challenges, including relational challenges, psychological pain, physical health problems, acquired brain injury or disease. My practice is influenced by three axons: philosophical perspectives on a meaningful life, specialist clinical knowledge on and experience with mental suffering and contemporary scientific knowledge about the mind and the brain.
020 3893 2285 View 020 3893 2285
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Alexander Isaksson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N1
Welcome. This is a space for you in which your voice matters and deserves to be heard. I offer a warm, attentive and supportive relationship that is just for you. The core of my work is Integrative Psychotherapy (Mindfulness-based) in a one-to-one setting from Islington and Hackney.
Welcome. This is a space for you in which your voice matters and deserves to be heard. I offer a warm, attentive and supportive relationship that is just for you. The core of my work is Integrative Psychotherapy (Mindfulness-based) in a one-to-one setting from Islington and Hackney.
020 3319 6682 View 020 3319 6682
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Perch Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London W1W  (Online Only)
Transform Your Relationship Today! Is your relationship feeling strained? Do you long for the connection you once had with your partner? Look no further! As certified therapists on Psychology Today, we specialize in helping couples reignite the passion and rebuild trust through expert counselling.
Transform Your Relationship Today! Is your relationship feeling strained? Do you long for the connection you once had with your partner? Look no further! As certified therapists on Psychology Today, we specialize in helping couples reignite the passion and rebuild trust through expert counselling.
020 3893 2387 View 020 3893 2387
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ACT CBT online Clinical Psychologist Dr Phil Lurie
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE1  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a daunting but enriching experience, and I hope that I can help you improve your well-being! I pride myself on making sessions affordable, informative, practical, reflective, challenging, and life-affirming. I will also give you ideas and exercises for in-between sessions, which is where a lot of the change happens. I am integral and compassionate and only offer strategies and new ways of thinking that I would welcome for myself. And I will also include more 'existential' questions about your values, purpose, joy, creativity and connections in your life. Please contact me to organise an initial assessment session.
Therapy can be a daunting but enriching experience, and I hope that I can help you improve your well-being! I pride myself on making sessions affordable, informative, practical, reflective, challenging, and life-affirming. I will also give you ideas and exercises for in-between sessions, which is where a lot of the change happens. I am integral and compassionate and only offer strategies and new ways of thinking that I would welcome for myself. And I will also include more 'existential' questions about your values, purpose, joy, creativity and connections in your life. Please contact me to organise an initial assessment session.
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Fiona Coates Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London WC1N  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, registered with the BACP. I work with individuals and with couples for short term and long term periods. I provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to talk and explore the challenges they are facing and how this impacts their life. I respect the individuality of my clients, their experience and capacity to decide and choose their own destiny. You may have a goal or outcome you'd like to achieve, but often you may not, and this is okay. I work relationally and believe the supportive and trusting relationship between myself and my clients helps facilitate change and a way forward.
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, registered with the BACP. I work with individuals and with couples for short term and long term periods. I provide a safe and confidential space for my clients to talk and explore the challenges they are facing and how this impacts their life. I respect the individuality of my clients, their experience and capacity to decide and choose their own destiny. You may have a goal or outcome you'd like to achieve, but often you may not, and this is okay. I work relationally and believe the supportive and trusting relationship between myself and my clients helps facilitate change and a way forward.
020 3823 6181 View 020 3823 6181
Photo of Denise Alves Froede, Psychotherapist in London, England
Denise Alves Froede
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE24
I am a psychologist and registered psychotherapist. I work with a psychoanalytical approach also known as talking therapy. People come to Therapy for various reasons such as: anxiety, stress, ADHD, depression, sadness, procrastinations, panic attacks or other issues. Perhaps you are struggling understanding why you feel the way you do. You may wish to explore how you got where you are now in order to find your own solutions.
I am a psychologist and registered psychotherapist. I work with a psychoanalytical approach also known as talking therapy. People come to Therapy for various reasons such as: anxiety, stress, ADHD, depression, sadness, procrastinations, panic attacks or other issues. Perhaps you are struggling understanding why you feel the way you do. You may wish to explore how you got where you are now in order to find your own solutions.
020 8106 8826 View 020 8106 8826
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Dr Michelle Fong
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London E14  (Online Only)
Are you carrying a lot of stress on your own and feel unhappy or anxious? Maybe you keep finding yourself in relationships that don't make you happy or make you feel insecure or resentful? Maybe you get overwhelmed by trauma or painful experiences from your past? These could be new problems or problems you've been struggling with for a long time. We all have mental health needs and we don't have to suffer alone. With over 20 years of experience I am here to help you get your life back on track. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Level Schema Therapist and work in the NHS and in private healthcare.
Are you carrying a lot of stress on your own and feel unhappy or anxious? Maybe you keep finding yourself in relationships that don't make you happy or make you feel insecure or resentful? Maybe you get overwhelmed by trauma or painful experiences from your past? These could be new problems or problems you've been struggling with for a long time. We all have mental health needs and we don't have to suffer alone. With over 20 years of experience I am here to help you get your life back on track. I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and Certified Advanced Level Schema Therapist and work in the NHS and in private healthcare.
020 4538 4086 View 020 4538 4086
Photo of Claudia Croppo, Psychotherapist in London, England
Claudia Croppo
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1W
Have you been feeling lonely and isolated? Have those feelings impacted the way you perceive and connect with the world and people around you? Sometimes you may feel that difficult experiences from your past still haunt you, leaving very little space in your mind to be in the present. And it may feel hard to recognise the way you have been feeling lately. The mood swing, anxious and depressing feelings feel hard to manage. It can be daunting having to deal with confusing feelings and sensations and so much on your won, when you are just trying to be true to yourself.
Have you been feeling lonely and isolated? Have those feelings impacted the way you perceive and connect with the world and people around you? Sometimes you may feel that difficult experiences from your past still haunt you, leaving very little space in your mind to be in the present. And it may feel hard to recognise the way you have been feeling lately. The mood swing, anxious and depressing feelings feel hard to manage. It can be daunting having to deal with confusing feelings and sensations and so much on your won, when you are just trying to be true to yourself.
07481 358493 View 07481 358493
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Malik Rezzi
Psychotherapist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SE1
I was born and raised in multicultural societies all my life. Living in several different countries on 3 different continents (United Arab Emirates, Canada, Pakistan, Wales and England) has given me unique knowledge about culturally adapting therapy. It has also taught me to understand and work with many different kinds of people. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with the client to create a safe and comfortable space to address and potentially alleviate psychological trauma. I have extensive experience adapting contemporary therapy and counselling and tailoring it to unique cultural nuances.
I was born and raised in multicultural societies all my life. Living in several different countries on 3 different continents (United Arab Emirates, Canada, Pakistan, Wales and England) has given me unique knowledge about culturally adapting therapy. It has also taught me to understand and work with many different kinds of people. I believe in building a strong therapeutic relationship with the client to create a safe and comfortable space to address and potentially alleviate psychological trauma. I have extensive experience adapting contemporary therapy and counselling and tailoring it to unique cultural nuances.
020 3872 2437 View 020 3872 2437
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Emma Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London N1
We are all influenced by the people in our lives and the experiences we have had both past and present, all of which serve to shape and define us. Sometimes we need help in understanding how the culmination of these factors can get in the way of being able to live life fully and with ease. Maybe you're looking for relief from the pain of anxiety or depression. You could be struggling with life changes or loss. You may want a better relationship with yourself and/or those closest to you. I offer a non-judgemental space in which I can help you to explore your feelings, beliefs and patterns of behaviour.
We are all influenced by the people in our lives and the experiences we have had both past and present, all of which serve to shape and define us. Sometimes we need help in understanding how the culmination of these factors can get in the way of being able to live life fully and with ease. Maybe you're looking for relief from the pain of anxiety or depression. You could be struggling with life changes or loss. You may want a better relationship with yourself and/or those closest to you. I offer a non-judgemental space in which I can help you to explore your feelings, beliefs and patterns of behaviour.
020 3984 8318 View 020 3984 8318
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Cordy Griffiths
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW5
Sometimes life throws up challenges that are too hard to cope with alone and therapy provides a safe and confidential place to work through those challenges. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems or recurrent issues from your past, working with a trained therapist can help. There is no set formula for therapy but by talking through your problems in a non-judgemental space, you can gain more clarity on how you're feeling and why. With this new self-knowledge and insight, we can identify new ways of being that are more helpful to you now.
Sometimes life throws up challenges that are too hard to cope with alone and therapy provides a safe and confidential place to work through those challenges. Whether you're experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship problems or recurrent issues from your past, working with a trained therapist can help. There is no set formula for therapy but by talking through your problems in a non-judgemental space, you can gain more clarity on how you're feeling and why. With this new self-knowledge and insight, we can identify new ways of being that are more helpful to you now.
020 3910 1892 View 020 3910 1892
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queens counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E4
I am a fully qualified and insured Integrated Psychotherapist, specialising in Trauma, Addiction and Relationships. I have a person-centred approach, whereby the understanding of the client, their thoughts, feelings and behaviours are the focus, as opposed to any 'labels' that they may have been told or feel that they carry. I am also qualified in EFT ('Tapping') Integrated Energy Techniques and Hypnotherapy, which are safe and effective ways to manage strong feelings, whether in the body or mind, and process difficult experiences, memories and situations.
I am a fully qualified and insured Integrated Psychotherapist, specialising in Trauma, Addiction and Relationships. I have a person-centred approach, whereby the understanding of the client, their thoughts, feelings and behaviours are the focus, as opposed to any 'labels' that they may have been told or feel that they carry. I am also qualified in EFT ('Tapping') Integrated Energy Techniques and Hypnotherapy, which are safe and effective ways to manage strong feelings, whether in the body or mind, and process difficult experiences, memories and situations.
020 3835 5625 View 020 3835 5625
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Dr Barrah Manan Zaafer
Psychotherapist, MBBS
Verified Verified
London SW18  (Online Only)
A healing mind is a peaceful mind. That's what Peaceful Mind is all about. My name is Dr. Barrah Manan Zaafer, I am a Senior Member of ACCPH. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Medical degree, I bring a unique blend of medical expertise and therapeutic skills to my practice. With a deep understanding of both the biological and psychological aspects of human health, I offer holistic and personalised approaches to support my clients in their journey towards mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. My background allows me to integrate medical knowledge into therapy sessions to address care for both the client's mind and body.
A healing mind is a peaceful mind. That's what Peaceful Mind is all about. My name is Dr. Barrah Manan Zaafer, I am a Senior Member of ACCPH. As a Counsellor and Psychotherapist with a Medical degree, I bring a unique blend of medical expertise and therapeutic skills to my practice. With a deep understanding of both the biological and psychological aspects of human health, I offer holistic and personalised approaches to support my clients in their journey towards mental, emotional, and physical wellbeing. My background allows me to integrate medical knowledge into therapy sessions to address care for both the client's mind and body.
020 3856 7960 View 020 3856 7960

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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.