Does life feel like its getting on top of you? Could you benefit from a place to take some time-out? At certain times we all experience difficulties and doubt, go through life transitions (career change, divorce, new relationship, mid-life crisis) or discover patterns in our lives that are un-supportive. Seeing a counsellor or psychotherapist can help you face these challenges and turn them into an opportunity for personal growth.
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.
You don’t have to deal with difficult feelings alone. Looking after your mental health is a priority don’t let feelings of anxiety and depression have a negative impact on your relationships work opportunities and overall emotional well-being. Don’t let unwanted past experiences, relationship difficulties and outdated self-perceptions cloud your here and now interactions. Unhelpful coping strategies thought patterns and beliefs can lead to self-destructive behaviours and feelings of despondency. By working through and identifying unhelpful patterns of coping, relating and functioning you can make the changes in your life.
I am a qualified Counsellor/Psychotherapist and a Psychologist. I have been a practicing counsellor and psychotherapist in London since 2010. I work with adults and couples dealing with a wide range of difficulties; individuals affected by domestic violence and trauma; and with the LGBTQI+ community. My practice is inclusive of all races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientations, ages, disabilities, and religious beliefs. I endeavour to understand and acknowledge how intersecting identities affect our lives, our relationships, and our sense of self as human beings.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, with over fifteen years of experience working within the NHS, voluntary and private sectors. I trained at the Tavistock Centre and I am a member of Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists as well as a member of British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists. I am accredited by the British Psychoanalytical Council. My experience includes working at the Counselling and Psychotherapy Department at Kings College Hospital, the Adults Complex Needs Service at the Tavistock and Portman NHS, The Centre for Better Health Counselling Service and Islington Bereavement Service.
I am a BACP qualified integrative psychotherapist and counsellor that has experience working with a range of issues. Working in an integrative way means that I use a number of approaches when working with clients. I believe that one size doesn't fit all. If you are feeling anxious, depressed or need a space to gain clarity on life situations, I can provide a space where we can collaborate together to reach your goals.
My clients to-date have varied in age and come from diverse backgrounds. I have successfully supported them through bereavement, anxiety, depression, and trauma. Together we have explored their formative experiences which has helped them to gain insight into their current patterns of behaviour, ultimately enabling them to change them.
I am a Counselling Psychologist with extensive experience supporting both adults and young people with their mental health, using evidence-based methods to reduce distress and promote wellbeing. I have worked in a variety of settings in the NHS, charitable and private sectors, supporting people living with challenges around physical health, sleep, and body image, as well as bereavement and loss. Other areas of expertise include working with stress, low mood, self-criticism, and anxiety related to health, identity, sense of purpose, social situations, and chronic worrying.
It is natural to feel lost or confused when facing emotional difficulties, such as the ending of a relationship, when going through big change or you are feeling overwhelmed by past events. You are not alone if you are experiencing anxiety, unhelpful behaviours or you are feeling isolated. These are human experiences that we can all go through. Psychotherapy provides a calm and non-judgemental space where you can reflect, explore and deal with the difficulties in your life.
Personal crisis and suffering provide opportunities for self-awareness and for supporting you in discovering patterns of behaviour and their underlying causes. Regardless of the intensity of your dilemma or the depth of your distress, I help you to stand back and explore your inner world. Gaining greater insight, discovering new perspectives, finding acceptance and emotional resolution from your suffering. I specialise in anxiety, abuse, trauma and addiction, areas that are so often interlinked. If you would just like to ask a question in confidence or make an arrangement to meet in person or online, please make contact.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist based in London, with experience in a wide variety of settings, including the NHS, third sector, and private organisations. My areas of expertise are trauma, mood, and affective and relational difficulties, and I have worked in specialist services in these areas for nearly 10 years. I work from an integrative perspective, and thus adapt my work to the experiences and needs of each client. I have a special interest in critical approaches to mental health; linguistically sensitive services; and working with different forms of expression, including through the body, with objects, music, or art.
Hello, I'm Simon Imrie, Senior Clinician at East London Mental Health. I operate from Shoreditch, specialising in helping men understand their feelings and so change their lives. Appointments available weekdays at various times, including some evenings. I offer Psychodynamic Psychotherapy helping you to explore your feelings and your behaviours in detail and so come to a deeper understanding of what makes you who you are. *****COVID-19 - I am working both online/telephone and face to face (following GOVT guidelines) and can be contacted in the usual ways - email, phone or at www.eastlondonmentalhealth.com *****
I help survivors of sexual abuse and violence, abusive relationships and other forms of violent trauma, whose trauma impacts on their minds, bodies, relationships and lives. I work with mind and body to help people recover as trauma is often held in the body, so its harder to put into words. I help people living with Chronic Lower Back Pain, where aggravated through depression, trauma or anxiety, through therapy & exercise as I am a Level 4 Lower Back Pain Specialist Personal Trainer as well. I also help women recovering from traumatic births, again with therapy for the trauma and post natal fitness, which I am also qualified in.
I am a Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC, working both privately and within the NHS as a Highly Specialist clinician. I specialise in working with adults, who may be experiencing complex difficulties with mood, anxiety, chronic pain, trauma and their relationships. I am trained across therapy modalities, but primarily from a Psychodynamic approach. I currently have availability for remote sessions and offer both brief and open-ended therapy. I believe that people are doing their best with what resources they have available and, in some cases, there can be value in talking through a situation to resolve sticking points.
Finding your CBT therapist in London can be a daunting task, but knowing if they have the correct credentials is harder. We at Onebright ensure people get better. As the Director of Clinical Services for our team of BABCP accredited cognitive behavioural therapists (the gold standard to practice CBT in the UK) I ensure that everyone is receiving evidence-based therapy. Our CBT therapists are mental health professionals with an additional Post-Graduate degree specifically in CBT. Accredited as a BABCP practitioner and supervisor, I understand how to help people achieve their therapy goals in the widest context.
I am an experienced Counsellor and Psychotherapist in Central London and Online, offering private therapy sessions for adults on a long, medium or short-term basis. I offer a warm, confidential and welcoming space for you, where you'll be able to discuss your problems and difficulties. You will feel respected, understood and valued; and we will work together towards the changes you want in your life. Please email me and we can have a brief conversation and book your first session.
Are you experiencing difficulties and challenges in your life, feeling confused or overwhelmed? We can all experience difficulties and challenges and you may now be feeling confused or overwhelmed by what is going on in your life and not be able to see a way through. In the past you may have been able to resolve your issue on your own or turned to family or friends but perhaps, now, these supports are not available. At times like these it can be helpful to talk to a professional who will provide a confidential space, listen non-judgementally and have the experience to support you explore your thoughts, behaviours and feelings.
Hello, I'm Emily - a modern, down-to-earth, integrative psychotherapist based in London and online. I specialise in working with Gen Y, Gen Z and the LGBTQ+ community. Sometimes I work within quite specific areas, including anxiety, burnout and stress, relationships, self-esteem, family dynamics, identity, and LGBTQ+ issues. At other times, people come to see me with a general sense of just wanting to feel more comfortable within themselves and their life - not because something in particular is 'wrong', but because they want things to feel more 'right'. Whatever it is that you want to explore in therapy, I will listen to you.
Are you living with higher levels of anxiety than those around you would’ve guessed? Pouring over moves you make, wishing you said or did things differently? Are you worrying at nighttime, despite all your best efforts not to? When our internal alarm system gets activated and the button to turn it off seems to have gone missing, it has a way of taking over every area of our life. I'm guessing that if you're reading this you've probably tried many ways to control the way you're feeling. It can be a frustrating experience not to gain control over it, perhaps especially so, if you’re used to succeed in other areas of your life.
I am aware of the difficulty in making the decision to seek counselling and how overwhelming the process of finding the right counsellor can be. It can be a lonely journey when you are feeling overwhelmed, Counselling provides clients with the opportunity of having someone to explore and help to make sense of their emotions and thoughts. When we struggle with low self concept and shame, we may become stuck due to fear of being exposed (vulnerability). If this is not explored and understood its roots then it could manifest into other emotional issues such as anxiety and depression. Therapy can teach you helpful/healthy coping tools.
What type of mental health professional is right for me?
Some of the most common types of mental health providers in City of London, London are psychologists, licensed counsellors, therapists, and psychotherapists, all of whom diagnose mental health conditions and provide individualised treatment.
Services offered, education, and credentials vary by type of mental health professional. Each professional in City of London, London then may specialise in certain areas, such as depression, marriage counselling, or anxiety. Although many mental health providers are not licensed to prescribe medication, they may coordinate with a provider who can.
Both in-person and online therapy sessions are available from most psychologists.
How to find a specialist?
You can refine your search using the filters on this page. There are several categories you can filter by to find mental health professionals with the experience you are looking for. You may want to filter for CBT Psychologists in City of London, London, or Child Psychologists in City of London, London.
Many find it useful to use filters to view only psychologists that have experience working with certain issues, like City of London, London psychologists specialising in EMDR.
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 City of London, 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.