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Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Sometimes life can prove truly relentless. We have all experienced times when several challenges have simultaneously knocked at our door, perhaps when there is already so much we are holding for ourselves and our loved ones. Perhaps you are battling with a lack of meaning and purpose, relationship or work issues, climate grief, addiction. Maybe you feel isolated, lost in a fast-changing world that does not match your values, or stuck in recurring patterns that are no longer serving you. It could be that you are experiencing anxiety, depression , anger, suicidal thoughts, and you do not quite know what to do with them.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Talking things through can lead to change, giving new perspectives on your situation and increased sense of personal choice, with a richer connection to yourself and others. Nobody is exempt from finding life overwhelming, perhaps it can feel that anxiety or depression has reached unbearable levels. Do you want to explore your thoughts and feelings within the safety of a therapeutic relationship? Why Psychotherapy? In a safe and confidential space you can talk in depth and together we can explore whatever is troubling you, making sense of your distress.
Dr Jonny Day
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
I am a qualified Counselling Psychologist registered with the HCPC regulatory body. My training involved psychotherapy placements in the NHS and the charity sector which focussed upon different ways of understanding psychological distress. Even though you may be experiencing distressing symptoms labeled as anxiety, depression , complex trauma or post-traumatic stress, you yourself are not disordered. I'm more interested in understanding how these symptoms communicate what happened to you. After all, we wouldn't blame a flower for not growing, we would look at whether the environment was nurturing.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Starting counselling or psychotherapy can be a major decision and finding a therapist who feels right for you is really important. Therapy is about finding a safe and containing space to explore together whatever is concerning you – without judgement. It is a chance to work collaboratively to make sense of painful or difficult feelings. I hold an MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy from Birkbeck, University of London, and have experience helping people from a variety of backgrounds with issues such as anxiety, depression , ill health, relationship problems, concerns around identity and traumatic experiences.
I'm an integrative counsellor working both online and in-person with individuals. In addition to helping my clients with various mental and emotional challenges, I have a special interest in working with anxiety, depression , low self-esteem and relationship issues. You may be experiencing relationship problems - with a partner, family and friends or colleagues and wondering why particular patterns keep occurring. Perhaps you are struggling with low self-worth, or that negative voice within you has become so loud that you are finding it difficult to relate to others and the world around you.
Paola Casotti Cook
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
You may experience anxiety, anger, depression , relationship and sexuality difficulties, addictive behavior. Talking therapy helps to understand our emotions so that we can identify and manage negative feelings or unwanted habits. When working together, client and therapist explore present and past events to identify the relation between the present emotions and the early life experiences. By understanding how childhood experiences affect our emotions and behavior as adults, it is possible to understand the root of the problem.
Prof Marcantonio Spada
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Depression and rumination.
I am a chartered psychologist and Fellow of the British Psychological Society (BPS), and an accredited cognitive behaviour therapy practitioner and Fellow of the British Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapies (BABCP). I am also a registered metacognitive therapy practitioner with the Metacognitive Therapy Institute (MCT-I). In my practice I focus on developing a collaborative and client centered understanding of presenting problems together with tailor-making treatment programmes using either cognitive behaviour therapy or metacognitive therapy. I have over 25 years experience working as a clinician.
Dr Nathan Dowling
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist whose approach to therapy is psychodynamic, focusing on understanding a person’s individual experience of the world and the problems they’ve come to live with. This involves us working together to try to understand the particular meaning of one’s difficulties and troubling feelings and how and why such distressing experiences have occurred at this point in life. Such understandings often help people feel less troubled and ‘stuck’, for example with depression , anxiety or traumatic experiences, clearing the way for the changes that have been longed-for but remained elusive.
Tom Sobel Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
With a broad range of specialties, including depression , anxiety, LGBTQ+ issues, trauma/PTSD, and the like, I am able to create a personal solution for each client in a non-judgemental and supportive environment.
As an experienced counsellor both online and face-to-face, I am to provide a unique counselling experience for all of my clients. Using an integrative approach to each session, I am able to provide a truly bespoke service targeted to each person’s specific needs. Being an American expat living in the UK, I am able to provide this unique perspective to British nationals while also offering targeted guidance to other expats.
I have an extensive amount of experience in helping people who have experienced difficulties with: Anxiety, Depression , Addictive behaviours, Anger, PTSD, Abuse, Eating disorders, Suicidal thoughts, Self harm, Low Self esteem, Bullying, feelings of loneliness, Stress, Relationship issues, Sexuality, Panic Attacks Loss and Bereavement.
Fully qualified, BACP-registered counsellor and psychotherapist with over 18 years experience of working with individuals, couples and groups. Some people simply feel there is "something wrong" and want a space to explore their thoughts and feelings. I offer a non-judgemental, supportive and confidential space that will allow you to explore and gain an understanding of the feelings or situation that is causing you unhappiness.
My client's include those: Experiencing symptoms such as panic attacks or depression .
I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Counsellor, working with people going through challenging times in their lives. I have an integrative style which allows me to draw from a toolbox of different therapeutic techniques to suit your needs. I have worked with children, adolescents and adults with a wide range of issues including domestic abuse, complex trauma, anxiety and depression , self-harming, work-related issues, bereavement and loss, sexual abuse. The focus of our work will be on helping you to understand yourself better.
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Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Sometimes life can hurl difficulties our way and leaving us feeling conflicted, confused and depleted and at other times our thoughts and feelings may seem out of balance to the event that triggered them or do not seem to begin from anything specific at all. I work with you in a confidential space, where you can speak freely about what is troubling you, providing you with support and security, such that you no longer have to struggle on by yourself. My areas of expertise lie in treating anxiety, depression , traumata, loss and fertility concerns.
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
I’m a chartered counselling psychologist, working in private practice in Central London. I also work in the NHS. I work individually, with adults. I have experience working with issues including depression , anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, anger issues, abuse and trauma. I also specialise in working with compulsive behaviours and addictions. And I additionally am experienced in working with complex issues, including diagnoses of personality disorder.
Lowina Simms @ Simms Psychological Services
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Individual therapy offers a private safe space in which to explore difficult issues with a trained professional. It’s an opportunity to take a closer look any underlying issues and a space to work out ways to manage difficult feelings. I work with individuals who experience difficulties with their emotions, thinking style and or behaviour. I also work with people who have difficulties related to stress, anxiety, depression or other mental health issues including, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), Bi-polar disorder, Post traumatic stress disorder and personality issues.
Most common areas that I work with are: Generalised Anxiety Disorder; Social anxiety; Health anxiety; Depression ; Feeling sad; Low self-esteem; Low self-confidence; Social media anxiety; Panic attacks; Relationship difficulties; Work stress; Low mood; Low motivation; Midlife crisis; Loss of a loved one; Retirement concerns; Eating disorders; LGBTQ issues;.
On-line CBT Counselling Specialist, Therapeutic Coach and Face to Face Practitioner - MBACP. I run three busy private counselling practices. Harley Street, London W1, Islington N1 and Marlow, Bucks SL7. I have been offering video consultations using the video camera in your smartphone, tablet or computer for many years. This has the advantage of being conducted at your convenience from your own front room. You can choose the platform that you are most familiar with e.g. Zoom, Facetime, WhatsApp or Skype. Cognitive behavioural therapy is proven to make a big difference to anxiety and depression and it is also approved by the NHS.
Dr Zach Vogiatzis Chartered Psychologist
Psychotherapist, PsychD, HCPC-Couns. Psych.
You might be struggling with anxiety, depression , loneliness or just a feeling of being stuck. You might be experiencing relationship issues or work-related stress. You might be suffering from low self-esteem or low confidence. You might have developed unhealthy coping mechanisms such as overeating, drinking or exercising too much. Having worked as a clinician for several years, in the NHS and third-sector services, I can help you understand the origins of these difficulties and the tools to navigate your life as you develop better coping mechanisms and skills that alleviate suffering.
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Many people go through periods of times when they feel vulnerable, anxious, stressed, depressed or just unhappy. Sometimes these are triggered by obvious causes, like a breakup in a relationship, job loss or a bereavement, while at other times the underlying causes seem opaque, especially when life appears to be fulfilling and good.We carry around sadness, guilt, shame, pain, darkness, anger, despair and in some cases a sense of desperation. It is possible to feel relief, to let some of the pain go, to gain strength and confidence, have the ability to heal and grow so you can live a life without anxiety worry and horrible thoughts.
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
I am trained to provide neuropsychological assessments and therapy for people living with depression , coping with anxiety, experiencing low self-esteem or dealing with trauma, in the context of a diagnosis of a neurological or mental health condition.
I am a Clinical Psychologist & Neuropyschologist (registered with the HCPC). I completed my DClinPsy qualification at King's College London, following a PhD from the University of Cambridge and MSc in Neuropsychology from the University of Bristol. I conduct comprehensive neuropsychological assessments and use Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) combined with other psychological models to explore beliefs and actions that may be maintaining emotional difficulties. I also support people to develop a compassionate self-understanding; to regain purpose and meaning by exploring personal values; and to be more aware of the present moment.
Life can be difficult at times. We can feel depressed , anxious, stressed, worried or unable to cope. This can impact on all aspects of our lives; personal and professional. Sometimes all a client needs is someone to really listen to them and to accept what they are saying in a non-judgemental way. Therapy comes in all different shapes and sizes and I believe the mode of therapy should fit the client, we are all individuals after all. I put you, the client at the centre of the work and believe that together we can work collaboratively to help you mange your life more happily and successfully.
Dr Diwakar Sukul
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
As a Chartered Clinical Psychologist, I believe in evidence-based psychological therapy. My approach to the treatment is holistic, integrating eastern and western approaches of mind. My sessions involve an in-depth assessment of the causative factors of your emotional problems to offer you a solution-oriented approach. I believe in empowering you and will share several healing techniques to heal yourself. I will discuss the line of treatment after your in-depth assessment. I address a wide range of mental health challenges, including anxiety, depression , stress, addiction, Borderline Personality Disorder and relationship challenges
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What is the goal of therapy for depression?
Therapy for depression has several major goals. One is to relieve the mental pain of depression, which distorts feeling and thinking so that sufferers cannot see beyond their current state of mind or envision feeling better. Another is to give people the mental tools to recognise and correct the kinds of distorted thinking that turn a problem into a catastrophe and lead to despair. Therapy also teaches people how to process negative emotions in constructive ways, so they have more control over their own emotional reactivity. And it helps people regain the ability to see themselves positively, the motivation to do things, and the capacity for pleasure.
What happens in therapy for depression?
Perhaps most important, no matter the type of therapy, patients form an alliance with the therapist; that connection is therapeutic in itself, plus it becomes an instrument of change. Patients learn to identify and to challenge their own erroneous beliefs and thoughts that amplify the effects of negative experiences. They learn to identify situations in which they are especially vulnerable. And they learn new patterns of thinking and behaving. They may be given “homework” assignments in which they practice their developing skills. In addition, good therapists regularly monitor patients to assess whether and how much the condition is improving.
What therapy types help with depression?
Several types of short-term therapy have been found effective, each targeting one or more areas of dysfunction. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) helps clients challenge their negative thoughts and beliefs, learn new behavioral strategies, and curb reactivity to distressing situations. Behavioural activation (BA) is a form of therapy often used in conjunction with CBT; it focuses on engagement in rewarding activity as a pathway to changing negative feelings and disturbed mood. Another widely used approach is interpersonal therapy (IPT), which targets the social difficulties that both give rise to and get exacerbated by depression. Therapists may combine approaches as needed.
Can therapy for depression be done online?
Studies have found that online therapy can be highly effective for treating depression, although it may be more challenging to build a good therapist-patient alliance on screen than in person—at least at first. However, online therapy can offer considerable advantages. Accessibility and convenience are tops among them. Some people actually find it easier to talk about problems online than in person. While online therapy typically limits visibility of facial expression and body gestures that give important nonverbal cues to a patient’s state of mind, it can give therapists a glimpse into a patient’s world and life, providing information that can be highly useful in guiding therapy.
How effective is therapy for depression?
Many studies show that therapy is highly effective provided that patients complete the prescribed course of therapy, commonly 16 to 20 sessions. Over the long term, it is more effective than medication and the effects are more enduring. As a result, psychotherapy has the power not just to relieve current suffering but to prevent future episodes of the disorder. Therapy reverses the dysfunction in neural circuitry that disposes individuals to a negative view of themselves, the world, and their future and they acquire coping techniques, problem-solving skills, and understanding of their own vulnerabilities that are useful over the course of a lifetime.