Counselling in London

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Photo of Lala Semakula, Psychotherapist in London, England
Lala Semakula
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
London N15  (Online Only)
I am passionate about peoples stories, there is a richness in Human Connection and the internal world. Therapy is not something that is very sought out in my culture and i found that there is often a disconnect with people from certain backgrounds (E.g Race, Class, Gender, Age etc.) and Mental Health Professionals.
I am passionate about peoples stories, there is a richness in Human Connection and the internal world. Therapy is not something that is very sought out in my culture and i found that there is often a disconnect with people from certain backgrounds (E.g Race, Class, Gender, Age etc.) and Mental Health Professionals.
020 3889 7690 View 020 3889 7690
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Dr Erin Reid
Psychologist
Verified Verified
London NW11  (Online Only)
Hello there, my name is Dr Erin Reid and I am a Counselling Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner and Lecturer, working with the NHS, voluntary sector, and in private practice. I work with people experiencing a full range of emotional difficulties and life challenges.
Hello there, my name is Dr Erin Reid and I am a Counselling Psychologist and Systemic Practitioner and Lecturer, working with the NHS, voluntary sector, and in private practice. I work with people experiencing a full range of emotional difficulties and life challenges.
020 3974 2577 View 020 3974 2577
Photo of Letticia Banton, Psychotherapist in London, England
Letticia Banton
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London EC2A
Hello, I’m Letticia. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I am also in the process of completing a doctorate in counselling psychology and psychotherapy. I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds who have faced different difficulties in life, which may lead to disconnection from a person’s authentic sense of self. I take a genuine interest in people, and bring care and sensitivity to my work.
Hello, I’m Letticia. I am an integrative psychotherapist. I am also in the process of completing a doctorate in counselling psychology and psychotherapy. I have experience working with people from diverse backgrounds who have faced different difficulties in life, which may lead to disconnection from a person’s authentic sense of self. I take a genuine interest in people, and bring care and sensitivity to my work.
020 4538 4649 View 020 4538 4649
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Anna Sinski
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1H
I help both individuals, as well as couples, work through relational and sexual difficulties like attachment wounds, communication issues, trauma and unhelpful patterns. I’m a culturally sensitive practitioner and work with clients of many different backgrounds, sexualities and religions.
I help both individuals, as well as couples, work through relational and sexual difficulties like attachment wounds, communication issues, trauma and unhelpful patterns. I’m a culturally sensitive practitioner and work with clients of many different backgrounds, sexualities and religions.
020 3984 9087 View 020 3984 9087
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Fatima Ahmed Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London N1  (Online Only)
I believe that everyone has the capacity to change and to unlock their true potential. Often it is not one specific reason that leads us to seek out support but a multitude of concerns that have built up over time including: family & relationships, addiction, past or current trauma, bereavement, health, work, cost of living, the aftermath of the pandemic. If you are ready to change your life, I would love the opportunity to support you. I will help you succeed in reaching your personal goals by empowering you. I will provide you with a safe & confidential space to talk and I will be by your side, every step of your journey
I believe that everyone has the capacity to change and to unlock their true potential. Often it is not one specific reason that leads us to seek out support but a multitude of concerns that have built up over time including: family & relationships, addiction, past or current trauma, bereavement, health, work, cost of living, the aftermath of the pandemic. If you are ready to change your life, I would love the opportunity to support you. I will help you succeed in reaching your personal goals by empowering you. I will provide you with a safe & confidential space to talk and I will be by your side, every step of your journey
020 3910 6033 View 020 3910 6033
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London Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London W5
Our modern world has become a very tough place for many people. With the Covid-19 pandemic, uncertainty and fear around the Ukraine war, the cost of living crisis and numerous other personal struggles have left many people battling with their mental health and well being. But how has it affected you? Here at West London Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Services, we have a highly experienced team of therapists who are here to help you through whatever you're struggling with. Your wellbeing and happiness will always be our number one priority.
Our modern world has become a very tough place for many people. With the Covid-19 pandemic, uncertainty and fear around the Ukraine war, the cost of living crisis and numerous other personal struggles have left many people battling with their mental health and well being. But how has it affected you? Here at West London Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Services, we have a highly experienced team of therapists who are here to help you through whatever you're struggling with. Your wellbeing and happiness will always be our number one priority.
01895 547540 View 01895 547540
Photo of Julia Peters, Counsellor in London, England
Julia Peters
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London N8
I believe a good personal connection is of vital importance, and hence offer our initial session for free. With so many years in the field I'll almost certainly have experience with whatever you bring, and I'll listen fully and without judgement. Clients often say it's a huge relief to finally share, as the root of so much pain lies in an awful sense of isolation and shame, a feeling of 'What's wrong with me?' We find ourselves nursing a raw wound yet dread being seen as needy or vulnerable. It’s hard reaching out for help, but we consult professionals in all other areas so why not here where it actually matters the most.
I believe a good personal connection is of vital importance, and hence offer our initial session for free. With so many years in the field I'll almost certainly have experience with whatever you bring, and I'll listen fully and without judgement. Clients often say it's a huge relief to finally share, as the root of so much pain lies in an awful sense of isolation and shame, a feeling of 'What's wrong with me?' We find ourselves nursing a raw wound yet dread being seen as needy or vulnerable. It’s hard reaching out for help, but we consult professionals in all other areas so why not here where it actually matters the most.
020 3872 2340 View 020 3872 2340
Photo of Adele Ambris, Counsellor in London, England
Adele Ambris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London E10  (Online Only)
We are always striving to keep all of our responsibilities in balance - work, relationships, our own expectations, and those of others. This constant juggling doesn't leave much time to process our emotions. If you come to therapy feeling overwhelmed, wanting a space to explore something, or simply wanting to talk, I am here to help. Perhaps you have noticed patterns in your behavior or dynamics within relationships, intimate or family, that you feel stuck in, but you want to make a change. Together, we can build confidence through self-awareness, kindness, compassion, and psychoeducation.
We are always striving to keep all of our responsibilities in balance - work, relationships, our own expectations, and those of others. This constant juggling doesn't leave much time to process our emotions. If you come to therapy feeling overwhelmed, wanting a space to explore something, or simply wanting to talk, I am here to help. Perhaps you have noticed patterns in your behavior or dynamics within relationships, intimate or family, that you feel stuck in, but you want to make a change. Together, we can build confidence through self-awareness, kindness, compassion, and psychoeducation.
020 8103 6021 View 020 8103 6021
Photo of Annette (Anna) Fraser, Psychotherapist in London, England
Annette (Anna) Fraser
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London E4
Not accepting new clients
In my counselling sessions, I use a unique, tried and tested approach, which allows me to help with a range of common human problems. I explore the clients past, present and future and implement different techniques and skills to help clients heal, become whole, resolve their issues and achieve their goals. I work with individuals drawing on the Mindful, Cognitive Behavioural and Humanistic schools of theory with the aim of enabling clients to enhance life rewardingly. Promoting healthier emotional responses through building sound psychotherapeutic relationships is my particular skill.
In my counselling sessions, I use a unique, tried and tested approach, which allows me to help with a range of common human problems. I explore the clients past, present and future and implement different techniques and skills to help clients heal, become whole, resolve their issues and achieve their goals. I work with individuals drawing on the Mindful, Cognitive Behavioural and Humanistic schools of theory with the aim of enabling clients to enhance life rewardingly. Promoting healthier emotional responses through building sound psychotherapeutic relationships is my particular skill.
020 3871 8651 View 020 3871 8651
Photo of Catherine Bechirian, Psychotherapist in London, England
Catherine Bechirian
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
London N1  (Online Only)
I have 17 years experience of offering a supportive, confidential place in which to make some sense of symptoms such as anxiety, stress, depression, or a sense of general dissatisfaction. You may have suffered a loss, or trauma, or be going through a transition in your life and would like to talk to a professional. People come to therapy for many reasons. I see my role as therapist as being someone who can support you in learning more about yourself, your thinking and behaviours, your relationships, and your unconscious motivations, supporting you to create meaning, and to make the changes that you feel you need.
I have 17 years experience of offering a supportive, confidential place in which to make some sense of symptoms such as anxiety, stress, depression, or a sense of general dissatisfaction. You may have suffered a loss, or trauma, or be going through a transition in your life and would like to talk to a professional. People come to therapy for many reasons. I see my role as therapist as being someone who can support you in learning more about yourself, your thinking and behaviours, your relationships, and your unconscious motivations, supporting you to create meaning, and to make the changes that you feel you need.
01322 949235 View 01322 949235
Photo of Bea Salter, Psychotherapist in London, England
Bea Salter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London N3
Clients know me for my warmth, natural optimism and deep understanding, which they say, comes from the wealth of knowledge and life experience. I aim to connect in a real and authentic way, which puts both of us at ease and allows us to feel safe enough to discuss issues you wanted to talk about for a long time, but never felt you were able to. That includes relationship problems, anger issues, depression, lack of confidence, abuse, depression, bereavement, anxiety, addiction and personality disorders. Working together might help you to draw on your own internal resources, bringing clarity and creating options in your life.
Clients know me for my warmth, natural optimism and deep understanding, which they say, comes from the wealth of knowledge and life experience. I aim to connect in a real and authentic way, which puts both of us at ease and allows us to feel safe enough to discuss issues you wanted to talk about for a long time, but never felt you were able to. That includes relationship problems, anger issues, depression, lack of confidence, abuse, depression, bereavement, anxiety, addiction and personality disorders. Working together might help you to draw on your own internal resources, bringing clarity and creating options in your life.
07588 704642 View 07588 704642
Photo of Rosie Kaye, Counsellor in London, England
Rosie Kaye
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London N12
I am an Integrative Counsellor working within an integrative therapeutic model. I combine the valuable ideas and techniques developed within separate schools and approaches to construct a therapy in which both client and therapist will be able to engage progressively in a fully collaborative process. I have much experience of working with a diverse range of people incorporating both individuals and couples. I adhere to the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Ethical Framework which can be viewed at www.bacp.co.uk and am an Accredited Member of the BACP.
I am an Integrative Counsellor working within an integrative therapeutic model. I combine the valuable ideas and techniques developed within separate schools and approaches to construct a therapy in which both client and therapist will be able to engage progressively in a fully collaborative process. I have much experience of working with a diverse range of people incorporating both individuals and couples. I adhere to the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy Ethical Framework which can be viewed at www.bacp.co.uk and am an Accredited Member of the BACP.
020 3761 7118 View 020 3761 7118
Photo of Claudia Carter Coussins, Counsellor in London, England
Claudia Carter Coussins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London WC1X
I am a BACP-accredited integrative therapist and my practice is influenced by a variety of therapeutic approaches. My focus is relational, attachment-informed and embodied. This means I believe we can gain as much insight from how we interact, as from the content of what we say. My practice draws on childhood, inter-generational and wider cultural experiences to make sense of thoughts, feelings and sensations in the present. I believe that working with our physicality and paying attention to our bodily sensations can enhance our understanding of ourselves.
I am a BACP-accredited integrative therapist and my practice is influenced by a variety of therapeutic approaches. My focus is relational, attachment-informed and embodied. This means I believe we can gain as much insight from how we interact, as from the content of what we say. My practice draws on childhood, inter-generational and wider cultural experiences to make sense of thoughts, feelings and sensations in the present. I believe that working with our physicality and paying attention to our bodily sensations can enhance our understanding of ourselves.
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Rebecca Stevenson
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London EC1V
I have over 15 years experience working with teenagers as well as families and adults. The types of issues that I treat include: anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, anger management, self-injurious behaviour, low self-esteem, trauma, grief and life transitions. I believe that people are best able to make sense of how their experiences impact their present lives when they feel seen and heard within a respectful therapeutic relationship. I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your emotional difficulties, identify any patterns, and draw on your strengths to move forward with your life.
I have over 15 years experience working with teenagers as well as families and adults. The types of issues that I treat include: anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, anger management, self-injurious behaviour, low self-esteem, trauma, grief and life transitions. I believe that people are best able to make sense of how their experiences impact their present lives when they feel seen and heard within a respectful therapeutic relationship. I provide a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space in which you can explore your emotional difficulties, identify any patterns, and draw on your strengths to move forward with your life.
020 7123 8466 View 020 7123 8466
Photo of Leann Lavery, Psychotherapist in London, England
Leann Lavery
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London E1  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. You are likely here because you are going through things that you need support with, and you might be considering if counselling can help, or if I am the right therapist for you. I have a warm and down to earth approach and as an integrative practitioner, I support people with various issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, bereavement, and those searching for meaning, to name a few. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your unique needs, and how you can be supported with your goals for therapy.
Hello and thank you for visiting my page. You are likely here because you are going through things that you need support with, and you might be considering if counselling can help, or if I am the right therapist for you. I have a warm and down to earth approach and as an integrative practitioner, I support people with various issues including depression, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma, bereavement, and those searching for meaning, to name a few. I will work collaboratively with you to understand your unique needs, and how you can be supported with your goals for therapy.
020 3974 1538 View 020 3974 1538
Photo of Patricia Almohalla Alvarez, Psychologist in London, England
Patricia Almohalla Alvarez
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London N4
I am a very compassionate person, supportive and warm who will help you to deal with the difficulties of life.
I am a very compassionate person, supportive and warm who will help you to deal with the difficulties of life.
020 3962 1865 View 020 3962 1865
Photo of Nomir Ahmed, Psychologist in London, England
Nomir Ahmed
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London NW1
I offer psychological therapy and counselling sessions to clients with a wide range of mental health problems. There is no one-size-fits-all. I believe in creating a safe space for transformational conversations that will help you move forward through the challenges that you are facing. I hold an open mind when asking about what a person requires help with and strive to identify strengths alongside areas they are struggling in. I provide tailored evidence-based psychological interventions which draws from cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment theory and systemic practice to help you find your own ‘fit’.
I offer psychological therapy and counselling sessions to clients with a wide range of mental health problems. There is no one-size-fits-all. I believe in creating a safe space for transformational conversations that will help you move forward through the challenges that you are facing. I hold an open mind when asking about what a person requires help with and strive to identify strengths alongside areas they are struggling in. I provide tailored evidence-based psychological interventions which draws from cognitive behavioural therapy, attachment theory and systemic practice to help you find your own ‘fit’.
020 3870 2497 View 020 3870 2497
Photo of Celestia Spong Mindfulness Life Therapy, Psychotherapist in London, England
Celestia Spong Mindfulness Life Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London NW3  (Online Only)
My mission is to provide an authentic, safe therapeutic space to help you navigate the challenges & complexities of life. Whether you’re experiencing overwhelm, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma or PTSD, existential crisis or spiritual awakening, lack of boundaries, repeating unhealthy patterns, or dealing with grief & loss, I can help you find some relief from these challenges, and help you to move towards deep personal healing and growth. I predominantly use a combination of the following psychotherapeutic modalities: Internal family systems (IFS), Mindfulness based approaches, Gestalt Psychotherapy, & Somatic therapy.
My mission is to provide an authentic, safe therapeutic space to help you navigate the challenges & complexities of life. Whether you’re experiencing overwhelm, stress, anxiety, relationship issues, trauma or PTSD, existential crisis or spiritual awakening, lack of boundaries, repeating unhealthy patterns, or dealing with grief & loss, I can help you find some relief from these challenges, and help you to move towards deep personal healing and growth. I predominantly use a combination of the following psychotherapeutic modalities: Internal family systems (IFS), Mindfulness based approaches, Gestalt Psychotherapy, & Somatic therapy.
020 3872 2709 View 020 3872 2709
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Soul Path Play Therapy Service London
Verified Verified
London W6
Hi, I am Shafinaz , a Qualified Play and Creative Arts Therapist in West London, I have worked with children for 10 years and have experience in providing therapy since 2019 ,more than 230 clinical hours . Special needs is an area close to my heart but I have experience in working with children with an array of needs. I have worked with children who had faced bereavements , domestic violence, attachment issues, divorce and parental separation, Autism, trauma to mention few. I am a registered member of PTUK .My private practice, Soul Path Play and Creative Arts Therapy Service is located in Hammersmith. also visit client's schools.
Hi, I am Shafinaz , a Qualified Play and Creative Arts Therapist in West London, I have worked with children for 10 years and have experience in providing therapy since 2019 ,more than 230 clinical hours . Special needs is an area close to my heart but I have experience in working with children with an array of needs. I have worked with children who had faced bereavements , domestic violence, attachment issues, divorce and parental separation, Autism, trauma to mention few. I am a registered member of PTUK .My private practice, Soul Path Play and Creative Arts Therapy Service is located in Hammersmith. also visit client's schools.
020 3908 2012 View 020 3908 2012
Photo of Dr Saf Buxy, Counsellor in London, England
Dr Saf Buxy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London W1G
I'm a Psychotherapist, Social Behavioral Mentor, Dual Diagnosis Clinician and Addiction Professional.  I work collaboratively with my clients through issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction and empowerment by implementing appropriate therapeutic modalities and evidence based psychological interventions.
I'm a Psychotherapist, Social Behavioral Mentor, Dual Diagnosis Clinician and Addiction Professional.  I work collaboratively with my clients through issues such as trauma, anxiety, depression, addiction and empowerment by implementing appropriate therapeutic modalities and evidence based psychological interventions.
020 3667 9216 View 020 3667 9216

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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
82% 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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.