Counselling in Surbiton

Photo of Anna Koolen, Counsellor in Surbiton, England
Anna Koolen
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Surbiton KT6
I'm an integrative therapist, which means I adapt my way of working to your goals. I see clients face to face in Surbiton (easily accessed from west London and Surrey) or remotely via Zoom. Working integratively as a therapist means that I will meet each client where they are and adapt my way of working to each individual’s needs and presentation, drawing on several therapeutic modalities. I provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to explore what might stand in the way of effecting the changes they want to see in their lives, and I have a genuine desire to support my clients’ growth and well being.
I'm an integrative therapist, which means I adapt my way of working to your goals. I see clients face to face in Surbiton (easily accessed from west London and Surrey) or remotely via Zoom. Working integratively as a therapist means that I will meet each client where they are and adapt my way of working to each individual’s needs and presentation, drawing on several therapeutic modalities. I provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to explore what might stand in the way of effecting the changes they want to see in their lives, and I have a genuine desire to support my clients’ growth and well being.
020 3816 3607 View 020 3816 3607
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Neela Govinden
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Surbiton KT6
I work with adults and young people 17+ who experience confusing or painful thoughts, feelings and memories which are affecting their lives. I provide a space of compassion and curiosity for individuals to work through their experiences verbally or through using art materials that are available in sessions. Whichever mode individuals choose to express themselves in, I support the individual's psychological and emotional development. I work collaboratively with individuals and we work through the difficulties together.
I work with adults and young people 17+ who experience confusing or painful thoughts, feelings and memories which are affecting their lives. I provide a space of compassion and curiosity for individuals to work through their experiences verbally or through using art materials that are available in sessions. Whichever mode individuals choose to express themselves in, I support the individual's psychological and emotional development. I work collaboratively with individuals and we work through the difficulties together.
020 4538 9764 View 020 4538 9764
Photo of Sarah Beaumont, Psychologist in Surbiton, England
Sarah Beaumont
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Surbiton KT6
Do you or your child struggle with anxiety and/or depression? Have you ever experienced trauma and it’s had a lasting impact on you? Do you or your child find it hard to handle difficult thoughts and feelings? Do you or your child find it hard to get up in the morning or that you’re not finding pleasure in the things you once enjoyed? Do you find work stressful or you’re having difficulties navigating your relationships? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I can help. I can help you to handle those difficult thoughts and feelings. I can help you live a life that’s rich and meaningful working on goals set by you.
Do you or your child struggle with anxiety and/or depression? Have you ever experienced trauma and it’s had a lasting impact on you? Do you or your child find it hard to handle difficult thoughts and feelings? Do you or your child find it hard to get up in the morning or that you’re not finding pleasure in the things you once enjoyed? Do you find work stressful or you’re having difficulties navigating your relationships? If you answered yes to any of these questions then I can help. I can help you to handle those difficult thoughts and feelings. I can help you live a life that’s rich and meaningful working on goals set by you.
020 3917 4791 View 020 3917 4791
Photo of helen@humantohumancounselling, Counsellor in Surbiton, England
helen@humantohumancounselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Surbiton KT6  (Online Only)
I’m Helen and I can offer you a safe therapeutic space to be yourself and to be heard. I believe therapy is about having an independent, non-judgemental guide to help you get to a place of personal insight. It’s about giving you the space and time to think and explore, the freedom that comes from being able to have an honest conversation and the safety to experiment and create change.
I’m Helen and I can offer you a safe therapeutic space to be yourself and to be heard. I believe therapy is about having an independent, non-judgemental guide to help you get to a place of personal insight. It’s about giving you the space and time to think and explore, the freedom that comes from being able to have an honest conversation and the safety to experiment and create change.
020 3540 6946 View 020 3540 6946
Photo of Morag Shrafeddin, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Morag Shrafeddin
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Surbiton KT6
I am specially trained, at Masters level, to work therapeutically with children and adolescents as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a qualified teacher with experience in both primary and secondary schools. In addition, I work as a School Project Manager with the school counselling service Place2Be. I live and work in South West London, but originate from Scotland. The therapy I offer is an integrative one, using the ideas and strategies from a range of therapeutic models, all designed to support change: Client-Centred; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Psychodynamic Therapy; Play Therapy.
I am specially trained, at Masters level, to work therapeutically with children and adolescents as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I am also a qualified teacher with experience in both primary and secondary schools. In addition, I work as a School Project Manager with the school counselling service Place2Be. I live and work in South West London, but originate from Scotland. The therapy I offer is an integrative one, using the ideas and strategies from a range of therapeutic models, all designed to support change: Client-Centred; Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT); Psychodynamic Therapy; Play Therapy.
020 3815 9368 View 020 3815 9368
Photo of Caroline Ash-Brazier, Counsellor in Surbiton, England
Caroline Ash-Brazier
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Surbiton KT5
Masters level qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical CBT hypnotherapist, accredited by the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I use an integrative and supportive approach to offering high quality therapy, that is discreet and confidential for children, young people and adults. My private practice has been running since 1999. I deal with a range of simple and complex problems like anxiety, depression, panic attacks, low self esteem, fears, phobias, eating disorders including ARFID, body image worries, OCD, self harm, relationship issues to exam and revision stress.
Masters level qualified psychotherapist, counsellor and clinical CBT hypnotherapist, accredited by the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society. I use an integrative and supportive approach to offering high quality therapy, that is discreet and confidential for children, young people and adults. My private practice has been running since 1999. I deal with a range of simple and complex problems like anxiety, depression, panic attacks, low self esteem, fears, phobias, eating disorders including ARFID, body image worries, OCD, self harm, relationship issues to exam and revision stress.
020 3667 9128 View 020 3667 9128
Photo of Zoe Booth, Counsellor in Surbiton, England
Zoe Booth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surbiton KT6
Working through childhood trauma, low mood and anxiety are the key areas. Needs could include safety and stability within a trusting relationship and to process what has happened to them. Their goals could include collating resources within sessions to empower, expressing one's authentic self and understanding triggers.
Working through childhood trauma, low mood and anxiety are the key areas. Needs could include safety and stability within a trusting relationship and to process what has happened to them. Their goals could include collating resources within sessions to empower, expressing one's authentic self and understanding triggers.
01372 234712 View 01372 234712
Photo of Helen Taylor, Counsellor in Surbiton, England
Helen Taylor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Surbiton KT6
I support adults, children and young people when they are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or confused by their experiences and emotions, to help discover a sense of relief, ease and hopefulness about the future. My compassionate approach engages curiosity, imagination and playfulness to untangle issues and gain fresh perspective on self, issues and relationships.
I support adults, children and young people when they are feeling stuck, overwhelmed or confused by their experiences and emotions, to help discover a sense of relief, ease and hopefulness about the future. My compassionate approach engages curiosity, imagination and playfulness to untangle issues and gain fresh perspective on self, issues and relationships.
020 4538 6362 View 020 4538 6362
Photo of Omur Koluman, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Omur Koluman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Surbiton KT6
As a highly skilled CBT therapist, I aim to help individuals understand their triggers, and their unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns that can maintain their difficulties, and help them break out of those vicious cycles, to bring about meaningful change.
As a highly skilled CBT therapist, I aim to help individuals understand their triggers, and their unhelpful thinking and behavioural patterns that can maintain their difficulties, and help them break out of those vicious cycles, to bring about meaningful change.
020 3540 7278 View 020 3540 7278
Photo of Cecily Criminale, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Cecily Criminale
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surbiton KT6
In a confidential, welcoming space, we talk about sex. I offer a safe, compassionate place to talk about intimacy, relationships, sexual behaviours, erotic and sexual orientations, sexual bodies, and real vs. fantasised experiences. We look for a positive way forward to deal with something that feels stuck or unmanageable, in a therapy space that welcomes and understands sexual differences and experiences, and treats you with respect.
In a confidential, welcoming space, we talk about sex. I offer a safe, compassionate place to talk about intimacy, relationships, sexual behaviours, erotic and sexual orientations, sexual bodies, and real vs. fantasised experiences. We look for a positive way forward to deal with something that feels stuck or unmanageable, in a therapy space that welcomes and understands sexual differences and experiences, and treats you with respect.
020 4538 5896 View 020 4538 5896
Photo of Lynda Anderson, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Lynda Anderson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Surbiton KT6
I work with individuals and couples, helping them find ways to live a more fulfilled and satisfying life. Over time, we develop ways of behaving, thinking and feeling that work well enough to get by, but sometimes get ‘stuck’; I’m trained and experienced in finding and understanding those patterns and, without judgement, getting to the heart of how to put things right. I’ve worked in private practice, charities and the NHS with a range of individual issues, particularly depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and historical trauma; couples work includes relationship breakdown, affairs, communication and conflict challenges.
I work with individuals and couples, helping them find ways to live a more fulfilled and satisfying life. Over time, we develop ways of behaving, thinking and feeling that work well enough to get by, but sometimes get ‘stuck’; I’m trained and experienced in finding and understanding those patterns and, without judgement, getting to the heart of how to put things right. I’ve worked in private practice, charities and the NHS with a range of individual issues, particularly depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and historical trauma; couples work includes relationship breakdown, affairs, communication and conflict challenges.
01372 677564 View 01372 677564
Photo of Buse Miray Evci, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Buse Miray Evci
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Surbiton KT6
I specialize in trauma, depression, stress and relationship issues, providing a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their challenges, identify their goals, and develop the skills they need to thrive. My compassionate approach is tailored to each client's unique situation, whether addressing negative thought patterns or healing from trauma.
I specialize in trauma, depression, stress and relationship issues, providing a safe, non-judgmental space where clients can explore their challenges, identify their goals, and develop the skills they need to thrive. My compassionate approach is tailored to each client's unique situation, whether addressing negative thought patterns or healing from trauma.
020 8138 0371 View 020 8138 0371
Photo of Olga Gelfman-Gratwick, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Olga Gelfman-Gratwick
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Surbiton KT6  (Online Only)
Where do you start with addressing your problems and how do you know how to choose the right therapist? The most important factor is the relationship with the therapist we choose. We have to feel safe and confident that we are in good hands in which we can share most private thoughts and feelings. I am a psychoanalytical psychotherapist in private practice based in Kingston, Surrey, I also work and teach psychotherapy students in the Bowlby Centre (Center for attachment based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy ) in London. Additionally I am a member of The International Psychotherapy Group and Forum for independent psychotherapists.
Where do you start with addressing your problems and how do you know how to choose the right therapist? The most important factor is the relationship with the therapist we choose. We have to feel safe and confident that we are in good hands in which we can share most private thoughts and feelings. I am a psychoanalytical psychotherapist in private practice based in Kingston, Surrey, I also work and teach psychotherapy students in the Bowlby Centre (Center for attachment based Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy ) in London. Additionally I am a member of The International Psychotherapy Group and Forum for independent psychotherapists.
020 3893 2547 View 020 3893 2547
Photo of Kate Bowler, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Kate Bowler
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Surbiton KT6
We can explore together what your needs are and consider the best options for you. Whatever your reason for accessing therapy, we can discuss during an initial appointment, and you can decide if you would like further sessions. Therapy can be useful to help with many common aspects of life, such as depression and anxiety, among many others. It can be an opportunity to find a way to explore difficult experiences that happen to all of us in life, in a non-judgmental setting.
We can explore together what your needs are and consider the best options for you. Whatever your reason for accessing therapy, we can discuss during an initial appointment, and you can decide if you would like further sessions. Therapy can be useful to help with many common aspects of life, such as depression and anxiety, among many others. It can be an opportunity to find a way to explore difficult experiences that happen to all of us in life, in a non-judgmental setting.
01372 235329 View 01372 235329
Andrea Kelliher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Surbiton KT5
It’s important you know that the first session is for you to assess how you feel about the counselling process. You are not obliged to commit yourself to any session other than the one you have booked. Having a no obligation initial conversation allows you the space to make an informed decision in embarking on that first counselling session. I believe this to be a fundamental part of assessing if I may be the right Therapist for you.
It’s important you know that the first session is for you to assess how you feel about the counselling process. You are not obliged to commit yourself to any session other than the one you have booked. Having a no obligation initial conversation allows you the space to make an informed decision in embarking on that first counselling session. I believe this to be a fundamental part of assessing if I may be the right Therapist for you.
020 4538 8629 View 020 4538 8629
Photo of Faye Kinirons, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Faye Kinirons
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Surbiton KT6
Therapy can be an opportunity for you to develop self-awareness, and a deeper understanding of the ways in which you relate to both yourself and others. It can be a place to explore and make sense of the things that are getting in the way of you living the life that you wish to live. This will involve us working together to explore the issues you bring.
Therapy can be an opportunity for you to develop self-awareness, and a deeper understanding of the ways in which you relate to both yourself and others. It can be a place to explore and make sense of the things that are getting in the way of you living the life that you wish to live. This will involve us working together to explore the issues you bring.
020 3947 3414 View 020 3947 3414
Photo of Anna Abulafia, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Anna Abulafia
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Surbiton KT6  (Online Only)
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering online sessions via zoom. I offer a warm, non-judgmental and confidential space in which you can talk freely and openly about your worries and stresses. It can be hard to take the decision to see a therapist when there are so many competing demands on our resources. I believe that we should look after our mental health in the same way that we look after our physical health, and talking therapy is a vital tool in supporting this. Whether you are feeling low or stressed, or whether you simply want to understand yourself better, I can help you explore your feelings and gain clarity.
I am an accredited psychotherapist offering online sessions via zoom. I offer a warm, non-judgmental and confidential space in which you can talk freely and openly about your worries and stresses. It can be hard to take the decision to see a therapist when there are so many competing demands on our resources. I believe that we should look after our mental health in the same way that we look after our physical health, and talking therapy is a vital tool in supporting this. Whether you are feeling low or stressed, or whether you simply want to understand yourself better, I can help you explore your feelings and gain clarity.
020 8154 5362 View 020 8154 5362
Photo of Helen Susanna Ross, Psychotherapist in Surbiton, England
Helen Susanna Ross
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Surbiton KT5
My name is Helen Ross and I am a professional counselor and psychotherapist. I offer a friendly down-to-earth approach to therapy, providing a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to talk. I work flexibly and collaboratively, tailoring therapy to your needs My therapy room is in my home where I can offer a supportive environment
My name is Helen Ross and I am a professional counselor and psychotherapist. I offer a friendly down-to-earth approach to therapy, providing a safe, confidential, and non-judgmental space to talk. I work flexibly and collaboratively, tailoring therapy to your needs My therapy room is in my home where I can offer a supportive environment
01372 671239 View 01372 671239
Photo of Hayley Manning, Counsellor in Surbiton, England
Hayley Manning
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surbiton KT6
I work one to one with adults 18 years+ in either short- or long-term counselling/psychotherapy. I have experience working with both men and women on a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and bereavement. Grief is a complex mix of emotional and physical distress, I find it immensely rewarding helping people to find themselves again after loss. In my role at The Royal Marsden, I support those undergoing cancer treatment, and so chronic health and pain issues are also areas I work with. My other area of expertise is in pregnancy and reproductive complications/trauma.
I work one to one with adults 18 years+ in either short- or long-term counselling/psychotherapy. I have experience working with both men and women on a wide range of issues, including relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression and bereavement. Grief is a complex mix of emotional and physical distress, I find it immensely rewarding helping people to find themselves again after loss. In my role at The Royal Marsden, I support those undergoing cancer treatment, and so chronic health and pain issues are also areas I work with. My other area of expertise is in pregnancy and reproductive complications/trauma.
020 3725 9258 View 020 3725 9258
Photo of Helen Gilpin, Psychologist in Surbiton, England
Helen Gilpin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Surbiton KT6
I am passionate about helping every person find better balance and create meaningful change in their lives. I have experience delivering evidence-based psychological interventions for people living with chronic pain and long-term health conditions and/or mental health difficulties such as depression, stress and anxiety. I have particular expertise and interest in working with clients with high levels of perfectionism and stress who are struggling to manage conflicting demands in their professional and/or personal lives.
I am passionate about helping every person find better balance and create meaningful change in their lives. I have experience delivering evidence-based psychological interventions for people living with chronic pain and long-term health conditions and/or mental health difficulties such as depression, stress and anxiety. I have particular expertise and interest in working with clients with high levels of perfectionism and stress who are struggling to manage conflicting demands in their professional and/or personal lives.
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Number of Counsellors in Surbiton

70+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Surbiton who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
91% Depression
88% Self Esteem
82% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
68% Bereavement
62% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

78% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
63% Vitality

How Counsellors in Surbiton see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Surbiton?

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.