Counselling in Woodford Green

Photo of Dr Niloufar Mersadi, Psychologist in Woodford Green, England
Dr Niloufar Mersadi
Psychologist, DCounsPsych
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
There are times when we find it hard to navigate life with our own resources alone and need someone outside of our social circle, with fresh (and kind) eyes and ears, to walk with us. Perhaps you are going through a depressive episode, low mood, anxiety, loss, grief; or experience identity crisis, loss of meaning, or self-esteem issues which makes it hard to find or maintain romantic relationships. You might be going through existential-spiritual crises or resurfaced childhood traumas and heartbreaks. Whichever it is, I am here to support you with compassion, presence and understanding.
There are times when we find it hard to navigate life with our own resources alone and need someone outside of our social circle, with fresh (and kind) eyes and ears, to walk with us. Perhaps you are going through a depressive episode, low mood, anxiety, loss, grief; or experience identity crisis, loss of meaning, or self-esteem issues which makes it hard to find or maintain romantic relationships. You might be going through existential-spiritual crises or resurfaced childhood traumas and heartbreaks. Whichever it is, I am here to support you with compassion, presence and understanding.
020 3835 6474 View 020 3835 6474
Photo of Anthony Birbeck, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Anthony Birbeck
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering affordable counselling to those who feel burdened by emotional problems in their lives. I understand that starting counselling is an important decision for you and can be a daunting prospect; choosing the right counsellor, wondering what will happen and if and how you can feel better. If this is how you feel, you are not alone.
I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor offering affordable counselling to those who feel burdened by emotional problems in their lives. I understand that starting counselling is an important decision for you and can be a daunting prospect; choosing the right counsellor, wondering what will happen and if and how you can feel better. If this is how you feel, you are not alone.
07480 485661 View 07480 485661
Photo of Melanie John, Psychotherapist in Woodford Green, England
Melanie John
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8  (Online Only)
I have worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and psycho-sexual difficulties. I believe that no problem is too small to seek support. We all have moments in life where we don't always know how to help ourselves or which direction we should take.
I have worked with a range of issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, trauma and psycho-sexual difficulties. I believe that no problem is too small to seek support. We all have moments in life where we don't always know how to help ourselves or which direction we should take.
07380 316819 View 07380 316819
Photo of Simon Stedman, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Simon Stedman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
Hello and welcome! Thank you for visiting my page. If you are reading this it is likely that you are struggling emotionally, finding that life is tough, and you are looking for help. Perhaps you are searching for meaning in life or a sense of purpose. You may feel very alone and isolated. I know how hard it can be. There are many reasons why you might be looking for a counsellor. But whatever it is, my name is Simon and I am here to help you.
Hello and welcome! Thank you for visiting my page. If you are reading this it is likely that you are struggling emotionally, finding that life is tough, and you are looking for help. Perhaps you are searching for meaning in life or a sense of purpose. You may feel very alone and isolated. I know how hard it can be. There are many reasons why you might be looking for a counsellor. But whatever it is, my name is Simon and I am here to help you.
01309 250492 View 01309 250492
Photo of Fleur Hocking, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Fleur Hocking
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodford Green IG8
I am passionate about helping people find a happier and more fulfilled way of life. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, recent or past trauma or you may be concerned about your relationship, having difficulty communicating or dealing with the aftermath of an affair. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe place to explore whatever your difficulties are and work through these side by side. I draw upon different approaches to provide a bespoke service to each of my client's particular issues. I have extensive experience working for Relate and in private practice with individuals and couples.
I am passionate about helping people find a happier and more fulfilled way of life. You may be struggling with depression, anxiety, recent or past trauma or you may be concerned about your relationship, having difficulty communicating or dealing with the aftermath of an affair. I offer a compassionate, non-judgmental and safe place to explore whatever your difficulties are and work through these side by side. I draw upon different approaches to provide a bespoke service to each of my client's particular issues. I have extensive experience working for Relate and in private practice with individuals and couples.
07400 349407 View 07400 349407
Photo of Dimond Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Woodford Green, England
Dimond Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
I had quite a traumatic childhood but managed to overcome it and now, as a psychotherapist, I am using my experience to help others. I run my practice on the principle that people are fundamentally good and deserve respect, although sometimes they make mistakes. I am a UKCP-registered integrative psychotherapist. This means that I tailor different psychotherapeutic techniques according to each client's needs and, most importantly, that those techniques appeal to them. During sessions, I listen and empathize, and I welcome your feedback. It is important to me that my clients do not feel judged but feel safe and comfortable with me.
I had quite a traumatic childhood but managed to overcome it and now, as a psychotherapist, I am using my experience to help others. I run my practice on the principle that people are fundamentally good and deserve respect, although sometimes they make mistakes. I am a UKCP-registered integrative psychotherapist. This means that I tailor different psychotherapeutic techniques according to each client's needs and, most importantly, that those techniques appeal to them. During sessions, I listen and empathize, and I welcome your feedback. It is important to me that my clients do not feel judged but feel safe and comfortable with me.
020 3909 9698 View 020 3909 9698
Photo of Aravah Therapy Service, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Aravah Therapy Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
Ever go to a shop and not sure what to buy? You know what you need but there's so many choices. It's like finding the right bra size or picking good trainers. You're either laughing or thinking....say what now? Well...think about it...you need support, flexibility, a good fit and durability. I see you nodding... you get it now right?
Ever go to a shop and not sure what to buy? You know what you need but there's so many choices. It's like finding the right bra size or picking good trainers. You're either laughing or thinking....say what now? Well...think about it...you need support, flexibility, a good fit and durability. I see you nodding... you get it now right?
020 3984 9762 View 020 3984 9762
Photo of Dr Romila Ragaven, Psychologist in Woodford Green, England
Dr Romila Ragaven
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
In my work, I am experienced in helping both adults and young people with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, psychosis, relationship and interpersonal difficulties and trauma. I have a special interest in working with parents and their children, which can be helpful in understanding difficulties in parent-child relationships, and child related emotional and behavioural difficulties.
In my work, I am experienced in helping both adults and young people with a wide range of emotional and psychological difficulties, including anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, grief, psychosis, relationship and interpersonal difficulties and trauma. I have a special interest in working with parents and their children, which can be helpful in understanding difficulties in parent-child relationships, and child related emotional and behavioural difficulties.
07403 932129 View 07403 932129
Photo of Katherine Coates, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Katherine Coates
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
Hello and welcome. My name is Katherine Coates and I am a qualified Person Centred therapist. My journey to become a qualified counsellor started after I entered therapy myself so am well aware of how terrifying taking the first steps in asking for help can be. Therefore, I aim to offer a safe space where you feel accepted and valued enough that you can reveal your vulnerabilities without fear of judgement.
Hello and welcome. My name is Katherine Coates and I am a qualified Person Centred therapist. My journey to become a qualified counsellor started after I entered therapy myself so am well aware of how terrifying taking the first steps in asking for help can be. Therefore, I aim to offer a safe space where you feel accepted and valued enough that you can reveal your vulnerabilities without fear of judgement.
020 8106 2420 View 020 8106 2420
Photo of Samantha Cumberbatch Mbacp, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Samantha Cumberbatch Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
My method of practice is Person Centred and Integrative. My sessions are client lead to suit individual’s needs. To enable clients to express themselves and feel Autonomy within the client counsellor relationship. Counselling gives you the opportunity to express difficult and challenging Experiences in our life’s. We all have our own ways of coping with whatever life throws at us and we all need to find meaning and sense of purpose to enable us to be, and to find our true selves.
01708 987264 View 01708 987264
Photo of Julia Ellingham, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Julia Ellingham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
We hear so much about the benefits of looking after our physical health but often forget our mental health is just as important. In the fast paced, stressful world we live in today, we face many struggles and often find our emotions can start to feel overwhelming. Counselling provides a safe space to talk through whatever you may be going through to help improve your wellbeing. I am a fully qualified Counsellor with a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I have experience of working with both adults and children.
We hear so much about the benefits of looking after our physical health but often forget our mental health is just as important. In the fast paced, stressful world we live in today, we face many struggles and often find our emotions can start to feel overwhelming. Counselling provides a safe space to talk through whatever you may be going through to help improve your wellbeing. I am a fully qualified Counsellor with a Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and I have experience of working with both adults and children.
07411 293719 View 07411 293719
Photo of Mohaia Amin, Psychotherapist in Woodford Green, England
Mohaia Amin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodford Green IG8
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy training. I have also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy and ACT. My extensive work using CBT has been with clients with major psychological problems and I have until recently been working at The Priory. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient settings and have worked with clients from varied cultures and backgrounds. As a therapist I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, anger management, generalised anxiety, depression and bereavement and have supported
I am a fully qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with Rational Emotive Behavioural Therapy training. I have also trained in Compassion Focused Therapy and ACT. My extensive work using CBT has been with clients with major psychological problems and I have until recently been working at The Priory. I have worked in outpatient and inpatient settings and have worked with clients from varied cultures and backgrounds. As a therapist I have worked with clients struggling with anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), health anxiety, anger management, generalised anxiety, depression and bereavement and have supported
020 8103 9071 View 020 8103 9071
Photo of Maria B. Hume, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Maria B. Hume
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Woodford Green IG8  (Online Only)
Experienced psychological therapist, using evidence-based interventions to explore ways of helping people creatively, practically and thoughtfully. This is a collaborative process and we adapt how we work that is most helpful for you. I adhere to the boundaries of the BACP Ethical Framework and strict data protection/confidentiality policies. <> In addition to psychological therapies, I offer an exploratory interviewing process with a detailed report, to enable people to gain a better understanding of what is happening for them. This report can be passed on to a GP for onward referral, if appropriate.
Experienced psychological therapist, using evidence-based interventions to explore ways of helping people creatively, practically and thoughtfully. This is a collaborative process and we adapt how we work that is most helpful for you. I adhere to the boundaries of the BACP Ethical Framework and strict data protection/confidentiality policies. <> In addition to psychological therapies, I offer an exploratory interviewing process with a detailed report, to enable people to gain a better understanding of what is happening for them. This report can be passed on to a GP for onward referral, if appropriate.
01205 334651 View 01205 334651
Photo of Danielle Westcarr-Jourdan, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Danielle Westcarr-Jourdan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
I am passionate about supporting individuals with their psychological health and well-being. As a MBACP Integrative Counsellor & Therapist, I have experience of working with children, young people and adults in both educational and medical settings. I engage with individuals in a client-led way, face to face and through telephone communications, developing 1:1 relationships of trust and genuineness. Having experience of providing both short and long-term therapy, I offer a therapeutic space for self-discovery and growth, helping with the facilitation of individuals reconnecting with themselves, family members and society.
I am passionate about supporting individuals with their psychological health and well-being. As a MBACP Integrative Counsellor & Therapist, I have experience of working with children, young people and adults in both educational and medical settings. I engage with individuals in a client-led way, face to face and through telephone communications, developing 1:1 relationships of trust and genuineness. Having experience of providing both short and long-term therapy, I offer a therapeutic space for self-discovery and growth, helping with the facilitation of individuals reconnecting with themselves, family members and society.
020 4538 9452 View 020 4538 9452
Photo of Sara Anne Pearson, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Sara Anne Pearson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
I work as an integrative therapist, adapting the way I work to met the particular and unique needs of each of my clients. I seek to build strong and trusting bonds with my clients so that they feel secure and supported in exploring the difficult thoughts and feelings that are impacting on their wellbeing and happiness. I offer both short and long term counselling for my clients depending on the needs of my client . Short term work can support people who are looking for a solution focused approach to a difficulty they may be struggling with, whereas longer term can support people seeking to understand more about the pain they carry,
I work as an integrative therapist, adapting the way I work to met the particular and unique needs of each of my clients. I seek to build strong and trusting bonds with my clients so that they feel secure and supported in exploring the difficult thoughts and feelings that are impacting on their wellbeing and happiness. I offer both short and long term counselling for my clients depending on the needs of my client . Short term work can support people who are looking for a solution focused approach to a difficulty they may be struggling with, whereas longer term can support people seeking to understand more about the pain they carry,
020 4538 9549 View 020 4538 9549
Photo of Lynda Dobrin, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Lynda Dobrin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodford Green IG8
Do you find yourself struggling with feelings of disconnection and anxiety, uncertain about the reasons behind your emotions? Are you exhausted with overthinking, constant self-criticism, difficulty relaxing, and never feeling good enough. Are you a new mum, a seasoned mum, or an empty nest mum? Life's transitions can leave us questioning our identity, purpose, and feeling lost in the whirlwind of emotions. Or you are experiencing the loss of a loved one? One of the most life-changing events. I provide a confidential and safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
Do you find yourself struggling with feelings of disconnection and anxiety, uncertain about the reasons behind your emotions? Are you exhausted with overthinking, constant self-criticism, difficulty relaxing, and never feeling good enough. Are you a new mum, a seasoned mum, or an empty nest mum? Life's transitions can leave us questioning our identity, purpose, and feeling lost in the whirlwind of emotions. Or you are experiencing the loss of a loved one? One of the most life-changing events. I provide a confidential and safe place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings.
07790 374026 View 07790 374026
Photo of Natasha McEwen, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Natasha McEwen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
We’re naturally resilient, but it’s very hard to see ourselves sometimes when we’re stuck. Having another person to bounce things off of is freeing- it’s healing. So what does therapy look like? It’s usually a process of being heard, seen and cared about.  My role is in helping you tap into your own inner resources to find the answers that are right for you. I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor offering long and short-term work with adults. Counselling is a place where you can speak freely; you will also find humour, compassion and acceptance.
We’re naturally resilient, but it’s very hard to see ourselves sometimes when we’re stuck. Having another person to bounce things off of is freeing- it’s healing. So what does therapy look like? It’s usually a process of being heard, seen and cared about.  My role is in helping you tap into your own inner resources to find the answers that are right for you. I am a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor offering long and short-term work with adults. Counselling is a place where you can speak freely; you will also find humour, compassion and acceptance.
07727 729326 View 07727 729326
Photo of Debbie Hunt, Psychologist in Woodford Green, England
Debbie Hunt
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
Everybody struggles from time to time and sometimes it can get in the way of our lives. Have you noticed changes in your life? Are you worrying more than usual and finding it hard to relax? Maybe you are feeling sad, low in mood or get cross and irritable more quickly? Is it hard to put yourself first or just saying no? Do you feel less motivated or less enjoyment in life? Or have you noticed difficulties with sleeping? Perhaps you don’t feel the way you want. Or do you just feel ‘stuck’? These struggles could be getting in your way or affecting relationships with those closest to you. If so, these are things I can help you with.
Everybody struggles from time to time and sometimes it can get in the way of our lives. Have you noticed changes in your life? Are you worrying more than usual and finding it hard to relax? Maybe you are feeling sad, low in mood or get cross and irritable more quickly? Is it hard to put yourself first or just saying no? Do you feel less motivated or less enjoyment in life? Or have you noticed difficulties with sleeping? Perhaps you don’t feel the way you want. Or do you just feel ‘stuck’? These struggles could be getting in your way or affecting relationships with those closest to you. If so, these are things I can help you with.
07588 673038 View 07588 673038
Photo of Shireen Sultana, Psychotherapist in Woodford Green, England
Shireen Sultana
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
I am a CBT Therapist with over 15 years experience of working in mental health services within NHS. I have been currently working as a senior therapist within an NHS service which involves providing supervision to other clinicians and providing specialist assessment and treatment to individuals experiencing depression and anxiety disorders including PTSD, OCD & Long term health conditions. Although my primary modality of training is CBT, I am also trained in EMDR, IPT (Interpersonal Psychotherapy). I work with individual aged over 16.
07588 683393 View 07588 683393
Photo of Paige Lewin, Counsellor in Woodford Green, England
Paige Lewin
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Woodford Green IG8
As a dedicated Psychotherapeutic counsellor, my fundamental belief is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions and feelings freely. I believe that every person is unique, and their journey towards self-discovery deserves a customised and integrated approach. Confidentiality is critical to my practice, ensuring that clients feel secure in sharing their thoughts and emotions. In this sacred space, individuals are empowered to express themselves authentically, knowing that their words are held in strict confidence.
As a dedicated Psychotherapeutic counsellor, my fundamental belief is creating a safe and non-judgmental space where individuals can explore their emotions and feelings freely. I believe that every person is unique, and their journey towards self-discovery deserves a customised and integrated approach. Confidentiality is critical to my practice, ensuring that clients feel secure in sharing their thoughts and emotions. In this sacred space, individuals are empowered to express themselves authentically, knowing that their words are held in strict confidence.
01992 662135 View 01992 662135

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Woodford Green

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Woodford Green who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
96% Depression
96% Self Esteem
83% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Bereavement
71% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
86% Cigna and Evernorth
86% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Woodford Green see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

92% Female
8% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Woodford Green?

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.