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Attiya Bokhari
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1  (Online Only)
Hello , and thank you for visiting my profile. As a second-generation Muslim psychotherapist with a deep understanding of intercultural dynamics, I specialise in working with Muslim and South Asian clients. While our backgrounds vary, there's often a shared journey shaped by family, religion, and community expectations. Anxiety, depression, low mood and life's challenges affect us all, yet cultural nuances can influence how we perceive and address them. In cross-cultural psychotherapy, I honor the significance of race, ethnicity, religion, and culture, fostering a safe space for healing.
Hello , and thank you for visiting my profile. As a second-generation Muslim psychotherapist with a deep understanding of intercultural dynamics, I specialise in working with Muslim and South Asian clients. While our backgrounds vary, there's often a shared journey shaped by family, religion, and community expectations. Anxiety, depression, low mood and life's challenges affect us all, yet cultural nuances can influence how we perceive and address them. In cross-cultural psychotherapy, I honor the significance of race, ethnicity, religion, and culture, fostering a safe space for healing.
020 4538 3221 View 020 4538 3221
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Annmarie Wakeling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you suffering with feelings around self esteem? You may feel uncomfortable talking about your feelings. Do you wonder if it is possible to feel better? Perhaps you feel unworthy of happiness. Counselling can help you to feel less anxious. You can start to feel better able to communicate with your partner, family and friends . You can feel that you deserve to be happy. You will be listened to.
Are you suffering with feelings around self esteem? You may feel uncomfortable talking about your feelings. Do you wonder if it is possible to feel better? Perhaps you feel unworthy of happiness. Counselling can help you to feel less anxious. You can start to feel better able to communicate with your partner, family and friends . You can feel that you deserve to be happy. You will be listened to.
07476 553407 View 07476 553407
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Sarah Khan
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Sometimes life can feel difficult and speaking to friends or family is not enough.As a culturally-sensitive therapist, I offer a safe therapeutic space that respects your individuality, enabling you to be yourself, without judgement. With my skills and expertise, I can help you process your feelings and gain a clearer understanding of your issues and deeper self-awareness. Together, we can explore how your past experiences may be influencing your present. Whether it is navigating relationships, managing stress, or exploring identity, I will support you on your journey towards self-discovery, positive change and resilience.
Sometimes life can feel difficult and speaking to friends or family is not enough.As a culturally-sensitive therapist, I offer a safe therapeutic space that respects your individuality, enabling you to be yourself, without judgement. With my skills and expertise, I can help you process your feelings and gain a clearer understanding of your issues and deeper self-awareness. Together, we can explore how your past experiences may be influencing your present. Whether it is navigating relationships, managing stress, or exploring identity, I will support you on your journey towards self-discovery, positive change and resilience.
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Grief Support Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with feelings such as shock, guilt, regret, or anger? Stuck in emotional pain and it is affecting what you do or can't do? Not coping well with changes that are making your life unmanageable? Loss and grief is such a personal, unique experience that needs to be processed to mine the meaning of the relationship for you. Working with me, a highly experienced bereavement specialist, can give you the confidence in making the pathway to healing smoother. With support and guidance, it is possible to respond in different ways to our wounding experiences. And maybe even learn to cope well with future losses, too.
Are you struggling with feelings such as shock, guilt, regret, or anger? Stuck in emotional pain and it is affecting what you do or can't do? Not coping well with changes that are making your life unmanageable? Loss and grief is such a personal, unique experience that needs to be processed to mine the meaning of the relationship for you. Working with me, a highly experienced bereavement specialist, can give you the confidence in making the pathway to healing smoother. With support and guidance, it is possible to respond in different ways to our wounding experiences. And maybe even learn to cope well with future losses, too.
020 4538 8843 View 020 4538 8843
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Mark Uchiha-James
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1  (Online Only)
We aim to work with and support anyone going through a challenging time. Our mission is to support individuals in need of emotional support for their mental health, by providing affordable online Counselling and Psychotherapy, where individuals may not have access to affordable therapy locally.
We aim to work with and support anyone going through a challenging time. Our mission is to support individuals in need of emotional support for their mental health, by providing affordable online Counselling and Psychotherapy, where individuals may not have access to affordable therapy locally.
01375 803711 View 01375 803711
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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1  (Online Only)
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
023 9200 3294 View 023 9200 3294
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Shahanara Begum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you someone who is feeling stuck or alone, struggling with depression or anxiety? Sometimes we go through low points in life and need some support to get through it. I offer a non-judgemental and a confidential space for all my clients. I work with my clients to heal from traumatic/painful experiences. I help clients to learn to value themselves, increase their self-worth and being their authentic selves. Whether your goal is to overcome depression/anxiety, or feel like you've lost direction in life, I will endeavour to assist you to reach your goal. I am in my late 40's and have also been through my own healing journey.
Are you someone who is feeling stuck or alone, struggling with depression or anxiety? Sometimes we go through low points in life and need some support to get through it. I offer a non-judgemental and a confidential space for all my clients. I work with my clients to heal from traumatic/painful experiences. I help clients to learn to value themselves, increase their self-worth and being their authentic selves. Whether your goal is to overcome depression/anxiety, or feel like you've lost direction in life, I will endeavour to assist you to reach your goal. I am in my late 40's and have also been through my own healing journey.
07479 272344 View 07479 272344
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Dawn Aruoma
Counsellor, MA, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
We provide counselling in the following areas: Anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, bereavement, self-esteem issues, marriage counselling, spiritual formation, interpersonal forgiveness, and adolescents counselling. Our Biblical counsellor accepts the Scriptures as the word of God; it is therefore fitting to resolve the human condition. We gather information, make a Biblical interpretation, and give a Biblical answer along with hope. We work holistically with individual's brokenness, suffering, inner struggles and pain. Prayer, Christian meditation, gratitude journaling informs our Biblical counselling practice.
We provide counselling in the following areas: Anxiety, depression, conflict resolution, bereavement, self-esteem issues, marriage counselling, spiritual formation, interpersonal forgiveness, and adolescents counselling. Our Biblical counsellor accepts the Scriptures as the word of God; it is therefore fitting to resolve the human condition. We gather information, make a Biblical interpretation, and give a Biblical answer along with hope. We work holistically with individual's brokenness, suffering, inner struggles and pain. Prayer, Christian meditation, gratitude journaling informs our Biblical counselling practice.
07480 802691 View 07480 802691
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Nomsa Sandra Wayland
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an integrative therapist who values the inner strength it takes one to be vulnerable whilst sharing their lived experience. My focus is to try and walk in one's world. Therefore I value every person I speak to with respect for who they are and how they have got to where they are. I refrain from judging you and provide a source of complete acceptance and support. You will lead the conversation, and I will not attempt to steer you in any direction; instead, I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment for you to explore and talk about any difficulties you may be experiencing.
I am an integrative therapist who values the inner strength it takes one to be vulnerable whilst sharing their lived experience. My focus is to try and walk in one's world. Therefore I value every person I speak to with respect for who they are and how they have got to where they are. I refrain from judging you and provide a source of complete acceptance and support. You will lead the conversation, and I will not attempt to steer you in any direction; instead, I offer a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment for you to explore and talk about any difficulties you may be experiencing.
01702 908353 View 01702 908353
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Shirley Banton
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you struggle making decisions? Or perhaps you have noticed a lack in motivation. If so, you have come to the right place. It's easy to forget how vulnerable the mind can be to the challenges of everyday life. At times like this the presence of a sympathetic ear is welcomed. I can offer you online, telephone and face to face counselling/therapy sessions. My name is Shirley Banton I am a qualified Psychotherapist who offers a gentle, reassuring service for those who are experiencing emotional difficulties. If you're ready to get more clarity or want to take action call me now or visit my website.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Do you struggle making decisions? Or perhaps you have noticed a lack in motivation. If so, you have come to the right place. It's easy to forget how vulnerable the mind can be to the challenges of everyday life. At times like this the presence of a sympathetic ear is welcomed. I can offer you online, telephone and face to face counselling/therapy sessions. My name is Shirley Banton I am a qualified Psychotherapist who offers a gentle, reassuring service for those who are experiencing emotional difficulties. If you're ready to get more clarity or want to take action call me now or visit my website.
01708 963860 View 01708 963860
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Nathan Owusu
MSc
Verified Verified
I create a safe and non-judgemental environment for my clients to have a space to talk about their issues. Having many years of experience working with a variety of clients that present having complex needs such as emotional regulation, relationships, , I understand the importance of demonstrating a person centered approach. I help the individual to understand what the issues are, articulate how it is effecting them and find useful psychological strategies to support them through everyday life.
I create a safe and non-judgemental environment for my clients to have a space to talk about their issues. Having many years of experience working with a variety of clients that present having complex needs such as emotional regulation, relationships, , I understand the importance of demonstrating a person centered approach. I help the individual to understand what the issues are, articulate how it is effecting them and find useful psychological strategies to support them through everyday life.
01708 983024 View 01708 983024
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Kosir Zafar
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I have a passion for helping people to overcome personal challenges and elevate them to become empowered individuals. I am warm and empathic with the wealth of experience, which I have acquired over the years. I am a BACP registered therapist and counsellor, who supports a range of emotional challenges and mental health conditions. This could be anything from understanding loss and overcoming trauma, to breaking behavioural patterns, identity finding, and managing mental health diagnoses. ​ My integrative person-centred service combines a range of therapeutic models to ensure you receive the support that best suits your needs.
I have a passion for helping people to overcome personal challenges and elevate them to become empowered individuals. I am warm and empathic with the wealth of experience, which I have acquired over the years. I am a BACP registered therapist and counsellor, who supports a range of emotional challenges and mental health conditions. This could be anything from understanding loss and overcoming trauma, to breaking behavioural patterns, identity finding, and managing mental health diagnoses. ​ My integrative person-centred service combines a range of therapeutic models to ensure you receive the support that best suits your needs.
020 4538 3244 View 020 4538 3244
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Katherine Coates
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
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
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Rebecca Chowdhury - My Existence (Online)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ilford IG1  (Online Only)
Hello! I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who has great experience in working with people who are looking to have a positive impact on their well-being. I work with a range of different difficulties some of which are, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, emotional dysregulation and cultural issues.
Hello! I am an integrative counsellor and psychotherapist who has great experience in working with people who are looking to have a positive impact on their well-being. I work with a range of different difficulties some of which are, anxiety, depression, childhood trauma, emotional dysregulation and cultural issues.
020 3667 1762 View 020 3667 1762
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Naina Thaker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello my name is Naina, welcome to my profile. Making the decision to begin counselling can be a difficult and daunting one. Counselling can help us to reconnect to ourselves by exploring our narratives, gaining a deeper understanding of who we are, and to develop a better relationship with ourselves and others. I feel forming a therapeutic relationship with my clients is key for our work together. We can work together to empower you to find your own answers and find the happiness that you are searching for.
Hello my name is Naina, welcome to my profile. Making the decision to begin counselling can be a difficult and daunting one. Counselling can help us to reconnect to ourselves by exploring our narratives, gaining a deeper understanding of who we are, and to develop a better relationship with ourselves and others. I feel forming a therapeutic relationship with my clients is key for our work together. We can work together to empower you to find your own answers and find the happiness that you are searching for.
020 4538 2429 View 020 4538 2429
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Swaliha Bax
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi I’m Swaliha. I strongly believe counselling is for everyone. Together, in a non-judgemental space we can dedicate time to exploring your difficulties and establish what you would like to gain from counselling and life itself. People choose to start psychotherapy because of the struggles they face; often there is pain, sadness, suffering and loss with a sense of being stuck in it. It may be that you feel alone, unfulfilled, depressed or anxious or perhaps you have experienced a trauma which continues to affect you. We can work through these difficulties and others together safely.
Hi I’m Swaliha. I strongly believe counselling is for everyone. Together, in a non-judgemental space we can dedicate time to exploring your difficulties and establish what you would like to gain from counselling and life itself. People choose to start psychotherapy because of the struggles they face; often there is pain, sadness, suffering and loss with a sense of being stuck in it. It may be that you feel alone, unfulfilled, depressed or anxious or perhaps you have experienced a trauma which continues to affect you. We can work through these difficulties and others together safely.
020 3835 4616 View 020 3835 4616
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Reflections Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
The ideal client is someone who wants help, they may not understand exactly why but know that change is needed. They may need help with relationships, problems of everyday living or traumas and crises. They may experience depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or childhood issues.
The ideal client is someone who wants help, they may not understand exactly why but know that change is needed. They may need help with relationships, problems of everyday living or traumas and crises. They may experience depression, anxiety, low self-esteem or childhood issues.
01708 989032 View 01708 989032
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Karen Bolton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
I value the uniqueness of each individual experience and will tailor my approach to meet you where you are in your life – working with you so that you no longer feel stuck, unhappy or alone, reducing your anxiety, stress or depression and finding ways to make positive changes that improve your self-acceptance, self-esteem and personal confidence. We can work together so that you are able to address difficult past experiences and gain positive ways to manage your future thoughts, feelings and behaviour. I work with people who are neurodivergent, adapting my practice to ensure specific needs of autism and ADHD are met.
07480 821478 View 07480 821478
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Peace of mind counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am passionate about my work and have seen, both in my personal and professional life, the positive impact counselling can have on emotional and physical well-being. I named my service Peace of Mind as that is what I aim to help you achieve. I believe that when our mind is at peace life becomes much easier to navigate and that when we create balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. I believe that awareness is the first step in healing or changing and so together we will explore whatever you want to bring to therapy and where possible, and more importantly if you want to, we will find solutions to help you enjoy life.
I am passionate about my work and have seen, both in my personal and professional life, the positive impact counselling can have on emotional and physical well-being. I named my service Peace of Mind as that is what I aim to help you achieve. I believe that when our mind is at peace life becomes much easier to navigate and that when we create balance in our minds, we will find it in our lives. I believe that awareness is the first step in healing or changing and so together we will explore whatever you want to bring to therapy and where possible, and more importantly if you want to, we will find solutions to help you enjoy life.
01708 963941 View 01708 963941
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East London Anxiety Counselling Support
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG1  (Online Only)
Anxiety has a complex Interplay with Self-Doubt, Imposter Syndrome, and Low Self-Esteem. It is recognised as a multifaceted condition that often intertwines if not treated, creating a complex psychological profile that can significantly impact an individual’s daily functioning and overall quality of life and lead to panic attacks and other setbacks. Characterised by tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. It’s a natural response to stress or danger. When persistent and excessive, it can evolve into an anxiety disorder, affecting nearly one-third of all adults.
Anxiety has a complex Interplay with Self-Doubt, Imposter Syndrome, and Low Self-Esteem. It is recognised as a multifaceted condition that often intertwines if not treated, creating a complex psychological profile that can significantly impact an individual’s daily functioning and overall quality of life and lead to panic attacks and other setbacks. Characterised by tension, worried thoughts, and physical changes like increased blood pressure. It’s a natural response to stress or danger. When persistent and excessive, it can evolve into an anxiety disorder, affecting nearly one-third of all adults.
020 8138 0168 View 020 8138 0168

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in IG1

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in IG1 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Bereavement
72% Stress
68% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% APRIL UK

How Counsellors in IG1 see their clients

68% In Person and Online
32% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
26% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in IG1?

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.