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Rita Edah
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, guilt or shame? Do you feel isolated because of a breakdown in family relationships, separation or divorce, betrayal or estrangement? Are you suffering from post traumatic stress? Perhaps major life changes have left you feeling lost, stuck, confused, distressed or ashamed?
Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, guilt or shame? Do you feel isolated because of a breakdown in family relationships, separation or divorce, betrayal or estrangement? Are you suffering from post traumatic stress? Perhaps major life changes have left you feeling lost, stuck, confused, distressed or ashamed?
020 3319 5093 View 020 3319 5093
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Farah Naz
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work with anyone who is interested in exploring or changing their situation, thoughts or feelings. We can discuss your issues on a deep level and resolve them using simple, intelligent ways forward. These ways forward will include CBT techniques, analytic understanding, and relaxation tools.
I work with anyone who is interested in exploring or changing their situation, thoughts or feelings. We can discuss your issues on a deep level and resolve them using simple, intelligent ways forward. These ways forward will include CBT techniques, analytic understanding, and relaxation tools.
020 4538 2966 View 020 4538 2966
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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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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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Gulshan Oriakhel
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG2  (Online Only)
I am a professionally qualified therapist and registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice to ensure that I work to the best interest of my clients. I work with adults and young people from all background with different past life experiences and psychological difficulties . There are many different reasons why you may be seeking therapy – you might be feeling stuck, misunderstood, judged or facing challenge from past life experiences that is preventing you to move forward in the way you would like.
I am a professionally qualified therapist and registered member of British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to their ethical framework for good practice to ensure that I work to the best interest of my clients. I work with adults and young people from all background with different past life experiences and psychological difficulties . There are many different reasons why you may be seeking therapy – you might be feeling stuck, misunderstood, judged or facing challenge from past life experiences that is preventing you to move forward in the way you would like.
020 3835 5449 View 020 3835 5449
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Mirna Ahilan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Feeling Lost in the Maze of Life? Let's Find Your Path Together. Life can throw some serious curveballs. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck in a relationship rut? You're not alone. That's where I come in. For over 12 years, my passion has driven me to support individuals from diverse backgrounds in navigating life's challenges. My areas of expertise predominantly include relationship issues, childhood trauma and mental health concerns. Through therapy, clients are empowered to rediscover their inner strengths and build resilience, paving the way for a better understanding of themselves.
Feeling Lost in the Maze of Life? Let's Find Your Path Together. Life can throw some serious curveballs. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stuck in a relationship rut? You're not alone. That's where I come in. For over 12 years, my passion has driven me to support individuals from diverse backgrounds in navigating life's challenges. My areas of expertise predominantly include relationship issues, childhood trauma and mental health concerns. Through therapy, clients are empowered to rediscover their inner strengths and build resilience, paving the way for a better understanding of themselves.
020 4538 8773 View 020 4538 8773

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in IG2

< 10

Counsellors in IG2 who prioritize treating:

100% Bereavement
100% Self Esteem
83% Depression
83% Anxiety
67% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% AXA PPP
100% Vitality
100% Health Assured

How Counsellors in IG2 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in IG2?

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.