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Listening Companion
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Sultana Begum. I am of Bengali origin. Having been raised and lived for over forty years in London, I am a Londoner. I am also British, Asian, a European Muslim, a female, a wife, a daughter, a mother, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour and as well as a counsellor, therapist and many more.... I believe who we are and who we think or believe we should be are not one and the same. I believe in today’s complex world of information overload, we can have many identities and that's okay. However, this can sometimes be overwhelming or confusing, leading to frustration and difficulties in living life full
Hi, my name is Sultana Begum. I am of Bengali origin. Having been raised and lived for over forty years in London, I am a Londoner. I am also British, Asian, a European Muslim, a female, a wife, a daughter, a mother, a sister, an aunt, a friend, a colleague, a neighbour and as well as a counsellor, therapist and many more.... I believe who we are and who we think or believe we should be are not one and the same. I believe in today’s complex world of information overload, we can have many identities and that's okay. However, this can sometimes be overwhelming or confusing, leading to frustration and difficulties in living life full
07480 486929 View 07480 486929
Photo of Shahanara Begum, MBACP, Counsellor
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
Photo of Irena Grgona, MSc, GMBPsS, Psychologist
Irena Grgona
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Ilford IG3  (Online Only)
Warm welcome. I founded Your Alchemists in the midst of great personal and professional change. In 2014 I started training in a form of counselling /facilitation modality called InnerBonding ( an integrative inner child informed modality) with one of its co-creators Dr Margaret Paul going back and forth to Colorado, USA over 6 years.In parallel I undertook my MSc in Psychology. I graduated in 2018 and was accredited by Dr Paul in 2019. I also trained and qualified in India as a yoga instructor in 2019. By that point, having graduated in Business studies, Acting and languages, as well as yoga/meditation, and my Doctorate in 2023.
Warm welcome. I founded Your Alchemists in the midst of great personal and professional change. In 2014 I started training in a form of counselling /facilitation modality called InnerBonding ( an integrative inner child informed modality) with one of its co-creators Dr Margaret Paul going back and forth to Colorado, USA over 6 years.In parallel I undertook my MSc in Psychology. I graduated in 2018 and was accredited by Dr Paul in 2019. I also trained and qualified in India as a yoga instructor in 2019. By that point, having graduated in Business studies, Acting and languages, as well as yoga/meditation, and my Doctorate in 2023.
020 3846 3067 View 020 3846 3067
Photo of Anika Brown-Bolton, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Anika Brown-Bolton
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG3  (Online Only)
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach is based on the principles of compassion and curiosity and the belief that life should be lived fully. Sometimes, life can be challenging, and we may need help reconnecting with our true selves. As a counsellor/psychotherapist, I aim to work with you to help you achieve authenticity, using compassion and curiosity to facilitate your learning along the way.
I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach is based on the principles of compassion and curiosity and the belief that life should be lived fully. Sometimes, life can be challenging, and we may need help reconnecting with our true selves. As a counsellor/psychotherapist, I aim to work with you to help you achieve authenticity, using compassion and curiosity to facilitate your learning along the way.
020 4538 9062 View 020 4538 9062
Photo of Taslima Chowdhury, MSc, BACP, Counsellor
Taslima Chowdhury
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Have you been feeling depressed, discouraged perhaps stuck? Do you feel guilty, have regret, anger or low self-esteem? I have good practical experience to support and give you proper guidelines to cope with these issues in your present life. I work with children, adults as well as couples and families who are having relationship struggles and want to enhance the quality of their relationships.
Have you been feeling depressed, discouraged perhaps stuck? Do you feel guilty, have regret, anger or low self-esteem? I have good practical experience to support and give you proper guidelines to cope with these issues in your present life. I work with children, adults as well as couples and families who are having relationship struggles and want to enhance the quality of their relationships.
020 3376 7861 View 020 3376 7861
Photo of Annmarie Wakeling, MBACP, Counsellor
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
Photo of Jon Costello, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Jon Costello
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
I am an integrative humanistic counsellor, mainly person centred but also using a combination of cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy and motivational interviewing where appropriate. For more than 20 years, I have worked with clients from many backgrounds, ages and identities and with a wide range of issues and concerns. I work with people offering short and long term counselling. I listen carefully and with empathy, providing a safe place for you to explore your feelings and experiences.
020 3826 8039 View 020 3826 8039
Photo of Santou Carter - Grief Support Services, Counsellor
Grief Support Services
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Ilford IG3  (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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in IG3

< 10

Counsellors in IG3 who prioritize treating:

88% Trauma and PTSD
88% Family Conflict
88% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Depression
75% Anxiety
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

How Counsellors in IG3 see their clients

63% In Person and Online
37% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in IG3?

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.