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Donna Yearwood Therapy
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
You may be here because life has presented you with challenges that feel overwhelming, and you're seeking a safe space to explore and understand your thoughts and emotions. You may be facing difficulties in relationships, be it with family, friends, or romantic partners, and looking for guidance on how to navigate these complexities. Perhaps you’re here because you feel like you’re carrying the world on your shoulders, grappling with issues such as anxiety, depression, or stress, and searching for coping strategies and support. Perhaps you’re feeling as though you’re spinning many different plates and finding it difficult to let go
You may be here because life has presented you with challenges that feel overwhelming, and you're seeking a safe space to explore and understand your thoughts and emotions. You may be facing difficulties in relationships, be it with family, friends, or romantic partners, and looking for guidance on how to navigate these complexities. Perhaps you’re here because you feel like you’re carrying the world on your shoulders, grappling with issues such as anxiety, depression, or stress, and searching for coping strategies and support. Perhaps you’re feeling as though you’re spinning many different plates and finding it difficult to let go
020 4538 6325 View 020 4538 6325
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Elle Hull
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
You may have lost a loved one, a beloved pet, experienced miscarriage or stillbirth, or suffered the loss of a job or relationship. I provide a safe space to explore the grief and often complicated emotions arising from bereavement and loss.
You may have lost a loved one, a beloved pet, experienced miscarriage or stillbirth, or suffered the loss of a job or relationship. I provide a safe space to explore the grief and often complicated emotions arising from bereavement and loss.
020 3772 3391 View 020 3772 3391
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Sophie Stevens
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Hello, I am Sophie, a warm and compassionate Creative Psychotherapist registered with HCPC. I am offering a therapy space free from expectation or judgement, to support you in finding clarity, comfort and coping skills; I aim to work with clients to connect them back in with their authenticity.
Hello, I am Sophie, a warm and compassionate Creative Psychotherapist registered with HCPC. I am offering a therapy space free from expectation or judgement, to support you in finding clarity, comfort and coping skills; I aim to work with clients to connect them back in with their authenticity.
020 3958 4265 View 020 3958 4265
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Selma Basto
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ilford IG6  (Online Only)
I have dedicated the last 10 years of my career to working within the mental health and wellbeing services, and this has left me with the skills and expertise to support those in a variety of situations and from a range of different backgrounds. I offer brief (6-12 sessions) and longer term (open ended) counselling and psychotherapy. Being an Integrative Psychotherapist means that I am able to adapt therapy around you and use different approaches based on what is most appropriate for you and your needs. My approach to therapy is warm, collaborative, relational, interactive and creative.
I have dedicated the last 10 years of my career to working within the mental health and wellbeing services, and this has left me with the skills and expertise to support those in a variety of situations and from a range of different backgrounds. I offer brief (6-12 sessions) and longer term (open ended) counselling and psychotherapy. Being an Integrative Psychotherapist means that I am able to adapt therapy around you and use different approaches based on what is most appropriate for you and your needs. My approach to therapy is warm, collaborative, relational, interactive and creative.
020 4538 0294 View 020 4538 0294
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Adele Sannie-Lamptey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, my name's Adele, I'm an Integrative Counsellor with 5 years experience in Private Practice and here to help you process and address what has been troubling you. Is a current situation challenging you, or perhaps you feel affected by a past experience? Do you find yourself repeating patterns of behaviour that you'd like to change? Or would you like to explore your identity in more depth and work on building self acceptance?
Hi, my name's Adele, I'm an Integrative Counsellor with 5 years experience in Private Practice and here to help you process and address what has been troubling you. Is a current situation challenging you, or perhaps you feel affected by a past experience? Do you find yourself repeating patterns of behaviour that you'd like to change? Or would you like to explore your identity in more depth and work on building self acceptance?
020 8016 3730 View 020 8016 3730
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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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Morgan Jones-Legister
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hiya, I'm Morgan. Sending you the warmest welcome to my directory page. We can all feel a little bit wobbly sometimes and stumble upon moments when a helping hand makes the journey that little bit smoother, and I'm here to be that gentle guide. Offering support in a way that's warm, empathetic, and non-judgemental. Sometimes, a little kindness can make all the difference, and I'm here to provide just that.
Hiya, I'm Morgan. Sending you the warmest welcome to my directory page. We can all feel a little bit wobbly sometimes and stumble upon moments when a helping hand makes the journey that little bit smoother, and I'm here to be that gentle guide. Offering support in a way that's warm, empathetic, and non-judgemental. Sometimes, a little kindness can make all the difference, and I'm here to provide just that.
020 3640 7418 View 020 3640 7418
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Saima Qaiyum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck and unsure how to move forward? Take your first step here. I can offer a compassionate and supportive space to help you to process and understand your emotional difficulties, as well as to quickly identify and work with deeper issues. I can help you to develop greater self awareness by exploring your emotional responses and behaviours so you can make the changes you want to make. We’ll explore resources available both inside and outside the counselling room to help tackle the barriers you’re facing. We’ll work together to support and empower you through this journey.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, stuck and unsure how to move forward? Take your first step here. I can offer a compassionate and supportive space to help you to process and understand your emotional difficulties, as well as to quickly identify and work with deeper issues. I can help you to develop greater self awareness by exploring your emotional responses and behaviours so you can make the changes you want to make. We’ll explore resources available both inside and outside the counselling room to help tackle the barriers you’re facing. We’ll work together to support and empower you through this journey.
020 7046 0638 View 020 7046 0638
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Deepak Shantilal Sankhla
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
My private work involves providing talking therapy for a range of difficulties people may experience in their lives. These may include depression, anxiety, panic attacks, phobias, bereavement, obsessive-compulsive disorders, personality disorders and/or unresolved trauma. I also specialise in neuropsychological assessments for query dementia and psychotherapy for older adults. I have worked within NHS mental health and research services since 2006.
020 4538 3009 View 020 4538 3009
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Lynda Dobrin
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
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
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Ruveena Birdi
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a passionate and experienced integrative counsellor/psychotherapist which means I draw on different therapies to tailor to each unique client I work with. My masters focused on the Psychodynamic approach whereby we try and understand how our past has an impact on our present lives, focusing on attachment/relationships. With my years of experience within the NHS, I work adopting a cognitive behaviour approach (CBT) and a dialectal behaviour approach (DBT) where the focus is providing practical coping skills to help with a clients difficulties. I work with both adults and children.
I am a passionate and experienced integrative counsellor/psychotherapist which means I draw on different therapies to tailor to each unique client I work with. My masters focused on the Psychodynamic approach whereby we try and understand how our past has an impact on our present lives, focusing on attachment/relationships. With my years of experience within the NHS, I work adopting a cognitive behaviour approach (CBT) and a dialectal behaviour approach (DBT) where the focus is providing practical coping skills to help with a clients difficulties. I work with both adults and children.
020 8016 3627 View 020 8016 3627
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Samantha Cumberbatch Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
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
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Heera Singh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
Do you often feel broken? Or feel like you're never enough? These common thoughts often cross many of our minds, yet some of us are unable to shake it off. Some may feel it’s all they have ever lived with, this sense of not being enough for those around us. Having poor confidence and low self-esteem can be debilitating to live with. Daily life can become crippled with anxiety. You may find you always talk down or minimise yourself and struggle take pride in anything you do. As a qualified therapist with 9 years experience in CBT, I take great pride in my job and believe it is a privilege to be able to help and support others.
01708 963965 View 01708 963965
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Marie Asaolu
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Sometimes you may feel like you have lost your voice and who you are; you may feel deeply affected by life events such as a separation , a traumatic event, the loss of someone close to you or the loss of something important to you. You wish to find freedom from those feelings and get yourself unstuck but you find that dealing with those emotions and day to day life is too difficult, maybe because events in your past that you do not want to impact your future, are affecting your present. It could just be that life is happening around you but you find yourself lost in the routine and want to find your dreams again…
Sometimes you may feel like you have lost your voice and who you are; you may feel deeply affected by life events such as a separation , a traumatic event, the loss of someone close to you or the loss of something important to you. You wish to find freedom from those feelings and get yourself unstuck but you find that dealing with those emotions and day to day life is too difficult, maybe because events in your past that you do not want to impact your future, are affecting your present. It could just be that life is happening around you but you find yourself lost in the routine and want to find your dreams again…
020 8103 3917 View 020 8103 3917
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Namas Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome. My name is Aisha, and I'm here to help guide you through whatever challenges you may be facing. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and grief, or relational issues, you don't have to navigate these paths alone. My approach is compassionate, personalised, and committed to helping you find not just relief, but also meaningful growth and understanding.
Hello and welcome. My name is Aisha, and I'm here to help guide you through whatever challenges you may be facing. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and grief, or relational issues, you don't have to navigate these paths alone. My approach is compassionate, personalised, and committed to helping you find not just relief, but also meaningful growth and understanding.
01708 205229 View 01708 205229
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Anthony Birbeck
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
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
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The Connected Self Therapy
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Ilford IG6  (Online Only)
Hi, it’s nice to meet you, my name is Pavan and I founded The Connected Self Therapy. We all need a place where we feel safe, heard and empowered to talk about the things that matter to us. Somewhere, that we can talk about everything from unhelpful patterns of behaviour, anxiety, trauma to feeling stuck. As, a Counsellor, EMDR therapist, Embodiment coach, NLP and Hypnotherapy practitioner, I’m here to provide a space just for you, where you can be vulnerable and explore what is happening in your life to enable you to build a secure sense of self that supports you through any challenging moments.
Hi, it’s nice to meet you, my name is Pavan and I founded The Connected Self Therapy. We all need a place where we feel safe, heard and empowered to talk about the things that matter to us. Somewhere, that we can talk about everything from unhelpful patterns of behaviour, anxiety, trauma to feeling stuck. As, a Counsellor, EMDR therapist, Embodiment coach, NLP and Hypnotherapy practitioner, I’m here to provide a space just for you, where you can be vulnerable and explore what is happening in your life to enable you to build a secure sense of self that supports you through any challenging moments.
020 8016 2269 View 020 8016 2269
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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 IG6

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in IG6 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
89% Self Esteem
83% Coping Skills
78% Stress
72% Family Conflict
72% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Bupa
67% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in IG6 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in IG6?

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.