Photo of Dr Mariam Tarik, Psychologist in SE17, England
Dr Mariam Tarik
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE17
The reasons behind people seeking therapy are vast. For some, there may be a specific question; for others, it may be the desire to understand some part of themselves that they have been struggling to grasp for some time. We all experience times of difficulty and struggle, and sometimes we may find that familiar ways of coping no longer seem to help, or we notice our patterns with others no longer serve us to feel safe and secure. Therapy is designed to create a safe space, with no agenda, so that we can think carefully about ourselves within the context of our lives to explore understanding and change.
The reasons behind people seeking therapy are vast. For some, there may be a specific question; for others, it may be the desire to understand some part of themselves that they have been struggling to grasp for some time. We all experience times of difficulty and struggle, and sometimes we may find that familiar ways of coping no longer seem to help, or we notice our patterns with others no longer serve us to feel safe and secure. Therapy is designed to create a safe space, with no agenda, so that we can think carefully about ourselves within the context of our lives to explore understanding and change.
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Photo of Annabel Lovegrove, Psychologist in SE17, England
Annabel Lovegrove
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SE17
The clients that I work with want to learn how to manage their anxiety and excessive stress whilst also learning how to develop a deeper sense of confidence within themselves. Clients often come to me with specific goals in mind such as being able to finally achieve some long held confidence goals that they have in mind, or finally be able to tackle their social anxiety so they can start to take a proactive approach towards dating.
The clients that I work with want to learn how to manage their anxiety and excessive stress whilst also learning how to develop a deeper sense of confidence within themselves. Clients often come to me with specific goals in mind such as being able to finally achieve some long held confidence goals that they have in mind, or finally be able to tackle their social anxiety so they can start to take a proactive approach towards dating.
020 3195 8623 View 020 3195 8623
Photo of Beth Anfilogoff, Psychologist in SE17, England
Beth Anfilogoff
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE17  (Online Only)
Life can bring many challenges, and therapy is a space to learn to cope with emotional setbacks in a creative and positive way. I view my role as supporting people to understand themselves better and make changes in their lives. I have a specialist interest in high-functioning, high-achieving individuals who find themselves unhappy and burnt out. I also work at the Nightingale Hospital, Marylebone and I have previously worked at Maggie’s, a not-for-profit provider to the NHS for people with cancer and their loved ones. I really enjoy helping people to improve their well-being and create lives that are meaningful to them.
Life can bring many challenges, and therapy is a space to learn to cope with emotional setbacks in a creative and positive way. I view my role as supporting people to understand themselves better and make changes in their lives. I have a specialist interest in high-functioning, high-achieving individuals who find themselves unhappy and burnt out. I also work at the Nightingale Hospital, Marylebone and I have previously worked at Maggie’s, a not-for-profit provider to the NHS for people with cancer and their loved ones. I really enjoy helping people to improve their well-being and create lives that are meaningful to them.
01929 501256 View 01929 501256
Photo of M J counselling, Counsellor in SE17, England
M J counselling
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
London SE17
I'm an experienced integrative counsellor specialised in all addictions, depression, anxiety relationships and bereavement with 30 years' experience in alcohol and drug addiction. I work with clients with a variety of different issues including psychosexual anxiety,domestic abuse, relationships loss and bereavements. I'm honoured to share the journey with my client. You choose your own goals and then we collaborate to achieve them. This journey starts with a desire to change. It is an opportunity to build healthy relationships and focuses on bringing change,hope,direction as well as purpose and fulfilment into your life.
I'm an experienced integrative counsellor specialised in all addictions, depression, anxiety relationships and bereavement with 30 years' experience in alcohol and drug addiction. I work with clients with a variety of different issues including psychosexual anxiety,domestic abuse, relationships loss and bereavements. I'm honoured to share the journey with my client. You choose your own goals and then we collaborate to achieve them. This journey starts with a desire to change. It is an opportunity to build healthy relationships and focuses on bringing change,hope,direction as well as purpose and fulfilment into your life.
020 4538 6656 View 020 4538 6656
Photo of Rene Coffey, Psychotherapist in SE17, England
Rene Coffey
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE17
Waitlist for new clients
I believe in a respectful, collaborative relationship which focuses on your individual history, context, personality and life situation in the here-and-now. Through empathic listening, I aim to enable us to explore your patterns and concerns at a safe pace, and in depth. Our thoughtful dialogue can help you build a more compassionate and insightful understanding, appreciation and acceptance of yourself. We will explore ways to enable you to connect with your feelings, wishes, needs and voice, and to build on strategies for managing your life in ways that feel more empowered, authentic, creative and meaningful.
I believe in a respectful, collaborative relationship which focuses on your individual history, context, personality and life situation in the here-and-now. Through empathic listening, I aim to enable us to explore your patterns and concerns at a safe pace, and in depth. Our thoughtful dialogue can help you build a more compassionate and insightful understanding, appreciation and acceptance of yourself. We will explore ways to enable you to connect with your feelings, wishes, needs and voice, and to build on strategies for managing your life in ways that feel more empowered, authentic, creative and meaningful.
020 3835 5342 View 020 3835 5342
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Rachael Peacock
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE17
Hello, I'm Rachael. There could be many reasons why you’re looking for therapy. It could be due to a particular issue that feels clear to you or a number of issues that are troubling or causing distress; perhaps you’re experiencing a general sense of discontent or unease that’s more difficult to describe. Whatever brings you, I aspire to provide a consistent and safe environment where we can explore what’s most relevant for you and at your pace. If you would like to talk further about sessions, please feel free to contact me. Following that, we can arrange an initial session to discuss how you would like to use our time together.
Hello, I'm Rachael. There could be many reasons why you’re looking for therapy. It could be due to a particular issue that feels clear to you or a number of issues that are troubling or causing distress; perhaps you’re experiencing a general sense of discontent or unease that’s more difficult to describe. Whatever brings you, I aspire to provide a consistent and safe environment where we can explore what’s most relevant for you and at your pace. If you would like to talk further about sessions, please feel free to contact me. Following that, we can arrange an initial session to discuss how you would like to use our time together.
020 3984 8928 View 020 3984 8928
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Marcelo Vieira Matias
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SE17
Marcelo Matias (MBPsS, MNCP, CRP) psychotherapist, is a Doctorate student in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology (DPsych), having followed up his undergraduate degree in Psychology with postgraduate training in Career Counselling and Gestalt therapy. He lives in London, researching Occupational Burnout and Workplace Stress. Throughout his career, he has worked with people on various issues, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexuality, relationships, workplace stress, personal motivation and confidence, identity, and difficulties making decisions, accepting changes or facing dilemmas.
Marcelo Matias (MBPsS, MNCP, CRP) psychotherapist, is a Doctorate student in Psychotherapy and Counselling Psychology (DPsych), having followed up his undergraduate degree in Psychology with postgraduate training in Career Counselling and Gestalt therapy. He lives in London, researching Occupational Burnout and Workplace Stress. Throughout his career, he has worked with people on various issues, such as anxiety, depression, self-esteem, sexuality, relationships, workplace stress, personal motivation and confidence, identity, and difficulties making decisions, accepting changes or facing dilemmas.
020 7735 6813 View 020 7735 6813
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Marie-Line Charler Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE17
A counselling environment with a warm and empathic space conducive to unravel what is troubling you, be it feeling stuck, low mood, stressed out, grieving or abused, is offered on a weekly basis. Sessions are client-led, which means that we will work at your own pace. Feeling heard and validated can help you find your voice, gain insight and make decisions that feel right for you.
A counselling environment with a warm and empathic space conducive to unravel what is troubling you, be it feeling stuck, low mood, stressed out, grieving or abused, is offered on a weekly basis. Sessions are client-led, which means that we will work at your own pace. Feeling heard and validated can help you find your voice, gain insight and make decisions that feel right for you.
020 4538 7779 View 020 4538 7779
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Alessia Ranieri
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE17  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. It is very hard to express the different reasons why a person may choose to sit in front of me on a counselling chair. Usually there are 3 key elements behind that choice. The first is they recognise they don't feel well and their life is not going the direction it used to go or they would like it to go. The second is they believe things can change or, even better, they believe they can change things IF helped by a specialist. The third is they believe I might be that professional which is why I do all is in my power to offer the help they need. If that describes you, do contact me.
I am a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. It is very hard to express the different reasons why a person may choose to sit in front of me on a counselling chair. Usually there are 3 key elements behind that choice. The first is they recognise they don't feel well and their life is not going the direction it used to go or they would like it to go. The second is they believe things can change or, even better, they believe they can change things IF helped by a specialist. The third is they believe I might be that professional which is why I do all is in my power to offer the help they need. If that describes you, do contact me.
020 3987 4675 View 020 3987 4675
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Elliot Nelson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SE17
We all have a story that needs to be told, and I want to give you the gift of therapy that will equip you and move you towards being your most authentic self, whatever that looks like for you. As an Integrative Counsellor, my work considers your whole story in context, the historical value of experiences and the present-day application. The individuals I work with come from various backgrounds, so I work with a culturally sensitive and accommodating trauma-informed approach. They want to work on relational difficulties, sexual addictions, shame, unprocessed loss, transitioning to adulthood, and midlife crisis.
We all have a story that needs to be told, and I want to give you the gift of therapy that will equip you and move you towards being your most authentic self, whatever that looks like for you. As an Integrative Counsellor, my work considers your whole story in context, the historical value of experiences and the present-day application. The individuals I work with come from various backgrounds, so I work with a culturally sensitive and accommodating trauma-informed approach. They want to work on relational difficulties, sexual addictions, shame, unprocessed loss, transitioning to adulthood, and midlife crisis.
020 3376 8282 View 020 3376 8282
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Malcolm Peterson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE17
I work in South London SE1 and Sheffield on a Thursday. I work with people who have had problems in their relationships, suffered with depression and anxiety, difficulty in managing emotions or have suffered bereavements. Others have work related stress and burnout as well as many other issues that impact on people & their psychological health. I provide weekly psychotherapy as well as referred to as offer Eye Movment Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help people who have been exposed to traumatic events/suffered trauma, this is also effective for treating phobias.
I work in South London SE1 and Sheffield on a Thursday. I work with people who have had problems in their relationships, suffered with depression and anxiety, difficulty in managing emotions or have suffered bereavements. Others have work related stress and burnout as well as many other issues that impact on people & their psychological health. I provide weekly psychotherapy as well as referred to as offer Eye Movment Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) to help people who have been exposed to traumatic events/suffered trauma, this is also effective for treating phobias.
020 3984 8091 View 020 3984 8091
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Elena Kantor, Psychotherapy in Central London
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified Verified
London SE17
I offer individual one-to-one therapy with adults and work in full-time private practice in Southwark, where I offer a confidential, secure and non-judgemental environment. My approach is collaborative and warm. I also believe, that through the relationship between us, I can help you to explore and develop new approaches to dealing with difficult, problematic and stressful situations.
I offer individual one-to-one therapy with adults and work in full-time private practice in Southwark, where I offer a confidential, secure and non-judgemental environment. My approach is collaborative and warm. I also believe, that through the relationship between us, I can help you to explore and develop new approaches to dealing with difficult, problematic and stressful situations.
020 3701 7946 View 020 3701 7946
Photo of Graham James Mummery, Psychotherapist in SE17, England
Graham James Mummery
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SE17
Feeling stuck? The causes can be many: relationship issues, redundancy, bored in the job or even things sometimes termed as “mental illness.” I use that last term carefully because though it can help define the symptoms, if often fails to get at the human story beneath which is always there and needs addressing as well as any medical issues. In my sessions my aim is to help you past what eve holds you back into a better life- whatever that means to you.
Feeling stuck? The causes can be many: relationship issues, redundancy, bored in the job or even things sometimes termed as “mental illness.” I use that last term carefully because though it can help define the symptoms, if often fails to get at the human story beneath which is always there and needs addressing as well as any medical issues. In my sessions my aim is to help you past what eve holds you back into a better life- whatever that means to you.
07723 474873 View 07723 474873
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Raymond Guddah
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE17
I am originally from the West Coast of Africa, Ghana and lived for the most part of my years in London, UK. I am a UK trained Psychodynamics Therapist with experience of using in-depth therapy to support clients in addressing unresolved early-life experiences. I do have 8 years working experience within the mental health services in the UK.
I am originally from the West Coast of Africa, Ghana and lived for the most part of my years in London, UK. I am a UK trained Psychodynamics Therapist with experience of using in-depth therapy to support clients in addressing unresolved early-life experiences. I do have 8 years working experience within the mental health services in the UK.
020 8106 0903 View 020 8106 0903
Photo of Laurent Rowland, Counsellor in SE17, England
Laurent Rowland
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE17  (Online Only)
I am a MBACP Registered Counsellor with over 4 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based in London and dependent on your presenting issues/needs will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy. Most of us, will at some point, and for various reasons, experience emotional, psychological challenges which can impact and limit the quality of our lives. Lets us work together in finding new directions for you.
I am a MBACP Registered Counsellor with over 4 years of experience in working with individuals, and groups of all ages, sexual orientations and cultural backgrounds. I am based in London and dependent on your presenting issues/needs will draw on cognitive, psychodynamic, attachment, and relational theories and concepts, to provide either short-term-focused counselling/therapy or longer-term in-depth psychotherapy. Most of us, will at some point, and for various reasons, experience emotional, psychological challenges which can impact and limit the quality of our lives. Lets us work together in finding new directions for you.
020 4538 9037 View 020 4538 9037
Photo of Sally Masson, Counsellor in SE17, England
Sally Masson
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE17
It's ironic that a large part of psychotherapeutic work is around trying to convince people that their perceived 'abnormal' feelings and behaviours are a completely 'normal' reaction to a set of, often very difficult life circumstances. For instance, why wouldn't someone have a generalised feeling of persistent anxiety and low mood, when they have to live in what seems like a crazy and confusing world? We can work toward a more accepting and benevolent view of ourselves, exploring who you truly are and where you might truly want to go in life, without the harsh inner voices of the past.
It's ironic that a large part of psychotherapeutic work is around trying to convince people that their perceived 'abnormal' feelings and behaviours are a completely 'normal' reaction to a set of, often very difficult life circumstances. For instance, why wouldn't someone have a generalised feeling of persistent anxiety and low mood, when they have to live in what seems like a crazy and confusing world? We can work toward a more accepting and benevolent view of ourselves, exploring who you truly are and where you might truly want to go in life, without the harsh inner voices of the past.
020 3974 1631 View 020 3974 1631
Photo of Dr John Pollard, Psychologist in SE17, England
Dr John Pollard
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE17
I offer one-to-one psychotherapy in London Bridge/Borough. I work in a way that emphasises collaborating with clients to develop a pathway towards making meaningful and lasting positive change and growth. Your aims may be specific: for instance that you wish to work on a specific situation or setting in which you feel you are struggling; you may have a general sense that something in your life does not feel right, or you may feel you are somewhere in between these two examples. The main purpose of therapy is to help you move towards living the life you want to live and feel most at home in.
I offer one-to-one psychotherapy in London Bridge/Borough. I work in a way that emphasises collaborating with clients to develop a pathway towards making meaningful and lasting positive change and growth. Your aims may be specific: for instance that you wish to work on a specific situation or setting in which you feel you are struggling; you may have a general sense that something in your life does not feel right, or you may feel you are somewhere in between these two examples. The main purpose of therapy is to help you move towards living the life you want to live and feel most at home in.
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Photo of Simy Jewell, Psychotherapist in SE17, England
Simy Jewell
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE17
My previous career as a scriptwriter has led me to be particularly attended to clients' narratives. Each individual has their unique story to tell. Each contains elements of significant people,conflicts, struggles and resources. It may impact the way we see ourselves, others and the world. By engaging in the process of therapy, we may open up new possibilities and to rewrite our stories.
My previous career as a scriptwriter has led me to be particularly attended to clients' narratives. Each individual has their unique story to tell. Each contains elements of significant people,conflicts, struggles and resources. It may impact the way we see ourselves, others and the world. By engaging in the process of therapy, we may open up new possibilities and to rewrite our stories.
020 3974 2070 View 020 3974 2070
Photo of Nichola Williams, Counsellor in SE17, England
Nichola Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE17
​Are your past difficulties or traumatic experiences holding you back from fully embracing the present? If you’re an adult looking for a safe and accepting place to work through childhood/adolescent trauma, domestic/sexual abuse or other challenges, do get in touch. I offer weekly face to face and online therapy sessions. The practice is located in Bermondsey, South London.
​Are your past difficulties or traumatic experiences holding you back from fully embracing the present? If you’re an adult looking for a safe and accepting place to work through childhood/adolescent trauma, domestic/sexual abuse or other challenges, do get in touch. I offer weekly face to face and online therapy sessions. The practice is located in Bermondsey, South London.
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Photo of Melanie Baldeo, Counsellor in SE17, England
Melanie Baldeo
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE17  (Online Only)
Life can be accompanied with stress and difficulties that can often leave you struggling to cope daily. Counselling provides support to people, allowing them to share these experiences in a comfortable, safe space in order to gain understanding and live a more fulfilled life.
Life can be accompanied with stress and difficulties that can often leave you struggling to cope daily. Counselling provides support to people, allowing them to share these experiences in a comfortable, safe space in order to gain understanding and live a more fulfilled life.
020 3871 0579 View 020 3871 0579

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SE17

50+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in SE17 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
85% Self Esteem
84% Relationship Issues
82% Stress
75% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

89% AXA PPP
83% Aviva
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in SE17 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
33% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SE17?

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.