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Gabriella Maceiras
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
I offer a service to children, adolescents, and young adults to allow them to begin to understand and explore how their past experiences have impacted on their lives, to be able to regulate their emotions and behaviours in order to cope with life’s challenges. Often the problems experienced are related to or are the result of past traumas or even just finding it hard to cope with life generally with all its pressures and difficulties. I can also see families and parents who can sometimes struggle to understand the problems facing them as a family unit. I am offering a safe and non-judgemental space, where we can begin to understand
I offer a service to children, adolescents, and young adults to allow them to begin to understand and explore how their past experiences have impacted on their lives, to be able to regulate their emotions and behaviours in order to cope with life’s challenges. Often the problems experienced are related to or are the result of past traumas or even just finding it hard to cope with life generally with all its pressures and difficulties. I can also see families and parents who can sometimes struggle to understand the problems facing them as a family unit. I am offering a safe and non-judgemental space, where we can begin to understand
020 3835 5552 View 020 3835 5552
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Claire Phillips
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE2  (Online Only)
Hi. If youre browsing for a therapist or looking for support for someone else, life is most liikely throwing out some hard balls! I am not going to go on about the counselling process as this is something we can discuss in an introductory consultation. We can meet up online and see how you feel about an initial session and take it from there!! I am available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-7pm.
Hi. If youre browsing for a therapist or looking for support for someone else, life is most liikely throwing out some hard balls! I am not going to go on about the counselling process as this is something we can discuss in an introductory consultation. We can meet up online and see how you feel about an initial session and take it from there!! I am available Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9am-7pm.
020 3617 6786 View 020 3617 6786
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Laurentiu Trandafir
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Do you want to talk to someone impartial about your difficulties? If you feel stuck in your life, psychoanalytic psychotherapy will help you to bring about change. I believe everyone should be listened to especially when experiencing emotional distress. I have experience working with people dealing with depression, anxiety, various forms of trauma, as well as broader questions around identity, sexuality and relationship issues. I am interested in a reflective approach to the meaning of life in addition to questions around human suffering, drawing on many years of studying philosophy and psychoanalysis.
Do you want to talk to someone impartial about your difficulties? If you feel stuck in your life, psychoanalytic psychotherapy will help you to bring about change. I believe everyone should be listened to especially when experiencing emotional distress. I have experience working with people dealing with depression, anxiety, various forms of trauma, as well as broader questions around identity, sexuality and relationship issues. I am interested in a reflective approach to the meaning of life in addition to questions around human suffering, drawing on many years of studying philosophy and psychoanalysis.
020 4538 7067 View 020 4538 7067
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Bev Bailey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you looking for help with a relationship? Perhaps you have tried everything and nothing has worked and now you're feeling increasingly desperate and have no idea what to do next. Are you dealing with this situation on your own with no-one to talk to about how YOU feel? Facing another day trying to work it out impacting other relationships and work as you can't seem to concentrate on anything else. Counselling can help you to form healthy relationships, look after yourself better and feel more confident in many ways about the relationships you choose.
Are you looking for help with a relationship? Perhaps you have tried everything and nothing has worked and now you're feeling increasingly desperate and have no idea what to do next. Are you dealing with this situation on your own with no-one to talk to about how YOU feel? Facing another day trying to work it out impacting other relationships and work as you can't seem to concentrate on anything else. Counselling can help you to form healthy relationships, look after yourself better and feel more confident in many ways about the relationships you choose.
020 3856 8996 View 020 3856 8996
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Joanne Parslow @ The Wellbee’Ing Lodge
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
The WellBee’ng Lodge is located in Abbey wood , South East London SE2. I am registered with the NCPS, I hold Professionally Accredited membership. I am a qualified Psychotherapist in Private Practice working with adults , children and CYP. My experience - I am currently working within the NHS Talking Therapies Service supporting people through anxiety & depression. I have previously worked in various Primary and Secondary Schools. Also past experience workimg working with Trauma and Bereavement & Loss.
The WellBee’ng Lodge is located in Abbey wood , South East London SE2. I am registered with the NCPS, I hold Professionally Accredited membership. I am a qualified Psychotherapist in Private Practice working with adults , children and CYP. My experience - I am currently working within the NHS Talking Therapies Service supporting people through anxiety & depression. I have previously worked in various Primary and Secondary Schools. Also past experience workimg working with Trauma and Bereavement & Loss.
020 3540 6454 View 020 3540 6454
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Ayo Popoola
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE2  (Online Only)
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. I firmly believe that every individual holds the potential to discover their authentic self and lead a meaningful life. My aim is simple, to ignite and facilitate your journey of self-connection. Within you lies a treasure waiting to be discovered, let's work together to bring it to realisation.
Life is 10% what happens to us and 90% how we react to it. I firmly believe that every individual holds the potential to discover their authentic self and lead a meaningful life. My aim is simple, to ignite and facilitate your journey of self-connection. Within you lies a treasure waiting to be discovered, let's work together to bring it to realisation.
020 4538 5610 View 020 4538 5610
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Michele Lamonaca
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome, my name is Michele. I'm a registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I help individuals and couples with their emotional health. I have private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus involves abuse, depression and narcissistic personality disorder, and the specific problems encountered by men, transgender people and women. An initial assessment meeting allows you to see if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy could assist you.
Welcome, my name is Michele. I'm a registered counsellor and psychotherapist - I help individuals and couples with their emotional health. I have private sector experience as a counsellor and psychotherapist. My focus involves abuse, depression and narcissistic personality disorder, and the specific problems encountered by men, transgender people and women. An initial assessment meeting allows you to see if you feel comfortable with me, discuss what concerns you, ask questions, clarify confidentiality, and determine if therapy could assist you.
07723 423681 View 07723 423681
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Oliver John Whitefield
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear.
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear.
01582 377991 View 01582 377991
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Wayne Walker
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
The goal of an individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self awareness and self exploration.
The goal of an individual therapy is to inspire change and improve the quality of life through self awareness and self exploration.
01803 224747 View 01803 224747
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ACT CBT online Clinical Psychologist Dr Phil Lurie
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE2  (Online Only)
Therapy can be a daunting but enriching experience, and I hope that I can help you improve your well-being! I pride myself on making sessions affordable, informative, practical, reflective, challenging, and life-affirming. I will also give you ideas and exercises for in-between sessions, which is where a lot of the change happens. I am integral and compassionate and only offer strategies and new ways of thinking that I would welcome for myself. And I will also include more 'existential' questions about your values, purpose, joy, creativity and connections in your life. Please contact me to organise an initial assessment session.
Therapy can be a daunting but enriching experience, and I hope that I can help you improve your well-being! I pride myself on making sessions affordable, informative, practical, reflective, challenging, and life-affirming. I will also give you ideas and exercises for in-between sessions, which is where a lot of the change happens. I am integral and compassionate and only offer strategies and new ways of thinking that I would welcome for myself. And I will also include more 'existential' questions about your values, purpose, joy, creativity and connections in your life. Please contact me to organise an initial assessment session.
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Gulli Skåtun
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE2  (Online Only)
Hello I'm Gulli, I wish you a warm welcome. Perhaps you are grappling with a situation or behaviour that feels out of your control, or struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction or past trauma; perhaps you have lost your spark for life, and feel a deep inner home-sickness for more meaning and a sense of purpose. Whatever your unique story, seeking help takes immense courage, and at least a flicker of hope that you have the inner resources to make it through. I believe that you do.
Hello I'm Gulli, I wish you a warm welcome. Perhaps you are grappling with a situation or behaviour that feels out of your control, or struggling with anxiety, depression, addiction or past trauma; perhaps you have lost your spark for life, and feel a deep inner home-sickness for more meaning and a sense of purpose. Whatever your unique story, seeking help takes immense courage, and at least a flicker of hope that you have the inner resources to make it through. I believe that you do.
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Steve John Briggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SE2  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
023 8214 5919 View 023 8214 5919
Photo of Stuart Law, MA, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Stuart Law
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I offer a no-obligation assessment initially, which is opportunity for us to discuss your situation and determine better if therapy with me could meet your needs; only if you are happy to do we then proceed to an ongoing therapy, be it on a short or long term basis. I incorporate psychodynamic, existential, cognitive behavioural and person centred approaches to offer a therapy suited to your unique needs. Whilst we all know something of suffering anxiety, depression, bereavement, or other issues, your particular experience is entirely your own. I believe in a therapy that accomodates your individuality.
I offer a no-obligation assessment initially, which is opportunity for us to discuss your situation and determine better if therapy with me could meet your needs; only if you are happy to do we then proceed to an ongoing therapy, be it on a short or long term basis. I incorporate psychodynamic, existential, cognitive behavioural and person centred approaches to offer a therapy suited to your unique needs. Whilst we all know something of suffering anxiety, depression, bereavement, or other issues, your particular experience is entirely your own. I believe in a therapy that accomodates your individuality.
01322 252585 View 01322 252585
Photo of Imogen Maynard Smith, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Imogen Maynard Smith
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a qualified and registered psychotherapist with experience working within the charity sector. I've worked with children & families for many years, which has given me a deep understanding of childhood experiences and how they carry through into adult life. Through this I have develop great empathy and understanding of the struggles and overwhelming feelings one has when thinking about their past and present life experiences, thoughts, and feelings. I have helped my clients gain greater understanding of themselves, identify the past and present links and enabled them to make sense of them, and work with them in the present moment.
I'm a qualified and registered psychotherapist with experience working within the charity sector. I've worked with children & families for many years, which has given me a deep understanding of childhood experiences and how they carry through into adult life. Through this I have develop great empathy and understanding of the struggles and overwhelming feelings one has when thinking about their past and present life experiences, thoughts, and feelings. I have helped my clients gain greater understanding of themselves, identify the past and present links and enabled them to make sense of them, and work with them in the present moment.
020 3912 8202 View 020 3912 8202
Photo of Marieclare Keenan, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Marieclare Keenan
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you wondering how much longer you can endure things and know that something needs to change? Whether your difficulties are more recent or of a more long-standing nature, I believe we all have the inherent capacity to change. My approach is warm and collaborative. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, and supportive space, through which in the context of a safe and validating relationship, you can explore and gain insight into whatever is troubling you. It is my aim to empower and support you to overcome difficulties so that you feel able to live the life you want to live.
Are you wondering how much longer you can endure things and know that something needs to change? Whether your difficulties are more recent or of a more long-standing nature, I believe we all have the inherent capacity to change. My approach is warm and collaborative. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental, and supportive space, through which in the context of a safe and validating relationship, you can explore and gain insight into whatever is troubling you. It is my aim to empower and support you to overcome difficulties so that you feel able to live the life you want to live.
01322 946780 View 01322 946780
Photo of Kadija Taha - Blue Ocean, MBACP, Counsellor
Blue Ocean
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is kadija Taha, I am an integrative counsellor and I am also specialised in bereavement counselling. I am very successful as a counsellor, because of my ability to help others overcome problems, such as depression, anxiety, phobia, relationship, grieving and so on. As a counsellor, I use the core conditions to help my clients, this means that, I use the unconditional positive regard to work fairly and genuinely to every client. I also use my empathic understanding to be in my clients world. I work with various age ranges, starting from children as young as 7 years old to the elderly aged 85 and upwards.
Hi, my name is kadija Taha, I am an integrative counsellor and I am also specialised in bereavement counselling. I am very successful as a counsellor, because of my ability to help others overcome problems, such as depression, anxiety, phobia, relationship, grieving and so on. As a counsellor, I use the core conditions to help my clients, this means that, I use the unconditional positive regard to work fairly and genuinely to every client. I also use my empathic understanding to be in my clients world. I work with various age ranges, starting from children as young as 7 years old to the elderly aged 85 and upwards.
020 3947 8955 View 020 3947 8955
Photo of Maria (Maya) Palej, BACP, Counsellor
Maria (Maya) Palej
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Being in the helping profession for 14 years gave me a deeper level of understanding of problems that we all can face at any point in life and allows me to help more clients each day. I work with clients who experience anxiety, panic attacks and depression but also with people who experienced abuse and are currently moving on from abusive relationships or dealing with past traumas. I also work with clients who feel stuck and can't seem to be able to move forward with their lives. I use my experience and qualifications to help. I understand life can be difficult at times and we all need some added support from time to time.
Being in the helping profession for 14 years gave me a deeper level of understanding of problems that we all can face at any point in life and allows me to help more clients each day. I work with clients who experience anxiety, panic attacks and depression but also with people who experienced abuse and are currently moving on from abusive relationships or dealing with past traumas. I also work with clients who feel stuck and can't seem to be able to move forward with their lives. I use my experience and qualifications to help. I understand life can be difficult at times and we all need some added support from time to time.
020 8103 3957 View 020 8103 3957
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Amara Noveal
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. If you're feeling overwhelmed, unloved, or any of the complex emotions life throws at us, I’m here to offer my support. Together, we'll navigate through the complexities of life and work towards understanding and accepting the parts of you that may have been rejected, hidden or misunderstood. In my practice, I provide a confidential space free from judgement, where your voice is heard, your experiences validated, and your presence accepted.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. If you're feeling overwhelmed, unloved, or any of the complex emotions life throws at us, I’m here to offer my support. Together, we'll navigate through the complexities of life and work towards understanding and accepting the parts of you that may have been rejected, hidden or misunderstood. In my practice, I provide a confidential space free from judgement, where your voice is heard, your experiences validated, and your presence accepted.
020 3984 7962 View 020 3984 7962
Photo of Michelle Lucas, MBACP, Counsellor
Michelle Lucas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Michelle, I am a qualified and registered integrative therapist. As an Integrative Psychotherapist I use a variety of different approaches, drawing on whatever seems most helpful to you. This allows me to adapt my way of working to each client’s individual needs. I very much view therapy as a collaborative process, where both therapist and client contribute, and the main focus is on building a supportive and trusting relationship. As an integrative therapist I am trained in three main therapeutic frames, the Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
Hello, my name is Michelle, I am a qualified and registered integrative therapist. As an Integrative Psychotherapist I use a variety of different approaches, drawing on whatever seems most helpful to you. This allows me to adapt my way of working to each client’s individual needs. I very much view therapy as a collaborative process, where both therapist and client contribute, and the main focus is on building a supportive and trusting relationship. As an integrative therapist I am trained in three main therapeutic frames, the Psychodynamic, Humanistic and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
07917 167272 View 07917 167272

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SE2

10+

Average cost per session

£59

Counsellors in SE2 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Suicidal Ideation
84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
79% Bereavement
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in SE2 see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SE2?

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.