Photo of Shehra Ali, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Shehra Ali
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE25
Looking for a change in your life? Feeling low, anxious, or stressed? Do you struggle with your relationships? Is there trauma or difficult experience in your past that you would like to process? Would you like to understand your thoughts and behaviours in greater depth?
Looking for a change in your life? Feeling low, anxious, or stressed? Do you struggle with your relationships? Is there trauma or difficult experience in your past that you would like to process? Would you like to understand your thoughts and behaviours in greater depth?
020 3856 3056 View 020 3856 3056
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Lisa Rose Akanuma
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE25
As a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, I was trained to carefully observe children and young people and respond to what they are consciously and unconsciously communicating through their behaviour, verbally and non-verbally, through unstructured play, their silence, and other ways to communicate their emotional difficulties or distress. I have several years working in the NHS in CAMHS, and with charity organizations, providing evidence-based therapy and individual & group interventions for children and adolescents and supporting the networks involved in their care so that they can build resilience, flourish and live fuller lives.
As a Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist, I was trained to carefully observe children and young people and respond to what they are consciously and unconsciously communicating through their behaviour, verbally and non-verbally, through unstructured play, their silence, and other ways to communicate their emotional difficulties or distress. I have several years working in the NHS in CAMHS, and with charity organizations, providing evidence-based therapy and individual & group interventions for children and adolescents and supporting the networks involved in their care so that they can build resilience, flourish and live fuller lives.
01883 779598 View 01883 779598
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Llewellyn Richards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE25
My name is Llewellyn. I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor who currently offers online and face to face counselling, to support you through the immediate concerns that have impacted your life.
My name is Llewellyn. I am a qualified and BACP registered counsellor who currently offers online and face to face counselling, to support you through the immediate concerns that have impacted your life.
020 8106 6877 View 020 8106 6877
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Dania Akondo
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE25
My vision is to empower clients and help them achieve inner peace. I am a qualified Croydon psychotherapist and counsellor, who adheres to the BACP ethical framework. I have a particular interest in issues of racism and relational patterns in adults who have experienced trauma. Together, we can explore past life events to gain a better understanding of what might have gone wrong. I can help you implement strategies and techniques in your day- to-day life in order to: enhance your quality of life; rid yourself of maladaptive behaviours and/or negative thinking patterns; ameliorate your communication skills; navigate conflict.
My vision is to empower clients and help them achieve inner peace. I am a qualified Croydon psychotherapist and counsellor, who adheres to the BACP ethical framework. I have a particular interest in issues of racism and relational patterns in adults who have experienced trauma. Together, we can explore past life events to gain a better understanding of what might have gone wrong. I can help you implement strategies and techniques in your day- to-day life in order to: enhance your quality of life; rid yourself of maladaptive behaviours and/or negative thinking patterns; ameliorate your communication skills; navigate conflict.
01260 541343 View 01260 541343
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Charisse Peters
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE25
I am a qualified Individual, Relationship & Sex Therapist, as your therapist I aim to help you change the aspects of your life that are preventing you from living in a more fulfilling way. I will help you gain insight into your thoughts and feelings and together we can look at new ways of approaching those difficulties.
I am a qualified Individual, Relationship & Sex Therapist, as your therapist I aim to help you change the aspects of your life that are preventing you from living in a more fulfilling way. I will help you gain insight into your thoughts and feelings and together we can look at new ways of approaching those difficulties.
07481 358647 View 07481 358647
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Stephanie Cole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE25  (Online Only)
Navigating life can be challenging. Events or circumstances can become overwhelming, leaving us feeling anxious, stuck, or finding it hard to cope. We may long for change but find ourselves uncertain about how to move forward. This is where therapy can help. In my role, I offer a warm and compassionate space allowing you to explore your experiences, uncovering underlying emotions and meanings. The body can play a significant role in processing emotional pain, so I’m here to help you listen deeply to yourself, facilitating a connection not only to your thoughts and feelings but also to your physical experience.
Navigating life can be challenging. Events or circumstances can become overwhelming, leaving us feeling anxious, stuck, or finding it hard to cope. We may long for change but find ourselves uncertain about how to move forward. This is where therapy can help. In my role, I offer a warm and compassionate space allowing you to explore your experiences, uncovering underlying emotions and meanings. The body can play a significant role in processing emotional pain, so I’m here to help you listen deeply to yourself, facilitating a connection not only to your thoughts and feelings but also to your physical experience.
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Sylwia Kowalska-Lewis
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE25
My name is Sylwia Kowalska-Lewis. I am a psychotherapist based in London. Life can be tough at times, and it can be difficult to know how to cope when our thoughts and feelings overwhelm us, whether that’s due to stress or anxiety caused by work or relationships, loss, childhood trauma or any number of other experiences that make up our lives.
My name is Sylwia Kowalska-Lewis. I am a psychotherapist based in London. Life can be tough at times, and it can be difficult to know how to cope when our thoughts and feelings overwhelm us, whether that’s due to stress or anxiety caused by work or relationships, loss, childhood trauma or any number of other experiences that make up our lives.
01737 948388 View 01737 948388
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Dr Jose Lopez
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE25  (Online Only)
You may be struggling with a clearly defined issue or general 'stuckness in life'. Maybe you need to understand what it is. You may have experienced it for long or a new difficulty intruding in your life. Possibly something you are keeping from others or maybe someone has suggested you seek help for it. It may affect only you or your relationship with loved ones. Maybe you are seeking help with a couple issue you've tried to work on with your partner. You may feel hopeless, having tried everything to solve it. In any case, therapy can be used to make sense of the situation and think of a strategy to move forward towards your goals.
You may be struggling with a clearly defined issue or general 'stuckness in life'. Maybe you need to understand what it is. You may have experienced it for long or a new difficulty intruding in your life. Possibly something you are keeping from others or maybe someone has suggested you seek help for it. It may affect only you or your relationship with loved ones. Maybe you are seeking help with a couple issue you've tried to work on with your partner. You may feel hopeless, having tried everything to solve it. In any case, therapy can be used to make sense of the situation and think of a strategy to move forward towards your goals.
020 3870 2508 View 020 3870 2508
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DMD Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE25  (Online Only)
Sometimes life gets tough and we can feel we are not coping, this is when we really need someone to hear us. Things that have happened to us in the past can be holding us back in our everyday life now, leaving us with a feeling of being stuck. Exploring those events and your feelings surrounding them can help you move forwards. Clinical Supervision. I aim to create a safe and comfortable space for supervision where you feel able to reflectively explore your work with clients as well as any personal difficulties that may affect this.
Sometimes life gets tough and we can feel we are not coping, this is when we really need someone to hear us. Things that have happened to us in the past can be holding us back in our everyday life now, leaving us with a feeling of being stuck. Exploring those events and your feelings surrounding them can help you move forwards. Clinical Supervision. I aim to create a safe and comfortable space for supervision where you feel able to reflectively explore your work with clients as well as any personal difficulties that may affect this.
020 3376 6121 View 020 3376 6121
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Natasha Louise Lewis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE25
I have worked with both individual clients and couples. I have worked with individuals in secondary school, community mental health, charities and the NHS providing both short-term and long-term counselling. I have worked with couples using emotionally focused therapy which allows the couple to look at their current cycle of feeling and thoughts and how that impact on their behaviour towards each other.
I have worked with both individual clients and couples. I have worked with individuals in secondary school, community mental health, charities and the NHS providing both short-term and long-term counselling. I have worked with couples using emotionally focused therapy which allows the couple to look at their current cycle of feeling and thoughts and how that impact on their behaviour towards each other.
01260 545140 View 01260 545140
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AutismProud
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE25
Psychoeducation for individuals with autism is a powerful tool that can have a profound impact on an individuals life. This specialised form of education is designed to provide individuals on the autism spectrum with the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to better understand themselves and navigate the world around them.
Psychoeducation for individuals with autism is a powerful tool that can have a profound impact on an individuals life. This specialised form of education is designed to provide individuals on the autism spectrum with the knowledge, skills, and strategies they need to better understand themselves and navigate the world around them.
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Photo of Phillip Mapoma, MBACP, Counsellor
Phillip Mapoma
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE25  (Online Only)
I know that life has become really challenging and difficult to cope with. The stress and pressure we face has affected our health, work, relationships and mental well-being. Despite all our best efforts to manage, nothing seems to work. It’s during these times that having someone qualified and experienced to talk with and support us becomes a much-needed relief – especially as some of the difficulties we are going through are deep rooted and stem from painful childhood experiences like changing schools 6 different times, abuse, a bike accident and not having many friends. This is something I can personally identify with.
I know that life has become really challenging and difficult to cope with. The stress and pressure we face has affected our health, work, relationships and mental well-being. Despite all our best efforts to manage, nothing seems to work. It’s during these times that having someone qualified and experienced to talk with and support us becomes a much-needed relief – especially as some of the difficulties we are going through are deep rooted and stem from painful childhood experiences like changing schools 6 different times, abuse, a bike accident and not having many friends. This is something I can personally identify with.
020 3835 2866 View 020 3835 2866
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Steve Cutmore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE25
I provide a nurturing environment in which themes and issues can be explored safely. My overall goal is to enhance client's sense of well-being and ability to thrive. I view each client as an individual who is seeking assistance in aligning with their path. I place great value on the client-therapist relationship, as a client you will experience me as committed to my work, focussed and attentive while being friendly and non-judgemental. I am happy to work face to face or via skype/phone-calls. I am open to negotiating rates if appropriate.
I provide a nurturing environment in which themes and issues can be explored safely. My overall goal is to enhance client's sense of well-being and ability to thrive. I view each client as an individual who is seeking assistance in aligning with their path. I place great value on the client-therapist relationship, as a client you will experience me as committed to my work, focussed and attentive while being friendly and non-judgemental. I am happy to work face to face or via skype/phone-calls. I am open to negotiating rates if appropriate.
07481 360884 View 07481 360884
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Vanessa Onyuku-Opukiri
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE25  (Online Only)
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sensitive issues? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks or the effects of past trauma? Or perhaps you find it hard to open up and talk about yourself. I am a friendly, qualified and experienced counsellor who is passionate about helping people who have never had counselling before or who find it difficult to talk. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space to explore both past and present issues. I offer one to one counselling for adults either face to face or over the telephone.
Are you looking for a safe space to explore sensitive issues? Are you struggling with depression, anxiety, panic attacks or the effects of past trauma? Or perhaps you find it hard to open up and talk about yourself. I am a friendly, qualified and experienced counsellor who is passionate about helping people who have never had counselling before or who find it difficult to talk. I provide a confidential, non-judgemental space to explore both past and present issues. I offer one to one counselling for adults either face to face or over the telephone.
07480 535329 View 07480 535329
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Maryam Samar
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SE25
You might feel overwhelmed while facing challenging life events that have generated complex emotions, feelings of anxiety or even depression. You may be feeling trapped in a situation where you are experiencing a lack of direction or looking to find answers. It might be that you are dealing with past traumas or events that are preventing you from living a comfortable life. You may be feeling angry, sad, ashamed or isolated. As your counsellor, I can help you identify these concerns. Working together we will explore the why these feeling
You might feel overwhelmed while facing challenging life events that have generated complex emotions, feelings of anxiety or even depression. You may be feeling trapped in a situation where you are experiencing a lack of direction or looking to find answers. It might be that you are dealing with past traumas or events that are preventing you from living a comfortable life. You may be feeling angry, sad, ashamed or isolated. As your counsellor, I can help you identify these concerns. Working together we will explore the why these feeling
020 3835 5474 View 020 3835 5474
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Jarah Koomson
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE25
Hi, welcome. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your story. Perhaps you are intrigued in deprogramming previous patterns that you feel do not serve you? Creating a new foundation that starts internally and has a positive ripple effect on those close to you and around you. There are times when everyone experiences challenging and distressing feelings which can interfere with everyday life and relationships. That is when it can be helpful to talk things through with a completely neutral person who you know will be supportive and respond non-judgmentally.
Hi, welcome. I believe one of the bravest things you can do is begin to understand your story. Perhaps you are intrigued in deprogramming previous patterns that you feel do not serve you? Creating a new foundation that starts internally and has a positive ripple effect on those close to you and around you. There are times when everyone experiences challenging and distressing feelings which can interfere with everyday life and relationships. That is when it can be helpful to talk things through with a completely neutral person who you know will be supportive and respond non-judgmentally.
01260 541575 View 01260 541575
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Yvonne Williams
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SE25
Welcome! Sometimes life can be very challenging and during those times we may experience a range of emotions such as loneliness, helplessness, anxiety, depression, fear etc. I am Dr Yvonne Williams, a fully qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working with individuals, children, couples and groups from diverse cultural backgrounds. I provide both long and short term counselling tailored to meet individual needs. My experience has been varied with children in schools and adults within the corporate and public sector.
Welcome! Sometimes life can be very challenging and during those times we may experience a range of emotions such as loneliness, helplessness, anxiety, depression, fear etc. I am Dr Yvonne Williams, a fully qualified integrative counsellor/psychotherapist with over 15 years experience working with individuals, children, couples and groups from diverse cultural backgrounds. I provide both long and short term counselling tailored to meet individual needs. My experience has been varied with children in schools and adults within the corporate and public sector.
020 8051 4914 View 020 8051 4914
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Rebuild&Rebrand
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London SE25  (Online Only)
do you feel overwhelmed, anxious or fearful? do you feel safe and secure in your body? do you have difficulty trusting others? do you focus on others or have issues with people pleasing, perfectionism, speaking your truth? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counselor, Executive Function Coach and Reiki Practitioner. I offer individual and couples therapy. The essence of my work is facilitaing self-growth, helping identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life, helping to overcome them with confidence. I specialize in creating personalized plans and providing tools to guide you forward and achieve your desired goals.
do you feel overwhelmed, anxious or fearful? do you feel safe and secure in your body? do you have difficulty trusting others? do you focus on others or have issues with people pleasing, perfectionism, speaking your truth? I am a fully qualified Integrative Counselor, Executive Function Coach and Reiki Practitioner. I offer individual and couples therapy. The essence of my work is facilitaing self-growth, helping identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life, helping to overcome them with confidence. I specialize in creating personalized plans and providing tools to guide you forward and achieve your desired goals.
01798 305089 View 01798 305089
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Dr Kate Davis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SE25
Hello my name is Kate and I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with autistic adults and teenagers. I am trained in using the DISCO to assess and diagnose autistic people. I am interested in working with individuals to discover and understand their unique profile so that I can help them manage the challenges they face. I have considerable experience of working with autistic girls and women with autism as they are often missed and misunderstood. I also have an excellent understanding of the often misunderstood mental health challenges autistic people have to grapple with.
Hello my name is Kate and I am a Clinical Psychologist who specialises in working with autistic adults and teenagers. I am trained in using the DISCO to assess and diagnose autistic people. I am interested in working with individuals to discover and understand their unique profile so that I can help them manage the challenges they face. I have considerable experience of working with autistic girls and women with autism as they are often missed and misunderstood. I also have an excellent understanding of the often misunderstood mental health challenges autistic people have to grapple with.
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Valerie-Lee Howard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SE25
People often find counselling useful when they are struggling to make sense of difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences they are encountering. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space in which an individual can explore their life in their own personal way, as a means of finding deeper understanding; balance and to strengthen their resolve. Whilst being a counsellor I have experience working within the Ministry Of Justice for 18+ years delivering Therapeutic Groups for both men and women who have entered the Criminal Justice System.
People often find counselling useful when they are struggling to make sense of difficult thoughts, feelings and experiences they are encountering. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space in which an individual can explore their life in their own personal way, as a means of finding deeper understanding; balance and to strengthen their resolve. Whilst being a counsellor I have experience working within the Ministry Of Justice for 18+ years delivering Therapeutic Groups for both men and women who have entered the Criminal Justice System.
01798 305083 View 01798 305083

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SE25

20+

Average cost per session

£67

Counsellors in SE25 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
82% Trauma and PTSD
75% Stress
71% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Cigna and Evernorth
67% Aviva
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in SE25 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
34% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SE25?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.