Counselling in SE8

Photo of Angela Richardson, Counsellor in SE8, England
Angela Richardson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
I offer counselling at times when life experiences impact on your well-being. I have experience in working with a variety of issues including diversity, bereavement, survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma, current anxiety, depression, self-worth and work issues or stress. We can find ourselves in a cycle with what feels like no way out, and change seems impossible I can help you change these patterns and provide coping strategies. I work with counselling students also and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I have flexible availability.
I offer counselling at times when life experiences impact on your well-being. I have experience in working with a variety of issues including diversity, bereavement, survivors of sexual abuse and other trauma, current anxiety, depression, self-worth and work issues or stress. We can find ourselves in a cycle with what feels like no way out, and change seems impossible I can help you change these patterns and provide coping strategies. I work with counselling students also and I am a Clinical Supervisor. I have flexible availability.
020 3763 8968 View 020 3763 8968
Photo of Huma Lawren, Psychotherapist in SE8, England
Huma Lawren
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
London SE8  (Online Only)
I have ten years of experience working in the mental health field. I worked individually and in groups with people from diverse ethnic minorities, religious and cultural backgrounds. My goal as a therapist is to reduce mental health stigma, such as anxiety, depression, relationships, substance abuse, and eating disorders, to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients, to achieve their goals. I believe every individual has the capability and the strength to overcome problems. Please get in touch if you are experiencing these difficulties, and we will work collaboratively to develop skills towards your life.
I have ten years of experience working in the mental health field. I worked individually and in groups with people from diverse ethnic minorities, religious and cultural backgrounds. My goal as a therapist is to reduce mental health stigma, such as anxiety, depression, relationships, substance abuse, and eating disorders, to create a safe and non-judgmental environment for my clients, to achieve their goals. I believe every individual has the capability and the strength to overcome problems. Please get in touch if you are experiencing these difficulties, and we will work collaboratively to develop skills towards your life.
020 3962 2216 View 020 3962 2216
Photo of Ammar Terence Al-Ghabban, Counsellor in SE8, England
Ammar Terence Al-Ghabban
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
There comes a point in our lives when things feel like they're getting on top of us. Strategies we relied on no longer work. Or, we feel that something is holding us back from leading a vibrant and fulfilling life. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to make sense of your life and connect with yourself in a way that will help you to heal. Different things work for different people. Some of us are used to talking about our feelings; some of us are not. Others need images, music, objects and creative ways to help us capture an experience and connect with deeper feelings. I tailor my approach to the person I am with.
There comes a point in our lives when things feel like they're getting on top of us. Strategies we relied on no longer work. Or, we feel that something is holding us back from leading a vibrant and fulfilling life. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental space to make sense of your life and connect with yourself in a way that will help you to heal. Different things work for different people. Some of us are used to talking about our feelings; some of us are not. Others need images, music, objects and creative ways to help us capture an experience and connect with deeper feelings. I tailor my approach to the person I am with.
020 3816 3666 View 020 3816 3666
Photo of Tony Patterson, Counsellor in SE8, England
Tony Patterson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have experience working with clients in areas such as stress, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues (self or others), sexual identity, sexuality, masculine embodiment, depression. I feel coming to therapy can be daunting as clients often do not know what to expect. I like to talk this through with clients and make sure that they feel safe and secure, and we can build a therapeutic relationship together. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which the you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others at your own pace.
I have experience working with clients in areas such as stress, anxiety, low self esteem, relationship issues (self or others), sexual identity, sexuality, masculine embodiment, depression. I feel coming to therapy can be daunting as clients often do not know what to expect. I like to talk this through with clients and make sure that they feel safe and secure, and we can build a therapeutic relationship together. I provide a safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space in which the you can explore your thoughts and feelings, allowing you to understand more about yourself and your relationships with others at your own pace.
020 4538 4310 View 020 4538 4310
Photo of Jacqueline Abigail Bascombe, Counsellor in SE8, England
Jacqueline Abigail Bascombe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Welcome to my profile, I have over 20 years experience in therapy and clinical supervision. I am experienced in project management, building Counselling projects in communities where there is disavantage and limited access to therapeutic services. I offer 1-2-1 person centred therapy, taking the first step is the way forward to make changes in your life. Therapy gives you the space to get a better understanding of who you are without judgement, you don't have to shoulder the load on your own. I also support trainee and experienced therapists with clinical supervision. Where I provide a safe space to further develop your practice.
Welcome to my profile, I have over 20 years experience in therapy and clinical supervision. I am experienced in project management, building Counselling projects in communities where there is disavantage and limited access to therapeutic services. I offer 1-2-1 person centred therapy, taking the first step is the way forward to make changes in your life. Therapy gives you the space to get a better understanding of who you are without judgement, you don't have to shoulder the load on your own. I also support trainee and experienced therapists with clinical supervision. Where I provide a safe space to further develop your practice.
020 8106 6918 View 020 8106 6918
Photo of Matthew Whitfield, Psychotherapist in SE8, England
Matthew Whitfield
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
I want to help you rediscover yourself. If living at ease feels like a challenge, therapy can help to open up the important questions about who you are and what you’re struggling with, and address some possible answers.
I want to help you rediscover yourself. If living at ease feels like a challenge, therapy can help to open up the important questions about who you are and what you’re struggling with, and address some possible answers.
020 8106 4718 View 020 8106 4718
Photo of Vanesa Bonilla, Psychotherapist in SE8, England
Vanesa Bonilla
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
London SE8  (Online Only)
I'm a BABCP accredited CBT therapist, with several years of expeience working in different NHS settings, providing psychological support for people struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, mood disregulation, self-harm, trauma and PTSD (including medical trauma)... I also have experience working with people who have challenging health conditions (in particular diabetes) and need suppot managing the mental distress related to the life adaptations needed to manage those conditions. Previous to that, I completed an MSc in addiction counselling and have experience working in this area. I offer sessions both in English and Spanish
I'm a BABCP accredited CBT therapist, with several years of expeience working in different NHS settings, providing psychological support for people struggling with anxiety, depression, OCD, mood disregulation, self-harm, trauma and PTSD (including medical trauma)... I also have experience working with people who have challenging health conditions (in particular diabetes) and need suppot managing the mental distress related to the life adaptations needed to manage those conditions. Previous to that, I completed an MSc in addiction counselling and have experience working in this area. I offer sessions both in English and Spanish
020 3816 3566 View 020 3816 3566
Photo of Laura Turner, Counsellor in SE8, England
Laura Turner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SE8  (Online Only)
All of us experience times of difficulty when we feel sad, anxious or low. This may make us feel overwhelmed or stuck in life. Sometimes lost and directionless.Many of us have a constant feeling of not being quite good enough, or having low self esteem or a weak sense of self. We often need a bit of extra support to uncover our strength and resilience again.
All of us experience times of difficulty when we feel sad, anxious or low. This may make us feel overwhelmed or stuck in life. Sometimes lost and directionless.Many of us have a constant feeling of not being quite good enough, or having low self esteem or a weak sense of self. We often need a bit of extra support to uncover our strength and resilience again.
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Photo of Sarah Rees, Counsellor in SE8, England
Sarah Rees
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
I believe we can all benefit from therapy by giving ourselves time to focus. Psychotherapy has helped me know myself better. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I will listen to you carefully to discern the key areas of concern, and work with you to enable understanding and consider with you ways to bring about change.
I believe we can all benefit from therapy by giving ourselves time to focus. Psychotherapy has helped me know myself better. As a counsellor and psychotherapist I will listen to you carefully to discern the key areas of concern, and work with you to enable understanding and consider with you ways to bring about change.
020 3984 7584 View 020 3984 7584
Photo of Anna Krawiec, Counsellor in SE8, England
Anna Krawiec
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist within the private sector and IAPT service. It means that I draw on different therapeutic models to meet your needs. I integrate person-centered, psychodynamic, CBT, and Clarkson’s Five Relationship model in my therapeutic work. I am currently working towards a doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
I am an experienced integrative counsellor and psychotherapist within the private sector and IAPT service. It means that I draw on different therapeutic models to meet your needs. I integrate person-centered, psychodynamic, CBT, and Clarkson’s Five Relationship model in my therapeutic work. I am currently working towards a doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
020 3835 2381 View 020 3835 2381
Photo of Phillip Mapoma, Counsellor in SE8, England
Phillip Mapoma
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SE8  (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
Photo of Dr Sinem Tekes (Clinpsych Cbt Therapist), Psychologist in SE8, England
Dr Sinem Tekes (Clinpsych Cbt Therapist)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
London SE8  (Online Only)
Sometimes our life experiences can trigger feelings of low mood and anxiety, and you may wish to see how therapy can help you. As a clinical psychologist and CBT therapist with over 10 years working in the NHS, I will work collaboratively with you to gain an understanding of how your difficulties started, what is keeping them going, and how you can overcome them. I believe that working together and forming a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to gaining positive outcomes and reaching therapy goals. I am friendly, warm and laid back and endeavour to help you feel supported throughout your therapy journey.
Sometimes our life experiences can trigger feelings of low mood and anxiety, and you may wish to see how therapy can help you. As a clinical psychologist and CBT therapist with over 10 years working in the NHS, I will work collaboratively with you to gain an understanding of how your difficulties started, what is keeping them going, and how you can overcome them. I believe that working together and forming a strong therapeutic relationship is essential to gaining positive outcomes and reaching therapy goals. I am friendly, warm and laid back and endeavour to help you feel supported throughout your therapy journey.
01423 648865 View 01423 648865
Photo of More Than Therapy, Counsellor in SE8, England
More Than Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
London SE8  (Online Only)
I know how hard it is to find the right therapist and I hope I can help you. You may be seeking therapy to deal with your relationships, anxiety, depression, living abroad, burn-out, crisis of meaning and life purpose, or your life in general, to name but a few. Naturally, our work will be tailored to your needs and desires. We can work on thought patterns or behaviours that don’t serve you anymore. Or we might want to explore earlier experiences or relationships that are keeping you stuck.
I know how hard it is to find the right therapist and I hope I can help you. You may be seeking therapy to deal with your relationships, anxiety, depression, living abroad, burn-out, crisis of meaning and life purpose, or your life in general, to name but a few. Naturally, our work will be tailored to your needs and desires. We can work on thought patterns or behaviours that don’t serve you anymore. Or we might want to explore earlier experiences or relationships that are keeping you stuck.
020 3817 9627 View 020 3817 9627
Photo of Milly Darby, Psychotherapist in SE8, England
Milly Darby
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London SE8  (Online Only)
One of the biggest myths in life is that we are meant to be happy. In reality: we have evolved to have a wide range of emotions that promote survival. The more we wish to rid ourselves of unwanted emotions, the more we struggle. My aim is to support you to be compassionate to yourself: understand that the nature of life and being human is hard, and that we each have complex histories that have led to present day behaviours functioning to protect the self and avoid danger. However, these patterns of avoidance can interfere with our ability to live our best and most meaningful lives.
One of the biggest myths in life is that we are meant to be happy. In reality: we have evolved to have a wide range of emotions that promote survival. The more we wish to rid ourselves of unwanted emotions, the more we struggle. My aim is to support you to be compassionate to yourself: understand that the nature of life and being human is hard, and that we each have complex histories that have led to present day behaviours functioning to protect the self and avoid danger. However, these patterns of avoidance can interfere with our ability to live our best and most meaningful lives.
020 4538 9846 View 020 4538 9846
Photo of Sile Stuttard, Psychotherapist in SE8, England
Sile Stuttard
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes our problems feel too huge or too painful, sometimes they feel too small to believe they will be taken seriously. Sometimes they just feel too weird, or embarrassing. I welcome you wherever you find yourself, without judgment or expectation. As we work together to unpick the issues you feel are in question, my hope for you is that you will make new discoveries about your sense of yourself. We will explore your present experience, bring your patterns of relating into your awareness, tracing how your past impacts your present, so that you can find your own unique way through the maze and noise, rebuilding your self-love.
Sometimes our problems feel too huge or too painful, sometimes they feel too small to believe they will be taken seriously. Sometimes they just feel too weird, or embarrassing. I welcome you wherever you find yourself, without judgment or expectation. As we work together to unpick the issues you feel are in question, my hope for you is that you will make new discoveries about your sense of yourself. We will explore your present experience, bring your patterns of relating into your awareness, tracing how your past impacts your present, so that you can find your own unique way through the maze and noise, rebuilding your self-love.
020 3870 4839 View 020 3870 4839
Photo of Paul Brennan, Counsellor in SE8, England
Paul Brennan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
I offer both in person and online support for people experiencing grief, loss or struggling with change. This can be bereavement, loss of a job, end of a relationship or simply feeling a bit lost in life itself. I also work with men's issues as well as LGBT concerns. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to unpack issues, explore your feelings and better understand what is going on for you. You may be feeling lost, anxious, uncertain or scared. That's understandable. That's okay. Considering counselling is a brave step. Well done for coming this far. Let's work together to try and find a way forward for you.
07710 299651 View 07710 299651
Photo of Sedef Oral Psychotherapy & Counselling Ltd, Psychotherapist in SE8, England
Sedef Oral Psychotherapy & Counselling Ltd
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Hello! I'm Sedef. I am a BACP Accredited, EMDR Europe Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Registered Relationship Therapist, and Advanced Level EFT Therapist working with adults, couples, and adult families in Turkish and English. While reading this page, maybe you are sad, angry, or anxious. Maybe you feel hurt, alone, overwhelmed, helpless, or inadequate. Maybe you are feeling ok; yet you just need to feel better about yourself, your relationship with a partner, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Would you like to improve your relationship with yourself and your loved ones? If yes, then I’d love to help you in this process.
Hello! I'm Sedef. I am a BACP Accredited, EMDR Europe Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Registered Relationship Therapist, and Advanced Level EFT Therapist working with adults, couples, and adult families in Turkish and English. While reading this page, maybe you are sad, angry, or anxious. Maybe you feel hurt, alone, overwhelmed, helpless, or inadequate. Maybe you are feeling ok; yet you just need to feel better about yourself, your relationship with a partner, a family member, a friend or a colleague. Would you like to improve your relationship with yourself and your loved ones? If yes, then I’d love to help you in this process.
020 3319 1371 View 020 3319 1371
Photo of Sophie Amoni, Psychotherapist in SE8, England
Sophie Amoni
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
London SE8  (Online Only)
I am committed to providing psychotherapy in a non-judgemental ,safe and confidential environment . I work with IFS ( Internal Family System ) and EMDR .I am experienced therapist with many years of helping clients making sense of their emotions and difficulties .I am an LGBTQ+ , POC & Poly friendly therapist .Psychotherapy provides a safe, regular, reliable and confidential space n which to explore life's problems and past traumas . Change becomes possible and a range of different choices can be made. We can see how the past impacts the present and work with compassion and acceptance towards healing .
I am committed to providing psychotherapy in a non-judgemental ,safe and confidential environment . I work with IFS ( Internal Family System ) and EMDR .I am experienced therapist with many years of helping clients making sense of their emotions and difficulties .I am an LGBTQ+ , POC & Poly friendly therapist .Psychotherapy provides a safe, regular, reliable and confidential space n which to explore life's problems and past traumas . Change becomes possible and a range of different choices can be made. We can see how the past impacts the present and work with compassion and acceptance towards healing .
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Photo of Besarta Zogaj, Psychologist in SE8, England
Besarta Zogaj
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
You are not broken. You may be experiencing emotional injury, and/or psychological distress, but this does not communicate brokenness. On the contrary, this communicates an emotional BUILD. You might be struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, women's issues, trauma, grief, loss, low self-esteem, low self-worth, etc. It may even be likely that you have learned how to live in a way that attempts to guard you from any additional emotional injuries. Essentially, your life experiential may have taught you how to build a wall of emotional defense, but that is not your truest self
You are not broken. You may be experiencing emotional injury, and/or psychological distress, but this does not communicate brokenness. On the contrary, this communicates an emotional BUILD. You might be struggling with symptoms of anxiety, depression, women's issues, trauma, grief, loss, low self-esteem, low self-worth, etc. It may even be likely that you have learned how to live in a way that attempts to guard you from any additional emotional injuries. Essentially, your life experiential may have taught you how to build a wall of emotional defense, but that is not your truest self
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Photo of Cristina Zorat, Counsellor in SE8, England
Cristina Zorat
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Whatever the difficulty you are going through right now, you are not alone. All feelings and thoughts you may be experiencing are valid. We can explore together what may feel very confusing and overwhelming, make sense of it and find the best way to go forward.
Whatever the difficulty you are going through right now, you are not alone. All feelings and thoughts you may be experiencing are valid. We can explore together what may feel very confusing and overwhelming, make sense of it and find the best way to go forward.
020 8103 9002 View 020 8103 9002

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SE8

40+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in SE8 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
85% Self Esteem
80% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
70% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
40% Vitality

How Counsellors in SE8 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

69% Female
31% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SE8?

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.