Counselling in SM2

Photo of Charlotte Ascough, Counsellor in SM2, England
Charlotte Ascough
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
First and foremost I aim to sit with you as another human being, with an open mind and a gentle approach from which we can think together about what has led you to seek a counsellor. From this starting point I can then use my experience and skills to help you make sense of what may be troubling you.
First and foremost I aim to sit with you as another human being, with an open mind and a gentle approach from which we can think together about what has led you to seek a counsellor. From this starting point I can then use my experience and skills to help you make sense of what may be troubling you.
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Counselling-corner
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
An experienced counsellor with over 18 years of working with adolescents and adults. A caring, resilient, courageous and empathetic person who has a wide range of therapeutic skills. I am experienced in helping clients process their bereavement and have an interest in trauma. It gives me great satisfaction to see clients gain self awareness, heal and reach their potential
An experienced counsellor with over 18 years of working with adolescents and adults. A caring, resilient, courageous and empathetic person who has a wide range of therapeutic skills. I am experienced in helping clients process their bereavement and have an interest in trauma. It gives me great satisfaction to see clients gain self awareness, heal and reach their potential
01727 638998 View 01727 638998
Photo of Nicole Rolls, Counsellor in SM2, England
Nicole Rolls
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
When the present is painful and the way forward uncertain, we may need to be heard and supported in order to see what is happening for us and around us, so that we can find greater understanding and joy in our lives . I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and an Accredited Member of the BACP and of EMDR Europe with 17 years experience. I have been working successfully with a great variety of issues, working in Private Practice, in the NHS, as well as with Sutton Counselling and Goldsmiths University. I work with Adults, older teenagers, ​and couples.
When the present is painful and the way forward uncertain, we may need to be heard and supported in order to see what is happening for us and around us, so that we can find greater understanding and joy in our lives . I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and an Accredited Member of the BACP and of EMDR Europe with 17 years experience. I have been working successfully with a great variety of issues, working in Private Practice, in the NHS, as well as with Sutton Counselling and Goldsmiths University. I work with Adults, older teenagers, ​and couples.
01260 542111 View 01260 542111
Photo of Sonia Freeman, Psychotherapist in SM2, England
Sonia Freeman
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with experience working with adults. I offer a warm, empathic, non judgemental and confidential space for you to talk freely of your concerns and explore the nature of the difficulties you are experiencing. My aim is to work alongside you to help you gain a deeper understanding in yourself encouraging the healing process. In my work with couples I introduce elements of Emotionally Focused Therapy, a structured approach based on attachment theory, helping couples to understand and respond to each other's needs effectively. I practice in Sutton SM2
I am a BACP Accredited counsellor and psychotherapist with experience working with adults. I offer a warm, empathic, non judgemental and confidential space for you to talk freely of your concerns and explore the nature of the difficulties you are experiencing. My aim is to work alongside you to help you gain a deeper understanding in yourself encouraging the healing process. In my work with couples I introduce elements of Emotionally Focused Therapy, a structured approach based on attachment theory, helping couples to understand and respond to each other's needs effectively. I practice in Sutton SM2
01798 305087 View 01798 305087
Photo of Saira Webster, Counsellor in SM2, England
Saira Webster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I'm a qualified Integrative Counsellor and an individual member with BACP - the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with a humanistic approach. I offer a 15 minutes free consultation to understand your needs and how we might work together.  My aim is to offer you a safe and confidential space where you are able to explore your thoughts and feelings freely.  I will work with you, at your pace and enable you to see and develop towards the outcome that you want to achieve.
I'm a qualified Integrative Counsellor and an individual member with BACP - the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work with a humanistic approach. I offer a 15 minutes free consultation to understand your needs and how we might work together.  My aim is to offer you a safe and confidential space where you are able to explore your thoughts and feelings freely.  I will work with you, at your pace and enable you to see and develop towards the outcome that you want to achieve.
020 3984 7614 View 020 3984 7614
Photo of Hamid Farahani- ADHD Assessor- DBT & CBT therapist, Counsellor in SM2, England
Hamid Farahani- ADHD Assessor- DBT & CBT therapist
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
I am an ADHD assessor and specialist, trained at The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) and have a Certificate in "Diagnosis and Assessment of Adults with ADHD". I have also completed a course at King's College London, "Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice". I am currently working in collaboration with a Consultant Psychiatrist, and we offer full ADHD assessment and report for adults. I am also an integrative counsellor, accredited with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and Accredited by Addiction Professionals. ​
I am an ADHD assessor and specialist, trained at The UK Adult ADHD Network (UKAAN) and have a Certificate in "Diagnosis and Assessment of Adults with ADHD". I have also completed a course at King's College London, "Understanding ADHD: Current Research and Practice". I am currently working in collaboration with a Consultant Psychiatrist, and we offer full ADHD assessment and report for adults. I am also an integrative counsellor, accredited with the National Counselling and Psychotherapy Society and Accredited by Addiction Professionals. ​
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Photo of Hervey Wilcox, Psychotherapist in SM2, England
Hervey Wilcox
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Are you stressed, feeling low or struggling with decisions at the moment? I can help you to talk things through at your own pace, and we can work together on ways to change aspects of your life and the way that you feel about them. I can help you to discuss areas of uncertainty and frustration in a warm, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. Some people prefer to talk mainly about difficulties in the present. Others welcome the opportunity to look back to earlier times and understand where emotions like anger, sadness and self-doubt first came from. This can make these problems much easier to deal with in the present.
Are you stressed, feeling low or struggling with decisions at the moment? I can help you to talk things through at your own pace, and we can work together on ways to change aspects of your life and the way that you feel about them. I can help you to discuss areas of uncertainty and frustration in a warm, supportive and non-judgmental atmosphere. Some people prefer to talk mainly about difficulties in the present. Others welcome the opportunity to look back to earlier times and understand where emotions like anger, sadness and self-doubt first came from. This can make these problems much easier to deal with in the present.
01798 305313 View 01798 305313
Photo of Mindserenity, Counsellor in SM2, England
Mindserenity
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Are you experiencing anxiety right now, social or otherwise? Are you finding it difficult to make decisions or overwhelmed by a problem that you can't seemed to find answers to? You are not alone and sometimes with the support of a counsellor it can help you to find the solutions that you need to move on with your life. Counselling, hypnotherapy and life coaching can help with many types of problems such as: Physical or Psychological abuse, Alcohol or Drug abuse, Self-harming or eating disorders, Relationship or Marriage problems, Bereavement/Grief/Loss Anxiety or Depression
Are you experiencing anxiety right now, social or otherwise? Are you finding it difficult to make decisions or overwhelmed by a problem that you can't seemed to find answers to? You are not alone and sometimes with the support of a counsellor it can help you to find the solutions that you need to move on with your life. Counselling, hypnotherapy and life coaching can help with many types of problems such as: Physical or Psychological abuse, Alcohol or Drug abuse, Self-harming or eating disorders, Relationship or Marriage problems, Bereavement/Grief/Loss Anxiety or Depression
01737 812498 View 01737 812498
Photo of Adela Cristea, Counsellor in SM2, England
Adela Cristea
Counsellor, MA, ACC Reg
Verified
Sutton SM2  (Online Only)
Are you feeling somewhat lost or stuck? Perhaps overwhelmed? And it seems hard to go on? Or past pain is bubbling too close to the surface, again? And you think life could be different, and you still have those dreams... In such times we all need compassionate and effective care from someone with wisdom, therapeutic experience and specialized training. I've been there and since I've been on a quest for ways that work at all levels of human experience, with lasting results for the whole person. I let my intellectual curiosity and intuition lead the way and it proved so worth it.
Are you feeling somewhat lost or stuck? Perhaps overwhelmed? And it seems hard to go on? Or past pain is bubbling too close to the surface, again? And you think life could be different, and you still have those dreams... In such times we all need compassionate and effective care from someone with wisdom, therapeutic experience and specialized training. I've been there and since I've been on a quest for ways that work at all levels of human experience, with lasting results for the whole person. I let my intellectual curiosity and intuition lead the way and it proved so worth it.
01798 305238 View 01798 305238
Photo of Jean Barbara MacGillivray, Counsellor in SM2, England
Jean Barbara MacGillivray
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
I have worked within an NHS practice and a secondary school for a number of years. This means that my clients have been adults, teenagers and children of different ages, backgrounds, and faiths. As an integrative counsellor I offer short-term and long-term counselling. I support the restoring of positive mental health by using a range of traditional models and creative techniques tailored specifically to each individual client's need. Because I appreciate how daunting it can be meeting a stranger, I offer an initial session at £35, so that my client and I can meet and experience a positive start to therapy. Further sessions are £55
I have worked within an NHS practice and a secondary school for a number of years. This means that my clients have been adults, teenagers and children of different ages, backgrounds, and faiths. As an integrative counsellor I offer short-term and long-term counselling. I support the restoring of positive mental health by using a range of traditional models and creative techniques tailored specifically to each individual client's need. Because I appreciate how daunting it can be meeting a stranger, I offer an initial session at £35, so that my client and I can meet and experience a positive start to therapy. Further sessions are £55
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Photo of Jo Pembroke, Counsellor in SM2, England
Jo Pembroke
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
I offer time and space for you, these times in life can be rare, to focus on yourself, talk and explore to feel your emotions, your self-care, and your wellbeing, the impact the past or the present situation is having on you. To help to heal wounds, learn to manage, and explore your emotions and behaviors. To learn to recognise how why and how you respond to situations and help in identifying ways to empower you and be more in control by understanding yourself more with kindness and empathy. It may involve a loss of relationship. hurt. abuse, changes, anxiety depression, low self-esteem, and family issues. a time to heal.
I offer time and space for you, these times in life can be rare, to focus on yourself, talk and explore to feel your emotions, your self-care, and your wellbeing, the impact the past or the present situation is having on you. To help to heal wounds, learn to manage, and explore your emotions and behaviors. To learn to recognise how why and how you respond to situations and help in identifying ways to empower you and be more in control by understanding yourself more with kindness and empathy. It may involve a loss of relationship. hurt. abuse, changes, anxiety depression, low self-esteem, and family issues. a time to heal.
01798 300466 View 01798 300466
Photo of Toni Clarke, Psychotherapist in SM2, England
Toni Clarke
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
You may have had experience of counselling or therapy , or none at all. Sometimes it is hard to make the first step into talking therapy. You may be feeling that it could be helpful to have some time to talk about what is going on in your life, about feelings of loss, unhappiness, anxiety or maybe that things are just not 'right'. Feelings of loneliness and isolation are particularly difficult at this time. Working with the right counsellor can help to work through issues from the past , present day problems or looking towards the future and what you may want to change in your life.
You may have had experience of counselling or therapy , or none at all. Sometimes it is hard to make the first step into talking therapy. You may be feeling that it could be helpful to have some time to talk about what is going on in your life, about feelings of loss, unhappiness, anxiety or maybe that things are just not 'right'. Feelings of loneliness and isolation are particularly difficult at this time. Working with the right counsellor can help to work through issues from the past , present day problems or looking towards the future and what you may want to change in your life.
01260 542103 View 01260 542103
Photo of Shikainah Champion, Psychotherapist in SM2, England
Shikainah Champion
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified
I treat depression and anxiety disorders such as specific phobias, PTSD, childhood trauma, OCD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social phobia, Panic and Agoraphobia and Health Anxiety. I also treat Anorexia nervosa and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). I treat individuals 16+ and couples too. In addition, I also offer CBT supervision to High Intensity Therapists and Psychological Well Being Practitioners in our service. I am happy to take on any private practitioner looking for a CBT supervisor.
I treat depression and anxiety disorders such as specific phobias, PTSD, childhood trauma, OCD, Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Social phobia, Panic and Agoraphobia and Health Anxiety. I also treat Anorexia nervosa and Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD). I treat individuals 16+ and couples too. In addition, I also offer CBT supervision to High Intensity Therapists and Psychological Well Being Practitioners in our service. I am happy to take on any private practitioner looking for a CBT supervisor.
01798 305234 View 01798 305234
Photo of Relational Counselling, Psychotherapist in SM2, England
Relational Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
If you seek a warm, welcoming space free of judgement, look no further. Finding the right therapist can be a difficult step. Easing into therapy is important, which is why we offer a Free 15-minute video Q&A; We refer to this as a chemistry meeting. During this meeting, you can meet your therapist and ask questions to gain a sense of who they are before you commit to therapy. Therapy will always be tailored to your needs and taken at a pace that feels right for you. We've got you! Please visit - www.relationalcounselling.co.uk.
If you seek a warm, welcoming space free of judgement, look no further. Finding the right therapist can be a difficult step. Easing into therapy is important, which is why we offer a Free 15-minute video Q&A; We refer to this as a chemistry meeting. During this meeting, you can meet your therapist and ask questions to gain a sense of who they are before you commit to therapy. Therapy will always be tailored to your needs and taken at a pace that feels right for you. We've got you! Please visit - www.relationalcounselling.co.uk.
01737 924967 View 01737 924967
Photo of Susan Carey-Wilson, Counsellor in SM2, England
Susan Carey-Wilson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
If you are experiencing problems or having feelings that you are finding difficult to cope with, I am here to help you to understand what is going on and help support you. I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor (HE Diploma) and I work with clients who seek help with a range of problems from anxiety, depression, family issues, including separation and divorce to addiction support (food issues/disordered eating/alcohol and drugs). Clients see me for once a week sessions for 50 minutes either in person, via Zoom or by telephone. I offer a confidential and a safe space for you to explore your feelings and life experiences.
If you are experiencing problems or having feelings that you are finding difficult to cope with, I am here to help you to understand what is going on and help support you. I am a qualified Psychodynamic Counsellor (HE Diploma) and I work with clients who seek help with a range of problems from anxiety, depression, family issues, including separation and divorce to addiction support (food issues/disordered eating/alcohol and drugs). Clients see me for once a week sessions for 50 minutes either in person, via Zoom or by telephone. I offer a confidential and a safe space for you to explore your feelings and life experiences.
01260 542029 View 01260 542029
Photo of Dr Reena Amin, Psychologist in SM2, England
Dr Reena Amin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Dr Amin is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. In addition to her private practice, Dr Amin is currently working within the NHS with adults with complex and enduring mental health difficulties and works as a Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at University College London offering teaching, training and supervision. Dr Amin specialises in working with adult mental health and works with a range of difficulties such as trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalised anxiety, phobias, eating disorders and personality disorders.
Dr Amin is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. In addition to her private practice, Dr Amin is currently working within the NHS with adults with complex and enduring mental health difficulties and works as a Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at University College London offering teaching, training and supervision. Dr Amin specialises in working with adult mental health and works with a range of difficulties such as trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalised anxiety, phobias, eating disorders and personality disorders.
020 8103 5986 View 020 8103 5986
Photo of Dr Sohini Shah, Psychologist in SM2, England
Dr Sohini Shah
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I am a fully qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working in the NHS. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and their families.
I am a fully qualified and registered Clinical Psychologist with extensive experience working in the NHS. I specialise in working with children, adolescents and their families.
01737 931014 View 01737 931014
Photo of Tijen O'Neill in SM2, England
Tijen O'Neill
MA
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a child-centered play therapist and provide a safe and trusting environment for children to express themselves and make sense of their life experiences through the metaphors of play. My background is in education, and I have over 15 years of experience supporting children and their families in schools. Play therapy is a proven effective approach in supporting a child’s emotional health, and there are strong links between emotional wellbeing and academic attainment. Play therapy is an effective intervention for children with a variety of difficulties and can promote empowerment, increased self-esteem and resilience.
I am a child-centered play therapist and provide a safe and trusting environment for children to express themselves and make sense of their life experiences through the metaphors of play. My background is in education, and I have over 15 years of experience supporting children and their families in schools. Play therapy is a proven effective approach in supporting a child’s emotional health, and there are strong links between emotional wellbeing and academic attainment. Play therapy is an effective intervention for children with a variety of difficulties and can promote empowerment, increased self-esteem and resilience.
01737 301490 View 01737 301490
Photo of Lindsay Roadnight, Counsellor in SM2, England
Lindsay Roadnight
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Do you feel you are stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Perhaps you're struggling with adapting to an empty nest, experiencing conflict at work or dealing with ageing parents. I understand how crippling these feelings and anxieties can be. Reaching out for help can be hard, but you're in the right place.
Do you feel you are stuck, anxious or overwhelmed? Perhaps you're struggling with adapting to an empty nest, experiencing conflict at work or dealing with ageing parents. I understand how crippling these feelings and anxieties can be. Reaching out for help can be hard, but you're in the right place.
07496 784532 View 07496 784532
Photo of Johnny Donnelly, Counsellor in SM2, England
Johnny Donnelly
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes, being part of the LGBTQ+ community can be a very lonely existence, and we are not all ‘out and proud’ or lucky enough to feel part of a wider LGBTQ+ family. You may be experiencing isolation, shame, or perhaps you have faced rejection from your family or friends. I do not assume that your struggles are related to your sexuality or gender, but if you are trying to deal with something specific in your personal life, or are simply overwhelmed and feeling alone in your current situation, I can offer you a private and non-judgemental space for the exploration of anything which may be causing you pain.
Sometimes, being part of the LGBTQ+ community can be a very lonely existence, and we are not all ‘out and proud’ or lucky enough to feel part of a wider LGBTQ+ family. You may be experiencing isolation, shame, or perhaps you have faced rejection from your family or friends. I do not assume that your struggles are related to your sexuality or gender, but if you are trying to deal with something specific in your personal life, or are simply overwhelmed and feeling alone in your current situation, I can offer you a private and non-judgemental space for the exploration of anything which may be causing you pain.
01353 885158 View 01353 885158

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SM2

20+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in SM2 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
85% Bereavement
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
81% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Vitality
63% WPA
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in SM2 see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SM2?

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.