Counselling in SM4

Photo of Paolo De Luca, Psychotherapist in SM4, England
Paolo De Luca
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
We all have moments in which we feel vulnerable in the stressful world of nowadays. Life is challenging and most of us has experienced how it can become overwhelming. There are moments in life when we may look at our problems as without solutions and asking for help as meaningless. And so we keep going along with things as they are. Throughout psychotherapy, you will have the opportunity to raise issues that are currently on your mind and to acquire awareness and self-confidence, allowing healthier and happier ways of living.
We all have moments in which we feel vulnerable in the stressful world of nowadays. Life is challenging and most of us has experienced how it can become overwhelming. There are moments in life when we may look at our problems as without solutions and asking for help as meaningless. And so we keep going along with things as they are. Throughout psychotherapy, you will have the opportunity to raise issues that are currently on your mind and to acquire awareness and self-confidence, allowing healthier and happier ways of living.
020 3856 4038 View 020 3856 4038
Photo of Katja Windheim, Psychologist in SM4, England
Katja Windheim
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years’ experience of working in the NHS. I work with adults (18+ years) and can help with acute crises and stressors, as well as long-standing emotional difficulties. I have worked in a range of settings and seen people from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of psychological issues. My areas of expertise focus on helping people overcome traumatic experiences, improve their interpersonal relationships, develop greater self-compassion and self-care, increase their self-confidence and cope better with intense emotions. I am bilingual and can offer therapy in English and German.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 18 years’ experience of working in the NHS. I work with adults (18+ years) and can help with acute crises and stressors, as well as long-standing emotional difficulties. I have worked in a range of settings and seen people from diverse backgrounds with a wide range of psychological issues. My areas of expertise focus on helping people overcome traumatic experiences, improve their interpersonal relationships, develop greater self-compassion and self-care, increase their self-confidence and cope better with intense emotions. I am bilingual and can offer therapy in English and German.
020 8138 8519 View 020 8138 8519
Photo of Kinga Zajaczkowska, Psychotherapist in SM4, England
Kinga Zajaczkowska
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
I am registered with BPC, BACP and a member of Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with experience of working in the NHS and charity sector.
I am registered with BPC, BACP and a member of Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist with experience of working in the NHS and charity sector.
01929 507004 View 01929 507004
Photo of Alina Apopei, Psychotherapist in SM4, England
Alina Apopei
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Morden SM4  (Online Only)
Is your life affected by issues in your relationships with others, issues in your relationship you have with yourself? Are intrusive and negative thoughts often making you feel down and helpless? Is anxiety stopping you from enjoying your life? There is hope. I can help you explore, challenge and change those unhelpful thought patterns, aiming to help you feel more empowered and confident so you can enjoy your life and have more loving and happier relationships, with yourself and others. Contact me to book an initial appointment and see if my combined psychotherapy&solution focused approach would work for you.
Is your life affected by issues in your relationships with others, issues in your relationship you have with yourself? Are intrusive and negative thoughts often making you feel down and helpless? Is anxiety stopping you from enjoying your life? There is hope. I can help you explore, challenge and change those unhelpful thought patterns, aiming to help you feel more empowered and confident so you can enjoy your life and have more loving and happier relationships, with yourself and others. Contact me to book an initial appointment and see if my combined psychotherapy&solution focused approach would work for you.
01260 545137 View 01260 545137
Photo of Kerrie Marie Penfold Wall, Counsellor in SM4, England
Kerrie Marie Penfold Wall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you faced with difficulties, feeling angry, sad or anxious? I understand the reason you are seeking counselling may not be in relation to any specific issue. For example, you may want a safe and confidential space to explore your feelings or seek to grow as a person. It is my wish that our sessions together can help you to understand yourself better and provide greater insight and awareness of your presenting issues or life experience. My integrative training allows me to be flexible and adaptable with my approach, as I feel that therapy is not a one size fits all endeavour.
Are you faced with difficulties, feeling angry, sad or anxious? I understand the reason you are seeking counselling may not be in relation to any specific issue. For example, you may want a safe and confidential space to explore your feelings or seek to grow as a person. It is my wish that our sessions together can help you to understand yourself better and provide greater insight and awareness of your presenting issues or life experience. My integrative training allows me to be flexible and adaptable with my approach, as I feel that therapy is not a one size fits all endeavour.
01798 306657 View 01798 306657
Photo of Amy Henderson, Counsellor in SM4, England
Amy Henderson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Sometimes aspects of our life can overwhelm us. Life events such as a bereavement, relationship/family issues, a job loss or isolation can leave us feeling fearful, stressed and unable to cope. We can also feel stuck in certain patterns that we wish to break free from. Talking about all these things can help to bring balance back into our lives and gain a new understanding of ourselves. I aim to make it possible for you to speak about things which you might not have put into words before and ask questions to help you with your thinking. Giving yourself the space to talk openly and be heard can bring about tremendous change within.
Sometimes aspects of our life can overwhelm us. Life events such as a bereavement, relationship/family issues, a job loss or isolation can leave us feeling fearful, stressed and unable to cope. We can also feel stuck in certain patterns that we wish to break free from. Talking about all these things can help to bring balance back into our lives and gain a new understanding of ourselves. I aim to make it possible for you to speak about things which you might not have put into words before and ask questions to help you with your thinking. Giving yourself the space to talk openly and be heard can bring about tremendous change within.
01260 541378 View 01260 541378
Photo of Maria Rocha, Counsellor in SM4, England
Maria Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Morden SM4  (Online Only)
Searching online for a therapist might not be easy, but finding a good fit is essential to feel safe and get the most out of your effort, time, and money. If you are reading this... ...then the chances are, something is troubling you, something is not right, something is not working for you right now in your life. So, something needs to be addressed, acknowledged, processed, changed and healed in order for you to move forward with your life. You have the opportunity in therapy to learn how to reassert control over your heart, mind, body and soul. ...and that's where I can help!
Searching online for a therapist might not be easy, but finding a good fit is essential to feel safe and get the most out of your effort, time, and money. If you are reading this... ...then the chances are, something is troubling you, something is not right, something is not working for you right now in your life. So, something needs to be addressed, acknowledged, processed, changed and healed in order for you to move forward with your life. You have the opportunity in therapy to learn how to reassert control over your heart, mind, body and soul. ...and that's where I can help!
020 3479 4001 View 020 3479 4001
Photo of Rabina Khaliq, Psychotherapist in SM4, England
Rabina Khaliq
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer a Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. If you are searching for a Therapist then it is likely that you are feeling some kind of emotional distress, dissatisfaction, emptiness or a lack of purpose. From time to time virtually everyone will experience life events that cause significant distress. These events maybe recent or may have occurred many years ago. Counselling and Psychotherapy are not only helpful for big traumatic life events but can also be beneficial when you are feeling ‘stuck’ or at a ‘cross roads’ point in your life.
I offer a Professional Counselling and Psychotherapy Service. If you are searching for a Therapist then it is likely that you are feeling some kind of emotional distress, dissatisfaction, emptiness or a lack of purpose. From time to time virtually everyone will experience life events that cause significant distress. These events maybe recent or may have occurred many years ago. Counselling and Psychotherapy are not only helpful for big traumatic life events but can also be beneficial when you are feeling ‘stuck’ or at a ‘cross roads’ point in your life.
0121 752 9068 View 0121 752 9068
Photo of Karise Berry, Counsellor in SM4, England
Karise Berry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I offer counselling and wellbeing coaching, online, by telephone and face to face in Sutton, Surrey. I facilitate short term (6-12 sessions) and long term (open-ended) therapy, as well as single session therapy. I believe in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, taking into account all of our being - psychological, cultural, physical, social and spiritual. I work in a way that is gentle, warm and holding. I endeavour to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to talk through the experiences you are facing. I work collaboratively to ensure that you have the autonomy in deciding the content, pace and depth of our work.
I offer counselling and wellbeing coaching, online, by telephone and face to face in Sutton, Surrey. I facilitate short term (6-12 sessions) and long term (open-ended) therapy, as well as single session therapy. I believe in a holistic approach to health and wellbeing, taking into account all of our being - psychological, cultural, physical, social and spiritual. I work in a way that is gentle, warm and holding. I endeavour to provide a safe, non-judgmental space for you to talk through the experiences you are facing. I work collaboratively to ensure that you have the autonomy in deciding the content, pace and depth of our work.
020 3910 8568 View 020 3910 8568
Photo of Michael Strang, Psychotherapist in SM4, England
Michael Strang
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress, relationship and family conflict.. I recognise the pressures of today’s world and the difficulties we often face reconciling our inner needs with the demands of a busy life and the people we share it with. I am an experienced and mature counsellor and psychotherapist, who retrained in this field after 20 years working in a corporate environment. My experience includes work within the NHS and the Samaritans, where I have seen how easily we can lose ourselves and struggle to cope, and how important it is to find a person or place where we can speak openly and be heard without judgement.
Anxiety, depression, loneliness, stress, relationship and family conflict.. I recognise the pressures of today’s world and the difficulties we often face reconciling our inner needs with the demands of a busy life and the people we share it with. I am an experienced and mature counsellor and psychotherapist, who retrained in this field after 20 years working in a corporate environment. My experience includes work within the NHS and the Samaritans, where I have seen how easily we can lose ourselves and struggle to cope, and how important it is to find a person or place where we can speak openly and be heard without judgement.
01372 677110 View 01372 677110
Photo of Sonia Freeman, Psychotherapist in SM4, 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 Hervey Wilcox, Psychotherapist in SM4, 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 Flor Ferraco, Psychotherapist in SM4, England
Flor Ferraco
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Is it difficult for yourself to connect to your emotions and feelings? Sometimes it is complicated to find a link to enable us express freely. Unintentionally, we can create a habit in which we suppress, run away, deny or manipulate our emotions. It is normal to try to push away feelings of discomfort like stress, fear or pain; but there are tools you can learn to help you cope with these emotions in a healthy way. Instead of denying, distracting yourself, manipulating or disconnecting, you can accept, observe, acknowledge and connect deeply with your feelings.
Is it difficult for yourself to connect to your emotions and feelings? Sometimes it is complicated to find a link to enable us express freely. Unintentionally, we can create a habit in which we suppress, run away, deny or manipulate our emotions. It is normal to try to push away feelings of discomfort like stress, fear or pain; but there are tools you can learn to help you cope with these emotions in a healthy way. Instead of denying, distracting yourself, manipulating or disconnecting, you can accept, observe, acknowledge and connect deeply with your feelings.
020 4538 5361 View 020 4538 5361
Photo of Tranquil Minds Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in SM4, England
Tranquil Minds Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
You feel overwhelmed by a past traumatic experience. You have difficulty setting healthy boundaries. Your self-esteem has been eroded in your relationship. Overwhelmed by people-pleasing in relationships. You have lost a loved one and struggling to cope with the pain/loneliness. Since retraining as a therapist, I’ve supported dozens of clients to make the changes to their lives that have given them more freedom to be themselves and foster healthier relationships. Previous clients have told me that therapy enabled them to find solutions for  stresses in their relationships. I’d love to help you too. I invite you to reach out today.
You feel overwhelmed by a past traumatic experience. You have difficulty setting healthy boundaries. Your self-esteem has been eroded in your relationship. Overwhelmed by people-pleasing in relationships. You have lost a loved one and struggling to cope with the pain/loneliness. Since retraining as a therapist, I’ve supported dozens of clients to make the changes to their lives that have given them more freedom to be themselves and foster healthier relationships. Previous clients have told me that therapy enabled them to find solutions for  stresses in their relationships. I’d love to help you too. I invite you to reach out today.
020 3962 1812 View 020 3962 1812
Photo of Geneen Gray, Psychotherapist in SM4, England
Geneen Gray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
You may feel as though events in life have taken over or you just can't quite seem to get to where you want to be in life. Repeated patterns in relationships may be causing you to feel unhappy or you are struggling with your self-esteem and feelings of low self-worth, or you wonder where you fit amongst your peers, in society or within your family. When you are suffering as a result of loss, struggling to cope with painful memories, or feeling stressed, talking to a psychotherapist can offer a route to understanding the emotional distress you are experiencing and over time, experience a positive change.
You may feel as though events in life have taken over or you just can't quite seem to get to where you want to be in life. Repeated patterns in relationships may be causing you to feel unhappy or you are struggling with your self-esteem and feelings of low self-worth, or you wonder where you fit amongst your peers, in society or within your family. When you are suffering as a result of loss, struggling to cope with painful memories, or feeling stressed, talking to a psychotherapist can offer a route to understanding the emotional distress you are experiencing and over time, experience a positive change.
07888 676253 View 07888 676253
Photo of Nicole Rolls, Counsellor in SM4, 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 Ruth Ann Harpur, Psychologist in SM4, England
Ruth Ann Harpur
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Morden SM4  (Online Only)
The focus in my private practice is on difficult relationships be that in the workplace, with friends or romantic relationships. I work with individuals and couples who are in or have been in relationships where there is control, excessive criticism, contempt or betrayal. I work with people who have tended to be more harmed by and those who have caused harm in their relationships. I help people develop a sense of compassion for themselves, building a sense of strength to advocate for their own needs in a constructive way so as to develop genuine, lasting intimacy with others.
The focus in my private practice is on difficult relationships be that in the workplace, with friends or romantic relationships. I work with individuals and couples who are in or have been in relationships where there is control, excessive criticism, contempt or betrayal. I work with people who have tended to be more harmed by and those who have caused harm in their relationships. I help people develop a sense of compassion for themselves, building a sense of strength to advocate for their own needs in a constructive way so as to develop genuine, lasting intimacy with others.
01798 305150 View 01798 305150

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SM4

10+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in SM4 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
94% Relationship Issues
94% Stress
82% Bereavement
82% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
40% Aetna

How Counsellors in SM4 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SM4?

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.