Counselling in SW1P

Photo of Nathaniel Oke, Psychotherapist in SW1P, England
Nathaniel Oke
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW1P
Are you finding it difficult to understand your feelings? Are you finding it difficult to understand why you behave the way you do, even when you have promised yourself to change? Seeing a psychotherapist can help you navigate through the darkness of the unexplored mind. I work deeply below the surface in order to find meaning. Therapy can be intense, but with supported guidance this can make the journey less daunting. Whatever your motivation and reason for therapy, we can work toward your goals to ensure that therapy works for you. My experience vary, but what is consistent is my dedication to provide the best support required.
Are you finding it difficult to understand your feelings? Are you finding it difficult to understand why you behave the way you do, even when you have promised yourself to change? Seeing a psychotherapist can help you navigate through the darkness of the unexplored mind. I work deeply below the surface in order to find meaning. Therapy can be intense, but with supported guidance this can make the journey less daunting. Whatever your motivation and reason for therapy, we can work toward your goals to ensure that therapy works for you. My experience vary, but what is consistent is my dedication to provide the best support required.
020 3962 0583 View 020 3962 0583
Photo of Dr Samantha Adams, Psychologist in SW1P, England
Dr Samantha Adams
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London SW1P  (Online Only)
Whether it’s being caught in endless worries and ‘what ifs’, having painful memories of difficult past experiences, or going through a transition that has you feeling a little lost, life has a way of throwing things at you that increase anxiety, low mood, demotivation and impact relationships. This might affect you physically, increasing stress and tension, disturbing your sleep and appetite or preventing you from living a life that feels aligned with what’s most important to you. At ABODE Therapy, our psychologists provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and encouraging space in which to understand and navigate a way out of this.
Whether it’s being caught in endless worries and ‘what ifs’, having painful memories of difficult past experiences, or going through a transition that has you feeling a little lost, life has a way of throwing things at you that increase anxiety, low mood, demotivation and impact relationships. This might affect you physically, increasing stress and tension, disturbing your sleep and appetite or preventing you from living a life that feels aligned with what’s most important to you. At ABODE Therapy, our psychologists provide you with a safe, non-judgemental and encouraging space in which to understand and navigate a way out of this.
020 4538 3520 View 020 4538 3520
Photo of Sophie Amoni, Psychotherapist in SW1P, England
Sophie Amoni
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW1P  (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 At BalanceUK, Psychologist in SW1P, England
At BalanceUK
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
London SW1P
Sometimes in life we can get stuck and can end up feeling hopeless and unable to find a way forward. At Balance is a therapeutic service. Working with you to understand the barriers that are holding you back and help you to find options and possibilities that could help you take that first step forward. Is anxiety holding you back. Is trauma blocking your potential? Are your stress levels becoming unmanageble?
Sometimes in life we can get stuck and can end up feeling hopeless and unable to find a way forward. At Balance is a therapeutic service. Working with you to understand the barriers that are holding you back and help you to find options and possibilities that could help you take that first step forward. Is anxiety holding you back. Is trauma blocking your potential? Are your stress levels becoming unmanageble?
020 4538 7917 View 020 4538 7917
Photo of Michelle Buckles, Psychotherapist in SW1P, England
Michelle Buckles
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
London SW1P
Oasis Therapy is my private practice where I offer individual Psychotherapy sessions. I endeavour to support you in your journey, equip you with coping skills and education about your mental health and guide you to finding hope for the future. I offer a safe haven, a private space to share your story and to listen fully to what you would like help with. Most of all I will listen to your story with care and compassion and provide emotional support to guide you back to the right path for a happier life.
Oasis Therapy is my private practice where I offer individual Psychotherapy sessions. I endeavour to support you in your journey, equip you with coping skills and education about your mental health and guide you to finding hope for the future. I offer a safe haven, a private space to share your story and to listen fully to what you would like help with. Most of all I will listen to your story with care and compassion and provide emotional support to guide you back to the right path for a happier life.
0191 743 2455 View 0191 743 2455
Photo of Lillie Perree, Counsellor in SW1P, England
Lillie Perree
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
London SW1P
Although I have trained in a diverse range of therapies I specialise in IFS (the official training from the institute), Somatic experiencing(2year) and trauma work. I hold space in a empathic non judgemental way. I am hear to listen to support and guide you through these issues building awareness and healing. I work for Khiron Clinics Harley street facilitating group and individual therapies.
Although I have trained in a diverse range of therapies I specialise in IFS (the official training from the institute), Somatic experiencing(2year) and trauma work. I hold space in a empathic non judgemental way. I am hear to listen to support and guide you through these issues building awareness and healing. I work for Khiron Clinics Harley street facilitating group and individual therapies.
020 8138 9335 View 020 8138 9335
Photo of Sarah Jayne Buchanan, Psychotherapist in SW1P, England
Sarah Jayne Buchanan
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW1P
Perhaps you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or isolated. Maybe you struggle with a sense of hopelessness, feeling that your circumstances or your past mistakes define your future. You may be searching for therapy because you long for change, for a life where burdens are lighter and joy returns. I offer understanding without judgment, practical guidance, and its my sole purpose to help you find a renewed belief in yourself. My practice is compassionate, solution-focused and based in relationship.
Perhaps you feel stuck, overwhelmed, or isolated. Maybe you struggle with a sense of hopelessness, feeling that your circumstances or your past mistakes define your future. You may be searching for therapy because you long for change, for a life where burdens are lighter and joy returns. I offer understanding without judgment, practical guidance, and its my sole purpose to help you find a renewed belief in yourself. My practice is compassionate, solution-focused and based in relationship.
020 3036 1004 View 020 3036 1004
Photo of Victoria J Valliere, Psychotherapist in SW1P, England
Victoria J Valliere
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
London SW1P
I believe you are the expert in your own life and experiences, and I work in a person-centred way to come alongside you in your journey towards mental health, empowerment, wellness, and the life you want. I am passionate about supporting my clients in reclaiming their sense of self, belonging, mental health, relationships, narrative, needs, agency, and voice. As a HCPC registered Psychotherapist in Drama and Movement therapy, I offer sessions that are uniquely crafted for your needs, which can include a combination of psychodynamic talking therapy, somatic body work, non-verbal therapies, and drama, art, and movement therapy.
I believe you are the expert in your own life and experiences, and I work in a person-centred way to come alongside you in your journey towards mental health, empowerment, wellness, and the life you want. I am passionate about supporting my clients in reclaiming their sense of self, belonging, mental health, relationships, narrative, needs, agency, and voice. As a HCPC registered Psychotherapist in Drama and Movement therapy, I offer sessions that are uniquely crafted for your needs, which can include a combination of psychodynamic talking therapy, somatic body work, non-verbal therapies, and drama, art, and movement therapy.
020 3947 8986 View 020 3947 8986
Photo of Tony Chapman, Psychotherapist in SW1P, England
Tony Chapman
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW1P
Personal crisis and suffering provide opportunities for self-awareness and for supporting you in discovering patterns of behaviour and their underlying causes. Regardless of the intensity of your dilemma or the depth of your distress, I help you to stand back and explore your inner world. Gaining greater insight, discovering new perspectives, finding acceptance and emotional resolution from your suffering. I specialise in anxiety, abuse, trauma and addiction, areas that are so often interlinked. If you would just like to ask a question in confidence or make an arrangement to meet in person or online, please make contact.
Personal crisis and suffering provide opportunities for self-awareness and for supporting you in discovering patterns of behaviour and their underlying causes. Regardless of the intensity of your dilemma or the depth of your distress, I help you to stand back and explore your inner world. Gaining greater insight, discovering new perspectives, finding acceptance and emotional resolution from your suffering. I specialise in anxiety, abuse, trauma and addiction, areas that are so often interlinked. If you would just like to ask a question in confidence or make an arrangement to meet in person or online, please make contact.
020 8106 1977 View 020 8106 1977
Photo of Lotte van Kouwen, Psychotherapist in SW1P, England
Lotte van Kouwen
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SW1P
I offer Psycho Sexual and Relationship therapy, EMDR and Art Psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Psycho Sexual Therapy is a type of talking therapy that is designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological, personal, and/or interpersonal factors impacting on sexual satisfaction. In this therapy we explore sexual issues and the impact these may have on your life and relationships either individually or with your partner. I will support you in exploring your sexuality and help you to develop a more conscious sexual self-esteem and enjoyment of your sexuality.
I offer Psycho Sexual and Relationship therapy, EMDR and Art Psychotherapy for individuals and couples. Psycho Sexual Therapy is a type of talking therapy that is designed to help individuals and couples address medical, psychological, personal, and/or interpersonal factors impacting on sexual satisfaction. In this therapy we explore sexual issues and the impact these may have on your life and relationships either individually or with your partner. I will support you in exploring your sexuality and help you to develop a more conscious sexual self-esteem and enjoyment of your sexuality.
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Photo of Margaret Prince, Counsellor in SW1P, England
Margaret Prince
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW1P
I provide a one-to-one, face-to-face counselling and personal development service. The setting is a safe, comfortable, quiet and confidential place where you can explore and gain a deeper understanding of the issues you bring to counselling. I will support you in finding a new way of of working that has prevented you from leading the life you desire. I provide a holistic serviice that is bespoke to your needs by using an integrative approach, drawing from psychodynamic, person-centred and humanistic theories of counselling.
I provide a one-to-one, face-to-face counselling and personal development service. The setting is a safe, comfortable, quiet and confidential place where you can explore and gain a deeper understanding of the issues you bring to counselling. I will support you in finding a new way of of working that has prevented you from leading the life you desire. I provide a holistic serviice that is bespoke to your needs by using an integrative approach, drawing from psychodynamic, person-centred and humanistic theories of counselling.
020 3984 7942 View 020 3984 7942
Photo of Claudine Astles, Counsellor in SW1P, England
Claudine Astles
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW1P
The first step towards asking for help can be the hardest. Get in touch and we can take it together. My name is Claudine Astles and I work with clients in the Victoria area of central London, SW1, and also online. I am committed to offering a safe, non-judgemental space in which we can use counselling and therapy to explore your concerns, fears, and anxieties, and work together to help you reconnect with joy. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
The first step towards asking for help can be the hardest. Get in touch and we can take it together. My name is Claudine Astles and I work with clients in the Victoria area of central London, SW1, and also online. I am committed to offering a safe, non-judgemental space in which we can use counselling and therapy to explore your concerns, fears, and anxieties, and work together to help you reconnect with joy. I work with individuals on an open-ended basis or for an agreed time period, with the aim of enabling you to enhance your life and to live it more fully.
020 3974 2441 View 020 3974 2441
Photo of Matthew Butler in SW1P, England
Matthew Butler
MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW1P
You may have experienced trauma or experience anxiety or other stress related illness. You may be worried about concentration/focus issues or adult ADHD. You may find yourself stuck in life, either unable to make that breakthrough to move on or may want to improve your personal performance in some way. You are open to the fact that solutions ultimately come from within and that therapy involves facilitation by the therapist to enable self-discovery. You are comfortable receiving therapy online via video conferencing such as MS Teams, Zoom or Google Meet etc.
You may have experienced trauma or experience anxiety or other stress related illness. You may be worried about concentration/focus issues or adult ADHD. You may find yourself stuck in life, either unable to make that breakthrough to move on or may want to improve your personal performance in some way. You are open to the fact that solutions ultimately come from within and that therapy involves facilitation by the therapist to enable self-discovery. You are comfortable receiving therapy online via video conferencing such as MS Teams, Zoom or Google Meet etc.
020 4538 7962 View 020 4538 7962
Photo of Ilona Bondar, Psychotherapist in SW1P, England
Ilona Bondar
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London SW1P
I am an MSc-trained psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, specialising in early adulthood (18 to 40). I offer a safe & confidential space to help you cope with various emotional difficulties that surface in this important period of life. I can provide support for depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, bereavement, traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties, pregnancy, gender & sexuality, identity issues, performance anxiety, and career uncertainty. I currently work in private practice, having previously held a full-time position with the NHS. Prior to that, I worked as a psychotherapist at UCL.
I am an MSc-trained psychodynamic psychotherapist and counsellor, specialising in early adulthood (18 to 40). I offer a safe & confidential space to help you cope with various emotional difficulties that surface in this important period of life. I can provide support for depression, anxiety, suicidal ideation, self-harm, bereavement, traumatic experiences, relationship difficulties, pregnancy, gender & sexuality, identity issues, performance anxiety, and career uncertainty. I currently work in private practice, having previously held a full-time position with the NHS. Prior to that, I worked as a psychotherapist at UCL.
020 3856 4422 View 020 3856 4422
Photo of Alex Dixon, Psychotherapist in SW1P, England
Alex Dixon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London SW1P
I work with people who are having difficulties in relationships with others, which result in them having difficulties within themselves. Struggles in relationships with others may lead to internal feelings of frustration, disappointment, and confusion, leading to feeling anxious, depressed and hopeless. They are looking for a way of changing their experience but, having tried all the ways they can think of, they are feeling defeated.
I work with people who are having difficulties in relationships with others, which result in them having difficulties within themselves. Struggles in relationships with others may lead to internal feelings of frustration, disappointment, and confusion, leading to feeling anxious, depressed and hopeless. They are looking for a way of changing their experience but, having tried all the ways they can think of, they are feeling defeated.
020 3917 4341 View 020 3917 4341
Photo of Natalia Maciel, Psychologist in SW1P, England
Natalia Maciel
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London SW1P
My practice is focused on listening and creating a space for exploring, understanding and help.I have trained as a psychologist in Argentina for 5 years and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). My training included different kinds of therapy, research, working in placements in the community, reflective practice and personal therapy. I have been working with adults in public mental health/community settings and in the charity and private sectors for just over ten years.
My practice is focused on listening and creating a space for exploring, understanding and help.I have trained as a psychologist in Argentina for 5 years and registered with the British Psychological Society (BPS). My training included different kinds of therapy, research, working in placements in the community, reflective practice and personal therapy. I have been working with adults in public mental health/community settings and in the charity and private sectors for just over ten years.
01895 547647 View 01895 547647
Photo of Dr Sarah Philippon, Psychologist in SW1P, England
Dr Sarah Philippon
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
London SW1P
020 3985 8428 View 020 3985 8428

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SW1P

10+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in SW1P who prioritize treating:

88% Trauma and PTSD
82% Depression
82% Anxiety
76% Self Esteem
71% Stress
59% Relationship Issues
53% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% AXA PPP
75% Aviva
50% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in SW1P see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SW1P?

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.