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Katya Orrell
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an Adult Psychotherapist, registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) trained in MBT and a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP). I work in private practice in Shepherd's Bush W12 offering both long and short term psychotherapy, face to face and remote work. Sessions last 50 minutes although an initial consultation is usually a bit longer and takes up to 1 hour 20 minutes offering an opportunity to discuss your concerns in a safe and confidential space. I have some concessionary places available.
I am an Adult Psychotherapist, registered with the British Psychoanalytic Council (BPC) trained in MBT and a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (TSP). I work in private practice in Shepherd's Bush W12 offering both long and short term psychotherapy, face to face and remote work. Sessions last 50 minutes although an initial consultation is usually a bit longer and takes up to 1 hour 20 minutes offering an opportunity to discuss your concerns in a safe and confidential space. I have some concessionary places available.
07815 042583 View 07815 042583
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Verele Anne Vorstman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I offer a balanced set of approaches that I can apply to suit your needs. Some people are better helped with insights into their patterns; others may need more skills and again others may feel they do everything right yet they are still unhappy. I strongly believe in trying out new behaviour, as this creates the biggest shifts and minimizes relapse. I integrate lifestyle factors such as nutrition when necessary. When the chemicals aren't right, talking isn't going to lift your mood. We will always explore the source of your issues, relating it to your system, so as to radically release and uproot it and make change more effortless.
I offer a balanced set of approaches that I can apply to suit your needs. Some people are better helped with insights into their patterns; others may need more skills and again others may feel they do everything right yet they are still unhappy. I strongly believe in trying out new behaviour, as this creates the biggest shifts and minimizes relapse. I integrate lifestyle factors such as nutrition when necessary. When the chemicals aren't right, talking isn't going to lift your mood. We will always explore the source of your issues, relating it to your system, so as to radically release and uproot it and make change more effortless.
07533 061114 View 07533 061114
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Paul Huntingford
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W12  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to feel happy in yourself, and feel like everything you try to make yourself feel better isn’t working? Perhaps things you do may be causing distance between your friends and family yet you don’t know how to stop. Your work life, food and exercise routines may feel out of control, or that they’re running your life. All this can leave you feeling isolated, alone and grasping for unattainable goals. On the outside, things may look OK but inside you feel empty, with no sense of who you are and who you want to be.
Are you struggling to feel happy in yourself, and feel like everything you try to make yourself feel better isn’t working? Perhaps things you do may be causing distance between your friends and family yet you don’t know how to stop. Your work life, food and exercise routines may feel out of control, or that they’re running your life. All this can leave you feeling isolated, alone and grasping for unattainable goals. On the outside, things may look OK but inside you feel empty, with no sense of who you are and who you want to be.
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Kidist Admasu
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I aim to provide a nurturing space where you are freely able to explore any themes or issues. You may find it challenging to seek counselling whether you have done so before or it is your first time. For this reason, I ensure to offer an authentic and empathetic approach, to help you gain awareness, clarity and acceptance of any past and present experiences.
I aim to provide a nurturing space where you are freely able to explore any themes or issues. You may find it challenging to seek counselling whether you have done so before or it is your first time. For this reason, I ensure to offer an authentic and empathetic approach, to help you gain awareness, clarity and acceptance of any past and present experiences.
020 7881 1395 View 020 7881 1395
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Anna Skulczuk
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Art therapy can be a powerful and transformational process, for anyone experiencing emotional distress, whose lives have been affected by difficult experiences, or anyone wishing to gain self-awareness and improve their wellbeing. People of all ages, circumstances and backgrounds can benefit, and there is no need to have any skill or indeed think of yourself as a particularly 'arty' person.
Art therapy can be a powerful and transformational process, for anyone experiencing emotional distress, whose lives have been affected by difficult experiences, or anyone wishing to gain self-awareness and improve their wellbeing. People of all ages, circumstances and backgrounds can benefit, and there is no need to have any skill or indeed think of yourself as a particularly 'arty' person.
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Isabelle Houart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer a safe space and aim to help you make sense of your difficult experiences, work with your thoughts and feelings and support you in getting a better understanding of who you are so that you can make positive changes in your life. Speaking to people you know like family or friends can be useful for many problems. Sometimes though you might want help and support from a professional with whatever difficult thoughts and feelings you are experiencing at the time. My approach is one of empathic listening and acceptance of the person for who they are without any form of judgement.
I offer a safe space and aim to help you make sense of your difficult experiences, work with your thoughts and feelings and support you in getting a better understanding of who you are so that you can make positive changes in your life. Speaking to people you know like family or friends can be useful for many problems. Sometimes though you might want help and support from a professional with whatever difficult thoughts and feelings you are experiencing at the time. My approach is one of empathic listening and acceptance of the person for who they are without any form of judgement.
020 3870 4581 View 020 3870 4581
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Susie McLinden
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer a free 15 minute phone call before meeting. This gives you an opportunity to outline your current circumstances and enables me to consider if I might be able to help you. Your first session will be an assessment where I will ask questions to better understand your past, your present and your expectations. This session is a two-way process for both you and I to consider if we might be able to work together. Any ongoing therapy will last 50 minutes and would typically take place on a weekly basis. I can work in an open ended way or time limited if you would prefer a shorter period. We would then work in a more focussed way
I offer a free 15 minute phone call before meeting. This gives you an opportunity to outline your current circumstances and enables me to consider if I might be able to help you. Your first session will be an assessment where I will ask questions to better understand your past, your present and your expectations. This session is a two-way process for both you and I to consider if we might be able to work together. Any ongoing therapy will last 50 minutes and would typically take place on a weekly basis. I can work in an open ended way or time limited if you would prefer a shorter period. We would then work in a more focussed way
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Christine Fontaine Psychotherapist
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome. I am a Relational Psychotherapist. Having worked as Clinical lead for a branch of the Charity MIND delivering specialised trauma intervention and training, I have also run an independent private practice of psychotherapy and consultation for more than 10 years in West London. I work with clients on a broad range of issues offering a confidential, empathic space to reflect upon and gain insight into what is affecting them and why. These issues may be the result of day-to-day stresses, specific key events in life and many can stem from childhood.
Welcome. I am a Relational Psychotherapist. Having worked as Clinical lead for a branch of the Charity MIND delivering specialised trauma intervention and training, I have also run an independent private practice of psychotherapy and consultation for more than 10 years in West London. I work with clients on a broad range of issues offering a confidential, empathic space to reflect upon and gain insight into what is affecting them and why. These issues may be the result of day-to-day stresses, specific key events in life and many can stem from childhood.
07400 290626 View 07400 290626
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Marcus Gage
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Everybody is different and special, but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a fully qualified BACP registered person-centred counsellor trained at the Metanoia Institute those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your worry, concern, or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self-acceptance.
Everybody is different and special, but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a fully qualified BACP registered person-centred counsellor trained at the Metanoia Institute those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your worry, concern, or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self-acceptance.
020 3984 9136 View 020 3984 9136
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Egle S Therapy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Life can throw challenges our way leaving us feeling stuck, afflicted, confused, lonely and in pain. Finding our way through strenuous times can feel overwhelming and sometimes even undoable. Therapy can help you replenish your inner resources, heal your emotional hurts, and support your resilience to work through challenging times. Therapy can provide a space to explore your inner tensions in a warm, caring and non-judgmental environment, enabling you to heal, deepen your self-awareness and discover new insights. Therapy can help you to make positive changes for a wholesome and fulfilling life - full of love, joy, and inspiration.
Life can throw challenges our way leaving us feeling stuck, afflicted, confused, lonely and in pain. Finding our way through strenuous times can feel overwhelming and sometimes even undoable. Therapy can help you replenish your inner resources, heal your emotional hurts, and support your resilience to work through challenging times. Therapy can provide a space to explore your inner tensions in a warm, caring and non-judgmental environment, enabling you to heal, deepen your self-awareness and discover new insights. Therapy can help you to make positive changes for a wholesome and fulfilling life - full of love, joy, and inspiration.
020 3910 6841 View 020 3910 6841
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Lucy Castro
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London W12  (Online Only)
Let’s face it, shit happens. Life can change in the blink of an eye, or our choices lead us down a merry path of disappointment. Are you at a standstill, or chasing round in circles? Is it difficult to see a way through on your own? It can help to share and offload some of those burdens with someone who has your back. Therapy is an experiential process and it really helps to have someone whose job is to listen alongside.
Let’s face it, shit happens. Life can change in the blink of an eye, or our choices lead us down a merry path of disappointment. Are you at a standstill, or chasing round in circles? Is it difficult to see a way through on your own? It can help to share and offload some of those burdens with someone who has your back. Therapy is an experiential process and it really helps to have someone whose job is to listen alongside.
01889 228037 View 01889 228037
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Grace-Anne Sharpe-Young
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W12  (Online Only)
Hello! I'm Grace-Anne, welcome to my page. I am trained in Social Psychology (BSc. BPS), Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc. BACP), and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip. BPS, GHSC). My integrative approach includes Person-Centred Therapy (Carl Rogers) for self-exploration and growth, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby) highlighting how early emotional connections' impact on adult development, CBT that targets negative thoughts and behaviours into healthier alternatives and Clinical Hypnotherapy, an evidence-based method to help increase deep relaxation, manages stress, anxiety, and addresses phobias, fears, and unhealthy habits.
Hello! I'm Grace-Anne, welcome to my page. I am trained in Social Psychology (BSc. BPS), Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (MSc. BACP), and Clinical Hypnotherapy (Dip. BPS, GHSC). My integrative approach includes Person-Centred Therapy (Carl Rogers) for self-exploration and growth, Attachment Theory (John Bowlby) highlighting how early emotional connections' impact on adult development, CBT that targets negative thoughts and behaviours into healthier alternatives and Clinical Hypnotherapy, an evidence-based method to help increase deep relaxation, manages stress, anxiety, and addresses phobias, fears, and unhealthy habits.
01509 323260 View 01509 323260
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Anna P Johnson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Firstly I want you to know that I love my job! I consider it a privilege to work with people, who are open minded enough to recognise that together, we can find tools to help improve their lives and get to the root of troubling issues, I have 15 years experience in a listening and counselling role.
Firstly I want you to know that I love my job! I consider it a privilege to work with people, who are open minded enough to recognise that together, we can find tools to help improve their lives and get to the root of troubling issues, I have 15 years experience in a listening and counselling role.
01761 258890 View 01761 258890
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Madeleine Morrissey
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
I am a very experienced and highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having worked for over 20 years in both private practice and the NHS. My private practice counselling and psychotherapy sessions are based in Chiswick, West London. I also worked as a Principal Adult Psychotherapist in the NHS.
I am a very experienced and highly qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, having worked for over 20 years in both private practice and the NHS. My private practice counselling and psychotherapy sessions are based in Chiswick, West London. I also worked as a Principal Adult Psychotherapist in the NHS.
020 3697 0439 View 020 3697 0439
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Amy Greiner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W12  (Online Only)
Specialist in culturally sensitive counselling, identity, depression & self-esteem based issues. I am a non-judgemental counsellor, offering you a safe, trustworthy and supportive space so we might explore what may be holding you back from fully living. You may be feeling; anxious, depressed, unworthy, ashamed, stressed, confused, angry, overwhelmed, sad or lost. Your current situation could be due to a specific incident or a series of influences/events, but whatever the reason you are here now because you are looking for something to change in your life. If this sounds like you let's talk.
Specialist in culturally sensitive counselling, identity, depression & self-esteem based issues. I am a non-judgemental counsellor, offering you a safe, trustworthy and supportive space so we might explore what may be holding you back from fully living. You may be feeling; anxious, depressed, unworthy, ashamed, stressed, confused, angry, overwhelmed, sad or lost. Your current situation could be due to a specific incident or a series of influences/events, but whatever the reason you are here now because you are looking for something to change in your life. If this sounds like you let's talk.
07480 538378 View 07480 538378
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Chris Matcham
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Let's work together to figure out the next steps to feeling better: Seeking help, as you are doing by searching this site, is a brave and important step in satisfying your own needs - in doing this, you are already creating some relief and a pathway towards yourself as you wish to be. You may feel lost or confused as to what comes next, but you have already shown that you can think in new ways and adapt in order to change a situation which isn’t working for you. Our task is to get in touch with feelings that can further open up your awareness, to allow change to happen.
Let's work together to figure out the next steps to feeling better: Seeking help, as you are doing by searching this site, is a brave and important step in satisfying your own needs - in doing this, you are already creating some relief and a pathway towards yourself as you wish to be. You may feel lost or confused as to what comes next, but you have already shown that you can think in new ways and adapt in order to change a situation which isn’t working for you. Our task is to get in touch with feelings that can further open up your awareness, to allow change to happen.
07480 538802 View 07480 538802
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Jay Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
You might find yourself in pain. Perhaps there is a specific loss, trauma, something that hurts you and makes you want to seek out help. Or perhaps you are looking to address concerns, thoughts or emotions that have caused distress for a while. Maybe you just need help understanding something. I offer a non-judgmental, safe and containing space where the relationship is at the core of all of what we do. Together we will talk, find out what you are looking to achieve, and then we explore your inner world and past together seeking insight that often can help people with emotional growth and help provide answers sought out for so long
You might find yourself in pain. Perhaps there is a specific loss, trauma, something that hurts you and makes you want to seek out help. Or perhaps you are looking to address concerns, thoughts or emotions that have caused distress for a while. Maybe you just need help understanding something. I offer a non-judgmental, safe and containing space where the relationship is at the core of all of what we do. Together we will talk, find out what you are looking to achieve, and then we explore your inner world and past together seeking insight that often can help people with emotional growth and help provide answers sought out for so long
020 3835 5469 View 020 3835 5469
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duskin2dawn Counselling.co.uk
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Are you beginning adult life and struggling with anxiety, low mood or negative thoughts which affect you daily? Are you overwhelmed by a recent trauma or bereavement and struggling to make sense of it? Do you feel sad, confused, insecure and angry about life? Do you self harm, have body image issues or bouts of disorderly eating? I love the privilege of working with young people. I can help process and resolve your difficult emotional experiences. I specialise in working with young adults at the onset of their careers and those in educational settings from diverse backgrounds. I also work with older adolescents in college.
Are you beginning adult life and struggling with anxiety, low mood or negative thoughts which affect you daily? Are you overwhelmed by a recent trauma or bereavement and struggling to make sense of it? Do you feel sad, confused, insecure and angry about life? Do you self harm, have body image issues or bouts of disorderly eating? I love the privilege of working with young people. I can help process and resolve your difficult emotional experiences. I specialise in working with young adults at the onset of their careers and those in educational settings from diverse backgrounds. I also work with older adolescents in college.
020 4538 7543 View 020 4538 7543
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Katie Louisa Lohan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I specialise in a person-centred modality of counselling, which means the sessions are led by you. Whatever you are finding challenging I aim to offer a safe neutral space for you to talk about what ever you feel is important too you. I work online by Zoom, I also offer walk & talk in the beautiful nature of Macclesfield Cheshire. Walk and talk therapy has many beneficial aspects and suits a more relaxed environment.
I specialise in a person-centred modality of counselling, which means the sessions are led by you. Whatever you are finding challenging I aim to offer a safe neutral space for you to talk about what ever you feel is important too you. I work online by Zoom, I also offer walk & talk in the beautiful nature of Macclesfield Cheshire. Walk and talk therapy has many beneficial aspects and suits a more relaxed environment.
01625 920818 View 01625 920818
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Dr Sheena Kumar
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W12  (Online Only)
Stress & Anxiety Therapy. Firstly, I know it is hard to know what therapist is right for you so check out my website blogs on 'how to pick a therapist'. Working with me... I am a Stress & Anxiety Psychologist. I work with high achievers who are being held back by stress and anxiety. My clients are often fuelled by perfectionism and people-pleasing tendencies. Despite successful careers, their personal lives do not match up.
Stress & Anxiety Therapy. Firstly, I know it is hard to know what therapist is right for you so check out my website blogs on 'how to pick a therapist'. Working with me... I am a Stress & Anxiety Psychologist. I work with high achievers who are being held back by stress and anxiety. My clients are often fuelled by perfectionism and people-pleasing tendencies. Despite successful careers, their personal lives do not match up.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in W12

80+

Average cost per session

£75

Counsellors in W12 who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
86% Relationship Issues
85% Self Esteem
84% Stress
72% Bereavement
66% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

87% Aviva
87% AXA PPP
53% Vitality

How Counsellors in W12 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in W12?

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.