Photo of Karen Donaghay, Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Karen Donaghay
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Often the best starting place for therapy is to talk about some of the thoughts and feelings that you've been having. Perhaps you are feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Maybe you're struggling to make sense of a relationship, or a problematic behaviour? Perhaps you are hoping to find a new direction in life? In our work together, my aim is to be guided by your sense of curiosity while making sure that any sensitive topics or memories can emerge gently and at your own pace. It may sound simple but this kind of therapeutic conversation can help you to reflect deeply on your life and open up new avenues for your future.
Often the best starting place for therapy is to talk about some of the thoughts and feelings that you've been having. Perhaps you are feeling depressed, anxious or overwhelmed? Maybe you're struggling to make sense of a relationship, or a problematic behaviour? Perhaps you are hoping to find a new direction in life? In our work together, my aim is to be guided by your sense of curiosity while making sure that any sensitive topics or memories can emerge gently and at your own pace. It may sound simple but this kind of therapeutic conversation can help you to reflect deeply on your life and open up new avenues for your future.
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Photo of Jay Sharpe, Counsellor in W1F, England
Jay Sharpe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a BACP registered, person-centred counsellor. I practice in a humanistic and holistic manner drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches to maximise effective outcomes. Working with you at your pace without judgment and in complete confidence, on whatever you bring to our sessions. I take pride in remaining up to date with emerging thinking regarding counselling, community, and identity. Alongside my private practice, I am a volunteer counsellor at London’s long established “London Friend” a charity offering support to the LGBTQIA+ community living in and around the capital.
I am a BACP registered, person-centred counsellor. I practice in a humanistic and holistic manner drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches to maximise effective outcomes. Working with you at your pace without judgment and in complete confidence, on whatever you bring to our sessions. I take pride in remaining up to date with emerging thinking regarding counselling, community, and identity. Alongside my private practice, I am a volunteer counsellor at London’s long established “London Friend” a charity offering support to the LGBTQIA+ community living in and around the capital.
020 3912 9646 View 020 3912 9646
Photo of Diandra Rivelino- Embody You Therapies, Counsellor in W1F, England
Diandra Rivelino- Embody You Therapies
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling to feel safe in your body, to a point you feel disconnected from your true self? Do you feel like you’ve developed lack of self-compassion over the years which is impacting your self-esteem? Are you tired of compromising your own feelings and needs for people who do not value you? Has drinking or using drugs become a form of coping or a way to escape from reality? Is your depression, anxiety or low mood causing you to feel worthless? My sessions are your safe space. You are important and deserving of living a fulfilling life, and my aim is to help you embody this
Are you struggling to feel safe in your body, to a point you feel disconnected from your true self? Do you feel like you’ve developed lack of self-compassion over the years which is impacting your self-esteem? Are you tired of compromising your own feelings and needs for people who do not value you? Has drinking or using drugs become a form of coping or a way to escape from reality? Is your depression, anxiety or low mood causing you to feel worthless? My sessions are your safe space. You are important and deserving of living a fulfilling life, and my aim is to help you embody this
020 3962 1451 View 020 3962 1451
Photo of London Clinic Of Hypnotherapy in W1F, England
London Clinic Of Hypnotherapy
Not Verified Not Verified
‘Best Hypnotherapist for the whole family' Evening Standard
‘Best Hypnotherapist for the whole family' Evening Standard
020 3909 8996 View 020 3909 8996
Photo of Ava Kinsey, Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Ava Kinsey
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you are not in a good place. Maybe slightly off the track, struggling to make sense of your thoughts and feelings, or perhaps completely overwhelmed. You may need support, guidance, or just an empathetic other who can give you their undivided attention in a safe place where you don’t need to censor yourself. I have an MSc in psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling. I work at the NHS both as an adult psychotherapist at a complex trauma unit, and as a perinatal psychotherapist working with pregnant women, and vulnerable parents and their infants and toddlers.
If you’re reading this, it’s likely that you are not in a good place. Maybe slightly off the track, struggling to make sense of your thoughts and feelings, or perhaps completely overwhelmed. You may need support, guidance, or just an empathetic other who can give you their undivided attention in a safe place where you don’t need to censor yourself. I have an MSc in psychodynamic psychotherapy and counselling. I work at the NHS both as an adult psychotherapist at a complex trauma unit, and as a perinatal psychotherapist working with pregnant women, and vulnerable parents and their infants and toddlers.
020 3535 6929 View 020 3535 6929
Photo of Daniele Grainger, Counsellor in W1F, England
Daniele Grainger
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you have a feel anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem / low self confidence or a general feeling that things aren't right? Do you repeat the same behaviour/relationship patterns despite wanting to change? Do you feel stuck, or have difficulty letting go of negative thoughts? Counselling is a unique opportunity to understand how your experiences of the world impact on your life and relationships. If are looking to work through issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, setting healthy boundaries, co-dependency or narcissistic abuse, to improve self-esteem and feel connected to yourself and others, I can help.
Do you have a feel anxious, depressed, have low self-esteem / low self confidence or a general feeling that things aren't right? Do you repeat the same behaviour/relationship patterns despite wanting to change? Do you feel stuck, or have difficulty letting go of negative thoughts? Counselling is a unique opportunity to understand how your experiences of the world impact on your life and relationships. If are looking to work through issues like anxiety, depression, trauma, setting healthy boundaries, co-dependency or narcissistic abuse, to improve self-esteem and feel connected to yourself and others, I can help.
07793 551014 View 07793 551014
Photo of Arnaud Alain, Counsellor in W1F, England
Arnaud Alain
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1F  (Online Only)
I offer online and face to face one-to-one 50 minutes counselling and therapy sessions for adults in English, French and German. Please get in touch for a complimentary trial session.
I offer online and face to face one-to-one 50 minutes counselling and therapy sessions for adults in English, French and German. Please get in touch for a complimentary trial session.
020 3870 2992 View 020 3870 2992
Photo of Miranda Jackson, Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Miranda Jackson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
The ideal client is of course anyone ready to make real change in their lives, but I work with many seeking to reach that point. Clients see me asking “Why do I feel like this?” Once we have worked through why you do, the next goal is to see how you can change your mindset, rewrite the script so that your attitude to certain situations no longer causes you distress.
The ideal client is of course anyone ready to make real change in their lives, but I work with many seeking to reach that point. Clients see me asking “Why do I feel like this?” Once we have worked through why you do, the next goal is to see how you can change your mindset, rewrite the script so that your attitude to certain situations no longer causes you distress.
020 3962 1735 View 020 3962 1735
Photo of Cristiano Bruschi, Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Cristiano Bruschi
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
My clients choose to see me to help them address specific issues or to explore their thoughts and feelings in particular moments in their lives. Whatever the reason I offer them a confidential space where they can allow themselves to open up as much as they are comfortable with. Often issues are linked to self-esteem, self-worth and the difficulty to fully accept oneself. Clients are often able to become more confident in themselves and in relationships as they learn how to be more compassionate and kind to themselves. Therapy can help clients become happier, more fulfilled and successful in their life journey.
My clients choose to see me to help them address specific issues or to explore their thoughts and feelings in particular moments in their lives. Whatever the reason I offer them a confidential space where they can allow themselves to open up as much as they are comfortable with. Often issues are linked to self-esteem, self-worth and the difficulty to fully accept oneself. Clients are often able to become more confident in themselves and in relationships as they learn how to be more compassionate and kind to themselves. Therapy can help clients become happier, more fulfilled and successful in their life journey.
020 3962 1097 View 020 3962 1097
Photo of Regina Sliw, Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Regina Sliw
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
London W1F  (Online Only)
I am an accredited and registered psychotherapist and psychosexual therapist with twenty four years experience in Primary Care mental health service. I work with a variety of psychological conditions and I aim to help my clients to develop the tools they need to cope with life's challenges. My practice is informed by the latest researches highlighting the mind-body connection and the way that brain and body work together both in well being as in ill health. It is an insight-oriented psychotherapy.
I am an accredited and registered psychotherapist and psychosexual therapist with twenty four years experience in Primary Care mental health service. I work with a variety of psychological conditions and I aim to help my clients to develop the tools they need to cope with life's challenges. My practice is informed by the latest researches highlighting the mind-body connection and the way that brain and body work together both in well being as in ill health. It is an insight-oriented psychotherapy.
020 3962 1449 View 020 3962 1449
Photo of Sophie Amoni, Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Sophie Amoni
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W1F  (Online Only)
Hello,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 in which to explore life's problems and past traumas.Change becomes possible and a range of different choices can be made possible. We can see how the past impacts the present and work together with compassion and acceptance towards healing .
Hello,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 in which to explore life's problems and past traumas.Change becomes possible and a range of different choices can be made possible. We can see how the past impacts the present and work together with compassion and acceptance towards healing .
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Photo of Matt Treadwell, Psychologist in W1F, England
Matt Treadwell
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
I’m a chartered counselling psychologist, working in private practice in Central London. I also work in the NHS. I work individually, with adults. I have experience working with issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, anger issues, abuse and trauma. I also specialise in working with compulsive behaviours and addictions. And I additionally am experienced in working with complex issues, including diagnoses of personality disorder.
I’m a chartered counselling psychologist, working in private practice in Central London. I also work in the NHS. I work individually, with adults. I have experience working with issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, relationship problems, anger issues, abuse and trauma. I also specialise in working with compulsive behaviours and addictions. And I additionally am experienced in working with complex issues, including diagnoses of personality disorder.
020 3958 4126 View 020 3958 4126
Photo of Phil Mollon, Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Phil Mollon
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
Having been in clinical practice for over 45 years, much of it within the NHS, I have experience in working with most kinds of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include trauma, relationship problems, all kinds of anxiety states, depression and low self-esteem, disorders in the sense of self, ADHD - along with the more subtle states of "feeling different" and the challenges of being a "highly sensitive person" or "indigo" being. Spirituality and working with our higher dimensional aspects are a core part of my work, along with help in identifying a person's 'soul mission' and resolving blocks to pursuing this.
Having been in clinical practice for over 45 years, much of it within the NHS, I have experience in working with most kinds of emotional and psychological difficulties. These include trauma, relationship problems, all kinds of anxiety states, depression and low self-esteem, disorders in the sense of self, ADHD - along with the more subtle states of "feeling different" and the challenges of being a "highly sensitive person" or "indigo" being. Spirituality and working with our higher dimensional aspects are a core part of my work, along with help in identifying a person's 'soul mission' and resolving blocks to pursuing this.
01462 418492 View 01462 418492
Photo of Sally King, Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Sally King
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You may be experiencing anxiety or depression. This could be due to the impact of past experiences or trauma, or it could be that you are going through a period of change or transition. This may lead to feelings that can be punishing and confusing to cope with by yourself. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space where you can explore and express your feelings however difficult they may feel.
You may be experiencing anxiety or depression. This could be due to the impact of past experiences or trauma, or it could be that you are going through a period of change or transition. This may lead to feelings that can be punishing and confusing to cope with by yourself. I offer a non-judgmental and compassionate space where you can explore and express your feelings however difficult they may feel.
020 3818 5962 View 020 3818 5962
Photo of ER Psychological Therapies, Psychologist in W1F, England
ER Psychological Therapies
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Maybe you feel stuck and all your usual coping strategies do not work at this point; Maybe something difficult and traumatic happened that you need to process and learn to move on; Maybe you got trapped and overwhelmed with anxiety and it stops you from enjoying your life; Maybe you feel deep down in the sadness and struggling to see positive and enjoyable side of life and world; Maybe your childhood trauma shadows got out of the hiding place triggered by relationships or parenting or some challenging circumstances; Maybe you would like to build your confidence, get your sense of self back and get the best of your life.
Maybe you feel stuck and all your usual coping strategies do not work at this point; Maybe something difficult and traumatic happened that you need to process and learn to move on; Maybe you got trapped and overwhelmed with anxiety and it stops you from enjoying your life; Maybe you feel deep down in the sadness and struggling to see positive and enjoyable side of life and world; Maybe your childhood trauma shadows got out of the hiding place triggered by relationships or parenting or some challenging circumstances; Maybe you would like to build your confidence, get your sense of self back and get the best of your life.
01744 411099 View 01744 411099
Photo of Paolo Assandri, Psychologist in W1F, England
Paolo Assandri
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1F  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy (both online and in person). I have sound expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders and eating disorders. As an Italian-born expat, I especially enjoy working with Italians looking for a psychotherapist with whom they can speak in their native language and share a common cultural background.
I have more than 15 years of experience in the field of psychotherapy (both online and in person). I have sound expertise in the treatment of anxiety disorders and eating disorders. As an Italian-born expat, I especially enjoy working with Italians looking for a psychotherapist with whom they can speak in their native language and share a common cultural background.
020 8103 0641 View 020 8103 0641
Photo of Irene M C Soldavini, Counsellor in W1F, England
Irene M C Soldavini
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1F  (Online Only)
My name is Irene. I am an individual and relationship counsellor, and specialise in pluralistic and philosophical counselling. I believe each client is unique, and my practice focuses on creating a tailored counselling experience for each individual by creating a non-judgmental space for them to explore, and become aware of their experiences and feelings. I position myself as "in" the therapy alongside my client. I try to let the client's pace and rhythm guide the therapy. I offer counselling sessions in English and Italian.
My name is Irene. I am an individual and relationship counsellor, and specialise in pluralistic and philosophical counselling. I believe each client is unique, and my practice focuses on creating a tailored counselling experience for each individual by creating a non-judgmental space for them to explore, and become aware of their experiences and feelings. I position myself as "in" the therapy alongside my client. I try to let the client's pace and rhythm guide the therapy. I offer counselling sessions in English and Italian.
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Photo of Anna Magnowska Art Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Anna Magnowska Art Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Hello, I am Anna Magnowska, an experienced art therapist who works with children, teenagers and adults. Art therapy is a professionally regulated practice that integrates psychotherapy alongside creative expression and art making as a means of communication. Everyone possesses creativity, and art therapy can be a way to tap into complex feelings which can then begin to be processed - you do not need any experience making art. Art therapy is appropriate for all ages and stages of life, and can be particularly suited to people who struggle with verbal communication.
Hello, I am Anna Magnowska, an experienced art therapist who works with children, teenagers and adults. Art therapy is a professionally regulated practice that integrates psychotherapy alongside creative expression and art making as a means of communication. Everyone possesses creativity, and art therapy can be a way to tap into complex feelings which can then begin to be processed - you do not need any experience making art. Art therapy is appropriate for all ages and stages of life, and can be particularly suited to people who struggle with verbal communication.
020 8154 5628 View 020 8154 5628
Photo of Dr Gertrude Reiss, Psychotherapist in W1F, England
Dr Gertrude Reiss
Psychotherapist, PhD, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
As a Psychotherapist, I provide support to individuals who are seeking professional guidance in navigating processes of change in their lives. It is common for people to experience periods of anxiety or depression. You may find yourself feeling stagnant, lacking motivation, or grappling with a traumatic experience or loss that impacts your life. Work-related stress and relationship difficulties are also commonplace, as is the pursuit of self-development. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore and understand these challenges, fostering self-understanding and enhancing interpersonal relationships.
As a Psychotherapist, I provide support to individuals who are seeking professional guidance in navigating processes of change in their lives. It is common for people to experience periods of anxiety or depression. You may find yourself feeling stagnant, lacking motivation, or grappling with a traumatic experience or loss that impacts your life. Work-related stress and relationship difficulties are also commonplace, as is the pursuit of self-development. Therapy provides an opportunity to explore and understand these challenges, fostering self-understanding and enhancing interpersonal relationships.
020 3915 5910 View 020 3915 5910
Photo of Nichola Marchant, Psychologist in W1F, England
Nichola Marchant
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
London W1F  (Online Only)
I work predominantly with adults who have experienced trauma or negative life experiences which have impacted on their sexual functioning, mental health, emotional well-being and relationships. I offer both short and long term therapy for clients wishing to gain a better understanding of their lives and experiences and provide strategies and interventions to enable my clients to live the lives they want to live. I work with people who have sexual problems and who wish to achieve a happy and healthy sexual identity.
I work predominantly with adults who have experienced trauma or negative life experiences which have impacted on their sexual functioning, mental health, emotional well-being and relationships. I offer both short and long term therapy for clients wishing to gain a better understanding of their lives and experiences and provide strategies and interventions to enable my clients to live the lives they want to live. I work with people who have sexual problems and who wish to achieve a happy and healthy sexual identity.
07771 391614 View 07771 391614

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in W1F

20+

Average cost per session

£95

Counsellors in W1F who prioritize treating:

91% Relationship Issues
91% Anxiety
87% Self Esteem
78% Depression
78% Bereavement
74% Stress
61% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

90% AXA PPP
80% Aviva
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in W1F see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

66% Female
30% Male
4% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in W1F?

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.