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The Work Psychologists
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Sarah, an award-winning psychologist, excels in enhancing workplace thriving. She tackles career transitions, burnout, well-being, stress, and anxiety, ensuring a perfect work-life balance. Specialising in leadership, management, and neurodiversity, particularly ADHD, Sarah empowers individuals to harness their unique strengths. Her extensive training in assessment tools provides deep insights into your work personality, enabling a tailored approach to not just survive but thrive in your career. Her expertise in change management and coaching is your gateway to a fulfilling professional journey.
Sarah, an award-winning psychologist, excels in enhancing workplace thriving. She tackles career transitions, burnout, well-being, stress, and anxiety, ensuring a perfect work-life balance. Specialising in leadership, management, and neurodiversity, particularly ADHD, Sarah empowers individuals to harness their unique strengths. Her extensive training in assessment tools provides deep insights into your work personality, enabling a tailored approach to not just survive but thrive in your career. Her expertise in change management and coaching is your gateway to a fulfilling professional journey.
020 3375 2754 View 020 3375 2754
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AK Wellbeing - Telephone and Online sessions.
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1X  (Online Only)
Embarking on counselling may feel overwhelming, but you're not alone—I'm here to guide and support you. Together, we'll develop strategies to empower you in facing challenges, building coping mechanisms, and achieving growth. Whether your journey is short or long-term, my commitment is to your wellbeing. Each path is unique, and your journey is exclusively yours. I'll walk beside you, offering guidance and support as you navigate this transformative process. You can overcome challenges and embrace positive change. I provide an environment that's secure, confidential, and judgment-free, prioritising your privacy and peace.
Embarking on counselling may feel overwhelming, but you're not alone—I'm here to guide and support you. Together, we'll develop strategies to empower you in facing challenges, building coping mechanisms, and achieving growth. Whether your journey is short or long-term, my commitment is to your wellbeing. Each path is unique, and your journey is exclusively yours. I'll walk beside you, offering guidance and support as you navigate this transformative process. You can overcome challenges and embrace positive change. I provide an environment that's secure, confidential, and judgment-free, prioritising your privacy and peace.
0116 216 1385 View 0116 216 1385
Photo of Isobel Gardner, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Isobel Gardner
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Is your mind hi-jacked by constant chatter ? Do you feel overwhelmed by emotions? Are you having a hard time sleeping at night or focusing on work/studying or other important people or matters? Do you have a hard time setting healthy boundaries? Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and make us feel stuck and unable to move at all which can lead to destructive behaviours or isolation.
Is your mind hi-jacked by constant chatter ? Do you feel overwhelmed by emotions? Are you having a hard time sleeping at night or focusing on work/studying or other important people or matters? Do you have a hard time setting healthy boundaries? Sometimes life can seem overwhelming and make us feel stuck and unable to move at all which can lead to destructive behaviours or isolation.
0131 378 1310 View 0131 378 1310
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Shanaz Khan
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello, my name is Shanaz and I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered Integrative Counsellor. In my private practice I offer a confidential and collaborative professional setting in which you can explore a wide number of current emotional or psychological problems and figure out ways in which these can be managed and helped. My rich cultural background and clinical experience contribute to my ability to relate to people from different walks of life with a broad range of presentation of difficulties.
Hello, my name is Shanaz and I am a BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) registered Integrative Counsellor. In my private practice I offer a confidential and collaborative professional setting in which you can explore a wide number of current emotional or psychological problems and figure out ways in which these can be managed and helped. My rich cultural background and clinical experience contribute to my ability to relate to people from different walks of life with a broad range of presentation of difficulties.
020 8138 0874 View 020 8138 0874
Photo of Iffat Akhtar, MBACP, Counsellor
Iffat Akhtar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1X  (Online Only)
I’m here to start your healing journey with you. This is your safe space, where you can explore the pain and trauma that you’ve held with you for however long. I can imagine the thought of sharing this with somebody new is daunting and maybe even scary for some .. but that’s okay. Trust the process and allow yourself to be in this journey together. For my Muslim clients, I may combine elements of an Islamic model for therapy which solidifies the therapeutic relationship.
I’m here to start your healing journey with you. This is your safe space, where you can explore the pain and trauma that you’ve held with you for however long. I can imagine the thought of sharing this with somebody new is daunting and maybe even scary for some .. but that’s okay. Trust the process and allow yourself to be in this journey together. For my Muslim clients, I may combine elements of an Islamic model for therapy which solidifies the therapeutic relationship.
01923 961228 View 01923 961228
Photo of Bill Adlard, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Bill Adlard
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you need someone to talk to? Do you need some emotional support, and help understanding what’s going on? There can be times when you feel overwhelmed and powerless, and now you’ve taken the decision to reach out for help. My priority is to make you feel safe and supported enough in the session to talk freely about whatever is bothering you, about whatever you’re feeling, and that can be quite a daunting prospect. Maybe you’ve never really had the opportunity to explain your innermost thoughts and feelings to someone who cares. You’ll find it liberating, and it will be the start of a major journey of healing and self-discovery.
Do you need someone to talk to? Do you need some emotional support, and help understanding what’s going on? There can be times when you feel overwhelmed and powerless, and now you’ve taken the decision to reach out for help. My priority is to make you feel safe and supported enough in the session to talk freely about whatever is bothering you, about whatever you’re feeling, and that can be quite a daunting prospect. Maybe you’ve never really had the opportunity to explain your innermost thoughts and feelings to someone who cares. You’ll find it liberating, and it will be the start of a major journey of healing and self-discovery.
020 3389 6057 View 020 3389 6057
Photo of Hava Drummond, DCounsPsych, CPsychol, Psychologist
Hava Drummond
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London W1X  (Online Only)
I am here to help you with your psychological problems including emotional, mental health, family, relationship and life difficulties. Over the years, I helped thousands of clients and will be happy to work with you too. I specialise in mental health problems such as Trauma, PTSD, anger, anxiety, depression etc. working with adults, couples, families, young people and children using a variety of therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapy. I also offer therapy in Turkish .
I am here to help you with your psychological problems including emotional, mental health, family, relationship and life difficulties. Over the years, I helped thousands of clients and will be happy to work with you too. I specialise in mental health problems such as Trauma, PTSD, anger, anxiety, depression etc. working with adults, couples, families, young people and children using a variety of therapy models including Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR), Emotionally Focussed Couple Therapy. I also offer therapy in Turkish .
020 8106 2957 View 020 8106 2957

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in W1X

< 10

Counsellors in W1X who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Divorce
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
71% Parenting

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Counsellors in W1X see their clients

58% In Person and Online
42% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in W1X?

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.