Photo of The Binge Eating Therapist, Psychotherapist in W5, England
The Binge Eating Therapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you long to experience some peace, freedom and self trust around food? I believe this should be a birthright for everyone. If you are feeling out of control around food and concerned about the size or shape of your body, I get it because I've been there. I now use my professional and lived experience to help others find their way out of the prison of binge eating. I'm sure you have tried many times to gain control of your eating and maybe you're at a point where you're thinking there must be more going on than simply not being able to stick to a diet. Is therapy the answer?
Do you long to experience some peace, freedom and self trust around food? I believe this should be a birthright for everyone. If you are feeling out of control around food and concerned about the size or shape of your body, I get it because I've been there. I now use my professional and lived experience to help others find their way out of the prison of binge eating. I'm sure you have tried many times to gain control of your eating and maybe you're at a point where you're thinking there must be more going on than simply not being able to stick to a diet. Is therapy the answer?
020 3637 8042 View 020 3637 8042
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Mariam Bahrani
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
I offer an empathic and safe space for clients to share their issues. I am trained in gestalt, person-centred and transactional analysis theory. We will work together to discuss your goals for therapy and how I can best support you.
I offer an empathic and safe space for clients to share their issues. I am trained in gestalt, person-centred and transactional analysis theory. We will work together to discuss your goals for therapy and how I can best support you.
020 3667 9935 View 020 3667 9935
Photo of Joanna Kalapus, Counsellor in W5, England
Joanna Kalapus
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I'm a compassionate and fully qualified Person-Centred / Humanistic Counsellor with extensive experience guiding individuals overcome significant life challenges: divorce, affairs, relationship problems, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence... Whether you're seeking greater motivation, emotional stability, or a stronger sense of self-worth, I'm here to support you. Through our collaborative journey, I'll create a safe space for you to explore your unique experiences and discover your own inner strength. Together, we can navigate your challenges and unlock your potential for a more fulfilling life.
I'm a compassionate and fully qualified Person-Centred / Humanistic Counsellor with extensive experience guiding individuals overcome significant life challenges: divorce, affairs, relationship problems, physical and emotional abuse, domestic violence... Whether you're seeking greater motivation, emotional stability, or a stronger sense of self-worth, I'm here to support you. Through our collaborative journey, I'll create a safe space for you to explore your unique experiences and discover your own inner strength. Together, we can navigate your challenges and unlock your potential for a more fulfilling life.
020 4538 5495 View 020 4538 5495
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Zahra Al-Mahroos
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I’m a fully qualified Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with the BACP. I have extensive experience working with the Nhs, bereavement charities and private practice. I work pluralistically within an integrative framework, which means that I tailor my practice to meet individual client needs. I do so by utilising techniques from various psychotherapy approaches and by regularly evaluating the way I work with clients to adapt to their preferences and specific issues. Recognising that one size does not fit all is paramount for successful therapy.
I’m a fully qualified Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, registered with the BACP. I have extensive experience working with the Nhs, bereavement charities and private practice. I work pluralistically within an integrative framework, which means that I tailor my practice to meet individual client needs. I do so by utilising techniques from various psychotherapy approaches and by regularly evaluating the way I work with clients to adapt to their preferences and specific issues. Recognising that one size does not fit all is paramount for successful therapy.
020 8154 5437 View 020 8154 5437
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Ian Hayes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You may be feeling anxious or depressed. You may have suffered a recent bereavement. You may just be feeling stuck, just surviving rather than living life or just have a sense that you are following the wrong path. Perhaps it’s something else; just a sense that you need to talk to someone who will give you their full attention without judgement.
You may be feeling anxious or depressed. You may have suffered a recent bereavement. You may just be feeling stuck, just surviving rather than living life or just have a sense that you are following the wrong path. Perhaps it’s something else; just a sense that you need to talk to someone who will give you their full attention without judgement.
01748 900187 View 01748 900187
Photo of Jonathan de Oliveira, Counsellor in W5, England
Jonathan de Oliveira
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
There are times in life we feel stuck and experience periods of suffering and uncertainty. Within a containing therapeutic relationship, we will be able to explore whatever you are going through with empathy and compassion. My approach focuses not just on working through issues that might limit your autonomy in life but also on growth, and becoming more of who you can be and more aligned to living the life that is right for you. Having someone experienced to support you to overcome difficulties and traumas offers opportunities to move towards more awareness, freedom, authenticity, balance and empowerment.
There are times in life we feel stuck and experience periods of suffering and uncertainty. Within a containing therapeutic relationship, we will be able to explore whatever you are going through with empathy and compassion. My approach focuses not just on working through issues that might limit your autonomy in life but also on growth, and becoming more of who you can be and more aligned to living the life that is right for you. Having someone experienced to support you to overcome difficulties and traumas offers opportunities to move towards more awareness, freedom, authenticity, balance and empowerment.
020 3835 5362 View 020 3835 5362
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West London Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Since graduating from Cambridge University in 2000, Jennifer Cox has worked extensively in psychology roles in psychiatric and forensic mental health settings across London. Jennifer completed her counselling and psychotherapy training at the University of London and the Tavistock Clinic, and is a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (conferring eligibility for the British Psychoanalytic Council). She is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (Clinical Psychology division) and has Registered Scientist status with the Science Council. This grounding enables her to offer you a robust therapeutic support.
Since graduating from Cambridge University in 2000, Jennifer Cox has worked extensively in psychology roles in psychiatric and forensic mental health settings across London. Jennifer completed her counselling and psychotherapy training at the University of London and the Tavistock Clinic, and is a member of the Tavistock Society of Psychotherapists (conferring eligibility for the British Psychoanalytic Council). She is a graduate member of the British Psychological Society (Clinical Psychology division) and has Registered Scientist status with the Science Council. This grounding enables her to offer you a robust therapeutic support.
020 8138 8439 View 020 8138 8439
Photo of Ela Tureczek, Psychotherapist in W5, England
Ela Tureczek
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Psychotherapy is about how you think. It is about how you live with your emotions. It is about the perspectives you bring to relating with the people who matter to you. It is about what you aspire to in your life and how you may unwittingly make it harder for yourself to reach those goals. It is about being helped to see that the change you seek is already within you. It is coming to recognise and appreciate the spark of something eternal that is your core.
Psychotherapy is about how you think. It is about how you live with your emotions. It is about the perspectives you bring to relating with the people who matter to you. It is about what you aspire to in your life and how you may unwittingly make it harder for yourself to reach those goals. It is about being helped to see that the change you seek is already within you. It is coming to recognise and appreciate the spark of something eternal that is your core.
01748 901514 View 01748 901514
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Andrew Baxter
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
There are many reasons why we enter psychotherapy, such as at times of unhappiness, difficulty or crisis. We may be struggling in our relationships, experiencing low self-esteem or suffering from a loss of meaning. Relational and developmental trauma symptoms can undermine our ability to fulfil our potential and/or form secure connections with others. Because our wounding often takes place in relation to another it follows that so too can our healing. My intention is to offer a compassionate, attuned and empathic presence, which can support a shared enquiry into your authentic experience, within a safe and non-judgmental space.
There are many reasons why we enter psychotherapy, such as at times of unhappiness, difficulty or crisis. We may be struggling in our relationships, experiencing low self-esteem or suffering from a loss of meaning. Relational and developmental trauma symptoms can undermine our ability to fulfil our potential and/or form secure connections with others. Because our wounding often takes place in relation to another it follows that so too can our healing. My intention is to offer a compassionate, attuned and empathic presence, which can support a shared enquiry into your authentic experience, within a safe and non-judgmental space.
020 3879 4320 View 020 3879 4320
Photo of Lydia Mishelle Maurice-Gill, Psychotherapist in W5, England
Lydia Mishelle Maurice-Gill
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe that as human beings we seek safety, comfort and pleasure, and with this in mind, I aim to create a safe space in the therapy room, by building a therapeutic relationship with the client in the present, being with the client in their discomfort or confusion and exploring with them, experiences on an emotional level which helps them to find meaning in their world. I work existentially, however, I do draw from a number of disciplines to creatively attend to the presenting needs of the clients, helping them to find meaning and purpose in their lives and their relationships.
I believe that as human beings we seek safety, comfort and pleasure, and with this in mind, I aim to create a safe space in the therapy room, by building a therapeutic relationship with the client in the present, being with the client in their discomfort or confusion and exploring with them, experiences on an emotional level which helps them to find meaning in their world. I work existentially, however, I do draw from a number of disciplines to creatively attend to the presenting needs of the clients, helping them to find meaning and purpose in their lives and their relationships.
07447 137645 View 07447 137645
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James Crawford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a registered and qualified mental health counselling professional who helps individuals gain psychological awareness to improve their overall health and wellbeing. I am motivated by a curiosity in people and their capacity to grow and develop. I believe that the relationship we develop is a co-creation that can be a dynamic and transformative vehicle for growth. I take an integrative approach to mental health with a primary focus on the modalities of Existential, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This means that professionally I tailor my approach relative to your emotional and psychological needs.
I am a registered and qualified mental health counselling professional who helps individuals gain psychological awareness to improve their overall health and wellbeing. I am motivated by a curiosity in people and their capacity to grow and develop. I believe that the relationship we develop is a co-creation that can be a dynamic and transformative vehicle for growth. I take an integrative approach to mental health with a primary focus on the modalities of Existential, Gestalt and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT). This means that professionally I tailor my approach relative to your emotional and psychological needs.
020 3823 6927 View 020 3823 6927
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Dr Evgenia Volkovyskaya
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
London W5  (Online Only)
The areas of expertise are anxiety and anxiety related issues (e.g. panic attacks, phobias and/or obsessions). Also, I work with clients who expereinced trauma and mild depression, or would like to learn how to manage their emotions in a healthy way.
The areas of expertise are anxiety and anxiety related issues (e.g. panic attacks, phobias and/or obsessions). Also, I work with clients who expereinced trauma and mild depression, or would like to learn how to manage their emotions in a healthy way.
01748 902537 View 01748 902537
Photo of Paolo Di Venanzi, Psychotherapist in W5, England
Paolo Di Venanzi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. Through the therapeutic relationship I aim to create a safe space to understand your thoughts and feelings, strengthening your ability to make decisions and gain autonomy in life. I work in partnership with my clients and I believe a relationship of mutual respect and trust is of paramount importance. I have experience in working with clients suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma, panic attacks, stress, relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement and issues with self-esteem. I am interested in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and gender identities.
Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery. Through the therapeutic relationship I aim to create a safe space to understand your thoughts and feelings, strengthening your ability to make decisions and gain autonomy in life. I work in partnership with my clients and I believe a relationship of mutual respect and trust is of paramount importance. I have experience in working with clients suffering with anxiety, depression, trauma, panic attacks, stress, relationship difficulties, loss and bereavement and issues with self-esteem. I am interested in working with people from diverse cultural backgrounds and gender identities.
020 4538 0046 View 020 4538 0046
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Justyna Kulczyk-Lewinska
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
London W5  (Online Only)
In my practice as a sexologist, I am devoted to guiding couples and individuals who seek to enhance intimacy and resolve sexual difficulties. My ideal clients come to me with a variety of challenges, from navigating sexual dysfunction to exploring ways to deepen their emotional connection. They often seek not only relief from immediate concerns but also a path to long-term fulfilment in their sexual and romantic relationships.
In my practice as a sexologist, I am devoted to guiding couples and individuals who seek to enhance intimacy and resolve sexual difficulties. My ideal clients come to me with a variety of challenges, from navigating sexual dysfunction to exploring ways to deepen their emotional connection. They often seek not only relief from immediate concerns but also a path to long-term fulfilment in their sexual and romantic relationships.
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London Counselling & Psychotherapy Services
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Our modern world has become a very tough place for many people. With the Covid-19 pandemic, uncertainty and fear around the Ukraine war, the cost of living crisis and numerous other personal struggles have left many people battling with their mental health and well being. But how has it affected you? Here at West London Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Services, we have a highly experienced team of therapists who are here to help you through whatever you're struggling with. Your wellbeing and happiness will always be our number one priority.
Our modern world has become a very tough place for many people. With the Covid-19 pandemic, uncertainty and fear around the Ukraine war, the cost of living crisis and numerous other personal struggles have left many people battling with their mental health and well being. But how has it affected you? Here at West London Counselling, Psychotherapy and Hypnotherapy Services, we have a highly experienced team of therapists who are here to help you through whatever you're struggling with. Your wellbeing and happiness will always be our number one priority.
01895 547540 View 01895 547540
Photo of Dr Richard Webster, Psychotherapist in W5, England
Dr Richard Webster
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I'm an experienced Counselling Psychologist, Integrative Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space to explore whatever is troubling you, at a pace that you feel comfortable with. Therapy is a collaborative process which aims to increase awareness and understanding of your thoughts, emotions and behaviours, and to identify and tackle obstacles that are stopping you from living the life you want to live. Therapy can help to develop and harness the necessary resources in order to make desired changes in your life.
I'm an experienced Counselling Psychologist, Integrative Psychotherapist and EMDR practitioner. I provide a confidential and non-judgemental space to explore whatever is troubling you, at a pace that you feel comfortable with. Therapy is a collaborative process which aims to increase awareness and understanding of your thoughts, emotions and behaviours, and to identify and tackle obstacles that are stopping you from living the life you want to live. Therapy can help to develop and harness the necessary resources in order to make desired changes in your life.
01895 545162 View 01895 545162
Photo of Imma Sorrentino Ricciardi, Counsellor in W5, England
Imma Sorrentino Ricciardi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Maybe you are struggling with an addiction and feeling trapped, and would like to find a way out. Or maybe you are in a relationship that isn’t good for you. You would like to be more assertive. You might be feeling depressed or anxious and would like to experience more joy in life. Perhaps, you are at a difficult place with your marriage, fighting all the time and would like to feel connected again. Maybe you have everything in life nevertheless you aren't happy. Or you might feel affected by the pandemic, and you realised there is something that needs to be addressed. I would love to help you!
Maybe you are struggling with an addiction and feeling trapped, and would like to find a way out. Or maybe you are in a relationship that isn’t good for you. You would like to be more assertive. You might be feeling depressed or anxious and would like to experience more joy in life. Perhaps, you are at a difficult place with your marriage, fighting all the time and would like to feel connected again. Maybe you have everything in life nevertheless you aren't happy. Or you might feel affected by the pandemic, and you realised there is something that needs to be addressed. I would love to help you!
07403 936980 View 07403 936980
Photo of Natasha Broman, Psychotherapist in W5, England
Natasha Broman
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am an integrative psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. What does this mean? I have extensive training in supporting people of all ages to feel more themselves, whether this is through helping them to recover from traumatic events, reducing current anxiety and depression symptoms or increasing their overall sense of purpose and joy.
I am an integrative psychotherapist and Somatic Experiencing practitioner. What does this mean? I have extensive training in supporting people of all ages to feel more themselves, whether this is through helping them to recover from traumatic events, reducing current anxiety and depression symptoms or increasing their overall sense of purpose and joy.
020 3002 6672 View 020 3002 6672
Photo of Louise Champion, Psychotherapist in W5, England
Louise Champion
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a registered Integrative psychotherapist with UKCP in the final year of my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Metanoia and Middlesex University. I work both long and short-term in a one-to-one setting with adults faced with a wide range of life challenges and experiences. I offer a safe confidential environment to collaboratively explore any issues and difficulties you may be experiencing.
I am a registered Integrative psychotherapist with UKCP in the final year of my Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at Metanoia and Middlesex University. I work both long and short-term in a one-to-one setting with adults faced with a wide range of life challenges and experiences. I offer a safe confidential environment to collaboratively explore any issues and difficulties you may be experiencing.
020 3984 9998 View 020 3984 9998
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Kenneth Day
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
Seeking therapy can be a scary decision. I do believe however that the issues prompting you to come to me have the potential to enable you to move into a new level of self-understanding. A key principle of my particular therapy - Psychosynthesis, suggests that the symptoms of our problems can indicate a deeper meaning or potential trying to emerge in our lives. Our work together will try to discover what that might be. To achieve this I offer a focused approach for a specific issue in short-term work or we can go into more depth for work in the longer term.
Seeking therapy can be a scary decision. I do believe however that the issues prompting you to come to me have the potential to enable you to move into a new level of self-understanding. A key principle of my particular therapy - Psychosynthesis, suggests that the symptoms of our problems can indicate a deeper meaning or potential trying to emerge in our lives. Our work together will try to discover what that might be. To achieve this I offer a focused approach for a specific issue in short-term work or we can go into more depth for work in the longer term.
01748 901820 View 01748 901820

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in W5

100+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in W5 who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
86% Self Esteem
81% Stress
70% Bereavement
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
60% Vitality

How Counsellors in W5 see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
27% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in W5?

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.