Counselling in WC2R

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Sylvie Veber
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
London WC2R
My name is Szilvia Veber. I am an experienced Certified Play Therapist with many years of experience working in non-profit settings and schools. I am qualified to work with a range of approaches to ensure I provide tailored and effective service to the families and individuals I support. I have an extensive list of qualifications including a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy (Leeds Beckett University), a degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Studies (University of Roehampton). In addition, I am a Theraplay Informed Practitioner (Level 1 & Groups), and a Traumaplay Informed Practitioner (Foundation and Advance Level).
My name is Szilvia Veber. I am an experienced Certified Play Therapist with many years of experience working in non-profit settings and schools. I am qualified to work with a range of approaches to ensure I provide tailored and effective service to the families and individuals I support. I have an extensive list of qualifications including a Postgraduate Diploma in Play Therapy (Leeds Beckett University), a degree in Psychology and Early Childhood Studies (University of Roehampton). In addition, I am a Theraplay Informed Practitioner (Level 1 & Groups), and a Traumaplay Informed Practitioner (Foundation and Advance Level).
020 3958 4429 View 020 3958 4429
Photo of Alison Goolnik, Psychotherapist in WC2R, England
Alison Goolnik
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
London WC2R
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or the cost of living crisis? Facing new job or exam jitters or university challenges? Are you depressed or self-harming? Do you dream of healthier relationships or improved self-esteem? I am an experienced psychotherapist, passionate about helping individuals manage anxiety, navigate life transitions, and improve self-esteem. I support individuals on their journey to positively change their mental health and emotional well-being.
Feeling overwhelmed by anxiety or the cost of living crisis? Facing new job or exam jitters or university challenges? Are you depressed or self-harming? Do you dream of healthier relationships or improved self-esteem? I am an experienced psychotherapist, passionate about helping individuals manage anxiety, navigate life transitions, and improve self-esteem. I support individuals on their journey to positively change their mental health and emotional well-being.
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Photo of Chris Low, Psychotherapist in WC2R, England
Chris Low
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
London WC2R  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Chris, a qualified and experienced, registered BACP psychotherapist and counsellor. I understand how daunting it can be to reach out and make contact, which is why I offer a space that is non-judgemental, interactive, and confidential. It’s a space for you to discuss whatever is on you mind. I am trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, which underpins my theoretical framework. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings, looking at behaviour patterns and creating links between your present difficulties and past experiences.
Hello, I’m Chris, a qualified and experienced, registered BACP psychotherapist and counsellor. I understand how daunting it can be to reach out and make contact, which is why I offer a space that is non-judgemental, interactive, and confidential. It’s a space for you to discuss whatever is on you mind. I am trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, which underpins my theoretical framework. Together, we will explore your thoughts and feelings, looking at behaviour patterns and creating links between your present difficulties and past experiences.
020 3835 3361 View 020 3835 3361
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Kasia Cole
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
London WC2R
Hi, I'm Kasia Cole and I’m Relationship and Trauma Therapist. I’ll assist you to find emotional BALANCE, to discover or reconnect with your inner safety, meaning and resilience, whether you experienced trauma, abuse, grooming or physical and emotional pain. There may be prenatal/postnatal issues, relationship or work troubles, or sexual identity difficulties, anxiety and depression. You may not be able to reconnect to your inner safety and peace but you don’t know why. This is a journey of transformation to recover the unique sense of self, transforming your pain into meaning. I also welcome Couples, especially those with families.
Hi, I'm Kasia Cole and I’m Relationship and Trauma Therapist. I’ll assist you to find emotional BALANCE, to discover or reconnect with your inner safety, meaning and resilience, whether you experienced trauma, abuse, grooming or physical and emotional pain. There may be prenatal/postnatal issues, relationship or work troubles, or sexual identity difficulties, anxiety and depression. You may not be able to reconnect to your inner safety and peace but you don’t know why. This is a journey of transformation to recover the unique sense of self, transforming your pain into meaning. I also welcome Couples, especially those with families.
020 3984 9152 View 020 3984 9152
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Lisa Jacqueline Ferguson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
London WC2R
020 3962 1599 View 020 3962 1599

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WC2R

< 10

Counsellors in WC2R who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
80% Depression
80% ADHD
80% Eating Disorders
80% Bereavement
80% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% WPA
33% Aetna

How Counsellors in WC2R see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WC2R?

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.