Private counselling

What is Psychotherapy?

Psychotherapy aims to help you gain deeper insight into your difficulties or distress. It can create a greater understanding of why you are the way you are, enable you to find more appropriate ways of coping, and can become the catalyst to bring about changes in your thinking and behaviour.

Psychotherapy involves exploring feelings, beliefs, thoughts and relevant events, sometimes from childhood and personal history, in a structured way with someone trained to help you do it safely. Psychotherapy can help you identify the defences and coping mechanisms you created in childhood, and whether those structures are still relevant and helpful today. It can help heal your deepest wounds and leave you feeling free to reach your true potential.

Depending on the nature of your problem, therapy can be short or long term. Sessions can be provided for adults, adolescents and children on a one-to-one basis, or for couples, families and within groups whose members share similar problems.

Our psychotherapists can offer support for a wide range of issues and use a number of approaches to therapy.


£50 – £130 for 50 Minutes. Some therapists are a private healthcare provider.

Make an Appointment

To make an appointment to see one of our psychotherapists, please call the reception team on 020 8673 4545 or email We are open seven days a week.

'If someone had told me that two years into therapy I would be engaged and doing what I love best, I would never have believed it. I think it is pretty clear how much I have benefited from therapy, however therapy is not a quick fix. I have only managed to change because I wanted to.'


Our Therapy Services

The Awareness Centre also offers Addiction Counselling, Anger Management Therapy, Bereavement CounsellingChild & Adolescent CounsellingLGBT Counselling and Multilingual Counselling within the NHS, Low Cost and Private Counselling Services.

Registered Professionals

Our private counsellors and psychotherapists are registered with one of more of the following professional bodies:

  • BACP (The British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy)
  • BPS (British Psychological Society)
  • COSRT (College of Sexual and Relationship Therapists)
  • FDAP (The Federation of Drug & Alcohol Professionals)
  • HCPC (Health and Care Professions Council)
  • UKCP (The UK Council for Psychotherapy)
  • UKRCP (United Kingdom Register of Counsellors/Psychotherapists)
  • AHPP (UK Association for Humanistic Psychology Practitioners)

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What people say

I have suffered from depression and anxiety attacks for many years. I began seeing [my therapist] about 18 months ago and talking therapy has been extremely helpful. I have found her practice to be caring and very professional. For me the process has been sometimes subtle and sometimes hard but I have definitely experienced progress and improvement, interspersed with moments of joyful breakthroughs. I feel much better equipped to deal with my condition and have a better feeling of awareness as…
Peter Zek