How We Work with Our Clients

It can feel confusing when setting out to begin therapy. Our experienced counsellors and psychotherapists in London will help you choose the right therapy for you.

There are many different types of counselling and psychotherapy to choose from. Our aim is to use the type of counselling or psychotherapy that is most appropriate to each individual client, based on the client’s needs at the time.

Counselling is evolving and modern therapy is not quite what it used to be

Counselling and psychotherapy has evolved in recent years to meet the needs of a more informed, technology-centred society.
The tradition of a detached, unresponsive psychotherapist listening silently to his distressed patients has ended.

Contemporary counselling and psychotherapy is a relational process and, though we are trained in several types of therapy, our work is based on the confidential, professional relationship that takes shape between client and therapist. Our therapists work together with you to discuss, understand and resolve anything that’s on your mind.

Our therapists are not silent. They are supportive and collaborative and involved in your progress every step of the way.

There are both conventional and contemporary types of therapy that we might use. Each client is different and a kind of therapy that works for one person may not work as well for someone else. We tailor our approach to each person’s specific needs.

Our therapists are trained in several styles of therapy

The types of therapy we employ most often include psychodynamic psychotherapy, which looks at the impact the past may be having on current events, person-centred counselling, which assists clients in finding their own solutions to problems in an open and non-judgemental way and cognitive behavioural therapy, a type of counselling that attempts to change the way a person thinks or behaves.

Many of the psychotherapists in our London practice are trained in integrative psychotherapy, a kind of therapy that uses different components of several approaches, while a few of our therapists are trained in psychoanalytic psychotherapy, a type of therapy that is normally seen as longer-term and, in some cases, where sessions may be held more than once per week.

We also provide goal-specific brief therapy, a type of short-term counselling that lasts for just 10 weeks, where the focus of sessions is confined to one or two personal concerns. Short-term therapy can be useful for some, though not all, personal issues.

We also provide couples counselling, when issues are shared between partners.

Both face-to-face and online counselling are available.

If our therapists in Oxford Circus, Soho, Kensington or Fitzrovia can help, please get in touch

Counselling can be used to address any concern and our therapists have experience helping with most personal issues. Discussions in therapy are always confidential.

Appointments are usually held weekly. Wherever possible, we try to find an appointment time that is convenient for our clients. Appointments are available Monday to Friday from 7.30 am until 8.30 pm and on Saturdays and Sundays between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm.

Our clients may end therapy at any time simply by letting us know.

About us

Appointments available

Mondays to Fridays
7.30 am until 8.30 pm
Saturdays and Sundays
8.00 am until 6.00 pm

Call to book a first appointment
0333 207 9330

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Individual counselling

Our personal counselling services take place in a supportive, non-judgemental atmosphere.

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Couples counselling

Couples counselling provides space for couples to discuss problems in their relationship and find resolution.

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Our therapists in London

Our therapists bring a wealth of experience and training to the therapy services we provide.

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Counselling and psychotherapy in London since 2006

Client Reviews

One Therapy London

Amrita Athwal has worked with One Therapy in central London for many years.
Amrita Athwal

Amrita works with adults in an integrative way, drawing on various therapeutic approaches tailored to meet the needs of each client She provides a safe space to help clients better understand themselves She offers short term and long term therapy Amrita has experience of working with clients on issues such as trauma, addiction, depression, anxiety, relationship...

Fitzrovia

Annie Curran-White is a counsellor in London W1.
Annie Curran-White

With a Masters degree in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy, Annie offers both short and long term, open-ended therapy to individuals Her experience includes depression, stress and anxiety, bereavement, loss, personal development and trauma Annie has additional, specialist training working with survivors of rape, and adult and childhood sexual...

Soho

Antonella Bonetti works as part fo a team of counsellors seeing patients presenting a wide variety of personal issues.
Antonella Bonetti

Antonella is a psychodynamic therapist offering short- and long-term therapy to adults She also sees couples facing issues within their relationship Since obtaining her Master’s degree in Psychodynamic Therapy & Counselling, Antonella has worked in different organisational settings (charities, NHS and university counselling services) helping people from diverse...

Soho

Barbara Beyaz

Barbara brings a warm, non-judgmental, and accepting attitude to her work with clients As an integrative Psychotherapist, she draws from a range of theoretical perspectives which allows her to tailor therapy to the needs of the client Barbara thinks that healing and individual growth happen when difficulties in living are explored with empathy, and the client's unique...

Oxford Circus

Barbara Perini is a psychotherapist and counsellor in W1, central London.
Barbara Perini

Barbara is an accredited member of BACP, holding an MSc in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy and adhering to the BACP ethical framework Her approach is open-ended, offering both short-term and long-term therapy Barbara has also trained in Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy (DIT), a short-term (16 sessions), semi-structured individual therapy developed for mood...

Oxford Circus

One of our newest counsellors is Ben Brackenbury.
Ben Brackenbury

Ben believes that at times we all struggle with the challenges life has to offer and therapy provides a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space to explore this Ben works with individuals to make sense of who they are and how they respond to the world today, and to explore new ways of being Ben is also sensitive to how difficult it might be for a client to talk to a...

Oxford Circus

Ben Marks has been with One Therapy for several years, seeing clients with a range or personal and emotional problems.
Ben Marks

Ben is an experienced psychotherapist who has helped many people through difficult times in their lives He works with clients with a wide range of personal issues around depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma, abuse, loneliness, stresses within the workplace, low self esteem, relationship and sexual problems including performance anxiety, erectile dysfunction and...

Oxford Circus

Seeing individuals for personal therapy, Catherine Hammett is a qualified counsellor.
Catherine Hammett

Catherine offers a safe, confidential space for clients bringing a wide range of issues to therapy  These include anxiety, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, anger and work-related stress  Catherine also supports clients experiencing depression, bereavement and life transitions  Among her specialist interests are post traumatic growth and working with adult...

Oxford Circus

Veri Hiles is a private practice counsellor in Soho.
Ceri Hiles

Ceri works with adult clients wanting to explore a range of concerns including anxiety, depression, relationship and family problems, issues arising from physical, emotional or psychological abuse and confidence and self-esteem issues He has particular experience of working with bereavement and loss Ceri’s training in psychodynamic and person-centred approaches to...

Soho

Cora Beattie is a therapist for individuals.
Cora Beattie

People come to therapy for many different reasons; whatever your reason, therapy is a unique experience It can offer you an environment where you begin to make sense of your experiences, both past and present, and discover how you feel about them Cora likes to create a space that is both safe and supportive in which she can work collaboratively with her clients...

Oxford Circus