Self-development Counselling

Sometimes it’s not one identifiable issue that brings people to therapy. Some people use counselling to support and assist them through general self-development.

Self-development is just that: striving to improve the self. Self-development can be about anything. It can have specific aims and objectives or self-development counselling can be more centred around general self-improvement, self-confidence and well-being.

Social media and demands of career and personal relationships often place much emphasis on being ‘the best’ we can be. We are often expected to be fitter, faster, sharper and better. Self-development counselling helps your clients make realistic, achievable goals towards self-awareness and self-improvement.

There is no limit to what self-development therapy might be about.

How can self-development counselling in London help?

There are many reasons people seek self-improvement.

Sometimes, people will want to ‘feel better’ or be more engaged with their lives and relationships. Some people will have a very clear idea of areas they want to change in their lives while others will be less sure of the goals they want to set for themselves. Self-development counselling can help identify and improve any areas of life that might need attention.

Some people use self-development counselling for help with career or family matters, when they feel stuck and unmotivated or when they feel they are not reaching their full potential. Some people have used self-development counselling to prepare for an interview, a presentation at work or other big life event. Time spent with a therapist can help focus on goals and increase motivation.

Wether it’s assertiveness, self-confidence, help with public speaking, help with interviewing skills, preparing for a wedding, help with diet or fitness goals or any other kind of personal endeavour, self-development counselling supports you along the way.

Our counsellors support and motivate you towards your goals

In personal therapy, we try to understand the areas you wish to improve and we help you consider the reasons you might be struggling in certain areas of your life. Therapy helps remove obstacles that hold you back. Self-development therapy is sometimes more directive than conventional therapies – our therapists will coach and motivate you through whatever your personal goals may be. We keep a close eye on your progress and help you achieve success along the way.

We use a number of different approaches to counselling to assist our clients. Each person is unique and a way that works for one person may work less well for someone else. Your therapist will support you in a way that works best for you.

We also specialise in confidence counselling for problems with personal self-confidence.

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Individual counselling

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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...


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...


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...



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...


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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...


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...

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