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.

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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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One Therapy London

Counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling in London since 2006

Therapist Kerry McEwen
Kerry McEwen

A BACP registered member, qualified to an advanced-level in psychodynamic psychotherapy, Kerry offers a confidential and supportive space for both short and long-term therapy Kerry recognises that painful memories are often buried deeply within the unconscious, frequently manifesting in unhelpful patterns of behaviour and ways of relating to others Additionally these...


Therapist Asma Gharbi
Asma Gharbi

Consultant Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Couples and Relationship Therapist Counselling Psychologist Asma offers psychodynamic, humanistic and integrative therapies to individuals and couples She tailors her approach to meet the needs and preferences of her clients She offers short and long term therapy Asma provides a non-judgemental space for her clients, where they...

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Therapist Geraldine Lothian
Geraldine Lothian

Consultant Therapist Geraldine (she/her) is a psychodynamic psychotherapist who works with individuals Geraldine’s style of therapy is to work collaboratively with her clients and at each client’s pace  It is sometimes difficult to make the decision to start therapy but Geraldine works together with her clients to address any issues that may feel difficult to...


Therapist Yussef Ferguson
Yussef Ferguson

Consultant Psychodynamic Psychotherapist MSc Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy BA (Hons) Social Work Yussef is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist who offers both long and short term personal therapy to individuals He has experience of working with a diverse range of clients and can provide a warm, confidential space to explore and gain insight into any past or...

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Therapist Magda Piesiewicz
Magda Piesiewicz

Psychosexual and Relationship Therapist MSc in Psychology Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Sexology Magda helps couples and individuals who are facing psychosexual and relationship struggles She also specialises in compulsive sexual behaviours (often misunderstood as sex addiction) She aims to create a non-judgmental, supportive space where her clients can be open...


Therapist Marta Pisarri
Marta Pisarri

Consultant Integrative Psychotherapist Visiting lecturer at Regent's University Diploma in Somatic Trauma Therapy Advance Diploma in Integrative Psychotherapy MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy MSc in Clinical Psychology Marta is a psychologist and an integrative psychotherapist: she has been working in the field of mental health for over 12 years in both private...



Therapist Annie Curran-White
Annie Curran-White

Senior Consultant Therapist MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy Awareness in Bereavement Care 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...


Therapist Shelly Klein
Shelley Klein

Consultant Therapist As a psychodynamic therapist Shelley brings a wealth of experience to her work and supports her patients to talk about those aspects of their lives they are finding painful, upsetting or difficult to deal with, in a confidential, non-judgmental and peaceful setting Shelley is particularly interested in working with those who are experiencing...


Therapist Patricia Connolly
Patricia Connolly

Consultant Psychodynamic Psychotherapist Patricia works within a psychodynamic approach This focuses on early life experience and  relationships to help you understand how they shape who you are in the present When you begin to more fully explore your emotions and attitudes you can find a deeper self–knowledge, which can also transform the way you relate to...


Therapist Barbara Beyaz
Barbara Beyaz

Consultant Therapist MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy Postgraduate Certificate in Integrative Psychotherapy 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...