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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Therapists in London

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One Therapy London

Counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling in London since 2006

Therapist Toulla Nicolaides
Toulla Nicolaides

Consultant Therapist Toulla is an integrative relational therapist using a combination of therapeutic approaches to help her clients She provides a safe and supportive environment for individuals to explore their difficulties in life, relationships and childhood and to share and resolve confusing and overwhelming feelings Toulla believes that, though challenging,...


Therapist Ameet Magan
Ameet Magan

Consultant Therapist Ameet is from London and holds an MSc in Integrative Psychotherapy He has more than a decade’s experience of working in a one-to-one capacity with clients He has also trained in groupwork and has worked since 2016 as a group psychotherapist and clinical practitioner with the NHS in East London Ameet is a warm, grounded and reflective person He...


Therapist Stamatia Lorentzou
Stamatia Lorentzou

Senior Consultant Therapist Stamatia draws on a broad range of theories of psychotherapy She works collaboratively with her clients to understand the causes of their concern and find ways to move forward Stamatia offers both short-term and longer-term therapy She has worked in various organisational settings with individuals seeking to address relationship issues,...


Therapist Jackson
Dwayne Jackson

Senior Consultant Therapist Founder and Director Jackson has lived in USA, Hong Kong and London He studied psychology in America and integrative psychotherapy in the United Kingdom Jackson is open to discussing any life experience or behaviour a client might put forward He feels there should be no shame or judgement in discussing life choices, experiences or...


Therapist Nicola Reeves
Nicola Reeves

Consultant Therapist MA Psychodynamic Psychotherapy  EMDR Practitioner Qualified Clinical Supervisor Nicola is a psychodynamic psychotherapist and EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) therapist Nicola believes in giving clients time and space to approach therapy in the way they need to approach it She finds this is the best way to develop a...


Therapist Rhiannon Whipps
Rhiannon Whipps

Consultant Therapist Rhiannon is a psychodynamic counsellor and psychotherapist with over ten years experience of working within the field of mental health Rhiannon provides an empathic and non-judgemental therapeutic space for her clients to explore any difficulties which they may be facing Within the safety of a confidential environment, she encourages her clients...

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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 Silvi Naskinova
Silvi Naskinova

Consultant Therapist MSc in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy HE in Humanistic and Psychodynamic Counselling Silvi is a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist offering both long and shorter-term therapy  She aims to provide a safe, supportive and non-judgmental space for her clients to explore whatever is on their minds Her work...

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Therapist Evan Bates
Evan Bates

Consultant Therapist Evan is a psychodynamic therapist, offering both long and short term therapy He creates a non-judgemental and reflective space to help clients explore their difficulties and concerns Working together to understand the connections between past and current relationships, Evan supports clients in developing a deeper awareness of their recurring...



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...