Short-term therapy in London

If you have a specific goal in mind, short-term counselling might suit you. Short-term therapy typically consists of 10 weekly appointments with an agreed focus.

At your first appointment, you will be asked what you want to get from therapy. Please let your therapist know if you are looking for short-term therapy only. They will discuss with you what is achievable with short-term counselling.

We have offered short- and longer-term counselling since 2006. Our therapists know you want results and will support you to make as much progress as possible within the timeframe.

Therapy helps make things better. Get the support you deserve. Book an initial appointment or read more about short-term counselling below. 

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What to expect from short-term therapy

For those who choose short-term counselling, specific goals in therapy will be agreed at your first appointment. In order to get the most from the time you have with your therapist, it is best to limit the focus to just one or two concerns.

Your initial consultation will be followed by 10 weekly appointments with a designated psychotherapist. Together, you and your therapist will work on your specific goals and carefully monitor your progress along the way.

As the 10 sessions come to a close, you will have the option of continuing your appointments for longer should you wish to do so. Some people choose to end at the 10th session, happy that their issues have been resolved. Others find that therapy is more helpful than they expected, and choose to continue longer-term.

Our fees for short-term counselling are the same as for longer-term therapy. Your fee will be agreed at your first appointment, based on your ability to pay.

Short-term counselling is suitable for many issues, but not all

Though many issues can be successfully addressed with short-term therapy, some issues require more in-depth, longer-term therapy. We will be able to tell you at your first appointment whether your goals in therapy might be achieved through short-term therapy, or if longer-term work is needed.

Though brief therapy is not suitable for everyone, short-term counselling has helped people with issues like stress and anxiety, low moods, problems at work or college, family issues, relationship problems, self-confidence issues and difficult transitions.

For more information about our services, see our FAQs or contact us.

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One Therapy London

Counselling, psychotherapy, couples counselling in London since 2006

Therapist Barbara Perini
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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Yussef Ferguson

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 present personal difficulties and experiences Yussef works with issues such as anxiety, depression, loss,...

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Therapist Mita Hiremath
Mita Hiremath

Mita has been involved in the field of counselling and psychotherapy for over 30 years and has a wealth of experience working in the voluntary sector, the NHS and private practice She is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist Additionally, she holds an MSc in Psychotherapy and is a trained EMDR therapist She has also facilitated support groups in the voluntary...

Bloomsbury

Therapist Janis Dellner
Janis Dellner

Janis offers an empathic, non-judgmental and safe environment where her clients can explore the issues that are currently troubling them  Janis works collaboratively to explore and challenge thoughts, feelings and behaviours that are no longer serving her clients’ wellbeing, interests and relationships with themselves and others  She believes it is through the...

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Therapist Silvi Naskinova
Silvi Naskinova

Silvi is a psychodynamic psychotherapist offering both long- and short-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 helps individuals understand how their experiences (both past and present) and any unconscious forces might be impacting their relationships and ways of coping...

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Therapist Ben Marks
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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Therapist Nicola Reeves
Nicola Reeves

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 therapeutic relationship that allows feelings to be truly explored and evaluated As a psychodynamic...

Soho

Therapist Asma Gharbi
Asma Gharbi

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 can feel safe to explore their feelings, make sense of their experiences and forge deep lasting...

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Therapist Shelly Klein
Shelley Klein

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 depression, bereavement, high...

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Therapist Tom Deitch
Tom Deitch

Tom is a popular and approachable psychotherapist who has extensive experience working with people from a variety of social and cultural backgrounds He brings a wealth of life experience, training and understanding to his work, offering help with depression, trauma, anxiety, abuse, sexual problems, addiction, relationship difficulties and many of the other obstacles life...

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