Adam Knowles, AdvDip Existential Psych, UKCP/MBACP

Adam Knowles, AdvDip Existential Psych, UKCP/MBACP

42 Borough High Street


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About me

If you're struggling with something and considering psychotherapy, I'm here for you.

Every client deserves a fresh approach. You are the expert on your own life, yet we can all benefit from a skilled perspective on recent or longer-term difficulties. Working in open-ended contracts, I am creative, confident and dedicated to my work. I have seen the power of careful listening with presence and compassion to bring about real, meaningful change.

Prior to my training, I enjoyed a 20+ year career creating and leading teams in technology. For a time I was Chair of LGBT Humanists, campaigning for social change.

If you'd like an initial conversation or to arrange a meeting, please get in touch.


I have experience working with a wide variety of problems, including:

  • Stress
  • Anxiety and Generalised Anxiety Disorder
  • Low confidence and self-esteem
  • Relationship issues including affairs and betrayal, separation and divorce
  • Depression
  • Family issues
  • Feeling sad
  • Addiction (including sex, gambling, hoarding, alcohol, drugs and chemsex)
  • Trauma and PTSD
  • Bereavement, grief and loss
  • Anger management and expression
  • Self-esteem
  • Emotional and sexual abuse
  • Problems relating to your gender identity or gender dysmorphia
  • Procrastination
  • Spiritual crises, existential issues and meaning

That said, a defining characteristic is an open but critical attitude toward categories and diagnoses in favour of investigating your experience free from preconceptions, in pursuit of new possibilities.

How to get started

I realise coming to therapy can be a big decision and daunting at times: I aim to make it straightforward. I'm happy to answer questions by email or arrange a call or Skype without charge.

If you wish to proceed, I'll propose a time to meet. I'll follow up with a proposed agreement outlining obligations for us both, with a focus on protecting you and the work. We then meet for an initial session, outlined below. If you wish to continue I reserve your slot and we meet in an open-ended agreement. You are free to leave at any time, though it is better to plan the ending if possible.

The initial session

Initial appointments are full, paid 50-minute sessions so that you get a clear idea of what I offer. My priority is to listen carefully to you and address your concerns directly. I'm also happy to say something about myself and how I work. If you wish to proceed, we can meet weekly at the same time in a slot reserved for you.

Please don't hesitate to contact me with any questions, large or small.

Training, qualifications & experience

I trained at Regent's School of Psychology and Psychotherapy, London. This combines psychodynamic and integrative schools with a distinct existential edge, which is to say a philosophical enquiry as to what life is all about. This is a non-pathologising approach about discovering practical wisdom for yourself, about yourself, as discovered in meeting.

I am UKCP registered and a member (MBACP) of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy and adhere to its code of ethics and complaints procedures.

I am committed to Continuing Professional Development (CPD) and regular supervision of my practice. I maintain professional indemnity insurance.

Member organisations

Registered / Accredited


Accredited register membership

Photos & videos

  • My room in Stoke Newington


I offer 50-minute sessions for individual adults at a fee of £90.

Skype appointments are £80/50-mins.

Maps & Directions

London, SE1 1XW
London, EC1V

Type of session

Online counselling: Yes
Telephone counselling: No
Face to face counselling: Yes
Home visits: No

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: None


Accessibility information
Wheelchair user access: Yes

Only at my Old Street location


Mon: Stoke Newington Thu: Old Street Wed/Fri: London Bridge

Types of client

Older adults