The Therapy Practice London

The Therapy Practice London

Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health & Wellbeing Centre
40 Liberty Bridge Road
E20 1AS


07788 547099

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About us

Counselling, CBT and EMDR in East London.

Choosing a therapist/counsellor is not easy, and can be daunting. We offer a free telephone consultation to discuss if our service is suitable for your needs.

About The Therapy Practice London

We are small group therapy practice providing Counselling, CBT and EMDR. We are passionate about demystifying therapy and increasing understanding about mental health. In our view, our mental health is something that deserves our attention, whether we are experiencing 'mental health problems' or not - it's similar to going to the gym - which is not only for obese people but for everyone that looks after themselves to get the most out of life.

Our therapists are qualified Counselling Psychologists and psychotherapists. We work integratively, which means we use different approaches following the client's needs. We draw from a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic and Humanistic Therapy and Mindfulness. We also offer EMDR, a fast and efficient treatment method.

Confidentiality and a respectful relationship are the cornerstones of our therapeutic work.

We provide long or short term therapy, depending on client's needs.

Common issues that we work with are anxiety (including panic and phobias), OCD, trauma, relationship issues, identity and self esteem, eating disorders, depression, loneliness, and (work related) stress.

Training, qualifications & experience

About us

Dr Bibi Schonau

Bibi is a Chartered Counselling Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS) and accredited EMDR practitioner. She studied Psychology at Leiden University in the Netherlands and went on to complete a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology at City University in London. She completed Level 3 of the EMDR training.

Bibi has a broad range of clinical experience and has worked in various contexts including the NHS, private practice and charities. She has worked with diverse client groups, including adults, children and families.

Bibi  works integratively, using different approaches following the client's needs. She draws upon a variety of evidence-based therapeutic models, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Psychodynamic, Solution Focussed and Humanistic Therapy and Mindfulness. In addition, she is able to provide EMDR. She is committed to tailoring the therapy to the needs of the client, in which confidentiality and a respectful relationship are pivotal. Special interests include anxiety, stress, trauma, identity and life changes.

She provides short- and long term counselling, CBT and EMDR for adults at The Therapy Practice London.

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Other areas of counselling we deal with

Life changes and choices, improving wellbeing and happiness, anxiety and depression, trauma, mindfulness.

Performance anxiety and anxiety for public speaking.

Photos & videos

  • Dr Jennifer Opoku
  • EMDR explained by clients
  • Introducing Dr Bibi Schonau at The Therapy Practice London
  • Introducing Dr Jennifer Opoku at The Therapy Practice London
  • East Village


We appreciate that we may not be the cheapest service per session. We believe, however, by using highly qualified therapists and evidenced treatment methods, that we get to the core of the problem quicker, saving you money in the long run.

Our fees range from £75-90 for a session.

Sessions are 50 minutes. Reduced rates are available for students or people on lower income. Please inquire.

We provide a free, telephone consultation before booking an appointment to discuss if our services are suitable for your needs.

We won't be talking you into therapy if you are not ready, or if we believe we are not the best service for you. We network with other professionals so that we can signpost you to other local services that we trust.

Different fees apply for insurance companies.

Further information

Although some of our clients come to us with a diagnosis, we believe it's important to understand and make sense of these 'symptoms', rather than just treating these without understanding. Understanding ourselves means we can intrinsically change and free ourselves from our past, making the most of the present and future.

Most of our clients would recommend our services. Here is an impression of some testimonals:

' I wish I'd come to before - it has really made a difference.'

'A big thanks for helping me to make sense of my experiences. I am now able to move on.'

'Thank you, so helpful! I know now how to keep my anxiety managable.'

Please explore our website for more information, or get in touch to discuss your needs.

Maps & Directions

London, E20 1AS
London, E15

Type of session

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

Practical details

Sign language: No
Other languages: Dutch, Swedish, German


Accessibility information
Wheelchair access: Unspecified


Evening and Saturday appointments available.

Types of client