About me

Hello, my name is Philip Knott.

I’m a London and Suffolk-based Psychotherapist & Counsellor with an emphasis on what it means for us to exist in the World.

I offer short or long-term therapy on an individual basis.

I specialise in online work and currently have availability.

I am experienced in working with anxiety, depression, feeling sad and panic attacks.

Find out more at: philipknott.com

My approach:

My aim throughout therapy is to help you voice your struggles and better make sense of them. Within this, my approach is one of trust, collaboration, engagement and non-judgement in a relaxed, supportive yet active atmosphere.

Working in this way offers you the opportunity to clarify experiences, tell your story, gain insight and reflect on your situation. Your courage and willingness to be open and honest will be an important part of the work. You will open out a better understanding of yourself, your power to choose, your limitations and possibilities.

What I am describing here is my take on some of the ideas of existential psychotherapy, which provides the broad foundation for my practice.

Existential psychotherapy and counselling are characterised by the exploration through talking of how a person lives their life, considering the meaning they give to their experience and what they do and don’t value. In this way, what is implicit in us is made explicit; and the client better learns to take a more active role in their own life through making more informed choices.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am an existential psychotherapist registered with the BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy).

I have recently worked in the NHS for two years within Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Care services. Prior to that I worked in the charitable third sector with a broad range of psychotherapeutic clients.

Alongside my psychotherapy practice, I am a practising solicitor and have an up-to-date understanding of modern professional life. I can draw upon my experience there when it is helpful for us.

Member organisations


British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

BACP is one of the UK’s largest professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy. Therapists registered with the Association fall into a number of different membership categories such as Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP and Registered Member MBACP (Accred), each standing for different levels of training and experience. MBACP (Accred) and MBACP (Snr Accred) members have achieved a substantial level of training and experience approved by the Association.

Registered members can be found on the BACP Register, which was the first register to achieve Accredited Voluntary Register status issued by the Professional Standards Authority. Individual Members will have completed an appropriate counselling and/or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but will not appear on the BACP Register until they've progressed to Registered Member MBACP status.

All members are bound by a Code of Ethics & Practice and a Complaints Procedure. Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Accredited Register Scheme

The Accredited Register Scheme was set up in 2013 by the Department of Health (DoH) as a way to recognise organisations that hold voluntary registers which meet certain standards. These standards are set by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

This therapist has indicated that they belong to an Accredited Register.

Other areas of counselling I deal with

I work with anyone for whom I believe it is appropriate for me to do so. My view on that will be based on your situation and needs and my own experience and competences. It will be important for you too to make a careful choice. We can talk through all of this when first we meet and as we go.

I am LGBTQ+-friendly. I am friendly to all.


Concessions offered for

  • Low income
  • OAPs
  • Students
  • Trainee counsellors
  • Unemployed

Additional information

When you first get in touch having decided you’re serious about exploring therapy, we will arrange a consultation session for which I will charge £60 (or £30, if we decide to only use half an hour).

After that initial consultation, online sessions on Skype or Zoom will be £60 or £70.

A conversation on a reduced fee is possible with good reason.


I am available weekdays, including during the evening.

If weekend sessions are important to you, then please let me know.

Further information

We each seek psychotherapy or counselling for all sorts of different reasons. Whoever you are, to clarify experiences, tell your story, gain insight and reflect on your situation will help put you in touch with yourself, your power to choose, your limitations and possibilities.

Working with me offers an opportunity for you to talk to someone in a confidential, non-judgemental setting, allowing you time and space to explore whatever it is that you wish to. Often, it is through exploration of our thoughts and feelings that we are able to clarify and reflect on our situation and from there see the choices available to us. The process can be challenging; the hard work put in most often rewarded.

London Bridge


Type of session

In person

Types of client

Young people
Older adults
Employee Assistance Programme