Sylvia Cowell

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MBACP MBPsS - Feelings Matter Counsellng Service
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

London, E8 1HE
Available for new clients
Available for new clients

This professional is available for new clients.

About me

Do you find it difficult to let others know how you feel? Are you suffering in silence too embarrassed or afraid to let anyone know what is really going on in your life? I can help.

I am a registered therapist in Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) and Psychodynamic Counselling. If you are experiencing anxiety, difficulty in relationships or just need to be heard and understood then I can help. I am experienced in working with a range of different clients and from diverse cultures or backgrounds.

How can counselling help?

If you are suffering from anxiety, panic attacks, depression or having problems with your relationships, counselling can help. I can help you understand your feelings, your thoughts and physical symptoms and we will work together to help you feel better. I offer weekly sessions where you will be treated with respect and empathy. I offer either time limited sessions or longer term help depending on what you need.

I will always respect the client's objectives and goals and choose an approach that is most appropriate.

What to expect in your first session?

Your first session will be an opportunity for you to let me know what you want to achieve from counselling. We will also get to know each other so that you can feel confident that we can work together.

Training, qualifications & experience

I am trained in both Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy. I also have a degree in Psychology and I am registered both with the British Psychological Society (BPS) and British Association of Psychotherapists and Counsellors (BACP).

I have experiencing in working with a wide range of clients, including students, survivors of domestic violence, depression, panic attacks, PTSD and rape victims. I am also experienced in conflict resolution and working with older people facing the end of life.

As a member of BACP and British Psychological Society I abide by the code of ethics of these regulatory bodies.

Member organisations

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP)

BACP is one of the UK’s leading professional bodies for counselling and psychotherapy with around 60,000 members. The Association has several different categories of membership, including Student Member, Individual Member, Registered Member MBACP, Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Accred) and Senior Registered Accredited Member MBACP (Snr Acccred).

Registered and accredited members are listed on the BACP Register, which shows that they have demonstrated BACP’s recommended standards for training, proficiency and ethical practice. The BACP Register was the first register of psychological therapists to be accredited by the Professional Standards Authority (PSA).

Accredited and senior accredited membership are voluntary categories for members who choose to undertake a rigorous application and assessment process to demonstrate additional standards around practice, training and supervision.

Individual members will have completed an appropriate counselling or psychotherapy course and started to practise, but they won’t appear on the BACP Register until they've demonstrated that they meet the standards for registration. Student members are still in the process of completing their training.

All members are bound by the BACP Ethical Framework and a Professional Conduct Procedure.

Accredited register membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy
Accredited Register Scheme

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British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy

Other areas of counselling I deal with

Gender transitioning

Rape Victims

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£60.00 - £85.00

Concessions offered for

  • Trainee counsellors

Additional information

Psychodynamic Counselling - Individuals £60,

Couples Counselling £85

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or Addictions Counselling - Individuals £65

Assessment - £60

Low Cost £35 - subject to conditions.

When I work

Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat Sun

Monday to Friday 9.30pm to 9pm. Saturdays 9.00am to 2pm.

Further information

I am particularly interested in clients who find it difficult to ask for help and are not comfortable in expressing their feelings. I am passionate about helping others to express themselves, and feel comfortable in experiencing their 'true selves'.

I am passionate about making therapy available to as many clients as possible and offering affordable therapy.

280 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE

Type of session

In person

Types of client

Adults (25-64)
Older Adults (65+)
Employee Assistance Programme

Key details

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Sylvia Cowell
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