Sylvia Cowell: Psychodynamic Therapist, London, E8
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Sylvia Cowell

Psychodynamic therapist
London E8
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About Me

Hello, I work primarily with adults, and can help you if your are suffering from anxiety and depression.  I am good at working with those who find it difficult to ask for help or to let others know how they are feeling.  If you suffer from panic attacks, troubled by constant worrying or stress, or just feel that your are not coping with your life I use a range of methods and tools to help you.  I am also able to help if you are struggling with your relationships, intimacy or sexual behaviour, whether in a couple or not and addictions.

My Approach

I will work with you to agree what you would like to achieve from counselling.  I can help you understand and overcome your symptoms of anxiety or we can explore the source of your symptoms. 

Cognitive Behaviour Therapy - I use this approach to help you understand why you feel as you do, what thoughts are driving your behaviour and help you feel better.

Psychodynamic Counselling - I use this approach to help you understand the source of why you have developed the way you have.  This understanding of your past relationships will help you understand what is going on in your present life.  Clients find this helpful as it then means they can be free to change things in the future if that is what they want.

Addictions Counselling -  Are struggling with your use of drugs, alcohol, sex, porn, shopping, gambling or food and want support to reduce or give up?   I can help you plan to change and manage your recovery.  I can also help you explore what has contributed to your addiction and what you may want to change in order to prevent a relapse.

Services Offered

Couples Counselling - I work with couples who are struggling with communication, issues that have developed in their relationships, sex and intimacy or want support to explore how to improve the relationship.  I offer a space for couples to talk about whatever difficulties that they are experience without feeling judged and to make whatever decisions that supports the couple.

Low Cost Counselling - If you are on an income below £30k and struggling to pay for full price therapy, I can offer you sessions at £25 per session with a supervised trainee who is in the final stages of their training. 


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View practice address
First Practice
Feelings Matter Counselling Service
280 Mare Street
E8 1HE


I also provide my services online.

Issues often worked with

Social communication
Family issues
Interpersonal relationships
Sexual problems
Sexual abuse
Couple relationships
Health anxiety
Performance anxiety

Therapy offered

In person
By phone
On video

Client groups



Individual Therapy - £60

Couples Therapy - £90

However I do offer a concessional rate of £25 for those on incomes below £30k per annum subject to terms.

Training and qualifications

BSc Hons Psychology

FD Psychodynamic Counselling and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy

Cert HE Psychodynamic Counselling and Organisational Behaviour

Foundation in Group Analysis

Psychosexual Certificate

Post Graduate Certificate in Addictions Counselling and Psychology

Verified professional membership

British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy