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Looking for Therapy and Counselling in London?

  • Do you feel anxious or depressed?
  • Would you like advice on treatment options?
  • Have you suffered a Trauma?
  • Are you struggling to find your way forward?

Finding the right model of treatment may feel overwhelming.

If you would like advice or more information on psychotherapy choices please call Stella for an initial fifteen-minute, free of charge phone consultation. We can discuss your needs with no further obligation.Dr Stella Compton is a UKCP, BACP Registered Consultant Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist and HCPC registered Music Therapist. She has clinics in North London on Monday and Tuesdays and in Central and South London on Thursdays and Fridays.

Welcome to my Website.
Here is some information about the services that I provide:

Rather than delivering a prescriptive treatment, I assess and treat each client as a unique case with specific needs, which together we can identify and clarify.

I aim to provide a compassionate, personally tailored service within the structured cognitive analytic (CAT) approach, which has been clinically tested in NHS Services. Depending on my assessment of your needs and on your choice, this may include integrative aspects of trauma –based therapy, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral (CBT) or evidence-based Arts Therapies techniques.

With twenty years of NHS experience as a Clinical Research Lead and Head of Department, over the past decade I have built up a private psychotherapy service in which my clients’ problems are frequently resolved over a cost-effective, time-limited treatment. I take self- referrals as well as frequent referrals from top consultants.

For clients who feel the need to take medication I worked independently from, yet effectively with, by referring when required to top Consultant Psychiatrists. This referral system provides compassionate, joined- up clinically - effective service through which your diagnostic needs can be assessed in order to provide you with choices towards the most suitable treatment.

If you are suffering emotional pain or distress, whether you are thinking of individual, relationship, couples, group therapy or counselling in London, please contact us through this site to discuss the best way forward.

To read feedback on recovery with or without taking medication, Please go to the testimonials page

Dr Compton is accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care:
Certificate of Proficiency awarded by the BACP. A member of the Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.

Terms and Conditions

Dr Compton abides by the ACAT code of practice for Private Practitioners, and the code of ethics of the UKCP, BACP and HCPC.The CAT Treatment model is time-limited, in this way you can plan your budget.

Dr Compton provides a negotiable sliding scale of fees depending on income.

She will create a personal treatment plan that will give you the best opportunity for an effective course of therapy. A reformulation letter is included in the session fee.She can help performing artists to apply for charitable funding through charitable foundations.

Session Fees vary from a minimum of £80 for those on low income below 20,000 and for those on charitable funding who refer through the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine. ( BAPAM)

£120 per session if in the higher income tax range over 40,000 p.a.

Reports and onward referral may incur an extra charge.

Payment is made in advance by cheque or cash or bank transfer at the start of the session.

We aim to run on-time but on rare occasion this may be disrupted by circumstances beyond control.

You will be sent directions to the clinic venue in advance of your first appointment. We aim to accommodate individual circumstances such as the multi-disciplinary needs of Cancer patients and for those clients arranging child- care. The standard minimum of 48 hours notice is required to cancel or re-arrange a session or the fee is charged. During weekly treatment a week’s notice is required and this is negotiated at the start of the session when payment is due.

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Accredited by the Professional Standards Authority for Health and Social Care:
I am pleased to reassure my clients that in maintaining the highest possible professional standards, following examination in December, I was awarded the Certificate of Proficiency by the BACP thereby joining their Register of Counsellors and Psychotherapists.