Kryshna Popat Person-Centred Counsellor London E8Kryshna Popat:

Person-Centred Psychotherapist (UKCP, MBACP)

My name is Kryshna Popat (she/her), I’m a qualified psychotherapist with experience working with people from a diverse range of backgrounds, each with their own unique challenges and life experiences.

I work 1-1 with individuals online or in person at HQ Therapy in Haggerston, Hackney, E8.

How I work:
My approach is person-centred. That means our work together is a collaborative relationship focused on understanding how things are for you.

I believe what matters is how you perceive your inner world and experiences, rather than anyone else.

When life feels challenging, it can be hard to manage or make sense of it on your own. But talking openly about your thoughts and feelings in a safe, supportive, and confidential space may help you find a way forward.

My intention is to listen and accompany you in your exploration of your experiences, with genuine curiosity and acceptance, and without judgement or agenda. Everyone’s process is unique, and we’ll be guided by your direction and pace.

By coming to understand yourself, your relationships, and your situation better, you may find more self-acceptance and clarity. And in turn, be able to make more fulfilling choices in your life.


I hold a Clinical Diploma and MSc in Contemporary Person-Centred Psychotherapy from the Metanoia Institute in London.

As well as private practice, my clinical experience involves working in community-based counselling services across London, supporting clients to understand and work through a wide range of issues.

I follow both the BACP and UKCP Code of Ethics. This includes regular supervision of my work and ongoing professional development.


What to expect:
Finding the right therapist can be overwhelming, and it takes courage to share what you’re going through with another person.

I’d suggest having an initial assessment session to see how talking to me feels for you. This is time for us to discuss what’s brought you here, whether therapy with me could be helpful for you, and any questions you might have.

From there we can decide whether to continue and agree on how we’ll work together.

I’m very happy to answer any questions you have before booking an assessment session. If there’s anything you want to discuss, you can contact me using the details below.


Sessions and fees
Sessions last up to 50 minutes and can be in person or online.

My fee is £70 per session.


Contact me:
You can email me at [email protected], or message/call me on 07403 204640. I’ll always try to reply within 24 hours.

All of our contact together will be confidential.


***If you are in need of more information and guidance about therapy, please use the contact form at the bottom of this page.***

Kryshna Popat – Working Hours

Monday 12:00 – 20:00 Thursday N/A
Tuesday 12:00 – 20:00 Friday N/A
Wednesday 12:00 – 20:00 Sat-Sun N/A

Clients Kryshna Popat Works With

Client Issues Kryshna Deals With

Therapy Modalities Kryshna uses With Clients

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Should I Seek Therapy?

Many people, new to this type of help, believe that they need to be suffering from “mental illness” or serious “psychological problems”, or be in crisis in order for therapy and counselling to be appropriate for them. This is a common misconception; anyone can benefit from therapy when it comes to helping you deal with your personal feelings and problems, make positive changes in your life, and understand yourself better.

So what is therapy and counselling? If you’re new to this world then the first steps can sometimes be the most difficult. Therapy can be a very effective treatment for a whole range of personal problems covering areas from physical and emotional problems, different types of behavioural disorders, through to human sexuality issues and a host of wellbeing and complementary therapy techniques.

Any problem you have that is causing you concern, anxiety or distress is a valid and appropriate reason to reach out and find a therapist and talk to them about it. Far from something to be ashamed of, acknowledging your vulnerability and asking for help is a sign of maturity and strength.

If you feel that you have a desire and are committed to making changes in your life in order to overcome your current problems and achieve more long-term satisfaction, psychological wellbeing and personal fulfilment, then you are ready to seek therapy. We are here to help you work through a wide range of therapy issues that might be troubling you.

Will Information About Me Be Safe & Secure?

It is quite normal to be hesitant when it comes to sharing private and intimate information about yourself with a stranger. You may fear that you will receive judgment from your therapist, or that your therapist will share your details with others.

HQ Therapy Rooms takes your privacy and confidentiality very seriously. Our therapists are required to keep everything said in therapy sessions between you, just like your doctor is required to keep your records private.

For therapy to be effective, there must be unconditional trust built between you and your therapist, and this relies on a shared understanding of confidentiality. It applies to the outside world as well: it is standard practice for therapists not to acknowledge their clients if they run into them outside of the therapy rooms in order to help protect their client’s confidentiality. Read our full privacy policy for more information.

Can I Contact You For Advice About Getting Therapy?

Talking about your thoughts and feelings with a supportive therapist can often make you feel better and help you face your problems. It feels good to be listened to and to know that someone cares about you and wants to help. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you feel comfortable and can build a trusting relationship to help you make positive changes in your life.

But how do you know what type of therapy is right for you? Taking the first steps in finding the right therapist can be the biggest hurdle for newcomers, so we have made it easy. Simply fill out the form below in confidence, and one of our fully qualified referral therapists can work with you to make sure you connect with the right practitioner and receive the correct therapy and counselling services you require.

Our practitioners deal with a wide range of therapy issues using different types of therapy modalities tailored for the types of clients we work with. We also cater for people who are beset with financial difficulties, offering them services ranging from low-cost therapy and reduced-rate therapy, to working with seasoned, qualified and accredited talking therapists.