Sylvia Cowell Registered PsychotherapistSylvia Cowell

Registered Psychotherapist (MBACP)

My name is Sylvia Cowell, and I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor, registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) working in private practice from HQ Therapy Rooms in Hackney, E8.

Do you feel that you can’t talk to anyone? Do you feel that your feelings don’t matter to those around you? Do you feel that you are tired of pretending you are strong and don’t need help? Are unsatisfied in your relationships due to sexual problems?

I would love to help you talk about your feelings, get in touch with who you are and what you need from others in your life. I can help you build your inner resilience and learn to be compassionate to yourself. I can help you with your low moods, anxiety, and stress. I can also help you to have a more positive and satisfying sexual relationship.

Are you struggling with substance abuse and addiction problems such as alcohol, drugs, gambling, sex or love addictions or are you in recovery?  Is addictive behaviour ruining your relationships or do you have fears for a member of the family?

I can work with you to support your recovery or help you access the help you need.

My Approach:
I use traditional Psychodynamic and Psychoanalytical counselling skills, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy tools, Transactional Analysis (TA) and Motivational Interviewing. I help you to identify the negative thoughts and behaviours that are harming your self-esteem and your relationships and work with you to make changes.

I will help you to challenge your anxieties and help you get in touch with being able to express how you feel instead of bottling it up. I will work with you whether you want only a set number of sessions for something specific or for as many sessions as you want.

I am currently seeing clients face to face, online (Zoom, Skype, etc) and on the phone.

I am registered with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and I work within their ethical framework and code of conduct. I am also a member of Addictions Professionals and I have completed clinical training at Birkbeck, London University; Institute of Group Analysis and Tavistock Relationships.

My fees:
I charge £50 for an initial consultation session which lasts 60 minutes. If you decide to continue with further sessions the fees are as follows:

Psychotherapy or Counselling £60

Relationship or Couples Therapy £90

Addictions Counselling or Support £100


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

Sylvia Cowell – Working Hours

Monday 11:00 – 20:00 Thursday N/A
Tuesday 11:00 – 20:00 Friday 12:00 – 19:00
Wednesday 11:00 – 20:00 Sat-Sun 10:00 – 14:00 (Sat)

Contact Details

Sylvia Cowell, registered Psychotherapist can be reached using the following:
Email: [email protected]
Telephone: 07950 481157

Clients Sylvia Works With

Client Issues Sylvia Deals With

Therapy Modalities Sylvia uses With Clients

Training and Qualifications

BSc Hons Psychology, FD Psychodynamic Therapy and Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Cert Psychosexual Counselling, Cert Group Analysis, Cert in Supervision

Previous Therapeutic Experience

Voluntary Sector, Domestic Violence Service, NHS

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.