NOW Therapy

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Therapeutic Counselling for Today

Now Therapy isn't the therapy of the past. It doesn't assume you're 'broken' or need 'fixing'.


Now Therapy is a contemporary, supportive and non-judgemental counselling and mental health service, which sees you as an equal - a human being who's valuable, worthy of empathy, capable of change and of reaching your potential.

Now Therapy can work with you - wherever you are in life right now, whatever's going on for you right now - whether that means tackling difficult issues, implementing change or practicing mental health maintenance.

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Person-Centred Counselling says you're the expert on you. It's a client-centred approach which believes that, given the right conditions - being valued, accepted and having someone "walk a mile in your shoes" - you have the capacity to change, grow and reach your full potential. Sessions are a safe space to explore whatever you choose, at your own pace, with a qualified counsellor to listen and support you.

Psychoeducation arms you with knowledge about the issue(s) you're facing. It offers the opportunity to learn, gain awareness, shift perspective and develop a deeper understanding, so you can better manage, problem-solve and implement change. This method is directive and collaborative, teaching different techniques and strategies. It typically involves "worksheets" and "homework".

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) aims to identify, challenge and reframe unhelpful thoughts (cognitive) and unhelpful actions/reactions (behaviour) so you can deal with issues in a more positive way. CBT is collaborative and can involve "homework".

Humanistic Therapy includes Gestalt Therapy and Transactional Analysis. It's about working to strengthen your understanding of your world view by developing self-acceptance and overcoming criticism or disapproval from others. (For example: when you believe other people only value, respect or like you if you act a certain way, it’s easy to fall into the trap of constantly feeling like you aren’t good enough. This feeling can negatively impact how you view yourself and the world around you, which can then have a strong negative impact on your thoughts, feelings, actions and reactions.) Humanistic therapy is mostly collaborative.


Coaching focuses on change and action. It encourages you to set SMART goals (Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic, Time-bound), establishes accountability and challenges you to reach for personal and/or professional success. It can empower you break through old barriers and develop new practices and habits, so you can achieve the goals you've set. Coaching is directive and collaborative and usually involves "homework". It benefits from strong commitment and a readiness to change, with a foundation of active motivation and willpower. 

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Session Prices

Sessions are offered face-to-face

or online and are 50 minutes each. Prices are for one person

per session.

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Angela DePastino


Psychotherapist | Integrated 

Therapeutic Counsellor, Certified Personal Performance Coach and Founder of Now Therapy


Louise Taylor


Psychotherapist | Integrated 

Therapeutic Counsellor

Angela is the founder of Now Therapy. She has a warm, friendly, down-to-earth counselling style and a deeply empathetic, approachable manner. She is passionate about clients feeling validated, accepted and empowered - as fellow human beings - and not as 'broken' or 'damaged' individuals. She can work with you on a range of issues and/or goals and will do so in a tailored, collaborative and dynamic way. Angela has experience working with adults and teenagers. She has a wealth of life experience and her background includes varied and extensive volunteer work in local communities with organisations such as Kidz Club Inc., Spark/Worth Unlimited, New City College/Havering Colleges and Hope House, Loughton.

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Louise is an Associate Counsellor, partnered with Now Therapy. She's interested in people - hearing their stories. A self-proclaimed ‘recovering perfectionist’ and ‘aspiring good enoughist’ (as Brené Brown says!), Louise is passionate about helping clients learn to be kinder to themselves. She thinks there's something magical in seeing clients grow and change and feels it's a privilege to be part of that process. Louise works with adults, children and young people - on a range of issues - in a mainly person-centred way. She can use other approaches (Gestalt, Transactional Analysis) to fit the needs of each individual. Louise has volunteered with METRO and with the children’s mental health charity Place2Be. She runs her own private practice in Hornchurch.

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Locations:  Loughton, Essex IG10 and Hornchurch, Havering RM12


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