Philip Knott

Philip Knott

Registered Member MBACP

Languages spoken: English

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Therapist - London

London SE1
Sessions from £60.00


  • Flexible hours available
  • Concessionary rates

About me and my therapy practice

Hello, my name is Philip Knott.

I’m a London Bridge-based Psychotherapist, with an emphasis on what it means for us to exist in the World.

I currently have online availability.

Whoever you are, to clarify experiences, tell your story, gain insight and reflect on your situation will help put you in touch with yourself, your power to choose, your limitations and possibilities.

I’m a BACP registered existential psychotherapist and a Psychotherapy & Counselling Doctoral candidate at Middlesex University.

I have recently worked in the NHS for two years within Guy’s & St Thomas’ Cancer Care services.

Alongside my psychotherapy practice, I am also a practising solicitor in London City and I have an up-to-date understanding of fast-moving, modern professional life. I have a keen interest in how the Natural World is important to us.

If you are considering therapy, the chances are that you’re currently confronted by a particular problem, you’re looking for support to help you cope with a moment of crisis in your life or you want to improve one or more of your close relationships. People struggling with difficult feelings such as sadness, anger, depression, anxiety or a lack of confidence or self-esteem also often find the process helpful.

Working with me offers an opportunity for you to talk to someone in a confidential, non-judgemental setting, allowing you time and space to explore whatever it is that you wish to. Often, it is through exploration of our thoughts and feelings that we are able to clarify and reflect on our situation and from there see the choices available to us. The process can be challenging; the hard work put is most often rewarded.

Practice description

I offer short or long-term therapy on an individual basis.

I am LGBTQ+-friendly. I am friendly to all.

I recognise that for all of us Life can often be confusing, contradictory and at times extremely testing. At any stage we can be faced with feelings of sadness, anger or loneliness.

My aim throughout therapy is to help you voice your struggles and better make sense of them. Within this, my approach is one of trust, collaboration, engagement and non-judgement in a relaxed, supportive yet active atmosphere.

Working in this way offers you the opportunity to clarify experiences, tell your story, gain insight and reflect on your situation. Your courage and willingness to be open and honest will be an important part of the work. You will open out a better understanding of yourself, your power to choose, your limitations and possibilities.

What I am describing here is my take on some of the ideas of existential psychotherapy, which provides the broad foundation for my practice.

In this way, psychotherapy is simply a means by which I encounter you, another person. As is right and appropriate, I will hold certain professional and ethical responsibilities on your behalf and contribute my skill; but the intention and spirit with which I sit with you will be consistent with who it is that I am. Happily, this makes for a balanced client-therapist relationship and allows you to find (if needs be) and hold your own autonomy, power and responsibility for yourself in your life with increasing skill. Here, much of our shared work will take place in authentic, open, wakeful discussion.

I am open to wisdom in all its forms and wherever it might show itself. What is waiting for us to learn from the Natural World is of particular importance to me. 

My first session

I offer short or long-term therapy on an individual basis.

When you first get in touch having decided you’re serious about exploring therapy, we will arrange a consultation session for which I will charge £60 (or £30, if we decide to only use half an hour). This initial session will allow us to get a feel for one another and for me to begin to understand your situation, what brings you to therapy now and what you might wish to get out of the work.

It is also an opportunity for you to ask any questions that you might have before beginning therapy in earnest, which might include questions about me and how we would work, or what other therapies are out there. I can help guide you as to what might be best for you; and I will let you know whether I see working with me as a good fit for you.

Should we both wish to continue after that first session, we would then look to arrange a time each week when we could meet together.

After that initial consultation, in-person sessions will usually be £70 or £80, depending on your means. Currently, due to Covid-19, work is restricted to meeting virtually on Skype or Zoom, for which I charge £60 or £70.

A conversation on a reduced fee for virtual sessions is possible with good reason. Similarly, if you feel in need of therapy and my hourly fee would prevent you from seeking my support, then please bring this to my attention and we can talk about what might be done.

What I can help with

Abuse, Addictions, Anger management, Anxiety, Bereavement, Cancer, Child related issues, Cultural issues, Depression, Disability, Health related issues, Identity issues, Life coaching, Loss, Men's issues, Personal development, Phobias, Post-traumatic stress, Redundancy, Relationships, Self esteem, Self-harm, Sexual identity, Sexuality, Spirituality, Stress, Trauma, Work related issues

Types of therapy

Existential, Phenomenological, Relational

Clients I work with

Adults, Older adults, Young people

How I deliver therapy

Online counselling, Telephone counselling