Counselling in AL6

Photo of Nicola Borthwick, Counsellor in AL6, England
Nicola Borthwick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello, my name is Nicola and I am an Integrative counsellor. This means that I can integrate a range of counselling approaches tailored to your needs, to help you find a way through difficulties so that you find your own solutions. This includes the following types of counselling: Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA)/Communication. I am an accredited member of NCS and a member of BACP, in addition I am also a qualified Adult Community Co-ordinator in Further Education. I have worked in this sector for almost 30 years and offer training in Mental Health including Mindfulness.
Hello, my name is Nicola and I am an Integrative counsellor. This means that I can integrate a range of counselling approaches tailored to your needs, to help you find a way through difficulties so that you find your own solutions. This includes the following types of counselling: Person Centred, Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), Transactional Analysis (TA)/Communication. I am an accredited member of NCS and a member of BACP, in addition I am also a qualified Adult Community Co-ordinator in Further Education. I have worked in this sector for almost 30 years and offer training in Mental Health including Mindfulness.
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Photo of Dr Sabina Mazoruk, Psychologist in AL6, England
Dr Sabina Mazoruk
Psychologist, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
I am a chartered and HCPC accredited practitioner psychologist with several years of experience in mental healh services. I work with a variety of difficulties including stress, chronic pain, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, anxiety, addictions, low mood and depression. I have a special interest in supporting people with lived experience of growing up with a parent with severe mental health problem such as shizophrenia.
I am a chartered and HCPC accredited practitioner psychologist with several years of experience in mental healh services. I work with a variety of difficulties including stress, chronic pain, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, anxiety, addictions, low mood and depression. I have a special interest in supporting people with lived experience of growing up with a parent with severe mental health problem such as shizophrenia.
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Dr Malgorzata Anna Bielawska
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional or relationship difficulties, bereavement, trauma or any other mental health problem, then finding the right help is important. I have over ten years of experience working as a psychologist. I have been trained in a range of therapeutic interventions and am able to tailor treatment based on individual need. I specialize in working with people experiencing significant emotional issues and/or distress which can get in the way of pursuing their goals and living a valued and meaningful life.
If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, emotional or relationship difficulties, bereavement, trauma or any other mental health problem, then finding the right help is important. I have over ten years of experience working as a psychologist. I have been trained in a range of therapeutic interventions and am able to tailor treatment based on individual need. I specialize in working with people experiencing significant emotional issues and/or distress which can get in the way of pursuing their goals and living a valued and meaningful life.
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Photo of Dr Rebecca Aloneftis, Psychologist in AL6, England
Dr Rebecca Aloneftis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
I am a senior chartered psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council, with over 13 years experience in the NHS Adult Community and Acute Mental Health Services. I am very passionate in supporting individuals to overcome mental distress in order to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life.
I am a senior chartered psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council, with over 13 years experience in the NHS Adult Community and Acute Mental Health Services. I am very passionate in supporting individuals to overcome mental distress in order to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life.
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Hitchin & Welwyn Psychotherapy Practice
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor.  I work with a range of issues such as: anxiety and depression, trauma, self-harm, addiction, relationship and family issues, stress and self-esteem, sexuality and emotional issues, issues with self image.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I am a qualified and experienced Psychotherapist and Counsellor.  I work with a range of issues such as: anxiety and depression, trauma, self-harm, addiction, relationship and family issues, stress and self-esteem, sexuality and emotional issues, issues with self image.
01462 547045 View 01462 547045
Photo of Gary Aldridge, Psychotherapist in AL6, England
Gary Aldridge
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and have trained in various approaches to therapy. This means that I use a range of counselling theories and methods within my work, ensuring that I work with you to tailor our sessions to suit your needs. I cover all areas of counselling, including, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, couples/ relationships. I also specialise in working with trauma, addiction and alcoholism, having worked in the field of addiction for over 10 years. My current mentor is Rachel Fairhurst who is my supervisor and trainer.  Within this model of working i have been trained in trauma focussed therapy.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and have trained in various approaches to therapy. This means that I use a range of counselling theories and methods within my work, ensuring that I work with you to tailor our sessions to suit your needs. I cover all areas of counselling, including, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, couples/ relationships. I also specialise in working with trauma, addiction and alcoholism, having worked in the field of addiction for over 10 years. My current mentor is Rachel Fairhurst who is my supervisor and trainer.  Within this model of working i have been trained in trauma focussed therapy.
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Photo of Dr Kez Salaheddin, Psychologist in AL6, England
Dr Kez Salaheddin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Hello and welcome! I'm Dr Kez Salaheddin, Clinical Psychologist and I specialise in Adult Mental Health with over 10yrs experience working across the NHS and private sector. I understand that everyone's journey through therapy is unique & very personal, you may have a clear idea of what you want to address, or you may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed or feel that things generally are not going the way you expected to in life. My approach is NOT to see you through a diagnostic label, but to offer a safe space where you can begin to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships & process experiences (past and present).
Hello and welcome! I'm Dr Kez Salaheddin, Clinical Psychologist and I specialise in Adult Mental Health with over 10yrs experience working across the NHS and private sector. I understand that everyone's journey through therapy is unique & very personal, you may have a clear idea of what you want to address, or you may be feeling stuck, overwhelmed or feel that things generally are not going the way you expected to in life. My approach is NOT to see you through a diagnostic label, but to offer a safe space where you can begin to develop a deeper understanding of yourself, your relationships & process experiences (past and present).
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in AL6

< 10

Counsellors in AL6 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Stress
86% Self Esteem
71% Depression
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% WPA
33% Cigna and Evernorth
33% Aviva

How Counsellors in AL6 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in AL6?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.