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Tony Humphreys
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
It can be difficult to know where to start when feeling depressed or anxious. ​ I appreciate that many people become a little anxious at the prospect of an intense atmosphere in a counselling room. Thats not how I work though. My first aim is to help you relax. To see that yes, it is a 'safe and confidential environment for you to talk about anything that you want'. But there's no need for it to be a heavy and intense atmosphere either. I believe we can be practical, pragmatic and make some real changes without sacrificing empathy or compassion. I have over 20 years experience.
It can be difficult to know where to start when feeling depressed or anxious. ​ I appreciate that many people become a little anxious at the prospect of an intense atmosphere in a counselling room. Thats not how I work though. My first aim is to help you relax. To see that yes, it is a 'safe and confidential environment for you to talk about anything that you want'. But there's no need for it to be a heavy and intense atmosphere either. I believe we can be practical, pragmatic and make some real changes without sacrificing empathy or compassion. I have over 20 years experience.
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Simon Gaddes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
01749 608476 View 01749 608476
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Rose Persson
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
You may feel your problems are too small or insignificant and may find it hard to understand why things seem so difficult but I am particularly equipped to work with those who really want to understand what might be underlying their current feelings of depression or anxiety.
You may feel your problems are too small or insignificant and may find it hard to understand why things seem so difficult but I am particularly equipped to work with those who really want to understand what might be underlying their current feelings of depression or anxiety.
01963 408881 View 01963 408881
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Dr Damian Stoupe
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shepton Mallet BA4  (Online Only)
Counselling should be fun and help us live a life where we are free to encounter, without fear, the daily surprises life throws at us. I work with an approach that builds on your strengths and focuses on happiness, not depression, the future, not the past. My PhD research has revealed that fun is not just about socialising; it’s a potent catalyst for emotional and intellectual growth, with benefits for your personal life and career development.
Counselling should be fun and help us live a life where we are free to encounter, without fear, the daily surprises life throws at us. I work with an approach that builds on your strengths and focuses on happiness, not depression, the future, not the past. My PhD research has revealed that fun is not just about socialising; it’s a potent catalyst for emotional and intellectual growth, with benefits for your personal life and career development.
01749 605555 View 01749 605555
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Julie Page
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Julie, and I am passionate about working with people who have experienced abuse or trauma, whether it be sexual, physical or emotional. When we experience trauma we lose part of who we truly are because of the after effects, such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociation (when we feel distanced from our emotions or ‘spaced out’, as if we’re living on autopilot). I love helping people rediscover who they really are by creating an environment in which they feel safe and completely accepted. I don't analyse you but with careful listening will know what we need to work on.
Hi, I'm Julie, and I am passionate about working with people who have experienced abuse or trauma, whether it be sexual, physical or emotional. When we experience trauma we lose part of who we truly are because of the after effects, such as anxiety, depression, panic attacks, flashbacks and dissociation (when we feel distanced from our emotions or ‘spaced out’, as if we’re living on autopilot). I love helping people rediscover who they really are by creating an environment in which they feel safe and completely accepted. I don't analyse you but with careful listening will know what we need to work on.
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Henrietta Lang
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
01749 605551 View 01749 605551
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Jessica L Rewse-Davies
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Would you like to feel less fearful, not be held back by your thoughts, to feel more at ease in yourself and with others, and experience more confidence? Maybe you'd like to better understand how past experiences may be impacting you in the present, and how to change familiar and unhelpful patterns to improve your relationships? With skilled and focused support all of this is possible! You are unique so I aim to work with your experiences in a way that is suited to you. I work with a range of issues and have a particular passion for working with anger, depressive feelings, and communication issues that impede relationships.
Would you like to feel less fearful, not be held back by your thoughts, to feel more at ease in yourself and with others, and experience more confidence? Maybe you'd like to better understand how past experiences may be impacting you in the present, and how to change familiar and unhelpful patterns to improve your relationships? With skilled and focused support all of this is possible! You are unique so I aim to work with your experiences in a way that is suited to you. I work with a range of issues and have a particular passion for working with anger, depressive feelings, and communication issues that impede relationships.
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Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
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Helen Marie Yates
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and welcome, I have experience in many different client issues, to name some- self harm, relationship difficulties, body dysmorphia, gender dysphoria, neuro diversity, relationship difficulties, bereavement, miscarriage, infertility, addiction and trauma. I have a strong grounding in eating disorders, LGBTQ issues and sexual abuse. You may use the space how you wish to and I will be alongside you, supporting you along the way to find your own answers and come to your own solutions, conclusions and understandings. I wouldn't offer you advice but would facilitate what you would like to work on and what you wish to explore.
Hello and welcome, I have experience in many different client issues, to name some- self harm, relationship difficulties, body dysmorphia, gender dysphoria, neuro diversity, relationship difficulties, bereavement, miscarriage, infertility, addiction and trauma. I have a strong grounding in eating disorders, LGBTQ issues and sexual abuse. You may use the space how you wish to and I will be alongside you, supporting you along the way to find your own answers and come to your own solutions, conclusions and understandings. I wouldn't offer you advice but would facilitate what you would like to work on and what you wish to explore.
01373 485190 View 01373 485190
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Claire Angela Tabor
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I believe we are all products of our upbringing and experiences. Sometimes, this can lead to a variety of struggles with issues such as anxiety, low self esteem, confusion and not feeling good in relationships. I can work with you to unravel what this is all about and help you find new ways of coping and moving forwards. We can talk or use creative methods to facilitate this discovery process. I work with young people, adults and couples for short or long term one to one sessions which are all driven by you and on your terms. I offer a free, initial meeting so you can decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.
I believe we are all products of our upbringing and experiences. Sometimes, this can lead to a variety of struggles with issues such as anxiety, low self esteem, confusion and not feeling good in relationships. I can work with you to unravel what this is all about and help you find new ways of coping and moving forwards. We can talk or use creative methods to facilitate this discovery process. I work with young people, adults and couples for short or long term one to one sessions which are all driven by you and on your terms. I offer a free, initial meeting so you can decide if I am the right Counsellor for you.
07481 339122 View 07481 339122
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Jess Crampton
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Jess. Thank you for visiting my site today. In sessions with me you will be offered careful listening, and a willingness to join you where ever you are now. From me you will receive warmth and insight, both in terms of the training I have received, and from my own life experience. The work will progress at your pace, and I will be right there with you. Over the course of our sessions, you can learn to cope with your feelings, set appropriate boundaries, and experience a growing resilience.
Hi, my name is Jess. Thank you for visiting my site today. In sessions with me you will be offered careful listening, and a willingness to join you where ever you are now. From me you will receive warmth and insight, both in terms of the training I have received, and from my own life experience. The work will progress at your pace, and I will be right there with you. Over the course of our sessions, you can learn to cope with your feelings, set appropriate boundaries, and experience a growing resilience.
01249 479183 View 01249 479183
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Emma Pickerill
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
I'm an open minded and down-to-earth therapist you can trust with your challenges. I am patient, caring and supportive. Psychotherapy helps when you are upset or confused, supports you to understand what you want and helps you develop good relationships, intimacy and connection. It creates space to take care of your emotional and mental health. We work to understand what makes you respond in ways that don't serve you and, with growing self-awareness and acceptance, create the life you want now.
I'm an open minded and down-to-earth therapist you can trust with your challenges. I am patient, caring and supportive. Psychotherapy helps when you are upset or confused, supports you to understand what you want and helps you develop good relationships, intimacy and connection. It creates space to take care of your emotional and mental health. We work to understand what makes you respond in ways that don't serve you and, with growing self-awareness and acceptance, create the life you want now.
01935 312715 View 01935 312715
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Sarah-Jane Butler
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warminster BA4  (Online Only)
I am Dr Sarah Butler, a Counselling Psychologist offering support online and based in the UK. As a Psychologist I am qualified to work with different problems and difficulties including adult ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety and trauma. My work is enhanced by years of study into the theory and evidence of different therapeutic approaches, and the study of clients' experiences of therapy. This means I can provide a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings but also learn about the causes of your problems, what keeps them going, how you can make changes. I am also a Flow for depression consultant.
I am Dr Sarah Butler, a Counselling Psychologist offering support online and based in the UK. As a Psychologist I am qualified to work with different problems and difficulties including adult ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety and trauma. My work is enhanced by years of study into the theory and evidence of different therapeutic approaches, and the study of clients' experiences of therapy. This means I can provide a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings but also learn about the causes of your problems, what keeps them going, how you can make changes. I am also a Flow for depression consultant.
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Dr James Kiff
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
When we feel stuck, experience difficult emotions, or the challenges we have are distressing, finding a space to work through and move beyond what has led you to experience those difficulties can feel overwhelming in itself. In working together we look to create a space where you can explore and make sense of the distress, address challenges and build psychological well-being, while supporting you to feel confident to move forward.
When we feel stuck, experience difficult emotions, or the challenges we have are distressing, finding a space to work through and move beyond what has led you to experience those difficulties can feel overwhelming in itself. In working together we look to create a space where you can explore and make sense of the distress, address challenges and build psychological well-being, while supporting you to feel confident to move forward.
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Carly Darnell Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Life's journey can be intricate, and at times, we all need someone to share the load. As your dedicated counsellor, I bring a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to our transformative sessions, exploring your emotions, conquering obstacles, and unlocking your true potential. Whether you simply need someone to talk to or wish to delve deeper into personal challenges, I am here for you. Let's embark on a journey toward resilience, joy, and self-fulfilment together. I would love to be on your path to personal growth.
Life's journey can be intricate, and at times, we all need someone to share the load. As your dedicated counsellor, I bring a person-centered and trauma-informed approach to our transformative sessions, exploring your emotions, conquering obstacles, and unlocking your true potential. Whether you simply need someone to talk to or wish to delve deeper into personal challenges, I am here for you. Let's embark on a journey toward resilience, joy, and self-fulfilment together. I would love to be on your path to personal growth.
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Laura Slaughter
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Therapy offers insight and understanding helping you work towards an awareness of the self. It gives the opportunity to discover inbuilt defence mechanisms that perhaps no longer serve the person you have become as a result of the traumas we all experience in life. Counselling can be a quiet, safe space to breathe and think about your life. Who you are, where you are going and what you wish to gain. It can be a space to grieve the losses you have experienced in your life and the changes that happen throughout your life.
Therapy offers insight and understanding helping you work towards an awareness of the self. It gives the opportunity to discover inbuilt defence mechanisms that perhaps no longer serve the person you have become as a result of the traumas we all experience in life. Counselling can be a quiet, safe space to breathe and think about your life. Who you are, where you are going and what you wish to gain. It can be a space to grieve the losses you have experienced in your life and the changes that happen throughout your life.
01761 258289 View 01761 258289
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Billie-Jude Thorpe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Internal Family Systems is the fundamental psychotherapeutic approach that helps people deal with the legacy of trauma. We will work collaboratively, understanding what is being brought to the room and making sense of it together in an environment of safety and respect. I hope that our time together will deepen your self awareness and capacity for a fuller sense of you. Through expanding and deepening your understanding of yourself, compassion and perspectives can broaden- loosening the bolts on personal narratives or beliefs and creating room and opportunities for a different experience.
Internal Family Systems is the fundamental psychotherapeutic approach that helps people deal with the legacy of trauma. We will work collaboratively, understanding what is being brought to the room and making sense of it together in an environment of safety and respect. I hope that our time together will deepen your self awareness and capacity for a fuller sense of you. Through expanding and deepening your understanding of yourself, compassion and perspectives can broaden- loosening the bolts on personal narratives or beliefs and creating room and opportunities for a different experience.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BA4

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in BA4 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
94% Self Esteem
88% Stress
82% Relationship Issues
76% Trauma and PTSD
76% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Bupa
75% AXA PPP
50% Aviva

How Counsellors in BA4 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
24% Male
5% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BA4?

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.