Photo of Calm Seas Therapy, Counsellor in BH17, England
Calm Seas Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Poole BH17
Are you feeling worried, stressed, anxious or just unhappy? I can help you explore what is happening for you in your life. I will listen and give you a safe, open space. It is your time to be free to feel and explore what ever you need to.
Are you feeling worried, stressed, anxious or just unhappy? I can help you explore what is happening for you in your life. I will listen and give you a safe, open space. It is your time to be free to feel and explore what ever you need to.
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Liz Edge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH17
Hello. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed, struggling with anxiety, or feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Life could be throwing a lot in your direction and you may be feeling lost, misunderstood or insecure.  Whatever the reason, beginning your mental health journey through therapy can be a huge and daunting step. I recognise that making that step takes a tremendous amount of courage and I want to make sure you feel comfortable enough to express yourself and explore your feelings to reach the ultimate goal of therapy, change.
Hello. Perhaps you’re feeling overwhelmed, struggling with anxiety, or feeling like the weight of the world is on your shoulders. Life could be throwing a lot in your direction and you may be feeling lost, misunderstood or insecure.  Whatever the reason, beginning your mental health journey through therapy can be a huge and daunting step. I recognise that making that step takes a tremendous amount of courage and I want to make sure you feel comfortable enough to express yourself and explore your feelings to reach the ultimate goal of therapy, change.
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Photo of Denise White - Specialist Relationship Therapist, Psychotherapist in BH17, England
Denise White - Specialist Relationship Therapist
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Poole BH17
I am a specialist relationship therapist, qualified to support you as a couple or individual. When relationships become challenging, I can help you work through the uncertainty, confusion, conflict and disconnection, allowing you to move forward in your life and relationships, with clarity and understanding.
I am a specialist relationship therapist, qualified to support you as a couple or individual. When relationships become challenging, I can help you work through the uncertainty, confusion, conflict and disconnection, allowing you to move forward in your life and relationships, with clarity and understanding.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BH17

< 10

Counsellors in BH17 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions
67% Depression
67% Other
67% Family Conflict
67% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

1 Year

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in BH17 see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BH17?

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.