Counselling in BH5

Photo of Lisa Rose Counselling, Counsellor in BH5, England
Lisa Rose Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
There can be times in life, where we may need help to weather emotional difficulties we encounter, to gain clarity and understanding. This may be through loss (bereavement or loss of a relationship, job or life changes), stress (anxiety, depression) and relationship problems (including how we feel about ourselves). There can be many reasons why you may be seeking help and it's a brave step to acknowledge and address this, by taking the first step in looking for support.
There can be times in life, where we may need help to weather emotional difficulties we encounter, to gain clarity and understanding. This may be through loss (bereavement or loss of a relationship, job or life changes), stress (anxiety, depression) and relationship problems (including how we feel about ourselves). There can be many reasons why you may be seeking help and it's a brave step to acknowledge and address this, by taking the first step in looking for support.
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Laima Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Accepting and compassionate Humanistic - Existential talking therapy helps you to get through difficulties which might have been piling up for a long time or they have crashed down on you unexpectedly. It works, because it is relational and because we are wired to get better and grow with the help of another human being. I am trained and have experience of holding a space for you to unload what's weighing you down and help you tap into your resources to find the answers, a new perspective or a way out. It's a process, it's a journey that is best undertaken together.
Accepting and compassionate Humanistic - Existential talking therapy helps you to get through difficulties which might have been piling up for a long time or they have crashed down on you unexpectedly. It works, because it is relational and because we are wired to get better and grow with the help of another human being. I am trained and have experience of holding a space for you to unload what's weighing you down and help you tap into your resources to find the answers, a new perspective or a way out. It's a process, it's a journey that is best undertaken together.
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Photo of Alison Woodward, Psychotherapist in BH5, England
Alison Woodward
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Thinking about accessing counselling is the first step to access support. Seeking help can be daunting, I hope the information below will help you make an informed choice about what type of support will be useful for you. I aim to work with you to explore what you are finding difficult at the moment and to support you to develop strategies that will improve your psychological wellbeing. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients both in private practice and for organisations specialising in trauma recovery.
Thinking about accessing counselling is the first step to access support. Seeking help can be daunting, I hope the information below will help you make an informed choice about what type of support will be useful for you. I aim to work with you to explore what you are finding difficult at the moment and to support you to develop strategies that will improve your psychological wellbeing. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients both in private practice and for organisations specialising in trauma recovery.
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Photo of Simon Penny Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP, Counsellor in BH5, England
Simon Penny Counselling and Psychotherapy MBACP
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you suffering from alcohol or substance misuse issues? Whatever you are struggling with, I would love to help. I have an open, honest and non judgemental approach to my practise and provide a safe environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings by focusing on the 'here and now.' I offer a free consultation where we discuss your needs and the best approach to help you lead a happier life. This is a key part of the process. I believe that with the right support, everyone can make a positive change to their lives.
Are you feeling stressed, anxious or depressed? Are you suffering from alcohol or substance misuse issues? Whatever you are struggling with, I would love to help. I have an open, honest and non judgemental approach to my practise and provide a safe environment where you can explore your thoughts and feelings by focusing on the 'here and now.' I offer a free consultation where we discuss your needs and the best approach to help you lead a happier life. This is a key part of the process. I believe that with the right support, everyone can make a positive change to their lives.
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Photo of Jessica Matcham, Psychologist in BH5, England
Jessica Matcham
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
2 Endorsed
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, phobias, OCD, trauma, low self-esteem and grief. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make the changes you need.
As a Clinical Psychologist and EMDR therapist I have experience working with adults with a range of difficulties including anxiety, depression and low mood, phobias, OCD, trauma, low self-esteem and grief. Everybody experiences psychological distress but sometimes this can get in the way of us living our lives. When this happens, talking therapy can help us to reflect on how we got to where we are and explore ways of moving forward. I can help you to identify goals for therapy, offer emotional support, increase understanding and acceptance of self and provide practical strategies to help you make the changes you need.
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Photo of Susan Martin, Psychotherapist in BH5, England
Susan Martin
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns, from performance anxiety and phobias, to depression and personality disorders. If there is a issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term and I have a particular interest in helping people to overcome the impact of trauma.
I am a skilled and compassionate therapist, experienced in working with a whole range of concerns, from performance anxiety and phobias, to depression and personality disorders. If there is a issue getting in the way of you living the life you want to live, or from achieving what you want to achieve, then therapy can help. I work with people both short and long term and I have a particular interest in helping people to overcome the impact of trauma.
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Peter Lasek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I’m an Integrative Counsellor and I provide highly specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Person-Centred Therapy. Working as a short and long term counselling for Adult clients. I'm working online (via Zoom or Skype) I have helped many people overcome depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, panic, phobias, relationship
I’m an Integrative Counsellor and I provide highly specialist Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, and Person-Centred Therapy. Working as a short and long term counselling for Adult clients. I'm working online (via Zoom or Skype) I have helped many people overcome depression, anxiety, low self-esteem, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, panic, phobias, relationship
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Photo of Gsscounselling, Counsellor in BH5, England
Gsscounselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Hi my names Gen, I specialise in anxiety, relationships and low self esteem counselling. If you feel that you are struggling with any of theses issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you to explore these things and look at how we can move forward and work through them. We will take the time to explore what you have been dealing with and look at different ways of how therapy can help you. I will listen to your needs and adapt our sessions so that you feel comfortable enough to discuss anything you’d like too.
Hi my names Gen, I specialise in anxiety, relationships and low self esteem counselling. If you feel that you are struggling with any of theses issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you to explore these things and look at how we can move forward and work through them. We will take the time to explore what you have been dealing with and look at different ways of how therapy can help you. I will listen to your needs and adapt our sessions so that you feel comfortable enough to discuss anything you’d like too.
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Photo of Laura Starnier, Counsellor in BH5, England
Laura Starnier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a psycho-spiritual therapist with additional training in bereavement and creative expression. My practice allows for the structure of psychoanalysis, whilst welcoming the spiritual and physical way you are in the world. (You do not have to identify as 'spiritual' to enter transpersonal therapy.) It also recognises that we are interconnected. In other words, what is happening to you, involves others too, it is not all of your own creating. I also work with physical symptoms of psychological pain. The way we work with or against our physical-ness has a deep impact on the way we live our lives.
I am a psycho-spiritual therapist with additional training in bereavement and creative expression. My practice allows for the structure of psychoanalysis, whilst welcoming the spiritual and physical way you are in the world. (You do not have to identify as 'spiritual' to enter transpersonal therapy.) It also recognises that we are interconnected. In other words, what is happening to you, involves others too, it is not all of your own creating. I also work with physical symptoms of psychological pain. The way we work with or against our physical-ness has a deep impact on the way we live our lives.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BH5

< 10

Counsellors in BH5 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
89% Relationship Issues
89% Bereavement
89% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in BH5 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BH5?

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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.