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New Tide Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome, My name is Clare, a Counsellor with the BACP. I am a supportive and empathetic individual and believe in a safe, confidential environment for clients to offload and explore their problems/feelings.
Hello and welcome, My name is Clare, a Counsellor with the BACP. I am a supportive and empathetic individual and believe in a safe, confidential environment for clients to offload and explore their problems/feelings.
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David Gill Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer Person Centred counselling, a non-directive approach, which believes, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self. I aim to offer a safe, non-judgemental, supportive, and understanding space for you to talk about past or present feelings, emotions, and events. From our work together, I hope to facilitate your personal growth and self-development thus enabling you to make peace or find resolution of current or past difficulties.
I offer Person Centred counselling, a non-directive approach, which believes, given the right conditions, a person can reach their full potential and become their true self. I aim to offer a safe, non-judgemental, supportive, and understanding space for you to talk about past or present feelings, emotions, and events. From our work together, I hope to facilitate your personal growth and self-development thus enabling you to make peace or find resolution of current or past difficulties.
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Georgina Cunniff
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you are experiencing emotional difficulty, feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, feeling low or stuck emotionally, struggling in your career or relationships – It’s important to recognise that your responses to present events are based in your emotional wellbeing and it may be important to find an outlet that allows you to be open and honest about your struggles and I offer a space for this. Therapy allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings, improve your self-awareness, overcome social and emotional challenges, and provides opportunities to fulfil your potential.
If you are experiencing emotional difficulty, feeling stressed, anxious, depressed, feeling low or stuck emotionally, struggling in your career or relationships – It’s important to recognise that your responses to present events are based in your emotional wellbeing and it may be important to find an outlet that allows you to be open and honest about your struggles and I offer a space for this. Therapy allows you to explore your thoughts and feelings, improve your self-awareness, overcome social and emotional challenges, and provides opportunities to fulfil your potential.
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Photo of Deborah Julie Haydock - counsellingcareuk, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
counsellingcareuk
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I will help you to feel and live more resourcefully. To discover the reasons you are the way that you are, and work out how you need to change to feel better. I am not here to judge you, but offer acceptance of who you are and your behaviour and circumstances. Together we will work out what you need in a safe, confidential space where you can be yourself. There’s no need to consider all the complications of talking to friends and relations in therapy. It is all about you !
I will help you to feel and live more resourcefully. To discover the reasons you are the way that you are, and work out how you need to change to feel better. I am not here to judge you, but offer acceptance of who you are and your behaviour and circumstances. Together we will work out what you need in a safe, confidential space where you can be yourself. There’s no need to consider all the complications of talking to friends and relations in therapy. It is all about you !
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Photo of Victoria Jane Blackwell, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Victoria Jane Blackwell
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I can provide specialist treatment to children and their families where they may be behavioural issues that are affecting their relationships. I can help to understand the root cause of behaviour and to encourage heathier ways to communicate needs. I can help strengthen parent-child and parenting relationships by sharing my in depth knowledge and insight into behavioural and relational needs. This essentially builds greater awareness and "attunement" of one another, helping to create more harmonious and healthier family relationships.
I can provide specialist treatment to children and their families where they may be behavioural issues that are affecting their relationships. I can help to understand the root cause of behaviour and to encourage heathier ways to communicate needs. I can help strengthen parent-child and parenting relationships by sharing my in depth knowledge and insight into behavioural and relational needs. This essentially builds greater awareness and "attunement" of one another, helping to create more harmonious and healthier family relationships.
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Carla Edge
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies individually and also integrate them to suit your situation. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I can help you move forwards and feel happier.
I am a down-to-earth counsellor, psychotherapist and hypnotherapist. I work with these therapies individually and also integrate them to suit your situation. You will be warmly welcomed and sincerely heard. You may want a life where it is easier to deal with painful events from your past or where you can cope with the difficulties of day-to-day life more effectively. Or perhaps, feel less daunted by the future. I can help you move forwards and feel happier.
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Gemma Masingiri
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Life can be tough sometimes. It could be due to a major change, something important in your past, or just a feeling you can't quite figure out. I provide a compassionate and understanding space where you can talk about what's going on in your life. I'm experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, infertility, stress, family issues, domestic abuse, and trauma.
Life can be tough sometimes. It could be due to a major change, something important in your past, or just a feeling you can't quite figure out. I provide a compassionate and understanding space where you can talk about what's going on in your life. I'm experienced in helping with anxiety, depression, infertility, stress, family issues, domestic abuse, and trauma.
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Faith McKeating
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Feeling overwhelmed with life events? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or negative thoughts that keep going around in your head. Counselling can help break these conflicts down and help you resolve your feelings and thoughts.
Feeling overwhelmed with life events? Are you experiencing anxiety, depression or negative thoughts that keep going around in your head. Counselling can help break these conflicts down and help you resolve your feelings and thoughts.
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Viola Robinson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor working with adult’s age 18+, providing compassionate, professional and ethical service in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a passion for helping people through my various training and experiences with cultural sensitivity. I offer my services to help you achieve healing and growth with situations you might be struggling with by gaining insight/skills in raising awareness, remove stigma to help you cope healthily with life’s challenges and be able to live and enjoy your life.
I am an experienced therapeutic counsellor and clinical supervisor working with adult’s age 18+, providing compassionate, professional and ethical service in accordance with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. I have a passion for helping people through my various training and experiences with cultural sensitivity. I offer my services to help you achieve healing and growth with situations you might be struggling with by gaining insight/skills in raising awareness, remove stigma to help you cope healthily with life’s challenges and be able to live and enjoy your life.
01453 703734 View 01453 703734
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Helen Hyland
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified therapeutic Integrative Counsellor supporting children, adolescents & adults, either face to face, by telephone, online or home visits. Are you or your child finding it difficult to cope or manage with everyday situations and find life a struggle. Many of us can feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to deal with these thoughts, feelings and our behaviour. You may be feeling anxious or low about life in general. There may be physical health symptoms that are causing you concern. I would like to help and support you through this difficult time.
I am a qualified therapeutic Integrative Counsellor supporting children, adolescents & adults, either face to face, by telephone, online or home visits. Are you or your child finding it difficult to cope or manage with everyday situations and find life a struggle. Many of us can feel overwhelmed and unsure of how to deal with these thoughts, feelings and our behaviour. You may be feeling anxious or low about life in general. There may be physical health symptoms that are causing you concern. I would like to help and support you through this difficult time.
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The Wellness Consultancy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Often clients contact me when other therapy has not helped them in the way they had hoped. This is often due to the complexity of difficulties being layered perhaps in a history of trauma. Distress in the body and mind can be triggered by what appears to be something superficial. This can open up the past or come at a time when our emotional resilience is low so this event has a greater impact than it may have done. We can find ourselves not being able to function in our normal way. Many clients often identify as 'good copers' and those who 'just get on with it'. Perhaps we can't now - this is frightening and can derail us.
Often clients contact me when other therapy has not helped them in the way they had hoped. This is often due to the complexity of difficulties being layered perhaps in a history of trauma. Distress in the body and mind can be triggered by what appears to be something superficial. This can open up the past or come at a time when our emotional resilience is low so this event has a greater impact than it may have done. We can find ourselves not being able to function in our normal way. Many clients often identify as 'good copers' and those who 'just get on with it'. Perhaps we can't now - this is frightening and can derail us.
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Photo of Jane Arkwright, BACP, Counsellor
Jane Arkwright
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I am a pychotherapist and counsellor. I offer a quiet, safe and confidential space where you can talk about what you are finding difficult or challenging. I am an empathetic, warm and compassionate therapist and will support and help you to find a way forward. I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis counselling and am trained in Integrative Pyschotherapy. Transactional Analysis can help people make positive changes in their lives and can increase their capacity for personal change and development. I use an integrative therapeutic approach which means I tailor the therapy according to each individuals needs and uniqueness.
I am a pychotherapist and counsellor. I offer a quiet, safe and confidential space where you can talk about what you are finding difficult or challenging. I am an empathetic, warm and compassionate therapist and will support and help you to find a way forward. I have a diploma in Transactional Analysis counselling and am trained in Integrative Pyschotherapy. Transactional Analysis can help people make positive changes in their lives and can increase their capacity for personal change and development. I use an integrative therapeutic approach which means I tailor the therapy according to each individuals needs and uniqueness.
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Nicole Cook
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an experienced, compassionate and qualified integrative counsellor with experience working with individuals of different ages, genders and ethnicities. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to talk about your issues I. I can help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. As an integrative practitioner, I draw on different approaches and techniques that suit the person you are and the issues that you present with. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and use solution focused therapy.
I am an experienced, compassionate and qualified integrative counsellor with experience working with individuals of different ages, genders and ethnicities. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and confidential space for you to talk about your issues I. I can help you explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours so you can develop a better understanding of yourself and of others. As an integrative practitioner, I draw on different approaches and techniques that suit the person you are and the issues that you present with. I am a qualified person-centred counsellor and use solution focused therapy.
01453 701681 View 01453 701681
Photo of Elsa da Cruz, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Elsa da Cruz
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life has up and downs and we all will struggle in some point in our lives. However, sometimes we develop mental and emotional conditions out of what our struggles. If you want someone to talk and help you with these struggles and issues therapy can help. If you feel low self Esteem, depression, mood disorder and anxiety and have suicidal thoughts or you just want someone to talk, I am your therapist. My clients are man and women of different ages they feel they can trust me and that I intuitively can feel their deep issues and help them see it too. My clients were open to change and healing and with my help they find their path.
Life has up and downs and we all will struggle in some point in our lives. However, sometimes we develop mental and emotional conditions out of what our struggles. If you want someone to talk and help you with these struggles and issues therapy can help. If you feel low self Esteem, depression, mood disorder and anxiety and have suicidal thoughts or you just want someone to talk, I am your therapist. My clients are man and women of different ages they feel they can trust me and that I intuitively can feel their deep issues and help them see it too. My clients were open to change and healing and with my help they find their path.
01453 707408 View 01453 707408
Photo of Lorraine Jervis, MBACP, Counsellor
Lorraine Jervis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
We all experience challenges in life but sometimes these can become overwhelming and we feel unable to work through them alone. Often people don't feel able to, or don't want to discuss their concerns with friends or family as they are afraid to upset or burden them. It is my role to listen to you - I choose to do that.
We all experience challenges in life but sometimes these can become overwhelming and we feel unable to work through them alone. Often people don't feel able to, or don't want to discuss their concerns with friends or family as they are afraid to upset or burden them. It is my role to listen to you - I choose to do that.
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Photo of Virginia Messina, MBACP, Counsellor
Virginia Messina
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bolton BL1  (Online Only)
Hi, Welcome to this page. I am Virginia, an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor. I have a profound passion for working with clients who have experienced abusive relationships (romantic or parental) and so would need support in recovering from it, establishing a healthier relationship with the self, and significant ones.  If you have low self-esteem, anxiety about establishing new relationships, difficulty in trusting people, struggle with depression as a result of a break up or a loss, or have a tendency to take all the responsibility within your relationships, I would love to hear from you. Let's book a free 15 mins call.
Hi, Welcome to this page. I am Virginia, an experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor. I have a profound passion for working with clients who have experienced abusive relationships (romantic or parental) and so would need support in recovering from it, establishing a healthier relationship with the self, and significant ones.  If you have low self-esteem, anxiety about establishing new relationships, difficulty in trusting people, struggle with depression as a result of a break up or a loss, or have a tendency to take all the responsibility within your relationships, I would love to hear from you. Let's book a free 15 mins call.
01453 702647 View 01453 702647
Photo of Natalia Di Sensi, MBACP, Counsellor
Natalia Di Sensi
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Empathy and validation are the key foundations of my work and I think finding an understanding of a clients perspective helps them in turn to find solutions for peace of mind for and within themselves. Working in this client centred way has been incredibly fulfilling these last few years and having my own practice allows for real freedom to choose how we work together.
Empathy and validation are the key foundations of my work and I think finding an understanding of a clients perspective helps them in turn to find solutions for peace of mind for and within themselves. Working in this client centred way has been incredibly fulfilling these last few years and having my own practice allows for real freedom to choose how we work together.
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Photo of Jane Middlebrook, MA, Counsellor
Jane Middlebrook
Counsellor, MA
Verified Verified
Bolton BL1  (Online Only)
I help people overcome general stress, anxieties, chronic pain and/or single-incident trauma using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). I work with all issues, but have a special interest in those related to medical procedures and processes, including pregnancy/adverse birth experiences. We can feel vulnerable, anxious or stressed when we have tests or treatment, diagnoses or long term conditions, and there are many potential triggers when attending healthcare settings. For some people this may result in avoiding healthcare altogether.
I help people overcome general stress, anxieties, chronic pain and/or single-incident trauma using EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques). I work with all issues, but have a special interest in those related to medical procedures and processes, including pregnancy/adverse birth experiences. We can feel vulnerable, anxious or stressed when we have tests or treatment, diagnoses or long term conditions, and there are many potential triggers when attending healthcare settings. For some people this may result in avoiding healthcare altogether.
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Photo of Anita Thorne Mbacp, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Anita Thorne Mbacp
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, practising in Person Centred, Integrative and CBT therapies. I offer face to face sessions in a therapeutic, safe, confidential setting. Alongside this I also use both online and telephone counselling platforms. I have experience within many areas including issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental abuse, mental health, anxiety, work related stress, addiction & family issues
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, practising in Person Centred, Integrative and CBT therapies. I offer face to face sessions in a therapeutic, safe, confidential setting. Alongside this I also use both online and telephone counselling platforms. I have experience within many areas including issues such as domestic violence, sexual abuse, mental abuse, mental health, anxiety, work related stress, addiction & family issues
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Amanda Ridyard
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bolton BL1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I think sometimes we just reach that place in life when we say 'enough is enough'. For some it can mean it is time to stop and face something, and to someone else it can mean it is maybe time to 'let it go'. There's no end to the potential meanings for reaching 'that point'. i think we've all been there at some stage or another. Does this sound familiar ? That's okay, i totally understand where you're coming from. What is important is acknowledging that you have had the energy and motivation to seek someone to support you through this - it takes courage and strength to take this step. Well done!
I think sometimes we just reach that place in life when we say 'enough is enough'. For some it can mean it is time to stop and face something, and to someone else it can mean it is maybe time to 'let it go'. There's no end to the potential meanings for reaching 'that point'. i think we've all been there at some stage or another. Does this sound familiar ? That's okay, i totally understand where you're coming from. What is important is acknowledging that you have had the energy and motivation to seek someone to support you through this - it takes courage and strength to take this step. Well done!
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BL1

40+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in BL1 who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
77% Depression
75% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
70% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

53% AXA PPP
53% Bupa
47% Vitality

How Counsellors in BL1 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

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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.