Counselling in BL3

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Photo of Andreia Fortes, Counsellor in BL3, England
Andreia Fortes
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Reaching out can be difficult. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, unsettled, lost your way, or uncomfortable with whom you have become. The difficulties within our lives can change who we are or how we see the world. It can lead to thoughts or behaviours that take us away from who we are, resulting in a feeling of something not being right, struggling to cope or to make sense of things. When entering therapy, our life experiences enter too, and healing occurs within the processing. We will work together to build trust and explore your emotions and thoughts within a non-judgemental and safe environment, working at your own pace.
Reaching out can be difficult. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, unsettled, lost your way, or uncomfortable with whom you have become. The difficulties within our lives can change who we are or how we see the world. It can lead to thoughts or behaviours that take us away from who we are, resulting in a feeling of something not being right, struggling to cope or to make sense of things. When entering therapy, our life experiences enter too, and healing occurs within the processing. We will work together to build trust and explore your emotions and thoughts within a non-judgemental and safe environment, working at your own pace.
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Photo of Sue Victoria Jackson, Counsellor in BL3, England
Sue Victoria Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bolton BL3  (Online Only)
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
I am a supportive and empathetic therapist; who provides a safe, non judgemental environment for clients to explore their difficulties. I believe that the experience of sharing difficult feelings; of being 'heard' and not judged can be liberating and empowering. Counselling can help you understand why you think, feel and act like you do and help you create a new design for living.
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Photo of Gemma Greenhalgh, Counsellor in BL3, England
Gemma Greenhalgh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
So many of us feel the need to wear a mask day to day, unable to express our true feelings or show who we really are. I understand how difficult it can be to make the first step in asking for support, with this in mind I can provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which you can be fully open and honest.
So many of us feel the need to wear a mask day to day, unable to express our true feelings or show who we really are. I understand how difficult it can be to make the first step in asking for support, with this in mind I can provide a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment in which you can be fully open and honest.
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Photo of Elsa da Cruz, Counsellor in BL3, England
Elsa da Cruz
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
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.
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Photo of Natalia Di Sensi, Counsellor in BL3, England
Natalia Di Sensi
Counsellor, MBACP
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 Ifthakar Khaliq, Counsellor in BL3, England
Ifthakar Khaliq
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
If you have reached this page then you have taken the most difficult step in looking for support. Now it's just a matter of reaching out. Chances are you may be experiencing some emotional difficulty or you may be struggling to make sense of your thoughts, feelings & experiences, or break old habits or patterns of behaviour. To find more balance or clarity around what’s going on for you. Or you may just know that you want to change an area of your life. So whatever your reason for seeking support I firmly believe that you can do this and benefit, from a period of therapy. It is just a matter of reaching out and trusting the process.
If you have reached this page then you have taken the most difficult step in looking for support. Now it's just a matter of reaching out. Chances are you may be experiencing some emotional difficulty or you may be struggling to make sense of your thoughts, feelings & experiences, or break old habits or patterns of behaviour. To find more balance or clarity around what’s going on for you. Or you may just know that you want to change an area of your life. So whatever your reason for seeking support I firmly believe that you can do this and benefit, from a period of therapy. It is just a matter of reaching out and trusting the process.
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Photo of David DuBois, Counsellor in BL3, England
David DuBois
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Welcome! You're in the right place. I can help you to overcome your difficulties and understand why you’re feeling like you do. I am a Psychotherapeutic-Counsellor and Hypnotherapist trained in many different styles of therapy.
Welcome! You're in the right place. I can help you to overcome your difficulties and understand why you’re feeling like you do. I am a Psychotherapeutic-Counsellor and Hypnotherapist trained in many different styles of therapy.
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Photo of Jennifer Pennington Psychological Therapist Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor in BL3, England
Jennifer Pennington Psychological Therapist Clinical Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Founder of Seasons Well-being & Psychological Therapies. I have been in the counselling sector for 15 years working in and around the North West. During my time I have experienced a vast range of clients within the NHS, leading mental health charity's, employee assistance programmes, private insurance company's and primary schools. My experience is with a number of presenting issues such as Trauma, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Neuro-diversity, Work Place Stress/Conflict, Relationship difficulties, Addiction, Bereavement and Depression. I am also passionate about life coaching and achieving personal and professional goals.
Founder of Seasons Well-being & Psychological Therapies. I have been in the counselling sector for 15 years working in and around the North West. During my time I have experienced a vast range of clients within the NHS, leading mental health charity's, employee assistance programmes, private insurance company's and primary schools. My experience is with a number of presenting issues such as Trauma, Anxiety, Low Self Esteem, Neuro-diversity, Work Place Stress/Conflict, Relationship difficulties, Addiction, Bereavement and Depression. I am also passionate about life coaching and achieving personal and professional goals.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BL3

< 10

Counsellors in BL3 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Stress
88% Depression
88% Divorce
88% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Other
67% Health Assured
33% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in BL3 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BL3?

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.