Counselling in BL5

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Photo of David DuBois, Counsellor in BL5, 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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Dr Amelia Boshoff
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I am a Registered Chartered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience of working therapeutically with adults, young people and children in the NHS and private settings. I am very passionate about helping people to make sense of difficult emotions, thoughts and life experiences. Life can be full of pain and suffering, and we all sometimes need a little extra help to get through challenging times. Together we will find ways to help you live a more fulfilling and meaningful life; improve your relationship with yourself; and build on your existing strengths. Please get in touch to find out more.
01942 559754 View 01942 559754
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Stuart Pemberton
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
My aim is to provide you with a trusting, caring and non - judgemental environment in which you can share your thoughts and experiences. By walking alongside you through your struggles and working with your feelings I will provide support to help you to help yourself in moving forward with your life. I can also support individuals who need strategies to cope with confrontation and problem solving issues, including positivity issues. I also support couples with communication strategies, helping you to gain clarity on your situation and needs.
My aim is to provide you with a trusting, caring and non - judgemental environment in which you can share your thoughts and experiences. By walking alongside you through your struggles and working with your feelings I will provide support to help you to help yourself in moving forward with your life. I can also support individuals who need strategies to cope with confrontation and problem solving issues, including positivity issues. I also support couples with communication strategies, helping you to gain clarity on your situation and needs.
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Nathan Ellison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Things happen in life that catch us off guard, trauma, death of a loved one, diagnosis of an illness and more. You might pride yourself in being able to handle most of what life deals you. This feels different and it's impacting other things in your life. Whether it be your well-being, your relationships or your drive to get up in the morning. Maybe to cope your drinking or taking substances, maybe you self-harm or maybe you just can't talk to your loved ones about it. Sometimes it takes exploring the issues candidly without concern of being a burden, being judged or worried about.
Things happen in life that catch us off guard, trauma, death of a loved one, diagnosis of an illness and more. You might pride yourself in being able to handle most of what life deals you. This feels different and it's impacting other things in your life. Whether it be your well-being, your relationships or your drive to get up in the morning. Maybe to cope your drinking or taking substances, maybe you self-harm or maybe you just can't talk to your loved ones about it. Sometimes it takes exploring the issues candidly without concern of being a burden, being judged or worried about.
01942 559883 View 01942 559883
Photo of Lauren Booth, Psychotherapist in BL5, England
Lauren Booth
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
If you are reading this then it is likely that you are struggling in some way. Feelings of anxiety, worry, overwhelm and depression can feel extremely frightening and lonely. You may be struggling with relationships or consumed with worries about your past or future. Maybe you have low self esteem or feel overwhelmed and that no one understands you. Life can be challenging and taking that first step towards counselling can be quite daunting at first; you may not know where to begin or feel worried about opening up. You are not alone and I can offer you a safe, supportive and accepting environment without judgement.
If you are reading this then it is likely that you are struggling in some way. Feelings of anxiety, worry, overwhelm and depression can feel extremely frightening and lonely. You may be struggling with relationships or consumed with worries about your past or future. Maybe you have low self esteem or feel overwhelmed and that no one understands you. Life can be challenging and taking that first step towards counselling can be quite daunting at first; you may not know where to begin or feel worried about opening up. You are not alone and I can offer you a safe, supportive and accepting environment without judgement.
01942 559635 View 01942 559635
Photo of Neil Hewson - Sports & Performance Therapist in BL5, England
Neil Hewson - Sports & Performance Therapist
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
I am a dedicated and passionate sports performance mindset coach with extensive experience in both football and athletics. My journey in the realm of sports psychology has been marked by a profound commitment to helping athletes unlock their full potential by mastering the mental aspects of their performance. Throughout my career, I have had the privilege of working with Premier league footballers and world class athletes. These experiences have helped equip me with a versatile skill set to address the diverse needs of athletes.
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Karen Little
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Life can be a struggle sometimes or it may have always been this way for you. You may feel that you live life just going through the motions, but inside you’re screaming. Maybe you feel empty or constantly angry. Perhaps you’ve lost yourself and don’t know how to find ‘you’ again. It could be that everything is an effort and you lack motivation, or you’ve lost your purpose in life. You may be stuck with negative thoughts about yourself or others; feeling lonely, angry, shame, guilty, grief, anxiety or sadness.
Life can be a struggle sometimes or it may have always been this way for you. You may feel that you live life just going through the motions, but inside you’re screaming. Maybe you feel empty or constantly angry. Perhaps you’ve lost yourself and don’t know how to find ‘you’ again. It could be that everything is an effort and you lack motivation, or you’ve lost your purpose in life. You may be stuck with negative thoughts about yourself or others; feeling lonely, angry, shame, guilty, grief, anxiety or sadness.
01204 567830 View 01204 567830
Photo of Jennifer Pennington Psychological Therapist Clinical Supervisor, Counsellor in BL5, 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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Photo of Jacqueline Zelda Gordon, Counsellor in BL5, England
Jacqueline Zelda Gordon
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Westhoughton BL5  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
I'm Jacqueline, I offer a safe, warm non-judgemental conditions where you can reach your fullest potential and be your true self. I offer an intergrative approach & I am a registered CBT & Addictions Practitioner, with AP (Addictions Professionals) & MBACP. My journey of recovery from trauma began in 2016 after a serious traffic collision. Counselling helped me to discover the value of self-worth & I passionately help clients discover what helps them. I work with clients who are experiencing stress & anxiety, reducing the impact that trauma, relationship & family conflicts & abuse, addiction & dependancy are having in their lives.
I'm Jacqueline, I offer a safe, warm non-judgemental conditions where you can reach your fullest potential and be your true self. I offer an intergrative approach & I am a registered CBT & Addictions Practitioner, with AP (Addictions Professionals) & MBACP. My journey of recovery from trauma began in 2016 after a serious traffic collision. Counselling helped me to discover the value of self-worth & I passionately help clients discover what helps them. I work with clients who are experiencing stress & anxiety, reducing the impact that trauma, relationship & family conflicts & abuse, addiction & dependancy are having in their lives.
01942 559638 View 01942 559638
Photo of Anneliese Ashworth-Lord, Psychotherapist in BL5, England
Anneliese Ashworth-Lord
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
Do you ever experience feelings of hopelessness, being self critical, or having limiting beliefs and thoughts? Do you experience reduced energy or motivation? Do your worries and panic hold you back or cause crippling spiralling thoughts about the future? Maybe you have a specific phobia or fear, restrictive and controlling patterns of eating, obsessive behaviours or urges you feel compelled to complete? Maybe you have a diagnosed neurodevelopmental condition such as Autism, ADHD, learning needs etc and struggling with the impact of this? These are just some things I can help with and adopt a trauma informed approach to all my work.
01706 619826 View 01706 619826
Photo of Natalia Di Sensi, Counsellor in BL5, 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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Number of Counsellors in BL5

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in BL5 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
91% Relationship Issues
91% Depression
82% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Other
60% AXA PPP
60% Bupa

How Counsellors in BL5 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
36% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BL5?

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.