Counselling in BL7

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Photo of Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling, Counsellor in BL7, England
Jane Larkman Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
We all have times when we have to face challenges and juggle life; this can be a very stressful time. When we are feeling, sad, alone, stressed, anxious, depressed or having relationship worries these can seem overwhelming. You may feel unable to talk to friends or family for fear of being judged. It's at times like these that we may need a helping hand, a safe place to talk, someone to talk to without feeling judged and someone who will listen to you.
01204 803055 View 01204 803055
Photo of Gemma Masingiri, Counsellor in BL7, England
Gemma Masingiri
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you experiencing a difficult time in your life? Would you like to make sense of how your past impacts the here and now? Sometimes life can feel hard, it may be that you’ve had a big change in your life, something significant has happened in your past, or there’s something you just can’t put your finger on. I am trained in Transactional Analysis from an Integrative Perspective. Side by side we can explore, understand and heal.
Are you experiencing a difficult time in your life? Would you like to make sense of how your past impacts the here and now? Sometimes life can feel hard, it may be that you’ve had a big change in your life, something significant has happened in your past, or there’s something you just can’t put your finger on. I am trained in Transactional Analysis from an Integrative Perspective. Side by side we can explore, understand and heal.
01453 708138 View 01453 708138
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David Gill Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
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.
01204 917301 View 01204 917301
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Chris Oxborrow
MA
You may feel you manage well in most areas of your life but you experience stress in one particular life domain - maybe work, something from your past or your sense of achievement. I have 11 years post qualifying experience supporting clients with issues including trauma, mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances in the social care, mental health fields and private practice, with adults, children/young people and groups. I work in collaboration with you to address issues which might be causing disruption to your sense of identity, control and achievement, your self-esteem, quality of life or relationships.
You may feel you manage well in most areas of your life but you experience stress in one particular life domain - maybe work, something from your past or your sense of achievement. I have 11 years post qualifying experience supporting clients with issues including trauma, mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances in the social care, mental health fields and private practice, with adults, children/young people and groups. I work in collaboration with you to address issues which might be causing disruption to your sense of identity, control and achievement, your self-esteem, quality of life or relationships.
01204 803261 View 01204 803261
Photo of Jean Barbara MacGillivray, Counsellor in BL7, England
Jean Barbara MacGillivray
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
I have worked within an NHS practice and a secondary school for a number of years. This means that my clients have been adults, teenagers and children of different ages, backgrounds, and faiths. As an integrative counsellor I offer short-term and long-term counselling. I support the restoring of positive mental health by using a range of traditional models and creative techniques tailored specifically to each individual client's need. Because I appreciate how daunting it can be meeting a stranger, I offer an initial session at £35, so that my client and I can meet and experience a positive start to therapy. Further sessions are £55
I have worked within an NHS practice and a secondary school for a number of years. This means that my clients have been adults, teenagers and children of different ages, backgrounds, and faiths. As an integrative counsellor I offer short-term and long-term counselling. I support the restoring of positive mental health by using a range of traditional models and creative techniques tailored specifically to each individual client's need. Because I appreciate how daunting it can be meeting a stranger, I offer an initial session at £35, so that my client and I can meet and experience a positive start to therapy. Further sessions are £55
01260 542112 View 01260 542112
Photo of Ben Phillips, Counsellor in BL7, England
Ben Phillips
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them” Men don’t suffer more psychological disorders than women overall, however, the way men suffer them can be more destructive and problematic as they tend to externalise their suffering in the form of violence, substance abuse, anger, aggression, etc. Moreover, men’s psychological suffering is further compounded by men often hiding their issues and being reluctant to report symptoms. My mission is to work with men to help them become the type of man they want to be and so to lead their 'best lives'.
“Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and die with their song still inside them” Men don’t suffer more psychological disorders than women overall, however, the way men suffer them can be more destructive and problematic as they tend to externalise their suffering in the form of violence, substance abuse, anger, aggression, etc. Moreover, men’s psychological suffering is further compounded by men often hiding their issues and being reluctant to report symptoms. My mission is to work with men to help them become the type of man they want to be and so to lead their 'best lives'.
01926 963078 View 01926 963078

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Number of Counsellors in BL7

< 10

Counsellors in BL7 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Codependency

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in BL7 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BL7?

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.