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Rebecca Chalmers—Woods
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Swanley BR8  (Online Only)
UKCP registered Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist working for a NHS specialist eating disorder clinic and a Psychological Medicine service in central London, I have over 21 years of clinical experience of working with a wide range of psychological difficulties, emotional issues and problematic intra/interpersonal relationships. I offer a collaborative way of understanding patterns of relating and helping the individual to connect and make sense of their world. I offer time- limited or longer term therapy.
UKCP registered Cognitive Analytic Psychotherapist working for a NHS specialist eating disorder clinic and a Psychological Medicine service in central London, I have over 21 years of clinical experience of working with a wide range of psychological difficulties, emotional issues and problematic intra/interpersonal relationships. I offer a collaborative way of understanding patterns of relating and helping the individual to connect and make sense of their world. I offer time- limited or longer term therapy.
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Lorna Ashley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Life can sometimes becomes overwhelming, what you thought you had a handle on can suddenly feel incredibly unbearable. Conflicting emotions or unhealthy behaviours can arise from self-expectations, family or peer pressure and the never ending demands of a 24/7 world. Whatever your age, background, race or culture, being heard and talking freely in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space can be incredibly empowering in understanding who you are and making sense of the thoughts and feelings that arise. As an integrative counsellor, I am flexible in working with the best possible approach to achieve the best outcome for you.
Life can sometimes becomes overwhelming, what you thought you had a handle on can suddenly feel incredibly unbearable. Conflicting emotions or unhealthy behaviours can arise from self-expectations, family or peer pressure and the never ending demands of a 24/7 world. Whatever your age, background, race or culture, being heard and talking freely in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space can be incredibly empowering in understanding who you are and making sense of the thoughts and feelings that arise. As an integrative counsellor, I am flexible in working with the best possible approach to achieve the best outcome for you.
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Mehreen Salman
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi I am Mehreen and a BACP registered counsellor with extensive knowledge of offering emotional support, rehabilitation and self awareness to clients who are experiencing PTSD, bereavement, anxiety, depression, and day to day psychological mental health issues. Having a proven ability to empathise with individuals whilst retaining an objective and realistic approach to their treatment and therapy. Comfortable working and communicating with people from all backgrounds and having experience of trauma, abuse, addiction, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, social anxiety etc.
Hi I am Mehreen and a BACP registered counsellor with extensive knowledge of offering emotional support, rehabilitation and self awareness to clients who are experiencing PTSD, bereavement, anxiety, depression, and day to day psychological mental health issues. Having a proven ability to empathise with individuals whilst retaining an objective and realistic approach to their treatment and therapy. Comfortable working and communicating with people from all backgrounds and having experience of trauma, abuse, addiction, depression, marital difficulties, child-parent conflicts, social anxiety etc.
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Nicola Kiely
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have been practising as a Counsellor for over 18 years and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems may arise and we may need help and space to think through ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. I can help you to make sense of how you're feeling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
I have been practising as a Counsellor for over 18 years and I am a Registered Member of the BACP. There are times in our lives when we feel unable to cope. Problems may arise and we may need help and space to think through ways of moving forward. It may be painful memories from the past, events in the present or worries about the future. I can help you to make sense of how you're feeling in a safe, confidential and non judgemental environment.
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Wendy Borrett
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor and provide counselling and supervision to individuals and couples. I have helped people with many issues including: anxiety, stress, phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem, depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, sleep disorders, anger, weight management, smoking and past life regression. I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and provide Clinical Hypnotherapy from my private practice in Sidcup, Kent where I have worked as a therapist for 23 years.
I am a BACP Senior Accredited Counsellor and Accredited Supervisor and provide counselling and supervision to individuals and couples. I have helped people with many issues including: anxiety, stress, phobias, panic attacks, low self esteem, depression, bereavement, sexual abuse, sleep disorders, anger, weight management, smoking and past life regression. I am also a Clinical Hypnotherapist and provide Clinical Hypnotherapy from my private practice in Sidcup, Kent where I have worked as a therapist for 23 years.
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Frances Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Feel in need of a listening ear? I can help you to explore what's weighing you down. I'm an experienced Counsellor and Supervisor working with clients of all ages - Adults, Children and Adolescents, providing a safe space to talk and offload. I am a trained Bereavement Counsellor, School Counsellor and Addictions Practitioner. I have extensive experience of working with common and complex mental health issues, suicide, complex loss, transitions, anxiety, depression, addictions, problems at school or work, family matters, cultural and disability diversity, faith and dual diagnosis. My own lived experience means I can relate too
Feel in need of a listening ear? I can help you to explore what's weighing you down. I'm an experienced Counsellor and Supervisor working with clients of all ages - Adults, Children and Adolescents, providing a safe space to talk and offload. I am a trained Bereavement Counsellor, School Counsellor and Addictions Practitioner. I have extensive experience of working with common and complex mental health issues, suicide, complex loss, transitions, anxiety, depression, addictions, problems at school or work, family matters, cultural and disability diversity, faith and dual diagnosis. My own lived experience means I can relate too
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Clive Fisher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My own experiences of living with anxiety and depression allows me to be able to relate to how you might be suffering, counselling enabled me to build self awareness and better strategies to cope with daily life. I can help you do this too. Whatever you're going through, we can explore together the best way for you to move forward.
My own experiences of living with anxiety and depression allows me to be able to relate to how you might be suffering, counselling enabled me to build self awareness and better strategies to cope with daily life. I can help you do this too. Whatever you're going through, we can explore together the best way for you to move forward.
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Annie McLain
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
The days are longer again, light is back! So, are you looking to make a change, but not sure where to begin? Just need someone to talk to? Feeling anxious, angry, lonely, depressed, are you self-harming, having panic attacks or struggling to cope? Perhaps not connecting with others or feeling generally overwhelmed? Working out what can be done to improve how you are feeling can seem like a difficult task. Whatever your reason for having clicked on this link, I would like to help you - you can feel better.
The days are longer again, light is back! So, are you looking to make a change, but not sure where to begin? Just need someone to talk to? Feeling anxious, angry, lonely, depressed, are you self-harming, having panic attacks or struggling to cope? Perhaps not connecting with others or feeling generally overwhelmed? Working out what can be done to improve how you are feeling can seem like a difficult task. Whatever your reason for having clicked on this link, I would like to help you - you can feel better.
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Fenns Counseling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Are you experiencing a feeling of being stuck or lost in a moment, exhaustion from felt pressures or maybe struggling with feelings that can, are, or have become Overwhelming for you ? It may feel difficult to express or share these feelings with those around us. Not wanting to feel misunderstood, negatively Judged or a burden on others. At present I work with Elleanor Hospice and as a primary age school counselor.
Are you experiencing a feeling of being stuck or lost in a moment, exhaustion from felt pressures or maybe struggling with feelings that can, are, or have become Overwhelming for you ? It may feel difficult to express or share these feelings with those around us. Not wanting to feel misunderstood, negatively Judged or a burden on others. At present I work with Elleanor Hospice and as a primary age school counselor.
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Sidcup Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Welcome! Looking for a way forward, a chance to be listened and helped. During this time I am offering counselling via Zoom, Skye, Whats App video call or telephone counselling. I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor with 14 years' experience of working with adults and children in private practice and schools.
Welcome! Looking for a way forward, a chance to be listened and helped. During this time I am offering counselling via Zoom, Skye, Whats App video call or telephone counselling. I am a BACP Accredited Integrative Counsellor with 14 years' experience of working with adults and children in private practice and schools.
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See more therapy options for BR8

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BR8

10+

Average cost per session

£52

Counsellors in BR8 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
90% Depression
90% Peer Relationships
80% Bereavement
80% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% AXA PPP
50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Other

How Counsellors in BR8 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

89% Female
11% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BR8?

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.