Photo of Kevin Alton, Counsellor in BS23, England
Kevin Alton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worried about your relationships? Have your feeling towards your partner changed? Do you have fears about being judged? Unsure of why you keep repeating the same destructive patterns? Do you feel you are not good enough? Feel like it is going end anyway/They will leave me?
Worried about your relationships? Have your feeling towards your partner changed? Do you have fears about being judged? Unsure of why you keep repeating the same destructive patterns? Do you feel you are not good enough? Feel like it is going end anyway/They will leave me?
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Phoenix Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
Welcome! I understand seeking counselling is a brave step towards personal growth. My name is Lucie, and I'm here to help guide you on this journey. You might be facing various challenges in your life, perhaps it's anxiety, depression, relationship issues, grief, or a traumatic experience that's left you struggling. You need a safe and supportive space to explore your thoughts and feelings. You're seeking help to cope with stress, manage your emotions, and find a sense of direction. Your primary goal is to heal, grow personally, and find lasting solutions to the issues that have been holding you back.
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Photo of Molly Tonks, Counsellor in BS23, England
Molly Tonks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Molly, and I'm honoured that you're considering me for your counselling journey. I want you to know that you're not alone, and I'm here to empower you every step of the way. My approach to counselling is deeply rooted in my core values of empowerment, support, and empathy. I believe that everyone has the strength within them to overcome life's challenges, and my role is to be your guide on your path.
Hello, I'm Molly, and I'm honoured that you're considering me for your counselling journey. I want you to know that you're not alone, and I'm here to empower you every step of the way. My approach to counselling is deeply rooted in my core values of empowerment, support, and empathy. I believe that everyone has the strength within them to overcome life's challenges, and my role is to be your guide on your path.
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Photo of Taking Strides Counselling, Counsellor in BS23, England
Taking Strides Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My name is Maria and the aim of Taking Strides Counselling is to offer you a safe, warm and compassionate space where we can work together to explore your inner world. We can look at ways of coping with difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions and/or situations you may be struggling with. We will go at a pace which suits you and this can be short or long-term there is no time limit as to when you will feel ready to end counselling. By learning who you are we can move forward to where it is you want to be, whether this is accepting yourself or coping with particular emotions or situations.
My name is Maria and the aim of Taking Strides Counselling is to offer you a safe, warm and compassionate space where we can work together to explore your inner world. We can look at ways of coping with difficult thoughts, feelings and emotions and/or situations you may be struggling with. We will go at a pace which suits you and this can be short or long-term there is no time limit as to when you will feel ready to end counselling. By learning who you are we can move forward to where it is you want to be, whether this is accepting yourself or coping with particular emotions or situations.
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Photo of Aurelia Sleigh, Counsellor in BS23, England
Aurelia Sleigh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS23  (Online Only)
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
We are currently living in a really unprecedented, uncertain and confusing time. Anxiety can rise, health anxiety feels very real, we can feel confused and lonely wondering how can we reach out and feel less alone, along with feeling listened to and supported. At the moment, every day there are new messages from the media, social media, and even the Government, which can feel overwhelming. Being able to sit with the unknown, the uncertainty of what will and is happening can feel really challenging.
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Photo of Robert McCracken, Counsellor in BS23, England
Robert McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
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Dr Roberta Principi
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
You might seek help for a variety of reasons, such as anxiety, low mood, bereavement, eating and body weight problems, relational issues, feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life change situations (the list is not exhaustive). Sometimes it could be difficult to identify a specific reason for seeking support. It might be a struggle to find a sense of meaning or a way through emotional pain. Whatever the reason you are looking for emotional support, I can offer my skills and experience in a safe a confidential non-judgemental space where you can feel free to express your thoughts, and feelings.
You might seek help for a variety of reasons, such as anxiety, low mood, bereavement, eating and body weight problems, relational issues, feeling stuck or overwhelmed by life change situations (the list is not exhaustive). Sometimes it could be difficult to identify a specific reason for seeking support. It might be a struggle to find a sense of meaning or a way through emotional pain. Whatever the reason you are looking for emotional support, I can offer my skills and experience in a safe a confidential non-judgemental space where you can feel free to express your thoughts, and feelings.
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Photo of Human Wellbeing Ltd, Psychotherapist in BS23, England
Human Wellbeing Ltd
Psychotherapist, FHGI
Verified Verified
Effective, fast and practical help for anyone suffering from a range of issues including: • depression/low mood • panic attacks • phobias • low self-esteem • self-harming . eating disorders • poor concentration • relationship problems • anxiety and stress • anger problems • post-traumatic stress disorder including military (PTSD) • addiction (all kinds) • obsessions (OCD) • poor sleep
Effective, fast and practical help for anyone suffering from a range of issues including: • depression/low mood • panic attacks • phobias • low self-esteem • self-harming . eating disorders • poor concentration • relationship problems • anxiety and stress • anger problems • post-traumatic stress disorder including military (PTSD) • addiction (all kinds) • obsessions (OCD) • poor sleep
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Photo of Nicola Perry, Counsellor in BS23, England
Nicola Perry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi and welcome, I work with individuals and couples. I offer clinical supervision, workshops to counsellors, psychotherapists and as well as organisations. My previous clients have said I have an easy going and insightful approach . Whilst I don't claim to have all the answers what I do have is experience helping people have a greater understanding themselves and supporting them to create a positive way forward.
Hi and welcome, I work with individuals and couples. I offer clinical supervision, workshops to counsellors, psychotherapists and as well as organisations. My previous clients have said I have an easy going and insightful approach . Whilst I don't claim to have all the answers what I do have is experience helping people have a greater understanding themselves and supporting them to create a positive way forward.
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Clare Kingsbury
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
Is anxiety or low mood holding you or your child back from doing the things you want to do? Do you overthink what people say and question whether you like yourself? Do relationships with friends and loved ones feel difficult? If you want to find more confidence in yourself and your life and learn more about who you are and why you feel or respond in certain ways, I can help. Together we can explore what's going on for you, what you'd like to change, and why. I work with adults and young people to help them find the answers. I have a special interest in neurodivergence. Call me to find out more.
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Cath Davis
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
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Photo of Clare Atyeo, Counsellor in BS23, England
Clare Atyeo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I work with adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, isolation, bereavement, trauma/PTSD, identity/life goals and relationship issues, to name but a few. I have experience working and living with people who identify as neurodivergent for example those on the Autism Spectrum or with ADHD. I work online on a Wednesday, and face to face or online on a Thursday and Friday. My offices are accessible with lift facilities and free parking, within 5 minutes of Junction 21 of the M5.
I work with adults experiencing a variety of difficulties including anxiety, depression, OCD, isolation, bereavement, trauma/PTSD, identity/life goals and relationship issues, to name but a few. I have experience working and living with people who identify as neurodivergent for example those on the Autism Spectrum or with ADHD. I work online on a Wednesday, and face to face or online on a Thursday and Friday. My offices are accessible with lift facilities and free parking, within 5 minutes of Junction 21 of the M5.
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Photo of Joanne King Art Therapist, Psychotherapist in BS23, England
Joanne King Art Therapist
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
What is art therapy? Art therapy is a form of psychotherapy that uses art media as its primary mode of expression and communication. Within this context, art is not used as diagnostic tool but as a medium to address emotional issues which may be confusing and distressing. Art therapists work with children, young people, adults and the elderly. Clients may have a wide range of difficulties, disabilities or diagnoses. These include emotional, behavioural or mental health problems, learning or physical disabilities, life-limiting conditions, neurological conditions and physical illnesses. Art therapy is provided in groups or individual
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Photo of Kerry Berber, Counsellor in BS23, England
Kerry Berber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with a range of clients with issues such as high anxiety, depression, trauma, BPD, autism and ADHD. All of these conditions can lead to difficulties with day to day life, low self esteem, relationship problems, and a loss of a general sense of wellbeing in the world. I am fully aware of the overlap between these conditions, and that a client who has a diagnosis, doesn't necessarily fit neatly behind a label. I also know that not having a diagnosis can have a huge impact too. Whatever you are struggling with, together we can explore your individual needs and identify ways to improve your experience of life.
I have experience working with a range of clients with issues such as high anxiety, depression, trauma, BPD, autism and ADHD. All of these conditions can lead to difficulties with day to day life, low self esteem, relationship problems, and a loss of a general sense of wellbeing in the world. I am fully aware of the overlap between these conditions, and that a client who has a diagnosis, doesn't necessarily fit neatly behind a label. I also know that not having a diagnosis can have a huge impact too. Whatever you are struggling with, together we can explore your individual needs and identify ways to improve your experience of life.
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Photo of Richard Lewis, Psychotherapist in BS23, England
Richard Lewis
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
You may feel something is “off” or even unreal in the way you experience your interpersonal relationships, or in the way the world responds to you. You may be looking for relief from distressing thoughts or worries. You may be at a crossroads and unsure of your next steps. You may be looking to understand or heal from something that happened to you and the effects it had.
You may feel something is “off” or even unreal in the way you experience your interpersonal relationships, or in the way the world responds to you. You may be looking for relief from distressing thoughts or worries. You may be at a crossroads and unsure of your next steps. You may be looking to understand or heal from something that happened to you and the effects it had.
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Photo of Sharon Hewett, Counsellor in BS23, England
Sharon Hewett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi and a warm welcome! My name is Sharon and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out. Well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and support you. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will work with you so that you can explore your obstacles and reach the outcome that you hope to achieve.
Hi and a warm welcome! My name is Sharon and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. You may find yourself in need of support and have gathered the courage to reach out. Well done for making this step on your therapeutic journey. I am here to listen and support you. You may find that your previous coping strategies are no longer working for you, or you may wish to work through life experiences that have negatively impacted your life. Wherever you find yourself today, I will work with you so that you can explore your obstacles and reach the outcome that you hope to achieve.
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Photo of Blue Amber Counselling, Counsellor in BS23, England
Blue Amber Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello my name is Lizzy and I work from my own private practice in Brent Knoll Somerset. I offer a kind, caring and confidential counselling service, working with individuals, children & adolescents, couples and the elderly. I offer my counselling sessions as either open-ended or for an agreed time period. I usually work from my therapy room in Brent Knoll but can work within the community and offer home visits to housebound or disabled clients. I take referrals from outside agencies and employers.
Hello my name is Lizzy and I work from my own private practice in Brent Knoll Somerset. I offer a kind, caring and confidential counselling service, working with individuals, children & adolescents, couples and the elderly. I offer my counselling sessions as either open-ended or for an agreed time period. I usually work from my therapy room in Brent Knoll but can work within the community and offer home visits to housebound or disabled clients. I take referrals from outside agencies and employers.
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Photo of Dave Somerton, Counsellor in BS23, England
Dave Somerton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I can support you if you're experiencing challenges such as relational trauma, anxiety, depression, stress or bereavement, amongst others. Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's day-to-day challenges? Or do you find relationships difficult? Maybe you are searching for a more meaningful life. I can help with these questions and more. I will facilitate the conditions for you to explore what matters to you, make positive changes and create a fulfilling life according to your values. I will be led by you in terms of the pace and topics we discuss and this can help you learn new ways to cope with day-to-day difficulties.
I can support you if you're experiencing challenges such as relational trauma, anxiety, depression, stress or bereavement, amongst others. Do you feel overwhelmed and unable to cope with life's day-to-day challenges? Or do you find relationships difficult? Maybe you are searching for a more meaningful life. I can help with these questions and more. I will facilitate the conditions for you to explore what matters to you, make positive changes and create a fulfilling life according to your values. I will be led by you in terms of the pace and topics we discuss and this can help you learn new ways to cope with day-to-day difficulties.
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Photo of Bev Hale, Counsellor in BS23, England
Bev Hale
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Specialising in sand tray therapy, I work creatively to help you explore your world. When words just don't seem enough, then sand is a kinetic and 3D way of understanding and exploring. I am a Professionally qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor with a private practice in Weston-super-Mare. I work with young people and adults. I have had the honour of teaching counselling for the last 15 years at Weston College. This experience has been both enriching and challenging and has taught me how amazing people are, when given the right environment and support. I adhere to BACP code of ethics, and am fully insured.
Specialising in sand tray therapy, I work creatively to help you explore your world. When words just don't seem enough, then sand is a kinetic and 3D way of understanding and exploring. I am a Professionally qualified counsellor and clinical supervisor with a private practice in Weston-super-Mare. I work with young people and adults. I have had the honour of teaching counselling for the last 15 years at Weston College. This experience has been both enriching and challenging and has taught me how amazing people are, when given the right environment and support. I adhere to BACP code of ethics, and am fully insured.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in BS23

10+

Average cost per session

£45

Counsellors in BS23 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Self Esteem
95% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Stress
74% Bereavement
63% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% AXA PPP
60% Vitality

How Counsellors in BS23 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in BS23?

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.