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Fiona Phillips
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Fiona. Welcome to my profile. I am an experienced, and qualified counsellor who loves her job. I understand how difficult it is to approach counselling, and know how daunting, scary and anxiety provoking it can be to choose the "right counsellor for you". Perhaps your daily life leaves you confused enough, without having to make yet another decision. Perhaps your goal is to understand yourself more fully, or learn ways of accepting past experiences, and finding a more relaxed, and happier way to move forward. If you are looking for someone patient, warm and non judgemental, I'd really like to be that person to help you.
Hi, I'm Fiona. Welcome to my profile. I am an experienced, and qualified counsellor who loves her job. I understand how difficult it is to approach counselling, and know how daunting, scary and anxiety provoking it can be to choose the "right counsellor for you". Perhaps your daily life leaves you confused enough, without having to make yet another decision. Perhaps your goal is to understand yourself more fully, or learn ways of accepting past experiences, and finding a more relaxed, and happier way to move forward. If you are looking for someone patient, warm and non judgemental, I'd really like to be that person to help you.
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Emma Farrell
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Sometimes we can all feel stuck and not know which way to turn. Life can feel overwhelming or out of control. It can feel like it's not heading in the direction that we want. We can get stuck in cycles, repeating the same behaviours, knowingly or unknowingly. You're in the right place, counselling can help! Counselling focuses on your future and moving past any blocks preventing you from living the life you wish. Together we will explore your present difficulties, as well as past experiences that have led to your current situation.
Sometimes we can all feel stuck and not know which way to turn. Life can feel overwhelming or out of control. It can feel like it's not heading in the direction that we want. We can get stuck in cycles, repeating the same behaviours, knowingly or unknowingly. You're in the right place, counselling can help! Counselling focuses on your future and moving past any blocks preventing you from living the life you wish. Together we will explore your present difficulties, as well as past experiences that have led to your current situation.
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Tracy Jarvis BA(Hons) TJ Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an Integrative counsellor which means that I use a variety of counselling approaches dependant on your needs and what you want to achieve in the counselling process. Throughout the process you decide what you want to talk about and the pace you want to go. I will listen to you and help you to express and understand your emotions. Sometimes I use writing, drawing and toys to help you express difficult emotions. I have experience in helping people who want to talk through issues of Spirituality, especially their Christian faith.
I am an Integrative counsellor which means that I use a variety of counselling approaches dependant on your needs and what you want to achieve in the counselling process. Throughout the process you decide what you want to talk about and the pace you want to go. I will listen to you and help you to express and understand your emotions. Sometimes I use writing, drawing and toys to help you express difficult emotions. I have experience in helping people who want to talk through issues of Spirituality, especially their Christian faith.
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Janie Elizabeth Bannan
Counsellor, FNCPS
Verified Verified
My agenda is YOUR agenda. I have a passion and belief in counselling. A secure and professional relationship being key. I am trained and qualified to support you through your counselling journey. Bringing both academic knowledge and life experience. I am a widow who raised two children as a single parent and has survived breast cancer twice. I grasp the depth of pain and trauma, life can throw at us. I have worked extensively in schools with teens and young adolescents, young business and sports professionals to support them reach their potential, since becoming qualified 12 years +. Lets focus on what you want to facilitate change.
My agenda is YOUR agenda. I have a passion and belief in counselling. A secure and professional relationship being key. I am trained and qualified to support you through your counselling journey. Bringing both academic knowledge and life experience. I am a widow who raised two children as a single parent and has survived breast cancer twice. I grasp the depth of pain and trauma, life can throw at us. I have worked extensively in schools with teens and young adolescents, young business and sports professionals to support them reach their potential, since becoming qualified 12 years +. Lets focus on what you want to facilitate change.
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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.
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.
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Sarah Jane Hutchinson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Having worked with young people, adults, couples and groups, I am hugely passionate about supporting people from all walks of life and whose experience of mental health have been varied. I am committed to providing a confidential, non-judgemental and a safe space for people to share difficult feelings and experiences. I have experience in working with a number of issues, from stress, anxiety and depression to post traumatic stress and personality disorders, I have been privileged in being able to support people in the development of their awareness, resilience, confidence and an improved sense of mental health & wellbeing.
Having worked with young people, adults, couples and groups, I am hugely passionate about supporting people from all walks of life and whose experience of mental health have been varied. I am committed to providing a confidential, non-judgemental and a safe space for people to share difficult feelings and experiences. I have experience in working with a number of issues, from stress, anxiety and depression to post traumatic stress and personality disorders, I have been privileged in being able to support people in the development of their awareness, resilience, confidence and an improved sense of mental health & wellbeing.
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Jake Fisher
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
When we try to surpress strong emotions, they have a nasty habit of impacting on our lives in other ways through our behaviours. We can try to ignore them or numb them but they are still there. After a while the pressure grows and it starts to impact on those around us, our jobs, our families. You may feel alone and isolated and struggling to find the answer.
When we try to surpress strong emotions, they have a nasty habit of impacting on our lives in other ways through our behaviours. We can try to ignore them or numb them but they are still there. After a while the pressure grows and it starts to impact on those around us, our jobs, our families. You may feel alone and isolated and struggling to find the answer.
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Gemma Harris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Deciding to attend therapy is a difficult and brave decision. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you can feel comfortable in being your authentic self, I aim to provide you with that experience. I believe there is no position or age from which positive change cannot be made and will support you in the process. Alternatively, if you have a goal that you wish to achieve, either personally or professionally, it is vital you find someone who can bring energy, enthusiasm and pragmatism to your sessions. I also have experience in the corporate space and provide seminars on a number of issues and coaching for groups.
Deciding to attend therapy is a difficult and brave decision. It is important that you find a therapist with whom you can feel comfortable in being your authentic self, I aim to provide you with that experience. I believe there is no position or age from which positive change cannot be made and will support you in the process. Alternatively, if you have a goal that you wish to achieve, either personally or professionally, it is vital you find someone who can bring energy, enthusiasm and pragmatism to your sessions. I also have experience in the corporate space and provide seminars on a number of issues and coaching for groups.
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Solve and Evolve Therapies
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Counsellor with almost 20yrs experience in mental health. I support Adults and Adolescents (12-17yrs). I have additional training in EMDR Therapy and Supervision, with over 10 years experience Supervising within the NHS and private practice. I have a special interest in PTSD and trauma. I also specialise in anxiety disorders (ie. PTSD, Panic, Health, GAD, Social Anxiety and Phobias) depression and low self-esteem. I Supervise Trainees on the level 7 Masters in CBT as well as other qualified clinicians. F2F and Remote.
I'm an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and Counsellor with almost 20yrs experience in mental health. I support Adults and Adolescents (12-17yrs). I have additional training in EMDR Therapy and Supervision, with over 10 years experience Supervising within the NHS and private practice. I have a special interest in PTSD and trauma. I also specialise in anxiety disorders (ie. PTSD, Panic, Health, GAD, Social Anxiety and Phobias) depression and low self-esteem. I Supervise Trainees on the level 7 Masters in CBT as well as other qualified clinicians. F2F and Remote.
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Trish Flood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Trish. I appreciate how daunting looking for counsellors can be. With over 10 years experience working in the Probation Service I have met people from all walks of life, with many different concerns including anxiety, trauma, depression, sexual and physical abuse and addictions. I am a qualified life coach, offering bespoke packages of 4, 8 and 12 months which allows me to mentor you to move towards your goals. I work with the whole person and I run meditation/mindfulness groups and offer one to one sessions. I work between Longfield and Gravesend. I am a Reiki Master and EFT practitioner.
Hi, I'm Trish. I appreciate how daunting looking for counsellors can be. With over 10 years experience working in the Probation Service I have met people from all walks of life, with many different concerns including anxiety, trauma, depression, sexual and physical abuse and addictions. I am a qualified life coach, offering bespoke packages of 4, 8 and 12 months which allows me to mentor you to move towards your goals. I work with the whole person and I run meditation/mindfulness groups and offer one to one sessions. I work between Longfield and Gravesend. I am a Reiki Master and EFT practitioner.
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Photo of M Ozlem Kaldi, MA, BACP, Psychotherapist
M Ozlem Kaldi
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
I'm here to support client's who have challenging lives which are affected by anxiety disorders, depression, bereavement or who feels stuck in their relationship patterns. We build our attachment styles from a young age. We can find ourselves stuck in the same attachment patterns as we get older. I have supported clients to face their own attachment fears that impact their personal relationships. Also worked with clients who have self-harm and suicidal ideation and supported them to face their missing voids.
I'm here to support client's who have challenging lives which are affected by anxiety disorders, depression, bereavement or who feels stuck in their relationship patterns. We build our attachment styles from a young age. We can find ourselves stuck in the same attachment patterns as we get older. I have supported clients to face their own attachment fears that impact their personal relationships. Also worked with clients who have self-harm and suicidal ideation and supported them to face their missing voids.
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Farzana Ahmed
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I offer a Counselling service to individuals, young people and families who may be facing personal difficulties and challenges. We all experience painful events and losses at various times in our lives and Counselling creates a safe containing space for clients to explore and process their emotions on a range if issues that may be impacting on them negatively. This can help clients to identify their triggers which may be responsible for creating the emotional and or physical distress. It also helps develop some strategies for clients to have at their disposal to manage better the impacts of the distress being experienced.
I offer a Counselling service to individuals, young people and families who may be facing personal difficulties and challenges. We all experience painful events and losses at various times in our lives and Counselling creates a safe containing space for clients to explore and process their emotions on a range if issues that may be impacting on them negatively. This can help clients to identify their triggers which may be responsible for creating the emotional and or physical distress. It also helps develop some strategies for clients to have at their disposal to manage better the impacts of the distress being experienced.
01622 584270 View 01622 584270
Photo of Maria Rocha, MBACP, Counsellor
Maria Rocha
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Gravesend DA12  (Online Only)
Searching online for a therapist might not be easy, but finding a good fit is essential to feel safe and get the most out of your effort, time, and money. If you are reading this... ...then the chances are, something is troubling you, something is not right, something is not working for you right now in your life. So, something needs to be addressed, acknowledged, processed, changed and healed in order for you to move forward with your life. You have the opportunity in therapy to learn how to reassert control over your heart, mind, body and soul. ...and that's where I can help!
Searching online for a therapist might not be easy, but finding a good fit is essential to feel safe and get the most out of your effort, time, and money. If you are reading this... ...then the chances are, something is troubling you, something is not right, something is not working for you right now in your life. So, something needs to be addressed, acknowledged, processed, changed and healed in order for you to move forward with your life. You have the opportunity in therapy to learn how to reassert control over your heart, mind, body and soul. ...and that's where I can help!
020 3479 4001 View 020 3479 4001
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Helen Sear Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Shorne DA12
Maybe you are in crisis right now, or you've been feeling low and overwhelmed. Or is your life becoming self destructive and you'd like to make changes? Are you overweight and want that to be different? I believe we are all vulnerable when life throws its obstacles at us and we all need a safe space to unravel what has been going on and help gain the strength to choose how to move forward. I can offer you an impartial and friendly place to help you through this difficult time and help support you to move forward.
Maybe you are in crisis right now, or you've been feeling low and overwhelmed. Or is your life becoming self destructive and you'd like to make changes? Are you overweight and want that to be different? I believe we are all vulnerable when life throws its obstacles at us and we all need a safe space to unravel what has been going on and help gain the strength to choose how to move forward. I can offer you an impartial and friendly place to help you through this difficult time and help support you to move forward.
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Dr Helen Layton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been working in NHS mental health services for over 10 years. I am currently working in a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service within the NHS. I have specialised in providing therapy for individuals and couples who are struggling with their feelings during pregnancy and/or parenthood. This might be changes in mood, struggles processing a previous loss, traumatic birth, unexpected feelings during parenthood and/or difficulties with bonding with your baby/babies.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been working in NHS mental health services for over 10 years. I am currently working in a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service within the NHS. I have specialised in providing therapy for individuals and couples who are struggling with their feelings during pregnancy and/or parenthood. This might be changes in mood, struggles processing a previous loss, traumatic birth, unexpected feelings during parenthood and/or difficulties with bonding with your baby/babies.
020 3816 3652 View 020 3816 3652

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in DA12

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in DA12 who prioritize treating:

93% Relationship Issues
93% Anxiety
93% Stress
87% Depression
87% Anger Management
87% Self Esteem
80% Behavioural Issues

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

86% Bupa
71% Aviva
71% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in DA12 see their clients

94% In Person and Online
6% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in DA12?

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.