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The AoC Trust / The Arts of Change Trust
Counsellor, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified Verified
Creative Arts Therapies & Traditional Talking Therapies. At The AoC Trust we really want to support families needing emotional help; couples trying to save their relationship or an individual looking for professional counselling/therapy in order to work through and heal psychological or social difficulties. If you cannot travel to us we can support you via telephone or video call. We are based in Central Dudley just a few minutes from the town centre and local bus station where we have our own lovely therapeutic rooms and training spaces and provide a fantastic team of registered and qualified therapeutic clinicians.
Creative Arts Therapies & Traditional Talking Therapies. At The AoC Trust we really want to support families needing emotional help; couples trying to save their relationship or an individual looking for professional counselling/therapy in order to work through and heal psychological or social difficulties. If you cannot travel to us we can support you via telephone or video call. We are based in Central Dudley just a few minutes from the town centre and local bus station where we have our own lovely therapeutic rooms and training spaces and provide a fantastic team of registered and qualified therapeutic clinicians.
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Photo of AVK Therapy - Dr Amy Kirby, Psychologist in DY1, England
AVK Therapy - Dr Amy Kirby
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dudley DY1  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist, qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2012. I have gained a wealth of experience working in both the NHS and private sector. I have worked predominantly with adults, however do have some experience of working with children and families and couples. My own private practice operates on a remote basis through the use of video calls. I work with anyone that is struggling with difficult emotions or direction, including anxiety and depression, chronic stress, intrusive thoughts and ruminating, experience of trauma and PTSD, personality disorders and bipolar disorder. Among other things.
I am a Clinical Psychologist, qualifying from the University of Birmingham in 2012. I have gained a wealth of experience working in both the NHS and private sector. I have worked predominantly with adults, however do have some experience of working with children and families and couples. My own private practice operates on a remote basis through the use of video calls. I work with anyone that is struggling with difficult emotions or direction, including anxiety and depression, chronic stress, intrusive thoughts and ruminating, experience of trauma and PTSD, personality disorders and bipolar disorder. Among other things.
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Photo of Suzanne Tibbetts, Counsellor in DY1, England
Suzanne Tibbetts
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I believe we are all susceptible, at some point in our lives, to feeling overwhelmed by what life can bring. Sometimes we encounter experiences that are hard for us to come to terms with leaving us in need of support, this may be in the form of a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, a job loss; any event that we struggle to comprehend and understand. Other times a series of events may have taken place that leave us feeling like we are walking under a big black cloud and fail to see a way forward. At times like this counselling can help.
I believe we are all susceptible, at some point in our lives, to feeling overwhelmed by what life can bring. Sometimes we encounter experiences that are hard for us to come to terms with leaving us in need of support, this may be in the form of a bereavement, a relationship breakdown, a job loss; any event that we struggle to comprehend and understand. Other times a series of events may have taken place that leave us feeling like we are walking under a big black cloud and fail to see a way forward. At times like this counselling can help.
01386 574165 View 01386 574165
Photo of Lesley Snowdon, Psychotherapist in DY1, England
Lesley Snowdon
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Lesley is unique in the field of health and wellbeing, being qualified in both personal training and psychotherapy. She has over thirty years’ experience in the fitness industry as an advanced personal trainer and over 17 years’ experience as a fully qualified psychotherapist, specialising in obesity management.
Lesley is unique in the field of health and wellbeing, being qualified in both personal training and psychotherapy. She has over thirty years’ experience in the fitness industry as an advanced personal trainer and over 17 years’ experience as a fully qualified psychotherapist, specialising in obesity management.
07899 745815 View 07899 745815
Photo of Helen Bagga, Counsellor in DY1, England
Helen Bagga
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
The counselling process supports you looking at and focusing on your issues; this way can lead to viewing things differently or changes in behaviour. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues and bereavement are few of the problems Person-Centred therapy can help with, to find ways to progress and find balance in such difficult times. If unresolved trauma is what has brought you to seek counselling, know that counselling will help you get to the resolution you need.
The counselling process supports you looking at and focusing on your issues; this way can lead to viewing things differently or changes in behaviour. Depression, anxiety, relationship issues and bereavement are few of the problems Person-Centred therapy can help with, to find ways to progress and find balance in such difficult times. If unresolved trauma is what has brought you to seek counselling, know that counselling will help you get to the resolution you need.
01785 907029 View 01785 907029
Photo of Kate Alliss, Counsellor in DY1, England
Kate Alliss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My name is Kate Alliss and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Stourbridge, West Midlands. I will offer you a safe space to talk confidentially about your difficulties without fear of being judged, with empathy and with understanding. When we experience difficult times in our lives, we often struggle to understand our emotions and often find it hard to cope with our day to day lives. By working with you I will try to help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings, responses and reactions to overcome the obstacles in your life that prevent you from feeling happy and fulfilled.
My name is Kate Alliss and I am a qualified and experienced counsellor based in Stourbridge, West Midlands. I will offer you a safe space to talk confidentially about your difficulties without fear of being judged, with empathy and with understanding. When we experience difficult times in our lives, we often struggle to understand our emotions and often find it hard to cope with our day to day lives. By working with you I will try to help you make sense of your thoughts, feelings, responses and reactions to overcome the obstacles in your life that prevent you from feeling happy and fulfilled.
01603 361411 View 01603 361411
Photo of Josh Campbell - Ryse Psychology, Psychotherapist in DY1, England
Josh Campbell - Ryse Psychology
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Winner of the Midlands Enterprise Award 2023: 'Most Supportive Counselling & Psychotherapy service!' My service is for those who desire some kind of psychological help and change in your life. Life problems, in my view, are most often manifested in our relationship to ourselves, to others and the world. Our early family, friends, and environments tend to impact how we view, interact with, and problem solve in the present day and the patterns we repeat in our lives, for better and worse. How we grew up and our world as adults heavily influence how we think, feel, and cope with the situations we find ourselves in now.
Winner of the Midlands Enterprise Award 2023: 'Most Supportive Counselling & Psychotherapy service!' My service is for those who desire some kind of psychological help and change in your life. Life problems, in my view, are most often manifested in our relationship to ourselves, to others and the world. Our early family, friends, and environments tend to impact how we view, interact with, and problem solve in the present day and the patterns we repeat in our lives, for better and worse. How we grew up and our world as adults heavily influence how we think, feel, and cope with the situations we find ourselves in now.
0121 728 6537 View 0121 728 6537
Photo of Dr Leanne Tomkins, Psychologist in DY1, England
Dr Leanne Tomkins
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
Hello! I am a qualified Clinical Psychologist experienced in working with adults, children and families using a wide range of psychological approaches. I work one to one with adults and children of all ages offering evidence based therapy for a wide range of emotional and mental health difficulties. I also work with parents and families to support you to understand and make sense of any emotional well-being concerns you may have for your child and family. Life can be a challenge for most of us at times for lots of different reasons. Accessing the right support can help you to thrive and improve your emotional 'wellness'.
0121 827 1652 View 0121 827 1652
Photo of Elizabeth Anne Van Rein, Psychotherapist in DY1, England
Elizabeth Anne Van Rein
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Elizabeth is an advanced accredited Psychotherapist, accredited Master Hypnotherapist and is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She specialises in abuse, trauma, identity disorders, disassociated amnesia, anxiety, stress, phobias, depression and suicidal thoughts.. Elizabeth has a keen interest in the relationship between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and our self belief systems and perceptions. She firmly believes that the advantages of counselling and psychotherapy give us a clear insight to the true essence of ourselves, unhindered by the fast pace of the modern environment.
Elizabeth is an advanced accredited Psychotherapist, accredited Master Hypnotherapist and is a senior associate member of the Royal Society of Medicine. She specialises in abuse, trauma, identity disorders, disassociated amnesia, anxiety, stress, phobias, depression and suicidal thoughts.. Elizabeth has a keen interest in the relationship between Neuroscience and Psychotherapy, Hypnotherapy and our self belief systems and perceptions. She firmly believes that the advantages of counselling and psychotherapy give us a clear insight to the true essence of ourselves, unhindered by the fast pace of the modern environment.
01554 701498 View 01554 701498
Photo of Phoenix Renewed Counselling Services, Counsellor in DY1, England
Phoenix Renewed Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. During our sessions, I will help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you.
Many clients, with no prior knowledge of counselling, believe that the counsellor will sort their problems out for them. I will help you to explore your own issues, feelings, beliefs, behaviour, and worldview, so you can become more self-aware and achieve greater independence. During our sessions, I will help you to realise what resources and support are available to you that you can use to work through your own issues, build your self-confidence and appreciate that you always have options. I will treat you as the expert on yourself, as no-one else knows exactly what it’s like to be you.
0121 227 5205 View 0121 227 5205

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in DY1

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in DY1 who prioritize treating:

90% Relationship Issues
90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Bereavement
90% Anger Management
90% Coping Skills
90% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in DY1 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

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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.