Counselling in Basildon

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Hiten Mistry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS15
I am a qualified counsellor. The focus of the training was person centred therapy with a focus on being integrative. Incorporating counselling models such as CBT, TA and Humanistic existential models. I have applied this integrative approach when working with a range of people bereavement, anxiety, depression and identity.
I am a qualified counsellor. The focus of the training was person centred therapy with a focus on being integrative. Incorporating counselling models such as CBT, TA and Humanistic existential models. I have applied this integrative approach when working with a range of people bereavement, anxiety, depression and identity.
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LivedExperienceOCDTherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS14  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with high anxiety, repetitive themes and the need to relieve your anxiety with repetitive actions/thoughts? You may feel worried that you are a paedophile? You may be concerned that you will cause harm to a family member, friend or stranger? Do you spend much time ruminating about being gay/straight/transgender despite your own certainty that you are not? Perhaps you're worried that you don't love your partner, even though you know you do? All of these themes are extremely common with OCD. You are not alone. They, and many other themes, can induce a fear of losing control and concerns around being judged.
Are you struggling with high anxiety, repetitive themes and the need to relieve your anxiety with repetitive actions/thoughts? You may feel worried that you are a paedophile? You may be concerned that you will cause harm to a family member, friend or stranger? Do you spend much time ruminating about being gay/straight/transgender despite your own certainty that you are not? Perhaps you're worried that you don't love your partner, even though you know you do? All of these themes are extremely common with OCD. You are not alone. They, and many other themes, can induce a fear of losing control and concerns around being judged.
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Diane Michelle Starling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS16  (Online Only)
Do you go through everyday life just wishing you felt better than you do? Life is a struggle at times and we can become completely overwhelmed by challenges that are thrown at us when we least expect it! Sometimes we are able to brush our problems aside and carry on enjoying life but at others we can become totally consumed about what it is that we are worried about. Perhaps you are feeling anxious or depressed about certain life events or maybe you don't even know why you are feeling this way! Perhaps you are feeling betrayed, angry or lonely and until now have not been ready to make that first step to make positive changes.
Do you go through everyday life just wishing you felt better than you do? Life is a struggle at times and we can become completely overwhelmed by challenges that are thrown at us when we least expect it! Sometimes we are able to brush our problems aside and carry on enjoying life but at others we can become totally consumed about what it is that we are worried about. Perhaps you are feeling anxious or depressed about certain life events or maybe you don't even know why you are feeling this way! Perhaps you are feeling betrayed, angry or lonely and until now have not been ready to make that first step to make positive changes.
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Claire Marie Leigh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS13
I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor which means I use more than one approach within sessions, tailoring your therapy to meet your needs. I offer a safe space with no judgement for you to explore your thoughts and emotions where I will support you during this time of self discovery. I have successfully worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, panic attacks, bereavement & loss, addiction, low self worth, relationship issues, to name a few. Frequently people seek counselling when they don't know what is wrong, however they know something needs to change. Your therapy sessions are all about you.
I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor which means I use more than one approach within sessions, tailoring your therapy to meet your needs. I offer a safe space with no judgement for you to explore your thoughts and emotions where I will support you during this time of self discovery. I have successfully worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, panic attacks, bereavement & loss, addiction, low self worth, relationship issues, to name a few. Frequently people seek counselling when they don't know what is wrong, however they know something needs to change. Your therapy sessions are all about you.
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Jason Mileham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Basildon SS14
Are you feeling anxious, depressed and helpless? Putting on a brave face, I want I help you to change. I will facilitate and support you in a safe, confidential, and compassionate environment; whatever you decide to bring to counselling it will be at your pace. I aim to build a working relationship with you, enabling you to feel comfortable to explore and understand your experiences, thoughts, emotions, and how they can be connected to events in the past or the present. Through this exploration, we can work towards positive change. It may be that you're uncertain of what needs to change or where to begin and that’s okay too.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed and helpless? Putting on a brave face, I want I help you to change. I will facilitate and support you in a safe, confidential, and compassionate environment; whatever you decide to bring to counselling it will be at your pace. I aim to build a working relationship with you, enabling you to feel comfortable to explore and understand your experiences, thoughts, emotions, and how they can be connected to events in the past or the present. Through this exploration, we can work towards positive change. It may be that you're uncertain of what needs to change or where to begin and that’s okay too.
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The Listening Post CIC
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS16
Hello, I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I believe everybody is unique, as such a one size fits all approach does not work. I work from an integrative approach, tailored to work with your needs. This enables you to gain the most out of counselling and achieve what you want to achieve. I offer a relaxed atmosphere where you will be able to examine your thoughts and feelings without being judged and where I will help you to find your own way at your own pace.
Hello, I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) I believe everybody is unique, as such a one size fits all approach does not work. I work from an integrative approach, tailored to work with your needs. This enables you to gain the most out of counselling and achieve what you want to achieve. I offer a relaxed atmosphere where you will be able to examine your thoughts and feelings without being judged and where I will help you to find your own way at your own pace.
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Jacqueline Ann Golledge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS16
Everyone is as unique and as individual as the issues, needs and goals that they present with in therapy. My various client's presenting difficulties are often diverse, ranging from those with mild anxiety and low mood - perhaps needing some clarity or direction in life - or maybe just needing to talk things through; to those with heightened symptoms of trauma, depression, distress and generally finding life extremely difficult to manage. The spectrum of emotional wellbeing and mental health is as vast as the various triggers and reasons as to why people initially come to therapy. Coping alone can feel extremely overwhelming.
Everyone is as unique and as individual as the issues, needs and goals that they present with in therapy. My various client's presenting difficulties are often diverse, ranging from those with mild anxiety and low mood - perhaps needing some clarity or direction in life - or maybe just needing to talk things through; to those with heightened symptoms of trauma, depression, distress and generally finding life extremely difficult to manage. The spectrum of emotional wellbeing and mental health is as vast as the various triggers and reasons as to why people initially come to therapy. Coping alone can feel extremely overwhelming.
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Lisa Marie Crosby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Basildon SS14
I'm here to embark on a collaborative journey with you towards self-discovery and growth. As a therapist, I view you as the expert of your own life, and my role is to be your trusted facilitator and companion on this transformative voyage. In my practice, I adopt a client-centred approach that respects your autonomy and inner wisdom. I firmly believe that you hold the key to your own healing and personal development. My role is that of a guide, a supportive presence who walks beside you, offering insights and suggestions, while always honouring your unique perspective and experience.
I'm here to embark on a collaborative journey with you towards self-discovery and growth. As a therapist, I view you as the expert of your own life, and my role is to be your trusted facilitator and companion on this transformative voyage. In my practice, I adopt a client-centred approach that respects your autonomy and inner wisdom. I firmly believe that you hold the key to your own healing and personal development. My role is that of a guide, a supportive presence who walks beside you, offering insights and suggestions, while always honouring your unique perspective and experience.
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Lucy Howchen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS15  (Online Only)
I’m a fully qualified Integrative psychotherapist, with over 5 years clinical experience. I am currently offering online therapy sessions to clients of all ages. As a children’s, young person’s and adult psychotherapist, I have been fortunate enough to share the journey of healing from trauma with clients within multiple well renowned agencies. My experience to date includes working with clients who have experienced anxiety, depression, issues with self confidence all the way to working with those who have experienced or have been witness to sexual violence and managing the physical and emotional responses this brin
I’m a fully qualified Integrative psychotherapist, with over 5 years clinical experience. I am currently offering online therapy sessions to clients of all ages. As a children’s, young person’s and adult psychotherapist, I have been fortunate enough to share the journey of healing from trauma with clients within multiple well renowned agencies. My experience to date includes working with clients who have experienced anxiety, depression, issues with self confidence all the way to working with those who have experienced or have been witness to sexual violence and managing the physical and emotional responses this brin
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Tracey Carlisle Therapies
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Basildon SS16
Life can be complicated and challenging leaving us unsure how to deal with it or what to do for the best. I can offer you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to explore and support your thoughts and feelings to enable you to move forward. We will work together to build new positive thought patterns replacing old habits with new solution focused outcomes
Life can be complicated and challenging leaving us unsure how to deal with it or what to do for the best. I can offer you a safe, non-judgmental and confidential environment to explore and support your thoughts and feelings to enable you to move forward. We will work together to build new positive thought patterns replacing old habits with new solution focused outcomes
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Jayne Buckley
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Basildon SS15
You want something to be different, you want to stop feeling the way do, but don't know where or how to start? You've already made the biggest step by reaching out. I can help you to feel better, create balance in your life, leave the past in the past, and start looking forward to your future. I have all the relevant qualifications to be approved by Psychology Today, however, I'm more interested in how I can help you.
You want something to be different, you want to stop feeling the way do, but don't know where or how to start? You've already made the biggest step by reaching out. I can help you to feel better, create balance in your life, leave the past in the past, and start looking forward to your future. I have all the relevant qualifications to be approved by Psychology Today, however, I'm more interested in how I can help you.
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Kirstie Eames
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Basildon SS15  (Online Only)
My name is Kirstie Eames and I’m here to help and support you to gain the skills you need to make a positive move forward. I offer one to one Integrative and Trauma counselling in a safe, confidential, Empathetic, non-judgemental space for you to be able to promote healing, build self-awareness, build self-esteem and to be heard to help you move forward in your life. As a trauma informed therapist I can provide a grounded presence where you can begin to explore your trauma while feeling safe, listened to, and held. I also work with more generalised mental health such as depression, all anxiety, PD's, behaviour disorders and OCD
My name is Kirstie Eames and I’m here to help and support you to gain the skills you need to make a positive move forward. I offer one to one Integrative and Trauma counselling in a safe, confidential, Empathetic, non-judgemental space for you to be able to promote healing, build self-awareness, build self-esteem and to be heard to help you move forward in your life. As a trauma informed therapist I can provide a grounded presence where you can begin to explore your trauma while feeling safe, listened to, and held. I also work with more generalised mental health such as depression, all anxiety, PD's, behaviour disorders and OCD
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Westley Kelley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Basildon SS15  (Online Only)
Feeling overwhelmed, wrestling with depression, anxiety, or uncertainty? Need help tackling negative thoughts or understanding your purpose? Together we can explore these struggles and create deep and meaningful change to your life
Feeling overwhelmed, wrestling with depression, anxiety, or uncertainty? Need help tackling negative thoughts or understanding your purpose? Together we can explore these struggles and create deep and meaningful change to your life
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Stephanie Anne Clark
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS16
Hello my name is Stephanie, I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. Day to day life can be hard and exhausting. Together we can build a safe therapeutic environment where we can explore worries and concerns that may be causing emotional distress. It may be something in your past that might be stopping you from moving on We can experience periods of feeling low, we may not understand why but it can happen .The therapy I offer can help discover issues and patterns in our behaviour that might be causing distress & anxiety.
Hello my name is Stephanie, I am a qualified Integrative Counsellor. Day to day life can be hard and exhausting. Together we can build a safe therapeutic environment where we can explore worries and concerns that may be causing emotional distress. It may be something in your past that might be stopping you from moving on We can experience periods of feeling low, we may not understand why but it can happen .The therapy I offer can help discover issues and patterns in our behaviour that might be causing distress & anxiety.
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Kerry Crease
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Basildon SS16
Feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, angry or stressed? Need to get through a challenging or distressing situation? Need to change unwanted or compulsive thoughts and behaviour? Struggling with relationship problems or a stressful divorce? Want to change your life for the better? Do you have past trauma or abuse which stops you moving on with your life? Struggling with relationship problems or a stressful divorce? Need help to overcome addictions such as smoking, drinking, drug-taking, over-eating, gambling or sex? Lacking self-esteem or self-confidence? Struggling to live with chronic pain? If so, then I can help you.
Feeling anxious, depressed, overwhelmed, angry or stressed? Need to get through a challenging or distressing situation? Need to change unwanted or compulsive thoughts and behaviour? Struggling with relationship problems or a stressful divorce? Want to change your life for the better? Do you have past trauma or abuse which stops you moving on with your life? Struggling with relationship problems or a stressful divorce? Need help to overcome addictions such as smoking, drinking, drug-taking, over-eating, gambling or sex? Lacking self-esteem or self-confidence? Struggling to live with chronic pain? If so, then I can help you.
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Still I Rise Therapy (SIRT)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Basildon SS13
I am a passionate, integrative Children and Adolescents Therapist (4-18yrs) MBACP (Accred). I have worked with Children and Adolescents, and their families for 25 years in both the voluntary and statutory sector, as well as the education sector. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents who are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. My training in Child Counselling and Traumatology and PTSD has enabled me to have a strong foundation in understanding the emotional, social, and psychology, of child’s mental health. I provide a warm, Friendly, Honest, transparent and non-judgemental space.
I am a passionate, integrative Children and Adolescents Therapist (4-18yrs) MBACP (Accred). I have worked with Children and Adolescents, and their families for 25 years in both the voluntary and statutory sector, as well as the education sector. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents who are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. My training in Child Counselling and Traumatology and PTSD has enabled me to have a strong foundation in understanding the emotional, social, and psychology, of child’s mental health. I provide a warm, Friendly, Honest, transparent and non-judgemental space.
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Stacey Neill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS15
My name is Stacey Neill, I am a fully qualified BACP registered Psychodynamic and trauma informed counsellor. I offer brief and long term, one-to-one counselling for young people (16+) and adults either by phone, online or face to face. I offer a safe, empathetic, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to be able to promote healing, build self-awareness, build self-esteem and to be heard to help you move forward in your life. As a trauma informed therapist I can provide a grounded presence where you can begin to explore your trauma while feeling safe, and listened to.
My name is Stacey Neill, I am a fully qualified BACP registered Psychodynamic and trauma informed counsellor. I offer brief and long term, one-to-one counselling for young people (16+) and adults either by phone, online or face to face. I offer a safe, empathetic, confidential, and non-judgemental space for you to be able to promote healing, build self-awareness, build self-esteem and to be heard to help you move forward in your life. As a trauma informed therapist I can provide a grounded presence where you can begin to explore your trauma while feeling safe, and listened to.
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Positive Minds Counselling Service
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS15
I am qualified to work on issues such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, addiction, anger and stress management and many more. If you need someone to talk to or just need someone to listen to. Please get in contact.
I am qualified to work on issues such as bereavement, anxiety, depression, addiction, anger and stress management and many more. If you need someone to talk to or just need someone to listen to. Please get in contact.
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Jonathan Youssef
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS13  (Online Only)
Coming to terms with the pressures life brings can be challenging. Counselling may help in gaining a greater insight about who we are and paint a clearer picture, by understanding our circumstances in a confidential environment
Coming to terms with the pressures life brings can be challenging. Counselling may help in gaining a greater insight about who we are and paint a clearer picture, by understanding our circumstances in a confidential environment
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Anthony Jackson BSc (Hons) Couns. MBACP (Reg.)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS15
I offer therapy for couples and individual clients in person and by video or telephone call. ●11 years in Private Practice● NHS experienced●. I am a qualified and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with you using a variety of research based approaches to address your issue. Over the years I have helped many different clients explore and reflect on their issue from a different perspective. This has often allowed them to resolve their problem or arrive at an acceptance which they can maintain when therapy finishes.
I offer therapy for couples and individual clients in person and by video or telephone call. ●11 years in Private Practice● NHS experienced●. I am a qualified and registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP). I work with you using a variety of research based approaches to address your issue. Over the years I have helped many different clients explore and reflect on their issue from a different perspective. This has often allowed them to resolve their problem or arrive at an acceptance which they can maintain when therapy finishes.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Basildon

40+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Basildon who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
96% Self Esteem
87% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
85% Stress
74% Coping Skills
66% Divorce

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

56% AXA PPP
56% Bupa
44% WPA

How Counsellors in Basildon see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Basildon?

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.