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Alison Jane Caisley
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
At some point in our lives we all need helping hand. Struggling with emotional issues can impact on the way we move forward which can cause us to feel frustrated, frightened and apprehensive. Working together, we can explore both past and present experiences that may be impacting on your life now. With understanding and empathy we can discover and develop more benefical coping strategies which may also help reduce feelings of anxiety and depression and help you feel calmer about managing your situation.
The experience of coming for therapy is an opportunity for you to discover for the first (or subsequent) time in life that you can let go of all the judgements, the fear and hesitation, and begin to talk about what is bothering you. We become wounded within a sense of connectedness - in families, relationships, friendships and society - and paradoxically it is within a sense of connectedness that we can begin to heal. Healing the emotional brain takes time, but it is a creative and deeply fulfilling process that brings wonderful gifts with itself. I help my clients to begin to feel more balanced and calm within their mind and body.
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
As your therapist, I will help you to make sense of your present circumstances and encourage you to "unmuddle" and organise your thoughts and feelings. I may need to work pyscho-dynamically, helping you to understand in which ways your past shapes and affects your present condition, helping you to confront, explore and find healing from your past. In order to move towards your future, I will enable you to set realistic goals, make informed choices and put together useful strategies to overcome your problems, to take reasonable action, to evaluate and reassess your actions and maintain positive changes in every area of your life.
Kay Juviler Counselling
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Therapy is time set aside by you and the therapist to look at what has brought you to therapy. This might include talking about life events (past and present), feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour. Resilience isn’t about never falling over. It’s about knowing what do to when we do fall over and how we get back up again. I won’t judge you or criticise you. I work with the uniqueness of each individual client and endeavour to offer a relationship in which you feel heard, accepted, safe and valued. And collaboratively we will work to make positive changes in your life.
Bedfordshire Counselling Services
Having experienced therapy myself I am aware of the importance of having a therapist that can work alongside you to support you while you work towards your recovery in your journey of therapy. I provide a safe non judgemental, warm atmosphere to explore what maybe holding you back. I have experience with working with the homeless, I have also worked with other counselling organisations and have worked with a variety of clients helping them live a more full-filling life. It's never to late to take the first step and focus on you.
Mary Elizabeth Funnell
Counsellor, MNCS Prof Accred
How are you. Are you struggling with life, do you have feelings that mean you cant enjoy it as much as you would like too. There can be many causes and problems that can leave you feeling low and sad. Would you like to speak to a counsellor who will listen to you as you explore your emotions and understand how change can happen. It may not be possible to change what has happened, but counselling can change you and help you find a way forward in living your life.
Whatever your reason for seeking therapy, finding a therapist that is the right fit for you is key. Research has shown that a good relationship between therapist and client is the basis of successful therapy. As a Relational Integrative Therapist, I will take time to get to know you, what is important to you and what you want to get out of therapy - creating a confidential and safe space where you can share openly what is troubling you. So whether you are stressed, anxious or depressed, have experienced bereavement, abuse or trauma or just want understand yourself more, counselling can help you reorient your life.
Riverwood Counselling & Wellbeing Practice
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Riverwood Counselling & Wellbeing Practice offers a team of therapists working from comfortable, confidential practice rooms. We support young people (11+), adults and couples across a wide range of issues, for example: anxiety, depression, all forms of abuse, domestic violence, bereavement, eating disorders, school difficulties, relationship difficulties and career-related challenges. We are able to provide open-ended counselling, meaning clients can be supported by us both long and short-term and issues explored at depth.
Dr Susan Jacques
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
We all confront struggles at some stage in our lives, and overcoming these can feel like a challenge. There may be challenges with our internal world, in our relationships, or we may experience a significant life event that means we start to feel ‘stuck’. This can lead to feeling a lack of self-confidence and to feelings of self-doubt. I understand that taking that first step to talk to someone can be difficult, and thus I create a safe space that encourages you to feel supported and heard. I believe in the importance of working alongside you as part of a journey to increased self-development and overall improved well-being.
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
I offer counselling to children/young people (aged 6-18) and adults, in a confidential, non-judgemental and empathetic space, giving you the opportunity to explore and understand the reasons that have led you to therapy. My training enables me to be flexible and adaptable in my approach as I believe therapy is not a 'one size fits all' endeavour. A warm welcome awaits you at my counselling room, where I provide a safe and caring environment for whatever you choose to bring.
I am a compassionate, caring, patient person who has always had an interest in people. That’s why I started my career early on as a trainer. I transitioned into counselling because I really enjoy talking with people about relationships, life issues, a knack for listening, helping identify blocks that’s keeping them from their best self and removing those challenges. My practice reflects my unique people skills and insights with an emphasis on evidence-based treatments for youths and adults with relationship-related concerns, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, anger issues, grief & loss, etc. Over the years I have been privilege
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Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Offering a safe and secure private studio space and also online and telephone sessions where you can explore thoughts and feelings not only through the medium of art and creativity, but also through spoken communication in an non judgemental and welcoming environment. My experience and expertise can help to facilitate your journey, however long or short, to understanding, making sense and acceptance of the issues that may be presenting to you. I aim to provide and facilitate a healing and creative space to bring about change and understanding.
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Bedford Therapy Limited
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
My name is Kulwant Kaur and I am a professional and experienced therapist. I have many years of experience working in the NHS with adults, couples and groups. I have also worked with bereaved individuals and within the prison system. I work with Anxiety Disorders; Generalised Anxiety Disorder (GAD), Health Anxiety, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Bereavement/Loss, Childhood Sexual Abuse, Couples Therapy, Depression/Low Mood, Low Self Esteem, Panic Disorder, Perfectionism, Phobias, Post Natal Depression (PND) Post Traumatic Disorder (PTSD), Sleep Difficulties, Social Anxiety, Stress Management, Traumatic Birth
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
I am an experienced, BACP registered psychodynamic psychotherapist working with adults in Bedford and Milton Keynes and online. I help individuals explore unconscious thoughts, processes and feelings to work towards a greater understanding of themselves and their lives. I work with a wide range of issues, including anxiety, stress, codependency and relationship issues. Therapy provides a safe and confidential space to explore difficult emotions and feelings, resulting from past experiences or traumas.
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Do you feel as if you are sometimes standing in a fog and can't see a way forward? Perhaps you have been pretending everything is fine, putting a front on things. But deep down, you know that you are unhappy right now. Whether the cause of your unhappiness is the past, present or something you fear in the future, I can offer you help with a wide range of problems using a variety of different techniques.
I am an experienced and warm counsellor and care deeply about what I do. You may be depressed, anxious, stressed, angry or have relationship problems or work-related difficulties. I will listen to you with empathy and without judgement so that can I see your world through your eyes and so that you feel heard. If your thoughts and feelings are confusing, conflicted or unclear, I will work with you collaboratively to unravel and make sense of them.
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) and the British Psychological Society (BPS). Since qualifying, I have specialised in providing psychological therapy to adults with a range of emotional, behavioural or relational difficulties. I have recently completed extensive training in Experiential Dynamic Therapy. Through developing a safe place to explore and play within therapy, I have seen how making space for feelings can help people to lead enriching, fulfilled lives in which they can fully seek and follow their needs, desires and motivations.
Hello my name is Charlotte and I am a Child, Teen and Adult Counsellor. Are you, or a member of your family feeling anxious, depressed, lonely, stressed, in low mood or generally struggling to cope with life events? if the answer is yes to any of these questions, you are not alone and I would love to help you. Please contact me for a free initial assessment, either face-to-face, on the telephone or online, to see how you would feel about working with me, with no obligation. I work in a non-judgemental, non-opinionated and empathic way. We would build a therapeutic relationship built on trust and we would work at your own pace.
I offer a warm respectful safe environment where you can explore all the difficulties that you’re facing. Issues I work with include relationship issues, depression, anxiety, couple counselling, trauma (ptsd, cptsd), low self worth/confidence, emotional withdrawal/disengagement, life changes/transitions, work issues, procrastination, historical abuse, shame/guilt/blame, loss, to mention a few. If you are finding it difficult coping or struggling with difficult feelings/emotions, or your thinking is just going around and around in circles, counselling can help. My aim is to support you through those challenging and difficult time.
Life is tough. The world can be a very harsh and unforgiving place indeed. Above all I work with kindness, acceptance and understanding - successful therapy always depends upon a partnership between you and me, both/all of us working purposefully together to solve the issues that are in your way - let's face it, there is simply not enough of those three qualities around these days. It is never a failure to reach out for help - never. It takes courage. So please reach out: I promise to take your hand, keep you safe, and together we'll walk the path to better days.
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Is online therapy a good option?
Therapy conducted online or over the phone 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.
What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?
Therapists, psychologists, and counsellors are all licensed mental health professionals. In many countries, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counsellor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counsellors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.
What type of therapist is right for me?
Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counsellor who can offer short-term, targeted support.
Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?
The Psychology Today directory lists providers who offer legitimate mental health services to the public, including psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and counselors. Many have been licensed by the country where they practice; providers whose license or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Some clinicians or organizations provide services for which their state or country does not offer licenses, such as pastoral counselling. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.
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.
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.