Counselling in Birstall

Photo of Molly Hancock, Counsellor in Birstall, England
Molly Hancock
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Birstall LE4
As a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for positive change. We will work together to create a trusting space, free of judgement, to talk openly about issues and so that you can be supported in finding solutions, learning coping techniques, and exploring any obstacles to a positive future.
As a psychotherapeutic counsellor, I believe that building a strong therapeutic relationship is essential for positive change. We will work together to create a trusting space, free of judgement, to talk openly about issues and so that you can be supported in finding solutions, learning coping techniques, and exploring any obstacles to a positive future.
07514 421260 View 07514 421260
Photo of Peggy O'Donnell at SB Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Birstall, England
Peggy O'Donnell at SB Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Birstall LE4  (Online Only)
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Tired and stressed? Dealing with anxiety? Are you affected by things that have happened in your childhood? I can help you understand your relationship with yourself and others. You can have a more balanced, happy life.... be the real you.
Are you feeling overwhelmed? Tired and stressed? Dealing with anxiety? Are you affected by things that have happened in your childhood? I can help you understand your relationship with yourself and others. You can have a more balanced, happy life.... be the real you.
01455 242982 View 01455 242982
Photo of Sarah Robinson, Counsellor in Birstall, England
Sarah Robinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birstall WF17
My name is Sarah, I provide over 18's counselling at an affordable rate. I use different counselling theories and models to suit the need of the person. I'm DBS checked, and cover a vast of presenting issues you may have including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harming, addictions, and so much more. Free assessment provided. Working for you and creating a safe, confidential environment for you to work with your thoughts and feelings.
My name is Sarah, I provide over 18's counselling at an affordable rate. I use different counselling theories and models to suit the need of the person. I'm DBS checked, and cover a vast of presenting issues you may have including anxiety, depression, suicidal ideation, self harming, addictions, and so much more. Free assessment provided. Working for you and creating a safe, confidential environment for you to work with your thoughts and feelings.
07449 471908 View 07449 471908
Photo of Denise Lynn Mendes, Counsellor in Birstall, England
Denise Lynn Mendes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Birstall WF17
Not accepting new clients
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I have considerable experience of providing support and therapy for many different issues to a diverse range of people. Accessing help and support can feel daunting, but well done in taking the first step. Working as an humanistic/integrative counsellor, I provide a safe professional space for us to work together to address your issues, needs and goals.
Hello and thank you for visiting my profile. I have considerable experience of providing support and therapy for many different issues to a diverse range of people. Accessing help and support can feel daunting, but well done in taking the first step. Working as an humanistic/integrative counsellor, I provide a safe professional space for us to work together to address your issues, needs and goals.
0113 859 0626 View 0113 859 0626
Photo of Frances Barlow, Counsellor in Birstall, England
Frances Barlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Birstall WF17
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified, fully insured and experienced counsellor, working face to face and online in private practice from Morley, Leeds. The type of support I offer is helping adults who feel challenged by anxiety and depression, relationships issues; personal change; bereavement and loss; neurodiversity; ADHD and ASD. If you're looking for emotional support, need space to talk or are struggling with life changes, I may be able to help you. More information about my services can be found at my website www.francesbarlow.co.uk
I am a qualified, fully insured and experienced counsellor, working face to face and online in private practice from Morley, Leeds. The type of support I offer is helping adults who feel challenged by anxiety and depression, relationships issues; personal change; bereavement and loss; neurodiversity; ADHD and ASD. If you're looking for emotional support, need space to talk or are struggling with life changes, I may be able to help you. More information about my services can be found at my website www.francesbarlow.co.uk
01274 019853 View 01274 019853

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Lauren Atkinson Feel Free Play Therapy in Birstall, England
Lauren Atkinson Feel Free Play Therapy
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Lauren and I'm a fully qualified Play Therapist. Play is a child's natural language: it speaks the worries and feelings too confusing for words. Where adults may speak about their worries and problems, children can express themselves through play long before they can articulate thoughts and feelings through the complexities of language. Often they do not know the words to describe their internal world but are ready to share it with opportunities through play and creative arts. Play builds trust, tells stories and takes us on brave adventures to wonderful places of safety, hope and happiness.
Hi I'm Lauren and I'm a fully qualified Play Therapist. Play is a child's natural language: it speaks the worries and feelings too confusing for words. Where adults may speak about their worries and problems, children can express themselves through play long before they can articulate thoughts and feelings through the complexities of language. Often they do not know the words to describe their internal world but are ready to share it with opportunities through play and creative arts. Play builds trust, tells stories and takes us on brave adventures to wonderful places of safety, hope and happiness.
0116 502 3242 View 0116 502 3242
Photo of Neil Martin, Counsellor in Birstall, England
Neil Martin
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
If you’re struggling and unsure where to turn, then I might be able to help you. Hello, I’m Neil and I’m a psychotherapeutic counsellor based in the heart of Leicester city. I’ve been a therapist for over 3 years and come with over 25 years of experience working in children and family social care. From this, I have gained significant insight into childhood and teenage trauma and its impact later on in life on how we see ourselves, how we see the world and how we behave in relationships with others.
If you’re struggling and unsure where to turn, then I might be able to help you. Hello, I’m Neil and I’m a psychotherapeutic counsellor based in the heart of Leicester city. I’ve been a therapist for over 3 years and come with over 25 years of experience working in children and family social care. From this, I have gained significant insight into childhood and teenage trauma and its impact later on in life on how we see ourselves, how we see the world and how we behave in relationships with others.
0116 497 6680 View 0116 497 6680
Photo of Spencer Bridge, Psychotherapist in Birstall, England
Spencer Bridge
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Reaching out can be difficult. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, unsettled, lost your way, or uncomfortable with whom you have become. The difficulties within our lives can change who we are or how we see the world. It can lead to thoughts or behaviours that take us away from who we are, resulting in a feeling of something not being right, struggling to cope or to make sense of things. When entering therapy, our life experiences enter too, and healing occurs within the processing. We will work together to build trust and explore your emotions and thoughts within a non-judgemental and safe environment, working at your own pace.
Reaching out can be difficult. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, unsettled, lost your way, or uncomfortable with whom you have become. The difficulties within our lives can change who we are or how we see the world. It can lead to thoughts or behaviours that take us away from who we are, resulting in a feeling of something not being right, struggling to cope or to make sense of things. When entering therapy, our life experiences enter too, and healing occurs within the processing. We will work together to build trust and explore your emotions and thoughts within a non-judgemental and safe environment, working at your own pace.
01274 015347 View 01274 015347
Photo of Linda Lawler, Psychotherapist in Birstall, England
Linda Lawler
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE3
Not accepting new clients
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs, including EMDR if you're experiencing PTSD. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
I am an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist working with couples and individuals. I draw from a range of different ways of working that fits your needs, including EMDR if you're experiencing PTSD. It can feel daunting approaching someone to talk to about the problems you are experiencing. At some point in our lives we all experience distressing events, difficult feelings or relationships and a little support at those times can go a long way. Whatever you’re experiencing, you don’t have to face it alone.
0116 326 4854 View 0116 326 4854
Photo of Dr Anita K Sudan, Psychologist in Birstall, England
Dr Anita K Sudan
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7
Life is full of events, relationships, stresses and strains and all these impact on us in many different ways. It can affect all the important things to us such as school, work, relationships and our own perception of ourselves. This can be tiring and overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way and I believe strongly that a person can benefit from having a space to discuss their feelings and develop ideas and strategies to improve their emotional wellbeing.
Life is full of events, relationships, stresses and strains and all these impact on us in many different ways. It can affect all the important things to us such as school, work, relationships and our own perception of ourselves. This can be tiring and overwhelming. Fortunately, it doesn’t have to be this way and I believe strongly that a person can benefit from having a space to discuss their feelings and develop ideas and strategies to improve their emotional wellbeing.
0116 497 6798 View 0116 497 6798
Photo of Paul Garner, Psychotherapist in Birstall, England
Paul Garner
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE7  (Online Only)
I am passionate about counselling and what offering you a safe, non judgemental space can do to explore those internal conflicts impacting your life. I am fully aware, that your anxiety can spike at the thought of talking therapy, so making that appointment can be very difficult. I can offer you a free informal, face to face or telephone chat to see how I work might help you. Your safety and care is my highest priority.
I am passionate about counselling and what offering you a safe, non judgemental space can do to explore those internal conflicts impacting your life. I am fully aware, that your anxiety can spike at the thought of talking therapy, so making that appointment can be very difficult. I can offer you a free informal, face to face or telephone chat to see how I work might help you. Your safety and care is my highest priority.
01509 323093 View 01509 323093
Photo of Dr Charlie Tyack, Psychologist in Birstall, England
Dr Charlie Tyack
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hi, I'm looking forward to hearing from you! I want to hear your concerns and support you to work towards the things that are most important in your life. I feel that therapy should happen in a friendly, nurturing space in which you feel safe and comfortable to bring anything you want to talk about and work on. I usually suggest exercises and other resources to complete in between sessions in order to keep the work progressing.
Hi, I'm looking forward to hearing from you! I want to hear your concerns and support you to work towards the things that are most important in your life. I feel that therapy should happen in a friendly, nurturing space in which you feel safe and comfortable to bring anything you want to talk about and work on. I usually suggest exercises and other resources to complete in between sessions in order to keep the work progressing.
0115 697 2259 View 0115 697 2259
Photo of Safe Harbours Online, Psychotherapist in Birstall, England
Safe Harbours Online
Psychotherapist, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
Hi there, I am Herman of Safe Harbours. We aim to make out of hours mental health support accessible. This online service specialises in e-mail access to psychotherapy and counselling. We also offer some video call and face to face sessions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, whether you’re living with ADHD, anxiety, ASD, depression, grief, general mental health development and support, transitions, relationship challenges or trauma. If you’re in danger, considering self harm or ending your life, please call 999 or your regional emergency service, as this online service is not suitable for emergencies.
Hi there, I am Herman of Safe Harbours. We aim to make out of hours mental health support accessible. This online service specialises in e-mail access to psychotherapy and counselling. We also offer some video call and face to face sessions. Please don’t hesitate to contact us, whether you’re living with ADHD, anxiety, ASD, depression, grief, general mental health development and support, transitions, relationship challenges or trauma. If you’re in danger, considering self harm or ending your life, please call 999 or your regional emergency service, as this online service is not suitable for emergencies.
01780 430895 View 01780 430895
Photo of Shaheena Haider, Counsellor in Birstall, England
Shaheena Haider
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
If you are at a time in your life when you are feeling stuck and you are facing difficulties that are causing you uncertainty, fear and anxiety. It can create a sense of vulnerability and feelings of insecurities. Past experiences or trauma may resurface. Surviving through this can be quite challenging. Sharing your concerns with myself can help find a way through this and relieve some of the burden you may be carrying. Counselling can create an awakening within you, becoming more reflective, insightful and aware of your surroundings. I have the ability to connect authentically and deeply with your emotions.
If you are at a time in your life when you are feeling stuck and you are facing difficulties that are causing you uncertainty, fear and anxiety. It can create a sense of vulnerability and feelings of insecurities. Past experiences or trauma may resurface. Surviving through this can be quite challenging. Sharing your concerns with myself can help find a way through this and relieve some of the burden you may be carrying. Counselling can create an awakening within you, becoming more reflective, insightful and aware of your surroundings. I have the ability to connect authentically and deeply with your emotions.
0116 366 6777 View 0116 366 6777
Photo of Louise Needham, Psychotherapist in Birstall, England
Louise Needham
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Deciding to come for counselling can be a hard decision to make however, it can be very beneficial in improving how you think and feel about the difficulty that you are experiencing enabling you to find a solution that best suits your needs. My aim is to offer a service that is unique to you by actively listening to your concerns in a safe environment that is genuine, understanding and accepting: I acknowledge that it takes courage to ask for this support. I have worked with a variety of different clients, all in different ways, where I endeavour to meet their needs just as I would endeavour to meet yours.
Deciding to come for counselling can be a hard decision to make however, it can be very beneficial in improving how you think and feel about the difficulty that you are experiencing enabling you to find a solution that best suits your needs. My aim is to offer a service that is unique to you by actively listening to your concerns in a safe environment that is genuine, understanding and accepting: I acknowledge that it takes courage to ask for this support. I have worked with a variety of different clients, all in different ways, where I endeavour to meet their needs just as I would endeavour to meet yours.
01530 447947 View 01530 447947
Photo of Mentalhealthfitness.Org, Counsellor in Birstall, England
Mentalhealthfitness.Org
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hello, my name is Kerrie Riley. I am a registered counsellor (psychotherapists) working in Leicester, Leicestershire. I am a accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I started my career in counselling, because I have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of others and  believe anyone can benefit from a supportive and genuine relationship. I am confident in working with a variety of age groups over 16yrs, and from different cultures or ethnicities. I pride myself in working with the LGBTQIA+ and ethnically diverse communities.
Hello, my name is Kerrie Riley. I am a registered counsellor (psychotherapists) working in Leicester, Leicestershire. I am a accredited member of the BACP (British Association For Counselling And Psychotherapy). I started my career in counselling, because I have a passion for supporting the wellbeing of others and  believe anyone can benefit from a supportive and genuine relationship. I am confident in working with a variety of age groups over 16yrs, and from different cultures or ethnicities. I pride myself in working with the LGBTQIA+ and ethnically diverse communities.
0116 464 9722 View 0116 464 9722
Photo of Shannon Ownhouse, Psychologist in Birstall, England
Shannon Ownhouse
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
Hi, I'm Shannon. I have 12 years experience as a registered Clinical Psychologist (HCPC) and 20 years experience in the mental health field. It may be that you have a diagnosed mental health problem that you need to address, or maybe you are seeking a diagnosis? It may be that you don't suffer from a diagnosable mental health condition but experience significant difficulties in your relationships, at work, regulating your emotions, parenting, etc. I offer a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative space in which to explore your difficulties and develop strategies to make the changes you desire.
020 3879 1947 View 020 3879 1947
Photo of Dr Natalie Almond, Psychologist in Birstall, England
Dr Natalie Almond
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE4
Not accepting new clients
I am passionate about helping people understand the difficulties they are facing and supporting them to make changes to live the life they want to lead. I am a clinical psychologist and have 10 years experience working in the NHS and privately with adults and older adults. My training and experience mean that I can offer psychological assessment and therapy that is tailored to your individual needs. I can help you with difficulties including (but not limited to) stress, burnout, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/ loss, and adjustment to life-events and transitions.
I am passionate about helping people understand the difficulties they are facing and supporting them to make changes to live the life they want to lead. I am a clinical psychologist and have 10 years experience working in the NHS and privately with adults and older adults. My training and experience mean that I can offer psychological assessment and therapy that is tailored to your individual needs. I can help you with difficulties including (but not limited to) stress, burnout, low self-esteem, depression, anxiety, relationships, grief/ loss, and adjustment to life-events and transitions.
0116 502 3602 View 0116 502 3602
Photo of Laurie May Atkinson, Psychotherapist in Birstall, England
Laurie May Atkinson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE1  (Online Only)
Finding a therapist and taking part in counselling can be a stressful process. You may be wish to work on a specific issue, event or problem in your life, or perhaps you are negotiating a major change or period of anxiety or depression. I believe everyone has the innate capacity to reach their full potential, but sometimes difficult experiences and relationships can stifle growth. I offer you a safe, empathic, and reflective space in which to negotiate blocks in your life, develop your self-esteem, and give you the confidence to follow your path.
Finding a therapist and taking part in counselling can be a stressful process. You may be wish to work on a specific issue, event or problem in your life, or perhaps you are negotiating a major change or period of anxiety or depression. I believe everyone has the innate capacity to reach their full potential, but sometimes difficult experiences and relationships can stifle growth. I offer you a safe, empathic, and reflective space in which to negotiate blocks in your life, develop your self-esteem, and give you the confidence to follow your path.
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Photo of Ryan Parkinson, Counsellor in Birstall, England
Ryan Parkinson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Leicester LE1
The client is the most important person in a therapeutic relationship, my job is to help you feel valued, and understood so you also believe this. My ideal client will want to work towards processing their feelings, achieving their goals and be willing to work with me to make this happen. I like to work with clients that are struggling with making sense of life. Feeling unable to move on from past experiences, having that space and time to reflect and process things can make a huge difference. I enjoy providing an environment to help my clients work through what's happening for them.
The client is the most important person in a therapeutic relationship, my job is to help you feel valued, and understood so you also believe this. My ideal client will want to work towards processing their feelings, achieving their goals and be willing to work with me to make this happen. I like to work with clients that are struggling with making sense of life. Feeling unable to move on from past experiences, having that space and time to reflect and process things can make a huge difference. I enjoy providing an environment to help my clients work through what's happening for them.
01536 851117 View 01536 851117

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Birstall

< 10

Counsellors in Birstall who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
80% Bereavement
80% Peer Relationships
80% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Other
50% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
50% Health Assured

How Counsellors in Birstall see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Birstall?

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.