Counselling in Brentwood

Photo of Tayo Adeyemo, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Tayo Adeyemo
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Brentwood CM14
I am a Counsellor with a focus on Psychological Counselling. I have been working in this field for over 10 years. I have specialist interest and experience working with a variety of clients who presented a wide range of issues such as Anxiety, Work and Career challenges, Self Development, Relationship issues, Stress and Burnout. etc I believe that people have a better understanding and strive to let them control how sessions proceed. People seek therapy and want to talk to someone for various reasons.
I am a Counsellor with a focus on Psychological Counselling. I have been working in this field for over 10 years. I have specialist interest and experience working with a variety of clients who presented a wide range of issues such as Anxiety, Work and Career challenges, Self Development, Relationship issues, Stress and Burnout. etc I believe that people have a better understanding and strive to let them control how sessions proceed. People seek therapy and want to talk to someone for various reasons.
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Photo of Tracy Ann Phillips, Psychotherapist in Brentwood, England
Tracy Ann Phillips
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Brentwood CM15
I understand it is sometimes hard to make the step towards having therapy. If you are at a point in your life where you need support or guidance in bringing about change, I offer a non judgemental, confidential, compassionate and warm space. Through working together to resolve difficult experiences in various ways, you will begin to see life from a different perspective. This will enable you to understand yourself better, gain more confidence and calm anxieties and depression. I keep up to date with various courses's and reading for continuing professional development. I also work with the Police Firearms Officers Association.
I understand it is sometimes hard to make the step towards having therapy. If you are at a point in your life where you need support or guidance in bringing about change, I offer a non judgemental, confidential, compassionate and warm space. Through working together to resolve difficult experiences in various ways, you will begin to see life from a different perspective. This will enable you to understand yourself better, gain more confidence and calm anxieties and depression. I keep up to date with various courses's and reading for continuing professional development. I also work with the Police Firearms Officers Association.
020 8059 9925 View 020 8059 9925
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Lisa Mason-Gates - Bacp Accred
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Brentwood CM14
I help and support anyone who is experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression. You may be experiencing this after a life changing event, or this may be something you've experienced on and off throughout your life. Sometimes it can be too much to cope on our own and counselling sessions offer the space to explore and process what is happening for you and how you may be able to find a way to cope. You may have found that things that have previously worked well for are no longer working with the same affect. It takes a huge amount of courage to ask for help when we need it, and this is an important first step.
I help and support anyone who is experiencing high levels of anxiety and depression. You may be experiencing this after a life changing event, or this may be something you've experienced on and off throughout your life. Sometimes it can be too much to cope on our own and counselling sessions offer the space to explore and process what is happening for you and how you may be able to find a way to cope. You may have found that things that have previously worked well for are no longer working with the same affect. It takes a huge amount of courage to ask for help when we need it, and this is an important first step.
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Photo of Dr Andrew Charalambous, Psychologist in Brentwood, England
Dr Andrew Charalambous
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Brentwood CM14
I am a clinical psychologist offering personalised, time-limited psychological therapy. I am currently a senior clinical psychologist within adult secondary care mental health services with the NHS. I specialise in adult mental health, with a focus on trauma, depression, interpersonal and relational difficulties, as well as anxiety-related difficulties including social anxiety, phobias, OCD, panic and hypervigilance. My aim is to use your goals to anchor the therapy, as well as help reduce psychological distress and promote a greater sense of well-being.
I am a clinical psychologist offering personalised, time-limited psychological therapy. I am currently a senior clinical psychologist within adult secondary care mental health services with the NHS. I specialise in adult mental health, with a focus on trauma, depression, interpersonal and relational difficulties, as well as anxiety-related difficulties including social anxiety, phobias, OCD, panic and hypervigilance. My aim is to use your goals to anchor the therapy, as well as help reduce psychological distress and promote a greater sense of well-being.
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Tope Abulude
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brentwood CM15
I am an integrative counsellor who works with both young people and adults. I have a wealth of experience in helping a wide range of clients with challenges in the areas of stress, anger management anxiety, coping with change, depression, relationship breakdown, bereavement, panic attack, self esteem issues, work related stress and couples counselling. I have worked with Macmillan Dove which specialises in bereavement and related issues and I have volunteered as a counsellor with Chelmsford Mind.
I am an integrative counsellor who works with both young people and adults. I have a wealth of experience in helping a wide range of clients with challenges in the areas of stress, anger management anxiety, coping with change, depression, relationship breakdown, bereavement, panic attack, self esteem issues, work related stress and couples counselling. I have worked with Macmillan Dove which specialises in bereavement and related issues and I have volunteered as a counsellor with Chelmsford Mind.
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Photo of Sarah Bunce, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Sarah Bunce
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood CM15
My goal is to help you to manage the challenges that you face in life. Your issues may be around dealing with illness, loss and bereavement or extreme stress and anxiety - my specialist areas. I help you to become more confident, increasing your self esteem and self worth and finding ways to challenge your negative thinking. Counselling may not always change your circumstances, but I can help to cope with them better. My integrative approach means I use different styles depending on your needs. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space in which to explore your concerns. This can be short term or longer term work.
My goal is to help you to manage the challenges that you face in life. Your issues may be around dealing with illness, loss and bereavement or extreme stress and anxiety - my specialist areas. I help you to become more confident, increasing your self esteem and self worth and finding ways to challenge your negative thinking. Counselling may not always change your circumstances, but I can help to cope with them better. My integrative approach means I use different styles depending on your needs. I offer a confidential, non-judgemental and safe space in which to explore your concerns. This can be short term or longer term work.
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Photo of Chris Shepherd, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Chris Shepherd
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Brentwood CM15
Do you often feel sad, nervous or worthless? Do you wonder if you matter to anyone or to yourself? Do you feel lonely even when you have friends or family around you? Or do you feel haunted by something in your past? You are not alone. Many people face these inner struggles, and they can make you feel like you don't belong anywhere but I have learned, both from my work and my own life, that these challenges are part of being human. Life can be overwhelming at times, we may face problems like anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, relationships or trauma. this can be too hard to cope with and we may need some help.
Do you often feel sad, nervous or worthless? Do you wonder if you matter to anyone or to yourself? Do you feel lonely even when you have friends or family around you? Or do you feel haunted by something in your past? You are not alone. Many people face these inner struggles, and they can make you feel like you don't belong anywhere but I have learned, both from my work and my own life, that these challenges are part of being human. Life can be overwhelming at times, we may face problems like anxiety, depression, grief, self-worth, relationships or trauma. this can be too hard to cope with and we may need some help.
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PH Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Brentwood CM14
It is the case with all clients that we work through what they have come to therapy for.
It is the case with all clients that we work through what they have come to therapy for.
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Photo of Jennie Penkul, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Jennie Penkul
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Brentwood CM13
It is likely you are looking for support at a difficult time. I'm passionate about helping you if you have any kind of body image issues or anxiety. I also understand the need for supporting families in difficult times. I offer a warm therapeutic relationship which is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. I believe that therapy should be sensitive and boldly creative. I often include a variety of experiences into therapy sessions: things that I have found helpful myself. We all want to have a balance in our lives and to learn to calm the sometimes stormy waters of our mind. I hope to share ways of learning to do this with you.
It is likely you are looking for support at a difficult time. I'm passionate about helping you if you have any kind of body image issues or anxiety. I also understand the need for supporting families in difficult times. I offer a warm therapeutic relationship which is thoughtfully tailored to your needs. I believe that therapy should be sensitive and boldly creative. I often include a variety of experiences into therapy sessions: things that I have found helpful myself. We all want to have a balance in our lives and to learn to calm the sometimes stormy waters of our mind. I hope to share ways of learning to do this with you.
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Photo of Katharina Lea Schmitt- Eschle, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Katharina Lea Schmitt- Eschle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Brentwood CM14
I offer integrative child and young people's counselling and therapeutic child and teenage support. All our children and young people sometimes go through phases where not everything is going to plan. There might have been a bereavement, exam stress, bullying or sudden life changes have had an impact on their self esteem. Your might be concerned because your child has recently become angry, anxious, withdrawn, a bit more challenging or has developed difficulties in school. Sometimes they also struggle to find good friends, put themselves at risk or their physical health becomes affected.
I offer integrative child and young people's counselling and therapeutic child and teenage support. All our children and young people sometimes go through phases where not everything is going to plan. There might have been a bereavement, exam stress, bullying or sudden life changes have had an impact on their self esteem. Your might be concerned because your child has recently become angry, anxious, withdrawn, a bit more challenging or has developed difficulties in school. Sometimes they also struggle to find good friends, put themselves at risk or their physical health becomes affected.
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Photo of Julie Joanna Dods, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Julie Joanna Dods
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Brentwood CM15
I am warm and friendly and offer clients a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental way. Life can get in the way. Often there doesn’t seem time to absorb what has happened or how it has affected us.. Dealing with anxiety, stress, grief and loss are always hard so finding the right counsellor with whom you feel safe secure and listened to is the most important ingredient to enable you to explore and manage overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Together, we can face these feelings.
I am warm and friendly and offer clients a safe space to explore their thoughts and feelings in a non judgemental way. Life can get in the way. Often there doesn’t seem time to absorb what has happened or how it has affected us.. Dealing with anxiety, stress, grief and loss are always hard so finding the right counsellor with whom you feel safe secure and listened to is the most important ingredient to enable you to explore and manage overwhelming thoughts and feelings. Together, we can face these feelings.
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Catherine Barton-Sweeney
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Brentwood CM14
Not accepting new clients
Hello, my name is Cathy and I work with people who are experiencing problems sleeping. The odd night of sleeplessness is something we probably have all experienced, but chronic sleep disturbance is where sleep is regularly disrupted, and you can be left feeling irritable and exhausted during the day. Sometimes sleep disruption can be linked to underlying life experiences that are proving difficult to deal with, but it can also be the cause of depression and anxiety.
Hello, my name is Cathy and I work with people who are experiencing problems sleeping. The odd night of sleeplessness is something we probably have all experienced, but chronic sleep disturbance is where sleep is regularly disrupted, and you can be left feeling irritable and exhausted during the day. Sometimes sleep disruption can be linked to underlying life experiences that are proving difficult to deal with, but it can also be the cause of depression and anxiety.
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Nick Jones
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
Brentwood CM14
I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, which means that therapy takes place in the conversation between us. No subject is off limits, but often people speak about relationships, past or current; and private thoughts, feelings, fears and so on. In time, speaking in this way helps to make sense of problems which otherwise seemed impossible to resolve.
I trained as a psychodynamic psychotherapist, which means that therapy takes place in the conversation between us. No subject is off limits, but often people speak about relationships, past or current; and private thoughts, feelings, fears and so on. In time, speaking in this way helps to make sense of problems which otherwise seemed impossible to resolve.
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Photo of Diana Constantinou, Psychotherapist in Brentwood, England
Diana Constantinou
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
Brentwood CM14
I am an experienced Adult and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and I've had the privilege of helping clients who have experienced difficulties with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, self-harm, eating disturbances, BPD, relationship/sexual issues and bereavement to name a few. I also work extensively with patients suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and related illnesses. Making the decision to look for a therapist can be daunting, but it can be life changing. My practice in Brentwood offers a confidential, quiet and reflective space.
I am an experienced Adult and Adolescent Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and I've had the privilege of helping clients who have experienced difficulties with anxiety, depression, panic attacks, self-harm, eating disturbances, BPD, relationship/sexual issues and bereavement to name a few. I also work extensively with patients suffering with chronic fatigue syndrome, fibromyalgia and related illnesses. Making the decision to look for a therapist can be daunting, but it can be life changing. My practice in Brentwood offers a confidential, quiet and reflective space.
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Photo of Andy Powell, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Andy Powell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brentwood CM13
It can feel hard enough ordinarily, dealing with anxiety, stress and things we find difficult. And in recent times extra-ordinary pressures may have added to your concerns or dilemmas. The idea of seeing a therapist may seem daunting, but doing so allows you to explore and reflect on those aspects of life you're worried or unhappy about, rather than trying to work it all out on your own, in confusion, overwhelm or isolation. Let me support you, helping you find ways to be more connected to your inner strength, resillience and potential.
It can feel hard enough ordinarily, dealing with anxiety, stress and things we find difficult. And in recent times extra-ordinary pressures may have added to your concerns or dilemmas. The idea of seeing a therapist may seem daunting, but doing so allows you to explore and reflect on those aspects of life you're worried or unhappy about, rather than trying to work it all out on your own, in confusion, overwhelm or isolation. Let me support you, helping you find ways to be more connected to your inner strength, resillience and potential.
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Photo of Balance Counselling, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Balance Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Brentwood CM14
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (this means that my 'practice has been deemed to meet the higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.) I have over 20 years experience of working with different client groups, working with clients to address a range of different issues and difficulties. I am experienced at working with men, women and young people. My counselling practice is based from a quiet and calming space (see photos) with free & accessible parking.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (this means that my 'practice has been deemed to meet the higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.) I have over 20 years experience of working with different client groups, working with clients to address a range of different issues and difficulties. I am experienced at working with men, women and young people. My counselling practice is based from a quiet and calming space (see photos) with free & accessible parking.
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Photo of Over The Rainbow Counselling, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Over The Rainbow Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Brentwood CM15
Hello and welcome, I am Marie, a person-centred counsellor. I am aware of how anxious you may feel asking for help, and coping with overwhelming feelings. Finding a safe, caring and non-judgemental space within a therapeutic relationship is the first step and a great relief. A space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences in an unbiased, supportive and confidential environment. I will help you to make sense of your past or present experiences, allowing you to become clear and confident.
Hello and welcome, I am Marie, a person-centred counsellor. I am aware of how anxious you may feel asking for help, and coping with overwhelming feelings. Finding a safe, caring and non-judgemental space within a therapeutic relationship is the first step and a great relief. A space for you to explore your feelings, thoughts and experiences in an unbiased, supportive and confidential environment. I will help you to make sense of your past or present experiences, allowing you to become clear and confident.
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Photo of NurtureNeuro, Psychologist in Brentwood, England
NurtureNeuro
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Brentwood CM13
NurtureNeuro provides comprehensive Autism Assessments, ADHD Assessments, Learning Difficulty Assessments, Therapy, and Support Services. We provide an individualised holistic assessment, that encompasses you or your child's strengths as well as challenges, and provides an understanding of these, and strategies to help. Our assessments provide an additional understanding of psychological wellbeing.
NurtureNeuro provides comprehensive Autism Assessments, ADHD Assessments, Learning Difficulty Assessments, Therapy, and Support Services. We provide an individualised holistic assessment, that encompasses you or your child's strengths as well as challenges, and provides an understanding of these, and strategies to help. Our assessments provide an additional understanding of psychological wellbeing.
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Photo of Cara Tullett, Psychotherapist in Brentwood, England
Cara Tullett
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Brentwood CM15
I offer you a warm welcome to my profile.  I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Counsellor and I work with children, young people, adults and parents.  I am specifically trained to work with children and adolescents, having completed a 5 year masters in child and adolescent psychotherapy and counselling. I also have a wealth of experience working with adults.
I offer you a warm welcome to my profile.  I am a Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist and Counsellor and I work with children, young people, adults and parents.  I am specifically trained to work with children and adolescents, having completed a 5 year masters in child and adolescent psychotherapy and counselling. I also have a wealth of experience working with adults.
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Photo of Caron Summers, Counsellor in Brentwood, England
Caron Summers
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brentwood CM14
Hello, my name is Caron I'm a Person Centred counsellor working with children, young people and adults covering a broad spectrum of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and self esteem. I have a special interest in ADHD (children/adults) and also with people suffering from addiction. In viewing my page I'm assuming that you are at a crossroads? You may be struggling with life problems now or from the past, trying to cope with anxiety and depression and asking yourself, "How am I going to make my life better?
Hello, my name is Caron I'm a Person Centred counsellor working with children, young people and adults covering a broad spectrum of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and self esteem. I have a special interest in ADHD (children/adults) and also with people suffering from addiction. In viewing my page I'm assuming that you are at a crossroads? You may be struggling with life problems now or from the past, trying to cope with anxiety and depression and asking yourself, "How am I going to make my life better?
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brentwood

80+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Brentwood who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Stress
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
70% Bereavement
63% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aviva
54% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Brentwood see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
22% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brentwood?

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.