Life Coaching Counselling in Bury Saint Edmunds

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EMDR and CBT Services
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP31
I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for getting to the root of the problem. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
I offer EMDR, CBT and Couples Counselling therapy and the aim is to help you to regain a sense of wellbeing and enjoyment in your life. During the initial assessment we will work together to understand your main problems, what is keeping you 'stuck' and then agree on an individualised treatment plan to help you move forward with clear treatment goals. CBT is an effective treatment that can help you in the here and now and EMDR is useful for getting to the root of the problem. I find that both work well, in different ways to bring about an improvement in emotional and physical health.
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Aura Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
Everybody deserves to have a life with moments of joy no matter what your circumstances.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. Talking therapy provides a safe and supportive space for you to reflect on their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your patterns and your triggers. Whether you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, low, anxious, or like something in your life needs to shift, we can work together to move you towards the more fulfilling life that you deserve. No matter waht your experiences or how you are feeling right now, these challenges are possible for you to overcome. We can work togethether to help you find your way forward.
Everybody deserves to have a life with moments of joy no matter what your circumstances.
I am a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. Talking therapy provides a safe and supportive space for you to reflect on their thoughts, feelings and behaviours. This can help you gain a deeper understanding of yourself, your patterns and your triggers. Whether you are feeling stuck, overwhelmed, low, anxious, or like something in your life needs to shift, we can work together to move you towards the more fulfilling life that you deserve. No matter waht your experiences or how you are feeling right now, these challenges are possible for you to overcome. We can work togethether to help you find your way forward.
01284 331664 View 01284 331664
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Madalina Edwards
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32
Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards taking charge of your life which shows your awareness that something needs to change and deserves to be celebrated.
Many people go through periods of times when they feel vulnerable, anxious, stressed, depressed or just unhappy. Sometimes these are triggered by obvious causes, like a breakup in a relationship, job loss or a bereavement, while at other times the underlying causes seem opaque, especially when life appears to be fulfilling and good.We carry around sadness, guilt, shame, pain, darkness, anger, despair and in some cases a sense of desperation. It is possible to feel relief, to let some of the pain go, to gain strength and confidence, have the ability to heal and grow so you can live a life without anxiety worry and horrible thoughts.
Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards taking charge of your life which shows your awareness that something needs to change and deserves to be celebrated.
Many people go through periods of times when they feel vulnerable, anxious, stressed, depressed or just unhappy. Sometimes these are triggered by obvious causes, like a breakup in a relationship, job loss or a bereavement, while at other times the underlying causes seem opaque, especially when life appears to be fulfilling and good.We carry around sadness, guilt, shame, pain, darkness, anger, despair and in some cases a sense of desperation. It is possible to feel relief, to let some of the pain go, to gain strength and confidence, have the ability to heal and grow so you can live a life without anxiety worry and horrible thoughts.
020 8106 0886 View 020 8106 0886
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Rochelle Armstrong
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28  (Online Only)
My therapeutic experiences includes working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma, have post-traumatic stress disorder, identity crisis, racial trauma, racial identity crisis, personal crisis, depression, low self esteem, mood disorders, personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder (BPD/EUPD) and many ranges of emotional ways of being. I promote resilience, mental fitness, prioritising a self care lifestyle, goal and self development accountability. I also encourage self-exploration and developing a sense of self, goal setting, becoming more of who you were born to be and living your best life!
My therapeutic experiences includes working with clients who have experienced childhood trauma, have post-traumatic stress disorder, identity crisis, racial trauma, racial identity crisis, personal crisis, depression, low self esteem, mood disorders, personality disorders such as borderline personality disorder (BPD/EUPD) and many ranges of emotional ways of being. I promote resilience, mental fitness, prioritising a self care lifestyle, goal and self development accountability. I also encourage self-exploration and developing a sense of self, goal setting, becoming more of who you were born to be and living your best life!
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John Pollard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33
I have worked with many individuals over the last 24 years with a wide range of problems. My work tends to suit people who are naturally questioning and curious: about life, about themselves, and others. I am happy to work in a focused short term way through to longer term therapy. I work in an integrative way, which involves ideas from different approaches, and I have an interest in the existential dimensions of therapy: meaning and purpose, anxiety and uncertainty, values, freedom and responsibility and the idea of authenticity. My experience is in helping individuals find and create their own ways forward.
I have worked with many individuals over the last 24 years with a wide range of problems. My work tends to suit people who are naturally questioning and curious: about life, about themselves, and others. I am happy to work in a focused short term way through to longer term therapy. I work in an integrative way, which involves ideas from different approaches, and I have an interest in the existential dimensions of therapy: meaning and purpose, anxiety and uncertainty, values, freedom and responsibility and the idea of authenticity. My experience is in helping individuals find and create their own ways forward.
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Rachel Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP29
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
Now offering hypnotherapy based sessions. Life can be extremely challenging and you may feel like you need someone to talk to about your current or past experiences however, finding the right person to speak to can often bring about many questions. I hope that my short introduction and the information that follows, proves helpful in assisting you to make a decision about whether to contact me. I am a qualified counsellor working in Colchester and I am a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). As such, I abide by their ethical framework.
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Journey2healing
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33
I understand that life can be difficult and challenging and you may be struggling because you are going through a transitional period or feeling stuck which can be hard to deal with on your own, but it does not have to be. I provide a safe and supportive setting, free from intrusions and distractions that is confidential and respectful, whilst maintaining impartiality, integrity, and reliability. "The journey to healing is unique and personal one and you will need a guide, but the maps we are using does not identify the precise journey that we will take to get you there. However, I will be there with you to support you."
I understand that life can be difficult and challenging and you may be struggling because you are going through a transitional period or feeling stuck which can be hard to deal with on your own, but it does not have to be. I provide a safe and supportive setting, free from intrusions and distractions that is confidential and respectful, whilst maintaining impartiality, integrity, and reliability. "The journey to healing is unique and personal one and you will need a guide, but the maps we are using does not identify the precise journey that we will take to get you there. However, I will be there with you to support you."
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SL Psychology Ltd
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28
Maybe you are struggling at present to understand why things are the way they are? Sometimes we can all get stuck in patterns of relating, both with ourselves and others, that are not the most helpful or productive. Sometimes this means our relationships might suffer, or our life, career and family choices. Having therapy with an experienced practitioner can help you. Therapy is about building a shared understanding of what you are facing. If you are struggling with trauma, family issues, career issues, relationships, abuse, coping difficulties, I can help. I am also happy working with children and adolescents
Maybe you are struggling at present to understand why things are the way they are? Sometimes we can all get stuck in patterns of relating, both with ourselves and others, that are not the most helpful or productive. Sometimes this means our relationships might suffer, or our life, career and family choices. Having therapy with an experienced practitioner can help you. Therapy is about building a shared understanding of what you are facing. If you are struggling with trauma, family issues, career issues, relationships, abuse, coping difficulties, I can help. I am also happy working with children and adolescents
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Joe Carter
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP33  (Online Only)
It's a matter of understanding how situations we face in life can leave us feeling, then exploring different responses to those feelings.
Being human can be tricky. We can all get stuck. Stuck in our heads and our feelings, in relationships, work, obsessions and compulsions, stuck in unhelpful behaviours and unhelpful ways of seeing things. But, we can all get unstuck. Practicing since 2002, I would be seen as an integrative therapist and counsellor, integrating multiple therapeutic models and approaches. So, we have many ways to make better sense of life situations: 12-Step Recovery Programme, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic, Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches; Integrative Counselling.
It's a matter of understanding how situations we face in life can leave us feeling, then exploring different responses to those feelings.
Being human can be tricky. We can all get stuck. Stuck in our heads and our feelings, in relationships, work, obsessions and compulsions, stuck in unhelpful behaviours and unhelpful ways of seeing things. But, we can all get unstuck. Practicing since 2002, I would be seen as an integrative therapist and counsellor, integrating multiple therapeutic models and approaches. So, we have many ways to make better sense of life situations: 12-Step Recovery Programme, Internal Family Systems, Acceptance Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Humanistic, Person Centred and Psychodynamic approaches; Integrative Counselling.
028 9694 3391 View 028 9694 3391
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Susan Jennifer Cappaert
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
Do you have times in your life when you feel unable to cope and are struggling with your thoughts and feelings, finding it difficult to make sense of why you may feel anxious, troubled or distressed. Counselling provides a unique opportunity to understand why things are difficult, sad or painful and for personal growth, so that you can make positive changes in your life which will impact your well-being. I offer a professional, confidential service for you to explore openly and safely. Contact me by telephone or email for a free telephone consultation where we can discuss your concerns.
Do you have times in your life when you feel unable to cope and are struggling with your thoughts and feelings, finding it difficult to make sense of why you may feel anxious, troubled or distressed. Counselling provides a unique opportunity to understand why things are difficult, sad or painful and for personal growth, so that you can make positive changes in your life which will impact your well-being. I offer a professional, confidential service for you to explore openly and safely. Contact me by telephone or email for a free telephone consultation where we can discuss your concerns.
01268 269977 View 01268 269977
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Eduardo Bort
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28
Living with high levels of anxiety, guilt. shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from others; Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel ready to make a positive change in your life at your own pace, we can work together to achieve your goals.
Living with high levels of anxiety, guilt. shame, or fear for a prolonged period, can negatively affect the way we perceive ourselves and others. It can make you feel misunderstood, lonely, and disconnected from others; Whether you wish to explore the past, want to understand current issues, or feel ready to make a positive change in your life at your own pace, we can work together to achieve your goals.
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Debbie Watt
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP28
I’m a Coaching Psychologist and Accredited Master Coach with over 17 years of experience in supporting clients to navigate their way through challenges and change. My approach is to walk alongside you and tailor support to your changing needs on your journey to define and achieve your chosen outcomes -
I’m a Coaching Psychologist and Accredited Master Coach with over 17 years of experience in supporting clients to navigate their way through challenges and change. My approach is to walk alongside you and tailor support to your changing needs on your journey to define and achieve your chosen outcomes -
01223 650660 View 01223 650660
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Dr Nikki Schuck
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP32  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a Lead Clinician in the NHS. I work with clients using a person centred, compassionate approach- tailoring treatment to individual needs and circumstances. I have had vast experience across the spectrum of mental health difficulties in the adult population. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression, or overcoming past trauma, I will help you to understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing.
I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist with over 20 years of experience as a Lead Clinician in the NHS. I work with clients using a person centred, compassionate approach- tailoring treatment to individual needs and circumstances. I have had vast experience across the spectrum of mental health difficulties in the adult population. Whether you are struggling with an anxiety disorder or depression, or overcoming past trauma, I will help you to understand your difficulties and find a way to manage and overcome the problems you are facing.
01284 335345 View 01284 335345
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Sarah Jefferys-Emrys
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Bury Saint Edmunds IP30
Waitlist for new clients
Anxiety, depression, trauma, menopause – they all suck! I know because I’ve been where you are right now. And what you’re looking for is a way out of the dark space you’re in, right? So doesn’t it make sense to be guided by someone who knows the way? Who has been there and done it themselves? Nothing gives me more joy than guiding people along a path that has been trodden by not just me, but many others just like you!
Anxiety, depression, trauma, menopause – they all suck! I know because I’ve been where you are right now. And what you’re looking for is a way out of the dark space you’re in, right? So doesn’t it make sense to be guided by someone who knows the way? Who has been there and done it themselves? Nothing gives me more joy than guiding people along a path that has been trodden by not just me, but many others just like you!
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Online Therapists

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Dr Clarabella Gray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wokingham RG41
I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons and know this can feel daunting for many. My approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. This provides the trust and safety to address difficulties and work towards change. I value the individuality of each person I work with. I use this to explore how your life history and personal circumstances have influenced ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. I can support you to identify your goals for therapy and enhance your strengths to achieve these.
I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons and know this can feel daunting for many. My approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. This provides the trust and safety to address difficulties and work towards change. I value the individuality of each person I work with. I use this to explore how your life history and personal circumstances have influenced ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. I can support you to identify your goals for therapy and enhance your strengths to achieve these.
0118 230 8558 View 0118 230 8558
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The Connected Self Therapy
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
London E15  (Online Only)
Working within both the counselling and coaching sector provides me with the skills to tailor sessions to your needs.
Hi, it’s nice to meet you, my name is Pavan and I founded The Connected Self Therapy. We all need a place where we feel safe, heard and empowered to talk about the things that matter to us. Somewhere, that we can talk about everything from unhelpful patterns of behaviour, anxiety, trauma to feeling stuck. As, a Counsellor, EMDR therapist, Embodiment coach, NLP and Hypnotherapy practitioner, I’m here to provide a space just for you, where you can be vulnerable and explore what is happening in your life to enable you to build a secure sense of self that supports you through any challenging moments.
Working within both the counselling and coaching sector provides me with the skills to tailor sessions to your needs.
Hi, it’s nice to meet you, my name is Pavan and I founded The Connected Self Therapy. We all need a place where we feel safe, heard and empowered to talk about the things that matter to us. Somewhere, that we can talk about everything from unhelpful patterns of behaviour, anxiety, trauma to feeling stuck. As, a Counsellor, EMDR therapist, Embodiment coach, NLP and Hypnotherapy practitioner, I’m here to provide a space just for you, where you can be vulnerable and explore what is happening in your life to enable you to build a secure sense of self that supports you through any challenging moments.
020 8016 2269 View 020 8016 2269
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Asa Sanderson Msc Ma Mbacp
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
London W1G
I specialise in mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress and men's related issues. These are issues such as intimacy, ED, low sex drive, pornography and relationship or social challenges. In psychotherapy sessions I provide a confidential setting that encourages you to reflect on your journey. We will explore the feelings, emotions and impact significant events have had on the way you experience day-to-day life. We will work through your thought process moving towards the version of you that you've always wanted to be. Who is that person? Do they allow themselves to smile, laugh and be happy?
I specialise in mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression, stress and men's related issues. These are issues such as intimacy, ED, low sex drive, pornography and relationship or social challenges. In psychotherapy sessions I provide a confidential setting that encourages you to reflect on your journey. We will explore the feelings, emotions and impact significant events have had on the way you experience day-to-day life. We will work through your thought process moving towards the version of you that you've always wanted to be. Who is that person? Do they allow themselves to smile, laugh and be happy?
020 4538 8613 View 020 4538 8613
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My Life Counselling UK
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pinner HA5
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and we can be dealing with something and you may just feel stuck and unable to break out of the cycle.
At times, every one of us may face challenges and dilemmas. Reaching milestones in our lives and transition points can leave us confused or emotionally charged. I am a Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with NHS and Harley Street Experience - working with adults, children and young people who may be experiencing depression, anxiety disorders - health anxiety (hypochondria), social anxiety, generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, OCD, PTSD and panic disorder, trichotillomania (hair pulling), excoriation (skin picking), eating disorders and body dysmorphia, loss and bereavement and relationship problems.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and we can be dealing with something and you may just feel stuck and unable to break out of the cycle.
At times, every one of us may face challenges and dilemmas. Reaching milestones in our lives and transition points can leave us confused or emotionally charged. I am a Counsellor and Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with NHS and Harley Street Experience - working with adults, children and young people who may be experiencing depression, anxiety disorders - health anxiety (hypochondria), social anxiety, generalised anxiety, separation anxiety, OCD, PTSD and panic disorder, trichotillomania (hair pulling), excoriation (skin picking), eating disorders and body dysmorphia, loss and bereavement and relationship problems.
020 3816 1559 View 020 3816 1559
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Ernesto Brea
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
London W1G  (Online Only)
Hi, there My name is Ernesto, a UK-trained Online Counsellor and Psychotherapist who has been providing therapy for over a decade to adults from diverse backgrounds, including those who identify as part of the LGBTIQ+ community and members of ethnic minority groups. My experience has been mainly derived from working in a private practice setting and rendering my services to multicultural institutions, including sexual health clinics on the NHS in Central London. Ive worked with a range of presenting issues: Trauma, grief, loss, relationships & difficulties relating to sexuality as well as helping people make big life transitions.
Hi, there My name is Ernesto, a UK-trained Online Counsellor and Psychotherapist who has been providing therapy for over a decade to adults from diverse backgrounds, including those who identify as part of the LGBTIQ+ community and members of ethnic minority groups. My experience has been mainly derived from working in a private practice setting and rendering my services to multicultural institutions, including sexual health clinics on the NHS in Central London. Ive worked with a range of presenting issues: Trauma, grief, loss, relationships & difficulties relating to sexuality as well as helping people make big life transitions.
020 3879 4257 View 020 3879 4257
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Annie Kissane
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aylesbury HP21
My special interest is in trauma-based experiences that are affecting our current quality of life.
Exploring the possibility of counselling/psychotherapy is a courageous step, one which can enable you to become more fully yourself. Therapy should be a place where you can feel safe and accepted, where you find it easier to share things that are concerning you. It can be a place where you come to find out more about yourself, to challenge yourself and make choices and decisions that lead towards a more positive and hopeful future. Sometimes there is something from our past, an event or an aspect of ourselves, that seems to be holding us back, and therapy can support us in addressing those things too. Be in touch for more info...
My special interest is in trauma-based experiences that are affecting our current quality of life.
Exploring the possibility of counselling/psychotherapy is a courageous step, one which can enable you to become more fully yourself. Therapy should be a place where you can feel safe and accepted, where you find it easier to share things that are concerning you. It can be a place where you come to find out more about yourself, to challenge yourself and make choices and decisions that lead towards a more positive and hopeful future. Sometimes there is something from our past, an event or an aspect of ourselves, that seems to be holding us back, and therapy can support us in addressing those things too. Be in touch for more info...
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Life Coaching Counsellors

What can I expect from life coaching?

Clients and coaches will typically start by identifying the problem area(s) that the client hopes to address—then, the coach will help the client brainstorm potential solutions and explore concrete techniques to help the client attain their goals. Coaching is typically short-term and focused on finding solutions in the here and now, rather than exploring a client’s past. In addition to strategies aimed at the client’s specific concerns, coaches may encourage general stress management techniques such as meditation.

Can a life coach help treat anxiety?

Because the majority of life coaches are not licensed clinicians, they are not qualified to diagnose or treat anxiety. Anyone struggling with anxiety or another mental health condition should seek help from a licensed mental health practitioner. However, some coaching clients who struggle with subclinical anxiety report that working with their coach on other problems—such as career dissatisfaction or unhealthy habits—has a positive effect on their anxiety.

Can life coaching be done online?

Yes. While life coaching often happens in person, many coaches conduct sessions over the phone or via online platforms such as Zoom or Skype. Because life coaches are not subject to local licensing regulations in the same way that therapists are, they are able to see clients who live in other locations.

How long does life coaching last?

Life coaching tends to be a shorter-term process than therapy, though it does not always unfold over a specific period of time and is instead based on the coach’s or the client’s preferences. Coaching often takes place over three to 12 months but may be shorter or longer if necessary.