Counselling in Cheshire

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Photo of Alex Sanderson-Shortt, Counsellor in Cheshire, England
Alex Sanderson-Shortt
Counsellor, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I am a highly experienced relationship counsellor and supervisor who works with couples, individuals and polyamorous/open relationships across a range of issues. I specialise in working with LGBT clients and those in open and poly relationships. I work effectively and non-judgementally with affairs and betrayal, communication issues, family and work pressures, anxiety and depression etc. I work in a sex positive way with sexual issues as part of relationship therapy and work with kink clients and sex workers.
I am a highly experienced relationship counsellor and supervisor who works with couples, individuals and polyamorous/open relationships across a range of issues. I specialise in working with LGBT clients and those in open and poly relationships. I work effectively and non-judgementally with affairs and betrayal, communication issues, family and work pressures, anxiety and depression etc. I work in a sex positive way with sexual issues as part of relationship therapy and work with kink clients and sex workers.
01606 532680 View 01606 532680
Photo of Lesley Ann Greenwood, Psychologist in Cheshire, England
Lesley Ann Greenwood
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Malpas SY14
We all need to talk to someone at times, right now life is extremely difficult for many of us! Talking issues through is often the best way to deal with our conflicting emotions. I specialise in depression, anxiety, ​and weight management, along with mid-life transitions and relationship counseling. I believe talking to someone totally unconnected to the problem can help clients see their situation through fresh eyes. I use a combination of therapies to help clients restructure their lives and issues. I am based in a private location in South Cheshire. I also have clients based around the globe via video. Discretion is paramount!
We all need to talk to someone at times, right now life is extremely difficult for many of us! Talking issues through is often the best way to deal with our conflicting emotions. I specialise in depression, anxiety, ​and weight management, along with mid-life transitions and relationship counseling. I believe talking to someone totally unconnected to the problem can help clients see their situation through fresh eyes. I use a combination of therapies to help clients restructure their lives and issues. I am based in a private location in South Cheshire. I also have clients based around the globe via video. Discretion is paramount!
07449 891922 View 07449 891922
Photo of Amanda Wiles, Counsellor in Cheshire, England
Amanda Wiles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello How are You today? How many times are you asked but not heard? I will listen and hear how You are today. The core of my practice is the therapeutic relationship, I will respect, support, and hold an honest empathic space for you where we can explore and understand your feelings. Life can throw many curve balls, challenges, and difficulties.
Hello How are You today? How many times are you asked but not heard? I will listen and hear how You are today. The core of my practice is the therapeutic relationship, I will respect, support, and hold an honest empathic space for you where we can explore and understand your feelings. Life can throw many curve balls, challenges, and difficulties.
0151 453 4235 View 0151 453 4235
Photo of Jodie Wozencroft-Reay, Psychotherapist in Cheshire, England
Jodie Wozencroft-Reay
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hidayah Neurodiversity is passionate about neuroaffirming support for neurodivergent people. You may have recently received your diagnosis, or have known for a long time. I can provide psychotherapy to support you to process your diagnosis, or sessions to support your executive function. Couple sessions are also available if you and your spouse are looking to process a diagnosis. Parents of neurodivergent children can also access this support.
Hidayah Neurodiversity is passionate about neuroaffirming support for neurodivergent people. You may have recently received your diagnosis, or have known for a long time. I can provide psychotherapy to support you to process your diagnosis, or sessions to support your executive function. Couple sessions are also available if you and your spouse are looking to process a diagnosis. Parents of neurodivergent children can also access this support.
01270 433372 View 01270 433372
Photo of Dr Maria Katsarou-Makin, Psychologist in Cheshire, England
Dr Maria Katsarou-Makin
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Discover the Power of Talking-How often do you have the need to TALK to somebody and what stops you is what they might think?We all go through periods during which we feel alone, not understood and that is perfectly fine.Other times, we may need to change things in our lives and we don’t know where to start. Asking for help can be difficult too. These are the times when a Professional can be your sounding board, with a compassionate, non-judgemental and safe attitude can offer you an opportunity to discover new perspectives, new possibilities. Stop suffering in silence... You have more power to change things than you think you have.
Discover the Power of Talking-How often do you have the need to TALK to somebody and what stops you is what they might think?We all go through periods during which we feel alone, not understood and that is perfectly fine.Other times, we may need to change things in our lives and we don’t know where to start. Asking for help can be difficult too. These are the times when a Professional can be your sounding board, with a compassionate, non-judgemental and safe attitude can offer you an opportunity to discover new perspectives, new possibilities. Stop suffering in silence... You have more power to change things than you think you have.
01204 803058 View 01204 803058
Photo of Louise - Reflection Therapy, Psychotherapist in Cheshire, England
Louise - Reflection Therapy
Psychotherapist, FNCPS
Verified Verified
The essence of our work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life so that you can overcome them with confidence. We are not like other counsellors, we work differently. I have hand picked all my team so you get the best possible treatment on your journey with us. I will always try my best to team you with your perfect counsellor for your journey. We love working with each one of our clients and feel humbled that they give us the chance to walk with them and see the change.
The essence of our work is to facilitate self-growth by helping you identify the core challenges and setbacks in your life so that you can overcome them with confidence. We are not like other counsellors, we work differently. I have hand picked all my team so you get the best possible treatment on your journey with us. I will always try my best to team you with your perfect counsellor for your journey. We love working with each one of our clients and feel humbled that they give us the chance to walk with them and see the change.
0151 245 5828 View 0151 245 5828
Photo of Dr Anthony McSherry, Psychotherapist in Cheshire, England
Dr Anthony McSherry
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Problems often do not fit into easy categories as each person has their own individual history and way of being, and so difficulties emerge in a unique way to the individual. For example, depression or anxiety might be completely normal reactions to a difficult situation. Anxious about contacting me? I would encourage you not to be too anxious about making contact regarding psychotherapy. Feeling anxious is a normal aspect of therapy, especially at first.
Problems often do not fit into easy categories as each person has their own individual history and way of being, and so difficulties emerge in a unique way to the individual. For example, depression or anxiety might be completely normal reactions to a difficult situation. Anxious about contacting me? I would encourage you not to be too anxious about making contact regarding psychotherapy. Feeling anxious is a normal aspect of therapy, especially at first.
0151 453 6294 View 0151 453 6294
Photo of Cognitive Behavioural Therapist, Psychotherapist in Cheshire, England
Cognitive Behavioural Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
A therapist who looks beyond your symptoms, guiding you to uncover the real reasons behind your struggles. Welcome I'm Leanne Astbury, a psychotherapist dedicated to guiding you beyond symptom management to uncover and address the real reasons behind your challenges. Drawing from my personal experiences and years of helping others, I've come to understand that issues like anxiety, depression, perfectionism, overthinking, worry, and stress are not the real problems—they're just symptoms. To achieve lasting results, we must focus on addressing the root causes, not just treating these symptoms.
A therapist who looks beyond your symptoms, guiding you to uncover the real reasons behind your struggles. Welcome I'm Leanne Astbury, a psychotherapist dedicated to guiding you beyond symptom management to uncover and address the real reasons behind your challenges. Drawing from my personal experiences and years of helping others, I've come to understand that issues like anxiety, depression, perfectionism, overthinking, worry, and stress are not the real problems—they're just symptoms. To achieve lasting results, we must focus on addressing the root causes, not just treating these symptoms.
01606 532687 View 01606 532687
Photo of Hannah Thomas, Psychotherapist in Cheshire, England
Hannah Thomas
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
You deserve the time and space to explore your difficulties and improve your day to day life. Whether you are struggling from a difficult situation, battling with your relationship with food, feeling low and lacking motivation or you feel restless and worried. I can give you a safe space to talk and guide you through coping strategies to overcome your difficulties to achieve a more fulfilling life.
You deserve the time and space to explore your difficulties and improve your day to day life. Whether you are struggling from a difficult situation, battling with your relationship with food, feeling low and lacking motivation or you feel restless and worried. I can give you a safe space to talk and guide you through coping strategies to overcome your difficulties to achieve a more fulfilling life.
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Photo of Laura Nash, Counsellor in Cheshire, England
Laura Nash
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Altrincham WA14  (Online Only)
Welcome! I hope that my words here help you to feel seen and leave you feeling hopeful of a better tomorrow.​ I am passionate about normalising seeking support when we need to. It is a gift to yourself and your future generations. It's important to know that we all experience times in our life that are overwhelming, challenging and sometimes paralysing. I firmly believe that you do not need to have experienced something catastrophic to justify why you might be finding things difficult. I will help you to discover a new way of moving forward which feels positive, and is aligned with who you are and what you want for your life.​
Welcome! I hope that my words here help you to feel seen and leave you feeling hopeful of a better tomorrow.​ I am passionate about normalising seeking support when we need to. It is a gift to yourself and your future generations. It's important to know that we all experience times in our life that are overwhelming, challenging and sometimes paralysing. I firmly believe that you do not need to have experienced something catastrophic to justify why you might be finding things difficult. I will help you to discover a new way of moving forward which feels positive, and is aligned with who you are and what you want for your life.​
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Photo of Katy Louise Counselling, Counsellor in Cheshire, England
Katy Louise Counselling
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Crewe CW2
I offer one to one counselling sessions face to face or over the phone. I offer a safe place for you to talk, I will listen and remain non judgmental throughout your journey to recovery. This allows you to learn about yourself & notice patterns in your behaviour. We are able to break the struggles & problems down, I will reflect things back to you and teach coping techniques to assist with the problems you are facing.
I offer one to one counselling sessions face to face or over the phone. I offer a safe place for you to talk, I will listen and remain non judgmental throughout your journey to recovery. This allows you to learn about yourself & notice patterns in your behaviour. We are able to break the struggles & problems down, I will reflect things back to you and teach coping techniques to assist with the problems you are facing.
01270 447654 View 01270 447654
Photo of Lisa Capper Counselling, Counsellor in Cheshire, England
Lisa Capper Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Crewe CW2
Counselling gives you the space to explore your emotions and why you are feeling the way you are. By talking and using strategies to enable you to move forward in a positive way. I adapt my approaches to suit my clients. The first session is an opportunity to paint a picture of how you are coping, how you are managing your emotions, timelines etc and then together we can work on the here and now and the process your feelings. This also gives us the opportunity to build trust. We can take it at your pace.
Counselling gives you the space to explore your emotions and why you are feeling the way you are. By talking and using strategies to enable you to move forward in a positive way. I adapt my approaches to suit my clients. The first session is an opportunity to paint a picture of how you are coping, how you are managing your emotions, timelines etc and then together we can work on the here and now and the process your feelings. This also gives us the opportunity to build trust. We can take it at your pace.
07480 533552 View 07480 533552
Photo of Keith Miller, Counsellor in Cheshire, England
Keith Miller
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
In my private practice, I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression, bereavement, stress, coping with medical conditions, challenging relationships or simply just working out how to move towards a better life. Having practiced in a busy NHS Health Centre, I have encountered of a wide variety of client issues and understand the value of providing dedicated time and space to navigate life’s challenges. Alongside my private practice, I specialise in long-term counselling for survivors of domestic abuse working for The University of Salford Domestic Abuse Service where I am also engaged in research.
In my private practice, I work with a wide range of issues including anxiety and depression, bereavement, stress, coping with medical conditions, challenging relationships or simply just working out how to move towards a better life. Having practiced in a busy NHS Health Centre, I have encountered of a wide variety of client issues and understand the value of providing dedicated time and space to navigate life’s challenges. Alongside my private practice, I specialise in long-term counselling for survivors of domestic abuse working for The University of Salford Domestic Abuse Service where I am also engaged in research.
0161 524 1497 View 0161 524 1497
Photo of Helen Pickering, Psychologist in Cheshire, England
Helen Pickering
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a clinical psychologist and CAT practitioner with over 21 years of experience of working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties including stress & anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss & bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma & abuse, interpersonal and personality difficulties. I also specialise in working with people with chronic pain, chronic fatigue and other health problems. Using my skills and experience I work in an integrative way to offer bespoke interventions to meet the specific needs of clients. For more information see my website: www.embrace-psych.co.uk
I am a clinical psychologist and CAT practitioner with over 21 years of experience of working with adults with a range of mental health difficulties including stress & anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss & bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma & abuse, interpersonal and personality difficulties. I also specialise in working with people with chronic pain, chronic fatigue and other health problems. Using my skills and experience I work in an integrative way to offer bespoke interventions to meet the specific needs of clients. For more information see my website: www.embrace-psych.co.uk
01606 539466 View 01606 539466
Photo of Caroline Jane Peacock, Psychotherapist in Cheshire, England
Caroline Jane Peacock
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer Creative Clinical Supervision where I intend to create a warm and compassionate envirionment. I will endeavour to model the way you practice to reflect your work. I can offer you creative supervision. I offer an integrative approach which is person-centred encompassing other reflective model.
I offer Creative Clinical Supervision where I intend to create a warm and compassionate envirionment. I will endeavour to model the way you practice to reflect your work. I can offer you creative supervision. I offer an integrative approach which is person-centred encompassing other reflective model.
01625 920779 View 01625 920779
Photo of Andrew Reid, Counsellor in Cheshire, England
Andrew Reid
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tarporley CW6  (Online Only)
In my practice, I envision clients navigating life transitions, anxiety, or relationship challenges. I offer a safe space for self-discovery and growth. Together, we explore emotions, fostering clarity and resilience. Clients seek understanding, untangling thoughts, building healthier relationships, and cultivating a resilient mindset. My commitment is to facilitiate transformative journeys, fostering empowerment and positive change.
In my practice, I envision clients navigating life transitions, anxiety, or relationship challenges. I offer a safe space for self-discovery and growth. Together, we explore emotions, fostering clarity and resilience. Clients seek understanding, untangling thoughts, building healthier relationships, and cultivating a resilient mindset. My commitment is to facilitiate transformative journeys, fostering empowerment and positive change.
01884 218876 View 01884 218876
Photo of Anna Palin-Swift, Psychotherapist in Cheshire, England
Anna Palin-Swift
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced integrative Psychotherapist working face to face and online. I have experience helping couples and individuals with Relationship support, whether that is support following an affair, help with communication or arguments or wider family situations. I also support individuals with issues like anxiety and self esteem. You may find it difficult to understand just what your problems are – you just know you feel awful and your life is not happy. Talking to a professionally trained & experienced counsellor or therapist really does allow you to explore these difficult areas and, together, draw up a workable action plan.
I am an experienced integrative Psychotherapist working face to face and online. I have experience helping couples and individuals with Relationship support, whether that is support following an affair, help with communication or arguments or wider family situations. I also support individuals with issues like anxiety and self esteem. You may find it difficult to understand just what your problems are – you just know you feel awful and your life is not happy. Talking to a professionally trained & experienced counsellor or therapist really does allow you to explore these difficult areas and, together, draw up a workable action plan.
01942 932418 View 01942 932418
Embodiment Solutions Ltd
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Do you ever feel stuck, helpless, and disconnected? Are you afraid of making decisions? Can you say an honest yes and an honest no without fear of being judged or rejected? If you can relate this could indicate unresolved trauma and a nervous system that is stuck in the fight/flight/freeze response.
Do you ever feel stuck, helpless, and disconnected? Are you afraid of making decisions? Can you say an honest yes and an honest no without fear of being judged or rejected? If you can relate this could indicate unresolved trauma and a nervous system that is stuck in the fight/flight/freeze response.
01925 598128 View 01925 598128
Photo of Jill Wasley Cbt Therapist, Psychotherapist in Cheshire, England
Jill Wasley Cbt Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Asking for help is not easy but making that first step can feel really positive. I am an experienced BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and work to help people (including children and young people) who are experiencing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, depression, as well as low self-esteem and other difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, especially the way that unhelpful thoughts lead to and maintain distressing feelings and behaviours that can be a problem for some people and their families.
Asking for help is not easy but making that first step can feel really positive. I am an experienced BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist (CBT) and work to help people (including children and young people) who are experiencing a range of issues including generalised anxiety, social anxiety, OCD, depression, as well as low self-esteem and other difficulties. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy focuses on the links between thoughts, feelings and behaviours, especially the way that unhelpful thoughts lead to and maintain distressing feelings and behaviours that can be a problem for some people and their families.
01244 662590 View 01244 662590
Photo of Olivia Barber, Counsellor in Cheshire, England
Olivia Barber
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Widnes WA8  (Online Only)
Are you feeling constantly overwhelmed with life's challenges? Maybe you feel as though you need to "just try harder", though no matter how hard you try, you always seem to be having to play catch up with the rest of the world. I wonder if you are left feeling unworthy and different, and if you find yourself being criticised for this, either by yourself or others. I am a qualified Person-Centred therapist, who works with a range of issues, though I do have a special interest in ADHD and chronic illnesses, having experience with both in my own life.
Are you feeling constantly overwhelmed with life's challenges? Maybe you feel as though you need to "just try harder", though no matter how hard you try, you always seem to be having to play catch up with the rest of the world. I wonder if you are left feeling unworthy and different, and if you find yourself being criticised for this, either by yourself or others. I am a qualified Person-Centred therapist, who works with a range of issues, though I do have a special interest in ADHD and chronic illnesses, having experience with both in my own life.
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Number of Counsellors in Cheshire

500+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Cheshire who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
67% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
56% AXA PPP
47% Bupa

How Counsellors in Cheshire see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
17% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cheshire?

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.