Counselling in Chester

Photo of Jen Davies-Owen, MBACP, Counsellor
Jen Davies-Owen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder? Through therapy we can explore your relationship with food and body image as you find freedom and self acceptance from distress related to eating, food, weight, weight stigma and body image issues. I understand the links between disordered eating and neurodivergence so adapt my approach to meet the needs of neurodivergent clients.
Are you struggling with disordered eating or an eating disorder? Through therapy we can explore your relationship with food and body image as you find freedom and self acceptance from distress related to eating, food, weight, weight stigma and body image issues. I understand the links between disordered eating and neurodivergence so adapt my approach to meet the needs of neurodivergent clients.
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Therese Dunne Mbacp (Accred)
Counsellor, MSc
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
For some of us, it can take years to reach out for help and I understand that. When a client contacts me, I know its a big step. Regardless of your past, your family and your story, I believe that you have the ability to heal and thrive in your life. I am trained and experienced to sit with you to help you find YOUR answers. Together we go on a journey of discovery to see how you have got to where you are today but most importantly how you can find your power and strength to overcome your challenges. You deserve to be healthy, happy and at peace. You do not need to be in serious crisis to go for therapy.
For some of us, it can take years to reach out for help and I understand that. When a client contacts me, I know its a big step. Regardless of your past, your family and your story, I believe that you have the ability to heal and thrive in your life. I am trained and experienced to sit with you to help you find YOUR answers. Together we go on a journey of discovery to see how you have got to where you are today but most importantly how you can find your power and strength to overcome your challenges. You deserve to be healthy, happy and at peace. You do not need to be in serious crisis to go for therapy.
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Estelle Dooley
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with 18 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for you to explore safely a current situation, something from your past, or a future concern. I will help and support you through. Accredited Award-Winning Therapist and Coach with 18 years of experience in Mental health, Abuse, Grief, Addiction, & more just ask. You will gain a deeper understanding of yourself and your situation, with all the tools you need to make positive changes in your life leaving you feeling empowered, and strong. See my reviews from clients who already have by visiting my website www.estelledooley.com.
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Anna Pluck
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
Anxiety can overwhelm you. You lie awake at night worried about the day ahead and struggle to relax and constantly overthing everything. Even your time off can be filled with dread about what's coming up. It's not just in your head - heart pounding, shakiness and a sinking feeling in your stomach can make you feel really unwell. Sometimes family and friends get impatient telling you to just do it but you just can't and then you end up feeling worse because nobody understands how hard it is.
Anxiety can overwhelm you. You lie awake at night worried about the day ahead and struggle to relax and constantly overthing everything. Even your time off can be filled with dread about what's coming up. It's not just in your head - heart pounding, shakiness and a sinking feeling in your stomach can make you feel really unwell. Sometimes family and friends get impatient telling you to just do it but you just can't and then you end up feeling worse because nobody understands how hard it is.
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Steve Newcombe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
I am a warm, empathic counsellor working with the person-centred approach. I am registered with the BACP and primarily work with individuals. I have experience working with bereavement and loss, anxiety and low mood and trauma of all kinds, from childhood abuse to PTSD. I also have experience working with post addiction recovery.
I am a warm, empathic counsellor working with the person-centred approach. I am registered with the BACP and primarily work with individuals. I have experience working with bereavement and loss, anxiety and low mood and trauma of all kinds, from childhood abuse to PTSD. I also have experience working with post addiction recovery.
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Photo of Hefina Thorne, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Hefina Thorne
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Not accepting new clients
Hello, Welcome to my profile. I'd like to begin by telling you that I have the privilege of providing a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space to individuals of all ages, a place to share whatever they choose allowing me to help them through difficult times and issues in their lives. Only the person knows what they are experiencing and have experienced making them the experts of their own lives. I am a facilitator, offering the space to enable healing, growth and change. The therapeutic relationship stands above all else. My place in the therapy room is to help you discover the answers and a way forward that best suits you.
Hello, Welcome to my profile. I'd like to begin by telling you that I have the privilege of providing a confidential, safe, non-judgemental space to individuals of all ages, a place to share whatever they choose allowing me to help them through difficult times and issues in their lives. Only the person knows what they are experiencing and have experienced making them the experts of their own lives. I am a facilitator, offering the space to enable healing, growth and change. The therapeutic relationship stands above all else. My place in the therapy room is to help you discover the answers and a way forward that best suits you.
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Driftwood Therapeutic Services
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
We all know life can get tough at times and we can struggle to see our way through it. Sometimes it helps to talk those experiences or feelings through with someone who can really listen and brings no agenda with them. There are so many reasons to come to therapy difficult times in life, things feeling not quite right, anxiety or depression or things from our past effecting us in the here and now (attachment or trauma). Therapy is a safe, neutral place you can use to explore what is happening for you, and it can support you in deciding how you want to manage it.
We all know life can get tough at times and we can struggle to see our way through it. Sometimes it helps to talk those experiences or feelings through with someone who can really listen and brings no agenda with them. There are so many reasons to come to therapy difficult times in life, things feeling not quite right, anxiety or depression or things from our past effecting us in the here and now (attachment or trauma). Therapy is a safe, neutral place you can use to explore what is happening for you, and it can support you in deciding how you want to manage it.
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Photo of Nadia Bakir, MBACP, Counsellor
Nadia Bakir
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH4  (Online Only)
If you have ongoing difficulties in your life that are causing you pain and unhappiness then I am here to help support you to a better way of being. This may be down to life circumstances, work stress, relationship difficulties, or trauma, but I promise to be able to work with you to bring about a happier, healthier self. You may be strugglingly with confidence, low self worth, anxiety and stress, which, using the tools I can provide, we will explore these barriers together to develop more confidence, happiness, and a love for your authentic self, so that you can enjoy life like you deserve.
If you have ongoing difficulties in your life that are causing you pain and unhappiness then I am here to help support you to a better way of being. This may be down to life circumstances, work stress, relationship difficulties, or trauma, but I promise to be able to work with you to bring about a happier, healthier self. You may be strugglingly with confidence, low self worth, anxiety and stress, which, using the tools I can provide, we will explore these barriers together to develop more confidence, happiness, and a love for your authentic self, so that you can enjoy life like you deserve.
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Mark Harrison Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH4
The issues that counsellors face are often complex and deeply personal. My experience of over 10 years in private practice and a third sector organisation has shown me the importance of each person deciding on their own needs and finding their own way through the issues they bring.
The issues that counsellors face are often complex and deeply personal. My experience of over 10 years in private practice and a third sector organisation has shown me the importance of each person deciding on their own needs and finding their own way through the issues they bring.
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Dr Lucy Flitton
Psychologist, PhD, FMBPsS
Verified Verified
Chester CH4  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Hello and welcome. My name is Lucy Flitton, owner of Wellness Springs Therapy. I am a Psychologist, Integrative Psychotherapist, and philosophical coach, based on Humanistic Existential philosophy. My background as a Developmental Psychologist helps me apply a life course perspective to my therapeutic work, which aims to alleviate psychological distress. Based on Existential principles concerning the human need to acquire a 'personal authentic sense of self' my coaching practice enables people acquire the opportunity to fulfil their potential and become the best they can be via improved self-awareness and learned hopefulness.
Hello and welcome. My name is Lucy Flitton, owner of Wellness Springs Therapy. I am a Psychologist, Integrative Psychotherapist, and philosophical coach, based on Humanistic Existential philosophy. My background as a Developmental Psychologist helps me apply a life course perspective to my therapeutic work, which aims to alleviate psychological distress. Based on Existential principles concerning the human need to acquire a 'personal authentic sense of self' my coaching practice enables people acquire the opportunity to fulfil their potential and become the best they can be via improved self-awareness and learned hopefulness.
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Photo of Amanda Wiles, MBACP, Counsellor
Amanda Wiles
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
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. Perhaps there are feelings of not fitting in, a round peg and square hole may come to mind, anxieties and depression may feel normality and a wanting to change. We can walk together through your feelings and emotions to find who you are and where you want to be.
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. Perhaps there are feelings of not fitting in, a round peg and square hole may come to mind, anxieties and depression may feel normality and a wanting to change. We can walk together through your feelings and emotions to find who you are and where you want to be.
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Helen Bell
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH3
I am a warm and empathic, person-centered counsellor registered with the BACP. I support adults of all backgrounds and ages both online and in person. I have experience working with bereavement, life transitions and loss, relationship challenges, work-related stress, and low self-esteem. I also have specific experience in helping individuals cope with the loss of a beloved pet. I offer a space where you are genuinely seen, heard, and understood. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, navigating tough decisions, or feeling adrift, I provide a safe and nurturing environment for you to explore your concerns.
I am a warm and empathic, person-centered counsellor registered with the BACP. I support adults of all backgrounds and ages both online and in person. I have experience working with bereavement, life transitions and loss, relationship challenges, work-related stress, and low self-esteem. I also have specific experience in helping individuals cope with the loss of a beloved pet. I offer a space where you are genuinely seen, heard, and understood. Whether you are dealing with anxiety, navigating tough decisions, or feeling adrift, I provide a safe and nurturing environment for you to explore your concerns.
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Helen Jones CBT and EMDR Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chester CH2  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I spent 15 years working within NHS mental health services. For the past 3 years, I have worked as a private practitioner. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
Hi, I’m Helen - a BABCP-accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist ('CBT') and Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing ('EMDR') practitioner. I spent 15 years working within NHS mental health services. For the past 3 years, I have worked as a private practitioner. I hold a Postgraduate Diploma in CBT and an MSc in Applied Social Studies.
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Photo of Dr Lisa Paul, PhD, BACP, Psychotherapist
Dr Lisa Paul
Psychotherapist, PhD, BACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Hi, I'm Lisa and I am a person-centred therapist. I initially trained as a psychologist but more recently I qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked with a variety of issues, including mental health problems, ADHD, autism, relationship issues, dementia, and learning disabilities amongst others. Often there might be a combination of several difficulties which is impacting upon someone, and I am experienced in working with people where there are more complex issues.
Hi, I'm Lisa and I am a person-centred therapist. I initially trained as a psychologist but more recently I qualified as a counsellor and psychotherapist. I have worked with a variety of issues, including mental health problems, ADHD, autism, relationship issues, dementia, and learning disabilities amongst others. Often there might be a combination of several difficulties which is impacting upon someone, and I am experienced in working with people where there are more complex issues.
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Therapy with Sasha
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
Working with relational issues is at the heart of my work. Healthy relationships and connection are the key to fulfilment, motivation and wellbeing. I offer my clients a pathway to notice patterns of how they relate to their world and build understanding around their behaviours. This naturally leads to awareness which in turn will create choice, empowerment and positive change. I have specialised working with teenagers and young people both face to face and online. Creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship is fundamental, from this place grows confidence, kindness to self and others, direction and resilience.
Working with relational issues is at the heart of my work. Healthy relationships and connection are the key to fulfilment, motivation and wellbeing. I offer my clients a pathway to notice patterns of how they relate to their world and build understanding around their behaviours. This naturally leads to awareness which in turn will create choice, empowerment and positive change. I have specialised working with teenagers and young people both face to face and online. Creating safety and trust within the therapeutic relationship is fundamental, from this place grows confidence, kindness to self and others, direction and resilience.
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Photo of Lena Fiebrantz, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Lena Fiebrantz
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
I don't know what brings you here today but looking for counselling and finding the right therapist takes courage. Life can be hard and asking for support is difficult at times. My goal is to make sure you feel seen and heard. Whatever you are struggling with, whether it is a troubling memory that doesn't seem to leave you alone, a day to day struggle that you feel is holding you back, an experience you're dealing with and didn't think you'd face, or if you're feeling at the end of yourself - talking about these things is a huge step toward resolving your issues and moving to a place of thriving in the life you want to live.
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Donna Paterson
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH1
Hi I'm Donna, I am a cognitive behavioural therapist who is a member of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP). I have over 10 years’ experience of working in mental health services within the NHS, and more recently 2 years experience of working in private practice. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and a Psychology BSc first class honours degree.
Hi I'm Donna, I am a cognitive behavioural therapist who is a member of the British Association for Cognitive and Behavioural Psychotherapists (BABCP). I have over 10 years’ experience of working in mental health services within the NHS, and more recently 2 years experience of working in private practice. I hold a Post Graduate Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), and a Psychology BSc first class honours degree.
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Kieran Lee
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Mental health doesn't have to be scary! I want to take the fear out of mental health and first help you understand your own...what makes you tick and what's stopping you from ticking? When we understand how to manage our mental health, we can structure our lives to fulfil us in the long and short term. Whatever you're struggling with right now, we will work to uncover that sense of self you might have lost.
Mental health doesn't have to be scary! I want to take the fear out of mental health and first help you understand your own...what makes you tick and what's stopping you from ticking? When we understand how to manage our mental health, we can structure our lives to fulfil us in the long and short term. Whatever you're struggling with right now, we will work to uncover that sense of self you might have lost.
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KM Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
I specialise in working with teenagers and young adults who are experiencing varying issues in their lives. Teenagers may be struggling with school, bullying, friendships, anxiety, low mood, depression or grief and loss. Young adults may be transitioning to life at University, embarking on their journey in their chosen career, anxiety, depression, bereavement, or relationship issues. Whatever your reason for reaching out, I will not judge and I will work with you, or your child, in a confidential and collaborative way. I work within the boundaries of the BACP ethical framework to ensure best and safe practise.
I specialise in working with teenagers and young adults who are experiencing varying issues in their lives. Teenagers may be struggling with school, bullying, friendships, anxiety, low mood, depression or grief and loss. Young adults may be transitioning to life at University, embarking on their journey in their chosen career, anxiety, depression, bereavement, or relationship issues. Whatever your reason for reaching out, I will not judge and I will work with you, or your child, in a confidential and collaborative way. I work within the boundaries of the BACP ethical framework to ensure best and safe practise.
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Helen Maccabee
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Chester CH4
I work with adults, children and young people. Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting task and my aim is to develop a trusting relationship where you feel able to explore troubling issues or experiences. The starting point is always what you would like to gain or achieve from therapy, followed by identifying, with you, the best ways of working towards your goals. Whilst I work primarily using trauma focused therapy, I have a breadth of experience and I draw on a wide range of approaches, depending on your needs and preferences.
I work with adults, children and young people. Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting task and my aim is to develop a trusting relationship where you feel able to explore troubling issues or experiences. The starting point is always what you would like to gain or achieve from therapy, followed by identifying, with you, the best ways of working towards your goals. Whilst I work primarily using trauma focused therapy, I have a breadth of experience and I draw on a wide range of approaches, depending on your needs and preferences.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Chester

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Chester who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
87% Depression
87% Self Esteem
81% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
68% Bereavement
68% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Aviva
45% AXA PPP
45% Bupa

How Counsellors in Chester see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
17% Male
3% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chester?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.