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Dr Helen Childs
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Hook RG29
Are you struggling with finding your direction in life? Perhaps you are feeling lost, anxious or low in mood? Do you find yourself pulled into unhealthy relationship patterns, or feel like you can't connect fully with others? These are common difficulties I work with. I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC. I use a compassionate, evidence-based approach to help individuals identify the changes they’d like to make and to learn new skills for dealing with difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I work with adults and adolescents aged 16+
Are you struggling with finding your direction in life? Perhaps you are feeling lost, anxious or low in mood? Do you find yourself pulled into unhealthy relationship patterns, or feel like you can't connect fully with others? These are common difficulties I work with. I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist registered with the HCPC. I use a compassionate, evidence-based approach to help individuals identify the changes they’d like to make and to learn new skills for dealing with difficult thoughts, feelings and behaviours. I work with adults and adolescents aged 16+
07480 788527 View 07480 788527
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Emma Churms
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hook RG27  (Online Only)
I provide a confidential space away from day-to-day life to freely explore what is on your mind without any judgement. I work online so that therapy can fit into your schedule. Whether you have a specific reason for starting therapy, or just know that you want to feel better, therapy can be a useful space to figure out what is going on and how to manage this. Saying aloud your thoughts and emotions to a trained professional can have a powerful effect in helping you make sense of what you are experiencing and in changing to feel better.
I provide a confidential space away from day-to-day life to freely explore what is on your mind without any judgement. I work online so that therapy can fit into your schedule. Whether you have a specific reason for starting therapy, or just know that you want to feel better, therapy can be a useful space to figure out what is going on and how to manage this. Saying aloud your thoughts and emotions to a trained professional can have a powerful effect in helping you make sense of what you are experiencing and in changing to feel better.
0118 230 0771 View 0118 230 0771
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Elizabeth (Known As Jayne) Jayne Cookson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hook RG29
I have over 15 years of experience of counselling and psychotherapy working with people with a wide variety of issues, such as relationship issues, anxiety, stress, loss and depression. My aim is to help you achieve what you need to feel happier in your life feeling listened to and understood. Repeating old patterns and ways may lead us to feel unhappy with ourselves and our lives. I will help you work through things that may be keeping you stuck and find new ways to move forward, helping you to be more the way you want to be.
I have over 15 years of experience of counselling and psychotherapy working with people with a wide variety of issues, such as relationship issues, anxiety, stress, loss and depression. My aim is to help you achieve what you need to feel happier in your life feeling listened to and understood. Repeating old patterns and ways may lead us to feel unhappy with ourselves and our lives. I will help you work through things that may be keeping you stuck and find new ways to move forward, helping you to be more the way you want to be.
07492 885653 View 07492 885653
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Jane Floyd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
I can help with emotional distress, depression, stress, and anxiety (including OCD and PTSD), as well as the challenges living with a long-term physical health condition can pose.
I can help with emotional distress, depression, stress, and anxiety (including OCD and PTSD), as well as the challenges living with a long-term physical health condition can pose.
0118 230 8241 View 0118 230 8241
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Ruby Play Therapy
MA
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
Play and Creative Arts Therapy can effectively help process and create an understanding of difficult life experiences as well as develop relationship skills, such as trust, respect, empathy and healthy coping strategies through co-operation and sharing with others.
Play and Creative Arts Therapy can effectively help process and create an understanding of difficult life experiences as well as develop relationship skills, such as trust, respect, empathy and healthy coping strategies through co-operation and sharing with others.
0118 230 8298 View 0118 230 8298
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Debbie Humphries
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
I can help you with issues that are difficult to talk about, including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, bereavement, trauma, sexual abuse, autism and ADHD. Some issues are more difficult to define. They can be more like: ‘Life feels really difficult’, ‘I wish I felt happier’, ‘I’ve been feeling really low’ or ‘I feel like I’m going mad’. I am genuinely interested to understand more about you and your unique experience. No problem is too trivial or too shocking. I will listen to what you want to achieve through counselling and support you to live your best life, whatever that may mean for you.
I can help you with issues that are difficult to talk about, including anxiety, depression, low self esteem, bereavement, trauma, sexual abuse, autism and ADHD. Some issues are more difficult to define. They can be more like: ‘Life feels really difficult’, ‘I wish I felt happier’, ‘I’ve been feeling really low’ or ‘I feel like I’m going mad’. I am genuinely interested to understand more about you and your unique experience. No problem is too trivial or too shocking. I will listen to what you want to achieve through counselling and support you to live your best life, whatever that may mean for you.
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Asma Mair
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
The thought of seeking counselling or psychotherapy can feel like a daunting prospect. However sometimes we can face struggles in life that seem too difficult to cope with alone. It takes courage in taking the first steps to seek help and support. My personal philosophy is that we are all complex unique individuals with our own needs, but sometimes these needs get distorted as we try to fit in and be accepted by others, or we simply become lost in the "busy-ness" of our lives.
The thought of seeking counselling or psychotherapy can feel like a daunting prospect. However sometimes we can face struggles in life that seem too difficult to cope with alone. It takes courage in taking the first steps to seek help and support. My personal philosophy is that we are all complex unique individuals with our own needs, but sometimes these needs get distorted as we try to fit in and be accepted by others, or we simply become lost in the "busy-ness" of our lives.
07480 779211 View 07480 779211
Photo of Christine Sennett, Psychotherapist in Hook, England
Christine Sennett
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
Do you feel as if your mental health is out of balance at the moment? Do you feel a general sense of isolation and unhappiness? Life in today's world is challenging and there are times when stress and life events get on top of us and we feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. Perhaps I can help you to manage or overcome your difficulties - whether they are due to circumstances or a particular mental health issue such as an anxiety disorder or low mood. I aim to help you restore balance, manage life's challenges, and live a harmonious and fulfilling life that reflects your personal values. You don't have to struggle alone.
Do you feel as if your mental health is out of balance at the moment? Do you feel a general sense of isolation and unhappiness? Life in today's world is challenging and there are times when stress and life events get on top of us and we feel overwhelmed and unable to cope. Perhaps I can help you to manage or overcome your difficulties - whether they are due to circumstances or a particular mental health issue such as an anxiety disorder or low mood. I aim to help you restore balance, manage life's challenges, and live a harmonious and fulfilling life that reflects your personal values. You don't have to struggle alone.
0118 230 8467 View 0118 230 8467
Photo of Sue Ivey Counselling, Counsellor in Hook, England
Sue Ivey Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
Are you feeling troubled, distressed or even confused by relationship difficulties, life transitions, crises, helplessness, grief, isolation, anxiety, depression or loss of direction? Talking to a professional counsellor in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can enable you to understand yourself better, make your situation more manageable and lead to lasting behavioural change. As a BACP accredited counsellor with 23 years experience of counselling adults with various difficulties, I understand how important it is to find the right counsellor to help you. For this reason I offer a free one hour initial session.
Are you feeling troubled, distressed or even confused by relationship difficulties, life transitions, crises, helplessness, grief, isolation, anxiety, depression or loss of direction? Talking to a professional counsellor in a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment can enable you to understand yourself better, make your situation more manageable and lead to lasting behavioural change. As a BACP accredited counsellor with 23 years experience of counselling adults with various difficulties, I understand how important it is to find the right counsellor to help you. For this reason I offer a free one hour initial session.
07723 458110 View 07723 458110
Photo of Ian Myers Counselling, Counsellor in Hook, England
Ian Myers Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
I came to counselling late in life and bring years of life experiences as a result. I believe I have a natural empathy and understanding of my clients. Nothing shocks me and I never judge. I want my clients to reach their full potential in life, so whatever it is that is holding you back, let me help you unravel the tangle, in a safe, supportive environment. I offer private counselling based from my home office near Basingstoke in North Hampshire. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Hypnotherapy and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I offer counselling and Hypnotherapy.
I came to counselling late in life and bring years of life experiences as a result. I believe I have a natural empathy and understanding of my clients. Nothing shocks me and I never judge. I want my clients to reach their full potential in life, so whatever it is that is holding you back, let me help you unravel the tangle, in a safe, supportive environment. I offer private counselling based from my home office near Basingstoke in North Hampshire. I hold an Advanced Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and Hypnotherapy and am an Accredited Member of the National Counselling Society (NCS). I offer counselling and Hypnotherapy.
01256 236485 View 01256 236485
Photo of Selene Maher Counselling, Counsellor in Hook, England
Selene Maher Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hook RG29
In my experience, people make the decision to come to counselling for many reasons, and I understand that it can feel very daunting to embark on a journey of this kind. I have a number of years experience of working with individuals with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, loss and bereavement, addictive behaviours, as well as family/work/relationship issues. I believe that just being able to talk about your thoughts and feelings can often bring great relief, and this experience can be life changing.
In my experience, people make the decision to come to counselling for many reasons, and I understand that it can feel very daunting to embark on a journey of this kind. I have a number of years experience of working with individuals with a range of issues including anxiety, depression, stress, anger, loss and bereavement, addictive behaviours, as well as family/work/relationship issues. I believe that just being able to talk about your thoughts and feelings can often bring great relief, and this experience can be life changing.
07380 336737 View 07380 336737
Photo of Simon Cook, Counsellor in Hook, England
Simon Cook
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hook RG29
As a counsellor I will be real & completely honest with you. I will gently challenge to see what's REALLY going on. I don't just ask "how does that feel?" I help you explore issues with the purpose of achieving change and better outcomes.
As a counsellor I will be real & completely honest with you. I will gently challenge to see what's REALLY going on. I don't just ask "how does that feel?" I help you explore issues with the purpose of achieving change and better outcomes.
01256 268067 View 01256 268067
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Kayleigh Clark
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
My name is Kayleigh and I specialise in supporting people who have experienced trauma. You may not always know if you've been affected by trauma, so here are just some of the ways it can show up in your daily life... Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Addiction, Low self-esteem, Problems with sleep, Lack of libido, Social detachment, Loneliness, Stress, Overwhelm. If any of these sound familiar and your mental health is suffering, it doesn't have to stay that way.
My name is Kayleigh and I specialise in supporting people who have experienced trauma. You may not always know if you've been affected by trauma, so here are just some of the ways it can show up in your daily life... Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Addiction, Low self-esteem, Problems with sleep, Lack of libido, Social detachment, Loneliness, Stress, Overwhelm. If any of these sound familiar and your mental health is suffering, it doesn't have to stay that way.
01256 577945 View 01256 577945
Photo of Nathan Hipple, Psychotherapist in Hook, England
Nathan Hipple
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hook RG29
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified therapist with many years of experience in different mental health roles. As a therapist, my aim is to support you in understanding what might be the cause of the issues you are experiencing. Together, we can understand your challenges and quickly improve your wellbeing using a range of therapeutic interventions. I am committed to creating a safe, steady presence within a supportive environment.
I am a qualified therapist with many years of experience in different mental health roles. As a therapist, my aim is to support you in understanding what might be the cause of the issues you are experiencing. Together, we can understand your challenges and quickly improve your wellbeing using a range of therapeutic interventions. I am committed to creating a safe, steady presence within a supportive environment.
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Photo of Barbara Craig, Psychotherapist in Hook, England
Barbara Craig
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapist, providing open-ended psychotherapy, brief counselling sessions or single-session therapy to individuals, couples, and other relationships. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, domestic abuse, life transitions or facing difficult parenting dilemmas or relationship and attachment issues? Please reach out. You don't have to face these challenges alone. I offer a free initial consultation and discounted rates. I can arrange weekly, fortnightly or ad-hoc sessions to suit your needs.
I am a qualified and accredited psychotherapist, providing open-ended psychotherapy, brief counselling sessions or single-session therapy to individuals, couples, and other relationships. If you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma, grief, domestic abuse, life transitions or facing difficult parenting dilemmas or relationship and attachment issues? Please reach out. You don't have to face these challenges alone. I offer a free initial consultation and discounted rates. I can arrange weekly, fortnightly or ad-hoc sessions to suit your needs.
020 4538 1829 View 020 4538 1829
Photo of Jo Shayler, Counsellor in Hook, England
Jo Shayler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
So, can talking to someone help? Absolutely ! Regardless of the reason you might keep it in, talking has powerful psychological benefits that might not be obvious. Life can throw up many challenges and I am able to offer a safe, supportive, confidential environment for adults, Couples and young people to talk through and try and make sense of what they are finding difficult. Sometimes, we can struggle to find the words to share our internal world or communicate our feelings. Using creative tools together can be useful to help identify and process what is happening.
So, can talking to someone help? Absolutely ! Regardless of the reason you might keep it in, talking has powerful psychological benefits that might not be obvious. Life can throw up many challenges and I am able to offer a safe, supportive, confidential environment for adults, Couples and young people to talk through and try and make sense of what they are finding difficult. Sometimes, we can struggle to find the words to share our internal world or communicate our feelings. Using creative tools together can be useful to help identify and process what is happening.
01256 679737 View 01256 679737
Photo of Emmanuel Ampofo, Psychotherapist in Hook, England
Emmanuel Ampofo
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hook RG27
I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the BABCP with 10 years experience of using CBT to treat various psychological disorders. Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts of horrific nature that makes you feel like a bad person? Or do you engage in excessive checks or intense fear of contamination hence the need to engage in certain rituals to feel safe and to keep others safe? If you struggle with any of the above as well as constantly re-living past trauma events and struggle with depression leading to isolation, then get in touch!
I am an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with the BABCP with 10 years experience of using CBT to treat various psychological disorders. Do you struggle with intrusive thoughts of horrific nature that makes you feel like a bad person? Or do you engage in excessive checks or intense fear of contamination hence the need to engage in certain rituals to feel safe and to keep others safe? If you struggle with any of the above as well as constantly re-living past trauma events and struggle with depression leading to isolation, then get in touch!
01256 595299 View 01256 595299
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Ugly Duckling Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
Hi, I am Varsha and I would like to introduce myself. The slogan is "Everyone can transform from the ugly duckling to the real swan they are meant to be". In these few words of this quote, I am introducing myself. like you, I am a person who has experienced life's up's and down's, has been in the depth of the well of sadness, confusion, wanting to let everything go ... I have screamed, hidden, while been in the dark, cold and surrounded by walls that are getting more narrow by the hour. Strangely something inside me woke up because someone heard me screaming "help", even when I was embarrassed asking for support.
Hi, I am Varsha and I would like to introduce myself. The slogan is "Everyone can transform from the ugly duckling to the real swan they are meant to be". In these few words of this quote, I am introducing myself. like you, I am a person who has experienced life's up's and down's, has been in the depth of the well of sadness, confusion, wanting to let everything go ... I have screamed, hidden, while been in the dark, cold and surrounded by walls that are getting more narrow by the hour. Strangely something inside me woke up because someone heard me screaming "help", even when I was embarrassed asking for support.
01689 661745 View 01689 661745
Photo of Lucy Whittome, Counsellor in Hook, England
Lucy Whittome
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Hook RG27
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life or are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or loss? Counselling can offer a helpful space to talk through your feelings and start to make sense of things. I will work with you and your goals to help you start to let some light back in through the cracks.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by life or are you struggling with depression, anxiety, or loss? Counselling can offer a helpful space to talk through your feelings and start to make sense of things. I will work with you and your goals to help you start to let some light back in through the cracks.
01256 648394 View 01256 648394
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Sian Melville
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hook RG27
Hello I'm Sian Melville and I run Lifted Therapy. . I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with nearly 10 years experience in physical and mental healthcare settings. I specialise in supporting adults experiencing anxiety, depression and Long Term Physical Health Conditions including Diabetes, COPD, Heart Conditions, Chronic Pain and IBS. My aim is to support and help you make peace with your thoughts and emotions and help make sense of what is happening in a warm and supportive therapy space and help you to live the life you want, in line with your values.
Hello I'm Sian Melville and I run Lifted Therapy. . I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist with nearly 10 years experience in physical and mental healthcare settings. I specialise in supporting adults experiencing anxiety, depression and Long Term Physical Health Conditions including Diabetes, COPD, Heart Conditions, Chronic Pain and IBS. My aim is to support and help you make peace with your thoughts and emotions and help make sense of what is happening in a warm and supportive therapy space and help you to live the life you want, in line with your values.
01256 975045 View 01256 975045

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Hook

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Hook who prioritize treating:

97% Stress
94% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
91% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
69% Bereavement
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Vitality

How Counsellors in Hook see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

78% Female
22% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Hook?

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.