Counselling in Leiston

Photo of Natasha Lewis, Psychotherapist in Leiston, England
Natasha Lewis
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leiston IP16
I am a fully trained and accredited Integrative Relational Counsellor and EMDR Practitioner. Available for in person sessions and online via secure video conferencing (zoom or skype). Issues that I can support you with are: Trauma / PTSD, Stress and Anxiety, Marriage, Separation and Divorce issues, Personal relationship and Work relationship issues, Depression, Bereavement and Loss, Infertility, Miscarriages, IVF treatment and Infant Mortality Domestic abuse, Sexual abuse. I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP (Member No. 084911) and abide by the BACP’s ethical framework.
I am a fully trained and accredited Integrative Relational Counsellor and EMDR Practitioner. Available for in person sessions and online via secure video conferencing (zoom or skype). Issues that I can support you with are: Trauma / PTSD, Stress and Anxiety, Marriage, Separation and Divorce issues, Personal relationship and Work relationship issues, Depression, Bereavement and Loss, Infertility, Miscarriages, IVF treatment and Infant Mortality Domestic abuse, Sexual abuse. I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP (Member No. 084911) and abide by the BACP’s ethical framework.
01728 443987 View 01728 443987
Photo of Fi Smith, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Fi Smith
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Leiston IP16  (Online Only)
Complimentary 30 minute introductory session. Online sessions. My passion lies in providing low cost psychotherapy, which I believe enables individuals and couples to find purpose in their struggles and make informed choices to instigate positive transformations in their lives. I am committed to fostering a safe, confidential, and supportive space where clients can freely express their concerns without fear of judgment and feel genuinely heard and valued. I am a registered trainee counsellor and psychotherapist with UKCP. I also belong to these professional bodies UKATA, EATA and ITAA and abide by their code of ethics.
Complimentary 30 minute introductory session. Online sessions. My passion lies in providing low cost psychotherapy, which I believe enables individuals and couples to find purpose in their struggles and make informed choices to instigate positive transformations in their lives. I am committed to fostering a safe, confidential, and supportive space where clients can freely express their concerns without fear of judgment and feel genuinely heard and valued. I am a registered trainee counsellor and psychotherapist with UKCP. I also belong to these professional bodies UKATA, EATA and ITAA and abide by their code of ethics.
0118 230 0564 View 0118 230 0564
Photo of Sam Jeffery, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Sam Jeffery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leiston IP16
Hi, I'm Sam. Are you feeling lost, hopeless, overwhelmed, angry or fed up with repeating the same destructive patterns over and over again. Having the opportunity to share difficult events and process confusing emotions can alleviate distress and give you the space to find more satisfying and rewarding ways of living.
Hi, I'm Sam. Are you feeling lost, hopeless, overwhelmed, angry or fed up with repeating the same destructive patterns over and over again. Having the opportunity to share difficult events and process confusing emotions can alleviate distress and give you the space to find more satisfying and rewarding ways of living.
01728 443739 View 01728 443739

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Leslie Sheinman, Psychotherapist in Leiston, England
Leslie Sheinman
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Halesworth IP19
I see clients individually or in couples, who are suffering from all kinds of anxiety and unhappiness,or are feeling lost or stuck. You may be having problems at work, with self-esteem or in your relationship with a partner or friends. You may need to work through trauma, including bullying and relationship loss. If you are a couple, I will help you to analyze what has gone wrong; and have you learn to nurture your relationship by thinking together and working out how to support each other.
I see clients individually or in couples, who are suffering from all kinds of anxiety and unhappiness,or are feeling lost or stuck. You may be having problems at work, with self-esteem or in your relationship with a partner or friends. You may need to work through trauma, including bullying and relationship loss. If you are a couple, I will help you to analyze what has gone wrong; and have you learn to nurture your relationship by thinking together and working out how to support each other.
020 3962 0559 View 020 3962 0559
Photo of Liz Cutting, Psychotherapist in Leiston, England
Liz Cutting
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
01728 448689 View 01728 448689
Photo of Marc Oakland Bevan, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Marc Oakland Bevan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwold IP18  (Online Only)
I build therapeutic relationships based on the Client-Centered core conditions of Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard (respect) and Congruence (genuineness) I have had a lot of success with helping young people and younger adults, as well as parents of adolescents feel more comfortable within themselves and move towards their full potential. I work with low level mental health difficulties that are not entrenched and relationship and personal identity issues and emotional difficulties. I also enjoy supervising trainee Counsellers and those in the early stages of their practice.
I build therapeutic relationships based on the Client-Centered core conditions of Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard (respect) and Congruence (genuineness) I have had a lot of success with helping young people and younger adults, as well as parents of adolescents feel more comfortable within themselves and move towards their full potential. I work with low level mental health difficulties that are not entrenched and relationship and personal identity issues and emotional difficulties. I also enjoy supervising trainee Counsellers and those in the early stages of their practice.
01502 443253 View 01502 443253
Photo of Catherine Lindsay-Davies, Psychotherapist in Leiston, England
Catherine Lindsay-Davies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Saxmundham IP17
People can benefit from counselling for a wide range of reasons; to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress; for support in times of difficulty; or to seek greater self-awareness and fulfilment in life, enabling growth and deeper understanding. Counselling can give you the opportunity to be heard and to find clarity to enable you to make your own decisions, all in a supportive and confidential environment.
People can benefit from counselling for a wide range of reasons; to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress; for support in times of difficulty; or to seek greater self-awareness and fulfilment in life, enabling growth and deeper understanding. Counselling can give you the opportunity to be heard and to find clarity to enable you to make your own decisions, all in a supportive and confidential environment.
07380 316533 View 07380 316533
Photo of Martin Wilks, Psychologist in Leiston, England
Martin Wilks
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Southwold IP18
People who are keen to re-orientate their lives in the direction of their values - towards what gives them a sense of meaning and purpose. Having a clearer idea of what really matters helps people motivate themselves - even to the extent of accepting the difficulties it may entail - to either change or persist - in behaviours that will move them in their valued directions. Typically, this approach can be powerfully effective in dealing with the pervasive problems of stress, anxiety and depression and other chronic issues where rigid patterns of avoidant behaviour have developed.
People who are keen to re-orientate their lives in the direction of their values - towards what gives them a sense of meaning and purpose. Having a clearer idea of what really matters helps people motivate themselves - even to the extent of accepting the difficulties it may entail - to either change or persist - in behaviours that will move them in their valued directions. Typically, this approach can be powerfully effective in dealing with the pervasive problems of stress, anxiety and depression and other chronic issues where rigid patterns of avoidant behaviour have developed.
07723 472754 View 07723 472754
Photo of Emma Thompson, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Emma Thompson
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Saxmundham IP17
Not accepting new clients
Are you finding it difficult to cope at the moment? Has a life changing event or series of events that have either happened recently or some time ago left you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, isolated or confused? You may have suffered a bereavement, work-related stress or relationship problems with a partner, family or friends or gone through a divorce. You may well not be able to link your anxiety or depression to any particular cause. It’s not always easy to talk to family and friends, but speaking to someone who really listens in a confidential and non-judgemental way can make a real difference.
Are you finding it difficult to cope at the moment? Has a life changing event or series of events that have either happened recently or some time ago left you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, isolated or confused? You may have suffered a bereavement, work-related stress or relationship problems with a partner, family or friends or gone through a divorce. You may well not be able to link your anxiety or depression to any particular cause. It’s not always easy to talk to family and friends, but speaking to someone who really listens in a confidential and non-judgemental way can make a real difference.
01603 361097 View 01603 361097
Photo of Carol Shaw Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Leiston, England
Carol Shaw Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Halesworth IP19
How you feel about yourself and your worth can impact on you every day and in every relationship. You may have difficulties with family members or in friendships and more personal relationships. You may find it difficult to voice your needs. Reflecting on how we are with others and with our self can be revealing and bring about change. This can help you to be more present and involved in your life. These thoughts and feelings didn’t develop overnight and I provide you with a confidential space to support you in this exploration for lasting change. I am still able to see clients face to face following government Covid Guidelines.
How you feel about yourself and your worth can impact on you every day and in every relationship. You may have difficulties with family members or in friendships and more personal relationships. You may find it difficult to voice your needs. Reflecting on how we are with others and with our self can be revealing and bring about change. This can help you to be more present and involved in your life. These thoughts and feelings didn’t develop overnight and I provide you with a confidential space to support you in this exploration for lasting change. I am still able to see clients face to face following government Covid Guidelines.
01986 802150 View 01986 802150
Photo of Anthony Richard Fletcher Clarke, Psychotherapist in Leiston, England
Anthony Richard Fletcher Clarke
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Aldringham IP16
Extreme trauma exists in PTSD but in some way all of us experience trauma from the school bully to the manager who does not listen. We all have states of anxiety and depression. What is a normal state and how do we know if we are heading for a breakdown. What is a balanced happy life? We can have control of some things in our life and other things come along and smack us in the face. What therapy with me does is give you a space for observation without personal judgement or criticism , just questions from me so that I understand your motivations and help shape your goals. Sometimes your answers are in the past, often in the present.
Extreme trauma exists in PTSD but in some way all of us experience trauma from the school bully to the manager who does not listen. We all have states of anxiety and depression. What is a normal state and how do we know if we are heading for a breakdown. What is a balanced happy life? We can have control of some things in our life and other things come along and smack us in the face. What therapy with me does is give you a space for observation without personal judgement or criticism , just questions from me so that I understand your motivations and help shape your goals. Sometimes your answers are in the past, often in the present.
020 8059 2297 View 020 8059 2297
Photo of Cwtch Therapies, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Cwtch Therapies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Halesworth IP19
Whether it is grief of some kind or difficulties in relationships or work, life can prove tricky at times and we can feel alone in decision making or dealing with situations. At times such as these it can help to have someone who will listen without judgement and offer confidentiality. Counselling can be short or long term to achieve specific goals or to work through more deeply ingrained life challenges. Young and older clients are welcome and sessions via video link offered.
Whether it is grief of some kind or difficulties in relationships or work, life can prove tricky at times and we can feel alone in decision making or dealing with situations. At times such as these it can help to have someone who will listen without judgement and offer confidentiality. Counselling can be short or long term to achieve specific goals or to work through more deeply ingrained life challenges. Young and older clients are welcome and sessions via video link offered.
01502 448025 View 01502 448025
Photo of Rachel Rudston, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Rachel Rudston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
Hello, my name is Rachel and I am a fully qualified therapist and registered member of the BACP. I believe that counselling can support us to understand ourselves better, reframe the way we experience ourselves and can help us to open up to the possibility of change. I offer psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, many of which centre around anxiety, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviours, loss, relationships and trauma.
Hello, my name is Rachel and I am a fully qualified therapist and registered member of the BACP. I believe that counselling can support us to understand ourselves better, reframe the way we experience ourselves and can help us to open up to the possibility of change. I offer psychotherapy for a broad range of issues, many of which centre around anxiety, self-esteem, self-defeating behaviours, loss, relationships and trauma.
01728 443995 View 01728 443995
Photo of Ali Warford, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Ali Warford
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Southwold IP18
Hi, I'm Ali. I am a relational Integrative counsellor. All this means is that I am able to draw on a blend of therapeutic ideas and techniques to offer an experience of counselling that is helpful and suits you as an individual. At the heart of my work is a hope that I can offer a warm, open and safe counselling relationship that allows you to speak freely about your thoughts, feelings and emotions. You may have a specific reason for seeking counselling and a clear idea of what you would like to achieve. Perhaps you have a general sense of unhappiness or unease, and you would like some help to explore why that might be.
Hi, I'm Ali. I am a relational Integrative counsellor. All this means is that I am able to draw on a blend of therapeutic ideas and techniques to offer an experience of counselling that is helpful and suits you as an individual. At the heart of my work is a hope that I can offer a warm, open and safe counselling relationship that allows you to speak freely about your thoughts, feelings and emotions. You may have a specific reason for seeking counselling and a clear idea of what you would like to achieve. Perhaps you have a general sense of unhappiness or unease, and you would like some help to explore why that might be.
01502 443236 View 01502 443236
Photo of Chapters teen and child therapy , Counsellor in Leiston, England
Chapters teen and child therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP13
I specialise in Children and Young People's therapy. Early intervention is important and I can provide families or individuals with tools to cope with a range of emotional difficulties. I also offer confidential school based counselling services, please contact for more information.
I specialise in Children and Young People's therapy. Early intervention is important and I can provide families or individuals with tools to cope with a range of emotional difficulties. I also offer confidential school based counselling services, please contact for more information.
07480 534332 View 07480 534332
Photo of Rosemary Lodge, Psychologist in Leiston, England
Rosemary Lodge
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Southwold IP18
You may be struggling at the moment with relationships or life in general. Perhaps you feel confused about yourself and the other - unsure about whether you are being reasonable or whether it is ok to feel upset or angry. You may put on a mask when dealing with others, terrified of being seen as your authentic self. Perhaps you like people but find them draining after a while. Or you may have experienced abuse, verbal abuse, or bullying in either your family of origin, your workplace or your romantic relationships. Or you may just have a hunch that something's not right or feel that there is something wrong with you.
You may be struggling at the moment with relationships or life in general. Perhaps you feel confused about yourself and the other - unsure about whether you are being reasonable or whether it is ok to feel upset or angry. You may put on a mask when dealing with others, terrified of being seen as your authentic self. Perhaps you like people but find them draining after a while. Or you may have experienced abuse, verbal abuse, or bullying in either your family of origin, your workplace or your romantic relationships. Or you may just have a hunch that something's not right or feel that there is something wrong with you.
01502 443297 View 01502 443297

Online Therapists

Photo of Jackie Williams, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Jackie Williams
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Twickenham TW1
Are you anxious about work, worried about relationships, or grieving the loss of a loved one? If so, then look no further. I create a secure space for us to work on what is important to you in your current situation and give you greater understanding of yourself. Together, we look at your options for the future and work towards making the changes necessary to achieve your goals.
Are you anxious about work, worried about relationships, or grieving the loss of a loved one? If so, then look no further. I create a secure space for us to work on what is important to you in your current situation and give you greater understanding of yourself. Together, we look at your options for the future and work towards making the changes necessary to achieve your goals.
01748 901749 View 01748 901749
Photo of Debbie Carroll, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Debbie Carroll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
01277 505549 View 01277 505549
Photo of Howard Antonio, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Howard Antonio
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
London SW16
There are times in our lives when we feel that no one understands or is interested in what is going on for us. We can be left feeling misunderstood and uncared for. Talking about what is going on for us can be very difficult because it is not easy to find someone we can trust. I offer a person-centred approach but also use a holistic approach to therapy, this aids with focuses on an individual’s self-worth and values. I believe that being valued as a person, without the fear of being judged can help an individual to accept who they are and help reconnect with themselves with the people and things that are precious to them.
There are times in our lives when we feel that no one understands or is interested in what is going on for us. We can be left feeling misunderstood and uncared for. Talking about what is going on for us can be very difficult because it is not easy to find someone we can trust. I offer a person-centred approach but also use a holistic approach to therapy, this aids with focuses on an individual’s self-worth and values. I believe that being valued as a person, without the fear of being judged can help an individual to accept who they are and help reconnect with themselves with the people and things that are precious to them.
020 8106 8876 View 020 8106 8876
Photo of Alison Parsons, Counsellor in Leiston, England
Alison Parsons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Berkhamsted HP4
Talking to someone about things that are making you feel uncomfortable, anxious, or perhaps overwhelmed can help. Sometimes, just saying out loud how you feel can start a process that leads to change and new choices in your life. Thinking, with a counsellor, about the experiences that are making you feel this way can give you the support, the space and insight to find a way through what’s troubling you. I have experience supporting adults who are struggling with aspects of their life such as anxiety, depression, grief, identity, sexuality and self-esteem and I offer a warm and professional place where we can work together.
Talking to someone about things that are making you feel uncomfortable, anxious, or perhaps overwhelmed can help. Sometimes, just saying out loud how you feel can start a process that leads to change and new choices in your life. Thinking, with a counsellor, about the experiences that are making you feel this way can give you the support, the space and insight to find a way through what’s troubling you. I have experience supporting adults who are struggling with aspects of their life such as anxiety, depression, grief, identity, sexuality and self-esteem and I offer a warm and professional place where we can work together.
01442 504102 View 01442 504102

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Leiston

< 10

Counsellors in Leiston who prioritize treating:

67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Anxiety
67% Addiction
67% Domestic Abuse
67% Bereavement
67% Obsessive-Compulsive (OCD)

Average years in practice

10 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Leiston see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Leiston?

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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.