Counselling in Martlesham

Photo of Donna Gibson | The Bridge Counselling Service, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Donna Gibson | The Bridge Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Martlesham IP5
Take that first step and email today - I'm looking forward to meeting you. Do you need help because you’re not feeling ok? Are you feeling anxious, low in mood, stressed, fed up and tired? I help people who feel like you to talk about what’s going on in their lives, how they’re feeling and how this affects their day to day. Being able to talk can feel like releasing a pressure valve or that a weight has being lifted from your shoulders. Work with me and together we’ll discover your own resources for self-healing and you can start the journey to feeling happier with life.
Take that first step and email today - I'm looking forward to meeting you. Do you need help because you’re not feeling ok? Are you feeling anxious, low in mood, stressed, fed up and tired? I help people who feel like you to talk about what’s going on in their lives, how they’re feeling and how this affects their day to day. Being able to talk can feel like releasing a pressure valve or that a weight has being lifted from your shoulders. Work with me and together we’ll discover your own resources for self-healing and you can start the journey to feeling happier with life.
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Photo of Linda Ann Linton, Psychotherapist in Martlesham, England
Linda Ann Linton
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Martlesham IP5
At some point in our lives most of us have had times where we find life is difficult and are not sure where to turn or which direction to take to solve these issues. I believe choosing the right counsellor for you is extremely important - it stands to reason that if you feel a connection with someone you will work more productively towards your end goal. I work with clients with many areas of difficulty - anxiety, depression, relationship/emotional problems, addictions, past influences or life crisis situations such as bereavement, divorce. Counselling should be non judgemental, accepting and supportive.
At some point in our lives most of us have had times where we find life is difficult and are not sure where to turn or which direction to take to solve these issues. I believe choosing the right counsellor for you is extremely important - it stands to reason that if you feel a connection with someone you will work more productively towards your end goal. I work with clients with many areas of difficulty - anxiety, depression, relationship/emotional problems, addictions, past influences or life crisis situations such as bereavement, divorce. Counselling should be non judgemental, accepting and supportive.
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Photo of Rachel Green, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Rachel Green
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Martlesham IP12
I am an integrative counsellor as being able to look at a person as a whole is so important, to understand the past, present and future. It is really important for me that you feel safe and non judged so that we can truly explore and work on the problems that you bring. In the understanding we find from what is going on for you we can then look into what strategies and resources we can put in place to help you manage the present and therefore find a more contented present. It isn't about finding perfect as it doesn't exist but getting through life the best we can and counselling can help you do that!
I am an integrative counsellor as being able to look at a person as a whole is so important, to understand the past, present and future. It is really important for me that you feel safe and non judged so that we can truly explore and work on the problems that you bring. In the understanding we find from what is going on for you we can then look into what strategies and resources we can put in place to help you manage the present and therefore find a more contented present. It isn't about finding perfect as it doesn't exist but getting through life the best we can and counselling can help you do that!
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Photo of Kevin Ellis, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Kevin Ellis
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Martlesham IP5
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Ewan Stickley, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Ewan Stickley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge IP12
People come to counselling for many different reasons. Usually, they've tried to deal with their issues and problems by themselves and managed to get by or cope. Sometimes, these burdens feel too much to bear and what used to work no longer does. If you are feeling stuck, powerless, and exhausted maybe counselling can help. "You can not heal what has not been revealed" as the saying goes - so being in an environment where you can express your thoughts and feelings without humiliation, shame, or guilt is the first step in ridding yourself of the burdens that are holding you back.
People come to counselling for many different reasons. Usually, they've tried to deal with their issues and problems by themselves and managed to get by or cope. Sometimes, these burdens feel too much to bear and what used to work no longer does. If you are feeling stuck, powerless, and exhausted maybe counselling can help. "You can not heal what has not been revealed" as the saying goes - so being in an environment where you can express your thoughts and feelings without humiliation, shame, or guilt is the first step in ridding yourself of the burdens that are holding you back.
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Photo of Zoe Hunter, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Zoe Hunter
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Woodbridge IP12
Hello and a warm welcome. I am a Psychodynamic counsellor and work with young children, adolescents and adults.
Hello and a warm welcome. I am a Psychodynamic counsellor and work with young children, adolescents and adults.
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Photo of Polly Royle Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Polly Royle Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
I work with many different issues (please see list below) and also specialise in trauma, PTSD, relationships and depression.
I work with many different issues (please see list below) and also specialise in trauma, PTSD, relationships and depression.
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Photo of Catherine Lindsay-Davies, Psychotherapist in Martlesham, England
Catherine Lindsay-Davies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
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.
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Photo of Jo Ashton, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Jo Ashton
Counsellor, MA, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP5  (Online Only)
Finding the right therapist is really important. I'm an intergrative therapist and use differebt modalities to help my clients celebrity on their needs. I also like to work creatively, where appropriate, using Russian dolls, paints, stones, sand trays and pictures for example.
Finding the right therapist is really important. I'm an intergrative therapist and use differebt modalities to help my clients celebrity on their needs. I also like to work creatively, where appropriate, using Russian dolls, paints, stones, sand trays and pictures for example.
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Photo of Dorelia Daisy Baird-Smith, Psychotherapist in Martlesham, England
Dorelia Daisy Baird-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
Therapy is a place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings with someone who is trained to listen without judgement. It can be short term for a few sessions or long term and open ended, and is usually for one hour on the same day each week.
Therapy is a place for you to explore your thoughts and feelings with someone who is trained to listen without judgement. It can be short term for a few sessions or long term and open ended, and is usually for one hour on the same day each week.
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Photo of Penny Jane Bloss, Psychotherapist in Martlesham, England
Penny Jane Bloss
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP5
Counselling helps us think about what is happening currently in our lives. I will listen to your story and work with you in a supportive and containing way to make sense of what is currently causing you to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or worried. In validating the importance of your feelings, it helps us to work together to explore and think about possible ways forward.
Counselling helps us think about what is happening currently in our lives. I will listen to your story and work with you in a supportive and containing way to make sense of what is currently causing you to feel depressed, anxious, stressed or worried. In validating the importance of your feelings, it helps us to work together to explore and think about possible ways forward.
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Photo of Martin Wilks, Psychologist in Martlesham, England
Martin Wilks
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
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.
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Photo of Helen Skene, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Helen Skene
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP5
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
Whether you are experiencing difficulties in life or suffering inner turmoil my aim is to help you explore what is happening to you and support you as you find a way through your personal emotional maze. Counselling gives you the time and space to explore your feelings in a safe, non-judgmental, friendly environment. You will be encouraged to talk openly and freely about any issues which are causing disruptions in your life, and I will support you until you find resolution or acceptance.
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Photo of Sue Gray, Psychotherapist in Martlesham, England
Sue Gray
Psychotherapist, MSc, MHGI
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
I offer a free 15' explore/intro call so you can check me out! If we meet I will ask you what you want to achieve and we will work towards that as quickly as possible. When someone’s daily life becomes bogged down by a personal difficulty, and they often cannot find a way through it for themselves, they can suffer from distressing feelings of insecurity and loss of control. HG psychotherapy aims to restore that control in the shortest time possible by working with effective tools and modern knowledge to resolve most difficulties, whether expressed as trauma, anxiety, phobia, depression, addiction, or other obstacles to well-being.
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Photo of Annie Broadbent, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Annie Broadbent
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
I am a transpersonal therapist, working in private practice in Suffolk online and in person. I also teach at The Psychosynthesis Trust in London. My journey to psychotherapy began in the field of grief and bereavement. After having worked for a number of years in palliative care and running bereavement groups, I wrote Speaking of Death, a collection of real life experiences of grief. My model of therapy works with the whole person – thoughts, feelings and the body. Its focus is also not just on the presenting problem but holds a space for what is trying to emerge through that problem.
I am a transpersonal therapist, working in private practice in Suffolk online and in person. I also teach at The Psychosynthesis Trust in London. My journey to psychotherapy began in the field of grief and bereavement. After having worked for a number of years in palliative care and running bereavement groups, I wrote Speaking of Death, a collection of real life experiences of grief. My model of therapy works with the whole person – thoughts, feelings and the body. Its focus is also not just on the presenting problem but holds a space for what is trying to emerge through that problem.
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Photo of Anita Jane Counselling, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Anita Jane Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
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Photo of Kate Rigden, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Kate Rigden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ipswich IP5
Not accepting new clients
On one hand life can be seen as a work in progress but perhaps you are also wondering if this is it? Are you being pulled in different directions or disturbed by anxiety and depression. Are you looking to let go of difficult aspects of your life and find peace in your closest relationships? Do you need to focus more on yourself? Through our counselling relationship I will work closely with you in a safe and non-judgemental space where your thoughts and feelings can be gently explored at your own pace. I will work with you towards developing a sense of wellbeing, feeling at home with yourself and at ease with others.
On one hand life can be seen as a work in progress but perhaps you are also wondering if this is it? Are you being pulled in different directions or disturbed by anxiety and depression. Are you looking to let go of difficult aspects of your life and find peace in your closest relationships? Do you need to focus more on yourself? Through our counselling relationship I will work closely with you in a safe and non-judgemental space where your thoughts and feelings can be gently explored at your own pace. I will work with you towards developing a sense of wellbeing, feeling at home with yourself and at ease with others.
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Photo of Ann Hackett, Counsellor in Martlesham, England
Ann Hackett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ipswich IP5
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
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Photo of Steve Peck, Psychotherapist in Martlesham, England
Steve Peck
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
I have extensive lifelong experience of supporting those suffering with poor mental health, including the most severe conditions. I have worked successfully with people of all ages, including adolescents, homemakers, C-Suite executives and those receiving end-of-life care. I also work with couples using The Gottman Method.
I have extensive lifelong experience of supporting those suffering with poor mental health, including the most severe conditions. I have worked successfully with people of all ages, including adolescents, homemakers, C-Suite executives and those receiving end-of-life care. I also work with couples using The Gottman Method.
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Photo of Jo Seely, Psychologist in Martlesham, England
Jo Seely
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Woodbridge IP12
People seek therapy for different reasons and at different stages of life. Usually therapy is sought when stress has outweighed the ability to cope, or usual ways of coping have become less effective. Common reasons for seeking therapy include work stress, relationship problems, anxiety, worry, low self-confidence or depression. Some people will have experienced feelings of distress for many years before feeling able to seek help.
People seek therapy for different reasons and at different stages of life. Usually therapy is sought when stress has outweighed the ability to cope, or usual ways of coping have become less effective. Common reasons for seeking therapy include work stress, relationship problems, anxiety, worry, low self-confidence or depression. Some people will have experienced feelings of distress for many years before feeling able to seek help.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Martlesham

< 10

Counsellors in Martlesham who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
75% Anger Management

Average years in practice

11 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Martlesham see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Martlesham?

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.