Counselling in Newbury

Photo of Michael Darvill, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Michael Darvill
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
If you're reading this, then you're most likely struggling right now. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or low. You may be angry, sad or stressed by a certain situation in your life. Maybe you've lost direction and meaning, and feel stuck as a result. Or lost someone important to you, either through a bereavement or relationship breakdown. Feelings of despair, fear or hurt can be overwhelming. But...you've started the process of addressing these issues by looking for a counsellor. You've taken the first step. Together, in a collaborative effort, we can look at what is bothering you and attempt to find a way through.
If you're reading this, then you're most likely struggling right now. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or low. You may be angry, sad or stressed by a certain situation in your life. Maybe you've lost direction and meaning, and feel stuck as a result. Or lost someone important to you, either through a bereavement or relationship breakdown. Feelings of despair, fear or hurt can be overwhelming. But...you've started the process of addressing these issues by looking for a counsellor. You've taken the first step. Together, in a collaborative effort, we can look at what is bothering you and attempt to find a way through.
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Helen Franklin
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
As you have found your way here, you may be feeling that you don't have the resources right now to engage with life as you would wish. There can be times when dealing with life's challenges alone feels too much. Some of my clients comes with painful life experiences, some sensing that they have entrenched patterns that are making them unhappy, some feel low and just don't know why. Others want to embark on a journey of exploration that will allow them to find a more fulfilling way of being in the world. if any of this feels like you do get in touch and see how I can help.
As you have found your way here, you may be feeling that you don't have the resources right now to engage with life as you would wish. There can be times when dealing with life's challenges alone feels too much. Some of my clients comes with painful life experiences, some sensing that they have entrenched patterns that are making them unhappy, some feel low and just don't know why. Others want to embark on a journey of exploration that will allow them to find a more fulfilling way of being in the world. if any of this feels like you do get in touch and see how I can help.
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Dave Wakeham
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Newbury RG14
You may be suffering with feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression; or emotions which gush out disproportionately to what seems to have triggered them; struggling in relationships which cause you distress; or recent events may have brought to the surface painful feelings which seem hard to manage or which feel confusing. Whatever is troubling you, I offer a safe space to explore and work through it together. For me psychotherapy is not only for those with a diagnosable psychological issue, or for someone who can be labelled as having something 'wrong' with them, it can benefit anyone who wants to get more out of life.
You may be suffering with feelings of stress, anxiety, or depression; or emotions which gush out disproportionately to what seems to have triggered them; struggling in relationships which cause you distress; or recent events may have brought to the surface painful feelings which seem hard to manage or which feel confusing. Whatever is troubling you, I offer a safe space to explore and work through it together. For me psychotherapy is not only for those with a diagnosable psychological issue, or for someone who can be labelled as having something 'wrong' with them, it can benefit anyone who wants to get more out of life.
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Dr Karen Halford
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Hello! I'm Karen. I'm a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I have many years of experience in both the NHS and private practice. I work with people who are struggling with a variety of complex psychological difficulties such as depression, eating disorders (bulimia, binge eating and others), anxiety (including panic, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/PTSD, BDD, low self-esteem and many others. I also offer assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
Hello! I'm Karen. I'm a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I have many years of experience in both the NHS and private practice. I work with people who are struggling with a variety of complex psychological difficulties such as depression, eating disorders (bulimia, binge eating and others), anxiety (including panic, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/PTSD, BDD, low self-esteem and many others. I also offer assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
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Brian Skilling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
No Waffle , just therapy. My approach is straightforward and effective, focusing on addressing your unique needs and challenges within your own timeframe. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic techniques, I offer a simplified yet highly personalized counselling experience to help you achieve your goals and navigate life's difficulties. My goal is to provide you with the support and guidance you need to make positive changes and find greater well-being. You will be heard, validated, and supported throughout our sessions together. For further info please visit my website brianskillingcounselling.com
No Waffle , just therapy. My approach is straightforward and effective, focusing on addressing your unique needs and challenges within your own timeframe. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic techniques, I offer a simplified yet highly personalized counselling experience to help you achieve your goals and navigate life's difficulties. My goal is to provide you with the support and guidance you need to make positive changes and find greater well-being. You will be heard, validated, and supported throughout our sessions together. For further info please visit my website brianskillingcounselling.com
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Lisa Blake
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and we can all feel that our fears and issues are controlling our lives and holding us back. Therapy can help to overcome issues that may have been having a negative impact on our lives and help us to redefine our boundaries in life. Sometimes we need more support with life if we are going through an anxious or stressful time and this is when Therapy can help. I offer a completely confidential and non-judgemental environment to talk and explore your options for taking control of your life and making changes. I specialise in offering support for Relationships, Anxiety and Bereavement.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and we can all feel that our fears and issues are controlling our lives and holding us back. Therapy can help to overcome issues that may have been having a negative impact on our lives and help us to redefine our boundaries in life. Sometimes we need more support with life if we are going through an anxious or stressful time and this is when Therapy can help. I offer a completely confidential and non-judgemental environment to talk and explore your options for taking control of your life and making changes. I specialise in offering support for Relationships, Anxiety and Bereavement.
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Anita Joy Jacob
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Are you finding your marriage or relationship to be really hard right now? Is it full of tension, disappointment or heartache? Perhaps you are arguing more and you just don't look forward to spending time with your partner anymore. Do you wish you could feel the way you felt about them when you first decided to make a commitment to each other? I'm guessing you want to feel seen and heard, like you matter and like your thoughts and feelings matter, too. You don't just want to be going through the motions of being close, but want something that feels special and secure.
Are you finding your marriage or relationship to be really hard right now? Is it full of tension, disappointment or heartache? Perhaps you are arguing more and you just don't look forward to spending time with your partner anymore. Do you wish you could feel the way you felt about them when you first decided to make a commitment to each other? I'm guessing you want to feel seen and heard, like you matter and like your thoughts and feelings matter, too. You don't just want to be going through the motions of being close, but want something that feels special and secure.
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Louise Roberts
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and we can feel very alone with our mental health struggles. I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor accredited with the NCPS working in private practice from my office in central Newbury. I offer a safe, confidential space both online and in person where we can work through what you are struggling with.
Sometimes life can be overwhelming and we can feel very alone with our mental health struggles. I am a qualified Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor accredited with the NCPS working in private practice from my office in central Newbury. I offer a safe, confidential space both online and in person where we can work through what you are struggling with.
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Rachael Coward
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG20
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I work compassionately, honestly and with gentleness to help you bring about the changes you seek. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or unhelpful thoughts? Perhaps you’ve lost confidence, feel alone or are struggling in an important relationship. Do you feel you are constantly getting stuck in the same patterns and nothing in your life changes? Whatever your reason for seeking help and however difficult things are right now, deciding to work together could be the start of the change you want.
Hello, thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I work compassionately, honestly and with gentleness to help you bring about the changes you seek. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, or unhelpful thoughts? Perhaps you’ve lost confidence, feel alone or are struggling in an important relationship. Do you feel you are constantly getting stuck in the same patterns and nothing in your life changes? Whatever your reason for seeking help and however difficult things are right now, deciding to work together could be the start of the change you want.
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Catherine Le Poole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Life can be messy and it may feel overwhelming at times. I can offer you a confidential, safe place to talk about yourself and any problems, pain, or issues you may have in your life. Together we can explore what is going on for you and work towards where you want to be. This can be a place to process what has happened and how you relate and interact with those around you. We will focus on you and your needs throughout the therapeutic process.
Life can be messy and it may feel overwhelming at times. I can offer you a confidential, safe place to talk about yourself and any problems, pain, or issues you may have in your life. Together we can explore what is going on for you and work towards where you want to be. This can be a place to process what has happened and how you relate and interact with those around you. We will focus on you and your needs throughout the therapeutic process.
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Sheelagh E Brown
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Newbury RG20
Psychologist & CBT Therapist. Psychological insights for successful people wanting to understand themselves in greater depth. I will help you understand and embrace your uniqueness. I also specialise in helping people understand themselves in context of psychological trauma (whether it was bullying, neglect, historical relationship difficulties, or abuse). Proactive, empathetic and warm - if you are questioning what may be holding you back, in work or life, I'd love to work with you.
Psychologist & CBT Therapist. Psychological insights for successful people wanting to understand themselves in greater depth. I will help you understand and embrace your uniqueness. I also specialise in helping people understand themselves in context of psychological trauma (whether it was bullying, neglect, historical relationship difficulties, or abuse). Proactive, empathetic and warm - if you are questioning what may be holding you back, in work or life, I'd love to work with you.
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Amanda Lee
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Contemplating counselling or psychotherapy is a daunting prospect, the fact that you are reading this suggests that you have taken the first steps to making sense of feelings and experiences that are troubling you.
Contemplating counselling or psychotherapy is a daunting prospect, the fact that you are reading this suggests that you have taken the first steps to making sense of feelings and experiences that are troubling you.
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Photo of Alexandra Pilkington, MBACP, Counsellor
Alexandra Pilkington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space within which to explore your internal world, your hopes and fears and the past experiences that may affect your interactions and way of being in the present with a view to finding freedom from self-limiting beliefs and patterns of behaviour. My aim is to support you as we work together exploring the challenges you face to find clarity, meaning and purpose, facilitate change and fulfill your objectives and potential. In understanding ourselves, exploring unconditionally all that we are, our needs and wants, what motivates and truly inspires us, we can become our authentic Self.
I offer a safe and non-judgmental space within which to explore your internal world, your hopes and fears and the past experiences that may affect your interactions and way of being in the present with a view to finding freedom from self-limiting beliefs and patterns of behaviour. My aim is to support you as we work together exploring the challenges you face to find clarity, meaning and purpose, facilitate change and fulfill your objectives and potential. In understanding ourselves, exploring unconditionally all that we are, our needs and wants, what motivates and truly inspires us, we can become our authentic Self.
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Mikiko Akeda
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
I wonder what is on your mind at the moment? You may be experiencing overwhelming feelings, struggling with relationship problems, or feeling stuck in your life. I am here to help you share any burden you might be carrying. I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor and am here to listen to your story. I offer you a safe and non-judgemental space where you can talk freely and be heard and accepted. Having a safe space to talk can have a powerful and positive impact on mental health, where you do not feel alone to face the challenges.
I wonder what is on your mind at the moment? You may be experiencing overwhelming feelings, struggling with relationship problems, or feeling stuck in your life. I am here to help you share any burden you might be carrying. I am an experienced Psychodynamic Counsellor and am here to listen to your story. I offer you a safe and non-judgemental space where you can talk freely and be heard and accepted. Having a safe space to talk can have a powerful and positive impact on mental health, where you do not feel alone to face the challenges.
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Rosie Waters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Are you struggling with distressing, difficult or painful feelings? Do you sometimes feel low or anxious? Are you feeling confused, or at a crossroads in your life, wanting to make changes, but not knowing how? Do you feel stuck? Perhaps you feel you have very low self esteem or confidence and this holds you back from being the person you want to be? Perhaps you have been bereaved and are grieving and want someone to talk to. Or maybe you are struggling with health issues and want a space to be heard and think about ways you could manage your emotions about your health.
Are you struggling with distressing, difficult or painful feelings? Do you sometimes feel low or anxious? Are you feeling confused, or at a crossroads in your life, wanting to make changes, but not knowing how? Do you feel stuck? Perhaps you feel you have very low self esteem or confidence and this holds you back from being the person you want to be? Perhaps you have been bereaved and are grieving and want someone to talk to. Or maybe you are struggling with health issues and want a space to be heard and think about ways you could manage your emotions about your health.
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Photo of Annie Fabulet, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Annie Fabulet
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
I am an existential psychotherapist and a supervisor. I first trained as a Clinical Psychologist in France before retraining as a Counselling Psychologist in the UK. Through my past experience, and my research, I am a specialist of intellectual giftedness and the issues attached to it. I have also worked extensively with depressed mothers and their babies. I am a registered in the UK (MBACP) as well as in France (ADELI). I specialise in existential psychotherapy, but I also work with other modalities. I offer short and long term therapy.
I am an existential psychotherapist and a supervisor. I first trained as a Clinical Psychologist in France before retraining as a Counselling Psychologist in the UK. Through my past experience, and my research, I am a specialist of intellectual giftedness and the issues attached to it. I have also worked extensively with depressed mothers and their babies. I am a registered in the UK (MBACP) as well as in France (ADELI). I specialise in existential psychotherapy, but I also work with other modalities. I offer short and long term therapy.
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Photo of Lucy Walthoe, MA, BACP, Counsellor
Lucy Walthoe
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
Qualified and experienced relational therapist. Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
Qualified and experienced relational therapist. Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
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Carol Jane Phillips
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
I am a psychotherapist with 17 years' experience working for social services, GPs, local government and in private practice. Proficient in talking and creative therapies, I work with adults and children. I am experienced in delivering therapeutic interventions for: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Separation and Loss, Transition, Grief, and Relationship Difficulties. I also offer Clinical Supervision.
I am a psychotherapist with 17 years' experience working for social services, GPs, local government and in private practice. Proficient in talking and creative therapies, I work with adults and children. I am experienced in delivering therapeutic interventions for: Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, Separation and Loss, Transition, Grief, and Relationship Difficulties. I also offer Clinical Supervision.
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Jean Machon
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Newbury RG14
Many of us experience times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Relationship difficulties or significant life events can bring huge change or loss or perhaps you recognise patterns in your life you would like to change. I offer a warm, empathic, safe space in which to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours, finding effective strategies to help you move forwards in your life. As a Humanistic Psychotherapist, I believe we all have the potential for personal growth and healing given the right circumstances.
Many of us experience times in our lives when we feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Relationship difficulties or significant life events can bring huge change or loss or perhaps you recognise patterns in your life you would like to change. I offer a warm, empathic, safe space in which to explore thoughts, feelings and behaviours, finding effective strategies to help you move forwards in your life. As a Humanistic Psychotherapist, I believe we all have the potential for personal growth and healing given the right circumstances.
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Linda Kathryn Berkeley
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Newbury RG14
You are the expert on yourself an only you can decide what might work for you. We will form a plan together, perhaps over the course of two to three sessions, of how we can proceed, and what we collaboratively believe is going on for you. You will find my practice is based on a humanistic, integrative, pluralistic blending of possibilities from several frameworks, including CBT, Gestalt, Compassion Focused Therapy, ideas from psychodynamic practice, with a person-centred, humanistic core.
You are the expert on yourself an only you can decide what might work for you. We will form a plan together, perhaps over the course of two to three sessions, of how we can proceed, and what we collaboratively believe is going on for you. You will find my practice is based on a humanistic, integrative, pluralistic blending of possibilities from several frameworks, including CBT, Gestalt, Compassion Focused Therapy, ideas from psychodynamic practice, with a person-centred, humanistic core.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Newbury

50+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Newbury who prioritize treating:

84% Self Esteem
82% Anxiety
80% Relationship Issues
74% Depression
70% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
64% Bereavement

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

82% Aviva
73% AXA PPP
73% Vitality

How Counsellors in Newbury see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Newbury?

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.