Photo of Kirsty Lee, MBACP, Counsellor
Kirsty Lee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rugby CV21
I support children, young people and adults struggling with anxiety, low mood, emotional or behavioural challenges. My expertise extends to working with issues such as depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. As a neurodiversity-affirming practitioner, I have specialised training and experience in assisting neurodivergent individuals across different age groups. I know that the world of counselling can be filled with different approaches and confusing jargon. My aim is to make the process as clear and straightforward as possible for you.
I support children, young people and adults struggling with anxiety, low mood, emotional or behavioural challenges. My expertise extends to working with issues such as depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, and suicidal ideation. As a neurodiversity-affirming practitioner, I have specialised training and experience in assisting neurodivergent individuals across different age groups. I know that the world of counselling can be filled with different approaches and confusing jargon. My aim is to make the process as clear and straightforward as possible for you.
01788 228408 View 01788 228408
Photo of Samantha Noakes, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Samantha Noakes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rugby CV23
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger? Are you wanting to understand your emotions and behaviours? Do you want to be able to express yourself in a safe and confidential space?
Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, loneliness, anger? Are you wanting to understand your emotions and behaviours? Do you want to be able to express yourself in a safe and confidential space?
01327 226839 View 01327 226839
Photo of Victoria Harrison - Vicky Harrison, MBACP, Counsellor
Vicky Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
Counselling can be helpful at any stage of life; perhaps you feel stressed, anxious, depressed or have a feeling that something just isn’t right, sometimes our minds are so busy, things can feel overwhelming. You may be dealing with current issues or past events that have stayed with you and are impacting on your present life. As an integrative counsellor I will warmly welcome you with respect and compassion to build trust at a pace that you feel comfortable with. My aim is to help you to have a deeper understanding of yourself, increasing your own ability to make changes, cope, and work towards your desired goals.
Counselling can be helpful at any stage of life; perhaps you feel stressed, anxious, depressed or have a feeling that something just isn’t right, sometimes our minds are so busy, things can feel overwhelming. You may be dealing with current issues or past events that have stayed with you and are impacting on your present life. As an integrative counsellor I will warmly welcome you with respect and compassion to build trust at a pace that you feel comfortable with. My aim is to help you to have a deeper understanding of yourself, increasing your own ability to make changes, cope, and work towards your desired goals.
01788 228917 View 01788 228917
Photo of Julia Twynholm, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Julia Twynholm
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rugby CV23
We all get stuck, lost and don't know which path to take at times. We often then get into patterns to help us manage, we stop doing things that make us anxious, we drink or eat more for example, but these behaviours don't always connect with the person we want to be or the life we want to live. I want to help you to get back to the things that matter to you. I offer 1:1 online and The Space to Be outdoor therapy groups to children, young people and adults. Nature is a powerful ally in therapy and having fun and creating provides opportunities to learn skills that can positively impact on your day to day life now and future growth.
We all get stuck, lost and don't know which path to take at times. We often then get into patterns to help us manage, we stop doing things that make us anxious, we drink or eat more for example, but these behaviours don't always connect with the person we want to be or the life we want to live. I want to help you to get back to the things that matter to you. I offer 1:1 online and The Space to Be outdoor therapy groups to children, young people and adults. Nature is a powerful ally in therapy and having fun and creating provides opportunities to learn skills that can positively impact on your day to day life now and future growth.
01788 226084 View 01788 226084
Photo of Cate Stevens - Bigger Picture Counselling, BACP, Counsellor
Bigger Picture Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Rugby CV22
I work with young people aged 11+ and with adults. I have experience of working with a diverse range of issues, including bereavement, anxiety, depression, gender and sexuality exploration, relationship issues and trauma.
I work with young people aged 11+ and with adults. I have experience of working with a diverse range of issues, including bereavement, anxiety, depression, gender and sexuality exploration, relationship issues and trauma.
01788 221337 View 01788 221337
Photo of Rachel Kemp - The Purple House Clinic Rugby, CPsychol, Psychologist
The Purple House Clinic Rugby
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
Dr Kemp has expertise in working with adults experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties and physical health difficulties (e.g. long term conditions / medical trauma / psychosexual difficulties).
Dr Kemp has expertise in working with adults experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, grief and loss, adjustment difficulties and physical health difficulties (e.g. long term conditions / medical trauma / psychosexual difficulties).
01788 227939 View 01788 227939
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Julie Elliott
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
I work with couples using Emotionally Focussed Therapy. This is attachment oriented and so we work together to understand each of your attachment experiences and styles. To do this we examine your personal attachment history and childhood patterns and then we explore your couples attachment history. The initial focus is on de escalating your process in times of conflict,
I work with couples using Emotionally Focussed Therapy. This is attachment oriented and so we work together to understand each of your attachment experiences and styles. To do this we examine your personal attachment history and childhood patterns and then we explore your couples attachment history. The initial focus is on de escalating your process in times of conflict,
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Cara Anne Martin
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Rugby CV22
Do you have a child or adolescent who is struggling with emotional issues that may now be affecting their behaviour? Are you a fellow sufferer of PMDD looking for support to understand and manage the associated emotional distress this commonly misunderstood condition can cause? Or maybe you're involved with the trauma associated with domestic abuse - this is another area of which I am experienced and able to offer help and support. Sometimes life can seem hopeless leaving you feeling helpless and unsure about the future but together we can find a way out of the darkness.
Do you have a child or adolescent who is struggling with emotional issues that may now be affecting their behaviour? Are you a fellow sufferer of PMDD looking for support to understand and manage the associated emotional distress this commonly misunderstood condition can cause? Or maybe you're involved with the trauma associated with domestic abuse - this is another area of which I am experienced and able to offer help and support. Sometimes life can seem hopeless leaving you feeling helpless and unsure about the future but together we can find a way out of the darkness.
01788 229711 View 01788 229711
Photo of Lynn Naidoo, MBACP, Counsellor
Lynn Naidoo
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rugby CV22
Life can be challenging for us all at different times and in different ways in our lives. We need a calm and safe space to explore the discomfort or distress that is affecting our life. Counselling helps us to to make sense of and understand ourselves by providing a space to be heard without judgement. I believe I can offer you that safe environment to explore, to enable you to grow and find a way forward for you. I am approachable and will work with you to help make sense of your life.
Life can be challenging for us all at different times and in different ways in our lives. We need a calm and safe space to explore the discomfort or distress that is affecting our life. Counselling helps us to to make sense of and understand ourselves by providing a space to be heard without judgement. I believe I can offer you that safe environment to explore, to enable you to grow and find a way forward for you. I am approachable and will work with you to help make sense of your life.
01788 228379 View 01788 228379
Photo of Dr Helen Ogg, PhD, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Dr Helen Ogg
Psychotherapist, PhD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Rugby CV22
Experienced Individual and Couples Therapist. 'Calm seas do not make skilful sailors.' I am an experienced practitioner offering professional therapeutic support to individuals and couples. Whilst we may not welcome the inevitable uncertainties and difficulties of life, nonetheless they present opportunities for personal growth and development. With thousands of hours of experience as a therapist, I've found that my hopes and aspirations for my clients are well placed.
Experienced Individual and Couples Therapist. 'Calm seas do not make skilful sailors.' I am an experienced practitioner offering professional therapeutic support to individuals and couples. Whilst we may not welcome the inevitable uncertainties and difficulties of life, nonetheless they present opportunities for personal growth and development. With thousands of hours of experience as a therapist, I've found that my hopes and aspirations for my clients are well placed.
01788 228407 View 01788 228407
Photo of Claire Leonard - Enhancing Futures Ltd, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Enhancing Futures Ltd
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
With over 10 years NHS expertise in mental health, specifically working with people with Autism, Learning Disabilities and other Special Educational Needs, Dr Claire Leonard of Enhancing Futures Ltd offers a person-centred, compassionate support service. Her specialist interests include complex genetic health presentations, attachment difficulties, and supporting siblings. She uses an integrative approach to understanding presentations, building on systemic, compassion-focussed, acceptance-commitment, behavioural and attachment based therapies.
With over 10 years NHS expertise in mental health, specifically working with people with Autism, Learning Disabilities and other Special Educational Needs, Dr Claire Leonard of Enhancing Futures Ltd offers a person-centred, compassionate support service. Her specialist interests include complex genetic health presentations, attachment difficulties, and supporting siblings. She uses an integrative approach to understanding presentations, building on systemic, compassion-focussed, acceptance-commitment, behavioural and attachment based therapies.
01788 229710 View 01788 229710
Photo of Dr Craig Harris, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Craig Harris
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with 8 years of experience in working therapeutically, with extensive training in psychological therapy. I can offer a bespoke experience by integrating different types of therapies to find what is most suitable to you. Approaches I tend to use include, ACT, CFT, CBT, Systemic and Narrative Therapy. I'm here to listen and help make sense of what you are going through in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Whether you're an adult or adolescent, I can work with you to help change your life in a way that's meaningful to you.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with 8 years of experience in working therapeutically, with extensive training in psychological therapy. I can offer a bespoke experience by integrating different types of therapies to find what is most suitable to you. Approaches I tend to use include, ACT, CFT, CBT, Systemic and Narrative Therapy. I'm here to listen and help make sense of what you are going through in a warm and friendly atmosphere. Whether you're an adult or adolescent, I can work with you to help change your life in a way that's meaningful to you.
01788 226347 View 01788 226347
Photo of Sian Duffin, MBACP, Counsellor
Sian Duffin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Rugby CV23  (Online Only)
I am Sian (you say it Sharn) and I work from a person-centred approach, which means you are the centre of the work, and we look at the world through your experiences to explore wherever you want to go. I will work with you to create a warm, safe space to share anything you need to say and to explore your experiences and feelings. Maybe you have things you want to say, that you have never said, or never felt understood by anyone. Maybe you feel lost and overwhelmed. Maybe you need a space to process what is happening in your world. I'd like to listen, with no judgement, no shame and with care and kindness, to help you move forwards.
I am Sian (you say it Sharn) and I work from a person-centred approach, which means you are the centre of the work, and we look at the world through your experiences to explore wherever you want to go. I will work with you to create a warm, safe space to share anything you need to say and to explore your experiences and feelings. Maybe you have things you want to say, that you have never said, or never felt understood by anyone. Maybe you feel lost and overwhelmed. Maybe you need a space to process what is happening in your world. I'd like to listen, with no judgement, no shame and with care and kindness, to help you move forwards.
01788 226333 View 01788 226333
Photo of Helen Preston, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Helen Preston
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Rugby CV22
I am an experienced and qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist working with adults who are affected by a wide range of issues, including trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety and depression. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to hear, understand and explore your experiences and feelings, and to support you in navigating difficult life choices, and reducing your emotional distress. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor, mentoring other counsellors. I am based in Rugby, Warwickshire, and offer face to face support, as well as sessions remotely by phone or online.
I am an experienced and qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist working with adults who are affected by a wide range of issues, including trauma, sexual abuse, anxiety and depression. I offer a safe, non-judgmental and confidential space to hear, understand and explore your experiences and feelings, and to support you in navigating difficult life choices, and reducing your emotional distress. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor, mentoring other counsellors. I am based in Rugby, Warwickshire, and offer face to face support, as well as sessions remotely by phone or online.
01788 221294 View 01788 221294
Photo of Vanessa Stalker, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Vanessa Stalker
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
Many of us at some point in our lives, feel the need to ask for help…. It may be a combination of experiences that leave us feeling drained and unable to cope, or a sudden crisis or trauma that destabilises our world. We can be left feeling angry, depressed, highly anxious and out of control, or even suicidal. Counselling is an opportunity to explore these feelings in a safe, secure and confidential space, where we can make sense of them together and find a way forward that feels right for you. Working together, I can help you live the life that you want to live, and not a life you feel you ought to live.
Many of us at some point in our lives, feel the need to ask for help…. It may be a combination of experiences that leave us feeling drained and unable to cope, or a sudden crisis or trauma that destabilises our world. We can be left feeling angry, depressed, highly anxious and out of control, or even suicidal. Counselling is an opportunity to explore these feelings in a safe, secure and confidential space, where we can make sense of them together and find a way forward that feels right for you. Working together, I can help you live the life that you want to live, and not a life you feel you ought to live.
01788 221790 View 01788 221790
Photo of Sean Charlesworth - Sean Charlesworth Counselling Services, ACC Reg, Counsellor
Sean Charlesworth Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
Rugby CV22
I'm a qualified and professional counsellor who see's individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience. Talking to me, a trained professional counsellor can help us make sense of challenging times and find a way through, moving us towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
I'm a qualified and professional counsellor who see's individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience. Talking to me, a trained professional counsellor can help us make sense of challenging times and find a way through, moving us towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
0121 817 7107 View 0121 817 7107
Photo of Adriana Pavelescu, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Adriana Pavelescu
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rugby CV22
I'm a Clinical Psychologist(HCPC Registered) &hypnotherapist, owner of Psychotherapy&Hypnotherapy. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy and hypnotherapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide range of distressing feelings, including childhood trauma, anxiety disorder, panic attack, depression, stress, anger, confidence building, self esteem, phobia's, insomnia. I also offer CBT treatment session for RTA accident and Psychological Medical Report For Court. I use modalities such as CBT, Solution Focused Therapy
I'm a Clinical Psychologist(HCPC Registered) &hypnotherapist, owner of Psychotherapy&Hypnotherapy. My passion is assisting traumatized and distressed patients in their healing. I am experienced in providing psychological therapy and hypnotherapy to individuals, couples and families with a wide range of distressing feelings, including childhood trauma, anxiety disorder, panic attack, depression, stress, anger, confidence building, self esteem, phobia's, insomnia. I also offer CBT treatment session for RTA accident and Psychological Medical Report For Court. I use modalities such as CBT, Solution Focused Therapy
01788 229228 View 01788 229228
Photo of Dr Kat Sephton, CPsychol, Psychologist
Dr Kat Sephton
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Rugby CV23
Hi, I'm Dr Kat Sephton, HCPC registered and BPS chartered Clinical Psychologist and owner of Renew Psychology. I specialise in Neuropsychology, supporting those with neurological conditions (e.g. MS, Dementia, Parkinson's), stroke, traumatic brain injury, and illness affecting the brain. I provide individual therapy, neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, training and consultation. I have more than a decades experience working in mental health and physical health services, hospitals, care homes and in patients own homes.
Hi, I'm Dr Kat Sephton, HCPC registered and BPS chartered Clinical Psychologist and owner of Renew Psychology. I specialise in Neuropsychology, supporting those with neurological conditions (e.g. MS, Dementia, Parkinson's), stroke, traumatic brain injury, and illness affecting the brain. I provide individual therapy, neuropsychological assessment and rehabilitation, training and consultation. I have more than a decades experience working in mental health and physical health services, hospitals, care homes and in patients own homes.
01788 228409 View 01788 228409
Photo of John Bevan, MBACP, Psychotherapist
John Bevan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Rugby CV23
I have experience working with a wide variety of people, seeking to alleviate/manage issues such as anxiety (including health anxiety), depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, anger/emotional regulation and alcohol. I also work with people who have a general sense of dissatisfaction with life. By understanding yourself in terms of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, you can consider change, and create your own action plan on how you can live your life better, in the way you want to. You may want to challenge your anxieties, develop new habits, change your outlook, regulate your emotions, or improve your relationships.
I have experience working with a wide variety of people, seeking to alleviate/manage issues such as anxiety (including health anxiety), depression, self-esteem and confidence issues, anger/emotional regulation and alcohol. I also work with people who have a general sense of dissatisfaction with life. By understanding yourself in terms of thoughts, feelings, and behaviours, you can consider change, and create your own action plan on how you can live your life better, in the way you want to. You may want to challenge your anxieties, develop new habits, change your outlook, regulate your emotions, or improve your relationships.
01895 547640 View 01895 547640
Photo of Hayley Poole - The Purple House Clinic, Rugby, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
The Purple House Clinic, Rugby
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Rugby CV21
Dr Poole has expertise in working with adults experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties and physical health difficulties (e.g. long term conditions / medical trauma / psychosexual difficulties).
Dr Poole has expertise in working with adults experiencing mental health difficulties including depression, anxiety, post traumatic stress, stress, grief and loss, relationship issues, adjustment difficulties and physical health difficulties (e.g. long term conditions / medical trauma / psychosexual difficulties).
01788 227957 View 01788 227957
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Rugby

50+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Rugby who prioritize treating:

98% Anxiety
93% Depression
89% Self Esteem
84% Stress
80% Relationship Issues
75% Bereavement
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

69% Aviva
46% AXA PPP
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Rugby see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
15% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Rugby?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.