Counselling in Shinfield

Photo of Gail Collins-Webb, Psychotherapist in Shinfield, England
Gail Collins-Webb
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Shinfield RG2
Not accepting new clients
I offer short or long term therapy for a range of issues from providing support for everyday life problems to specific targeted trauma treatment. I work with memories and dreams in an analytical way to facilitate psychological growth and health.
I offer short or long term therapy for a range of issues from providing support for everyday life problems to specific targeted trauma treatment. I work with memories and dreams in an analytical way to facilitate psychological growth and health.
0118 214 8616 View 0118 214 8616
Photo of Saskia Bennette, Psychotherapist in Shinfield, England
Saskia Bennette
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Shinfield RG2
People at times regard seeking counselling as a weakness, however in my view it actually shows great strength to seek support when you are facing issues in your life. Having the courage to look 'inside yourself' is the first step. Working together, I will be there to provide a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore a way forward together. It is a privilege to have acquired the skills to support people who are facing challenges such as: Relationship issues; Stress; Psychological Trauma and PTSD; Anxiety/Depression; Anger issues; Bereavement & Loss; & Phobias
People at times regard seeking counselling as a weakness, however in my view it actually shows great strength to seek support when you are facing issues in your life. Having the courage to look 'inside yourself' is the first step. Working together, I will be there to provide a safe and confidential environment in which we can explore a way forward together. It is a privilege to have acquired the skills to support people who are facing challenges such as: Relationship issues; Stress; Psychological Trauma and PTSD; Anxiety/Depression; Anger issues; Bereavement & Loss; & Phobias
0118 207 2716 View 0118 207 2716
Photo of Heidi James Muniko, Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Heidi James Muniko
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Shinfield RG2
You may be someone who struggles with, feeling anxious, sad or depressed, un wanted or want to end your life, perhaps, marriage, parenting or relationships problems. feeling stuck, hopeless. There is a reason why you feel this way. You may be wanting to speak to someone for a long time but never really made a step forward? Great! I am happy to lead you through different number of modalities that will be perfect for your needs. I believe there is power in letting go of what has kept you captive. Try today, you don't have much to lose but everything to gain! Silence is known to be a killer of our happiness. call or email me today...
You may be someone who struggles with, feeling anxious, sad or depressed, un wanted or want to end your life, perhaps, marriage, parenting or relationships problems. feeling stuck, hopeless. There is a reason why you feel this way. You may be wanting to speak to someone for a long time but never really made a step forward? Great! I am happy to lead you through different number of modalities that will be perfect for your needs. I believe there is power in letting go of what has kept you captive. Try today, you don't have much to lose but everything to gain! Silence is known to be a killer of our happiness. call or email me today...
0118 230 0183 View 0118 230 0183
Photo of Kelly Dodd, Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Kelly Dodd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Shinfield RG2
Are thoughts and emotions impacting your life, causing anxiety, stress, or low self-esteem? Finding the right therapist is so important, but I understand it isn't easy and can add to anxiety, especially if seeking help for the first time. I'm a qualified Integrative counsellor & psychotherapist working with teenagers and adults. I offer a space to reflect on your concerns and explore the changes you would like to make. I currently help clients to overcome and manage stress, anxiety, and depression, while also addressing life changes, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem.
Are thoughts and emotions impacting your life, causing anxiety, stress, or low self-esteem? Finding the right therapist is so important, but I understand it isn't easy and can add to anxiety, especially if seeking help for the first time. I'm a qualified Integrative counsellor & psychotherapist working with teenagers and adults. I offer a space to reflect on your concerns and explore the changes you would like to make. I currently help clients to overcome and manage stress, anxiety, and depression, while also addressing life changes, trauma, relationship difficulties, and low self-esteem.
0118 230 5732 View 0118 230 5732
A Moment In Time
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Shinfield RG2
I am a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Bereavement Practitioner with a variety of experience which helps my clients work through aspects of life that are stopping them from moving forward. I work with clients for a variety of reasons such as: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, bullying, fears and phobia's, PTSD, IBS, relationship issues, bereavement and stopping smoking. I also have special interests in Weight Loss Counselling, Couple Counselling & Career Counselling.
I am a qualified Counsellor, Hypnotherapist and Bereavement Practitioner with a variety of experience which helps my clients work through aspects of life that are stopping them from moving forward. I work with clients for a variety of reasons such as: depression, anxiety, panic attacks, stress, bullying, fears and phobia's, PTSD, IBS, relationship issues, bereavement and stopping smoking. I also have special interests in Weight Loss Counselling, Couple Counselling & Career Counselling.
0118 230 0467 View 0118 230 0467
Photo of Deborah Winyard Hypnotherapy in Shinfield, England
Deborah Winyard Hypnotherapy
Shinfield RG2
Hi, I’m Debbie. I don’t yet know why you need my help. Maybe you suffer from anxiety, lack of confidence, self-doubt, a debilitating phobia, panic attacks, PTSD or Trauma. Maybe you can't quite put your finger on it but just know you want to feel different and better. More whole? Be more part of life rather than an observer? Less lonely? No longer held back? Perhaps you've tried many times to make permanent changes and haven't yet succeeded.
Hi, I’m Debbie. I don’t yet know why you need my help. Maybe you suffer from anxiety, lack of confidence, self-doubt, a debilitating phobia, panic attacks, PTSD or Trauma. Maybe you can't quite put your finger on it but just know you want to feel different and better. More whole? Be more part of life rather than an observer? Less lonely? No longer held back? Perhaps you've tried many times to make permanent changes and haven't yet succeeded.
0118 214 8586 View 0118 214 8586

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Kate Butler Counselling, Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Kate Butler Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Reading RG2
Are you a teenager or a young person who is struggling with emotions and thoughts that are making life difficult? Or maybe you're finding it difficult to deal with something traumatic that has happened to you? Perhaps you're a parent, worried about your teenager or young adult? I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist helping teenagers, young people and parents to overcome trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. I provide a safe, calm and supportive space to allow you or your child to work through what is causing difficulties and find a way forward.
Are you a teenager or a young person who is struggling with emotions and thoughts that are making life difficult? Or maybe you're finding it difficult to deal with something traumatic that has happened to you? Perhaps you're a parent, worried about your teenager or young adult? I'm a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist helping teenagers, young people and parents to overcome trauma, PTSD, anxiety, depression and low self-esteem. I provide a safe, calm and supportive space to allow you or your child to work through what is causing difficulties and find a way forward.
0118 230 5940 View 0118 230 5940
Photo of Suzanne Skrimshire, Psychotherapist in Shinfield, England
Suzanne Skrimshire
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG1
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist based in Wokingham. My approach is psychoanalytic - this kind of therapy is based on the idea that what we experience as a difficulty in the present may point to an unconscious problem with roots in the past. You may find you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, self-destructive behaviour or difficulties in relationships and want to have a better understanding of what underpins these issues.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist based in Wokingham. My approach is psychoanalytic - this kind of therapy is based on the idea that what we experience as a difficulty in the present may point to an unconscious problem with roots in the past. You may find you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, self-destructive behaviour or difficulties in relationships and want to have a better understanding of what underpins these issues.
01344 596303 View 01344 596303
Photo of Dave Wakeham, Psychotherapist in Shinfield, England
Dave Wakeham
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG1
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.
01635 959473 View 01635 959473
Photo of Simeon Vellani Counselling & Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Shinfield, England
Simeon Vellani Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG1
Counselling & Psychotherapy are positive and practical steps you can take to initiate change and improve your life, I offer you a confidential space where you will be seen and heard in a caring non-judgemental way.
Counselling & Psychotherapy are positive and practical steps you can take to initiate change and improve your life, I offer you a confidential space where you will be seen and heard in a caring non-judgemental way.
01672 555536 View 01672 555536
Photo of Martina Swinburn, Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Martina Swinburn
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Reading RG1
Do you need a safe space to explore your feelings and issues that are causing you difficulty right now? I can guide you through this process in a non-judgemental way and in complete confidence. Even if you are unsure therapy is appropriate for you, get in contact; we can talk it through and see how I can help you. If you feel you would like to bring someone else to your session which may be helpful we can look at this. I will help you identify why you are feeling like you do and most importantly what you can do about it by using tools and techniques to help you. www.counsellingandsupport.co.uk
Do you need a safe space to explore your feelings and issues that are causing you difficulty right now? I can guide you through this process in a non-judgemental way and in complete confidence. Even if you are unsure therapy is appropriate for you, get in contact; we can talk it through and see how I can help you. If you feel you would like to bring someone else to your session which may be helpful we can look at this. I will help you identify why you are feeling like you do and most importantly what you can do about it by using tools and techniques to help you. www.counsellingandsupport.co.uk
01586 805807 View 01586 805807
Photo of Kristina Harryman, Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Kristina Harryman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Reading RG5
Life experiences can sometimes take you to a place where you feel overwhelmed and confused and may cause anxiety or depression. You could feel ashamed or have no sense of who you are and what you want, making it difficult to form decisions or talk to family and friends. This difficulty could result in a feeling of isolation and loneliness. By talking to a qualified counsellor, someone that is impartial, can offer, you a first step to positive change, along with an increased self-awareness and acceptance of yourself and develop relationships with others.
Life experiences can sometimes take you to a place where you feel overwhelmed and confused and may cause anxiety or depression. You could feel ashamed or have no sense of who you are and what you want, making it difficult to form decisions or talk to family and friends. This difficulty could result in a feeling of isolation and loneliness. By talking to a qualified counsellor, someone that is impartial, can offer, you a first step to positive change, along with an increased self-awareness and acceptance of yourself and develop relationships with others.
0118 214 8631 View 0118 214 8631
Photo of Stacey Lees, Psychotherapist in Shinfield, England
Stacey Lees
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Reading RG1
Hello, welcome to my profile page; thank you for visiting. I am an integrative psychotherapist and I work with children, young people, adults and also offer parent reflective sessions. Seeking a therapist can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to therapy. It takes courage to take the first step and it is important that you find the right person for you. With compassion, curiosity, playfulness, and open-mindedness, I provide a safe and confidential environment for exploration of life challenges without judgment.
Hello, welcome to my profile page; thank you for visiting. I am an integrative psychotherapist and I work with children, young people, adults and also offer parent reflective sessions. Seeking a therapist can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to therapy. It takes courage to take the first step and it is important that you find the right person for you. With compassion, curiosity, playfulness, and open-mindedness, I provide a safe and confidential environment for exploration of life challenges without judgment.
0118 230 8564 View 0118 230 8564
Photo of Jennifer Gama, Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Jennifer Gama
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Reading RG1
Welcome to my profile. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Sometimes life can be a struggle and reaching out can be daunting, it can be helpful to talk with someone that is not connected to your life or the difficulties you are facing. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
Welcome to my profile. I believe that you are the expert of your story and that you have many strengths that will assist you in overcoming things that challenge you. Sometimes life can be a struggle and reaching out can be daunting, it can be helpful to talk with someone that is not connected to your life or the difficulties you are facing. Taking the first step to sign up for therapy can take courage and I am proud of you for getting started!
020 3763 8665 View 020 3763 8665
Photo of Debbie Byrne, Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Debbie Byrne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Reading RG1
I am passionate about working with people towards a more fulfilling and empowered life. Together we can explore, not what's wrong with you, but what's happened to you. A greater awareness of ourselves can allow a greater compassion for ourselves and enable us to make choices more suited to our real needs. Life can sometimes be difficult through no fault of our own. I aim to create a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment so you can talk freely and confidentially as we explore these things together each week.
I am passionate about working with people towards a more fulfilling and empowered life. Together we can explore, not what's wrong with you, but what's happened to you. A greater awareness of ourselves can allow a greater compassion for ourselves and enable us to make choices more suited to our real needs. Life can sometimes be difficult through no fault of our own. I aim to create a safe, empathic and non-judgmental environment so you can talk freely and confidentially as we explore these things together each week.
0118 230 0837 View 0118 230 0837
Photo of Sheila Leshan, Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Sheila Leshan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Reading RG1  (Online Only)
With a loud voice, life sometimes cranks up the volume of what already feels overwhelming. Magnifying an already tense and intense situation, leaving you pondering on how you used to manage before all this. Yet, despite your best efforts to stem their flow, fraught thoughts and debilitating feelings have began to spill over into and onto other areas of your life. It feels like challenging situations scream for your attention. You wonder to yourself how much more of this you can take before you flip the table of your life over. You've taken stock of your support system. Nobody available to talk. Who will listen to me, you wonder....
With a loud voice, life sometimes cranks up the volume of what already feels overwhelming. Magnifying an already tense and intense situation, leaving you pondering on how you used to manage before all this. Yet, despite your best efforts to stem their flow, fraught thoughts and debilitating feelings have began to spill over into and onto other areas of your life. It feels like challenging situations scream for your attention. You wonder to yourself how much more of this you can take before you flip the table of your life over. You've taken stock of your support system. Nobody available to talk. Who will listen to me, you wonder....
01491 529235 View 01491 529235
Photo of Richard James Kelly, Psychotherapist in Shinfield, England
Richard James Kelly
Psychotherapist, MSc, BPC
Verified
Reading RG1
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working with adults in private practice as well as in an NHS Complex Needs department. I have around ten years of experience in NHS mental health services, including inpatient units, child and adolescent (CAMHS) specialist community services, adult psychological therapy teams and crisis resolution community services. I have previously been involved in research and auditing on the effectiveness and outcomes of psychological therapies in collaboration with the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and the Anna Freud Centre.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist working with adults in private practice as well as in an NHS Complex Needs department. I have around ten years of experience in NHS mental health services, including inpatient units, child and adolescent (CAMHS) specialist community services, adult psychological therapy teams and crisis resolution community services. I have previously been involved in research and auditing on the effectiveness and outcomes of psychological therapies in collaboration with the Child Outcomes Research Consortium (CORC) and the Anna Freud Centre.
07301 205990 View 07301 205990
Photo of Dr Shay MB.BS, BSc, MRCGP, FDSc, CSAT3, NCPS Accr in Shinfield, England
Dr Shay MB.BS, BSc, MRCGP, FDSc, CSAT3, NCPS Accr
MBBS
Verified
Reading RG1
Substance Abuse, Trauma and Addiction Counsellor. 20 years in recovery. We talk and....getting "better than well".... is the goal. Just imagine! Better than the supposedly "well". Addiction is everywhere both Substance and Process, and afflicts millions. I deal with many types of addiction. Universally it presents with a kaleidoscope of personal and family suffering. It does not have to continue.
Substance Abuse, Trauma and Addiction Counsellor. 20 years in recovery. We talk and....getting "better than well".... is the goal. Just imagine! Better than the supposedly "well". Addiction is everywhere both Substance and Process, and afflicts millions. I deal with many types of addiction. Universally it presents with a kaleidoscope of personal and family suffering. It does not have to continue.
07480 488725 View 07480 488725
Photo of Susan Gray Online Counselling , Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Susan Gray Online Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Reading RG1
Hello. I'm Sue and I'm a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
Hello. I'm Sue and I'm a counsellor and psychotherapist working online across the UK to give you the flexibility to meet from your own home or chosen safe place. Are you currently finding things difficult? Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed or confused; struggling to come to terms with a loss; feeling stuck and as if nobody understands; or perhaps that your whole life has been a puzzle that you can't quite solve? Counselling can help you to explore who you are; to share what you may have experienced and to discover your inner resources to become more empowered in who you are and how you fit in the world and in your relationships.
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Photo of Donna Bartlett, Counsellor in Shinfield, England
Donna Bartlett
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG1
Whether this is your first experience of therapy, or you are returning to therapy after a break, and whether you are feeling stuck, struggling with anxiety or depression, or unsure about where you want to be in your career, or personal life, or experiencing grief or relationship challenges, I can support you in exploring your feelings associated with the challenges life throws at us. Gaining insight can often be the catalyst to change, and change can enable us to become unstuck.
Whether this is your first experience of therapy, or you are returning to therapy after a break, and whether you are feeling stuck, struggling with anxiety or depression, or unsure about where you want to be in your career, or personal life, or experiencing grief or relationship challenges, I can support you in exploring your feelings associated with the challenges life throws at us. Gaining insight can often be the catalyst to change, and change can enable us to become unstuck.
0118 230 6483 View 0118 230 6483

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Shinfield

< 10

Counsellors in Shinfield who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
83% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
67% Vitality

How Counsellors in Shinfield see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Shinfield?

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.