Counselling in Southwold

Photo of Martin Wilks, Psychologist in Southwold, England
Martin Wilks
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
Southwold IP18
People who are keen to re-orientate their lives in the direction of their values - towards what gives them a sense of meaning and purpose. Having a clearer idea of what really matters helps people motivate themselves - even to the extent of accepting the difficulties it may entail - to either change or persist - in behaviours that will move them in their valued directions. Typically, this approach can be powerfully effective in dealing with the pervasive problems of stress, anxiety and depression and other chronic issues where rigid patterns of avoidant behaviour have developed.
People who are keen to re-orientate their lives in the direction of their values - towards what gives them a sense of meaning and purpose. Having a clearer idea of what really matters helps people motivate themselves - even to the extent of accepting the difficulties it may entail - to either change or persist - in behaviours that will move them in their valued directions. Typically, this approach can be powerfully effective in dealing with the pervasive problems of stress, anxiety and depression and other chronic issues where rigid patterns of avoidant behaviour have developed.
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Photo of Ali Warford, Counsellor in Southwold, England
Ali Warford
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
Southwold IP18
Hi, I'm Ali. I am a relational Integrative counsellor. All this means is that I am able to draw on a blend of therapeutic ideas and techniques to offer an experience of counselling that is helpful and suits you as an individual. At the heart of my work is a hope that I can offer a warm, open and safe counselling relationship that allows you to speak freely about your thoughts, feelings and emotions. You may have a specific reason for seeking counselling and a clear idea of what you would like to achieve. Perhaps you have a general sense of unhappiness or unease, and you would like some help to explore why that might be.
Hi, I'm Ali. I am a relational Integrative counsellor. All this means is that I am able to draw on a blend of therapeutic ideas and techniques to offer an experience of counselling that is helpful and suits you as an individual. At the heart of my work is a hope that I can offer a warm, open and safe counselling relationship that allows you to speak freely about your thoughts, feelings and emotions. You may have a specific reason for seeking counselling and a clear idea of what you would like to achieve. Perhaps you have a general sense of unhappiness or unease, and you would like some help to explore why that might be.
01502 443236 View 01502 443236
Photo of Carol Shaw Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Southwold, England
Carol Shaw Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Southwold IP18
How you feel about yourself and your worth can impact on you every day and in every relationship. You may have difficulties with family members or in friendships and more personal relationships. You may find it difficult to voice your needs. Reflecting on how we are with others and with our self can be revealing and bring about change. This can help you to be more present and involved in your life. These thoughts and feelings didn’t develop overnight and I provide you with a confidential space to support you in this exploration for lasting change. I am still able to see clients face to face following government Covid Guidelines.
How you feel about yourself and your worth can impact on you every day and in every relationship. You may have difficulties with family members or in friendships and more personal relationships. You may find it difficult to voice your needs. Reflecting on how we are with others and with our self can be revealing and bring about change. This can help you to be more present and involved in your life. These thoughts and feelings didn’t develop overnight and I provide you with a confidential space to support you in this exploration for lasting change. I am still able to see clients face to face following government Covid Guidelines.
01986 802150 View 01986 802150
Photo of Marc Oakland Bevan, Counsellor in Southwold, England
Marc Oakland Bevan
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Southwold IP18  (Online Only)
I build therapeutic relationships based on the Client-Centered core conditions of Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard (respect) and Congruence (genuineness) I have had a lot of success with helping young people and younger adults, as well as parents of adolescents feel more comfortable within themselves and move towards their full potential. I work with low level mental health difficulties that are not entrenched and relationship and personal identity issues and emotional difficulties. I also enjoy supervising trainee Counsellers and those in the early stages of their practice.
I build therapeutic relationships based on the Client-Centered core conditions of Empathy, Unconditional Positive Regard (respect) and Congruence (genuineness) I have had a lot of success with helping young people and younger adults, as well as parents of adolescents feel more comfortable within themselves and move towards their full potential. I work with low level mental health difficulties that are not entrenched and relationship and personal identity issues and emotional difficulties. I also enjoy supervising trainee Counsellers and those in the early stages of their practice.
01502 443253 View 01502 443253
Photo of Rosemary Lodge, Psychologist in Southwold, England
Rosemary Lodge
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Southwold IP18
You may be struggling at the moment with relationships or life in general. Perhaps you feel confused about yourself and the other - unsure about whether you are being reasonable or whether it is ok to feel upset or angry. You may put on a mask when dealing with others, terrified of being seen as your authentic self. Perhaps you like people but find them draining after a while. Or you may have experienced abuse, verbal abuse, or bullying in either your family of origin, your workplace or your romantic relationships. Or you may just have a hunch that something's not right or feel that there is something wrong with you.
You may be struggling at the moment with relationships or life in general. Perhaps you feel confused about yourself and the other - unsure about whether you are being reasonable or whether it is ok to feel upset or angry. You may put on a mask when dealing with others, terrified of being seen as your authentic self. Perhaps you like people but find them draining after a while. Or you may have experienced abuse, verbal abuse, or bullying in either your family of origin, your workplace or your romantic relationships. Or you may just have a hunch that something's not right or feel that there is something wrong with you.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Kerry Atkins, Counsellor in Southwold, England
Kerry Atkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Lowestoft NR33
My aim is to facilitate your personal growth by providing a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment in which you can make sense of your experiences and explore your thoughts and feelings. My collaborative approach means that I will work with you, to build a genuine, trusting relationship, giving you the space and time to explore your thought patterns, which can lead to personal development and a new sense of self, which can be life changing. I work with a variety of issues including and not limited to: Abuse Anxiety Bereavement Depression Disability Family and relationship difficulties Loss Post traumatic stress
My aim is to facilitate your personal growth by providing a safe, warm and non-judgmental environment in which you can make sense of your experiences and explore your thoughts and feelings. My collaborative approach means that I will work with you, to build a genuine, trusting relationship, giving you the space and time to explore your thought patterns, which can lead to personal development and a new sense of self, which can be life changing. I work with a variety of issues including and not limited to: Abuse Anxiety Bereavement Depression Disability Family and relationship difficulties Loss Post traumatic stress
01502 443279 View 01502 443279
Photo of Leslie Sheinman, Psychotherapist in Southwold, England
Leslie Sheinman
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified
Halesworth IP19
I see clients individually or in couples, who are suffering from all kinds of anxiety and unhappiness,or are feeling lost or stuck. You may be having problems at work, with self-esteem or in your relationship with a partner or friends. You may need to work through trauma, including bullying and relationship loss. If you are a couple, I will help you to analyze what has gone wrong; and have you learn to nurture your relationship by thinking together and working out how to support each other.
I see clients individually or in couples, who are suffering from all kinds of anxiety and unhappiness,or are feeling lost or stuck. You may be having problems at work, with self-esteem or in your relationship with a partner or friends. You may need to work through trauma, including bullying and relationship loss. If you are a couple, I will help you to analyze what has gone wrong; and have you learn to nurture your relationship by thinking together and working out how to support each other.
020 3962 0559 View 020 3962 0559
Photo of Cwtch Therapies, Counsellor in Southwold, England
Cwtch Therapies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Halesworth IP19
Whether it is grief of some kind or difficulties in relationships or work, life can prove tricky at times and we can feel alone in decision making or dealing with situations. At times such as these it can help to have someone who will listen without judgement and offer confidentiality. Counselling can be short or long term to achieve specific goals or to work through more deeply ingrained life challenges. Young and older clients are welcome and sessions via video link offered.
Whether it is grief of some kind or difficulties in relationships or work, life can prove tricky at times and we can feel alone in decision making or dealing with situations. At times such as these it can help to have someone who will listen without judgement and offer confidentiality. Counselling can be short or long term to achieve specific goals or to work through more deeply ingrained life challenges. Young and older clients are welcome and sessions via video link offered.
01502 448025 View 01502 448025
Photo of East Coast Therapies, Counsellor in Southwold, England
East Coast Therapies
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Beccles NR34
Life can be unpredictable and some experiences can cause reactions we don’t fully understand. Counselling can help gain relief and clarity, helping you to find a healthier way forward. Hearing your thoughts and feelings out loud, in the presence of a trained professional can bring about shifts in awareness and perception. Facing your concerns or fears can feel empowering, helping you to feel more in control. My aim is to provide a warm, welcoming safe environment where together we can explore any worries, problems or issues that are causing you any distress, sadness or anxiety.
Life can be unpredictable and some experiences can cause reactions we don’t fully understand. Counselling can help gain relief and clarity, helping you to find a healthier way forward. Hearing your thoughts and feelings out loud, in the presence of a trained professional can bring about shifts in awareness and perception. Facing your concerns or fears can feel empowering, helping you to feel more in control. My aim is to provide a warm, welcoming safe environment where together we can explore any worries, problems or issues that are causing you any distress, sadness or anxiety.
01502 449496 View 01502 449496
Photo of Emma Thompson, Counsellor in Southwold, England
Emma Thompson
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
Saxmundham IP17
Not accepting new clients
Are you finding it difficult to cope at the moment? Has a life changing event or series of events that have either happened recently or some time ago left you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, isolated or confused? You may have suffered a bereavement, work-related stress or relationship problems with a partner, family or friends or gone through a divorce. You may well not be able to link your anxiety or depression to any particular cause. It’s not always easy to talk to family and friends, but speaking to someone who really listens in a confidential and non-judgemental way can make a real difference.
Are you finding it difficult to cope at the moment? Has a life changing event or series of events that have either happened recently or some time ago left you feeling depressed, anxious, lonely, isolated or confused? You may have suffered a bereavement, work-related stress or relationship problems with a partner, family or friends or gone through a divorce. You may well not be able to link your anxiety or depression to any particular cause. It’s not always easy to talk to family and friends, but speaking to someone who really listens in a confidential and non-judgemental way can make a real difference.
01603 361097 View 01603 361097
Photo of Sam Jeffery, Counsellor in Southwold, England
Sam Jeffery
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leiston IP16
Hi, I'm Sam. Are you feeling lost, hopeless, overwhelmed, angry or fed up with repeating the same destructive patterns over and over again. Having the opportunity to share difficult events and process confusing emotions can alleviate distress and give you the space to find more satisfying and rewarding ways of living.
Hi, I'm Sam. Are you feeling lost, hopeless, overwhelmed, angry or fed up with repeating the same destructive patterns over and over again. Having the opportunity to share difficult events and process confusing emotions can alleviate distress and give you the space to find more satisfying and rewarding ways of living.
01728 443739 View 01728 443739
Photo of Fi Smith, Counsellor in Southwold, England
Fi Smith
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified
Leiston IP16  (Online Only)
Complimentary 30 minute introductory session. Online sessions. My passion lies in providing low cost psychotherapy, which I believe enables individuals and couples to find purpose in their struggles and make informed choices to instigate positive transformations in their lives. I am committed to fostering a safe, confidential, and supportive space where clients can freely express their concerns without fear of judgment and feel genuinely heard and valued. I am a registered trainee counsellor and psychotherapist with UKCP. I also belong to these professional bodies UKATA, EATA and ITAA and abide by their code of ethics.
Complimentary 30 minute introductory session. Online sessions. My passion lies in providing low cost psychotherapy, which I believe enables individuals and couples to find purpose in their struggles and make informed choices to instigate positive transformations in their lives. I am committed to fostering a safe, confidential, and supportive space where clients can freely express their concerns without fear of judgment and feel genuinely heard and valued. I am a registered trainee counsellor and psychotherapist with UKCP. I also belong to these professional bodies UKATA, EATA and ITAA and abide by their code of ethics.
0118 230 0564 View 0118 230 0564
Photo of Rejig Solutions, Psychologist in Southwold, England
Rejig Solutions
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Beccles NR34
Are you struggling with issues related to pain, sleep, stress, psychological impacts of chronic illness including COVID, trauma, anxiety or major life changes? There comes a time when we might need some help from a professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Health Psychologist) and Chartered Psychologist in Norfolk, and I’d love to help you on your journey towards feeling better about yourself, behaviour change, lifestyle modification and self-discovery.
Are you struggling with issues related to pain, sleep, stress, psychological impacts of chronic illness including COVID, trauma, anxiety or major life changes? There comes a time when we might need some help from a professional to help cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a HCPC Registered Practitioner Psychologist (Health Psychologist) and Chartered Psychologist in Norfolk, and I’d love to help you on your journey towards feeling better about yourself, behaviour change, lifestyle modification and self-discovery.
01508 505233 View 01508 505233
Photo of Jane Whiteside, Psychotherapist in Southwold, England
Jane Whiteside
Psychotherapist, MA, MHGI
Verified
1 Endorsed
Lowestoft NR33
ADULTS AND CHILDREN Experienced, sensitive/calm approach to free you from all kinds of emotional distress, anxiety, depression, addiction. Feel in control, give back meaning and purpose, build resilience, enhancing confidence, enabling you to make positive life changes.
ADULTS AND CHILDREN Experienced, sensitive/calm approach to free you from all kinds of emotional distress, anxiety, depression, addiction. Feel in control, give back meaning and purpose, build resilience, enhancing confidence, enabling you to make positive life changes.
01502 449484 View 01502 449484
Photo of Kelly Britton, Psychotherapist in Southwold, England
Kelly Britton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Lowestoft NR33  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Deciding to look for therapy is a big step and it takes a lot of courage to ask for help. It can be very overwhleming to try to manage things alone and finding support can begin the process of taking back control. Talking things through in a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative environment can help to clarify what needs to change and enable you to move forward in a postive and achievable way. Please be aware I am now working exclusively online or telephone and cannot currently offer face to face sessions.
Deciding to look for therapy is a big step and it takes a lot of courage to ask for help. It can be very overwhleming to try to manage things alone and finding support can begin the process of taking back control. Talking things through in a safe, non-judgemental and collaborative environment can help to clarify what needs to change and enable you to move forward in a postive and achievable way. Please be aware I am now working exclusively online or telephone and cannot currently offer face to face sessions.
01493 803935 View 01493 803935
Photo of Natasha Lewis, Psychotherapist in Southwold, England
Natasha Lewis
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leiston IP16
I am a fully trained and accredited Integrative Relational Counsellor and EMDR Practitioner. Available for in person sessions and online via secure video conferencing (zoom or skype). Issues that I can support you with are: Trauma / PTSD, Stress and Anxiety, Marriage, Separation and Divorce issues, Personal relationship and Work relationship issues, Depression, Bereavement and Loss, Infertility, Miscarriages, IVF treatment and Infant Mortality Domestic abuse, Sexual abuse. I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP (Member No. 084911) and abide by the BACP’s ethical framework.
I am a fully trained and accredited Integrative Relational Counsellor and EMDR Practitioner. Available for in person sessions and online via secure video conferencing (zoom or skype). Issues that I can support you with are: Trauma / PTSD, Stress and Anxiety, Marriage, Separation and Divorce issues, Personal relationship and Work relationship issues, Depression, Bereavement and Loss, Infertility, Miscarriages, IVF treatment and Infant Mortality Domestic abuse, Sexual abuse. I am a registered and accredited member of the BACP (Member No. 084911) and abide by the BACP’s ethical framework.
01728 443987 View 01728 443987
Photo of Broadland Counselling Practice in Southwold, England
Broadland Counselling Practice
Beccles NR34
Hi, my name is Julie and I am a person-centred counsellor. I work from both Beccles and Norwich Whether  you are suffering from anxiety, nerves or depression, trauma or abuse, I can help you look at these issues.   You may have an important life decision to make, that you need to find the answers for. I offer a compassionate, confidential and empathic approach whether working with adults, children and all genders and sexualities facilitating you in making positive life changes.  As a person-centred therapist, I work alongside you as my client, going at your pace, whilst gaining an empathic and authentic understanding of your life.
Hi, my name is Julie and I am a person-centred counsellor. I work from both Beccles and Norwich Whether  you are suffering from anxiety, nerves or depression, trauma or abuse, I can help you look at these issues.   You may have an important life decision to make, that you need to find the answers for. I offer a compassionate, confidential and empathic approach whether working with adults, children and all genders and sexualities facilitating you in making positive life changes.  As a person-centred therapist, I work alongside you as my client, going at your pace, whilst gaining an empathic and authentic understanding of your life.
01502 449450 View 01502 449450
Photo of Fran Nguyen, Counsellor in Southwold, England
Fran Nguyen
Counsellor
Reydon IP18
My ideal client would be one suffering from PTSD, and who has anxiety and depression. Possibly has been abused in the past, ie raped or bullied
My ideal client would be one suffering from PTSD, and who has anxiety and depression. Possibly has been abused in the past, ie raped or bullied
01502 443247 View 01502 443247
Photo of Catherine Lindsay-Davies, Psychotherapist in Southwold, England
Catherine Lindsay-Davies
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Saxmundham IP17
People can benefit from counselling for a wide range of reasons; to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress; for support in times of difficulty; or to seek greater self-awareness and fulfilment in life, enabling growth and deeper understanding. Counselling can give you the opportunity to be heard and to find clarity to enable you to make your own decisions, all in a supportive and confidential environment.
People can benefit from counselling for a wide range of reasons; to deal with thoughts, feelings and behaviours that may be causing distress; for support in times of difficulty; or to seek greater self-awareness and fulfilment in life, enabling growth and deeper understanding. Counselling can give you the opportunity to be heard and to find clarity to enable you to make your own decisions, all in a supportive and confidential environment.
07380 316533 View 07380 316533
Photo of Traumacounselling, Counsellor in Southwold, England
Traumacounselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Reydon IP18
I am looking for people who are experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression etc. I can offer to help them unlock their unconscious core beliefs and return to calm in 5 sessions...It is a privilege to work with clients and help them turn off the video loops in their heads and to be able to return to calm. My recent client in Canada had been almost physically numbed by her experiences... after the first session she has stated that she feels tingling coming back into her body and mind..its been so long that she forgot what it felt like to be fully alive!
I am looking for people who are experiencing PTSD, anxiety, depression etc. I can offer to help them unlock their unconscious core beliefs and return to calm in 5 sessions...It is a privilege to work with clients and help them turn off the video loops in their heads and to be able to return to calm. My recent client in Canada had been almost physically numbed by her experiences... after the first session she has stated that she feels tingling coming back into her body and mind..its been so long that she forgot what it felt like to be fully alive!
01502 443278 View 01502 443278

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Southwold

< 10

Counsellors in Southwold who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Trauma and PTSD
80% Anxiety
80% Parenting
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress
60% Depression

Average years in practice

24 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% Bupa
33% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in Southwold see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Southwold?

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.