Counselling in Stevenage

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The Counselling Connexion Stevenage
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG2
Hello and welcome to my page My name is Eileen Whaymand And I  am an experienced Person Centred counsellor offering confidential counselling for individuals and couples in Stevenage and surrounding areas.
Hello and welcome to my page My name is Eileen Whaymand And I  am an experienced Person Centred counsellor offering confidential counselling for individuals and couples in Stevenage and surrounding areas.
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Charlotte Carroll
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG2
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with people from the age of 12 years old up to older adults. I have worked with people experiencing various problems; depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship and peer issues, bereavement and more. I am also an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss which means I can work with parents and family members who are grieving a child. I have completed the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
I have worked with people from the age of 12 years old up to older adults. I have worked with people experiencing various problems; depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship and peer issues, bereavement and more. I am also an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss which means I can work with parents and family members who are grieving a child. I have completed the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
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Starfinity
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
Hi, my name is Barbora, I am an integrative therapist with range of experiences in different areas. I work with adults and young people age 15+. My own personal journey in therapy completely transformed my life, so I would like to offer this incredible experience of growth, self-discovery and healing to anybody who found the courage through their struggles, to start that first step of making an enquiry. My holistic approach in collaboration with you helps us to create a very individual way of working, creating a plan based on your needs, goals or issues emerging as we go along.
Hi, my name is Barbora, I am an integrative therapist with range of experiences in different areas. I work with adults and young people age 15+. My own personal journey in therapy completely transformed my life, so I would like to offer this incredible experience of growth, self-discovery and healing to anybody who found the courage through their struggles, to start that first step of making an enquiry. My holistic approach in collaboration with you helps us to create a very individual way of working, creating a plan based on your needs, goals or issues emerging as we go along.
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5th Avenue Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
Established in 2014, 5th Avenue Counselling is the practice of Marianne Mikhail Msc, offering an accessible option when you need therapeutic support, or just a space to talk and be heard.
Established in 2014, 5th Avenue Counselling is the practice of Marianne Mikhail Msc, offering an accessible option when you need therapeutic support, or just a space to talk and be heard.
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The Stevenage Counselling Clinic
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
We have a wealth of knowledge with diverse and highly trained counsellors in our team to help you process , heal and work towards a more contented, healthy and stable life and relationship with yourself. We work with a wide range of presentations including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, OCD, body image and many many more. We are all passionate about working with people and helping them to reach their full potential at a pace that works for you! We value CPD as vitally important to keep up with the ever evolving and exciting sector of mental health and neuroscience.
We have a wealth of knowledge with diverse and highly trained counsellors in our team to help you process , heal and work towards a more contented, healthy and stable life and relationship with yourself. We work with a wide range of presentations including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, OCD, body image and many many more. We are all passionate about working with people and helping them to reach their full potential at a pace that works for you! We value CPD as vitally important to keep up with the ever evolving and exciting sector of mental health and neuroscience.
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Dawn Gregory
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
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Kirsty Ginger
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenage SG2
I am a qualified Person centred therapist and I work in the Oakscross area of Stevenage. I understand that counselling may feel daunting at first but I will provide you with a non-judgemental, compassionate, calm and understanding environment, so you can talk through any issues you have and together we can find solutions. I will facilitate an environment where you feel safe to open up to the issues you may be experiencing. Talking enables you to improve your relationship with self and others, increased self-knowledge, self-esteem and coping strategies, along with better communication and to feel happier with life again.
I am a qualified Person centred therapist and I work in the Oakscross area of Stevenage. I understand that counselling may feel daunting at first but I will provide you with a non-judgemental, compassionate, calm and understanding environment, so you can talk through any issues you have and together we can find solutions. I will facilitate an environment where you feel safe to open up to the issues you may be experiencing. Talking enables you to improve your relationship with self and others, increased self-knowledge, self-esteem and coping strategies, along with better communication and to feel happier with life again.
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Judith Salami Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG2  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, important and/or difficult decisions, relationship issues, any other issue/issues? I am a BACP registered integrative therapist who is passionate about people's well-being. I believe we all have the capability and drive within us to live our best lives, however, due to various circumstances this can become diminished. I believe our past affects our present and can affect our future, in addition to often being a contributory factor to our diminished drive and capabilities.
Are you struggling with addiction, anxiety, depression, important and/or difficult decisions, relationship issues, any other issue/issues? I am a BACP registered integrative therapist who is passionate about people's well-being. I believe we all have the capability and drive within us to live our best lives, however, due to various circumstances this can become diminished. I believe our past affects our present and can affect our future, in addition to often being a contributory factor to our diminished drive and capabilities.
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Dr Suzanne Ashter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my page! I'm here to support people who are struggling and looking to make some change. Whether this is issues with your mental health, physical changes that you have had to adapt to, relationships within work, friends or family. I can provide a safe, empathic and non-judgmental space for us to explore.
Hello and welcome to my page! I'm here to support people who are struggling and looking to make some change. Whether this is issues with your mental health, physical changes that you have had to adapt to, relationships within work, friends or family. I can provide a safe, empathic and non-judgmental space for us to explore.
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Therapy Talks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
Are you feeling worried, stressed, unheard or struggling how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy supports you to explore your feelings with in a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help support your decision making. As a therapist, I hold personal and professional experience just how life changing receiving professional therapeutic support can be with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
Are you feeling worried, stressed, unheard or struggling how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy supports you to explore your feelings with in a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help support your decision making. As a therapist, I hold personal and professional experience just how life changing receiving professional therapeutic support can be with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
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Jo Gibson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
I am a post graduate qualified BACP registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with fifteen years experience. I work using the internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out models, with a Humanist and Somatic core training. I work with many different life challenges, and over the years have specialised in trauma, complex trauma, relational trauma and shame. Supporting you to process what has happened to you and move on from your past to live your life fully. I work face to face or online with individuals, couples and groups.
I am a post graduate qualified BACP registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with fifteen years experience. I work using the internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out models, with a Humanist and Somatic core training. I work with many different life challenges, and over the years have specialised in trauma, complex trauma, relational trauma and shame. Supporting you to process what has happened to you and move on from your past to live your life fully. I work face to face or online with individuals, couples and groups.
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sallyann counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG2
I am a person centred counsellor who truly understands how difficult it is to seek out help as I have been there. I offer a warm and comfortable environment for us to work together about whatever life struggles you are experiencing. I work with anyone from aged 15 upwards and couples. I have many and varied experiences including working with trauma, family issues, parenting problems, relationship struggles. I have also worked with Deaf clients and have a basic knowledge of BSL. I offer day and evening sessions. Please contact me for details.
I am a person centred counsellor who truly understands how difficult it is to seek out help as I have been there. I offer a warm and comfortable environment for us to work together about whatever life struggles you are experiencing. I work with anyone from aged 15 upwards and couples. I have many and varied experiences including working with trauma, family issues, parenting problems, relationship struggles. I have also worked with Deaf clients and have a basic knowledge of BSL. I offer day and evening sessions. Please contact me for details.
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Andrew Grenfell
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
I love to work with people who are trying to find their way: especially in young adulthood, after a major life change, or looking both backwards and forwards in mid-life. I am also very interested in working with people who want to make a social or environmental impact in their life. I think we're all trying to move forward in life: to do that it can help to think about where you are right now, to understand yourself and what you have to give the world.
I love to work with people who are trying to find their way: especially in young adulthood, after a major life change, or looking both backwards and forwards in mid-life. I am also very interested in working with people who want to make a social or environmental impact in their life. I think we're all trying to move forward in life: to do that it can help to think about where you are right now, to understand yourself and what you have to give the world.
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Dr Emma Sinclair
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I provide support (currently virtual only) for a range of difficulties affecting the wellbeing and mental health of children and families, including:dealing with life changes (e.g. parental separation), low mood, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, panic attacks, emotionally-based school avoidance. I also provide support for perinatal issues (pre/post-natal anxiety, low mood, birth trauma) in addition to early years challenges (tantrums, sleep and bonding difficulties). I specialise in providing parent and family support. I strongly believe in the importance of intervening early before challenges have chance to develop further.
I provide support (currently virtual only) for a range of difficulties affecting the wellbeing and mental health of children and families, including:dealing with life changes (e.g. parental separation), low mood, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, panic attacks, emotionally-based school avoidance. I also provide support for perinatal issues (pre/post-natal anxiety, low mood, birth trauma) in addition to early years challenges (tantrums, sleep and bonding difficulties). I specialise in providing parent and family support. I strongly believe in the importance of intervening early before challenges have chance to develop further.
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Aguilera Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced, registered and chartered Counselling Psychologist trained in a variety of psychological models and tailor my approach to suit individual client needs.
I am an experienced, registered and chartered Counselling Psychologist trained in a variety of psychological models and tailor my approach to suit individual client needs.
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Jamie Fairbank
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
I specialise in working with domestic abuse and sexual trauma, both recent and historic, including childhood sexual abuse. I also have experience in a range of other areas including depression and anxiety, self-harm, relationship difficulties and emotional regulation. Therapy can also support less specific concerns such as general low mood or lack of motivation, and be used to compliment a pro-active attitude towards greater wellbeing and self-care.
I specialise in working with domestic abuse and sexual trauma, both recent and historic, including childhood sexual abuse. I also have experience in a range of other areas including depression and anxiety, self-harm, relationship difficulties and emotional regulation. Therapy can also support less specific concerns such as general low mood or lack of motivation, and be used to compliment a pro-active attitude towards greater wellbeing and self-care.
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Jacqui Carol
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who provides a warm and welcoming space to nurture and develop my client’s own inner self and power. I believe throughout life we all face moments of great difficulties; however, we have hidden depths of strength that can be discovered and utilised when given a safe place to explore. Making the decision to seek support from a counsellor can feel daunting. I will work with you to meet your needs supporting you to feel safe in your personal journey. What can initially be perceived as difficult or frightening can actually inspire insight giving the opportunity to thrive, change and move forward.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who provides a warm and welcoming space to nurture and develop my client’s own inner self and power. I believe throughout life we all face moments of great difficulties; however, we have hidden depths of strength that can be discovered and utilised when given a safe place to explore. Making the decision to seek support from a counsellor can feel daunting. I will work with you to meet your needs supporting you to feel safe in your personal journey. What can initially be perceived as difficult or frightening can actually inspire insight giving the opportunity to thrive, change and move forward.
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Photo of Nisa Farooq, Counsellor in Stevenage, England
Nisa Farooq
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Stevenage SG2  (Online Only)
I am Nisa, an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a banker living a fast-paced life. I always had a passion listening to people, guiding them to live more meaningful lives,better manage stress and anxiety. Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy isn’t easy to do, especially if you haven’t gone to therapy before. Therapy can feel challenging and daunting, and it takes courage to realise that we need help, and we no longer want to suffer and struggle to cope on our own. Counselling could make the difference between continuing to struggle or developing inner strength to bring a change
I am Nisa, an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor. Before becoming a counsellor, I worked as a banker living a fast-paced life. I always had a passion listening to people, guiding them to live more meaningful lives,better manage stress and anxiety. Reaching out for counselling and psychotherapy isn’t easy to do, especially if you haven’t gone to therapy before. Therapy can feel challenging and daunting, and it takes courage to realise that we need help, and we no longer want to suffer and struggle to cope on our own. Counselling could make the difference between continuing to struggle or developing inner strength to bring a change
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Photo of Amy Engleman, Psychotherapist in Stevenage, England
Amy Engleman
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Stevenage SG2
Are you upset and overwhelmed by relationships, work situations, family issues? That sense of panic and over thinking where your body feels stressed & the anxiety rockets? Did something happen that you have not shared with anyone, or feel nobody ‘gets it’? Has it felt too big & yet needs sorting and resolving? It’s understandable to feel frustrated, anxious or angry. Dealing with those feelings while maintaining a family, job & ‘a busy life’ can feel like hard work. “There needs to be more to life” & “It needs to be better than this “ are often said. To feel free from the past, to build a confidence in yourself.
Are you upset and overwhelmed by relationships, work situations, family issues? That sense of panic and over thinking where your body feels stressed & the anxiety rockets? Did something happen that you have not shared with anyone, or feel nobody ‘gets it’? Has it felt too big & yet needs sorting and resolving? It’s understandable to feel frustrated, anxious or angry. Dealing with those feelings while maintaining a family, job & ‘a busy life’ can feel like hard work. “There needs to be more to life” & “It needs to be better than this “ are often said. To feel free from the past, to build a confidence in yourself.
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Daren Messenger
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
How do you choose a therapist? Personal recommendations are invaluable and, also, your individual needs might be different. My endeavour is to facilitate your self awareness as well as your awareness of others and situations. Whichever modality of therapy you choose our work together gently directs your awareness to ‘what is happening but, also, to ‘how you are viewing and applying yourself’ when in difficulty. This can be radically different to many ‘non directive’ therapies and can involve real change quite quickly! Professional bodies: UKCP for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling BABCP for CBT
How do you choose a therapist? Personal recommendations are invaluable and, also, your individual needs might be different. My endeavour is to facilitate your self awareness as well as your awareness of others and situations. Whichever modality of therapy you choose our work together gently directs your awareness to ‘what is happening but, also, to ‘how you are viewing and applying yourself’ when in difficulty. This can be radically different to many ‘non directive’ therapies and can involve real change quite quickly! Professional bodies: UKCP for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling BABCP for CBT
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Stevenage

50+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Stevenage who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
93% Depression
87% Self Esteem
87% Stress
85% Relationship Issues
80% Trauma and PTSD
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

77% Aviva
77% Vitality
62% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Stevenage see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
12% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Stevenage?

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.