Counselling in Swindon

Photo of Michael Bizley, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Michael Bizley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Swindon SN1  (Online Only)
I work purely as an Online Therapist for which I am fully qualified and trained to do. This has many benefits, not only as it doesn't mean travelling but we also have the options of working in different ways, such as video, email, audio or instant messaging. Sometimes it can reduce anxieties as you can be in a space that feels comfortable for you. I have a particular interest in working with MEN in therapy as I am aware how difficult it can be for a man to seek therapy and talk about their emotions and experiences. My aim is to provide that safe space in which all clients can explore their feelings and emotions.
I work purely as an Online Therapist for which I am fully qualified and trained to do. This has many benefits, not only as it doesn't mean travelling but we also have the options of working in different ways, such as video, email, audio or instant messaging. Sometimes it can reduce anxieties as you can be in a space that feels comfortable for you. I have a particular interest in working with MEN in therapy as I am aware how difficult it can be for a man to seek therapy and talk about their emotions and experiences. My aim is to provide that safe space in which all clients can explore their feelings and emotions.
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Photo of 1st For CBT, Psychotherapist in Swindon, England
1st For CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Swindon SN5
1st for CBT is a therapy service that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) to tackle symptoms for a range of Mental Health conditions. CBT is an evidenced and skill-based therapy which looks at understanding the links between our thoughts (cognitions), feelings (emotions) and actions (behaviours). Our aim is to help and support all individuals live the life that they would like too, without the burden of negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviours getting in the way. We are proud to specialise in adapting CBT for developmental conditions such as autism and ADHD.
1st for CBT is a therapy service that uses Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) & Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing (EMDR) to tackle symptoms for a range of Mental Health conditions. CBT is an evidenced and skill-based therapy which looks at understanding the links between our thoughts (cognitions), feelings (emotions) and actions (behaviours). Our aim is to help and support all individuals live the life that they would like too, without the burden of negative thoughts and unhelpful behaviours getting in the way. We are proud to specialise in adapting CBT for developmental conditions such as autism and ADHD.
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Katrina Flood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN2
Are you wanting your voice to be truly heard? Do you need someone to really listen to how you are feeling, and not be told how you should or should not feel? Or perhaps you would like someone to give you time and space to just be who you need to be, during what might be a difficult time for you right now. I understand how challenging it can be to share your thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger, to share something that you may feel you are going to be judged on, or perhaps no-one will understand. I also offer supervison for practicing counsellors and have a passion working with students.
Are you wanting your voice to be truly heard? Do you need someone to really listen to how you are feeling, and not be told how you should or should not feel? Or perhaps you would like someone to give you time and space to just be who you need to be, during what might be a difficult time for you right now. I understand how challenging it can be to share your thoughts and feelings with a complete stranger, to share something that you may feel you are going to be judged on, or perhaps no-one will understand. I also offer supervison for practicing counsellors and have a passion working with students.
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Photo of Susan Jennings, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Susan Jennings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN25
I can help you understand your past, unlock your distress and help you move into a future with new strength, peace and happiness. I have over 20 years experience in the social and charity sector and work with people of all ages and problems but have particular skills in working with young people and those who are survivors of domestic abuse. I am DBS checked and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
I can help you understand your past, unlock your distress and help you move into a future with new strength, peace and happiness. I have over 20 years experience in the social and charity sector and work with people of all ages and problems but have particular skills in working with young people and those who are survivors of domestic abuse. I am DBS checked and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy.
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Tanya Wiseman. Feel Enabled Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN2
Our mental health is so important. All too quickly we can feel swept away by life’s demands, by the experiences or decisions that can feel thrust upon us and by the needs and wants of others. Life can be exhausting and hard to navigate, often finding the way forward feels difficult to identify. This is where counselling comes in. As a fully qualified & experienced relational therapist, my role will be one of support, curiosity and gentle guidance.
Our mental health is so important. All too quickly we can feel swept away by life’s demands, by the experiences or decisions that can feel thrust upon us and by the needs and wants of others. Life can be exhausting and hard to navigate, often finding the way forward feels difficult to identify. This is where counselling comes in. As a fully qualified & experienced relational therapist, my role will be one of support, curiosity and gentle guidance.
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Photo of Melissa McCallum, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Melissa McCallum
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN25  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Melissa. If you experience PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Anxiety, Depression or Low self esteem, I hope to help you to process the trauma, learn to build and maintain relationships with yourself and others, revive a positive view of yourself and to provide a space for you to talk and feel heard.
Hi I'm Melissa. If you experience PTSD, Childhood Trauma, Sexual Abuse/Assault, Anxiety, Depression or Low self esteem, I hope to help you to process the trauma, learn to build and maintain relationships with yourself and others, revive a positive view of yourself and to provide a space for you to talk and feel heard.
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Photo of Angela Alexsandra Warwick, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Angela Alexsandra Warwick
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Swindon SN2  (Online Only)
Seeking counselling and having the space to talk and focus on you, can help when life throws you difficult situations, feelings and events. Having the space to talk about whatever you choose to without judgement can be liberating. As a Person-Centred Counsellor I work alongside you, supporting you in any decisions you choose to make. My aim is to build a professional, trusting relationship with you where you feel safe to share any issues you choose to bring to your sessions.
Seeking counselling and having the space to talk and focus on you, can help when life throws you difficult situations, feelings and events. Having the space to talk about whatever you choose to without judgement can be liberating. As a Person-Centred Counsellor I work alongside you, supporting you in any decisions you choose to make. My aim is to build a professional, trusting relationship with you where you feel safe to share any issues you choose to bring to your sessions.
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Photo of Tamsin Harlow, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Tamsin Harlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN6
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become” Carl Gustav Jung. My name is Tamsin. I have worked as a Counsellor for 9 years with both young people and adults. I see each client as individual and unique, each with their own set of histories, life experiences and journeys. I believe that we all ultimately hold the strength and resilience within us to shape the person we want to become and lead the life we want to.
“I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become” Carl Gustav Jung. My name is Tamsin. I have worked as a Counsellor for 9 years with both young people and adults. I see each client as individual and unique, each with their own set of histories, life experiences and journeys. I believe that we all ultimately hold the strength and resilience within us to shape the person we want to become and lead the life we want to.
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Photo of Melanie Richards, Psychotherapist in Swindon, England
Melanie Richards
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN1
I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step when looking for support but please be assured that I will do all I can to put you at ease. I am experienced in a wide range of issues, supporting clients from all walks of life including personnel from the emergency services. I offer a secure, confidential and professional relationship in the privacy of regular, reliable sessions. I also work as Clinical Lead with 13-25 year olds in a young persons service. My approach is holistic, in that I am interested in "the whole person".
I understand how difficult it can be to take the first step when looking for support but please be assured that I will do all I can to put you at ease. I am experienced in a wide range of issues, supporting clients from all walks of life including personnel from the emergency services. I offer a secure, confidential and professional relationship in the privacy of regular, reliable sessions. I also work as Clinical Lead with 13-25 year olds in a young persons service. My approach is holistic, in that I am interested in "the whole person".
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Photo of A Time For You, Counselling and Reiki (Tina Deas), Counsellor in Swindon, England
A Time For You, Counselling and Reiki (Tina Deas)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Swindon SN5
I help Individuals and Couples with many different concerns. They often want to be able to feel and cope better, to improve their relationships, their wellbeing and their lives. Perhaps you are trying to cope with a bereavement or have suffered another loss such as the breakdown of a relationship. You may feel that with support, you are ready to tackle some trauma you have suffered or you may need help with your current situation. Or maybe you just feel a little lost and need some help to get yourself back on track or you don't really know where to start and feel anxious about talking to someone about your problems. I can help.
I help Individuals and Couples with many different concerns. They often want to be able to feel and cope better, to improve their relationships, their wellbeing and their lives. Perhaps you are trying to cope with a bereavement or have suffered another loss such as the breakdown of a relationship. You may feel that with support, you are ready to tackle some trauma you have suffered or you may need help with your current situation. Or maybe you just feel a little lost and need some help to get yourself back on track or you don't really know where to start and feel anxious about talking to someone about your problems. I can help.
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Photo of Annette Moore, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Annette Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN4
If now is the right time to talk about something that is troubling you, please contact me. It may be that you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and low mood. Perhaps you have experienced loss or trauma and need to talk about this or maybe you just need to make some changes in your life. I understand that this step is not always an easy one, but I will listen without judgement and offer a safe, supportive environment to enable you to talk freely. Talking together can help to clarify things and find a way through. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and life stages, from young adulthood through to later life.
If now is the right time to talk about something that is troubling you, please contact me. It may be that you are struggling with feelings of anxiety and low mood. Perhaps you have experienced loss or trauma and need to talk about this or maybe you just need to make some changes in your life. I understand that this step is not always an easy one, but I will listen without judgement and offer a safe, supportive environment to enable you to talk freely. Talking together can help to clarify things and find a way through. I welcome clients from all backgrounds and life stages, from young adulthood through to later life.
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Photo of Antony Oakes, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Antony Oakes
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN1
My name is Antony and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon and surrounding areas.
My name is Antony and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Royal Wootton Bassett, Swindon and surrounding areas.
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Photo of Ffyona Duncan Therapies, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Ffyona Duncan Therapies
Counsellor
Swindon SN25
If you are reading this I would like to congratulate you on reaching out, which is often the most difficult step. My therapy practice can offer you a warm, safe space to discuss whatever may be troubling you, irrespective of how small or big you may feel your issues are.
If you are reading this I would like to congratulate you on reaching out, which is often the most difficult step. My therapy practice can offer you a warm, safe space to discuss whatever may be troubling you, irrespective of how small or big you may feel your issues are.
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Photo of Joanne Harris, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Joanne Harris
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN1
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
I’ve adopted an integrative approach to counselling, this enables me to work with the whole you. I strive to provide you with a friendly, confidential and reflective place, helping you to unravel your experience and understand true deep-rooted feelings in order to resolve them. Coupled with person centred ideology, the focus is on you. Mental-health holds no barrier, I hold current Enhanced DBS enabling me to work with Young People in addition to Adults.
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Photo of Snowden Counselling, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Snowden Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN2
I am an experienced counsellor working with adults and young people aged 16 upwards. I support clients who present with a variety of issues and concerns. Some of these include anxiety and depression, self-esteem, work stress, bereavement and problems with family relationships or difficult life events. I work with each individual client in the best way for them, using a variety of counselling techniques to support them in their journey, well as looking at ways forward and any goals they may want to achieve.
I am an experienced counsellor working with adults and young people aged 16 upwards. I support clients who present with a variety of issues and concerns. Some of these include anxiety and depression, self-esteem, work stress, bereavement and problems with family relationships or difficult life events. I work with each individual client in the best way for them, using a variety of counselling techniques to support them in their journey, well as looking at ways forward and any goals they may want to achieve.
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Photo of Jamie Sabat, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Jamie Sabat
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN4
Welcome, my name is Jamie and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. I understand how overwhelming seeking counselling can be and recognise how much of a big step it takes to contact someone like myself to talk about your personal difficulties. I am experienced working with adults and young persons over the age of 16, and my training being person-centred, I focus on respecting your unique experience and supporting you to find your sense of agency and self belief.
Welcome, my name is Jamie and I am a fully qualified person-centred counsellor. I understand how overwhelming seeking counselling can be and recognise how much of a big step it takes to contact someone like myself to talk about your personal difficulties. I am experienced working with adults and young persons over the age of 16, and my training being person-centred, I focus on respecting your unique experience and supporting you to find your sense of agency and self belief.
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Photo of Isabel Martins, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Isabel Martins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN2
Waitlist for new clients
I have experience in counsel adults in a clinical setting who are feeling distressed, where mental health issues arise when a difficult circumstance of their lives happens. I have experience in working with clients who recovering from alcohol and substances addictions.
I have experience in counsel adults in a clinical setting who are feeling distressed, where mental health issues arise when a difficult circumstance of their lives happens. I have experience in working with clients who recovering from alcohol and substances addictions.
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Photo of Tina People, Counsellor in Swindon, England
Tina People
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Swindon SN1
I offer clients a service individual to whatever their needs may be. As an integrative counsellor, I offer a combined approach to counselling and psychotherapy, bringing together different elements from specific therapies. I understand that taking that initial step to phone or meet with a counsellor can be scary, however, I offer a compassionate and caring client-led talking therapy which ensures you can confidentially explore whatever issues you need to. Each client's goals are explored - ensuring there is an overall understanding of what is wanted from counselling.
I offer clients a service individual to whatever their needs may be. As an integrative counsellor, I offer a combined approach to counselling and psychotherapy, bringing together different elements from specific therapies. I understand that taking that initial step to phone or meet with a counsellor can be scary, however, I offer a compassionate and caring client-led talking therapy which ensures you can confidentially explore whatever issues you need to. Each client's goals are explored - ensuring there is an overall understanding of what is wanted from counselling.
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Photo of Barbara Lorusso Mbacp(Accred)., Psychotherapist in Swindon, England
Barbara Lorusso Mbacp(Accred).
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Swindon SN2
Counselling can help you to work through thoughts, feelings and/or behaviours that concern you. I am non judgemental, open and accepting of you as a person and will work with you to help you to improve your future. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist/counsellor with many years experience. As an integrative counsellor I draw from various theoretical approaches which enables me to adapt the therapy to fit each individual and their specific needs. My hours of work are Monday,Tuesday from 12 until 9pm and Friday afternoons, for Face to Face. Thursdays 12-9 and Friday mornings on Zoom(can be flexible).
Counselling can help you to work through thoughts, feelings and/or behaviours that concern you. I am non judgemental, open and accepting of you as a person and will work with you to help you to improve your future. I am a fully qualified psychotherapist/counsellor with many years experience. As an integrative counsellor I draw from various theoretical approaches which enables me to adapt the therapy to fit each individual and their specific needs. My hours of work are Monday,Tuesday from 12 until 9pm and Friday afternoons, for Face to Face. Thursdays 12-9 and Friday mornings on Zoom(can be flexible).
01793 540359 View 01793 540359
Photo of Marianne Le Coyte Grinney, Psychotherapist in Swindon, England
Marianne Le Coyte Grinney
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Swindon SN1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you are reading this you may be wishing for something in your life, family or relationship to be different. I too was looking for difference when I first began my Systemic Psychotherapy training. My name is Marianne Le Coyte Grinney and I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist: I believe 'the person is never the problem' and that people are best understood within systems, for example their family, work and social life. My therapeutic posture aims not to apportion blame, but to support individual and collective change within a safe and supportive environment. I do not hope to provide answers, but to facilitate change through
If you are reading this you may be wishing for something in your life, family or relationship to be different. I too was looking for difference when I first began my Systemic Psychotherapy training. My name is Marianne Le Coyte Grinney and I am a Family and Systemic Psychotherapist: I believe 'the person is never the problem' and that people are best understood within systems, for example their family, work and social life. My therapeutic posture aims not to apportion blame, but to support individual and collective change within a safe and supportive environment. I do not hope to provide answers, but to facilitate change through
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Swindon

80+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Swindon who prioritize treating:

93% Anxiety
89% Stress
87% Self Esteem
84% Depression
75% Relationship Issues
73% Bereavement
70% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

46% Cigna and Evernorth
46% Aviva
46% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Swindon see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Swindon?

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.