Counselling in Thames Ditton

Photo of Sandra Cregg, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Sandra Cregg
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
When difficult thoughts and emotions are suppressed, they often come out in other ways, either mentally or physically, or both. It is well known that there can be such a huge sense of relief when sharing something extremely distressing that may well have been bottled up inside for days, months, or even years. Counselling and psychotherapy provide an opportunity to talk in private about those difficult thoughts or feelings you might be having, in a way that might be difficult to do so with friends or family.
When difficult thoughts and emotions are suppressed, they often come out in other ways, either mentally or physically, or both. It is well known that there can be such a huge sense of relief when sharing something extremely distressing that may well have been bottled up inside for days, months, or even years. Counselling and psychotherapy provide an opportunity to talk in private about those difficult thoughts or feelings you might be having, in a way that might be difficult to do so with friends or family.
020 3835 2355 View 020 3835 2355
Photo of Louise Becker-Murphy BA(Hons), MA, MBACP(Snr Accd), Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Louise Becker-Murphy BA(Hons), MA, MBACP(Snr Accd)
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
Located next to Surbiton mainline train station. I have appointments available during the day, evenings and weekends. I offer both one to one counselling and couples counselling.
Located next to Surbiton mainline train station. I have appointments available during the day, evenings and weekends. I offer both one to one counselling and couples counselling.
07756 902911 View 07756 902911
Photo of Nina Saxton, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Nina Saxton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
Life can be complicated and present challenges which may feel too difficult to navigate alone. Sometimes, we could all do with some support and I hope that I am able to help you if you are feeling like this. As your therapist, I will not give you advice or tell you what to do. I am here to facilitate the space and together we will explore your inner thoughts and emotions, so that you feel empowered to change was isn’t working for you. Exploration in counselling can be incredibly powerful and it can also be very challenging. I am here to listen, we will work at your own pace and I will support you every step of the way.
Life can be complicated and present challenges which may feel too difficult to navigate alone. Sometimes, we could all do with some support and I hope that I am able to help you if you are feeling like this. As your therapist, I will not give you advice or tell you what to do. I am here to facilitate the space and together we will explore your inner thoughts and emotions, so that you feel empowered to change was isn’t working for you. Exploration in counselling can be incredibly powerful and it can also be very challenging. I am here to listen, we will work at your own pace and I will support you every step of the way.
020 3959 7385 View 020 3959 7385
Photo of Anna Koolen, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Anna Koolen
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
I'm an integrative therapist, which means I adapt my way of working to your goals. I see clients face to face in Surbiton (easily accessed from west London and Surrey) or remotely via Zoom. Working integratively as a therapist means that I will meet each client where they are and adapt my way of working to each individual’s needs and presentation, drawing on several therapeutic modalities. I provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to explore what might stand in the way of effecting the changes they want to see in their lives, and I have a genuine desire to support my clients’ growth and well being.
I'm an integrative therapist, which means I adapt my way of working to your goals. I see clients face to face in Surbiton (easily accessed from west London and Surrey) or remotely via Zoom. Working integratively as a therapist means that I will meet each client where they are and adapt my way of working to each individual’s needs and presentation, drawing on several therapeutic modalities. I provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to explore what might stand in the way of effecting the changes they want to see in their lives, and I have a genuine desire to support my clients’ growth and well being.
020 3816 3607 View 020 3816 3607
Photo of Sarah Kirkham, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Sarah Kirkham
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
Are you experiencing difficult feelings that you are struggling to cope with? I can help you to explore these feelings at your own pace in a warm environment where you feel comfortable. I will do this by offering you a safe and confidential relationship where we can explore whatever is troubling you. I strongly believe that for therapy to be successful it is essential that we build a trusting relationship and that you feel comfortable working with me. Please email me and we can arrange a free telephone conversation to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
Are you experiencing difficult feelings that you are struggling to cope with? I can help you to explore these feelings at your own pace in a warm environment where you feel comfortable. I will do this by offering you a safe and confidential relationship where we can explore whatever is troubling you. I strongly believe that for therapy to be successful it is essential that we build a trusting relationship and that you feel comfortable working with me. Please email me and we can arrange a free telephone conversation to help you decide if I am the right counsellor for you.
020 3984 9527 View 020 3984 9527
Photo of Lynda Anderson, Psychotherapist in Thames Ditton, England
Lynda Anderson
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
I work with individuals and couples, helping them find ways to live a more fulfilled and satisfying life. Over time, we develop ways of behaving, thinking and feeling that work well enough to get by, but sometimes get ‘stuck’; I’m trained and experienced in finding and understanding those patterns and, without judgement, getting to the heart of how to put things right. I’ve worked in private practice, charities and the NHS with a range of individual issues, particularly depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and historical trauma; couples work includes relationship breakdown, affairs, communication and conflict challenges.
I work with individuals and couples, helping them find ways to live a more fulfilled and satisfying life. Over time, we develop ways of behaving, thinking and feeling that work well enough to get by, but sometimes get ‘stuck’; I’m trained and experienced in finding and understanding those patterns and, without judgement, getting to the heart of how to put things right. I’ve worked in private practice, charities and the NHS with a range of individual issues, particularly depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress and historical trauma; couples work includes relationship breakdown, affairs, communication and conflict challenges.
01372 677564 View 01372 677564
Photo of Liz Goldspink, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Liz Goldspink
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
When you know you can’t go on as you are, something needs to change. You might be feeling stuck in a relationship or a job which just isn’t working anymore. Maybe you’re faced with a big life transition and feel lost and uncertain about your future. All these issues show up as anxiety, depression, relationship problems and low self esteem. By raising your self-awareness I will help you explore these issues and find the root causes of the symptoms you're experiencing. For me, counselling is a vocation not a job and I am passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. I hope I can make a difference in yours.
When you know you can’t go on as you are, something needs to change. You might be feeling stuck in a relationship or a job which just isn’t working anymore. Maybe you’re faced with a big life transition and feel lost and uncertain about your future. All these issues show up as anxiety, depression, relationship problems and low self esteem. By raising your self-awareness I will help you explore these issues and find the root causes of the symptoms you're experiencing. For me, counselling is a vocation not a job and I am passionate about making a difference in people’s lives. I hope I can make a difference in yours.
01372 233813 View 01372 233813
Photo of Judith Pearmain, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Judith Pearmain
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
It may be that you have something specific you want to talk about, you may want to calm the negative thoughts that are going around your head or you may be looking to find help for someone you care about. Perhaps when you just want someone who will listen to you, a space to off-load where there is no worry about saying the wrong thing, the fear of being judged or where feeling like you are being an imposition. I am here to help you when you are ready to take the next step.
It may be that you have something specific you want to talk about, you may want to calm the negative thoughts that are going around your head or you may be looking to find help for someone you care about. Perhaps when you just want someone who will listen to you, a space to off-load where there is no worry about saying the wrong thing, the fear of being judged or where feeling like you are being an imposition. I am here to help you when you are ready to take the next step.
020 7101 7761 View 020 7101 7761
Photo of Rory Belfield, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Rory Belfield
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Thames Ditton KT7
Seeking support through counselling is an important first step to helping you with issues that you are currently facing, that are affecting you in your day-to-day life. This can be for all sorts of reasons including, support at a particularly difficult time when coping with anxiety, stress, depression, loss or bereavement; relationship difficulties, employment issues, retirement, ill health or loneliness. Counselling can be particularly effective if there's a change you want to make in your life. You've taken the first step in a new chapter in your life! Building on this foundation will help us to explore any concerns that you have
Seeking support through counselling is an important first step to helping you with issues that you are currently facing, that are affecting you in your day-to-day life. This can be for all sorts of reasons including, support at a particularly difficult time when coping with anxiety, stress, depression, loss or bereavement; relationship difficulties, employment issues, retirement, ill health or loneliness. Counselling can be particularly effective if there's a change you want to make in your life. You've taken the first step in a new chapter in your life! Building on this foundation will help us to explore any concerns that you have
020 3375 2207 View 020 3375 2207
Photo of Jane Ryder, Psychotherapist in Thames Ditton, England
Jane Ryder
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
I work with a range of client presentations in The Priory and NHS. I work with individuals, couples and families. My specialism is with couples and I work with sexual problems, relationships and can help in resolving sexual and Relationship difficulties and breakdown in relationships.
I work with a range of client presentations in The Priory and NHS. I work with individuals, couples and families. My specialism is with couples and I work with sexual problems, relationships and can help in resolving sexual and Relationship difficulties and breakdown in relationships.
01372 236077 View 01372 236077
Photo of Larissa Leiser, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Larissa Leiser
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7
Hello! My goal is to help my clients through their life challenges and empower them to live a more fulfilled life. Anxiety, low mood... bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma ... we all carry emotional bagage but sometimes, we need to find space and time to work through it so that we can free ourselves from the chains that are holding us back. As a therapist, I believe in kindness - a warm and compassionate ear - validation and no judgement. But I also believe that sometimes, my role is to challenge your perspective so that you can see those self defeating patterns and make the changes that you want to make for yourself.
Hello! My goal is to help my clients through their life challenges and empower them to live a more fulfilled life. Anxiety, low mood... bereavement, relationship difficulties, trauma ... we all carry emotional bagage but sometimes, we need to find space and time to work through it so that we can free ourselves from the chains that are holding us back. As a therapist, I believe in kindness - a warm and compassionate ear - validation and no judgement. But I also believe that sometimes, my role is to challenge your perspective so that you can see those self defeating patterns and make the changes that you want to make for yourself.
020 3835 2543 View 020 3835 2543
Photo of Tom Underwood, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Tom Underwood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Thames Ditton KT7  (Online Only)
020 3763 9398 View 020 3763 9398

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Dr Reena Amin, Psychologist in Thames Ditton, England
Dr Reena Amin
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Chessington KT9
Dr Amin is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. In addition to her private practice, Dr Amin is currently working within the NHS with adults with complex and enduring mental health difficulties and works as a Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at University College London offering teaching, training and supervision. Dr Amin specialises in working with adult mental health and works with a range of difficulties such as trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalised anxiety, phobias, eating disorders and personality disorders.
Dr Amin is an experienced Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. In addition to her private practice, Dr Amin is currently working within the NHS with adults with complex and enduring mental health difficulties and works as a Lecturer and Clinical Tutor at University College London offering teaching, training and supervision. Dr Amin specialises in working with adult mental health and works with a range of difficulties such as trauma and PTSD, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, generalised anxiety, phobias, eating disorders and personality disorders.
020 8103 5986 View 020 8103 5986
Photo of Patrizia Mazzoli, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Patrizia Mazzoli
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Esher KT10
You may be asked the question "How are you?" many times, but how often have you been able to respond to that question truthfully? You may hold back your emotions and feel anxious, confused and overwhelmed by life difficulties. You may feel that you cannot share what is inside you for fear of being judged, misunderstood or simply you cannot trust people around you. It may feel safer to reply: "I am ok!" and life goes on without giving a voice to your deep needs. My aim is to offer you a warm and non judgemental space where together we can explore the source of your emotional difficulties. Your emotional wellbeing is my priority.
You may be asked the question "How are you?" many times, but how often have you been able to respond to that question truthfully? You may hold back your emotions and feel anxious, confused and overwhelmed by life difficulties. You may feel that you cannot share what is inside you for fear of being judged, misunderstood or simply you cannot trust people around you. It may feel safer to reply: "I am ok!" and life goes on without giving a voice to your deep needs. My aim is to offer you a warm and non judgemental space where together we can explore the source of your emotional difficulties. Your emotional wellbeing is my priority.
01372 235676 View 01372 235676
Photo of Erin Hope Thompson (Online Sessions Available), Psychologist in Thames Ditton, England
Erin Hope Thompson (Online Sessions Available)
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Kingston upon Thames KT2
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
I offer both in-person and online therapy. I have over ten years’ experience working in the mental health sector, helping people overcome and manage their difficulties, be it in their personal or professional lives. I specialise in working with anxiety, depression, OCD, bereavement, health difficulties, and relationship counselling. I work with both adults and young people and can incorporate a number of different therapeutic approaches, including Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, systemic therapy, Acceptance and Commitment therapy, schema therapy, and compassion focused therapy.
07403 936134 View 07403 936134
Photo of Dr Genevieve, Psychologist in Thames Ditton, England
Dr Genevieve
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Teddington TW11
I am an HCPC registered and Chartered Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsych) with 20 years of experience. I previously worked in adult primary care and CAMHS services in the NHS as well as in private practice in Harley Street and Canary Wharf and inside big corporations. I am the author of two parenting books published by Penguin and regularly appear in the media. I currently work privately with adults, parents and young people.
I am an HCPC registered and Chartered Clinical Psychologist (DClinPsych) with 20 years of experience. I previously worked in adult primary care and CAMHS services in the NHS as well as in private practice in Harley Street and Canary Wharf and inside big corporations. I am the author of two parenting books published by Penguin and regularly appear in the media. I currently work privately with adults, parents and young people.
01748 902476 View 01748 902476
Photo of Zoe Booth, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Zoe Booth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Surbiton KT6
Working through childhood trauma, low mood and anxiety are the key areas. Needs could include safety and stability within a trusting relationship and to process what has happened to them. Their goals could include collating resources within sessions to empower, expressing one's authentic self and understanding triggers.
Working through childhood trauma, low mood and anxiety are the key areas. Needs could include safety and stability within a trusting relationship and to process what has happened to them. Their goals could include collating resources within sessions to empower, expressing one's authentic self and understanding triggers.
01372 234712 View 01372 234712
Photo of Marie Michele Tsogo, Psychotherapist in Thames Ditton, England
Marie Michele Tsogo
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
East Molesey KT8
On the surface, you project complete control and perfection. But below the surface, you are paddling fiercely to stay afloat. Are you a high- achiever tired of this race to relentlessly prove that you are worthy of success, validation, love, respect, accolades, etc? Have imposter syndrome, “what’s next” syndrome, inner loneliness, powerlessness, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, guilt, insecurity, relationship difficulties, or unresolved grief and loss become unbearable? Are you ready to take back control of your decision-making, life choices and relationships?
On the surface, you project complete control and perfection. But below the surface, you are paddling fiercely to stay afloat. Are you a high- achiever tired of this race to relentlessly prove that you are worthy of success, validation, love, respect, accolades, etc? Have imposter syndrome, “what’s next” syndrome, inner loneliness, powerlessness, anxiety, depression, self-doubt, guilt, insecurity, relationship difficulties, or unresolved grief and loss become unbearable? Are you ready to take back control of your decision-making, life choices and relationships?
020 3835 3720 View 020 3835 3720
Photo of Jacky Power, Psychotherapist in Thames Ditton, England
Jacky Power
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Esher KT10
Feeling the fallout of a loved one’s addiction? Addiction affects the whole family. It affects how you communicate, how you behave and how you feel. Trust is often broken - so knowing who to reach out to can feel risky. Turning to family and friends only leave you feeling more isolated and misunderstood. Maybe you have tried self help groups but they haven’t quite ‘hit the mark’. Turning to the person you love with an addiction only leaves you feeling frustrated and mistrusting. But… Relax. Here, you don’t have to do it alone. Download my free guide for those dealing with a loved one's addiction here on my website.
Feeling the fallout of a loved one’s addiction? Addiction affects the whole family. It affects how you communicate, how you behave and how you feel. Trust is often broken - so knowing who to reach out to can feel risky. Turning to family and friends only leave you feeling more isolated and misunderstood. Maybe you have tried self help groups but they haven’t quite ‘hit the mark’. Turning to the person you love with an addiction only leaves you feeling frustrated and mistrusting. But… Relax. Here, you don’t have to do it alone. Download my free guide for those dealing with a loved one's addiction here on my website.
01306 775953 View 01306 775953
Photo of Luiza Duran, Counsellor in Thames Ditton, England
Luiza Duran
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Teddington TW11
Sometimes life can feel challenging and the events thrown at us can make us feel unsure how to respond. You may find yourself in a time of upset, distress or despair about a major life event such as bereavement, separation or a traumatic incident. Perhaps you have a difficult relationship with a partner or within a family context. Or maybe you’re feeling unsettled or alienated as a result of living away from your original culture. Research shows that being listened to, and hearing yourself whilst being listened to, can be quite powerful and curative.
Sometimes life can feel challenging and the events thrown at us can make us feel unsure how to respond. You may find yourself in a time of upset, distress or despair about a major life event such as bereavement, separation or a traumatic incident. Perhaps you have a difficult relationship with a partner or within a family context. Or maybe you’re feeling unsettled or alienated as a result of living away from your original culture. Research shows that being listened to, and hearing yourself whilst being listened to, can be quite powerful and curative.
020 3912 9643 View 020 3912 9643

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Thames Ditton

10+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in Thames Ditton who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
92% Bereavement
92% Self Esteem
92% Stress
92% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
71% AXA PPP
71% Vitality

How Counsellors in Thames Ditton see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Thames Ditton?

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.