Counselling in Upminster

Photo of Sally Barnes, Psychotherapist in Upminster, England
Sally Barnes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Upminster RM14
You may feel that something is not quite right in your life or have a feeling of not being good enough. I offer a space where we can look at these things together. I can be by your side as you grapple with uncomfortable feelings, self-acceptance, social anxiety or difficult relationships. My life experience also makes me well placed to help people going through life changes and struggling with loss.
You may feel that something is not quite right in your life or have a feeling of not being good enough. I offer a space where we can look at these things together. I can be by your side as you grapple with uncomfortable feelings, self-acceptance, social anxiety or difficult relationships. My life experience also makes me well placed to help people going through life changes and struggling with loss.
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Photo of Kelly Watkins, Psychotherapist in Upminster, England
Kelly Watkins
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBABCP
Verified
Upminster RM14
I am passionate about helping individuals to make changes in their life, so they can live the life they want or once lived. I wholeheartedly contribute to the movement of ending the stigma of mental health and making a positive difference in this world. I provide a safe place to discuss your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. From there we will be able to change the way you think and behave in order for you to feel in a better position to live the life you want. Every client is unique and I pride myself in assisting clients and equipping them with skills and coping strategies so they are able to face life with confidence.
I am passionate about helping individuals to make changes in their life, so they can live the life they want or once lived. I wholeheartedly contribute to the movement of ending the stigma of mental health and making a positive difference in this world. I provide a safe place to discuss your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. From there we will be able to change the way you think and behave in order for you to feel in a better position to live the life you want. Every client is unique and I pride myself in assisting clients and equipping them with skills and coping strategies so they are able to face life with confidence.
01708 203345 View 01708 203345
Photo of joseph Isaacs, Counsellor in Upminster, England
joseph Isaacs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Upminster RM14  (Online Only)
I will facilitate the environment for you to express and explore freely so that you can break free of the rut you're in and move forward in the direction thats right for you.
I will facilitate the environment for you to express and explore freely so that you can break free of the rut you're in and move forward in the direction thats right for you.
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Photo of Amar Sanghera, Psychotherapist in Upminster, England
Amar Sanghera
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Upminster RM14  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome! offering support in your journey towards healing and growth. If you are struggling with relationship difficulties, work-related stress, anger management, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, I am here to help you explore these challenges further. Together, we can work towards finding the underlying causes of these issues and develop effective coping strategies to help you move forward.
Hello and welcome! offering support in your journey towards healing and growth. If you are struggling with relationship difficulties, work-related stress, anger management, depression, anxiety, or low self-esteem, I am here to help you explore these challenges further. Together, we can work towards finding the underlying causes of these issues and develop effective coping strategies to help you move forward.
01708 961620 x017082 View 01708 961620 x017082
Photo of Jayne Griffiths, Psychologist in Upminster, England
Jayne Griffiths
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Upminster RM14
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I help people with anxiety to get back to living a full life. Do you feel anxious and have that background feeling of dread all of the time (general anxiety)? Feel anxious and overthink all of your interactions (social anxiety)? Feel overwhelmed and are struggling at work, or find yourself working long hours trying to manage it all (work related stress)? Feel terrified of having a panic attack? Can't stop worrying about becoming unwell or dying (health anxiety)? I can support you to get your life back on track.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and I help people with anxiety to get back to living a full life. Do you feel anxious and have that background feeling of dread all of the time (general anxiety)? Feel anxious and overthink all of your interactions (social anxiety)? Feel overwhelmed and are struggling at work, or find yourself working long hours trying to manage it all (work related stress)? Feel terrified of having a panic attack? Can't stop worrying about becoming unwell or dying (health anxiety)? I can support you to get your life back on track.
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Photo of Kate Butt, Psychologist in Upminster, England
Kate Butt
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Upminster RM14
Not accepting new clients
I specialize in working with people experiencing significant emotional issues and/or distress associated with internal experiences which can get in the way of pursuing their goals and live a valued and meaningful life. In many cases these emotional issues or distress are associated with traumatic events from the past.
I specialize in working with people experiencing significant emotional issues and/or distress associated with internal experiences which can get in the way of pursuing their goals and live a valued and meaningful life. In many cases these emotional issues or distress are associated with traumatic events from the past.
01277 674605 View 01277 674605
Photo of Carmen Rachel Y, Counsellor in Upminster, England
Carmen Rachel Y
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
Upminster RM14
Are you experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety or stress? Are you feeling lost or that you are struggling in some way? My name is Carmen and I offer a safe, welcoming and confidential space to explore any difficulties you are having and help to provide you with the support and guidance you need. As a qualified counsellor with over 20yrs of experience, I have worked with both young people and adults, across a wide range of backgrounds. My services are available face to face or remotely, so feel free to get in touch to see how I can help.
Are you experiencing feelings of depression, anxiety or stress? Are you feeling lost or that you are struggling in some way? My name is Carmen and I offer a safe, welcoming and confidential space to explore any difficulties you are having and help to provide you with the support and guidance you need. As a qualified counsellor with over 20yrs of experience, I have worked with both young people and adults, across a wide range of backgrounds. My services are available face to face or remotely, so feel free to get in touch to see how I can help.
01708 985542 View 01708 985542
Photo of Zeynep Mikeli, Psychotherapist in Upminster, England
Zeynep Mikeli
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Upminster RM14
Waitlist for new clients
There are many reasons why people contact me. It may be anxiety, panic attacks, work related stress or burn out, depression, relationship difficulties or break-up, trauma, abuse, emotional distress, or bereavement. You may be experiencing low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and feelings, difficulties following a trauma, phobias, life changes and other feelings that are hard to live with. Working together in an empathetic, safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment, I can help you with learning new helpful coping skills and strategies as well as helping you to reach the root of the problem
There are many reasons why people contact me. It may be anxiety, panic attacks, work related stress or burn out, depression, relationship difficulties or break-up, trauma, abuse, emotional distress, or bereavement. You may be experiencing low self-esteem, social anxiety, health anxiety, obsessive thoughts and feelings, difficulties following a trauma, phobias, life changes and other feelings that are hard to live with. Working together in an empathetic, safe, non-judgmental, and confidential environment, I can help you with learning new helpful coping skills and strategies as well as helping you to reach the root of the problem
01708 988783 View 01708 988783
Photo of Claire Huzzey, Counsellor in Upminster, England
Claire Huzzey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Upminster RM14
Waitlist for new clients
Every one of us can face challenges and dilemmas that can leave us confused. If you feel that you are ready to make changes, whatever it is that you are facing at this time, there is a good chance that counselling may help. I offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore any issues, I focus on helping you to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to your experiences, allowing time to reflect on what is happening to you, to consider alternative ways of doing things, or thinking styles. I help you to view things from different perspectives. This can lead to an increased sense of self awareness.
Every one of us can face challenges and dilemmas that can leave us confused. If you feel that you are ready to make changes, whatever it is that you are facing at this time, there is a good chance that counselling may help. I offer you a safe, confidential, non-judgemental environment to explore any issues, I focus on helping you to explore feelings and emotions that are often related to your experiences, allowing time to reflect on what is happening to you, to consider alternative ways of doing things, or thinking styles. I help you to view things from different perspectives. This can lead to an increased sense of self awareness.
01708 963878 View 01708 963878
Photo of Balance Counselling, Counsellor in Upminster, England
Balance Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Upminster RM14
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (this means that my 'practice has been deemed to meet the higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.) I have over 20 years experience of working with different client groups, working with clients to address a range of different issues and difficulties. I am experienced at working with men, women and young people. My counselling practice is based from a quiet and calming space (see photos) with free & accessible parking.
I am an Accredited member of the BACP (this means that my 'practice has been deemed to meet the higher standard as a competent, ethical and independent practitioner'.) I have over 20 years experience of working with different client groups, working with clients to address a range of different issues and difficulties. I am experienced at working with men, women and young people. My counselling practice is based from a quiet and calming space (see photos) with free & accessible parking.
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Photo of Caron Summers, Counsellor in Upminster, England
Caron Summers
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Upminster RM14
Hello, my name is Caron I'm a Person Centred counsellor working with children, young people and adults covering a broad spectrum of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and self esteem. I have a special interest in ADHD (children/adults) and also with people suffering from addiction. In viewing my page I'm assuming that you are at a crossroads? You may be struggling with life problems now or from the past, trying to cope with anxiety and depression and asking yourself, "How am I going to make my life better?
Hello, my name is Caron I'm a Person Centred counsellor working with children, young people and adults covering a broad spectrum of issues including anxiety, depression, trauma and self esteem. I have a special interest in ADHD (children/adults) and also with people suffering from addiction. In viewing my page I'm assuming that you are at a crossroads? You may be struggling with life problems now or from the past, trying to cope with anxiety and depression and asking yourself, "How am I going to make my life better?
01277 676042 View 01277 676042
Photo of Marc Whittaker, Psychotherapist in Upminster, England
Marc Whittaker
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Upminster RM14
My role as therapist is to work alongside you, creating a supported, non-judgemental space, where we can explore together what you are experiencing, at a pace that feels safe. Together we can tackle themes like anxiety, hypervigilance, depression, dissociation, intrusive thoughts, or a combination of all. I will work with you to create a greater sense of internal balance, help you manage stress, resolve the impact of trauma, heal from, and navigate life transitions, relationships and through a new awareness, build a greater resilience,feeling better able to regulate emotions and less overwhelmed with the complexities of modern life.
My role as therapist is to work alongside you, creating a supported, non-judgemental space, where we can explore together what you are experiencing, at a pace that feels safe. Together we can tackle themes like anxiety, hypervigilance, depression, dissociation, intrusive thoughts, or a combination of all. I will work with you to create a greater sense of internal balance, help you manage stress, resolve the impact of trauma, heal from, and navigate life transitions, relationships and through a new awareness, build a greater resilience,feeling better able to regulate emotions and less overwhelmed with the complexities of modern life.
020 8090 5170 View 020 8090 5170
Photo of Catherine Thomson, Counsellor in Upminster, England
Catherine Thomson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Upminster RM14
Hello, my approach is to help you to understand yourself, challenge your thought processes, give you helpful tools to help you regulate and control your emotions and thoughts. But most of all to help you to come to a place of acceptance so that you are not living in the past, the future or generally worrying unnecessarily but, living your life.
Hello, my approach is to help you to understand yourself, challenge your thought processes, give you helpful tools to help you regulate and control your emotions and thoughts. But most of all to help you to come to a place of acceptance so that you are not living in the past, the future or generally worrying unnecessarily but, living your life.
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Photo of Apple Tree Therapy, Counsellor in Upminster, England
Apple Tree Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Upminster RM14
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and feel you would benefit from some support? Sometimes, childhood/adulthood life experiences can impact the way we live our lives, and affect our thoughts/feelings and behaviour. I know first-hand how overwhelming it can be when looking for a therapist. I am a qualified integrative therapist who also has advanced qualifications in helping and supporting individuals with Eating Disorders/Obesity issues, which I am very passionate about. I also help and support clients with anxiety/depression, confidence issues/self-esteem issues, stress, relationships and trauma-related issues
Are you struggling with something difficult in your life and feel you would benefit from some support? Sometimes, childhood/adulthood life experiences can impact the way we live our lives, and affect our thoughts/feelings and behaviour. I know first-hand how overwhelming it can be when looking for a therapist. I am a qualified integrative therapist who also has advanced qualifications in helping and supporting individuals with Eating Disorders/Obesity issues, which I am very passionate about. I also help and support clients with anxiety/depression, confidence issues/self-esteem issues, stress, relationships and trauma-related issues
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Photo of Debbie Carroll, Counsellor in Upminster, England
Debbie Carroll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Upminster RM14
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
01277 505549 View 01277 505549
Photo of Vanessa Zopp, Psychotherapist in Upminster, England
Vanessa Zopp
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Upminster RM14
We sometimes face anxiety, loneliness, sadness or an unclear sense of emptiness. Sometimes, it may be a sense of inadequacy, lack of self-esteem, feeling stuck. Sometimes, troubles can focus only on certain aspects of your life:family or relationship issues, bereavement, work stress and burnout, and a neurodivergence diagnosis or a loved one with addiction issues. Or you may be at an important transition in life and lose your sense of identity. Counselling, CBT, or an integrative approach can help you to understand where these issues are originating, alleviate their effects, and start a process towards a richer and happier life.
We sometimes face anxiety, loneliness, sadness or an unclear sense of emptiness. Sometimes, it may be a sense of inadequacy, lack of self-esteem, feeling stuck. Sometimes, troubles can focus only on certain aspects of your life:family or relationship issues, bereavement, work stress and burnout, and a neurodivergence diagnosis or a loved one with addiction issues. Or you may be at an important transition in life and lose your sense of identity. Counselling, CBT, or an integrative approach can help you to understand where these issues are originating, alleviate their effects, and start a process towards a richer and happier life.
01708 200996 View 01708 200996
Photo of Karen Eves, Psychotherapist in Upminster, England
Karen Eves
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
Upminster RM14
Child, Adolescent and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist; fully qualified. I have been working with children, young people, and families for 20+ yrs. The young people I have worked with have faced a wide range of emotional, social, or psychological challenges. My experience includes depression/mood difficulties, anxiety/panic issues (OCD), school refusal or social withdrawal, self-injury, substance misuse, impulsivity, defiance, eating disorders, trauma/loss, sexual identity, body dysphoria, and neuro-diversity. Families use psychodynamic approaches when seeking in-depth therapy to achieve long-term change.
Child, Adolescent and Family Psychodynamic Psychotherapist; fully qualified. I have been working with children, young people, and families for 20+ yrs. The young people I have worked with have faced a wide range of emotional, social, or psychological challenges. My experience includes depression/mood difficulties, anxiety/panic issues (OCD), school refusal or social withdrawal, self-injury, substance misuse, impulsivity, defiance, eating disorders, trauma/loss, sexual identity, body dysphoria, and neuro-diversity. Families use psychodynamic approaches when seeking in-depth therapy to achieve long-term change.
01702 908315 View 01702 908315
Photo of Kevin Halverson-Fry, Counsellor in Upminster, England
Kevin Halverson-Fry
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Upminster RM14
Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the BACP. I decided to become a counsellor after my own positive experience with therapy. I predominantly work with adolescents and young adults helping them with issues of Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, behavioural disorders, loneliness, and acts of self-harming, often triggered by social discrimination, exclusion, stigma, and the influential pressures from Social Media. My approach encompasses three well-established forms of therapy - Person-centred, Psychodynamic & CBT - which I adopt as necessary to meet my clients individual needs.
Hi, my name is Kevin and I am a fully qualified counsellor registered with the BACP. I decided to become a counsellor after my own positive experience with therapy. I predominantly work with adolescents and young adults helping them with issues of Generalised anxiety disorder (GAD), depression, behavioural disorders, loneliness, and acts of self-harming, often triggered by social discrimination, exclusion, stigma, and the influential pressures from Social Media. My approach encompasses three well-established forms of therapy - Person-centred, Psychodynamic & CBT - which I adopt as necessary to meet my clients individual needs.
01708 204137 View 01708 204137
Photo of Hugh Farrelly, Psychotherapist in Upminster, England
Hugh Farrelly
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Upminster RM14
Life can be very hard at times. Strong feelings and emotions making day to day living a real challenge. You may be feeling stuck, unhappy or overwhelmed dealing with life changes that have brought up past anxieties. Whatever brings you to Therapy, we can work through it together to explore and make sense of your feelings, identify choices available to you, develop new perspectives on your past and develop strategies that can improve your strength and resources in challenging times.
Life can be very hard at times. Strong feelings and emotions making day to day living a real challenge. You may be feeling stuck, unhappy or overwhelmed dealing with life changes that have brought up past anxieties. Whatever brings you to Therapy, we can work through it together to explore and make sense of your feelings, identify choices available to you, develop new perspectives on your past and develop strategies that can improve your strength and resources in challenging times.
01634 561287 View 01634 561287
Photo of Violet Omatseye, Psychotherapist in Upminster, England
Violet Omatseye
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Upminster RM14
I offer a warm and safe space to help with anxiety, panic attacks, or trauma issues you struggle to unravel on your own. Having a safe confidential space to feel heard can bring about great relief when experiencing relationship, family, or work stress issues. I can offer you empathy and kindness to process whatever is troubling you. I work by empowering you to make the changes you need to become happier and healthier in your life. And whatever that may look like for you I am here to work with you to explore your distress and help you with the insights and tools to feel better mentally and emotionally.
I offer a warm and safe space to help with anxiety, panic attacks, or trauma issues you struggle to unravel on your own. Having a safe confidential space to feel heard can bring about great relief when experiencing relationship, family, or work stress issues. I can offer you empathy and kindness to process whatever is troubling you. I work by empowering you to make the changes you need to become happier and healthier in your life. And whatever that may look like for you I am here to work with you to explore your distress and help you with the insights and tools to feel better mentally and emotionally.
020 3835 4362 View 020 3835 4362

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Upminster

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Upminster who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
81% Depression
81% Self Esteem
78% Stress
68% Trauma and PTSD
65% Relationship Issues
59% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aviva
54% Bupa
54% Vitality

How Counsellors in Upminster see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
22% Male
2% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Upminster?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.