Counselling in Wadhurst

Photo of Jacqueline Wright, Psychotherapist in Wadhurst, England
Jacqueline Wright
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
Taking the decision to come to therapy takes courage. The next step is finding a therapist that you feel comfortable to work with. My belief is that the quality of relationship created between therapist and client is key to a successful outcome. Therefore my wish is to provide a safe and confidential space in which we can build a trusting and respectful relationship. Through carefully listening to you and the concerns that have brought you to therapy my aim is to work with you at a pace that suits your needs but also provides you with challenge when you are ready.
Taking the decision to come to therapy takes courage. The next step is finding a therapist that you feel comfortable to work with. My belief is that the quality of relationship created between therapist and client is key to a successful outcome. Therefore my wish is to provide a safe and confidential space in which we can build a trusting and respectful relationship. Through carefully listening to you and the concerns that have brought you to therapy my aim is to work with you at a pace that suits your needs but also provides you with challenge when you are ready.
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Aira Psychology
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
I offer a clinical psychology service which is person centred and integrative so that I can use what works best for your personal needs and circumstances. I place a lot of emphasis on ensuring clients feel comfortable in the sessions so can introduce visual work, sand tray or similar if this is helpful. I am experienced working with a range of issues relating to mental health and personality to include self esteem, anxiety, low mood, peer relationships, autism, self harm and trauma. Undertaking autism and adhd assessment and diagnosis.
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Sue Parker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
Welcome to my profile, I work with adolescence & adults with a variety of problems that cause difficulties and may have a knock on effect with your loved ones. We often suffer in silence, truth is talking about your troubles, historical or current, can help to understand yourself better, to live a quality of life that best suits you. I facilitate this process, ensuring working within realistically achievable parameters. I qualified from Wealden Psychology Institute in East Sussex. Registered Member of BACP. I work in secondary schools with 11-18 year olds, I have a private practice offering counselling and supervision.
Welcome to my profile, I work with adolescence & adults with a variety of problems that cause difficulties and may have a knock on effect with your loved ones. We often suffer in silence, truth is talking about your troubles, historical or current, can help to understand yourself better, to live a quality of life that best suits you. I facilitate this process, ensuring working within realistically achievable parameters. I qualified from Wealden Psychology Institute in East Sussex. Registered Member of BACP. I work in secondary schools with 11-18 year olds, I have a private practice offering counselling and supervision.
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Carolyn Clark
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
I have a gentle manner but I am able to understand problems. I often work with things other therapists have not been able to help completely and have therapeutic solutions to the most challenging issues. I help you understand how the past impacted you. I use a structured approach so you create therapeutic goals. TRAUMA therapy can be very helpful. RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING -both partners spend time express their point of view and a joint agreement on how to progress the therapy. I usually set “homework” for both individuals and couples to work on between sessions. DISCOUNTS for block bookings of 5 get 6th session review free.
I have a gentle manner but I am able to understand problems. I often work with things other therapists have not been able to help completely and have therapeutic solutions to the most challenging issues. I help you understand how the past impacted you. I use a structured approach so you create therapeutic goals. TRAUMA therapy can be very helpful. RELATIONSHIP COUNSELLING -both partners spend time express their point of view and a joint agreement on how to progress the therapy. I usually set “homework” for both individuals and couples to work on between sessions. DISCOUNTS for block bookings of 5 get 6th session review free.
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Rowena Smyth
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wadhurst TN5
Feelings of anxiety and depression can grow and grow until it feels like there isn't room for anything else in your life. Whether you have a specific problem you’re struggling with or simply feel that there’s something that doesn’t feel right in your life – overwhelmed and in turmoil or feeling that you’re existing under a shadow on the outskirts of life – I’m here to offer you a calm, supportive haven where we can focus on you and find a way for you to feel in control of your life, and at peace with yourself.
Feelings of anxiety and depression can grow and grow until it feels like there isn't room for anything else in your life. Whether you have a specific problem you’re struggling with or simply feel that there’s something that doesn’t feel right in your life – overwhelmed and in turmoil or feeling that you’re existing under a shadow on the outskirts of life – I’m here to offer you a calm, supportive haven where we can focus on you and find a way for you to feel in control of your life, and at peace with yourself.
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Mide Beaumont Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
There are times in our lives when things just don’t feel right. You might be struggling to work out who you are and what you want or finding it hard to cope with life’s challenges – feeling stressed, unfulfilled or lonely. Maybe you've been deeply affected by specific events and loss – perhaps the death of a loved one, relationship breakdown, redundancy or illness. Is what you're experiencing affecting your relationships and behaviour and bringing on painful feelings, including anger, sadness, vulnerability, guilt and shame, sometimes leaving you anxious and depressed? Having a counsellor to turn to can help.
There are times in our lives when things just don’t feel right. You might be struggling to work out who you are and what you want or finding it hard to cope with life’s challenges – feeling stressed, unfulfilled or lonely. Maybe you've been deeply affected by specific events and loss – perhaps the death of a loved one, relationship breakdown, redundancy or illness. Is what you're experiencing affecting your relationships and behaviour and bringing on painful feelings, including anger, sadness, vulnerability, guilt and shame, sometimes leaving you anxious and depressed? Having a counsellor to turn to can help.
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Photo of Georgina Green, Psychotherapist in Wadhurst, England
Georgina Green
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
We are all unique individuals. I see people who suffer from anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship difficulties and trauma as well as other difficulties. I will aim to help you make sense of what is currently going on for you and then to set goals or a way forward.. I believe that clients need to experience compassion and kindness as well as often, a structured way of working with specific difficulties. If structure is less of a goal and need, I aim to provide a settling in which trust is foremost and so creating a safe space to talk about difficult emotions.
We are all unique individuals. I see people who suffer from anxiety, depression, addictions, relationship difficulties and trauma as well as other difficulties. I will aim to help you make sense of what is currently going on for you and then to set goals or a way forward.. I believe that clients need to experience compassion and kindness as well as often, a structured way of working with specific difficulties. If structure is less of a goal and need, I aim to provide a settling in which trust is foremost and so creating a safe space to talk about difficult emotions.
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Emma Hutt, MSc, BABCP Accred
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
I am a BABCP accredited CBT/REBT therapist supporting adults with anxiety and depression. Whether anxiety is a new problem or something someone has grappled with for a long time and whether anxiety is specific such as OCD, GAD, social anxiety, panic, health anxiety and phobias or a sense of unease, the evidence-based and solution focussed approach of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help. I also support clients with low mood, depression and emotional problems such as anger, shame, guilt and low self esteem. Sometimes clients are not sure which way to turn or feel stuck; both CBT and REBT can help you to clarify a way forward.
I am a BABCP accredited CBT/REBT therapist supporting adults with anxiety and depression. Whether anxiety is a new problem or something someone has grappled with for a long time and whether anxiety is specific such as OCD, GAD, social anxiety, panic, health anxiety and phobias or a sense of unease, the evidence-based and solution focussed approach of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy can help. I also support clients with low mood, depression and emotional problems such as anger, shame, guilt and low self esteem. Sometimes clients are not sure which way to turn or feel stuck; both CBT and REBT can help you to clarify a way forward.
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Fiona Duhig
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
Thank you for visiting my page and a warm welcome to my profile! I'm an experienced Psychotherapist and have a passion for helping people - that may be resolving a historic issue, working through a life change or crisis, overcoming something that is holding you back, or simply talking to someone neutral, perhaps or the first time. I've worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties both in clinical settings and private practice; these have included anxiety & depression, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD, low self-esteem, cancer recovery & diagnoses, workplace stress and life changes.
Thank you for visiting my page and a warm welcome to my profile! I'm an experienced Psychotherapist and have a passion for helping people - that may be resolving a historic issue, working through a life change or crisis, overcoming something that is holding you back, or simply talking to someone neutral, perhaps or the first time. I've worked with a wide range of mental health difficulties both in clinical settings and private practice; these have included anxiety & depression, bereavement & loss, trauma & PTSD, low self-esteem, cancer recovery & diagnoses, workplace stress and life changes.
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Rebecca Booth
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Wadhurst TN5
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Sue Aylott Mbacp
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN20  (Online Only)
Counselling is your opportunity to be heard, to gain clarity and take steps towards positive change. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Feelings of never being good enough? No purpose? Sick of making the same mistakes and following the same patterns? If you answer yes to any of those questions, then I can help. You will regain a sense of who you are and how to reach your full potential. Talking things through and making changes in how we think can and will alleviate your distress and allow you to progress with renewed energy and focus.
Counselling is your opportunity to be heard, to gain clarity and take steps towards positive change. Are you feeling overwhelmed, anxious or depressed? Feelings of never being good enough? No purpose? Sick of making the same mistakes and following the same patterns? If you answer yes to any of those questions, then I can help. You will regain a sense of who you are and how to reach your full potential. Talking things through and making changes in how we think can and will alleviate your distress and allow you to progress with renewed energy and focus.
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Alice Baer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and have experience in working with a variety of issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship problems. I am passionate about supporting autistic and ADHD clients and regularly work with this client group. I can help you to understand and make sense of your feelings and relationships, explore your potential and strengths, and support you to move forward in your life.
Welcome. I am a qualified counsellor and have experience in working with a variety of issues like trauma, anxiety, depression and relationship problems. I am passionate about supporting autistic and ADHD clients and regularly work with this client group. I can help you to understand and make sense of your feelings and relationships, explore your potential and strengths, and support you to move forward in your life.
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Space for you Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
Hi, my name is Liz. Welcome to my profile. I work with clients to help them really understand why they are thinking, feeling and behaving in the way they are. Past and present events and experiences influence how we feel about and therefore treat ourselves which then impacts on all relationships in our lives. By understanding where these thoughts come from and why you may have such huge emotional and physical reactions or equally such suppressed feelings you can change the way you behave towards yourself and others. I would like to help you make the changes you need so that you can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life
Hi, my name is Liz. Welcome to my profile. I work with clients to help them really understand why they are thinking, feeling and behaving in the way they are. Past and present events and experiences influence how we feel about and therefore treat ourselves which then impacts on all relationships in our lives. By understanding where these thoughts come from and why you may have such huge emotional and physical reactions or equally such suppressed feelings you can change the way you behave towards yourself and others. I would like to help you make the changes you need so that you can lead a healthy, happy and fulfilling life
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Chris Zacharia
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN3
Dr Zacharia is a specialist in the following areas: . Dyslexia & Specific Learning Difficulties . Emotional underpinnings of Learning Difficulties . Anxiety . Stress, Work Issues. Depression . Low confidence . Low Self-esteem . Grief & Loss
Dr Zacharia is a specialist in the following areas: . Dyslexia & Specific Learning Difficulties . Emotional underpinnings of Learning Difficulties . Anxiety . Stress, Work Issues. Depression . Low confidence . Low Self-esteem . Grief & Loss
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Ashdown Forest Consultancy - Teresa Hollingsworth
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Occup. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my personal page. I understand that, at times, life can be tough. We can all feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Life events or circumstances may have caused you to feel lost, sad, frightened, angry or panicky. You may be having negative thoughts. Are you experiencing work-related stress, medical/health issues or having difficulty with communication or relationships? Do you think you may have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or possibly autism/Asperger's? Everyone's story and reason for seeking therapy is different and it can take courage to ask for help.
Hello and welcome to my personal page. I understand that, at times, life can be tough. We can all feel overwhelmed, anxious or depressed. Life events or circumstances may have caused you to feel lost, sad, frightened, angry or panicky. You may be having negative thoughts. Are you experiencing work-related stress, medical/health issues or having difficulty with communication or relationships? Do you think you may have dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or possibly autism/Asperger's? Everyone's story and reason for seeking therapy is different and it can take courage to ask for help.
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Photo of Amy Cumber, Counsellor in Wadhurst, England
Amy Cumber
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN3
Life can evoke a variety of emotions and struggles. I work with individuals and couples in Kent, London, Sussex and across the UK remotely. I care passionately about the needs of my clients to empower you to move forwards in your life wherever you path is currently at. Life is sometimes full of difficulties and uncertainties we can feel overwhelmed by loss, trauma, body image, addictions, relationship issues and problems in our workplace or home life to name a few. I work in a non-judgmental supportive manner helping you to explore & understand your thoughts & emotions. I I have some concession rates available on a sliding scale.
Life can evoke a variety of emotions and struggles. I work with individuals and couples in Kent, London, Sussex and across the UK remotely. I care passionately about the needs of my clients to empower you to move forwards in your life wherever you path is currently at. Life is sometimes full of difficulties and uncertainties we can feel overwhelmed by loss, trauma, body image, addictions, relationship issues and problems in our workplace or home life to name a few. I work in a non-judgmental supportive manner helping you to explore & understand your thoughts & emotions. I I have some concession rates available on a sliding scale.
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Photo of Lindsey Griffiths, Psychotherapist in Wadhurst, England
Lindsey Griffiths
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Heathfield TN21
Hi, I am Lindsey, a BABCP accredited CBT therapist based in Uckfield, East Sussex and online. Experiencing times when we feel low or anxious is normal. In fact it’s a great sign that we’re human! There are times in our lives though when how we are feeling gets in the way of living the life we want. This may be in response to challenging or traumatic events that we’ve experienced in life but not always. Even some of the best moments in life can give rise to anxiety.
Hi, I am Lindsey, a BABCP accredited CBT therapist based in Uckfield, East Sussex and online. Experiencing times when we feel low or anxious is normal. In fact it’s a great sign that we’re human! There are times in our lives though when how we are feeling gets in the way of living the life we want. This may be in response to challenging or traumatic events that we’ve experienced in life but not always. Even some of the best moments in life can give rise to anxiety.
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Kremi Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN2
Hello, and welcome to my profile! Counselling can change lives, and if you are looking to change yours, I might be able to support you through the journey. Maybe you feel the need to talk or have been feeling anxious for some time. Or experience family problems or bereavement. Difficult feelings could be overwhelming, you may feel that you would like to change something and you don’t know where to start. Engaging in therapy can help you to explore where you are now, where you would like to be and how you can get there.
Hello, and welcome to my profile! Counselling can change lives, and if you are looking to change yours, I might be able to support you through the journey. Maybe you feel the need to talk or have been feeling anxious for some time. Or experience family problems or bereavement. Difficult feelings could be overwhelming, you may feel that you would like to change something and you don’t know where to start. Engaging in therapy can help you to explore where you are now, where you would like to be and how you can get there.
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Jackson Psychology Services - Dr Danielle Jackson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN1  (Online Only)
I have worked with people to help them manage a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias as well as work-related stress, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, trauma, child sexual abuse, rape, relationship difficulties, Looked After Children and perinatal work. In most cases, I have been able to help them move towards recovery and improve their quality of life. I also offer adult ADHD assessments.
I have worked with people to help them manage a range of difficulties including depression, anxiety, OCD, panic and phobias as well as work-related stress, sleep problems, anger, low self-esteem, trauma, child sexual abuse, rape, relationship difficulties, Looked After Children and perinatal work. In most cases, I have been able to help them move towards recovery and improve their quality of life. I also offer adult ADHD assessments.
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Sarah Palmer
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tunbridge Wells TN4
I understand how hard it can be trying to decide which counsellor is right for you and to find a counsellor who you can trust and confide in and feel comfortable enough to be completely open with. ​ We are all drawn to different counsellors and finding the right match is really important. It needs to be someone who you can relate to, who gets you, who listens to the detail and tries to help you uncover and understand how you are feeling in a patient and gentle way. I believe that establishing and building trust is key for the counselling relationship to develop.
I understand how hard it can be trying to decide which counsellor is right for you and to find a counsellor who you can trust and confide in and feel comfortable enough to be completely open with. ​ We are all drawn to different counsellors and finding the right match is really important. It needs to be someone who you can relate to, who gets you, who listens to the detail and tries to help you uncover and understand how you are feeling in a patient and gentle way. I believe that establishing and building trust is key for the counselling relationship to develop.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Wadhurst

10+

Average cost per session

£70

Counsellors in Wadhurst who prioritize treating:

90% Depression
90% Anxiety
90% Coping Skills
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Emotional Disturbance
80% Self Esteem
80% Stress

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
40% AXA PPP
40% Health Assured

How Counsellors in Wadhurst see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Wadhurst?

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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.