Counselling in Walkern

Photo of Kirsty Ginger, Counsellor in Walkern, England
Kirsty Ginger
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Walkern SG2
I am a qualified Person centred therapist and I work in the Oakscross area of Stevenage. I understand that counselling may feel daunting at first but I will provide you with a non-judgemental, compassionate, calm and understanding environment, so you can talk through any issues you have and together we can find solutions. I will facilitate an environment where you feel safe to open up to the issues you may be experiencing. Talking enables you to improve your relationship with self and others, increased self-knowledge, self-esteem and coping strategies, along with better communication and to feel happier with life again.
I am a qualified Person centred therapist and I work in the Oakscross area of Stevenage. I understand that counselling may feel daunting at first but I will provide you with a non-judgemental, compassionate, calm and understanding environment, so you can talk through any issues you have and together we can find solutions. I will facilitate an environment where you feel safe to open up to the issues you may be experiencing. Talking enables you to improve your relationship with self and others, increased self-knowledge, self-esteem and coping strategies, along with better communication and to feel happier with life again.
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Photo of Dr Rai Turton, Psychologist in Walkern, England
Dr Rai Turton
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenage SG1
If you are struggling with anxiety or difficult emotion, or stress, or problems with sleep then I can help. I have many years of experience working with these difficulties and have always had a special interest in stress tolerance and emotion. My aim is to support you to understand your difficulties, to find relief from your symptoms and also discover solutions that enable you to feel better and to live your life as you really want to. I can offer you over 35 years of experience in the NHS and private practice, and a well evidenced approach that has been shown to work. Please see my webpage for more information: www.ntpsychology.com
If you are struggling with anxiety or difficult emotion, or stress, or problems with sleep then I can help. I have many years of experience working with these difficulties and have always had a special interest in stress tolerance and emotion. My aim is to support you to understand your difficulties, to find relief from your symptoms and also discover solutions that enable you to feel better and to live your life as you really want to. I can offer you over 35 years of experience in the NHS and private practice, and a well evidenced approach that has been shown to work. Please see my webpage for more information: www.ntpsychology.com
01707 241105 View 01707 241105
Photo of Dawn Wilson, Counsellor in Walkern, England
Dawn Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, low, anxious, stressed, lost? Perhaps you are struggling with difficulties at university or work? Or maybe you’ve experienced a trauma, loss or bereavement or have problems in your relationship that are affecting your daily life? Whatever the reason you are reading this, talking through your thoughts, feelings, fears and experiences with a trained professional can help you start to make sense of them.
Are you feeling stuck, overwhelmed, depressed, low, anxious, stressed, lost? Perhaps you are struggling with difficulties at university or work? Or maybe you’ve experienced a trauma, loss or bereavement or have problems in your relationship that are affecting your daily life? Whatever the reason you are reading this, talking through your thoughts, feelings, fears and experiences with a trained professional can help you start to make sense of them.
01462 558595 View 01462 558595
Photo of Clare Faulkner, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Clare Faulkner
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Stevenage SG1
Waitlist for new clients
Offering a safe and secure private studio space and also online and telephone sessions where you can explore thoughts and feelings not only through the medium of art and creativity, but also through spoken communication in an non judgemental and welcoming environment. My experience and expertise can help to facilitate your journey, however long or short, to understanding, making sense and acceptance of the issues that may be presenting to you. I aim to provide and facilitate a healing and creative space to bring about change and understanding.
Offering a safe and secure private studio space and also online and telephone sessions where you can explore thoughts and feelings not only through the medium of art and creativity, but also through spoken communication in an non judgemental and welcoming environment. My experience and expertise can help to facilitate your journey, however long or short, to understanding, making sense and acceptance of the issues that may be presenting to you. I aim to provide and facilitate a healing and creative space to bring about change and understanding.
01767 668783 View 01767 668783
Photo of Jacqui Carol, Counsellor in Walkern, England
Jacqui Carol
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who provides a warm and welcoming space to nurture and develop my client’s own inner self and power. I believe throughout life we all face moments of great difficulties; however, we have hidden depths of strength that can be discovered and utilised when given a safe place to explore. Making the decision to seek support from a counsellor can feel daunting. I will work with you to meet your needs supporting you to feel safe in your personal journey. What can initially be perceived as difficult or frightening can actually inspire insight giving the opportunity to thrive, change and move forward.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who provides a warm and welcoming space to nurture and develop my client’s own inner self and power. I believe throughout life we all face moments of great difficulties; however, we have hidden depths of strength that can be discovered and utilised when given a safe place to explore. Making the decision to seek support from a counsellor can feel daunting. I will work with you to meet your needs supporting you to feel safe in your personal journey. What can initially be perceived as difficult or frightening can actually inspire insight giving the opportunity to thrive, change and move forward.
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Photo of Jane Aldred, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Jane Aldred
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I’m here to help and support you in a time of need, be it anxiety, depression trauma (EMDR) or simply a difficult or transitional time in your life. I use a gentle but direct approach to counselling and include somatic Psychotherapeutic body work to build self trust, confidence and resilience releasing internal conflict often with Immediate calming results. I work both long and short term with over 20 years experience as a therapist and mental health. Most people at some point find them self in need of counselling working together will support you through the changes you need to make.
I’m here to help and support you in a time of need, be it anxiety, depression trauma (EMDR) or simply a difficult or transitional time in your life. I use a gentle but direct approach to counselling and include somatic Psychotherapeutic body work to build self trust, confidence and resilience releasing internal conflict often with Immediate calming results. I work both long and short term with over 20 years experience as a therapist and mental health. Most people at some point find them self in need of counselling working together will support you through the changes you need to make.
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Photo of Dr Jef Jacques, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Dr Jef Jacques
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Stevenage SG1
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
You may be facing some personal difficulties or struggles that you wish could be resolved. These may be a persistent low mood, a recurrent anxiety, a recent or past traumatic experience, a lack of meaning or direction in life, an anger issue, the loss of a loved one, a relationship breakdown, a feeling of guilt or shame, a difficult life transition, or a more enduring and chronic mental health difficulty. You may want to seek ways of working through these personal challenges, of alleviating their burden, and of leading a more fulfilling life. Or you may be feeling the psychological and physical impact of long term health conditions.
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Photo of Dawn Gregory, Counsellor in Walkern, England
Dawn Gregory
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
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Photo of Peter Junior Royal, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Peter Junior Royal
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
Hello and welcome! I am Peter Royal, a licensed and registered counsellor/psychotherapist. I understand that finding a counsellor can be daunting. But rest assured, I aim to make the process smooth for you to start your journey.
Hello and welcome! I am Peter Royal, a licensed and registered counsellor/psychotherapist. I understand that finding a counsellor can be daunting. But rest assured, I aim to make the process smooth for you to start your journey.
01727 649261 View 01727 649261
Photo of Therapy Talks, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Therapy Talks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
Are you feeling worried, stressed, unheard or struggling how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy supports you to explore your feelings with in a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help support your decision making. As a therapist, I hold personal and professional experience just how life changing receiving professional therapeutic support can be with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
Are you feeling worried, stressed, unheard or struggling how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy supports you to explore your feelings with in a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help support your decision making. As a therapist, I hold personal and professional experience just how life changing receiving professional therapeutic support can be with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
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Photo of Bedford Community Counselling, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Bedford Community Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Stevenage SG1
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
At Bedford Community Counselling, we offer low cost counselling, clinical supervision to professionals & placements to student counsellors. Run by senior Psychotherapists & Directors, Katja Fischer & Jo Moloney, BCC is a not for profit organisation. Since first opening in 2012 we have developed a reputation for excellence. We provide a fast response to enquiries & have a team of therapists which means we can usually offer session times quickly. We are an experienced general practice, able to work with individuals, couples & groups on a wide variety of issues, and also offer specialist trauma and DIT relational therapies.
01234 675721 View 01234 675721
Photo of Charlotte Carroll, Counsellor in Walkern, England
Charlotte Carroll
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG2
Waitlist for new clients
I have worked with people from the age of 12 years old up to older adults. I have worked with people experiencing various problems; depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship and peer issues, bereavement and more. I am also an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss which means I can work with parents and family members who are grieving a child. I have completed the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
I have worked with people from the age of 12 years old up to older adults. I have worked with people experiencing various problems; depression, anxiety, stress, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, relationship and peer issues, bereavement and more. I am also an accredited member of The Foundation for Infant Loss which means I can work with parents and family members who are grieving a child. I have completed the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism.
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Photo of Sandie Crowe, Counsellor in Walkern, England
Sandie Crowe
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Knebworth SG3
Have you been struggling alone with difficulties or concerns and need some help? Do you feel overwhelmed by emotions such as anxiety, depression or anger? Maybe you have noticed patterns of behaviour which are no longer useful, and seem to be stopping you from moving on. Sometimes we know why we are distressed, other time we feel stuck and don't know why. Whatever your reasons, the fact you are here means that you want to make some changes in your life and you have already taken the first brave step to reach out.
Have you been struggling alone with difficulties or concerns and need some help? Do you feel overwhelmed by emotions such as anxiety, depression or anger? Maybe you have noticed patterns of behaviour which are no longer useful, and seem to be stopping you from moving on. Sometimes we know why we are distressed, other time we feel stuck and don't know why. Whatever your reasons, the fact you are here means that you want to make some changes in your life and you have already taken the first brave step to reach out.
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Photo of Andrew Grenfell, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Andrew Grenfell
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
I love to work with people who are trying to find their way: especially in young adulthood, after a major life change, or looking both backwards and forwards in mid-life. I am also very interested in working with people who want to make a social or environmental impact in their life. I think we're all trying to move forward in life: to do that it can help to think about where you are right now, to understand yourself and what you have to give the world.
I love to work with people who are trying to find their way: especially in young adulthood, after a major life change, or looking both backwards and forwards in mid-life. I am also very interested in working with people who want to make a social or environmental impact in their life. I think we're all trying to move forward in life: to do that it can help to think about where you are right now, to understand yourself and what you have to give the world.
020 4538 4635 View 020 4538 4635
Photo of Sue Williams, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Sue Williams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Stevenage SG4
If you feel you need to gain insight and self awareness, deal with current or historical difficulties, then I would be happy to discuss this in an initial appointment to decide whether my approach can help you. I have 40 years experience of therapeutic work with individuals, couples and groups, as well as training and supervising other practitioners both in training and qualified.
If you feel you need to gain insight and self awareness, deal with current or historical difficulties, then I would be happy to discuss this in an initial appointment to decide whether my approach can help you. I have 40 years experience of therapeutic work with individuals, couples and groups, as well as training and supervising other practitioners both in training and qualified.
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Photo of Dr Mohammadrasool Yadegarfard, Psychologist in Walkern, England
Dr Mohammadrasool Yadegarfard
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I am qualified to work with people with anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression; identity confusion and change; coming out; self-esteem and shame, trauma and post-traumatic stress and also survivors of sexual abuse. I work with both individuals and couples. I am experienced in working with young people and adults and with people in a range of relationship styles including monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships. I work with all members of LGBT+ and those who do not identify as such but are questioning or exploring this aspect of their sexuality, regardless of their sexual orientation.
I am qualified to work with people with anxiety, bereavement and loss, depression; identity confusion and change; coming out; self-esteem and shame, trauma and post-traumatic stress and also survivors of sexual abuse. I work with both individuals and couples. I am experienced in working with young people and adults and with people in a range of relationship styles including monogamous, polyamorous and open relationships. I work with all members of LGBT+ and those who do not identify as such but are questioning or exploring this aspect of their sexuality, regardless of their sexual orientation.
01582 349465 View 01582 349465
Photo of The Sadie Centre in Walkern, England
The Sadie Centre
Verified
Stevenage SG2
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
01462 411135 View 01462 411135
Photo of Daren Messenger, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Daren Messenger
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
How do you choose a therapist? Personal recommendations are invaluable and, also, your individual needs might be different. My endeavour is to facilitate your self awareness as well as your awareness of others and situations. Whichever modality of therapy you choose our work together gently directs your awareness to ‘what is happening but, also, to ‘how you are viewing and applying yourself’ when in difficulty. This can be radically different to many ‘non directive’ therapies and can involve real change quite quickly! Professional bodies: UKCP for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling BABCP for CBT
How do you choose a therapist? Personal recommendations are invaluable and, also, your individual needs might be different. My endeavour is to facilitate your self awareness as well as your awareness of others and situations. Whichever modality of therapy you choose our work together gently directs your awareness to ‘what is happening but, also, to ‘how you are viewing and applying yourself’ when in difficulty. This can be radically different to many ‘non directive’ therapies and can involve real change quite quickly! Professional bodies: UKCP for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling BABCP for CBT
07866 372021 View 07866 372021
Photo of Dr Rebecca Aloneftis, Psychologist in Walkern, England
Dr Rebecca Aloneftis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Stevenage SG1
I am a senior chartered psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council, with over 13 years experience in the NHS Adult Community and Acute Mental Health Services. I am very passionate in supporting individuals to overcome mental distress in order to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life.
I am a senior chartered psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council, with over 13 years experience in the NHS Adult Community and Acute Mental Health Services. I am very passionate in supporting individuals to overcome mental distress in order to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life.
01438 901807 View 01438 901807
Photo of Sandra from Elsali CBT, Psychotherapist in Walkern, England
Sandra from Elsali CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Stevenage SG1
Its all about you... Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of talking therapy that can help you make connections between what you think, what you feel and how you behave. Having this knowledge about yourself can help you to break cycles of Depression or Anxiety. The point of therapy is that you get what you need to feel able to live the life you want to. You are the expert of your life and I know CBT, so lets work together to improve your emotional wellbeing. (Pricing is from £80).
Its all about you... Cognitive Behavioural Therapy is a type of talking therapy that can help you make connections between what you think, what you feel and how you behave. Having this knowledge about yourself can help you to break cycles of Depression or Anxiety. The point of therapy is that you get what you need to feel able to live the life you want to. You are the expert of your life and I know CBT, so lets work together to improve your emotional wellbeing. (Pricing is from £80).
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Walkern

< 10

Counsellors in Walkern who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% ADHD
100% Chronic Pain
100% Domestic Abuse

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Walkern see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Walkern?

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.