Online Counselling for Wells

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Elaine Hutchinson
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
01749 605317 View 01749 605317
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Dr Damian Stoupe
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5  (Online Only)
Counselling should be fun and help us live a life where we are free to encounter, without fear, the daily surprises life throws at us. I work with an approach that builds on your strengths and focuses on happiness, not depression, the future, not the past. My PhD research has revealed that fun is not just about socialising; it’s a potent catalyst for emotional and intellectual growth, with benefits for your personal life and career development.
Counselling should be fun and help us live a life where we are free to encounter, without fear, the daily surprises life throws at us. I work with an approach that builds on your strengths and focuses on happiness, not depression, the future, not the past. My PhD research has revealed that fun is not just about socialising; it’s a potent catalyst for emotional and intellectual growth, with benefits for your personal life and career development.
01749 605555 View 01749 605555
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Wendy Churchill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I am an MBACP Registered, Relate trained relationship counsellor and psychosexual therapist. I am experienced at working with couples and individuals at every stage in a relationship and am qualified in supporting people with a wide range of sexual issues and dysfunctions. I work with a wide range of problems including communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, divorce, affairs, self esteem, grief, issues of trust, difficulties with the wider family, cultural differences, intimacy issues and sexual dysfunction.
I am an MBACP Registered, Relate trained relationship counsellor and psychosexual therapist. I am experienced at working with couples and individuals at every stage in a relationship and am qualified in supporting people with a wide range of sexual issues and dysfunctions. I work with a wide range of problems including communication difficulties, anxiety, depression, divorce, affairs, self esteem, grief, issues of trust, difficulties with the wider family, cultural differences, intimacy issues and sexual dysfunction.
01761 258239 View 01761 258239
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Simon Gaddes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wells BA5
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
01749 608476 View 01749 608476
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Lauren Amy-Louise Friend
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
A warm welcome to my profile, and well done on making the first step which is often the most difficult. I am a kind, professional fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor and have been supporting clients in a therapeutic setting with substance abuse for 7 years and during this time I have come to realise that the addiction is not the problem it’s the pain that keeps them in it, with this in mind I have supported clients with: Shame, Self-harm, Abuse (emotional, sexual, physical, financial) , Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Childhood issues and Bereavement.
A warm welcome to my profile, and well done on making the first step which is often the most difficult. I am a kind, professional fully qualified and BACP registered counsellor and have been supporting clients in a therapeutic setting with substance abuse for 7 years and during this time I have come to realise that the addiction is not the problem it’s the pain that keeps them in it, with this in mind I have supported clients with: Shame, Self-harm, Abuse (emotional, sexual, physical, financial) , Anxiety, Depression, Trauma, Childhood issues and Bereavement.
01749 608542 View 01749 608542
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Duncan Moss
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
With 40 years experience, I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Friday.
With 40 years experience, I can help with a wide range of anxiety and mood difficulties helping to bring about understanding and positive change. This includes depression, low esteem, panic, phobias (spiders, animals, storms, heights, emetophobia etc), social anxiety, OCD (which includes ERP), BDD, eating disorders, health anxiety, GAD (worry), PTSD/trauma, driving anxiety, insomnia and anger/temper. I offer appointments 10am -4pm Monday to Friday.
07815 563832 View 07815 563832
Photo of Dr Lorna Stewart, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Lorna Stewart
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
I am an experienced multi-trained Consultant Clinical Psychologist and Management Consultant, with 30 years in the NHS and private sector, and 18 years in private practice. I have offered consultation to executive teams in improvement and negotiation, delivering large scale change, and setting up mental health services. I have worked for Court undertaking medicolegal assessments and psychological interventions. I have assessed neurodivergence (Autism Spectrum Disorder and ADHD), and worked clinically with people with the full range of mental health difficulties, significant trauma, learning disabilities, and acquired brain injury.
01749 608294 View 01749 608294
Photo of Jane Ross-Wheatley, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Jane Ross-Wheatley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I offer a safe, caring and confidential space to help you feel emotionally supported to explore whatever is troubling you, as sometimes issues can be difficult to work through on your own, whether that is building resilience, reducing anxiety, grappling with loss, understanding relationships or identifying triggers of uncomfortable feelings, for example. Giving yourself the space to reflect upon your life can help you to find clarity of thought, feel more grounded, increases your ability to find solutions and be able to move forward more confidently.
I offer a safe, caring and confidential space to help you feel emotionally supported to explore whatever is troubling you, as sometimes issues can be difficult to work through on your own, whether that is building resilience, reducing anxiety, grappling with loss, understanding relationships or identifying triggers of uncomfortable feelings, for example. Giving yourself the space to reflect upon your life can help you to find clarity of thought, feel more grounded, increases your ability to find solutions and be able to move forward more confidently.
01749 608439 View 01749 608439
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Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wells BA5
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
01458 552285 View 01458 552285

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Is online therapy as effective as in-person?

Numerous studies suggest that online therapy can be as effective as in-person therapy. However, further research is needed to determine if online therapy provides the same benefits across all client populations. Individuals with severe mental illnesses, such as schizophrenia or bipolar disorder, or those who may benefit from in-person check-ins, like those with eating disorders, may not experience the same level of benefit from online therapy. Nonetheless, the success of online therapy, much like in-person therapy, often hinges on the quality of the therapeutic relationship between the therapist and the client rather than the specific modality of therapy used.

What are the advantages and disadvantages of therapy conducted online?

One of the main advantages of online therapy is its convenience for both clients and therapists. It also allows clients who require specialised therapy to access a wider range of professionals than they could with only in-person sessions. Additionally, online therapy may be a more affordable option in some cases and often offers the same insurance benefits as in-person therapy. However, online therapy may not be suitable for everyone, especially those who value face-to-face interaction with a therapist. Therapists may find it more challenging to assess clients accurately in an online setting due to reduced nonverbal cues on camera. There is also the increased risk that disruptions caused by external factors, such as technology malfunctions, can hinder the therapy session. For these reasons, many therapists offer a "hybrid" therapeutic approach, alternating between seeing clients in-person and online.

Is online therapy suitable for children and adolescents?

Just like with adults, the accessibility and convenience of online therapy can greatly benefit children and adolescents. In fact, children and adolescents may be more accustomed to navigating online platforms than older adults, making online sessions feel more natural for them. Teens might also be interested in using additional online tools, such as therapist-recommended apps, as an adjunct to online therapy sessions. Apps for developing CBT skills, practicing mindfulness exercises, or tracking thoughts and moods can be helpful for teens receiving therapy. However, it's important to note that not all therapeutic modalities are well-suited to online therapy, especially those used with younger children. For example, play therapy, which helps younger children express their emotions, often requires in-person sessions to be fully effective.

Can I receive prescriptions and medication management with online therapy?

The ability for psychiatrists to prescribe medications through online therapy varies based on the medication and the states where the medical professional and client are located. While many prescribing regulations were relaxed during the COVID-19 pandemic, some states still enforce rules, especially concerning controlled substances, which may mandate an in-person visit before prescribing. Generally, however, medical professionals can prescribe non-controlled substances through online therapy sessions just as they do during in-person sessions.