Counselling in Willaston

Photo of Alison Lee Soulsby, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Alison Lee Soulsby
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Willaston CW5
You may have many friends and relations, but find it difficult to talk to them about your most private worries or concerns. If you are looking for someone whose sole relationship with you is to discuss issues causing you stress, or anxiety, or depression then counselling may help. I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I place an emphasis on helping you to build your resilience and confidence when issues arise in your to day to day life. As a counsellor I do not judge your thoughts, feelings or actions, but rather help you to understand these for yourself.
You may have many friends and relations, but find it difficult to talk to them about your most private worries or concerns. If you are looking for someone whose sole relationship with you is to discuss issues causing you stress, or anxiety, or depression then counselling may help. I am a person-centred counsellor, which means I place an emphasis on helping you to build your resilience and confidence when issues arise in your to day to day life. As a counsellor I do not judge your thoughts, feelings or actions, but rather help you to understand these for yourself.
01270 446537 View 01270 446537
Photo of Emma Stafford, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Emma Stafford
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Willaston CW5
Hi, my name is Emma and I am a qualified Person-centred counsellor (MBACP). Being Person-centred means that the sessions I offer are client-led, valuing the unique experience of each individual. We can all face times in our lives where we feel like we need extra support or just a listening ear. I believe that, as a counsellor, I can provide both of these things as well as a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore and make sense of your thoughts and feelings. My aim is that during our sessions together my clients will feel empowered and valued and eventually able to find their own solutions.
Hi, my name is Emma and I am a qualified Person-centred counsellor (MBACP). Being Person-centred means that the sessions I offer are client-led, valuing the unique experience of each individual. We can all face times in our lives where we feel like we need extra support or just a listening ear. I believe that, as a counsellor, I can provide both of these things as well as a safe, confidential and non-judgemental space to explore and make sense of your thoughts and feelings. My aim is that during our sessions together my clients will feel empowered and valued and eventually able to find their own solutions.
01270 906624 View 01270 906624

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Photo of Gill Sweeting, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Gill Sweeting
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
01298 608404 View 01298 608404
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EMDR Treatment
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
At EMDR Treatment we know how powerful EMDR is in treating many mental health problems. We understand how frustrating it can be to find an EMDR Therapist nearby and available and believe that EMDR should be easily accessible, convenient and of the highest quality. Our therapists are all EMDR trained, qualified to deliver the therapy and experienced. We are able to provide EMDR online and face to face in many clinic locations across the UK. We understand the link between experiences we have and the impact these have on our mental health. EMDR can break this link meaning clients can move forward.
At EMDR Treatment we know how powerful EMDR is in treating many mental health problems. We understand how frustrating it can be to find an EMDR Therapist nearby and available and believe that EMDR should be easily accessible, convenient and of the highest quality. Our therapists are all EMDR trained, qualified to deliver the therapy and experienced. We are able to provide EMDR online and face to face in many clinic locations across the UK. We understand the link between experiences we have and the impact these have on our mental health. EMDR can break this link meaning clients can move forward.
020 3974 1288 View 020 3974 1288
Photo of Neal Edwards - Counselling & Psychotherapy in Chester, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Counselling & Psychotherapy in Chester
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
Not accepting new clients
Making sense of life can be challenging at times. We might find ourselves contemplating if we are causing ourselves unnecessary unhappiness, or if this is just the way things are? Or, wondering if I should just keep sticking at 'it', or is it time for things to change? We might question if our feelings are important? (They might overwhelm us!) Or should I just listen to my thoughts instead? Should we try to forget about the past, or is it helpful to understand it? Might we be living our lives in 'survival mode' when we could be 'thriving' instead?
Making sense of life can be challenging at times. We might find ourselves contemplating if we are causing ourselves unnecessary unhappiness, or if this is just the way things are? Or, wondering if I should just keep sticking at 'it', or is it time for things to change? We might question if our feelings are important? (They might overwhelm us!) Or should I just listen to my thoughts instead? Should we try to forget about the past, or is it helpful to understand it? Might we be living our lives in 'survival mode' when we could be 'thriving' instead?
01244 667419 View 01244 667419
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Mark Harrison Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH4
The issues that counsellors face are often complex and deeply personal. My experience of over 10 years in private practice and a third sector organisation has shown me the importance of each person deciding on their own needs and finding their own way through the issues they bring.
The issues that counsellors face are often complex and deeply personal. My experience of over 10 years in private practice and a third sector organisation has shown me the importance of each person deciding on their own needs and finding their own way through the issues they bring.
01244 732515 View 01244 732515
Photo of David Traynor, MBACP, Counsellor
David Traynor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Hi, my name is David. I believe it takes great courage to make the first step towards counselling. Life can be complex and we all hit points where we really can't see the woods through the trees, I can help you to work through this, in a safe and comfortable setting, that is non-judgemental and confidential. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger, bereavement and loss, work related stress and low self esteem. My work helps you to identify emotions, work through your feelings and gain an understanding to make healthy choices, equipping you with the confidence and autonomy to find yourself.
Hi, my name is David. I believe it takes great courage to make the first step towards counselling. Life can be complex and we all hit points where we really can't see the woods through the trees, I can help you to work through this, in a safe and comfortable setting, that is non-judgemental and confidential. I work with issues such as anxiety, depression, relationship issues, anger, bereavement and loss, work related stress and low self esteem. My work helps you to identify emotions, work through your feelings and gain an understanding to make healthy choices, equipping you with the confidence and autonomy to find yourself.
01928 245598 View 01928 245598
Photo of Alan Kirby - Southport Bereavement Counselling Service, BACP, Counsellor
Southport Bereavement Counselling Service
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
At Southport Bereavement Counselling Service I offer a FREE No-Obligation first session and assessment. I know from personal experience how devastating grief can affect daily life, and how difficult it can be to even make a phone call and ask for help. I offer a safe and calm environment without any judgement. Bereavement is something we all experience in our lives in one form or another. Often the grief may be clouded in anxiety or depression, and you may be experiencing your own loss of identity, lack of confidence, and loneliness.
At Southport Bereavement Counselling Service I offer a FREE No-Obligation first session and assessment. I know from personal experience how devastating grief can affect daily life, and how difficult it can be to even make a phone call and ask for help. I offer a safe and calm environment without any judgement. Bereavement is something we all experience in our lives in one form or another. Often the grief may be clouded in anxiety or depression, and you may be experiencing your own loss of identity, lack of confidence, and loneliness.
01704 331171 View 01704 331171
Photo of Dr Lucy Chantrey - Dr Lucy Chantrey, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Dr Lucy Chantrey
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
I specialise in the psychotherapeutic support of the parents and carers of neurodiverse children / young people pre and post diagnosis, in particular the support of the parents of autistic girls. As well as having lived experience of autism parenting, I have written and researched extensively around the lived experiences of the parents of autistic girls. The support that I offer encompasses both parental mental wellbeing and offering advice and guidance, whether from first suspicions that your child might be autistic, through the journey to diagnosis, with life in-between and beyond.
I specialise in the psychotherapeutic support of the parents and carers of neurodiverse children / young people pre and post diagnosis, in particular the support of the parents of autistic girls. As well as having lived experience of autism parenting, I have written and researched extensively around the lived experiences of the parents of autistic girls. The support that I offer encompasses both parental mental wellbeing and offering advice and guidance, whether from first suspicions that your child might be autistic, through the journey to diagnosis, with life in-between and beyond.
01824 733692 View 01824 733692
Photo of Rebeca Johnson - Relationship and Sex Therapy @ Trusting Heart , MBACP, Counsellor
Relationship and Sex Therapy @ Trusting Heart
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Sex and Relationship Therapy for Individual Adults and Couples who are struggling with Sexual Problems & Intimacy Issues. Issues I can help you with are Affairs, Betrayals, exploring Open Sexual Relationships, Erection & Ejaculation Issues, Pain & Penetration Issues, Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunctioning Issues, Orgasm Issues, Sex & Porn Addictions, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Jealously and issues around any Kink, Fetish & BDSM Practices. I offer daytime sessions on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and face-to-face on Fridays at my Heswall clinic. I aim to reply in within 24 hours. Please check your junk box for replies.
Sex and Relationship Therapy for Individual Adults and Couples who are struggling with Sexual Problems & Intimacy Issues. Issues I can help you with are Affairs, Betrayals, exploring Open Sexual Relationships, Erection & Ejaculation Issues, Pain & Penetration Issues, Low Sexual Desire, Sexual Trauma, Sexual Dysfunctioning Issues, Orgasm Issues, Sex & Porn Addictions, Sexual Compulsivity, Sexual Jealously and issues around any Kink, Fetish & BDSM Practices. I offer daytime sessions on Tuesdays, and Wednesdays and face-to-face on Fridays at my Heswall clinic. I aim to reply in within 24 hours. Please check your junk box for replies.
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Photo of Helen Maccabee, Counsellor
Helen Maccabee
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Chester CH4
I work with adults, children and young people. Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting task and my aim is to develop a trusting relationship where you feel able to explore troubling issues or experiences. The starting point is always what you would like to gain or achieve from therapy, followed by identifying, with you, the best ways of working towards your goals. Whilst I work primarily using trauma focused therapy, I have a breadth of experience and I draw on a wide range of approaches, depending on your needs and preferences.
I work with adults, children and young people. Seeking psychological therapy can be a daunting task and my aim is to develop a trusting relationship where you feel able to explore troubling issues or experiences. The starting point is always what you would like to gain or achieve from therapy, followed by identifying, with you, the best ways of working towards your goals. Whilst I work primarily using trauma focused therapy, I have a breadth of experience and I draw on a wide range of approaches, depending on your needs and preferences.
0116 366 1740 View 0116 366 1740
Photo of Simon Lewis, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Simon Lewis
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chester CH1  (Online Only)
I am passionate about trauma informed practice: making every effort to understand the impact of people’s lived experiences on their daily lives. My approach is based on psychological formulation, to make sense of what a person is experiencing, and then using a range of integrated approaches to help people to make changes. I care about empowering individuals to live the lives they want to live, and take a very human and empathic approach to working with people's distress.
I am passionate about trauma informed practice: making every effort to understand the impact of people’s lived experiences on their daily lives. My approach is based on psychological formulation, to make sense of what a person is experiencing, and then using a range of integrated approaches to help people to make changes. I care about empowering individuals to live the lives they want to live, and take a very human and empathic approach to working with people's distress.
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Dr Lucy Helena Doherty
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
As a registered health psychologist who’s experienced first-hand what it feels like to be stressed, anxious and burnt out, I’m here to help. I’m friendly and open-minded with an optimistic outlook and a holistic approach. I’m passionate about what I do and am fascinated by the mind-body connection; it really is a magical system and as humans, we need to understand and appreciate it better. No one teaches us how to understand the mind – it certainly doesn’t come with a ready-made manual – but I love knowing that my work makes a huge difference to others.
As a registered health psychologist who’s experienced first-hand what it feels like to be stressed, anxious and burnt out, I’m here to help. I’m friendly and open-minded with an optimistic outlook and a holistic approach. I’m passionate about what I do and am fascinated by the mind-body connection; it really is a magical system and as humans, we need to understand and appreciate it better. No one teaches us how to understand the mind – it certainly doesn’t come with a ready-made manual – but I love knowing that my work makes a huge difference to others.
01625 464156 View 01625 464156
Photo of Steve Newcombe, MBACP, Counsellor
Steve Newcombe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
I am a warm, empathic counsellor working with the person-centred approach. I am registered with the BACP and primarily work with individuals. I have experience working with bereavement and loss, anxiety and low mood and trauma of all kinds, from childhood abuse to PTSD. I also have experience working with post addiction recovery.
I am a warm, empathic counsellor working with the person-centred approach. I am registered with the BACP and primarily work with individuals. I have experience working with bereavement and loss, anxiety and low mood and trauma of all kinds, from childhood abuse to PTSD. I also have experience working with post addiction recovery.
01244 735094 View 01244 735094
Photo of Faern Williams, MBACP, Counsellor
Faern Williams
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Ellesmere Port CH66
I'm an Integrative counsellor working with a broad range of things including but not limited to anxiety, health-related anxiety, bereavement, loss, grief, identity, relationships, guilt, loss of motivation, work-related stress, boundaries and negative thoughts and I will provide an empathic, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to share your thoughts, feelings and emotions and will ensure you'll always feel both safe and supported. Whilst at times counselling can feel vulnerable, we will work at your pace and at no time will you be under pressure to share things that you're uncomfortable with.
I'm an Integrative counsellor working with a broad range of things including but not limited to anxiety, health-related anxiety, bereavement, loss, grief, identity, relationships, guilt, loss of motivation, work-related stress, boundaries and negative thoughts and I will provide an empathic, confidential and non-judgemental space for you to share your thoughts, feelings and emotions and will ensure you'll always feel both safe and supported. Whilst at times counselling can feel vulnerable, we will work at your pace and at no time will you be under pressure to share things that you're uncomfortable with.
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Photo of Andrea Stapley - Wild Bloom Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Wild Bloom Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
Life can throw us so many curve balls, some we can handle, but some can feel like we've been knocked off our feet. I offer a supportive, safe, non-judgemental space for you to talk about what is bothering you. Together we can work through your problems and find a clearer path so you can continue being the person you want to be.
Life can throw us so many curve balls, some we can handle, but some can feel like we've been knocked off our feet. I offer a supportive, safe, non-judgemental space for you to talk about what is bothering you. Together we can work through your problems and find a clearer path so you can continue being the person you want to be.
01244 735013 View 01244 735013
Photo of Hannah Harwood, MSc, MBACP, Counsellor
Hannah Harwood
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chester CH3  (Online Only)
Hey I'm Hannah! If you've reached this far, then it's likely you are looking for some support in your life with some challenges you may be facing. From general everyday worries to more complex trauma, I am here to support you on your journey no matter how great or small the need.
Hey I'm Hannah! If you've reached this far, then it's likely you are looking for some support in your life with some challenges you may be facing. From general everyday worries to more complex trauma, I am here to support you on your journey no matter how great or small the need.
0161 696 1459 View 0161 696 1459
Photo of Sophie Littler, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Sophie Littler
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and have had training and experience in many different types of psychological therapy. This enables me to offer individualised care based on the person i'm working with rather than treating people based on a generic diagnosis or label.
I am a Consultant Clinical Psychologist and have had training and experience in many different types of psychological therapy. This enables me to offer individualised care based on the person i'm working with rather than treating people based on a generic diagnosis or label.
01244 886961 View 01244 886961
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Ishbel Grace Straker
Verified Verified
Chester CH1
As the owner and director of I Straker Consultants, working from my private practice at The Honeycomb Building in Liverpool city centre, I specialise in Anxiety, Depression, Drug, Alcohol, Mental Health, Perimenopausal and Gambling addiction treatment in Liverpool, Merseyside and the surrounding areas. I am a Consultant Prescribing Nurse who studied Psychiatric Nursing at University of Central Lancashire and gained her Masters in Prescribing at the University of West London. Ishbel specialises in ADHD assessments, diagnosis and treatment for adults. The charges for these assessments are £390. .
As the owner and director of I Straker Consultants, working from my private practice at The Honeycomb Building in Liverpool city centre, I specialise in Anxiety, Depression, Drug, Alcohol, Mental Health, Perimenopausal and Gambling addiction treatment in Liverpool, Merseyside and the surrounding areas. I am a Consultant Prescribing Nurse who studied Psychiatric Nursing at University of Central Lancashire and gained her Masters in Prescribing at the University of West London. Ishbel specialises in ADHD assessments, diagnosis and treatment for adults. The charges for these assessments are £390. .
0151 318 5807 View 0151 318 5807
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MTS Psychological Health/ MTS Psychotherapy Ltd
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chester CH2
My clients come to me from all walks of life and have experienced trauma recently or in the past. This has resulted in my clients suffering from intense anxiety and fears and/or severe depression as well as relationship difficulties. My clients can feel stuck, vulnerable and helpless, which has such a disabling impact on their lives. I have the ability to initiate and maintain a confidential therapeutic relationship, where my clients feel safe, experience hope and a reduction of their psychological symptoms. My clients leave therapy feeling empowered and able to manage life's stresses. I have clinics in Chester, Heswall and Mold.
My clients come to me from all walks of life and have experienced trauma recently or in the past. This has resulted in my clients suffering from intense anxiety and fears and/or severe depression as well as relationship difficulties. My clients can feel stuck, vulnerable and helpless, which has such a disabling impact on their lives. I have the ability to initiate and maintain a confidential therapeutic relationship, where my clients feel safe, experience hope and a reduction of their psychological symptoms. My clients leave therapy feeling empowered and able to manage life's stresses. I have clinics in Chester, Heswall and Mold.
01244 915603 View 01244 915603

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Willaston

< 10

Counsellors in Willaston who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Suicidal Ideation
100% Coping Skills
100% Sexual Abuse
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

18 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Willaston see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Willaston?

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.