Counselling in Wokingham

Photo of Suzanne Skrimshire, Psychotherapist in Wokingham, England
Suzanne Skrimshire
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wokingham RG40
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist based in Wokingham. My approach is psychoanalytic - this kind of therapy is based on the idea that what we experience as a difficulty in the present may point to an unconscious problem with roots in the past. You may find you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, self-destructive behaviour or difficulties in relationships and want to have a better understanding of what underpins these issues.
I am a psychodynamic psychotherapist based in Wokingham. My approach is psychoanalytic - this kind of therapy is based on the idea that what we experience as a difficulty in the present may point to an unconscious problem with roots in the past. You may find you are struggling with depression, anxiety, stress, low self-esteem, self-destructive behaviour or difficulties in relationships and want to have a better understanding of what underpins these issues.
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Photo of Julie Scully, Psychotherapist in Wokingham, England
Julie Scully
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
We can all at times experience life as challenging and stressful. Clients contact me for a variety of reasons including:partners of childhood sexual abuse survivors, anxiety, work stress, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loss of direction as well as wellbeing for men. Couples also come to my practice. Some come to improve how they communicate, some wish to find a way through their current difficulties and to find a way forward, some wish to separate with compassion and understanding, whereas others come to keep their communication open via couple tune up sessions after the main therapy has ended.
We can all at times experience life as challenging and stressful. Clients contact me for a variety of reasons including:partners of childhood sexual abuse survivors, anxiety, work stress, bereavement, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, loss of direction as well as wellbeing for men. Couples also come to my practice. Some come to improve how they communicate, some wish to find a way through their current difficulties and to find a way forward, some wish to separate with compassion and understanding, whereas others come to keep their communication open via couple tune up sessions after the main therapy has ended.
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Photo of Laura Crossley, Counsellor in Wokingham, England
Laura Crossley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
I offer a warm, friendly and professional space to talk which I hope will provide you with a feeling of safety to be able to be honest and free from judgement. Whatever is troubling you, whether you are aware of what that is or not, I will walk with you through your journey of discovery. You may be feeling sad, anxious or depressed and need someone to help you feel truly heard: I am here for you.
I offer a warm, friendly and professional space to talk which I hope will provide you with a feeling of safety to be able to be honest and free from judgement. Whatever is troubling you, whether you are aware of what that is or not, I will walk with you through your journey of discovery. You may be feeling sad, anxious or depressed and need someone to help you feel truly heard: I am here for you.
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Photo of Ryan Selby, Psychotherapist in Wokingham, England
Ryan Selby
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
I am an integrative therapist which means I am not just limited to one approach when working, instead I choose several approaches depending on you and your situation. I am someone who can help create an environment where you can choose to talk about any topic you like as I am non-judgemental, caring and understanding. My previous experience with clients range from the ages of 11-55 in a variety of environments including charities, local councils and a prison, working with a range of different issues.
I am an integrative therapist which means I am not just limited to one approach when working, instead I choose several approaches depending on you and your situation. I am someone who can help create an environment where you can choose to talk about any topic you like as I am non-judgemental, caring and understanding. My previous experience with clients range from the ages of 11-55 in a variety of environments including charities, local councils and a prison, working with a range of different issues.
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Photo of Dr Priya Jaspal, Psychologist in Wokingham, England
Dr Priya Jaspal
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wokingham RG41
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with a decade of experience working with Mental Health. I have worked with children, adults and couples throughout the years. Alongside my private clinic, I also work within the NHS delivering individual and group DBT to adults that present with personality disorders. My approach is integrative, meaning that different approaches to your well-being are combined, depending on your needs and no single approach necessarily suits everyone. I will explore all aspects of your being to tailor a therapy that works best for you and your needs.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with a decade of experience working with Mental Health. I have worked with children, adults and couples throughout the years. Alongside my private clinic, I also work within the NHS delivering individual and group DBT to adults that present with personality disorders. My approach is integrative, meaning that different approaches to your well-being are combined, depending on your needs and no single approach necessarily suits everyone. I will explore all aspects of your being to tailor a therapy that works best for you and your needs.
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Photo of Paul James Counselling, Counsellor in Wokingham, England
Paul James Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
I’m an integrative practitioner who uses person centred counselling skills combined with a psychodynamic approach to support individuals and couples on their journey of personal growth and development. I work from the Practice Rooms in central Bath, the rooms offer a quiet and peaceful environment for clients to feel safe and relaxed in order to explore any issues which may arise. Counselling can support you by enabling you to get in touch with feelings or emotions which may have previously been too painful or frightening for you to feel. I work with many different issues with special interest in
I’m an integrative practitioner who uses person centred counselling skills combined with a psychodynamic approach to support individuals and couples on their journey of personal growth and development. I work from the Practice Rooms in central Bath, the rooms offer a quiet and peaceful environment for clients to feel safe and relaxed in order to explore any issues which may arise. Counselling can support you by enabling you to get in touch with feelings or emotions which may have previously been too painful or frightening for you to feel. I work with many different issues with special interest in
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Photo of Brenda MacLachlan, Counsellor in Wokingham, England
Brenda MacLachlan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
Are you feeling lost and confused? Are thoughts whirling in your head leaving you feeling exhausted? Maybe you have a major life decision to make, or have had to adjust to a change that you did not want? Do all your relationships end the same way, and you want to learn how to stop repeating the pattern? Whatever reason you have for looking for counselling, I’d like to reassure you that I have probably already helped someone in your situation, and I can help you. The first step, asking for help, is the hardest.
Are you feeling lost and confused? Are thoughts whirling in your head leaving you feeling exhausted? Maybe you have a major life decision to make, or have had to adjust to a change that you did not want? Do all your relationships end the same way, and you want to learn how to stop repeating the pattern? Whatever reason you have for looking for counselling, I’d like to reassure you that I have probably already helped someone in your situation, and I can help you. The first step, asking for help, is the hardest.
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Photo of Jess Bezance, Psychologist in Wokingham, England
Jess Bezance
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wokingham RG40
Firstly - well done for taking the first step. I can imagine deciding whether you want to have therapy or need therapy is a big question. Perhaps you have suffered a loss, a trauma or are going through a transition of some kind and you want the space and time to work through it. Perhaps this emotional distress is impacting on your relationships, work and your home life. I imagine you’ve tried many things and for some reason those old ways of coping that have done you well in the past just aren’t working anymore and you feel like you’re struggling. I provide evidence based psychological treatment that might help.
Firstly - well done for taking the first step. I can imagine deciding whether you want to have therapy or need therapy is a big question. Perhaps you have suffered a loss, a trauma or are going through a transition of some kind and you want the space and time to work through it. Perhaps this emotional distress is impacting on your relationships, work and your home life. I imagine you’ve tried many things and for some reason those old ways of coping that have done you well in the past just aren’t working anymore and you feel like you’re struggling. I provide evidence based psychological treatment that might help.
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Photo of Dr Clarabella Gray, Psychologist in Wokingham, England
Dr Clarabella Gray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wokingham RG41
I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons and know this can feel daunting for many. My approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. This provides the trust and safety to address difficulties and work towards change. I value the individuality of each person I work with. I use this to explore how your life history and personal circumstances have influenced ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. I can support you to identify your goals for therapy and enhance your strengths to achieve these.
I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons and know this can feel daunting for many. My approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. This provides the trust and safety to address difficulties and work towards change. I value the individuality of each person I work with. I use this to explore how your life history and personal circumstances have influenced ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. I can support you to identify your goals for therapy and enhance your strengths to achieve these.
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Photo of Thriving Minds Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Wokingham, England
Thriving Minds Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Wokingham RG40
Welcome to Thriving Minds Psychotherapy. We are experienced CBT Psychotherapists and we offer a range of psychological therapeutic approaches. We have worked together for over 20 years within NHS mental health services. We are currently employed in a busy NHS psychology team, delivering both individual, and group psychological therapy.
Welcome to Thriving Minds Psychotherapy. We are experienced CBT Psychotherapists and we offer a range of psychological therapeutic approaches. We have worked together for over 20 years within NHS mental health services. We are currently employed in a busy NHS psychology team, delivering both individual, and group psychological therapy.
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Photo of Dr Charlotte Couldrey, Psychologist in Wokingham, England
Dr Charlotte Couldrey
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wokingham RG40
I am an experienced specialist Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of NHS and private practice working with young people and adults with a range of emotional difficulties. I am able to offer clinical assessment followed by a bespoke treatment package for a range of emotional difficulties including anxiety disorders, autism, depression, anger problems, stress, relationship difficulties, adjustment, trauma, eating disorders, sleeping difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties and personality disorders. I am a specialist in providing individualised care and offering a flexible, tailor made approach to your difficulties.
I am an experienced specialist Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of NHS and private practice working with young people and adults with a range of emotional difficulties. I am able to offer clinical assessment followed by a bespoke treatment package for a range of emotional difficulties including anxiety disorders, autism, depression, anger problems, stress, relationship difficulties, adjustment, trauma, eating disorders, sleeping difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties and personality disorders. I am a specialist in providing individualised care and offering a flexible, tailor made approach to your difficulties.
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Photo of Angela Price, Psychotherapist in Wokingham, England
Angela Price
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wokingham RG40
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, have experienced a loss or bereavement, or there are simply too many life-events happening at once, come and talk to me. Discussing your thoughts will help to put them into perspective and make them less overwhelming. Often, we don't like to approach those closest to us as we may feel they might judge us by what we say, or be offended or upset. This is the time when talking to a therapist is most beneficial. I will be there just for you, to help you review your feelings, understand their basis, and find the best way to improve your situation.
If you are feeling anxious, depressed, have experienced a loss or bereavement, or there are simply too many life-events happening at once, come and talk to me. Discussing your thoughts will help to put them into perspective and make them less overwhelming. Often, we don't like to approach those closest to us as we may feel they might judge us by what we say, or be offended or upset. This is the time when talking to a therapist is most beneficial. I will be there just for you, to help you review your feelings, understand their basis, and find the best way to improve your situation.
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Photo of Sarah Boylan, Counsellor in Wokingham, England
Sarah Boylan
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wokingham RG40
I support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties or who are struggling with a life event. The cost of living crisis may have generated/intensified existing anxieties and difficulties for you and your relationships. I aim to build a therapeutic relationship with you that is unique to you and offers what you need. We would carefully work at a pace and depth governed by you, to explore coping strategies and understand what has gone on in the past, what is going wrong now and have the ultimate goal of empowering you to find greater control over your life and a different way forward to a better place.
I support clients who are experiencing anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties or who are struggling with a life event. The cost of living crisis may have generated/intensified existing anxieties and difficulties for you and your relationships. I aim to build a therapeutic relationship with you that is unique to you and offers what you need. We would carefully work at a pace and depth governed by you, to explore coping strategies and understand what has gone on in the past, what is going wrong now and have the ultimate goal of empowering you to find greater control over your life and a different way forward to a better place.
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Photo of Janine Bloomfield, Counsellor in Wokingham, England
Janine Bloomfield
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wokingham RG41
I support Children and Young People with counselling through face to face conversations, therapeutic exploration and / or play. This enables a child or young person to express, explore and make sense of events and experiences that are hard to verbalise or articulate. It is a non-directive and client-centred approach to therapy that allows the client the opportunity to play out, talk about and work through feelings and emotions within a safe and therapeutic environment.
I support Children and Young People with counselling through face to face conversations, therapeutic exploration and / or play. This enables a child or young person to express, explore and make sense of events and experiences that are hard to verbalise or articulate. It is a non-directive and client-centred approach to therapy that allows the client the opportunity to play out, talk about and work through feelings and emotions within a safe and therapeutic environment.
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Photo of Nicole Flanagan, Counsellor in Wokingham, England
Nicole Flanagan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Nicole! It can be really difficult to choose the right counsellor among so many professionals so thanks for taking the time to have a look at my listing. The clients that I have seen range from anxious/depressed, to being drawn to leading a more authentic life and wanting to gain more insight into who they are as a person. One session can be really useful if you just need to be heard, or to gain clarity, therefore, I offer 1 off sessions, as well as longer term work for clients who wish to analyse their lives in more detail.
Hi, I'm Nicole! It can be really difficult to choose the right counsellor among so many professionals so thanks for taking the time to have a look at my listing. The clients that I have seen range from anxious/depressed, to being drawn to leading a more authentic life and wanting to gain more insight into who they are as a person. One session can be really useful if you just need to be heard, or to gain clarity, therefore, I offer 1 off sessions, as well as longer term work for clients who wish to analyse their lives in more detail.
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Photo of Matthew Tinker, Psychotherapist in Wokingham, England
Matthew Tinker
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
I am an experienced psychotherapist working with adults who seek help with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship and family issues. I believe that everyone has a unique potential for growth. Benefits of therapy can include improved self esteem, reduced stress, more resilience, better decision making, and more enjoyable relationships. Therapy can help you to identify unhelpful patterns that keep you stuck, and make different choices that enhance your life.
I am an experienced psychotherapist working with adults who seek help with anxiety, depression, self-esteem, trauma, relationship and family issues. I believe that everyone has a unique potential for growth. Benefits of therapy can include improved self esteem, reduced stress, more resilience, better decision making, and more enjoyable relationships. Therapy can help you to identify unhelpful patterns that keep you stuck, and make different choices that enhance your life.
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Photo of Lindsay Browning, Psychologist in Wokingham, England
Lindsay Browning
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Wokingham RG40
If you struggle to fall asleep, can't stay asleep, wake up too early or wake up feeling unrefreshed, then I can help you. I studied insomnia at the University of Oxford and started helping people with their sleeping problems at Trouble Sleeping in 2006 with CBT-I. I take a thorough medical and sleep history to discover why you aren't sleeping well, and then I suggest specific tailored cognitive and behavioural changes to help you to overcome your sleep issues. I am also the author of the self-help sleep book, Navigating Sleeplessness.
If you struggle to fall asleep, can't stay asleep, wake up too early or wake up feeling unrefreshed, then I can help you. I studied insomnia at the University of Oxford and started helping people with their sleeping problems at Trouble Sleeping in 2006 with CBT-I. I take a thorough medical and sleep history to discover why you aren't sleeping well, and then I suggest specific tailored cognitive and behavioural changes to help you to overcome your sleep issues. I am also the author of the self-help sleep book, Navigating Sleeplessness.
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Photo of Julie Dawson, Counsellor in Wokingham, England
Julie Dawson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wokingham RG40
Hello, I can help you with feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship issues and loss. You may have experienced trauma or abuse that is still affecting how you live your life now. Together we can gently explore the difficulties you are experiencing, helping you to find understanding and a way forward that is right for you. As an experienced, qualified, BACP registered counsellor, I support my clients to develop self awareness and question that critical voice and outdated beliefs that can hold us back. In doing so, we can learn to value ourselves and feel ‘good enough’ just as we are. Counselling changes lives.
Hello, I can help you with feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness, relationship issues and loss. You may have experienced trauma or abuse that is still affecting how you live your life now. Together we can gently explore the difficulties you are experiencing, helping you to find understanding and a way forward that is right for you. As an experienced, qualified, BACP registered counsellor, I support my clients to develop self awareness and question that critical voice and outdated beliefs that can hold us back. In doing so, we can learn to value ourselves and feel ‘good enough’ just as we are. Counselling changes lives.
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Photo of Holly Elizabeth van Rooyen, Psychologist in Wokingham, England
Holly Elizabeth van Rooyen
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wokingham RG41
I am a clinical psychologist registered with the HCPC. I specialise in working with children, young people, families and adults. I have over 10 year’s experience working therapeutically with individuals with complex mental health difficulties. I work from an integrative perspective drawing on attachment theory and neuroscience, helping to support individuals with emotional regulation, building healthy relationships and teaching individuals new coping strategies.
I am a clinical psychologist registered with the HCPC. I specialise in working with children, young people, families and adults. I have over 10 year’s experience working therapeutically with individuals with complex mental health difficulties. I work from an integrative perspective drawing on attachment theory and neuroscience, helping to support individuals with emotional regulation, building healthy relationships and teaching individuals new coping strategies.
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Photo of Louise Watson, Psychologist in Wokingham, England
Louise Watson
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Wokingham RG41
I work with adults who are unhappy about something in their life and are ready to commit to positive change. Perhaps you are feeling low, worried or stressed out. Perhaps you have reached a turning point in your life and need some direction where to go next. Perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with a life crisis such as bereavement or redundancy, or experiencing problems in your relationship. Whatever it is that is concerning you, it may help to talk things through with a qualified professional who is focussed on you and your needs.
I work with adults who are unhappy about something in their life and are ready to commit to positive change. Perhaps you are feeling low, worried or stressed out. Perhaps you have reached a turning point in your life and need some direction where to go next. Perhaps you are struggling to come to terms with a life crisis such as bereavement or redundancy, or experiencing problems in your relationship. Whatever it is that is concerning you, it may help to talk things through with a qualified professional who is focussed on you and your needs.
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What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Therapists, psychologists, and counsellors are all licensed mental health professionals. In many countries, psychologists have earned a doctoral degree. The terms “therapist” and “counsellor” are used somewhat interchangeably, but generally therapists offer longer-term, mental health care, while counsellors offer shorter-term care that may focus on one domain, such as marriage, career, or academic challenges.

What type of therapist is right for me?

Clients should consider factors such as insurance coverage and their primary reason(s) for seeking therapy to determine the type of professional best suited to their needs. Someone struggling with mental health challenges such as depression or anxiety, for example, may wish to seek out a clinical psychologist or therapist, while someone navigating career obstacles or marital upheaval may benefit from seeing a counsellor who can offer short-term, targeted support.

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

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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.