Counselling in Worcester

Photo of Dr Ali Khoshfetrat, Psychologist in Worcester, England
Dr Ali Khoshfetrat
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
Being challenged is an inevitable part of life and everyone may experience difficult moments at times in day-to-day life. Our natural reactions to life challenges may involve experiencing unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, low mood, shame, humiliation, and guilt. These reactions, however, may become “sticky” and you may feel unable to get rid of them. This can significantly and negatively affect your personal and professional life. My therapy offers a safe space and an opportunity for you to go through and develop a new understanding about your unprocessed emotions that would help you begin formulating a new way forward.
Being challenged is an inevitable part of life and everyone may experience difficult moments at times in day-to-day life. Our natural reactions to life challenges may involve experiencing unpleasant emotions such as anxiety, low mood, shame, humiliation, and guilt. These reactions, however, may become “sticky” and you may feel unable to get rid of them. This can significantly and negatively affect your personal and professional life. My therapy offers a safe space and an opportunity for you to go through and develop a new understanding about your unprocessed emotions that would help you begin formulating a new way forward.
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Photo of Jackie Turner, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Jackie Turner
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Worcester WR6
I’m an experienced counsellor working in a Person-Centred way, using Narrative Therapy alongside other creative ways of working. I have over 16 years experience of working with adults, children, young people and families. I have found that working with compassion and empathy, to support a deeper more embodied understanding of our responses to difficult situations is a powerful and healing way of working for many people and can lead to deep change. I believe that we all have potential for becoming unstuck and that there is always a possibility of listening to ourselves with greater compassion and self-acceptance.
I’m an experienced counsellor working in a Person-Centred way, using Narrative Therapy alongside other creative ways of working. I have over 16 years experience of working with adults, children, young people and families. I have found that working with compassion and empathy, to support a deeper more embodied understanding of our responses to difficult situations is a powerful and healing way of working for many people and can lead to deep change. I believe that we all have potential for becoming unstuck and that there is always a possibility of listening to ourselves with greater compassion and self-acceptance.
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Photo of Andy Martin, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Andy Martin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
Waitlist for new clients
Everyone can be supported by counselling but taking that first step in finding help can be a dufficult one. I offer a non-judgemental, empathic safe place for you to share whatever you need to.The therapeutic relationship that you have with you counsellor is the most important aspect of therapy. This means that we will work together to build trust by going at your pace and with you setting the agenda of what we discuss. Counselling gives you the opportunity to share yout thoughts and feelings with someone without the worry of feeling like a 'burden' on those who you are the closest to or worried about what they may think.
Everyone can be supported by counselling but taking that first step in finding help can be a dufficult one. I offer a non-judgemental, empathic safe place for you to share whatever you need to.The therapeutic relationship that you have with you counsellor is the most important aspect of therapy. This means that we will work together to build trust by going at your pace and with you setting the agenda of what we discuss. Counselling gives you the opportunity to share yout thoughts and feelings with someone without the worry of feeling like a 'burden' on those who you are the closest to or worried about what they may think.
01905 917309 View 01905 917309
Photo of Hayley Ann O'seachnasaigh, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Hayley Ann O'seachnasaigh
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR8
I provide a down to earth, friendly space where clients will feel able to talk freely in confidence and without being judged.  I am trained to work with both adults and children (age 9 and above) and I use a variety of different skills to suit the needs of my clients.  Counselling can be a helpful way  to explore feelings and emotions or identify any cause for unhappiness or difficulty clients might be experiencing.  Being listened to, better understood and exploring coping strategies can help you to find more pathways more happiness and contentment.
I provide a down to earth, friendly space where clients will feel able to talk freely in confidence and without being judged.  I am trained to work with both adults and children (age 9 and above) and I use a variety of different skills to suit the needs of my clients.  Counselling can be a helpful way  to explore feelings and emotions or identify any cause for unhappiness or difficulty clients might be experiencing.  Being listened to, better understood and exploring coping strategies can help you to find more pathways more happiness and contentment.
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Photo of Dr Greg Stocks, Psychologist in Worcester, England
Dr Greg Stocks
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR5  (Online Only)
As part of being a Psychologist, I am passionate about working with people, finding where they can gain more power in their life to affect the changes they want to see. I work with people with a wide range of difficulties and am keen to help them to contextualise their difficulties within their life experiences, to support the dropping of the toxic self-blame which often keeps people snagged, and to think about alternative ways of relating to themselves and others which opens up choices about where they might take their life in the future.
As part of being a Psychologist, I am passionate about working with people, finding where they can gain more power in their life to affect the changes they want to see. I work with people with a wide range of difficulties and am keen to help them to contextualise their difficulties within their life experiences, to support the dropping of the toxic self-blame which often keeps people snagged, and to think about alternative ways of relating to themselves and others which opens up choices about where they might take their life in the future.
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Photo of Helen Forrester, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Helen Forrester
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester WR5
‘We don’t have to do all of it alone, we were never meant to’ Brene Brown This quote resonates with me and acknowledges that we all have times in our life when we all need support and that we do not need to go through difficult and distressing times alone.
‘We don’t have to do all of it alone, we were never meant to’ Brene Brown This quote resonates with me and acknowledges that we all have times in our life when we all need support and that we do not need to go through difficult and distressing times alone.
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Photo of Liam Kernan, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Liam Kernan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR4
Liam Kernan Therapy for Men seeks to encourage men to talk about their thoughts and feelings, in a safe space, non-judgmentally and without prejudice. Giving men the emotional literacy skills to assess themselves for harm, to allow them to engage with their emotions and to begin the healing process.
Liam Kernan Therapy for Men seeks to encourage men to talk about their thoughts and feelings, in a safe space, non-judgmentally and without prejudice. Giving men the emotional literacy skills to assess themselves for harm, to allow them to engage with their emotions and to begin the healing process.
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Photo of Nurture Hub Therapy Service CIC, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Nurture Hub Therapy Service CIC
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester WR8  (Online Only)
We offer 12 weeks of free (or low-cost) telephone or online Counselling, for parent carers that have at least one child with a special educational need and / or disability. Families that earn over 30k will pay an agreed contribution to the therapy. We are not for profit set up exclusively to help and support families. We cover Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and surrounding areas so please do get in touch if you would like free or low cost Counselling. We offer support to birth parents as well as foster carers and adopters.
We offer 12 weeks of free (or low-cost) telephone or online Counselling, for parent carers that have at least one child with a special educational need and / or disability. Families that earn over 30k will pay an agreed contribution to the therapy. We are not for profit set up exclusively to help and support families. We cover Gloucestershire, Worcestershire and surrounding areas so please do get in touch if you would like free or low cost Counselling. We offer support to birth parents as well as foster carers and adopters.
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Photo of Patricia Ann Bridge, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Patricia Ann Bridge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
Accepting people for who they are is very much who I am as a person. This comes from the struggles I have had myself around being accepted as me. I am neurwork in a fully accessibile office for wheelchairs and can make adjustments where possible to meet your needs. My website provides full details. Struggling with our mental health can be debilitating for many and reaching out for support can take a great amount of energy. You may to name a few have a loss in confidence, trust issues, low self-esteem, feel different to others. You may not know what you need, but that's okay, I can support you with that.
Accepting people for who they are is very much who I am as a person. This comes from the struggles I have had myself around being accepted as me. I am neurwork in a fully accessibile office for wheelchairs and can make adjustments where possible to meet your needs. My website provides full details. Struggling with our mental health can be debilitating for many and reaching out for support can take a great amount of energy. You may to name a few have a loss in confidence, trust issues, low self-esteem, feel different to others. You may not know what you need, but that's okay, I can support you with that.
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Photo of Karolina Kalinska - The Hope Counselling, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Karolina Kalinska - The Hope Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
Whether this is the first time that you are seeking out counselling or if you have done this before, the process can be overwhelming. You should know that by being here you’ve taken such an important step forward in beginning to starting to change your life and resolve your personal issues. As a qualified counsellor I am committed to the quality of your mental, emotional health and daily well-being. I believe that the future will be better than the present, and this is how I understand hope. I know and understand that life can be challenging and difficult, we may experience frustration and anxiety and lose hope in our lives.
Whether this is the first time that you are seeking out counselling or if you have done this before, the process can be overwhelming. You should know that by being here you’ve taken such an important step forward in beginning to starting to change your life and resolve your personal issues. As a qualified counsellor I am committed to the quality of your mental, emotional health and daily well-being. I believe that the future will be better than the present, and this is how I understand hope. I know and understand that life can be challenging and difficult, we may experience frustration and anxiety and lose hope in our lives.
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Photo of Julie Foster, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Julie Foster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR6
Life takes us all by surprise at times and sometimes we can bounce back, but sometimes we need a bit of a helping hand; being able to identify those times and reach out is a sign of strength and the first step to taking control. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step and I commend you for that.
Life takes us all by surprise at times and sometimes we can bounce back, but sometimes we need a bit of a helping hand; being able to identify those times and reach out is a sign of strength and the first step to taking control. If you are reading this then you have already taken the first step and I commend you for that.
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Photo of Helen Jane Webb, Psychologist in Worcester, England
Helen Jane Webb
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Worcester WR8
Is there something on your mind? You want to talk it over with someone, but you’re not sure who. We all have hopes, dreams and aspirations that can sometimes be overshadowed by worries and traumas which can make us feel stuck at some point in our lives. You know it is getting in the way. You feel It is stopping you from being your true self. And now you want to do something about it. I can offer you a safe space and time to share your experiences with me. There are always alternatives and possibilities for you to explore. You can choose a future that’s right for you.
Is there something on your mind? You want to talk it over with someone, but you’re not sure who. We all have hopes, dreams and aspirations that can sometimes be overshadowed by worries and traumas which can make us feel stuck at some point in our lives. You know it is getting in the way. You feel It is stopping you from being your true self. And now you want to do something about it. I can offer you a safe space and time to share your experiences with me. There are always alternatives and possibilities for you to explore. You can choose a future that’s right for you.
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Photo of Sue Akehurst, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Sue Akehurst
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Worcester WR5  (Online Only)
You might be struggling to make sense of your feelings, wondering how you can possibly get unstuck and fearful of addressing some past issues. I aim to offer a safe therapeutic relationship and can offer specific ways of working with what needs attention.
You might be struggling to make sense of your feelings, wondering how you can possibly get unstuck and fearful of addressing some past issues. I aim to offer a safe therapeutic relationship and can offer specific ways of working with what needs attention.
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Photo of Jess Butler, Psychotherapist in Worcester, England
Jess Butler
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR7
At any point in our lives we can find ourselves overwhelmed and at a loss to know what to do to. We may experience a degree of distress that impacts on how we would like to live our life. This could be, but isn't limited to, anxiety, low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed with rage and anger, struggling to make yourself understood, feeling stressed and unhappy, the impact of loss or traumatic events or living with a disability that makes it difficult to express their feelings to others. I understand that by contacting me you have a reached a point where you want help therefore I aim to respond promptly to any enquiry.
At any point in our lives we can find ourselves overwhelmed and at a loss to know what to do to. We may experience a degree of distress that impacts on how we would like to live our life. This could be, but isn't limited to, anxiety, low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed with rage and anger, struggling to make yourself understood, feeling stressed and unhappy, the impact of loss or traumatic events or living with a disability that makes it difficult to express their feelings to others. I understand that by contacting me you have a reached a point where you want help therefore I aim to respond promptly to any enquiry.
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Photo of Our Space Play & Family Therapies in Worcester, England
Our Space Play & Family Therapies
MSc
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester WR1
I am passionate about working with young people and their families. I am an integrative play and EMDR therapist working with clients from 3 years of age and up. I am also qualified to deliver Child Parent Relationship Therapy and have completed training in Sand Tray as well as being an Autplay practitioner. I have lots of experience in working with children, young people and their families SEND and/or with additional needs. I have experience of working with complex trauma, attachment, bereavement and loss.
I am passionate about working with young people and their families. I am an integrative play and EMDR therapist working with clients from 3 years of age and up. I am also qualified to deliver Child Parent Relationship Therapy and have completed training in Sand Tray as well as being an Autplay practitioner. I have lots of experience in working with children, young people and their families SEND and/or with additional needs. I have experience of working with complex trauma, attachment, bereavement and loss.
01905 975361 View 01905 975361
Photo of Julie Jakeman, Psychotherapist in Worcester, England
Julie Jakeman
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester WR8
Children and Young People have many issues which they cannot always express and understand their feelings, as adults sometimes can. Issues can range from parents splitting up, school problems, exam stress and pressure, friendship issues, witnessing domestic abuse or sexual abuse. The lists can be endless. My job is to creatively work with the child or young person to explore what their issues are and help build up self esteem and track their goals in therapy in creative ways.
Children and Young People have many issues which they cannot always express and understand their feelings, as adults sometimes can. Issues can range from parents splitting up, school problems, exam stress and pressure, friendship issues, witnessing domestic abuse or sexual abuse. The lists can be endless. My job is to creatively work with the child or young person to explore what their issues are and help build up self esteem and track their goals in therapy in creative ways.
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Photo of Dr Natalie Knight, Psychologist in Worcester, England
Dr Natalie Knight
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
Is your life constantly filled with worry, perhaps you're not even sure why? Do you have a fear of something that is getting in the way of you living your life? Does the thought of going out leave you feeling sick? Perhaps this happens with socialising, shopping, new people or perhaps even talking on the phone? Have you been told that you "won't get anything on the NHS"? Have you been on a waiting list for a really long time? Has all the 'self help' you've tried not been that helpful?
Is your life constantly filled with worry, perhaps you're not even sure why? Do you have a fear of something that is getting in the way of you living your life? Does the thought of going out leave you feeling sick? Perhaps this happens with socialising, shopping, new people or perhaps even talking on the phone? Have you been told that you "won't get anything on the NHS"? Have you been on a waiting list for a really long time? Has all the 'self help' you've tried not been that helpful?
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Photo of Isabel dos Santos Counsellor MBACP (Accred), Counsellor in Worcester, England
Isabel dos Santos Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
Reasons for having Counselling: You might be struggling with your mood – stress, anxiety, fight and flight, overwhelmed. You tend to focus on others, and their needs, to the detriment of your own - in your relationships and career. It might feel like you’re in a vicious cycle. There is a way out. My approach: A solution-focused approach, embedded in well-established therapies – CBT, Psychodynamic therapy and EMDR. I encourage having clear goals and collaboration for better outcomes. I specialised in brief work, focusing on a particular issue.
Reasons for having Counselling: You might be struggling with your mood – stress, anxiety, fight and flight, overwhelmed. You tend to focus on others, and their needs, to the detriment of your own - in your relationships and career. It might feel like you’re in a vicious cycle. There is a way out. My approach: A solution-focused approach, embedded in well-established therapies – CBT, Psychodynamic therapy and EMDR. I encourage having clear goals and collaboration for better outcomes. I specialised in brief work, focusing on a particular issue.
01905 950167 View 01905 950167
Photo of Sharon Gibbons, Counsellor in Worcester, England
Sharon Gibbons
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Worcester WR1
I am here for you when talking really helps. There is something amazing about being listened to and heard by another, and it is rare in our busy lives. Telling your story, often for the first time, can help to unlock what is stopping you living your life to the full. I will listen to you without judgement, accept and support you to make changes you want to make. You may be challenged to look at things differently. I can help you see things more clearly, look at your difficulties and find ways to make changes in your life. You may want to talk about problems happening now or from earlier in your life. Either way I am here for you.
I am here for you when talking really helps. There is something amazing about being listened to and heard by another, and it is rare in our busy lives. Telling your story, often for the first time, can help to unlock what is stopping you living your life to the full. I will listen to you without judgement, accept and support you to make changes you want to make. You may be challenged to look at things differently. I can help you see things more clearly, look at your difficulties and find ways to make changes in your life. You may want to talk about problems happening now or from earlier in your life. Either way I am here for you.
01905 950219 View 01905 950219
Photo of RJUTherapy, Counsellor in Worcester, England
RJUTherapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Worcester WR5
Couples, families and individuals contact me with relationship-based issues: communication and conflict resolution difficulties, separation, attachment, infidelity and mental health, amongst others. They are looking for a safe, secure, evidenced based therapeutic framework to work on and explore their relationships whilst developing and adopting key insights and tools.
Couples, families and individuals contact me with relationship-based issues: communication and conflict resolution difficulties, separation, attachment, infidelity and mental health, amongst others. They are looking for a safe, secure, evidenced based therapeutic framework to work on and explore their relationships whilst developing and adopting key insights and tools.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Worcester

100+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Worcester who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
87% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
80% Stress
74% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

59% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
55% Vitality

How Counsellors in Worcester see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Worcester?

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.