Photo of Dr Hayley MacGregor, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Hayley MacGregor
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Starting therapy takes courage and it may feel daunting given that talking openly about your distress may evoke feelings of vulnerability. The therapeutic relationship is often the vehicle for positive change so finding the right ‘fit’ is important. Therefore, please contact me for a free telephone/video consultation to find out more. As a Clinical Psychologist my job is to listen with compassion to your life story and help you make sense of any troubles or trauma that you are facing within your life, whether that be in your present or reoccurring from your past.
Starting therapy takes courage and it may feel daunting given that talking openly about your distress may evoke feelings of vulnerability. The therapeutic relationship is often the vehicle for positive change so finding the right ‘fit’ is important. Therefore, please contact me for a free telephone/video consultation to find out more. As a Clinical Psychologist my job is to listen with compassion to your life story and help you make sense of any troubles or trauma that you are facing within your life, whether that be in your present or reoccurring from your past.
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Dawn Andrei
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you struggling with your emotions, overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship difficulties? Perhaps stuck in destructive habitual behavioural patterns, or addictive behaviours without understanding why? I offer a safe and empathetic environment to support your growth in developing self-awareness, through a range of therapeutic approaches, building a bespoke tool kit of coping techniques to support you work through your difficulties, develop emotional regulation and make the desired changes in your life.
Are you struggling with your emotions, overwhelmed with anxiety, depression, grief, or relationship difficulties? Perhaps stuck in destructive habitual behavioural patterns, or addictive behaviours without understanding why? I offer a safe and empathetic environment to support your growth in developing self-awareness, through a range of therapeutic approaches, building a bespoke tool kit of coping techniques to support you work through your difficulties, develop emotional regulation and make the desired changes in your life.
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Moving Forward with Jenny
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Welcome.I offer counselling services to adults and young people. I also offer Lego therapy for children aged 5-12. Counselling is performed in a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to help clients feel comfortable, and to experience being really heard. Over time, people disconnect and struggle to find meaning in their lives. I can help people to deepen self-awareness and self-understanding so they can reconnect with themselves and others.
Welcome.I offer counselling services to adults and young people. I also offer Lego therapy for children aged 5-12. Counselling is performed in a confidential, empathic and non-judgemental space to help clients feel comfortable, and to experience being really heard. Over time, people disconnect and struggle to find meaning in their lives. I can help people to deepen self-awareness and self-understanding so they can reconnect with themselves and others.
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Therapy with Ben
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hi, I am Ben an enthusiastic and friendly therapist working in the Cheltenham area. I work in an integrative way with my main approach being person-centred therapy, this is because I truly believe you are the expert in your own life. We can work together to make sure you get the most from life. I fully understand that if you are looking here then it is likely that things are not going as you would wish at the moment. Counselling is a great way to deal with lives difficulties and maximise the enjoyment you get from your own life, I truly believe this.
Hi, I am Ben an enthusiastic and friendly therapist working in the Cheltenham area. I work in an integrative way with my main approach being person-centred therapy, this is because I truly believe you are the expert in your own life. We can work together to make sure you get the most from life. I fully understand that if you are looking here then it is likely that things are not going as you would wish at the moment. Counselling is a great way to deal with lives difficulties and maximise the enjoyment you get from your own life, I truly believe this.
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Dr Janette Rankine
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Hi, Are you are looking for someone who will really listen to you without judgement? I am a fully qualified HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. I provide a safe space to be heard, in a peacfeul haven in central Cheltenham. I offer Intergrative Counselling and Psychological Therapy for all kinds of distress, conflict or confusion. We all go through tough times when we need someone to tell our story to. Oftentimes, just sharing it, without fear of consequencies is all that is required to start a healing journey.
Hi, Are you are looking for someone who will really listen to you without judgement? I am a fully qualified HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist. I provide a safe space to be heard, in a peacfeul haven in central Cheltenham. I offer Intergrative Counselling and Psychological Therapy for all kinds of distress, conflict or confusion. We all go through tough times when we need someone to tell our story to. Oftentimes, just sharing it, without fear of consequencies is all that is required to start a healing journey.
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Dr Priya Bunnell
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
As a clinical psychologist, I work with children, young people and adults to explore and develop a shared understanding of how their experiences and circumstances - past and present - may be contributing to current difficulties, before identifying possible solutions to help alleviate distress. By drawing on different therapeutic approaches, models and techniques, I am able to provide a flexible and tailored service where sometimes the process of talking openly can in itself be transformative as new meanings and stories emerge, while at other times specific skills and strategies are used to create positive change and difference.
As a clinical psychologist, I work with children, young people and adults to explore and develop a shared understanding of how their experiences and circumstances - past and present - may be contributing to current difficulties, before identifying possible solutions to help alleviate distress. By drawing on different therapeutic approaches, models and techniques, I am able to provide a flexible and tailored service where sometimes the process of talking openly can in itself be transformative as new meanings and stories emerge, while at other times specific skills and strategies are used to create positive change and difference.
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James Kojo Aboa
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
With five enriching years dedicated to the field of mental health, I have had the privilege of working with countless incredible individuals who, despite facing various challenges, have yet to fully realize their true potential. As a compassionate counsellor, I firmly believe that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space where they can find solace, understanding, and guidance needed to embark on a transformative journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. My driving force is a profound passion for assisting others in overcoming life's obstacles.
With five enriching years dedicated to the field of mental health, I have had the privilege of working with countless incredible individuals who, despite facing various challenges, have yet to fully realize their true potential. As a compassionate counsellor, I firmly believe that everyone deserves a safe and supportive space where they can find solace, understanding, and guidance needed to embark on a transformative journey towards emotional well-being and personal growth. My driving force is a profound passion for assisting others in overcoming life's obstacles.
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Max Knowles
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
Hi, I am Max ( Qualified Person Centred Therapist) and I know from my own experience, that life can sometimes be a struggle. Events and experiences can leave us feeling lost, isolated or directionless . At such times, reaching out for help can feel very difficult and it is important that your search leads you to someone you feel you can trust . Counselling is an opportunity to explore thoughts and feelings ,which might be affecting many different areas of your life. With careful and empathic listening, I endeavour to support you in finding your own way through what is often too complex and difficult to manage alone.
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Carl Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Carl, knowing that I can talk to someone about the things that I might be finding difficult is very important to me, especially if those feelings are ones I worry others wont understand. I aim to lessen that worry by providing an open and accepting space for you to be able to discuss the issues that your facing.
Hello, I'm Carl, knowing that I can talk to someone about the things that I might be finding difficult is very important to me, especially if those feelings are ones I worry others wont understand. I aim to lessen that worry by providing an open and accepting space for you to be able to discuss the issues that your facing.
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Steven Pritchard
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I wonder what it feels like to find yourself here, looking for some kind of support? Maybe you are struggling to 'make sense' of what you've been experiencing in your life recently? Many of my clients inhabit a crowded yet empty world, in which they cannot easily 'hear' themselves, or feel that they are not 'understood' by those around them. Perhaps you feel a little like this too? My first hope as a counsellor is that working collaboratively you will feel both heard and understood - maybe for the first time. When this happens, we begin to develop the inner resources needed to discover and engage with who we truly are.
I wonder what it feels like to find yourself here, looking for some kind of support? Maybe you are struggling to 'make sense' of what you've been experiencing in your life recently? Many of my clients inhabit a crowded yet empty world, in which they cannot easily 'hear' themselves, or feel that they are not 'understood' by those around them. Perhaps you feel a little like this too? My first hope as a counsellor is that working collaboratively you will feel both heard and understood - maybe for the first time. When this happens, we begin to develop the inner resources needed to discover and engage with who we truly are.
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Have Heart Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m Natalie and I am an integrative counsellor with a warm and gentle approach. It is important to me that you feel safe, heard and understood. Whatever you are facing, I am here to support, encourage and empower you to find your way through it. It is your choice what you bring to our sessions and I will always be led by you and go at your pace because you are the expert of you, even if you don’t realise it yet. You deserve to live your fullest life as your truest self.
Hello, I’m Natalie and I am an integrative counsellor with a warm and gentle approach. It is important to me that you feel safe, heard and understood. Whatever you are facing, I am here to support, encourage and empower you to find your way through it. It is your choice what you bring to our sessions and I will always be led by you and go at your pace because you are the expert of you, even if you don’t realise it yet. You deserve to live your fullest life as your truest self.
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Photo of Claire King, MBACP, Counsellor
Claire King
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Counselling for adults, young people 13+ and couples in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with fully qualified, experienced counsellor. ​Counselling can help with difficult feelings like anxiety, depression, grief, anger, loneliness and low self-esteem. Counselling can help you cope better with issues such as loss, relationship difficulties, stress, past traumas. Counselling can help you learn about yourself- your wants and needs – and how to meet them. ​Counselling for couples can help you remember what is right with your relationship, find ways to communicate more effectively and work together on what is difficult
Counselling for adults, young people 13+ and couples in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire with fully qualified, experienced counsellor. ​Counselling can help with difficult feelings like anxiety, depression, grief, anger, loneliness and low self-esteem. Counselling can help you cope better with issues such as loss, relationship difficulties, stress, past traumas. Counselling can help you learn about yourself- your wants and needs – and how to meet them. ​Counselling for couples can help you remember what is right with your relationship, find ways to communicate more effectively and work together on what is difficult
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Person Centred Therapy UK
Psychologist, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Therapy can often involve seeing a professional, responding to questions that will help them figure out what's wrong, and taking another person's advice on how to deal with their difficulties. However, I offer a more humanistic approach to therapy, in which I will support you as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and help you find the solutions you've been looking for. You are, after all, the authority on your own life. I offer online and face to face sessions, equine therapy and walk and talk therapy. www.personcentredtherapy.uk
Therapy can often involve seeing a professional, responding to questions that will help them figure out what's wrong, and taking another person's advice on how to deal with their difficulties. However, I offer a more humanistic approach to therapy, in which I will support you as you embark on a journey of self-discovery and help you find the solutions you've been looking for. You are, after all, the authority on your own life. I offer online and face to face sessions, equine therapy and walk and talk therapy. www.personcentredtherapy.uk
01242 503905 View 01242 503905
Photo of Cheryl Harrison, MA, BACP, Psychotherapist
Cheryl Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples in a safe, confidential and non judgmental environment. The roots of the way I work are firmly based in empathy, the here and now, honesty and hopefulness. I offer sessions for individauls and couples who may be experiencing: Stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, divorce, redundancy or any major life events that are proving difficult to navigate.
I provide psychotherapy to individuals and couples in a safe, confidential and non judgmental environment. The roots of the way I work are firmly based in empathy, the here and now, honesty and hopefulness. I offer sessions for individauls and couples who may be experiencing: Stress, anxiety, relationship issues, depression, bereavement, divorce, redundancy or any major life events that are proving difficult to navigate.
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Photo of Clare Howlett, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Clare Howlett
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I offer support with relationships, life experiences, personal development and everything in between! Perhaps you want to understand yourself and others better, make sense of a challenging life experience or feel more connected, happier and fulfilled in life! The best place to start may involve thinking more about me than about you! Much has been said about the therapeutic relationship being an important predictor of change, so this is a great opportunity to get to know me to establish if I'm a good-fit for you!
I offer support with relationships, life experiences, personal development and everything in between! Perhaps you want to understand yourself and others better, make sense of a challenging life experience or feel more connected, happier and fulfilled in life! The best place to start may involve thinking more about me than about you! Much has been said about the therapeutic relationship being an important predictor of change, so this is a great opportunity to get to know me to establish if I'm a good-fit for you!
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Photo of Sophie Page, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Sophie Page
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Sophie and I am a qualified, experienced counsellor working in a calm space in Central Cheltenham. I provide Face-to-Face counselling or online counselling, to suit your needs. It is not easy to make the decision to come to counselling and it takes courage to seek the help that you feel you might need. There are many reasons that someone might seek out counselling: Perhaps you are feeling stuck, finding it hard to make a change? Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed or in a low mood that feels hard to shift? Perhaps there is something in your past which is having an impact on how you feel now in your life?
Hello, I'm Sophie and I am a qualified, experienced counsellor working in a calm space in Central Cheltenham. I provide Face-to-Face counselling or online counselling, to suit your needs. It is not easy to make the decision to come to counselling and it takes courage to seek the help that you feel you might need. There are many reasons that someone might seek out counselling: Perhaps you are feeling stuck, finding it hard to make a change? Maybe you are feeling anxious, depressed or in a low mood that feels hard to shift? Perhaps there is something in your past which is having an impact on how you feel now in your life?
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Photo of Omar Sattaur, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Omar Sattaur
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheltenham GL50  (Online Only)
We’re all unique, yet we share some challenges in life. Stress, trauma, loss and fear are just a few that can knock us off course. I see therapy as a way not only of getting you back on track, fast, but helping you to fulfil your potential. When the difficulties of life leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, I can help you to find the first steps to recovery. No one therapy can work for all, so my approach is to build on what works for you, drawing on therapeutic disciplines that best fit your presentation and personality.
We’re all unique, yet we share some challenges in life. Stress, trauma, loss and fear are just a few that can knock us off course. I see therapy as a way not only of getting you back on track, fast, but helping you to fulfil your potential. When the difficulties of life leave you feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope, I can help you to find the first steps to recovery. No one therapy can work for all, so my approach is to build on what works for you, drawing on therapeutic disciplines that best fit your presentation and personality.
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Photo of Martyn Pars, MBACP, Counsellor
Martyn Pars
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
My Offer To You: Being heard, understood, believed in and supported. We all need this kind of support at some point in our lives. This is my offer to you. I am an accredited professional counsellor (PNCPS acc.) registered through the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP reg) which means I am held on the Professional Standards Authority Accredited Register thus ensuring protection to the public and helping to ensure their health and wellbeing. I have a particular interest in those with later in life ADHD diagnosis or if you suspect you might be. I am also a professional executive coach.
01242 507893 View 01242 507893
Photo of Sally Glover, MBACP, Counsellor
Sally Glover
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As a counsellor working with Adults, Teenagers and Children, I offer a safe, confidential space where I listen without judgement. We will work together at your pace. I offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life's difficulties and the emotions that are being experienced. We will explore what is important to you, what you need to address and where you are needing help, understanding and support. Our work together moves towards making positive changes within yourself, your life and your relationships. ​
As a counsellor working with Adults, Teenagers and Children, I offer a safe, confidential space where I listen without judgement. We will work together at your pace. I offer an opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of life's difficulties and the emotions that are being experienced. We will explore what is important to you, what you need to address and where you are needing help, understanding and support. Our work together moves towards making positive changes within yourself, your life and your relationships. ​
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Cheltenham’s Counselling Centre
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
Hello my name is Shelley and I am a qualified adult and child Therapeutic Counsellor. I have a vast amount of experience as a pastoral worker working in schools and as a counsellor working for a charity. I am a member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and offer face to face or online sessions . These sessions provide a confidential, supportive environment where clients can feel safe and explore the work through any emotional or life difficulties. I believe by offering online counselling this gives each individual the ability to reach their true potential within the safety of their chosen space.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in GL50

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in GL50 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
92% Depression
88% Self Esteem
82% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
69% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

54% Aviva
50% WPA
46% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in GL50 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
27% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in GL50?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.