Counselling in GU18

Photo of Josephine Jacobs, Counsellor in GU18, England
Josephine Jacobs
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Would you like to talk about what goes on in your life and in your head? Want to be sure that you will not be judged and that you feel safe whilst exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours? Maybe you are wondering which event or events in your life have most affected how you feel. There could be relationships, past, present, and future which play on your mind. Do you want healthier relationships? Do you wonder if the way you feel gets in the way of you getting what you want out of life or living the life you want? You may have feelings you do not understand or believe you have lost yourself and no longer know how you feel.
Would you like to talk about what goes on in your life and in your head? Want to be sure that you will not be judged and that you feel safe whilst exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours? Maybe you are wondering which event or events in your life have most affected how you feel. There could be relationships, past, present, and future which play on your mind. Do you want healthier relationships? Do you wonder if the way you feel gets in the way of you getting what you want out of life or living the life you want? You may have feelings you do not understand or believe you have lost yourself and no longer know how you feel.
01252 986503 View 01252 986503
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Emma Foster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello my name is Emma. I specialise in domestic violence, trauma and couples counselling. Are you experiencing relationship difficulties in your life or feel disconnected from your partner? Have you been impacted by a past or present trauma that continues to interfere with your life, relationship, home or work? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to find ways in which to find respite from them? We all have our own unique way of coping, however sometimes the strategies that we implement are not as effective as we would like and can only offer short term help and release.
Hello my name is Emma. I specialise in domestic violence, trauma and couples counselling. Are you experiencing relationship difficulties in your life or feel disconnected from your partner? Have you been impacted by a past or present trauma that continues to interfere with your life, relationship, home or work? Do you feel overwhelmed by your problems and struggle to find ways in which to find respite from them? We all have our own unique way of coping, however sometimes the strategies that we implement are not as effective as we would like and can only offer short term help and release.
01372 235319 View 01372 235319
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Helen Heath
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Lightwater GU18  (Online Only)
Are you finding it difficult to cope right now? It could be that your lifestyle is stressful, with work and/or family pressures. You may have suffered trauma or loss in your life that you are struggling to work through. Finding a counsellor isn't difficult, but finding the right counsellor and asking for help isn't always so easy. Trust your instinct and choose someone whose words you connect with. If you are struggling with stress (inc Work Stress), anxiety (inc. social anxiety), self esteem, domestic abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) or grief, call me to book a free 30 min consultation to see if I can help.
Are you finding it difficult to cope right now? It could be that your lifestyle is stressful, with work and/or family pressures. You may have suffered trauma or loss in your life that you are struggling to work through. Finding a counsellor isn't difficult, but finding the right counsellor and asking for help isn't always so easy. Trust your instinct and choose someone whose words you connect with. If you are struggling with stress (inc Work Stress), anxiety (inc. social anxiety), self esteem, domestic abuse (emotional, physical and sexual) or grief, call me to book a free 30 min consultation to see if I can help.
01276 543770 View 01276 543770
Photo of Counselling with Lauren, Counsellor in GU18, England
Counselling with Lauren
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
If you are not feeling yourself, struggling to cope with changes and stresses in life, feeling anxious or depressed, or struggling to talk to family and friends. Then counselling might be for you. I can offer a space for you to explore your feelings and explore ways of coping with these. As well as building up your self esteem and moving towards a self accepting place. Please note that I work with adults 18 and over.
If you are not feeling yourself, struggling to cope with changes and stresses in life, feeling anxious or depressed, or struggling to talk to family and friends. Then counselling might be for you. I can offer a space for you to explore your feelings and explore ways of coping with these. As well as building up your self esteem and moving towards a self accepting place. Please note that I work with adults 18 and over.
01276 748083 View 01276 748083
Photo of Helen Terry Counselling, BSc (Hons), MBACP Accred, Counsellor in GU18, England
Helen Terry Counselling, BSc (Hons), MBACP Accred
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Sometimes life can feel like a struggle. If you are having a difficult time, I'd like to help if I can. I offer a warm, professional and confidential space to help you talk about and work through whatever is troubling you. Whether it is anxiety, relationships, depression, bereavement, loss, stress, trauma, self-confidence or something else, I am here to listen and offer supportive, non-judgemental counselling.  I am a fully accredited (MBACP Accred) and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor offering support to individual adults and young people aged 16 and above, through face to face, online and telephone counselling sessions.
Sometimes life can feel like a struggle. If you are having a difficult time, I'd like to help if I can. I offer a warm, professional and confidential space to help you talk about and work through whatever is troubling you. Whether it is anxiety, relationships, depression, bereavement, loss, stress, trauma, self-confidence or something else, I am here to listen and offer supportive, non-judgemental counselling.  I am a fully accredited (MBACP Accred) and experienced psychotherapeutic counsellor offering support to individual adults and young people aged 16 and above, through face to face, online and telephone counselling sessions.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in GU18

< 10

Counsellors in GU18 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
80% Relationship Issues
80% Depression
80% Addiction
80% Trauma and PTSD
80% Alcohol Use

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in GU18 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in GU18?

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.