Counselling in GU23

Photo of Sophie Bates O’Reilly, Counsellor in GU23, England
Sophie Bates O’Reilly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woking GU23  (Online Only)
Do you feel like there is a deeper part of you that isn’t heard or understood. Have you historical trauma or bereavement that still exists inside you. I know it’s scary, but I’m here to hold the space for you to find your own way and reflect on who you truly are.
Do you feel like there is a deeper part of you that isn’t heard or understood. Have you historical trauma or bereavement that still exists inside you. I know it’s scary, but I’m here to hold the space for you to find your own way and reflect on who you truly are.
01276 748068 View 01276 748068
Photo of Dr Melody Smith, Psychologist in GU23, England
Dr Melody Smith
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Woking GU23  (Online Only)
Does your child challenge you? Not in the ways that others might think... Somehow their behaviour is just... different! But in ways that only you understand. Perhaps your child runs away, doesn't listen, spits, shouts, smears or has frequent "meltdowns". Or perhaps you suspect your child has a condition like Autism or ADHD- maybe they were recently diagnosed. No matter what is underlying your child's challenging behaviour, as parent myself, I want to help you reduce the behaviours so that your child can achieve their full potential!
Does your child challenge you? Not in the ways that others might think... Somehow their behaviour is just... different! But in ways that only you understand. Perhaps your child runs away, doesn't listen, spits, shouts, smears or has frequent "meltdowns". Or perhaps you suspect your child has a condition like Autism or ADHD- maybe they were recently diagnosed. No matter what is underlying your child's challenging behaviour, as parent myself, I want to help you reduce the behaviours so that your child can achieve their full potential!
020 3879 4406 View 020 3879 4406
Photo of Woking Counselling Support, Couples + Individuals, Counsellor in GU23, England
Woking Counselling Support, Couples + Individuals
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Woking GU23
Counselling helps you explore both your difficulties and strengths, whether as an individual or as a couple. You might be aware of particular issues which you want to look at, such as relationships or anger, anxiety and sadness or just the sense that things could do to be better. Talking matters, but so do practical tools and ideas to manage things better. Sessions are flexible and are about you having the space to talk and be understood. You have a particular and special way of looking at the world that is to be valued and, whatever you choose to do differently, needs to make sense and fit for you.
Counselling helps you explore both your difficulties and strengths, whether as an individual or as a couple. You might be aware of particular issues which you want to look at, such as relationships or anger, anxiety and sadness or just the sense that things could do to be better. Talking matters, but so do practical tools and ideas to manage things better. Sessions are flexible and are about you having the space to talk and be understood. You have a particular and special way of looking at the world that is to be valued and, whatever you choose to do differently, needs to make sense and fit for you.
01276 748032 View 01276 748032
Photo of Oliver Baum, Psychotherapist in GU23, England
Oliver Baum
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Woking GU23
I provide long term open ended Psychotherapy, Psycho-Spiritual Therapy and short term experiential therapy and coaching for individuals, couples and organisations. In addition to a BA (Hons) in Integrative Psychotherapy I hold a Masters in Theology and have studied Systemic and Family Constellations and Sacred Attention Therapy over many years.
I provide long term open ended Psychotherapy, Psycho-Spiritual Therapy and short term experiential therapy and coaching for individuals, couples and organisations. In addition to a BA (Hons) in Integrative Psychotherapy I hold a Masters in Theology and have studied Systemic and Family Constellations and Sacred Attention Therapy over many years.
01483 608675 View 01483 608675
Photo of Samantha louise Smyke, Psychotherapist in GU23, England
Samantha louise Smyke
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MUKCP
Verified
Woking GU23
There are many reasons that can bring us into therapy whether it might be current difficulties, long term struggles, illness or just a hope for change. I know how valuable it is to have a safe and confidential space where you can explore how you really feel and think about things. In this space it can help you to uncover unhealthy patterns and destructive behaviours with a view to bring about a change.
There are many reasons that can bring us into therapy whether it might be current difficulties, long term struggles, illness or just a hope for change. I know how valuable it is to have a safe and confidential space where you can explore how you really feel and think about things. In this space it can help you to uncover unhealthy patterns and destructive behaviours with a view to bring about a change.
01483 956887 View 01483 956887
Photo of Dr Sarah Hamlyn-Wright, Psychologist in GU23, England
Dr Sarah Hamlyn-Wright
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Woking GU23
Most of us, at some time or another, will experience difficulties with our thoughts, feelings, behaviour or relationships. Some of us might experience physical symptoms for which our GP can find no organic cause. Almost all of us want to get the most out of life. This is where I can help. I am a Senior Consultant Counselling Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy. I am Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
Most of us, at some time or another, will experience difficulties with our thoughts, feelings, behaviour or relationships. Some of us might experience physical symptoms for which our GP can find no organic cause. Almost all of us want to get the most out of life. This is where I can help. I am a Senior Consultant Counselling Psychologist Specialising in Psychotherapy. I am Chartered by the British Psychological Society (BPS) and Registered with the Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC).
01372 677133 View 01372 677133

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in GU23

< 10

Counsellors in GU23 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
83% Bereavement
67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Addiction
67% Chronic Pain

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in GU23 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in GU23?

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.