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Marzena Penfold
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Thank you for considering my services. I understand you may be reading this because you're currently facing a challenging time or perhaps dealing with an ongoing difficulty. Whatever your situation may be, I welcome you. Each person who seeks my help brings their unique experiences and concerns. As we work together, we will develop a working relationship that recognises your qualities and responds to your present needs. I work with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender identities and different social and cultural backgrounds. I offer a caring space where you can explore all your feelings.
Thank you for considering my services. I understand you may be reading this because you're currently facing a challenging time or perhaps dealing with an ongoing difficulty. Whatever your situation may be, I welcome you. Each person who seeks my help brings their unique experiences and concerns. As we work together, we will develop a working relationship that recognises your qualities and responds to your present needs. I work with individuals from diverse ethnic, racial, sexual, and gender identities and different social and cultural backgrounds. I offer a caring space where you can explore all your feelings.
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Bronwen Lina Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Being human can be tricky at times and particularly in an increasingly uncertain world with its life experiences, social pressures and demands. Its not surprising that we can get stuck in cycles of low mood, anxiety and self criticism. I work collaboratively and sensitively with clients to help in caring for themselves and in getting back on track with what is important to them in life.I have experience in supporting people to overcome difficulties that may include anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, low self-esteem, long term condition management, body image concerns and eating difficulties.
Being human can be tricky at times and particularly in an increasingly uncertain world with its life experiences, social pressures and demands. Its not surprising that we can get stuck in cycles of low mood, anxiety and self criticism. I work collaboratively and sensitively with clients to help in caring for themselves and in getting back on track with what is important to them in life.I have experience in supporting people to overcome difficulties that may include anxiety, panic attacks, agoraphobia, social anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, low self-esteem, long term condition management, body image concerns and eating difficulties.
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Headstuff ADHD Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hi. We are ADHD specialists. All our counsellors are diagnosed ADHD. We really understand the condition from the inside out. A lot of us have partners, parents or children who are ADHD as well. We have a carefully hand-picked team dotted across the UK with our head office in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. We work face-to-face in England and Wales and by video and telephone nationally. We are passionate about adults receiving the right diagnosis so if you have a diagnosis that doesn’t fit you, please get in touch with us. We are also passionate about keeping ADHD teenagers out of prison. Find us at www.HeadstuffADHDTherapy.Co.Uk
Hi. We are ADHD specialists. All our counsellors are diagnosed ADHD. We really understand the condition from the inside out. A lot of us have partners, parents or children who are ADHD as well. We have a carefully hand-picked team dotted across the UK with our head office in High Wycombe in Buckinghamshire. We work face-to-face in England and Wales and by video and telephone nationally. We are passionate about adults receiving the right diagnosis so if you have a diagnosis that doesn’t fit you, please get in touch with us. We are also passionate about keeping ADHD teenagers out of prison. Find us at www.HeadstuffADHDTherapy.Co.Uk
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Helen Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
By coming here you've taken the first step and I know it's not easy. There are many reasons why you might have started looking for counselling. Sometimes we can feel uncomfortable but don't understand it or struggle to describe it, life can become overwhelming, or we are confused, and we don't know which way to turn. Perhaps you are facing life changes or decisions and don't know which path to take.
By coming here you've taken the first step and I know it's not easy. There are many reasons why you might have started looking for counselling. Sometimes we can feel uncomfortable but don't understand it or struggle to describe it, life can become overwhelming, or we are confused, and we don't know which way to turn. Perhaps you are facing life changes or decisions and don't know which path to take.
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Joscelyn Raven
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
At times, our experiences and emotions can feel overwhelming. This can impact us physically, emotionally as well as psychologically. Over time, this can have consequences for our day to day lives, relationships and work. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can provide an important, safe, confidential space to gain insight of our ourselves, our experiences and our difficulties. This can involve receiving help to identify, and work through, the underlying events, relationships, beliefs and fears which may be causing destructive patterns as well as feelings of being stuck, frustrated, lost and empty.
At times, our experiences and emotions can feel overwhelming. This can impact us physically, emotionally as well as psychologically. Over time, this can have consequences for our day to day lives, relationships and work. Psychodynamic psychotherapy can provide an important, safe, confidential space to gain insight of our ourselves, our experiences and our difficulties. This can involve receiving help to identify, and work through, the underlying events, relationships, beliefs and fears which may be causing destructive patterns as well as feelings of being stuck, frustrated, lost and empty.
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Chris Meddes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
When you find yourself dealing with an unexpected life event or feelings that are overwhelming and hard to cope with, I feel it is the power of connection in relationship that can be the greatest source of support. This emphasis on connection allows us to create a therapeutic relationship where focussing on your needs is at the heart of the work together. Having experience of working in private practice, in a secondary school and with elite athletes I aim to support you in understanding your emotions and behaviours, to try to make sense of what may be going on for you underneath the surface.
When you find yourself dealing with an unexpected life event or feelings that are overwhelming and hard to cope with, I feel it is the power of connection in relationship that can be the greatest source of support. This emphasis on connection allows us to create a therapeutic relationship where focussing on your needs is at the heart of the work together. Having experience of working in private practice, in a secondary school and with elite athletes I aim to support you in understanding your emotions and behaviours, to try to make sense of what may be going on for you underneath the surface.
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Dr Joanna King (Talking Trauma)
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Have you been through something distressing and never had the chance to process what has happened? Are past traumas impacting your life and making it hard to live the life you want to? In my 13 years experience working in mental health, as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in the NHS and private practice, I have seen the profound impact that your past experiences can have on your current life. I became a specialist in treating adverse life experiences (trauma) and I have found through offering evidence based trauma therapy that people can process their past experiences and begin to live the life they want and deserve.
Have you been through something distressing and never had the chance to process what has happened? Are past traumas impacting your life and making it hard to live the life you want to? In my 13 years experience working in mental health, as a Chartered Counselling Psychologist in the NHS and private practice, I have seen the profound impact that your past experiences can have on your current life. I became a specialist in treating adverse life experiences (trauma) and I have found through offering evidence based trauma therapy that people can process their past experiences and begin to live the life they want and deserve.
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Tom Coates - Cbt Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
5 Endorsed
Emotional difficulties can make us feel overwhelmed, isolated, and exhausted, affecting our daily lives and overall well-being. If this sounds like you, remember that help is available. I'm Tom, a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 12 years of experience in clinical practice. Although I work with a range of conditions, including Depression and Anxiety, I have a specialist interest in working with individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). My personal battles with OCD and depression allow me to empathise deeply with my clients, enabling me to provide understanding and supportive care.
Emotional difficulties can make us feel overwhelmed, isolated, and exhausted, affecting our daily lives and overall well-being. If this sounds like you, remember that help is available. I'm Tom, a BABCP accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with over 12 years of experience in clinical practice. Although I work with a range of conditions, including Depression and Anxiety, I have a specialist interest in working with individuals struggling with Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD). My personal battles with OCD and depression allow me to empathise deeply with my clients, enabling me to provide understanding and supportive care.
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Couples Counselling and Relationship Repair
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a relationship issues specialist.. working practically and effectively with couples and individuals, experiencing relationship difficulties of any description. I provide a forum for you to explore and address all aspects of your relationship...with a view to making beneficial changes..and creating a template which is uniquely customised to your needs..One of the main areas of difficulty in relationships is communication. I have some very useful strategies to help you communicate more effectively with your partner, openly and honestly, minimising stress and arguing. Remember, all relationships provide opportunities for growth..
I am a relationship issues specialist.. working practically and effectively with couples and individuals, experiencing relationship difficulties of any description. I provide a forum for you to explore and address all aspects of your relationship...with a view to making beneficial changes..and creating a template which is uniquely customised to your needs..One of the main areas of difficulty in relationships is communication. I have some very useful strategies to help you communicate more effectively with your partner, openly and honestly, minimising stress and arguing. Remember, all relationships provide opportunities for growth..
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I specialise in working with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) otherwise known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). Depression, Anxiety and survivors and Victims of Narcissistic Relationships.
I specialise in working with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) otherwise known as Emotionally Unstable Personality Disorder (EUPD). Depression, Anxiety and survivors and Victims of Narcissistic Relationships.
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Photo of Hugh Anderson, MA, HCPC-Music Therap., Psychotherapist
Hugh Anderson
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Music Therap.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
If you have barriers to expressing yourself, understanding emotions or feeling creative, music therapy could be for you. My primary aim is to get to know you for who you are and, through sensitive verbal and musical interaction, celebrate your personality, creativity and potential. Whatever challenges you experience, I hope to give you a sense of connection, acceptance and understanding.
If you have barriers to expressing yourself, understanding emotions or feeling creative, music therapy could be for you. My primary aim is to get to know you for who you are and, through sensitive verbal and musical interaction, celebrate your personality, creativity and potential. Whatever challenges you experience, I hope to give you a sense of connection, acceptance and understanding.
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Amanda Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a warm, friendly, non-judgemental, professional counsellor who is experienced at helping you achieve your goals for seeking counselling. I am an integrative counsellor and I can work uniquely flexibly with you to help resolve any issues, provide you with support or gain perspective. I work in a client centred way, which means that we can explore what you wish to bring to the sessions. I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework which insures a high standard of quality counselling. You will be listened to and accepted.
I am a warm, friendly, non-judgemental, professional counsellor who is experienced at helping you achieve your goals for seeking counselling. I am an integrative counsellor and I can work uniquely flexibly with you to help resolve any issues, provide you with support or gain perspective. I work in a client centred way, which means that we can explore what you wish to bring to the sessions. I work in accordance with the BACP ethical framework which insures a high standard of quality counselling. You will be listened to and accepted.
01494 292760 View 01494 292760
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Jo de Louvois
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Sometimes life can present difficult challenges. When that happens it's easy to feel confused, lonely, stuck and perhaps even judged. I can help you by providing a space for realisation, processing trauma and finding greater inner peace and freedom to live the life you wish for. I believe that the most important relationship we have is with ourselves. Having self compassion and being at peace with one’s self can be difficult to practice. I want to bring you hope and support you in becoming your own best friend.
Sometimes life can present difficult challenges. When that happens it's easy to feel confused, lonely, stuck and perhaps even judged. I can help you by providing a space for realisation, processing trauma and finding greater inner peace and freedom to live the life you wish for. I believe that the most important relationship we have is with ourselves. Having self compassion and being at peace with one’s self can be difficult to practice. I want to bring you hope and support you in becoming your own best friend.
01494 326017 View 01494 326017
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Julia Appleton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Because you're here, I imagine that things are feeling difficult. Something specific may be on your mind or it might be something more general; you may be overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, depression or a sense that something just isn't quite right. Perhaps you're struggling with relationships, or trying to deal with a loss or a trauma in your life. Patterns may keep repeating and you don't know how to change them. At times, we all need extra support; there are lots of reasons why people come in to counselling. I work in an Integrative way, to help you to unpick complex feelings you may have about yourself and the way you live now.
Because you're here, I imagine that things are feeling difficult. Something specific may be on your mind or it might be something more general; you may be overwhelmed with anxious thoughts, depression or a sense that something just isn't quite right. Perhaps you're struggling with relationships, or trying to deal with a loss or a trauma in your life. Patterns may keep repeating and you don't know how to change them. At times, we all need extra support; there are lots of reasons why people come in to counselling. I work in an Integrative way, to help you to unpick complex feelings you may have about yourself and the way you live now.
01494 360887 View 01494 360887

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in HP13

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in HP13 who prioritize treating:

79% Relationship Issues
79% Depression
79% Anxiety
79% Self Esteem
64% Trauma and PTSD
64% Family Conflict
64% Stress

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% WPA
40% Aviva
20% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in HP13 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in HP13?

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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.