Photo of Thea Brady, PNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Thea Brady
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I have experience working with individuals experiencing various difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders (social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD), panic, phobias, trauma symptoms, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship/communication breakdowns, stress or a feeling of disconnect from yourself and others. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore difficult emotions or conflicts you may wish to address. I work using a variety of methods whereby I can support by offering alternative coping strategies and techniques in line with CBT or offer reflection to help you increase your awareness of your needs.
I have experience working with individuals experiencing various difficulties such as depression, anxiety disorders (social anxiety, health anxiety, OCD), panic, phobias, trauma symptoms, low self-esteem and confidence, relationship/communication breakdowns, stress or a feeling of disconnect from yourself and others. I offer a safe and non-judgmental space to explore difficult emotions or conflicts you may wish to address. I work using a variety of methods whereby I can support by offering alternative coping strategies and techniques in line with CBT or offer reflection to help you increase your awareness of your needs.
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Sharn Jenkins
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I appreciate that taking the first step towards counselling can feel daunting and take courage. Whether you're facing challenges, seeking personal growth, or simply need someone to talk to, I'm here to support you. Feel free to reach out to schedule a session or to inquire about any questions you may have. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor committed to supporting you on your journey toward emotional well-being and personal growth. With a background in integrative counselling, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any challenges you may face.
I appreciate that taking the first step towards counselling can feel daunting and take courage. Whether you're facing challenges, seeking personal growth, or simply need someone to talk to, I'm here to support you. Feel free to reach out to schedule a session or to inquire about any questions you may have. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor committed to supporting you on your journey toward emotional well-being and personal growth. With a background in integrative counselling, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any challenges you may face.
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Samantha Cox
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can throw some really difficult situations at us and when this happens, it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life. I believe that counselling should provide you with an opportunity to explore any personal difficulties in a confidential, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. I am an integrative counsellor with a relational approach. My aim is to provide, a counselling space that is a supportive environment in which you will be given the time and space to explore, understand and gain insight into your unique situation. I have several years of experience working with young people from 11 years old.
Life can throw some really difficult situations at us and when this happens, it can be difficult to stay positive and cope with everyday life. I believe that counselling should provide you with an opportunity to explore any personal difficulties in a confidential, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. I am an integrative counsellor with a relational approach. My aim is to provide, a counselling space that is a supportive environment in which you will be given the time and space to explore, understand and gain insight into your unique situation. I have several years of experience working with young people from 11 years old.
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Senga Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Counselling, in my view, is a special journey into your own world, a journey to explore and understand anything that might be causing you insecurity or distress. I'm here to stand by your side throughout this journey. While I won't give you advice, I can offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore any unhelpful patterns you might be experiencing. Whether you're dealing with emotional disturbance, current burdens, or recurring issues from your past, I'm here to listen and help you find your own way.
Counselling, in my view, is a special journey into your own world, a journey to explore and understand anything that might be causing you insecurity or distress. I'm here to stand by your side throughout this journey. While I won't give you advice, I can offer a safe, non-judgmental space for you to explore any unhelpful patterns you might be experiencing. Whether you're dealing with emotional disturbance, current burdens, or recurring issues from your past, I'm here to listen and help you find your own way.
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Sara Gamba
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work with adults, couples and young people, and with those experiencing a range of various difficulties including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, identity issues and grief. I also have experience working with survivors of trauma and sexual abuse, and the distressing ongoing effects this can have on everyday life. I also work with LGBTQ+ and GSRD (gender, sexuality and relationship diverse) individual and people who are questioning their gender identity, sexual orientation or relationship styles.
I work with adults, couples and young people, and with those experiencing a range of various difficulties including, but not limited to, anxiety, depression, relationships, self-esteem, identity issues and grief. I also have experience working with survivors of trauma and sexual abuse, and the distressing ongoing effects this can have on everyday life. I also work with LGBTQ+ and GSRD (gender, sexuality and relationship diverse) individual and people who are questioning their gender identity, sexual orientation or relationship styles.
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Karen Lesley Ryle
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Since I qualified in 2003 I have gained a lot of experience of working with individuals and couples. Expanding my practice to include the supervision of the work completed by other Counsellors. Many of my clients have experienced traumatic events in their lives, often suffering from stress and anxiety which is impacting their everyday life. By exploring such events we can reduce the impact they have on the life of the client, lower stress and anxiety levels. Self medication and relationship issues can be a common theme with many clients. By discovering the reasons why clients behave this way we can explore healthier life choice.
Since I qualified in 2003 I have gained a lot of experience of working with individuals and couples. Expanding my practice to include the supervision of the work completed by other Counsellors. Many of my clients have experienced traumatic events in their lives, often suffering from stress and anxiety which is impacting their everyday life. By exploring such events we can reduce the impact they have on the life of the client, lower stress and anxiety levels. Self medication and relationship issues can be a common theme with many clients. By discovering the reasons why clients behave this way we can explore healthier life choice.
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Photo of Virginie Sussest, MBACP, Counsellor
Virginie Sussest
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Feeling depressed, anxious and unworthy; suffering loss, bereavement, relationship issues, or just wanting to make sense of the world and know yourself better? Counselling can help. As a psychotherapist my main concern is to provide you with an environment where you fell feel safe and accepted. A place where you can speak freely and reflect without be judged regardless of who you are. A safe place where you can grow and blossom - I will not offer advice, but will offer a response appropriate to the material you have shared, perhaps offering a new perspective. Finding the right counsellor is a very important step in a person’s life.
Feeling depressed, anxious and unworthy; suffering loss, bereavement, relationship issues, or just wanting to make sense of the world and know yourself better? Counselling can help. As a psychotherapist my main concern is to provide you with an environment where you fell feel safe and accepted. A place where you can speak freely and reflect without be judged regardless of who you are. A safe place where you can grow and blossom - I will not offer advice, but will offer a response appropriate to the material you have shared, perhaps offering a new perspective. Finding the right counsellor is a very important step in a person’s life.
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Photo of Kelly Stallwood, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc., Psychotherapist
Kelly Stallwood
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I work with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, low self-esteem, negative thought patterns, trauma, PTSD and everyday life problems. I am an Integrative Therapist which means I use my knowledge and experience of different counselling theories to offer a tailored and holistic approach to your needs. Everyone is unique and experiences life, and its struggles in different ways, therefore it's important to be able to offer different elements of counselling theories to give you the best support to meet your needs.
I work with anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, workplace stress, low self-esteem, negative thought patterns, trauma, PTSD and everyday life problems. I am an Integrative Therapist which means I use my knowledge and experience of different counselling theories to offer a tailored and holistic approach to your needs. Everyone is unique and experiences life, and its struggles in different ways, therefore it's important to be able to offer different elements of counselling theories to give you the best support to meet your needs.
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Photo of Julie Arnold, DCounsPsych, BACP, Psychotherapist
Julie Arnold
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I work with a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. Being heard and accepted for being who you truly are, can feel incredibly empowering. When this is taken away, our thoughts can trigger unhelpful behaviours, increasing low mood. Which in turn can play havoc with our emotions. When we feel lonely and isolated, overwhelming feelings can flood our thoughts and fears. I can offer you a safe, warm, and confidential space to explore any issues that may contribute towards your anxiety and depression. I am here to listen to you in an non-judgemental way, and to support you with any changes you wish to make.
Hello, I work with a range of issues, including anxiety and depression. Being heard and accepted for being who you truly are, can feel incredibly empowering. When this is taken away, our thoughts can trigger unhelpful behaviours, increasing low mood. Which in turn can play havoc with our emotions. When we feel lonely and isolated, overwhelming feelings can flood our thoughts and fears. I can offer you a safe, warm, and confidential space to explore any issues that may contribute towards your anxiety and depression. I am here to listen to you in an non-judgemental way, and to support you with any changes you wish to make.
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Talk for Change Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, and welcome. I am Francesca, a well qualified, experienced and professional psychotherapist supporting individuals to work through feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, grief and loss. Since you are reading this page I imagine you would like some aspects of your life to be different and wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons, perhaps you struggling to like yourself or coming to terms with a trauma or loss and looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression.
Hello, and welcome. I am Francesca, a well qualified, experienced and professional psychotherapist supporting individuals to work through feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, grief and loss. Since you are reading this page I imagine you would like some aspects of your life to be different and wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons, perhaps you struggling to like yourself or coming to terms with a trauma or loss and looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression.
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Photo of Geeta McElwee, MBACP, Counsellor
Geeta McElwee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes life throws up challenges that can feel overwhelming. It can affect our self esteem, our sense of identity and our ability to cope with the pressures of everyday life. I work with a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, relationship challenges, school related stress, sexual assault and abuse. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns. I will work at a pace that suits you, and together we can explore any difficulties you may be experiencing, working towards a positive and meaningful change.
Sometimes life throws up challenges that can feel overwhelming. It can affect our self esteem, our sense of identity and our ability to cope with the pressures of everyday life. I work with a wide range of issues which include depression, anxiety, low mood, low self esteem, relationship challenges, school related stress, sexual assault and abuse. I offer a safe and non-judgemental space where you can freely explore your thoughts, feelings and concerns. I will work at a pace that suits you, and together we can explore any difficulties you may be experiencing, working towards a positive and meaningful change.
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Photo of Dr Debby Moss, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Dr Debby Moss
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Seeking support when life feels hard can be overwhelming. But by reaching out, you have taken the first step. Counselling can help you better understand the changes happening in your life, explore what is important to you, and support you in better communicating your needs to those around you. It can enable you to explore how you can come to sense of acceptance and become more confident with your life choices.
Seeking support when life feels hard can be overwhelming. But by reaching out, you have taken the first step. Counselling can help you better understand the changes happening in your life, explore what is important to you, and support you in better communicating your needs to those around you. It can enable you to explore how you can come to sense of acceptance and become more confident with your life choices.
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Photo of Colin Keith Johnson, ACC-AC, Counsellor
Colin Keith Johnson
Counsellor, ACC-AC
Verified Verified
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
Life can at times seem overwhelming and if that's true for you then meeting with a caring, supportive counsellor can really help. Maybe you've experienced a loss or there's a trauma from your past which is still disturbing you. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety, lack of confidence or you just want space to work through your feelings and why you behave in the way you do. You could be someone who doesn’t want to talk in depth about a past event, if so, you could benefit from EMDR therapy where traumatic memories are processed through guided eye movements. Whatever the issue is I am a good listener and want to help if I can.
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Photo of Derrick Tempest, PsychD, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Derrick Tempest
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Is it time to talk? I'm an experienced BACP and UKCP registered level 7 (the highest level) psychotherapist. Specializing in anxiety, depression, addiction, and OCD. Clear the fog, make positive changes, and invest in your future contentment. My therapy is friendly, supportive, and healing, helping you find your true self.
Is it time to talk? I'm an experienced BACP and UKCP registered level 7 (the highest level) psychotherapist. Specializing in anxiety, depression, addiction, and OCD. Clear the fog, make positive changes, and invest in your future contentment. My therapy is friendly, supportive, and healing, helping you find your true self.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in HP19

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in HP19 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Self Esteem
93% Relationship Issues
93% Anxiety
79% Trauma and PTSD
79% Stress
71% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

How Counsellors in HP19 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in HP19?

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.