Photo of Chrissy Peel, MBACP, Counsellor
Chrissy Peel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
When life events past or present become overwhelming, it can feel hard to cope with things alone & often hard to reach out to family or friends. If you are experiencing trauma & PTSD symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, flashbacks, panic attacks, anger issues, self-harm, low self-esteem, disconnection, shame, loss, isolation, we can work together at your pace to help you move through these feelings & behaviours. "Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you. Trauma is that scarring that makes you less flexible, more rigid, less feeling and more defended." (Dr Gabor Mate)
When life events past or present become overwhelming, it can feel hard to cope with things alone & often hard to reach out to family or friends. If you are experiencing trauma & PTSD symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, flashbacks, panic attacks, anger issues, self-harm, low self-esteem, disconnection, shame, loss, isolation, we can work together at your pace to help you move through these feelings & behaviours. "Trauma is not what happens to you, it’s what happens inside you as a result of what happened to you. Trauma is that scarring that makes you less flexible, more rigid, less feeling and more defended." (Dr Gabor Mate)
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Photo of Adebola Ajayi, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Adebola Ajayi
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP21  (Online Only)
Does life feel quite overwhelming? Are you struggling with your identity? Are you finding it difficult to cope? You may be struggling to make sense of your world and your place in the world and trying to answer the 'who am I?, why am I here?' questions. You may have experienced childhood trauma which you are trying to make sense of. Life can feel challenging with ups and downs. We face unexpected situations that test our resilience and ability to cope. These challenges can impact on relationships, self esteem, work. family etc. We are not equipped to figure it all out alone.
Does life feel quite overwhelming? Are you struggling with your identity? Are you finding it difficult to cope? You may be struggling to make sense of your world and your place in the world and trying to answer the 'who am I?, why am I here?' questions. You may have experienced childhood trauma which you are trying to make sense of. Life can feel challenging with ups and downs. We face unexpected situations that test our resilience and ability to cope. These challenges can impact on relationships, self esteem, work. family etc. We are not equipped to figure it all out alone.
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Alison Moreton
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hello, I’m Alison and I am an integrative counsellor. Using a client-centred approach, I draw on a range of theoretical ideas enabling individuals to explore their issues and develop greater self-awareness. I work with adults aged 18 and over. I have experience supporting clients with a wide range of issues and have particular interests in relationships/family relationship issues, domestic violence and abuse, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
Hello, I’m Alison and I am an integrative counsellor. Using a client-centred approach, I draw on a range of theoretical ideas enabling individuals to explore their issues and develop greater self-awareness. I work with adults aged 18 and over. I have experience supporting clients with a wide range of issues and have particular interests in relationships/family relationship issues, domestic violence and abuse, depression, anxiety and low self-esteem.
01442 953070 View 01442 953070
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Green Gables Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you want to feel happier? Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, feeling sad or low self esteem? Maybe you feel stuck and have lost yourself? Sometimes there is a specific reason and we know what is making us feel that way, other times it appears there is no reason at all. Counselling can help unpick whats going on, identify those thoughts and for it to feel less overwhelming in a safe and non judgmental way.
Do you want to feel happier? Do you suffer with anxiety, depression, feeling sad or low self esteem? Maybe you feel stuck and have lost yourself? Sometimes there is a specific reason and we know what is making us feel that way, other times it appears there is no reason at all. Counselling can help unpick whats going on, identify those thoughts and for it to feel less overwhelming in a safe and non judgmental way.
01296 327593 View 01296 327593
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Misha Bowden - Haase Cbt Emdr Ipt Therapist
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Whether past memories need addressing, skills that need developing or a current life situation/circumstance that needs processing (or maybe a mixture of all), we can work together to achieve this. Throughout my sessions I aim for you to learn more about yourself, regain balance in your life and to flourish into the person you want and deserve to be. There is no one size fits all so being responsive to your needs is integral to my therapeutic approach. Are you interested in Eye Movement Desensitising Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)? If so, we could be a great fit.
Whether past memories need addressing, skills that need developing or a current life situation/circumstance that needs processing (or maybe a mixture of all), we can work together to achieve this. Throughout my sessions I aim for you to learn more about yourself, regain balance in your life and to flourish into the person you want and deserve to be. There is no one size fits all so being responsive to your needs is integral to my therapeutic approach. Are you interested in Eye Movement Desensitising Therapy (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) or Interpersonal Therapy (IPT)? If so, we could be a great fit.
01923 961891 View 01923 961891
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Annie Kissane
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Exploring the possibility of counselling/psychotherapy is a courageous step, one which can enable you to become more fully yourself. Therapy should be a place where you can feel safe and accepted, where you find it easier to share things that are concerning you. It can be a place where you come to find out more about yourself, to challenge yourself and make choices and decisions that lead towards a more positive and hopeful future. Sometimes there is something from our past, an event or an aspect of ourselves, that seems to be holding us back, and therapy can support us in addressing those things too. Be in touch for more info...
Exploring the possibility of counselling/psychotherapy is a courageous step, one which can enable you to become more fully yourself. Therapy should be a place where you can feel safe and accepted, where you find it easier to share things that are concerning you. It can be a place where you come to find out more about yourself, to challenge yourself and make choices and decisions that lead towards a more positive and hopeful future. Sometimes there is something from our past, an event or an aspect of ourselves, that seems to be holding us back, and therapy can support us in addressing those things too. Be in touch for more info...
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Michaela Harris Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor working in Bristol and Aylesbury I know how hard it is to take those steps when looking for a counsellor, trying to decide which counsellor sounds like they will be right for you while not feeling judged or that your concerns are not worthy of talking about. Through working together I can offer you a safe, confident space to explore your thoughts and feelings and talk through any issues you feel you need some help with. I believe it is important to feel listened to so you feel you are being heard. I can offer you this while relating to you on a human level with warmth and empathy.
I am a fully qualified integrative counsellor working in Bristol and Aylesbury I know how hard it is to take those steps when looking for a counsellor, trying to decide which counsellor sounds like they will be right for you while not feeling judged or that your concerns are not worthy of talking about. Through working together I can offer you a safe, confident space to explore your thoughts and feelings and talk through any issues you feel you need some help with. I believe it is important to feel listened to so you feel you are being heard. I can offer you this while relating to you on a human level with warmth and empathy.
0117 456 5186 View 0117 456 5186
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Robert Fowler
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
You may find the decision to come to counselling a difficult one to make, so I offer a phone call to begin with, to find out what you expect or would like to achieve through counselling as well as to reassure you, before we meet in person. Taking that first step may be daunting, so I offer a neutral, relaxed and safe space for therapy within the Aylesbury area. Having worked with Bucks Mind Charity, I have gained experience in working with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and low self-esteem, working with clients of all ages.
You may find the decision to come to counselling a difficult one to make, so I offer a phone call to begin with, to find out what you expect or would like to achieve through counselling as well as to reassure you, before we meet in person. Taking that first step may be daunting, so I offer a neutral, relaxed and safe space for therapy within the Aylesbury area. Having worked with Bucks Mind Charity, I have gained experience in working with depression, anxiety, stress, trauma and low self-esteem, working with clients of all ages.
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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.
01296 929268 View 01296 929268
Photo of Poppi Harrison, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Poppi Harrison
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP21  (Online Only)
Do you feel stuck in a difficult relationship? Are childhood experiences affecting your adult life? I understand how it can feel impossible to see a better future. Together we can work towards healing and recovery from abuse/trauma/ PTSD/complexPTSD so you can start to live life fully again. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where we can work at your pace. I too have experienced abuse and so I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help. My experience of therapy changed my life and as a result I retrained to become a counsellor.
Do you feel stuck in a difficult relationship? Are childhood experiences affecting your adult life? I understand how it can feel impossible to see a better future. Together we can work towards healing and recovery from abuse/trauma/ PTSD/complexPTSD so you can start to live life fully again. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgemental environment where we can work at your pace. I too have experienced abuse and so I understand how difficult it can be to reach out for help. My experience of therapy changed my life and as a result I retrained to become a counsellor.
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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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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.
01296 323422 View 01296 323422
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Green Therapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
If you would like someone to listen to you and help you find ways to manage your emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma or difficult life events then counselling can help. I work with young people and adults in private practise situated in Aylesbury and Thame. I offer a confidential non-judgemental safe and comfortable environment, allowing my client's to express and explore themselves, their feelings, thoughts and concerns.
If you would like someone to listen to you and help you find ways to manage your emotional issues such as depression, anxiety, bereavement, trauma or difficult life events then counselling can help. I work with young people and adults in private practise situated in Aylesbury and Thame. I offer a confidential non-judgemental safe and comfortable environment, allowing my client's to express and explore themselves, their feelings, thoughts and concerns.
07723 456080 View 07723 456080
Photo of Jo de Louvois, PNCPS Acc., Counsellor
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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Megan Prowse
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Aylesbury HP21  (Online Only)
Hi there! I would very much like to help you with your difficulties. I am currently providing online and phone therapy sessions rather than any face to face sessions. I have worked within and outside of the NHS for over 10 years specialising in anxiety/depression/trauma/ physical illness/ self esteem. However as a Clinical Psychologist I work with all ages and difficulties either individually or with couples and families. I am fully accredited as CBT therapist as well as a Clinical Psychologist so draw on many different therapies to tailor treatment to suit your needs.
Hi there! I would very much like to help you with your difficulties. I am currently providing online and phone therapy sessions rather than any face to face sessions. I have worked within and outside of the NHS for over 10 years specialising in anxiety/depression/trauma/ physical illness/ self esteem. However as a Clinical Psychologist I work with all ages and difficulties either individually or with couples and families. I am fully accredited as CBT therapist as well as a Clinical Psychologist so draw on many different therapies to tailor treatment to suit your needs.
01865 900924 View 01865 900924
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.
01296 254443 View 01296 254443
Photo of Tracy Harvey, MBACP, Counsellor
Tracy Harvey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As a therapist, I work with clients to help them deal with issues such as depression, anxiety and invasive thoughts. I believe that society is quick to label people and say “whats wrong with you?” whereas, I believe we should be asking “What happened to you?” My clients have included survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault and those recovering from traumatic-based experiences that have affected their current quality of life. I offer bereavement counselling to help people navigate their pain and find their own way to make sense of their loss. I recognise that, as each person is unique, so is their grieving process.
As a therapist, I work with clients to help them deal with issues such as depression, anxiety and invasive thoughts. I believe that society is quick to label people and say “whats wrong with you?” whereas, I believe we should be asking “What happened to you?” My clients have included survivors of childhood abuse, neglect, sexual assault and those recovering from traumatic-based experiences that have affected their current quality of life. I offer bereavement counselling to help people navigate their pain and find their own way to make sense of their loss. I recognise that, as each person is unique, so is their grieving process.
01296 929266 View 01296 929266

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in HP21

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in HP21 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
82% Stress
76% Bereavement
71% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% AXA PPP
33% Aviva
33% Vitality

How Counsellors in HP21 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in HP21?

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.