Counselling in IP11

Photo of Julie Flynn Counselling, Counsellor in IP11, England
Julie Flynn Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Welcome - My own life challenges inspired me to undertake counselling training, and it is this personal connection that fuels my commitment to your well-being. I offer personalised support, drawing from both my professional expertise and lived experience. Your well-being is my priority and I am dedicated to providing a supportive space for you to explore and grow. Through a collaborative and personalised approach, we will work together to navigate challenges past and present to empower you on your journey. Whether these are short or long term, I am here to support you every step of the way.
Welcome - My own life challenges inspired me to undertake counselling training, and it is this personal connection that fuels my commitment to your well-being. I offer personalised support, drawing from both my professional expertise and lived experience. Your well-being is my priority and I am dedicated to providing a supportive space for you to explore and grow. Through a collaborative and personalised approach, we will work together to navigate challenges past and present to empower you on your journey. Whether these are short or long term, I am here to support you every step of the way.
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Photo of Kerry O'Shaughnessy, Psychotherapist in IP11, England
Kerry O'Shaughnessy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
Sometimes we lose sight of ourselves and need a little help reconnecting, sometimes we become lost and sometimes we have that familiar experience of ‘why is this happening to me again?’. How we used to relate to ourselves and to others may not be working quite so well now. The defences we have in place to protect us can get in the way and do not work quite like they used to. Being human can be tough and it can be hard to see the wood for the trees. To have someone walk alongside, wherever the path may lead, can be a truly transformative process.
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Photo of Melissa Jones, Counsellor in IP11, England
Melissa Jones
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
If you're feeling like you need someone to talk to and someone to really listen to you, feel free to contact me. Relationship sits at the heart of my practice and together we can work to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing by giving you the time and space to explore any unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My aim is for you to feel empowered and safe within your own life and to feel seen and heard as you work towards the positive changes you are seeking.
If you're feeling like you need someone to talk to and someone to really listen to you, feel free to contact me. Relationship sits at the heart of my practice and together we can work to help you find a way through any difficulties you may be facing by giving you the time and space to explore any unhelpful thoughts, feelings and behaviours. My aim is for you to feel empowered and safe within your own life and to feel seen and heard as you work towards the positive changes you are seeking.
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Photo of Zoe Hunter, Counsellor in IP11, England
Zoe Hunter
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello and a warm welcome. I am a Psychodynamic counsellor and work with young children, adolescents and adults.
Hello and a warm welcome. I am a Psychodynamic counsellor and work with young children, adolescents and adults.
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Donna Gibson | The Bridge Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I believe experiencing difficulties is part of being human, something we all encounter at various points during our lifetime. What gets in the way of living life more fully - relationships with friends/family/partner becoming strained; experiencing a traumatic incident; growing up in an environment which didn’t feel nurturing and supportive or which hurt you physically or sexually; someone you loved or cared for has died; living with chronic illness; feeling stressed at work or as parent; reaching a pivotal age and being unsure about the future; needing to make a decision but finding it hard; feeling ‘off’ and not being sure why.
I believe experiencing difficulties is part of being human, something we all encounter at various points during our lifetime. What gets in the way of living life more fully - relationships with friends/family/partner becoming strained; experiencing a traumatic incident; growing up in an environment which didn’t feel nurturing and supportive or which hurt you physically or sexually; someone you loved or cared for has died; living with chronic illness; feeling stressed at work or as parent; reaching a pivotal age and being unsure about the future; needing to make a decision but finding it hard; feeling ‘off’ and not being sure why.
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Photo of Anita Jane Counselling, Counsellor in IP11, England
Anita Jane Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
Welcome! As an integrative counsellor, I draw upon a number of theories and styles to support you, enabling me to work in the best possible way to suit your personal needs. Despite, however, different theories and styles, it is the 'relationship' between us which has been found to be the most important factor in facilitating change. I aim to provide a warm, non-judgemental and empathic relationship, which is based upon trust and sensitivity, to help you to explore your concerns and to be able to gain awareness and understanding of yourself through the process.
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Photo of Carolyn Turner Counselling, Counsellor in IP11, England
Carolyn Turner Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Asking for help can be hard. You want someone to listen to you, but find the vast listings of counsellors available can make your head spin! My approach is simple. I have a passion for helping individuals and couples reach their full potential. My aim is to help you find a positive outcome no matter what the problem is. No matter how deep you feel you have sunk, there is always a way back up. I use common sense in my approach and trust that it is the counselling relationship, not ‘psychobabble’ that will prove fundamental to the counselling process. It is completely possible for you to feel so much better than you do right now!
Asking for help can be hard. You want someone to listen to you, but find the vast listings of counsellors available can make your head spin! My approach is simple. I have a passion for helping individuals and couples reach their full potential. My aim is to help you find a positive outcome no matter what the problem is. No matter how deep you feel you have sunk, there is always a way back up. I use common sense in my approach and trust that it is the counselling relationship, not ‘psychobabble’ that will prove fundamental to the counselling process. It is completely possible for you to feel so much better than you do right now!
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Patience Gwara - Cottage Garden Counselling
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
'Are you feeling Depressed? Is the feeling of Anxiety getting in the way of your happiness? Do you find Relationships difficult or simply need to understand yourself better? As your Counsellor I will listen attentively to understand your process and value you positively as a person. My aim is to help you explore your feelings, thoughts and personal experience to help you move forward. Throughout our therapeutic relationship, you will learn about yourself and be able to identify any obstacles that are preventing you to reach your full potential. Remember, there is no shame in seeking counselling and taking your well-being seriously.
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Judith Goldsmith
Counsellor, MHGI
Verified
I am a fully qualified Human Givens Therapist. I have over 20 year's experience working in health and social care settings with both individuals and families. My training in Human Givens psychotherapy enables me to help people with a range of conditions. I work to help clients feel better fast and in as few sessions as possible. I am passionate about listening to my clients, understanding the world from their perspective and helping them to build resilience and find solutions to life's challenges. I believe that everyone has the capacity to make changes and reach their full potential whatever their current difficulties.
I am a fully qualified Human Givens Therapist. I have over 20 year's experience working in health and social care settings with both individuals and families. My training in Human Givens psychotherapy enables me to help people with a range of conditions. I work to help clients feel better fast and in as few sessions as possible. I am passionate about listening to my clients, understanding the world from their perspective and helping them to build resilience and find solutions to life's challenges. I believe that everyone has the capacity to make changes and reach their full potential whatever their current difficulties.
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Photo of Liz Cutting, Psychotherapist in IP11, England
Liz Cutting
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
We all experience life challenges that can cause us anxiety and depression. Perhaps you are struggling with depression, anxiety, trauma/ PTSD, bereavement or unresolved childhood issues. My psychotherapy and counselling practice will provide an effective way of helping you try to understand some of your thoughts and emotions in a safe therapeutic space, which will be confidential, non-judgmental and empathetic. Sharing our feelings can leave us feeling vulnerable. I can help you work through this to enable you to process some of your emotional pain or trauma. Sessions last 50 mins. Free 20, min. initial consultation.
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Photo of Rachel Phillippo-Green, Counsellor in IP11, England
Rachel Phillippo-Green
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
Hello, and welcome. As an experienced psychodynamic counsellor, I specialise in working with children and young people between the ages of 10-25. For children and young people, it can often be difficult to understand or express their emotions. This can lead to overwhelming, confusing or stuck feelings, perhaps resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships with others, and themselves. Counselling and creative therapy offers a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, and develop an understanding of their thought patterns whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Photo of Martin Wilks, Psychologist in IP11, England
Martin Wilks
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified
People who are keen to re-orientate their lives in the direction of their values - towards what gives them a sense of meaning and purpose. Having a clearer idea of what really matters helps people motivate themselves - even to the extent of accepting the difficulties it may entail - to either change or persist - in behaviours that will move them in their valued directions. Typically, this approach can be powerfully effective in dealing with the pervasive problems of stress, anxiety and depression and other chronic issues where rigid patterns of avoidant behaviour have developed.
People who are keen to re-orientate their lives in the direction of their values - towards what gives them a sense of meaning and purpose. Having a clearer idea of what really matters helps people motivate themselves - even to the extent of accepting the difficulties it may entail - to either change or persist - in behaviours that will move them in their valued directions. Typically, this approach can be powerfully effective in dealing with the pervasive problems of stress, anxiety and depression and other chronic issues where rigid patterns of avoidant behaviour have developed.
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Photo of Kirstin Turner Counselling, Counsellor in IP11, England
Kirstin Turner Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Counselling offers support and help for a variety of issues. There may be events from your past or childhood you would like to understand and discuss with support from a counsellor. Perhaps you are feeling dissatisfied or unhappy in your work life, or family life and could use some guidance and a different perspective to help you find what the root issue may be. You may have experienced a life changing event; such as divorce, child birth, becoming a parent, or losing a loved one. Whatever is making life feel difficult, counselling can offer a space to feel heard, understood and help you find the courage you need to move forward.
Counselling offers support and help for a variety of issues. There may be events from your past or childhood you would like to understand and discuss with support from a counsellor. Perhaps you are feeling dissatisfied or unhappy in your work life, or family life and could use some guidance and a different perspective to help you find what the root issue may be. You may have experienced a life changing event; such as divorce, child birth, becoming a parent, or losing a loved one. Whatever is making life feel difficult, counselling can offer a space to feel heard, understood and help you find the courage you need to move forward.
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Photo of Roxanne Smith, Counsellor in IP11, England
Roxanne Smith
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Hello! My name is Roxanne and I am a BACP-registered counsellor. I offer online and face-to-face counselling sessions through my private practice - Sense Counselling - which is based in Ipswich (sensecounselling.co.uk). I can provide a safe and supportive environment to enable you to explore the things that are having an unwanted impact on your life, and help you to work towards your personal goals.
Hello! My name is Roxanne and I am a BACP-registered counsellor. I offer online and face-to-face counselling sessions through my private practice - Sense Counselling - which is based in Ipswich (sensecounselling.co.uk). I can provide a safe and supportive environment to enable you to explore the things that are having an unwanted impact on your life, and help you to work towards your personal goals.
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Photo of Hannah Elizabeth Morters, Psychotherapist in IP11, England
Hannah Elizabeth Morters
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Most people suffer from psychological, personal, professional or social difficulties at some point in their lives. It is when these difficulties become overwhelming that seeking help from a therapist may be the most positive step forward. Psychotherapy provides a relaxed environment that is safe, confidential and non-judgemental, a space where thoughts and feelings can be explored leading toward a clearer understanding of yourself and your responses to life experiences. This can help to provide you with the tools that will enable you to cope more effectively with everyday life and distressing periods or life-changing events.
Most people suffer from psychological, personal, professional or social difficulties at some point in their lives. It is when these difficulties become overwhelming that seeking help from a therapist may be the most positive step forward. Psychotherapy provides a relaxed environment that is safe, confidential and non-judgemental, a space where thoughts and feelings can be explored leading toward a clearer understanding of yourself and your responses to life experiences. This can help to provide you with the tools that will enable you to cope more effectively with everyday life and distressing periods or life-changing events.
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Photo of Kevin Ellis, Counsellor in IP11, England
Kevin Ellis
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
Are you feeling anxious or suffering from a low mood? Perhaps you are experiencing relationship problems or struggling to understand yourself? Having a safe, supportive space where you can explore these issues can be a useful way of developing your self-awareness and becoming a more well-rounded person. I work with individuals who are over 18 and who wish to explore their challenging emotions. For an informal chat about counselling and what it can offer, please give me a call. There is no obligation to continue and I am happy to help. My private practice is based in Ipswich and off-road parking is available.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in IP11

10+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in IP11 who prioritize treating:

94% Depression
94% Anxiety
94% Bereavement
88% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
81% Coping Skills
75% Stress

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

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

How Counsellors in IP11 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in IP11?

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.