Counselling in IP8

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Michael Patrick Buckley
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
With over 20 years experience working as a therapist and my own life challenges, I am still continually stretching myself and increasing my knowledge and skills, for the benefit of my clients. My passion and purpose in life is to challenge my own mind and passing that knowledge and experience on, helping you to do the same and ultimately feeling able to handle anything that happens in life, even through difficult times. Issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, fears, etc. are quite common in these times and together we may be able to help you with strategies and clear understanding at a deeper level, enabling you to progress.
With over 20 years experience working as a therapist and my own life challenges, I am still continually stretching myself and increasing my knowledge and skills, for the benefit of my clients. My passion and purpose in life is to challenge my own mind and passing that knowledge and experience on, helping you to do the same and ultimately feeling able to handle anything that happens in life, even through difficult times. Issues such as anxiety, depression, stress, fears, etc. are quite common in these times and together we may be able to help you with strategies and clear understanding at a deeper level, enabling you to progress.
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Jacqueline Cross
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
No two people seek psychotherapy for the same reason, or respond to life events in the same way. So, while one person might deal well with major life events such as trauma, loss, or divorce, others will need more support and benefit from discussing their feelings with a therapist in a compassionate and non-judgemental setting. You may be feeling depressed or anxious or have strong feelings which are triggered by the people or situations around you. If you find yourself always reacting in a way you regret but feel powerless to change negative or destructive patterns, you could benefit from working this through with a therapist.
No two people seek psychotherapy for the same reason, or respond to life events in the same way. So, while one person might deal well with major life events such as trauma, loss, or divorce, others will need more support and benefit from discussing their feelings with a therapist in a compassionate and non-judgemental setting. You may be feeling depressed or anxious or have strong feelings which are triggered by the people or situations around you. If you find yourself always reacting in a way you regret but feel powerless to change negative or destructive patterns, you could benefit from working this through with a therapist.
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Ann Hackett
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
I am an Integrative counsellor, Life Coach and NLP practitioner. I believe every client is unique and I like to work together with my clients to help them untangle their pasts and look forward to a brighter future. I will never judge you or your decisions, I understand life is never black and white and most of us do the best we can with the resources available to us. I have a fully accessible counselling room and toilet. I understand the importance of feeling safe and so I will work with you to make the room comfortable for you.
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Photo of Sarah Tomley Ifs Therapist, Counsellor in IP8, England
Sarah Tomley Ifs Therapist
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
If you're feeling depressed or anxious and can't seem to shift this state of mind no matter what you try, or you feel like you can't get control of your 'self' in some fundamental way, then you might like to try IFS therapy. This gives clients a model for working with their own minds which can be used both in therapy and in daily life. It puts you easily back in the driving seat – and after years of feeling that there's nothing you can do about the moods that tend to sweep over you, that can be a huge relief.
If you're feeling depressed or anxious and can't seem to shift this state of mind no matter what you try, or you feel like you can't get control of your 'self' in some fundamental way, then you might like to try IFS therapy. This gives clients a model for working with their own minds which can be used both in therapy and in daily life. It puts you easily back in the driving seat – and after years of feeling that there's nothing you can do about the moods that tend to sweep over you, that can be a huge relief.
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Apostolos Georgios Fournaris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer my services online or in person. I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. Please contact me if you feel you, or someone close to you, need help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, gender identity, substance misuse, addiction, or anger. If you feel there is a family matter you wish to explore and/or resolve, or if you just feel you would like to explore who you are and how you relate to others in general. I am here if your organisation needs staff and/or member support in the form of therapy or education. I adhere to the BACP and the BPS ethical frameworks.
I am a Psychodynamic Psychotherapist. I offer my services online or in person. I am here to provide a non-judgemental, safe space. Please contact me if you feel you, or someone close to you, need help with anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationships, gender identity, substance misuse, addiction, or anger. If you feel there is a family matter you wish to explore and/or resolve, or if you just feel you would like to explore who you are and how you relate to others in general. I am here if your organisation needs staff and/or member support in the form of therapy or education. I adhere to the BACP and the BPS ethical frameworks.
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Photo of Leanne Kerry Scott, Counsellor in IP8, England
Leanne Kerry Scott
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Copdock IP8  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with self harm? Do you feel you have problems relating to depression or low self esteem? My name is Leanne Scott and my main field of specialties are mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and all levels of depression as well as self harm, including (but not exclusive too) cutting, burning, breaking bones, object insertion and partial and or actual removal of limbs or body part. I feel my uniqueness in this field lies not only in my knowledge of these mental health problems and self harming behaviours but that I work with clients to help them recover in ways that are tailor made for them.
Are you struggling with self harm? Do you feel you have problems relating to depression or low self esteem? My name is Leanne Scott and my main field of specialties are mood and anxiety disorders, trauma and all levels of depression as well as self harm, including (but not exclusive too) cutting, burning, breaking bones, object insertion and partial and or actual removal of limbs or body part. I feel my uniqueness in this field lies not only in my knowledge of these mental health problems and self harming behaviours but that I work with clients to help them recover in ways that are tailor made for them.
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Angela Brooke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can sometimes be difficult and we may find ourselves struggling and feeling anxious, depressed and unconfident. We may find ourselves battling with the feelings evoked by loss, due to bereavement, relationship breakdown or even the children leaving home. Counselling is not a magic cure, but talking to an empathic, skilled therapist can help; fostering both the processing of difficult feelings and resilience to better deal with what life throws at us, enabling us to move forward. The effect of just being listened to by those who have hitherto struggled to be heard can be both powerful and empowering.
Life can sometimes be difficult and we may find ourselves struggling and feeling anxious, depressed and unconfident. We may find ourselves battling with the feelings evoked by loss, due to bereavement, relationship breakdown or even the children leaving home. Counselling is not a magic cure, but talking to an empathic, skilled therapist can help; fostering both the processing of difficult feelings and resilience to better deal with what life throws at us, enabling us to move forward. The effect of just being listened to by those who have hitherto struggled to be heard can be both powerful and empowering.
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Inside the Therapy Room - Paula Gleed
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you want to be empowered to be the real you? Would you like to get a handle of your overthinking and anxiety? Do you wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients.
Do you want to be empowered to be the real you? Would you like to get a handle of your overthinking and anxiety? Do you wonder why you sometimes experience things differently to others? Do you identify with some neurodivergent traits or have you had a recent formal diagnosis of being neurodivergent or do you need support in accepting self-diagnosis? I can offer you an environment where it's safe for you to begin to explore, to be curious, to work out who you are in the world and celebrate your own uniqueness. Inside the therapy room is open and fully inclusive to all, with a specialism in working with neurodivergent clients.
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Counsellor Psychotherapist And Supervisor Debbie
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
Are you feeling overwhelmed, not able to think clearly, feeling like something isn't right, or feeling stressed or out of control? Counselling can help you have a greater awareness about yourself, talking about the things in your life that don't make sense or what makes you angry, sad or afraid. We can look at your emotions, feelings & behaviours together & find the way forward for you. I have experience working with anxiety, depression, panic, relationships, transgender, gender dysphoria & more. I am a Counsellor Psychotherapist & a supervisor.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in IP8

< 10

Counsellors in IP8 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Depression
78% Stress
67% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in IP8 see their clients

89% In Person and Online
11% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in IP8?

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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.