Counselling in LA9

Photo of Kate Sumsion, Counsellor in LA9, England
Kate Sumsion
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Counselling is very normal, and completely transformational at the same time. I offer you a safe, confidential space to be you. Here we can explore what is troubling you, what's working for you and what isn't; who you are, and what you want out of life. Give yourself the time to simply sit down, breathe and talk freely. I am a warm, thoughtful, sensitive, and empathic therapist, and I bring compassion, intuition, creativity, humour, and an eye for life’s details into my practice. Alongside my formal training I draw from a broad life experience including motherhood, travel, a career in cake design, and my own therapeutic journey.
Counselling is very normal, and completely transformational at the same time. I offer you a safe, confidential space to be you. Here we can explore what is troubling you, what's working for you and what isn't; who you are, and what you want out of life. Give yourself the time to simply sit down, breathe and talk freely. I am a warm, thoughtful, sensitive, and empathic therapist, and I bring compassion, intuition, creativity, humour, and an eye for life’s details into my practice. Alongside my formal training I draw from a broad life experience including motherhood, travel, a career in cake design, and my own therapeutic journey.
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Simon Hart Richardson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Counselling is about you. You may come with worries and concerns, feeling unsure about which direction to take, feeling stuck or weighed down. Counselling is also about us. We will develop our relationship in a safe space where you can talk about anything. For some, this may be initially difficult. Though counselling isn’t meant to be easy, you may feel that it gets easier beyond the opening sessions. You will be the judge of how deep we go and when you are ready for this to happen. I believe that healing takes place within the relationship where I offer warmth and understanding along with genuineness.
Counselling is about you. You may come with worries and concerns, feeling unsure about which direction to take, feeling stuck or weighed down. Counselling is also about us. We will develop our relationship in a safe space where you can talk about anything. For some, this may be initially difficult. Though counselling isn’t meant to be easy, you may feel that it gets easier beyond the opening sessions. You will be the judge of how deep we go and when you are ready for this to happen. I believe that healing takes place within the relationship where I offer warmth and understanding along with genuineness.
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Photo of Be Heard Counselling, Psychotherapist in LA9, England
Be Heard Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to offer support and have the professional experience to join you on your journey. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and by creating a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space, we are able to be alongside you and support you through challenging times as we explore your feelings and emotions together. Trusting relationships heal!
Perhaps you're down or anxious - maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Whatever your needs may be, we are here to offer support and have the professional experience to join you on your journey. Therapy is a process of growth and self-discovery, and by creating a non-judgmental, safe and confidential space, we are able to be alongside you and support you through challenging times as we explore your feelings and emotions together. Trusting relationships heal!
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Michael James
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
I’m an Integrative Relational Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. The essence of my practice is 'person-centred' in that I am always led by the client's needs as presented to me. In this way 'therapy' is always grounded in the trans-formative power of trusting and collaborative relationships. Our work together should then stand as an open invitation to go beyond our sense of limitation and to help establish a greater sense of well-being, meaningful identity and purpose.
I’m an Integrative Relational Psychotherapist with over 25 years of experience. The essence of my practice is 'person-centred' in that I am always led by the client's needs as presented to me. In this way 'therapy' is always grounded in the trans-formative power of trusting and collaborative relationships. Our work together should then stand as an open invitation to go beyond our sense of limitation and to help establish a greater sense of well-being, meaningful identity and purpose.
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Photo of Genevieve Drury, Psychotherapist in LA9, England
Genevieve Drury
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Hello, great to meet you. Taking the first step towards counselling is a brave and positive decision, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), you can trust that you'll receive professional and ethical care in a safe and confidential environment. In our sessions, I'll provide a warm and non-judgmental space for you to share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Together, we'll explore your unique experiences and work towards finding solutions that resonate with you.
Hello, great to meet you. Taking the first step towards counselling is a brave and positive decision, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. As a registered member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), you can trust that you'll receive professional and ethical care in a safe and confidential environment. In our sessions, I'll provide a warm and non-judgmental space for you to share your thoughts, feelings, and concerns. Together, we'll explore your unique experiences and work towards finding solutions that resonate with you.
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Photo of Dr Emily Haigh Clinical Psychologist, Psychologist in LA9, England
Dr Emily Haigh Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Do you feel like you’ve lost yourself or as though life is a struggle? Are you finding it hard to live life in the way that you want? If so I believe I can help. Through one-to-one therapy sessions, I can support you to find clarity, calm, balance, and the tools to live a more fulfilled life as the very best version of you. I work with a variety of difficulties and have a particular interest and specialism in helping people who may be struggling to adjust to significant life events e.g. becoming a parent, menopausal changes, long term health conditions as well as people who have high standards or may be prone to self-criticism.
Do you feel like you’ve lost yourself or as though life is a struggle? Are you finding it hard to live life in the way that you want? If so I believe I can help. Through one-to-one therapy sessions, I can support you to find clarity, calm, balance, and the tools to live a more fulfilled life as the very best version of you. I work with a variety of difficulties and have a particular interest and specialism in helping people who may be struggling to adjust to significant life events e.g. becoming a parent, menopausal changes, long term health conditions as well as people who have high standards or may be prone to self-criticism.
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Photo of Dr Anna Ridding, Psychologist in LA9, England
Dr Anna Ridding
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
Hello, I’m Anna and I’m here to support you in the next steps of your well-being journey. If you’ve ever felt lost or overwhelmed by your thoughts or feelings, I can provide support within a warm and safe environment to help build resilience and empower you to be the best version of yourself. The road ahead may seem long and challenging, and I am here to give you encouragement and support along the way. Whether you are struggling with low mood, anxiety, the aftermath of a traumatic experience, a physical health condition or relationship struggles, I promise to provide my expertise to enable you to meet your needs and goals.
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Photo of Euan Mckinnon, Counsellor in LA9, England
Euan Mckinnon
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I’m Euan. I am offering face-to-face or online support in a welcoming and engaging environment. I have always found it useful in my life to notice and respect each other’s differences, while at the same time being curious about what makes us unique. In these rapidly changing times, it feels more relevant than ever to provide a space where we can express and share our thoughts and feelings. As a psychotherapist in advanced clinical training, I am able to provide that space and support for those experiencing difficulties in their life.
Hello, I’m Euan. I am offering face-to-face or online support in a welcoming and engaging environment. I have always found it useful in my life to notice and respect each other’s differences, while at the same time being curious about what makes us unique. In these rapidly changing times, it feels more relevant than ever to provide a space where we can express and share our thoughts and feelings. As a psychotherapist in advanced clinical training, I am able to provide that space and support for those experiencing difficulties in their life.
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Photo of Gary Humphreys, Psychotherapist in LA9, England
Gary Humphreys
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who works with adults in person or online. My approach is informal and relaxed. I don’t make judgements or tell you what you should do or think. I begin by helping you describe what is troubling you. I listen carefully and support you to make sense of your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I help you to find meanings, identify patterns, and explore your choices. I support you to think about yourself more compassionately and clearly; strengthen your sense of who you are and better understand your relationships. An approach confirmed by current research to aid positive change.
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist who works with adults in person or online. My approach is informal and relaxed. I don’t make judgements or tell you what you should do or think. I begin by helping you describe what is troubling you. I listen carefully and support you to make sense of your experiences, thoughts, and emotions. I help you to find meanings, identify patterns, and explore your choices. I support you to think about yourself more compassionately and clearly; strengthen your sense of who you are and better understand your relationships. An approach confirmed by current research to aid positive change.
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Photo of Glyn Harris MBABCP (ACCRED), Psychotherapist in LA9, England
Glyn Harris MBABCP (ACCRED)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Kendal LA9  (Online Only)
Hi there and welcome. My name is GIyn Harris and I help my clients change the negative thoughts and behaviours that stop them reaching their full potential I have three clinics based in Preston, Liverpool and near Cartmel in South Cumbria. I am qualified in two therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a widely recognised and respected psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders . It is also widely used in sport and business to challenge performance limiting beliefs.
Hi there and welcome. My name is GIyn Harris and I help my clients change the negative thoughts and behaviours that stop them reaching their full potential I have three clinics based in Preston, Liverpool and near Cartmel in South Cumbria. I am qualified in two therapies: Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). I am also a Registered Mental Health Nurse. Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or CBT is a widely recognised and respected psychological treatment for depression and anxiety disorders . It is also widely used in sport and business to challenge performance limiting beliefs.
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Photo of Johanna Lakin, Psychotherapist in LA9, England
Johanna Lakin
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified Person-Centred psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I will provide you a non judgemental, accepting and empathic environment, where we can look more closely at the distress you are feeling and how it is impacting your life. We will explore what your needs are and with that your decisions and potential for growth can become clearer and more fully formed. By creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can navigate your thoughts, feelings and experiences (past and present) to better understand how they have worked together to form your understanding of who you are and how you perceive yourself in the world.
I am a qualified Person-Centred psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. I will provide you a non judgemental, accepting and empathic environment, where we can look more closely at the distress you are feeling and how it is impacting your life. We will explore what your needs are and with that your decisions and potential for growth can become clearer and more fully formed. By creating a trusting therapeutic relationship, we can navigate your thoughts, feelings and experiences (past and present) to better understand how they have worked together to form your understanding of who you are and how you perceive yourself in the world.
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Photo of Fairweather Therapy , Psychotherapist in LA9, England
Fairweather Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
01539 885307 View 01539 885307

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in LA9

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in LA9 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Depression
92% Self Esteem
83% Relationship Issues
83% Trauma and PTSD
83% Stress
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
60% Bupa

How Counsellors in LA9 see their clients

92% In Person and Online
8% Online Only

Gender breakdown

64% Female
36% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in LA9?

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.