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Janet Bullen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi I am person centred counsellor, this means I accept and support you to explore ways to help you overcome any uncomfortable or traumatic emotions you may be experiencing. Sometimes we have experiences in life that can be overwhelming or we just can’t make sense of the events that may have happened to us. Many people may need answers from others and this may never happen, therefore exploring these questions within in a safe place can allow us to have acceptance to help start the healing process and give us back a sense of empowerment.
Hi I am person centred counsellor, this means I accept and support you to explore ways to help you overcome any uncomfortable or traumatic emotions you may be experiencing. Sometimes we have experiences in life that can be overwhelming or we just can’t make sense of the events that may have happened to us. Many people may need answers from others and this may never happen, therefore exploring these questions within in a safe place can allow us to have acceptance to help start the healing process and give us back a sense of empowerment.
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Empathia Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am a qualified counsellor who works in an integrative way believing that every client is unique and has their own individual requirements. I passionately believe that we all need an empathic and kind ear during the most difficult times in our lives, someone to be there who will listen and sit with us patiently when life feels too hard. At times anxieties, experiences, problems or worries can feel just too heavy to carry alone so that's when counsellors like myself can be of real benefit. I am privileged to say that I have helped my clients work through obstacles that they feel have been holding them back in life.
I am a qualified counsellor who works in an integrative way believing that every client is unique and has their own individual requirements. I passionately believe that we all need an empathic and kind ear during the most difficult times in our lives, someone to be there who will listen and sit with us patiently when life feels too hard. At times anxieties, experiences, problems or worries can feel just too heavy to carry alone so that's when counsellors like myself can be of real benefit. I am privileged to say that I have helped my clients work through obstacles that they feel have been holding them back in life.
01795 501950 View 01795 501950
Photo of Lisa Ward - GreenShed Counselling , MBACP, Counsellor
GreenShed Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
It takes tremendous strength and courage to reach out and finally say - something's not working. It can be easy to put aside our doubts, worries, traumas and behaviours, and let our busy lives take the lead. Yet as you know, these feelings don't just disappear, and one day something builds up within us that makes us say - 'ENOUGH, I need to deal with this.' Naturally, our first step is to reach out to friends, family, or colleagues, and although we respect their opinions, do we truly allow ourselves to be vulnerable within these relationships?
It takes tremendous strength and courage to reach out and finally say - something's not working. It can be easy to put aside our doubts, worries, traumas and behaviours, and let our busy lives take the lead. Yet as you know, these feelings don't just disappear, and one day something builds up within us that makes us say - 'ENOUGH, I need to deal with this.' Naturally, our first step is to reach out to friends, family, or colleagues, and although we respect their opinions, do we truly allow ourselves to be vulnerable within these relationships?
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Dr Helen Layton
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been working in NHS mental health services for over 10 years. I am currently working in a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service within the NHS. I have specialised in providing therapy for individuals and couples who are struggling with their feelings during pregnancy and/or parenthood. This might be changes in mood, struggles processing a previous loss, traumatic birth, unexpected feelings during parenthood and/or difficulties with bonding with your baby/babies.
I am an experienced Clinical Psychologist who has been working in NHS mental health services for over 10 years. I am currently working in a specialist Perinatal Mental Health Service within the NHS. I have specialised in providing therapy for individuals and couples who are struggling with their feelings during pregnancy and/or parenthood. This might be changes in mood, struggles processing a previous loss, traumatic birth, unexpected feelings during parenthood and/or difficulties with bonding with your baby/babies.
020 3816 3652 View 020 3816 3652
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Danielle Lisbon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As a dedicated Person-Centered Therapist, I am committed to providing a safe and empathetic space for individuals to explore their inner experiences and foster personal growth. I am passionate about promoting mental wellness and facilitating meaningful change in the lives of my clients. By fostering a supportive and compassionate therapeutic environment, I aim to empower individuals to tap into their inner resources, build resilience, and lead more authentic and fulfilling lives. My therapeutic approach is grounded in the principles of Person-Centered Therapy, which emphasises unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness.
As a dedicated Person-Centered Therapist, I am committed to providing a safe and empathetic space for individuals to explore their inner experiences and foster personal growth. I am passionate about promoting mental wellness and facilitating meaningful change in the lives of my clients. By fostering a supportive and compassionate therapeutic environment, I aim to empower individuals to tap into their inner resources, build resilience, and lead more authentic and fulfilling lives. My therapeutic approach is grounded in the principles of Person-Centered Therapy, which emphasises unconditional positive regard, empathy, and genuineness.
020 3772 3308 View 020 3772 3308
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Laura-Lee D'Souza
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Welcome, people call me Laura. I guess you are looking to make things better. Quality counselling could really help you ease struggles. Often people avoid therapy, fearing judgment, or loss of control. My clients say they “feel lighter” from our first session, and therapy is very helpful and easy to engage with. Our sessions would be a collaboration, bringing empathy and many techniques and theories including trauma informed, Person-Centred (Humanistic) and inner child therapy. Together we would form a therapy plan just for you. I offer calm Neurodivergent friendly therapy. I offer a free no obligation 15-minute consultation T/call.
Welcome, people call me Laura. I guess you are looking to make things better. Quality counselling could really help you ease struggles. Often people avoid therapy, fearing judgment, or loss of control. My clients say they “feel lighter” from our first session, and therapy is very helpful and easy to engage with. Our sessions would be a collaboration, bringing empathy and many techniques and theories including trauma informed, Person-Centred (Humanistic) and inner child therapy. Together we would form a therapy plan just for you. I offer calm Neurodivergent friendly therapy. I offer a free no obligation 15-minute consultation T/call.
01622 233622 View 01622 233622
Photo of Kelly Croucher, MBACP, Counsellor
Kelly Croucher
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed? I am here to support you manage and reduce these feelings, while also boosting your self-esteem and confidence. Together, we can work towards rediscovering your true self and finding a sense of peace. It's completely normal to feel lost or confused about your emotions. I provide a judgment-free environment where you can freely express yourself and make positive changes to progress in your life.
Do you find yourself feeling overwhelmed, anxious, or stressed? I am here to support you manage and reduce these feelings, while also boosting your self-esteem and confidence. Together, we can work towards rediscovering your true self and finding a sense of peace. It's completely normal to feel lost or confused about your emotions. I provide a judgment-free environment where you can freely express yourself and make positive changes to progress in your life.
01795 905167 View 01795 905167

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in ME12

< 10

Counsellors in ME12 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
86% Domestic Abuse
86% Self Esteem
86% Stress
71% Bereavement

Average years in practice

6 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in ME12 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in ME12?

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.