Photo of Beccy Jackson, MBACP, Counsellor
Beccy Jackson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Maidstone ME18  (Online Only)
Are you struggling to make sense of life? Feeling sad, anxious, confused, depressed, overwhelmed or numb? Have you experienced a negative relationship or been subjected to abuse? Do you lack self esteem or find it hard to trust your own judgment? Counselling may help, for these and many other concerns. As a humanistic and integrative counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential, and welcoming space for you to focus on your needs either face to face in Sittingbourne or via telephone, online sessions. i can also offer chat sessions via teams.
Are you struggling to make sense of life? Feeling sad, anxious, confused, depressed, overwhelmed or numb? Have you experienced a negative relationship or been subjected to abuse? Do you lack self esteem or find it hard to trust your own judgment? Counselling may help, for these and many other concerns. As a humanistic and integrative counsellor, I offer a safe, confidential, and welcoming space for you to focus on your needs either face to face in Sittingbourne or via telephone, online sessions. i can also offer chat sessions via teams.
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Victoria Saunders
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
At times throughout our lives we can find ourselves struggling with certain issues that can come as part of every day life or around a specific event, whether that be a bereavement or loss, feelings of stress and anxiety, addiction, depression or low self-esteem. It is at these times that seeking support can help in working through whatever difficulties you are experiencing and to find a way forward. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor working with both young people and adults. I have extensive experience in working with bereavement, loss and living with life limiting illness, along with stress, anxiety, and depression.
At times throughout our lives we can find ourselves struggling with certain issues that can come as part of every day life or around a specific event, whether that be a bereavement or loss, feelings of stress and anxiety, addiction, depression or low self-esteem. It is at these times that seeking support can help in working through whatever difficulties you are experiencing and to find a way forward. I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor working with both young people and adults. I have extensive experience in working with bereavement, loss and living with life limiting illness, along with stress, anxiety, and depression.
01622 237408 View 01622 237408
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Ellie Boon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I’m warm and friendly and work in a very person-centred way. This means that I don’t use lots of techniques or give you homework, but rather I work with you to help you understand yourself better, and make decisions or changes.
I’m warm and friendly and work in a very person-centred way. This means that I don’t use lots of techniques or give you homework, but rather I work with you to help you understand yourself better, and make decisions or changes.
01622 584384 View 01622 584384
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Sandy Margaret Paine
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, supporting both Adults and Children with their mental wellbeing in a safe, non-judgemental environment. The way we think, feel and behave can become a problem in our everyday life and impact our mental health. Counselling can improve our emotional wellbeing, leading to change and equipping us the tools to help us deal with the challenges we face. Just as each person is individual, so is the way that our sessions develop. It is important that you feel at ease and able to discuss your needs, so you can explore and work through feelings and problems in a way that you are comfortable with.
I am a qualified BACP registered counsellor, supporting both Adults and Children with their mental wellbeing in a safe, non-judgemental environment. The way we think, feel and behave can become a problem in our everyday life and impact our mental health. Counselling can improve our emotional wellbeing, leading to change and equipping us the tools to help us deal with the challenges we face. Just as each person is individual, so is the way that our sessions develop. It is important that you feel at ease and able to discuss your needs, so you can explore and work through feelings and problems in a way that you are comfortable with.
01580 234724 View 01580 234724
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Shirley-Ann Galbraith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Welcome. Sometimes life presents challenges and the turbulence of these can be overwhelming and may impact negatively on our mental health and emotional well-being. Psychotherapy and counselling offer a safe space to explore your experiences of these difficulties. Seeking help from a professional may be the next step and psychotherapy or counselling gives you the opportunity to look at your life, your problems and concerns. I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 30 years experience. In my private practice I work with adults experiencing all aspects of mental ill health concerns, relationship and life issues.
Welcome. Sometimes life presents challenges and the turbulence of these can be overwhelming and may impact negatively on our mental health and emotional well-being. Psychotherapy and counselling offer a safe space to explore your experiences of these difficulties. Seeking help from a professional may be the next step and psychotherapy or counselling gives you the opportunity to look at your life, your problems and concerns. I am a qualified psychotherapist and counsellor with over 30 years experience. In my private practice I work with adults experiencing all aspects of mental ill health concerns, relationship and life issues.
01622 938418 View 01622 938418
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Karen Lambert
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am well aware that at times life can be difficult; you may feel anxious, over-whelmed, worried or just not right. Or you may feel that your past experiences are having an impact on how you deal with things in your life today. Talking with me could help you in a different way than talking to a friend of family member and this is primarily because you can be honest with me without me judging you.  I'm here to listen to you and to support you in working things out for yourself. My approach is open, honest and down-to-earth and I am a firm believer in the counselling process and the good that it can do. 
I am well aware that at times life can be difficult; you may feel anxious, over-whelmed, worried or just not right. Or you may feel that your past experiences are having an impact on how you deal with things in your life today. Talking with me could help you in a different way than talking to a friend of family member and this is primarily because you can be honest with me without me judging you.  I'm here to listen to you and to support you in working things out for yourself. My approach is open, honest and down-to-earth and I am a firm believer in the counselling process and the good that it can do. 
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Annabel Tucker
Counsellor
Verified Verified
I have worked as a counsellor and psycho sexual therapist for 30 years and I still find it as fascinating and rewarding now as when I started. I am COSRT and Relate accredited. I work with individuals, couples, families. I aim to support my clients to clarify the issues that are hindering their development and relationships in an effective way, while developing a greater understanding of the causes of their current problems and issues. In some cases the counselling can be quite specific and goal orientated; yet with others it can be more exploratory and pastoral. Most often it can include both, depending on the need.
I have worked as a counsellor and psycho sexual therapist for 30 years and I still find it as fascinating and rewarding now as when I started. I am COSRT and Relate accredited. I work with individuals, couples, families. I aim to support my clients to clarify the issues that are hindering their development and relationships in an effective way, while developing a greater understanding of the causes of their current problems and issues. In some cases the counselling can be quite specific and goal orientated; yet with others it can be more exploratory and pastoral. Most often it can include both, depending on the need.
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Cheryl Sieloff
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have been a Integrative Counsellor since 2004. I also hold an MSc in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Studies, plus a Diploma in Integrative Counselling Supervision. I worked within the Prison System as a Counsellor for 12 years, with clients who experienced issues around depression, abuse, trauma, addiction, self harm, grief and loss, anxiety, personality disorders, autism etc. I have also worked with organisations that support individuals that have experienced Domestic Abuse and Eating Disorders.
I have been a Integrative Counsellor since 2004. I also hold an MSc in Psychoanalytical Psychotherapy Studies, plus a Diploma in Integrative Counselling Supervision. I worked within the Prison System as a Counsellor for 12 years, with clients who experienced issues around depression, abuse, trauma, addiction, self harm, grief and loss, anxiety, personality disorders, autism etc. I have also worked with organisations that support individuals that have experienced Domestic Abuse and Eating Disorders.
07427 562315 View 07427 562315
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Jane Collings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Yalding ME18
Are you feeling worried, stuck, or held back by something that happened in the past? Maybe you feel inadequate in some way, or self conscious. Whatever your problem I'm here to help you feel better about yourself, and more deserving of the life you really want. It's surprising what can be achieved by simply devoting time to talking about your problems with someone who is trained to help you reflect. I'm an integrative counsellor which means that while we mainly talk about the here and now, I sometimes invite you to talk about your past too, in order for you to identify patterns - Your unique experiences effect how you see life.
Are you feeling worried, stuck, or held back by something that happened in the past? Maybe you feel inadequate in some way, or self conscious. Whatever your problem I'm here to help you feel better about yourself, and more deserving of the life you really want. It's surprising what can be achieved by simply devoting time to talking about your problems with someone who is trained to help you reflect. I'm an integrative counsellor which means that while we mainly talk about the here and now, I sometimes invite you to talk about your past too, in order for you to identify patterns - Your unique experiences effect how you see life.
01622 321730 View 01622 321730
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Janet Wells
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Janet, I am a BACP registered psychotherapist based in Medway. I offer face to face counselling in Gillingham and also Walking Talking therapy, Zoom, Facetime or telephone. I offer a confidential and safe environment in which you can explore and process the difficulties you are facing. This will be a non-judgemental space where we can discuss as much or as little as you would like, you lead the way. I aim to create an environment where you feel calm and cared for, as well as being able to trust in me with your thoughts and concerns no matter how big or small. All clients are treated with respect and empathy.
Hello, my name is Janet, I am a BACP registered psychotherapist based in Medway. I offer face to face counselling in Gillingham and also Walking Talking therapy, Zoom, Facetime or telephone. I offer a confidential and safe environment in which you can explore and process the difficulties you are facing. This will be a non-judgemental space where we can discuss as much or as little as you would like, you lead the way. I aim to create an environment where you feel calm and cared for, as well as being able to trust in me with your thoughts and concerns no matter how big or small. All clients are treated with respect and empathy.
01634 564227 View 01634 564227
Photo of Dominika Chalder, PhD, UKCP Trainee, Psychotherapist
Dominika Chalder
Psychotherapist, PhD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello, I'm Dom, and I specilise in helping adults facing ADHD, attention, organizational, and emotional challenges, including trauma and complex PTSD. My focus is on restoring a sense of balance, enhancing confidence, and promoting wellbeing. Are you navigating emotions, battling distractions, or overwhelmed by your past? My clients seek clarity amidst chaos, aiming to process trauma, conquer ADHD traits, anxiety, and depression, reclaiming peace and purpose. Through a trauma-informed approach, I integrate eye movement reprocessing methods, providing a secure environment for healing and growth.
Hello, I'm Dom, and I specilise in helping adults facing ADHD, attention, organizational, and emotional challenges, including trauma and complex PTSD. My focus is on restoring a sense of balance, enhancing confidence, and promoting wellbeing. Are you navigating emotions, battling distractions, or overwhelmed by your past? My clients seek clarity amidst chaos, aiming to process trauma, conquer ADHD traits, anxiety, and depression, reclaiming peace and purpose. Through a trauma-informed approach, I integrate eye movement reprocessing methods, providing a secure environment for healing and growth.
01580 234669 View 01580 234669
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Ian Newman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a Gestalt counsellor who will work with you one-to-one either in person or via Zoom or Skype. My main focus as a counsellor is to work with you to explore issues that you feel are holding you back from experiencing a fulfilled life. Together, we will look at the ways in which your experience of the world is proving to be difficult and causing you distress, stuck and unable to move forward. Together we will explore the issues that you are struggling with to enable you to move forward.
I am a Gestalt counsellor who will work with you one-to-one either in person or via Zoom or Skype. My main focus as a counsellor is to work with you to explore issues that you feel are holding you back from experiencing a fulfilled life. Together, we will look at the ways in which your experience of the world is proving to be difficult and causing you distress, stuck and unable to move forward. Together we will explore the issues that you are struggling with to enable you to move forward.
07723 412268 View 07723 412268
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Ronke Adeyemi (MA, MBACP) Individual & Couple
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Kent Street ME18  (Online Only)
Are you feeling Anxious, Depressed or stuck in your personal or professional life? Are you experiencing a profound loss due to Bereavement or a Traumatic /PTSD that causes you sleeplessness? or going through Relationship, Domestic Abuse/ Violence, Spiritual, Identity or Cultural issues? Are you struggling with feeling of shame, guilt, abandonment or looking for healing due to unresolved past hurt and disappointment? I have personal experience of how it felt to be trapped and joy to be liberated. We will collaboratively work together with empathy and respect to gain confidence you need to live a happy and fulfilling life with .
Are you feeling Anxious, Depressed or stuck in your personal or professional life? Are you experiencing a profound loss due to Bereavement or a Traumatic /PTSD that causes you sleeplessness? or going through Relationship, Domestic Abuse/ Violence, Spiritual, Identity or Cultural issues? Are you struggling with feeling of shame, guilt, abandonment or looking for healing due to unresolved past hurt and disappointment? I have personal experience of how it felt to be trapped and joy to be liberated. We will collaboratively work together with empathy and respect to gain confidence you need to live a happy and fulfilling life with .
01689 663148 View 01689 663148
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Sara-Jayne Dixon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, lost or sad? Do you lack a sense of purpose? Is something holding you back from living the life you want to live? Life can be full of challenges and sometimes we need help to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps your past experiences are having an impact on you and are stopping you from being the person you want to be. I understand that life can be difficult at times. Having been through my own life struggles, I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. Counselling has been a huge part of my own journey and after noticing how it helped me, I want to help others in the same way.
Are you feeling anxious, overwhelmed, lost or sad? Do you lack a sense of purpose? Is something holding you back from living the life you want to live? Life can be full of challenges and sometimes we need help to make sense of what is going on. Perhaps your past experiences are having an impact on you and are stopping you from being the person you want to be. I understand that life can be difficult at times. Having been through my own life struggles, I understand how hard it can be to reach out for help. Counselling has been a huge part of my own journey and after noticing how it helped me, I want to help others in the same way.
01622 233219 View 01622 233219

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in ME18

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in ME18 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Relationship Issues
93% Depression
86% Self Esteem
79% Bereavement
79% Stress
71% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

7 Years

How Counsellors in ME18 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
7% Male
7% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in ME18?

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.