Photo of Jodie Sturges, MBACP, Counsellor
Jodie Sturges
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have been a therapist for 11 years . My aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and accepting environment where I can help you explore your issues no matter what they are. Unresolved issues can cause great unhappiness and therapy can help to unlock suppressed feelings and emotions. I work in a cosy environment to help you feel comfortable. I offer face to face and zoom sessions.
I have been a therapist for 11 years . My aim is to provide a confidential, non-judgemental and accepting environment where I can help you explore your issues no matter what they are. Unresolved issues can cause great unhappiness and therapy can help to unlock suppressed feelings and emotions. I work in a cosy environment to help you feel comfortable. I offer face to face and zoom sessions.
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Mark Howden Paine
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a very experienced integrated therapist for both mental and physical issues. I work with both individuals and couples, offering help with the stresses of everyday life such as Anxiety, Anger and Depression as well as marriage guidance and a range of relationship problems. I can help with ongoing chronic issues such as addiction, abuse, past and present traumas and other concerns. I aim to tailor the style of therapy to suit your needs and encourage an initial session to assess how best to work with you.
I am a very experienced integrated therapist for both mental and physical issues. I work with both individuals and couples, offering help with the stresses of everyday life such as Anxiety, Anger and Depression as well as marriage guidance and a range of relationship problems. I can help with ongoing chronic issues such as addiction, abuse, past and present traumas and other concerns. I aim to tailor the style of therapy to suit your needs and encourage an initial session to assess how best to work with you.
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Photo of Charlotte A Smith - Bulb Therapy, MBACP, Counsellor
Bulb Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Firstly I would like to show my admiration for you making this courageous decision to look for help. I know how it feels to be stuck within the world, within yourself. To suffer great sadness and hopelessness. I too, once sat in the client's chair and can appreciate, how significant taking this first step is... Relationships, connections are so powerful within our world. Have you ever thought about the relationship you have with yourself? At Bulb Therapy , I walk alongside you, providing you a safe space to find new meanings, and a greater awareness of who you are and how together we can tackle your difficulties effectively.
Firstly I would like to show my admiration for you making this courageous decision to look for help. I know how it feels to be stuck within the world, within yourself. To suffer great sadness and hopelessness. I too, once sat in the client's chair and can appreciate, how significant taking this first step is... Relationships, connections are so powerful within our world. Have you ever thought about the relationship you have with yourself? At Bulb Therapy , I walk alongside you, providing you a safe space to find new meanings, and a greater awareness of who you are and how together we can tackle your difficulties effectively.
01634 540369 View 01634 540369
Photo of Karen Elizabeth Williams - Rainham Counselling, MBACP, Counsellor
Rainham Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am, Karen, a qualified counsellor who practices using Person Centred and Psychodynamic therapies. I provide a confidential space for you to be accepted as you are. We work together to explore what you want to achieve in therapy. This may initially be unknown, so we work to clarify and explore, to discover anything that is concerning or causing you unrest/stress. The calm, quiet and confidential space I offer, provides a sanctuary where self-awareness may increase, and personal growth can happen.
I am, Karen, a qualified counsellor who practices using Person Centred and Psychodynamic therapies. I provide a confidential space for you to be accepted as you are. We work together to explore what you want to achieve in therapy. This may initially be unknown, so we work to clarify and explore, to discover anything that is concerning or causing you unrest/stress. The calm, quiet and confidential space I offer, provides a sanctuary where self-awareness may increase, and personal growth can happen.
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Brenda Mackie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I'm a therapeutic counsellor qualified to diploma level with over 12 years experience in helping adults, young people and children in Medway Towns. I provide a safe, nurturing space for you to explore and make sense of how past trauma, relationship fails, bereavement or obsessive behaviours are affecting how you feel about yourself, your life and the lives of those around you. Please call me to discuss how I might be of help to you or email me to arrange an initial assessment.
I'm a therapeutic counsellor qualified to diploma level with over 12 years experience in helping adults, young people and children in Medway Towns. I provide a safe, nurturing space for you to explore and make sense of how past trauma, relationship fails, bereavement or obsessive behaviours are affecting how you feel about yourself, your life and the lives of those around you. Please call me to discuss how I might be of help to you or email me to arrange an initial assessment.
01747 448683 View 01747 448683
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Michelle Green
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Have you ever said you were fine and you wasn't because someone wouldn't understand? Have you ever wondered if Counselling could be for you? Maybe I can help. Have you found yourself struggling to cope with difficult emotions such as anxiety, depression or low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope?
Have you ever said you were fine and you wasn't because someone wouldn't understand? Have you ever wondered if Counselling could be for you? Maybe I can help. Have you found yourself struggling to cope with difficult emotions such as anxiety, depression or low self esteem, feeling overwhelmed and unable to cope?
020 4538 4167 View 020 4538 4167
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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 Catherine Beach, MBACP, Counsellor
Catherine Beach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life doesn't get any easier does it? Juggling work, relationships and family can be stressful and confusing, leaving us feeling emotionally drained. Sometimes the harder we work to please others, the tougher we are on ourselves. This can make us feel less than good enough. Deeper feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger can be painful and scary, so we become very good at burying them until they build up and overwhelm us. If you are experiencing feelings that are hard to manage I can help you.
Life doesn't get any easier does it? Juggling work, relationships and family can be stressful and confusing, leaving us feeling emotionally drained. Sometimes the harder we work to please others, the tougher we are on ourselves. This can make us feel less than good enough. Deeper feelings of anxiety, sadness and anger can be painful and scary, so we become very good at burying them until they build up and overwhelm us. If you are experiencing feelings that are hard to manage I can help you.
01795 504284 View 01795 504284
Photo of Esther M Olawande, PhD, MBACP, Counsellor
Esther M Olawande
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Every individual is unique and we all respond to our environment in different and unique ways. We all deserve to be heard and within each one of us is the ability to change, transform and evolve. One of the most insightful things I’ve learnt as a mental health practitioner is that we are products of our thoughts, experiences and environment. How we think affects our worldview and determines our success in life. Our thoughts affect our physical and mental health and this may have significant impact on our present and future. We will work together to explore your feelings and how to manage your thoughts and relationships.
Every individual is unique and we all respond to our environment in different and unique ways. We all deserve to be heard and within each one of us is the ability to change, transform and evolve. One of the most insightful things I’ve learnt as a mental health practitioner is that we are products of our thoughts, experiences and environment. How we think affects our worldview and determines our success in life. Our thoughts affect our physical and mental health and this may have significant impact on our present and future. We will work together to explore your feelings and how to manage your thoughts and relationships.
01634 564236 View 01634 564236
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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Photo of Mary Ann Stevenson, BACP, Counsellor
Mary Ann Stevenson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I have training in counselling adults, young people and children. My placements included Place2Be, Improving Mental Health Provision in Chatham Kent and Counselling Parents and teachers in a local Secondary School. I continually update my training to ensure I give my best to my clients. I offer a safe, non judgemental space to work with clients and work at the clients own pace as they are the expert of themselves. At present I am only offering sessions on TEAMS and via telephone
I have training in counselling adults, young people and children. My placements included Place2Be, Improving Mental Health Provision in Chatham Kent and Counselling Parents and teachers in a local Secondary School. I continually update my training to ensure I give my best to my clients. I offer a safe, non judgemental space to work with clients and work at the clients own pace as they are the expert of themselves. At present I am only offering sessions on TEAMS and via telephone
01634 558727 View 01634 558727
Photo of Rebecca Attwood - Rebecca Attwood- Low Cost Counselling, MA, BACP, Counsellor
Rebecca Attwood- Low Cost Counselling
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
We believe that everyone who needs to see a counsellor should be able to do so. Cost should not be the reason that you are not able to access support. Day Time Sessions (7am- 5pm) £28. Evening Sessions (5pm-8pm) £30. Whatever your reasons for seeking support, be assured you will be treated with respect and confidentiality, and given the safe space to be yourself.
We believe that everyone who needs to see a counsellor should be able to do so. Cost should not be the reason that you are not able to access support. Day Time Sessions (7am- 5pm) £28. Evening Sessions (5pm-8pm) £30. Whatever your reasons for seeking support, be assured you will be treated with respect and confidentiality, and given the safe space to be yourself.
01634 557249 View 01634 557249
Photo of Laura-Lee D'Souza, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
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 Karen Simpson, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Karen Simpson
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
There are times we may find ourselves with more questions than answers. There are the big questions, 'what is the meaning of life?' 'or Why am I here?' Perhaps you are stuck with '...and what now?'. When faced with life's difficulties, counselling helps to make meaning of and process painful life experiences. I have worked with children, young people & adults for over 12 years with Issues such as loss and grief, anxiety, depression, relationship & family breakdown, self-harm, abuse, poor self-esteem, trauma, spirituality, harmful sexual behaviour, and identity.
There are times we may find ourselves with more questions than answers. There are the big questions, 'what is the meaning of life?' 'or Why am I here?' Perhaps you are stuck with '...and what now?'. When faced with life's difficulties, counselling helps to make meaning of and process painful life experiences. I have worked with children, young people & adults for over 12 years with Issues such as loss and grief, anxiety, depression, relationship & family breakdown, self-harm, abuse, poor self-esteem, trauma, spirituality, harmful sexual behaviour, and identity.
020 7078 9410 View 020 7078 9410
Photo of Kim Jordan, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Kim Jordan
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Good rapport with your Counsellor's the first step towards achieving change. My Counselling approach is different to anything my clients (both Adults & Children) have experienced before and it's because of this, they've felt at ease quickly and gained maximum benefit from their sessions. I've Counselled since 2019 and have a diverse range of additional skills that I integrate into my Counselling work. I work with Victims of Crime within Kent, as well as Children & Families who've been bereaved. I have over 10yrs experience working with Children & Young People, including those with additional needs, so my approach is inclusive.
Good rapport with your Counsellor's the first step towards achieving change. My Counselling approach is different to anything my clients (both Adults & Children) have experienced before and it's because of this, they've felt at ease quickly and gained maximum benefit from their sessions. I've Counselled since 2019 and have a diverse range of additional skills that I integrate into my Counselling work. I work with Victims of Crime within Kent, as well as Children & Families who've been bereaved. I have over 10yrs experience working with Children & Young People, including those with additional needs, so my approach is inclusive.
01622 237798 View 01622 237798
Photo of Natalie Wood, MA, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Natalie Wood
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
At various points in our lives, we all experience feelings, thoughts and events that we find challenging. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, finding it difficult to come to terms with something that has happened in the past, or worried about what the future will bring. Perhaps you feel stuck in a difficult situation, or caught between what seem like impossible choices. You may be seeking an opportunity to think about who you are, what is important to you, and the kind of life you want to lead.
At various points in our lives, we all experience feelings, thoughts and events that we find challenging. You may be feeling anxious or depressed, finding it difficult to come to terms with something that has happened in the past, or worried about what the future will bring. Perhaps you feel stuck in a difficult situation, or caught between what seem like impossible choices. You may be seeking an opportunity to think about who you are, what is important to you, and the kind of life you want to lead.
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Photo of Linda Thompson - Linda Thompson, Clear-Clarity Counselling Services, MBACP, Counsellor
Hi, I'm Linda. Taking the first step toward positive change can feel hard at times; Not knowing where to turn can leave you feeling anxious and alone. Climbing the mountain feels an impossible task. But, you've already found the courage and strength to start the process. Navigating our way through life's ups and downs can feel stressful and confusing. The effect on our anxiety levels can impact how we manage our everyday lives. I understand because I too have navigated some difficult paths along the way. Talking things through can help you find direction, reduce anxiety and low mood, and helps us view things with a renewed mindset.
Hi, I'm Linda. Taking the first step toward positive change can feel hard at times; Not knowing where to turn can leave you feeling anxious and alone. Climbing the mountain feels an impossible task. But, you've already found the courage and strength to start the process. Navigating our way through life's ups and downs can feel stressful and confusing. The effect on our anxiety levels can impact how we manage our everyday lives. I understand because I too have navigated some difficult paths along the way. Talking things through can help you find direction, reduce anxiety and low mood, and helps us view things with a renewed mindset.
01634 561255 View 01634 561255

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in ME8

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in ME8 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
94% Depression
88% Relationship Issues
88% Self Esteem
82% Bereavement
82% Stress
76% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in ME8 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in ME8?

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.