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Anna Smith
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Milton Keynes MK12  (Online Only)
Life for children, young people and families can be really challenging, a fact that has only been made worse by the pandemic. seeking counselling or therapy for your child or yourself can be a really scary task, but it can also help to resolve the issues that many young people and families face every day. I am currently offering online sessions only. I have a virtual therapy room that is suitable for children aged 3-18. This is a highly effective tool and replicates the 'in person' therapy experience, meaning your child isn't missing out by working online.
Life for children, young people and families can be really challenging, a fact that has only been made worse by the pandemic. seeking counselling or therapy for your child or yourself can be a really scary task, but it can also help to resolve the issues that many young people and families face every day. I am currently offering online sessions only. I have a virtual therapy room that is suitable for children aged 3-18. This is a highly effective tool and replicates the 'in person' therapy experience, meaning your child isn't missing out by working online.
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Becky Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Becky. As a counsellor I can offer you a safe space to talk freely, getting things off your chest in a confidential environment or a chance to explore your feelings or things that are on your mind. I don’t offer advice but will guide you in becoming more self aware, understanding your feelings and thoughts and finding answers for yourself. At this time, with lockdown and all the things that come with this, things can feel uncertain and lonely. I am offering sessions over zoom, starting with a free telephone consultation and concessions for sessions to encourage everyone to reach out and ask for the help that they need.
Hi, I’m Becky. As a counsellor I can offer you a safe space to talk freely, getting things off your chest in a confidential environment or a chance to explore your feelings or things that are on your mind. I don’t offer advice but will guide you in becoming more self aware, understanding your feelings and thoughts and finding answers for yourself. At this time, with lockdown and all the things that come with this, things can feel uncertain and lonely. I am offering sessions over zoom, starting with a free telephone consultation and concessions for sessions to encourage everyone to reach out and ask for the help that they need.
01752 746513 View 01752 746513
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DS-Therapia
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
Hello, my name is Doug Stow. I’m an experienced Psychotherapist, Couples & Relationship Psychotherapist, Psychosexual & Sex Addiction Psychotherapist with over 26+ years experience private practice. • PG. Dip. Psychosexual Therapy, London South Bank University • PG. Cert. Forensic Sexology, University of Central Lancashire • Professional Cert. Association for the Treatment of Sexual Addiction and Compulsivity (ATSAC) • Advance Cert. Psychosexual & Relationship Psychotherapy (COSRT) Accredited Training Course
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Sharon Beagles
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Deciding to have therapy can be a big step so it is understandable that you may feel nervous or apprehensive. In my practice, my aim is to provide a safe place where we can explore whatever you struggle with at your own pace. I also believe that a trusting relationship, built upon authenticity and free from preconceptions and judgment, is an essential ingredient in any work we do together.
Deciding to have therapy can be a big step so it is understandable that you may feel nervous or apprehensive. In my practice, my aim is to provide a safe place where we can explore whatever you struggle with at your own pace. I also believe that a trusting relationship, built upon authenticity and free from preconceptions and judgment, is an essential ingredient in any work we do together.
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Tracy Patricia O'Shea
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Life is not always easy and sometimes, when you are going through difficult times you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel or see your way through. Having someone to talk to who is not part of your family or friendship group, somewhere you can say exactly what you are really thinking or what you are afraid of, where you can take the mask off that you wear every day. It can be your place of calm in what may feel like a very chaotic world.... just to be....and be yourself.
Life is not always easy and sometimes, when you are going through difficult times you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel or see your way through. Having someone to talk to who is not part of your family or friendship group, somewhere you can say exactly what you are really thinking or what you are afraid of, where you can take the mask off that you wear every day. It can be your place of calm in what may feel like a very chaotic world.... just to be....and be yourself.
01908 103174 View 01908 103174
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Dr Jaspreet Tehara
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Regarding any work you bring to the session, I would like to work with you in a co-productive manner in order to address issues as we understand them. I begin with offering phone consultation (15 mins- free) followed by assessment sessions which help to identify what could be areas of concern, and create a psycholgical formulation in co-production with you (which can be modified as we progress through our journey). From there we move ahead with a plan that addresses what you're looking to achieve, be that time limited (and specific) or open ended (and exploratory).
Regarding any work you bring to the session, I would like to work with you in a co-productive manner in order to address issues as we understand them. I begin with offering phone consultation (15 mins- free) followed by assessment sessions which help to identify what could be areas of concern, and create a psycholgical formulation in co-production with you (which can be modified as we progress through our journey). From there we move ahead with a plan that addresses what you're looking to achieve, be that time limited (and specific) or open ended (and exploratory).
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in MK12

< 10

Counsellors in MK12 who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
67% Relationship Issues
67% Depression
67% Suicidal Ideation
67% Self Esteem
67% Self-Harming
50% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Vitality
67% Other

How Counsellors in MK12 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

60% Female
40% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in MK12?

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.