Counselling in MK9

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Mind Matters More
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
My name is Dr Andrew Maleknia and I am a consultant counselling psychologist with a passion for understanding and helping people. My compassion and desire to help individuals overcome difficulties in meaningful and lasting ways drove me towards choosing an exciting career path in Counselling Psychology. I enjoy being challenged and working to create solutions that meet the needs of those around me. I am a Person Centred Psychologist with additional training in Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT), Mentalisation (MBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Art Therapy and EMDR.
My name is Dr Andrew Maleknia and I am a consultant counselling psychologist with a passion for understanding and helping people. My compassion and desire to help individuals overcome difficulties in meaningful and lasting ways drove me towards choosing an exciting career path in Counselling Psychology. I enjoy being challenged and working to create solutions that meet the needs of those around me. I am a Person Centred Psychologist with additional training in Compassionate Focused Therapy (CFT), Mentalisation (MBT), Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Art Therapy and EMDR.
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Catherine Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
I believe everyone should have access to high quality counselling at exactly the time they need it, without having to wait. I am a qualified counsellor with many years experience working with a wide range of issues and with people who come from a variety of backgrounds. This experience includes bereavement, domestic violence, low self-esteem, substance misuse, relationship difficulties, addictions, self-harm, trauma, abuse, social and family interactions, carer support, misophonia, divorce and separation, anxiety, panic attacks and depression.
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Healing Hope Therapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Life can be tough sometimes with emotions and experiences overwhelming us. No matter what you’ve been through I am here to offer warmth, support and no judgement. I am a qualified hypnotherapist and pluralistic counsellor which means I work with a number of different counselling styles to give you the best session possible to suit your needs. I offer both in person and online sessions on a Saturday morning and in the evenings.
Life can be tough sometimes with emotions and experiences overwhelming us. No matter what you’ve been through I am here to offer warmth, support and no judgement. I am a qualified hypnotherapist and pluralistic counsellor which means I work with a number of different counselling styles to give you the best session possible to suit your needs. I offer both in person and online sessions on a Saturday morning and in the evenings.
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Meadow Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, we will explore together the best therapeutic approach for you. I aim to put you in the driving seat by deciding which strategies might resonate with you and support you recovering, growing and thriving. I would be honoured to share each step of your journey, supporting you as you recover from adversity, heal from pain, and move forward with aspirations and hope for the future.
As a counsellor and psychotherapist, we will explore together the best therapeutic approach for you. I aim to put you in the driving seat by deciding which strategies might resonate with you and support you recovering, growing and thriving. I would be honoured to share each step of your journey, supporting you as you recover from adversity, heal from pain, and move forward with aspirations and hope for the future.
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Convergence Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I specialise in TRAUMA. I get fast results to resolve the Trauma shock. As a qualified psychotherapist, I work across the board with many issues.
I specialise in TRAUMA. I get fast results to resolve the Trauma shock. As a qualified psychotherapist, I work across the board with many issues.
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Tracy Patricia O'Shea
Counsellor, MBACP
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.
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Claire Jones
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Going to therapy (sometimes known as counselling or psychotherapy) can often feel like a daunting task and finding the courage to take those initial steps can be difficult. You may already feel overwhelmed whilst searching for a therapist and have many questions, such as what do the different approaches and qualifications mean, who is experienced enough and who could help me the best? Regardless of which approach is used, one thing we do know is that the most important factor in creating positive client outcomes is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client.
Going to therapy (sometimes known as counselling or psychotherapy) can often feel like a daunting task and finding the courage to take those initial steps can be difficult. You may already feel overwhelmed whilst searching for a therapist and have many questions, such as what do the different approaches and qualifications mean, who is experienced enough and who could help me the best? Regardless of which approach is used, one thing we do know is that the most important factor in creating positive client outcomes is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and client.
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Anna Gawronska
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
It's good to talk... So we've been told, and it's true. However that is just a part of the healing process. Talking to someone who is not a family member, who cares what has happened to you and what is happening to you, who understands what it is like to have past events affect the present, is the start of how to bring about change. It takes courage to ask for help but you've managed this hard part - acknowledging that you need support - if you drop me an email we can work the next part out together. Feeling overwhelm or anxiety can be debilitating and managing trauma is exhausting, let me help you find a way to lighten the load.
It's good to talk... So we've been told, and it's true. However that is just a part of the healing process. Talking to someone who is not a family member, who cares what has happened to you and what is happening to you, who understands what it is like to have past events affect the present, is the start of how to bring about change. It takes courage to ask for help but you've managed this hard part - acknowledging that you need support - if you drop me an email we can work the next part out together. Feeling overwhelm or anxiety can be debilitating and managing trauma is exhausting, let me help you find a way to lighten the load.
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Funmi Oni
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a Relationship Counselor and offer a combination of Counselling and Life Coaching. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that are beyond our control, and this can sometimes overwhelm us. Our power lies not in the matter but deep within us. Are you struggling or stressed out with a job that gives you little or no satisfaction and or stressed by life in general? Are you experiencing constant conflict in your relationship? Does it feel like no one understands you? I will help you deal with: Stress-related issues, conflict in relationships or marriage, miscarriage, low self-esteem or confidence.
I am a Relationship Counselor and offer a combination of Counselling and Life Coaching. Sometimes we find ourselves in situations that are beyond our control, and this can sometimes overwhelm us. Our power lies not in the matter but deep within us. Are you struggling or stressed out with a job that gives you little or no satisfaction and or stressed by life in general? Are you experiencing constant conflict in your relationship? Does it feel like no one understands you? I will help you deal with: Stress-related issues, conflict in relationships or marriage, miscarriage, low self-esteem or confidence.
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Sharn Jenkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I appreciate that taking the first step towards counselling can feel daunting and take courage. Whether you're facing challenges, seeking personal growth, or simply need someone to talk to, I'm here to support you. Feel free to reach out to schedule a session or to inquire about any questions you may have. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor committed to supporting you on your journey toward emotional well-being and personal growth. With a background in integrative counselling, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any challenges you may face.
I appreciate that taking the first step towards counselling can feel daunting and take courage. Whether you're facing challenges, seeking personal growth, or simply need someone to talk to, I'm here to support you. Feel free to reach out to schedule a session or to inquire about any questions you may have. I am a dedicated and compassionate counsellor committed to supporting you on your journey toward emotional well-being and personal growth. With a background in integrative counselling, I offer a safe and non-judgmental space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and any challenges you may face.
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Photo of Kirsty Lally, Psychotherapist in MK9, England
Kirsty Lally
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
I am an accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with the BABCP.My skills, interests and experience are primarily in eating disorders, depression and anxiety disorders. It is not unusual to feel lost and stuck in your illness, and it can feel anxiety provoking and frightening when initially asking for help. You may feel conflicted about letting go of your illness as you may find it helps and protects you at times - this is not uncommon - and we will spend some time at the start of therapy understanding what is keeping you stuck and working through some of these conflicting feelings in order to decide together the best ways to move
01234 981929 View 01234 981929
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Elizabeth Clarke
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
I aim to put your interests first, respect your autonomy and confidentiality, and value diversity; all within clear ethical boundaries. I welcome different ways of being so if you like to speak a lot, enjoy moments of silence, want to doodle, draw mind maps, make notes etc.; you can do so in our sessions. Clients experience relief that they can be themselves whether that’s feeling sad, happy, angry, despondent, confused or other emotions. I have been described as being inviting, warm, understanding and down to earth.
I aim to put your interests first, respect your autonomy and confidentiality, and value diversity; all within clear ethical boundaries. I welcome different ways of being so if you like to speak a lot, enjoy moments of silence, want to doodle, draw mind maps, make notes etc.; you can do so in our sessions. Clients experience relief that they can be themselves whether that’s feeling sad, happy, angry, despondent, confused or other emotions. I have been described as being inviting, warm, understanding and down to earth.
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Clearfoster Consulting
MA
Milton Keynes MK9  (Online Only)
I work with individuals who are committed to meaningful change and personal growth. My clients come to me seeking to overcome challenges like stress, anxiety, and lack of focus that hold them back from living their best lives. I partner with those who are ready to do the deep work required for real transformation, whether our work together is short, medium or long-term. My flexible, tailored approach aims to provide clients with the focus and skills to achieve their goals and become their best selves. I am selec
I work with individuals who are committed to meaningful change and personal growth. My clients come to me seeking to overcome challenges like stress, anxiety, and lack of focus that hold them back from living their best lives. I partner with those who are ready to do the deep work required for real transformation, whether our work together is short, medium or long-term. My flexible, tailored approach aims to provide clients with the focus and skills to achieve their goals and become their best selves. I am selec
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Photo of DS-Therapia, Psychotherapist in MK9, England
DS-Therapia
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
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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Photo of Anh Huntington, Counsellor in MK9, England
Anh Huntington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I offer counselling for individuals and I am also a certified Imago relationship therapist, trained to work with couples and family members. I offer you a safe, confidential space to explore those difficult moments in your life. My work reflects three core beliefs: Being genuine, so you can successfully explore the issues that have brought you to seek help. Being accepting and empathic, giving you the opportunity to increase your self-understanding. Providing a non-judgmental and safe place to share your experiences as we work together. I am warm and understanding towards others. I am also a broad-minded Counsellor.
I offer counselling for individuals and I am also a certified Imago relationship therapist, trained to work with couples and family members. I offer you a safe, confidential space to explore those difficult moments in your life. My work reflects three core beliefs: Being genuine, so you can successfully explore the issues that have brought you to seek help. Being accepting and empathic, giving you the opportunity to increase your self-understanding. Providing a non-judgmental and safe place to share your experiences as we work together. I am warm and understanding towards others. I am also a broad-minded Counsellor.
01788 227951 View 01788 227951
Photo of Yoly Booty, Psychotherapist in MK9, England
Yoly Booty
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
01908 035931 View 01908 035931
Photo of Dr Nicholas P Sarantakis, Psychologist in MK9, England
Dr Nicholas P Sarantakis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
01908 103912 View 01908 103912

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in MK9

10+

Average cost per session

£57

Counsellors in MK9 who prioritize treating:

88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
76% Relationship Issues
76% Sexual Abuse
71% Domestic Abuse
59% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
75% Bupa

How Counsellors in MK9 see their clients

95% In Person and Online
5% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in MK9?

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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.