Photo of Wendy Anderson, MBACP, Counsellor
Wendy Anderson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Wendy. How are you doing? Having taken the courageous step to look for help, I'm guessing the answer to that is: 'Not great'. Are you feeling like your life has lost direction, suffering a loss in your life, or struggling with emotions that the current pandemic situation has brought to the forefront of your mind? I believe that we all have the innate ability to realise our full potential and live our best life. With the right help, you can take back control of your life.
Hi, I'm Wendy. How are you doing? Having taken the courageous step to look for help, I'm guessing the answer to that is: 'Not great'. Are you feeling like your life has lost direction, suffering a loss in your life, or struggling with emotions that the current pandemic situation has brought to the forefront of your mind? I believe that we all have the innate ability to realise our full potential and live our best life. With the right help, you can take back control of your life.
01661 525181 View 01661 525181
Photo of Loveday Elisabeth Koranteng, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Loveday Elisabeth Koranteng
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Are you stressed, depressed, anxious, sad or just not feeling yourself? Then counselling might be something that can help you, whether it is a new concern or a long held one. Sometimes emotional pain or life events can temporarily cloud your ability to see possible solutions, leaving you feeling stuck, confused, unhappy, anxious, sad or even shut down. The process of talking about this can gradually make things seem clearer as you make sense of your feelings and your thoughts become more ordered. You can feel change taking place, sometimes to your own surprise and so start to find a way forward that feels right for you.
Are you stressed, depressed, anxious, sad or just not feeling yourself? Then counselling might be something that can help you, whether it is a new concern or a long held one. Sometimes emotional pain or life events can temporarily cloud your ability to see possible solutions, leaving you feeling stuck, confused, unhappy, anxious, sad or even shut down. The process of talking about this can gradually make things seem clearer as you make sense of your feelings and your thoughts become more ordered. You can feel change taking place, sometimes to your own surprise and so start to find a way forward that feels right for you.
01434 307992 View 01434 307992
Photo of Anna Kate Peter, MA, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Anna Kate Peter
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer a space where you can feel safe and free to talk about the issues that you are currently facing, knowing that what you say is confidential, and will not be judged. Are you suffering from problems that are hindering you from actively enjoying life? I work with you to find a deeper understanding of what may be causing these problems, working towards raising awareness of why you feel the way you do. This will enable you to make changes in your life and increase your sense of wellbeing.
I offer a space where you can feel safe and free to talk about the issues that you are currently facing, knowing that what you say is confidential, and will not be judged. Are you suffering from problems that are hindering you from actively enjoying life? I work with you to find a deeper understanding of what may be causing these problems, working towards raising awareness of why you feel the way you do. This will enable you to make changes in your life and increase your sense of wellbeing.
01434 629544 View 01434 629544

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in NE43

< 10

Counsellors in NE43 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Narcissistic Personality (NPD)
100% Suicidal Ideation
100% Sexual Abuse

Average years in practice

11 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in NE43 see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in NE43?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.