Counselling in OL5

Photo of Pam Arland, Counsellor in OL5, England
Pam Arland
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Ashton-under-Lyne OL5  (Online Only)
I have 16 years experience in working as a counselling practitioner. I offer counselling to adults and young people with anxiety, depression and/or emotional trauma, no matter what the cause.
I have 16 years experience in working as a counselling practitioner. I offer counselling to adults and young people with anxiety, depression and/or emotional trauma, no matter what the cause.
0161 524 1741 View 0161 524 1741
Photo of Kimberly - TomlinsonTalks, Psychotherapist in OL5, England
Kimberly - TomlinsonTalks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Every therapy session will more than likely be a journey. Emotions run high because feeling and memories emerge that you may have not been prepared for so it's important that you feel comfortable, safe and supported. The therapy session should be a judgement free zone where you are listened to but also challenged while your boundaries are respected. You shouldn't feel the need to filter yourself, let it be your time for expression because that time is solely about you and how you're feeling. Not every session will leave you feeling emotionally raw because therapy is as much about your good days as it is your bad. Enjoy the process.
Every therapy session will more than likely be a journey. Emotions run high because feeling and memories emerge that you may have not been prepared for so it's important that you feel comfortable, safe and supported. The therapy session should be a judgement free zone where you are listened to but also challenged while your boundaries are respected. You shouldn't feel the need to filter yourself, let it be your time for expression because that time is solely about you and how you're feeling. Not every session will leave you feeling emotionally raw because therapy is as much about your good days as it is your bad. Enjoy the process.
0161 519 0736 View 0161 519 0736
Photo of Mukabo Road Safety, Psychologist in OL5, England
Mukabo Road Safety
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
"Having walked a certain path, as a Christian, my Faith in God and leaning on Him has been the greatest pillar I ever held on to experiencing my own post-traumatic growth. However, I value individual differences, respect, diversity, culture, integrity, honesty and ability to find your own path, grow, connect and build an enduring relationship. I firmly believe individuals can be empowered to find their own solutions. I am aware I might not have all the answers or solutions, but I could give one or two suggestions. I am happy to sit with people who find themselves in a dilemma, stuck in difficult and uncomfortable situations".
01890 230058 View 01890 230058
Photo of Kim Harrison, Psychotherapist in OL5, England
Kim Harrison
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Standard or nature-based art therapy & mindfulness for stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, family issues or work-related issues. Having a safe non-judgemental space to explore challenges, memories or traumas can help us heal & move forward. We can start wherever you are, you choose the pace. Deepening nature-connection can help manage difficult feelings as well as uplift/soothe us. Sometimes it is difficult to describe emotions with words, that's where art can help. It's not about creating masterpieces. Using art & nature online might seem counter-intuitive, but it works surprisingly well. No need to be outdoors during the session
Standard or nature-based art therapy & mindfulness for stress, anxiety, burnout, depression, family issues or work-related issues. Having a safe non-judgemental space to explore challenges, memories or traumas can help us heal & move forward. We can start wherever you are, you choose the pace. Deepening nature-connection can help manage difficult feelings as well as uplift/soothe us. Sometimes it is difficult to describe emotions with words, that's where art can help. It's not about creating masterpieces. Using art & nature online might seem counter-intuitive, but it works surprisingly well. No need to be outdoors during the session
01457 600887 View 01457 600887
Photo of Julie Embrey-Jones, Counsellor in OL5, England
Julie Embrey-Jones
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Are you struggling right now? Maybe with panic, fear, general anxiety? Maybe your teenager is having difficulties. Are you struggling with Domestic Abuse? Would you like to explore the root of your problems and be in a better place? If so, I may be the counsellor you are looking for. Sometimes in life we all struggle, and it is important to recognise this and seek some self-care. Life for a teenager can be particularly difficult but an area I have worked in for 35 years. Counselling can seem like a very daunting experience and leave you wondering what to expect, what counselling could do for you or whether this will help you.
Are you struggling right now? Maybe with panic, fear, general anxiety? Maybe your teenager is having difficulties. Are you struggling with Domestic Abuse? Would you like to explore the root of your problems and be in a better place? If so, I may be the counsellor you are looking for. Sometimes in life we all struggle, and it is important to recognise this and seek some self-care. Life for a teenager can be particularly difficult but an area I have worked in for 35 years. Counselling can seem like a very daunting experience and leave you wondering what to expect, what counselling could do for you or whether this will help you.
01457 604898 View 01457 604898
Photo of Huddersfield Holistic Healing, Counsellor in OL5, England
Huddersfield Holistic Healing
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Huddersfield Holistic Healing offers a comprehensive, therapeutic service in a safe and confidential environment for you to reach your full potential with the support and guidance from a fully trained talking therapist. You may feel that it would be beneficial to explore something that is troubling you and leaving you feeling stuck, or you may like to consider the possibility of taking a new direction to allow you to fully love the life you live. If you have an unhealthy habit that you’d like to break, or a fear you’d like to overcome, then Huddersfield Holistic Healing is here to help you.
Huddersfield Holistic Healing offers a comprehensive, therapeutic service in a safe and confidential environment for you to reach your full potential with the support and guidance from a fully trained talking therapist. You may feel that it would be beneficial to explore something that is troubling you and leaving you feeling stuck, or you may like to consider the possibility of taking a new direction to allow you to fully love the life you live. If you have an unhealthy habit that you’d like to break, or a fear you’d like to overcome, then Huddersfield Holistic Healing is here to help you.
01484 959726 View 01484 959726
Photo of AKA Counselling, Counsellor in OL5, England
AKA Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples and relationship counselling. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have worked many other counselling organisations and now as a private counsellor for the last 10 years and taking on referrals from all over the world. I started my studies working with children where I achieved NVQ level 2 and diploma in child care. I also studied and worked on the child grief team for a company. I have over 20 years of mental health training and experience. I am also fluent in British sign language level 6.
I work with children, teenagers, adults, couples and relationship counselling. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a member of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). I have worked many other counselling organisations and now as a private counsellor for the last 10 years and taking on referrals from all over the world. I started my studies working with children where I achieved NVQ level 2 and diploma in child care. I also studied and worked on the child grief team for a company. I have over 20 years of mental health training and experience. I am also fluent in British sign language level 6.
01706 335422 View 01706 335422
Photo of The Therapy Hive with Lisa, Counsellor in OL5, England
The Therapy Hive with Lisa
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Not accepting new clients
Situations such as a new job, new baby, new partner, relationship breakdown, Divorce, Childhood Trauma, infidelity, health problems, bereavement or situations of loss can be hard to deal with. They can lead to feelings of helplessness, anxiety and depression. I can offer a space for you to talk about your feelings, fears and difficulties without having to worry about the impact your friends and family. This can help support and offer new opportunities to feel unburdened and move forward.
Situations such as a new job, new baby, new partner, relationship breakdown, Divorce, Childhood Trauma, infidelity, health problems, bereavement or situations of loss can be hard to deal with. They can lead to feelings of helplessness, anxiety and depression. I can offer a space for you to talk about your feelings, fears and difficulties without having to worry about the impact your friends and family. This can help support and offer new opportunities to feel unburdened and move forward.
0161 524 1494 View 0161 524 1494

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in OL5

< 10

Counsellors in OL5 who prioritize treating:

88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Anxiety
88% Divorce
88% Coping Skills
88% Self Esteem
75% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Bupa
50% Freedom Healthnet

How Counsellors in OL5 see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in OL5?

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.