Counselling in OL8

Photo of Michelle Cartwright, Psychotherapist in OL8, England
Michelle Cartwright
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Oldham OL8  (Online Only)
Are you suffering with anxiety or depression? Anxiety can include a wide range of conditions such as health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder or Post Traumatic stress. Depression can run along side anxiety or be the only symptom pulling away from friends or stopping activities you enjoy, developing negative beliefs about yourself or the future. Are you a new mum or dad struggling with changes ? Have you experienced a traumatic birth or pregnancy.
Are you suffering with anxiety or depression? Anxiety can include a wide range of conditions such as health anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder or Post Traumatic stress. Depression can run along side anxiety or be the only symptom pulling away from friends or stopping activities you enjoy, developing negative beliefs about yourself or the future. Are you a new mum or dad struggling with changes ? Have you experienced a traumatic birth or pregnancy.
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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.
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J Rafiq
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Throughout life we all suffer from personal, emotional and psychological issues. Usually we overcome these but sometimes we can get stuck, tangled up and become negatively affected. If you are finding yourself experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with any other issues, then know that help is always available. Whatever it is, I am here to listen attentively, with empathy, without any judgement, and in complete confidence. There are multiple approaches to counselling, but rather than push a particular one (that may not be suitable for you) I prefer we work together to decide which is the best way forward for you.
Throughout life we all suffer from personal, emotional and psychological issues. Usually we overcome these but sometimes we can get stuck, tangled up and become negatively affected. If you are finding yourself experiencing anxiety or depression, or struggling with any other issues, then know that help is always available. Whatever it is, I am here to listen attentively, with empathy, without any judgement, and in complete confidence. There are multiple approaches to counselling, but rather than push a particular one (that may not be suitable for you) I prefer we work together to decide which is the best way forward for you.
0161 519 4251 View 0161 519 4251
Photo of Nad Ahmed, Counsellor in OL8, England
Nad Ahmed
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, or other Mental Health challenges? Life can be tough, and it's not uncommon to feel lost, stressed, or overwhelmed. Therapy can help you find your way back to a more fulfilling life. I will work with you to transform negative thought patterns and behaviours, helping you to develop a more positive outlook and empowering you to create the life you truly want. Let me support you to reclaim your life and achieve the happiness and fulfilment you deserve.
Struggling with Depression, Anxiety, Trauma, or other Mental Health challenges? Life can be tough, and it's not uncommon to feel lost, stressed, or overwhelmed. Therapy can help you find your way back to a more fulfilling life. I will work with you to transform negative thought patterns and behaviours, helping you to develop a more positive outlook and empowering you to create the life you truly want. Let me support you to reclaim your life and achieve the happiness and fulfilment you deserve.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in OL8

< 10

Counsellors in OL8 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Self Esteem
75% Relationship Issues
75% Addiction
75% Domestic Abuse
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

5 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in OL8 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

50% Female
50% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in OL8?

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.