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Lauren Russell
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I am an Accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist, a member of the BABCP. We all need a little help during difficult times and sometimes we need that extra support when we feel overwhelmed. Seeking help when we are feeling vulnerable can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I provide a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, tailored to your specific needs and at your pace. Together we can identify and challenge thinking patterns and styles and build on the resilience you already possess. Therapy can provide you with the strategies you need to help build a more positive future.
I am an Accredited Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapist, a member of the BABCP. We all need a little help during difficult times and sometimes we need that extra support when we feel overwhelmed. Seeking help when we are feeling vulnerable can be daunting and anxiety provoking. I provide a non judgemental, safe and confidential environment, tailored to your specific needs and at your pace. Together we can identify and challenge thinking patterns and styles and build on the resilience you already possess. Therapy can provide you with the strategies you need to help build a more positive future.
07511 374467 View 07511 374467
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Dr Emma Darroch
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
No matter what you are going through, I am here to listen and to help. Life can be truly difficult at times and I am passionate about empowering people to work through its challenges. Whether you feel that you need a supportive space to talk, want to learn coping strategies for your difficulties and life's challenges so that you are not held back in achieving what you want from life, or are looking to work through traumatic experiences, my aim is to help you find a way forward that best suits you. I have broad experience working with diverse mental health concerns & across various settings Testimonials: www.mindsetmattersuk.com
No matter what you are going through, I am here to listen and to help. Life can be truly difficult at times and I am passionate about empowering people to work through its challenges. Whether you feel that you need a supportive space to talk, want to learn coping strategies for your difficulties and life's challenges so that you are not held back in achieving what you want from life, or are looking to work through traumatic experiences, my aim is to help you find a way forward that best suits you. I have broad experience working with diverse mental health concerns & across various settings Testimonials: www.mindsetmattersuk.com
0141 673 4030 View 0141 673 4030
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Dianne Foy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
There are many reasons why someone will seek counselling. Major life changes, even positive ones, can disrupt the balance of everyday life and impact our mental health. Traumas and experiences from our past can intrude on our peace of mind in the present. Bereavement and loss, illness and disability, relationship and work issues can affect our ability to function. Sometimes it feels like we have limited choices and we are unsure of where to turn to for support. Person-centred counselling is a safe and confidential space where you can be yourself and share what is troubling you.
There are many reasons why someone will seek counselling. Major life changes, even positive ones, can disrupt the balance of everyday life and impact our mental health. Traumas and experiences from our past can intrude on our peace of mind in the present. Bereavement and loss, illness and disability, relationship and work issues can affect our ability to function. Sometimes it feels like we have limited choices and we are unsure of where to turn to for support. Person-centred counselling is a safe and confidential space where you can be yourself and share what is troubling you.
01505 805515 View 01505 805515

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PA13

< 10

Counsellors in PA13 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Parenting
100% Family Conflict
100% Self Esteem
100% Pregnancy, Prenatal, Postpartum

Average years in practice

7 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in PA13 see their clients

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

How can I find a therapist in PA13?

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.