Photo of Michael Stephen Bennett, Counsellor in PL6, England
Michael Stephen Bennett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Plymouth PL6  (Online Only)
Available weekday evening's between 6pm and 11pm. Each person's journey through life is a unique experience, and when times are difficult it can often feel overwhelming and lonely, like no one understands. Things before that were easy to do are now becoming increasingly tough, or at times even impossible. There are many reasons that lead people to seek out therapy, you have already overcome the first hurdle to recovery, and that is seeking some support.
Available weekday evening's between 6pm and 11pm. Each person's journey through life is a unique experience, and when times are difficult it can often feel overwhelming and lonely, like no one understands. Things before that were easy to do are now becoming increasingly tough, or at times even impossible. There are many reasons that lead people to seek out therapy, you have already overcome the first hurdle to recovery, and that is seeking some support.
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Total Focus Therapy
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you finding things difficult to cope with at the moment? Sometimes it is difficult to find your way through this by yourself. My name is Karen and I offer Integrative Counselling and/or Spectrum Healing sessions to help you find the answers you need to find a way forward. I work with many difficulties such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, discrimination, loss of purpose and trauma. I can also help you to explore any situation you’re finding challenging or difficult in some way.
Are you finding things difficult to cope with at the moment? Sometimes it is difficult to find your way through this by yourself. My name is Karen and I offer Integrative Counselling and/or Spectrum Healing sessions to help you find the answers you need to find a way forward. I work with many difficulties such as anxiety, stress, bereavement, eating difficulties, loneliness, relationship problems, discrimination, loss of purpose and trauma. I can also help you to explore any situation you’re finding challenging or difficult in some way.
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Photo of Rosalind Townsend, Psychotherapist in PL6, England
Rosalind Townsend
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified Verified
Are you affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger or addiction? Are you overwhelmed or disheartened by difficulties relating to life challenges or changes? Do you need support to re-think or repair a relationship, or to reassess priorities or work-life balance? If so, I can help. My aim, if you choose to work with me, is that you will leave each session feeling a little better, more hopeful and more confident in your ability to recover, or make the changes that you would like to see in your life.
Are you affected by anxiety, depression, trauma, grief, anger or addiction? Are you overwhelmed or disheartened by difficulties relating to life challenges or changes? Do you need support to re-think or repair a relationship, or to reassess priorities or work-life balance? If so, I can help. My aim, if you choose to work with me, is that you will leave each session feeling a little better, more hopeful and more confident in your ability to recover, or make the changes that you would like to see in your life.
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Adele Selley
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor who may be able to help you. My counselling aims to suit each person as an individual. Over the years I have found that my work as a Counsellor has become more of a passion rather than simply a profession. Previous clients have stated that they have found me to be a warm, caring Counsellor who is very approachable. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work by their Code of Ethics which includes monthly supervision. Please take a look at my Website : http://newleafcounsellingplymouth.co.uk
I am a fully qualified, experienced Counsellor who may be able to help you. My counselling aims to suit each person as an individual. Over the years I have found that my work as a Counsellor has become more of a passion rather than simply a profession. Previous clients have stated that they have found me to be a warm, caring Counsellor who is very approachable. I am a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and work by their Code of Ethics which includes monthly supervision. Please take a look at my Website : http://newleafcounsellingplymouth.co.uk
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Photo of Sarah McCartney, Psychotherapist in PL6, England
Sarah McCartney
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
I have over 20 years experience as a therapist. I am a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist and a BACP Senior Accredited Therapist. I am also an EMDR trained therapist. I work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
I have over 20 years experience as a therapist. I am a BABCP Accredited CBT Therapist and a BACP Senior Accredited Therapist. I am also an EMDR trained therapist. I work using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focussed Therapy (CFT), and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR).
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Chrysalis Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
It's never easy to take the first step towards feeling better about yourself. Have you always placed your own wellbeing at the bottom of your priority list? You may now recognise that your struggles with mental health are having an impact in all areas of your life, including your relationships? You might have become distant and withdrawn; or noticed the impact your physical health. Life feels like hard work when you feel down, stressed, or depressed. Or do you need a safe space for personal development? You may also be wishing to develop a greater self-confidence, or tools to cope more effectively with what life throws at you.
It's never easy to take the first step towards feeling better about yourself. Have you always placed your own wellbeing at the bottom of your priority list? You may now recognise that your struggles with mental health are having an impact in all areas of your life, including your relationships? You might have become distant and withdrawn; or noticed the impact your physical health. Life feels like hard work when you feel down, stressed, or depressed. Or do you need a safe space for personal development? You may also be wishing to develop a greater self-confidence, or tools to cope more effectively with what life throws at you.
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Photo of Dr Sophie Louise Mayhew, Psychologist in PL6, England
Dr Sophie Louise Mayhew
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
UK wide service. Do you feel tired of your self criticism? Does it bring you down or create worry? I can help you develop a different relationship with yourself. One that will help you move forward in life with courage, wisdom and warmth.
UK wide service. Do you feel tired of your self criticism? Does it bring you down or create worry? I can help you develop a different relationship with yourself. One that will help you move forward in life with courage, wisdom and warmth.
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Photo of Laurel Leaf Counselling, Counsellor in PL6, England
Laurel Leaf Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you feel unhappy? Anxious? Stuck? Perhaps you're struggling with your relationships or feeling unheard. Whatever you're going through, counselling can help. Many people struggle to recognise or express certain parts of themselves. I believe every person deserves to be seen as a unique, three-dimensional individual, and will aim to make sure you feel this way.
Do you feel unhappy? Anxious? Stuck? Perhaps you're struggling with your relationships or feeling unheard. Whatever you're going through, counselling can help. Many people struggle to recognise or express certain parts of themselves. I believe every person deserves to be seen as a unique, three-dimensional individual, and will aim to make sure you feel this way.
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Jayne Batten
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL6  (Online Only)
It takes courage to ask for help... welcome. As a skilled Counselling Therapist I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to gently explore the difficulties that can cause us pain and suffering. In my practice I use an individualised, integrative, neurodiversity and 2SLGBTQI+ affirming approach to empower my clients, develop skills and utilise the resources within to help face and resolve life’s challenges. Everyone is different and clients will respond in varying degrees to different therapeutic approaches.
It takes courage to ask for help... welcome. As a skilled Counselling Therapist I offer a safe, supportive and non-judgemental space to gently explore the difficulties that can cause us pain and suffering. In my practice I use an individualised, integrative, neurodiversity and 2SLGBTQI+ affirming approach to empower my clients, develop skills and utilise the resources within to help face and resolve life’s challenges. Everyone is different and clients will respond in varying degrees to different therapeutic approaches.
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Nicola louise Parker
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I aim to offer a service which is as unique as you are! We all experience life in different ways and I do not believe that there is a one fits all solution that works for everyone. My belief is that we are the only experts on ourselves and that we do have all the resources we need to be happy and fulfilled in our lives, for some of us we just don’t know it yet or maybe we have just lost the confidence to believe in ourselves. I welcome you to explore and challenge your beliefs and values to help you find the best way in life for you, the one that fits and allows you to work towards that wonderful goal of being you again
I aim to offer a service which is as unique as you are! We all experience life in different ways and I do not believe that there is a one fits all solution that works for everyone. My belief is that we are the only experts on ourselves and that we do have all the resources we need to be happy and fulfilled in our lives, for some of us we just don’t know it yet or maybe we have just lost the confidence to believe in ourselves. I welcome you to explore and challenge your beliefs and values to help you find the best way in life for you, the one that fits and allows you to work towards that wonderful goal of being you again
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Photo of Jon Matthew Rowe, Counsellor in PL6, England
Jon Matthew Rowe
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Most people experience times in their lives when their feelings and their life as a whole seems totally unmanageable. Those moments are often described as ‘not being able to see the wood for the trees’- times when we feel that no one understands and we do not know which way to turn. Seeing a counsellor can often help you to gain a different perspective on life and see things more clearly. I believe that every person deserves the opportunity to be heard and to be given the chance to work through their problems in a safe and confidential space.
Most people experience times in their lives when their feelings and their life as a whole seems totally unmanageable. Those moments are often described as ‘not being able to see the wood for the trees’- times when we feel that no one understands and we do not know which way to turn. Seeing a counsellor can often help you to gain a different perspective on life and see things more clearly. I believe that every person deserves the opportunity to be heard and to be given the chance to work through their problems in a safe and confidential space.
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Photo of Yvonne Beechfield, Counsellor in PL6, England
Yvonne Beechfield
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life will sometimes take us down paths we havn't asked for, causing us to loose sense of our true self, dulling our energy and bringing uncertainty in how we choose to live. Talking does help. It gives you the chance to bring all your concerns and worries into a safe space where I can help you sort through each of them. With careful exploration we can identify what you might like to change and how to make the change. Life will feel easier and lighter as you start to gain control over how you choose to live it.
Life will sometimes take us down paths we havn't asked for, causing us to loose sense of our true self, dulling our energy and bringing uncertainty in how we choose to live. Talking does help. It gives you the chance to bring all your concerns and worries into a safe space where I can help you sort through each of them. With careful exploration we can identify what you might like to change and how to make the change. Life will feel easier and lighter as you start to gain control over how you choose to live it.
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Sarah Corbett- Counsellor, Psychotherapist,
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Life isn't a straight forward, easy process, it has its roller coaster of ups, downs and roundabouts, how do we maintain our focus on our everyday lives, we attempt to get on with it, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill struggle. We become overloaded, overwhelmed, stressed and irritable and sometimes our friends, family and colleagues notice our behaviour before we do. When we do realise that we need support, help, courage, whatever you chose to call it then we are half way there, the rest is looking for someone to share our difficulties and pressures with. I have over 15 years experience working for different settings.
Life isn't a straight forward, easy process, it has its roller coaster of ups, downs and roundabouts, how do we maintain our focus on our everyday lives, we attempt to get on with it, but sometimes it can feel like an uphill struggle. We become overloaded, overwhelmed, stressed and irritable and sometimes our friends, family and colleagues notice our behaviour before we do. When we do realise that we need support, help, courage, whatever you chose to call it then we are half way there, the rest is looking for someone to share our difficulties and pressures with. I have over 15 years experience working for different settings.
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Photo of Jayne Anne Chugg, Counsellor in PL6, England
Jayne Anne Chugg
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello my name is Jayne, I am an experienced counsellor since 2007, live and work around the Plymouth area, i offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice and would consider home visits and offer telephone calls and zoom. As a private practioner my experience has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of issues, what i can offer is a safe space and a listening ear for you to come and explore any personal experienced issues/problems that may be effecting you at this time in a relaxed confidential manner. My background is working in a care sector with acute/mental health and autism with children and adults for.
Hello my name is Jayne, I am an experienced counsellor since 2007, live and work around the Plymouth area, i offer face-to-face counselling at my private practice and would consider home visits and offer telephone calls and zoom. As a private practioner my experience has given me the opportunity to work with a diverse range of issues, what i can offer is a safe space and a listening ear for you to come and explore any personal experienced issues/problems that may be effecting you at this time in a relaxed confidential manner. My background is working in a care sector with acute/mental health and autism with children and adults for.
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Photo of Rebecca Mansell in PL6, England
Rebecca Mansell
Verified Verified
With much lived experience and qualifications in counselling and psychology, I am able to create a safe space for you to confide your difficulties and problems, inviting you to share what concerns you most and in return to provide you with compassion and acceptance.
With much lived experience and qualifications in counselling and psychology, I am able to create a safe space for you to confide your difficulties and problems, inviting you to share what concerns you most and in return to provide you with compassion and acceptance.
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Michelle Phillips @ Sanctuary Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, PhD, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
As an art psychotherapist, sessions are not reliant on verbal communication. It's often difficult to put into words how we are feeling and thinking. Through the creative and nurturing medium of art, I help you to engage with your senses and offer the opportunity to use materials to reconnect mind and body. Art materials help with discharging difficult feelings and exploring deep emotions. I aim to empower my clients to make positive steps in between sessions by providing creative strategies that can be use day to day. Although my training is in the creative arts, I also offer traditional talking therapy. ​
As an art psychotherapist, sessions are not reliant on verbal communication. It's often difficult to put into words how we are feeling and thinking. Through the creative and nurturing medium of art, I help you to engage with your senses and offer the opportunity to use materials to reconnect mind and body. Art materials help with discharging difficult feelings and exploring deep emotions. I aim to empower my clients to make positive steps in between sessions by providing creative strategies that can be use day to day. Although my training is in the creative arts, I also offer traditional talking therapy. ​
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Photo of Louise Jones Traumatologist in PL6, England
Louise Jones Traumatologist
Verified Verified
Plymouth PL6  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Online only. I specialise in helping people who have experienced, trauma or abuse, work through solutions to enable them to return to the life they once had. Often this will be finding themselves for the first time. Trauma and PTSD can affect anyone that has experienced a potentially life-threatening event, or a serious injury, or witnessed one or heard about an event that has happened to a close friend or family member. Your symptoms may include some or all but not be limited to, upsetting thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, avoiding people, places or situations, irritability, anxiety, jumpy, panic attacks and more.
Online only. I specialise in helping people who have experienced, trauma or abuse, work through solutions to enable them to return to the life they once had. Often this will be finding themselves for the first time. Trauma and PTSD can affect anyone that has experienced a potentially life-threatening event, or a serious injury, or witnessed one or heard about an event that has happened to a close friend or family member. Your symptoms may include some or all but not be limited to, upsetting thoughts, nightmares, flashbacks, avoiding people, places or situations, irritability, anxiety, jumpy, panic attacks and more.
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Photo of Lee Ash, Counsellor in PL6, England
Lee Ash
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, my name is Lee Ash. I trust you have found me because you are going through a difficult time and are seeking support and a safe person to share your struggle with. I understand that reaching out to an unfamiliar person can be a challenging experience, so I will do my best to lessen any fears you may have about the counselling process through sharing information about myself and my counselling practice. The first thing I want you to know is that when you contact me I respond. I am very aware that when someone is seeking counselling they don’t want to wait too long for a response. So I make it a priority to make contact ASAP.
Hello, my name is Lee Ash. I trust you have found me because you are going through a difficult time and are seeking support and a safe person to share your struggle with. I understand that reaching out to an unfamiliar person can be a challenging experience, so I will do my best to lessen any fears you may have about the counselling process through sharing information about myself and my counselling practice. The first thing I want you to know is that when you contact me I respond. I am very aware that when someone is seeking counselling they don’t want to wait too long for a response. So I make it a priority to make contact ASAP.
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Photo of Julie Jeffs, Psychotherapist in PL6, England
Julie Jeffs
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I’m friendly and easy to talk to. If we decide to work together, you’ll have all my training and experience available to support you. I will create a unique approach just for you. I offer sessions in a comfortable, modern private practice where you can relax, take a break from the pressures of your life, and focus on the important outcomes you want to achieve. I’ve worked as a therapist in private practice for over twenty years and based on this experience and my extensive professional training, I can offer you the opportunity to meet the challenges you are facing with confidence and in safety. I specialise in Eating disorders
I’m friendly and easy to talk to. If we decide to work together, you’ll have all my training and experience available to support you. I will create a unique approach just for you. I offer sessions in a comfortable, modern private practice where you can relax, take a break from the pressures of your life, and focus on the important outcomes you want to achieve. I’ve worked as a therapist in private practice for over twenty years and based on this experience and my extensive professional training, I can offer you the opportunity to meet the challenges you are facing with confidence and in safety. I specialise in Eating disorders
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in PL6

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in PL6 who prioritize treating:

95% Depression
95% Anxiety
84% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
84% Stress
79% Trauma and PTSD
74% Anger Management

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
40% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
40% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in PL6 see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in PL6?

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.