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Cold Ash Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Cold Ash RG18  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Nicola. Whether you are new to counselling or have had therapy before I welcome you to an online space which for the duration of your session is yours to explore, get comfortable in & adapt to your needs. You are here because something isn’t going well in your life & the way that makes you feel isn't something you want to continue tolerating. I think it's really brave to challenge familiar patterns because even when we dislike them they can feel safer than change. But my boundaried, thoughtful counselling can support you on your journey to understand what underlies your issues & work out what to do about it.
Hi, I'm Nicola. Whether you are new to counselling or have had therapy before I welcome you to an online space which for the duration of your session is yours to explore, get comfortable in & adapt to your needs. You are here because something isn’t going well in your life & the way that makes you feel isn't something you want to continue tolerating. I think it's really brave to challenge familiar patterns because even when we dislike them they can feel safer than change. But my boundaried, thoughtful counselling can support you on your journey to understand what underlies your issues & work out what to do about it.
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Mette Whittaker
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified Verified
I am a chartered and registered Psychologist with over 18 years experience in providing evidence-based therapeutic services, including CBT and EMDR, to adolescents and adults experiencing life problems and psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, trauma-related symptoms, low self-esteem, anger, sexualised and sexually harmful behaviours and other emotional and behavioural difficulties. I believe that everyone has the ability to take charge of their own recovery, and therefore I work collaboratively with each client to give them the tools needed to lead healthier and happier lives.
I am a chartered and registered Psychologist with over 18 years experience in providing evidence-based therapeutic services, including CBT and EMDR, to adolescents and adults experiencing life problems and psychological difficulties, such as anxiety, depression, trauma-related symptoms, low self-esteem, anger, sexualised and sexually harmful behaviours and other emotional and behavioural difficulties. I believe that everyone has the ability to take charge of their own recovery, and therefore I work collaboratively with each client to give them the tools needed to lead healthier and happier lives.
07736 421211 View 07736 421211
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Emma Bengough
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Emma and I offer a compassionate and containing space for us to explore what it is that has brought you into therapy and how we can understand what is needed for you to have the full life experiencer that you desire. I offer an eclectic approach to therapy, depending on the needs you are coming for and the age, circumstance and appropriateness of how we will work together. I believe the relationship we hold is at the centre of the healing process and so I will be focused on what that needs to be for you and how that needs to be developed with others too.
Hi, I’m Emma and I offer a compassionate and containing space for us to explore what it is that has brought you into therapy and how we can understand what is needed for you to have the full life experiencer that you desire. I offer an eclectic approach to therapy, depending on the needs you are coming for and the age, circumstance and appropriateness of how we will work together. I believe the relationship we hold is at the centre of the healing process and so I will be focused on what that needs to be for you and how that needs to be developed with others too.
023 8235 4895 View 023 8235 4895
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Deborah Auer
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Thatcham RG18  (Online Only)
I work with what each client brings in a unique and individual way focusing on the therapeutic relationship as the vehicle for change. Being curious about human behaviour has resulted in my career in psychology. I have particular interest and expertise in helping individuals deal with change, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and body image challenges. I also offer clinical supervision to qualified and in training psychological therapists.
I work with what each client brings in a unique and individual way focusing on the therapeutic relationship as the vehicle for change. Being curious about human behaviour has resulted in my career in psychology. I have particular interest and expertise in helping individuals deal with change, anxiety, depression, eating disorders and body image challenges. I also offer clinical supervision to qualified and in training psychological therapists.
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Dr Helen Crispus Jones, Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
My name is Helen Crispus Jones. I am a qualified and highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, having attained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from Oxford University. I have particular expertise in working with young people aged 12-18 and their families.
My name is Helen Crispus Jones. I am a qualified and highly experienced Clinical Psychologist, having attained my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology in 2013 from Oxford University. I have particular expertise in working with young people aged 12-18 and their families.
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Maxine Hoskins
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I believe we all have, in ourselves, the ability to work through our own problems; sometimes we just need the space, time and support to do it.  Talking through emotional turmoil, life experiences or life changes can help you gain clarity and a better understanding of yourself.   Sometimes talking to our friends and family can seem too daunting, often we can’t help wondering if we will be taken seriously and what they might think of us. We don’t want to worry them or think nobody will be interested.   What would it be like to talk without judgment or advice?  Someone who acts as a thinking partner.
I believe we all have, in ourselves, the ability to work through our own problems; sometimes we just need the space, time and support to do it.  Talking through emotional turmoil, life experiences or life changes can help you gain clarity and a better understanding of yourself.   Sometimes talking to our friends and family can seem too daunting, often we can’t help wondering if we will be taken seriously and what they might think of us. We don’t want to worry them or think nobody will be interested.   What would it be like to talk without judgment or advice?  Someone who acts as a thinking partner.
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Photo of Ellie Ewbank, Psychotherapist in RG18, England
Ellie Ewbank
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. My areas of special interest and experience include Depression, Anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, and long-term health conditions.
I enjoy working with adolescents and adults. My areas of special interest and experience include Depression, Anxiety disorders, low self-esteem, and long-term health conditions.
0118 230 2061 View 0118 230 2061
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Catherine Le Poole
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Life can be messy and it may feel overwhelming at times. I can offer you a confidential, safe place to talk about yourself and any problems, pain, or issues you may have in your life. Together we can explore what is going on for you and work towards where you want to be. This can be a place to process what has happened and how you relate and interact with those around you. We will focus on you and your needs throughout the therapeutic process.
Life can be messy and it may feel overwhelming at times. I can offer you a confidential, safe place to talk about yourself and any problems, pain, or issues you may have in your life. Together we can explore what is going on for you and work towards where you want to be. This can be a place to process what has happened and how you relate and interact with those around you. We will focus on you and your needs throughout the therapeutic process.
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Brian Skilling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
No Waffle , just therapy. My approach is straightforward and effective, focusing on addressing your unique needs and challenges within your own timeframe. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic techniques, I offer a simplified yet highly personalized counselling experience to help you achieve your goals and navigate life's difficulties. My goal is to provide you with the support and guidance you need to make positive changes and find greater well-being. You will be heard, validated, and supported throughout our sessions together. For further info please visit my website brianskillingcounselling.com
No Waffle , just therapy. My approach is straightforward and effective, focusing on addressing your unique needs and challenges within your own timeframe. With a deep understanding of various therapeutic techniques, I offer a simplified yet highly personalized counselling experience to help you achieve your goals and navigate life's difficulties. My goal is to provide you with the support and guidance you need to make positive changes and find greater well-being. You will be heard, validated, and supported throughout our sessions together. For further info please visit my website brianskillingcounselling.com
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Aurora Counselling
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Do you feel stuck or frustrated in your life? Overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, or struggling with a relationship? Perhaps you experience episodes of low mood that are affecting you and your family. It is often hard for others to understand how we experience life, and this can lead to feelings of isolation and despair. The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I support my clients to explore their problems and worries in a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative way, leading to improved mental health and wellbeing.
Do you feel stuck or frustrated in your life? Overwhelmed by feelings of anxiety, self-doubt, or struggling with a relationship? Perhaps you experience episodes of low mood that are affecting you and your family. It is often hard for others to understand how we experience life, and this can lead to feelings of isolation and despair. The evidence suggests that finding a therapist you feel able to talk to and understood by is key to a successful therapeutic experience. I support my clients to explore their problems and worries in a safe, non-judgmental, and collaborative way, leading to improved mental health and wellbeing.
0118 324 6263 View 0118 324 6263
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Amanda Lee
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Contemplating counselling or psychotherapy is a daunting prospect, the fact that you are reading this suggests that you have taken the first steps to making sense of feelings and experiences that are troubling you.
Contemplating counselling or psychotherapy is a daunting prospect, the fact that you are reading this suggests that you have taken the first steps to making sense of feelings and experiences that are troubling you.
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Photo of Lucy Walthoe, Counsellor in RG18, England
Lucy Walthoe
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Qualified and experienced relational therapist. Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
Qualified and experienced relational therapist. Are you struggling emotionally? I offer you a relationship where you can be vulnerable, supported, and we work together to find your way through. You may be going through a tumultuous time, like the end of a relationship or loss of a loved one. You may feel weighed down, stressed or anxious about how much you have to juggle. You may be carrying emotional pain or questions from your past that you would like to resolve. Or negative thoughts, feelings and behaviours might fill your life, leaving you isolated. I offer a space where you are safe to be vulnerable and find your way through.
01962 571656 View 01962 571656
Photo of Anita Joy Jacob, Psychotherapist in RG18, England
Anita Joy Jacob
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you finding your marriage or relationship to be really hard right now? Is it full of tension, disappointment or heartache? Perhaps you are arguing more and you just don't look forward to spending time with your partner anymore. Do you wish you could feel the way you felt about them when you first decided to make a commitment to each other? I'm guessing you want to feel seen and heard, like you matter and like your thoughts and feelings matter, too. You don't just want to be going through the motions of being close, but want something that feels special and secure.
Are you finding your marriage or relationship to be really hard right now? Is it full of tension, disappointment or heartache? Perhaps you are arguing more and you just don't look forward to spending time with your partner anymore. Do you wish you could feel the way you felt about them when you first decided to make a commitment to each other? I'm guessing you want to feel seen and heard, like you matter and like your thoughts and feelings matter, too. You don't just want to be going through the motions of being close, but want something that feels special and secure.
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Photo of Dr Karen Halford, Psychologist in RG18, England
Dr Karen Halford
Psychologist, PsychD, AFBPSsS
Verified Verified
Hello! I'm Karen. I'm a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I have many years of experience in both the NHS and private practice. I work with people who are struggling with a variety of complex psychological difficulties such as depression, eating disorders (bulimia, binge eating and others), anxiety (including panic, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/PTSD, BDD, low self-esteem and many others. I also offer assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
Hello! I'm Karen. I'm a Chartered Clinical Psychologist and an Associate Fellow of the British Psychological Society. I hold a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from the University of Oxford. I have many years of experience in both the NHS and private practice. I work with people who are struggling with a variety of complex psychological difficulties such as depression, eating disorders (bulimia, binge eating and others), anxiety (including panic, phobias, social anxiety, health anxiety), obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), trauma/PTSD, BDD, low self-esteem and many others. I also offer assessment and diagnosis of ADHD.
01635 887982 View 01635 887982
Photo of Simon Waggett, Counsellor in RG18, England
Simon Waggett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
023 8001 7251 View 023 8001 7251

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in RG18

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in RG18 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
87% Depression
80% Trauma and PTSD
73% Relationship Issues
73% Stress
67% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
60% Vitality
40% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in RG18 see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
15% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in RG18?

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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.