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Ajay Lamba
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Thatcham RG19  (Online Only)
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
Ajay Lamba has delivered psychotherapy in NHS hospitals and private practice, which has provided a wealth of experience with people from diverse backgrounds and all age groups. His academic and work career has been focused on helping people achieve their goals of recovery by relieving symptoms of depression and anxiety, from mild to severe psychological difficulties.
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Partner at the Professional Psychology Practice
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a highly experienced substance abuse specialist with a Master’s degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling. I’m a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) with over ten years’ experience, working for the majority of drug and alcohol services across the southeast. I now seek to offer my services (either in person at our discreet practice or on Zoom) to assist individuals who may be struggling with their own levels of alcohol/drug intake and who are either wishing to cut down or stop altogether.
I am a highly experienced substance abuse specialist with a Master’s degree in Addiction Psychology and Counselling. I’m a member of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (MBACP) with over ten years’ experience, working for the majority of drug and alcohol services across the southeast. I now seek to offer my services (either in person at our discreet practice or on Zoom) to assist individuals who may be struggling with their own levels of alcohol/drug intake and who are either wishing to cut down or stop altogether.
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Dr Albert Zandvoort
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I offer confidential, client focused psychotherapy, Face-Face & Zoom worldwide . Through dialogue and the shared exploration of your life, you may find relief from recurring problems, live your life more fully and realise your full potential. Therapy is a personal and individual process of change, as well as understanding. This is an opportunity to take time and space to think about yourself and the problems you may be facing. By talking to a trained psychotherapist you may find it easier to understand how past experiences, thought patterns and behaviour, or anxieties about the future are causing difficulties in your daily life.
I offer confidential, client focused psychotherapy, Face-Face & Zoom worldwide . Through dialogue and the shared exploration of your life, you may find relief from recurring problems, live your life more fully and realise your full potential. Therapy is a personal and individual process of change, as well as understanding. This is an opportunity to take time and space to think about yourself and the problems you may be facing. By talking to a trained psychotherapist you may find it easier to understand how past experiences, thought patterns and behaviour, or anxieties about the future are causing difficulties in your daily life.
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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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Serena Brooke-Taylor
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Speaking Minds Counselling. I have experience in counselling adults, children and young people age 11+, dealing with: anger issues, anxiety, bereavement, coping with life changes, depression, disabilities, low self-esteem or low self-confidence, overcoming fears and phobias and relationship issues. I am trained in Gestalt therapy, which is a form of psychotherapy centred on increasing a person's awareness, freedom, and self-direction. It focuses on the present moment rather than past experiences. Gestalt therapy is based on the idea that people are influenced by their present environment.
Speaking Minds Counselling. I have experience in counselling adults, children and young people age 11+, dealing with: anger issues, anxiety, bereavement, coping with life changes, depression, disabilities, low self-esteem or low self-confidence, overcoming fears and phobias and relationship issues. I am trained in Gestalt therapy, which is a form of psychotherapy centred on increasing a person's awareness, freedom, and self-direction. It focuses on the present moment rather than past experiences. Gestalt therapy is based on the idea that people are influenced by their present environment.
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Lisa Blake
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and we can all feel that our fears and issues are controlling our lives and holding us back. Therapy can help to overcome issues that may have been having a negative impact on our lives and help us to redefine our boundaries in life. Sometimes we need more support with life if we are going through an anxious or stressful time and this is when Therapy can help. I offer a completely confidential and non-judgemental environment to talk and explore your options for taking control of your life and making changes. I specialise in offering support for Relationships, Anxiety and Bereavement.
Life can be overwhelming sometimes, and we can all feel that our fears and issues are controlling our lives and holding us back. Therapy can help to overcome issues that may have been having a negative impact on our lives and help us to redefine our boundaries in life. Sometimes we need more support with life if we are going through an anxious or stressful time and this is when Therapy can help. I offer a completely confidential and non-judgemental environment to talk and explore your options for taking control of your life and making changes. I specialise in offering support for Relationships, Anxiety and Bereavement.
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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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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.
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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.
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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 RG19

10+

Average cost per session

£67

Counsellors in RG19 who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
90% Bereavement
90% Self Esteem
80% Depression
70% Relationship Issues
70% Trauma and PTSD
70% Family Conflict

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% Vitality
67% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in RG19 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

63% Female
37% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in RG19?

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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.