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Bettina Maccariello
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
It often takes courage to come to counselling. Sometimes one knows that things aren’t quite right, that one might need help in a particular aspect of life. It can be hard to sift through things alone, perhaps being in a muddle, unsure or confused. I offer a welcoming, restful, calm space where clients can feel free to be themselves and explore what’s important to them. I follow an integrative approach, using whatever therapeutic modality is needed, whether humanistic, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT or existential. Fundamentally, my relational style is at the core of who I am and how I practice, working in partnership together.
It often takes courage to come to counselling. Sometimes one knows that things aren’t quite right, that one might need help in a particular aspect of life. It can be hard to sift through things alone, perhaps being in a muddle, unsure or confused. I offer a welcoming, restful, calm space where clients can feel free to be themselves and explore what’s important to them. I follow an integrative approach, using whatever therapeutic modality is needed, whether humanistic, person-centred, psychodynamic, CBT or existential. Fundamentally, my relational style is at the core of who I am and how I practice, working in partnership together.
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Dr Graham Leslie Peveller
PhD
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Aveley RM15
I carry out appropriate assessments for transsexuals plus letters of recommendation for hormones and surgery etc. I follow the standards of Care. The object of my service, as well as accepting all clients equally, regardless of whether they are male or female. Is to provide a respectful, supportive and beneficial online experience for all. One that provides relevant and up to date information which enables clients to understand, benefit and further develop their sense of self-worth/inner strength all to tolerate the ongoing fears that accompany Gender Dysphoria a birth condition experienced by many.
I carry out appropriate assessments for transsexuals plus letters of recommendation for hormones and surgery etc. I follow the standards of Care. The object of my service, as well as accepting all clients equally, regardless of whether they are male or female. Is to provide a respectful, supportive and beneficial online experience for all. One that provides relevant and up to date information which enables clients to understand, benefit and further develop their sense of self-worth/inner strength all to tolerate the ongoing fears that accompany Gender Dysphoria a birth condition experienced by many.
01322 250494 View 01322 250494
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Folashade Babalola Mbacp (Accred).
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
My clients come to see me with a range of issues. Many are associated with relationship problems, some are struggling through divorce, anxiety, anger, rage, cultural issues, commitment issues and bullying at work. Some clients want to work on their self-esteem and confidence related issues. Some clients wish to work through childhood sexual abuse. While others wish to work through bereavement. Most clients have a planned outcome and that is to feel better at the end of their allocated sessions. I am a Person-Centered focused therapist. I am focused on listening to the needs of my clients and focusing on their thoughts and feelings.
My clients come to see me with a range of issues. Many are associated with relationship problems, some are struggling through divorce, anxiety, anger, rage, cultural issues, commitment issues and bullying at work. Some clients want to work on their self-esteem and confidence related issues. Some clients wish to work through childhood sexual abuse. While others wish to work through bereavement. Most clients have a planned outcome and that is to feel better at the end of their allocated sessions. I am a Person-Centered focused therapist. I am focused on listening to the needs of my clients and focusing on their thoughts and feelings.
01322 250134 View 01322 250134
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Bano Hassan
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
South Ockendon RM15  (Online Only)
01708 205693 View 01708 205693

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in RM15

< 10

Counsellors in RM15 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Anger Management
100% Family Conflict
100% Life Transitions
75% Domestic Abuse
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in RM15 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in RM15?

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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.