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Amanda Reid
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Romford RM6  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome. My name is Amanda. Are you ready to put yourself first and make a positive change to your life? Maybe you want to get things off your chest, lighten the load, been through a significant life changing experience or traumatic event that's impacted your life, lost sense of self. Do you get the feeling there may be more to life? You may be feeling overwhelmed or underwhelmed with life, stuck at a crossroads, not sure where to go or how you got there in the first place? Or you may know how you got here. Life can be a complicated story; it can bring challenges both from the past and the present.
Hello and welcome. My name is Amanda. Are you ready to put yourself first and make a positive change to your life? Maybe you want to get things off your chest, lighten the load, been through a significant life changing experience or traumatic event that's impacted your life, lost sense of self. Do you get the feeling there may be more to life? You may be feeling overwhelmed or underwhelmed with life, stuck at a crossroads, not sure where to go or how you got there in the first place? Or you may know how you got here. Life can be a complicated story; it can bring challenges both from the past and the present.
020 3597 5901 View 020 3597 5901
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Namas Counselling Services
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome. My name is Aisha, and I'm here to help guide you through whatever challenges you may be facing. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and grief, or relational issues, you don't have to navigate these paths alone. My approach is compassionate, personalised, and committed to helping you find not just relief, but also meaningful growth and understanding.
Hello and welcome. My name is Aisha, and I'm here to help guide you through whatever challenges you may be facing. Whether you're dealing with anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss and grief, or relational issues, you don't have to navigate these paths alone. My approach is compassionate, personalised, and committed to helping you find not just relief, but also meaningful growth and understanding.
01708 205229 View 01708 205229
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Wendy Shakes
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor using the Integrative approach to Counselling.  I have experience with Psychodynamic, Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) and Critical Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models.  As everyone is unique, I believe that therapy should be too, so I will use an approach which best suits the issues that you present in the therapy room.
I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor using the Integrative approach to Counselling.  I have experience with Psychodynamic, Person-Centred Therapy (PCT) and Critical Behaviour Therapy (CBT) models.  As everyone is unique, I believe that therapy should be too, so I will use an approach which best suits the issues that you present in the therapy room.
01708 987078 View 01708 987078
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Terry Fontenelle
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi my names Terry, I am a Person Centred trained Counsellor, trained in solution focus brief work and CBT trained. I also work as a group facilitator and specialise in anxiety symptoms. I have worked for various charity organisations, worked with clients home based and NHS clinics for Bereavement and terminally ill patients. I work with a number of organisations undertaking EAP work.
Hi my names Terry, I am a Person Centred trained Counsellor, trained in solution focus brief work and CBT trained. I also work as a group facilitator and specialise in anxiety symptoms. I have worked for various charity organisations, worked with clients home based and NHS clinics for Bereavement and terminally ill patients. I work with a number of organisations undertaking EAP work.
020 3872 2158 View 020 3872 2158
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Melanie Anne Cranmer
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
I'm Melanie, I have been a Counsellor for 18 years. I Specialise in couples therapy. Common issues that can impact a relationship are: Communication Issues. Emotional Distance. Affairs & Infidelity. Intimacy Issues. Significant Life Events. Overcoming Trauma. Some people will find the experience strengthens their relationship, others will realise separating and moving on independently is the best option for them. Not everyone in the relationship might end the process feeling the same way. I believe that strong relationships improve lives, families and mental health. I can offer you both a safe space to work on relationship issues.
I'm Melanie, I have been a Counsellor for 18 years. I Specialise in couples therapy. Common issues that can impact a relationship are: Communication Issues. Emotional Distance. Affairs & Infidelity. Intimacy Issues. Significant Life Events. Overcoming Trauma. Some people will find the experience strengthens their relationship, others will realise separating and moving on independently is the best option for them. Not everyone in the relationship might end the process feeling the same way. I believe that strong relationships improve lives, families and mental health. I can offer you both a safe space to work on relationship issues.
020 3889 9063 View 020 3889 9063
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Dr Sharmin Aktar
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
You matter. You are important. As a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, I understand that the decision to begin therapy can be a nerve-wracking experience, therefore I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to feel and process your emotions and experiences. I offer collaborative ways of working with a focus on the ‘here and now’ and an exploration of childhood experiences to uncover the roots of the psychological distress.
You matter. You are important. As a HCPC registered Counselling Psychologist, I understand that the decision to begin therapy can be a nerve-wracking experience, therefore I am dedicated to creating a safe space for you. I offer a confidential and non-judgemental environment for you to feel and process your emotions and experiences. I offer collaborative ways of working with a focus on the ‘here and now’ and an exploration of childhood experiences to uncover the roots of the psychological distress.
020 4538 5153 View 020 4538 5153
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Bolanle Babatunde
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Romford RM6  (Online Only)
I have worked as a counsellor for over 4 years, having studied a broad range of counselling approaches and have a strong belief in the efficacy of counselling. I have a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling, I am a registered member (MBACP) with BACP. I use the integrative approach to counselling, which means that I am able to select from a range of therapy approaches and tailor them to your specific needs.
I have worked as a counsellor for over 4 years, having studied a broad range of counselling approaches and have a strong belief in the efficacy of counselling. I have a BSc (Hons) in Integrative Counselling, I am a registered member (MBACP) with BACP. I use the integrative approach to counselling, which means that I am able to select from a range of therapy approaches and tailor them to your specific needs.
01708 203288 View 01708 203288
Photo of Julie Leeper, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Julie Leeper
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
If you are struggling with anxiety, loss or work stress, I can help. I offer online sessions as well as face to face sessions in Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex. I can give you a safe space to explore your feelings and help you meet your goals.
If you are struggling with anxiety, loss or work stress, I can help. I offer online sessions as well as face to face sessions in Shenfield, Brentwood, Essex. I can give you a safe space to explore your feelings and help you meet your goals.
01277 284541 View 01277 284541

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in RM6

< 10

Counsellors in RM6 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Stress
88% Relationship Issues
88% Depression
88% Coping Skills
88% Self Esteem
75% Bereavement

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in RM6 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in RM6?

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.