Photo of Jamie Fairbank, Counsellor in SG1, England
Jamie Fairbank
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I specialise in working with domestic abuse and sexual trauma, both recent and historic, including childhood sexual abuse. I also have experience in a range of other areas including depression and anxiety, self-harm, relationship difficulties and emotional regulation. Therapy can also support less specific concerns such as general low mood or lack of motivation, and be used to compliment a pro-active attitude towards greater wellbeing and self-care.
I specialise in working with domestic abuse and sexual trauma, both recent and historic, including childhood sexual abuse. I also have experience in a range of other areas including depression and anxiety, self-harm, relationship difficulties and emotional regulation. Therapy can also support less specific concerns such as general low mood or lack of motivation, and be used to compliment a pro-active attitude towards greater wellbeing and self-care.
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5th Avenue Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Established in 2014, 5th Avenue Counselling is the practice of Marianne Mikhail Msc, offering an accessible option when you need therapeutic support, or just a space to talk and be heard.
Established in 2014, 5th Avenue Counselling is the practice of Marianne Mikhail Msc, offering an accessible option when you need therapeutic support, or just a space to talk and be heard.
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Therapy Talks
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Beccy, a qualified trauma focused psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Are you feeling worried, stressed or struggling with how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy, supports you to explore your feelings within a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help to support your decision making and autonomy. As a therapist, I hold both professional and personal experience how life changing receiving therapeutic support can feel with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
Hello, I'm Beccy, a qualified trauma focused psychotherapist and clinical supervisor. Are you feeling worried, stressed or struggling with how to cope with a particular feeling or circumstance? Counselling and psychotherapy, supports you to explore your feelings within a safe environment, to build up healthy coping techniques, to discover ways to prioritise your self-care and to help to support your decision making and autonomy. As a therapist, I hold both professional and personal experience how life changing receiving therapeutic support can feel with moving forwards and in developing a more positive outlook in life.
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Photo of Aguilera Psychology, Psychologist in SG1, England
Aguilera Psychology
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I am an experienced, registered and chartered Counselling Psychologist trained in a variety of psychological models and tailor my approach to suit individual client needs.
I am an experienced, registered and chartered Counselling Psychologist trained in a variety of psychological models and tailor my approach to suit individual client needs.
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Photo of Andrew Grenfell, Psychotherapist in SG1, England
Andrew Grenfell
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
I love to work with people who are trying to find their way: especially in young adulthood, after a major life change, or looking both backwards and forwards in mid-life. I am also very interested in working with people who want to make a social or environmental impact in their life. I think we're all trying to move forward in life: to do that it can help to think about where you are right now, to understand yourself and what you have to give the world.
I love to work with people who are trying to find their way: especially in young adulthood, after a major life change, or looking both backwards and forwards in mid-life. I am also very interested in working with people who want to make a social or environmental impact in their life. I think we're all trying to move forward in life: to do that it can help to think about where you are right now, to understand yourself and what you have to give the world.
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Nisa Farooq
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello! I am Nisa, an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor and Bereavement Counsellor. In my practice, I have helped clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, bereavement, childhood abuse, shame, anger, narcissistic injuries, victims of crime, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphia, eating disorder. relational trauma created through family dynamics,.
Hello! I am Nisa, an accredited Psychodynamic Counsellor and Bereavement Counsellor. In my practice, I have helped clients struggling with anxiety, depression, low mood, low self-esteem, bereavement, childhood abuse, shame, anger, narcissistic injuries, victims of crime, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), body dysmorphia, eating disorder. relational trauma created through family dynamics,.
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Jo Gibson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a post graduate qualified BACP registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with fifteen years experience. I work using the internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out models, with a Humanist and Somatic core training. I work with many different life challenges, and over the years have specialised in trauma, complex trauma, relational trauma and shame. Supporting you to process what has happened to you and move on from your past to live your life fully. I work face to face or online with individuals, couples and groups.
I am a post graduate qualified BACP registered Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor with fifteen years experience. I work using the internal Family Systems and Intimacy from the Inside Out models, with a Humanist and Somatic core training. I work with many different life challenges, and over the years have specialised in trauma, complex trauma, relational trauma and shame. Supporting you to process what has happened to you and move on from your past to live your life fully. I work face to face or online with individuals, couples and groups.
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Lorraine Diston
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Adult and Child centred interventions underpinned by trauma informed practice. Hello...My name is Lorraine Diston, I am a post graduate Person-Centred counsellor and Play therapist with a specialism of working with trauma, abuse and bereavement. I work with children and young people through the medium of play and creativity as well as adults and families experiencing difficult feelings and discord. I provide freelance counselling services to schools, colleges and charities.
Adult and Child centred interventions underpinned by trauma informed practice. Hello...My name is Lorraine Diston, I am a post graduate Person-Centred counsellor and Play therapist with a specialism of working with trauma, abuse and bereavement. I work with children and young people through the medium of play and creativity as well as adults and families experiencing difficult feelings and discord. I provide freelance counselling services to schools, colleges and charities.
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Dawn Gregory
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
I am a warm, friendly person and a good listener. I have a very empathic understanding and vast experiences from my own personal life. This has shaped me to be the person I am today. Things from our childhoods and certain traumas, can have us acting out behaviours that can be damaging to us. I have experience working with relationship breakdowns, alcohol addiction, depression, anxiety and self harm. I have worked with adolescents and adults of all disabilities. I've worked a great deal with confidence building and low self-esteem. I can help you recognise these behaviours and what triggers them.
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Photo of Jacqui Carol, Counsellor in SG1, England
Jacqui Carol
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who provides a warm and welcoming space to nurture and develop my client’s own inner self and power. I believe throughout life we all face moments of great difficulties; however, we have hidden depths of strength that can be discovered and utilised when given a safe place to explore. Making the decision to seek support from a counsellor can feel daunting. I will work with you to meet your needs supporting you to feel safe in your personal journey. What can initially be perceived as difficult or frightening can actually inspire insight giving the opportunity to thrive, change and move forward.
I am a Person-Centred Counsellor who provides a warm and welcoming space to nurture and develop my client’s own inner self and power. I believe throughout life we all face moments of great difficulties; however, we have hidden depths of strength that can be discovered and utilised when given a safe place to explore. Making the decision to seek support from a counsellor can feel daunting. I will work with you to meet your needs supporting you to feel safe in your personal journey. What can initially be perceived as difficult or frightening can actually inspire insight giving the opportunity to thrive, change and move forward.
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The Stevenage Counselling Clinic
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
We have a wealth of knowledge with diverse and highly trained counsellors in our team to help you process , heal and work towards a more contented, healthy and stable life and relationship with yourself. We work with a wide range of presentations including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, OCD, body image and many many more. We are all passionate about working with people and helping them to reach their full potential at a pace that works for you! We value CPD as vitally important to keep up with the ever evolving and exciting sector of mental health and neuroscience.
We have a wealth of knowledge with diverse and highly trained counsellors in our team to help you process , heal and work towards a more contented, healthy and stable life and relationship with yourself. We work with a wide range of presentations including depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, OCD, body image and many many more. We are all passionate about working with people and helping them to reach their full potential at a pace that works for you! We value CPD as vitally important to keep up with the ever evolving and exciting sector of mental health and neuroscience.
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Photo of Dr Suzanne Ashter, Psychologist in SG1, England
Dr Suzanne Ashter
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
Hello and welcome to my page! I'm here to support people who are struggling and looking to make some change. Whether this is issues with your mental health, physical changes that you have had to adapt to, relationships within work, friends or family. I can provide a safe, empathic and non-judgmental space for us to explore.
Hello and welcome to my page! I'm here to support people who are struggling and looking to make some change. Whether this is issues with your mental health, physical changes that you have had to adapt to, relationships within work, friends or family. I can provide a safe, empathic and non-judgmental space for us to explore.
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Photo of Dr Emma Sinclair, Psychologist in SG1, England
Dr Emma Sinclair
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Stevenage SG1  (Online Only)
I provide support (currently virtual only) for a range of difficulties affecting the wellbeing and mental health of children and families, including:dealing with life changes (e.g. parental separation), low mood, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, panic attacks, emotionally-based school avoidance. I also provide support for perinatal issues (pre/post-natal anxiety, low mood, birth trauma) in addition to early years challenges (tantrums, sleep and bonding difficulties). I specialise in providing parent and family support. I strongly believe in the importance of intervening early before challenges have chance to develop further.
I provide support (currently virtual only) for a range of difficulties affecting the wellbeing and mental health of children and families, including:dealing with life changes (e.g. parental separation), low mood, anxiety, behavioural difficulties, panic attacks, emotionally-based school avoidance. I also provide support for perinatal issues (pre/post-natal anxiety, low mood, birth trauma) in addition to early years challenges (tantrums, sleep and bonding difficulties). I specialise in providing parent and family support. I strongly believe in the importance of intervening early before challenges have chance to develop further.
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Photo of Daren Messenger, Psychotherapist in SG1, England
Daren Messenger
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
How do you choose a therapist? Personal recommendations are invaluable and, also, your individual needs might be different. My endeavour is to facilitate your self awareness as well as your awareness of others and situations. Whichever modality of therapy you choose our work together gently directs your awareness to ‘what is happening but, also, to ‘how you are viewing and applying yourself’ when in difficulty. This can be radically different to many ‘non directive’ therapies and can involve real change quite quickly! Professional bodies: UKCP for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling BABCP for CBT
How do you choose a therapist? Personal recommendations are invaluable and, also, your individual needs might be different. My endeavour is to facilitate your self awareness as well as your awareness of others and situations. Whichever modality of therapy you choose our work together gently directs your awareness to ‘what is happening but, also, to ‘how you are viewing and applying yourself’ when in difficulty. This can be radically different to many ‘non directive’ therapies and can involve real change quite quickly! Professional bodies: UKCP for psychotherapy and psychotherapeutic counselling BABCP for CBT
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Photo of Julie Sale, Psychotherapist in SG1, England
Julie Sale
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
As a sex and relationship specialist my aim is to provide a safe environment in which clients can share their intimate thoughts and problems with no fear of judgement. I honour all sexual orientations and practices, acknowledging that difference does not equal deviance. I am a UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Senior Accredited Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I also teach a two year post graduate course in Clinical Sexology.
As a sex and relationship specialist my aim is to provide a safe environment in which clients can share their intimate thoughts and problems with no fear of judgement. I honour all sexual orientations and practices, acknowledging that difference does not equal deviance. I am a UKCP Registered and Accredited Psychotherapist, COSRT Senior Accredited Sex and Relationship Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I also teach a two year post graduate course in Clinical Sexology.
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Photo of Helen Margaret Springer, Counsellor in SG1, England
Helen Margaret Springer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
For over 35 years, I have worked with people who had personal or relationship problems. We have together worked through the issues to explore and understand the sources and reasons for their feelings and troubles. In a relaxed and supportive setting, I have helped them discover and agree the solutions that were right for them. I am here to help you find the best solution for your emotional concerns.
For over 35 years, I have worked with people who had personal or relationship problems. We have together worked through the issues to explore and understand the sources and reasons for their feelings and troubles. In a relaxed and supportive setting, I have helped them discover and agree the solutions that were right for them. I am here to help you find the best solution for your emotional concerns.
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Photo of Nicholas Jagels Counselling, Counsellor in SG1, England
Nicholas Jagels Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I provide a safe, gentle and non judgemental space to talk. As an integrative counsellor, I accept that as individuals we are all unique and have different needs when seeking therapy and support. I believe that it is ultimately the relationship between the client and therapist that is fundamental for a trusting, understanding and safe therapeutic alliance and this allows for the opportunity to explore your feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
I provide a safe, gentle and non judgemental space to talk. As an integrative counsellor, I accept that as individuals we are all unique and have different needs when seeking therapy and support. I believe that it is ultimately the relationship between the client and therapist that is fundamental for a trusting, understanding and safe therapeutic alliance and this allows for the opportunity to explore your feelings, emotions, relationships, ways of thinking and patterns of behaviour.
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Photo of Jo Hooper, Counsellor in SG1, England
Jo Hooper
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Finding a counsellor can be overwhelming and it's hard to reach out – how do you know a counsellor is the right fit for you? Will you feel comfortable? Can they actually help you? I am a warm, approachable and empathic counsellor with experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, disordered eating, relationship issues, sexual abuse, and identity, among many other issues. If you are feeling stuck and want to find a way forward, I can help. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings, in order to understand what's going on for you, and to discover what you need in order to feel better.
Finding a counsellor can be overwhelming and it's hard to reach out – how do you know a counsellor is the right fit for you? Will you feel comfortable? Can they actually help you? I am a warm, approachable and empathic counsellor with experience working with anxiety, depression, bereavement, disordered eating, relationship issues, sexual abuse, and identity, among many other issues. If you are feeling stuck and want to find a way forward, I can help. Together we will explore your thoughts and feelings, in order to understand what's going on for you, and to discover what you need in order to feel better.
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Photo of Debbie Hague, Counsellor in SG1, England
Debbie Hague
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Debbie and I have expertise and proven experience of helping clients, from all walks of life and diversity, move forward with their lives. Perhaps your issues come from a difficult past or childhood abuse or trauma? I help with self esteem and identity, stress and sleep issues. Or maybe you are struggling with your relationship or the aftermath of COVID 19? I provide a calm and safe environment in which to explore what is important to you and at your own pace.
Hi, I’m Debbie and I have expertise and proven experience of helping clients, from all walks of life and diversity, move forward with their lives. Perhaps your issues come from a difficult past or childhood abuse or trauma? I help with self esteem and identity, stress and sleep issues. Or maybe you are struggling with your relationship or the aftermath of COVID 19? I provide a calm and safe environment in which to explore what is important to you and at your own pace.
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Photo of Dr Rebecca Aloneftis, Psychologist in SG1, England
Dr Rebecca Aloneftis
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a senior chartered psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council, with over 13 years experience in the NHS Adult Community and Acute Mental Health Services. I am very passionate in supporting individuals to overcome mental distress in order to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life.
I am a senior chartered psychologist registered with the Health Professions Council, with over 13 years experience in the NHS Adult Community and Acute Mental Health Services. I am very passionate in supporting individuals to overcome mental distress in order to be able to live a happy and fulfilling life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SG1

40+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in SG1 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
89% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
87% Self Esteem
87% Stress
82% Trauma and PTSD
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% Vitality
60% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in SG1 see their clients

83% In Person and Online
17% Online Only

Gender breakdown

85% Female
13% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SG1?

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.