Counselling in SG12

Louise Southwell
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ware SG12
Do you suffer with anxiety, find yourself always worrying, feeling overwhelmed and on edge and perhaps struggling to sleep. Or maybe you are feeling low, unable to motivate yourself, and finding it hard to engage in activities and live a meaningful life, all possibly by questioning your self worth and doubting yourself. All of these areas would benefit from CBT therapy, mindfulness therapies.
Do you suffer with anxiety, find yourself always worrying, feeling overwhelmed and on edge and perhaps struggling to sleep. Or maybe you are feeling low, unable to motivate yourself, and finding it hard to engage in activities and live a meaningful life, all possibly by questioning your self worth and doubting yourself. All of these areas would benefit from CBT therapy, mindfulness therapies.
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Kathy Ann Bassett
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
Events within our lives can leave you feeling anxious depressed and lacking in confidence. Seeking help during these difficult times can often seem overwhelming and the world can seem a scary place. I am a qualified Counsellor experienced in working with clients with addictions, or who are trying to cope with the loss of a loved one. Circumstances have left some of my clients with low self esteem and generally feeling low.
Events within our lives can leave you feeling anxious depressed and lacking in confidence. Seeking help during these difficult times can often seem overwhelming and the world can seem a scary place. I am a qualified Counsellor experienced in working with clients with addictions, or who are trying to cope with the loss of a loved one. Circumstances have left some of my clients with low self esteem and generally feeling low.
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Heather Brennan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello and welcome. My approach to counselling is respectful, sensitive, thoughtful and underpinned by a psychodynamic training. I offer a private, safe and confidential setting to explore and help you manage your feelings and thoughts that may be overwhelming, confusing or even frightening. This may enable you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and explore deep rooted beliefs and assumptions in order to resolve them. Together we can find your strengths, build your confidence and self esteem, enabling you to make choices where previously you may have felt there were none.
Hello and welcome. My approach to counselling is respectful, sensitive, thoughtful and underpinned by a psychodynamic training. I offer a private, safe and confidential setting to explore and help you manage your feelings and thoughts that may be overwhelming, confusing or even frightening. This may enable you to gain a deeper understanding of yourself and explore deep rooted beliefs and assumptions in order to resolve them. Together we can find your strengths, build your confidence and self esteem, enabling you to make choices where previously you may have felt there were none.
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Louise Ann Storey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
I am an experienced counsellor who specialises in providing support to individuals across a wide age range, from 14 to 70 years. My expertise encompasses a diverse range of Mental Health issues, including anxiety, depression, family dynamics feelings of isolation low self-esteem and self-worth. Additionally I possess valuable experience in supporting transgender clients and individuals with borderline personality disorders. In my work with young people, I have successfully aided those with behavioural issues and Special Educational Needs, such as Autism and ADHD. I provide them with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore.
I am an experienced counsellor who specialises in providing support to individuals across a wide age range, from 14 to 70 years. My expertise encompasses a diverse range of Mental Health issues, including anxiety, depression, family dynamics feelings of isolation low self-esteem and self-worth. Additionally I possess valuable experience in supporting transgender clients and individuals with borderline personality disorders. In my work with young people, I have successfully aided those with behavioural issues and Special Educational Needs, such as Autism and ADHD. I provide them with a safe and non-judgmental space to explore.
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Dean Capon
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Ware SG12
Whatever your reasons for considering therapy, I know it takes a lot courage to even contemplate starting a journey towards becoming a different-you. It can be challenging to make changes which really last; it requires patience and a willingness to be open and sometimes vulnerable. However, the rewards for taking this journey can be profound and life-changing.
Whatever your reasons for considering therapy, I know it takes a lot courage to even contemplate starting a journey towards becoming a different-you. It can be challenging to make changes which really last; it requires patience and a willingness to be open and sometimes vulnerable. However, the rewards for taking this journey can be profound and life-changing.
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Amber Bartlett
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
Ware SG12
I specialise in supporting children and young people from age 4-18 and their families. My focus areas include anxiety, low self-esteem, regulating emotions, behaviour, and improving communication. I have 15 years experience working with children and YP with Autism. I have a passion for nurturing the parent-child attachment relationship. Sessions are held in any of the two purpose built creative therapy rooms. I can work with your child on a long or short term basis depending on your needs. I offer sessions to parents/caregivers and adult students at Hertfordshire University, and clinical supervision to arts therapists and trainees.
I specialise in supporting children and young people from age 4-18 and their families. My focus areas include anxiety, low self-esteem, regulating emotions, behaviour, and improving communication. I have 15 years experience working with children and YP with Autism. I have a passion for nurturing the parent-child attachment relationship. Sessions are held in any of the two purpose built creative therapy rooms. I can work with your child on a long or short term basis depending on your needs. I offer sessions to parents/caregivers and adult students at Hertfordshire University, and clinical supervision to arts therapists and trainees.
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Photo of Tonia Anne Nigrelli, Counsellor in SG12, England
Tonia Anne Nigrelli
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hunsdon SG12
Sometimes life puts hurdles in our way just when we think things are going smoothly. Feeling unhappy, low mood, anxious. It’s at times like this we will explore what it’s like in your world. Learning to understand why you feel this way, what’s the effect on you & how best to deal with the situation. Learnt behaviours become clearer, why you react in a certain way will help you understand you. Becoming the person you want to be to enjoy life in the way you want. You grow & change. Relationships change, life changes with a contentment as you set goals to achieve what you are looking for without realising you wanted it.
Sometimes life puts hurdles in our way just when we think things are going smoothly. Feeling unhappy, low mood, anxious. It’s at times like this we will explore what it’s like in your world. Learning to understand why you feel this way, what’s the effect on you & how best to deal with the situation. Learnt behaviours become clearer, why you react in a certain way will help you understand you. Becoming the person you want to be to enjoy life in the way you want. You grow & change. Relationships change, life changes with a contentment as you set goals to achieve what you are looking for without realising you wanted it.
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Jane Lee
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Working with adults, children and young people, it's my intention to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for clients, helping you to gain understanding and clarity round your situation and difficulties, and to find a positive way forward.
Working with adults, children and young people, it's my intention to provide a warm, welcoming and safe environment for clients, helping you to gain understanding and clarity round your situation and difficulties, and to find a positive way forward.
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Tina Rawlings
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
I am a qualified counsellor and supervisor with 20+ years experience in treating addictions and mental health, including disordered eating patterns and relationship difficulties, and any underlying issues such as depression and anxiety disorders. I have worked in various settings such as; GP Surgeries, and Group Treatment Therapies. I help you to uncover and process any underlying emotional and psychological blocks so that you can achieve full recovery and a happy future, living out your full potential.
I am a qualified counsellor and supervisor with 20+ years experience in treating addictions and mental health, including disordered eating patterns and relationship difficulties, and any underlying issues such as depression and anxiety disorders. I have worked in various settings such as; GP Surgeries, and Group Treatment Therapies. I help you to uncover and process any underlying emotional and psychological blocks so that you can achieve full recovery and a happy future, living out your full potential.
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Chapters Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
I have worked predominantly with clients with a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis helping them to identify where their behaviours and thought patterns developed and to work on ways of coping with the crippling overwhelm that comes with BPD, to get to a place that feels like they have regained control. I have also worked extensively with people coming out of domestic abuse or prolonged exposure to relationships with narcissistic controlling & coercive people. We work together, in a non directive way, to identify patterns of behaviour and develop new pathways to break free from people pleasing and to find their voice.
I have worked predominantly with clients with a Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) diagnosis helping them to identify where their behaviours and thought patterns developed and to work on ways of coping with the crippling overwhelm that comes with BPD, to get to a place that feels like they have regained control. I have also worked extensively with people coming out of domestic abuse or prolonged exposure to relationships with narcissistic controlling & coercive people. We work together, in a non directive way, to identify patterns of behaviour and develop new pathways to break free from people pleasing and to find their voice.
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Gary Aldridge
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and have trained in various approaches to therapy. This means that I use a range of counselling theories and methods within my work, ensuring that I work with you to tailor our sessions to suit your needs. I cover all areas of counselling, including, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, couples/ relationships. I also specialise in working with trauma, addiction and alcoholism, having worked in the field of addiction for over 10 years. My current mentor is Rachel Fairhurst who is my supervisor and trainer.  Within this model of working i have been trained in trauma focussed therapy.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and have trained in various approaches to therapy. This means that I use a range of counselling theories and methods within my work, ensuring that I work with you to tailor our sessions to suit your needs. I cover all areas of counselling, including, addiction, anxiety, depression, stress, couples/ relationships. I also specialise in working with trauma, addiction and alcoholism, having worked in the field of addiction for over 10 years. My current mentor is Rachel Fairhurst who is my supervisor and trainer.  Within this model of working i have been trained in trauma focussed therapy.
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Laura Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
Hello, I'm Laura. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who will listen to your concerns with sensitivity and without judgement. I offer a confidential, supportive environment where you can freely express and 'unburden' yourself. Somewhere you will feel truly 'heard'. I work relationally, which means I believe that the ability to build a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship with you will form the foundation of our work together.
Hello, I'm Laura. I am a warm and compassionate therapist who will listen to your concerns with sensitivity and without judgement. I offer a confidential, supportive environment where you can freely express and 'unburden' yourself. Somewhere you will feel truly 'heard'. I work relationally, which means I believe that the ability to build a secure and trusting therapeutic relationship with you will form the foundation of our work together.
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Hannah Rachel Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
There are several reasons why people decide to come to therapy, you may feel stuck, have experienced recent loss or change, want to gain understanding of certain behaviours or generally do not feel like you are living the life you want to.
There are several reasons why people decide to come to therapy, you may feel stuck, have experienced recent loss or change, want to gain understanding of certain behaviours or generally do not feel like you are living the life you want to.
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Daniel Roe - Couples CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
5 Endorsed
Ware SG12
Has your relationship hit a sticking point? Are you struggling to communicate with your partner or arguing more frequently? Maybe you have difficulty trusting following infidelity. You're just not connecting or enjoying each other like you used to? No matter what the trigger point for your difficulties we can work together to improve your communication, rebuild trust, increase quality time, or get your physical intimacy back on track. Or you might be an indiviudal suffering from anxiety and low self-confidence. Constantly worrying, on edge, or engaging in compulsive behaviour.
Has your relationship hit a sticking point? Are you struggling to communicate with your partner or arguing more frequently? Maybe you have difficulty trusting following infidelity. You're just not connecting or enjoying each other like you used to? No matter what the trigger point for your difficulties we can work together to improve your communication, rebuild trust, increase quality time, or get your physical intimacy back on track. Or you might be an indiviudal suffering from anxiety and low self-confidence. Constantly worrying, on edge, or engaging in compulsive behaviour.
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Jennifer O'Neil
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
Some of the issues I work with are; relationships - the way we connect and attach to others, self esteem, sexual issues and health for both men and women, parenting concerns, addiction, codependence, anxiety in it's many forms, depression, loss of meaning and purpose in life, suicidal thoughts, career/work stress, loss/bereavement, LGBTQ+ issues.
Some of the issues I work with are; relationships - the way we connect and attach to others, self esteem, sexual issues and health for both men and women, parenting concerns, addiction, codependence, anxiety in it's many forms, depression, loss of meaning and purpose in life, suicidal thoughts, career/work stress, loss/bereavement, LGBTQ+ issues.
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Lisa Carr
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
If you find you have become overwhelmed by feelings such as anxiety, anger or sadness I offer a safe and supportive space to unpack those emotions and gain a better awareness of your own processes. We can work together to understand better what is happening in your life today and perhaps how previous events and patterns may be affecting you. I work with a range of emotional and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, abuse, work stress, abortion, life transitions, isolation and low self-esteem.
If you find you have become overwhelmed by feelings such as anxiety, anger or sadness I offer a safe and supportive space to unpack those emotions and gain a better awareness of your own processes. We can work together to understand better what is happening in your life today and perhaps how previous events and patterns may be affecting you. I work with a range of emotional and relationship issues including depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss, abuse, work stress, abortion, life transitions, isolation and low self-esteem.
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Jacquie Chandler
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Ware SG12
Entering therapy can be anxiety provoking in itself thus I believe a positive therapeutic relationship is essential in ensuring clients feel comfortable to talk about whats happening for them. I have a calm, non-judgemental approach, working at the clients pace.
Entering therapy can be anxiety provoking in itself thus I believe a positive therapeutic relationship is essential in ensuring clients feel comfortable to talk about whats happening for them. I have a calm, non-judgemental approach, working at the clients pace.
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Emma Battiston
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
Hello, I'm Emma Battiston - a compassionate and experienced therapist offering a safe and non-judgemental space to help you work though any issues you are experiencing. I work with people to provide support with anything that is negatively impacting their lives. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, my aim is to help people find strength and resilience in overcoming life’s challenges.
Hello, I'm Emma Battiston - a compassionate and experienced therapist offering a safe and non-judgemental space to help you work though any issues you are experiencing. I work with people to provide support with anything that is negatively impacting their lives. Sometimes life can feel overwhelming, my aim is to help people find strength and resilience in overcoming life’s challenges.
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Karen Batchelor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Ware SG12
As we continue to live our lives day after day sometimes this journey can begin to feel like an up hill climb. I am here to listen to any worries, concerns or difficulties you may be experiencing. Are you struggling to cope with a loss, whether it be a bereavement, a relationship, a job or just feeling that your life is passing you by and it is not working out how you had hoped. Sometimes we may find it hard to talk to or confide in our friends and loved ones, worried about upsetting them and not wanting to burden them or perhaps you fear being judged or may think that your problems are not as bad as theirs.
As we continue to live our lives day after day sometimes this journey can begin to feel like an up hill climb. I am here to listen to any worries, concerns or difficulties you may be experiencing. Are you struggling to cope with a loss, whether it be a bereavement, a relationship, a job or just feeling that your life is passing you by and it is not working out how you had hoped. Sometimes we may find it hard to talk to or confide in our friends and loved ones, worried about upsetting them and not wanting to burden them or perhaps you fear being judged or may think that your problems are not as bad as theirs.
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Dr Anna Baker
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified
Ware SG12
You may be feeling that your emotions and symptoms are taking over your life or that you feel overwhelmed by everyday living. By seeking help, you are taking the first step to address these challenges head on and find the right kind of support for you. This will enable you to develop your own skills and expertise to be in charge, your way. Taking time to invest in your own well-being is important but can be tough, so I aim to support you in making positive change using therapeutic techniques tailored to your needs.
You may be feeling that your emotions and symptoms are taking over your life or that you feel overwhelmed by everyday living. By seeking help, you are taking the first step to address these challenges head on and find the right kind of support for you. This will enable you to develop your own skills and expertise to be in charge, your way. Taking time to invest in your own well-being is important but can be tough, so I aim to support you in making positive change using therapeutic techniques tailored to your needs.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SG12

20+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in SG12 who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
88% Stress
85% Depression
77% Bereavement
73% Relationship Issues
69% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
57% Cigna and Evernorth
57% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in SG12 see their clients

97% In Person and Online
3% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SG12?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.