Counselling in SG9

Sarah Angela Milledge
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
I am a BACP accredited Psychotherapist, working from my private practice in Hertfordshire and I see children, adults and couples on a 1:1 basis for counselling and Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy and counselling is helpful for many emotional and psychological difficulties as well as providing the opportunity for personal growth. The therapy involves regular weekly confidential sessions, during which we can explore how your present and past experiences can influence current thoughts and behaviour.
I am a BACP accredited Psychotherapist, working from my private practice in Hertfordshire and I see children, adults and couples on a 1:1 basis for counselling and Psychotherapy. Psychotherapy and counselling is helpful for many emotional and psychological difficulties as well as providing the opportunity for personal growth. The therapy involves regular weekly confidential sessions, during which we can explore how your present and past experiences can influence current thoughts and behaviour.
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Emma Azzopardi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I have a psychodynamic approach to therapy, with a particular focus on relationships to gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you may do what you do and find alternative ways to move beyond painful and repetitive experiences. I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all cultures and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP.
I have a psychodynamic approach to therapy, with a particular focus on relationships to gently reveal insights and understanding as to why you may do what you do and find alternative ways to move beyond painful and repetitive experiences. I am committed to ethical, non-discriminatory practice and welcome individuals and couples of all cultures and sexualities. I abide by the principles and ethics of the UKCP.
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Karen Batchelor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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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Jessica Drake
Psychotherapist, MSc
Buntingford SG9  (Online Only)
I work with anxiety (in particular OCD), addiction, trauma and codependency, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, CBT, Transactional Analysis (TA), eastern and Jungian psychology and the 12 step model. Over a decade working as a therapist and recovering from addiction, anxiety and OCD/ADHD, I know first hand how hard it can be to deal with these mental health conditions. I also know the strategies that have helped me come through some of the darkest times in my life, which I apply in the therapy room.
I work with anxiety (in particular OCD), addiction, trauma and codependency, using Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Exposure and response prevention (ERP) for OCD, CBT, Transactional Analysis (TA), eastern and Jungian psychology and the 12 step model. Over a decade working as a therapist and recovering from addiction, anxiety and OCD/ADHD, I know first hand how hard it can be to deal with these mental health conditions. I also know the strategies that have helped me come through some of the darkest times in my life, which I apply in the therapy room.
07952 764410 View 07952 764410
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Fay Elizabeth Parkes
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
I am an experienced and qualified therapist/counsellor who knows from my own journey into therapy how initially daunting yet hugely beneficial it can be. Therefore, I meet each client with empathy, understanding and genuineness to help you to face the challenges of life. Firstly, you can expect a warm and friendly approach where you will be heard and find relational support. I will seek to understand what you would like to gain from counselling and we will work together to find the best way of achieving that. Together we will embark on a journey towards healing, growth and positive change, focusing on your needs and challenges.
01279 594737 View 01279 594737
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Kamila Melia
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
When life gets difficult, the most courageous thing we can do for ourselves, is to reach out for help. Counselling is for anybody making their journey through the challenges of life. You might feel overwhelmed or just a little bit ‘stuck.’ Day-to-day tasks might be a struggle. You might have lost someone – recently or in the past. There might be changes in your life or difficult decisions to be made. Perhaps a past event keeps popping up, influencing the present more than you would like? Counselling can help.
When life gets difficult, the most courageous thing we can do for ourselves, is to reach out for help. Counselling is for anybody making their journey through the challenges of life. You might feel overwhelmed or just a little bit ‘stuck.’ Day-to-day tasks might be a struggle. You might have lost someone – recently or in the past. There might be changes in your life or difficult decisions to be made. Perhaps a past event keeps popping up, influencing the present more than you would like? Counselling can help.
01223 650654 View 01223 650654
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Jacqui Carol
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stevenage SG9  (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.
01438 907148 View 01438 907148
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The Sadie Centre
Verified
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
The Centre’s counselling service is large and diversified: our counsellors work with adults, children, teens, and couples. We also run a low-cost scheme designed for people in difficult financial circumstances, on a low wage, or in receipt of benefits. Our team can help with issues such as: abuse, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, bereavement, relationships, addiction, anger, eating disorders and self-harm.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SG9

< 10

Counsellors in SG9 who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Divorce
88% Depression
88% Addiction
88% Eating Disorders
88% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

33% Aetna
33% Cigna and Evernorth
33% Other

How Counsellors in SG9 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SG9?

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.