Counselling in SP6

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Photo of Rachel Pike, Psychologist in SP6, England
Rachel Pike
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified
As much as it can be wonderful, life can really difficult at times and this can leave us struggling with unwanted thoughts, feelings, and memories. These can easily lead to us getting stuck in a cycle of unhelpful and at times harmful patterns of behaviour that affect ourselves as well as other people. Sometimes we continue in these patterns even when we know they are not helping which can lead to more stress, frustration, and self-criticism. If this sounds like you, rest assured there is nothing wrong with you, you are just human and like all of us, are doing your best to manage life's challenges.
As much as it can be wonderful, life can really difficult at times and this can leave us struggling with unwanted thoughts, feelings, and memories. These can easily lead to us getting stuck in a cycle of unhelpful and at times harmful patterns of behaviour that affect ourselves as well as other people. Sometimes we continue in these patterns even when we know they are not helping which can lead to more stress, frustration, and self-criticism. If this sounds like you, rest assured there is nothing wrong with you, you are just human and like all of us, are doing your best to manage life's challenges.
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Photo of Kathryn Gaussen, Psychologist in SP6, England
Kathryn Gaussen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I’m an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, working both in the NHS and independent sector. I work with adults and older adolescents (16years +) to help them manage a wide range of mental health difficulties in order for people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I can provide therapy for those for whom it is their first experience of looking for therapy as well for those who have maybe tried various other therapies/avenues previously. l also adapt therapy to meet people needs, including for people who are neurodivergent. My areas of special interest include Complex Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder.
I’m an experienced Consultant Clinical Psychologist, working both in the NHS and independent sector. I work with adults and older adolescents (16years +) to help them manage a wide range of mental health difficulties in order for people to live a meaningful and fulfilling life. I can provide therapy for those for whom it is their first experience of looking for therapy as well for those who have maybe tried various other therapies/avenues previously. l also adapt therapy to meet people needs, including for people who are neurodivergent. My areas of special interest include Complex Trauma and Borderline Personality Disorder.
01425 209309 View 01425 209309
Photo of Clare Lewis, Counsellor in SP6, England
Clare Lewis
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
Hi, my name is Clare. I am a child and adolescent counsellor using the arts. I take a genuine interest in young people and enjoy engaging with them in an informal approach. Sometimes, young people aren’t able to talk about how they feel. I offer an alternative means of expressing complex or painful experiences that may otherwise be difficult to convey in words alone. It’s vital to offer ways of communicating feelings other than through everyday language, for example, with paint, clay, music, drama or sand play. I will always follow the child’s lead, as my first priority is for the child/young person to feel relaxed and comfortable.
01425 209273 View 01425 209273
Photo of Amanda Yaxley, Counsellor in SP6, England
Amanda Yaxley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
I offer a respectful, warm and empathetic ear, together with a safe, neutral space to help you to talk, and work through any issues you may have. I am not here to tell you what to do nor give advice; I am here to help you explore and discover your feelings I offer a free 10-15 minute consultation on the phone as a way to introduce myself and give you an opportunity to ask any questions you may have about me and the counselling process. Sessions will differ depending on the mode of therapy we decide to use. We may work more in the here and now or, we may look at where issues have stemmed from in the past: I will be led by you.
07894 955242 View 07894 955242
Photo of Mark Wylie, Psychologist in SP6, England
Mark Wylie
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
My work is with children, young people and young adults who are finding it difficult to manage difficulties relating to mood, anxiety, educational challenges, exam anxiety, transitions between school and university, and both expected and unexpected life changes. In addition to this, I have specialist skills and experience in working with children, young people and adults on the autism spectrum (some of whom may also have associated learning disabilities). I also have significant experience working with looked after children, both within fostering and residential care settings.
My work is with children, young people and young adults who are finding it difficult to manage difficulties relating to mood, anxiety, educational challenges, exam anxiety, transitions between school and university, and both expected and unexpected life changes. In addition to this, I have specialist skills and experience in working with children, young people and adults on the autism spectrum (some of whom may also have associated learning disabilities). I also have significant experience working with looked after children, both within fostering and residential care settings.
01722 445308 View 01722 445308
Photo of Avon Valley Psychology. Dr Liane Hubbins, Psychologist in SP6, England
Avon Valley Psychology. Dr Liane Hubbins
Psychologist, CPsychol
Verified
I am a Clinical psychologist and a Cognitive Analytic Therapist experienced in offering therapy to adults feeling troubled by emotional or mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances. I have experience working within the NHS and in private practice and am trained in a range of psychological therapies.
I am a Clinical psychologist and a Cognitive Analytic Therapist experienced in offering therapy to adults feeling troubled by emotional or mental health difficulties and challenging life circumstances. I have experience working within the NHS and in private practice and am trained in a range of psychological therapies.
01425 209246 View 01425 209246
Photo of Sarah-Jane Butler, Psychologist in SP6, England
Sarah-Jane Butler
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Salisbury SP6  (Online Only)
I am Dr Sarah Butler, a Counselling Psychologist offering support online and based in the UK. As a Psychologist I am qualified to work with different problems and difficulties including adult ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety and trauma. My work is enhanced by years of study into the theory and evidence of different therapeutic approaches, and the study of clients' experiences of therapy. This means I can provide a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings but also learn about the causes of your problems, what keeps them going, how you can make changes. I am also a Flow for depression consultant.
I am Dr Sarah Butler, a Counselling Psychologist offering support online and based in the UK. As a Psychologist I am qualified to work with different problems and difficulties including adult ADHD assessment, depression, anxiety and trauma. My work is enhanced by years of study into the theory and evidence of different therapeutic approaches, and the study of clients' experiences of therapy. This means I can provide a non-judgmental and confidential space where you can explore your feelings but also learn about the causes of your problems, what keeps them going, how you can make changes. I am also a Flow for depression consultant.
024 7542 2211 View 024 7542 2211
Photo of Louisa Cowan, Psychotherapist in SP6, England
Louisa Cowan
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified
I am a psychotherapist in training working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate and confidential space where you are free to bring yourself fully to be listened to empathetically and deeply so that we can work towards the easing of overwhelming emotions and make way for new perspectives. Through our therapeutic relationship I can support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I will sit alongside you as you reach a deeper understanding of self.
I am a psychotherapist in training working towards an MA in Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapy. I offer a compassionate and confidential space where you are free to bring yourself fully to be listened to empathetically and deeply so that we can work towards the easing of overwhelming emotions and make way for new perspectives. Through our therapeutic relationship I can support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and experiences and I will sit alongside you as you reach a deeper understanding of self.
07562 991892 View 07562 991892
Photo of Headway Therapy, Psychotherapist in SP6, England
Headway Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
I'm ok... I'm ok ...sound familiar when you're feeling far from ok? I'm Charlotte an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I believe that talking therapies can help when life is hard and you're experiencing a difficult time. Maybe you're feeling down anxious or going through a life transition such as a break up or bereavement. We can work together to focus on what's important to you, helping to improve your wellbeing, achieve your goals, gain a more balanced outlook and rewarding life.
I'm ok... I'm ok ...sound familiar when you're feeling far from ok? I'm Charlotte an experienced, qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. I believe that talking therapies can help when life is hard and you're experiencing a difficult time. Maybe you're feeling down anxious or going through a life transition such as a break up or bereavement. We can work together to focus on what's important to you, helping to improve your wellbeing, achieve your goals, gain a more balanced outlook and rewarding life.
01209 707189 View 01209 707189
Photo of Dr Heidi Hand, Psychologist in SP6, England
Dr Heidi Hand
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Fordingbridge SP6  (Online Only)
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and support clients in understanding the mind and body connection. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
Hi….I am Heidi. I have over 15 years experience providing direct therapy for many different concerns including anxiety/panic, depression, loss, stress, low self esteem, self harm, trauma, eating disorders and more. I also have additional training in neuropsychology and support clients in understanding the mind and body connection. I can help you build a life that is meaningful and fulfilling despite all the challenges and stresses that life can bring. Together we can work towards your own personal goals … for therapy and beyond!
01722 444173 View 01722 444173
Photo of Rachel Tyler, Counsellor in SP6, England
Rachel Tyler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am passionate about working with Children, Teenager’s and Adults. For the last 16 years I have built a range of specialisms, working in various roles across Dorset. Those I have supported have faced many issues including bereavement, trauma, anxiety, family breakdowns, low self-esteem and depression. ​
I am passionate about working with Children, Teenager’s and Adults. For the last 16 years I have built a range of specialisms, working in various roles across Dorset. Those I have supported have faced many issues including bereavement, trauma, anxiety, family breakdowns, low self-esteem and depression. ​
07380 336428 View 07380 336428

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Number of Counsellors in SP6

10+

Average cost per session

£100

Counsellors in SP6 who prioritize treating:

82% Anxiety
82% Self Esteem
82% Stress
73% Depression
73% Coping Skills
73% Self-Harming
64% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

83% Aviva
83% AXA PPP
83% Bupa

How Counsellors in SP6 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

90% Female
10% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SP6?

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.