Photo of Kirby Graham, Counsellor in SR5, England
Kirby Graham
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Hello, My name is Kirby - BACP Registered Counsellor at Breakfree Counselling. It can be difficult to make the decision to begin therapy but you have taken the first step. I know that making this decision can bring about many feelings and emotions. You mightn't know what to expect from therapy. You mightn't feel that therapy is the right route to take, but I am here to help. Therapy can give you the opportunity to identify your issues and needs and help you to work towards moving forward. If you feel that this is right for you feel free to get in contact for a free no obligation initial consultation.
Hello, My name is Kirby - BACP Registered Counsellor at Breakfree Counselling. It can be difficult to make the decision to begin therapy but you have taken the first step. I know that making this decision can bring about many feelings and emotions. You mightn't know what to expect from therapy. You mightn't feel that therapy is the right route to take, but I am here to help. Therapy can give you the opportunity to identify your issues and needs and help you to work towards moving forward. If you feel that this is right for you feel free to get in contact for a free no obligation initial consultation.
0191 743 7883 View 0191 743 7883
Photo of Tracy Woodhouse, Counsellor in SR5, England
Tracy Woodhouse
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. My driving force is that I care deeply for people who are suffering when their life isn't working as they need it to, but don't know where to start, or even if it is possible to change or do things differently. Are you stuck? I'm here to help. I provide safe, confidential and professional support to facilitate change through difficult times offering Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioual Therapy and Self Compassion Mindfulness. Contact us for a free no obligation telephone initial consultation. Easily accessible as we are situated on the ground floor.
Qualified Clinical Supervisor and Counsellor. My driving force is that I care deeply for people who are suffering when their life isn't working as they need it to, but don't know where to start, or even if it is possible to change or do things differently. Are you stuck? I'm here to help. I provide safe, confidential and professional support to facilitate change through difficult times offering Person Centred Counselling, Cognitive Behavioual Therapy and Self Compassion Mindfulness. Contact us for a free no obligation telephone initial consultation. Easily accessible as we are situated on the ground floor.
0191 580 4413 View 0191 580 4413
Photo of Helen Lumley, Counsellor in SR5, England
Helen Lumley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
There are times in everyone’s life when things become too much. During these times it is important to know that you are not alone. It is helpful to share your thoughts and feelings as this can help to come to terms with life changing events. My humanistic person-centred philosophy places emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I use an integrative approach to my counselling to suit the individual needs of my clients. I offer both short term and long-term counselling. I have experience working with people of all ages.
There are times in everyone’s life when things become too much. During these times it is important to know that you are not alone. It is helpful to share your thoughts and feelings as this can help to come to terms with life changing events. My humanistic person-centred philosophy places emphasis on the importance of the therapeutic relationship. I use an integrative approach to my counselling to suit the individual needs of my clients. I offer both short term and long-term counselling. I have experience working with people of all ages.
0191 580 4482 View 0191 580 4482
Photo of Joanne Robson, Counsellor in SR5, England
Joanne Robson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Sunderland SR5  (Online Only)
If you are going through a time in your life when you feel overwhelmed and need some help and support, I will work with you to help you to resolve whatever issues you are facing. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, based in Seaham Harbour and I am passionate about what I do and the help I provide. I deliver counselling in a safe, confidential and secure environment.
If you are going through a time in your life when you feel overwhelmed and need some help and support, I will work with you to help you to resolve whatever issues you are facing. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor, based in Seaham Harbour and I am passionate about what I do and the help I provide. I deliver counselling in a safe, confidential and secure environment.
07723 479335 View 07723 479335

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SR5

< 10

Counsellors in SR5 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Self-Harming
100% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in SR5 see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SR5?

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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.