Counselling in SR8

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Claire McPhail
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I'm an integrative counsellor, based County Durham. I work 1-1 with adults in person and remotely. I have a relational and collaborative approach, meeting clients with understanding and warmth, providing a safe space where feelings, thoughts and behaviours can be explored. My practice is inclusive and respectful. I am an LGBTQ+ allied and neurodiversity affirming therapist. I have experience of working with issues including anxiety, loss, self-esteem, relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, depression and self-development. I am also a qualified breath work coach and EFT practitioner.
I'm an integrative counsellor, based County Durham. I work 1-1 with adults in person and remotely. I have a relational and collaborative approach, meeting clients with understanding and warmth, providing a safe space where feelings, thoughts and behaviours can be explored. My practice is inclusive and respectful. I am an LGBTQ+ allied and neurodiversity affirming therapist. I have experience of working with issues including anxiety, loss, self-esteem, relationship breakdown, bereavement, abuse, depression and self-development. I am also a qualified breath work coach and EFT practitioner.
0191 743 9541 View 0191 743 9541
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Natalie Holmes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I’m Natalie, the therapist at East Durham Counselling. I work with adults and young people in private practice. I’m trained in integrative counselling, which means I have lots of techniques to choose from when deciding what will help my clients the most; I draw from person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapies depending on the presenting issues and client's needs. I have experience of working with autism, ADHD, abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, self-harm, stress, trauma and dissociation.
Hi, I’m Natalie, the therapist at East Durham Counselling. I work with adults and young people in private practice. I’m trained in integrative counselling, which means I have lots of techniques to choose from when deciding what will help my clients the most; I draw from person-centred, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioural therapies depending on the presenting issues and client's needs. I have experience of working with autism, ADHD, abuse, anxiety, bereavement, depression, domestic violence, eating disorders, OCD, PTSD, relationship issues, self-harm, stress, trauma and dissociation.
0191 743 9237 View 0191 743 9237
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Joanne Robson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Peterlee SR8  (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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Tidal Therapy Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Counselling provides an opportunity to work through what is happening within your life, in a safe, accepted therapeutic space, where you are free to explore who you are and focus upon what brings you to counselling. Counselling enables you to gain support, to be truly heard and listened to, by a skilled professional, someone who is patient, present and focused upon supporting you without any judgement, with whatever your needs may be.
Counselling provides an opportunity to work through what is happening within your life, in a safe, accepted therapeutic space, where you are free to explore who you are and focus upon what brings you to counselling. Counselling enables you to gain support, to be truly heard and listened to, by a skilled professional, someone who is patient, present and focused upon supporting you without any judgement, with whatever your needs may be.
07445 808113 View 07445 808113
Photo of Kat Wysoczanska, Counsellor in SR8, England
Kat Wysoczanska
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
My name is Kat and I know from both personal and professional experience that sometimes things may just get too much and life may seem to be complicated and talking to a friend or a family member may not feel like a solution. Either you are experiencing stress, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, loss or any other emotional issue counselling may help. By providing you with a safe and confidential space I can assist you on a journey of self exploration and change.
My name is Kat and I know from both personal and professional experience that sometimes things may just get too much and life may seem to be complicated and talking to a friend or a family member may not feel like a solution. Either you are experiencing stress, relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, loss or any other emotional issue counselling may help. By providing you with a safe and confidential space I can assist you on a journey of self exploration and change.
01429 801289 View 01429 801289

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SR8

< 10

Counsellors in SR8 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
80% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in SR8 see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SR8?

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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.