Photo of Jennifer Maria Onwufuju - Still I Rise Therapy (SIRT), MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Still I Rise Therapy (SIRT)
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a passionate, integrative Children and Adolescents Therapist (4-18yrs) MBACP (Accred). I have worked with Children and Adolescents, and their families for 25 years in both the voluntary and statutory sector, as well as the education sector. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents who are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. My training in Child Counselling and Traumatology and PTSD has enabled me to have a strong foundation in understanding the emotional, social, and psychology, of child’s mental health. I provide a warm, Friendly, Honest, transparent and non-judgemental space.
I am a passionate, integrative Children and Adolescents Therapist (4-18yrs) MBACP (Accred). I have worked with Children and Adolescents, and their families for 25 years in both the voluntary and statutory sector, as well as the education sector. I have extensive experience working with children and adolescents who are survivors of sexual abuse and domestic violence. My training in Child Counselling and Traumatology and PTSD has enabled me to have a strong foundation in understanding the emotional, social, and psychology, of child’s mental health. I provide a warm, Friendly, Honest, transparent and non-judgemental space.
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Claire Marie Leigh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor which means I use more than one approach within sessions, tailoring your therapy to meet your needs. I offer a safe space with no judgement for you to explore your thoughts and emotions where I will support you during this time of self discovery. I have successfully worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, panic attacks, bereavement & loss, addiction, low self worth, relationship issues, to name a few. Frequently people seek counselling when they don't know what is wrong, however they know something needs to change. Your therapy sessions are all about you.
I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor which means I use more than one approach within sessions, tailoring your therapy to meet your needs. I offer a safe space with no judgement for you to explore your thoughts and emotions where I will support you during this time of self discovery. I have successfully worked with individuals experiencing anxiety, depression, low mood, panic attacks, bereavement & loss, addiction, low self worth, relationship issues, to name a few. Frequently people seek counselling when they don't know what is wrong, however they know something needs to change. Your therapy sessions are all about you.
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Jonathan Youssef
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS13  (Online Only)
Coming to terms with the pressures life brings can be challenging. Counselling may help in gaining a greater insight about who we are and paint a clearer picture, by understanding our circumstances in a confidential environment
Coming to terms with the pressures life brings can be challenging. Counselling may help in gaining a greater insight about who we are and paint a clearer picture, by understanding our circumstances in a confidential environment
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Chris Harrad
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
Perhaps you're feeling down or anxious, maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Therapy I offer represents a safe, accepting, confidential space to look at whatever issues you may be facing right now, and find a way forwards. I can offer a chance to be heard and seen, an opportunity to work through your thoughts and feelings, and a time to develop new skills. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
Perhaps you're feeling down or anxious, maybe you're unsure about the future of a relationship, or just feel that you aren't living the life you were meant to lead. Therapy I offer represents a safe, accepting, confidential space to look at whatever issues you may be facing right now, and find a way forwards. I can offer a chance to be heard and seen, an opportunity to work through your thoughts and feelings, and a time to develop new skills. Whatever your needs may be, I am here to offer support.
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Photo of Karen Tottman-Napier, MBACP, Counsellor
Karen Tottman-Napier
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can be difficult, and counselling can help explore your thoughts and feelings. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, children, young people and adults up to any age. I completed my placement hours at St Luke's Hospice and also volunteered after I qualified. I feel I use my skills to help you explore your difficult times to help you understand your situation. I offer counselling, short term or long term. I have worked with many different issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and difficulties with relationship issues.
Life can be difficult, and counselling can help explore your thoughts and feelings. I am an Integrative Counsellor and Psychotherapist. I have over 18 years of experience working with individuals, couples and families, children, young people and adults up to any age. I completed my placement hours at St Luke's Hospice and also volunteered after I qualified. I feel I use my skills to help you explore your difficult times to help you understand your situation. I offer counselling, short term or long term. I have worked with many different issues such as depression, anxiety, suicidal thoughts and difficulties with relationship issues.
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Photo of David Cooper, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
David Cooper
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
There are times in all our lives when we feel we have lost our way, need some to listen or simply want somebody to help us reach the next step in our journey. Maybe that sounds like you and you're looking for help to take that first step, or simply share your concerns in a safe space and really feel heard. My focus is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customising a treatment plan. My specialities include Relationship+Family Counselling, Anxiety+Depression, Abuse+Narcissism and Grief+Loss
There are times in all our lives when we feel we have lost our way, need some to listen or simply want somebody to help us reach the next step in our journey. Maybe that sounds like you and you're looking for help to take that first step, or simply share your concerns in a safe space and really feel heard. My focus is to help individuals heal, energise, and become aware of their inner strengths by providing a neutral safe space, listening to your concerns, and customising a treatment plan. My specialities include Relationship+Family Counselling, Anxiety+Depression, Abuse+Narcissism and Grief+Loss
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Michelle Felstead
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
You are brave and have identified that you need some support at this very turbulent time. When a crisis hits, a future that was once clear can become confusing and scary. Life is now very complicated and can leave us with feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. These negative feelings can make life overwhelming. Sometimes it is helpful to talk to a person not directly involved in order to gain clarity and insight.
You are brave and have identified that you need some support at this very turbulent time. When a crisis hits, a future that was once clear can become confusing and scary. Life is now very complicated and can leave us with feelings of anxiety, stress and depression. These negative feelings can make life overwhelming. Sometimes it is helpful to talk to a person not directly involved in order to gain clarity and insight.
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Photo of Gary Mewes, MBACP, Counsellor
Gary Mewes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am committed to providing a safe non judgemental space for you to discuss any issues that may be affecting you life, relationships and general wellbeing. We are all unique individuals facing different life challenges, which we may find difficult to express in our relationships. Therapy can provide a safe space to discuss any issues that you are struggling with. I work from an integrative approach, which means I will endeavour to tailor our sessions to meet your own personal requirements, allowing you to gain the most out of your therapy.
I am committed to providing a safe non judgemental space for you to discuss any issues that may be affecting you life, relationships and general wellbeing. We are all unique individuals facing different life challenges, which we may find difficult to express in our relationships. Therapy can provide a safe space to discuss any issues that you are struggling with. I work from an integrative approach, which means I will endeavour to tailor our sessions to meet your own personal requirements, allowing you to gain the most out of your therapy.
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Lisa Marie Crosby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm here to embark on a collaborative journey with you towards self-discovery and growth. As a therapist, I view you as the expert of your own life, and my role is to be your trusted facilitator and companion on this transformative voyage. In my practice, I adopt a client-centred approach that respects your autonomy and inner wisdom. I firmly believe that you hold the key to your own healing and personal development. My role is that of a guide, a supportive presence who walks beside you, offering insights and suggestions, while always honouring your unique perspective and experience.
I'm here to embark on a collaborative journey with you towards self-discovery and growth. As a therapist, I view you as the expert of your own life, and my role is to be your trusted facilitator and companion on this transformative voyage. In my practice, I adopt a client-centred approach that respects your autonomy and inner wisdom. I firmly believe that you hold the key to your own healing and personal development. My role is that of a guide, a supportive presence who walks beside you, offering insights and suggestions, while always honouring your unique perspective and experience.
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Photo of Jason Mileham, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Jason Mileham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Are you feeling anxious, depressed and helpless? Putting on a brave face, I want I help you to change. I will facilitate and support you in a safe, confidential, and compassionate environment; whatever you decide to bring to counselling it will be at your pace. I aim to build a working relationship with you, enabling you to feel comfortable to explore and understand your experiences, thoughts, emotions, and how they can be connected to events in the past or the present. Through this exploration, we can work towards positive change. It may be that you're uncertain of what needs to change or where to begin and that’s okay too.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed and helpless? Putting on a brave face, I want I help you to change. I will facilitate and support you in a safe, confidential, and compassionate environment; whatever you decide to bring to counselling it will be at your pace. I aim to build a working relationship with you, enabling you to feel comfortable to explore and understand your experiences, thoughts, emotions, and how they can be connected to events in the past or the present. Through this exploration, we can work towards positive change. It may be that you're uncertain of what needs to change or where to begin and that’s okay too.
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Photo of Neil Blake, ACC Reg, Counsellor
Neil Blake
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified Verified
If you have got this far you probably have an inkling that to talk about what is troubling you might help. Why not give it a try? Perhaps you are wondering how it works. The short answer is we work together to make connections between your past experience and your present life. It is as we become more aware of these connections that change can flourish. Why not take a step of faith and see where "talking about it" gets you?
If you have got this far you probably have an inkling that to talk about what is troubling you might help. Why not give it a try? Perhaps you are wondering how it works. The short answer is we work together to make connections between your past experience and your present life. It is as we become more aware of these connections that change can flourish. Why not take a step of faith and see where "talking about it" gets you?
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Photo of Carol Townsend, MSc, BACP, Counsellor
Carol Townsend
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
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Kirsty - Echo Counselling
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Basildon SS13  (Online Only)
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
I specialise in narcissistic abuse in relationships and the workplace. I work with anxiety and trauma alongside the dissociation from emotions this can cause. I have worked with survivors of domestic violence and bereaved families within a hospice setting. I also work for a society with worldwide clients recovering from narcissistic abuse. Exploring variations from your personal life within therapy is hugely important as I believe that no client is the same; regardless of whether they are experiencing loss, anxiety or an abusive narcissistic relationship.
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Photo of Raffaele Bizzoca, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Raffaele Bizzoca
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am an Integrative Counsellor accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I work with both adults and young people. I offer a confidential, warm, friendly, supportive, non-judgemental environment. A space where you can feel safe to talk about your feelings, thoughts, fears and concerns to help you understand and clarify what it is that is troubling you and to help you find ways to work through your issues. We can work together to help enhance your self-awareness and resilience as we work towards achieving a healthy, positive outcome.
I am an Integrative Counsellor accredited member of the National Counselling Society. I work with both adults and young people. I offer a confidential, warm, friendly, supportive, non-judgemental environment. A space where you can feel safe to talk about your feelings, thoughts, fears and concerns to help you understand and clarify what it is that is troubling you and to help you find ways to work through your issues. We can work together to help enhance your self-awareness and resilience as we work towards achieving a healthy, positive outcome.
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Photo of Paula Carr, MSc, MUKCP, Psychotherapist
Paula Carr
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
I am an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with personal issues such as behavioural difficulties, relationship problems, depression, anxiety and bereavement. I am a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with Aviva and Vitality Health so can accept referrals via your insurer.
I am an experienced UKCP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor working with personal issues such as behavioural difficulties, relationship problems, depression, anxiety and bereavement. I am a registered psychotherapist and counsellor with Aviva and Vitality Health so can accept referrals via your insurer.
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Photo of Nathalie Macleod, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Nathalie Macleod
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
Welcome. I am a BACP Accredited counsellor with experience working with adults, couples and young people. At times in our lives, events can swamp us and we can struggle to cope. I have experience working with clients with various backgrounds. I can help you with anxiety, stress, self esteem issues, low mood, depression, relationship issues, experiencing chronic illness, along with suicidal ideation. My approach can help you understand yourself better and explore ways to bring about positive change.
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Photo of Nicki Slaney, BACP, Counsellor
Nicki Slaney
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Life can be overwhelming, leaving us feeling lost in a maze of stress, anxiety, and even darker thoughts. Maybe you're a survivor of trauma or violence, carrying burdens that feel too heavy to share. Sometimes, our loved ones, despite their best intentions, simply don't have the tools to fully understand what we're going through. This is where professional support can make a difference. As a Person-Centred therapist with expertise in trauma and attachment, I am here to offer a confidential space where you will be seen and heard without judgment, and develop the skills to heal and grow.
Life can be overwhelming, leaving us feeling lost in a maze of stress, anxiety, and even darker thoughts. Maybe you're a survivor of trauma or violence, carrying burdens that feel too heavy to share. Sometimes, our loved ones, despite their best intentions, simply don't have the tools to fully understand what we're going through. This is where professional support can make a difference. As a Person-Centred therapist with expertise in trauma and attachment, I am here to offer a confidential space where you will be seen and heard without judgment, and develop the skills to heal and grow.
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Photo of Rachel Owen, MBACP, Counsellor
Rachel Owen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Qualified Counsellor (MBACP) for children, young people and adults - telephone, online or Walk and Talk Therapy. My corgi is a registered therapy dog and can join us if you want. I work alongside children, young people & adults who are facing challenges in their life. As an integrative counsellor, I can draw from a variety of ideas and methods depending on what works best for you. My areas of experience & interest are: Walk and Talk Therapy, Neurodiversity- Autism, ADHD (diagnosed & undiagnosed), Emotional & relationship support, Anxiety/panic attacks/intrusive thoughts, Menopause, Disordered eating, Bereavement, Spirituality
Qualified Counsellor (MBACP) for children, young people and adults - telephone, online or Walk and Talk Therapy. My corgi is a registered therapy dog and can join us if you want. I work alongside children, young people & adults who are facing challenges in their life. As an integrative counsellor, I can draw from a variety of ideas and methods depending on what works best for you. My areas of experience & interest are: Walk and Talk Therapy, Neurodiversity- Autism, ADHD (diagnosed & undiagnosed), Emotional & relationship support, Anxiety/panic attacks/intrusive thoughts, Menopause, Disordered eating, Bereavement, Spirituality
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Photo of Tola Ishola, MNCPS Acc., Counsellor
Tola Ishola
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
We all have times when we feel that we can not cope, stressed out or just need someone to talk to and if that is you at the moment, then I want you to know that you are not alone. I believe in working collaboratively with you as you are the expert on your life and unique experiences. I will be there to support, listen and explore those area that matters to you in order to reach the changes that you want to see in your life. Do get in touch with me and we can work through those struggles together at your pace.
We all have times when we feel that we can not cope, stressed out or just need someone to talk to and if that is you at the moment, then I want you to know that you are not alone. I believe in working collaboratively with you as you are the expert on your life and unique experiences. I will be there to support, listen and explore those area that matters to you in order to reach the changes that you want to see in your life. Do get in touch with me and we can work through those struggles together at your pace.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SS13

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in SS13 who prioritize treating:

100% Self Esteem
95% Relationship Issues
95% Anxiety
89% Coping Skills
89% Stress
84% Depression
79% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% AXA PPP
50% Bupa
50% WPA

How Counsellors in SS13 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

65% Female
35% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SS13?

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.