Counselling in SS14

Photo of LivedExperienceOCDTherapy, Counsellor in SS14, England
LivedExperienceOCDTherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Basildon SS14  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with high anxiety, repetitive themes and the need to relieve your anxiety with repetitive actions/thoughts? You may feel worried that you are a paedophile? You may be concerned that you will cause harm to a family member, friend or stranger? Do you spend much time ruminating about being gay/straight/transgender despite your own certainty that you are not? Perhaps you're worried that you don't love your partner, even though you know you do? All of these themes are extremely common with OCD. You are not alone. They, and many other themes, can induce a fear of losing control and concerns around being judged.
Are you struggling with high anxiety, repetitive themes and the need to relieve your anxiety with repetitive actions/thoughts? You may feel worried that you are a paedophile? You may be concerned that you will cause harm to a family member, friend or stranger? Do you spend much time ruminating about being gay/straight/transgender despite your own certainty that you are not? Perhaps you're worried that you don't love your partner, even though you know you do? All of these themes are extremely common with OCD. You are not alone. They, and many other themes, can induce a fear of losing control and concerns around being judged.
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Photo of Jason Mileham, Counsellor in SS14, England
Jason Mileham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
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.
01268 214478 View 01268 214478
Photo of Ann Sherwin, Counsellor in SS14, England
Ann Sherwin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are there issues in your life, past or present, that you haven't addressed. Are these issues preventing you from moving forward in your life, relationship or work. I am a trained Counsellor with eleven years experience. it is a requirement to undergo our own individual therapy when training therefore I am very aware that one of the most important decisions, in choosing a therapist, is to be able to connect with them. I am also aware, having been on the other side of the room how difficult it can be to open up our lives, past and present, to a stranger. Reaching out for help at a difficult time in our lives is not easy.
Are there issues in your life, past or present, that you haven't addressed. Are these issues preventing you from moving forward in your life, relationship or work. I am a trained Counsellor with eleven years experience. it is a requirement to undergo our own individual therapy when training therefore I am very aware that one of the most important decisions, in choosing a therapist, is to be able to connect with them. I am also aware, having been on the other side of the room how difficult it can be to open up our lives, past and present, to a stranger. Reaching out for help at a difficult time in our lives is not easy.
07480 786074 View 07480 786074
Photo of Leanne Horwill, Counsellor in SS14, England
Leanne Horwill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello, My name is Leanne and I am a fully qualified counsellor in Essex. I have over ten years' experience volunteering and working in mental health; currently in the NHS as a CBT therapist. I also deliver Mental Health First Aid training. I offer face to face sessions in a private space with off street parking. I also offer online (zoom) and telephone sessions.
Hello, My name is Leanne and I am a fully qualified counsellor in Essex. I have over ten years' experience volunteering and working in mental health; currently in the NHS as a CBT therapist. I also deliver Mental Health First Aid training. I offer face to face sessions in a private space with off street parking. I also offer online (zoom) and telephone sessions.
01268 437455 View 01268 437455
Photo of NurtureNeuro, Psychologist in SS14, England
NurtureNeuro
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
NurtureNeuro provides comprehensive Autism Assessments, ADHD Assessments, Learning Difficulty Assessments, Therapy, and Support Services. We provide an individualised holistic assessment, that encompasses you or your child's strengths as well as challenges, and provides an understanding of these, and strategies to help. Our assessments provide an additional understanding of psychological wellbeing.
NurtureNeuro provides comprehensive Autism Assessments, ADHD Assessments, Learning Difficulty Assessments, Therapy, and Support Services. We provide an individualised holistic assessment, that encompasses you or your child's strengths as well as challenges, and provides an understanding of these, and strategies to help. Our assessments provide an additional understanding of psychological wellbeing.
01277 674517 View 01277 674517
Photo of Matthew Hopkins, Counsellor in SS14, England
Matthew Hopkins
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a BACP registered counsellor, deeply passionate about helping people. Through my own personal life experience and mental health challenges, counselling and psychotherapy has given a life perspective I would have never imagined before. I truly believe we each have our own answers, sometimes buried deep within us. Therapy is a process to unearth them - perhaps when they are needed most.
I am a BACP registered counsellor, deeply passionate about helping people. Through my own personal life experience and mental health challenges, counselling and psychotherapy has given a life perspective I would have never imagined before. I truly believe we each have our own answers, sometimes buried deep within us. Therapy is a process to unearth them - perhaps when they are needed most.
0113 519 3994 View 0113 519 3994

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SS14

< 10

Counsellors in SS14 who prioritize treating:

83% Anxiety
83% Self Esteem
67% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
67% Emotional Disturbance
50% Depression
50% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

How Counsellors in SS14 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SS14?

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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.