Counselling in ST2

Photo of Emily Nicholls, Psychotherapist in ST2, England
Emily Nicholls
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Stoke-on-Trent ST2  (Online Only)
Hi I'm Emily, a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I currently have spaces available for online counselling/psychotherapy via Google Meet (camera optional). I am open to both long term and short term work. My experiences of receiving personal therapy in the past began my passion for wanting to support others with their mental health and wellbeing. I aim to do this by offering my clients a genuine connection, warmth and a safe non-judgemental space. I pride myself on getting to know my clients as individuals, empowering them to be their true selves and working collaboratively with them to meet their Goals and needs
Hi I'm Emily, a qualified integrative counsellor and psychotherapist. I currently have spaces available for online counselling/psychotherapy via Google Meet (camera optional). I am open to both long term and short term work. My experiences of receiving personal therapy in the past began my passion for wanting to support others with their mental health and wellbeing. I aim to do this by offering my clients a genuine connection, warmth and a safe non-judgemental space. I pride myself on getting to know my clients as individuals, empowering them to be their true selves and working collaboratively with them to meet their Goals and needs
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Photo of Natalie Quinlan, Counsellor in ST2, England
Natalie Quinlan
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Hello and a warm welcome, I'm really pleased you're here. Before I begin, I need you to know that however you feel right now, you deserve to feel better. People I have helped tell me they feel anxious but they’re not sure why. They feel like they’re unlovable, often ‘wearing a mask’, and feel like they’re going mad. If you feel the same, I assure you, you are not going mad. Sometimes these feelings can arise from unresolved trauma, (something I can personally relate to) figuring this out is something I will guide you through in therapy.
Hello and a warm welcome, I'm really pleased you're here. Before I begin, I need you to know that however you feel right now, you deserve to feel better. People I have helped tell me they feel anxious but they’re not sure why. They feel like they’re unlovable, often ‘wearing a mask’, and feel like they’re going mad. If you feel the same, I assure you, you are not going mad. Sometimes these feelings can arise from unresolved trauma, (something I can personally relate to) figuring this out is something I will guide you through in therapy.
01733 964738 View 01733 964738
Photo of Szabolcs Gálvölgyi, Psychotherapist in ST2, England
Szabolcs Gálvölgyi
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Welcome to my page! My name is Szabolcs - I acknowledge that it is a difficult name; do not worry if you do not know how to pronounciate it. I am a fully qualified practitioner and I provide psychological therapy to adults and adolesents. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a Master of Science degree in counselling psychology, and I also regularly attend further training. I offer my therapeutic services to women as well as to men, and in addition to working with the below difficulties, I am also open to hear about what you are seeking support for. You can book in for a FREE initial consultation as well.
Welcome to my page! My name is Szabolcs - I acknowledge that it is a difficult name; do not worry if you do not know how to pronounciate it. I am a fully qualified practitioner and I provide psychological therapy to adults and adolesents. I completed a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology, a Master of Science degree in counselling psychology, and I also regularly attend further training. I offer my therapeutic services to women as well as to men, and in addition to working with the below difficulties, I am also open to hear about what you are seeking support for. You can book in for a FREE initial consultation as well.
01296 323423 View 01296 323423
Photo of Natalie Jane Brayford, Counsellor in ST2, England
Natalie Jane Brayford
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Natalie. I am a BACP registered Counsellor with a MSc in Counselling Psychology. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength and I am here to help. I am friendly and down to earth and offer a 20 minute free telephone consultation, we can have a chat and you can use this time to ask any questions, as I know how daunting counselling can be.
Hi, I'm Natalie. I am a BACP registered Counsellor with a MSc in Counselling Psychology. Asking for help is not a sign of weakness, it's a sign of strength and I am here to help. I am friendly and down to earth and offer a 20 minute free telephone consultation, we can have a chat and you can use this time to ask any questions, as I know how daunting counselling can be.
01782 983158 View 01782 983158
Photo of Amy Lewis, Psychotherapist in ST2, England
Amy Lewis
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I specialise in providing counselling for children, young people and young adults aged between 9 - 24 years old. I help young people to gain confidence and believe in themselves by listening and offering an understanding of what is important to them. I offer a confidential service to help young people find their voice and I am here to support them with anything that they may need. I help young people with many different difficulties, which includes low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety, low mood, self-harm etc.
I specialise in providing counselling for children, young people and young adults aged between 9 - 24 years old. I help young people to gain confidence and believe in themselves by listening and offering an understanding of what is important to them. I offer a confidential service to help young people find their voice and I am here to support them with anything that they may need. I help young people with many different difficulties, which includes low self-esteem, low confidence, anxiety, low mood, self-harm etc.
01782 498114 View 01782 498114
Photo of Emily Grant, Counsellor in ST2, England
Emily Grant
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
I am an integrative trauma based counsellor with a preference for a person-centred approach. This means that I draw on different techniques and approaches to counselling depending on your individual needs. I also offer EMDR trauma therapy and CBT. In addition, I work with couples experiencing difficulties in many aspects of their relationships, such as infidelity, communication break down and sexual issues. I am passionate about and have extensive experience within the LGBTQ+ community and working with ethical non monogamy. I also work as a supervisor for other counsellors.
I am an integrative trauma based counsellor with a preference for a person-centred approach. This means that I draw on different techniques and approaches to counselling depending on your individual needs. I also offer EMDR trauma therapy and CBT. In addition, I work with couples experiencing difficulties in many aspects of their relationships, such as infidelity, communication break down and sexual issues. I am passionate about and have extensive experience within the LGBTQ+ community and working with ethical non monogamy. I also work as a supervisor for other counsellors.
01782 986071 View 01782 986071
Photo of Pittmain Addictions Specialist Therapy Service, Counsellor in ST2, England
Pittmain Addictions Specialist Therapy Service
Counsellor
Verified
Feel like your starting to lose everything including your sanity ? loneliness ,loss of interest in past pleasures, cravings, withdrawals mood swings and irritability, guilt, work position threatened, unmanageable finance and debt, relationships in decline, health issues occurring,cost of 1-1 therapy generally too expensive, not sure how to dig yourself out or even if you do it still wont necessarily work, have managed the climb back from it and now help others too, call now for a chat, the offer is 1-1 therapy that will get you to the solutions from the above.
Feel like your starting to lose everything including your sanity ? loneliness ,loss of interest in past pleasures, cravings, withdrawals mood swings and irritability, guilt, work position threatened, unmanageable finance and debt, relationships in decline, health issues occurring,cost of 1-1 therapy generally too expensive, not sure how to dig yourself out or even if you do it still wont necessarily work, have managed the climb back from it and now help others too, call now for a chat, the offer is 1-1 therapy that will get you to the solutions from the above.
0121 661 5848 View 0121 661 5848

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in ST2

< 10

Counsellors in ST2 who prioritize treating:

71% Depression
71% Anxiety
71% Bereavement
71% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem
71% Self-Harming
71% Stress

Average years in practice

7 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Bupa

How Counsellors in ST2 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in ST2?

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.