Counselling in SY2

Photo of Nicola Vincent, Counsellor in SY2, England
Nicola Vincent
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Shrewsbury SY2  (Online Only)
I work with people who are looking to feel better and find more enjoyment in life. My clients may be experiencing specific difficulties such as stress, depression or anxiety, caused by demands of work, school or university or relationship challenges. Alternatively they may be struggling to make sense of life, looking to find a purpose or create change in one or more areas of their life. Some clients come for counselling as a form of personal or self-development, realising the importance of maintaining their emotional and mental wellbeing in the midst of all the various demands on their time and energy.
I work with people who are looking to feel better and find more enjoyment in life. My clients may be experiencing specific difficulties such as stress, depression or anxiety, caused by demands of work, school or university or relationship challenges. Alternatively they may be struggling to make sense of life, looking to find a purpose or create change in one or more areas of their life. Some clients come for counselling as a form of personal or self-development, realising the importance of maintaining their emotional and mental wellbeing in the midst of all the various demands on their time and energy.
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Photo of Alison Carey, Psychotherapist in SY2, England
Alison Carey
Psychotherapist, MA, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
Shrewsbury SY2  (Online Only)
My name is Alison, I am a psychotherapist with over fourteen years experience working in mental health. My initial career was working in residential centres for adults with complex mental health needs, changing field over three years ago receiving a masters degree as a psychotherapist, working both in private practice and online. I have worked in Ireland with clients with a range of personal struggles including depression, anxiety, body-image issues, borderline and histrionic personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar, Tourette's syndrome, relationship issues and confusion around their life's path.
My name is Alison, I am a psychotherapist with over fourteen years experience working in mental health. My initial career was working in residential centres for adults with complex mental health needs, changing field over three years ago receiving a masters degree as a psychotherapist, working both in private practice and online. I have worked in Ireland with clients with a range of personal struggles including depression, anxiety, body-image issues, borderline and histrionic personality disorders, schizophrenia, bipolar, Tourette's syndrome, relationship issues and confusion around their life's path.
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Photo of Isabel Leming in SY2, England
Isabel Leming
MRes
Shrewsbury SY2  (Online Only)
How would it be to be living a joyous, fulfilled, and happy life? Free from anxiety, depression, limiting beliefs and that inner critic. Just imagine for a moment how life would be then. For clients looking to find answers and solutions to their problems. I support people to improve their lives and overcome issues when things get difficult. I take the time to listen and understand your challenges and history and provide personally-tailored sessions to help you move forward with energy, clarity and direction. I teach a range of tools, techniques and skills for you to implement and take back control of you mind and your life.
How would it be to be living a joyous, fulfilled, and happy life? Free from anxiety, depression, limiting beliefs and that inner critic. Just imagine for a moment how life would be then. For clients looking to find answers and solutions to their problems. I support people to improve their lives and overcome issues when things get difficult. I take the time to listen and understand your challenges and history and provide personally-tailored sessions to help you move forward with energy, clarity and direction. I teach a range of tools, techniques and skills for you to implement and take back control of you mind and your life.
0141 673 5538 View 0141 673 5538
Photo of Deb Derham, Counsellor in SY2, England
Deb Derham
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Perhaps you might be noticing some repetitive behaviour patterns, maybe attracting the same relationships or reverting to a particular way of being in your relationships - whether that's romantic, family, work, or friendships. You may be developing some self awareness that you you would like to explore further, or you may indeed be in the midst of a crisis, life change, or transition. Whatever it troubling you, please reach out. Contrary to popular belief, therapy isn't just for a crisis.
Perhaps you might be noticing some repetitive behaviour patterns, maybe attracting the same relationships or reverting to a particular way of being in your relationships - whether that's romantic, family, work, or friendships. You may be developing some self awareness that you you would like to explore further, or you may indeed be in the midst of a crisis, life change, or transition. Whatever it troubling you, please reach out. Contrary to popular belief, therapy isn't just for a crisis.
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Photo of Katie Birch, Counsellor in SY2, England
Katie Birch
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Shrewsbury SY2  (Online Only)
I am passionate about offering support to you during this challenging time. I provide a safe and confidential space. A non judgemental environment will allow you to tell your story and feel heard. Together we can discuss what has brought you to therapy, discover coping strategies and explore future goals. Counselling can help you to understand yourself and others better.
I am passionate about offering support to you during this challenging time. I provide a safe and confidential space. A non judgemental environment will allow you to tell your story and feel heard. Together we can discuss what has brought you to therapy, discover coping strategies and explore future goals. Counselling can help you to understand yourself and others better.
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Photo of Jane Tritton, Counsellor in SY2, England
Jane Tritton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
How Can I help? It can be really hard to find someone you can talk to about difficult thoughts and emotions that are bothering you and making life a struggle. It’s not easy to take that first step towards sorting out the problems that are making life hard. Seeing a Counsellor can be that 'first step'. Talking to a Counsellor is very different to talking to a friend or a relative. A Counsellor won't try to give you advice and won't expect you to listen to their problems. The focus of the session is on helping you to explore thoughts and feelings around what is troubling you at your pace, without judgement.
How Can I help? It can be really hard to find someone you can talk to about difficult thoughts and emotions that are bothering you and making life a struggle. It’s not easy to take that first step towards sorting out the problems that are making life hard. Seeing a Counsellor can be that 'first step'. Talking to a Counsellor is very different to talking to a friend or a relative. A Counsellor won't try to give you advice and won't expect you to listen to their problems. The focus of the session is on helping you to explore thoughts and feelings around what is troubling you at your pace, without judgement.
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Photo of Mick Rapson, Psychotherapist in SY2, England
Mick Rapson
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Not accepting new clients
Psychological and emotional distress are part of being human, I can help you identify and clarify the distress, then think about goals and changes that would be helpful to make. Together we find the barriers to these changes and work creatively to overcome them. I base my approach in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; CBT. This therapy continues to develop and be successfully adapted to a wide range of presentations and clinical situations, its strength being that it combines making flexible, practical changes which fit in with your values. Over time we can get used to doing things one way and sometimes need help to find alternatives.
Psychological and emotional distress are part of being human, I can help you identify and clarify the distress, then think about goals and changes that would be helpful to make. Together we find the barriers to these changes and work creatively to overcome them. I base my approach in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; CBT. This therapy continues to develop and be successfully adapted to a wide range of presentations and clinical situations, its strength being that it combines making flexible, practical changes which fit in with your values. Over time we can get used to doing things one way and sometimes need help to find alternatives.
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Photo of Steve John Briggs, Counsellor in SY2, England
Steve John Briggs
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Shrewsbury SY2  (Online Only)
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
I am an experienced and qualified psychotherapist with an advanced diploma in client centred counselling . I have worked for many years with adults and young people in private practice, the voluntary sector, and as a counsellor within the NHS primary care service. I work creatively in a way that suits each individual. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and talking about the things that trouble you will help. You may be troubled by something in the past or the present. The way you feel may interfere with your every day life and relationships stopping you reaching your full potential . talking is proven to help.
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Photo of Samantha Barker, Counsellor in SY2, England
Samantha Barker
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Are you looking for someone to explore your issues with, to help you make sense of what is going on and help you incorporate helpful coping strategies into day to day life? I offer couples & individual counselling using theories to meet your needs. Offering you a safe space to explore your issues, confidentially and sensitively, without judgement. I do not give advice or tell you what to do, but work collaboratively with you to help facilitate therapeutic change. Working together to achieve the same aim. I would be delighted to hear from you and have the opportunity to discuss your personal situation and counselling needs
Are you looking for someone to explore your issues with, to help you make sense of what is going on and help you incorporate helpful coping strategies into day to day life? I offer couples & individual counselling using theories to meet your needs. Offering you a safe space to explore your issues, confidentially and sensitively, without judgement. I do not give advice or tell you what to do, but work collaboratively with you to help facilitate therapeutic change. Working together to achieve the same aim. I would be delighted to hear from you and have the opportunity to discuss your personal situation and counselling needs
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Photo of Lorelei Green, Psychotherapist in SY2, England
Lorelei Green
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
I provide a space that is free of judgement, in which you feel safe enough to explore your thoughts, feelings, options and healing at your own pace. I have a masters degree in trauma and PTSD and I am also trained in the Rewind Technique, which means you do not have to tell me about the traumatic event if you don't want to, but you do have to think about it. My way of working is person-centred-based, but I do bring in other interventions like CBT, mindfulness, trauma-interventions and creative therapy. To see a list of other training I have done, please visit the About Me section on my website.
I provide a space that is free of judgement, in which you feel safe enough to explore your thoughts, feelings, options and healing at your own pace. I have a masters degree in trauma and PTSD and I am also trained in the Rewind Technique, which means you do not have to tell me about the traumatic event if you don't want to, but you do have to think about it. My way of working is person-centred-based, but I do bring in other interventions like CBT, mindfulness, trauma-interventions and creative therapy. To see a list of other training I have done, please visit the About Me section on my website.
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Photo of Becky Bigglestone, Psychologist in SY2, England
Becky Bigglestone
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Waitlist for new clients
I specialise in supporting people who are finding life difficult or finding it hard to find a way forward; people with difficulties around sadness, depression, fear or anxiety, PTSD, trauma, recovering from abuse, or feeling stuck in their lives. Trauma and abuse can leave people with feelings of being alone, worthless, broken, or hopeless and helpless. People however, absolutely hold the seeds of their recovery within themselves, and with the right support and encouragement, they can start to build a better life with meaning and value. I aim to use my training, and knowledge and experience, to support people in their journey.
I specialise in supporting people who are finding life difficult or finding it hard to find a way forward; people with difficulties around sadness, depression, fear or anxiety, PTSD, trauma, recovering from abuse, or feeling stuck in their lives. Trauma and abuse can leave people with feelings of being alone, worthless, broken, or hopeless and helpless. People however, absolutely hold the seeds of their recovery within themselves, and with the right support and encouragement, they can start to build a better life with meaning and value. I aim to use my training, and knowledge and experience, to support people in their journey.
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Photo of Karola Weinand, Counsellor in SY2, England
Karola Weinand
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello, my name is Karola. I am a qualified and experienced senior counsellor. Do you feel anxious or depressed. Is life perhaps stressful and overwhelming at times Do you feel isolated and lonely? Through counselling I help you to off load and work through issues that affects your life in a diverse or detrimental way. I work in a nonjudgmental manner where we can work together towards a content and happier future for you. I do respect you as an individual and unique and the issues and problems you may bring will be completely different from anyone else. Therefore, the counselling will be tailored to your requirements.
Hello, my name is Karola. I am a qualified and experienced senior counsellor. Do you feel anxious or depressed. Is life perhaps stressful and overwhelming at times Do you feel isolated and lonely? Through counselling I help you to off load and work through issues that affects your life in a diverse or detrimental way. I work in a nonjudgmental manner where we can work together towards a content and happier future for you. I do respect you as an individual and unique and the issues and problems you may bring will be completely different from anyone else. Therefore, the counselling will be tailored to your requirements.
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Photo of Sarah Bainbridge, Counsellor in SY2, England
Sarah Bainbridge
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Do you feel tense and stressed? Ruminate on the past and worry about the future? Does your heart beat faster when you're feeling anxious? You don't have to deal with your emotions alone.  It can feel very freeing to talk to someone who listens without judgement and criticism.  In fact, many clients tell me it's easier to talk about problems and worries to me, an impartial counsellor, rather than friends or family.  I work in a very gentle and caring way and I will listen to whatever you bring with respect and compassion. We can explore how you are feeling and the underlying causes to help you find coping strategies and solutions.
Do you feel tense and stressed? Ruminate on the past and worry about the future? Does your heart beat faster when you're feeling anxious? You don't have to deal with your emotions alone.  It can feel very freeing to talk to someone who listens without judgement and criticism.  In fact, many clients tell me it's easier to talk about problems and worries to me, an impartial counsellor, rather than friends or family.  I work in a very gentle and caring way and I will listen to whatever you bring with respect and compassion. We can explore how you are feeling and the underlying causes to help you find coping strategies and solutions.
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Photo of Jade Taylor Creative Counselling, Counsellor in SY2, England
Jade Taylor Creative Counselling
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Not accepting new clients
Online, outdoor and face-to-face. ADHD and Autistic. Adults and Children. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I offer a safe space where you can start identifying the learnt messages from who you really are, not who you have become by trying to conform and please the world and others. Through a ND and person centred lens I support to recognise differences, celebrate them but also recognise the effect of them on behaviour and feelings and how they may have brought grief and a sense of loss.  You the are the expert on you, but you may have just lost your voice.
Online, outdoor and face-to-face. ADHD and Autistic. Adults and Children. “The curious paradox is that when I accept myself, just as I am, then I can change.” - Carl Rogers. I offer a safe space where you can start identifying the learnt messages from who you really are, not who you have become by trying to conform and please the world and others. Through a ND and person centred lens I support to recognise differences, celebrate them but also recognise the effect of them on behaviour and feelings and how they may have brought grief and a sense of loss.  You the are the expert on you, but you may have just lost your voice.
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Photo of Carrington Counselling and Wellbeing , Counsellor in SY2, England
Carrington Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello, I am a Integrative Counsellor Psychotherapist in modalities including CBT, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I found myself drawn to Integrative Counselling due to my belief no two people are the same. In order to truly help an individual I feel you need to draw on different modalities, tailoring a therapy unique to them and their life journey. I am BACP registered and always demonstrate their beliefs and values being non judgmental and congruent, creating a safe environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Please feel free to contact with any questions you may have.
Hello, I am a Integrative Counsellor Psychotherapist in modalities including CBT, Person Centered, Psychodynamic, Gestalt and Transactional Analysis. I found myself drawn to Integrative Counselling due to my belief no two people are the same. In order to truly help an individual I feel you need to draw on different modalities, tailoring a therapy unique to them and their life journey. I am BACP registered and always demonstrate their beliefs and values being non judgmental and congruent, creating a safe environment for my clients to explore their thoughts and feelings. Please feel free to contact with any questions you may have.
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Photo of Deborah Hubbard, Counsellor in SY2, England
Deborah Hubbard
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
We all have a fundamental need to feel listened to, accepted, valued and understood. Often in life we don't experience these things and we can end up feeling misunderstood, judged, confused and alone. Sometimes, even if we have supportive family and friends, it can be hard to be fully open about how we feel as we fear hurting, upsetting or burdening them. Perhaps you can relate to feeling like that? Perhaps you are finding life difficult and need someone with training and experience to come alongside and help you find a way through?
We all have a fundamental need to feel listened to, accepted, valued and understood. Often in life we don't experience these things and we can end up feeling misunderstood, judged, confused and alone. Sometimes, even if we have supportive family and friends, it can be hard to be fully open about how we feel as we fear hurting, upsetting or burdening them. Perhaps you can relate to feeling like that? Perhaps you are finding life difficult and need someone with training and experience to come alongside and help you find a way through?
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Photo of Mike Flinn, Counsellor in SY2, England
Mike Flinn
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I work with couples, individuals and students from yr6 upwards. My training allows me to support clients to change, by raising their awareness of what they're doing and the effect of their choices on them and others. The main areas I look at are communication, how they listen and respond to others and why they respond in that way. Once the client is aware of where the response is coming from they can begin to adjust it, to fit the situation in front of them. I work with couples and children experiencing separation and loss either now or in the past, and help them to understand and regulate their feelings.
I work with couples, individuals and students from yr6 upwards. My training allows me to support clients to change, by raising their awareness of what they're doing and the effect of their choices on them and others. The main areas I look at are communication, how they listen and respond to others and why they respond in that way. Once the client is aware of where the response is coming from they can begin to adjust it, to fit the situation in front of them. I work with couples and children experiencing separation and loss either now or in the past, and help them to understand and regulate their feelings.
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Photo of Doreen Workman, Psychotherapist in SY2, England
Doreen Workman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Do you feel stuck? Are you having panic attacks or feeling numb and detached? Are you avoiding places and people, short tempered and on edge all the time? Do you feel overwhelmed by intense feelings that remind you of something that happened a long time ago? Are you struggling to sleep, having dreams and nightmares? Maybe you are experiencing what is often described as trauma or PTSD. Events such as childhood abuse, bullying, assaults in adulthood, car accidents, domestic violence - all can lead to symptoms and responses that result in you being stuck in the past.
Do you feel stuck? Are you having panic attacks or feeling numb and detached? Are you avoiding places and people, short tempered and on edge all the time? Do you feel overwhelmed by intense feelings that remind you of something that happened a long time ago? Are you struggling to sleep, having dreams and nightmares? Maybe you are experiencing what is often described as trauma or PTSD. Events such as childhood abuse, bullying, assaults in adulthood, car accidents, domestic violence - all can lead to symptoms and responses that result in you being stuck in the past.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in SY2

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in SY2 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
89% Depression
83% Relationship Issues
83% Stress
72% Domestic Abuse
72% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

15 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% Bupa
50% Nuffield Health

How Counsellors in SY2 see their clients

73% In Person and Online
27% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in SY2?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.