Photo of Alice Davies, Counsellor in TA1, England
Alice Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I offer face to face and online counselling in the Taunton area. Together we can look at who you are and the impact of what is going on for you, helping you to develop your self-awareness and to think about the changes you would like to make. Counselling can allow you to develop better understanding of yourself and your relationships. Unshared feelings can feel like a burden and can lead to us feeling isolated and alone. My aim is to help you express these feelings and allow you to re-evaluate your life and to move towards a fresh sense of self.
I offer face to face and online counselling in the Taunton area. Together we can look at who you are and the impact of what is going on for you, helping you to develop your self-awareness and to think about the changes you would like to make. Counselling can allow you to develop better understanding of yourself and your relationships. Unshared feelings can feel like a burden and can lead to us feeling isolated and alone. My aim is to help you express these feelings and allow you to re-evaluate your life and to move towards a fresh sense of self.
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Steve Turner Bsc (Hons) Psych Coun Dip Coun Gmbpss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
My ideal client is one of complexity; I plan on to enrol onto a Doctorate becoming a counselling psychologist. I am a qualified counsellor and my knowledge base started 15 years ago when I fell ill. I have had an eventful life, including heart problems, strokes and many other issues. Through therapies, self help and determination I am happy with my life and I would love to share my knowledge. I have specialised in complex bereavement over the past 6 years seeing clients face to face and supporting them through the hard times. There is a need for more LGBT counsellors that understand and help.
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Monika Walde
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello and a warm welcome. I am interested to hear what brings you to counselling. I will offer you a safe space to share your story and to feel listen to. A space where you feel able to say how it is and you feel understood without being judged. I will be genuine and together we can explore your experiences in our sessions. EMDR is another approach I am trained in. I believe in humans' abilities to change, to grow and to heal and I feel positive that counselling can facilitate this.
Hello and a warm welcome. I am interested to hear what brings you to counselling. I will offer you a safe space to share your story and to feel listen to. A space where you feel able to say how it is and you feel understood without being judged. I will be genuine and together we can explore your experiences in our sessions. EMDR is another approach I am trained in. I believe in humans' abilities to change, to grow and to heal and I feel positive that counselling can facilitate this.
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Aga Kaperek
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hello and welcome. My name is Aga, I am originally from Poland but England has been my home for many years. As an integrative therapist, I blend various therapeutic approaches and methods to customize our sessions according to your unique requirements. In a secure, inviting, and confidential environment, you can openly express yourself without worrying about judgment. No matter the difficulties, emotional struggles, or uncertainties that have brought you to therapy, it offers a chance for you to be listened to and assisted as you set out on a path towards greater comfort and a more satisfying, joyful life.
Hello and welcome. My name is Aga, I am originally from Poland but England has been my home for many years. As an integrative therapist, I blend various therapeutic approaches and methods to customize our sessions according to your unique requirements. In a secure, inviting, and confidential environment, you can openly express yourself without worrying about judgment. No matter the difficulties, emotional struggles, or uncertainties that have brought you to therapy, it offers a chance for you to be listened to and assisted as you set out on a path towards greater comfort and a more satisfying, joyful life.
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Kind Humans Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taunton TA1  (Online Only)
Feeling like it is all too much? Are you feeling sad, anxious, or simply misunderstood? You are going through life-changing events, or an identity crisis or both, and talking to your friends/family is not enough any more. Maybe it is time to reach out. Talk to a counsellor today to get the support you need and deserve.
Feeling like it is all too much? Are you feeling sad, anxious, or simply misunderstood? You are going through life-changing events, or an identity crisis or both, and talking to your friends/family is not enough any more. Maybe it is time to reach out. Talk to a counsellor today to get the support you need and deserve.
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Dr Mari Aldridge
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I am also the Clinical Lead for Prometheus Psychological Therapy Centre, where highly trained and verified experts are able to meet your mental health and psychological needs. Email: admin@prometheus-therapy.co.uk
I am a Chartered and Registered Clinical Psychologist, Accredited Cognitive Behaviour Therapist (CBT) and Accredited EMDR Practitioner. I am also the Clinical Lead for Prometheus Psychological Therapy Centre, where highly trained and verified experts are able to meet your mental health and psychological needs. Email: admin@prometheus-therapy.co.uk
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Andrew Ayers Talking Therapies Ltd
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
I have worked in the field of mental health for over 25 years, and this has afforded me the opportunity to experience and work collaboratively with clients from a range of difficulties and backgrounds, using evidence based treatments and see how effective and transformative they can be. I have extensive experience in working with anxiety and Mood disorders, such as Generalized Anxiety (Excessive worry); Social Anxiety; Panic Attacks; Phobia's (animals, weather, emetophobia etc); OCD; Eating Disorders (Bulimia, Binge Eating disorder, Restrictive Eating); PTSD; Depression and Low self esteem.
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Photo of Kelly Jane Hooper, Psychotherapist in TA1, England
Kelly Jane Hooper
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can often feel challenging and even overwhelming at times. The therapeutic relationship between therapist and client, once formed is a safe, warm, non judgmental space that will allow the client to explore their worries and make sense of your feelings.
Life can often feel challenging and even overwhelming at times. The therapeutic relationship between therapist and client, once formed is a safe, warm, non judgmental space that will allow the client to explore their worries and make sense of your feelings.
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Georgie Rutty
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Taunton TA1  (Online Only)
I work with clients who are open to reflect and explore whatever they wish to bring to counselling and may be interested in trying some creative exercises in our sessions to help look at things from a different perspective. Their goals may be to improve self-awareness, self-acceptance and create healthy relationships with themselves and others.
I work with clients who are open to reflect and explore whatever they wish to bring to counselling and may be interested in trying some creative exercises in our sessions to help look at things from a different perspective. Their goals may be to improve self-awareness, self-acceptance and create healthy relationships with themselves and others.
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Alex Hughes
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Alex offers CBT for all anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, work related stress all following NICE recommended treatments. He also offers Dependency and behavioural change consultancy.
Alex offers CBT for all anxiety disorders, depression, addictions, work related stress all following NICE recommended treatments. He also offers Dependency and behavioural change consultancy.
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The OCD Treatment Centre
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I work with clients that primarily struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms and anxiety disorders. My clients experience contamination, responsibility, religious/scrupulosity, relationship, health, symmetry, and 'Pure O' OCD symptoms. I offer formal assessments, treatment proposals, and I regularly educate and support clients to learn specialist skills, tools and techniques to successfully manage their OCD. This includes learning to diffuse from and accept unwanted thoughts, resist the urge to perform compulsions, and improve self-esteem. I am experienced working with mild, moderate, or severe OCD.
I work with clients that primarily struggle with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) symptoms and anxiety disorders. My clients experience contamination, responsibility, religious/scrupulosity, relationship, health, symmetry, and 'Pure O' OCD symptoms. I offer formal assessments, treatment proposals, and I regularly educate and support clients to learn specialist skills, tools and techniques to successfully manage their OCD. This includes learning to diffuse from and accept unwanted thoughts, resist the urge to perform compulsions, and improve self-esteem. I am experienced working with mild, moderate, or severe OCD.
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Joanne Lindsay
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I'm Jo and thank you for taking the time to stop by my profile. So you've decided to take what feels like a scary yet very important step towards making a difference in your life and are looking for the right help with this - yes? Finding a safe, trustworthy and comfortable place is so important when it comes to therapy and I strive to offer this, either in my therapy room, via video link or over the phone, so that you can get help where ever you are. I'm trained in a variety of Counselling Theories so we can make the therapy fit you, rather than to try to fit you in to a 'therapy box' of one theory fits all.
Hi, I'm Jo and thank you for taking the time to stop by my profile. So you've decided to take what feels like a scary yet very important step towards making a difference in your life and are looking for the right help with this - yes? Finding a safe, trustworthy and comfortable place is so important when it comes to therapy and I strive to offer this, either in my therapy room, via video link or over the phone, so that you can get help where ever you are. I'm trained in a variety of Counselling Theories so we can make the therapy fit you, rather than to try to fit you in to a 'therapy box' of one theory fits all.
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Nicola Speight
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Their can be many reasons why someone seeks counselling, which can affect our daily lives. These can include anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem, PTSD & complex PTSD, OCD, phobias, grief & bereavement amongst many other's. You want to find solutions although may find this difficult to navigate yourself and need some support to find ways to tackle life's difficulties in a safe environment. You may have goals you want to work on to help find ways to manage possible symptoms, move on from past situations or to gain a new perspective and outlook on your life.
Their can be many reasons why someone seeks counselling, which can affect our daily lives. These can include anxiety, depression, stress, low self esteem, PTSD & complex PTSD, OCD, phobias, grief & bereavement amongst many other's. You want to find solutions although may find this difficult to navigate yourself and need some support to find ways to tackle life's difficulties in a safe environment. You may have goals you want to work on to help find ways to manage possible symptoms, move on from past situations or to gain a new perspective and outlook on your life.
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Deborah Prossimo
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP. I work face to face and online at The Terrace Psychotherapy Centre in Taunton, where I have a private therapy room. I provide a confidential, safe environment where, without judgment, you can talk freely about any issues or worries that you are experiencing.
I am a qualified, experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and a registered member of the BACP. I work face to face and online at The Terrace Psychotherapy Centre in Taunton, where I have a private therapy room. I provide a confidential, safe environment where, without judgment, you can talk freely about any issues or worries that you are experiencing.
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Juliette Findlay
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Welcome.. I provide a safe, confidential, professional, non-judgemental space for you to explore ways to self-support, bring awareness, compassion and understanding to the areas of life that have become challenging, overwhelming or traumatic. Counselling offers a container where movement and change can occur, where it's possible to find freedom and clarification around the things that weigh us down. I will work with you to identify the strategies and patterns that may restrict you living a fuller life, discover how they were formed, for what reasons and will support you to find ways to evolve and progress where change is possible.
Welcome.. I provide a safe, confidential, professional, non-judgemental space for you to explore ways to self-support, bring awareness, compassion and understanding to the areas of life that have become challenging, overwhelming or traumatic. Counselling offers a container where movement and change can occur, where it's possible to find freedom and clarification around the things that weigh us down. I will work with you to identify the strategies and patterns that may restrict you living a fuller life, discover how they were formed, for what reasons and will support you to find ways to evolve and progress where change is possible.
01823 213453 View 01823 213453
Photo of The Terrace Psychotherapy Practice, Psychotherapist in TA1, England
The Terrace Psychotherapy Practice
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
As Taunton’s leading therapy practice, we attract the highest calibre of counsellors, psychotherapists and complementary health practitioners. Our range of therapies sets out to meet the needs of all individuals, couples, children, teenagers and families. Established in 1994, The Terrace is well known for offering professional therapy from their elegant building in Taunton, Somerset. Being able to talk things through with professional guidance and support makes a huge and positive difference. Counselling can sometimes feel daunting, but our friendly therapists will put you at ease, thanks to years of experience and training.
As Taunton’s leading therapy practice, we attract the highest calibre of counsellors, psychotherapists and complementary health practitioners. Our range of therapies sets out to meet the needs of all individuals, couples, children, teenagers and families. Established in 1994, The Terrace is well known for offering professional therapy from their elegant building in Taunton, Somerset. Being able to talk things through with professional guidance and support makes a huge and positive difference. Counselling can sometimes feel daunting, but our friendly therapists will put you at ease, thanks to years of experience and training.
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Snowdrop Counselling Services
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Hi I'm Lisa the founder of Snowdrop Counselling Services. Something in your life has become challenging and is most likely overwhelming leading you to feel stressed, generally not feeling 'you' and unsure of your future but knowing that you don't want to carry on like this. By listening to your concerns without judgement but with acceptance and empathy, I can help you to feel supported, heard, not alone and to get 'back on track again.' I believe counselling is life changing and that you are the centre of the therapy, I will draw on my skills and experiences' to tailor the sessions to meet your needs.
Hi I'm Lisa the founder of Snowdrop Counselling Services. Something in your life has become challenging and is most likely overwhelming leading you to feel stressed, generally not feeling 'you' and unsure of your future but knowing that you don't want to carry on like this. By listening to your concerns without judgement but with acceptance and empathy, I can help you to feel supported, heard, not alone and to get 'back on track again.' I believe counselling is life changing and that you are the centre of the therapy, I will draw on my skills and experiences' to tailor the sessions to meet your needs.
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Photo of Dr Maria Gascon-Ramos, Psychologist in TA1, England
Dr Maria Gascon-Ramos
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
As a Clinical & Educational Psychologist, I work with children and adults with a range of difficulties who want to improve their lives. Clients I see struggle with attachment trauma, anxiety depression, physical symptoms and self-criticism. They often feel, anxious, drained, live with pain, gastro problems, phobias and/or PTSD/ADHD symptoms. Relationships are challenging, and trusting others to access help is a struggle. Through our work, we develop greater awareness of how they relate to others in intimate relationships, and the impact this has on their body and mind, which helps them relate to themselves differently too.
As a Clinical & Educational Psychologist, I work with children and adults with a range of difficulties who want to improve their lives. Clients I see struggle with attachment trauma, anxiety depression, physical symptoms and self-criticism. They often feel, anxious, drained, live with pain, gastro problems, phobias and/or PTSD/ADHD symptoms. Relationships are challenging, and trusting others to access help is a struggle. Through our work, we develop greater awareness of how they relate to others in intimate relationships, and the impact this has on their body and mind, which helps them relate to themselves differently too.
01823 589443 View 01823 589443
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Eve McIntyre (Babcp Cbt Therapist Supervisor Emdr Practitioner)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
CBT and EMDR can be highly beneficial if you are experiencing and feeling stuck with Depression, Anxiety or PTSD. When we experience emotional difficulties we need to feel heard, have a way of making sense of what we are feeling and gain a sense of hope for the future. I have an adaptive style, I would strive to offer support that feels tailored to you. We would work 'shoulder to shoulder' at each stage, at your pace to meet your therapy goals. I would value and encourage your contributions throughout our work together and aim to empower you. I would strive to create a curious, warm, non-judgemental therapeutic space.
CBT and EMDR can be highly beneficial if you are experiencing and feeling stuck with Depression, Anxiety or PTSD. When we experience emotional difficulties we need to feel heard, have a way of making sense of what we are feeling and gain a sense of hope for the future. I have an adaptive style, I would strive to offer support that feels tailored to you. We would work 'shoulder to shoulder' at each stage, at your pace to meet your therapy goals. I would value and encourage your contributions throughout our work together and aim to empower you. I would strive to create a curious, warm, non-judgemental therapeutic space.
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Photo of Tanya Hall-Palmer, Counsellor in TA1, England
Tanya Hall-Palmer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
What is going on for you? Where are you “stuck”? Maybe you are looking for somewhere to go to talk things through. Maybe you’re wondering why you can’t get past something that keeps coming up. You may be feeling restless, sad, frustrated or anxious. Working together, we will explore your unique life experiences to help you understand more about your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships. I am trained as an integrative therapist; this means I can draw on a range of humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive theories tailored to your individual needs, creating a bespoke therapeutic experience.
What is going on for you? Where are you “stuck”? Maybe you are looking for somewhere to go to talk things through. Maybe you’re wondering why you can’t get past something that keeps coming up. You may be feeling restless, sad, frustrated or anxious. Working together, we will explore your unique life experiences to help you understand more about your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and relationships. I am trained as an integrative therapist; this means I can draw on a range of humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive theories tailored to your individual needs, creating a bespoke therapeutic experience.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TA1

70+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in TA1 who prioritize treating:

96% Anxiety
91% Depression
85% Self Esteem
85% Stress
83% Bereavement
81% Relationship Issues
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
42% Bupa

How Counsellors in TA1 see their clients

91% In Person and Online
9% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TA1?

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.