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Laura Wilding
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Hello, if you are here looking for help then you have already taken an important step. It can be daunting finding the right counsellor/psychotherapist and I am happy to arrange a free chat so you can get to know me. Sometimes navigating our way through sadness, depression, anxiety and grief can be difficult and also very lonely...I am here to help. Areas I work with: Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bereavement, autistic spectrum disorder, body dysmorphia, couples therapy, sexuality, PTSD, cultural issues, menopause, pastoral care and pre & post surgery
Hello, if you are here looking for help then you have already taken an important step. It can be daunting finding the right counsellor/psychotherapist and I am happy to arrange a free chat so you can get to know me. Sometimes navigating our way through sadness, depression, anxiety and grief can be difficult and also very lonely...I am here to help. Areas I work with: Anxiety, depression, stress, trauma, bereavement, autistic spectrum disorder, body dysmorphia, couples therapy, sexuality, PTSD, cultural issues, menopause, pastoral care and pre & post surgery
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Dr Claire Plumbly
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me. I also offer week-long EMDR Intensive Programmes for those wishing to do a piece of work in a short time frame.
I'm a specialist in anxiety and trauma. If you want to improve your self-esteem, emotions and behaviour patterns, then I can offer a warm, therapeutic space to do this. I have extra experience in working with women who have suffered a sexual assault. I draw on therapy models most suited to your needs including CBT; EMDR, Mindfulness, Acceptance & Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT) and DBT-skills. You do not need a diagnosis to work with me. I also offer week-long EMDR Intensive Programmes for those wishing to do a piece of work in a short time frame.
01823 218187 View 01823 218187
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Counselling with Hannah
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Has the layering of life and work challenges contributed to you feeling anxious, stressed, lonely or depressed? Are the lasting effects of trauma an unwelcome visitor in your life? Have you lost a sense of you, meaning or purpose, uncertain as to what the future means for you? Are you struggling with relationships of any kind? Have you lost a loved one and struggling to manage your grief? Is shift work, disability or busy life schedule affecting your life prevented you from having access to therapy? Are you looking for non judgemental support to assist you in self awareness so you can make changes happen for a better way of being.
Has the layering of life and work challenges contributed to you feeling anxious, stressed, lonely or depressed? Are the lasting effects of trauma an unwelcome visitor in your life? Have you lost a sense of you, meaning or purpose, uncertain as to what the future means for you? Are you struggling with relationships of any kind? Have you lost a loved one and struggling to manage your grief? Is shift work, disability or busy life schedule affecting your life prevented you from having access to therapy? Are you looking for non judgemental support to assist you in self awareness so you can make changes happen for a better way of being.
01823 213395 View 01823 213395
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David Flavin
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taunton TA2  (Online Only)
I specialise in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) along side other integrative therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness and hypnotherapy. The framework my approach is built on is REBT, yet as each of us are different, I integrate the other therapies to suit each individual. Some clients benefit more from rationalising thoughts and beliefs, while some need help getting over the past, and some need help with moving forward. I work with my clients to address issues, create and reach goals, and to help them make the most of everyday life, without the struggles.
I specialise in Rational Emotive Behaviour Therapy (REBT) along side other integrative therapies such as Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT), Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT), Mindfulness and hypnotherapy. The framework my approach is built on is REBT, yet as each of us are different, I integrate the other therapies to suit each individual. Some clients benefit more from rationalising thoughts and beliefs, while some need help getting over the past, and some need help with moving forward. I work with my clients to address issues, create and reach goals, and to help them make the most of everyday life, without the struggles.
01823 795083 View 01823 795083
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Rachel Farrington
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hi, I’m Rachel and I’ve been a practising counsellor since 2012. I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I currently work as a school counsellor and within a private therapy setting.
Hi, I’m Rachel and I’ve been a practising counsellor since 2012. I offer a warm, empathic, confidential space for children, adolescents, adults, couples and families. I currently work as a school counsellor and within a private therapy setting.
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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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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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Photo of Ali Morley - Exmoor Counselling Service, MBACP, Counsellor
Exmoor Counselling Service
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Taunton TA2  (Online Only)
Hello and thank you for visiting Exmoor Counselling’s profile. Life can be stressful, challenging, and overwhelming. This can be influenced by issues such as past/present experiences, relationship difficulties, general anxieties and worries, feelings of panic, low confidence and self-esteem, bereavement amongst other things. However, you may feel embarrassed, unable, or unwilling to share your worries with friends or family. Exmoor Counselling can provide support, confidentiality, and non-judgmental understanding.
Hello and thank you for visiting Exmoor Counselling’s profile. Life can be stressful, challenging, and overwhelming. This can be influenced by issues such as past/present experiences, relationship difficulties, general anxieties and worries, feelings of panic, low confidence and self-esteem, bereavement amongst other things. However, you may feel embarrassed, unable, or unwilling to share your worries with friends or family. Exmoor Counselling can provide support, confidentiality, and non-judgmental understanding.
01823 795070 View 01823 795070
Photo of Joanne Lindsay, MBACP, Psychotherapist
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.
01823 792947 View 01823 792947
Photo of Jess Harrison, MBACP, Counsellor
Jess Harrison
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As well as online video apps, I work face to face with adults, young people (11+) and couples. Sometimes friends or family are unable to support you so an impartial professional can really help. Powerlessness, change, loneliness, grief and anxiety are just a few of the overwhelming feelings many are experiencing. There is no need to be alone in this. Call for a chat to see if, together, we can find a way forward.
As well as online video apps, I work face to face with adults, young people (11+) and couples. Sometimes friends or family are unable to support you so an impartial professional can really help. Powerlessness, change, loneliness, grief and anxiety are just a few of the overwhelming feelings many are experiencing. There is no need to be alone in this. Call for a chat to see if, together, we can find a way forward.
01392 549041 View 01392 549041
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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.
07717 272882 View 07717 272882

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TA2

10+

Average cost per session

£52

Counsellors in TA2 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
91% Anxiety
91% Self Esteem
91% Stress
73% Relationship Issues
73% Family Conflict
73% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% AXA PPP
75% WPA
50% Other

How Counsellors in TA2 see their clients

82% In Person and Online
18% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

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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.