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Anna Louise McGuire
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
Warmly welcoming new enquiries over the Summer holidays - I promise a response within 24 hours. Hello, I'm Anna, a registered counsellor and member of the BACP. My goal is to help my clients develop their own inner therapist, gaining self-understanding, emotional balance & healthy relationships. Clients of mine often find a renewed sense of self-love and acceptance, paving the way for personal growth and resilience. The well-being of my clients is my priority &, following sessions, I provide a psychological follow-up, recapping insights, tools & strategies discussed. If you're looking for a compassionate therapist, I'm here to help.
Warmly welcoming new enquiries over the Summer holidays - I promise a response within 24 hours. Hello, I'm Anna, a registered counsellor and member of the BACP. My goal is to help my clients develop their own inner therapist, gaining self-understanding, emotional balance & healthy relationships. Clients of mine often find a renewed sense of self-love and acceptance, paving the way for personal growth and resilience. The well-being of my clients is my priority &, following sessions, I provide a psychological follow-up, recapping insights, tools & strategies discussed. If you're looking for a compassionate therapist, I'm here to help.
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Trudi Bean
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
Sometimes life and the problems that arise can seem confusing even overwhelming. Some problems are based very much in the present but often I work with clients to see how their past impacts their life today and with this new awareness we work together to make the changes needed to move forwards. By bringing the unconscious into the conscious we can explore what outdated belief systems and adaptations you may be dragging around with you from childhood. These adaptations may have protected you as a child but as an adult often no longer serve a purpose and can even be detrimental to your relationships. Is it time for a new beginning?
Sometimes life and the problems that arise can seem confusing even overwhelming. Some problems are based very much in the present but often I work with clients to see how their past impacts their life today and with this new awareness we work together to make the changes needed to move forwards. By bringing the unconscious into the conscious we can explore what outdated belief systems and adaptations you may be dragging around with you from childhood. These adaptations may have protected you as a child but as an adult often no longer serve a purpose and can even be detrimental to your relationships. Is it time for a new beginning?
07598 771977 View 07598 771977
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Dillian Maas
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
If you are feeling that you need help in your life for whatever reason, perhaps in your relationship, family dynamic, a work situation, with depression, anxiety or your mental health; for significant loss or past or present trauma; if life is just too challenging to cope with; if the way ahead feels uncertain; if you are without hope and feeling isolated or overwhelmed; or if you simply want to explore a problem or experience to help your general wellbeing and happiness, we can work together.
If you are feeling that you need help in your life for whatever reason, perhaps in your relationship, family dynamic, a work situation, with depression, anxiety or your mental health; for significant loss or past or present trauma; if life is just too challenging to cope with; if the way ahead feels uncertain; if you are without hope and feeling isolated or overwhelmed; or if you simply want to explore a problem or experience to help your general wellbeing and happiness, we can work together.
01460 202987 View 01460 202987
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sandra fraser counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Taunton TA20
In our daily lives there can be times that we find we have problems that are difficult to endure and even harder to share. I offer appropriate individual therapies aimed at your own personal needs in a confidential and safe environment, where we can work together with respect and the time needed for you to explore your own emotions and work towards a positive outcome.
In our daily lives there can be times that we find we have problems that are difficult to endure and even harder to share. I offer appropriate individual therapies aimed at your own personal needs in a confidential and safe environment, where we can work together with respect and the time needed for you to explore your own emotions and work towards a positive outcome.
07963 877925 View 07963 877925
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Amelia Jane Nelson
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
Sometimes in life we come across challenges that are too big to manage and cope with by ourselves. We can feel 'stuck' lost and isolated with our problems, unable to find a way forward. There could be a heavy weight of unhappiness and you are unable to pinpoint why. Past events could be affecting the way you are in the world today. Anxiety or depression may be holding you back from experiencing life and relationships in the way that you want to.
Sometimes in life we come across challenges that are too big to manage and cope with by ourselves. We can feel 'stuck' lost and isolated with our problems, unable to find a way forward. There could be a heavy weight of unhappiness and you are unable to pinpoint why. Past events could be affecting the way you are in the world today. Anxiety or depression may be holding you back from experiencing life and relationships in the way that you want to.
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solutions counselling somerset
Counsellor, PsychD, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
One of my specialities is Counselling for Grief and Bereavement. I also work with couples who have lost a baby or child and can help you to communicate again and work through the trauma, to help you reach an understanding and find your way back to a future together. I also offer counselling for anxiety ,depression, PND, self esteem building, and for issues affecting all stages of life. Such as relationship issues, couples counselling, fertility and pregnancy counselling, Birth Trauma, menopausal and end of life counselling. I have past experience as a Nurse & midwife. I work with Teenagers from 14 onwards.
One of my specialities is Counselling for Grief and Bereavement. I also work with couples who have lost a baby or child and can help you to communicate again and work through the trauma, to help you reach an understanding and find your way back to a future together. I also offer counselling for anxiety ,depression, PND, self esteem building, and for issues affecting all stages of life. Such as relationship issues, couples counselling, fertility and pregnancy counselling, Birth Trauma, menopausal and end of life counselling. I have past experience as a Nurse & midwife. I work with Teenagers from 14 onwards.
01460 207086 View 01460 207086
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Sarah Carrington
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Taunton TA20
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. We all struggle at times with difficult and overpowering emotions. There can often be underlying reasons which we're not able to control or fully understand without help. Together we would look at your unique experience of life and how that is affecting both yourself and those around you. Sessions appeal to those looking to create changes, whilst knowing that a safe and kind therapeutic relationship will provide support and guidance along the way. Ultimately, we seek to find relief and peace from renewed personal balance and healthy forward momentum.
Hi, thank you for visiting my profile. We all struggle at times with difficult and overpowering emotions. There can often be underlying reasons which we're not able to control or fully understand without help. Together we would look at your unique experience of life and how that is affecting both yourself and those around you. Sessions appeal to those looking to create changes, whilst knowing that a safe and kind therapeutic relationship will provide support and guidance along the way. Ultimately, we seek to find relief and peace from renewed personal balance and healthy forward momentum.
01794 337481 View 01794 337481
Photo of Tania Lawler, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Tania Lawler
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
Is life feeling overwhelming?...Are you feeling anxious or stuck in a rut? Sometimes life can feel tough, painful or confusing! At times we understand why these feelings have arisen such as through bereavement, family, relationship or work problems, but often we may ask: ‘Why am I feeling this way?’ Or we may just know that things are ‘not right’. These feelings will have a big impact on our relationships, work or ability to enjoy even the simplest things in life which can lead us to feel alone or isolated! Now is the time to stop struggling alone in the hope that things will get better on their own, and make a change!
Is life feeling overwhelming?...Are you feeling anxious or stuck in a rut? Sometimes life can feel tough, painful or confusing! At times we understand why these feelings have arisen such as through bereavement, family, relationship or work problems, but often we may ask: ‘Why am I feeling this way?’ Or we may just know that things are ‘not right’. These feelings will have a big impact on our relationships, work or ability to enjoy even the simplest things in life which can lead us to feel alone or isolated! Now is the time to stop struggling alone in the hope that things will get better on their own, and make a change!
07445 878027 View 07445 878027
Photo of Jason Maiden, MBACP, Counsellor
Jason Maiden
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
Hi, my name is Jason. I offer you a supportive and kind space to experience healing, change, and to help you explore whatever it is you are experiencing. I work with all adults (18 & over) and have experience of working with autistic people. Much of my work often involves supporting people with depression, stress, life changes, relationships, self-worth, self-exploration, and identity. My special interests include, but are not limited to, working with loss and grief, and depression. Ultimately, and, I think, most importantly, I am interested in the human experience and being with people.
Hi, my name is Jason. I offer you a supportive and kind space to experience healing, change, and to help you explore whatever it is you are experiencing. I work with all adults (18 & over) and have experience of working with autistic people. Much of my work often involves supporting people with depression, stress, life changes, relationships, self-worth, self-exploration, and identity. My special interests include, but are not limited to, working with loss and grief, and depression. Ultimately, and, I think, most importantly, I am interested in the human experience and being with people.
01460 207117 View 01460 207117
Photo of Jo Flint, MA, MBACP, Counsellor
Jo Flint
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
If you are struggling with personal issues, such as, anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement/loss, life transitions, or feel you need help in moving on in your life, then please contact me for help. I am qualified and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor, working privately near Axminster, East Devon. While always working collaboratively with you, I aim to offer you a safe space where you can explore your issues in depth, which will help you gain insight and understanding, and enable you to live your life in more fulfilling and hopeful ways.
If you are struggling with personal issues, such as, anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, relationship difficulties, trauma, bereavement/loss, life transitions, or feel you need help in moving on in your life, then please contact me for help. I am qualified and experienced Counsellor and Supervisor, working privately near Axminster, East Devon. While always working collaboratively with you, I aim to offer you a safe space where you can explore your issues in depth, which will help you gain insight and understanding, and enable you to live your life in more fulfilling and hopeful ways.
07480 486398 View 07480 486398
Photo of Stephanie Frances Patton, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Stephanie Frances Patton
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
Clients I see and work with bring a range of relational difficulties and traumas which present in very individual ways. Parents often feel judged when they are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances, and trust in others becomes unsafe. Children may struggle with anxiety, behavioural difficulties, withdraw, not trusting adults and feel isolated. Children want to feel safe and secure in their world with their family to thrive and flourish, and parents want to provide these for their children, but can find they need some support during difficult and challenging times in their lives.
Clients I see and work with bring a range of relational difficulties and traumas which present in very individual ways. Parents often feel judged when they are doing the best they can under difficult circumstances, and trust in others becomes unsafe. Children may struggle with anxiety, behavioural difficulties, withdraw, not trusting adults and feel isolated. Children want to feel safe and secure in their world with their family to thrive and flourish, and parents want to provide these for their children, but can find they need some support during difficult and challenging times in their lives.
01935 316669 View 01935 316669
Photo of Samantha Barlow, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Samantha Barlow
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chard TA20
Life can be challenging. I offer a caring environment free from judgment for you to explore your feelings. I will work alongside you to develop life-changing habits and help you become the person you wish to be. I have a special interest in working with relationship difficulties, such as separation, divorce, affairs, control or abuse, stepfamily issues and parenting. I am a Relate trained, CPCAB Level 5 relational counsellor. I also work extensively with life stage transitions, such as adolescence, parenthood, menopause, older adults and bereavement. I am passionate about supporting people on their journey for meaning and purpose.
Life can be challenging. I offer a caring environment free from judgment for you to explore your feelings. I will work alongside you to develop life-changing habits and help you become the person you wish to be. I have a special interest in working with relationship difficulties, such as separation, divorce, affairs, control or abuse, stepfamily issues and parenting. I am a Relate trained, CPCAB Level 5 relational counsellor. I also work extensively with life stage transitions, such as adolescence, parenthood, menopause, older adults and bereavement. I am passionate about supporting people on their journey for meaning and purpose.
01392 321428 View 01392 321428

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TA20

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in TA20 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Self Esteem
92% Depression
92% Anxiety
92% Stress
83% Bereavement
83% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Bupa
50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in TA20 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

91% Female
9% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TA20?

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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.