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Raj Muirhead
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have worked with a wide range of complex trauma, abuse, loss, work related stress and mental health issues. I have an integrative approach to my work and tailor the work to suit your needs. I have a strong belief in every individual being able to manage themselves with the appropriate resources and being able to change the repeating negative patterns or behaviours in their lives, personal and work relationships.
I am an experienced psychotherapist and have worked with a wide range of complex trauma, abuse, loss, work related stress and mental health issues. I have an integrative approach to my work and tailor the work to suit your needs. I have a strong belief in every individual being able to manage themselves with the appropriate resources and being able to change the repeating negative patterns or behaviours in their lives, personal and work relationships.
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Emma Moore
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
Modern life throws many pressures and challenges our way and many of us find it difficult to admit that we're struggling. Often fear of judgement prevents us from reaching out for help. This is where therapy can come in. My work in a Mental Health Primary Care Team & roles in the community have provided me with experience of in working in many areas of psychological distress such as: Low self-esteem Interpersonal relationship problems/ breakdowns Depression Anxiety Bereavement/Loss Trauma Domestic abuse Bullying Social isolation/ Loneliness Sexuality/ gender confusion Homelessness Feeling a failure/ lost in life.
Modern life throws many pressures and challenges our way and many of us find it difficult to admit that we're struggling. Often fear of judgement prevents us from reaching out for help. This is where therapy can come in. My work in a Mental Health Primary Care Team & roles in the community have provided me with experience of in working in many areas of psychological distress such as: Low self-esteem Interpersonal relationship problems/ breakdowns Depression Anxiety Bereavement/Loss Trauma Domestic abuse Bullying Social isolation/ Loneliness Sexuality/ gender confusion Homelessness Feeling a failure/ lost in life.
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Nickki Dickens
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Hello I’m Nickki, I work with children, young people and their families and have done for the last eight years in a range of settings, across Teesside. I am an accredited Child & Adolescent Therapist, working in a private practice, I also work as a consultant with The Bungalow Partnership, a local charity in Middlesbrough, I work within many primary and secondary schools, specialist education provisions and with the Local Authorities in Teesside. . I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to safely bring their most painful thoughts and feelings into a safe space with me in the room.
Hello I’m Nickki, I work with children, young people and their families and have done for the last eight years in a range of settings, across Teesside. I am an accredited Child & Adolescent Therapist, working in a private practice, I also work as a consultant with The Bungalow Partnership, a local charity in Middlesbrough, I work within many primary and secondary schools, specialist education provisions and with the Local Authorities in Teesside. . I create a safe space so that children and young people are able to safely bring their most painful thoughts and feelings into a safe space with me in the room.
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Couples In Focus
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
There are many reasons why couples seek therapy. For some, it's to reconnect, to regain trust in each other or to rekindle the spark of loving affection. Young parents might want to be supported in identifying matching parenting styles whilst mature couples find it challenging to reshape their relationship once the children have left or other life changes such as retirement are approaching. I work to provide clients with a safe & attuned therapeutic experience. This gives you the space to work through issues in your relationship, exploring ways to strengthen your relationship in the presence and the future.
There are many reasons why couples seek therapy. For some, it's to reconnect, to regain trust in each other or to rekindle the spark of loving affection. Young parents might want to be supported in identifying matching parenting styles whilst mature couples find it challenging to reshape their relationship once the children have left or other life changes such as retirement are approaching. I work to provide clients with a safe & attuned therapeutic experience. This gives you the space to work through issues in your relationship, exploring ways to strengthen your relationship in the presence and the future.
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Debra Baker-Heriot
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Whatever you may be having difficulty with in life I offer non-judgemental support to help explore it with you. I understand it can feel scary to think about contacting & talking to someone & I would hope to help you feel okay & safe in our initial chat. I'm an experienced psychotherapist & counsellor & we can work out together whether I'm the right therapist for you. I offer support for many issues including feelings of anxiety, low mood, bereavement, loss, trauma, depresssion, relationships, life transitions, or feeling empty in life. Counselling can be about seeking clarity, personal growth or working through confusing feelings.
Whatever you may be having difficulty with in life I offer non-judgemental support to help explore it with you. I understand it can feel scary to think about contacting & talking to someone & I would hope to help you feel okay & safe in our initial chat. I'm an experienced psychotherapist & counsellor & we can work out together whether I'm the right therapist for you. I offer support for many issues including feelings of anxiety, low mood, bereavement, loss, trauma, depresssion, relationships, life transitions, or feeling empty in life. Counselling can be about seeking clarity, personal growth or working through confusing feelings.
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STEP a DAY Counselling Services Ltd
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you going through bereavement, loss, bullying, stress at work or at home? Maybe life hasn't panned out the way you thought it would or maybe you are feeling anxious, flat or angry and however hard you try, it just will not shift. Talking it all through in a safe and confidential space can help you with life challenges and difficulties you are facing. You are not alone and you don’t have to remain silent anymore, I am here to listen and to help you cope.
Are you going through bereavement, loss, bullying, stress at work or at home? Maybe life hasn't panned out the way you thought it would or maybe you are feeling anxious, flat or angry and however hard you try, it just will not shift. Talking it all through in a safe and confidential space can help you with life challenges and difficulties you are facing. You are not alone and you don’t have to remain silent anymore, I am here to listen and to help you cope.
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Dr Lindsey Nicholson - Psychological Therapy And Supervision
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist. I have 25 years of NHS and private healthcare experience. I have many years experience of treating a wide array of psychological difficulties, from day to day worries to complex psychological conditions. I provide safe and effective highly specialised psychological assessment and therapy which is tailored to your specific needs. I am highly experienced in using a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies for which I have received doctoral specialist training. I can help you to understand your difficulties and develop ways to move forward.
I am a HCPC Registered Clinical Psychologist. I have 25 years of NHS and private healthcare experience. I have many years experience of treating a wide array of psychological difficulties, from day to day worries to complex psychological conditions. I provide safe and effective highly specialised psychological assessment and therapy which is tailored to your specific needs. I am highly experienced in using a variety of evidence-based psychological therapies for which I have received doctoral specialist training. I can help you to understand your difficulties and develop ways to move forward.
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Jo Weir
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I consider myself to be an integrative therapist drawing from different modalities to provide a bespoke pathway to the clients needs as each journey is completely individual. I provide a trusted, supportive and safe space for the client (s) to heard and explored. When working with couples I acknowledge every relationship is unique, as are the individuals in the partnership. I work with issues such as ineffective communication, escalating arguments, infidelity, loss of intimacy, the impact of a loss of a child has on a relationship, coping with a separation or divorce and co dependency.
I consider myself to be an integrative therapist drawing from different modalities to provide a bespoke pathway to the clients needs as each journey is completely individual. I provide a trusted, supportive and safe space for the client (s) to heard and explored. When working with couples I acknowledge every relationship is unique, as are the individuals in the partnership. I work with issues such as ineffective communication, escalating arguments, infidelity, loss of intimacy, the impact of a loss of a child has on a relationship, coping with a separation or divorce and co dependency.
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Alison Louise Doherty
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
One of the things I love about EMDR is that it puts you, the client, in control, (something we may not have had very much of when our traumas were taking place). EMDR does not delete memories but simply changes the way painful memories are stored, so that when we think about them, they no longer trigger negative emotions or sensations. As my mother once said, you can go around it, under it or over it but at some point, you must go through it. I wish you strength and healing on your journey.
One of the things I love about EMDR is that it puts you, the client, in control, (something we may not have had very much of when our traumas were taking place). EMDR does not delete memories but simply changes the way painful memories are stored, so that when we think about them, they no longer trigger negative emotions or sensations. As my mother once said, you can go around it, under it or over it but at some point, you must go through it. I wish you strength and healing on your journey.
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Caroline Harvey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I am a BPC registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Darlington, providing Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy to adults in the North East of England. I have helped many people, both in private practice and the NHS, overcome problems including those related to anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, relationships, stress, low self-esteem, loss, life transitions, or medically unexplained symptoms. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy can also be effective when you are experiencing a more general sense of dissatisfaction in life, helping you work towards greater fulfilment.
I am a BPC registered Psychoanalytic Psychotherapist and HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with a private practice in Darlington, providing Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy to adults in the North East of England. I have helped many people, both in private practice and the NHS, overcome problems including those related to anxiety, depression, trauma, abuse, relationships, stress, low self-esteem, loss, life transitions, or medically unexplained symptoms. Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy can also be effective when you are experiencing a more general sense of dissatisfaction in life, helping you work towards greater fulfilment.
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Jennifer Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockton-on-Tees TS18  (Online Only)
Hi, I’m Jen. Thank you for looking at my profile. I understand how hard it can be to take the first step in seeking support and choosing the right therapist; I offer a free 30 minute initial session to enable you to get an understanding of how I work. I provide a warm, down-to-earth and friendly approach to my work, using humour where appropriate, to help put you at ease and feel comfortable. As well as providing a healing experience, therapy can provide you with the space to better understand and manage your emotions, help build resilience, boost confidence and promote a happier, healthier life.
Hi, I’m Jen. Thank you for looking at my profile. I understand how hard it can be to take the first step in seeking support and choosing the right therapist; I offer a free 30 minute initial session to enable you to get an understanding of how I work. I provide a warm, down-to-earth and friendly approach to my work, using humour where appropriate, to help put you at ease and feel comfortable. As well as providing a healing experience, therapy can provide you with the space to better understand and manage your emotions, help build resilience, boost confidence and promote a happier, healthier life.
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Helen Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Thank you for visiting my profile. I'm a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor supporting Children & Adults. I offer a warm empathic approach to counselling. I am here to listen in a very non-judgemental way and to support you to find your inner strengths to make changes or understand why you may feel a certain way right now. When supporting children I offer them play therapy, story telling, creative work and talk to help them express their feelings. I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe, confidential space. The space and time is yours to explore and reflect on your past or what's going on right now for you.
Thank you for visiting my profile. I'm a qualified Person-Centred Counsellor supporting Children & Adults. I offer a warm empathic approach to counselling. I am here to listen in a very non-judgemental way and to support you to find your inner strengths to make changes or understand why you may feel a certain way right now. When supporting children I offer them play therapy, story telling, creative work and talk to help them express their feelings. I work to the BACP ethics and guidelines and offer you a safe, confidential space. The space and time is yours to explore and reflect on your past or what's going on right now for you.
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Andrea Johnson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
I am here to offer my clients a predominantly Person-Centred approach to counselling that is welcoming, understanding, non-judgemental and of course completely confidential. I currently work for a Primary Care Mental Health setting alongside my own private practice which is based in Darlington Town Centre. I can offer you an integrative approach to therapy which includes training in CBT, Creative Therapies and Mindfulness. I have extensive experience of working with difference, diversity, and a variety of issues, which means I can offer you a bespoke humanistic experience that is tailored to your unique needs.
I am here to offer my clients a predominantly Person-Centred approach to counselling that is welcoming, understanding, non-judgemental and of course completely confidential. I currently work for a Primary Care Mental Health setting alongside my own private practice which is based in Darlington Town Centre. I can offer you an integrative approach to therapy which includes training in CBT, Creative Therapies and Mindfulness. I have extensive experience of working with difference, diversity, and a variety of issues, which means I can offer you a bespoke humanistic experience that is tailored to your unique needs.
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Alan Jukes
Verified Verified
Hi there, I am a Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant and a Registered Nurse Mental Health. I have over 20 years’ experience supporting people complex mental health difficulties. I am an EMDR Therapist, Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Heart Math Coach and Breathing Therapist. I offer individuals time to focus on their well-being in a safe space which enables people to develop awareness, insight and an opportunity to heal and grow. Whether you are feeling anxious or stuck in life, I will sit with you to create a space where we can develop a journey of healing, insight and discovery towards your true potential
Hi there, I am a Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant and a Registered Nurse Mental Health. I have over 20 years’ experience supporting people complex mental health difficulties. I am an EMDR Therapist, Certified Mindfulness Teacher, Heart Math Coach and Breathing Therapist. I offer individuals time to focus on their well-being in a safe space which enables people to develop awareness, insight and an opportunity to heal and grow. Whether you are feeling anxious or stuck in life, I will sit with you to create a space where we can develop a journey of healing, insight and discovery towards your true potential
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TS18

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in TS18 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Self Esteem
93% Depression
93% Bereavement
93% Stress
86% Anxiety
79% Domestic Abuse

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in TS18 see their clients

93% In Person and Online
7% Online Only

Gender breakdown

93% Female
7% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TS18?

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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.