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Talking Spaces UK
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Empowering men to navigate life's challenges with confidence and clarity. Talking Spaces is an accessible counselling specialist service for men’s mental health, available in person or via Zoom. Generally men by nature are more action focused, so when it comes to managing difficult life events and emotions I use action and solution based therapeutic approaches and interventions when working with men’s mental health issues. Men need a service with the knowledge understand that social and cultural norms and ingrained beliefs about masculinity are one of the main barriers to seeking counselling in the first place.
Empowering men to navigate life's challenges with confidence and clarity. Talking Spaces is an accessible counselling specialist service for men’s mental health, available in person or via Zoom. Generally men by nature are more action focused, so when it comes to managing difficult life events and emotions I use action and solution based therapeutic approaches and interventions when working with men’s mental health issues. Men need a service with the knowledge understand that social and cultural norms and ingrained beliefs about masculinity are one of the main barriers to seeking counselling in the first place.
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Kathryn Fox
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
It can be exceptionally tough to start looking for therapy, and I'm proud of you for doing so today. As both a practicing therapist and as someone who has healed and grown in therapy myself, I know how it feels to be in both chairs in the therapy office. If you are looking for somewhere to create meaning in your life, you are feeling lost or hopeless, or you are seeking emotional support, please get in touch. I’m offering therapy exclusively through Skype, Zoom, and by phone, depending on your preference. While I plan to be back in the office to see people face-to-face when it is safe to do so, I am also excited to see you online!
It can be exceptionally tough to start looking for therapy, and I'm proud of you for doing so today. As both a practicing therapist and as someone who has healed and grown in therapy myself, I know how it feels to be in both chairs in the therapy office. If you are looking for somewhere to create meaning in your life, you are feeling lost or hopeless, or you are seeking emotional support, please get in touch. I’m offering therapy exclusively through Skype, Zoom, and by phone, depending on your preference. While I plan to be back in the office to see people face-to-face when it is safe to do so, I am also excited to see you online!
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Stephanie Powell
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I am a Psychological Therapist specialising in solution focused therapy. If you are seeking change and positive growth such as developing confidence or healthy self-esteem, we will work strategically to move you towards your goals. Creating a stronger sense of who you are and what you want, will help you to move forward with your life. Many life experiences, however simple or traumatic, can keep us stuck; we will explore and address what needs to be released, healed and developed in order to align you with your most authentic self and best life. My work is a complete integrated approach to mind/body/spirit wellness.
I am a Psychological Therapist specialising in solution focused therapy. If you are seeking change and positive growth such as developing confidence or healthy self-esteem, we will work strategically to move you towards your goals. Creating a stronger sense of who you are and what you want, will help you to move forward with your life. Many life experiences, however simple or traumatic, can keep us stuck; we will explore and address what needs to be released, healed and developed in order to align you with your most authentic self and best life. My work is a complete integrated approach to mind/body/spirit wellness.
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Lucy Thornton
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Hi, I am a registered accredited (UKCP) Psychotherapist & Counsellor and have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. All my clients are unique, and so is my approach to therapy. I utilise a humanistic and integrated approach, which means I tailor my techniques to fit the individual needs of each of my clients. This approach ensures a holistic and compassionate therapeutic experience that promotes personal growth and emotional well-being. Addressing the emotional, mental, and relational aspects of each of my clients.
Hi, I am a registered accredited (UKCP) Psychotherapist & Counsellor and have experience working with children, adolescents, and adults. All my clients are unique, and so is my approach to therapy. I utilise a humanistic and integrated approach, which means I tailor my techniques to fit the individual needs of each of my clients. This approach ensures a holistic and compassionate therapeutic experience that promotes personal growth and emotional well-being. Addressing the emotional, mental, and relational aspects of each of my clients.
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Jennifer Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hartlepool TS25  (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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Shirley Wilks
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a Person Centred/Gestalt Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who has worked in the area of mental health since 2001 working with adult individuals, couples and groups. The therapeutic relationship is key and I am here to explore with you and support you in working through what might be troubling you at this time with a common goal, which is to improve your psychological mood and wellbeing. I provide clinical supervision to clinicians from trainees in placements to experienced therapists. I also work as an affiliate for EAP organisations.
I am a Person Centred/Gestalt Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor who has worked in the area of mental health since 2001 working with adult individuals, couples and groups. The therapeutic relationship is key and I am here to explore with you and support you in working through what might be troubling you at this time with a common goal, which is to improve your psychological mood and wellbeing. I provide clinical supervision to clinicians from trainees in placements to experienced therapists. I also work as an affiliate for EAP organisations.
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Photo of undefined - STEP a DAY Counselling Services Ltd, MBACP, Counsellor
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in TS25

< 10

Counsellors in TS25 who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Anger Management
100% Self Esteem
100% Self-Harming

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Vitality

How Counsellors in TS25 see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
14% Male
14% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in TS25?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.