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Paula Kennedy Psychotherapy: PKFSP
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
As an experienced, UKCP registered, professional Systemic Psychotherapist working in Merseyside, your mental health and well-being is at the heart of my practice. I offer individual, couples and family work with children, young people, adults and/or the wider family network. With 27 years experience in the field of mental health care, across a range of services, I am able to offer assessment, formulation and tailored interventions for all those I work with.
As an experienced, UKCP registered, professional Systemic Psychotherapist working in Merseyside, your mental health and well-being is at the heart of my practice. I offer individual, couples and family work with children, young people, adults and/or the wider family network. With 27 years experience in the field of mental health care, across a range of services, I am able to offer assessment, formulation and tailored interventions for all those I work with.
0151 453 6366 View 0151 453 6366
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Donna Court
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, I am a qualified Person Centred and CBT therapist with experience in counselling and coaching adults, adolescents and children. If you are stressed, anxious, depressed or maybe you have a sense of wanting something better, I can help. In counselling, I will work closely with you to explore any issues you bring and help you to identify any barriers to your happiness. I will help you to recognise your own strengths and resources and find new coping strategies to make choices to create the life you desire.
Hi, I am a qualified Person Centred and CBT therapist with experience in counselling and coaching adults, adolescents and children. If you are stressed, anxious, depressed or maybe you have a sense of wanting something better, I can help. In counselling, I will work closely with you to explore any issues you bring and help you to identify any barriers to your happiness. I will help you to recognise your own strengths and resources and find new coping strategies to make choices to create the life you desire.
01925 933384 View 01925 933384
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Inside Out Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified, integrative counsellor and a member of the BACP with extensive experience in the field of eating disorders. I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental approach; providing you the space to explore your feelings in a supportive environment. The approaches I am trained in range from Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and Transactional Analysis. As every individual is unique, these models provide me with the flexibility to match your needs and how you like to work.
I am a fully qualified, integrative counsellor and a member of the BACP with extensive experience in the field of eating disorders. I offer a warm, confidential and non-judgemental approach; providing you the space to explore your feelings in a supportive environment. The approaches I am trained in range from Person Centred, Psychodynamic, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Solution Focussed Brief Therapy and Transactional Analysis. As every individual is unique, these models provide me with the flexibility to match your needs and how you like to work.
01744 419666 View 01744 419666
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Kerry Thorpe Therapy
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you a couple looking for support with enhancing your communication and the quality of your connection with your partner? Are you an individual looking for an experienced counsellor who can work with a wide range of issues? Perhaps you have experienced difficulty in your relationship or life and want to work through, heal from and process this in therapy. Perhaps you are looking for growth and forward movement, individually, or with your partner. You may want to feel more enjoyment in life and be able to respond to stressful situations in a different way?
Are you a couple looking for support with enhancing your communication and the quality of your connection with your partner? Are you an individual looking for an experienced counsellor who can work with a wide range of issues? Perhaps you have experienced difficulty in your relationship or life and want to work through, heal from and process this in therapy. Perhaps you are looking for growth and forward movement, individually, or with your partner. You may want to feel more enjoyment in life and be able to respond to stressful situations in a different way?
01942 559573 View 01942 559573
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Leanne Orrick
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life can be hard, there's no escaping that, but taking that initial step to contact a counsellor may be the life-changing encounter you've been needing. Whether your issues are from the past, ongoing in the present or worries about the future, I've got you covered. If you need a safe space to figure out exactly what it is you need from life, a non-judgemental ear to listen without jumping in to add an opinion, a place where you can be yourself, hear yourself and learn to love yourself again...I'm your person. Whether you're depressed or anxious, struggling to reach your goals or are somewhere in-between, lets figure it out together.
Life can be hard, there's no escaping that, but taking that initial step to contact a counsellor may be the life-changing encounter you've been needing. Whether your issues are from the past, ongoing in the present or worries about the future, I've got you covered. If you need a safe space to figure out exactly what it is you need from life, a non-judgemental ear to listen without jumping in to add an opinion, a place where you can be yourself, hear yourself and learn to love yourself again...I'm your person. Whether you're depressed or anxious, struggling to reach your goals or are somewhere in-between, lets figure it out together.
01744 413409 View 01744 413409
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Nicholas Lunt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, my name is Nicholas. I am a fully qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor, working in private practice. I offer counselling supervision for both student and qualified counsellors, and one 2 one counselling. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw on a variety of approaches to make best use of the time and the space for you. I believe working with the person in the room is the key rather than working directly with the presenting issue. I tend not to work on specialisms but do have extensive experience of working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.
Hi, my name is Nicholas. I am a fully qualified counsellor and counselling supervisor, working in private practice. I offer counselling supervision for both student and qualified counsellors, and one 2 one counselling. As an Integrative counsellor, I draw on a variety of approaches to make best use of the time and the space for you. I believe working with the person in the room is the key rather than working directly with the presenting issue. I tend not to work on specialisms but do have extensive experience of working with adults and young people with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, low self-esteem, bereavement and loss.
01928 352053 View 01928 352053
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Julie Jameson
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Is COVID 19 causing you concern? Are you feeling stressed, lonely or anxious?This can often cause nausea ,constantly on edge? Maybe you are struggling to cope with a bereavement, relationship issues or loneliness? Counselling can help individuals overcome some of the struggles that we can often be faced with in our lives. Within a safe, warm and confidential environment your difficulties can be shared and explored. Empathic, non-judgemental therapy will help you to gain a better understanding of your feelings, thoughts and behaviour. This will enable you to move forward in life and provide you with a greater sense of well being.
Is COVID 19 causing you concern? Are you feeling stressed, lonely or anxious?This can often cause nausea ,constantly on edge? Maybe you are struggling to cope with a bereavement, relationship issues or loneliness? Counselling can help individuals overcome some of the struggles that we can often be faced with in our lives. Within a safe, warm and confidential environment your difficulties can be shared and explored. Empathic, non-judgemental therapy will help you to gain a better understanding of your feelings, thoughts and behaviour. This will enable you to move forward in life and provide you with a greater sense of well being.
07733 534626 View 07733 534626
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Jane Lucas Counselling and Therapies
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
I can help you gain clarity and insight into how you think and feel. I can help you heal and grow. To be kinder to yourself and to let go of old habits that are stopping you moving forward. To feeling better and to live your life more fully and more happily. We all have the potential for change. A therapeutic relationship, where we are offered empathy, congruence and UPR can help us to develop to our full potential.
I can help you gain clarity and insight into how you think and feel. I can help you heal and grow. To be kinder to yourself and to let go of old habits that are stopping you moving forward. To feeling better and to live your life more fully and more happily. We all have the potential for change. A therapeutic relationship, where we are offered empathy, congruence and UPR can help us to develop to our full potential.
01744 413161 View 01744 413161
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Dr Heather Boland
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
We all dream of the way we want our life to be. Then life happens and sometimes it can feel like we are stuck in a pattern of living that we do not want to be in. Or we live through painful experiences that days, months, or years later continue to influence how we feel, think and act. Or maybe our family life and relationships feel out of balance, we may feel out of control, overwhelmed or disconnected from our loved ones. I am here to listen to your story, your difficulties and your dreams of how you wish your life, relationships, work, and family to be. Therapy can help you feel unstuck, so you can enjoy being who you are.
We all dream of the way we want our life to be. Then life happens and sometimes it can feel like we are stuck in a pattern of living that we do not want to be in. Or we live through painful experiences that days, months, or years later continue to influence how we feel, think and act. Or maybe our family life and relationships feel out of balance, we may feel out of control, overwhelmed or disconnected from our loved ones. I am here to listen to your story, your difficulties and your dreams of how you wish your life, relationships, work, and family to be. Therapy can help you feel unstuck, so you can enjoy being who you are.
01983 219162 View 01983 219162
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Karen Nolan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you're thinking about therapy, you may have reached a stage in your life where you're ready to make some changes and don't know how to begin. Possibly you're experiencing anxiety, sleep difficulties, burnout or overwhelm. Your relationships may be under strain and your confidence has taken a knock. Maybe you're struggling to process a traumatic event or find painful experiences from your past prevent you from achieving your goals in the present. If any of this resonates with what you're feeling right now, please read on.
If you're thinking about therapy, you may have reached a stage in your life where you're ready to make some changes and don't know how to begin. Possibly you're experiencing anxiety, sleep difficulties, burnout or overwhelm. Your relationships may be under strain and your confidence has taken a knock. Maybe you're struggling to process a traumatic event or find painful experiences from your past prevent you from achieving your goals in the present. If any of this resonates with what you're feeling right now, please read on.
0161 850 4082 View 0161 850 4082
Photo of Ayhan Alman, Psychotherapist in WA9, England
Ayhan Alman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
Feeling overwhelmed or unsure how to move forward? You are not alone. Whether you are dealing with too much pressure, struggling to connect, or facing life's challenges, taking the first step to reach out is significant. I welcome everyone in my practice, especially those who see the world in different ways. As someone who is autistic and understands the ups and downs of neurodivergent conditions, including receiving a diagnosis, I deeply resonate with what you might be experiencing. If you want to understand yourself and others better, my role is to support you therapeutically throughout this process.
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Local Counselling Service
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
01983 214014 View 01983 214014

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WA9

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in WA9 who prioritize treating:

92% Depression
92% Anxiety
92% Self Esteem
92% Stress
83% Relationship Issues
83% Bereavement
75% Divorce

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% WPA

How Counsellors in WA9 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WA9?

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.