Counselling in WD19

Photo of Diana Ross, Psychotherapist in WD19, England
Diana Ross
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Watford WD19
I offer a welcoming environment whereby I hope you feel safe to explore your emotions without fear of criticism or blame. Being listened to at a deep level with warmth and understanding brings huge relief and alleviates distress. Being able to express yourself in the presence of another who seeks to understand and support you is a very powerful experience.
I offer a welcoming environment whereby I hope you feel safe to explore your emotions without fear of criticism or blame. Being listened to at a deep level with warmth and understanding brings huge relief and alleviates distress. Being able to express yourself in the presence of another who seeks to understand and support you is a very powerful experience.
01923 961730 View 01923 961730
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Jan Packman - Koru Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Watford WD19  (Online Only)
The Koru is a powerful symbol in Māori culture from my native New Zealand, representing new beginnings, growth, and the uncurling of the fern leaf. This same idea of growth and renewal can be found in the journey of counselling. My aim is to help you navigate this journey, to support you in finding new ways of thinking and being, and to empower you to make positive changes in your life. Any of us at any time can find ourselves struggling to cope and it can be hard to believe there’s any way back.
The Koru is a powerful symbol in Māori culture from my native New Zealand, representing new beginnings, growth, and the uncurling of the fern leaf. This same idea of growth and renewal can be found in the journey of counselling. My aim is to help you navigate this journey, to support you in finding new ways of thinking and being, and to empower you to make positive changes in your life. Any of us at any time can find ourselves struggling to cope and it can be hard to believe there’s any way back.
01923 961932 View 01923 961932
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Ben Thornhill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to who is detached from the people we interact with on a daily basis. If you are looking for a safe space to reflect on the issues that you currently face and need a professional to help you to make sense of your experience and find a way forward, then therapy might help. I offer one-to-one therapy online or face-to-face (office in Bushey), depending on your needs and have experience working with a range of issues including: relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, bereavement, working with past trauma/abuse, as well as end of life counselling.
Sometimes we just need someone to talk to who is detached from the people we interact with on a daily basis. If you are looking for a safe space to reflect on the issues that you currently face and need a professional to help you to make sense of your experience and find a way forward, then therapy might help. I offer one-to-one therapy online or face-to-face (office in Bushey), depending on your needs and have experience working with a range of issues including: relationship difficulties, anxiety, depression, bereavement, working with past trauma/abuse, as well as end of life counselling.
01923 961584 View 01923 961584
Photo of Ghazala Noreen Khattak, Psychotherapist in WD19, England
Ghazala Noreen Khattak
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Watford WD19
Greetings, I am a Relational Multicultural Multilingual Integrative Psychotherapist. I practice relationally, holistically, humanistically and psychodynamically. I consider your uniqueness & past & present experiences as important aspects of your life. Together we will explore ways to understand, to gently unpack & process any life challenges, which may be hindering your full potential. I consider your environment, culture, individuality & similarities. I embrace diversity & difference & have rich experience working within Western & Eastern cultures & settings: in my Private Practice, in rehab & recovery & within Minority Groups.
Greetings, I am a Relational Multicultural Multilingual Integrative Psychotherapist. I practice relationally, holistically, humanistically and psychodynamically. I consider your uniqueness & past & present experiences as important aspects of your life. Together we will explore ways to understand, to gently unpack & process any life challenges, which may be hindering your full potential. I consider your environment, culture, individuality & similarities. I embrace diversity & difference & have rich experience working within Western & Eastern cultures & settings: in my Private Practice, in rehab & recovery & within Minority Groups.
01923 695018 View 01923 695018
Photo of Erald Bekteshi, Psychotherapist in WD19, England
Erald Bekteshi
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Watford WD19
I am a qualified and UKCP registered psychotherapist, and I currently practice in Hertfordshire WD3 and WD19. I have over 15 years’ experience working therapeutically with individuals and groups in different clinical settings and in private practice. I work based on psychodynamic, existential and integrative approach; however, I feel very passionate to help clients understand how past life events could have contributed to their current emotional problems.
I am a qualified and UKCP registered psychotherapist, and I currently practice in Hertfordshire WD3 and WD19. I have over 15 years’ experience working therapeutically with individuals and groups in different clinical settings and in private practice. I work based on psychodynamic, existential and integrative approach; however, I feel very passionate to help clients understand how past life events could have contributed to their current emotional problems.
01923 961905 View 01923 961905
Photo of Rebecca Sare, Counsellor in WD19, England
Rebecca Sare
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19
I’m a counsellor and therapist based a short walk from Watford Town Centre. I work with individuals experiencing many different challenges. These might include depression, anxiety, issues around relationships and sex, questions around identity, issues with confidence and self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness or struggles finding meaning, and everything in-between. As an integrative therapist, my therapeutic practice and thinking are informed by a number of widely recognised approaches. Above all, I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is what makes it such an effective catalyst for change.
I’m a counsellor and therapist based a short walk from Watford Town Centre. I work with individuals experiencing many different challenges. These might include depression, anxiety, issues around relationships and sex, questions around identity, issues with confidence and self-esteem, feelings of hopelessness or struggles finding meaning, and everything in-between. As an integrative therapist, my therapeutic practice and thinking are informed by a number of widely recognised approaches. Above all, I believe that the relationship between therapist and client is what makes it such an effective catalyst for change.
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Photo of Kasia Zimirska, Psychotherapist in WD19, England
Kasia Zimirska
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19
We start therapy from different reasons, but healing is always the main aim.
We start therapy from different reasons, but healing is always the main aim.
01923 961304 View 01923 961304
Photo of Shweta Panchal, Counsellor in WD19, England
Shweta Panchal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19
Waitlist for new clients
I am a qualified adult psychotherapeutic counsellor working in counselling services, healthcare settings, and private practice, in London and Hertfordshire. I aim to support my clients with their emotional and psychological health using a select combination of talking and body-based (somatic) approaches and techniques. Through support and guidance you will be invited in the sessions, at a pace which feels right and appropriate for you, to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and emotions. This exploration can take place through talking and through other body-based (somatic) and mindfulness-based activities and interventions.
I am a qualified adult psychotherapeutic counsellor working in counselling services, healthcare settings, and private practice, in London and Hertfordshire. I aim to support my clients with their emotional and psychological health using a select combination of talking and body-based (somatic) approaches and techniques. Through support and guidance you will be invited in the sessions, at a pace which feels right and appropriate for you, to explore and process your thoughts, feelings and emotions. This exploration can take place through talking and through other body-based (somatic) and mindfulness-based activities and interventions.
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Photo of Dr Anne Lane, Psychologist in WD19, England
Dr Anne Lane
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Watford WD19
Hello. I am a friendly, experienced clinical psychologist / family therapist. I have been working with people with a range of psychological difficulties for over twenty years. I see adults, children and couples. My therapeutic approach is based on a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Systemic Therapy, If you are experiencing intense distress our work may either take the form of a more intensive, time-limited therapy to help you regain a sense of emotional balance. Equally we may work in a more explorative manner better suited to understanding more deep seated emotional difficulties.
Hello. I am a friendly, experienced clinical psychologist / family therapist. I have been working with people with a range of psychological difficulties for over twenty years. I see adults, children and couples. My therapeutic approach is based on a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Systemic Therapy, If you are experiencing intense distress our work may either take the form of a more intensive, time-limited therapy to help you regain a sense of emotional balance. Equally we may work in a more explorative manner better suited to understanding more deep seated emotional difficulties.
07480 065294 View 07480 065294
Photo of Simone Ayers Online Counselling & Supervision , Counsellor in WD19, England
Simone Ayers Online Counselling & Supervision
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19  (Online Only)
Right now you may feel desperate, lost, empty, stressed, anxious or fed up. Whatever difficulty has prompted you to seek Counselling does not define who are you are and the journey you want to take in life. Together we will explore your feelings of being stuck, alone or in darkness as you strengthen your own resources to create greater wellbeing, resilience and satisfaction. No person is the same or brings identical experiences but frequent issues I work with include depression, anxiety, loss & bereavement, trauma, suicidal thoughts, work or school stress and relationship tensions. I work with clients aged 13+ and with Couples.
Right now you may feel desperate, lost, empty, stressed, anxious or fed up. Whatever difficulty has prompted you to seek Counselling does not define who are you are and the journey you want to take in life. Together we will explore your feelings of being stuck, alone or in darkness as you strengthen your own resources to create greater wellbeing, resilience and satisfaction. No person is the same or brings identical experiences but frequent issues I work with include depression, anxiety, loss & bereavement, trauma, suicidal thoughts, work or school stress and relationship tensions. I work with clients aged 13+ and with Couples.
07480 536516 View 07480 536516
Photo of Lucy Clare Furbank, Psychotherapist in WD19, England
Lucy Clare Furbank
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Watford WD19
I offer support around emotional or relationship difficulties as well as with personal development. I am particularly interested in working with symptoms of trauma. I offer an individually tailored approach utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). My aim is to empower and motivate clients and enable them to “become their own therapists”. I abide by the professional ethical standards laid down by the BABCP and I have full professional indemnity and current DBS clearance.
I offer support around emotional or relationship difficulties as well as with personal development. I am particularly interested in working with symptoms of trauma. I offer an individually tailored approach utilising Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR). My aim is to empower and motivate clients and enable them to “become their own therapists”. I abide by the professional ethical standards laid down by the BABCP and I have full professional indemnity and current DBS clearance.
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Photo of Turning Leaf Counselling UK, Counsellor in WD19, England
Turning Leaf Counselling UK
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19
Do you regularly find yourself overwhelmed by the stresses and struggles in your life? Do you ask yourself, will I ever be 'better' or 'normal' (what is normal, I hear you say) how do you experience 'yourself' are you happy with who you are, or would you like to change? Are there people in your life whose behaviour towards you is overwhelming or disruptive, do you find it hard to say 'no' to these individuals? Are you anxious or worried about the future, or even the present and how you are coping with life? If this is you, I believe I can help, and work with you to turn things around and give you the tools to change.
Do you regularly find yourself overwhelmed by the stresses and struggles in your life? Do you ask yourself, will I ever be 'better' or 'normal' (what is normal, I hear you say) how do you experience 'yourself' are you happy with who you are, or would you like to change? Are there people in your life whose behaviour towards you is overwhelming or disruptive, do you find it hard to say 'no' to these individuals? Are you anxious or worried about the future, or even the present and how you are coping with life? If this is you, I believe I can help, and work with you to turn things around and give you the tools to change.
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Photo of Amanda Jayne Wells, Counsellor in WD19, England
Amanda Jayne Wells
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19
I'm a complex trauma and PTSD specialist. Trauma impacts us physically, mentally, energetically and emotionally. Depression and anxiety; anger; intrusive memories, flashbacks or nightmares; addictive or avoidant behaviours, stubborn negative beliefs and relationship difficulties. You might experience physical aches, pains for which the doctors can't find any cause or have had talking therapies previously that have left you feeling no better. Your symptoms may leave you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and feeling a million miles away from the person that you want to be.
I'm a complex trauma and PTSD specialist. Trauma impacts us physically, mentally, energetically and emotionally. Depression and anxiety; anger; intrusive memories, flashbacks or nightmares; addictive or avoidant behaviours, stubborn negative beliefs and relationship difficulties. You might experience physical aches, pains for which the doctors can't find any cause or have had talking therapies previously that have left you feeling no better. Your symptoms may leave you feeling stuck, overwhelmed and feeling a million miles away from the person that you want to be.
01923 695048 View 01923 695048
Photo of Ruth Margaret Lee, Counsellor in WD19, England
Ruth Margaret Lee
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Watford WD19
Life’s struggles might seem insurmountable, but there is a way through. With support, you will meet your goals.
Life’s struggles might seem insurmountable, but there is a way through. With support, you will meet your goals.
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Photo of Danielle Charles, Counsellor in WD19, England
Danielle Charles
Counsellor, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Watford WD19
A warm welcome, my name is Danielle and I am a counsellor working face to face in Croxley Green and surrounding areas. Do you find anxiety holding you back, is depression stopping you from finding enjoyment in your life or do you find yourself worrying excessively? Talking therapy can help. Many people seek counselling because there is something in their life they want to change. Perhaps that is your relationship with yourself, or others, or your ability to manage day to day life, I can support you to make the changes you would like to see.
A warm welcome, my name is Danielle and I am a counsellor working face to face in Croxley Green and surrounding areas. Do you find anxiety holding you back, is depression stopping you from finding enjoyment in your life or do you find yourself worrying excessively? Talking therapy can help. Many people seek counselling because there is something in their life they want to change. Perhaps that is your relationship with yourself, or others, or your ability to manage day to day life, I can support you to make the changes you would like to see.
01923 961842 View 01923 961842
Photo of Verity Critchlow, Counsellor in WD19, England
Verity Critchlow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19
Counselling is about investing time in yourself and people seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be experiencing unwanted thoughts and feelings that are having a negative impact on your life or have specific issues you wish to talk about that are affecting you. Sometimes we repeat old patterns of behaviour that affect our relationships and every day lives. I have particular experience in childhood trauma, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, addiction and stress at work. Please give me a call or message for a free phone consultation to discuss how I can help you.
Counselling is about investing time in yourself and people seek counselling for many different reasons. You may be experiencing unwanted thoughts and feelings that are having a negative impact on your life or have specific issues you wish to talk about that are affecting you. Sometimes we repeat old patterns of behaviour that affect our relationships and every day lives. I have particular experience in childhood trauma, domestic abuse, anxiety, depression, addiction and stress at work. Please give me a call or message for a free phone consultation to discuss how I can help you.
01923 927988 View 01923 927988
Photo of Holly Reid, Counsellor in WD19, England
Holly Reid
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19
Regardless of your reasons for seeking counselling, your therapeutic journey is unique to you. I provide a safe, non judgemental space where we can explore any difficulties you are having in your life right now. We will also look back into your past, to try to understand patterns of behaviour that might be impacting your current life.   By exploring feelings and experiences and building self-awareness, we will work together to move towards a positive change for your future. My approach to counselling is psychodynamic which makes links from past experiences to present ways of feeling and relating to oneself and others.
Regardless of your reasons for seeking counselling, your therapeutic journey is unique to you. I provide a safe, non judgemental space where we can explore any difficulties you are having in your life right now. We will also look back into your past, to try to understand patterns of behaviour that might be impacting your current life.   By exploring feelings and experiences and building self-awareness, we will work together to move towards a positive change for your future. My approach to counselling is psychodynamic which makes links from past experiences to present ways of feeling and relating to oneself and others.
01707 241122 View 01707 241122
Photo of Oliver John Whitefield, Psychotherapist in WD19, England
Oliver John Whitefield
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Watford WD19
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear. I can help you explore elements of your life that are unsatisfactory and work towards making changes and choices that are more true to who you are now.
Sometimes life’s challenges can feel like too much to handle alone. At those times it can help to have someone professional to talk to in confidence - I offer an understanding, supportive space in which we can work through lifes challenges together. My approach to psychotherapy is both affirming and challenging; supporting you to feel valued and heard whilst enabling you to move past avoidance and fear. I can help you explore elements of your life that are unsatisfactory and work towards making changes and choices that are more true to who you are now.
01442 953398 View 01442 953398
Rob James Cuming
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Watford WD19
01923 961876 View 01923 961876

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WD19

10+

Average cost per session

£65

Counsellors in WD19 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
84% Depression
84% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Bereavement
63% Trauma and PTSD
63% Stress

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
75% AXA PPP
50% Aetna

How Counsellors in WD19 see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WD19?

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.