Counselling in WD25

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Jo Derry
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I consider it of utmost importance that we build a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship within which you can feel safe and trusting enough to discuss and explore whatever is going on for you. I am here to listen and will not judge what you have to say. I'm here to help you feel better by making sense of the things that you think and feel and to empower you to make your own choices about how you move forward in your life. You can trust that I will act in your best interests at all times and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
I am an experienced counsellor/psychotherapist. I consider it of utmost importance that we build a strong and supportive therapeutic relationship within which you can feel safe and trusting enough to discuss and explore whatever is going on for you. I am here to listen and will not judge what you have to say. I'm here to help you feel better by making sense of the things that you think and feel and to empower you to make your own choices about how you move forward in your life. You can trust that I will act in your best interests at all times and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for the Counselling Professions.
01923 750844 View 01923 750844
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David Brignull
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
If you are looking on this website then you are probably experiencing feeling low and/or anxious. This might include experiencing negative of disturbing intrusive thoughts, overwhelming worry or churning thoughts of the past, or experiencing feelings of low self esteem. You may be experiencing panic or more specific anxiety related disorders such as OCD, PTSD or Social Anxiety. Whichever of these is the case I have no doubt that there will be an impact on your ability to live and enjoy your life to the full. You may have already tried ways to help yourself but it hasn't quite worked and are now looking for someone to guide you .
If you are looking on this website then you are probably experiencing feeling low and/or anxious. This might include experiencing negative of disturbing intrusive thoughts, overwhelming worry or churning thoughts of the past, or experiencing feelings of low self esteem. You may be experiencing panic or more specific anxiety related disorders such as OCD, PTSD or Social Anxiety. Whichever of these is the case I have no doubt that there will be an impact on your ability to live and enjoy your life to the full. You may have already tried ways to help yourself but it hasn't quite worked and are now looking for someone to guide you .
01923 961488 View 01923 961488
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Luke Gibbor
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Watford WD25  (Online Only)
Hello, my name is Luke and I am a Clinical Psychologist. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing on ACT, CBT, compassion focused therapy, and narrative therapy. I aim to create a calm and safe environment to explore what you are struggling with, and to work together, creating a plan for therapy focusing on what is most helpful to you.
Hello, my name is Luke and I am a Clinical Psychologist. My therapeutic approach is integrative, drawing on ACT, CBT, compassion focused therapy, and narrative therapy. I aim to create a calm and safe environment to explore what you are struggling with, and to work together, creating a plan for therapy focusing on what is most helpful to you.
01923 961949 View 01923 961949
Photo of Silvia Polakovic, Counsellor in WD25, England
Silvia Polakovic
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD25  (Online Only)
Change and being your unapologetically authentic self. This discovery led me to become a therapist/counsellor. The starting points of change are self-awareness and acceptance; a powerful words to your own transformation and reaching your full potential. Therapy sessions will find, rebuild, extend, expand, and aid putting your puzzle pieces together, change narratives that we tell to ourselves or know from external forces and most of all empower you to be your unapologetically authentic self. The incorporation of breathwork, movement, voice, sound, touch, and meditation further enriches the therapeutic experience.
Change and being your unapologetically authentic self. This discovery led me to become a therapist/counsellor. The starting points of change are self-awareness and acceptance; a powerful words to your own transformation and reaching your full potential. Therapy sessions will find, rebuild, extend, expand, and aid putting your puzzle pieces together, change narratives that we tell to ourselves or know from external forces and most of all empower you to be your unapologetically authentic self. The incorporation of breathwork, movement, voice, sound, touch, and meditation further enriches the therapeutic experience.
01923 961898 View 01923 961898
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Elena Sullivan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Watford WD25
Therapy is all about creating meaningful change that will help you to not be held back by mental health difficulties and live your life to the fullest. There's a massive difference between living, and merely existing, and I have been there myself. I feel privileged and excited to be a part of your journey to reach your full potential. This can be a daunting time, as you explore parts of yourself that you haven't acknowledged before, or you have tried previously to work on. I am passionate about therapy as I have seen how life changing it can be and will help you every step of the way to achieve your goals.
Therapy is all about creating meaningful change that will help you to not be held back by mental health difficulties and live your life to the fullest. There's a massive difference between living, and merely existing, and I have been there myself. I feel privileged and excited to be a part of your journey to reach your full potential. This can be a daunting time, as you explore parts of yourself that you haven't acknowledged before, or you have tried previously to work on. I am passionate about therapy as I have seen how life changing it can be and will help you every step of the way to achieve your goals.
01923 961677 View 01923 961677
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Jane MacLaren
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
Today you can make the first step to changing your life for the better! I offer a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore your emotions and feeling. You may wish to explore issues that have been present in your life for a long time; in your home, childhood, relationships, work, family, or it maybe a recent event or trauma. Whatever the reason you are seeking counselling I can guide you to build greater trust in yourself, build self-esteem, raise your self-awareness, and increase motivation to take back control of your life. I work at your pace in a confidential supportive setting.
Today you can make the first step to changing your life for the better! I offer a safe non-judgemental space for you to explore your emotions and feeling. You may wish to explore issues that have been present in your life for a long time; in your home, childhood, relationships, work, family, or it maybe a recent event or trauma. Whatever the reason you are seeking counselling I can guide you to build greater trust in yourself, build self-esteem, raise your self-awareness, and increase motivation to take back control of your life. I work at your pace in a confidential supportive setting.
01923 961973 View 01923 961973
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Ruth Margaret Lee
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
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.
01442 953066 View 01442 953066
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Tania Cohen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
Welcome to my profile. I am a BACP senior accredited psychotherapist. I have worked in mental health for over 20 years, qualifying as an integrative counsellor in 2004, and am experienced in working with children and adults for a wide range and depth of issues. I work from a humanistic perspective which provides a foundation for me to work with you using a combination of therapeutic approaches such as CBT and mindfulness that are best suited to individual requirements and the issues that you would like to work through. I work confidently and from an empathic, gentle yet focused heartspace in both long and short term frameworks.
Welcome to my profile. I am a BACP senior accredited psychotherapist. I have worked in mental health for over 20 years, qualifying as an integrative counsellor in 2004, and am experienced in working with children and adults for a wide range and depth of issues. I work from a humanistic perspective which provides a foundation for me to work with you using a combination of therapeutic approaches such as CBT and mindfulness that are best suited to individual requirements and the issues that you would like to work through. I work confidently and from an empathic, gentle yet focused heartspace in both long and short term frameworks.
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Mandy Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor offering individual or couples therapy face to face or online, I am also a counselling supervisor. Taking the first steps to access counselling may feel a little overwhelming but this can lead to increased self esteem and knowledge, better relationships with loved ones and a greater quality of life. I offer a safe, warm and comfortable environment to work together to explore what may be going on for you and discover opportunities for change.
I am a fully qualified and experienced Integrative Psychotherapist/Counsellor offering individual or couples therapy face to face or online, I am also a counselling supervisor. Taking the first steps to access counselling may feel a little overwhelming but this can lead to increased self esteem and knowledge, better relationships with loved ones and a greater quality of life. I offer a safe, warm and comfortable environment to work together to explore what may be going on for you and discover opportunities for change.
01923 603692 View 01923 603692
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Isidora Valetti
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
Counselling can help bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I work particularly effectively with couples, providing you and your partner with a safe and emphatic space to assist you in exploring the difficult issues you're facing in your relationship, whatever your age, gender or sexual orientation. This includes individually tailored sessions, regular relationship maintenance and relationship improvement sessions.
Counselling can help bring clarity where there is confusion, resolve past issues, change behaviours and improve relationships. I work particularly effectively with couples, providing you and your partner with a safe and emphatic space to assist you in exploring the difficult issues you're facing in your relationship, whatever your age, gender or sexual orientation. This includes individually tailored sessions, regular relationship maintenance and relationship improvement sessions.
01727 260314 View 01727 260314
Photo of Elaine Appleford, Counsellor in WD25, England
Elaine Appleford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
Whatever you are struggling with just now, you are not alone. Taking the first step towards finding help can be daunting but I am here to listen to your concerns and to provide a free initial conversation to help decide if I am the right person for you.  I offer a calm and confidential space where you can feel safe to explore your feelings and make sense of any issues that are troubling you or causing you pain.
Whatever you are struggling with just now, you are not alone. Taking the first step towards finding help can be daunting but I am here to listen to your concerns and to provide a free initial conversation to help decide if I am the right person for you.  I offer a calm and confidential space where you can feel safe to explore your feelings and make sense of any issues that are troubling you or causing you pain.
01923 961355 View 01923 961355
Photo of Lucie Michaela Lazarus, Counsellor in WD25, England
Lucie Michaela Lazarus
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
Counselling is a confidential, safe space where the client is encouraged to think and talk about their inner most feelings without feeling judged. My role as your counsellor would be to help you manage these feelings and explore them to a much deeper level whilst giving you the autonomy to help you find your own personal solutions. An initial meeting/conversation will give us both an opportunity to see if we feel comfortable working together. Counselling can sometimes be a long and painful process, but with my help and experience I hope to help you process your thoughts and feelings in a safe space that is just for you.
Counselling is a confidential, safe space where the client is encouraged to think and talk about their inner most feelings without feeling judged. My role as your counsellor would be to help you manage these feelings and explore them to a much deeper level whilst giving you the autonomy to help you find your own personal solutions. An initial meeting/conversation will give us both an opportunity to see if we feel comfortable working together. Counselling can sometimes be a long and painful process, but with my help and experience I hope to help you process your thoughts and feelings in a safe space that is just for you.
01923 920437 View 01923 920437
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Jane Newman
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Radlett WD25
Not everybody has been fortunate enough to have been heard. To talk and feel they are being listened to. I would like to be able to give you this opportunity. In a safe, reliable and comfortable setting I will offer you a non-judgemental space in which to explore difficult feelings and share your thoughts. Life is often fast paced and I would like to offer you the opportunity to slow down a little.
Not everybody has been fortunate enough to have been heard. To talk and feel they are being listened to. I would like to be able to give you this opportunity. In a safe, reliable and comfortable setting I will offer you a non-judgemental space in which to explore difficult feelings and share your thoughts. Life is often fast paced and I would like to offer you the opportunity to slow down a little.
020 4538 7257 View 020 4538 7257
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Ali Harris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Radlett WD25
Depression, anxiety and grief can really take it out of you - leave you feeling like a shadow of your former self, drain your energy and your self-confidence, and make you feel like you can never feel happy again. I want to use my counselling skills and experience to help you to build yourself back up until you feel like there's nothing you can't manage, no matter what life throws at you.
Depression, anxiety and grief can really take it out of you - leave you feeling like a shadow of your former self, drain your energy and your self-confidence, and make you feel like you can never feel happy again. I want to use my counselling skills and experience to help you to build yourself back up until you feel like there's nothing you can't manage, no matter what life throws at you.
01727 229157 View 01727 229157
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Michael Feldman
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
I am a very experienced counsellor working with a wide range of clients presenting with a broad spectrum of issues. I work with both individuals and couples and have a particular interest in working with relationships, depression and anxiety. I also specialise in working with porn and sex addiction. I have additional training in IAPT Counselling for Depression as well as a Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling.
I am a very experienced counsellor working with a wide range of clients presenting with a broad spectrum of issues. I work with both individuals and couples and have a particular interest in working with relationships, depression and anxiety. I also specialise in working with porn and sex addiction. I have additional training in IAPT Counselling for Depression as well as a Level 5 Diploma in Sex Addiction Counselling.
01727 227293 View 01727 227293
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Donna Karpel
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome to my profile. If you feel life's pressures and anxieties are proving too difficult for you to cope with, I am able to offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to help you unburden yourself, and express difficult and painful emotions. I like to go at the clients pace and totally respect their privacy. We will work together to explore the past experiences, current difficulties and future possibilities. I am truly passionate about my work, and believe by helping you feel heard and understood, and by helping you find a new perspective on things, together we can facilitate positive change and personal growth.
Hello and welcome to my profile. If you feel life's pressures and anxieties are proving too difficult for you to cope with, I am able to offer you a safe, non-judgmental space to help you unburden yourself, and express difficult and painful emotions. I like to go at the clients pace and totally respect their privacy. We will work together to explore the past experiences, current difficulties and future possibilities. I am truly passionate about my work, and believe by helping you feel heard and understood, and by helping you find a new perspective on things, together we can facilitate positive change and personal growth.
020 3910 6043 View 020 3910 6043
Photo of Dr Anne Lane, Psychologist in WD25, England
Dr Anne Lane
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Radlett WD25
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
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Thomas Brosnan
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Watford WD25
I am a Psychotherapist and a Behaviour Change Expert and would like you to know that your life matters to me. I specialise in Addiction and Relationships where for over 20 years now, I have worked with Individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups in schools, the Priory and the NHS. I hold a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children, an Advanced Diploma in Couple and Relationship Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma.
I am a Psychotherapist and a Behaviour Change Expert and would like you to know that your life matters to me. I specialise in Addiction and Relationships where for over 20 years now, I have worked with Individuals of all ages, couples, families and groups in schools, the Priory and the NHS. I hold a Masters in Addiction Psychology and Counselling, a Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children, an Advanced Diploma in Couple and Relationship Therapy and a Post Graduate Diploma in Trauma.
020 8059 4365 View 020 8059 4365
Photo of Simone Russell, Psychotherapist in WD25, England
Simone Russell
Psychotherapist, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified Verified
Radlett WD25
You may Consider counselling for various reasons, there could be a combination of unresolved issues, perhaps difficulties , understanding present day triggers. Coming to counselling is a big step in recognizing that clarity and movement forward is the ultimate goal... you may be suffering with: Depression, Anxiety, Menapause and all the emotional challenges this brings ,loss, low self esteem whatever it is , your feelings , thoughts and emotions are at the centre of our work together. Most importantly I hope my down to earth yet professional approach will enable you to relax ,whilst disclosing difficult life experiences.
You may Consider counselling for various reasons, there could be a combination of unresolved issues, perhaps difficulties , understanding present day triggers. Coming to counselling is a big step in recognizing that clarity and movement forward is the ultimate goal... you may be suffering with: Depression, Anxiety, Menapause and all the emotional challenges this brings ,loss, low self esteem whatever it is , your feelings , thoughts and emotions are at the centre of our work together. Most importantly I hope my down to earth yet professional approach will enable you to relax ,whilst disclosing difficult life experiences.
07449 660781 View 07449 660781
Photo of Heidi Gavriel, Psychotherapist in WD25, England
Heidi Gavriel
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Radlett WD25
I believe that a counselling relationship can be helpful, supportive, insightful and cathartic at any stage of life when difficulties or confusion arise that impact on emotional well-being or the ability to bond and connect with others. You may be seeking to be heard and understood, to make sense of what's going on or to discover yourself, find purpose and direction through talking about your lived experience, feelings and relational dynamics.
I believe that a counselling relationship can be helpful, supportive, insightful and cathartic at any stage of life when difficulties or confusion arise that impact on emotional well-being or the ability to bond and connect with others. You may be seeking to be heard and understood, to make sense of what's going on or to discover yourself, find purpose and direction through talking about your lived experience, feelings and relational dynamics.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WD25

30+

Average cost per session

£72

Counsellors in WD25 who prioritize treating:

94% Anxiety
90% Depression
87% Relationship Issues
84% Self Esteem
81% Stress
77% Bereavement
65% Peer Relationships

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

80% Aviva
80% AXA PPP
60% Vitality

How Counsellors in WD25 see their clients

84% In Person and Online
16% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
17% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WD25?

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.