Counselling in WD4

Photo of Yvonne Bullen, Psychotherapist in WD4, England
Yvonne Bullen
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
As an experienced Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with warmth, sensitivity and compassion, fully accepting and being present to your unique situation. I realise beginning therapy can feel daunting, but finding someone you feel able to talk to and share your thoughts and feelings with, can bring immense relief; offering you a pathway towards being able to cope better and lead a more contented life. Perhaps you're struggling with depression or anxiety related disorders, experiencing relationship difficulties or have memories of past trauma or a difficult childhood which are impacting on your ability to cope with day to day life?
As an experienced Psychotherapist & Supervisor, I work with warmth, sensitivity and compassion, fully accepting and being present to your unique situation. I realise beginning therapy can feel daunting, but finding someone you feel able to talk to and share your thoughts and feelings with, can bring immense relief; offering you a pathway towards being able to cope better and lead a more contented life. Perhaps you're struggling with depression or anxiety related disorders, experiencing relationship difficulties or have memories of past trauma or a difficult childhood which are impacting on your ability to cope with day to day life?
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Photo of Elaine Appleford, Counsellor in WD4, England
Elaine Appleford
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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.
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Photo of Jane Franks, Counsellor in WD4, England
Jane Franks
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Life is complicated, sometimes full of challenges which can become easier to cope with when someone non-judgemental really listens to you, enabling you to navigate a way forward. I am able to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I offer both short term therapy and longer open-ended work, the choice is yours. Each client is unique and I work according to your needs. I specialise in young people and adults, coping with the complexities life can throw, often causing anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
Life is complicated, sometimes full of challenges which can become easier to cope with when someone non-judgemental really listens to you, enabling you to navigate a way forward. I am able to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore whatever difficulties you may be facing. I offer both short term therapy and longer open-ended work, the choice is yours. Each client is unique and I work according to your needs. I specialise in young people and adults, coping with the complexities life can throw, often causing anxiety, depression and low self-esteem.
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Photo of Jacqui Webb, Psychotherapist in WD4, England
Jacqui Webb
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Have you experienced distress and upset or loss ? Unresolved issues that trouble you ? Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, PTS or depression ? Do you want to feel differently about the life you live or the person that you are. Perhaps you want to change aspects of you life for it to be more rewarding. Maybe you know that things are unlikely to change. Do you require a safe space where you can be heard, a place to share your thoughts and be understood. A place where being you is good enough. If you are 16 years old or heading into your 99th year, wanting to explore your world then it would be a privilege to support you.
Have you experienced distress and upset or loss ? Unresolved issues that trouble you ? Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, PTS or depression ? Do you want to feel differently about the life you live or the person that you are. Perhaps you want to change aspects of you life for it to be more rewarding. Maybe you know that things are unlikely to change. Do you require a safe space where you can be heard, a place to share your thoughts and be understood. A place where being you is good enough. If you are 16 years old or heading into your 99th year, wanting to explore your world then it would be a privilege to support you.
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Photo of Ellie Church, Counsellor in WD4, England
Ellie Church
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Asking for help is not an easy step to take. The prospect of sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone else is quite a leap of faith and if you have not experienced counselling before you may be wondering what to expect. I would like to offer you a comfortable space where we can talk and get to know each other; and when you are ready, we can start to explore and make sense of your thoughts and personal difficulties, working entirely at your own pace. By exploring our past experiences and relationships we can often gain a new and fresh perspective on our issues which can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves.
Asking for help is not an easy step to take. The prospect of sharing your thoughts and feelings with someone else is quite a leap of faith and if you have not experienced counselling before you may be wondering what to expect. I would like to offer you a comfortable space where we can talk and get to know each other; and when you are ready, we can start to explore and make sense of your thoughts and personal difficulties, working entirely at your own pace. By exploring our past experiences and relationships we can often gain a new and fresh perspective on our issues which can lead to a deeper understanding of ourselves.
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Photo of Ruth Margaret Lee, Counsellor in WD4, England
Ruth Margaret Lee
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
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 Kathleen (Kathy) Charlton, Counsellor in WD4, England
Kathleen (Kathy) Charlton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Life and relationships can sometimes have us feel like we are being tossed around in a stormy sea. How to cope, wondering who I am or why does this keep happening to me can often be questions we ask ourselves. Sometimes it’s not appropriate or possible to talk with those close to you, and so having someone like a counsellor may be of help at this time. You may not know why you feel this way, and that’s ok too, we can work this out together. My own personal journey, I feel, has provided me the compassion and understanding of what it can be like when faced with times of despair, seemingly impossible situations, and self-doubt.
Life and relationships can sometimes have us feel like we are being tossed around in a stormy sea. How to cope, wondering who I am or why does this keep happening to me can often be questions we ask ourselves. Sometimes it’s not appropriate or possible to talk with those close to you, and so having someone like a counsellor may be of help at this time. You may not know why you feel this way, and that’s ok too, we can work this out together. My own personal journey, I feel, has provided me the compassion and understanding of what it can be like when faced with times of despair, seemingly impossible situations, and self-doubt.
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Photo of Dawn Davies, Counsellor in WD4, England
Dawn Davies
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello and thanks for looking at my profile. I am a qualified counsellor and have worked from my private practice based on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley since I qualified in 2009. During this time I have worked with many hundreds of clients offering long and short term counselling. I have gained wide experience working with many presenting issues including but not limited to : anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss or bereavement, anger or difficult relationships. Feelings of disconnection from self and others, or feeling disillusioned with life; lacking purpose and meaning.
Hello and thanks for looking at my profile. I am a qualified counsellor and have worked from my private practice based on the outskirts of Hemel Hempstead and Kings Langley since I qualified in 2009. During this time I have worked with many hundreds of clients offering long and short term counselling. I have gained wide experience working with many presenting issues including but not limited to : anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, loss or bereavement, anger or difficult relationships. Feelings of disconnection from self and others, or feeling disillusioned with life; lacking purpose and meaning.
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Photo of Julie Lesslie, Counsellor in WD4, England
Julie Lesslie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
I am a person-centred Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). There are times in life when people can experience unmanageable or emotionally overwhelming feelings and behaviours or maybe a trauma that may persist even if there is support from friends and loved ones. I encourage my clients to fully explore their experiences and help them accept who they are and what is out of their personal control, so they can better understand their current situation and improve their lives.
I am a person-centred Counsellor and a registered member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). There are times in life when people can experience unmanageable or emotionally overwhelming feelings and behaviours or maybe a trauma that may persist even if there is support from friends and loved ones. I encourage my clients to fully explore their experiences and help them accept who they are and what is out of their personal control, so they can better understand their current situation and improve their lives.
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Photo of Linda Bardsley, Counsellor in WD4, England
Linda Bardsley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Difficult feelings can be hard to manage on your own, maybe this is due to a recent event or a feeling you have been struggling with for some time. I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, addictions, relationship problems and low self-esteem.
Difficult feelings can be hard to manage on your own, maybe this is due to a recent event or a feeling you have been struggling with for some time. I am an experienced psychodynamic psychotherapist working with a wide range of issues including anxiety, depression, anger management, addictions, relationship problems and low self-esteem.
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Photo of Sonja Kormann, Psychotherapist in WD4, England
Sonja Kormann
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Not accepting new clients
You may be looking for a counsellor / psychotherapist because you feel low, unmotivated, stuck, confused or anxious. You may be grappling with a difficult situation in your life currently, or with something that has happened to you in the past. Perhaps you struggle with the dynamics in a close relationship or at work.
You may be looking for a counsellor / psychotherapist because you feel low, unmotivated, stuck, confused or anxious. You may be grappling with a difficult situation in your life currently, or with something that has happened to you in the past. Perhaps you struggle with the dynamics in a close relationship or at work.
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Photo of Emma Tate, Counsellor in WD4, England
Emma Tate
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Hello I'm Emma, an Integrative therapeutic counsellor who has experienced myself how therapy can support the most difficult times we experience in life. I will come alongside you and together we can take the steps which are important to you. Whether it's the pain of grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or you just feel lost or in a rut. Stuck in a cycle of unhealthy relationships, or patterns of behaviour that you want to change. I believe there are times we all need support to understand ourselves and look at how we perceive a changing world and where we fit into it.
Hello I'm Emma, an Integrative therapeutic counsellor who has experienced myself how therapy can support the most difficult times we experience in life. I will come alongside you and together we can take the steps which are important to you. Whether it's the pain of grief, loss, trauma, anxiety, depression or you just feel lost or in a rut. Stuck in a cycle of unhealthy relationships, or patterns of behaviour that you want to change. I believe there are times we all need support to understand ourselves and look at how we perceive a changing world and where we fit into it.
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Photo of Sue O'Sullivan Mbacp (Accred), Counsellor in WD4, England
Sue O'Sullivan Mbacp (Accred)
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
You may be at a point of not knowing what direction to take, perhaps feeling overwhelmed by circumstances or emotions. Taking the first step into counselling may be a starting point for change. I offer a caring, attentive, supportive space, where we work together through your difficulties, to empower you to find your own way forward and identify what you need to improve your life, emotional well-being and build resilience for further life challenges.
You may be at a point of not knowing what direction to take, perhaps feeling overwhelmed by circumstances or emotions. Taking the first step into counselling may be a starting point for change. I offer a caring, attentive, supportive space, where we work together through your difficulties, to empower you to find your own way forward and identify what you need to improve your life, emotional well-being and build resilience for further life challenges.
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Photo of Ben Thornhill, Counsellor in WD4, England
Ben Thornhill
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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.
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Photo of Shweta Panchal, Counsellor in WD4, England
Shweta Panchal
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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 Trisha Henson, Counsellor in WD4, England
Trisha Henson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
I am an experienced advanced qualified psychodynamic counsellor. My client base ranges from adolescents through to the older adult. I offer a safe, ethical and professional environment whereby present day life situations can be thought about in relation to felt anxieties. I draw upon my professional expertise to help explore what as yet may not be understood or known, but may be experienced personally as confusing and overwhelming. With exploration, patterns are understood and a new sense self awareness develops. With care, guidance, time, patience and practice a mental thinking space can start to be experienced.
I am an experienced advanced qualified psychodynamic counsellor. My client base ranges from adolescents through to the older adult. I offer a safe, ethical and professional environment whereby present day life situations can be thought about in relation to felt anxieties. I draw upon my professional expertise to help explore what as yet may not be understood or known, but may be experienced personally as confusing and overwhelming. With exploration, patterns are understood and a new sense self awareness develops. With care, guidance, time, patience and practice a mental thinking space can start to be experienced.
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Photo of Nicola Goulooze, Counsellor in WD4, England
Nicola Goulooze
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
As parents when our children are struggling we just want to help but often don’t know how. What they are facing can feel overwhelming but there is hope. Counselling provides children and young people with a safe space where they can explore, work things out, heal and move on from difficulties that they experience. Working with someone who is not a family member or friend, but who is supportive, non-judgmental and accepting, who helps us make sense of what we are going through and move forward, can be really beneficial. I aim to help young people accept and value themselves, raise their resilience, gain coping skills and thrive.
As parents when our children are struggling we just want to help but often don’t know how. What they are facing can feel overwhelming but there is hope. Counselling provides children and young people with a safe space where they can explore, work things out, heal and move on from difficulties that they experience. Working with someone who is not a family member or friend, but who is supportive, non-judgmental and accepting, who helps us make sense of what we are going through and move forward, can be really beneficial. I aim to help young people accept and value themselves, raise their resilience, gain coping skills and thrive.
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Photo of Marina Ziff, Counsellor in WD4, England
Marina Ziff
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
I'm here to support your personal growth and well-being journey. From self-esteem to relationships, family dynamics to life transitions, body image to loss, work stress, and existential concerns, I help adults develop healthier relationships with themselves and others who matter most.
I'm here to support your personal growth and well-being journey. From self-esteem to relationships, family dynamics to life transitions, body image to loss, work stress, and existential concerns, I help adults develop healthier relationships with themselves and others who matter most.
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Photo of Alison Taylor, Psychotherapist in WD4, England
Alison Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
People often seek psychotherapy because they are feeling overwhelmed or are experiencing some kind of emotional pain. Issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self esteem, low self confidence or anger are often the symptoms of past traumas and experiences. I offer an opportunity to identify and overcome these, or other difficult feelings you may be experiencing. During a free initial 30 minute consultation we can establish if we are able to work together and whether counselling feels right for you. We can explore the reasons you have decided to seek support at this time and agree the focus of our sessions.
People often seek psychotherapy because they are feeling overwhelmed or are experiencing some kind of emotional pain. Issues such as anxiety, stress, depression, low self esteem, low self confidence or anger are often the symptoms of past traumas and experiences. I offer an opportunity to identify and overcome these, or other difficult feelings you may be experiencing. During a free initial 30 minute consultation we can establish if we are able to work together and whether counselling feels right for you. We can explore the reasons you have decided to seek support at this time and agree the focus of our sessions.
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Photo of Susan Woolnough, Counsellor in WD4, England
Susan Woolnough
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
I know that it can be daunting reaching out for help and that many people never do reach out, perhaps because they are the strong ones who are supporting everyone else around them so their needs are at the bottom of the long list of things to do and people to look after. Please know that you are important too. And in helping yourself, you are also helping those around you. If you are feeling troubled, I'm here to listen without judgement and I can help and support you to work towards feeling better. Remember tomorrow is a bright new day and there is always hope.
I know that it can be daunting reaching out for help and that many people never do reach out, perhaps because they are the strong ones who are supporting everyone else around them so their needs are at the bottom of the long list of things to do and people to look after. Please know that you are important too. And in helping yourself, you are also helping those around you. If you are feeling troubled, I'm here to listen without judgement and I can help and support you to work towards feeling better. Remember tomorrow is a bright new day and there is always hope.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WD4

20+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in WD4 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
95% Relationship Issues
95% Anxiety
95% Self Esteem
85% Bereavement
80% Stress
80% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in WD4 see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

95% Female
5% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WD4?

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.