Counselling in WR2

Photo of New Zen Mind, Counsellor in WR2, England
New Zen Mind
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
You have a sense of yourself, but is there more to discover? Have you ever genuinely wondered who you truly are, and what experiences shaped the person you've become? Feeling lost and unsure of your true potential? You're not alone. Many of us crave a life filled with purpose and meaning. I'd love to connect with you and hear your story. Together, we can explore what truly matters and create a roadmap to your ideal life. Don't let stress, burnout, or past struggles hold you back. I believe everyone has the power to design a fulfilling future. Let's start that journey today!
You have a sense of yourself, but is there more to discover? Have you ever genuinely wondered who you truly are, and what experiences shaped the person you've become? Feeling lost and unsure of your true potential? You're not alone. Many of us crave a life filled with purpose and meaning. I'd love to connect with you and hear your story. Together, we can explore what truly matters and create a roadmap to your ideal life. Don't let stress, burnout, or past struggles hold you back. I believe everyone has the power to design a fulfilling future. Let's start that journey today!
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Photo of Aisha Begum, Counsellor in WR2, England
Aisha Begum
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Person centred and a Trauma informed practitioner; I use compassionate inquiry to understand the whole person. Through the therapy, we unravel past experiences, to help you find out how to move forward leaving trauma, guilt, shame and other emotions behind. Counselling can be an extremely daunting and anxiety inducing process, especially when you are a private person who powers through; talking about interior thoughts can feel alien and uncomfortable; therefore it is paramount to find a Counsellor who will put you at ease and 'gets you' - especially during a time when you are in need of emotional support.
Person centred and a Trauma informed practitioner; I use compassionate inquiry to understand the whole person. Through the therapy, we unravel past experiences, to help you find out how to move forward leaving trauma, guilt, shame and other emotions behind. Counselling can be an extremely daunting and anxiety inducing process, especially when you are a private person who powers through; talking about interior thoughts can feel alien and uncomfortable; therefore it is paramount to find a Counsellor who will put you at ease and 'gets you' - especially during a time when you are in need of emotional support.
01905 975356 View 01905 975356
Photo of Compass Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in WR2, England
Compass Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Waitlist for new clients
Not being understood is one of the most painful feelings. Struggling to relate to others, or live in this complicated world is so difficult for so many of us. Making sense of ourselves and finding solutions to longstanding issues – from depression, anxiety, social phobias, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement, life-stage issues, loss, marital difficulties, relationship struggles, self-harming and suicide and unresolved childhood development challenges? You need not struggle alone; we can explore and discover what choices you have to make changes to your life's personal challenges.
Not being understood is one of the most painful feelings. Struggling to relate to others, or live in this complicated world is so difficult for so many of us. Making sense of ourselves and finding solutions to longstanding issues – from depression, anxiety, social phobias, low self-esteem, anger management, bereavement, life-stage issues, loss, marital difficulties, relationship struggles, self-harming and suicide and unresolved childhood development challenges? You need not struggle alone; we can explore and discover what choices you have to make changes to your life's personal challenges.
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Photo of Isabel dos Santos Counsellor MBACP (Accred), Counsellor in WR2, England
Isabel dos Santos Counsellor MBACP (Accred)
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Reasons for having Counselling: You might be struggling with your mood – stress, anxiety, fight and flight, overwhelmed. You tend to focus on others, and their needs, to the detriment of your own - in your relationships and career. It might feel like you’re in a vicious cycle. There is a way out. My approach: A solution-focused approach, embedded in well-established therapies – CBT, Psychodynamic therapy and EMDR. I encourage having clear goals and collaboration for better outcomes. I specialised in brief work, focusing on a particular issue.
Reasons for having Counselling: You might be struggling with your mood – stress, anxiety, fight and flight, overwhelmed. You tend to focus on others, and their needs, to the detriment of your own - in your relationships and career. It might feel like you’re in a vicious cycle. There is a way out. My approach: A solution-focused approach, embedded in well-established therapies – CBT, Psychodynamic therapy and EMDR. I encourage having clear goals and collaboration for better outcomes. I specialised in brief work, focusing on a particular issue.
01905 950167 View 01905 950167
Photo of Melanie Usman, Counsellor in WR2, England
Melanie Usman
Counsellor, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
I understand how scary it can be to ask for help and how difficult it is to decide where to get support from. Asking for help is a brave decision and can lead to incredible outcomes. I will walk with you while you navigate the difficulties in your life, no matter how big or seemingly small. You decide what you bring to talk about and you set the pace. I offer a warm, empathic approach and put the relationship with my clients at the forefront of my work. I believe we all need a helping hand at times.
I understand how scary it can be to ask for help and how difficult it is to decide where to get support from. Asking for help is a brave decision and can lead to incredible outcomes. I will walk with you while you navigate the difficulties in your life, no matter how big or seemingly small. You decide what you bring to talk about and you set the pace. I offer a warm, empathic approach and put the relationship with my clients at the forefront of my work. I believe we all need a helping hand at times.
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Photo of Chrystal Therapy (Autism Specialist), Psychotherapist in WR2, England
Chrystal Therapy (Autism Specialist)
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
If you're seeking to make positive changes in your life and require support to achieve this, Chrystal Therapy is here for you. We understand that mental health issues can be complex and multifaceted, which is why we're equipped to help individuals facing various challenges such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bereavement, and autism.
If you're seeking to make positive changes in your life and require support to achieve this, Chrystal Therapy is here for you. We understand that mental health issues can be complex and multifaceted, which is why we're equipped to help individuals facing various challenges such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), bereavement, and autism.
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Photo of Jayne Shirley-Smith, Counsellor in WR2, England
Jayne Shirley-Smith
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Deciding to come for counselling can be a difficult decision in itself, particularly if you have never experienced it before... the thought of sharing your feelings with a stranger can be very daunting. I fully understand this, and appreciate the importance of finding the right counsellor for you. If you are looking for a warm, compassionate environment where you will be properly listened to, where there is complete acceptance of who you are as a person with no judgement, you will find it within my quiet and comfortable therapy room, and I look forward to welcoming you to it.
Deciding to come for counselling can be a difficult decision in itself, particularly if you have never experienced it before... the thought of sharing your feelings with a stranger can be very daunting. I fully understand this, and appreciate the importance of finding the right counsellor for you. If you are looking for a warm, compassionate environment where you will be properly listened to, where there is complete acceptance of who you are as a person with no judgement, you will find it within my quiet and comfortable therapy room, and I look forward to welcoming you to it.
07412 072201 View 07412 072201
Photo of Jnanamati Williams, Psychotherapist in WR2, England
Jnanamati Williams
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
I am an art psychotherapist with additional trainings in relational trauma therapy and applied Buddhist psychology. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor. As a therapist with nearly two decades of experience I have worked with children and adults, within family services, hospices, acute mental health and inpatient services, in children's centres and more recently in private practice. I have also as, a socially engaged Buddhist practitioner, worked on overseas projects including in Delhi, Assam and Nepal and in Europe.
I am an art psychotherapist with additional trainings in relational trauma therapy and applied Buddhist psychology. I am also a qualified clinical supervisor. As a therapist with nearly two decades of experience I have worked with children and adults, within family services, hospices, acute mental health and inpatient services, in children's centres and more recently in private practice. I have also as, a socially engaged Buddhist practitioner, worked on overseas projects including in Delhi, Assam and Nepal and in Europe.
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Photo of Kate at Byways Counselling, Counsellor in WR2, England
Kate at Byways Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling a little lost? Is there something niggling at you, troubling you, upsetting you, that you feel you need to explore? Together, we can look at any problems, feelings and worries you may have, in a safe and confidential space.
Are you feeling a little lost? Is there something niggling at you, troubling you, upsetting you, that you feel you need to explore? Together, we can look at any problems, feelings and worries you may have, in a safe and confidential space.
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Photo of Christalla Georgiou, Psychotherapist in WR2, England
Christalla Georgiou
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
My approach in sessions is centred on you, focusing on the here and now, current situations and difficulties you are experiencing. How you are feeling and behaving at present is often linked to past experiences which remain unresolved and continue to impact on your health and well-being today. Our sessions are based on respect, compassion, empathy and honesty. I will support you in exploring your reasons for wanting therapy, within a non-judgmental environment. By creating a safe, open and genuine relationship with you, we can together find ways to deal with the difficulties you are experiencing. The age range I work with is 18+.
My approach in sessions is centred on you, focusing on the here and now, current situations and difficulties you are experiencing. How you are feeling and behaving at present is often linked to past experiences which remain unresolved and continue to impact on your health and well-being today. Our sessions are based on respect, compassion, empathy and honesty. I will support you in exploring your reasons for wanting therapy, within a non-judgmental environment. By creating a safe, open and genuine relationship with you, we can together find ways to deal with the difficulties you are experiencing. The age range I work with is 18+.
01905 969077 View 01905 969077
Photo of Helen Forrester, Counsellor in WR2, England
Helen Forrester
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
‘We don’t have to do all of it alone, we were never meant to’ Brene Brown This quote resonates with me and acknowledges that we all have times in our life when we all need support and that we do not need to go through difficult and distressing times alone.
‘We don’t have to do all of it alone, we were never meant to’ Brene Brown This quote resonates with me and acknowledges that we all have times in our life when we all need support and that we do not need to go through difficult and distressing times alone.
01905 679710 View 01905 679710
Photo of Dr Tanya Carpenter, Psychologist in WR2, England
Dr Tanya Carpenter
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
My approach is focused on wellbeing rather than illness and I feel really passionate about helping people to gain insight into themselves and their lives. This can be useful for enhancing wellbeing and realising potential. As a psychologist I am trained to be able to help with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, OCD, interpersonal, relationship, attachment and family issues, self esteem and confidence.
My approach is focused on wellbeing rather than illness and I feel really passionate about helping people to gain insight into themselves and their lives. This can be useful for enhancing wellbeing and realising potential. As a psychologist I am trained to be able to help with a wide variety of issues including but not limited to depression, anxiety, OCD, interpersonal, relationship, attachment and family issues, self esteem and confidence.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WR2

10+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in WR2 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
92% Relationship Issues
92% Self Esteem
83% Divorce
83% Stress

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
75% AXA PPP
75% Bupa

How Counsellors in WR2 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 WR2?

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

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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

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

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

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

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

What type of therapy is right for me?

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

How much does therapy cost?

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

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

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

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

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

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

Is online therapy a good option?

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

Are therapy sessions confidential?

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