Counselling in WR3

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Lisa Peplow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Worcester WR3  (Online Only)
Hi, I am Lisa and I am a fully qualified Counsellor, and have over 30 years’ experience in working with people. I will offer you a warm, safe, confidential space where I will listen to your experiences, understanding your concerns from your point of view with empathy and compassion. I am here to help you explore issues which are stopping you from achieving what you want in your life.
Hi, I am Lisa and I am a fully qualified Counsellor, and have over 30 years’ experience in working with people. I will offer you a warm, safe, confidential space where I will listen to your experiences, understanding your concerns from your point of view with empathy and compassion. I am here to help you explore issues which are stopping you from achieving what you want in your life.
01905 975111 View 01905 975111
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Matthew William Patterson
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
In a world where the ideal is to be a productive member of society, and speed is king, quick fixes are often the desired solution. However, I believe these rarely provide the conditions we need to meet the deep and often complex challenges that define us. I will use my experience as a trained open-ended therapist to ensure we have the time and space needed for you to feel fully met and witnessed where you are. As an integrative therapist I will be able to call on a number of therapeutic techniques to help tailor our work to best meet whatever has brought you to therapy.
In a world where the ideal is to be a productive member of society, and speed is king, quick fixes are often the desired solution. However, I believe these rarely provide the conditions we need to meet the deep and often complex challenges that define us. I will use my experience as a trained open-ended therapist to ensure we have the time and space needed for you to feel fully met and witnessed where you are. As an integrative therapist I will be able to call on a number of therapeutic techniques to help tailor our work to best meet whatever has brought you to therapy.
01905 672286 View 01905 672286
Photo of Sue Akehurst, Counsellor in WR3, England
Sue Akehurst
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Worcester WR3  (Online Only)
You might be struggling to make sense of your feelings, wondering how you can possibly get unstuck and fearful of addressing some past issues. I aim to offer a safe therapeutic relationship and can offer specific ways of working with what needs attention.
You might be struggling to make sense of your feelings, wondering how you can possibly get unstuck and fearful of addressing some past issues. I aim to offer a safe therapeutic relationship and can offer specific ways of working with what needs attention.
07480 486112 View 07480 486112
Photo of Abigail Pamich, Psychologist in WR3, England
Abigail Pamich
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
I am a professional, compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist with twenty year of experience in helping people improve their mental health. I am also the Clinical Director of an established, busy private psychology practice called www.malvernhillsprivatepractice.co.uk based in Malvern, Worcestershire. We have a team of friendly, highly qualified Associates. We see clients for a whole range of difficulties, mild to severe, short to long term - children, adolescents and couples. We see clients daytime, evening and weekends. We also have an ADHD assessment and support service for adults with ADHD.
I am a professional, compassionate Consultant Clinical Psychologist with twenty year of experience in helping people improve their mental health. I am also the Clinical Director of an established, busy private psychology practice called www.malvernhillsprivatepractice.co.uk based in Malvern, Worcestershire. We have a team of friendly, highly qualified Associates. We see clients for a whole range of difficulties, mild to severe, short to long term - children, adolescents and couples. We see clients daytime, evening and weekends. We also have an ADHD assessment and support service for adults with ADHD.
01684 877115 View 01684 877115
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Compass Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
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.
01905 676198 View 01905 676198
Photo of Dr Tanya Carpenter, Psychologist in WR3, England
Dr Tanya Carpenter
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
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.
01905 675625 View 01905 675625
Photo of Helen Forrester, Counsellor in WR3, England
Helen Forrester
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
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

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WR3

< 10

Counsellors in WR3 who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Peer Relationships
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress
100% Life Transitions
86% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

16 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

67% Aviva
67% Bupa
33% Cigna and Evernorth

How Counsellors in WR3 see their clients

72% In Person and Online
28% Online Only

Gender breakdown

86% Female
14% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WR3?

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.