Counselling in WR5

Photo of Dr Greg Stocks, Psychologist in WR5, England
Dr Greg Stocks
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Worcester WR5  (Online Only)
As part of being a Psychologist, I am passionate about working with people, finding where they can gain more power in their life to affect the changes they want to see. I work with people with a wide range of difficulties and am keen to help them to contextualise their difficulties within their life experiences, to support the dropping of the toxic self-blame which often keeps people snagged, and to think about alternative ways of relating to themselves and others which opens up choices about where they might take their life in the future.
As part of being a Psychologist, I am passionate about working with people, finding where they can gain more power in their life to affect the changes they want to see. I work with people with a wide range of difficulties and am keen to help them to contextualise their difficulties within their life experiences, to support the dropping of the toxic self-blame which often keeps people snagged, and to think about alternative ways of relating to themselves and others which opens up choices about where they might take their life in the future.
01905 958309 View 01905 958309
Photo of Helen Forrester, Counsellor in WR5, 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
Photo of RJUTherapy, Counsellor in WR5, England
RJUTherapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Couples, families and individuals contact me with relationship-based issues: communication and conflict resolution difficulties, separation, attachment, infidelity and mental health, amongst others. They are looking for a safe, secure, evidenced based therapeutic framework to work on and explore their relationships whilst developing and adopting key insights and tools.
Couples, families and individuals contact me with relationship-based issues: communication and conflict resolution difficulties, separation, attachment, infidelity and mental health, amongst others. They are looking for a safe, secure, evidenced based therapeutic framework to work on and explore their relationships whilst developing and adopting key insights and tools.
01905 672311 View 01905 672311
Photo of Sue Akehurst, Counsellor in WR5, England
Sue Akehurst
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
Worcester WR5  (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 Adriana Kober, Psychologist in WR5, England
Adriana Kober
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Worcester WR5  (Online Only)
Clinical Psychologist with HCPC, specialising in trauma. EMDR therapist, CFT therapist, DBT therapist. I am passionate about working with people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, exploring their life journeys and helping them find new perspectives. I integrate different psychological approaches and adjust and adapt to the Patient.
Clinical Psychologist with HCPC, specialising in trauma. EMDR therapist, CFT therapist, DBT therapist. I am passionate about working with people who are experiencing difficulties in their lives, exploring their life journeys and helping them find new perspectives. I integrate different psychological approaches and adjust and adapt to the Patient.
01905 917048 View 01905 917048
Photo of Dr Tanya Carpenter, Psychologist in WR5, 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 Bradley Crook, Psychologist in WR5, England
Bradley Crook
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Not accepting new clients
Everybody faces struggles, but nobody's struggles are the same. And everybody, at some time, needs help (although it can be so hard to ask for it). My work as a psychologist has been with many different people facing a wide range of challenges. My role has been to work with them and empower them to make the changes they need to live a life that is more meaningful to them. Is it easy? In my experience, it is not. Making change is scary, tough and brave. You may not believe you are capable of this. But the fact that you are reading this suggests that you are getting ready to try. This is where I, as a Clinical Psychologist, can help.
Everybody faces struggles, but nobody's struggles are the same. And everybody, at some time, needs help (although it can be so hard to ask for it). My work as a psychologist has been with many different people facing a wide range of challenges. My role has been to work with them and empower them to make the changes they need to live a life that is more meaningful to them. Is it easy? In my experience, it is not. Making change is scary, tough and brave. You may not believe you are capable of this. But the fact that you are reading this suggests that you are getting ready to try. This is where I, as a Clinical Psychologist, can help.
0121 752 9148 View 0121 752 9148
Photo of Philippa Capel, Psychologist in WR5, England
Philippa Capel
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
“Growth and change can be both exciting and scary. Whether it's personal or external changes, I pride myself in being able to walk along side you to foster the new knowledge, skills and courage needed to develop." I am a qualified, chartered, HCPC registered psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in the NHS, offering therapy to support people to recover from life events that have left them struggling with their mental health. This has given me a wealth of experience and knowledge that I can draw on to support you to grow and recover, as well as considering the role of your family, the past, work and the environment.
“Growth and change can be both exciting and scary. Whether it's personal or external changes, I pride myself in being able to walk along side you to foster the new knowledge, skills and courage needed to develop." I am a qualified, chartered, HCPC registered psychologist with over 15 years of experience working in the NHS, offering therapy to support people to recover from life events that have left them struggling with their mental health. This has given me a wealth of experience and knowledge that I can draw on to support you to grow and recover, as well as considering the role of your family, the past, work and the environment.
01386 571437 View 01386 571437
Photo of Sarah Moonan, Psychotherapist in WR5, England
Sarah Moonan
Psychotherapist, MSc, UKCP Trainee
Verified
01905 677514 View 01905 677514

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in WR5

< 10

Counsellors in WR5 who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Depression
78% Self-Harming
78% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

17 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

50% Aviva
50% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in WR5 see their clients

67% In Person and Online
33% Online Only

Gender breakdown

67% Female
33% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in WR5?

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.