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What is counselling?

Many people find that they benefit from sharing their troubles with a trained counsellor. Being able to talk about thoughts and feelings, without fear of being judged or criticised, can be a tremendous relief.

To feel valued and accepted by the counsellor, and not to be given advice can lead to a new energy and acceptance of oneself. A trained counsellor can help to unravel old and new conflicts alike, help someone decide what they want for themselves, without feeling guilty or beholden to others.

Sometimes people need to re-visit past traumas, as a way of coming to terms with them and moving on. A counsellor might be able to help someone cope with bereavement or loss.

How should the counsellor behave towards me?


Important Message


Make sure the counsellor you choose is trained and qualified. Also make sure they belong to a recognised professional body, such as the United Kingdom Register of Counsellors (UKRC), or Counselling (CCC) whom you can contact to verify their membership. All professional bodies have a code of conduct which the practitioner should adhere to at all times.

Counselling Organisations

British Association for Counselling United Kingdom Register of Counsellors PO Box 1050 Rugby CV21 5HZ Telephone 01788/568739 Fax 01788/546809 E-Mail the UKRC

Counselling 39 Warwick Road, Atherton, Manchester M46 9TA

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Disclaimer

Therapy-World has only confirmed practioners qualifications where the verified logo is displayed, in which case we have seen copies of relevant certificates. In all other cases we have not, and would advise all potential clients to satisfy themselves of a practitioner's competence and ethics. For further guidance on choosing a suitable practitioner see, "How to find the right therapist", which can be printed for future reference.

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England

Bedfordshire Berkshire Birmingham Bristol Buckinghamshire Cambridgeshire Cheshire Cleveland Cornwall Cumbria Derbyshire Devon Dorset Durham Essex Gloucestershire Hampshire Herefordshire Hertfordshire Isle of Wight Isle of Man Kent Lancashire Leicestershire Lincolnshire Central London E London N London NE London NW London SE London SW London W London Manchester Merseyside Middlesex Norfolk Northamptonshire Northumberland Nottinghamshire Oxfordshire Shropshire Somerset Staffordshire Suffolk Surrey Sussex Tyne & Wear Warwickshire West Midlands Wiltshire Worcestershire Yorkshire

Scotland/Wales/Northern Ireland

Angus Argyll Arran Ayrshire Borders Caithness Central Dumfries Edinburgh Fife Galloway Glasgow Grampian Highlands Isle of Skye Kirkcudbrightshire Lanarkshire Lothian Morayshire Orkney Perthshire Roxburghshire Selkirkshire Strathclyde Wigtownshire Cardiff Carmarthenshire Ceredigion Conwy Denbighshire Dyfed Flintshire Glamorgan Gwent Gwynedd Monmouthshire Pembrokeshire Powys Swansea Wrexham

BERKSHIRE


Angela Rhydderch Counselling - Surrey and Berkshire. Counselling. Surrey, Guildford. Adv Dip Couns. BACP. " I provide general individual counselling in Guildford and Godalming Surrey and Bracknell Berkshire. specialising in Depression, Anger Management, Post-natal Depression, Parenting Problems, Rape and Sexual Abuse, Young People and Educational Special Needs. I have a current CRB Enhanced Disclosure certificate, subscribe to the Ethical Code of the BACP and carry appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance." E-Mail. Tel: 08712 239523. Website.

BEDFORDSHIRE


Katy Webster. Cognitive Hypnotherapy & NLP. Olney, Beds/Bucks. HPD DipCHyp MNLP MNCH(Reg) ANLP. "You have probably come to this website because you have a particular issue and are looking for a solution. Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP, I can guide you to the source of your problem, help to change your limiting beliefs and set you on the right path for your future. You might be surprised how quickly you can be free of your issues and that means you can start living the life you want." E-mail E-Mail. Tel: 01234 240687. Website.

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE


Katy Webster. Cognitive Hypnotherapy & NLP. Olney, Beds/Bucks. HPD DipCHyp MNLP MNCH(Reg) ANLP. "You have probably come to this website because you have a particular issue and are looking for a solution. Using Cognitive Hypnotherapy and NLP, I can guide you to the source of your problem, help to change your limiting beliefs and set you on the right path for your future. You might be surprised how quickly you can be free of your issues and that means you can start living the life you want." E-mail E-Mail. Tel: 01234 240687. Website.

CAMBRIDGESHIRE


Glenn Nicholls. Cambridge & Central London. Advanced PG Dip in Psychotherapy; PG Intensive in Gestalt & Object Relations; PG Cert 'Working with the Soul'; PG Dip in Organisational Development & Executive Coaching. UKCP, UKAHPP, MBACP, DFEE.
"Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a generalist psychotherapist with a private practise in Cambridge and Central London; I see individuals and couples for counselling and psychotherapy; professional supervision, executive coaching and organisation consulting. I also lecture in Psychodynamic Counselling at Cambridge University where I am also an approved clinical supervisor. I suggest you view my website for more information about my work and for a fuller profile."


CORNWALL


Dawn Heather. Dr Dawn Heather & Associates. Camborne, Cornwall. PhD Psychology/Education, BSc Hons Psychology, DCHyp, MBPS, BSCH. British Psychological Society, BSCH Affil. "PET empowers you to overcome the limiting beliefs and obstacles that are preventing you from becoming all you can be. PET processes and resolves phobias, smoking, habits, OCD / addictive behaviours, stress/anxiety and tension, eating/weight disorders, sports performance, self esteem/confidence, PTSD, sexual dysfunction, depression, migraine and headaches, and much more. PET works well with Asperger Syndrome and social difficulties. Past Life Regression Therapy also available."E-mail E-Mail. Tel: 07887 602 508 / Earthtones 01209 717305 / Tranquillity 01209 614600. Website.

DERBYSHIRE


Mia Kee. Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire, Nottingham & Derby. MBACP, Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling Practice. BACP.
"I am a fully qualified professional counsellor/ psychotherapist based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. I work in an Integrative way: I primarily utilize three main theoretical approaches to counselling, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Attachment. Essentially, this means that I try to match the style and content of counselling to the needs of my clients. The most important consideration in this process is, how effective it proves to be for each individual client. I have worked with a wide range of clients and difficulties for several years. Some examples of the kinds of things I work with include: Anger, Personal Growth, Abuse, Eating Disorders, Self-esteem, Stress, Bereavement, Relationship and family difficulties, Depression and Anxiety, Loss and Change. I am a member of the BACP and as such am bound by their ethical framework."


DEVON


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Steven Todd. VANEHILL SPECIALIST CARE HOMES. Devon, Torquay. Dip.Psy.st, DIP.das.moc, RMA, Nvq 4 Care, NLP Coach, cohc cert. FDAP, NCHA, MSFTR. SFTR. "ALCOHOL DEPENDENCY & ALCOHOL MENTAL HEALTH. My main role is addressing the illness Korsacoffs syndrome (Alcohol dementia) and counselling persons with this illness, and helping them with their confusion and memory problems. Helping persons with reducing their intake of alcohol also." E-Mail. Tel: 07764 253299.

HAMPSHIRE


Peter Fallon. Gosport, Hampshire. MA in Existential Psychotherapy; MSW; Hypnotherapy Practitioner Diploma; EMDR Practitioner. UKCP; GSCC; NCH. "Qualified mental health professional with many years NHS experience offers psychological therapies to help with issues that are causing you distress. Enhanced CRB held. Parking and disabled access. "E-mail E-Mail. Tel: 02392 355607. Website.

HERTFORDSHIRE


Brenda Taylor. St Albans. Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire. Diploma Occupational Therapy Health Professions Council. British Associatiion Occupational Therapists. Cognitive behavioural therapy, counselling. "Brenda is a caring and experienced NHS trained therapist with 11 years experience working in the NHS mental health services and 4 years in private practice. Each person has individual needs and Brenda has a variety of skills to provide individual help when most needed. She is skilled in cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused brief therapy, anxiety and stress management, fast phobia cure for post traumatic stress disorder and phobias and general counselling. Brenda works with individuals and couples with issues such as depression, anxiety, stress, phobias, eating issues, self-harming and people who know they want a better, more fulfilled life. Please do get in touch with Brenda or look at her website for more details. She looks forward to meeting you." Website Tel: 07932 122703. E-mail E-Mail.

CENTRAL LONDON


Mark Nevin Psychotherapy and Counselling. London - North and Central London, London. MA Adv Dip in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. UKCP BACP. Psychotherapy and Counselling. "I am a psychotherapist and counsellor with consulting rooms in Highgate in North London and Great Portland Street in Central London. Registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I offer a safe and confidential space for those seeking peace of mind and emotional fulfillment, dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, sexuality and relationship problems."E-mail E-Mail. Tel: 020 8374 7588. Website.

Glenn Nicholls. Cambridge & Central London. Advanced PG Dip in Psychotherapy; PG Intensive in Gestalt & Object Relations; PG Cert 'Working with the Soul'; PG Dip in Organisational Development & Executive Coaching. UKCP, UKAHPP, MBACP, DFEE.
"Counselling & Psychotherapy. I am a generalist psychotherapist with a private practise in Cambridge and Central London; I see individuals and couples for counselling and psychotherapy; professional supervision, executive coaching and organisation consulting. I also lecture in Psychodynamic Counselling at Cambridge University where I am also an approved clinical supervisor. I suggest you view my website for more information about my work and for a fuller profile."


Richard Reid. Pinnacle Therapy. Central London & Twickenham, London. Counselling, Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy. BACP, ISMA, GHR, NCFED, NHS. Diplomas in Counselling & Hypno-Psychotherapy, BA (Hons), Cert CISD, Cert Stress Management. Smoking Cessation, Stress Management, Phobias, Anxiety, Relationships, Personal Growth, Weight Control, Eating Disorders. E-Mail. Tel: 0870 446 4375. Website.

NORTH LONDON


Mark Nevin Psychotherapy and Counselling. London - North and Central London, London. MA Adv Dip in Integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling. UKCP BACP. Psychotherapy and Counselling. "I am a psychotherapist and counsellor with consulting rooms in Highgate in North London and Great Portland Street in Central London. Registered with the UKCP (United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy) and BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy), I offer a safe and confidential space for those seeking peace of mind and emotional fulfillment, dealing with issues such as depression, anxiety, panic attacks, bereavement, sexuality and relationship problems."E-mail E-Mail. Tel: 020 8374 7588. Website.

NW LONDON


Mark Davis. Inspired Hypnosis North West London, Mill Hill.
BSc. Psych. & Phil, Diploma in Cognitive Hypnotherapy (Hypno-CBT), Member of the Central Register of Smoking Cessation Therapists. GHR, NCH.
"I am a qualified and registered hypnotherapist working in both Central London and North London (NW7) - with a background of 20 years experience in teaching meditation, yoga and relaxation - as well as Eastern Philosophy. I run a clinical hypnotherapy practice that uses Hypno-CBT (a combination of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Hypnotherapy) - and I take an evidence-based approach - this means I use methods which have been proven in research studies to be reliably effective (this would be contrasted with therapists who adopt the latest popular technique without any evidence of long term efficacy - i.e. you might feel good when you leave the appointment but 3 months later you are back to square one). I focus on teaching clients skills to manage their lives - and insist that clients learn and practice basic relaxation and self-hypnosis skills. so they don't have to come back and see me again!
I work with anxiety disorders, habit control (including smoking and other addictions), low confidence and self-esteem, negative thinking habits, mild depression, insomnia, IBS, phobias and other issues."


Tandy Deane-Gray. Marylebone, NW1, Central London. M.A in Psychotherapy and Counselling, RM. Melancholia/Depression, Unhappiness in childbirth/PMT/Parenting issues, Physical and Sexual Abuse/Violence in Family, Relationship Problems, Lifestyle Change/Transitions, Stress, Anxiety, Phobias, Panic Attacks, Confidence/Self-Esteem. BACP. PIPPIN (Parent-Infant Relationships). E-mail E-Mail. Tel: 07905 309550.

SW LONDON


Richard Reid. Pinnacle Therapy. Central London & Twickenham, London. Counselling, Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy. BACP, ISMA, GHR, NCFED, NHS. Diplomas in Counselling & Hypno-Psychotherapy, BA (Hons), Cert CISD, Cert Stress Management. Smoking Cessation, Stress Management, Phobias, Anxiety, Relationships, Personal Growth, Weight Control, Eating Disorders. E-Mail. Tel: 0870 446 4375. Website.

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE


Jan Stoller. Therapist Nottingham. Nottinghamshire, Newark. , CSCT Diploma. Relationship Counselling. Anxiety and Panic Attacks. E-mail E-Mail. Tel: 01636 892460. Website.

Vauna Beauvais. Mapperley, Nottingham, Nottinghamshire MSc Clinical Psychotherapy, CTA certified transactional analyst, Post graduate diploma Counselling, Master Practitioner NLP, Practitioner Coach, Cert Hypnotherapy, diploma counselling. Certificate in training practice (CIPD) certificate in cognitive behaviour therapy (expected 2008). UKCP, BACP, ITA, CIPD.
"Are you stuck, lost, broken, confused, hurt, sad, angry, scared, bereft or just numb? Are you acting in ways that you don't understand, maybe hurting the ones that you love, or sabottaging yourself in some ways? Counselling, Psychotherapy, or Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) can help. Sessions are available starting as early as 07-45 in the morning, till as late as 10pm. You do not need to go through your GP, nor your employer. You can just call or make contact via the website and make an enquiry for yourself, or just go straight ahead and book yourself a session or more.

I am a UKCP accredited psychotherapist and counsellor, and a member of BACP. A Certified Transactional Analyst, an experienced Eriksonian Hypnotherapist, and Master Practitioner of NLP. Additionally I am a qualified Lifecoach, and adult trainer of personal development courses and workshops (member of CIPD). I've had a huge amount of training in all topics related to emotional issues and mental health. And with plenty of experience - I have been in private practice since 2000 and have had about 4 years working in the NHS psychological services department of a primary care unit. I operate a genuine antidiscriminatory service and welcome enquiries from people of all backgrounds, cultures, and sexualities. I have a lot of experience with all different kinds of clients and the variety of problems and issues that they may have. Residents of the areas of Nottingham, Southwell, Mansfield, Ilkeston and Hucknall benefit from the opening of a quality counselling and therapy service in Mapperley, Nottingham.

Please do make contact and lets resolve issues, get your life back on track and recapture the joy in life."


Mia Kee. Nottinghamshire & Derbyshire, Nottingham & Derby. MBACP, Postgraduate Certificate and Postgraduate Diploma in Integrative Counselling Practice. BACP.
"I am a fully qualified professional counsellor/ psychotherapist based in Nottinghamshire and Derbyshire. I work in an Integrative way: I primarily utilize three main theoretical approaches to counselling, Humanistic, Cognitive Behavioural (CBT) and Attachment. Essentially, this means that I try to match the style and content of counselling to the needs of my clients. The most important consideration in this process is, how effective it proves to be for each individual client. I have worked with a wide range of clients and difficulties for several years. Some examples of the kinds of things I work with include: Anger, Personal Growth, Abuse, Eating Disorders, Self-esteem, Stress, Bereavement, Relationship and family difficulties, Depression and Anxiety, Loss and Change. I am a member of the BACP and as such am bound by their ethical framework."


SOMERSET


Sue McIntyre. South West England, Somerset UK. Diploma in Hypnotherapy; Diploma in Advanced Hypnotherapy; Diploma in Personal Development; Certificate in Counselling Skills; Certificate in Further & Adult Education Smoking Cessation; Anxiety and Panic; Horse Riders (Equestrians) "I have extensive experience as a private practitioner and an integrative skills base incorporating hypnotherapy, life coaching and personal development, NLP, advice and guidance, counselling and stress management techniques. My work with you is to ensure freedom from whatever has been restricting your capacity to make the most of yourself and your life. We work proactively together to help you find ways to resolve difficulties and balance a lifestyle that is pleasurable, healthy and sustainable. Many people are aware of the successful use of hypnotherapy to help change unwanted habits such as smoking or overeating and to improve performance – for sports, examinations/driving tests and for business purposes. Less commonly known, is its effectiveness in helping with problems as diverse as stress, anxiety, panic attacks, relationship and sexual difficulties, phobias and fears, nightmares, insomnia, eczema, nail-biting, drinking, IBS, migraine, lack of confidence and self-esteem, depression, shyness, blushing and other causes of emotional distress. A Mind to Ride (for Equestrians) combines the ‘Equinimity’ self-hypnosis audio CD with the interactive LifeMapper™ Motivator CD-Rom to help you utilize a comprehensive range of both subconscious and conscious resources. This powerful psychological approach works to generate a focused positive mental attitude - increasing motivation, self-belief and confidence, enhancing performance, freeing you from unhelpful anxieties and limiting beliefs, enabling you to realise your full potential. It is suitable for anyone who understands ‘horsey talk’ as well as riders of all standards and disciplines." memb: Association for Professional Hypnotherapy & Psychotherapy (Supervisor); National Council for Hypnotherapy (Accredited); International Stress Management Association (Full member). E-Mail. Tel: 01278 784490. Website.

SURREY


Nicole Burnett MBACP MCS. Camberley, Surrey. Bt-Hnd in Integrative Counselling, Diploma in Counselling Psychology, Dip in Couple Counselling, Dip in Stress Management. BACP, The Counselling Society. "I work with individuals and couples. I specialise in all kind of relationship issues including conflict between parents and child, siblings, partners, friends. I work with bereavement, depression, career changes, identity crisis, personal development, low self-esteem, communication difficulties, exploration of the self, general counselling; in fact I am the Counselling Psychologist of Heathfield School in Ascot Berkshire ( a boarding school for young ladies between the ages of 11 and 18). My languages are English, French, German and Luxembourgeois (not much call for the latter!)" E-Mail. Tel: 01276 502184.

Angela Rhydderch Counselling - Surrey and Berkshire. Counselling. Surrey, Guildford. Adv Dip Couns. BACP. " I provide general individual counselling in Guildford and Godalming Surrey and Bracknell Berkshire. specialising in Depression, Anger Management, Post-natal Depression, Parenting Problems, Rape and Sexual Abuse, Young People and Educational Special Needs. I have a current CRB Enhanced Disclosure certificate, subscribe to the Ethical Code of the BACP and carry appropriate Professional Indemnity Insurance." E-Mail. Tel: 08712 239523. Website.

Sherna Ghyara Chatterjee. Surrey, Hinchley Wood, Esher. Diploma Counselling, MSc Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. UKCP, BACP, Surrey Counselling and Psychotherapy Initiative. "I am a qualified, experienced psychotherapist offering confidential, supportive therapy in a calm and peaceful environment. My professional training includes integrative counselling and psychoanalytic psychotherapy. I am registered with the United Kingdom Council for Psychotherapy. My practice is within easy reach of Surbiton, Kingston upon Thames, Teddington, Twickenham, Cobham, Walton, Weybridge and Claygate. I am close to mainline stations and bus routes. I have over 15 years experience at treating conditions such as depression, anxiety, relationship difficulties, bereavement, stress at work, abuse, displacement, identity issues and many more. I also work with clients who wish to pursue personal growth and development." E-Mail. Tel: 020 8398 0450. Website.

WILTSHIRE


Tricia Greenwood. Near Bath, Wiltshire. Accredited member of BACP, UKRC. Diploma in Integrative Counselling, Certificate in Supervision, M.A., P.G.C.E., B.A. (Hons). " I am a professional, well qualified counsellor, supervisor and trainer with over ten years of experience of working in private practice and within organisations. I have counselled for CRUSE - a national bereavement service; headed a counselling service for people affected by cancer, and counselled students in further education." E-mail E-Mail. Tel: 01373 300255.

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