Counsellors

The views expressed on this page do not necessarily reflect the views of Cult Escape.

Do feel free to conduct your own research towards discovering the best Counsellor for yourself, should you feel the need to go down this path.


Gillie Jenkinson, PhD

UK

Training Counsellors to help ex-Cult Members. (See more)

Post-Cult Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer, Researcher, and Director of Hope Valley Counselling.

Website: hopevalleycounselling.com (Company Website)
Website: encourage-cult-survivors.org (EnCourage)

Full List of Counsellors

(in alphabetical order)

Adelaide

Diana Hutchison

Website: dianahutchison.com

Email: info@dianahutchison.com

About: Life coaching and counselling. Over 15 years experience as a counsellor. Counselling specialty is grief and loss and relationship counselling. Also qualified in hypnosis, and NLP. NLP consists of a range of techniques that help the conscious mind and the unconscious mind to align so that self change is easier.

Available for one to one sessions at Tranmere. I have created a one day workshop titled Creating an Awesome You Workshop. This is based on both of my books.

I am currently running grief and loss support groups. This may be helpful if you have experienced any type of loss and feel stuck or overwhelmed by it. Please contact me if you are interested.

Published author in 2013. Setting Yourself Free is a self help book for people who are wanting to make changes in their lives. Available on my website.

My most recent book is Creating an Awesome You: A practical guide for young adults. This is also available on my website.

 

Melbourne

Donna Kovacs

Website: innerstrengthhypnotherapy.com.au

Email: regression67@optusnet.com.au

About: I’m a clinical hypnotherapist & counsellor with a spiritual background. My aim is to provide supportive, effective therapy to help people transform their lives.

 

Melbourne

Natalie McNamara

Website: bekind2you.com , bekind2you.com/product/back-yourself-mindfulness-cards/

Email: mcnamaras06@bigpond.com

About: Mindfulness Counsellor & Coach at Be Kind 2 You.

Natalie is an experienced Mindfulness Life Coach, Mindfulness Counsellor, Trainer and certified NLP Practitioner who specialises in helping clients make the changes they want to make. As a counsellor & coach, it’s my job to help clients identify the changes they want to make and focus on ways to achieve their best outcome. Mindful counselling allows clients to identify their strengths, recognise which stories about their life that are no longer benefiting them and to create strong, inner self-belief.

 

Natalie’s MINDFULNESS CARDS have recently been accepted into the ‘In Goop Wellness Summit’ June 2019, run by Gwyneth Paltrow in London, UK

 

Tools Natalie has successfully created:

✅Mindfulness cards for building positive self-talk – https://bekind2you.com/product/back-yourself-mindfulness-cards/

✅ Connecting Without Judging Notebook’ – This notebook helps develop a strong connection between parent & teenager. It’s designed to help parents build a trusting & connected relationship with their teenage child – through WORDS – https://bekind2you.com/product/connecting-notebook/

✅ Building Teenage Mental Strength for Success – an online program✅

https://bekind2you.work/change-thoughts-change-results

Mental Health is VITAL to cope with the negative words teens may hear about themselves, the rubbish social media throws at them & a life that is ALWAYS on show.

✅Connected Parenting – Connecting without judging – an online program✅

https://bekind2you.work/connecting-as-a-parent-without-judging

Learn how to back yourself by working on your emotional

well-being to remove negative self-talk & build internal confidence

Completed a Diploma of Counselling through the Australian Institute of Professional Counselling. Certified Life Coach. Certified Mindfulness Practitioner. Coaching mentor and trainer Kain Ramsay and Steve Burns.

Skilled in Business Planning, Coaching and Team Building. Strong marketing professional graduated from Net:101 Advanced Social Media.

Melbourne

Lisa Testart

Website: loving-therapy.com

Email: info@loving-therapy.com, cagfire@mac.com

About: Creating an inclusive best practice model of private practice for all therapists | Author | Trial Preparation Consultant.

The National Guild of Australian Therapists is unique.

Our vision is to bring together traditional, complementary and alternative therapeutic practitioners into an inclusive and cohesive best practice model of private practice, incorporating a supervision and continuing professional development program for all members, regardless of modality.

The Guild is for all therapeutic practitioners who have a desire, dream, goal or aspiration to be in private practice. You may be a student, graduate, employee or existing private practice practitioner.

We believe that all practitioners should be operating in an ethical paradigm no matter their modality or mode of practice.

We believe that all practitioners, regardless of their modality, should be undertaking regular supervision.

The National Guild of Australian Therapists is unlike any other association.

We are not a directory, nor are we a group to lobby the government.

We do not seek Medicare Provider numbers as a ‘matter of course’.

Our focus is on inspiring and guiding therapists to be ‘best practice’ practitioners in their private practice.

My passion for advocating for the thousands of people who graduate every year from tertiary education, in circumstances that don’t help them find employment or assist their start in private practice, led me to found this Guild.

I am vitally interested in debunking the myths around private practice, putting the dogma back into its kennel, and creating a paradigm diametrically opposed to the current model of elitism, exclusion and disenfranchisement that currently exists within the helping profession in Australia today.

Over the last four years, I have been involved in assisting hundreds of therapists develop and fine tune their private practice goals and aspirations.

Melbourne

Patricia Reilly

Website: beyondthemasks.com

Email: patricia.reilly3@bigpond.com

I am an Expressive Therapist, Counsellor, Educator, Leader and Author.

I specialise in the following areas:

Building resilience and emotional regulation in children and adults through meditation and mindfulness –

as a former early childhood and primary educator, I feel very strongly that teachers, carers and indeed parents have a responsibility to assist the children for whom they are responsible to develop these life skills.

Mindfulness in the treatment of suicidal individuals –

with both personal experience and educational background, I bring a vast array of knowledge, understanding and expertise.

The latest statistics have shown the rate of death by suicide increasing throughout the country which indicates how important it is for young children to develop emotional intelligence, resilience and the ability to regulate their emotions.

Meditation and mindfulness for depression and bipolar disorder –

bipolar disorder is highly recurrent and rates of comorbidity are high. Studies have pointed to anxiety comorbidity as one factor associated with risk of suicide attempts and poor overall outcome. Depression being a condition of general emotional dejection and withdrawal; sadness greater and more prolonged than that warranted by any objective reason.

My techniques taught through meditation and mindfulness play a great part in enabling those facing depression or bipolar disorder to maintain themselves in a ‘safe’ zone.

Loss and Grief –

the journey of personal experience in the loss of my son through suicide, and the journey as a mother, wife and educator in helping my family go through the process of grief, and face the ripple effects of suicide.

There are very few of us fortunate enough not to have been touched by the loss of a family member, friend or acquaintance to suicide. My journey has enabled me to help others process, and manage their own grief.

To engage my services for group or individual consults or speaking please contact me.

 

Perth

Lee Lee Crow

Website: ariseandshinecounselling.com/

Email: leelee@iinet.com.au

About: Counsellor at Arise & Shine Family Therapy and Counselling.

As a therapist, I am familiar with multiculturalism and I greatly respect all cultures, religious and spiritual beliefs. I work within the framework of Dr Litchfield’s Family Therapy Model based on Christian principals and its eclectic approach in therapy. The three approaches to therapy are:

  • A systemic approach (Murray Bowen’s family systems theory with its eight interlocking concepts)
  • A strategic approach (actively working with the family to find solutions to its problems)
  • A structural approach (family restructuring for improved functioning)

Human beings are spirit, soul and body. The fact that human beings have a spiritual (religious) dimension cannot be ignored in counseling if it is to be fully effective. Therefore balanced and effective counseling requires the integration of theology, psychology and spirituality. Theology involves an accurate awareness of need, Psychology involves an accurate awareness of self, and Spirituality involves the healing relationship.

 

Perth

Rob Tiller

Website: robtiller.com.au

Email: rob@robtiller.com.au

About: Psychotherapist, Couples Counsellor, Workshop Presenter.

“If you are a couple wanting to repair your relationship or enhance your sex life, or a male needing help in negotiating relationships, then Rob Tiller is your man. No-one else in Australia has his unique professional background, his years of counselling experience and his passion for helping people find joy in their relationships.”​ Bettina Arndt

Rob is a counsellor and relationship educator with 10 years experience in individual and couples therapy, workshop delivery and public speaking. His workshop topics include Healthy Communication, Emotional Intelligence, Anger Management, Mindfulness, Sex & Intimacy and more.

 

 

Queensland – Robina

Colette Dekker

Email: colettedekker@gmail.com

About: I am a qualified Counsellor and Life Coach with a Masters in Forensic Mental Health and Honours in Psychology and Criminology. Over the last 10 years I have face-to-face and telephone counselling for at risk individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds and cultures, including families and children from the Middle East and South Africa as well as Aborigines and refugees.

I have also providing trauma counselling for individuals who have experienced traumatic experiences such as a rape, car accident, witnessing a robbery, being involved in a natural disaster or enduring emotional distress or childhood neglect.

Working closely with individuals and groups, I focus on identifying the core of each problem, addressing behavioural/personal issues, providing information on the impacts of negative behavior and developing personal plans to help each client take ownership of, and overcome, their problems.

I have also facilitated various community programs and government initiatives, such as the:

  • DO IT Program
  • Employer Assistance Program
  • Queensland Illicit Drug Diversion Initiative (QIDDI)
  • Get Set For Work Program

 

Some of these programs involved working with inmates as well as prisoners on probation and parole, helping them to overcome alcohol and drug addiction, and conducting risk assessments to support the early intervention and presentation of suicide and self-harm.

 

Specialties:

✔ Family Dispute Resolution

✔Integrating movement in Therapy

✔Parenting

✔ Alcohol & Drug Addiction

✔ Behavioural Health

✔ Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT)

✔ Counselling (Face-to-Face & Telephone)

✔ Crisis Intervention/Prevention

✔ Forensic Mental Health

✔ Grief Counselling

✔ Human Services

✔ Individual/Group Therapy

✔ Life Coaching

✔ Mental Health

✔ Personal Development

✔ Program Facilitation

✔ Psychology

✔ Psychotherapy

✔ Risk Assessment (Self-Harm/Suicide)

✔ Trauma Counselling

✔ Treatment

 

Queensland

Chris Hemsworth

Website: ckhemsworth.webs.com

Email: chrishem9@gmail.com

About: Mobile service

I come to your home, business or neutral environment where you feel safe and secure, this is especially important when working with children, young people and families.

Telephone Counselling available.

EFT practitioner.

Workshops in your community or work place to inform and inspire positive mental and emotional health (M.E.) and well being.

 

Sydney

Fiona Hird

Email: fionahird@quantumpsychology.com.au

About: Fiona Hird has over twenty years of experience working with clients from an Emotionally Focused perspective. Fiona has assisted thousands of clients to clearly understand their emotional states, patterns, and perceptions. Clients learn to develop their emotional intelligence, creating flexibility in adapting and moving through challenging life events. Fiona assists clients to recover and newly discover their strengths and resources in an empathic and supportive environment. Clients explore and are assisted to heal the impacts of unprocessed child/ adult trauma, stress and other psychological impacts in life that can affect health across the lifetime.

Fiona offers Therapy, Supervision, Life Coaching and has over the last six years developed an interest in Neuropsychology.

Keeping up with current advancements in Neuropsychology and increasing information on Neuroplasticity Fiona has now integrated into her practice a computerised medical bio-resonance technology, which is the world latest scientific achievement. This technology allows Fiona to develop a further understanding of a client’s emotional experience.

Fiona explores the connection between emotions and physical symptoms through understanding the power of the subconscious. Fiona works with the clients’ current perceptions and assists clients to transform outdated belief systems in their subconscious, creating new neural pathways to bring in the change that will optimise their emotional well-being and physical health.

Fiona is able to do this very precisely utilising the medical bio-resonance software which can evaluate the current emotions in the clients subconscious, enabling clarity on what to address first in therapy. Considering our emotions, create perceptions, impact our health and influence our reality, this is exciting as we can very accurately work with the client’s current experience and emotions bringing great change and increased wellbeing.

 

Sydney

Hala El Khoury

Email: elkhouh.13@gmail.com

About: You want to reach and help more people. You’re tired of spending thousands of dollars trying to find leads that won’t convert into clients.

You’ve tried to solve this problem with expensive seminars and workshops.

Or maybe you’ve tried hiring an inbound sales specialist to take on these leads for you.

But nowadays, it’s just not cutting it.

Sales techniques worldwide are out of date.

And although many companies try to revive these techniques by adding their own touch and scripts, customers are more sceptical than ever.

This is why you need closers.

Closers are the solution to your sales nightmare.

They are the rainmakers for your business and they aren’t on your monthly payroll!

Even better, they only eat when you’ve been paid!

Here’s where I come in, my name is Hala, and I’m a High-Ticket Closer.

I help my clients sell their premium packages and services on a pure commission basis, and I’m committed to doubling your sales rates.

Closers however aren’t for everyone, in fact most business aren’t ready to take on these professionals.

With my counselling and neuroscience background I work with specialised entrepreneurs that are determined to make a positive impact on society.

To find out if you qualify, message me so that we can book a call.

 

 

World wide on line counselling service.

Group of counsellors connecting to the world

Website: https://www.balancingoflife.com.au

About: The team of Balancing of Life counsellors can provide counselling to clients around the world (Except Canada and the USA due to insurance reasons) we do work on Australia Eastern time and have the time conversion on the front page of the https://www.timeanddate.com/time/difference/uk/london
Counsellors come with a range of expertise, choose your counsellor that suits you best from the list. https://www.balancingoflife.com.au/national-counsellors
The counsellors offer an on line service via phone or Skype, 7 days a week including out of hours Australia time which will suit some people from overseas.
The counselling service is accessibility around the world from a group of counsellors ready to take your calls and join you through your journey.
If we are speaking to some clients from overseas the best option cost wise is via Skype.
Counsellors rates are AUD $60-$80 which gets paid online to secure the clients booking.
The counsellor will then make contact with you to introduce themselves to you.

Online training options:
https://www.balancingoflife.com.au/on-line-training
About your facilitator;
Jane Oakley-Lohm has been specialising in developing and delivering specific training packages utilising her theories and visual tools to understand trauma, grief and loss and psychological abuse/bullying. She has gained great experience working for many years in Central Australia and now Tasmania. She has background experience in project managment, counselling, mediation, training, assessment, mentoring and clinical supervision.

Grief, loss and trauma $50 AUD
Topics covered include:-
What is trauma, grief and loss and how does this affect us
What are the emotions and body responses surrounding grief and trauma
Dealing with suicide, murder, accidents, miscarriage, children
How work commitments effect us
Looking at the grief journey from other cultural perspectives
Working through grief as an individual versus community cultural support
Coping with grief and loss using Jane’s visual tool
Instilling the belief that everyone is entitled to a happy life
Starting again

Psychological Abuse/bullying can be a per cursor to physical abuse $30 AUD
​​​Topics covered include:-

What psychological abuse/bullying is
Where psychological abuse may be found touching on school, home or work
How abuse/bullyingthis effects people
What are the possible emotional and long term effects
Identifying reasons for past patterns
Making the first move
How to move out of an abusive situation
Seeking support
How to avoid repeat past patterns
Working with the aid of Jane’s visual tool (staying ahead of the abuser)
Starting again in the belief again that everyone is entitled to a happy safe life

To connect with this online training go to:
https://www.balancingoflife.com.au/on-line-training

 

Victoria

Emil Barna

Website: www.barnacc.com

Email: emiliobarna@gmail.com

About: Barna Counselling and Consulting was born in 2019 out of a mission to help you become the best version of yourself, and, we aim to achieve this through a range of services.

In therapy, you will explore yourself at a level you haven’t before. You will challenge yourself towards change. Nietzsche urged us to become who we are! It is in this light that our work is fuelled. We believe that inside each of us there is a hidden ‘self’ awaiting to come up. Once this is actualised, it is not only you who will benefit, but those around you as well.

We offer online and face-to-face therapy, develop free motivational and psychotherapy-inspired content for all to use, and put together creative organisational training opportunities for companies and their staff.

Do not hesitate to say hello, pull your sleeves up, get involved!

 

Victoria, Mildura

Neville Starick

Email: ritalally@mail.com

About: I am the founder of Cynosure Counselling and Coaching. We specialise in helping our clients overcome challenges and create the life they want.

Changes in our relationships, career, family structure, life stage and health can be confronting. And these changes can leave us feeling lost, confused and alone.

To solve these problems we provide a unique combination of counselling, coaching and training. Over the last 10 years we have assisted hundreds of clients to find happiness and reinvent their life.

Having experienced firsthand major transitions in my own life, I know the toll it can take. I also know that with the right support, the journey is easier. Times of transition can be overwhelming, confusing and difficult. I am on a mission to help others overcome their challenges more easily to create the life they want.

We leave our clients with the confidence and clarity they want and deserve. They have a renewed sense of optimism and a reinvigorated passion to pursue their dreams. They have created their own brighter future and enjoy the benefits that come from that.

Sail toward a brighter future!


Western Australia, Karlkurla

Hong Eng Tan England

Email: tanhongeng@gmail.com

Tel: +61460505381

About:SERVING AS AN EDUCATOR/MENTOR TO HELP PEOPLE REDEEMING INNER PEACE FOR WORLD PEACE BY USING MINDFULNESS PRACTICE AS AN EFFECTIVE TOOL.


Angela Poch, RPCC, CLC, CN

Website: angelapoch.com

Email: angela@higherpath.ca

About: Certified Life Coach, Faith Based Counsellor, and Nutritional Consultant.

“Move past trauma, negative thoughts, and painful emotions. When crawling out of the clutches of a cult you might find yourself in a conflict of conscience. Speak to a professional who is faith-based and can help you navigate the thoughts and feelings you are experiencing while still helping you to hold on to your core spiritual values. While I am a Christian Therapist, I respect those of all faiths and how much or little we speak about faith or religious things is completely up to you. You are finally in control. Learn how to take back the reins!”

Book a free 15 min consultation to see if working together is right for you.


Vancouver

Kemila Zsange, RCCH

Website: www.kemilahypnosis.com

Email: kemila_k@hotmail.com

About: Kemila has a full-time hypnotherapy and counseling practice from Vancouver, Canada. She works with people locally in her downtown office, as well as globally via Skype to empower individuals on emotional and mental levels. She is known for facilitating deep work for healing, helping people access their inner resources, inner strength, and inner wisdom.

Vancouver

Mike Smith, MPsych, RCC

Website: mikesmithrcc.com

Email: mikesmithrcc@gmail.com

About: ABC Counselling – Acceptance, Balance, & Change

www.mikesmithrcc.com

mikesmithrcc@gmail.com

604-880-5957

Suite 210/211 – 1940 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 2K2

I work with:

► adolescents

► adults

► families

I specialize in:

► Parent-teen conflict

► Attachment Issues

► Anxiety/Depression

► Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress

► Interpersonal relationship struggles

I use:

► Expressive Arts Therapy (Art, Sand Tray, Writing)

► The Interpersonal Process in Psychotherapy (Relational work)

► CBT

► Mindfulness

► Cognitive Processing Therapy for PTSD

I believe my role as a Registered Clinical Counsellor, Art Therapist, or Clinical Supervisor is to work hard at understanding where a person has come from and how they relate to others in their life, so that I can provide a genuine relationship that will foster growth and change over time.

I help people learn how to shift what they are believing, thinking, feeling and doing so that they can leave therapy moving forward in life under their own momentum and with their own sense of meaning, purpose, and motivation.

I have over 16 years of experience working with adolescents, adults, and families in a variety of settings including community counselling, adult mental health, and inpatient psychiatry. I have experience and training working with gender identity and sexuality, I am an approved First Nations Health Authority provider and have grown up in a mixed-race culturally diverse family, which allows me to feel very comfortable working with any culture or ethnicity.

I am a product of private school and very much understand the struggles and pressures this can create. I have played multiple sports in my life but eventually focused on rugby and 22 years later, I am still playing. I have tattoos that hold special meaning for me and will likely end up having a few more. I am told that I am a very genuine, kind, and transparent person.


Wasaga Beach, Ontario and Online Worldwide

Sheilagh O’Sullivan

Website: http://osullivanpsychotherapy.com

Email: osullivanpsychotherapy@gmail.com

About: In my work as a ‘Lost and Found’ therapist, I embrace a direct, practical and grounded approach to therapy. My areas of expertise include:

Loss and Grief

Spiritual Exhaustion

Life Changes and Transitions

Compassion Fatigue

Trauma Recovery

Adoption

When sitting with me you will experience a warm, welcoming energy that allows you to explore your deepest self, and listen to the whisper of your soul. Connecting with your inherent wisdom you will gain greater understanding of your inner world, that allows you to create and embrace a life on your terms.

I am a compassionate, creative psychotherapist; my work is always focussed on ensuring that you find our time together to be genuine, collaborative, emotionally abundant, never mundane, and ultimately transformative.

Steve Brenton

Email: snddlifemgt@gmail.com

About: At SndDLifemanagement we specialise in enabling individuals and groups become unblocked and get out of the personal psychological box created over time. In particular, we enable the release of creativity and the realisation of inner resources to burst out of redundant boundaries and discover a new direction. This may be particularly useful for authors experiencing ‘writer’s block’, those at a life-stage cross-road and anyone wanting to reflect on their life-script and do a re-write! Virtual, real-reality and email consultation available. Currently in development is the provision of an individualised Author’s Retreat in an idyllic setting in France, where writer’s block may be freed or just time to breath! Contact me at snddlifemgt@gmail.com

 

Tayba Azim

Email: t.a.azim@hotmail.co.uk

About: Psychotherapist/Counsellor & Mizan Therapist

Experienced Facilitator with a history of facilitating courses and workshops such as Managing Mental Health; Assertiveness and Confidence building; Managing Anger; Working with Muslim/faith-based clients; and many more. Project Coordinator with a demonstrated history of working in the information technology and services industry. Skilled in Microsoft Word, Translation, Management, Community Engagement, and Training. Strong program and project management professional with a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) focused in Social Policy and Crime from University of Leeds.

Currently working towards an MA in Counselling and Psychotherapy as well as working with groups/ individuals who need a trauma informed approach and support.


Cambridgeshire, near St. Ives

Helen Stevens MBACP (Reg.)

Email: sandraoortizvillarreal@gmail.com

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/sandra-ortiz-villarreal-mbpss-mbacp-a35217125

About: I offer one to one therapeutic counselling to adults, young people and adolescents. My practice is based in a quiet village location just outside St. Ives, Cambridgeshire.

I work using an integrative approach which means I draw on a range of theoretical ideas and skills aiming to improve your emotional and mental wellbeing. I use a range of creative methods to help you to explore and gain an increased understanding of yourself.

I believe that we are all the expert of our own lives, as a counsellor I am not here to tell you what do or how to feel. I am here to walk with you on whatever journey you wish to take, to help you explore and find the clarity and healing you may be seeking.

Cambridgeshire, Peterborough

Marie Hawke

Website: staycalmandcontent.com

Email: cat1978@hotmail.co.uk

About: Working on private practice with issues such as stress, depression, life purpose, addiction, childhood issues and relationship problems. Offering an Integrative approach as each client has different needs.

 

Cheshire

Richard Turner MSc FdSc MBACP MSET

Website: www.tothinkagain.co.uk

Richard is a professional counsellor and ex-cult member who helps people recover from the trauma associated with experiences of intense control, manipulation and psychological abuse. “My goal is to gently and sensitively help people understand their experience, psychologically escape from coercive control and reclaim their life.”

Cheshire, Chester

Cat Williams BSc

Website: drpamelapaul.com

Email: pamela@drpamelapaul.com

About: What are your strengths?

If you find it easier to identify your weaknesses, you are not alone.

I am a qualified counsellor, relationship counsellor and coach and often make use of the Strengthscope psychometric test which identifies your 7 personality strengths (accredited by the British Psychological Society).

Knowing your strengths has been proven to have a significant and lasting impact on self-confidence, productivity, motivation, collaboration, team effectiveness, and much more. (Statistically the above are all increased by 36% through knowing and effectively utilising your strengths).

Imagine if you, your partner, or your whole team knew their strengths and how to use them!

Several profiles and coaching sessions are available including Individual, Leader, 360, Team and Group. I also work privately with individuals and couples.

Give me a call to find out more about our events and programmes.

Best wishes, Cat

07799641347

cat@helpingreachpotential.co.uk

If you are interested in booking me as a school speaker on “Minimising Stress : Maximising Potential” (covering self-confidence, resilience, anti-bullying, mental health, emotional awareness, relationships and more) please view my profile on https://www.schoolspeakers.co.uk/speaker-listings/cat-williams

For more information on my book and private sessions for adults, couples and children please visit www.staycalmandcontent.com

Cheshire,Chester

Susan Stinchcomb MBACP

Website: counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/susan-stinchcomb

About: I am a qualified Relationship Counsellor working with couples adults and young people. I also have extra training and experience working with people who have an Acquired Brain Injury and or a Neurodevelopmental condition. I am currently studying for a BSc in Cognitive Behavioural Approaches and was recently lucky enough to meet one of my CBT heroes, Windy Dryden.

 

Cheshire, Lymm

Natacha Thompson

Email: natacha@accordcounselling.co.uk

Website: https://www.accordcounselling.co.uk

About: MA Clinical Counselling at University of Chester. A British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists (BACP) accredited course.

 

Cheshire, Stockport

Zoe Nangah

Email: znangah@hotmail.com

About: Senior Lecturer, Private Practice Counsellor and Supervisor

CPsychol, MBACP (Registered), SFHEA

MA Counselling, PGCE, BSc(Hons) Psychology.

Certificate of Supervision

Cheshire, Warrington

Gemma-Louise (Ellison) Lawford

Email: lgemmal@aol.com

About: Counsellor and SMHP at Lightbulb Support Service.

Counselling Graduate with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Skilled in Psychotherapy, Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Relationship Building, and Charity work. Special interest in trauma, sex and love addiction and working with children and young people.

Cheshire, Warrington

Lauren (Reed) Newcombe

Website: https://www.johnearlcounselling.co.uk/

Email: johnearlcounselling@gmail.com

Contact: 07765 660765

About: Qualified Counsellor and Graduate in BSc (Hons) Counselling & Psychotherapy at Salford University.

Based in Warrington, Cheshire.

 

Cumbria, Grange-over-Sands

Anita Lonsdale

Website: www.anitalonsdaletherapy.co.uk

Email: anitalonsdaletherapy@gmail.com

Contact: 07765 660765

About: Experienced Counsellor with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness with adults and children both in private and public sector, as well as Supporting people at work via EAP Employee Assisted Programme.

Skilled Coaching, Motivational therapy, Crisis Intervention, Therapeutic Crisis Intervention, eating disorders, self harm, low self esteem, relationships, parenting ,depression and Conflict management .

This therapy can be achieved face to face or via Skype.

My work background is that I have worked in a variety of roles ranging from Youth Offending Service, Victim Support, Parent support for thirteen years along with working at Relate (couple counselling), SAFA (Self Harm Awareness for All), schools and of course private practice, all of which has given me a diverse experience to bring to my practice.

I have also recently qualified as a clinical supervisor, supervising counsellors.

Please check out my webpage: www anitalonsdaletherapy.co.uk

I also deliver training to professionals, adults and children on a variety of subject matter along with delivering parenting groups for parents .

Another bow to my career I am also a Specialist Mental Health Mentor, supporting students within a University along with being a consultant for mental health institutions and charities

 


Derbyshire / Staffordshire

Omesh Sharma

Website reviews: https://www.bark.com/en/company/kismet-counselling-services/ER3bD/

Email: kismetcounselling@yahoo.com

About: Counsellor based on the Derbyshire/Staffordshire border

Before going into counselling as a profession, I experienced its potential first hand as a client. Following a complex start to life and a serious breakdown, I eventually had the courage to seek help. I was fortunate enough to be enrolled on an intense programme of integrative counselling, where I was supported to face past demons and develop skills and strategies in order to cope with life again and to progress. I cannot emphasise how much of a transformation those people bought out in me. I walked in broken, almost completely unable to function day to day, and after 3 years intensive support, became the person I am today.

Having seen first hand the benefits of in depth and structured counselling support, I have a deep level of understanding not only about how this works but how much it can help people. Speaking from experience, I know that in the most extreme cases, in depth psychodynamic counselling can literally turn people around, provide hope where it seemed there was none before, and provide people with the opportunity to re-build their lives and allow them the opportunity to hope and believe again.

To me this is more than just a job. Since training in psychodynamic and person centered counselling, it has become the driving force behind everything that I do. I have worked both face to face and also providing telephone counselling support, and believe that both have the power to achieve amazing results.

I am a passionate provider of counselling practice and do not believe in a ‘one size fits all approach’. Though I practice in psychodynamic and person centered counselling, I believe that a thorough evaluation process should be undertaken before any counselling is offered, and that professionals should work together to ensure that each person receives not only the type of counselling that is best for them, but also that they receive help from the right person within that specialism.

Devon,Torquay

Daniel Cresswell

Email: danielcresswell@gmail.com

About: I’m Daniel Cresswell, a counsellor based in Torbay, Devon. I am an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS) and I have a diploma in counselling which I achieved through studying at Devon Counselling College.

Dorset, Bournmouth

Donna Matthews

Email: donnamatthewsl@hotmail.co.uk

Website: http://www.onestopcounsellingservices.co.uk

About: Experienced Counselor with a demonstrated history of working in the health wellness and fitness industry. Skilled in Research, English, Fundraising, Microsoft Excel, and Customer Service. Strong community and social services professional graduated from Bournemouth University.

Dorset,Poole

Laura Clifford-Jones MBACP

Email: cliffordjones@outlook.com

About: Experienced Counselor with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Skilled in Assessor Training, Coaching & Mentoring, Training, Management, and Counselling Psychology. Strong community and social services professional.

 

Dorset, Weymouth

Alison Fox

Website: : www.alisonfoxcounselling.co.uk

Email: info@alisonfoxcounselling.co.uk

About: Founder at Alison Fox Counselling Services and Dorset Anti-Bullying Service.

I am a highly experienced and effective counsellor/psychotherapist and trainer, professionally insured and accredited with BACP ( British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy ) and NCS. I have a proven track record of counselling individuals, couples and organisations to help bring positive change. Whether recovering from issues such as anxiety, bereavement, bullying, depression, relationship difficulties or stress. I am able to help you to achieve your goals.

I enjoy the diversity of my career and am a respected expert within the field of counselling I am also the founder of Dorset Anti-Bullying Service which helps adults affected by bullying.

My practice is in Weymouth – Dorset. I work with clients both locally and worldwide.Offering counselling , one to one and in groups – face to face, webcam, telephone and email appointments.

I also offer clients the option of therapy retreats where a time of bespoke brief focused therapy, mentoring, coaching or clinical supervision is arranged around leisure or business travel in the area.

Before beginning training as a counsellor/psychotherapist in 2000 I had a successful career in sales,marketing,management and training. I decided to re-train as I had always had an interest in relationships, how people think and how to bring about change. I have continued to develop my skills and am committed to continual professional development in order to provide the highest standard of therapy I am able to achieve.

I have had the privilege of working alongside a range of very experienced and qualified mentors who have helped me along the way, it is my passion is to share this knowledge and continue to learn.


East Sussex

John Earl Bsc.(Hons) Dip.Couns. MNCS (Accred.)

Website: https://kgordontherapy.weebly.com/

About: I offer a confidential safe place to talk about the issues that are of concern to you. I work with a wide range of psychological and emotional issues including stress, anger, anxiety, relationship difficulties and self esteem.

I have worked with a diverse range of clients with a wide range of issues such as non-recent child abuse and domestic violence. I also have experience of working with Adults with mild or moderate learning difficulties.

I offer short or long term counselling for Adults aged 18+.

I work with a wide range of issues, anger, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, workplace issues and many others which may be impacting on your quality of life and emotional well being.

My training is in Transactional Analysis with additional training in Person Centred Counselling Skills. Transactional Analysis has at its heart, the belief that people are OK, that everyone has the capacity to think and that people can decide their own destiny. It also supports the belief that change is possible.

Essex

Yvette White MBACP

Email: www.discoveringyou.co.uk

About: I am fully qualified Counsellor, Registered Member of the BACP, EFT practitioner registered member of the EFTi and Life Coach. I can assist you with a range of issues, problems and difficulties that you may be experiencing in your life such as Anxiety, Abuse, Loss, Divorce, Depression, Career path, Cancer support, Generalised Anxiety, Pain management, PTSD, Rape crisis, Relationship issues, Self harm and Low self esteem. It is my aim to provide you with a safe, caring and non-judgemental environment where I can help you on your journey in a confidential manner.

Essex, Chigwell

Marie (Bourachot) Asaolu

Website: marieasa.co.uk

Email: Marie.asaolu@protonmail.com

I am an integrative counsellor, I believe that every person benefit from an individual approach and my work is based on the need of each individual.

I have over 10 years experience working for charities in a supportive role to individuals in need, including working as a support professional to families in child protection context and as an advocate to women survivor of domestic violence and human trafficking.

I have worked with people who have experienced trauma in their childhood and adult life and also with people suffering from addiction such as drug, alcohol and gambling.


Glamorgan Swansea, The Mumbles

Mireia Falco

Website: www.sowearecounselling.com

Email: mireiafalco80@gmail.com

About: Integrative Online (video call) counsellor. I am a counsellor in Affordable Talk Bristol working in general counselling. I provide a warm and safe space where client can explore their material and work on it. I am working an Integrative Counsellor with a Person-Centred foundation.


Hampshire, Portsmouth

Wendy Townsend

Website: complementary-therapy.uk.com

Email: wendy-townsend@virginmedia.com

About: I offer my work to you on all levels of your being, physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually wherever there may be an in balance or dis – ease in your life. I offer you support in facilitating wellbeing and confidence in a safe environment, using all my knowledge gained over many years to offer the best I can to each individual or group, so you can be the best you can be, and true to self in your journey in life.

Hertfordshire, Letchworth

Sandra Ortiz Villarreal, MBPsS, MBACP

Website: josegarciacuellar.com

Email: josedgarcia22@gmail.com

About: Counselling Health Psychology

Hertfordshire, St Albans, Watford.

Roxanne Bigwood

Website: counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/roxanne-bigwood

Email: roxanne_bigwood@hotmail.com

About: Counselling Adults and Young People in Watford & St Albans.

I am a Person Centred Counsellor working in Watford, St Albans and North West London. Person Centred Counselling helps you to explore your thoughts, feelings and difficult experiences you have been through in a non-directive, non-judgemental way, in order to get a better understanding of them and yourself. Through our work together, you will develop a deeper self-awareness, increased self-esteem and stronger self-empowerment. This will enable you to cope better with current and future issues and it becomes easier to make positive changes in your life.

I work with adults and adolescents experiencing many different issues including: depression, anxiety, self harming, low self-esteem, trauma, abuse, personality disorders and bereavement. As well as working face to face with clients in my Counselling rooms, I also offer online video counselling for those who are unable to come to to me.

I understand it can be difficult and overwhelming to make the decision to see a counsellor and to know which one is best for you. Feel to contact me with any questions you may have before we start our work together or book you assessment session now.

#counselling #traumarecovery #depression #anxiety #feelingdown #selfawareness #selfesteem

 

Hertfordshire, Stevenage

Shirl (Webb) Hicks

Website: shirlscounselling.co.uk

Email: wildshewitch@yahoo.co.uk

I work independently in my own practice, with EAP companies. I have a contract with YCT to see teenage clients. I do regular Training to keep me up to date also regular supervision.

Trustee on TPCA board. Hoping to build us bigger and better in Many ways.

Specialties: Depression. Anxiety. Abuse. Teenagers. Work-related stress.

 

Hertfordshire, Watford

Martha Burling.  MBACP Registered.

Website: https://www.imattercounselling.com

Email: info@imattercounselling.com

Mob: 07718835909

About: Sometimes Life can bring challenges. Do You Feel like No one is listening?

I am Here for you and Well-done for Considering Counselling to explore What is Going on in your Life. I understand how hard it can be, revealing your challenges, family and friends, let alone someone you hardly know. However, that is where Counselling makes a huge difference due to confidentiality, providing you a safe place to Express your Innermost feelings and be Heard, without being Judged or being told what to do. This is where you need a trusted professional friend and have your own Voice. I am your Professional Friend to walk with on your Life Journey.

I am a Fully Qualified Counsellor with my own Practice called; Imatter Counselling Therapy Networks. My Professional role is to walk safely with you, empowering you making your own choices, in a safe environment, with an empathetic understanding, allowing you to be Heard. To book an appointment with me in Watford or for any questions, regarding Counselling, you may contact me on  07718835909 or email  info@imattercounselling.com


Kent, Bromley

Leah O’Shaughnessy Counselling

Website: www.leahoshaughnessycounselling.co.uk

I’m happy for you to put that I’m an ex cult member myself. Also that I’m a Rewind Technique practitioner which is highly effective for treating post traumatic stress.

About: Short term and long term integrative counselling.


Lancashire, Chorley

Sarah Tinsley

Website: sarahtinsleycounselling.co.uk

Email: hello@sarahtinsleycounselling.co.uk

About: Loss and change can appear in our lives in many forms. From the breakdown of a relationship, a bereavement, a new job, redundancy, retirement, becoming a parent, health diagnosis, boarding school separation, feeling depressed or anxious, to name a few.

It can leave us feeling wobbly, uncertain, angry, sad, overwhelmed, out of control and just not recognising who we are any more.

I’m a Counsellor, based near Chorley, Lancashire and I can help.

I can help you:

  • Communicate how you are really feeling to gain the support you need from those around you
  • Discover who you are now and find the right way for you to move forward
  • Improve your confidence and self esteem
  • Consider different options open to you.

I offer both brief problem focused therapy (approx. 8-12 sessions) and long-term therapy, dependant on your needs.

I am a Registered Member of the BACP and am enhanced DBS Checked.

I am based near to Chorley. My rooms are located on the ground floor and are fully accessible. Gree parking is available on site. I’m located within easy reach of public transport and the motorway network, less than 20 minutes from Preston, Chorley & Leyland or 35 minutes from Manchester, Wigan and Bolton.

I am happy to take referrals directly from employers or EAP Providers for short term counselling.

More information is available on my website www.sarahtinsleycounselling.co.uk

Leicestershire, Leicester

Alison Holder

Website: http://alisonholdercounselling.co.uk/

Email: aliholder@live.co.uk

About: Hi I’m a fully qualified counsellor and psychotherapist, currently working with a charitable organisation.

Leicestershire, Leicester

Jonny Bance

Email: johnnyboybance@yahoo.com

Leicestershire, Leicester

Nigel Farmer

Website: loughboroughcounselling.com/

Email: loughboroughcounselling@gmail.com

About: Counselling, Supervisor, trainer, Individuals, Couples, Critical Incident Stress Debriefing serving the East Midlands.

Psychological Therapist University of Liverpool

Clinical Supervisor University of Liverpool

EMDR clinician EMDR Workshops

Critical Incident Debrief Metropolitan Police Service

Child Protection trainer NSPCC

IAPT trained Trent PTS NHS provider

BUPA Registered Psychological therapist

BACP Accredited Counsellor and registered Supervisor

Trauma and abuse specialist

Depression and anxiety Psychological Therapist

 

Leicestershire, Leicester

Niki Randall MBACP

Website: myserenitycounselling.co.uk

Email: nikira3@sky.com

About: Counselor at Serenity Counselling Leicester.

 

Lincolnshire

Denise (Carolan) Bradley

Email: bradleydj@hotmail.co.uk

LinkedIn: bradleydj@hotmail.co.uk linkedin.com/in/denise-bradley-15084077

Accredited Person-Centred Counsellor (MBACP Accred)

 

Lincolnshire,Lincoln

Maggie Murray

Website: findingourway.co.uk

Email: maggiemurraycounselling@gmail.com

About: I am a registered and qualified humanistic counsellor with a passion for supporting people through difficult life transitions such as adapting to parenting, loss of an infant, feeling a good enough parent, relationship difficulties after starting a family, living your life after retirement and finding your own way after the loss of a long term partner.

Having over 9 years of experience in mental health and well-being, I offer a safe space and confidential environment working from a humanistic and compassionate approach to encourage clients to explore their free will and the ability to change. We are all evolving as people so a change will occur within you whether you want it to or not. You have a choice whether to learn and grow by deepening your self-awareness of who you are and how you are responding to your life events or to feel stuck continuously being affected by your past experiences.

Therapy provides great insight into what your life experiences have meant to you as an individual. Through my counselling service, I offer you a safe and confidential space to explore ways of developing a deeper understanding of your past experiences and how they have affected you, then we focus on what it is you are struggling with right now as you recover from your past experiences and move towards improving your mental health and well-being in the here and now. I am passionately researching, training and discovering all I can to support parents through Perinatal Mental Health difficulties.

Liverpool

Dave Oldham

Website: www.counsellingsolutionsnorthwest.co.uk

Email: david.oldham1@btinternet.com, info@counsellingsolutionsnorthwest.co.uk

About: We offer a range of services both for the individual seeking therapy, the therapist seeking supervision or for the employer looking for support for their employees. We have considerable experience in offering counselling in a range of settings – both corporate and private – and, if you think what we offer might be of value to you, we would be happy to hear from you.

London

Billi Silverstein

Website: billisilverstein.co.uk

Email: billisilver@aol.com

I am an accredited and experienced humanistic integrative Counsellor, Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I use my experience to help my clients expand and improve their emotional skills.

MBACP (Accred)

DABCH MCA Hyp

CPPD (UK) Ltd – 2015 Advanced Diploma in Humanistic Integrative Counselling

CPPD (UK) Ltd – 2007 Certificate in Working with Addiction

 

London

Diana Rollanson-Williams

Website: Harleytherapy.com

Email: Info@growingliving.com

About: If I could help you overcome Anxiety, screaming Stress & Intrusive thoughts to make Positive Change & be your most authentic, purposeful self would you be interested?

WHAT DO I DO?

In a nutshell, I support Professionals who may be experiencing anxiety, intrusive thoughts and feelings of stress to make POSITIVE CHANGE to live their best life. Using one of the most modern therapeutic coaching methods to date, (and with my support), my clients achieve the clarity, confidence, and happiness to move forward.

WHAT CAN I DO FOR YOU?

If you continue to stay stuck in your current circumstances and destructive habits (that may be far away from the reality you envisioned for yourself), you will continue to feel anxious, fearful and out of control. I can take you from never reaching your potential, procrastinating and experiencing intrusive thoughts to complete certainty about who you are and what you want. You no longer need to allow anxiety, negative habits or emotions to impact your Professional and Personal life. Together, it’s time to make a change…

WHAT MAKES MY SERVICE DIFFERENT?

Unlike many traditional coaching methods out there, I use one of the most modern methods to date- Therapeutic Coaching. This (non-directive) process enables an environment for complete safety, trust, and empathy. This enables you to express and accept any uncertainties, anxieties, and vulnerabilities and explore your reality with techniques to ensure challenge management and recovery.

I can guarantee you significant change to progress forwards with clarity and purpose, overcoming the challenges keeping you stuck to live your best life.

HOW CAN YOU WORK WITH ME?

For more information on how you can be working with me please contact me directly on linked in or email me directly at info@growingliving.com.

 

London Finchley Central and Mill Hill

Sofia Remountaki

Website: amaltheatherapy.com

Email: sofia_rem@hotmail.com

Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/profile/715696

Mobile: 07342891955

About: I am a qualified Child and Adolescent Counsellor and an MA Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist in the final year of training. My approach is Integrative which means that I draw on a range of therapeutic thinking and models such as Gestalt, Transpersonal, Psychodynamic,  Art Therapy and other. My style is open and respectful of my client and I hold a space for them where they will be heard and where they may explore any issues they bring, at a pace that is comfortable for them. And as a Humanistic Counsellor I believe that we all have the power inside us to find what works for us and become our true selves.

 

London

Laura Mole

Website: counsellingbarnet.com

Email: laura@counsellingbarnet.com

About: Integrative Counsellor London (MBACP).

I am an Integrative Counsellor working in Muswell Hill, London, passionate about improving access to mental health care for children and adults. I have been counselling for 4 years, and help people with a variety of issues. I have a special interest in helping adolescents who struggle with anxiety issues, self-harm, and low mood.

 

London

Lisa Noonan

Website: bacp.co.uk , counselling-directory.org.uk , onevisioncounselling.co.uk

Email: lmnoonan.counselling@gmail.com

About: I am an Integrative Counsellor, Supervisor and Senior Support Worker. I am focused on the needs of my clients in these different roles. I am committed to continued professional development to regularly update my skills and improve my practice. I feel it is important to have a good work life balance and keep clear boundaries in my work and personal life. I have many interests and hobbies that I like to participate in regularly which enables this balance.

London,Bromley

Kay Byrne

Email: kay.byrne@cel.uk.com

About: I enjoy meeting people from all walks of life and feel privileged to be able to help people become the best version of themselves that they can be

London (Central)

Tasnima Kamali MBACP

Weblink: https://counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/tasnima-begum-kamali

About: I am a Private Integrative Counsellor (MBACP) and freelance Mental Health Mentor for students. While studying BSc Counselling (BACP Accred.) at the University of East London, I worked in an IAPT service and since graduating in 2017 I have continued to work in the field of Mental Health, particularly within further and higher education. My interest in contributing to the wellbeing of students grew from identifying the value that individuals placed on their education and success in accordance to their own worth, being and identity and the gap between this and the level of support that students were being offered in higher education. I support individuals with mental health conditions through their educational journey and have supported students studying at the University of Greenwich, Goldsmiths University, Kings College London, London Metropolitan University, Queen Mary University and the University of Westminster.
I consult educational establishments on how to improve their mental health service, including offering a bespoke schedule of wellbeing workshops for students.
With a background in Inclusive Learning, I also consult therapists and workplaces on D&I, how to respect and work with difference, creating and encouraging an inclusive service and ethos.

 

London, Greater London

Liz Karter

Website: levelgroundtherapy.uk

Email: info@levelgroundtherapy.uk

Blog: lizkarter.com 

Facebook: facebook.com/levelgroundtherapy

About: Founder & Therapist at Level Ground Therapy. Author. Consultant therapist to TV & Radio.

Liz Karter is a leading UK expert in gambling addiction and women & founder of Level Ground Therapy. Liz sees clients for gambling addiction treatment at Harley Street, City of London and worldwide via video link.

Author of the books ‘Women and Problem Gambling’​, “Working With Women’s Groups for Problem Gambling’ the self help book ‘Gambling Addiction in Women: Four Weeks to Freedom’ Liz regularly writes for newspapers and magazines.

Liz has an excellent reputation for her professional, common sense approach to addiction and frequently appears as consultant therapist on national and international TV and radio.Her appearances include ITV’s This Morning, Al Jazeera America, Sky News, BBC Breakfast News & The Victoria Derbyshire Show.

Liz also works as consultant to the gambling industry on safer gambling.

 

London, Harrow

Ami Dave

Website: https://emotionalwarriors.com

also: https://www.everystepmatters.co.uk

Email: Ami.v.dave@gmail.com

About:  I am loving the journey that is LIFE…everyday is a learning and growing process for me and I hope that I take each and every step with integrity and towards the fulfilment of my potential.

I work to support people in recognising and achieving their potential and realising their worth as an individual and as a valued part of the world we live in …every experience is a building block and provides invaluable self learning…the good and the bad, the rough and the smooth all have a place in our development and growth as fulfilled beings…Every Step Matters

 

London, Harrow

Caron Zar

Website: caronzar.co.uk

Email: counselling@caronzar.co.uk

About: Experienced School Counsellor with a demonstrated history of working in the primary/secondary education industry with both students and adults. Strong healthcare services and professionally skilled in Group Therapy, Student Counselling, Stress Management, Small Group Counselling, and Special Education.
Private Psychodynamic Counsellor at Personal Counselling, in Stanmore, Middx with adults and adolescents.

 

London, Mile End

Henrietta Geary

Website: www.henriettagearycounselling.co.uk

Email: henrietta.geary@atelier5.co.uk

About: BSc, Msc, FHEA, MBPsS, Registered Member MBACP, PgDip Counsellor and Psychotherapist at Henrietta Geary Counselling.

I strongly believe in the individual; we all develop in different ways and have our own struggles. I believe that with help and support we can each, regardless of background or position, feel valued and contribute.

For some of us that may mean coming to terms with overcoming life’s challenges, for others it may mean studying for growth or to improve career prospects. My life is driven by this belief in people.

As an Open University (OU) tutor I am passionate about the OU’s work in supporting growth in our students, enabling them to fulfill their potential and dreams. Our country needs people who are determined to overcome challenges, grow and contribute to society.

Our mission in the OU is to “be open to people, places, methods and ideas. We promote educational opportunity and social justice by providing high-quality university education to all who wish to realise their ambitions and fulfil their potential”.

I am proud to have contributed to the many changes that we have embraced over the past decades and continue to embrace.

I am a Visiting Lecturer at Redlands University, California.

As part of my portfolio approach to my career, I work as a pluralistic psychotherapist and counsellor. As a Registered Member of the BACP (British Association of Psychotherapy and Counselling) I have a busy private practice where I undertake both short and long term work. I also work with charities providing free counselling to local residents.

Contributing to society has always been part of my life. I am a Board Trustee of a number of charities and a Director of a number of companies. I was an Accountant for several years and have worked in Finance and Administration – skills that I now employ in my work as a Trustee and Director

 

London, Twickenham

Yohani de Silva

Website: emotionalwarriors.com  (Company Website) / everystepmatters.co.uk/  (Company Website)

Email: ami.v.dave@googlemail.com

 


Manchester

Andrea Lawton MBACP, MSc, PGCE

Website: southmanchestercounselling.co.uk

Email: aslawton1@outlook.com

About: I’m a counsellor who can help you face the challenges of life that are affecting your ability to cope well. It can sometimes feel no matter how hard we try to work out a solution, we end up going round in circles trying to find a way forward, leaving us feeling confused, overwhelmed, stressed and like we’ve failed.

As a counsellor I am able to help you get a better understanding of your problems and together we can explore the challenges you face and work out the solutions right for you. Becoming empowered through discovering your own needs means you will be able to move forward and live the life you were meant to live.

To find out more, email me at aslawton1@outlook.com, or phone me on 07708597192

Merseyside, Liverpool

Liverpool Therapy Rooms

Website: www.liverpooltherapyrooms.co.uk

Email: info@liverpooltherapyrooms.co.uk

Phone: 0151 236 3002(Work)

About: Liverpool Therapy Rooms are a private counselling service conveniently located in the heart of Liverpool city centre at Suite 5, 34 Castle Street. L20NR. In our beautiful therapy rooms we offer professional and affordable one to one personal therapy for male and female clients from all backgrounds. Our collective of independent therapists are fully qualified, DBS checked, professional and ethical, and are members of the BACP. (British Association of Counsellor’s and Psychotherapists). Our therapists have expertise in supporting those struggling with depression, anxiety, work-related stress, bereavement, childhood sexual abuse, sexual violence, domestic violence, rape, PTSD, relationship issues, eating disorders, self-harm, addiction and personality disorders. The counselling approaches we use are Person Centred, CBT, EMDR and Transactional. Your therapist is someone who can hold space for you and listen with compassion and understanding, they are non-judgemental and can support you in exploring your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Therapy can greatly enhance your self awareness and help you develop positive coping skills to become more self governing in finding your own solutions to your problems. We are here to help you rediscover meaning in your life on your journey of healing.

Monmouthshire,Newport

Diane Morgan

Email: cgdianemorgan@hotmail.co.uk

About: Experienced Support

Worker skilled in Microsoft Word, Coaching, Sales, Lecturing, and Youth Work. Strong community and social services professional graduated from University of South Wales.


Newcastle upon Tyne

Peter (Robinson) Robinson-Vernon

Website: positivechanges.info

Email: positivechanges@counsellor.com

About: I specialise in bereavement, anger management, sexual abuse, mental health and behaviour adjustment. While within the field I have worked with a variety of age ranges and backgrounds

I currently work privately as a counsellor and I have also worked for a variety of different counselling based organisations, while with these I worked with a variety of ages suffering from a number of mental health issues, I have recently specialised in anger management and behaviour issues. When I joined the counselling team I was asked to undergo new qualifications to become a trainer due to my depth of knowledge and enthusiasm to achieve.

I have delivered training to a number of different people, private and professional, ranges from health and safety/ basic sign langue/ baking/ anger management to mental health awareness.

I have work in a school based environment within Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sunderland and Redcar and Cleveland, I have worked in a number of different junior schools helping children of all ages, I have also had experience working with teenagers who have suffered from sexual abuse, who have also witnessed domestic abuse and self-harm. I also work with adults with a variety of mental health issues.

Northern Ireland,Belfast

Anne McCarthy MBACP

Website: niholisticapproach.co.uk

Email: anne.mcarthy@ntlworld.com

About: My main objective is to provide Holistic Therapies and Counselling within the community sector in Northern Ireland. I deliver stress and communication workshops within the community sector. Ranging from Men’s and Women’s groups, too mixed youth groups.

Plus I teach Holistic Therapies to groups within the community in Belfast and South and Eastern trust.

NI Holistic Outreach also takes on placements with unemployed women and trains them in Holistic Therapies and provides a work placement, within the community.

As a business we provide outreach mobile clinic at a reduce price. To help the clients have access to therapies at a community rate. Which allows the community to help their health and well being at low cost. Which improves their emotional and mental health.

Northern Ireland,Belfast

Julie Crawford

Website: beautyforashescounselling.co.uk

Email: bfacounselling@gmail.com

About: I have experience of working in the addiction field for over 11 years both as a trainer and intervention worker.

I currently own and work for Beauty For Ashes Counselling Service which was formed in April 2018.

Beauty For Ashes was birthed from my own personal journey of suffering. As Dieter Utchdorf said “as I look over my own life, it is apparent that many times of great growth have come to me while passing through stormy seasons.”

We work in an integrative way, drawing on different counselling approaches based on your needs as a client and may include person centred, psychodynamic and sand play therapy.

At the heart of the work is a focus on building a strong therapeutic relationship that creates trust and respect so problems can be explored in an open, non-judgemental way.

I am also employed on a sessional basis within a counselling capacity for ASCERT and Inspire Mental Health and Nexus.

I have worked with a variety of issues including relationship difficulties, anxiety, eating disorders, mental health, trauma, abuse, addiction and self-harm to name a few.

 

Nottinghamshire,Nottingham

Aaren Smith BA (Hons) MNCS

Email: aarensmith@outlook.com

About: A qualified, accredited counsellor with three years and 700+ hours counselling experience with young people and adults. Accredited member of National Counselling Society, awarded following completion of accredited course.

A practitioner invested in and committed to the development of wellbeing and growth. Experience of therapeutic work within childrens’ residential and suicide prevention settings.

Nottinghamshire,Nottingham

Elaine (Terry) Bond

Website: nottingham-counselling.co.uk

Email: elaineterry06@aol.com

About: I am a warm and dependable connector with over 15 years’ experience working with children and young people in a supportive and/or counselling capacity. Passionate about making a difference by empowering the individual to flourish and succeed.

Over ten years’ experience as a Sessional Supervisor and Counsellor with Childline, SHE.org.uk and regular private practice clients. Experience of providing short term crisis mental health support for suicidal young people. Working with several methodologies including Person-Centred, Relational, Transactional analysis, NLP and CBT.

Although all clients with all issues are welcome I have specialisms in children and young people especially around anxiety, stress, depression and panic. I have specialised and personal knowledge of all food issues – eating disorders, weight issues and pre/post bariatric surgery therapy.

Fully trained safeguarding designate with specialisms in e-safety, FGM, Prevent and adults at risk. A CEOPS ambassador and WRAP trainer, FA safeguarding and welfare officer. Expert in legislation, safeguarding setup and allegation management.

Relationships with all East Midlands Children and Adult services, Youth Offending Services along with Police Liaison Officers. Attendance child in need, child at risk and core group meetings.

I offer a bespoke consultancy to any organisation around safeguarding, I am a CEOPS ambassador and a WRAP trainer with experience of training students, players, staff and parents in several areas around welfare. I develop and update policies, recording systems and documentation, review current processes and provide a report on issues and recommendations.

I work with organisations to develop pastoral support systems and develop tutorials for students for equality and inclusion areas e.g. Black History month, trans gender etc

Nottinghamshire,Nottingham

Fiona Corbett

Website: counsellinginnottingham.net/

Email: fionacorbett@btinternet.com

About: Feeling you don’t know which way to turn,or that you cannot burden others, may mean you are struggling. Tackling the issues holding you back, or bothering you, might feel difficult and scary.This is where I can help, to give a reliable, safe place to explore, learn and understand.I listen carefully to support you, to make sense of your experiences, discover new ways of addressing problems, and to identify creative solutions to relationships.I offer a warm, accepting and encouraging relationship to help you make changes.

I work with a wide range of difficulties including:

*Depression

*Anxiety

*Relationships

*Bereavement

*Work issues

*Change

*Identity

*Trauma and post traumatic stress

I am an Accredited member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy.

I am on the register of Counsellors set up by the BACP which require a standard of skills and knowledge

I am a member of the EMDR association.

I have a Higher Diploma in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy.

I have a Diploma in Humanistic Counselling.

I have a Supervision qualification for Counselling Supervision.

I have 11 years experience including : CIC Counselling ( Volunteer),Create CIC- Director and Counsellor,

Insight Healthcare- NHS referrals, EAP referrals and in private practice.

I have worked with adults from diverse backgrounds and cultures, by phone, Skype and in person.

I facilitate training courses for students and have a Teacher training qualification for adult tuition.


Scotland Lanarkshire,Glasgow

Andrew Kidd

Website: www.andykiddcounselling.co.uk

Email: enquiries@andykiddcounselling.co.uk

About: “People come to Counselling for many reasons, often for the ways life unfolds. Sometimes we think we don’t deserve better, so we don’t go looking for better.

Counselling can help guide us towards solutions to and for our problems.

I offer an integrative Counselling approach, drawing from Person-Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy. I also blend in relevant theory from my background in Psychology to help us both make sense of problems. This helps us work together to tailor sessions to your needs. Offering a relationship embedded in truth, which does not shy away from the difficult places we need to go to heal.

While you can’t go back and change the beginning, I would love to meet you where you are, and help change the ending. “

Somerset, Bridgwater

Patricia Morton

Website: BridgetoReality.com

Email: patriciamorton007@gmail.com

About: I am a contributing writer for 2019 in Sibyl magazine, a Counsellor, Life Coach and Therapist. I enable people to improve their lives by teaching them the life skills every person should know including how to eliminate stress and anxiety to overcome any challenge.

Somerset,Wellington

Rinske Goettsch MA

Website: www.counselling42.co.uk

Email: counselling42@yahoo.com

About:Counselling/Psychotherapy, Training & Supervision

I am a BACP accredited integrative counsellor/psychotherapist and Supervisor with a private practice in Wellington, Somerset, offering counselling/psychotherapy & supervision. My approach in working with clients and supervisees is relational, creative and awareness oriented. My key values as a counsellor are humour and creativity, openness and trust, sharing, hope and optimism, as well as growth and autonomy.

I am a registered accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy) and I work within their ethical framework.

Staffordshire. Leek

Rachel Butcher

Website: linkedin.com/in/onthehorizon

Email: rachel.butcher35@gmail.com

About: I am a Counsellor and Walk and Talk Therapist working throughout Staffordshire and Stoke-on-Trent.
I work with people to help take the weight off your shoulders so you can make some sense of the world and move forward with your life.

WHO I WORK WITH
I work with children, young people and adults.
I provide 1-1 counselling, couples counselling, family counselling, corporate/workplace counselling.
I have 25 years of youth and community work experience working detached (on the streets) youth work, centre based, various educational establishments providing Personal Social and Health Education and Sexual/ Relationship Educational programmes
To find out more email me, Rachel, at horizoncounselling1@outlook.com or call me, Rachel, on 07855652753

St Albans and do phone / Skype sessions world wide

Marina Ziff

Email: mziff12@gmail.com

About: A counsellor and creator of GeistLife; on a mission to promote and inspire self-awareness, authenticity and the power to make conscious choices in life.

 

Suffolk Ipswich

Ligia Carla Howarth

Email: ligiacarlahowarth@gmail.com

About: I have passion for Counselling and Psychology as I have completed a FdA and BA in Integrative Counselling. I also have done Psychology and Child Psychology Certificate . I am a caring person that has passion to work with children and people. I believe I am a motivated, determined and honest person. Equality is something I take very seriously, as everyone should be treated as equal. I always give 100% of me in everything I do in life. I also believe that nobody is perfect but we have the ability to be very good at something and learn with each other every day. I am a very good listener and can support others with empathy and compassion.

Surry,Guildford

Craig Coventry

Website: craigcoventrycounselling.co.uk

Email: craig87@live.co.uk

About: I am a counsellor, psychotherapist, trauma therapist and an accredited member of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy). My experience is in face to face therapy, working with a wide range of client presentations with adult clients (16+). My training includes BSC Psychology and counselling and an MA Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy- both degrees taught at the University of Roehampton. A Person-centred and phenomenological framework influences the main-base of my approach and concepts from Psychodynamic therapy and CBT are integrated to improve flexibility and to help form a tailored approach to each individual client.

I have worked in organisational settings as well as being an associate counsellor in a college environment working with students. Currently, I run a private practice based in Woking, and Guildford, Surrey.

Surrey,Camberley

Mandy Kloppers

Website: thoughtsonlifeandlove.com

Email: mandyjkloppers@live.co.uk

About: BABCP Accredited – Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist. Mandy blogs (over 1 million views) on mental health, emotional wellbeing and relationship issues. http://www.thoughtsonlifeandlove.com

Experience with:

Cognitive Behavioural Therapy

Employee Assistance Programmes – affiliate counsellor/CBT therapist

Executive corporate coaching – improving work related performance using proven cognitive behavioural strategies.

Mental Health – Mood Disorders/Schizophrenia/Personality Disorders/ Addiction/OCD

Learning Disabilities

Elderly – Dementia

Forensic Experience: Broadmoor: Working with individuals on Court Orders: rehabilitation work, motivational interviewing/CBT/Generating alternatives/Consequential Thinking/Enhanced Thinking Skills/Psychotherapy/Counselling/Psychometrics/life Coaching/

Youth Work – Anger management/Anti Social Behaviour Orders/Addictions/

Specialities: Relationships: Improving communication, break-ups, breaking co-dependent patterns of behaviour, abusive relationships

Self Actualisation: Low Self Esteem/Low Confidence Levels/Self Sabotaging behaviour/…

 

Surrey, Guildford

Lynne Andrew

Website: https://www.lynnegreencounselling.co.uk

Email: lully.murray@gmail.com

About: I provide one-to-one counselling with adults, offering a discreet and confidential space for clients to work through life’s challenges. I have been working for Emmaus counselling for 3 years and have experience with short term and long term counselling. I have worked with abuse, bereavement, seasonal disorder, relationship issues , depression and stuck behavioural habits. As an integrative therapist I draw from a number of humanistic modalities also psychodynamic and systemic approaches. I specialise in eco- art and other creative interventions . I did my placement year at 96 Harley street , based in South Kensington using rooms in Holy Trinity Bromptons St Paul’s church, Onslow square.I am able to tailor my approaches to the needs of individual clients .


Teesside, Cleveland

Melanie Hall

Email: revolutioncounselling@gmail.com

About: I am a qualified and experienced counsellor and coach offering successful life strategies that fit around a busy lifestyle. I will work empathically and ethically with you around a wide range of difficulties. I understand that confidentiality is crucial to my clients so my services are discreet and private. Through building robust therapeutic relationships with my clients we can develop tailor made strategies for success. I have worked in leadership roles within the private sector, Local Government, Government Agencies and Charities so I have good business and organisational awareness. I am experienced in conducting assessments, treatment planning and working with clients to identify and achieve their goals through use of appropriate therapeutic and leadership tools. I am Registered with the BACP and work within their Ethical Framework, respecting client confidentiality whilst adhering to safeguarding policies and procedures.

Tyne and Wear, Newcastle upon Tyne

Louise (Carruthers) Henderson

Website: evolvecounsellingtyneandwear.co.uk/

Email: louise.henderson30@yahoo.com

About: MBACP Counsellor, Coach and Wellbeing Practitioner at Evolve Wellbeing Services.

I am a MBACP Counsellor, Coach and Wellbeing Practitioner providing services to individuals and groups across a Tyne and Wear UK.

I have experience working within educational settings and with large organisations.

I specialise in Outdoor Counselling and Therapies, working with children, adults and young people.

My services are delivered; face to face and online via the Zoom app.

Online services are accessible remotely, ideal for FIFO, offshore and remote workers.

I hold a full DBS Cert and full insurance.

 


Warwickshire, Stratford-upon-Avon

Di Pulley

Website: www.tlcpartners.co.uk

Email: dianepulleytlc@gmail.com

About: We specialise in supporting working professionals to make positive changes, beat workplace stress and achieve goals.

Di Pulley is British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accredited and UKRC registered, having graduated from Warwick University with a Diploma in Integrative Counselling.

She has also attained a certificate in Stress Management, at the Centre for Stress Management London.

She is a Master Life Coach and a member of the Association for Coaching.

Aspire was born from a personal journey and the realisation that there is not a support or community for women going through divorce.

People fall out of love, relationships breakdown and people move in different directions.

When this happens your life can change in an instant. The process is the same as a bereavement and this is very powerful emotionally. You can feel scared, out of control and very isolated.We at Aspire are here to support you through that process by offering a six month programme that includes a weekly support group and one to one coaching.

If your getting divorced where do you obtain all the different advice and emotional support from?

Each month we bring in a specialist, offering advice and practical solutions to all of your answers. At the end of the programme our aim is for you to move forward with your life feeling empowered.

At Aspire we believe that everyone has the potential and the right to lead fulfilling lives and we are deeply committed to helping our clients achieve that.

Please read our ebook which you can download from the website www.aspireyou.co.uk or email or call me at di@aspireyou.co.uk 07985458189 for an initial 30 minute free consultation

West Midlands,Birmingham

Christina Luke

Website: christinaluke.com

About: Christina Luke counselling – it’s ok to talk! I am here to support you through this difficult time.

21st Century counselling provides a safe, guilt free, no blame, confidential space to talk about whatever you need to. There will be zero judgment from me.

Strengthening your relationships with yourself and others, at home and at work.

Beautiful Bosses – Providing uplifting, empowerment and healing workshops to strong courageous professionals Women, like you. To propel you forward into a fully fulfilled and jubilant life. By releasing the 3Bs, your baggage, your blocks and your blame.

It’s time to live unapologetically Happy and truly content and fulfilled.

CHRISTINA LUKE – THE POWER OF SELF DISCOVERY

No more Baggage, No more Blocks, No more Blame

West Midlands,Birmingham

Kamarun Kalam

Email: kam@talkwellcounselling.co.uk

Website: www.talkwellcounselling.co.uk

Hello and a very warm welcome to TalkWell Counselling Service. My name is Kamarun Kalam and I am a fully qualified senior Counsellor registered with the HCPC (Health Care Professionals Council) and an Accredited member of the BACP (British Association for Counsellors and Psychotherapists).

West Midlands,Birmingham

Rita Lally

Email: www.helenstevenscounselling.com

Website: www.helenstevenscounselling.com

About: “The purpose of psychotherapy is to set people free” Rollo May

I work with intrusive thoughts and limiting beliefs, helping clients become self aware, gain clarity and mental freedom.

  • Identify beliefs and patterns that are getting in the way of a fulfilling life.
  • Release and overcome disruptive and difficult thoughts, emotions and behaviours.
  • Alleviate stress, achieve a relaxed state and find inner peace and balance.

A modern approach to therapy combining psychodynamics, cognitive processing, mindfulness and empowerment.

Dealing with your past, present and future with compassion and commitment.

 

West Midlands, Birmingham

Jacqui Pitt

Email: transformationcounsellings@gmail.com

About: Counsellor at Transformation Counselling Services @ transformationcounsellings@gmail.com

I am passionate about people finding their way in life through exploring life issues to seek a better understanding of self

I became a Integrative Counsellor to assist clients to seek change in their lives on a journey of self discovery

I provide safe environment, confidential and non-judgement counselling service for clients to explore areas in their lives which they are experiencing difficulty

Please contact for information regarding fees and appointments, at email transformationcounsellings@gmail.com

 

West Sussex, Chichester

Sofia Kolesnikova Counsellor and Therapist

Website: https://sofiacounselling.co.uk/

bacp.co.uk/profile/dc5f9b2f-1985-e811-8116-3863bb34db00  (BACP Registered Member )

counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/sofia-kolesnikova  (Counselling Directory profile)

 

About: Psychotherapeutic Counsellor at Sofia Kolesnikova Counselling Chichester.

Accepting clients for face-to-face, online and telephone counselling.

West Sussex, Worthing

Sarah Williams

Email: sarah.williams129@yahoo.com

Website: indigocounselling.co.uk

About: Face to face and online counselling for adults and young people.

I have worked in the counselling field since 2011. My main areas of expertise are in trauma and autism (Asperger’s Syndrome).

I worked for over eight years as a counsellor for a non-profit organisation dedicated to supporting survivors of childhood sexual abuse and rape.

In private practice I have worked with many adults on the autistic spectrum, helping them cope with sometimes debilitating social anxiety.

West Yorkshire,Halifax

Afia Begum

Email: thinktherapy19@gmail.com

About: I have over 17 years of experience in mental health and counselling. I am currently work as a as a ‘counselling coordinator’ and a counsellor with a substance addictions treatment service. In the recent past I have worked as a mental health crisis worker, volunteers coordinator and counsellor.

My other working roles have included: BME counsellor, substance misuse counsellor, young persons’ counsellor, lgbt counsellor, mental health volunteers lead, employment advisor, sales advisor, carer, youth worker, playscheme worker, cancer information and support worker, and mental health liaison worker.

My specialisms are mental health and substance addictions.

My qualifications include, a BA honours degree (2:1), counselling diploma level 5, business advising level 4, and teacher training training level 3. I am computer literate. I am Bilingual (second language is Bengali). I have excellent communication, interpersonal and organisational skills.

I have experience in working with both adults and young people.

I have had various training in mental health, group facilitation, trauma, cancer support, safeguarding, teacher training, mental health advocacy, research, identity and sexuality, mindfulness, clinical supervision, and many more.

I love reading, puzzles, Films and theatre, music and the gym.

 

West Yorkshire,Sheffield

Dr Delroy Hall

Email: delroyhall51@gmail.com

About: Senior Counsellor and Wellbeing Advisor at Sheffield Hallam University, and Sheffield United Football Club Chaplain.

Dynamic, motivated professional with expertise in multiple facets of teaching, training, counselling, and pastoral care, gained in a variety of settings and with an underlying emphasis on maintaining mental wellbeing.

Superb interpersonal abilities, establishing and fostering productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders, collaborating across all levels of an organisation to advance shared goals. Demonstrated ability to plan and deliver effective educational programs and lectures after identifying gaps and needs for skills training, customising content for individual audiences. Has worked in Europe, USA and the Caribbean.


Yorkshire

Yasmin Shaheen

Website: empathyoffered.com

Email: hello@inspiredwebdesign.co.uk

About: Whether you want to build awesome personal relationships or fix broken ones or escape from toxic, damaging ones I can help you. I am very interested in the many types of relationships we have and how they affect our lives. Problems with relationships in our lives can leave us feeling misunderstood, anxious & depressed. We can all at times have intense feelings that we find difficult to control or communicate. Getting angry & stressed instead. This often makes things worse & we can end up pushing those we want close to us away. This can be a lonely & isolating place to be in. Whether it be relationships with:

*family

*friends

*neighbours

*work

*or issues such as binge eating, intimacy, money, drugs, gambling, strippers, gaming etc

We cannot avoid relationships. The trouble is they can be stressful to deal with, especially when trying to work out acceptable boundaries or forgive or trying to repair damaged relationships. Some of us turn inwards as a coping strategy – towards risky behaviour, self harming or or isolating ourselves even.

I Specialise In Supporting epic professionals who want to have exceptional relationships. I am passionate about helping adults & young people grow by increasing their self awareness through helping them understand themselves better. I believe our relationship with “self” holds the key to many of our issues. Crack this relationship and all else will follow – increased confidence, self-belief & empowerment. As a result other relationships get much easier. Life becomes awesome!!

My approach is to provide you with genuine, compassionate, kind, down to earth, pragmatic and proactive care. I use a combination of talking and creative therapies. I also offer walk and talk therapy.

My primary focus is not to fix your problems, but to empower you. I achieve this by giving you a supportive safe space where you can work through your problems. I shall share with you my powerful personal experience and professional expertise in helping you. I will work towards supporting you so you will leave enabled to embrace life.

I work with a diverse clientele, having extensive experience with working with clients in the creative, tech & sporting industries. I specialise with eating disorders, money or sexual issues. I have a personal interest in anxiety and depression and work with adults and young people to help them make sense of the world they live in and gain coping strategies

New enquirys from new clients are warmly welcome.

hello@empathyoffered.com

www.empathyoffered.com

Yorkshire, Pudsey

Catherine Parker

Website: www.catherineparkertherapy.co.uk

About: Education Specialist, Counsellor with Psychotherapy (Transactional Analysis) and Coach

 

Yorkshire (North), Scarborough

Jane Hupston

Website: petassistanimalcare.co.uk , counsellingbyjane.co.uk, creaturecomfortscounselling.co.uk

Email: janeminder@hotmail.com

About: Counsellor and Animal Assisted Therapy Practitioner & Owner/animal outreach pet carer at Pet Assist Animal Care Ltd

I’m a qualified Therapist running my own practice. I provide Counselling and Animal Assisted Therapy to individuals, couples, families age 11 plus.

I also run a family pet care service doing home visits to care for dogs, cats rabbits etc as well as boarding for small furry animals, tortoise and birds.

Yorkshire Sheffield

Gillie Jenkinson, PhD

Training Counsellors to help ex-Cult Members.

Post-Cult Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer, Researcher, and Director of Hope Valley Counselling.

Website: hopevalleycounselling.com (Company Website)

Website: encourage-cult-survivors.org (EnCourage)

Email: gillie@hopevalleycounselling.com

About:  I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and specialise in working with former members of abusive groups and relationships, including cults and spiritual abuse. I have developed a relational psychoeducational counselling model for working with former cult members (Time Away for Post Cult Counselling), in order to help clients critically apraise what they went through, and to help them understand the dynamics of coercive control, undue influence, trauma, and spiritual and sexual abuse.

Time Away for Post-Cult Counselling often includes intensive retreat aspects in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District National Park to the West of Sheffield. Clients stay in a B&B, hotel or holiday cottage and come to see me in my consulting room for up to 4 hours a day. This combines time away from everyday life, being in a beautiful countryside setting, making sense of the cult experience, and emotional support.

I have described this approach in a Chapter entitled: ‘Relational Psychoeducational Intensive—Time Away for Postcult Counselling’ in the new book published by International Cultic Studies Association: ‘Cult Recovery: A Clinician’s Guide to Working With Former Members and Families’ – Editors: Lorna Goldberg, William Goldberg, Rosanne Henry, Michael Langone (2017).

I conducted a qualitative, constructivist Ground Theory doctoral research project at The University of Nottingham, England, and graduated in December 2016. I asked 29 former cult members what they think helps former members recover from an abusive cult experience. My thesis is entitled: ‘Freeing the Authentic-Self: Phases of Recovery and Growth from an Abusive Cult Experience.’ Summary below.

I am a trained supervisor with a Diploma in Supervision from the Sherwood Institute.

I am an international speaker and a published author.


 

Arizona

Danica Williams, MA, LAC, MCPM

Website: www.novusleaf.com

About: Coming alongside individuals and families seeking to restore balance in their lives and find healing in their relationships. We work 1:1 with individuals, couples, and groups offering meaningful and deeply motivational counseling services drawing from an eclectic therapeutic approach, tailored to the client’s unique needs.Coming alongside individuals and families seeking to restore balance in their lives and find healing in their relationships. We work 1:1 with individuals, couples, and groups offering meaningful and deeply motivational counseling services drawing from an eclectic therapeutic approach, tailored to the client’s unique needs.

 

Arizona, Chandler

Christine Colburn, LPC, NCC, CCTP

Website: www.beaconofhopecounselingservices.com, www.bhcsllc.com

Email: Christine@bhcsllc.com

Telephone: 480-500-8074

Location: 1600 W Chandler Blvd. #220 Chandler, AZ 85224

About: I work with children as young as 3 years old all the way through the life span to the end of life. Some of the areas I work with are General Mental Health (GMH), Grief/Loss, Anxiety, Depression, Self-Esteem, Anger Management, Behavior Modification, Trauma, and more. Every client is unique and treated with kindness and respect. We all have our path to walk in this life, I am merely here to help you along your journey so that you can heal and get back to living your life to the fullest.

I spent the past 8 years working as a trauma therapist with the Gila River Indian Community. Now I am starting a new chapter as a trauma therapist working with a different population. I’m looking forward to this new adventure as well as more growth as a provider

I enjoy using Play Therapy & Art Therapy techniques along with Sand Tray work. Color Therapy is also amazing to watch children & adults alike.

I specialize in working with children with trauma. It is amazing how resilient they are and how much they actually teach me as they work through their “stuff”. I see children as seeds of our future. If we can teach them to use the tools they already have, but just have not learned to use them yet, then the future for all of us will be much healthier and stable.

Arizona, Phoenix

Patxi Peguero , MSc, CRPS, CCTP, CSOTP, AMTP, CSAT, T4C-CF, CWF

Email: patxy99@yahoo.com

About: Co-Ocurring Clinician at SAGE Counseling.

Experienced mental health professional with over 20 years in human services field with excellent communication, problem solving and organizational skills. Reliable self-starter with the ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, even under the most stringent time frames. Ability to mentor individuals as well as teams and foster corporate growth by contributing to the achievement of company goals and objectives. Maintains a high level of professionalism and effectiveness, whether working independently or within a team structure.


California, San Francisco Bay Area

Kamal Ahmed, M.A., LMFT

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/marie-h-287444194

About: Helping Teens, Young Adults, Men, and Anxious People live more meaningful lives.

Book a session or check out my website here: www.californiarootedcounseling.com

 

California, San Francisco Bay Area

Wilson Bezerra-Flanders M.A. L.P.C.C., L.M.H.C.

Website: www.californiarootedcounseling.com

Email: kamalomar10@yahoo.com

 

Colorado, Colorado Springs

Valerie (Bringas) Montgomery

Website: beyondbeautiful.net/services/436-2/

Email: valerie@beyondbeautiful.net

About: Emotional Processing for Women is my Forte! When life doesn’t match how we view ourselves or our world, when life throws us a curve-ball, when relationships fail us or we cannot make sense of them… then, emotions are involved! Make a decision to reach out for help.

Academic: Master of Arts in Counseling and Human Services
Bachelor of Arts in Social Work
Licensed Professional Counselor
Nationally Certified Counselor by the National Board of Certified Counselors

Post Graduate Training: Trauma-Informed Certified, Developmental Trauma, Exploring Process Addictions: Sex, Food and Effects on the Brain, Effective Therapy: A Major Force in Enhancing Moral Intelligence, Sandplay: The Process
Certificate by Chi Upsilon Sigma Chapter of Chi Sigma Iota in Recognition of Scholastic and Professional Excellence,Post Induction Therapy for Developmental Immaturity Treatment,Client Record Management,Sexual Compulsivity Training, Youth In Crisis: Understanding and Responding to Self Injurious Behaviors, Mindfulness: Buddhism, Psychology, and the Art of Counseling, Rocky Mountain Eating Disorders Conference, Financial Therapy, Personality Disorders: The Challenges of the Hidden Agenda.

Goals: Emotional Literacy and Enhanced Fulfilment in life for my clients, myself, and the world.

Specialties: Emotional Processing for Women
*Body Image, Eating Health, Self Concept and Self Esteem Enhancement
*Career Fulfilment, Re-Entering the Workforce, Work Transitions
*Relationship Enrichment and Honest Evaluation of Impact
*”Functional Adult” Expression and Art of Balancing Maturity
*Developmental Immaturity (Co-Dependency)
*Mindfulness
*Love Addiction/Love Avoidance Cycles and Recovery
*Self Care & Expansion of Support Systems
*Transitions
*Grief & Loss: Anything that one wishes were more, better, or different
*Custom Speaking and Events on these topics and more!

Colorado Greater Denver Area

Laura Mater Harris MBC.

Website: www.delethcounseling.com

Email: Lauramaterharris@delethcounseling.com

About: Experienced professional (nationally and internationally) with a demonstrated history of working in the counseling, coaching, fitness, consulting, recruiting and mediation industries. Skilled in Individual and Family Therapy, Team Building, Leadership, Strategic Planning, Dispute Resolution and Public Speaking. Graduated summa cum laude Master of Biblical Counseling.

 


Florida, Jacksonville

Jessica Kuilan

Website: magnashaven.com

Email: jessica@magnashaven.com

About: Licensed Clinical Social Worker/ Qualified Clinical Supervisor.

I specialize in providing therapeutic and psychoeducational services to individuals and families; children, adults, mandated clients (misdemeanor and felony), military veterans, LGBTQ and geriatric.

Florida

Stella Bourassa, BSAS, CAP, CRSS

Email: stellalogic1@gmail.com

About: As a professional and passionate addictions counselor with over 10 years of working with clients, 500+ educational credits in addictions counseling, a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Addictions Studies, Certified Addictions Professional (CAP), Certified Recovery Support Specialist, and currently obtaining a dual Master’s in mental health and addiction, it is what I have learned from my clients that continues to keep my passion alive. Some of the most important things I have learned is to be a safe, comforting and sacred place for my clients to share those hidden concerns and experiences that have remained secrets. I believe in the truth behind this saying “we are only as sick as the secrets we keep.” As clients process their secrets, they find healing and the ability to start believing in themselves again. They gain understanding about what belongs to them and what does not; incorporating healthy boundaries and personal accountability.

PERSONAL CODE OF ETHICS:

First and foremost, do no harm and secondly, do unto others as I would have them do unto me. My clients are treated with respect, honoring their autonomy, establishing trust through confidentiality and a non-judgmental attitude, rigorous honesty and radical acceptance. I adhere to the holistic/wellness/learned/developmental models and ethical practices regardless of race, ethnicity, gender, age, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status or religious/spiritual practices.

MISSION:

To offer hope, encouragement, support, understanding, compassion, and help to another human with empathy, rigorous honesty and radical acceptance. To support the recovery of one’s self-esteem, self-worth and self-acceptance through healing, health and sobriety.

 

Florida, Tampa/St. Petersburg

Pamela Paul, NCC, LMHC, LPC, CFT, RRCA, DSc

Email: laurennewcombe@hotmail.com

About: Whatever you are struggling with, I join with you on your journey and offer understanding, support, and encouragement, while helping you to process through your thoughts and feelings, explore areas that help you to gain insight and awareness, and provide direction that will lead you to find resolution and healing.

I am caring and compassionate, and I provide a safe place for you to be open and honest with the circumstances of your life.

I am non-judgmental, and simply help you to achieve the outcome you desire from the counseling or coaching services that you choose to invest in.

Your work will continue outside of our time together, and this is why you are given care plans with objectives that you can agree to that will help you continue the journey towards the growth and healing that you desire to achieve. This also helps you to stay accountable to the work, and gives us further direction in our follow-up sessions together.

We work efficiently and at your pace to make the most of our time together, staying focused on the outcomes you desire to achieve.

My office is conveniently located and easily accessible, affording you a comfortable, clean, and organized environment that will allow you to relax and share what is on your heart.


Georgia, Atlanta

Terence Allen, CLC

Email: gideonswordpastor@gmail.com

About: I am blessed to be able to live out my calling and passion in two distinct fields – Christian Counseling and Freelance Writing.

On one hand, I am the founder of Gideon’s Sword, a counseling ministry dedicated to providing quality pastoral counseling services with a specialization in counseling ministry workers. I am and will always continue to provide pastoral counseling to lay members, but I also provide service to full and part-time church and ministry workers who need a private and safe environment to discuss their problems. Pastors need to be pastored, teachers need to be taught, and counselors need to be counseled.

On the other hand, I am also a freelance writer/editor who has been published in a number of magazines and newspapers. My areas of specialty include writing/editing articles for magazines, newspapers, and other publications, as well as helping organizations with creating corporate communication tools such as brochures, flyers, blogs, and social media copy.

Georgia, Fort Stewart

Rabbi Michael G. Cohen

Website: www.beityavneh.com

Email: mgcohen8@gmail.com

About: U.S. Army Chaplain at 3rd Infantry Division

Georgia, Greater Atlanta Area

E. Essien, LPC,RPT,CPCS, CFMHE

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/in/e-e-91a72330

About: Southern Regional Director at National Board of Forensic Evaluators, Inc.

Providing Mental Health Counseling, Performing Forensic Mental Health Evaluations, and Providing Mental Healthcare Integration Consulting


Illinois Palos Hills

Carla Carter

Website: www.thecognitiveclinic.com

About: Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor and Certified Mental Performance Consultant. The Cognitive Clinic provides individual, couples, family, and group therapy in an outpatient setting. We work with adults, children, and adolescents. Our areas of treatment include anxiety, stress management, depression, trauma, relationship issues, grief & loss, and compulsive over eating. We have specialists who are trained in Eye Movement Desensitization Reprocessing (EMDR), Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) as well as mindfulness.

We help people CHANGE their thinking patterns so that they can achieve their goals. When their thoughts are more in control, they are able to DISCOVER what they are truly capable of. At that point, their entire life will begin to TRANSFORM in ways they never imagined.

Indiana, Indianapolis

George Middleton

Website: www.thegeorgemiddleton.com

Email: gmmusique@cs.com

About: Therapeutic & Behavioral Specialist at George Middleton Consulting MHC CSAYC.

Experienced Counselor with a demonstrated history of working in the mental health care industry. Strong arts and design professional skilled in Coaching, Conflict Resolution, Adult Education, Community Outreach, and Public Speaking.


Iowa, Ames

Leah DeMarest

Email: leah.n.demarest@gmail.com

Facebook: https://m.facebook.com/leahdemarestpsych

Twitter: @LeahDeMarest21

Instagram: flourishing_engagements

About:I have an extensive background in the social services field. I currently hold a masters degree in clinical psychology from Walden University. For more information about my public speaking and mental health services you can find me on twitter, Facebook, and gigsalad.


Michigan Rockford

Gary Heim

Website: truenorthministries.net

Email: gheim@bhbconline.org

About: After graduating from Grace Theological Seminary with my masters degree in counseling, I moved to West Michigan where I had a private counseling practice for nearly ten years. During the first years of my practice I was also employed by Radio Bible Class (Now Our Daily Bread Ministries) in the counseling department.

I have been on staff (full time) at Blythefield Hills Baptist Church for over twenty years as the pastor of Small Groups and Men’s Ministries. I also have a part time private practice at True North Ministries (truenorthministries.net).

My first book, True North: Choosing God in the Frustration of Life, was released in 2011 by Kregel Publications (co-authored with my wife Lisa).

I have been married to my dear wife Lisa for thirty three years. We have two adult children Brandon and Kailie.

In my spare time I enjoy fly fishing, backpacking, hunting, painting and woodworking.


Maine, Wells

also Massachusetts, Danvers (NORTH SHORE BOSTON)

Kristi (Mortensen) Borst, PhD

Website: HealingResonance4.me  (Healing Resonance & My Blog)

Facebook: facebook.com/HealingResonanceLlc  (Healing Resonance on FB)

Twitter: twitter.com/HealingResonanc  (Healing Resonance on Twitter)

Instagram: instagram.com/healingresonanceLlc  (Healing Resonance on Instagram)

Email: Kristi@healingresonance4.me

About: I am an intuitive healing facilitator (I don’t like the word “healer” as we are all self-healing). Sometimes one’s healing ability can be compromised by traumas, emotions and “programming” that have been unconsciously stuffed in the physical, mental and energetic aspects of Self. I am a Master in these unseen realms. I help expose and transmute the stories, robbing others of health and happiness. When the non-physical roots of dis-ease or energetic block are eliminated/transmuted, the physical/mental/emotional/spiritual aspects of Self respond in what can seem to be miraculous ways.   I utilize my own integrative modality I’ve called Perspective Reboot® which is based in unconditional love and light. Challenges people have struggled with on their own, respond to my healing resonance. I am able to help others release obsolete programming, self-limiting beLIEfs and stories that ultimately keep us from joy and wellness. Client healing experiences have been profound, but I am here to empower others to heal and find their true joy! Because I see us as more than our bodies, my assist affects physical, mental, emotional and spiritual healing.   Private natural healing sessions are offered both in person (Wells, Maine or Danvers, Mass) or from my heart to yours via telephone/Skype.  I also offer a catalog of targeted healing sessions, available live stream or as MP3 downloads 24/7 in the Kore HealingSM section of my site.


North Carolina, Charlotte

Linda Baker, MHS

Email: theocentric@live.com

About: Program Manager. Trinity Wellness Community Care LLC

People don’t always need advice. Sometimes they need a helping hand, an ear that listens, and a heart that understands.

North Carolina, Kings Mountain

Katherine Gordon MA, EdS, LPC

Website: vanessaperry.net

Email: cynosuresupport@fastmail.net

About: Owner/Operator of a mental health counseling agency in Kings Mountain, NC.


South Carolina,Myrtle Beach

Vanessa Perry

Website: vanessaperry.net

Email: hkygrl12@gmail.com

About: As a woman who has struggled with fertility and toxic relationships, I work empathically with clients to create the ideal environment for whatever journey they are on. This is achieved through emotion regulation, encouragement, and providing education for their specific issues. My counselor training adds a dimension above traditional coaching. I take great pleasure in watching women rise from the ashes of emotional pain!


Tennessee,Memphis

Oscar Carr, IV

Website: ehcmemphis.com/

Email: oscarcounselor@gmail.com

About: I am a professional counselor. I work with individuals, couples and families. I am interested in trauma, addictions, sexual and relationship issues, men’s issues and spiritual issues. I am currently in the process of becoming a Certified Sex Addiction Therapist (CSAT) through the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals (IITAP). I am also interested in healthy conflict resolution, dialogue and negotiation. In my previous life, I was an attorney who worked at large Memphis law firm where I helped find solutions for complicated business and personal legal problems.

 

Texas, Austin

Jose Garcia-Cuellar, LCSW-S

About: Clinician-Inspirational Speaker-Hypnotist-Coach

I enjoy guiding groups of people to reach their full potential of empowerment. Everyone has strengths, but somehow our negative experiences remind us otherwise. Let me know how I can help you live your best life.

 

Texas Houston

Dr. Julie Hollingsworth

Website: Whisperofthehorse.com, Drjuliehollingsworth.com

Email: drjuliehollingsworth@gmail.com

About: Owner and Counselor at Whisper of the Horse, LLC

Julie A. Hollingsworth

PhD, LCDC, NCAC

Doctor of Philosophy in Esoteric Studies

 

I have been specializing in addiction counseling for over a decade and use different treatment modalities to assist people in moving into their truest selves, lives without addiction, whole and balanced. Addiction is a word that makes people move into denial very easily. There is more addiction in our society than most are willing or ready to deal with. There are common addictions that society sees very clearly such as alcohol and drug dependencies and then there are the others such as gambling , shopping and food that are the behavioral addictions that we see. The addictions that many are unaware of are the sensation addictions and those are addictions such as love, work, control, obsessive thinking and even suffering, just to name a few. Addiction is something that one does that causes some kind of negative consequence to their life and that can be as covert as complaining and obsessing over not getting enough attention from your partner. Addiction is about internal energy and the imbalance of that energy, energy work is part of what I assist people with to get beneath the addictive tendencies and see what is being avoided with addiction.

Specialties:

  • Energy Psychology Practitioner
  • Licensed Chemical Dependency Counselor
  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse Counselor III
  • National Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist- DIPLOMAT
  • Bachelor of Clinical Hypnotherapy
  • Internationally Certified ADC III
  • Certified and Registered Clinical Hypnotherapist
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Esoteric Studies

Vermont, Burlington

Ana Bulnes, MSW, LICSW

Email: wflanders@icloud.com

About: I am a seasoned mental health clinician, consultant, and coach. I’m at my best when dealing with interpersonal communications, functional assessments, community/system-wide negotiations, and project management. Although mental health has been the focus of my career the variety of situations I have encountered have prepared me for a wider range of industries- flexibility is one of my core abilities.

I have helped thousands of clients self-manage depression, anxiety, autism and chronic illness among other conditions towards healthier living.

I’ve worn many hats in my career- life coach, psychotherapist, consultant, case manager, liaison, and crisis counselor among others. As a result I have a unique ability to manage multidisciplinary environments and challenging personalities (aka herding cats). Navigating complex challenges and systems is my specialty.

I’m fanatical about making a difference in the world, volunteerism, and finding ways to make a large scale impact on local and global communities/economies.

I love making new professional acquaintances so reach out if you want to talk global/community projects that help the underserved. I also love discussing social media applications to change the world for the better.


Wisconsin, Greater Milwaukee Area

Carlos Aranda, M.S., NCC, MAC, LPC, CSAC

Email: carandalpc@gmail.com

About: Counselor – Milwaukee Area Technical College – Oak Creek Campus

As stated in my resume, I obtained my Bachelor’s degree from Carroll University. Subsequently, I obtained a Master’s degree in Guidance and Counseling from the University of Wisconsin Platteville and a Masters of Divinity from the University of Dubuque, Iowa. I am a Licensed Professional Counselor as well as a WI- DPI licensed school counselor. Additionally, I hold a license as Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse counselor from the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services.

I have had the opportunity to apply my educational skills in a professional career. I have been working since 1999 at Milwaukee Area Technical College, where I obtained knowledge of the functions of vocational, technical and adult education in Wisconsin. Presently, I am working in the Student Services division holding a position as an Advising Specialist.

I am an adjunct faculty at MATC with over 14 years of experience. I obtained five-year certification, the highest certificate awarded by the Wisconsin Technical College System (WTCS). The Five Year certificate is granted in recognition of experience, training, and preparation as an educator.

I have been fortunate to have worked with different community-based organizations in the Metro-Milwaukee area like United Community Center, Journey House, and UMOS. I participated in curriculum development that also focused on implementing career planning. On an ongoing basis, I participated in workshops that explored the needs of bilingual students, students with disabilities, and the underserved population. I had the pleasure of attending conferences of special interest to me, which addressed issues of recruitment, retention, and evaluation of student services.

I am professional with proven record of providing exceptional services to colleagues and students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds and with physical or psychological disabilities.

Gillie Jenkinson, PhD

UK

Yorkshire
Sheffield

Training Counsellors to help ex-Cult Members.

Post-Cult Counsellor, Psychotherapist, Supervisor, Trainer, Researcher, and Director of Hope Valley Counselling.
Website: hopevalleycounselling.com (Company Website)
Website: encourage-cult-survivors.org (EnCourage)

Email:gillie@hopevalleycounselling.com

About
I am an experienced counsellor and psychotherapist and specialise in working with former members of abusive groups and relationships, including cults and spiritual abuse. I have developed a relational psychoeducational counselling model for working with former cult members (Time Away for Post Cult Counselling), in order to help clients critically apraise what they went through, and to help them understand the dynamics of coercive control, undue influence, trauma, and spiritual and sexual abuse.

Time Away for Post-Cult Counselling often includes intensive retreat aspects in the beautiful Derbyshire Peak District National Park to the West of Sheffield. Clients stay in a B&B, hotel or holiday cottage and come to see me in my consulting room for up to 4 hours a day. This combines time away from everyday life, being in a beautiful countryside setting, making sense of the cult experience, and emotional support.

I have described this approach in a Chapter entitled: ‘Relational Psychoeducational Intensive—Time Away for Postcult Counselling’ in the new book published by International Cultic Studies Association: ‘Cult Recovery: A Clinician’s Guide to Working With Former Members and Families’ – Editors: Lorna Goldberg, William Goldberg, Rosanne Henry, Michael Langone (2017).

I conducted a qualitative, constructivist Ground Theory doctoral research project at The University of Nottingham, England, and graduated in December 2016. I asked 29 former cult members what they think helps former members recover from an abusive cult experience. My thesis is entitled: ‘Freeing the Authentic-Self: Phases of Recovery and Growth from an Abusive Cult Experience.’ Summary below.

I am a trained supervisor with a Diploma in Supervision from the Sherwood Institute.

I am an international speaker and a published author.