South East England

Pete Tobias https://petetobiascounselling.co.uk/

“We are born in relationship, we grow in relationship, we are wounded in relationship and we are healed in relationship.” – Harville Hendrix.
The human experience (with all its joys, pleasures, pain, and loss) are rooted in the relationship we have with ourselves, others and the world we live in. From our earliest moments on Earth we witness, learn, and grow in and through the relationships we witness and form. Relationships are the source of most of our human struggles, and can also be a powerful tool to help us process, heal and grow.
The healing power of relationship is at the core of my practice as a therapist. Time and time again, research has demonstrated that one factor – more than any other – is associated with successful treatment outcomes. This is the quality of the relationship between the therapist and the client. That is why my approach is to work relationally and integratively. The aim is for us to work together to explore the thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours that are negatively impacting on your well-being.
Working relationally means engaging in the emergent here-and-now relationship between us. It’s about being present as a human being first, because your mental health struggles are human struggles. Together, we can create a comfortable and safe space within which we can untangle and process the difficulties and challenges life throws at you. I will be fully present without trying to shift your perspective or judge your experiences. Therapy is a collaborative, non-directive, and non-judgemental journey.

About me and my therapy practice
Working integratively means that I draw upon a variety of approaches based on your unique needs because as humans we are diverse and complex beings. There is therefore not one singular approach that is clinically adequate for all clients and situations. Within this flexible and personalised approach to treatment, you can expect the following from our sessions:
Mutual trust, respect and confidentiality;
Shared decision-making and agreement on the goals of therapy;
The freedom to share any negative emotional responses, thoughts and feelings;
Co-constructing a space within which you feel comfortable and able to share and experience difficult emotions;
Empathic support in undoing self-criticism, as well as challenging, and changing behaviours;
A caring space within which we can explore difficult, traumatic and painful relationships, feelings or events;
Knowledge and expertise that can help regulate, mitigate, and alleviate physical trauma responses within your body.
I have worked with a diverse range of clients and specialise in working with difficulties such as:

  • Traumatic experiences or events
  • Relationships
  • Exploring neurdiversity
  • Anxiety
  • Loss and grief
  • Depression
  • Stress​

Angela Kelly, MBACP

https://www.counselling-directory.org.uk/counsellors/angela-kelly

Are you considering some counselling sessions – if so I would like to offer you a warm welcome! I primarily work with Neurodivergent/autistic people, including children (although I do work with neurotypicals, parents and those who have autistic family members). I have many years of personal experience and professional knowledge of Autism and PDA (pathological demand avoidance).

Being Autistic can increase the possibility of developing very high levels of anxiety as you try to make sense of the world around you. This can feel very debilitating. Together we can discuss and explore how your autism/PDA affects you and explore ways to enable you to reduce or manage the anxiety in your life.

I am an experienced Integrative counsellor and Member of the BACP. I have a diploma in child counselling and Post Graduate Certificate (Dist) in Autism with Sheffield University.

As a Neurodivergent autistic therapist I have extensive personal and professional experience of autism and can see both autistic adults and children. Exploring together the way you experience the world and what you need to enable you to live a safe, happy and successful life. This may include exploring incidents of the past including any previous trauma’s, exploring with you emerging research on autism relating to the impact of the sensory system on autistic individuals, alexithymia (feeling feelings) and interoception (internal feelings and senses) and autistic burnout.

I will provide you with a safe, confidential, non judgemental and down to earth counselling experience. I am warm, welcoming and empathic and I understand that deciding to come for counselling can be a big step. I want to offer you reassurance that sessions are about you and what you need. I will explain how we can work together to enhance your life experiences enabling you to live the life you want to.


Jamie Crabb, MBACP

https://www.jamiecrabbtherapy.com/

I’ve worked in secondary and higher education, mental health and wellbeing for twenty years in roles that have focused on enabling growth and change for individuals and communities. After studying applied theatre (educational, community and therapeutic contexts) I worked in schools and community settings supporting young people experiencing social and emotional challenges. Subsequently, I worked as a lecturer/tutor in applied theatre and as mental health, disability and neurodiversity coordinator and tutor supporting students in higher education. I developed a passion for working with adults and young people with disabilities, long-term health conditions, neurodiversity, mental health and wellbeing challenges including co-editing Study Skills for Students with Dyslexia (Support for Specific Learning Differences). These roles supported me to develop a deep relational understanding of the power of authentic and enabling relationships and led to my training in counselling and psychotherapy. I integrate all these learnings into my therapy, group work and developing community and training supporting intersectionality and culturally sensitive practice as a member of the Aashna Counselling and Psychotherapy creative team.

You can expect a friendly, warm and confidential environment working with me. My aim is to support you to explore the relationship between your past and present, greater awareness of your thoughts, feelings, physical and bodily experience.  I will be honest, reflective, open, and curious in our work.  Together we will create a space for you to look in and experience yourself, then gather the strength to make changes that you hope for, achieve greater vitality and meaning in life.


Amy Peters, MBACP

www.newgladecounselling.co.uk

Are you someone who struggles to be yourself at work, in social situations, or in relationships? Perhaps things feel overwhelming right now and you’d like things to feel calmer, and clearer?  As a counsellor working with adolescents and adults (online or face to face in the CT4, Kent area), I aim to make the experience of counselling as comfortable as possible for you, offering you a safe and welcoming space whilst providing you with coping strategies and insights to help you gain clarity in your life. I have a special interest in working with neurodivergent individuals and their families and hold a current DBS check and up to date safeguarding training.

As someone with familial experience of autism, as well as professional experience of working with neurodivergent individuals, I understand the importance of finding the right type of counselling.  My flexible approach to counselling, whether short or long term, will help you to feel safe and empowered. 

I’m pleased that you’ve taken this first step on the way to choosing a counsellor and I hope that I can help you take the next one.  It’s important above all else that you

Are you someone who struggles to be yourself at work, in social situations, or in relationships? Maybe years of masking your true self to fit in have taken their toll. Perhaps things feel overwhelming right now and you’d like to feel calmer, and clearer?  As a counsellor working with adolescents and adults (online or face to face in the CT4, Kent area), I aim to make the experience of counselling as comfortable as possible for you, offering you a safe and welcoming space to explore what you need to whilst providing you with coping strategies and insights to help you gain clarity in your life. I specialise in working with neurodivergent individuals and their families and hold a current DBS check and up to date safeguarding training.

As someone with familial experience of autism and ADHD, as well as professional experience of working with neurodivergent individuals, I understand the importance of finding the right type of counselling.  My flexible approach to counselling, whether short or long term, will help you to feel safe and empowered. 

I’m pleased that you’ve taken this first step on the way to choosing a counsellor and I hope that I can help you take the next one.  It’s important above all else that you feel comfortable with your counsellor so I offer a free 15 minute phone or online consultation to see if you think I’m the right fit for you or your loved one. Please see my website or send me a message for more details.

feel comfortable with your counsellor so I offer a free 15 minute phone or online consultation to see if you think I’m the right fit for you or your loved one. Please see my website or send me a message for more details.


Matthew O’Mullane MBACP http://www.anhtherapy.com

Are you considering starting therapy but feeling nervous to reach out? This first step can feel scary, but I want to reassure you we go at your pace, exploring what you want, in a supportive and collaborative way. Perhaps you are feeling like you have lost your sense of purpose, or you feel like something is missing?

My main focus is Person-Centred, which is a humanistic way of working, however, I draw upon other modalities as and when they feel appropriate. We can evaluate how we are working together along the way. Here are some of the areas I specialise in: LGBTQ+ Identity, ADHD, and Self Worth.

My personal belief is there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. There are many different approaches to counselling but all seek to alleviate personal suffering and facilitate personal growth: most research shows successful therapy is the result of the strength of the relationship between the therapist and client above all else.

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions or would like to book an initial session. I will get back to your message, voicemail, or email as soon as possible.


Jennifer Snow MNCS (Accred) http://www.jennifersnowcounselling.co.uk

I work with adults, particularly those who are disabled, have long-term
health conditions or who are neurodivergent (autistic or with ADHD in
particular), and with those who look after others in this position.
Learning to communicate your experiences and your needs to loved
ones; overcoming the social isolation that disability brings, and coping
with the extra effort it can take to be around other people; finding your
place and valuing yourself in a society that doesn’t understand or
appreciate those who are different in any way – these are changes that
might seem impossible to make. I believe that you have both the
strength and the answers within yourself, and I can help you find them.
To be able to tell those around you what you need, you have to know
what they are yourself. I provide a safe, non-judgemental space for you
to work things through, to speak freely and openly about your feelings
and experiences so that you can move forward, make changes, and
increase your self-esteem. I am myself disabled and a carer and have
experienced first-hand the effects of disability, autism and ADHD on
everyday life. I have had to relearn how to live within a disabled body.
This doesn’t make me an expert in your life, but it does help me
understand many of the challenges which might be facing you.

If you would like more information about how I can help you, please
email me at jennifersnowcounselling@gmail.com and take a look at my
website at http://www.jennifersnowcounselling.co.uk. I will always email you a
reply, so if you don’t hear from me don’t forget to check your spam
folder. Your enquiry will be dealt with promptly and in confidence. I look
forward to hearing from you.


Stephanie Baum (She/her)

ADHD friendly and affirmative therapy for adults in Brighton and online. As a therapist with lived experience of ADHD, I am passionate about supporting people in connecting with their real selves. I believe in the power of accessing a reflective space with a therapist who understands the challenges and the qualities and strengths that often come along with being ADHD.

I have a Diploma in Integrative Counselling and am currently completing an Advanced Diploma/MA in integrative Psychotherapy and Counselling at the Minster Centre in London.

My way of working is integrative, drawing on a broad range of approaches in collaboration with my clients. For example, I often use Gestalt, sensorimotor, trauma-informed, polyvagal and body-focused therapy. In addition to that, I draw on attachment, relational and psychodynamic work to explore links between the past and present.

I offer both short and long-term therapy for adults through weekly one-to-one sessions, currently online. I also offer a limited number of walk and talk spaces in the Brighton area.

Visit my website for more information: www.stephaniebaum.com


Helen Young MBACP

I am a humanistic Gestalt counsellor and I provide a counselling service
for neurodivergence (with or without a diagnosis). This includes, (and
not limited to): Autism, ADHD, Asperger’s Syndrome, Tourette’s Syndrome,
Dyslexia and Dyspraxia. I also provide a counselling service to those,
(family members, friends, carers, and the wider community) supporting
neurodivergence.

I have experience of working with neurodiversity within a counselling
capacity and as a specialist mentor. As a neurodivergent therapist I
feel that I can relate to, and have experienced first-hand, some of the
challenges resulting from neurodiversity.

Maybe you would like support with understanding what neurodivergence may
mean for you and your family? Or perhaps you are wondering if you or a
family member is neurodivergent and you might not be too sure what to do?
You might be experiencing a range of feelings resulting from a late
diagnosis or a misdiagnosis that you wish to work through. I support
individuals to work through difficulties with social communication or
with establishing, managing and sustaining relationships. I also explore
neurodiversity within an education or workplace setting, and with
understanding sensory experiences and preferences. Finally, you might be
female and looking to understand your specific neurodivergent
presentation.

Autism and neurodivergence can affect individuals in a number of ways. 
Whilst autistic or neurodivergent individuals will share certain
characteristics, they will experience these differently. I modify the
counselling sessions to accommodate your individual needs and I invite
you to contact me to discuss your needs.

In addition to my experience with neurodiversity I am experienced in
working with a range of presenting issues including, anxiety,
depression, stress, trauma, grief and relationship difficulties. My
sessions are autism, neurodivergent and LGBTQ+ friendly.

I offer short term and long term, online or telephone counselling
sessions to adults of all ages within the UK. I also offer sessions face
to face at my private practice, in Fareham, Hampshire. Sessions are
available Monday-Friday 9am-5pm and some evening and weekend
appointments available.

I offer a free 20 minute phone consultation to help you decide if I am
the ‘right’ counsellor for you.

For more information please visit my website:
http://www.hycounselling.co.uk or contact me on 07874810357 or
info@hycounselling.co.uk


David Levy MBACP, MNCS (Accred) www.adhdcounselling.uk

I am a counsellor specialising in the treatment of ADHD, anxiety, depression, stress, addiction, issues with self-esteem or relationships, and repeating patterns of behaviour you’d like to change. I am also diagnosed combined-type ADHD.

In addition to my private practice work, I run ADHD support groups in association with the charity ADHD, and recently appeared on the ‘Conversations with Nick Conn’ podcast discussing ADHD. My writing has been published by Happiful Magazine, and is often featured on the Counselling Directory website.

Trained in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, my practice has developed to emphasise the relationship between therapist and client and I endeavour to create a safe, non-judgemental environment in which your presenting issues can be explored and better understood.

I work in private practice from my home in Whetstone, N20 and offer sessions five days a week either in-person or online via Zoom, Skype, Google Meet or Microsoft Teams.


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