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Counselling can help you gain insight into your feelings and behaviour, and help you change that behaviour, if necessary. Book online today.

What is counselling?

Counselling provides a regular time and space for people to talk about their troubles and explore difficult feelings in an environment that is safe, free from intrusion and confidential. A counsellor should respect your viewpoint while helping you to deal with specific problems, cope with crises, improve your relationships, or develop better ways of living.

Counselling helps individuals to gain insight into their feelings and behaviour and to change that behaviour, if necessary. Counsellors achieve this by listening to what their clients have to say and commenting on it from their particular professional perspective.

How can counselling help?

Individuals may seek counselling because of difficult experiences they’ve been going through, such as a relationship breakdown, bereavement or redundancy. People may also want help dealing with feelings of sadness, depression, anxiety or low self-worth that don’t seem to be connected to any specific event.

Counselling can also help people deal with and overcome mental health problems, such as an eating disorder or depression. Counselling can assist even if the individual is already getting other kinds of help from a GP or psychiatrist. It can also help people come to terms with an ongoing physical problem, illness or disability.

Counselling can also be a means of coping with physical symptoms or complaints that doctors can’t alleviate. If GPs can’t find a physical cause for someone’s problems, individuals may want to look further to see whether there is a psychological side to their symptoms.

Specialists Offering Psychological counselling

Dr Joanne Stuart

Clinical Psychologist

Doctorate in Clinical Psychology

BMI The Cavell Hospital 1 more BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

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Dr Evelyn Millings

Clinical Psychologist

Dip. Ed. M.A. (Hons) Chartered FCIPD. PhD. C.Psychol. Dip.Couns. AFBPsS. C.Sci. D.Couns.Psych. Clin.Psych

BMI Ross Hall Hospital

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Dr Derek Indoe

Consultant Clinical and Forensic Psychologist

C.Sci., M.A.Oxon., D.Psych., Dip.Clin.Psych., M.A.(London), M.Sc (CNAA), P.G.C.E, Dip.TESL, C.Psychol (Ed, Couns, For, Clin), BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Therapist. European Accredited EMDR Practitioner

BMI Bath Clinic

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Mr Simon Birke

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

B.Soc (Hons) MSc

BMI The Cavell Hospital 1 more BMI The Kings Oak Hospital

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Dr Lene Forrester

Consultant Clinical Psychologist

BSc(Hon), DClinPsychol, PhD CPsychol

BMI Albyn Hospital

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Dr Ian McCubbin

Consultant Senior Clinical Psychologist


BMI The Saxon Clinic

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Ways to pay

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Pay for yourself

Pay for yourself with our fixed price packages. This includes your pre-assessment, treatment, follow-ups and 6 months' aftercare

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Pay with health insurance

We are widely recognised by health insurers. Ask your insurer about your cover and for an insurer pre-authorisation code

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direct debit

Spread the cost

Pay for yourself with the BMI card and spread the cost over 12 months, interest-free (terms and conditions apply)

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