Finding the right person to talk to can feel overwhelming. We know it can be frustrating when you have to spend your first session with a counsellor explaining all about your condition. That’s why MS-UK has created a directory of fully qualified, registered counsellors who have all undertaken our MS Awareness and Counselling People with Multiple Sclerosis eLearning courses. This means that all the counsellors listed below already understand multiple sclerosis (MS) well and you won’t have to spend time explaining.
These counsellors offer telephone or online counselling and some also provide face-to-face sessions depending on where you live. Each counsellor has stated their experience and costs within the directory which is available to view below. And if you still find yourself looking for further support be sure to check out our Further Helpful Resources section on this page. Please mention MS-UK when contacting any of the counsellors in order to get the discounted rate which some of them have offered.
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This counsellor offers person-centred counselling and is experienced in working with people with MS.
Location Online or telephone
Call 07525 854152
This counsellor is integrative, trained in psychodynamic and ACT approaches.
Call 07989 200637
This counsellor works mainly with a person centred approach
Location Online / High Wycombe/Princes Risborough area with accessible room and parking
Call 07855 528609
This counsellor specialises in disability and long term health conditions. She has worked with people who have MS since July 2022.
Call 07383 867167
This counsellor is very person-centred.
Location Colchester, Essex, CO3 or CO1
Call 07988 024110 (WhatsApp)
Call 07761 050417
This counsellor is very person-centred and has 5 years of working with people affected by MS.
Location Churchtown, Southport, PR9
Call 07986 728844
This counsellor offers an integrative-relational method of counselling.
Location Derbyshire (Tuesdays), Sheffield (Wednesdays and Thursdays)
Cost £50 – £60
Call 07789 520623
This counsellor offers CBT, Creative therapy, Family therapy, Integrative, Person centred, and Play therapy for children
Location Rugby CV23
Cost £45 – £50
Call 07902 976554
This counsellor is person-centred and offers psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural therapy, solution focused therapy, and trauma informed-interventions.
Location North London, N11
Call 07305 098556
This counsellor is a humanistic and therapeutic coach.
Location TN21 Sussex
Call 07787 571487
Person-centred counsellor, dramatherapy, EMDR and trauma therapy. Also trained in CBT, DBT and MBCT
Location Sutton in Ashfield NG17 (parking available), telephone and online. Female only.
Cost £45 – £70 depending on income
Call 07903 598324
This counsellor is person-centred and has worked with clients with MS since December 2021.
Location North Yorkshire Coast, TS13 5AD
This counsellor uses existential psychotherapy as well as other kinds of counselling. She has worked with clients with MS since March 2020.
Location Gloucester, GL2 5EL
Cost £36 – £50
Call 07539 052562
This counsellor uses integrative counselling and is qualified in CBT and EMDR.
Location Liverpool L17
Call 07563 524618
This counsellor has 24 years of experience working as a health care professional working with people with MS and many other long-term health conditions.
Call 07721 195203
This counsellor is an integrative counsellor working mainly in a person-centred way.
Cost £30 individuals / £40 couples
This counsellor uses an integrative approach, working from a person centred perspective. She also has a special interest in unpaid family carers, who care for someone with a disability.
Location Bristol, BS1
Call 07575 007077
This counsellor uses an integrative approach with additional training in Social Justice Theory. She also has experience of working with people who have MS and other long-term health conditions, their families, and carers.
Location Little Clacton, North Essex
Cost £10 – £40
Call 07870 582145
This counsellor offers psychodynamic counselling but incorporates somatic therapy, humanistic and psychosynthesis to suit clients needs.
Cost £45 – concessionary rate available
Call 07901 925424
This counsellor focuses on integrative and psychodynamic counselling.
Location Chichester, West Sussex
Call 07716 242629
This counsellor is very person-centred and has had previous experiences of working with people with MS.
Location Earls Colne, Essex, CO9
Cost £35 (online and telephone), £50 (Face to face)
Call 07939 818131
This counsellor has an integrative approach but qualified as a Gestalt Psychotherapist. She Lives with a long-term health condition and has experience of working with people living with disability. Works online on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday.
Cost £25 – £40 depending on circumstances
This counsellor is integrative, specialising in chronic illness, disability, loss / bereavement, low mood and consequent identity issues.
Location Online and face to face – Cheltenham GL52
Cost Between £55 and £75 depending on circumstances
Call 07375 814194
Works in a person-centred way and has a special interest in working with all forms of loss and grief.
Location Online or telephone
Cost £35 – £50 depending on circumstances
Call 07456 597406
This counsellor is an Integrative counsellor drawing on person-centred principals, attachment-focused therapy, Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Systemic therapies and EMDR. She also has experience of working with those who have long-term health conditions and their families.
This counsellor focuses on integrative counselling and has experience of working with people who have MS. She especially covers the loss and lived experience of disability around neurological condition.
Location Kingston upon Thames, Greater London
Call 07765 482795
This counsellor has a humanistic, person-centric approach.
Location Ashford, Kent
Call 01233 334702
This counsellor offers integrative, person centred, CBT counselling, works with young people and adults, all tailored to your specific needs. There is also an opportunity to have your counselling sessions in Gujarati if you’d prefer.
Location Online and face to face. Postcode area HA7
Cost £30 (concessionary rates available on request)
Telephone 07510 983673
The counsellor is very person-centred and has experience working with MS for 8 years.
This counsellor uses person-centred counselling and has experience of working with people who have MS.
Call 07597 280998
Laura offers online counselling using the person-centred approach and works with people with MS and life changes. She has personal experience of living with MS.
This counsellor is person-centred and has had experience of working with people who have MS since August 2019
Call 07578 667750
This counsellor has an integrative counselling approach.
Location West Norwood, London, SE27
Call 07731 982668
This counsellor has an integrative counselling style and has worked with clients who have MS since September 2018.
Location Colchester, Essex
Call 07771 666061
This counsellor has an integrative style and has worked with people with MS since December 2021.
Location Darlington, DL3
Call 07443 284073
This counsellor uses integrative counselling and experience working with people who have MS.
Call 07397 004526
This is a UK wide Community Interest Company (CIC) which has been set up to provide people access to low-cost counselling. Costs are driven by the individual’s ability to pay which means they are proportionate and fair to everyone.
The Brain Charity offer counselling to those living with a neurological condition, which includes family members of those directly affected. They are based in Liverpool however they can provide counselling via remote means such as the video app Zoom.
You can access MS specific counselling via the Neuro Therapy Network Centres (formerly MS Therapy Centres). These are a network of centres that are scattered around the UK which provide access to a wide range of therapies that are designed to help us manage the impact of MS at an affordable level (some do provide access to counselling).
This is an organisation that specialises in providing access to counsellors and psychotherapists for adults with disabilities and their families, specifically those with experience of MS. It is possible they may be able to secure NHS funding to cover the cost of your sessions. Please see their referral form linked below and mention MS-UK when completing.
This private entity’s goal is to match people with trained therapists who can offer therapies that are right for each individual. Their therapist matching service can be accessed online with telephone support available if needed. The TherapyFinders website also provides access to a live emotional first aid chat option which allows you to connect to a trained therapist in confidence.
There are several online directories where you can search for a private counsellor. Their databases are searchable using location and keywords to help you filter down the results appropriately.