The Stephenson Centre

center1The Stephenson Centre is a private independent counselling and psychotherapy centre offering counselling, psychotherapy and psychology services for a range of emotional and psychological difficulties to individuals, couples, children and teenagers in the centre of Ipswich town, Suffolk. These difficulties include; anxiety, depression, stress, anger issues, bereavement and loss, relationship problems, feelings of not coping and not feeling good enough, disordered eating and dependency issues such as alcohol and drugs.

The Stephenson Centre occupies a large listed building near the waterfront on the edge of Ipswich town centre in Suffolk. It is beautifully decorated enhancing its many original features providing a relaxed and calm environment ideal for therapy, counselling and psychotherapy


Making an appointment online

You can now make an initial appointment with one of our therapists online. There are two ways of doing this. You can either go into our "Meet Our Therapists" page, select the therapist you would like to see and click on "My Availability" - this will take you through to their available appointments where you are invited to click on the appointment you would like and this will take you to a message page where you can send a message directly to the therapist and provisionally book the appointment. The therapist will respond to you promptly to confirm the appointment.

The other option is to click on "Make an Appointment" below and this will invite you to choose a type of therapy from the drop down menu and a list of the available appointments will come up with the various therapists. You can click on one of these and provisionally book it. A message form will appear and you can send a message to the therapist, who will respond and confirm the appointment with them.

Alternatively, if you prefer, you can call the centre directly on 01473 218541 and speak to our Therapy Services Manager who will be pleased to discuss how we can help and give you more information on the services we can offer. You can also email her at

Our therapists

Our team consists of highly experienced and professional counsellors, psychotherapists and clinical psychologists who specialise in seeing individuals, couples, families, teenagers, children and groups who are looking to understand and make sense of emotional and psychological difficulties including depression and anxiety. We also offer low cost counselling and CBT.

All our counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists at the Stephenson Centre are qualified in, and work from, a range of models of counselling and psychotherapy including; psychodynamic, integrative, CBT (cognitive behavioural therapy), systemic and family therapy and we also have an Art Psychotherapist and Hypnotherapist. They are all registered with one of the major therapy organisations and work within their code of ethical practice ensuring a high standard of practice.

Many of our therapists and psychologists are qualified to Masters level and doctorate level and have undergone additional training in their areas of interest which include; anxiety, depression, bereavement, relationship difficulties, EMDR for trauma, Art Psychotherapy and/or other specialist areas. We also have three experienced couple therapists and two experienced child and teenager counsellors with many years of experience working with children and teenagers.

We also offer hypnotherapy from a specialist experienced hypnotherapist who offers this as part of her psychotherapy sessions. You are welcome to speak to our hypnotherapist for more information if this is of interest to you.

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Low cost counselling

At the Stephenson Centre we have carefully selected student / trainee counsellors on clinical placement who can see individuals at a far lower cost than a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist. These are trainee counsellors and CBT therapists usually in their second or final year of training who are required to see individuals as part of their qualifying - they are able to deal with a wide range of emotional difficulties including anxiety and depression, relationship issues, bereavement, dependencies. - fees for a student / trainee counsellor are £15 per session. See our fees page for a list of all our fees.

If you would like to see one of our student / trainee counsellors, you will first be invited to see one of our senior qualified counsellors or psychotherapists for an initial appointment. This is to ensure the student / trainee counsellor is able to adequately support you - the fee for this initial appointment is also £15.

We aim to offer you an initial appointment for counselling or psychotherapy in Ipswich, Suffolk at the Stephenson Centre, within 48 hours of your request.

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If you are looking for counselling or psychotherapy (including low cost counselling or CBT) in Ipswich Suffolk or the surrounding areas including; Hadleigh, Martlesham, Needham Market, Woodbridge etc, for emotional difficulties which includes counselling for anxiety or depression, or you would like to have a chat with a counsellor or psychotherapist to see how we can help, you can contact us either via email or phone; email or call 01473 218541



The team also provide individual and group clinical supervision for practicing therapists, counsellors and psychotherapists and supervision support for other healthcare professionals, social workers and support and care workers in schools and care homes.

Workshops and seminars are also held for therapists, counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists and those looking to start a therapy training themselves. Do get in touch if you are interested in any of these.

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Contact us

Tel: 01473 218541


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