Counselling in CF5

Photo of Dr Jerome Mak, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
Dr Jerome Mak
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide you with more effective means to understand and address these emotions
We encounter various kinds of difficulties and challenges every day. At times, it can be challenging to open up to others, therefore leading to feelings of confusion and a sense of powerlessness. Recently, many individuals from Hong Kong who have relocated to the UK have faced setbacks in their social, professional, or academic pursuits. Such challenges often stem from uncertainties surrounding self-image and self-worth while adapting to a new environment. If you find yourself in a similar situation, exploring yourself through psychological counseling can provide you with more effective means to understand and address these emotions
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Photo of Helen Noble, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
Helen Noble
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
I practice person-centred and emotion-focused therapy and have experience of working with sudden bereavement, anxiety, depression, self-esteem, suicidal thoughts, trauma, and health-related emotional distress, with adults across the age range. Emotion-focused therapy can help to focus on feelings which overtake our lives, making us lose sight of what we want, or keeping us stuck in situations we would like to change. Through gentle exploration of our emotions in a safe environment, we may start to see clearly how our feelings determine our actions, how we can make sense of our emotions, and how we can manage them for peace of mind
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Photo of Cardiff Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
Cardiff Holistic Counselling & Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
I am passionate about helping you to manage your mental well-being and believe there is a strong connection between the body and the mind. The effects of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma can be physically felt as well as mentally and emotionally. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating it is to try and cope with daily living when carrying these feelings around with you and just wanting to feel well again. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help you work through and manage these feelings so that you can start to live your life again without this holding you back.
I am passionate about helping you to manage your mental well-being and believe there is a strong connection between the body and the mind. The effects of anxiety, depression, stress, and trauma can be physically felt as well as mentally and emotionally. I understand how overwhelming and debilitating it is to try and cope with daily living when carrying these feelings around with you and just wanting to feel well again. I offer a safe, non-judgmental space to help you work through and manage these feelings so that you can start to live your life again without this holding you back.
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Photo of Jillian Kirkpatrick, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
Jillian Kirkpatrick
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
Hello, I am a fully qualified, accredited counsellor and psychotherapist. My approach to Counselling is integrative I bring together different elements of specific therapies in order to suit your individual needs and circumstances. Together, we can explore your concerns in a safe and supportive environment. As a Mindfulness based Psychotherapist I offer long and short therapy. We can explore in depth how past experiences are affecting your life in the present and how suffering is maintained by this process. Please feel free to contact me if you require more information regarding psychotherapy.
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Photo of Dr Siobhan Henley, Psychiatrist in CF5, Wales
Dr Siobhan Henley
Psychiatrist
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
I am an EMDR Europe Accredited child and adolescent Practitioner working with children and young people affected by PTSD and complex PTSD. PTSD can develop after experiencing, witnessing or hearing about traumatic experiences. Most young people do not develop PTSD but for those who do, the symptoms can be severe, distressing and may affect ability to function in daily life. Symptoms can fluctuate and may include a re experiencing of the event eg in the form of nightmares, feeling ‘on edge’, with attempts to avoid reminders of the trauma and often a change in mood/thoughts.
I am an EMDR Europe Accredited child and adolescent Practitioner working with children and young people affected by PTSD and complex PTSD. PTSD can develop after experiencing, witnessing or hearing about traumatic experiences. Most young people do not develop PTSD but for those who do, the symptoms can be severe, distressing and may affect ability to function in daily life. Symptoms can fluctuate and may include a re experiencing of the event eg in the form of nightmares, feeling ‘on edge’, with attempts to avoid reminders of the trauma and often a change in mood/thoughts.
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Photo of Tracey Crimmins, Psychotherapist in CF5, Wales
Tracey Crimmins
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I am a qualified and accredited CBT psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner and work with adults and adolescents (aged 14 years and above). I have 20 years experience of working in mental health, for NHS, charities, University settings and private medical health settings. I specialise in working with trauma, working with single incident PTSD and complex PTSD. I also work depression, anxiety disorders including panic, generalised anxiety (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), health anxiety and social anxiety.
I am a qualified and accredited CBT psychotherapist and EMDR Practitioner and work with adults and adolescents (aged 14 years and above). I have 20 years experience of working in mental health, for NHS, charities, University settings and private medical health settings. I specialise in working with trauma, working with single incident PTSD and complex PTSD. I also work depression, anxiety disorders including panic, generalised anxiety (GAD), obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD), health anxiety and social anxiety.
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Photo of Audra Maio, Psychotherapist in CF5, Wales
Audra Maio
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
I am a qualified psychotherapist trained in Art Psychotherapy. I am here to provide a safe and compassionate, non-judgemental space for you to share what brings you to the therapy room. When we understand how we are feeling about what is happening in our lives, we can start to make sense of our world and our place in it. The act of creating can help you to connect with and express your emotions when the right words escape you. Materials are provided for your use in the session should you wish to use them. I work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
I am a qualified psychotherapist trained in Art Psychotherapy. I am here to provide a safe and compassionate, non-judgemental space for you to share what brings you to the therapy room. When we understand how we are feeling about what is happening in our lives, we can start to make sense of our world and our place in it. The act of creating can help you to connect with and express your emotions when the right words escape you. Materials are provided for your use in the session should you wish to use them. I work with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
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Photo of Menna Jones, Psychologist in CF5, Wales
Menna Jones
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
I have 20 years' experience working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS and in private practice since gaining my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Throughout this time, I have been supporting adults with a very wide range of difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, and emotional regulation difficulties (including personality disorders). I welcome clients to my home for therapy sessions and appreciate how important it is for people to feel comfortable and at ease in a homely and supportive place in order to explore and express such personal and challenging issues as can arise during therapy.
I have 20 years' experience working as a clinical psychologist in the NHS and in private practice since gaining my Doctorate in Clinical Psychology. Throughout this time, I have been supporting adults with a very wide range of difficulties. These include anxiety, depression, eating disorders, OCD, trauma, and emotional regulation difficulties (including personality disorders). I welcome clients to my home for therapy sessions and appreciate how important it is for people to feel comfortable and at ease in a homely and supportive place in order to explore and express such personal and challenging issues as can arise during therapy.
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Photo of Katy Bowen, Psychologist in CF5, Wales
Katy Bowen
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
Hello! I have expertise supporting people who have gone through traumatic experiences, from childhood difficulties and traumas through to accidents and abuse during adulthood. I support people with both psychological and physical trauma too, primarily working with young adults and adults. I use techniques such as EMDR, CFT and ACT to help people reduce distress, increase kindness and compassion towards themselves, and live life in line with what is important to them.
Hello! I have expertise supporting people who have gone through traumatic experiences, from childhood difficulties and traumas through to accidents and abuse during adulthood. I support people with both psychological and physical trauma too, primarily working with young adults and adults. I use techniques such as EMDR, CFT and ACT to help people reduce distress, increase kindness and compassion towards themselves, and live life in line with what is important to them.
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Photo of Katie Leatham, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
Katie Leatham
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
You are probably feeling very upset, alone and confused, maybe even ashamed and wondering if counselling could help? Everyone who comes to therapy has a unique set of issues but the underlying need to share the distress and be understood, is true for everyone. If you are struggling with parenting, postnatal depression, miscarriage or your identity as a woman you are not alone. I have lots of experience working with women (and men) who are struggling with family life and want to feel better than they currently do. I also help young people with identity and self esteem issues, self harm, anxiety and sad feelings
You are probably feeling very upset, alone and confused, maybe even ashamed and wondering if counselling could help? Everyone who comes to therapy has a unique set of issues but the underlying need to share the distress and be understood, is true for everyone. If you are struggling with parenting, postnatal depression, miscarriage or your identity as a woman you are not alone. I have lots of experience working with women (and men) who are struggling with family life and want to feel better than they currently do. I also help young people with identity and self esteem issues, self harm, anxiety and sad feelings
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Photo of Woodland Counselling for Couples and Individuals, Psychotherapist in CF5, Wales
Woodland Counselling for Couples and Individuals
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
I have trained as an integrative counsellor, and believe that therapy can help us evolve from surviving to thriving. I became a counsellor for many reasons, but fundamentally because of the powerful way in which counselling can help you take back control of your life story; tomorrow does not have to be like yesterday. I can offer you a calm space to explore what feels safe to you until you are ready and I will not make assumptions about the individual struggles you are going through. I work with the full belief that it is possible to find a way through your experiences and re-gain that sense of who you are.
I have trained as an integrative counsellor, and believe that therapy can help us evolve from surviving to thriving. I became a counsellor for many reasons, but fundamentally because of the powerful way in which counselling can help you take back control of your life story; tomorrow does not have to be like yesterday. I can offer you a calm space to explore what feels safe to you until you are ready and I will not make assumptions about the individual struggles you are going through. I work with the full belief that it is possible to find a way through your experiences and re-gain that sense of who you are.
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Photo of Graham Mason, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
Graham Mason
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Life is good at throwing problems our way, counselling can help make sense of what's happening and allow you to move forward positively. I enjoy helping people achieve their goals, improve their quality of life and their work life balance. Giving people a space where they can be heard and respected, work together to overcome the challenges of modern life. I offer a flexible approach to appointments and a relaxed confidential space for sessions. My practice has allowed me to help clients of all ages from all backgrounds with wide ranging issues.
Life is good at throwing problems our way, counselling can help make sense of what's happening and allow you to move forward positively. I enjoy helping people achieve their goals, improve their quality of life and their work life balance. Giving people a space where they can be heard and respected, work together to overcome the challenges of modern life. I offer a flexible approach to appointments and a relaxed confidential space for sessions. My practice has allowed me to help clients of all ages from all backgrounds with wide ranging issues.
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Photo of Dominique Fester, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
Dominique Fester
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warm, empathic, counselling in the heart of Cardiff. I am a qualified, (BACP) registered, humanistic and integrative counsellor from Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) with several years of on-the-ground experience. I have often worked with clients going through a range of difficulties including anxiety/depression, periods where they are struggling to cope or times where they are going through unexpected/significant life changes. My role is to support clients with any issues which they feel are impacting on their mental wellbeing and ability to find value, and meaning, in their lives.
Warm, empathic, counselling in the heart of Cardiff. I am a qualified, (BACP) registered, humanistic and integrative counsellor from Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) with several years of on-the-ground experience. I have often worked with clients going through a range of difficulties including anxiety/depression, periods where they are struggling to cope or times where they are going through unexpected/significant life changes. My role is to support clients with any issues which they feel are impacting on their mental wellbeing and ability to find value, and meaning, in their lives.
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Photo of Dr Alex Morey, Psychologist in CF5, Wales
Dr Alex Morey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
Are you in need of support for mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or emotional regulation? I am dedicated to creating a non-judgmental therapy space where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in their lives. I believe in working with clients in a collaborative way to enable you to achieve your desired outcomes and goals. As a Clinical Psychologist, I offer evidence-based interventions to support individuals in enhancing their mental health and well-being, and experienced in working with a diverse range of challenges.
Are you in need of support for mental health concerns such as anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, or emotional regulation? I am dedicated to creating a non-judgmental therapy space where clients feel heard, understood, and empowered to make positive changes in their lives. I believe in working with clients in a collaborative way to enable you to achieve your desired outcomes and goals. As a Clinical Psychologist, I offer evidence-based interventions to support individuals in enhancing their mental health and well-being, and experienced in working with a diverse range of challenges.
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Photo of Catherine Dimopoulos, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
Catherine Dimopoulos
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
I am a fully qualified counsellor / therapist with 18 years NHS experience (GP counsellor), and a further 5+ years of private practice. My practice is based in a very welcoming space in the heart of Cowbridge. As an integrative counsellor, I work with my clients to tailor appropriate interventions and help them to set and reach their therapeutic goals. Whatever difficulties you may bring to counselling, and whatever issues with mood, self esteem or anxiety that these difficulties have caused you, there will be a way forward.
I am a fully qualified counsellor / therapist with 18 years NHS experience (GP counsellor), and a further 5+ years of private practice. My practice is based in a very welcoming space in the heart of Cowbridge. As an integrative counsellor, I work with my clients to tailor appropriate interventions and help them to set and reach their therapeutic goals. Whatever difficulties you may bring to counselling, and whatever issues with mood, self esteem or anxiety that these difficulties have caused you, there will be a way forward.
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Photo of The Next Page Counselling, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
The Next Page Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hi, if you feeling anxious, confused or worried? Struggling to cope or overwhelmed? I will give you a confidential safe space to talk and be heard. I am professional, non-judgmental and empathetic. I work with people with a range of issues including but not limited to, Depression and Anxiety, Suicidal thoughts, Relationships and their issues, sex and sexuality, greater life balance, work related stress and more. Counselling is a talking therapy which gives you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement. I aim to help you feel more in control and empower you to make the changes YOU want to your life!
Hi, if you feeling anxious, confused or worried? Struggling to cope or overwhelmed? I will give you a confidential safe space to talk and be heard. I am professional, non-judgmental and empathetic. I work with people with a range of issues including but not limited to, Depression and Anxiety, Suicidal thoughts, Relationships and their issues, sex and sexuality, greater life balance, work related stress and more. Counselling is a talking therapy which gives you a space to explore your thoughts and feelings without judgement. I aim to help you feel more in control and empower you to make the changes YOU want to your life!
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Photo of Michael Leslie Stephenson-Huxford, Psychotherapist in CF5, Wales
Michael Leslie Stephenson-Huxford
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Cardiff CF5  (Online Only)
Hello! - My name is Dr Michael Stephenson-Huxford, and I am a CBT, EMDR and Counselling practitioner. A question for you: have you noticed that we are born without an 'instruction manual' - telling us how to manage everything that gets thrown at us in life? The people, situations and challenges we have to endure can feel overwhelming at times; even unfair. The good news is there are solutions and answers if we just look in the right places. My job is to help you get to those places sooner; fixing matters - in a permanent way - so that you can become familiar with a richer, calmer and more fulfilled way of living.
Hello! - My name is Dr Michael Stephenson-Huxford, and I am a CBT, EMDR and Counselling practitioner. A question for you: have you noticed that we are born without an 'instruction manual' - telling us how to manage everything that gets thrown at us in life? The people, situations and challenges we have to endure can feel overwhelming at times; even unfair. The good news is there are solutions and answers if we just look in the right places. My job is to help you get to those places sooner; fixing matters - in a permanent way - so that you can become familiar with a richer, calmer and more fulfilled way of living.
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Photo of Dr Mel Maton, Psychologist in CF5, Wales
Dr Mel Maton
Psychologist, DCounsPsych, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Not accepting new clients
You may be seeking counselling for a specific issue such as: stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or feeling sad and these are all good reasons for seeking support. Alternatively your reason might be more difficult to put into words, not everyone has an identifiable reason for seeking support. Whatever your reason for counselling, I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space where your experiences, thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored.
You may be seeking counselling for a specific issue such as: stress, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem or feeling sad and these are all good reasons for seeking support. Alternatively your reason might be more difficult to put into words, not everyone has an identifiable reason for seeking support. Whatever your reason for counselling, I provide a confidential and non-judgmental space where your experiences, thoughts and feelings can be expressed and explored.
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Photo of Dawid Bogon, Psychotherapist in CF5, Wales
Dawid Bogon
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello! My name is Dawid. I am a CBT therapist. My photo was taken in Cornwall. As you can see I enjoy being in nature (look at that smile). I can walk on cliffs for miles, this really relaxes me. I want you to feel the same and support your wellbeing. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy where we work together to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which may be causing you difficulties. We would set achievable goals for future sessions and the final destination of where you would like to be. CBT is short-term. Once you learn some new useful skills you become then your own therapist!
Hello! My name is Dawid. I am a CBT therapist. My photo was taken in Cornwall. As you can see I enjoy being in nature (look at that smile). I can walk on cliffs for miles, this really relaxes me. I want you to feel the same and support your wellbeing. Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) is a talking therapy where we work together to recognise and challenge unhelpful thoughts and behaviours which may be causing you difficulties. We would set achievable goals for future sessions and the final destination of where you would like to be. CBT is short-term. Once you learn some new useful skills you become then your own therapist!
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Photo of Louise Duggan, Counsellor in CF5, Wales
Louise Duggan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you feeling lonely, isolated, depressed, anxious or have thoughts of suicide? Have you experienced an event such as bereavement, loss of a job or the end of a relationship? Is your self esteem or confidence low? Do you feel trapped in a situation and see no way out? Are you a parent/carer and feel alone or that no one understands? I offer counselling to help you explore your feelings safely and without judgement. I specialise in anxiety and depression, self esteem, loss and change and parenting/caring, I also have professional and personal knowledge and understanding of Autism and PDA.
Are you feeling lonely, isolated, depressed, anxious or have thoughts of suicide? Have you experienced an event such as bereavement, loss of a job or the end of a relationship? Is your self esteem or confidence low? Do you feel trapped in a situation and see no way out? Are you a parent/carer and feel alone or that no one understands? I offer counselling to help you explore your feelings safely and without judgement. I specialise in anxiety and depression, self esteem, loss and change and parenting/caring, I also have professional and personal knowledge and understanding of Autism and PDA.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in CF5

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in CF5 who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
90% Self Esteem
90% Stress
87% Depression
80% Relationship Issues
80% Coping Skills
77% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

40% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
40% Bupa
20% Other

How Counsellors in CF5 see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in CF5?

Search for nearby therapists or counsellors by inputting your city, postcode, or a provider’s name into the search bar. From there, you can filter providers by the issues they treat, cost, insurance, gender, and other factors to find providers who are well-suited to your needs. To navigate between locations within the same country, enter a new city or postcode into the search bar.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.