Counselling in Ackworth

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Emily Del-Grande Therapeutic Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Ackworth WF7
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
Thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. We all need support in life and at times, we reach out to therapy to provide us with that support. Therapy can help us to understand complex emotions, behaviours, or to learn more about ourselves. Sometimes it is just nice to talk to someone who is hearing and feeling what is going on for you. I can offer you a non-judgemental space to explore whatever it is you need support with. Together, we can work through your fears, your difficult memories or whatever is hindering you in life.
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Cherise Ainley Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Garforth LS25
Hi, I help people like you to feel better about yourself and improve your self-esteem and confidence. I understand how crippling the effects of low self-esteem and having zero confidence can be. Counselling with me can show you that you don't have to live like this forever, and nor do you deserve to. You CAN learn to love yourself, feel empowered and get the respect that you are entitled to. Some outcomes of counselling might be, improving boundaries so that you have more free time to do the things you love. Feeling more fulfilled in your relationships or just being more in charge of your own life. Please contact me for a chat.
Hi, I help people like you to feel better about yourself and improve your self-esteem and confidence. I understand how crippling the effects of low self-esteem and having zero confidence can be. Counselling with me can show you that you don't have to live like this forever, and nor do you deserve to. You CAN learn to love yourself, feel empowered and get the respect that you are entitled to. Some outcomes of counselling might be, improving boundaries so that you have more free time to do the things you love. Feeling more fulfilled in your relationships or just being more in charge of your own life. Please contact me for a chat.
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Lisa Furnish Gmbpss Mbacp
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Wakefield WF1
Are you looking to find your self-worth again after an abusive relationship? Do you need a trauma-led psychotherapist who can help empower you in a safe and empathic way? I work with those who are trying to leave, or who have left, an emotionally abusive relationship and want to shed the trauma bonds and find their self-worth again. I have experience surviving trauma and working with others looking to heal from abuse, trauma bonding, and co-dependency. I can help you understand how abuse affects your mind, body, and well-being. I can help you navigate your way through the emotions of shame, guilt, and fear in a safe way.
Are you looking to find your self-worth again after an abusive relationship? Do you need a trauma-led psychotherapist who can help empower you in a safe and empathic way? I work with those who are trying to leave, or who have left, an emotionally abusive relationship and want to shed the trauma bonds and find their self-worth again. I have experience surviving trauma and working with others looking to heal from abuse, trauma bonding, and co-dependency. I can help you understand how abuse affects your mind, body, and well-being. I can help you navigate your way through the emotions of shame, guilt, and fear in a safe way.
0113 519 4603 View 0113 519 4603
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Julie Kirk
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS15
At some point in our lives we all need additional support to deal with personal issues and problems that are affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Starting counselling can be difficult, however it is the first step to the support and guidance you need. I work on the concept that every client is an individual and therefore needs a bespoke treatment plan. As a client centered therapist I will co-ordinate your therapeutic plan to meet your individual needs and together we will work to improve the way you are thinking and feeling.
At some point in our lives we all need additional support to deal with personal issues and problems that are affect our thoughts, feelings and behaviors. Starting counselling can be difficult, however it is the first step to the support and guidance you need. I work on the concept that every client is an individual and therefore needs a bespoke treatment plan. As a client centered therapist I will co-ordinate your therapeutic plan to meet your individual needs and together we will work to improve the way you are thinking and feeling.
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David Camm
MSc
Verified Verified
Barnsley S72
Do you ever feel a little frazzled? Find it difficult to make a change? Struggle to find meaning and purpose? Want to address an imbalance in your life? Can't seem to find your way? You may be at a turning point in your life or want to work on your personal development. We all face these challenges and at times, the support of a coach can help you to make progress. I use established coaching techniques to help you explore your current situation, deepen your self awareness and move towards an improved way of being.
Do you ever feel a little frazzled? Find it difficult to make a change? Struggle to find meaning and purpose? Want to address an imbalance in your life? Can't seem to find your way? You may be at a turning point in your life or want to work on your personal development. We all face these challenges and at times, the support of a coach can help you to make progress. I use established coaching techniques to help you explore your current situation, deepen your self awareness and move towards an improved way of being.
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Abbie Rhodes
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Barnsley S72
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
Hi, it can be hard to share your feelings, so I offer a relaxed approach to therapy in a welcoming private safe space in Rotherham or Barnsley. Here we can start getting you the best possible outcomes for lifes struggles. With the right support and guidance we can start to make your world more manageable, learn new coping skills and build a clearer future. Your first time or not, we will go along at your pace and your duration. Together we can explore your life dynamics, hopes, and goals - past, present or future by using different therpay approaches to make long term changes, realisations and all around maintainable improvements.
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Amanda Bainbridge
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wakefield WF1
Does something need to change? Have you been feeling overwhelmed or frazzled? Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for yourself? Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating? Maybe memories from your past seem to be holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to confront them, in a safe environment with a professional. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
Does something need to change? Have you been feeling overwhelmed or frazzled? Are you juggling responsibilities and finding it difficult to make time for yourself? Do you want to improve your relationships and find more productive ways of communicating? Maybe memories from your past seem to be holding you back and you’ve decided it’s time to confront them, in a safe environment with a professional. Or perhaps you’re looking for a new direction, a sense of feeling more empowered in your life. If any of this sounds familiar, I might be able to help…
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Aneela Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
East Ardsley WF3
Not accepting new clients
Hi there! I’m Aneela. Life can be difficult, busy, and messy, which is why we all need support from time to time to deal with it. Our emotional health is an important part of our overall health, so when that is affected other areas of our lives are also. It affects how we feel about ourselves, others, and the world around us - so I'm glad you've stopped by. Therapy can give you power over your circumstances rather than them having power over you. Therapy can be an important part of taking care of ourselves, so we are better able to understand what’s going on for us. I would love to be a helping hand in this process for you.
Hi there! I’m Aneela. Life can be difficult, busy, and messy, which is why we all need support from time to time to deal with it. Our emotional health is an important part of our overall health, so when that is affected other areas of our lives are also. It affects how we feel about ourselves, others, and the world around us - so I'm glad you've stopped by. Therapy can give you power over your circumstances rather than them having power over you. Therapy can be an important part of taking care of ourselves, so we are better able to understand what’s going on for us. I would love to be a helping hand in this process for you.
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Nadine Naughton
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF4
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
Hello I am Nadine, I have 14 years experience as a counsellor for children, young people and adults in Yorkshire. See my profile. I'm near Nostell Priory, junction 30/31 M62 and 38/39 M1. Wakefield & Huddersfield. I qualified in 2009 and I actively work with children, young people, adults, relationship counselling and family therapy. I have 14 years regular counselling experience and 12 years previous experience working with children's mental and emotional health service for Kirklees within Tier 2 and Tier 3 Ask CAMHS/ ChEWS - Northorpe Hall Services known now as Thriving Kirklees. I now only work in my own private practice.
01924 938065 View 01924 938065
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Sian Long
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Garforth LS25
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can be overwhelming. Left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example it can be a struggle to move forward and really impact our daily life. It might be one event, or there maybe many things or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that they won't be interested, or maybe that they are part of the problem.
Sometimes the challenges we face in life can be overwhelming. Left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example it can be a struggle to move forward and really impact our daily life. It might be one event, or there maybe many things or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that they won't be interested, or maybe that they are part of the problem.
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Women in Bloom Psychology
Psychologist, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS25
Hi, I’m Tracey, I specialise in psychological assessment and therapy for women. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, pregnancy and motherhood, perimenopause/menopause, bereavements, traumas? As women, there can be many unique challenges and life transitions to face. Having a safe space to reflect on what's happening for you, to connect with the emotional impacts, and discover how you can learn to adapt is vital. It lets you build your sense of strength and resilience and ultimately, it encourages you to heal and continue to grow despite what life has thrown your way.
Hi, I’m Tracey, I specialise in psychological assessment and therapy for women. Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, relationships, pregnancy and motherhood, perimenopause/menopause, bereavements, traumas? As women, there can be many unique challenges and life transitions to face. Having a safe space to reflect on what's happening for you, to connect with the emotional impacts, and discover how you can learn to adapt is vital. It lets you build your sense of strength and resilience and ultimately, it encourages you to heal and continue to grow despite what life has thrown your way.
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Tapiwa Thomas - Pamozi Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds WF3
I am Tapiwa, through experience and training, I know how tough it can be to wade through and unknot the emotions, feeling, despair and everything life throws at you. I’m an integrative practitioner, and as such, I will be drawing on various therapies to support you as we seek to find the answers to the challenges you are facing. It must have taken you a couple of clicks to get here, and very possibly a lot of strength. By looking for support you have made a move towards better health and resilience. I believe that, within all of us, are the answers to the challenges we face.
I am Tapiwa, through experience and training, I know how tough it can be to wade through and unknot the emotions, feeling, despair and everything life throws at you. I’m an integrative practitioner, and as such, I will be drawing on various therapies to support you as we seek to find the answers to the challenges you are facing. It must have taken you a couple of clicks to get here, and very possibly a lot of strength. By looking for support you have made a move towards better health and resilience. I believe that, within all of us, are the answers to the challenges we face.
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Aspire Play Therapy (Huddersfield/Wakefield)
Counsellor, MA, PTUK
Verified Verified
Barnsley S70
Play Therapy can help support social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and also children who are struggling with confused and upsetting experiences. Difficulties that can be supported through Play Therapy include anger, phobias, friendships, concentration, loss and bereavement, anxiety, parental separation, trauma, sibling rivalry, hyperactivity, behavioural issues, emotional literacy and many others. Through the support of the therapist, play can help a child achieve their full potential. You can contact me to arrange a free consultation in which your child's difficulties can be discussed and therapeutic goals agreed.
Play Therapy can help support social, emotional and behaviour difficulties and also children who are struggling with confused and upsetting experiences. Difficulties that can be supported through Play Therapy include anger, phobias, friendships, concentration, loss and bereavement, anxiety, parental separation, trauma, sibling rivalry, hyperactivity, behavioural issues, emotional literacy and many others. Through the support of the therapist, play can help a child achieve their full potential. You can contact me to arrange a free consultation in which your child's difficulties can be discussed and therapeutic goals agreed.
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Talking with Gwynne
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Castleford WF10
Are you puzzled why 'things' are not working out for you ? Do you feel 'stressed all the time ? Are you curious about why you are the person you are ? Why you live the life you do ? Is there a pattern you recognise about yourself, that you 'don't get' but seems unchangeable? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to live the life you want? Does that desire to live the best life you can seem limited by illness or a potential or actual genetic blue print that isn't changeable ? If you have any of these thoughts or similar, then I can help you to find your answers. I have energy, experience, resources and commitment for this work with you.
Are you puzzled why 'things' are not working out for you ? Do you feel 'stressed all the time ? Are you curious about why you are the person you are ? Why you live the life you do ? Is there a pattern you recognise about yourself, that you 'don't get' but seems unchangeable? Do you feel 'stuck' and unable to live the life you want? Does that desire to live the best life you can seem limited by illness or a potential or actual genetic blue print that isn't changeable ? If you have any of these thoughts or similar, then I can help you to find your answers. I have energy, experience, resources and commitment for this work with you.
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Abigail Haywood
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Barnsley S70
Not accepting new clients
I am an Integrative Counsellor, this means that I can alter my way of working to better suit my client's personal needs. Working this way means that I can bring different skills and theories into session that I feel my client may benefit from rather sticking to just one counselling theory. I believe that a counselling journey needs to as unique as the person embarking on it. The aim of my counselling service is to help people work towards a brighter future, one step at a time. When working on your mental health, people think of this long scary process, what I aim to do is break this journey down into steps, keeping you in control.
I am an Integrative Counsellor, this means that I can alter my way of working to better suit my client's personal needs. Working this way means that I can bring different skills and theories into session that I feel my client may benefit from rather sticking to just one counselling theory. I believe that a counselling journey needs to as unique as the person embarking on it. The aim of my counselling service is to help people work towards a brighter future, one step at a time. When working on your mental health, people think of this long scary process, what I aim to do is break this journey down into steps, keeping you in control.
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Photo of Jennifer Gledhill, MA, BACP, Counsellor
Jennifer Gledhill
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF7
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
Making the first move to see a counsellor can feel like a big step, especially if this is the first time you've done it. Perhaps you feel like you’re worrying more than usual at the moment? Or maybe there is a specific issue on your mind that you can't seem to get past. Perhaps you've had enough of feeling anxious, or you're feeling low and 'stuck'. When we have the opportunity to share how we feel in a safe, confidential environment it can help us to develop a toolkit of coping strategies to deal with times when things get tough.
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Jeana Hallas at Barnsley Hypnosis & Counselling
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Barnsley S71
Most clients contact us with surface negative symptoms or challenges. Every client is totally unique, therefore our truly one-off, made-to-measure approach is needed and always provided. Most clients help us to slowly identify the real current trigger(s), creating the negative presenting symptoms or challenges. Finally, our last step in helping you gain a positive, confident and happier future, is to discover your deepest root causes, which created the very first trigger(s). To put it simply, our driving force from day one is to help you quickly ensure you gain much improved: thinking, feeling and behaviour.
Most clients contact us with surface negative symptoms or challenges. Every client is totally unique, therefore our truly one-off, made-to-measure approach is needed and always provided. Most clients help us to slowly identify the real current trigger(s), creating the negative presenting symptoms or challenges. Finally, our last step in helping you gain a positive, confident and happier future, is to discover your deepest root causes, which created the very first trigger(s). To put it simply, our driving force from day one is to help you quickly ensure you gain much improved: thinking, feeling and behaviour.
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Kevin Westwood
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF4  (Online Only)
Hi. At times we are challenged in life and we may need help to work through the issues that can affect us. Whatever we are experiencing, it can impact on our whole life greatly. At times admitting we need help can be a long and hard journey. Just getting to this point of looking for a therapist means you’ve addressed so much already and that you wish to take the next step. It's finding the right therapist for you, just like any other relationship is how you connect that enables you to feel safe and be open so you can work through your issues. So take your time to find the right one as that relationship can help you so much.
Hi. At times we are challenged in life and we may need help to work through the issues that can affect us. Whatever we are experiencing, it can impact on our whole life greatly. At times admitting we need help can be a long and hard journey. Just getting to this point of looking for a therapist means you’ve addressed so much already and that you wish to take the next step. It's finding the right therapist for you, just like any other relationship is how you connect that enables you to feel safe and be open so you can work through your issues. So take your time to find the right one as that relationship can help you so much.
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Abigail Leah Bonnett
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Garforth LS25  (Online Only)
Depression, fear, anxiety and other mental health issues are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I also specialise in gender identity Exploring your gender identity can be a very difficult time. There are many obstacles to overcome, and it’s only normal that you may experience emotions that you cannot make sense of. You may experience different feelings, such as feeling confused and alone, depressed and anxious, angry and frustrated or even fearful and scared. Some clients may just want to engage in transgender and non binary counselling in a safe space.
Depression, fear, anxiety and other mental health issues are some of the most common and uncomfortable emotions that we can experience at some point in our lives. I also specialise in gender identity Exploring your gender identity can be a very difficult time. There are many obstacles to overcome, and it’s only normal that you may experience emotions that you cannot make sense of. You may experience different feelings, such as feeling confused and alone, depressed and anxious, angry and frustrated or even fearful and scared. Some clients may just want to engage in transgender and non binary counselling in a safe space.
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Victoria Northern
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Wakefield WF2
I work with adults and young people with various presenting difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, phobias, stress, trauma, depression, anger, loss, low self esteem, self harm, relationship problems and abuse. Counselling is a process people seek when they want changes in their life. It can help us to understand and have better clarity of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Let me ask you…Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to feel happier? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you feeling lost or hopeless? Are you battling with your inner critic? Do you want to heal from your past? If so let’s start your journey to discovering a new you.
I work with adults and young people with various presenting difficulties such as anxiety, OCD, phobias, stress, trauma, depression, anger, loss, low self esteem, self harm, relationship problems and abuse. Counselling is a process people seek when they want changes in their life. It can help us to understand and have better clarity of our thoughts, emotions and behaviours. Let me ask you…Are you feeling stuck? Do you want to feel happier? Are you feeling overwhelmed? Are you feeling lost or hopeless? Are you battling with your inner critic? Do you want to heal from your past? If so let’s start your journey to discovering a new you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Ackworth

< 10

Counsellors in Ackworth who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Addiction
100% Child
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Ackworth see their clients

100% In Person and Online
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Ackworth?

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.