Counselling in Altofts

Photo of Kirsty White, Psychotherapist in Altofts, England
Kirsty White
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Altofts WF6
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and EMDR Therapy to Adults, Children and Young People. I work from a private office in Ossett, Flushdyke near Wakefield. I also provide remote support through zoom or telephone and those local, walk and talk therapy. I provide a completely safe and non judgemental space to ensure you have the opportunity to work through any difficulties you are experiencing. I am an Accredited Registered Member of the BACP and BABCP and I adhere to their Code of Ethics & Practice. I attend regular supervision.
I offer Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and EMDR Therapy to Adults, Children and Young People. I work from a private office in Ossett, Flushdyke near Wakefield. I also provide remote support through zoom or telephone and those local, walk and talk therapy. I provide a completely safe and non judgemental space to ensure you have the opportunity to work through any difficulties you are experiencing. I am an Accredited Registered Member of the BACP and BABCP and I adhere to their Code of Ethics & Practice. I attend regular supervision.
01924 978930 View 01924 978930
Photo of Chris Allen, Psychotherapist in Altofts, England
Chris Allen
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Altofts WF6
I'm Chris and I'm a counsellor, psychotherapist, and supervisor, and work with people who want to improve their lives and feel better. Has your life become unmanageable? Are you experiencing emotional overwhelm? Are you experiencing relationship problems, or do you feel alone with no one to share your difficulties with? Are you experiencing concerns such as bereavement or loss of a relationship? Have you experienced traumatic events? Have you experienced childhood abuse or neglect? Or, are you a victim of domestic violence? I have experience in helping people in the above and more. Therapy can completely change your life.
I'm Chris and I'm a counsellor, psychotherapist, and supervisor, and work with people who want to improve their lives and feel better. Has your life become unmanageable? Are you experiencing emotional overwhelm? Are you experiencing relationship problems, or do you feel alone with no one to share your difficulties with? Are you experiencing concerns such as bereavement or loss of a relationship? Have you experienced traumatic events? Have you experienced childhood abuse or neglect? Or, are you a victim of domestic violence? I have experience in helping people in the above and more. Therapy can completely change your life.
01226 790896 View 01226 790896

More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Phil Haigh, Counsellor in Altofts, England
Phil Haigh
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Sometimes we can feel a bit broken and not know why. You might feel exhausted worrying about relationships and obsessing over how other people feel about you. Maybe you wish you could feel less needy in romantic relationships, more confident and treat yourself with more respect. It might be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns, working too much or pushing yourself too hard but you don’t seem able to stop. Replaying past events on a loop in bed, you imagine if you could just be better somehow things would be different.
Sometimes we can feel a bit broken and not know why. You might feel exhausted worrying about relationships and obsessing over how other people feel about you. Maybe you wish you could feel less needy in romantic relationships, more confident and treat yourself with more respect. It might be that you keep repeating unhelpful patterns, working too much or pushing yourself too hard but you don’t seem able to stop. Replaying past events on a loop in bed, you imagine if you could just be better somehow things would be different.
0113 487 2305 View 0113 487 2305
Photo of Dr Kerri Garbutt, Psychologist in Altofts, England
Dr Kerri Garbutt
Psychologist
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
ONLINE SESSIONS OFFERED: I am a Chartered and Registered Psychologist with over 20 years’ experience in the psychological assessment and treatment of adults, with a wide range of psychological issues and needs. I am able to adapt my therapeutic approach and style to best meet your needs and therefore I can use a range of therapeutic approaches. I am also known for my ability to develop a strong therapeutic relationship with individuals that have difficulty trusting others, experience high levels of shame or have had negative experiences with other therapists/individuals in authority in the past. PLEASE MAKE CONTACT VIA EMAIL
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Photo of Pete Forde, Psychologist in Altofts, England
Pete Forde
Psychologist, HCPC - Ed. Psych.
Verified Verified
Dewsbury WF12
I am an experienced Educational Psychologist. My primary work is in assessing the needs of child in their school setting and writing accessible EP reports, which can be used for EHCP investigations. I also investigate and write EP Advice for the EHCP process. I prefer to meet the child face-to-face in their learning context, speak and work with them. I consult with parents and members of staff and read available reports. I also work with adults in work settings. I can diagnose dyslexia, measure learning difficulties, identify unusual learning styles (using WISC-V and WIAT-III) and measure learning difficulties. I attend tribunals.
I am an experienced Educational Psychologist. My primary work is in assessing the needs of child in their school setting and writing accessible EP reports, which can be used for EHCP investigations. I also investigate and write EP Advice for the EHCP process. I prefer to meet the child face-to-face in their learning context, speak and work with them. I consult with parents and members of staff and read available reports. I also work with adults in work settings. I can diagnose dyslexia, measure learning difficulties, identify unusual learning styles (using WISC-V and WIAT-III) and measure learning difficulties. I attend tribunals.
01924 793783 View 01924 793783
Photo of Anya Zinkivskay, Counsellor in Altofts, England
Anya Zinkivskay
Counsellor, MRes, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS1
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ERP and EMDR, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of deepening self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is in New Mills, Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom. Where, in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
As private practice and NHS practitioner, with a 20-year background in neuropsychology, I structure therapy around the needs of my clients. Using Trauma-informed practice I employ Evidence-based techniques such as CBT, ERP and EMDR, in conjunction with psychoeducation. Client-Centred approach is central to my therapeutic aim of deepening self-awareness and offering clients a proactive involvement in their therapeutic process. My private practice is in New Mills, Derbyshire and virtually on Zoom. Where, in a confidential, safe and empathic environment I have been supporting clients from across the UK and Europe.
01663 790112 View 01663 790112
Photo of Michael Everritt, Counsellor in Altofts, England
Michael Everritt
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
I believe that in times like these it is only natural to feel anxious and depressed. It is only natural to be emotional. Perhaps you are tired of being made to feel like a problem to be solved? Are you fed up up of people trying to fix you when it is the world that is broken? You might have had a bad experience with therapy in the past? I hear you. As your therapist I will help you learn to recognise what your emotions are trying to tell you. I will help you to make peace with yourself and in doing so allow your self esteem to flourish.
I believe that in times like these it is only natural to feel anxious and depressed. It is only natural to be emotional. Perhaps you are tired of being made to feel like a problem to be solved? Are you fed up up of people trying to fix you when it is the world that is broken? You might have had a bad experience with therapy in the past? I hear you. As your therapist I will help you learn to recognise what your emotions are trying to tell you. I will help you to make peace with yourself and in doing so allow your self esteem to flourish.
0113 519 1426 View 0113 519 1426
Photo of Lucy Nuthall, Psychotherapist in Altofts, England
Lucy Nuthall
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Wakefield WF2
Welcome to my page. I look forward to helping you establish your goal in therapy and working on how we can reach this together. I will then support you in your journey towards or achieving or maintaining improved mental health and emotional wellbeing.
Welcome to my page. I look forward to helping you establish your goal in therapy and working on how we can reach this together. I will then support you in your journey towards or achieving or maintaining improved mental health and emotional wellbeing.
07976 547323 View 07976 547323
Photo of Halina Julia Hewson, Counsellor in Altofts, England
Halina Julia Hewson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Pontefract WF8
Not accepting new clients
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
I am qualified counsellor registered with the BACP and I can provide counselling in both Polish and English language. Counselling is my passion and one of strength is the ability to build a good strong rapport with my clients. . I have lot of experiences working with Domestic Violence both the perpetrators and the victims. However I have experiences working with different issues that were brought by clients to the sessions. (Please check my Specialties) . I have a regular supervision in my practice as counsellor to ensure my practice is to a high standard. I am planning to start working towards my accreditation.
07858 460372 View 07858 460372
My Psyche Hour LTD CBT
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, stress or major life changes? Are your difficulties causing you to feel overwhelmed and preventing you from living the life you desire? Are they impacting your relationships, your job or your health? You don't need to struggle alone, at My Psyche Hour, we can work with you to help you overcome the challenges you are facing to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing. We provide Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), an evidence based approach effective in treating a variety of psychological issues and this is delivered by an accredited CBT therapist.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, stress or major life changes? Are your difficulties causing you to feel overwhelmed and preventing you from living the life you desire? Are they impacting your relationships, your job or your health? You don't need to struggle alone, at My Psyche Hour, we can work with you to help you overcome the challenges you are facing to improve your mental and emotional wellbeing. We provide Cognitive Behavioural therapy (CBT), an evidence based approach effective in treating a variety of psychological issues and this is delivered by an accredited CBT therapist.
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Photo of Dr Nicky Bould, Psychologist in Altofts, England
Dr Nicky Bould
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS10  (Online Only)
Hello, I’m Nicky and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of concerns. I also specialise in supporting people with physical health conditions and I have been working in NHS cancer services for over 15 years. I have extensive experience of working with people who are living with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, persistent pain, gastrointestinal problems (such as IBS), dermatological issues and also life-limiting illnesses. In addition to this, I also work more generally with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
Hello, I’m Nicky and I am an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I work with people who are experiencing a wide range of concerns. I also specialise in supporting people with physical health conditions and I have been working in NHS cancer services for over 15 years. I have extensive experience of working with people who are living with conditions such as cancer, diabetes, persistent pain, gastrointestinal problems (such as IBS), dermatological issues and also life-limiting illnesses. In addition to this, I also work more generally with issues such as depression, anxiety, grief, stress, relationship difficulties and trauma.
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Photo of Roxan E Gardner, Counsellor in Altofts, England
Roxan E Gardner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Pontefract WF9
It starts with a hello...but I know that starting the conversation can be difficult at times. Life brings its share of challenges but no one needs to suffer in isolation. I am here to walk this journey with you, so you can become a better version of yourself. I am a firm believer that not everyone experiences even the same issue the same way. Therefore, being flexible in dealing with the differing needs of clients, is a necessary skill I have honed over the years.
It starts with a hello...but I know that starting the conversation can be difficult at times. Life brings its share of challenges but no one needs to suffer in isolation. I am here to walk this journey with you, so you can become a better version of yourself. I am a firm believer that not everyone experiences even the same issue the same way. Therefore, being flexible in dealing with the differing needs of clients, is a necessary skill I have honed over the years.
01924 978866 View 01924 978866
Photo of Jacqui Parkin, Counsellor in Altofts, England
Jacqui Parkin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
Hi there! I work with women and girls struggling with difficult emotions and low self esteem. You may be seeking support through a specific life challenge or transition, to learn how to cope better, to explore painful or traumatic experiences or to change aspects of life that no longer serve you. Maybe you just want to feel at ease with yourself and in your relationships? If so, then I'm glad that you're seeking the support you deserve and I'd love to chat with you.
Hi there! I work with women and girls struggling with difficult emotions and low self esteem. You may be seeking support through a specific life challenge or transition, to learn how to cope better, to explore painful or traumatic experiences or to change aspects of life that no longer serve you. Maybe you just want to feel at ease with yourself and in your relationships? If so, then I'm glad that you're seeking the support you deserve and I'd love to chat with you.
01423 803251 View 01423 803251
Photo of Elise Beckwith, Counsellor in Altofts, England
Elise Beckwith
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Hi my name is Elise, I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor. I presume that you are visiting this site because you are contemplating starting some personal counselling. I know that this can be quite daunting, but this is the first and very brave step. We all strive to be content, self-aware and to have peace. I offer the Person-Centred Approach, and have experience working with, bereavement, anxiety, loss or ending of relationships,trauma, amongst many other issues. It is essential to find the correct support and professional guidance and for you finding what works best for you, which is my aim.
Hi my name is Elise, I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor. I presume that you are visiting this site because you are contemplating starting some personal counselling. I know that this can be quite daunting, but this is the first and very brave step. We all strive to be content, self-aware and to have peace. I offer the Person-Centred Approach, and have experience working with, bereavement, anxiety, loss or ending of relationships,trauma, amongst many other issues. It is essential to find the correct support and professional guidance and for you finding what works best for you, which is my aim.
0113 487 2755 View 0113 487 2755
Photo of Toby Lyons, Psychotherapist in Altofts, England
Toby Lyons
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
3 Endorsed
Leeds LS1  (Online Only)
There are many different reasons why you might be thinking about starting therapy. You might be feeling out of sorts, out of sync or not quite yourself. You might need support as you move through a difficult phase or transition in your life. You may recognise the need to explore and process some parts of your past. From anxiety or depression to stress management and relationship difficulties – the list goes on. Therapy has the potential to help everyone differently. If you'd like to know more about me or how I practice then visit my website: www.lyonstherapy.co.uk.
There are many different reasons why you might be thinking about starting therapy. You might be feeling out of sorts, out of sync or not quite yourself. You might need support as you move through a difficult phase or transition in your life. You may recognise the need to explore and process some parts of your past. From anxiety or depression to stress management and relationship difficulties – the list goes on. Therapy has the potential to help everyone differently. If you'd like to know more about me or how I practice then visit my website: www.lyonstherapy.co.uk.
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Photo of Sarah Smith, Psychotherapist in Altofts, England
Sarah Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a therapist and yoga teacher. I have experienced the benefits and believe in the process. I understand that it takes courage to reach out and engage in therapy. I have welcomed and supported people of different ages and backgrounds in a variety of settings struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma, low self esteem and relationships. Do you feel anxious or low? Are you finding it hard to heal from sexual abuse, trauma or grief? Do you struggle with shame, guilt, insecurity or anger? Do you find it hard to regulate your emotions? Are you wanting something to change?
Hi, I’m Sarah. My own healing journey led me to become a therapist and yoga teacher. I have experienced the benefits and believe in the process. I understand that it takes courage to reach out and engage in therapy. I have welcomed and supported people of different ages and backgrounds in a variety of settings struggling with anxiety, the effects of trauma, low self esteem and relationships. Do you feel anxious or low? Are you finding it hard to heal from sexual abuse, trauma or grief? Do you struggle with shame, guilt, insecurity or anger? Do you find it hard to regulate your emotions? Are you wanting something to change?
0191 743 3588 View 0191 743 3588
Photo of Aisha Abdulsalam Winningah, Psychotherapist in Altofts, England
Aisha Abdulsalam Winningah
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, worry excessively and feeling of persistent sadness with lack of interest in activities or difficulty experiencing pleasure can make life difficult in the sense that you feel disconnected and unable to relate to others. The feelings of shame and guilt can be so overwhelming that you might result to other means e.g., substances, self-harming, isolation amongst other things to cope. Take a pause....Its been a lot, right? You have had to deal with all this on your own. You don't have to do that anymore. Let me help. Whatever your goal, it is achievable and you can live a happier, meaning life
Experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, worry excessively and feeling of persistent sadness with lack of interest in activities or difficulty experiencing pleasure can make life difficult in the sense that you feel disconnected and unable to relate to others. The feelings of shame and guilt can be so overwhelming that you might result to other means e.g., substances, self-harming, isolation amongst other things to cope. Take a pause....Its been a lot, right? You have had to deal with all this on your own. You don't have to do that anymore. Let me help. Whatever your goal, it is achievable and you can live a happier, meaning life
01708 205229 View 01708 205229
Photo of Andy Whitehouse, Psychotherapist in Altofts, England
Andy Whitehouse
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS1
Not accepting new clients
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
0114 478 2442 View 0114 478 2442
Photo of Kate Crompton, Psychotherapist in Altofts, England
Kate Crompton
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS8
Not accepting new clients
Are you feeling nervous, anxious or on edge? Are you feeling down, depressed or hopeless? Do you feel stuck chewing over the past or worrying excessively about the future? Maybe you've experienced difficult early life experiences and/or traumas that are holding you back from what you want to be feeling, thinking and doing in the here and now. Maybe you can't quite put your finger on exactly what's happening for you, it might be hard to put into words but know you don't feel so 'okay' at the moment. Or you might have a very clear idea of what the issue is but need a little help navigating through it. This is where I can help.
Are you feeling nervous, anxious or on edge? Are you feeling down, depressed or hopeless? Do you feel stuck chewing over the past or worrying excessively about the future? Maybe you've experienced difficult early life experiences and/or traumas that are holding you back from what you want to be feeling, thinking and doing in the here and now. Maybe you can't quite put your finger on exactly what's happening for you, it might be hard to put into words but know you don't feel so 'okay' at the moment. Or you might have a very clear idea of what the issue is but need a little help navigating through it. This is where I can help.
0113 519 0396 View 0113 519 0396
Photo of Gurchehn Singh, Psychotherapist in Altofts, England
Gurchehn Singh
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leeds LS7
My name is Gurchehn, I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I offer therapy for anxiety, depression, low mood and relationship issues. I believe life can be a rollercoaster but within the challenges we face, we can have the ability to grow and develop. My background - I was born and raised in a traditional Punjabi household and have an understanding of cultural limitations. I found my passion supporting and empowering others whilst working as a case worker to support carers. I believe life can be a rollercoaster but within the challenges we face, we can have the ability to grow and develop.
My name is Gurchehn, I am a Counsellor/Psychotherapist. I offer therapy for anxiety, depression, low mood and relationship issues. I believe life can be a rollercoaster but within the challenges we face, we can have the ability to grow and develop. My background - I was born and raised in a traditional Punjabi household and have an understanding of cultural limitations. I found my passion supporting and empowering others whilst working as a case worker to support carers. I believe life can be a rollercoaster but within the challenges we face, we can have the ability to grow and develop.
0113 519 5366 View 0113 519 5366

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Altofts

< 10

Counsellors in Altofts who prioritize treating:

100% Trauma and PTSD
50% Relationship Issues
50% Depression
50% Anxiety
50% Addiction
50% Child
50% ADHD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Altofts see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Altofts?

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.