Counselling in Bakewell

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Simon Eve
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bakewell DE45
Welcome to my profile. Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards taking charge of your life which shows your awareness that something needs to change and deserves to be celebrated. Seeking professional support can be daunting as well as exciting as you realise that things can and will change in the future for the better. Counselling and therapy is a journey with many twists and turns as you begin to unravel and understand your patterns, unhealthy habits, limiting beliefs and what it is you can really achieve in life. I provide a safe and confidential space in which to explore these issues.
Welcome to my profile. Reaching out for support is a courageous first step towards taking charge of your life which shows your awareness that something needs to change and deserves to be celebrated. Seeking professional support can be daunting as well as exciting as you realise that things can and will change in the future for the better. Counselling and therapy is a journey with many twists and turns as you begin to unravel and understand your patterns, unhealthy habits, limiting beliefs and what it is you can really achieve in life. I provide a safe and confidential space in which to explore these issues.
020 3893 2494 View 020 3893 2494
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John L McLure
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bakewell DE45
Hello and thank you for taking a look at my profile. You know something is wrong but you don’t what it is and you don’t really know who to talk to about it. I understand how difficult it is to find somebody who understands the pressures of a demanding career in the world of work. You are unhappy and something isn't working but you don't know what. You may be suffering from stress, anxiety or mood swings and these are having an impact upon your relationships at work and at home. Together we will develop a deep, confidential and genuine therapeutic relationship built on trust and compassion to discover what you need to do next
Hello and thank you for taking a look at my profile. You know something is wrong but you don’t what it is and you don’t really know who to talk to about it. I understand how difficult it is to find somebody who understands the pressures of a demanding career in the world of work. You are unhappy and something isn't working but you don't know what. You may be suffering from stress, anxiety or mood swings and these are having an impact upon your relationships at work and at home. Together we will develop a deep, confidential and genuine therapeutic relationship built on trust and compassion to discover what you need to do next
01246 948516 View 01246 948516
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Dr Victoria Howells
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bakewell DE45  (Online Only)
Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013 I have dedicated my work within the NHS in adult mental health services, meaning I can offer you NICE guidance recommended treatments with considerable expertise. I am very passionate about working collaboratively with adults within individual therapy to support them to make meaningful changes that improves their mental health and wellbeing. Some of the difficulties I have regularly and successfully worked with include: low or fluctuating mood, anxiety, emotional coping difficulties, longstanding problems with relationships, low self-esteem and body image, self-harm and PTSD.
Since qualifying as a Clinical Psychologist in 2013 I have dedicated my work within the NHS in adult mental health services, meaning I can offer you NICE guidance recommended treatments with considerable expertise. I am very passionate about working collaboratively with adults within individual therapy to support them to make meaningful changes that improves their mental health and wellbeing. Some of the difficulties I have regularly and successfully worked with include: low or fluctuating mood, anxiety, emotional coping difficulties, longstanding problems with relationships, low self-esteem and body image, self-harm and PTSD.
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Angela Williamson
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bakewell DE45
Trying to resolve the issues troubling you alone can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a proactive first step in starting to feel better. I provide a welcoming, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk about what is troubling you. It is very natural to feel nervous about coming to counselling for the first time. I understand and never lose sight of this. I offer a complimentary 20-minute introductory telephone consultation. Some new clients prefer to book their first appointment without a call. It about what feels best to you.
Trying to resolve the issues troubling you alone can feel overwhelming. Reaching out for help is a proactive first step in starting to feel better. I provide a welcoming, safe, confidential, and non-judgemental space to talk about what is troubling you. It is very natural to feel nervous about coming to counselling for the first time. I understand and never lose sight of this. I offer a complimentary 20-minute introductory telephone consultation. Some new clients prefer to book their first appointment without a call. It about what feels best to you.
01629 701408 View 01629 701408
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Lara Myers
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bakewell DE45
I work with clients who have experienced relational trauma in childhood or as adults and the difficulties that arise : PTSD, depression, low self esteem, shame, anger and problems forming safe trusting relationships. I also specialise in bereavement Issues. I use an integrative approach which means I offer a non directive, non judgemental space to : develop coping mechanisms; explore what has happened and make sense of what you are experiencing; share information to increase understanding of how/why we respond as we do ; try out new ways of being and interacting with people; understand and trust yourself and your intuition.
I work with clients who have experienced relational trauma in childhood or as adults and the difficulties that arise : PTSD, depression, low self esteem, shame, anger and problems forming safe trusting relationships. I also specialise in bereavement Issues. I use an integrative approach which means I offer a non directive, non judgemental space to : develop coping mechanisms; explore what has happened and make sense of what you are experiencing; share information to increase understanding of how/why we respond as we do ; try out new ways of being and interacting with people; understand and trust yourself and your intuition.
07866 849412 View 07866 849412
Photo of Sarah Williams, Psychotherapist in Bakewell, England
Sarah Williams
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bakewell DE45
Problems need solving. Distress needs lifting. I have experience, skill and training from 29 years+ as a qualified psychotherapist/coach in different settings and managing a successful counselling service. If you have difficult 'stuff' to sort out, we can together achieve great progress leading you to much better overall wellbeing. Examples: achieving work-life balance; relieving emotions that you can't get a handle on; resolving an area of conflict; better managing your diet or your sleep. Undue stress and anxiety or low mood, mean life isn't working so well. We can change this. Problems can be solved. Distress can be lifted.
Problems need solving. Distress needs lifting. I have experience, skill and training from 29 years+ as a qualified psychotherapist/coach in different settings and managing a successful counselling service. If you have difficult 'stuff' to sort out, we can together achieve great progress leading you to much better overall wellbeing. Examples: achieving work-life balance; relieving emotions that you can't get a handle on; resolving an area of conflict; better managing your diet or your sleep. Undue stress and anxiety or low mood, mean life isn't working so well. We can change this. Problems can be solved. Distress can be lifted.
01629 701546 View 01629 701546
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Caro Lee
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Bakewell DE45
We live in a world which throws a lot at us, and expects a lot of us. And, very often, we expect a lot of ourselves too. For many of us, it can help to talk through what we’re dealing with, to help us understand what’s going on and find a way forward. Whether you’re dealing with anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, identity, loneliness, powerlessness, relationship difficulties, or simply want to talk things through, I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore what you’re feeling, and how you can manage it. We’re all different and we all need to find our own way. I can help you do that.
We live in a world which throws a lot at us, and expects a lot of us. And, very often, we expect a lot of ourselves too. For many of us, it can help to talk through what we’re dealing with, to help us understand what’s going on and find a way forward. Whether you’re dealing with anger, anxiety, bereavement, depression, identity, loneliness, powerlessness, relationship difficulties, or simply want to talk things through, I offer a confidential, non-judgmental space to explore what you’re feeling, and how you can manage it. We’re all different and we all need to find our own way. I can help you do that.
01298 608995 View 01298 608995
Photo of Michelle Leeder Counselling and Wellbeing, Counsellor in Bakewell, England
Michelle Leeder Counselling and Wellbeing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bakewell DE45
I am a dedicated female-centred therapist, devoted to empowering women to embrace their inherent worth. I firmly believe in the boundless potential and resilience of women and the profound impact of self-awareness on their lives. Remarkable transformations occur when women embark on their healing journey and delve into self-discovery. Whether in person or virtually, I love journeying with women through their growth and self-care and I know that the ripple effects of this journey are significant. I believe that fostering this inclusive and accepting space for individuals encourages collective nurturing also.
I am a dedicated female-centred therapist, devoted to empowering women to embrace their inherent worth. I firmly believe in the boundless potential and resilience of women and the profound impact of self-awareness on their lives. Remarkable transformations occur when women embark on their healing journey and delve into self-discovery. Whether in person or virtually, I love journeying with women through their growth and self-care and I know that the ripple effects of this journey are significant. I believe that fostering this inclusive and accepting space for individuals encourages collective nurturing also.
01773 483134 View 01773 483134
Photo of Therapy & Lifestyle Clinic (TLC), Psychotherapist in Bakewell, England
Therapy & Lifestyle Clinic (TLC)
Psychotherapist, MSc, COSRT General
Verified
Bakewell DE45
TLC is a clinic of experienced and highly qualified professionals working towards helping you better yourself. We work with individuals, couples and groups to offer a confidential service where clients can discuss sensitive issues with no judgement. Sian’s (the founder) career has been namely mental health and sexual health, two areas which she is hugely passionate about. At TLC we work with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, sexual difficulties, bereavement, stress, bullying, low self-esteem and offer Autism assessments, to name a few. All our professionals are registered with COSRT, BABCP, BACP, HCPC or BPS.
TLC is a clinic of experienced and highly qualified professionals working towards helping you better yourself. We work with individuals, couples and groups to offer a confidential service where clients can discuss sensitive issues with no judgement. Sian’s (the founder) career has been namely mental health and sexual health, two areas which she is hugely passionate about. At TLC we work with a range of difficulties including anxiety disorders, sexual difficulties, bereavement, stress, bullying, low self-esteem and offer Autism assessments, to name a few. All our professionals are registered with COSRT, BABCP, BACP, HCPC or BPS.
01246 607005 View 01246 607005
Photo of Heidi Francis, Psychotherapist in Bakewell, England
Heidi Francis
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bakewell DE45  (Online Only)
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
Taking that first step to seek support from a therapist can be a daunting experience and many people can feel anxious discussing their struggles. Experiencing feelings of anxiety, depression, sadness, anger and stress or suffering from a constant low mood, can often lead to feeling bewildered and alone. So my aim is to provide a safe, warm and caring space in which together we can explore your struggles and you can gain a better understanding of yourself and your feelings, Together we can discover a way forward to a happier, calmer place, enabling you to build new beginnings.
01536 609380 View 01536 609380
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Kat Jackson
MA
Bakewell DE45
Hello, I work with a variety of clients with a variety of issues and concerns. Whilst I specialise with Trauma and Trauma related mental health concerns; trauma is such a big word encompassing so many things that its likely I may be able to work with you! I also work with loss, with anxiety and stress, developmental trauma and more. Safety is paramount so I work compassionately with you and at your pace, and around your therapeutic goals. Your therapeutic process is personal and unique to you and as such I try to work in a way that is flexible and can meet your needs.
Hello, I work with a variety of clients with a variety of issues and concerns. Whilst I specialise with Trauma and Trauma related mental health concerns; trauma is such a big word encompassing so many things that its likely I may be able to work with you! I also work with loss, with anxiety and stress, developmental trauma and more. Safety is paramount so I work compassionately with you and at your pace, and around your therapeutic goals. Your therapeutic process is personal and unique to you and as such I try to work in a way that is flexible and can meet your needs.
01246 388092 View 01246 388092
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Steve Barlow Counselling & Supervision Services
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bakewell DE45  (Online Only)
I am a BACP accredited, fully insured counsellor, supervisor and support group facilitator with over 20 years experience of working with clients both in an organisational setting and in private practice. I currently have availability Monday to Friday and sessions are now available online via secure video platforms. I am well-versed in providing both long and short-term counselling arrangements, covering many issues from addiction, bereavement and abuse to anxiety to relationship concerns and sexuality and gender.
I am a BACP accredited, fully insured counsellor, supervisor and support group facilitator with over 20 years experience of working with clients both in an organisational setting and in private practice. I currently have availability Monday to Friday and sessions are now available online via secure video platforms. I am well-versed in providing both long and short-term counselling arrangements, covering many issues from addiction, bereavement and abuse to anxiety to relationship concerns and sexuality and gender.
01763 291259 View 01763 291259
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Marie Brockley
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Bakewell DE45
How to explain what counselling is... If you're holding a cup of coffee and somebody accidentally bumps into you, you will most likely spill a drop or two, or depending on the bump impact a few spoonfuls or more. If there had been tea or something else in your cup, the result would be the same. Your emotions and feelings are like the coffee, because sometimes when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen to us all) whatever is inside your cup will spill out. Sometimes life can be easier until you get bumped.....but then you may need somebody to talk to, this is where counselling can help.
How to explain what counselling is... If you're holding a cup of coffee and somebody accidentally bumps into you, you will most likely spill a drop or two, or depending on the bump impact a few spoonfuls or more. If there had been tea or something else in your cup, the result would be the same. Your emotions and feelings are like the coffee, because sometimes when life comes along and shakes you (which will happen to us all) whatever is inside your cup will spill out. Sometimes life can be easier until you get bumped.....but then you may need somebody to talk to, this is where counselling can help.
01538 712372 View 01538 712372

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Dr Adam Hill
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Matlock DE4
Waitlist for new clients
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
Do you find that despite your very best efforts to cope with difficult thoughts and feelings such as anxiety, depression and/or anger, your difficulties are still holding you back? Do you find that your ways of coping can make things worse in the long-term? You may be finding that your relationships with others are suffering as a result, and you might be finding it difficult to talk to friends and family about your difficulties. Are you struggling to find a way to move forward? Do you feel like you’ve lost touch with what’s important to you, and lost your sense of direction in life?
0114 697 2920 View 0114 697 2920
Photo of Debra Newton, Counsellor in Bakewell, England
Debra Newton
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Matlock DE4
Hello my name is Debra. Would you like a quiet and relaxed space where you can begin to explore whatever is on your mind. I am committed to providing confidentiality and empathy in a non-judgmental and safe environment to help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and feel empowered in your chosen way forward. Counselling can help with many problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, disability, life stages, changes and adjustments and help with self-esteem and confidence feelings and other personal issues. I qualified as a Counsellor in 2003 and work in a person centred way.
Hello my name is Debra. Would you like a quiet and relaxed space where you can begin to explore whatever is on your mind. I am committed to providing confidentiality and empathy in a non-judgmental and safe environment to help you to explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences and feel empowered in your chosen way forward. Counselling can help with many problems such as anxiety, depression, bereavement and loss, disability, life stages, changes and adjustments and help with self-esteem and confidence feelings and other personal issues. I qualified as a Counsellor in 2003 and work in a person centred way.
07723 456052 View 07723 456052
Photo of Steven Shears, Psychotherapist in Bakewell, England
Steven Shears
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified
Chesterfield S40
I take the fact that you are looking at the possibility of entering therapy as a good sign. You may have struggled with your particular issue for years and found some temporary relief from it but now you are hoping that therapy could help you and have an open mind to possibilities to making some permanent changes and acquiring skills to deal with your difficulties going forwards and improving your relationships. If this sounds like your view of change then I have a wide range of experience with both individuals and couples to accompany you on your journey and have a encouraging and supportive approach.
I take the fact that you are looking at the possibility of entering therapy as a good sign. You may have struggled with your particular issue for years and found some temporary relief from it but now you are hoping that therapy could help you and have an open mind to possibilities to making some permanent changes and acquiring skills to deal with your difficulties going forwards and improving your relationships. If this sounds like your view of change then I have a wide range of experience with both individuals and couples to accompany you on your journey and have a encouraging and supportive approach.
01623 703997 View 01623 703997
Photo of Rachel Pink, Counsellor in Bakewell, England
Rachel Pink
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified
Chesterfield S40
Hello, I'm Rachel. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist. If you are looking for somewhere to talk and really be heard, valued and cared for in a safe, welcoming environment, look no further. I'm an experienced integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. When you’re going through the toughest times in life, it’s important to find someone you can talk to. I understand that talking about your feelings and experiences in life can be daunting but it can also be the first step to a healthier, happier you, which you deserve! I am here for you!
Hello, I'm Rachel. I'm an Integrative Psychotherapist. If you are looking for somewhere to talk and really be heard, valued and cared for in a safe, welcoming environment, look no further. I'm an experienced integrative psychotherapist and counsellor. When you’re going through the toughest times in life, it’s important to find someone you can talk to. I understand that talking about your feelings and experiences in life can be daunting but it can also be the first step to a healthier, happier you, which you deserve! I am here for you!
01773 307934 View 01773 307934
Photo of Susan Smalley, Counsellor in Bakewell, England
Susan Smalley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Matlock DE4
Sometimes the daily stresses in life can build to a point where it impacts on your daily life and you feel unable to cope anymore. This maybe affecting your relationship with those closest to you and your enjoyment of life generally. You may be feeling anxious about the little things, experiencing low mood or unable to feel motivated. Maybe you are struggling to process difficult traumas from the past that are affecting your self-confidence and belief in yourself. Perhaps you've been drinking more than you would normally, sleeping less/more, spending more and have realised you need support to make changes in your life.
Sometimes the daily stresses in life can build to a point where it impacts on your daily life and you feel unable to cope anymore. This maybe affecting your relationship with those closest to you and your enjoyment of life generally. You may be feeling anxious about the little things, experiencing low mood or unable to feel motivated. Maybe you are struggling to process difficult traumas from the past that are affecting your self-confidence and belief in yourself. Perhaps you've been drinking more than you would normally, sleeping less/more, spending more and have realised you need support to make changes in your life.
01773 307012 View 01773 307012
Photo of Trish Buckner, Counsellor in Bakewell, England
Trish Buckner
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Matlock DE4
Has an experience of trauma, parenting or a new chronic illness diagnosis left you feeling overwhelmed, trying to please everyone by saying yes all the time? Some benefits to setting clear boundaries within your life are relationships being more enjoyable as everyone involved knows where they stand and it can free up time as you spend less time doubting your decisions. By knowing your boundaries this can help you to be more decisive, such as knowing you only work Tuesday - Thursday, means when your boss asks you to attend a meeting on Friday the answer is simply a “no”.
Has an experience of trauma, parenting or a new chronic illness diagnosis left you feeling overwhelmed, trying to please everyone by saying yes all the time? Some benefits to setting clear boundaries within your life are relationships being more enjoyable as everyone involved knows where they stand and it can free up time as you spend less time doubting your decisions. By knowing your boundaries this can help you to be more decisive, such as knowing you only work Tuesday - Thursday, means when your boss asks you to attend a meeting on Friday the answer is simply a “no”.
01629 709881 View 01629 709881
Photo of Chloe Goddard Mcloughlin, Psychotherapist in Bakewell, England
Chloe Goddard Mcloughlin
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Hathersage S32
Whether you're are feeling stuck in life, experiencing anxiety or depression or perhaps struggling with relationship issues that can't be resolved, the good news is that these are common issues that counselling can help with. I use the three main proven approaches used within counselling - psychodynamic, person-centred (sometimes referred to as humanistic) and cognitive-behavioural as well as EMDR therapy to treat trauma. This gives you more choice and, in turn, creates the flexibility to move towards your personal goals.
Whether you're are feeling stuck in life, experiencing anxiety or depression or perhaps struggling with relationship issues that can't be resolved, the good news is that these are common issues that counselling can help with. I use the three main proven approaches used within counselling - psychodynamic, person-centred (sometimes referred to as humanistic) and cognitive-behavioural as well as EMDR therapy to treat trauma. This gives you more choice and, in turn, creates the flexibility to move towards your personal goals.
0114 697 3280 View 0114 697 3280

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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bakewell

10+

Average cost per session

£55

Counsellors in Bakewell who prioritize treating:

100% Anxiety
92% Bereavement
92% Self Esteem
92% Stress
85% Relationship Issues
85% Depression
85% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

8 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Bakewell see their clients

77% In Person and Online
23% Online Only

Gender breakdown

84% Female
16% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bakewell?

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.