Counselling in Bardsey

Photo of Fiona Wilby, Psychotherapist in Bardsey, England
Fiona Wilby
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Bardsey LS17
Are you feeling fed up and are ready to make a change in your life, or with the way you feel? I can help with anxiety, stress, low mood and depression by working on emotional regulation through both talking to work out why you are feeling the way you are and through practical techniques. We can work together through any areas of your life, from childhood through to the present day. I can also help with support for grief, loss or bereavement, or relationship issues, decision making and planning skills.
Are you feeling fed up and are ready to make a change in your life, or with the way you feel? I can help with anxiety, stress, low mood and depression by working on emotional regulation through both talking to work out why you are feeling the way you are and through practical techniques. We can work together through any areas of your life, from childhood through to the present day. I can also help with support for grief, loss or bereavement, or relationship issues, decision making and planning skills.
0113 467 8526 View 0113 467 8526
Photo of Elaine Piper, Psychologist in Bardsey, England
Elaine Piper
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Bardsey LS17
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
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Photo of Delyth Burch, Counsellor in Bardsey, England
Delyth Burch
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bardsey LS17
I am a BACP Accredited therapist with 14 years counselling experience. There are many reasons why people come for counselling- maybe things have become difficult to cope with, or there is a crisis or you want to make changes. It can bring relief to open up and talk with someone outside the situation who does not have preconceptions and will not judge you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential space for you to talk about your situation which may then help you to cope better and work out the best way forward for you. We will talk about the best way to work together to ensure the counselling is tailored to your needs.
I am a BACP Accredited therapist with 14 years counselling experience. There are many reasons why people come for counselling- maybe things have become difficult to cope with, or there is a crisis or you want to make changes. It can bring relief to open up and talk with someone outside the situation who does not have preconceptions and will not judge you. I offer a warm, safe, confidential space for you to talk about your situation which may then help you to cope better and work out the best way forward for you. We will talk about the best way to work together to ensure the counselling is tailored to your needs.
0113 519 4668 View 0113 519 4668
Photo of Chapel Allerton Therapy, Psychotherapist in Bardsey, England
Chapel Allerton Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Bardsey LS17
You might turn to therapy for a number of reasons: having faced a life-changing event: trauma, bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or low self- esteem. You may struggle with functioning day to day, or feel overwhelmed by feelings and emotions that you don’t understand. Past life events can also get in the way of living your life in the present moment, and you may struggle to connect with others and feel isolated. Perhaps you feel as though no one really listens, or understands what you are going through. This is where confidential help and support in the form of therapy could be the answer.
You might turn to therapy for a number of reasons: having faced a life-changing event: trauma, bereavement, anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or low self- esteem. You may struggle with functioning day to day, or feel overwhelmed by feelings and emotions that you don’t understand. Past life events can also get in the way of living your life in the present moment, and you may struggle to connect with others and feel isolated. Perhaps you feel as though no one really listens, or understands what you are going through. This is where confidential help and support in the form of therapy could be the answer.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Tracy Sapier, Psychotherapist in Bardsey, England
Tracy Sapier
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS17
I trained as a person-centred counsellor, which simply means our sessions are all about you. I’d like to welcome you to a confidential and non-judgemental safe space where you can talk freely to explore your inner-self. Together, we can discover any underlying issues behind the difficulties you are experiencing and by overcoming the ghosts of your past, you will be in a better place to move forward with your life.Having counselling enables you to rediscover yourself in a safe place, where you can go at your own pace and allow yourself to release your true emotions that you may have locked away.
I trained as a person-centred counsellor, which simply means our sessions are all about you. I’d like to welcome you to a confidential and non-judgemental safe space where you can talk freely to explore your inner-self. Together, we can discover any underlying issues behind the difficulties you are experiencing and by overcoming the ghosts of your past, you will be in a better place to move forward with your life.Having counselling enables you to rediscover yourself in a safe place, where you can go at your own pace and allow yourself to release your true emotions that you may have locked away.
0113 487 2769 View 0113 487 2769
Photo of Juna Brookes, Psychotherapist in Bardsey, England
Juna Brookes
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Dunkeswick LS17
Hi, my name is Juna Brookes, I am a BACP accredited counsellor and qualified EMDR Therapist in Horsforth, Leeds. I always put my heart and soul into my work, support people, and love to see the positive changes we can make together. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD and anxiety treatments. I help my clients to let go and be free of the traumatic incidents in their past. I also offer Anger ManageMy country of origin is Azerbaijan and I counsel both in English and Russian languages.
Hi, my name is Juna Brookes, I am a BACP accredited counsellor and qualified EMDR Therapist in Horsforth, Leeds. I always put my heart and soul into my work, support people, and love to see the positive changes we can make together. I specialize in Trauma/PTSD and anxiety treatments. I help my clients to let go and be free of the traumatic incidents in their past. I also offer Anger ManageMy country of origin is Azerbaijan and I counsel both in English and Russian languages.
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Justina Smith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS1
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
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Photo of Shan Merchant (Couples Therapist), Counsellor in Bardsey, England
Shan Merchant (Couples Therapist)
Counsellor, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Leeds LS8
Do you feel despair or a growing distance in your relationship no matter what you do? Are you struggling to communicate with your partner? My clients often tell me they miss warmth & affection and wish they could turn back the clock to happier times. Perhaps your partner had an affair and you're both scared and don't know what to do now. Either way, one thing's for sure: you’re desperate for some relief. It might be hard to imagine your relationship could be full of fun and laughter again but this has happened with my clients. Together we can move you from anxiety and stuckness to feeling happy again.
Do you feel despair or a growing distance in your relationship no matter what you do? Are you struggling to communicate with your partner? My clients often tell me they miss warmth & affection and wish they could turn back the clock to happier times. Perhaps your partner had an affair and you're both scared and don't know what to do now. Either way, one thing's for sure: you’re desperate for some relief. It might be hard to imagine your relationship could be full of fun and laughter again but this has happened with my clients. Together we can move you from anxiety and stuckness to feeling happy again.
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Photo of Pathways Counselling Leeds, Counsellor in Bardsey, England
Pathways Counselling Leeds
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS17
We are a team of qualified counsellors from diverse background with varying experiences and counselling approaches. We are offering affordable counselling to individuals who are experiencing emotional difficulties. We offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space where you will be accepted and listened to. You will be supported to explore your thoughts and feelings. Through this process of working together, you can develop your own self awareness and a better understanding of your difficulties and then choose your own ways of coping.
We are a team of qualified counsellors from diverse background with varying experiences and counselling approaches. We are offering affordable counselling to individuals who are experiencing emotional difficulties. We offer a safe, compassionate and non-judgemental space where you will be accepted and listened to. You will be supported to explore your thoughts and feelings. Through this process of working together, you can develop your own self awareness and a better understanding of your difficulties and then choose your own ways of coping.
0113 733 7460 View 0113 733 7460
Photo of Adele Parker, Psychologist in Bardsey, England
Adele Parker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Leeds LS8
My name is Adele & I've been working as Clinical Psychologist for over 16 years. I am trained to treat a range of psychological difficulties using a diverse set of therapeutic techniques. I work across the age range from young children to adults, working with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I also manage a wider team and I'm the managing director of Northern Clinical Psychology Services (please see my website www.ncps-uk.com for more details). My ultimate goal is to offer a 'gold' standard service & in doing so help to reduce psychological distress whilst enhancing & promoting well-being & quality of life.
My name is Adele & I've been working as Clinical Psychologist for over 16 years. I am trained to treat a range of psychological difficulties using a diverse set of therapeutic techniques. I work across the age range from young children to adults, working with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I also manage a wider team and I'm the managing director of Northern Clinical Psychology Services (please see my website www.ncps-uk.com for more details). My ultimate goal is to offer a 'gold' standard service & in doing so help to reduce psychological distress whilst enhancing & promoting well-being & quality of life.
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Photo of Elaine Tarsh, Counsellor in Bardsey, England
Elaine Tarsh
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Leeds LS17  (Online Only)
Specialist therapy for couples or individuals with relationship issues can help you through those tough and challenging times. Whatever your relationship problems, be they related to life stages or arising from daily life pressures, I am here to help. We can decide on short, medium, or long-term counselling. Together, in a secure, impartial, and non-judgmental space, we can use various approaches tailored to your situation to help guide you towards a positive and successful outcome. Sometimes this is about building solid relationships and sometimes parting with dignity and respect.
Specialist therapy for couples or individuals with relationship issues can help you through those tough and challenging times. Whatever your relationship problems, be they related to life stages or arising from daily life pressures, I am here to help. We can decide on short, medium, or long-term counselling. Together, in a secure, impartial, and non-judgmental space, we can use various approaches tailored to your situation to help guide you towards a positive and successful outcome. Sometimes this is about building solid relationships and sometimes parting with dignity and respect.
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Photo of Dr Jenny Ward, Psychologist in Bardsey, England
Dr Jenny Ward
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Leeds LS17  (Online Only)
I am an experienced HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I offer a welcoming and collaborative space to explore your therapeutic goals. My specialism is in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and EMDR. I help clients experiencing difficulties in their relationships, coping with emotions, low mood and low self-worth. I also work with trauma (EMDR trained and IFS-informed). My clients often want to understand their past experiences, how these have impacted how they relate to themselves and others, and explore making changes to feel more empowered, safe, and able to cope with life's stressors.
I am an experienced HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I offer a welcoming and collaborative space to explore your therapeutic goals. My specialism is in Cognitive Analytic Therapy and EMDR. I help clients experiencing difficulties in their relationships, coping with emotions, low mood and low self-worth. I also work with trauma (EMDR trained and IFS-informed). My clients often want to understand their past experiences, how these have impacted how they relate to themselves and others, and explore making changes to feel more empowered, safe, and able to cope with life's stressors.
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Photo of Dr James Hoskinson, Psychologist in Bardsey, England
Dr James Hoskinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS7
My name is James (Jim) Hoskinson. I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, having qualified in 2011. My broad clinical experience enables me to work effectively with adults, young people, and children. In doing so, my diverse mix of additional post-qualification training allows me to work with clients on a wide range of psychological matters. I can help you to move on from the past, so that you can regain meaningful focus on the present whilst you build for a purposeful and fulfilling future. For further information, please visit my website: (www.mindsmatterpsychology.com).
My name is James (Jim) Hoskinson. I am a Health and Care Professions Council (HCPC) registered Consultant Clinical Psychologist, having qualified in 2011. My broad clinical experience enables me to work effectively with adults, young people, and children. In doing so, my diverse mix of additional post-qualification training allows me to work with clients on a wide range of psychological matters. I can help you to move on from the past, so that you can regain meaningful focus on the present whilst you build for a purposeful and fulfilling future. For further information, please visit my website: (www.mindsmatterpsychology.com).
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Photo of Dr Asna Ahmed, Psychologist in Bardsey, England
Dr Asna Ahmed
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Leeds LS8
I work in a collaborative way with clients who present with unaddressed trauma, relational problems, anxiety, depression, low mood and a feeling of hopelessness. I have a special interest in trauma, attachment issues and addiction. Many of my clients identify with feeling stuck in their current situation or those who want to have a better relationship with themselves.
I work in a collaborative way with clients who present with unaddressed trauma, relational problems, anxiety, depression, low mood and a feeling of hopelessness. I have a special interest in trauma, attachment issues and addiction. Many of my clients identify with feeling stuck in their current situation or those who want to have a better relationship with themselves.
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Photo of BEE Counselling and Psychotherapy, Psychotherapist in Bardsey, England
BEE Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, BACP
Verified
Oakwood LS8
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm Tayba and I am trained as an integrative counsellor, but also work primarily from a trauma-informed and relational perspective. I tend to employ several other approaches based on what your need is and what is right for you, such as an embodied approach. I work with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, faith and cultural conflict, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, self-harm and bullying. The list is not exhaustive but should give you an idea of the range of issues I am able to help and support you with.
Hello and welcome to my profile. I'm Tayba and I am trained as an integrative counsellor, but also work primarily from a trauma-informed and relational perspective. I tend to employ several other approaches based on what your need is and what is right for you, such as an embodied approach. I work with a range of issues such as anxiety, depression, faith and cultural conflict, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, divorce, self-harm and bullying. The list is not exhaustive but should give you an idea of the range of issues I am able to help and support you with.
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Photo of Gemma Brown, Counsellor in Bardsey, England
Gemma Brown
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS8
Hello, my name is Gemma. I offer counselling/psychotherapy for adults (18+). I am also a 'Rewind' trauma practitioner. All genders, identities and backgrounds welcome. I provide a non-judgemental and safe environment where you can speak honestly about aspects of your life which may be troubling you. Like many of us you may be battling feelings of anxiety, worry and stress right now. Accessing some counselling support can help you to combat these feelings. I have an interest in working with aspects of cultural and self identity including racism and discrimination, gender identity, motherhood and pregnancy.
Hello, my name is Gemma. I offer counselling/psychotherapy for adults (18+). I am also a 'Rewind' trauma practitioner. All genders, identities and backgrounds welcome. I provide a non-judgemental and safe environment where you can speak honestly about aspects of your life which may be troubling you. Like many of us you may be battling feelings of anxiety, worry and stress right now. Accessing some counselling support can help you to combat these feelings. I have an interest in working with aspects of cultural and self identity including racism and discrimination, gender identity, motherhood and pregnancy.
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Photo of Narvinder Panesar, Counsellor in Bardsey, England
Narvinder Panesar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS17
Welcome to my profile! I'm known as Nita, a Therapeutic Person-Centred Counsellor with over 30 years of experience working with vulnerable adults. I provide warm, empathic, and non-judgmental counselling to help you find the support and safe space you need to process your emotions and thoughts. You can expect a safe, professional, and confidential counselling experience through face-to-face or remote sessions. As a Registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to its ethical framework, placing your wellbeing at the forefront. I am also bilingual, fluent in speaking Punjabi.
Welcome to my profile! I'm known as Nita, a Therapeutic Person-Centred Counsellor with over 30 years of experience working with vulnerable adults. I provide warm, empathic, and non-judgmental counselling to help you find the support and safe space you need to process your emotions and thoughts. You can expect a safe, professional, and confidential counselling experience through face-to-face or remote sessions. As a Registered member of The British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (MBACP), I adhere to its ethical framework, placing your wellbeing at the forefront. I am also bilingual, fluent in speaking Punjabi.
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Photo of A. J. Farrell Counselling, Counsellor in Bardsey, England
A. J. Farrell Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS17
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
I'm Andy and as a qualified person-centred counsellor, I strongly believe we all have the ability to navigate life's challenges by drawing on our own experience and capabilities. My role is to enable clients to explore whatever they choose in order to gain a deeper understanding of how it's impacting them, enabling them to create positive change. I do this through actively listening and offering useful reflections of themes I may notice, including any changes over time. I ask clients questions that encourage them to think about their experiences in new ways and never judge or lead anyone into talking about something uncomfortable.
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Photo of Nea Clark, Psychotherapist in Bardsey, England
Nea Clark
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Leeds LS8
I support couples and individual to resolve life and relationship difficulties. To raise self confidence, self esteem and manage relationships impacted by current changes. I provide support for ADHD clients, if you feel last in yourself, lonely, feeling overwhelmed and trying to find how to coop in the present. If you experience heightened anxiety, overloaded mind, fear of the future. Working together will help to normalize the situation, strengthen your resilience, unlock resourcefulness and confidence. Develop and practice strategies to coop with current challenges, manage your feelings and behaviour. Find balance and contentment.
I support couples and individual to resolve life and relationship difficulties. To raise self confidence, self esteem and manage relationships impacted by current changes. I provide support for ADHD clients, if you feel last in yourself, lonely, feeling overwhelmed and trying to find how to coop in the present. If you experience heightened anxiety, overloaded mind, fear of the future. Working together will help to normalize the situation, strengthen your resilience, unlock resourcefulness and confidence. Develop and practice strategies to coop with current challenges, manage your feelings and behaviour. Find balance and contentment.
0113 467 9038 View 0113 467 9038
Photo of Claire Lloyd Talking Therapy, Psychotherapist in Bardsey, England
Claire Lloyd Talking Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Leeds LS17
Feeling sad, traumatised or disconnected from the world, or perhaps struggling with unhelpful behaviours leaving you feeling anxious and low. This often is a result of conflict with the relationship with ourselves or others, at work or at home. Relational conflict with partners, parents, friendships and colleagues can make us feel vulnerable, unsafe and unable to cope. Clients tend to be the best expert on their experience and often understand what's concerning them but are stuck and unable to find a way through. It takes courage to face into some of our issues but recognising we have them is the hardest part.
Feeling sad, traumatised or disconnected from the world, or perhaps struggling with unhelpful behaviours leaving you feeling anxious and low. This often is a result of conflict with the relationship with ourselves or others, at work or at home. Relational conflict with partners, parents, friendships and colleagues can make us feel vulnerable, unsafe and unable to cope. Clients tend to be the best expert on their experience and often understand what's concerning them but are stuck and unable to find a way through. It takes courage to face into some of our issues but recognising we have them is the hardest part.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bardsey

< 10

Counsellors in Bardsey who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Family Conflict
100% Stress
75% Relationship Issues
75% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Gender breakdown

75% Female
25% Male

How Counsellors in Bardsey see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bardsey?

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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.