Counselling in Barkham

Photo of Dr Charlotte Couldrey, Psychologist in Barkham, England
Dr Charlotte Couldrey
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Barkham RG41
I am an experienced specialist Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of NHS and private practice working with young people and adults with a range of emotional difficulties. I am able to offer clinical assessment followed by a bespoke treatment package for a range of emotional difficulties including anxiety disorders, autism, depression, anger problems, stress, relationship difficulties, adjustment, trauma, eating disorders, sleeping difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties and personality disorders. I am a specialist in providing individualised care and offering a flexible, tailor made approach to your difficulties.
I am an experienced specialist Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of NHS and private practice working with young people and adults with a range of emotional difficulties. I am able to offer clinical assessment followed by a bespoke treatment package for a range of emotional difficulties including anxiety disorders, autism, depression, anger problems, stress, relationship difficulties, adjustment, trauma, eating disorders, sleeping difficulties, emotion regulation difficulties and personality disorders. I am a specialist in providing individualised care and offering a flexible, tailor made approach to your difficulties.
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Dr Kim Freeman
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Barkham RG41
I specialise in working with children, young people and their families across a broad range of mental health issues using evidence-based interventions. I have extensive experience working within NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) settings. I am enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to supporting young people and feel honoured to have shared the journey of recovery with so many children and adolescents over the years. However, although I have particular expertise in helping this client group, I am able to work with people of all ages and regularly see adult clients.
I specialise in working with children, young people and their families across a broad range of mental health issues using evidence-based interventions. I have extensive experience working within NHS Child and Adolescent Mental Health (CAMHS) settings. I am enthusiastic, passionate and dedicated to supporting young people and feel honoured to have shared the journey of recovery with so many children and adolescents over the years. However, although I have particular expertise in helping this client group, I am able to work with people of all ages and regularly see adult clients.
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Photo of Paul James Counselling, Counsellor in Barkham, England
Paul James Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Barkham RG41
I’m an integrative practitioner who uses person centred counselling skills combined with a psychodynamic approach to support individuals and couples on their journey of personal growth and development. I work from the Practice Rooms in central Bath, the rooms offer a quiet and peaceful environment for clients to feel safe and relaxed in order to explore any issues which may arise. Counselling can support you by enabling you to get in touch with feelings or emotions which may have previously been too painful or frightening for you to feel. I work with many different issues with special interest in
I’m an integrative practitioner who uses person centred counselling skills combined with a psychodynamic approach to support individuals and couples on their journey of personal growth and development. I work from the Practice Rooms in central Bath, the rooms offer a quiet and peaceful environment for clients to feel safe and relaxed in order to explore any issues which may arise. Counselling can support you by enabling you to get in touch with feelings or emotions which may have previously been too painful or frightening for you to feel. I work with many different issues with special interest in
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Photo of Wokingham Dramatherapies, Psychotherapist in Barkham, England
Wokingham Dramatherapies
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Barkham RG41
I work with a number of different difficulties and specialise in helping my clients process difficult events to create more freedom, fulfilment and feelings of safety in their everyday lives. The purpose of my sessions is to create a framework under which the client is able to build a stable practice for themselves, both with my support in the sessions, and independently as they wish. The techniques I use include, but are not limited to movement, visualization-based meditation, Jungian psychoanalytics, voice, drawing, writing, mapping, and story.
I work with a number of different difficulties and specialise in helping my clients process difficult events to create more freedom, fulfilment and feelings of safety in their everyday lives. The purpose of my sessions is to create a framework under which the client is able to build a stable practice for themselves, both with my support in the sessions, and independently as they wish. The techniques I use include, but are not limited to movement, visualization-based meditation, Jungian psychoanalytics, voice, drawing, writing, mapping, and story.
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Photo of Heidi James Muniko, Counsellor in Barkham, England
Heidi James Muniko
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Barkham RG41
You may be someone who struggles with, feeling anxious, sad or depressed, un wanted or want to end your life, perhaps, marriage, parenting or relationships problems. feeling stuck, hopeless. There is a reason why you feel this way. You may be wanting to speak to someone for a long time but never really made a step forward? Great! I am happy to lead you through different number of modalities that will be perfect for your needs. I believe there is power in letting go of what has kept you captive. Try today, you don't have much to lose but everything to gain! Silence is known to be a killer of our happiness. call or email me today...
You may be someone who struggles with, feeling anxious, sad or depressed, un wanted or want to end your life, perhaps, marriage, parenting or relationships problems. feeling stuck, hopeless. There is a reason why you feel this way. You may be wanting to speak to someone for a long time but never really made a step forward? Great! I am happy to lead you through different number of modalities that will be perfect for your needs. I believe there is power in letting go of what has kept you captive. Try today, you don't have much to lose but everything to gain! Silence is known to be a killer of our happiness. call or email me today...
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Jacqui Vaughan, Psychotherapist in Barkham, England
Jacqui Vaughan
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Wokingham RG40
Counselling is for anyone who feels they need help. That help could be coming to terms with a particular issue in your life or learning to manage difficult and upsetting feelings. I provide a safe and confidential environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Although support may be available from family, friends and colleagues; it is often helpful to step outside of these relationships and speak to a professional who has no other emotional involvement in your life. ​
Counselling is for anyone who feels they need help. That help could be coming to terms with a particular issue in your life or learning to manage difficult and upsetting feelings. I provide a safe and confidential environment where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions. Although support may be available from family, friends and colleagues; it is often helpful to step outside of these relationships and speak to a professional who has no other emotional involvement in your life. ​
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Photo of Core Illumination Healing, Psychotherapist in Barkham, England
Core Illumination Healing
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG41
Perhaps you're feeling down; depressed, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, stuck or lonely. Maybe you're unsure about a relationship, challenged by life transitions or a relationship breakdown.You might be struggling with childhood trauma, parenting,adoption, infertility, loss and identity issues. Or just feeling that you aren't living the life you deserve. Life gets tough sometimes, yet out of our vulnerabilities lie our strength. Therapy is a process of self-discovery & growth that helps you to understand aspects of your life that may be holding you back, heal and ignite passion and fulfilment. I have faith and welcome you as you are
Perhaps you're feeling down; depressed, anxious, confused, overwhelmed, stuck or lonely. Maybe you're unsure about a relationship, challenged by life transitions or a relationship breakdown.You might be struggling with childhood trauma, parenting,adoption, infertility, loss and identity issues. Or just feeling that you aren't living the life you deserve. Life gets tough sometimes, yet out of our vulnerabilities lie our strength. Therapy is a process of self-discovery & growth that helps you to understand aspects of your life that may be holding you back, heal and ignite passion and fulfilment. I have faith and welcome you as you are
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Photo of Nicole Flanagan, Counsellor in Barkham, England
Nicole Flanagan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Nicole! It can be really difficult to choose the right counsellor among so many professionals so thanks for taking the time to have a look at my listing. I can help you to overcome challenges and understand the impact these challenges are having on your life. I offer a warm, laid back, non judgmental space where we will explore what’s going on for you, and the emotional impact this is having. We’ll identify patterns, process emotion and ultimately help you find a way forward with a deeper understanding of yourself.
Hi, I'm Nicole! It can be really difficult to choose the right counsellor among so many professionals so thanks for taking the time to have a look at my listing. I can help you to overcome challenges and understand the impact these challenges are having on your life. I offer a warm, laid back, non judgmental space where we will explore what’s going on for you, and the emotional impact this is having. We’ll identify patterns, process emotion and ultimately help you find a way forward with a deeper understanding of yourself.
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Photo of Brighter Life Therapy, Psychotherapist in Barkham, England
Brighter Life Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wokingham RG40  (Online Only)
How are you feeling? If you are feeling really low, anxious or lacking confidence, you are not alone. My team and I can help using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy to make you feel yourself again. We can help with depression, anxiety and stress. We support children, adolescents and adults. We have a lot of experience working with autistic clients, clients with health conditions, people who have a twin, and those from a South African or South Asian/Indian backgrounds. It’s so important to find a therapist that you can trust and open up to, so we work hard to create a non-judgemental, confidential and safe space.
How are you feeling? If you are feeling really low, anxious or lacking confidence, you are not alone. My team and I can help using Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and psychotherapy to make you feel yourself again. We can help with depression, anxiety and stress. We support children, adolescents and adults. We have a lot of experience working with autistic clients, clients with health conditions, people who have a twin, and those from a South African or South Asian/Indian backgrounds. It’s so important to find a therapist that you can trust and open up to, so we work hard to create a non-judgemental, confidential and safe space.
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Photo of Natalie Hall, Counsellor in Barkham, England
Natalie Hall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
I'm Natalie, an integrative therapist working with adults, young adults, and children. I believe in everyone's right to mental and emotional well-being, acknowledging that life can get complicated, requiring help to find our way back to happiness. Witnessing transformations daily, I firmly believe that every person can experience change and growth, regardless of circumstances. You possess an incredible capacity for change, and my commitment is unwavering—to empower you, instilling belief in yourself, and guiding you toward a life aligned with your authentic self.
I'm Natalie, an integrative therapist working with adults, young adults, and children. I believe in everyone's right to mental and emotional well-being, acknowledging that life can get complicated, requiring help to find our way back to happiness. Witnessing transformations daily, I firmly believe that every person can experience change and growth, regardless of circumstances. You possess an incredible capacity for change, and my commitment is unwavering—to empower you, instilling belief in yourself, and guiding you toward a life aligned with your authentic self.
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Photo of Dr Clarabella Gray, Psychologist in Barkham, England
Dr Clarabella Gray
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wokingham RG41
I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons and know this can feel daunting for many. My approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. This provides the trust and safety to address difficulties and work towards change. I value the individuality of each person I work with. I use this to explore how your life history and personal circumstances have influenced ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. I can support you to identify your goals for therapy and enhance your strengths to achieve these.
I appreciate that people seek therapy for a variety of reasons and know this can feel daunting for many. My approach is warm, compassionate, and collaborative. This provides the trust and safety to address difficulties and work towards change. I value the individuality of each person I work with. I use this to explore how your life history and personal circumstances have influenced ways of thinking, feeling, and relating to others. I can support you to identify your goals for therapy and enhance your strengths to achieve these.
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Photo of Lindsay Browning, Psychologist in Barkham, England
Lindsay Browning
Psychologist, PhD, CPsychol
Verified
Wokingham RG40
If you struggle to fall asleep, can't stay asleep, wake up too early or wake up feeling unrefreshed, then I can help you. I studied insomnia at the University of Oxford and started helping people with their sleeping problems at Trouble Sleeping in 2006 with CBT-I. I take a thorough medical and sleep history to discover why you aren't sleeping well, and then I suggest specific tailored cognitive and behavioural changes to help you to overcome your sleep issues. I am also the author of the self-help sleep book, Navigating Sleeplessness.
If you struggle to fall asleep, can't stay asleep, wake up too early or wake up feeling unrefreshed, then I can help you. I studied insomnia at the University of Oxford and started helping people with their sleeping problems at Trouble Sleeping in 2006 with CBT-I. I take a thorough medical and sleep history to discover why you aren't sleeping well, and then I suggest specific tailored cognitive and behavioural changes to help you to overcome your sleep issues. I am also the author of the self-help sleep book, Navigating Sleeplessness.
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Photo of Monika Wisniewska, Psychologist in Barkham, England
Monika Wisniewska
Psychologist, MA, GMBPsS
Verified
Wokingham RG40
If you are thinking about finding a psychologist, chances are something difficult is going on in your life and it is getting harder and harder to deal with it. Unsatisfactory relationships, anxiety, not coping with stress, are very common reasons for getting in touch with me. Know that you don't have to go through these difficulties alone. I am a Polish psychologist in the UK and I offer consultations both, online and face to face in Reading and Slough in Berkshire. I specialise in working with people experiencing anxiety, life crises and who have difficulties with having a satisfactory like. I also offer consultations for parents.
If you are thinking about finding a psychologist, chances are something difficult is going on in your life and it is getting harder and harder to deal with it. Unsatisfactory relationships, anxiety, not coping with stress, are very common reasons for getting in touch with me. Know that you don't have to go through these difficulties alone. I am a Polish psychologist in the UK and I offer consultations both, online and face to face in Reading and Slough in Berkshire. I specialise in working with people experiencing anxiety, life crises and who have difficulties with having a satisfactory like. I also offer consultations for parents.
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Photo of Sonia Diane, Counsellor in Barkham, England
Sonia Diane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40  (Online Only)
I am a licensed, registered Counsellor with the BACP and have been practicing online since the beginning of lockdown. Previous to that I worked with clients face to face. Having worked with clients who have various different issues including relationship problems, low self esteem, trouble in dealing with emotions, fear of rejection, and more. I have the experience in lots of different issues but realise that everyone is an individual and deals with things in different ways so there is no 'one size fits all' . You are the expert on you, so I shall sit with you and support you in your quest to find a solution.
I am a licensed, registered Counsellor with the BACP and have been practicing online since the beginning of lockdown. Previous to that I worked with clients face to face. Having worked with clients who have various different issues including relationship problems, low self esteem, trouble in dealing with emotions, fear of rejection, and more. I have the experience in lots of different issues but realise that everyone is an individual and deals with things in different ways so there is no 'one size fits all' . You are the expert on you, so I shall sit with you and support you in your quest to find a solution.
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Photo of Stacey Lees, Psychotherapist in Barkham, England
Stacey Lees
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
Hello, welcome to my profile page; thank you for visiting. I am an integrative psychotherapist and I work with children, young people, adults and also offer parent reflective sessions. Seeking a therapist can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to therapy. It takes courage to take the first step and it is important that you find the right person for you. With compassion, curiosity, playfulness, and open-mindedness, I provide a safe and confidential environment for exploration of life challenges without judgment.
Hello, welcome to my profile page; thank you for visiting. I am an integrative psychotherapist and I work with children, young people, adults and also offer parent reflective sessions. Seeking a therapist can be overwhelming, especially if you are new to therapy. It takes courage to take the first step and it is important that you find the right person for you. With compassion, curiosity, playfulness, and open-mindedness, I provide a safe and confidential environment for exploration of life challenges without judgment.
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Photo of Dr Priya Jaspal, Psychologist in Barkham, England
Dr Priya Jaspal
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wokingham RG41
Not accepting new clients
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with a decade of experience working with Mental Health. I have worked with children, adults and couples throughout the years. Alongside my private clinic, I also work within the NHS delivering individual and group DBT to adults that present with personality disorders. My approach is integrative, meaning that different approaches to your well-being are combined, depending on your needs and no single approach necessarily suits everyone. I will explore all aspects of your being to tailor a therapy that works best for you and your needs.
I am a Chartered Counselling Psychologist with a decade of experience working with Mental Health. I have worked with children, adults and couples throughout the years. Alongside my private clinic, I also work within the NHS delivering individual and group DBT to adults that present with personality disorders. My approach is integrative, meaning that different approaches to your well-being are combined, depending on your needs and no single approach necessarily suits everyone. I will explore all aspects of your being to tailor a therapy that works best for you and your needs.
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Photo of Paolo Imbalzano, Psychotherapist in Barkham, England
Paolo Imbalzano
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Reading RG2
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy-CTA-P) and supplementary full training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1 and Level 2) and EMDR. I also hold a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am a Master NLP Practitioner (prior to become a psychotherapist I practiced as a Coach since 2007). I have treated clients with a large variety of conditions - see https://www.presentingpast.co.uk/overview-five.
I am an integrative psychotherapist with a primary training in Relational Transactional Analysis Psychotherapy (Certified Transactional Analyst in Psychotherapy-CTA-P) and supplementary full training in Sensorimotor Psychotherapy (Level 1 and Level 2) and EMDR. I also hold a Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling and am a Master NLP Practitioner (prior to become a psychotherapist I practiced as a Coach since 2007). I have treated clients with a large variety of conditions - see https://www.presentingpast.co.uk/overview-five.
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Photo of Natalie Williams, Counsellor in Barkham, England
Natalie Williams
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
I have witnessed the loneliness that accompanies emotions such as anxiety, shame, and worry. I aim to create a therapeutic relationship of trust, empathy and compassion so that we can work together to explore your present, past and often both.
I have witnessed the loneliness that accompanies emotions such as anxiety, shame, and worry. I aim to create a therapeutic relationship of trust, empathy and compassion so that we can work together to explore your present, past and often both.
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Photo of Emma Bollan, Counsellor in Barkham, England
Emma Bollan
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Reading RG2
I believe that at times, we all struggle with life difficulties and need someone who understand and sees us. There can be huge barriers to fairness in our society and this, along with the pressures of relationships, social media, work and expectations of others, can reduce our ability to cope alone. I believe that counselling can play a key role in helping us navigate these difficulties and face the future with a little more optimism.
I believe that at times, we all struggle with life difficulties and need someone who understand and sees us. There can be huge barriers to fairness in our society and this, along with the pressures of relationships, social media, work and expectations of others, can reduce our ability to cope alone. I believe that counselling can play a key role in helping us navigate these difficulties and face the future with a little more optimism.
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Photo of Abi Gray, Counsellor in Barkham, England
Abi Gray
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wokingham RG40
As an experienced and qualified counsellor, I will help you to make sense of what's happening in your life as I believe that this understanding will open up options for you to move forwards and past the uncomfortable feelings you are experiencing. You might be wanting to deal with past/current difficult and distressing experiences; improve personal or work relationships; overcome fears or anxieties; develop confidence or self-esteem; or find more purpose, motivation or fulfilment in your life.
As an experienced and qualified counsellor, I will help you to make sense of what's happening in your life as I believe that this understanding will open up options for you to move forwards and past the uncomfortable feelings you are experiencing. You might be wanting to deal with past/current difficult and distressing experiences; improve personal or work relationships; overcome fears or anxieties; develop confidence or self-esteem; or find more purpose, motivation or fulfilment in your life.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Barkham

< 10

Counsellors in Barkham who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Peer Relationships
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
80% Divorce

Average years in practice

14 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
100% Vitality

How Counsellors in Barkham see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Barkham?

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.