Counselling in Bidford-on-Avon

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Natalie kynoch counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bidford-on-Avon B50
Hello my name is Natalie. I offer therapy for children, adolescent's and adults. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I have been in practice for over ten years. I offer Cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT), Counselling , Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) and Creative Counselling. I work both online and face to face. The approach used will depend on what works best with your issue and your own personal preference. If you are unsure, what may be the most helpful do not worry, this is explored fully at your intial sessions.
Hello my name is Natalie. I offer therapy for children, adolescent's and adults. I am a fully qualified counsellor and a registered member of the BACP. I have been in practice for over ten years. I offer Cognitive behavioural therapy(CBT), Counselling , Eye movement desensitisation reprocessing (EMDR) and Creative Counselling. I work both online and face to face. The approach used will depend on what works best with your issue and your own personal preference. If you are unsure, what may be the most helpful do not worry, this is explored fully at your intial sessions.
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Michelle Kelly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bidford-on-Avon B50
I am a qualified counsellor with a BACP Accredited qualification working to the BACP Ethical framework. My counselling is underpinned with qualifications in Health & Social Care, Children & Young People, Gangs, Anger Management, Criminal Psychology and a Bsc in Adult Mental Health Nursing. I am trained Integratively but apply focus on CBT, Motivational Interviewing techniques and Humanistic Approaches. Supporting a variety of needs to help enhance the quality of life of those I support to help build resilience. I am a member of the BACP Accredited register and Accredited register for The Foundation for Infant loss.
I am a qualified counsellor with a BACP Accredited qualification working to the BACP Ethical framework. My counselling is underpinned with qualifications in Health & Social Care, Children & Young People, Gangs, Anger Management, Criminal Psychology and a Bsc in Adult Mental Health Nursing. I am trained Integratively but apply focus on CBT, Motivational Interviewing techniques and Humanistic Approaches. Supporting a variety of needs to help enhance the quality of life of those I support to help build resilience. I am a member of the BACP Accredited register and Accredited register for The Foundation for Infant loss.
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Angie Walker
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Bidford-on-Avon B50
My passion is to confidentially and non-judgementally help you clarify those aspects that cause distress, suffering, confusion or anger that lead you to feel stuck, and desperate. A professional listening ear and exploring our options and choices helps come to terms with issues, enabling handling life’s challenges with confidence. Using various approaches, including CBT, I help you with issues such as undue stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, couples therapy, negative thoughts and much more.. We work out what is troubling you, helping you to make sense of things, as we develop your own personal plan of therapy.
My passion is to confidentially and non-judgementally help you clarify those aspects that cause distress, suffering, confusion or anger that lead you to feel stuck, and desperate. A professional listening ear and exploring our options and choices helps come to terms with issues, enabling handling life’s challenges with confidence. Using various approaches, including CBT, I help you with issues such as undue stress, anxiety, depression, trauma, relationship issues, couples therapy, negative thoughts and much more.. We work out what is troubling you, helping you to make sense of things, as we develop your own personal plan of therapy.
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More Therapists Nearby

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Deborah Grice-Griffin
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Worcester WR10
Your mental health is important. If you have any issues or concerns that are affecting your well-being or feel that you are struggling with your emotions or you just sense that having someone to talk to could affect real change in your life, then now is the right time to explore Counselling, whether you are an adult or child counselling can help you. My name is Debbie and I have worked with both adults and children helping them through a variety of issues and concerns, whether it's anxiety, stress, grief, depression, low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, I'm here to help.
Your mental health is important. If you have any issues or concerns that are affecting your well-being or feel that you are struggling with your emotions or you just sense that having someone to talk to could affect real change in your life, then now is the right time to explore Counselling, whether you are an adult or child counselling can help you. My name is Debbie and I have worked with both adults and children helping them through a variety of issues and concerns, whether it's anxiety, stress, grief, depression, low self-esteem, feeling overwhelmed, I'm here to help.
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Noel Copeland
Psychotherapist, PNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Redditch B98
Are you looking for help in managing feelings such as Stress, Anxiety , Depression , Family Difficulties, Relationship or Marriage Problems ? Have you been bereaved recently , or even a some time ago , but , continue to feel the pain of losing , someone close in your life ?Have you experienced or witnessed a Traumatic event ? Or you are feeling overwhelmed , angry , or lonely and you want someone to listen to you express your feelings ? Do you want to make changes in your life , however feel uncertainty as to how to move forward .? Counselling / Psychotherapy can help address these issues and concerns .
Are you looking for help in managing feelings such as Stress, Anxiety , Depression , Family Difficulties, Relationship or Marriage Problems ? Have you been bereaved recently , or even a some time ago , but , continue to feel the pain of losing , someone close in your life ?Have you experienced or witnessed a Traumatic event ? Or you are feeling overwhelmed , angry , or lonely and you want someone to listen to you express your feelings ? Do you want to make changes in your life , however feel uncertainty as to how to move forward .? Counselling / Psychotherapy can help address these issues and concerns .
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Martin Hewitt
Verified
1 Endorsed
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Waitlist for new clients
I am a wellbeing coach. My training is in counselling, positive psychology and nlp. My aim is to help clients to discover pathways to being both well and successful. I worked for 20 years counselling in a religious context, and subsequently 15 years as a wellbeing coach in secondary education working with teenagers and adults. I am also a qualified mindfulness teacher. Recently I have worked particularly with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and bereavement. I have also worked with young people coming to terms with ADHD, ASD and associated learning and behavioural challenges.
I am a wellbeing coach. My training is in counselling, positive psychology and nlp. My aim is to help clients to discover pathways to being both well and successful. I worked for 20 years counselling in a religious context, and subsequently 15 years as a wellbeing coach in secondary education working with teenagers and adults. I am also a qualified mindfulness teacher. Recently I have worked particularly with clients struggling with anxiety, stress, depression and bereavement. I have also worked with young people coming to terms with ADHD, ASD and associated learning and behavioural challenges.
01926 963175 View 01926 963175
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George McCranor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
When the pop psychology and self-help affirmations start to feel hollow, it might be time to consider counselling. I trained as a counsellor to gain a deeper understanding about the problems people were approaching me with when I worked in frontline services. Originally trained in Person Centred Counselling, I utilise a pluralistic approach which also includes elements of Acceptance and Commitment therapy: A third wave meta cognitive approach with psychological flexibility at its core. Two different approaches but nevertheless complimentary of each other.
When the pop psychology and self-help affirmations start to feel hollow, it might be time to consider counselling. I trained as a counsellor to gain a deeper understanding about the problems people were approaching me with when I worked in frontline services. Originally trained in Person Centred Counselling, I utilise a pluralistic approach which also includes elements of Acceptance and Commitment therapy: A third wave meta cognitive approach with psychological flexibility at its core. Two different approaches but nevertheless complimentary of each other.
07525 712371 View 07525 712371
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Ian Richards
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and hold the ATSAC professional Certificate for Treating Sexual Addiction. I work with individuals who are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours including paraphiliac urges. These can range from, viewing online Pornography, having multiple sexual encounters or sexual urges towards children.  I also work with the partners of addicted individuals suffering from these behaviours. I have vast clinical experience of working with men who have committed sexual online or contact offence's. I offer therapy sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon and Nationally via Zoom.
I am a fully qualified Psychotherapist and hold the ATSAC professional Certificate for Treating Sexual Addiction. I work with individuals who are struggling with compulsive sexual behaviours including paraphiliac urges. These can range from, viewing online Pornography, having multiple sexual encounters or sexual urges towards children.  I also work with the partners of addicted individuals suffering from these behaviours. I have vast clinical experience of working with men who have committed sexual online or contact offence's. I offer therapy sessions in Stratford-upon-Avon and Nationally via Zoom.
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Sarah Maries
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Redditch B97
My name is Sarah and I am a qualified person centred counsellor. I have a favourite phrase; "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. Its about learning to dance in the rain". Life is better when you can share it, learn from it and accept it. Some people rarely have the opportunity to experience a warm, trusting, empathic relationship, one in which they are not judged and one where they are heard. I offer my clients a safe environment to explore any issues that they feel are holding them back. I am committed to supporting my clients in finding the right path for them without being rejected or judged for their decisions.
My name is Sarah and I am a qualified person centred counsellor. I have a favourite phrase; "Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. Its about learning to dance in the rain". Life is better when you can share it, learn from it and accept it. Some people rarely have the opportunity to experience a warm, trusting, empathic relationship, one in which they are not judged and one where they are heard. I offer my clients a safe environment to explore any issues that they feel are holding them back. I am committed to supporting my clients in finding the right path for them without being rejected or judged for their decisions.
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Hannah Stebbings
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Redditch B96
Hi my name is Hannah. My previous background was in business management, having worked in media and television projects in London in my early career. personal experience led me to want to support with this and change my career path I found that counselling was a natural change for me to make. I now hold a level 4 in counselling, with over six years’ experience working in bereavement. this included work with Saint Mary's Hospice and Cruise bereavement care.
Hi my name is Hannah. My previous background was in business management, having worked in media and television projects in London in my early career. personal experience led me to want to support with this and change my career path I found that counselling was a natural change for me to make. I now hold a level 4 in counselling, with over six years’ experience working in bereavement. this included work with Saint Mary's Hospice and Cruise bereavement care.
0117 463 7107 View 0117 463 7107
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Sonya Price
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Hello my name is Sonya, I am a CBT therapist (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). Sometimes in life we all get to a point where we just need to reach out. I can offer you time to listen effectively in a comfortable, safe, and confidential environment. Working with CBT enables you to talk about your feelings and emotions in situations as they may affect our behaviours and by recognising this we can adapt some change. Being able to express your feelings or presenting issue may be difficult especially to loved ones, family and friends. Reach Out will empower you to contribute to your well-being, sense of belonging, and self worth in Therapy.
Hello my name is Sonya, I am a CBT therapist (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy). Sometimes in life we all get to a point where we just need to reach out. I can offer you time to listen effectively in a comfortable, safe, and confidential environment. Working with CBT enables you to talk about your feelings and emotions in situations as they may affect our behaviours and by recognising this we can adapt some change. Being able to express your feelings or presenting issue may be difficult especially to loved ones, family and friends. Reach Out will empower you to contribute to your well-being, sense of belonging, and self worth in Therapy.
01926 958240 View 01926 958240
Photo of Kathleen McDermid, Psychotherapist in Bidford-on-Avon, England
Kathleen McDermid
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I am Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I am trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including with Long-Term Health Conditions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I am experienced in treating Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Worry, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, OCD, Health Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, and complex/childhood trauma. I have been working within the mental health sector for over 15 years and have a wealth of experience to offer.
I am Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist, fully accredited with the British Association of Behavioural and Cognitive Psychotherapists (BABCP). I am trained in delivering Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) including with Long-Term Health Conditions, Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) and Compassion Focused Therapy (CFT). I am experienced in treating Low Self-Esteem, Depression, Generalised Anxiety Disorder, Worry, Panic Attacks, Social Anxiety, OCD, Health Anxiety, Phobias, PTSD, and complex/childhood trauma. I have been working within the mental health sector for over 15 years and have a wealth of experience to offer.
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Irwin Julian Crowe
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Redditch B98
I am an experienced and competent Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a good knowledge of other modalities . My speciality is working with Anxiety, Depressive illness, grief and loss and Relationship Counselling .Also have had great results with raising clients Self Esteem.
I am an experienced and competent Cognitive Behavioural Therapist with a good knowledge of other modalities . My speciality is working with Anxiety, Depressive illness, grief and loss and Relationship Counselling .Also have had great results with raising clients Self Esteem.
01527 388262 View 01527 388262
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Lucy Shah
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37  (Online Only)
As a Person Centred, Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I incorporate within my approach alternative, accessible & preventative therapeutic styles & tools that have proven to be of great benefit to the overall mental health & wellbeing of clients I have had the privilege of supporting within their journey of healing. My methodology combines a range of effective approaches including education & empowerment by developing an emotional understanding & acceptance of self. My approach to therapy also greatly encourages self-love, confidence, care, resilience & reliance.
As a Person Centred, Integrative Counsellor & Psychotherapist, I incorporate within my approach alternative, accessible & preventative therapeutic styles & tools that have proven to be of great benefit to the overall mental health & wellbeing of clients I have had the privilege of supporting within their journey of healing. My methodology combines a range of effective approaches including education & empowerment by developing an emotional understanding & acceptance of self. My approach to therapy also greatly encourages self-love, confidence, care, resilience & reliance.
01564 331049 View 01564 331049
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Lynda Squires
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
I understand you may have various reasons for seeking support and I'm here to help you navigate through them. Whether you're feeling lost or disconnected, experiencing anxiety, depression or dealing with difficult past experiences, it might be the right time to explore and address these emotions. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, struggling with negative thoughts, or questioning why you can't seem to get things sorted. It's not uncommon to wish for better relationships and wonder why others appear happier, more successful, or more together.
I understand you may have various reasons for seeking support and I'm here to help you navigate through them. Whether you're feeling lost or disconnected, experiencing anxiety, depression or dealing with difficult past experiences, it might be the right time to explore and address these emotions. Perhaps you're feeling overwhelmed by life’s demands, struggling with negative thoughts, or questioning why you can't seem to get things sorted. It's not uncommon to wish for better relationships and wonder why others appear happier, more successful, or more together.
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Daryl Nicholas Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
As an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I have undergone extensive training which brings together effective contemporary approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I have over sixteen years experience supporting adults and young people to address a range of issues, including: anxiety/panic, depression, stress, loss and bereavement, identity issues, sexuality, trauma/abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and careers and life direction. I also offer the comprehensive 'INSIGHT self-discovery programmes' (visit darylnicholas.com for more details).
As an Integrative counsellor and psychotherapist, I have undergone extensive training which brings together effective contemporary approaches to therapy, drawing from a variety of models to suit your individual needs. I have over sixteen years experience supporting adults and young people to address a range of issues, including: anxiety/panic, depression, stress, loss and bereavement, identity issues, sexuality, trauma/abuse, low self-esteem, relationship issues, life transitions and careers and life direction. I also offer the comprehensive 'INSIGHT self-discovery programmes' (visit darylnicholas.com for more details).
01926 800596 View 01926 800596
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Bright Futures Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
Specialising in working with young people aged 11-18 years. Counselling Service for Young People, Adults and Couples in Stratford Upon Avon and Leamington Spa. Nicky Adams MBACP, BA(Hons), MNCS (Acc). Counsellor / Psychotherapist and Clinical Supervisor. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured Counsellor. DBS checked. If life is a struggle right now, get in touch and we can work together to make life happier.. I am an integrative therapist, working in a solution / client centred way using a range of approaches including CBT and Mindfulness to help relieve your emotional distress.
01789 331117 View 01789 331117
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Shannon Ryder
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Redditch B98
Hi, I'm Shannon an Integrative Therapist with a Master's Degree, meaning that I am extensively trained in different counselling styles to create the best approach that suits you as an individual, as one size doesn't fit all. Throughout my practice, I began specialising in Children, Young People and Families, however now successfully work with Adults and Couples with various life difficulties too.
Hi, I'm Shannon an Integrative Therapist with a Master's Degree, meaning that I am extensively trained in different counselling styles to create the best approach that suits you as an individual, as one size doesn't fit all. Throughout my practice, I began specialising in Children, Young People and Families, however now successfully work with Adults and Couples with various life difficulties too.
01527 388019 View 01527 388019
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Sarah Jane Steventon
Psychotherapist, MHGI
Verified
Stratford-upon-Avon CV37
Sarah Steventon is a Psychotherapist and the founder of Warwickshire Specialist Anxiety Centre. Sarah is a specialist in psychopathology, and is one of the UK's leading experts in anxiety disorders. This style of working isn’t about giving advice or talking things through – this is about creating fast and effective change, utilising the brain's ability to rewire itself, known at neuroplasticity, to achieve the desired change. Due to the enormous amount of enquiries Sarah receives, she is not able to return all calls. If you wish to book in or enquire about therapy please use the contact form on her website www.sarahsteventon.com
Sarah Steventon is a Psychotherapist and the founder of Warwickshire Specialist Anxiety Centre. Sarah is a specialist in psychopathology, and is one of the UK's leading experts in anxiety disorders. This style of working isn’t about giving advice or talking things through – this is about creating fast and effective change, utilising the brain's ability to rewire itself, known at neuroplasticity, to achieve the desired change. Due to the enormous amount of enquiries Sarah receives, she is not able to return all calls. If you wish to book in or enquire about therapy please use the contact form on her website www.sarahsteventon.com
01926 569036 View 01926 569036
Photo of Terina Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy , Psychotherapist in Bidford-on-Avon, England
Terina Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Redditch B96
Welcome. My name is Terina. Therapy is a bit like a walk through a forest that we agree to go on together. We don't yet know what the experience will be like, where it will take us or what might come up and we can't determine the outcome - it is new and unknown for both of us. The difference between us (therapist and client) is that I have walked similar paths before so I am able to recognise the challenge and your courage in taking the first step. The important thing is, we do this walk together. I can offer you my support, empathy and honesty and the space to explore anything that matters to you, without judgement.
Welcome. My name is Terina. Therapy is a bit like a walk through a forest that we agree to go on together. We don't yet know what the experience will be like, where it will take us or what might come up and we can't determine the outcome - it is new and unknown for both of us. The difference between us (therapist and client) is that I have walked similar paths before so I am able to recognise the challenge and your courage in taking the first step. The important thing is, we do this walk together. I can offer you my support, empathy and honesty and the space to explore anything that matters to you, without judgement.
0121 817 3915 View 0121 817 3915

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bidford-on-Avon

< 10

Counsellors in Bidford-on-Avon who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Trauma and PTSD
100% Peer Relationships
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Bidford-on-Avon see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bidford-on-Avon?

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.