Counselling in City Centre, Birmingham

Photo of Grimley Therapy, Psychotherapist in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Grimley Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B4
My work is focused on clients who are struggling with a range of different issues, whether that's depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss of independence etc, I can offer a non-judgemental ear and a place to unpack the deeper issues so that your psychological wounds can begin to heal.
My work is focused on clients who are struggling with a range of different issues, whether that's depression, anxiety, bereavement, loss of independence etc, I can offer a non-judgemental ear and a place to unpack the deeper issues so that your psychological wounds can begin to heal.
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Dr Cathy Ghaib
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Centre, Birmingham B1  (Online Only)
Hello! I specialise in working with adults who experience a range of difficulties including trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, pregnancy and difficulties in culture and religious identity. Sometimes life can be difficult, we can feel lost and not know who we are or how to navigate our life. Therapy is not just about treating your symptoms and focusing on your difficulties it is also about getting to know you, and what makes you, you...even when you are unsure. You may or may not know what might help which is why I am happy to talk this through with you in a free initial consultation and we can decide together.
Hello! I specialise in working with adults who experience a range of difficulties including trauma, anxiety, self-esteem, depression, pregnancy and difficulties in culture and religious identity. Sometimes life can be difficult, we can feel lost and not know who we are or how to navigate our life. Therapy is not just about treating your symptoms and focusing on your difficulties it is also about getting to know you, and what makes you, you...even when you are unsure. You may or may not know what might help which is why I am happy to talk this through with you in a free initial consultation and we can decide together.
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Bliss Schrouder
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B4  (Online Only)
If you have been struggling with painful memories, have difficulty loving and accepting yourself, are experiencing anxiety inducing decisions, experience deep feelings of shame and find life difficult to navigate then I’m here to help. Hi I’m Bliss, I know it is never easy to take the first steps to seeking help but I will commit to working with you throughout this journey in hopes you will see positive change. I am an integrative counsellor which means I utilise varied models of therapeutic interventions and I will adapt them to cater to your individual needs.
If you have been struggling with painful memories, have difficulty loving and accepting yourself, are experiencing anxiety inducing decisions, experience deep feelings of shame and find life difficult to navigate then I’m here to help. Hi I’m Bliss, I know it is never easy to take the first steps to seeking help but I will commit to working with you throughout this journey in hopes you will see positive change. I am an integrative counsellor which means I utilise varied models of therapeutic interventions and I will adapt them to cater to your individual needs.
07507 716547 View 07507 716547
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Ruksana Baig at Heart Healing Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B3
The first session can be difficult as you share your most inner thoughts and feelings. Yet I'll be walking alongside you on your journey to healing and self discovery, you won't be alone. Together we'll find solutions, develop tool kits and strategies to help support your well being, whilst overcoming unhelpful behaviours, negative thoughts whilst developing a better understanding of yourself.
The first session can be difficult as you share your most inner thoughts and feelings. Yet I'll be walking alongside you on your journey to healing and self discovery, you won't be alone. Together we'll find solutions, develop tool kits and strategies to help support your well being, whilst overcoming unhelpful behaviours, negative thoughts whilst developing a better understanding of yourself.
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The Growth & Guidance Clinic
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B1
My Name is Letoya Bailey and I consider myself an incredibly grateful person. Every day I get to do work that not only feels meaningful and fulfilling but also, to me, feels like nothing short of a calling. ​ I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of the work of therapy and I consider it an honour to be able to support you on your journey. I work with the full range of mental health difficulties, from short term to those that are severe. Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways, for example, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties.
My Name is Letoya Bailey and I consider myself an incredibly grateful person. Every day I get to do work that not only feels meaningful and fulfilling but also, to me, feels like nothing short of a calling. ​ I believe wholeheartedly in the transformative power of the work of therapy and I consider it an honour to be able to support you on your journey. I work with the full range of mental health difficulties, from short term to those that are severe. Emotional struggles present themselves in many ways, for example, Depression, Anxiety and Relationship Difficulties.
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Dr. Mihill AT Clear Mind Psychology Center
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B3
I am Dr. Mihill. I am a registered Counselling/Clinical/Health Psychotherapist and an experienced CBT & ACT therapist. Thanks for reading my profile, and congratulations on considering the journey of healing and living a meaningful life! As human beings, we all feel vulnerable and struggle with things at times. Nobody is swimming their way through life smoothly and without bumps. As a psychotherapist , I am your co-traveller. About me: I earned a Psy.D. in Counselling Psychology. I aspire to provide high-quality psychological services.
I am Dr. Mihill. I am a registered Counselling/Clinical/Health Psychotherapist and an experienced CBT & ACT therapist. Thanks for reading my profile, and congratulations on considering the journey of healing and living a meaningful life! As human beings, we all feel vulnerable and struggle with things at times. Nobody is swimming their way through life smoothly and without bumps. As a psychotherapist , I am your co-traveller. About me: I earned a Psy.D. in Counselling Psychology. I aspire to provide high-quality psychological services.
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Iolanda Gravagna
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B5
Hello! I’m Iolanda. I am an integrative, psychotherapeutic counsellor and I work with clients who are experiencing distress, anxiety, and issues in their relationships. If you're going through difficult changes, feeling stuck, or you're asking yourself what you really need and want, I may here to help. I have supported clients from diverse backgrounds and walks of life in finding their identity, their boundaries and their voice. My approach is warm and informal and I am very passionate about my work.
Hello! I’m Iolanda. I am an integrative, psychotherapeutic counsellor and I work with clients who are experiencing distress, anxiety, and issues in their relationships. If you're going through difficult changes, feeling stuck, or you're asking yourself what you really need and want, I may here to help. I have supported clients from diverse backgrounds and walks of life in finding their identity, their boundaries and their voice. My approach is warm and informal and I am very passionate about my work.
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Brian Rich
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B23  (Online Only)
When life becomes difficult we can often find ourselves acting in ways that are self-defeating or prevent us from living life as fully as possible. This may be because of low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic illness, trauma or difficulties in relationships with others. I offer a safe and confidential space to identify and understand what is holding you back and work with you to overcome those difficulties. You may want to work on a specific issue for a short time or look at wider, deeper issues over a longer period. To find out more about how we might work together, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
When life becomes difficult we can often find ourselves acting in ways that are self-defeating or prevent us from living life as fully as possible. This may be because of low mood, anxiety, low self-esteem, chronic illness, trauma or difficulties in relationships with others. I offer a safe and confidential space to identify and understand what is holding you back and work with you to overcome those difficulties. You may want to work on a specific issue for a short time or look at wider, deeper issues over a longer period. To find out more about how we might work together, please don't hesitate to get in touch.
0121 827 6801 View 0121 827 6801
Photo of Sharon Hinsull, Psychotherapist in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Sharon Hinsull
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B4
Not accepting new clients
Seeking out the services of a suitable therapist can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Perhaps you're currently undergoing a particularly stressful or distressing period in your life, struggling to cope with mounting pressures at home or work, experiencing feelings of sadness or loss, relationship difficulties, or unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances. Maybe you are seeking help with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, aiming to find ways of better managing your condition and its impact on your everyday life. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I'm here to offer you my support.
Seeking out the services of a suitable therapist can be a daunting prospect at the best of times. Perhaps you're currently undergoing a particularly stressful or distressing period in your life, struggling to cope with mounting pressures at home or work, experiencing feelings of sadness or loss, relationship difficulties, or unforeseen changes in your personal circumstances. Maybe you are seeking help with a mental health issue such as anxiety or depression, aiming to find ways of better managing your condition and its impact on your everyday life. Whatever your reasons for seeking therapy, I'm here to offer you my support.
0121 728 2398 View 0121 728 2398
Photo of Sheila Ridgley, Psychotherapist in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Sheila Ridgley
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B4
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner, manage arguments, get over a break up or recently discovered an affair? I am experienced in working with couples or individual to help overcome these issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, bereavement, or lack of self esteem. I work integratively, which means I use different theoretical models to support my clients.
Are you struggling to communicate with your partner, manage arguments, get over a break up or recently discovered an affair? I am experienced in working with couples or individual to help overcome these issues. Are you struggling with anxiety, depression, work related stress, bereavement, or lack of self esteem. I work integratively, which means I use different theoretical models to support my clients.
0121 809 9987 View 0121 809 9987
Photo of Abi Hendra Anxiety and Trauma Counselling Online, Counsellor in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Abi Hendra Anxiety and Trauma Counselling Online
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B4  (Online Only)
I believe it takes great courage to reach out and look for support. However, I know it can be scary and overwhelming looking for the right person. Over the years I have been a therapist, I have supported many individuals to take back control over their lives and find the healing they had been long searching for. My training has enabled me to be able to work with complex emotions at a deep level. This is particularly effective when working with trauma and the impact of early childhood experiences. My warm and gentle approach ensures that our work together enables you to feel safe and grounded, working at a pace that suit you.
I believe it takes great courage to reach out and look for support. However, I know it can be scary and overwhelming looking for the right person. Over the years I have been a therapist, I have supported many individuals to take back control over their lives and find the healing they had been long searching for. My training has enabled me to be able to work with complex emotions at a deep level. This is particularly effective when working with trauma and the impact of early childhood experiences. My warm and gentle approach ensures that our work together enables you to feel safe and grounded, working at a pace that suit you.
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Photo of Janice Chan Therapy & Consulting, Counsellor in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Janice Chan Therapy & Consulting
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B2  (Online Only)
We all find ourselves feeling stuck in thinking and behaviour patterns that we wish were different at times. Talking to friends and family isn't always useful, or an option. That's where therapy may be more effective. I am a BACP registered psychological therapist with over a decade of experience of working multi-culturally using CBT, CPT, IFS and solution-focused approaches. I provide a warm, confidential, non-judgmental space to support you to work through life's issues.
We all find ourselves feeling stuck in thinking and behaviour patterns that we wish were different at times. Talking to friends and family isn't always useful, or an option. That's where therapy may be more effective. I am a BACP registered psychological therapist with over a decade of experience of working multi-culturally using CBT, CPT, IFS and solution-focused approaches. I provide a warm, confidential, non-judgmental space to support you to work through life's issues.
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Harvey Lidstone-Lane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B3
Hello, my name is Harvey and I am a therapist working in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Birmingham. I currently work for Here for you Counselling, a private practice therapeutic service I founded. I have experience working with many different presenting issues, including; depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, PTSD, abuse and many more. I have worked with I wide range of clients, however I have particular experience working with young people, aged 18-35. I am able to work in a traditional face-to-face setting or remotely via Skype/Zoom. I offer both 25 minute or 50 minute sessions.
Hello, my name is Harvey and I am a therapist working in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire and Birmingham. I currently work for Here for you Counselling, a private practice therapeutic service I founded. I have experience working with many different presenting issues, including; depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, bereavement, low self-esteem, PTSD, abuse and many more. I have worked with I wide range of clients, however I have particular experience working with young people, aged 18-35. I am able to work in a traditional face-to-face setting or remotely via Skype/Zoom. I offer both 25 minute or 50 minute sessions.
020 3958 4304 View 020 3958 4304
Photo of David Pringle, Counsellor in City Centre, Birmingham, England
David Pringle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B2  (Online Only)
Hi, my name is David and I am an experienced therapist offering a safe, non-judgmental space to work through whatever it is that is troubling you. However big or small your problems may seem, you deserve to be listened to, and talking to a professional who is outside of your social and family circle can be an effective way of exploring your thoughts and feelings in a safe and respectful environment. If you are feeling stuck in your life and are experiencing low moods, anxiety or self-worth issues, please get in touch so we can get to work on making a positive change.
Hi, my name is David and I am an experienced therapist offering a safe, non-judgmental space to work through whatever it is that is troubling you. However big or small your problems may seem, you deserve to be listened to, and talking to a professional who is outside of your social and family circle can be an effective way of exploring your thoughts and feelings in a safe and respectful environment. If you are feeling stuck in your life and are experiencing low moods, anxiety or self-worth issues, please get in touch so we can get to work on making a positive change.
020 4538 0333 View 020 4538 0333
Photo of Frances Palmer-Thompson, Counsellor in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Frances Palmer-Thompson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B5  (Online Only)
I’m Fran, an integrative counsellor here to walk alongside you through life’s twists and turns. Life can throw some pretty tough stuff our way, and managing thoughts and feelings can be quite the maze. If you’re finding it a bit tricky right now, know that it’s okay—I’ve been there too. Sometimes, all you need is someone willing to lend an ear, and that’s exactly what I’m here for. I get it; sharing your problems and difficulties can feel like opening up a whole can of worms. But, it’s also the first step to making sense of everything. In this safe space, we can unpack those thoughts, and dissect those feelings.
I’m Fran, an integrative counsellor here to walk alongside you through life’s twists and turns. Life can throw some pretty tough stuff our way, and managing thoughts and feelings can be quite the maze. If you’re finding it a bit tricky right now, know that it’s okay—I’ve been there too. Sometimes, all you need is someone willing to lend an ear, and that’s exactly what I’m here for. I get it; sharing your problems and difficulties can feel like opening up a whole can of worms. But, it’s also the first step to making sense of everything. In this safe space, we can unpack those thoughts, and dissect those feelings.
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Photo of Samantha Oliver, Psychotherapist in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Samantha Oliver
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B2
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I've gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction). I have an interest in dissociative disorders and working with 'parts' of people to create synthesis.
I'm Sam (or Samantha, I don't mind either), I've gained experience working in the third sector supporting survivors of sexual abuse and sexual violence in multiple roles such as a counsellor, group facilitator, and assessing client needs. I've also gained experience working in a sexual health clinic that support the LGBTQ+ community - working with a variety of issues and presentations such as  GSRD, Disabilities, Neurodiversity, ADHD, Sexual health, Sexual problems, and Gender dysphoria, compulsive sexual behaviour (sex addiction). I have an interest in dissociative disorders and working with 'parts' of people to create synthesis.
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Photo of Sarah Smith, Counsellor in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Sarah Smith
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
City Centre, Birmingham B4
I aim to create a safe and welcoming place where you can feel confident to talk and work together to get you back to your best. There is no doubt that there will be times when you may find it difficult to talk about yourself and your experiences. As we work together, we will explore this, and as you grow, we may even have moments of silence and indeed smiles as this can play an important part in recovery, and growth. This space will hopefully enable you to say the things you may not have said before, test new ideas out, and slowly enable you to reorganise your intrusive or uncomfortable thoughts.
I aim to create a safe and welcoming place where you can feel confident to talk and work together to get you back to your best. There is no doubt that there will be times when you may find it difficult to talk about yourself and your experiences. As we work together, we will explore this, and as you grow, we may even have moments of silence and indeed smiles as this can play an important part in recovery, and growth. This space will hopefully enable you to say the things you may not have said before, test new ideas out, and slowly enable you to reorganise your intrusive or uncomfortable thoughts.
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Photo of Mo Perkins, Psychotherapist in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Mo Perkins
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B1
Waitlist for new clients
Are you wondering what's happened to the happy family life you once had? Do you feel frustrated with your child's challenging behaviour? Is there something going on in your own life or your intimate relationship that you know is impacting your children and getting in the way of the happy life you deserve? So what's critical for you to resolve right now and what's going to happen if you don't get this sorted?
Are you wondering what's happened to the happy family life you once had? Do you feel frustrated with your child's challenging behaviour? Is there something going on in your own life or your intimate relationship that you know is impacting your children and getting in the way of the happy life you deserve? So what's critical for you to resolve right now and what's going to happen if you don't get this sorted?
01922 214708 View 01922 214708
Photo of Sarah Kennefick, Psychotherapist in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Sarah Kennefick
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B4
Waitlist for new clients
Hi I'm Sarah and I specialise in working anxiety, depression and trauma. Maybe you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or exhausted. Maybe you are struggling to cope with a traumatic life event. Or maybe you are generally finding life unmanageable at the moment. At times we can lose our way unintentionally and then find it difficult to get back onto the right path. If this sounds familiar, my therapy approach can help you regain some strength, clarity and balance so that you can feel more calm and back in control of your life.
Hi I'm Sarah and I specialise in working anxiety, depression and trauma. Maybe you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed or exhausted. Maybe you are struggling to cope with a traumatic life event. Or maybe you are generally finding life unmanageable at the moment. At times we can lose our way unintentionally and then find it difficult to get back onto the right path. If this sounds familiar, my therapy approach can help you regain some strength, clarity and balance so that you can feel more calm and back in control of your life.
0121 285 7524 View 0121 285 7524
Photo of Daryl Nicholas Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in City Centre, Birmingham, England
Daryl Nicholas Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
City Centre, Birmingham B1
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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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in City Centre, Birmingham

200+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in City Centre, Birmingham who prioritize treating:

95% Anxiety
89% Depression
85% Self Esteem
82% Stress
78% Relationship Issues
67% Trauma and PTSD
62% Coping Skills

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
51% AXA PPP
43% Vitality

How Counsellors in City Centre, Birmingham see their clients

59% In Person and Online
41% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
26% Male
3% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in City Centre, Birmingham?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.