Counselling in King's Heath, Birmingham

Photo of Greg Pyne, Psychotherapist in King's Heath, Birmingham, England
Greg Pyne
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B13
Do you sometimes feel different? Or that what you go through is unique only to you? perhaps you believe things that happen to you are all your fault? Or you struggle in relationships? I understand the need to feel part of the world, not 'messed up' - we are social creatures who often care what people think. And we have a natural desire to be the best person we can be - something to be cultivated. The conflict to fit in, whilst being true to yourself - creates tension, anxiety, depression, poor coping strategies. Plus the modern pressures of life rarely let us 'just be'. The process of therapy can resolve these deep conflicts.
Do you sometimes feel different? Or that what you go through is unique only to you? perhaps you believe things that happen to you are all your fault? Or you struggle in relationships? I understand the need to feel part of the world, not 'messed up' - we are social creatures who often care what people think. And we have a natural desire to be the best person we can be - something to be cultivated. The conflict to fit in, whilst being true to yourself - creates tension, anxiety, depression, poor coping strategies. Plus the modern pressures of life rarely let us 'just be'. The process of therapy can resolve these deep conflicts.
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Photo of Fianna Pacheco, Psychologist in King's Heath, Birmingham, England
Fianna Pacheco
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
Are you going through difficult times? Do you feel anxious, depressed and/or angry? Are you unhappy with your life? Are your emotions getting in the way of your goals? Are you interested in trying to understand yourself better to help relieve your symptoms? I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, anger and other issues in adults and young people. Talking about your problems can help you rebuild your self-confidence and achieve a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationships. Through self-reflection, we analyse the past and how you are now.
Are you going through difficult times? Do you feel anxious, depressed and/or angry? Are you unhappy with your life? Are your emotions getting in the way of your goals? Are you interested in trying to understand yourself better to help relieve your symptoms? I’m a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of experience dealing with anxiety, depression, anger and other issues in adults and young people. Talking about your problems can help you rebuild your self-confidence and achieve a clearer understanding of yourself and your relationships. Through self-reflection, we analyse the past and how you are now.
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Alice Stapleton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
I believe every person is the expert in their own life. Together we can explore the circumstances that are feeling difficult for you, with space to reflect, hear yourself think and take a deeper look at what might be behind what's happening for you. Whether you're feeling stuck, struggling to overcome painful experiences, or feeling trapped in patterns you can't seem to change. I won't tell you what to do, but I will help you to find your own insights and clarity to process your feelings and move forward in ways that work for you.
I believe every person is the expert in their own life. Together we can explore the circumstances that are feeling difficult for you, with space to reflect, hear yourself think and take a deeper look at what might be behind what's happening for you. Whether you're feeling stuck, struggling to overcome painful experiences, or feeling trapped in patterns you can't seem to change. I won't tell you what to do, but I will help you to find your own insights and clarity to process your feelings and move forward in ways that work for you.
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Laura Marsden
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
I understand how visible and hidden stresses also changing circumstances within our lives can often result in difficult experiences which impact on our mental and physical health. My experience is in working with adults and young people, individually on a range of presenting issues including trauma, trauma related issues or symptoms (such as PTSD), anxiety, depression, personality adaptations or disorders, as well as other mental health symptoms. In addition to this have experience of working with relationship issues, family issues, bereavement, grief and loss and also of working with neurodiversity within the therapeutic setting.
I understand how visible and hidden stresses also changing circumstances within our lives can often result in difficult experiences which impact on our mental and physical health. My experience is in working with adults and young people, individually on a range of presenting issues including trauma, trauma related issues or symptoms (such as PTSD), anxiety, depression, personality adaptations or disorders, as well as other mental health symptoms. In addition to this have experience of working with relationship issues, family issues, bereavement, grief and loss and also of working with neurodiversity within the therapeutic setting.
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Alison Rolfe
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
Often clients come to me when they are seeking deep or broad change in themselves. They have often tried more brief forms of therapy, including CBT. Commonly, this has helped but not enough, and there is a wish or a need to get to something deeper over a longer period of time. I work with a range of presenting issues, most commonly depression, anxiety and 'people pleasing', stuckness and relationship problems. What my clients tend to have in common is a wish to understand themselves at some depth, including how the past is unconsciously impacting on their present lives. This forms the starting point for change in the self.
Often clients come to me when they are seeking deep or broad change in themselves. They have often tried more brief forms of therapy, including CBT. Commonly, this has helped but not enough, and there is a wish or a need to get to something deeper over a longer period of time. I work with a range of presenting issues, most commonly depression, anxiety and 'people pleasing', stuckness and relationship problems. What my clients tend to have in common is a wish to understand themselves at some depth, including how the past is unconsciously impacting on their present lives. This forms the starting point for change in the self.
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Pittmain Addictions Specialist Therapy Service
Counsellor
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
Feel like your starting to lose everything including your sanity ? loneliness ,loss of interest in past pleasures, cravings, withdrawals mood swings and irritability, guilt, work position threatened, unmanageable finance and debt, relationships in decline, health issues occurring, not sure how to dig yourself out or even if you do it still wont necessarily work, have managed the climb back from it and now help others too, call now for a chat, the offer is 1-1 therapy that will get you to the solutions from the above.
Feel like your starting to lose everything including your sanity ? loneliness ,loss of interest in past pleasures, cravings, withdrawals mood swings and irritability, guilt, work position threatened, unmanageable finance and debt, relationships in decline, health issues occurring, not sure how to dig yourself out or even if you do it still wont necessarily work, have managed the climb back from it and now help others too, call now for a chat, the offer is 1-1 therapy that will get you to the solutions from the above.
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Terina Talbot Counselling & Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
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.
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Sally Craig
Psychotherapist, MSc, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14  (Online Only)
I work online with clients struggling with the short-term or long-term impact of abuse, loss and trauma. The wounds of parental abuse, narcissistic abuse, betrayal, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse or professional abuse can remain forever open, derailing our lives and preventing us from moving on to find happiness and fulfilment. In my clients' journey toward healing from the pain and loss such experiences have cost them, I accompany them back into the hurt of the past to untangle the bonds that anchor them there and teach them skills for coping with the present and for developing relationships to help them find a happier future.
I work online with clients struggling with the short-term or long-term impact of abuse, loss and trauma. The wounds of parental abuse, narcissistic abuse, betrayal, sexual abuse, spiritual abuse or professional abuse can remain forever open, derailing our lives and preventing us from moving on to find happiness and fulfilment. In my clients' journey toward healing from the pain and loss such experiences have cost them, I accompany them back into the hurt of the past to untangle the bonds that anchor them there and teach them skills for coping with the present and for developing relationships to help them find a happier future.
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Photo of Rebecca Jane Honeybourne, Counsellor in King's Heath, Birmingham, England
Rebecca Jane Honeybourne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B13
Are you struggling with life and it's challenges? Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or maybe you are finding it difficult to make choices. We all find ourselves facing difficult situations at various times in our lives and sometimes having someone to listen can be all we need. I offer counselling to individuals who wish to explore the difficulties that they face in their lives in a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
Are you struggling with life and it's challenges? Maybe you are feeling anxious or depressed or maybe you are finding it difficult to make choices. We all find ourselves facing difficult situations at various times in our lives and sometimes having someone to listen can be all we need. I offer counselling to individuals who wish to explore the difficulties that they face in their lives in a safe, confidential, supportive and non-judgemental environment.
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Georgia Dickinson
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
Hi there, I'm Georgia. A warm welcome! I offer a compassionate, friendly and affirmative space for people of all backgrounds. I help people to feel more at ease and able to live the life that they want to in a way that is authentic to them. I assist people in dealing with the challenges that life brings and to support them in making the changes that they would like to, with an attitude of curiosity and compassion. I do this by combining practical psychological tools with a highly empathetic approach.
Hi there, I'm Georgia. A warm welcome! I offer a compassionate, friendly and affirmative space for people of all backgrounds. I help people to feel more at ease and able to live the life that they want to in a way that is authentic to them. I assist people in dealing with the challenges that life brings and to support them in making the changes that they would like to, with an attitude of curiosity and compassion. I do this by combining practical psychological tools with a highly empathetic approach.
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Photo of Amanda Garnett, Psychotherapist in King's Heath, Birmingham, England
Amanda Garnett
Psychotherapist, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
Welcome, my name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist/counsellor. I work with individual adults offering an empathetic space for you to explore and make sense of your challenges, supporting you in feeling understood without judgements or expectations. As an integrative therapist I use a range of therapies such as person-centered, CBT, and psychodynamic. I will work together with you to tailor our approach to therapy that sees you for the unique individual that you are, helping you to create meaningful and lasting change.
Welcome, my name is Amanda and I am a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist/counsellor. I work with individual adults offering an empathetic space for you to explore and make sense of your challenges, supporting you in feeling understood without judgements or expectations. As an integrative therapist I use a range of therapies such as person-centered, CBT, and psychodynamic. I will work together with you to tailor our approach to therapy that sees you for the unique individual that you are, helping you to create meaningful and lasting change.
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Red Maple Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
The relationships and experiences that we have, shape the way that we understand the world around. These can make us feel uneasy, and we need to think out aloud. Having an objective ear can help to better understand ourselves. This can be related to personal relationships, our working life, family challenges, life events and many aspects of the world around us. I offer a space that works ethically, and within the boundaries of confidentiality and safeguarding. I aim to support exploration of how challenges and concerns can be overcome in a collaborative way and at your pace. I offer individual counselling.
The relationships and experiences that we have, shape the way that we understand the world around. These can make us feel uneasy, and we need to think out aloud. Having an objective ear can help to better understand ourselves. This can be related to personal relationships, our working life, family challenges, life events and many aspects of the world around us. I offer a space that works ethically, and within the boundaries of confidentiality and safeguarding. I aim to support exploration of how challenges and concerns can be overcome in a collaborative way and at your pace. I offer individual counselling.
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Laura Chaisty
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
Not accepting new clients
When emotional problems arise it can be difficult to know where to turn and pressures to cope can leave us isolated and desperate. There may be people around who offer their time but feelings of shame and fears can make it difficult to make use of them. It might be that there is no-one to speak to and problems originating in the past are getting in the way of you finding satisfaction in life. Traumas can remain unprocessed and present themselves in everyday life. Psychotherapy is a way of exploring oneself and relationships to try to make sense of the patterns and issues that are blocking you.
When emotional problems arise it can be difficult to know where to turn and pressures to cope can leave us isolated and desperate. There may be people around who offer their time but feelings of shame and fears can make it difficult to make use of them. It might be that there is no-one to speak to and problems originating in the past are getting in the way of you finding satisfaction in life. Traumas can remain unprocessed and present themselves in everyday life. Psychotherapy is a way of exploring oneself and relationships to try to make sense of the patterns and issues that are blocking you.
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Jane Oneill
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
You feel like you can’t cope, you’re fed up, you’ve had enough. Your life isn’t what you want it to be. Living has become hard and there’s no joy in your world. It’s like everyone else except you is happy. You’re haunted by your past. You think you’ll never be happy again. You feel alone like no one else understands how hard your life is at the moment. On the outside you look fine but inside you feel like you’re dying. Everything you do feels like an act to look like you’re okay. You don’t know how to change things or what to do about it anymore.
You feel like you can’t cope, you’re fed up, you’ve had enough. Your life isn’t what you want it to be. Living has become hard and there’s no joy in your world. It’s like everyone else except you is happy. You’re haunted by your past. You think you’ll never be happy again. You feel alone like no one else understands how hard your life is at the moment. On the outside you look fine but inside you feel like you’re dying. Everything you do feels like an act to look like you’re okay. You don’t know how to change things or what to do about it anymore.
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Peter Jackson
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B14
Clients who see me might be facing difficult life issues, relationship problems or feel stuck. Sometimes clients are grappling with questions of self and identity. Often my clients engage in therapy to help them with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and/or past trauma. Being heard in a safe, confidential space can alleviate distress, clarify feelings and experiences. This can help you to figure out the changes you want to make and move forward in life. Making such changes can be challenging, but it can also help you become more resilient and build relationships that are more meaningful to you.
Clients who see me might be facing difficult life issues, relationship problems or feel stuck. Sometimes clients are grappling with questions of self and identity. Often my clients engage in therapy to help them with symptoms of depression, anxiety, stress and/or past trauma. Being heard in a safe, confidential space can alleviate distress, clarify feelings and experiences. This can help you to figure out the changes you want to make and move forward in life. Making such changes can be challenging, but it can also help you become more resilient and build relationships that are more meaningful to you.
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Sarah Kennefick
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B13
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.
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Photo of Suki Yip, Counsellor in King's Heath, Birmingham, England
Suki Yip
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B13  (Online Only)
Hello my name is Suki and welcome to my page. I am an accredited member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental counselling service dedicated to helping those who are experiencing challenging and difficult times in their lives. I will create a safe space to explore whatever it is that's concerning you and help you to cope and resolve whatever is causing you distress. My aim is to help you feel validated and heard as I believe all feelings are valid and important to you. I believe there is a solution to every problem and together we can work on finding a positive way forward.
Hello my name is Suki and welcome to my page. I am an accredited member of the BACP and abide by their ethical framework. I offer a safe, confidential and non-judgmental counselling service dedicated to helping those who are experiencing challenging and difficult times in their lives. I will create a safe space to explore whatever it is that's concerning you and help you to cope and resolve whatever is causing you distress. My aim is to help you feel validated and heard as I believe all feelings are valid and important to you. I believe there is a solution to every problem and together we can work on finding a positive way forward.
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Lakshnie Hettihewa
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B13
My way of working is somewhat dependent on you and your wants from a therapy space. I am trained to work with CBT, person-centred and attachment based therapy. I have done additional training in: Somatic Abolitionism, Emotional Regulation Skills and CBT adapted to work with those that self-define as autistic. I have worked with many clients and believe therapy works best by meeting the client where they are and towards what they identify they need. I work openly with race and other forms of systemic oppression in therapy and support clients from minoritised identities to explore this in therapy.
My way of working is somewhat dependent on you and your wants from a therapy space. I am trained to work with CBT, person-centred and attachment based therapy. I have done additional training in: Somatic Abolitionism, Emotional Regulation Skills and CBT adapted to work with those that self-define as autistic. I have worked with many clients and believe therapy works best by meeting the client where they are and towards what they identify they need. I work openly with race and other forms of systemic oppression in therapy and support clients from minoritised identities to explore this in therapy.
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Sian Allen
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Forensic Psych.
Verified Verified
King's Heath, Birmingham B13
I am Dr Siân Allen, a Forensic Psychologist with over 17 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with moderate and complex mental health and emotional difficulties, working alongside them to reduce their experience of distress and to promote mental wellbeing. I have significant experience working with people who are neurodiverse. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live a life worth living and I work collaboratively and flexibly with people to help them to make sense of their experiences and to find a manageable way forward in line with their values.
I am Dr Siân Allen, a Forensic Psychologist with over 17 years of experience working with adults and adolescents with moderate and complex mental health and emotional difficulties, working alongside them to reduce their experience of distress and to promote mental wellbeing. I have significant experience working with people who are neurodiverse. I firmly believe that everyone deserves to live a life worth living and I work collaboratively and flexibly with people to help them to make sense of their experiences and to find a manageable way forward in line with their values.
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Photo of Rose Jennings Art Therapy, Psychotherapist in King's Heath, Birmingham, England
Rose Jennings Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
King's Heath, Birmingham B13
Art therapy offers an open and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences through pictures and words. I aim to provide a place for you to rest and feel supported whilst we work together to understand your needs and process your experiences. Whether you are navigating depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, overwhelm, shame, loss, relationships or life transitions, art therapy can be a wonderful way to build awareness and new ways of being. You do not need previous experience of art making to access art therapy, only the curiosity to use materials in a way that is meaningful to you.
Art therapy offers an open and confidential space where you can explore your thoughts, feelings and experiences through pictures and words. I aim to provide a place for you to rest and feel supported whilst we work together to understand your needs and process your experiences. Whether you are navigating depression, anxiety, stress, burnout, overwhelm, shame, loss, relationships or life transitions, art therapy can be a wonderful way to build awareness and new ways of being. You do not need previous experience of art making to access art therapy, only the curiosity to use materials in a way that is meaningful to you.
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Number of Counsellors in King's Heath, Birmingham

30+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in King's Heath, Birmingham who prioritize treating:

97% Anxiety
94% Self Esteem
94% Stress
90% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
71% Trauma and PTSD
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

71% Aviva
57% AXA PPP
29% Bupa

How Counsellors in King's Heath, Birmingham see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

Gender breakdown

80% Female
20% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in King's Heath, 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.

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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.