Counselling in Selly Oak, Birmingham

Photo of Joe Mimnagh, Psychotherapist in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England
Joe Mimnagh
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
I entered the world of psychotherapy so I could manage and eventually overcome the painful emotions and thoughts that I had experienced. If this is the case for you, then psychotherapy can help you explore uncomfortable feelings that have held you back from living life to the full. Life often throws the unexpected at us, be it through relationships, either personal or professional, we sometimes find it difficult to cope alone and need the support to help us through this difficult time.
I entered the world of psychotherapy so I could manage and eventually overcome the painful emotions and thoughts that I had experienced. If this is the case for you, then psychotherapy can help you explore uncomfortable feelings that have held you back from living life to the full. Life often throws the unexpected at us, be it through relationships, either personal or professional, we sometimes find it difficult to cope alone and need the support to help us through this difficult time.
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Peter Jackson
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
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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Danielle Curtis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Selly Oak, Birmingham B30
A highly experienced dual qualified BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural and Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT) with 18 years clinical experience and a background in Forensic, Perinatal and Liaison Psychiatry. I feel passionate about providing high quality, effective and individualized psychotherapy to help you to overcome the challenges that have brought you to therapy by using evidence based approaches and drawing upon your strengths. Together we can help with adjusting to major life changes, self-esteem, anxiety, relationships, coping with stress and supporting you to maximize your potential and move towards a recovery.
A highly experienced dual qualified BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural and Interpersonal Psychotherapist (IPT) with 18 years clinical experience and a background in Forensic, Perinatal and Liaison Psychiatry. I feel passionate about providing high quality, effective and individualized psychotherapy to help you to overcome the challenges that have brought you to therapy by using evidence based approaches and drawing upon your strengths. Together we can help with adjusting to major life changes, self-esteem, anxiety, relationships, coping with stress and supporting you to maximize your potential and move towards a recovery.
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Dr Rosalind Brock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. For almost twenty years, I have been working with adults with a variety of difficulties including PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobia, attachment difficulties, birth trauma, baby loss, childhood or relationship issues and eating difficulties. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
Hello, I am a Chartered Clinical Psychologist. I can offer you a warm, supportive environment in which to explore and understand the issues that have brought you to therapy. Using evidence-based interventions, we can work collaboratively together towards change. For almost twenty years, I have been working with adults with a variety of difficulties including PTSD, complex trauma, anxiety, depression, OCD, phobia, attachment difficulties, birth trauma, baby loss, childhood or relationship issues and eating difficulties. I have a wealth of experience from both NHS and private settings to draw on to support you.
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Dr Lorna Nelson
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
Not accepting new clients
I am an experienced, HCPC registered, Clinical Psychologist with over 17 years’ experience working in the NHS as a qualified psychologist. In this time, I have supported individuals, families, young people, and staff teams in various settings. This includes community and inpatient mental health services, and within paediatrics and neonatal care, in both London and the West Midlands. I have worked therapeutically with a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, birth trauma, and adjustment to health conditions.
I am an experienced, HCPC registered, Clinical Psychologist with over 17 years’ experience working in the NHS as a qualified psychologist. In this time, I have supported individuals, families, young people, and staff teams in various settings. This includes community and inpatient mental health services, and within paediatrics and neonatal care, in both London and the West Midlands. I have worked therapeutically with a range of emotional difficulties, including anxiety disorders, depression, OCD, PTSD, birth trauma, and adjustment to health conditions.
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Sonia Parveen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
I am a Registered Counsellor of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists working with clients of all ages across UK. I have a detailed understanding of the BACP Professional Conduct and the Ethical Framework. The time I spend in therapy is totally dedicated to you, facilitating the process of self-identity. As a Counsellor, I will listen and support your story, helping you to understand yourself better. I am a firm believer in individuality and uniqueness. “You are your own individual of expression”.
I am a Registered Counsellor of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapists working with clients of all ages across UK. I have a detailed understanding of the BACP Professional Conduct and the Ethical Framework. The time I spend in therapy is totally dedicated to you, facilitating the process of self-identity. As a Counsellor, I will listen and support your story, helping you to understand yourself better. I am a firm believer in individuality and uniqueness. “You are your own individual of expression”.
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Dr Sarah Bishop
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
Hello, I am Dr Sarah Bishop, a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working in psychology and mental health. I work within the NHS and in private practice. My private clinic is located in Kings Norton. If you are looking to better understand your difficulties, develop new ways of managing and create meaningful change in your life, then please get in touch – my approach may be the right one for you.
Hello, I am Dr Sarah Bishop, a HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist with 20 years’ experience working in psychology and mental health. I work within the NHS and in private practice. My private clinic is located in Kings Norton. If you are looking to better understand your difficulties, develop new ways of managing and create meaningful change in your life, then please get in touch – my approach may be the right one for you.
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Laura Marsden
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
I understand how visible and hidden stresses as well as 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 individuals 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 as well as 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 individuals 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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Photo of Rose Jennings Art Therapy, Psychotherapist in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England
Rose Jennings Art Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
Art therapy offers an open and confidential space where people can explore their 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 people can explore their 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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Sharon Hinsull
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
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.
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Photo of Laura Chaisty, Psychotherapist in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England
Laura Chaisty
Psychotherapist, BPC
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
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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Photo of Kat Wawer, Psychologist in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England
Kat Wawer
Psychologist, MA, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
I have been providing therapy to clients who have a wide range of life issues and problems for over 20 years. I work with individuals and couples from various social and cultural backgrounds. My areas of interest among others are depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, traumas, chronic health and relationship difficulties. I also offer vitality coaching sessions focusing on introducing positive changes in the areas of stress management, nutrition/weight, sleep and exercise. We will explore what is truly important to you and motivates you to overcome obstacles, create an action plan and go on a journey together.
I have been providing therapy to clients who have a wide range of life issues and problems for over 20 years. I work with individuals and couples from various social and cultural backgrounds. My areas of interest among others are depression and anxiety disorders, self-esteem, traumas, chronic health and relationship difficulties. I also offer vitality coaching sessions focusing on introducing positive changes in the areas of stress management, nutrition/weight, sleep and exercise. We will explore what is truly important to you and motivates you to overcome obstacles, create an action plan and go on a journey together.
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Greg Pyne
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
Not accepting new clients
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 Carl Flynn Msc Bsc Pg Dip, Psychotherapist in Selly Oak, Birmingham, England
Carl Flynn Msc Bsc Pg Dip
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, scared, confused, angry, used and abused? Do you need someone to speak with, who will explore your concerns with you and support you to achieve greater balance and happiness in your life? Call me to help you create a brighter future.
Are you feeling depressed, anxious, scared, confused, angry, used and abused? Do you need someone to speak with, who will explore your concerns with you and support you to achieve greater balance and happiness in your life? Call me to help you create a brighter future.
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Jessica Sharman
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
Waitlist for new clients
I can offer a warm, empathetic and compassionate environment for us to explore your troubles, and what might be underlying these. I am passionate about mental health and seeing the whole person, as well as the importance of hope, empowerment and finding your own sense of identity and/or meaning in recovery. As an Integrative Counsellor, I draw on a range of theories to work in a way that best suits your individual needs. I can work with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, body image and bereavement, with the aim of helping you make sense of your experiences and cope with the often difficult world we live in.
I can offer a warm, empathetic and compassionate environment for us to explore your troubles, and what might be underlying these. I am passionate about mental health and seeing the whole person, as well as the importance of hope, empowerment and finding your own sense of identity and/or meaning in recovery. As an Integrative Counsellor, I draw on a range of theories to work in a way that best suits your individual needs. I can work with a range of presenting issues such as anxiety, depression, body image and bereavement, with the aim of helping you make sense of your experiences and cope with the often difficult world we live in.
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Alison Rolfe
Psychotherapist, PhD
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
Not accepting new clients
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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Sean Charlesworth Counselling Services
Counsellor, ACC Reg
Verified
Selly Oak, Birmingham B29
I'm a qualified and professional counsellor who see's individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience. Talking to me, a trained professional counsellor can help us make sense of challenging times and find a way through, moving us towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
I'm a qualified and professional counsellor who see's individuals and couples. I have over 20 years experience. Talking to me, a trained professional counsellor can help us make sense of challenging times and find a way through, moving us towards a better understanding of ourselves and our feelings.
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Online Therapists

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Sondous @ yatb.uk (English/Farsi)
Counsellor, MA, BACP
Verified
Are you seeking assistance to improve your relationship as a couple? With over a decade of experience as a certified Integrative Counselor, specializing in Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic approaches since 2009, I possess a comprehensive skill set to support you. I also bring expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Life Coaching. I offer interventions on both an individual and group basis, accessible via phone, Skype, Zoom, and WhatsApp, in English and Farsi. For more information, visit www.yatb.uk, a platform promoting self-development and unleashing your "best self."
Are you seeking assistance to improve your relationship as a couple? With over a decade of experience as a certified Integrative Counselor, specializing in Person-Centered, Psychodynamic, and Humanistic approaches since 2009, I possess a comprehensive skill set to support you. I also bring expertise in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), and Life Coaching. I offer interventions on both an individual and group basis, accessible via phone, Skype, Zoom, and WhatsApp, in English and Farsi. For more information, visit www.yatb.uk, a platform promoting self-development and unleashing your "best self."
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Mark Sisterson
Counsellor, COSRT General
Verified
Birmingham B43  (Online Only)
Facing challenges in your sex life or relationship? Finding life difficult and feeling it could be better? Wanting to explore your identity? Hoping to heal from trauma? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I may be able to help. I am a fully qualified psychosexual and relationships therapist and counsellor offering support to individuals, couples and other relationships. I approach therapy from a number of different therapeutic approaches, working with you directly to understand your goals and tailoring the therapy to your specific needs.
Facing challenges in your sex life or relationship? Finding life difficult and feeling it could be better? Wanting to explore your identity? Hoping to heal from trauma? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then I may be able to help. I am a fully qualified psychosexual and relationships therapist and counsellor offering support to individuals, couples and other relationships. I approach therapy from a number of different therapeutic approaches, working with you directly to understand your goals and tailoring the therapy to your specific needs.
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Lisa Perrygrove
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
Birmingham B29  (Online Only)
Are you struggling with high functioning anxiety? Do you feel anxious, worried, stressed or overwhelmed? If you are navigating the demands of life and finding yourself struggling then I can help support you so that you can live your dream life. I am passionate about helping women learn how to manage their high functioning anxiety. Do you struggle with perfectionism and people pleasing? If you are struggling with GAD, OCD, PTSD, Panic, Hypochondriasis or Phobias then Acceptance and Commitment Therapy might be for you.
Are you struggling with high functioning anxiety? Do you feel anxious, worried, stressed or overwhelmed? If you are navigating the demands of life and finding yourself struggling then I can help support you so that you can live your dream life. I am passionate about helping women learn how to manage their high functioning anxiety. Do you struggle with perfectionism and people pleasing? If you are struggling with GAD, OCD, PTSD, Panic, Hypochondriasis or Phobias then Acceptance and Commitment Therapy might be for you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Selly Oak, Birmingham

10+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Selly Oak, Birmingham who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
94% Relationship Issues
94% Self Esteem
94% Stress
82% Peer Relationships
76% Bereavement

Average years in practice

20 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
100% AXA PPP
75% Bupa

How Counsellors in Selly Oak, Birmingham see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

71% Female
29% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Selly Oak, 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.