Counselling in Blackburn

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Angela Verity
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackburn BB1
Hi I'm Angela. Coming to counselling can feel like such a big step. There may be an obvious reason as to why you're feeling low, such as bereavement or a traumatic event. Equally you could be feeling sad and you don't really understand why. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety or depression, or you're having panic attacks? Many people are struggling with their mental health for the first time due to COVID 19. Whatever you're going through I'd like to help you feel better. I'm trained in both Person Centred Counselling and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). You can choose to work with either model or a combination of the two.
Hi I'm Angela. Coming to counselling can feel like such a big step. There may be an obvious reason as to why you're feeling low, such as bereavement or a traumatic event. Equally you could be feeling sad and you don't really understand why. Perhaps you're struggling with anxiety or depression, or you're having panic attacks? Many people are struggling with their mental health for the first time due to COVID 19. Whatever you're going through I'd like to help you feel better. I'm trained in both Person Centred Counselling and Internal Family Systems Therapy (IFS). You can choose to work with either model or a combination of the two.
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Uzma Ahmed
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB1
I provide counselling to individuals with complex requirements as a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist. I have expertise working with clients who have a variety of issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety and loss, relationship issues and breakups, PTSD, Autism, attachment issues, and child abuse. I have experience working with people who are also recovering addicts. Providing counselling in Urdu and Punjabi to clients has been my area of expertise, as I am a multilingual therapist.
I provide counselling to individuals with complex requirements as a fully qualified integrative psychotherapist. I have expertise working with clients who have a variety of issues, including self-harm, depression, anxiety and loss, relationship issues and breakups, PTSD, Autism, attachment issues, and child abuse. I have experience working with people who are also recovering addicts. Providing counselling in Urdu and Punjabi to clients has been my area of expertise, as I am a multilingual therapist.
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Peace within Counselling
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB6  (Online Only)
Are you struggling at the moment feeling stressed, confused, frustrated, depressed, hopeless or stuck in dark place? Sometimes life gets overwhelming and difficult to face. Speaking with the right counsellor can help you explore all these "tangled" thoughts and feelings making it easier to look at them and gradually make sense of what you are going through. I offer a humanistic approach using different techniques (creative, mindfulness, CFT, CBT, solution-focused) that help you to see things differently and find ways to move forward with a new perspective and deeper peace. I also offer children and young people counselling.
Are you struggling at the moment feeling stressed, confused, frustrated, depressed, hopeless or stuck in dark place? Sometimes life gets overwhelming and difficult to face. Speaking with the right counsellor can help you explore all these "tangled" thoughts and feelings making it easier to look at them and gradually make sense of what you are going through. I offer a humanistic approach using different techniques (creative, mindfulness, CFT, CBT, solution-focused) that help you to see things differently and find ways to move forward with a new perspective and deeper peace. I also offer children and young people counselling.
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Khafayah Agbeke Abdulsalam
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB1  (Online Only)
Do you find it difficult to talk to family and friends about challenges or life struggles you are going through? Do you experience feelings of overwhelm, depression, abuse, trauma, grief, bereavement etc.? Do you wish you could speak to a qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space? I will help you look inside out and build your self-esteem, self-awareness, boldness, and confidence? As you begin your journey of self-healing and self-awareness. As a qualified registered counsellor, working together, I will support having a more profound understanding & renewed relationship with yourself.
Do you find it difficult to talk to family and friends about challenges or life struggles you are going through? Do you experience feelings of overwhelm, depression, abuse, trauma, grief, bereavement etc.? Do you wish you could speak to a qualified counsellor in a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space? I will help you look inside out and build your self-esteem, self-awareness, boldness, and confidence? As you begin your journey of self-healing and self-awareness. As a qualified registered counsellor, working together, I will support having a more profound understanding & renewed relationship with yourself.
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Abida Haroon
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB1  (Online Only)
Sometimes life can be tough and talking about the challenges and struggles we go through with our loved ones can be even more difficult and it can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Asking for help is not easy and if you have not experienced counselling before you may find your self asking the question, do i need counselling? If you feel the need to gain insight and self awareness than counselling is a safe place for you to start your journey of self healing. We are living in the time of uncertainty and many of us are feeling stressed and anxious.It can be helpful to talk to a professional who can provide an outside perspective.
Sometimes life can be tough and talking about the challenges and struggles we go through with our loved ones can be even more difficult and it can leave us feeling isolated and lonely. Asking for help is not easy and if you have not experienced counselling before you may find your self asking the question, do i need counselling? If you feel the need to gain insight and self awareness than counselling is a safe place for you to start your journey of self healing. We are living in the time of uncertainty and many of us are feeling stressed and anxious.It can be helpful to talk to a professional who can provide an outside perspective.
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Anchor Counselling Services
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB2
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? At Anchor, we welcome clients from all backgrounds in Lancashire for therapies in person and clients from all backgrounds across the nation for online therapies to help them through life’s challenges and most trying times. Life can get difficult and we may feel we lost meaning of our own life. Sometimes a little help from a professional can make things better. Counselling provides you the space to offload your thoughts and feelings, to view things from a fresh pair of eyes. This allows you to find your inner resources and outer resource
Imagine waking up every morning feeling like you can take on the world. How great does that feel? At Anchor, we welcome clients from all backgrounds in Lancashire for therapies in person and clients from all backgrounds across the nation for online therapies to help them through life’s challenges and most trying times. Life can get difficult and we may feel we lost meaning of our own life. Sometimes a little help from a professional can make things better. Counselling provides you the space to offload your thoughts and feelings, to view things from a fresh pair of eyes. This allows you to find your inner resources and outer resource
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Nooreinamecounselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB2
As you walk the way.. the Way appears.. Therefore every step you take leads you to your next destination.. Therefore invest on your health today and obtain a fruitful destination.. Im here to start your healing journey with you. I’m here to listen and explore the issues you may be facing whilst offering empathy in order for you to heal and become your true authentic self.
As you walk the way.. the Way appears.. Therefore every step you take leads you to your next destination.. Therefore invest on your health today and obtain a fruitful destination.. Im here to start your healing journey with you. I’m here to listen and explore the issues you may be facing whilst offering empathy in order for you to heal and become your true authentic self.
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Kindness Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB2  (Online Only)
There are a number of reasons why people come for therapy. These reasons may be varied. In a stressful, pressure-filled world, many of us face difficulties that can be hard to overcome, be it in your day-to-day life; in a relationship, depression, loneliness, issues with your job, or an unresolved concern. You often have a better chance of making the changes you want to make when you are supported by a qualified person with experience to help you. I am a qualified, registered and experienced counsellor. We will work together in an open and supportive way, to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself or situation.
There are a number of reasons why people come for therapy. These reasons may be varied. In a stressful, pressure-filled world, many of us face difficulties that can be hard to overcome, be it in your day-to-day life; in a relationship, depression, loneliness, issues with your job, or an unresolved concern. You often have a better chance of making the changes you want to make when you are supported by a qualified person with experience to help you. I am a qualified, registered and experienced counsellor. We will work together in an open and supportive way, to help you find a deeper understanding of yourself or situation.
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Romy Elizabeth Davies
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackburn BB6  (Online Only)
Because the foundations of security begin in relationship and specifically, the first relationship we experience with our primary caregivers. I believe in the importance of relationship within the therapeutic setting.  You will have the opportunity to examine how you relate to yourself internally and with others interpersonally. We will look at present-day relationships as well as childhood influences, and how these impact on the formation of self.  Safety, care and compassion are my guiding principals when working therapeutically.
Because the foundations of security begin in relationship and specifically, the first relationship we experience with our primary caregivers. I believe in the importance of relationship within the therapeutic setting.  You will have the opportunity to examine how you relate to yourself internally and with others interpersonally. We will look at present-day relationships as well as childhood influences, and how these impact on the formation of self.  Safety, care and compassion are my guiding principals when working therapeutically.
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Imogen Hg-Johnson
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Blackburn BB1
I work with a trusted methodology removing all blind spots, fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. Allowing my clients to make accurate decisions, smarter, so they maximise their own personal results in less time....My expertise is in Self-harm, Substance misuse, Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexuality / Identity Crisis & Shame around Learning Difficulties (which may have led to isolation, inability to stay focused and deviance) and more recently within the area of 'interpersonal trauma within relational dynamics'.
I work with a trusted methodology removing all blind spots, fear, anxiety, and self-doubt. Allowing my clients to make accurate decisions, smarter, so they maximise their own personal results in less time....My expertise is in Self-harm, Substance misuse, Depression, Anxiety, Attention Deficit Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sexuality / Identity Crisis & Shame around Learning Difficulties (which may have led to isolation, inability to stay focused and deviance) and more recently within the area of 'interpersonal trauma within relational dynamics'.
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Photo of Olivia Rose Counselling and Therapy, Counsellor in Blackburn, England
Olivia Rose Counselling and Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB2  (Online Only)
Hello, welcome to my page and thank you for looking. My name is Rebecca Bullen. I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor with over 13 years experience of working with Children, Young people and adults who have faced many different mental health difficulties. In our lifetime, we will all experience difficult and challenging times where we feel we need that extra support, and sometimes do not feel comfortable to share our feelings with those closest to us. It can often be difficult to share our thoughts and feelings with our loved ones and that's where I, as a therapist can help.
Hello, welcome to my page and thank you for looking. My name is Rebecca Bullen. I am a fully qualified integrative Counsellor with over 13 years experience of working with Children, Young people and adults who have faced many different mental health difficulties. In our lifetime, we will all experience difficult and challenging times where we feel we need that extra support, and sometimes do not feel comfortable to share our feelings with those closest to us. It can often be difficult to share our thoughts and feelings with our loved ones and that's where I, as a therapist can help.
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Photo of Berny Sansome, Psychotherapist in Blackburn, England
Berny Sansome
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
2 Endorsed
Blackburn BB2
If you are experiencing anxiety, have family struggles, feeling sad or low, or finding the current economic or climate crisis overwhelming counselling may help. If you are struggling to process bereavement or loss, counselling can help. I keep you, the client, at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be daunting, and sometimes you may not know what to expect. Working with me, you will find a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you can work at your pace, and be truly heard whether we meet face to face, via video counselling, or Walk & Talk. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
If you are experiencing anxiety, have family struggles, feeling sad or low, or finding the current economic or climate crisis overwhelming counselling may help. If you are struggling to process bereavement or loss, counselling can help. I keep you, the client, at the centre of the therapeutic relationship. Counselling can be daunting, and sometimes you may not know what to expect. Working with me, you will find a safe, confidential, non-judgemental space where you can work at your pace, and be truly heard whether we meet face to face, via video counselling, or Walk & Talk. I work within the BACP Ethical Framework.
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Photo of U Got This, Mental health & Wellbeing clinic, Psychotherapist in Blackburn, England
U Got This, Mental health & Wellbeing clinic
Psychotherapist
Verified
Blackburn BB1
Want to GET BETTER & NOT JUST manage your mental health? Dealing with unresolved Anxiety & Depression can be debilitating, leaving you feeling like you wIill never get better. Your relationships, performance and confidence may suffer, you may dread the future and tired of wearing a mask & being positive. You may have been to see your GP or tried many therapies and still feel unwell. If this is you perhaps it’s time for further more therapy. The clinic offers unique techniques that are proving to be highly successful in the treatment for Mental health with growing 5 STAR Reviews. Referrals accepted from other therapists to.
Want to GET BETTER & NOT JUST manage your mental health? Dealing with unresolved Anxiety & Depression can be debilitating, leaving you feeling like you wIill never get better. Your relationships, performance and confidence may suffer, you may dread the future and tired of wearing a mask & being positive. You may have been to see your GP or tried many therapies and still feel unwell. If this is you perhaps it’s time for further more therapy. The clinic offers unique techniques that are proving to be highly successful in the treatment for Mental health with growing 5 STAR Reviews. Referrals accepted from other therapists to.
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John Warrington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB1
Hi, I'm John. I offer down to earth counselling to help you make sense of whatever it is you're experiencing. I will offer you time and space for you to talk through your problems confidentially. I am there to listen to you. I will not use complicated jargon but will listen to what you have to say, with an appropriate use of humour to put you at ease. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and being genuine. I served in the Royal Navy and worked in high-pressured Businesses. My Facebook Page is Counselling Minds. Also on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. Thanks for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
Hi, I'm John. I offer down to earth counselling to help you make sense of whatever it is you're experiencing. I will offer you time and space for you to talk through your problems confidentially. I am there to listen to you. I will not use complicated jargon but will listen to what you have to say, with an appropriate use of humour to put you at ease. I will try to see the world through your eyes, whilst not judging and being genuine. I served in the Royal Navy and worked in high-pressured Businesses. My Facebook Page is Counselling Minds. Also on Instagram, Linkedin and Twitter. Thanks for reading! I hope to hear from you soon.
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Wendy Cooke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB2
Hiya. Thanks for looking at my profile, I work in talking therapy whereby you have a space to talk and be heard without any judgement or me giving advice. I have worked with clients from many backgrounds with different presenting issues, from addiction, anxiety, depression to childhood trauma and domestic abuse. The relationship with your counsellor is key to this so I encourage you to make sure that firstly therapy is the right path and also that I am the right counsellor for you :)
Hiya. Thanks for looking at my profile, I work in talking therapy whereby you have a space to talk and be heard without any judgement or me giving advice. I have worked with clients from many backgrounds with different presenting issues, from addiction, anxiety, depression to childhood trauma and domestic abuse. The relationship with your counsellor is key to this so I encourage you to make sure that firstly therapy is the right path and also that I am the right counsellor for you :)
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Kyle Thurlow
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB1
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
I have an extensive range of experience of working with a vast variety of client issues. I offer clients an integrative approach to treatment which best meets each individual’s needs. I originally trained as a person centred therapist. However, I also draw from a wide range of evidence based psychological therapies. I have completed additional trauma focused therapy training which has enabled me to work effectively with traumatised individuals. My main areas of expertise is helping people with dissociative disorders/DID, PTSD, sexual abuse, bipolar, personality disorders, depression, anxiety, and grief/bereavement.
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Photo of Baldwin Therapy EMDR, Counsellor, CBT, Supervisor, Counsellor in Blackburn, England
Baldwin Therapy EMDR, Counsellor, CBT, Supervisor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB1
Baldwin Therapy offer EMDR, Counselling, CBT, Professional Supervision and training which can be delivered as face to face or online. Our therapists have over 22 years' experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulty including anxiety and depression. The therapists work alongside the NHS, Private sector, the local authority and Education. A FREE 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and to look at what therapy would be best is available on request. Baldwin Therapy have both Male and Female therapists.
Baldwin Therapy offer EMDR, Counselling, CBT, Professional Supervision and training which can be delivered as face to face or online. Our therapists have over 22 years' experience of working with a wide range of mental health difficulty including anxiety and depression. The therapists work alongside the NHS, Private sector, the local authority and Education. A FREE 15 minute telephone consultation to discuss your needs and to look at what therapy would be best is available on request. Baldwin Therapy have both Male and Female therapists.
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Patrick Doyle
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB1
I am a highly qualified and experienced consultant psychotherapist and supervisor with 20 years experience and recognised clinical expertise in the treatment and assessment of a wide range of mental health problems (including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders and psychosis), problematic behaviours and addictions. My guiding aim is to help each client to the point where they no longer require therapy or medication, and can cope skilfully and independently with life’s challenges, and understand how the past can impede our ability to cope with the present.
I am a highly qualified and experienced consultant psychotherapist and supervisor with 20 years experience and recognised clinical expertise in the treatment and assessment of a wide range of mental health problems (including: depression, anxiety, personality disorders and psychosis), problematic behaviours and addictions. My guiding aim is to help each client to the point where they no longer require therapy or medication, and can cope skilfully and independently with life’s challenges, and understand how the past can impede our ability to cope with the present.
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Photo of Jo Mellor Therapy, Psychotherapist in Blackburn, England
Jo Mellor Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB1
Since I began my counselling journey I have helped many people deal with the difficulties that life throws at us. No one is immune from problems, from the past or in the present. I offer a non judgemental confidential and safe space for you to explore and work through your issues. I work safely and ethically and always have your best interests at heart. I believe we all have the answers inside us and with a little help we can find the solutions that are best for us. I believe that mental health is equal to physical health, often we do not recognise that everyday stress is effecting our ability to cope with everyday life.
Since I began my counselling journey I have helped many people deal with the difficulties that life throws at us. No one is immune from problems, from the past or in the present. I offer a non judgemental confidential and safe space for you to explore and work through your issues. I work safely and ethically and always have your best interests at heart. I believe we all have the answers inside us and with a little help we can find the solutions that are best for us. I believe that mental health is equal to physical health, often we do not recognise that everyday stress is effecting our ability to cope with everyday life.
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Cherie Deakin Psychotherapy Supervisor
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified
Blackburn BB1
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
Sometimes the issues we face paralyse us with anxieties. Sometimes we have no one in our lives who are able to help or we may not want to burden others. It’s difficult to trust people with our innermost worries, feelings and thoughts. Yet we all need help to get through difficult periods in our lives. It may be that friends and family tell us to stop dwelling on the past or try and move on. But no matter how hard we try, the past hangs around to haunt us or we have no words to describe what we feel. Additionally, we may wish to explore our experience for personal or professional reasons.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Blackburn

40+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Blackburn who prioritize treating:

98% Depression
93% Anxiety
93% Self Esteem
90% Stress
85% Relationship Issues
83% Trauma and PTSD
80% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

57% Bupa
43% Any/Out-of-network Insurance
43% Health Assured

How Counsellors in Blackburn see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

76% Female
24% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Blackburn?

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.