Counselling in Blackpool

Photo of Virtual Trauma Therapy, Psychotherapist in Blackpool, England
Virtual Trauma Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1  (Online Only)
Firstly, from one human being to another, I would like to say how proud I am of you for looking for some support. It's not easy to admit when we might need some help, or to actively seek it out. It's a really big step. Take your time, you're in control of what happens next, so do things at your own pace. Trauma can have such an impact on every part of our lives. It's never easy, but taking the control back and facing your experiences head on may be the best way to start your healing. You don't have to do this alone. I would really like to help you on your journey to a happier and more fulfilling life.
Firstly, from one human being to another, I would like to say how proud I am of you for looking for some support. It's not easy to admit when we might need some help, or to actively seek it out. It's a really big step. Take your time, you're in control of what happens next, so do things at your own pace. Trauma can have such an impact on every part of our lives. It's never easy, but taking the control back and facing your experiences head on may be the best way to start your healing. You don't have to do this alone. I would really like to help you on your journey to a happier and more fulfilling life.
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Photo of Emma Wheeler, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
Emma Wheeler
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, bereavement, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? In this unsettling time of isolation and lockdowns do you need someone to talk to? There comes a time when we need some help to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a qualified Therapist and here to walk with you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to discuss and explore with you through any obstacles you may face.
Are you struggling with issues related to trauma, bereavement, addiction, anxiety, or major life changes? In this unsettling time of isolation and lockdowns do you need someone to talk to? There comes a time when we need some help to cope with many of life’s challenges. I’m a qualified Therapist and here to walk with you on your journey toward healing and self-discovery. Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to discuss and explore with you through any obstacles you may face.
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Photo of Lighthouse Counselling Services, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
Lighthouse Counselling Services
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY4
No one ever said life would be easy and at times we all need a little help to find our way through life's difficulties. Person-centred counselling offers you the non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, supported way. As a person-centred counsellor I will not tell you what to do or tell you that your thinking is wrong. Instead I will be there beside you to help you find your own solution. To help you build your self-esteem, trust your own decision-making abilities, and learn to love yourself for who you really are.
No one ever said life would be easy and at times we all need a little help to find our way through life's difficulties. Person-centred counselling offers you the non-judgmental space to explore your thoughts, feelings and emotions in a safe, supported way. As a person-centred counsellor I will not tell you what to do or tell you that your thinking is wrong. Instead I will be there beside you to help you find your own solution. To help you build your self-esteem, trust your own decision-making abilities, and learn to love yourself for who you really are.
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Mind over Matter (NW)
Counsellor, PNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY4
Hi, I'm Sharon, I'm a caring, experienced Accredited Professional Integrative Counsellor/Therapist. I work with young people & adults using Person-Centred approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills and Theory, (CBT). If you are struggling with yourself, loneliness, relationships, feeling anxious or down, it can be difficult. I am very experienced & can help connect with what you are feeling, using strategies which can help increase your self-esteem, self-worth and confidence.
Hi, I'm Sharon, I'm a caring, experienced Accredited Professional Integrative Counsellor/Therapist. I work with young people & adults using Person-Centred approaches and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy Skills and Theory, (CBT). If you are struggling with yourself, loneliness, relationships, feeling anxious or down, it can be difficult. I am very experienced & can help connect with what you are feeling, using strategies which can help increase your self-esteem, self-worth and confidence.
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Persis Ashton Dip. Couns.
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY4
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel that you’ve lost touch with your real ‘self’? Perhaps life has taken you down a path you hadn’t expected. You might be looking at your relationships and career and wondering why you feel the way you do. This can leave you feeling lonely, anxious and depressed and every other emotion in between. Talking these things through with someone can help you to unravel your thoughts and feelings and find a way forward. If this is what you're looking for, I can offer face to face counselling at my practice which is based in Blackpool on the beautiful Fylde Coast.
Do you feel that you’ve lost touch with your real ‘self’? Perhaps life has taken you down a path you hadn’t expected. You might be looking at your relationships and career and wondering why you feel the way you do. This can leave you feeling lonely, anxious and depressed and every other emotion in between. Talking these things through with someone can help you to unravel your thoughts and feelings and find a way forward. If this is what you're looking for, I can offer face to face counselling at my practice which is based in Blackpool on the beautiful Fylde Coast.
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Photo of Paul Mullin, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
Paul Mullin
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY3
Hello, to give you an idea if I might be the right counsellor for you, here are a few of things I offer. If you come to see me, I’ll try to make the room a place where you can hopefully feel relaxed. I’ll always attempt to offer you in the room, a place for you to express your truth, without feeling judged. l won't offer advice or tell you what you should be doing.
Hello, to give you an idea if I might be the right counsellor for you, here are a few of things I offer. If you come to see me, I’ll try to make the room a place where you can hopefully feel relaxed. I’ll always attempt to offer you in the room, a place for you to express your truth, without feeling judged. l won't offer advice or tell you what you should be doing.
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Photo of Sian Dyer, Psychotherapist in Blackpool, England
Sian Dyer
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY4
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change. You will learn that being vulnerable is a strength. Sometimes a person just needs someone to listen and validate their feelings. I have over 8 years of experience working with adults and children.I am a qualified social worker and have worked as a front-line social worker with children and their parents for 6 years, I am also a qualified therapist, having completed 1 year in play therapy at a primary school.
Life can be overwhelming and sometimes even exhausting, but I’m here to guide you through any obstacles you may face. My goal is to help you understand yourself more deeply and better cope with change. You will learn that being vulnerable is a strength. Sometimes a person just needs someone to listen and validate their feelings. I have over 8 years of experience working with adults and children.I am a qualified social worker and have worked as a front-line social worker with children and their parents for 6 years, I am also a qualified therapist, having completed 1 year in play therapy at a primary school.
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Photo of Erika Zazzu, Psychotherapist in Blackpool, England
Erika Zazzu
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackpool FY2
Do you struggle with the voice inside your head that tells you you're stupid, ugly, pretending to be someone you're not? Do you want to change this voice?. Through person-centred therapy, working with the issues my children were mirroring for me and offering myself compassion, working with my neurodivergence instead of rejecting it and shaming myself I managed to heal this and recover from narcissistic relationships. This is your time, I truly believe you can reach your full potential like I did with the conditions my own therapist provided, just like a flower I bloomed, you can too!
Do you struggle with the voice inside your head that tells you you're stupid, ugly, pretending to be someone you're not? Do you want to change this voice?. Through person-centred therapy, working with the issues my children were mirroring for me and offering myself compassion, working with my neurodivergence instead of rejecting it and shaming myself I managed to heal this and recover from narcissistic relationships. This is your time, I truly believe you can reach your full potential like I did with the conditions my own therapist provided, just like a flower I bloomed, you can too!
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Photo of Hazel Marie Tyldesley, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
Hazel Marie Tyldesley
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackpool FY4
Allow me to be your equal while you develop, heal, and process what is going on for you. I value each person's individuality and recognise the grace of neurodiversity in all its expressions. Children and teenagers are welcomed into a place of compassion and understanding, where I can interact with them in an age-appropriate way. I am dedicated to promoting resilience and self-confidence, whether we are tackling anxiety, academic stress, family issues, or emotional wellbeing. I offer a caring and private environment for adults navigating life's problems to examine their emotions.
Allow me to be your equal while you develop, heal, and process what is going on for you. I value each person's individuality and recognise the grace of neurodiversity in all its expressions. Children and teenagers are welcomed into a place of compassion and understanding, where I can interact with them in an age-appropriate way. I am dedicated to promoting resilience and self-confidence, whether we are tackling anxiety, academic stress, family issues, or emotional wellbeing. I offer a caring and private environment for adults navigating life's problems to examine their emotions.
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Photo of Sarah Lee, Psychotherapist in Blackpool, England
Sarah Lee
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY5
I'm a Psychotherapist (Psychodynamic Trained) and I've been in practice for 17 + years. I'm experienced in counselling Low mood, Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction, Family dynamics, Relationships, LGBTQIA+ , Loss & Grief, Cancer and Progressive illnesses and I have extensive understanding in hospice care. I also have extensive experience in Counselling Children and young people aged 5 years+ Please Text, email or phone me and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
I'm a Psychotherapist (Psychodynamic Trained) and I've been in practice for 17 + years. I'm experienced in counselling Low mood, Anxiety, Trauma, Addiction, Family dynamics, Relationships, LGBTQIA+ , Loss & Grief, Cancer and Progressive illnesses and I have extensive understanding in hospice care. I also have extensive experience in Counselling Children and young people aged 5 years+ Please Text, email or phone me and I will get back to you as quickly as possible.
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Photo of Gary Ramsden, Psychologist in Blackpool, England
Gary Ramsden
Psychologist, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY4
I offer therapy for clients struggling with the effects of negative events (often traumatic) from their past. These events can affect our sense of agency and relationship with safety, both with ourselves and others, as well as carry the symptoms of low mood, anxiety, and reduced concentration. I believe that our relationship experiences affect how we interpret negative events, and that effective therapy should include how our attachments provide a deeper understanding into how we manage adversity.
I offer therapy for clients struggling with the effects of negative events (often traumatic) from their past. These events can affect our sense of agency and relationship with safety, both with ourselves and others, as well as carry the symptoms of low mood, anxiety, and reduced concentration. I believe that our relationship experiences affect how we interpret negative events, and that effective therapy should include how our attachments provide a deeper understanding into how we manage adversity.
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Photo of David Kinvig, Psychotherapist in Blackpool, England
David Kinvig
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY4
I am trained in a range of modalities including cbt, mindfulness and systemic family therapy. As an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor I work across the full spectrum of psychological disorders. I have particular interest in all areas of trauma, OCD, eating disorders, high end groups, personality disorders, addiction, autism, learning disabilities and bereavement. I have a particular passion in working with suicidal people, survivors of suicide and with the families/friends of those whom live with the aftermath of suicide. I have particular interest in couple/relationship work. I am a trained and experienced family therapist.
I am trained in a range of modalities including cbt, mindfulness and systemic family therapy. As an accredited psychotherapist and supervisor I work across the full spectrum of psychological disorders. I have particular interest in all areas of trauma, OCD, eating disorders, high end groups, personality disorders, addiction, autism, learning disabilities and bereavement. I have a particular passion in working with suicidal people, survivors of suicide and with the families/friends of those whom live with the aftermath of suicide. I have particular interest in couple/relationship work. I am a trained and experienced family therapist.
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Photo of Amanda Fryer, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
Amanda Fryer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackpool FY2
As an integrative counselor, I am friendly and use various techniques like Adlerian therapy, art therapy, behavioral therapy, creative therapy and many more. I work in a varied way allowing you to go at your own pace as smoothly as possible. My office is mobile and it's a place which is easily accessible from most areas. I can help you with any of the following: anxiety, depression; grief and bereavement; childhood inherited trauma; coercive control; relationships; and self-development. Anger, inner emotions, and care of self I have lots of training in trauma, and development. Each week is different. let's focus on you!
As an integrative counselor, I am friendly and use various techniques like Adlerian therapy, art therapy, behavioral therapy, creative therapy and many more. I work in a varied way allowing you to go at your own pace as smoothly as possible. My office is mobile and it's a place which is easily accessible from most areas. I can help you with any of the following: anxiety, depression; grief and bereavement; childhood inherited trauma; coercive control; relationships; and self-development. Anger, inner emotions, and care of self I have lots of training in trauma, and development. Each week is different. let's focus on you!
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Photo of A Fresh Focus - Person Centred Counselling, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
A Fresh Focus - Person Centred Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY3
Have you been affected by the death of someone through suicide? You don't have to be a close family member to feel the effects of such a loss. Perhaps you are a neighbour, a colleague or an acquaintance - maybe the person was in the same support group as you or the same gym / club / team etc. Please do not struggle alone, suicide brings all sorts of feelings and emotions to the surface and I will work with you to explore everything you are going through.
Have you been affected by the death of someone through suicide? You don't have to be a close family member to feel the effects of such a loss. Perhaps you are a neighbour, a colleague or an acquaintance - maybe the person was in the same support group as you or the same gym / club / team etc. Please do not struggle alone, suicide brings all sorts of feelings and emotions to the surface and I will work with you to explore everything you are going through.
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Photo of Counselling In Blackpool, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
Counselling In Blackpool
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1
I work with men mainly (but anybody) who struggles with anger issues. Do you struggle with your anger? Wonder why you get so angry so quickly, going from 0 to 100 within a split second? Ever wanted to work on this because it has ruined relationships, you may have lost a job through your anger or lost friends/family because they can't deal with your outbursts? If this is you then I want to help you. Anger can make us lonely and unhappy - let me help you deal with it in a more healthy way so you can become a happier person in yourself and build those relationships you may have lost/ruined.
I work with men mainly (but anybody) who struggles with anger issues. Do you struggle with your anger? Wonder why you get so angry so quickly, going from 0 to 100 within a split second? Ever wanted to work on this because it has ruined relationships, you may have lost a job through your anger or lost friends/family because they can't deal with your outbursts? If this is you then I want to help you. Anger can make us lonely and unhappy - let me help you deal with it in a more healthy way so you can become a happier person in yourself and build those relationships you may have lost/ruined.
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Photo of Sara Jane Witter, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
Sara Jane Witter
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Blackpool FY3
You may have searched for a therapist without really knowing why - you may just feel you need something/someone? You may even feel overwhelmed. Life can feel so challenging; I can help you uncover your feelings and emotions to really understand what you feel you need/want from yourself and your life right now. To work with you to help you make sense of yourself; your emotions & your past; your pain/fears/grief/trauma/anxiety. I believe, that in even the most terrifying times, together we can work through them to promote therapeutic change, healing, growth & acceptance. To help make life feel that bit easier, I'm in your corner.
You may have searched for a therapist without really knowing why - you may just feel you need something/someone? You may even feel overwhelmed. Life can feel so challenging; I can help you uncover your feelings and emotions to really understand what you feel you need/want from yourself and your life right now. To work with you to help you make sense of yourself; your emotions & your past; your pain/fears/grief/trauma/anxiety. I believe, that in even the most terrifying times, together we can work through them to promote therapeutic change, healing, growth & acceptance. To help make life feel that bit easier, I'm in your corner.
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Photo of Gill Hogan, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
Gill Hogan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY3
Hello and thank you for reading my profile. Making a decision to come into therapy may be something you have been thinking of for a while or it may be because an event or incident has happened for which you need some support with. Sometimes couples or individuals consider counselling because they feel stuck. They may have tried many other options before making contact with a therapist. Clients often say it is helpful talking to someone they don't know, who does not take sides or judge them and can maybe see the situation slightly differently.
Hello and thank you for reading my profile. Making a decision to come into therapy may be something you have been thinking of for a while or it may be because an event or incident has happened for which you need some support with. Sometimes couples or individuals consider counselling because they feel stuck. They may have tried many other options before making contact with a therapist. Clients often say it is helpful talking to someone they don't know, who does not take sides or judge them and can maybe see the situation slightly differently.
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Photo of Greg Alan Harris, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
Greg Alan Harris
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY4
Life throws us challenges that are tough to get through! Sometimes we just need someone to talk to - Someone to listen - Someone, to help us to make sense of what is happening or has happened in our lives now and most importantly how we can move forward… Making that first step to access support and be willing to share your thoughts, feelings and ideas with another person is a brave and responsible act. It's also a positive move towards helping you ease some of the wobbles, struggles and conflicts you may be having, and demonstrates a capacity to think which is essential in making your life more in line with
Life throws us challenges that are tough to get through! Sometimes we just need someone to talk to - Someone to listen - Someone, to help us to make sense of what is happening or has happened in our lives now and most importantly how we can move forward… Making that first step to access support and be willing to share your thoughts, feelings and ideas with another person is a brave and responsible act. It's also a positive move towards helping you ease some of the wobbles, struggles and conflicts you may be having, and demonstrates a capacity to think which is essential in making your life more in line with
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Photo of L A Counselling Ltd, Counsellor in Blackpool, England
L A Counselling Ltd
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1
You may want to cover an experience in your life or understand why you are having unwanted thoughts/feelings and patterns of behaviour. Feeling weighed down by life, perhaps feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even trapped by negative thoughts. It can be hard to see the light during these dark times; this is where Counselling can help, We will explore these issues in a safe space together at your own pace. Our sessions are client led and it is for that reason we can work at a pace that suits you, so no need to feel rushed.
You may want to cover an experience in your life or understand why you are having unwanted thoughts/feelings and patterns of behaviour. Feeling weighed down by life, perhaps feeling sad, anxious, overwhelmed or even trapped by negative thoughts. It can be hard to see the light during these dark times; this is where Counselling can help, We will explore these issues in a safe space together at your own pace. Our sessions are client led and it is for that reason we can work at a pace that suits you, so no need to feel rushed.
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Photo of Julie BradshawMBE, Psychotherapist in Blackpool, England
Julie BradshawMBE
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Blackpool FY1
Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE: Qualified ONLINE & Face to Face Psychotherapist & Supervisor; working remotely & from a beautiful log cabin in Loughborough and Blackpool. Using various ways suited to the individual, I see people are not their behaviours and are doing the best that they can with what they have. Everyone has the resources within themselves to change and to achieve their maximum potential in life and to EXPAND upon it, RIGHT NOW. Central to my work is the quality of the relationship and rapport between client and therapist. I provide you that confidential, safe & trusting environment where you are free to explore deep issues.
Dr. Julie Bradshaw MBE: Qualified ONLINE & Face to Face Psychotherapist & Supervisor; working remotely & from a beautiful log cabin in Loughborough and Blackpool. Using various ways suited to the individual, I see people are not their behaviours and are doing the best that they can with what they have. Everyone has the resources within themselves to change and to achieve their maximum potential in life and to EXPAND upon it, RIGHT NOW. Central to my work is the quality of the relationship and rapport between client and therapist. I provide you that confidential, safe & trusting environment where you are free to explore deep issues.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Blackpool

30+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Blackpool who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
82% Depression
82% Bereavement
79% Self Esteem
76% Stress
74% Relationship Issues
66% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

63% Aviva
63% AXA PPP
50% Bupa

How Counsellors in Blackpool see their clients

87% In Person and Online
13% Online Only

Gender breakdown

82% Female
18% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Blackpool?

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.