Counselling in Boston Spa

Photo of Katie Lane, Counsellor in Boston Spa, England
Katie Lane
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Boston Spa LS23
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
You may be questioning yourself or feeling stuck and counselling will help you recognise potential areas where change may be needed and support you in making positive change at a pace appropriate to your needs. ​ I implement effective psychotherapy methods to instill self-understanding among clients and encourage them to adopt new attitudes and feelings towards life situations. I have faced my own therapeutic journey and healed from trauma and feel that this has given me more insight than any of my academic training and professional development. Let's work together to help you to secure a happier and more fulfilling life!
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Photo of Philippa Westmacott , Counsellor in Boston Spa, England
Philippa Westmacott
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Boston Spa LS23
Hello, life can sometimes throw challenges at us. At times these challenges are expected and at other times they come as a complete surprise. Often, we are able to manage them and sometimes we may feel less able to cope and could benefit from some therapeutic support. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling support in Wetherby and Harrogate and have some available appointments now. www.philippa-counselling.co.uk
Hello, life can sometimes throw challenges at us. At times these challenges are expected and at other times they come as a complete surprise. Often, we are able to manage them and sometimes we may feel less able to cope and could benefit from some therapeutic support. I offer psychotherapeutic counselling support in Wetherby and Harrogate and have some available appointments now. www.philippa-counselling.co.uk
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Sue Jewitt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Boston Spa LS23
I work with women who may be feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges. I have experience of working with a range of emotional experiences, including the impact of past trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, family issues, self-esteem, life transitions, menopause and fertility issues. I offer a confidential and supportive space to explore your concerns, gain different perspectives and understanding of what you might be feeling. I am an integrative humanistic therapist and work holistically, focusing on emotional experiencing.
I work with women who may be feeling overwhelmed by life's challenges. I have experience of working with a range of emotional experiences, including the impact of past trauma, depression, anxiety, bereavement, domestic abuse, sexual abuse, family issues, self-esteem, life transitions, menopause and fertility issues. I offer a confidential and supportive space to explore your concerns, gain different perspectives and understanding of what you might be feeling. I am an integrative humanistic therapist and work holistically, focusing on emotional experiencing.
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Sara Korn
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Boston Spa LS23
Life can be difficult sometimes, you may feel stuck, you may be feeling depressed, sad, anxious, fearful, angry and confused or you might not even not know how you are feeling. This is where I can help. We will work together to help you understand your feelings and relationships, and empower you to make meaningful changes in your life. I have supported adults from a wide variety of backgrounds and issues, including: low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship & family issues, bereavement, loss, work or health-related problems and domestic violence.
Life can be difficult sometimes, you may feel stuck, you may be feeling depressed, sad, anxious, fearful, angry and confused or you might not even not know how you are feeling. This is where I can help. We will work together to help you understand your feelings and relationships, and empower you to make meaningful changes in your life. I have supported adults from a wide variety of backgrounds and issues, including: low self-esteem, anxiety, stress, depression, relationship & family issues, bereavement, loss, work or health-related problems and domestic violence.
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Photo of Adrienne Crew, Counsellor in Boston Spa, England
Adrienne Crew
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wetherby LS22
In a supportive and none judgemental environment, Adrienne’s counselling sessions provide a place where each person is listened to in a non - judgemental way . In these sessions, problems and conflicts can be explored to find a way through the difficulties that previously may have seemed insurmountable
In a supportive and none judgemental environment, Adrienne’s counselling sessions provide a place where each person is listened to in a non - judgemental way . In these sessions, problems and conflicts can be explored to find a way through the difficulties that previously may have seemed insurmountable
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Photo of Lucy Edwards, Counsellor in Boston Spa, England
Lucy Edwards
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wetherby LS23
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
Hello, my name is Lucy and I am a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor working in Harrogate, Ripon and online. I work with couples and individuals. My aim is to make you feel as comfortable and supported as possible which gives space for you to explore your thoughts, feelings and behaviours. Together we can navigate and untangle these feelings and challenge negative thoughts and behaviours that no longer serve you in your life. I understand the courage it takes to reach out for help and how daunting it can feel to embark on therapy. My role as your therapist is to walk with you at your pace and help you feel heard and safe.
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Photo of Hannah McGorman, Psychotherapist in Boston Spa, England
Hannah McGorman
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS23
Are you, or someone you care about, feeling overwhelmed, down, stressed-out, anxious or stuck in rut which no longer feels manageable or acceptable? Do you find yourself losing time to worrying, always jumping to negative conclusions or being your own worst enemy? Perhaps you have experienced events that have affected your emotions and how you view yourself or the world. I can support you to regain balance in your life, by refocusing you on your existing skills and helping you to develop new ways of thinking, doing and feeling which enable you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life and build resilience for your future.
Are you, or someone you care about, feeling overwhelmed, down, stressed-out, anxious or stuck in rut which no longer feels manageable or acceptable? Do you find yourself losing time to worrying, always jumping to negative conclusions or being your own worst enemy? Perhaps you have experienced events that have affected your emotions and how you view yourself or the world. I can support you to regain balance in your life, by refocusing you on your existing skills and helping you to develop new ways of thinking, doing and feeling which enable you to live a healthier, more fulfilling life and build resilience for your future.
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Photo of Adele Parker, Psychologist in Boston Spa, England
Adele Parker
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wetherby LS23
My name is Adele & I've been working as Clinical Psychologist for over 16 years. I am trained to treat a range of psychological difficulties using a diverse set of therapeutic techniques. I work across the age range from young children to adults, working with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I also manage a wider team and I'm the managing director of Northern Clinical Psychology Services (please see my website www.ncps-uk.com for more details). My ultimate goal is to offer a 'gold' standard service & in doing so help to reduce psychological distress whilst enhancing & promoting well-being & quality of life.
My name is Adele & I've been working as Clinical Psychologist for over 16 years. I am trained to treat a range of psychological difficulties using a diverse set of therapeutic techniques. I work across the age range from young children to adults, working with a wide range of psychological difficulties. I also manage a wider team and I'm the managing director of Northern Clinical Psychology Services (please see my website www.ncps-uk.com for more details). My ultimate goal is to offer a 'gold' standard service & in doing so help to reduce psychological distress whilst enhancing & promoting well-being & quality of life.
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Photo of Jacqui Parkin, Counsellor in Boston Spa, England
Jacqui Parkin
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wetherby LS22  (Online Only)
Hi there! I work with women and girls struggling with difficult emotions and low self esteem. You may be seeking support through a specific life challenge or transition, to learn how to cope better, to explore painful or traumatic experiences or to change aspects of life that no longer serve you. Maybe you just want to feel at ease with yourself and in your relationships? If so, then I'm glad that you're seeking the support you deserve and I'd love to chat with you.
Hi there! I work with women and girls struggling with difficult emotions and low self esteem. You may be seeking support through a specific life challenge or transition, to learn how to cope better, to explore painful or traumatic experiences or to change aspects of life that no longer serve you. Maybe you just want to feel at ease with yourself and in your relationships? If so, then I'm glad that you're seeking the support you deserve and I'd love to chat with you.
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Di Pedder
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS22  (Online Only)
I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety and all forms of loss, including clients impacted by suicide, the loss of a baby or child, pregnancy loss and many other types of sudden and unexpected death. I have worked with clients who are seeking to recover from abusive relationships, including domestic abuse and clients in frontline services including police, medics and the armed forces. I have also supported clients who are facing difficult life situations, perhaps feeling unhappy in a relationship, or in their work, and have helped them to work through the issues finding answers that are right for them.
I am experienced in working with depression, anxiety and all forms of loss, including clients impacted by suicide, the loss of a baby or child, pregnancy loss and many other types of sudden and unexpected death. I have worked with clients who are seeking to recover from abusive relationships, including domestic abuse and clients in frontline services including police, medics and the armed forces. I have also supported clients who are facing difficult life situations, perhaps feeling unhappy in a relationship, or in their work, and have helped them to work through the issues finding answers that are right for them.
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Photo of Nicola Smith, Psychotherapist in Boston Spa, England
Nicola Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wetherby LS22
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
I am a Counsellor and Coach. I work with couples and individuals, I am experienced in working with relationship difficulties, anxiety, loss and many other issues. As a coach I can work with you to make positive changes in your life or work towards a goal or milestone that you feel would really benefit you. In coaching our focus will be on the now and the future. I will use my wealth of experience as a therapist to create a trusting space to explore what is going on for you and where you want to be.
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Photo of Sian Long, Counsellor in Boston Spa, England
Sian Long
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wetherby LS22
Life isn't always easy and sometimes the challenges we face can be overwhelming. We can be left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example which can be a struggle and interfere with our daily life. Maybe there are difficult events or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. Sometimes it's not one thing, but just a feeling that things are not right for you at the minute. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that you are a burden, or that they are part of the problem.
Life isn't always easy and sometimes the challenges we face can be overwhelming. We can be left feeling difficult emotions, anger, grief or depression for example which can be a struggle and interfere with our daily life. Maybe there are difficult events or relationships in your life, past or present which you are struggling to come to terms with and want time to explore. Sometimes it's not one thing, but just a feeling that things are not right for you at the minute. It's not always easy to talk to the people around you, maybe you feel they won't understand, that you are a burden, or that they are part of the problem.
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Photo of Kathryn Etherington, Counsellor in Boston Spa, England
Kathryn Etherington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Wetherby LS23
I provide Couples Counselling and one to one Relationship Counselling within Leeds and York. I have counselling rooms within walking distance from Leeds and York City Centres. Both sites have access to nearby parking.
I provide Couples Counselling and one to one Relationship Counselling within Leeds and York. I have counselling rooms within walking distance from Leeds and York City Centres. Both sites have access to nearby parking.
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Photo of Elaine Piper, Psychologist in Boston Spa, England
Elaine Piper
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Wetherby LS23
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
I am a Clinical Psychologist and Psychodynamic psychotherapist, with extended experience of working with adults with long standing and complex mental health problems within and outside the NHS.  Life is challenging and can lead to periods of intense or prolonged distress. Our usual ways of coping may no longer seem to be helping or may become a problem in themselves. This can lead to anxiety, sadness, anger, feeling stuck, isolated and confused. Our relationships are often affected. Meeting with a trusted, experienced therapist, to explore and understand your feelings, whilst painful, can lead to huge relief and greater freedom.
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Photo of J Heline Freea Mind Body Therapies Training Supervision, Counsellor in Boston Spa, England
J Heline Freea Mind Body Therapies Training Supervision
Counsellor, PsychD, MBACP
Verified
Wetherby LS22
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
Hi my name is Heline, I am a registered BSc Integrative Counsellor MBACP with 26 years experience. A clinical trauma therapist, supervisor, play therapist and cultural sensitive Trauma informed Trainer. I work with people of all ages who have experienced mental health and complex trauma in schools, colleges, education. NHS, Foster and social care system, Addictions field, family services and in the community. I provide a range of interventions that help reduce physical and psychological ailments, depression, anxiety, self harm, loss, PTSD inter generational wounds, identity issues, self image, suicidal ideation, family issues.
0113 519 7247 View 0113 519 7247
Photo of Margaret Wilson - Child and Adolescent Counsellor, Psychotherapist in Boston Spa, England
Margaret Wilson - Child and Adolescent Counsellor
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS22
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we all struggle emotionally. For children and young people it can often be difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, possibly resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships. Counselling and creative therapy provides a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, feelings, develop an understanding of our thoughts whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
I am an experienced Child, Young Person and Parent Psychotherapist based in Harrogate. There are times when we all struggle emotionally. For children and young people it can often be difficult to understand their own emotions or be able to express their thoughts. Sometimes this leads to overwhelming and confusing feelings, with behaviours that seems stuck, possibly resulting in low self-esteem and struggles with relationships. Counselling and creative therapy provides a safe and supportive space to explore emotions, feelings, develop an understanding of our thoughts whilst building communication skills and emotional resilience.
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Photo of Spencer Bridge, Psychotherapist in Boston Spa, England
Spencer Bridge
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS22  (Online Only)
Reaching out can be difficult. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, unsettled, lost your way, or uncomfortable with whom you have become. The difficulties within our lives can change who we are or how we see the world. It can lead to thoughts or behaviours that take us away from who we are, resulting in a feeling of something not being right, struggling to cope or to make sense of things. When entering therapy, our life experiences enter too, and healing occurs within the processing. We will work together to build trust and explore your emotions and thoughts within a non-judgemental and safe environment, working at your own pace.
Reaching out can be difficult. Maybe you feel stuck, anxious, unsettled, lost your way, or uncomfortable with whom you have become. The difficulties within our lives can change who we are or how we see the world. It can lead to thoughts or behaviours that take us away from who we are, resulting in a feeling of something not being right, struggling to cope or to make sense of things. When entering therapy, our life experiences enter too, and healing occurs within the processing. We will work together to build trust and explore your emotions and thoughts within a non-judgemental and safe environment, working at your own pace.
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Photo of Systemisk Psychology , Psychologist in Boston Spa, England
Systemisk Psychology
Psychologist, MSc, CPsychol
Verified
1 Endorsed
Wetherby LS23
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
Nina & Aiveen are Clinical Directors of Sytemisk Psychology. Our team is made up of experienced, HCPC registered Psychologists. We are skilled at identifying clients needs and tailor making evidence-based therapy, designed to have maximum impact. Choosing a therapist can feel more complex than it needs to be. We have extensive clinical training that enables us to work with you to design the approach that is right for you, and achieves the desired outcomes you want. Good quality therapy should be effective and value for money. Let us support you to make holistic, wellbeing gains that have the potential for life long impact.
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Justina Smith Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Wetherby LS22
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
I understand how life can sometimes feel like a heavy weight on your shoulders. From stress related to work, family, relationships, past trauma, childhood issues that you may feel have not been explored, sexuality, feelings of being misunderstood or not heard, loneliness, domestic violence, sexual abuse, PTSD, amongst many other issues that are important to you and will therefore become immediately important to me ,as your wellbeing is my main concern. I understand and I am here to listen to your thoughts and feelings and help you to explore your issues and help you with your achievable goals in our safe, confidential space.
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Photo of Andy Whitehouse, Psychotherapist in Boston Spa, England
Andy Whitehouse
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Wetherby LS22
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
I have been working with people experiencing unhappiness in all sorts of ways for many years and never yet come across anyone who's distress or anxiety or sadness didn't make sense once we had talked about it for a while. Every individual is different and special in my book but has in common the need to be heard, recognised, valued and understood. As a person-centred counsellor those four things are at the heart of my practice. Whatever your concern or difficulty, sharing what is on your mind and in your heart in a safe space is the start of healing and self acceptance. I work online and by phone as well as face to face.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Boston Spa

< 10

Counsellors in Boston Spa who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Domestic Abuse
100% Bereavement
100% Self Esteem
100% Stress

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Boston Spa see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Boston Spa?

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.