Counselling in Bournemouth

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AS Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH4
I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor who has a range of experience from working with children and young people to adults ranging from 18-60+. I provide a safe environment where you can come and explore any issues or feelings you have, without the fear of being judged or told what to do. I believe we all have the tools to solve our own problems or at least find some acceptance around them; sometimes things are just too hazy and jumbled to see clearly. In my own experience I have found that having the space to explore what is going on with another human being outside your personal life can work wonders. I am not saying I can
I am a fully qualified professional Counsellor who has a range of experience from working with children and young people to adults ranging from 18-60+. I provide a safe environment where you can come and explore any issues or feelings you have, without the fear of being judged or told what to do. I believe we all have the tools to solve our own problems or at least find some acceptance around them; sometimes things are just too hazy and jumbled to see clearly. In my own experience I have found that having the space to explore what is going on with another human being outside your personal life can work wonders. I am not saying I can
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Camilla Poncia
Psychologist, MSc, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
I enjoy working with young people and adults alike. I have been told by past clients that I am open, honest and friendly, which are qualities that all clients have valued. I like to problem solve and am a very logical and practical person. Having lived in several different countries, I have developed a good understanding of a range of issues for people from different cultures and backgrounds. I like to ask questions and truly get to know someone and never assume to know better. My clients are always the experts in their lives and I see myself as a guide to help them navigate to a calmer place.
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Evelyn Lonnen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6
Why do I feel this way? Why am I like this? Why do I repeat the same mistakes? Asking myself these questions led me to qualify as a counsellor. I learnt I am different to other people. Counselling supports us to understand and accept who we are which can improve our life. Increased confidence and knowledge helps us cope, break patterns of behaviour, and trust in our decisions. I provide 1:1 sessions in Southbourne, Bournemouth for adults and have a background in mental health. I have worked with: anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, family and relationship issues, low self esteem, confidence or motivation, stress and anger.
Why do I feel this way? Why am I like this? Why do I repeat the same mistakes? Asking myself these questions led me to qualify as a counsellor. I learnt I am different to other people. Counselling supports us to understand and accept who we are which can improve our life. Increased confidence and knowledge helps us cope, break patterns of behaviour, and trust in our decisions. I provide 1:1 sessions in Southbourne, Bournemouth for adults and have a background in mental health. I have worked with: anxiety, depression, loss, bereavement, family and relationship issues, low self esteem, confidence or motivation, stress and anger.
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Andrea Karina Johnstone
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH8
Is your life very overwhelming and challenging at times? Do you feel sometimes out of control and lost? Do you suffer from trauma? I help you find place within yourself which is untouched by the chaos. Within our therapeutic relationship, we explore together how life is for you. I provide a confidential,non-judgemental safe space. I will help you develop your relationship with yourself, to raise your self-esteem and well being. You are the master of your own ship, I will work with you to find your way. I am a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, and qualified life coach which can help you in your healing process.
Is your life very overwhelming and challenging at times? Do you feel sometimes out of control and lost? Do you suffer from trauma? I help you find place within yourself which is untouched by the chaos. Within our therapeutic relationship, we explore together how life is for you. I provide a confidential,non-judgemental safe space. I will help you develop your relationship with yourself, to raise your self-esteem and well being. You are the master of your own ship, I will work with you to find your way. I am a yoga teacher and meditation facilitator, and qualified life coach which can help you in your healing process.
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Tracy Ruth Ferrazzano
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH8
Thank you for pausing at my profile, my name is Tracy and if you have come this far then you may well be experiencing a sense of feeling lost, not knowing which way to turn, anxious or depressed. You may be struggling within your workplace or relationship, or feel stuck and just need support gaining clarity. I endeavour to offer a place where you are at the heart of our work, I am led by you and your needs in the here and now and believe that given the right environment you hold the answers to your future and your freedom.
Thank you for pausing at my profile, my name is Tracy and if you have come this far then you may well be experiencing a sense of feeling lost, not knowing which way to turn, anxious or depressed. You may be struggling within your workplace or relationship, or feel stuck and just need support gaining clarity. I endeavour to offer a place where you are at the heart of our work, I am led by you and your needs in the here and now and believe that given the right environment you hold the answers to your future and your freedom.
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MindSight Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH9
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
Seeking support can be daunting -but you have taken the courageous first step! Working with adults & young people aged 11+, I offer an opportunity for you to explore your relationship with yourself, with others & with the wider world, drawing on your own internal strengths & resources to build your self-awareness & self-acceptance to help you make sense of things & feel more clarity. Stepping away from a focus on diagnoses & labels, working together acknowledging you as an individual we can explore the impact that your own unique set of challenges & experiences has had on your ability to engage with & enjoy the world around you.
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Simona Lazar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH10  (Online Only)
Hi! No matter what issues and difficulties you may experience now, there is always a way and with the right support you can overcome anything. I am a registered integrative counsellor that believes in human's capacity to heal and grow. I use different therapeutic approaches, based on your situation and your needs. The foundation of my work is creating a safe non-judgemental environment, that allows you to share and explore your issues and emotional difficulties. I aim to help you find new perspectives and bring understanding about your thoughts, emotions and behaviours in order to make any change you wish. I currently work online.
Hi! No matter what issues and difficulties you may experience now, there is always a way and with the right support you can overcome anything. I am a registered integrative counsellor that believes in human's capacity to heal and grow. I use different therapeutic approaches, based on your situation and your needs. The foundation of my work is creating a safe non-judgemental environment, that allows you to share and explore your issues and emotional difficulties. I aim to help you find new perspectives and bring understanding about your thoughts, emotions and behaviours in order to make any change you wish. I currently work online.
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Rosemarie Philips
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH11
RoseMarie Philips, I offer Therapeutic Counselling & Life Coaching in many areas of life: I worked at Relate for 11.5 years. With 26 years of experience working with Trauma, Domestic or Sexual Abuse, Menopause & Post Traumatic Stress. Working with adults and teens with Asperger's and Autism and ADHD issues. Anger Management, Grief, Bereavement. Anxiety & Depression. Providing techniques in Relationship & Family Therapy, Having worked with CAMHS (NHS) children & teens with behavioural issues. Work is around empowering you to rebuild your life. self-worth, confidence & self-esteem. Understanding yourself & improve relationships
RoseMarie Philips, I offer Therapeutic Counselling & Life Coaching in many areas of life: I worked at Relate for 11.5 years. With 26 years of experience working with Trauma, Domestic or Sexual Abuse, Menopause & Post Traumatic Stress. Working with adults and teens with Asperger's and Autism and ADHD issues. Anger Management, Grief, Bereavement. Anxiety & Depression. Providing techniques in Relationship & Family Therapy, Having worked with CAMHS (NHS) children & teens with behavioural issues. Work is around empowering you to rebuild your life. self-worth, confidence & self-esteem. Understanding yourself & improve relationships
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Julie Checklin
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
I am a Person Centred and Humanistic Counsellor. This means I work from the belief that each client is an expert on themselves, knowing more about themselves than anyone else. I provide emotional safety and psychological support, in a calm environment where you will be valued and respected. By gaining clarity and perspective on what is troubling you right now, and with increased insight into your own internal world and how you interact with the world around you, your confidence in your ability to move forward in the right way for you will grow.
I am a Person Centred and Humanistic Counsellor. This means I work from the belief that each client is an expert on themselves, knowing more about themselves than anyone else. I provide emotional safety and psychological support, in a calm environment where you will be valued and respected. By gaining clarity and perspective on what is troubling you right now, and with increased insight into your own internal world and how you interact with the world around you, your confidence in your ability to move forward in the right way for you will grow.
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Dr Anna Hames
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1  (Online Only)
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the NHS and private practice. I have particular expertise in working with young people, and with professionals. My particular areas of specialism are working with: 1) Young people and families living with illness and physical health problems 2) Young people who are developing aspects of their self-identity, including gender identity and sexuality and 3) Health care professionals who have experienced workplace trauma and/or burnout. Please see my website for more information - www.yppsychology.com.
I am a Clinical Psychologist with 20 years of experience in the NHS and private practice. I have particular expertise in working with young people, and with professionals. My particular areas of specialism are working with: 1) Young people and families living with illness and physical health problems 2) Young people who are developing aspects of their self-identity, including gender identity and sexuality and 3) Health care professionals who have experienced workplace trauma and/or burnout. Please see my website for more information - www.yppsychology.com.
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Photo of Abi Leigh-Watts, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Abi Leigh-Watts
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH9
Hello, I'm Abi. I am not going to guess why you are considering counselling. Everyone's reasons for seeking support are varied and unique to them. You are looking here, and that is the first step to trying it out. Counselling needs to be experienced to see if it works for you. We can work together to safely unravel any difficulties, challenges, or confusions to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your values and priorities. I believe that enhancing your self-compassion and knowing yourself better can be the gateway to a more fulfilling and content life. Counselling with me can give you an opportunity to do that.
Hello, I'm Abi. I am not going to guess why you are considering counselling. Everyone's reasons for seeking support are varied and unique to them. You are looking here, and that is the first step to trying it out. Counselling needs to be experienced to see if it works for you. We can work together to safely unravel any difficulties, challenges, or confusions to help you gain a better understanding of yourself, your values and priorities. I believe that enhancing your self-compassion and knowing yourself better can be the gateway to a more fulfilling and content life. Counselling with me can give you an opportunity to do that.
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Carla Harley - Clear Waters Therapy
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1
Not accepting new clients
I am trained and qualified as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. I have a person-centred approach and engage from a place of unconditional positive regard. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully licensed and insured in my private practice. I also have training in and experience with sex & relationships, domestic violence, eating disorders, addiction, childhood abuse, family systems.
I am trained and qualified as a Humanistic Integrative counsellor. I have a person-centred approach and engage from a place of unconditional positive regard. I am registered with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy and am fully licensed and insured in my private practice. I also have training in and experience with sex & relationships, domestic violence, eating disorders, addiction, childhood abuse, family systems.
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Lisa Crafter Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH4
I have a special interest of helping adults who have unhelpful coping strategies that keep them stuck, such as eating too much or too little; drinking too much; withdrawing into themselves; &/or working harder to activate perfectionist & self-destructive behaviours. Perhaps you're questioning who you are as you struggle with such feelings & question if you'll ever feel better? Perhaps you struggle to find the right words to talk about how you're feeling & shut down if others ask how you are? You don't know where else to turn, struggle on & feel afraid of what may happen if you're not okay. You are exhausted & want things to change.
I have a special interest of helping adults who have unhelpful coping strategies that keep them stuck, such as eating too much or too little; drinking too much; withdrawing into themselves; &/or working harder to activate perfectionist & self-destructive behaviours. Perhaps you're questioning who you are as you struggle with such feelings & question if you'll ever feel better? Perhaps you struggle to find the right words to talk about how you're feeling & shut down if others ask how you are? You don't know where else to turn, struggle on & feel afraid of what may happen if you're not okay. You are exhausted & want things to change.
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Photo of Alison Woodward, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Alison Woodward
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Bournemouth BH9
Waitlist for new clients
Thinking about accessing counselling is the first step to access support. Seeking help can be daunting, I hope the information below will help you make an informed choice about what type of support will be useful for you. I aim to work with you to explore what you are finding difficult at the moment and to support you to develop strategies that will improve your psychological wellbeing. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients both in private practice and for organisations specialising in trauma recovery.
Thinking about accessing counselling is the first step to access support. Seeking help can be daunting, I hope the information below will help you make an informed choice about what type of support will be useful for you. I aim to work with you to explore what you are finding difficult at the moment and to support you to develop strategies that will improve your psychological wellbeing. I have extensive experience working with a wide range of clients both in private practice and for organisations specialising in trauma recovery.
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Photo of Joanna Atkinson, Counsellor in Bournemouth, England
Joanna Atkinson
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH8
We all go through life experiencing good and bad moments, but sometimes the bad experiences can become too overwhelming to manage them on our own. Sometimes they may be a result of sudden changes which life throws at us unexpectedly leaving us vulnerable and lost in a new reality and sometimes it may be that we want to change something in our lives, but don’t really know how, which leaves us feeling stuck and helpless. If this sounds familiar to how you feel why not try counselling? Talking to someone you can trust who can listen without any judgement can be very helpful especially in these challenging times.
We all go through life experiencing good and bad moments, but sometimes the bad experiences can become too overwhelming to manage them on our own. Sometimes they may be a result of sudden changes which life throws at us unexpectedly leaving us vulnerable and lost in a new reality and sometimes it may be that we want to change something in our lives, but don’t really know how, which leaves us feeling stuck and helpless. If this sounds familiar to how you feel why not try counselling? Talking to someone you can trust who can listen without any judgement can be very helpful especially in these challenging times.
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Ozde Gul Demir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH1  (Online Only)
Hello. I am Özde. I have been working for six years as a psychologist. My area of expertise is individual teeneager and adult personality disorders, especially Borderline, Schizophrenia, OCD, Bipolar..I also take a session a client who has struggle Anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and panic attack. I always try to help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses, and tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
Hello. I am Özde. I have been working for six years as a psychologist. My area of expertise is individual teeneager and adult personality disorders, especially Borderline, Schizophrenia, OCD, Bipolar..I also take a session a client who has struggle Anxiety disorders, PTSD, depression and panic attack. I always try to help people learn to cope with stressful situations, overcome addictions, manage their chronic illnesses, and tests and assessments that can help diagnose a condition or tell more about the way a person thinks, feels, and behaves.
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Gsscounselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6
Hi my names Gen, I specialise in anxiety, relationships and low self esteem counselling. If you feel that you are struggling with any of theses issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you to explore these things and look at how we can move forward and work through them. We will take the time to explore what you have been dealing with and look at different ways of how therapy can help you. I will listen to your needs and adapt our sessions so that you feel comfortable enough to discuss anything you’d like too.
Hi my names Gen, I specialise in anxiety, relationships and low self esteem counselling. If you feel that you are struggling with any of theses issues or just need someone to talk to, I can help you to explore these things and look at how we can move forward and work through them. We will take the time to explore what you have been dealing with and look at different ways of how therapy can help you. I will listen to your needs and adapt our sessions so that you feel comfortable enough to discuss anything you’d like too.
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Zoë Pool
Psychotherapist, PhD, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH6  (Online Only)
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
Finding the therapist that is right for you may feel a challenge, especially at a time when you may be feeling vulnerable or uncertain, perhaps facing a crisis point. This is not unusual, whether you have undertaken therapy in the past or whether this is the first time you have sought therapy. Sometimes we need help to overcome conflicts and blocks in ourselves and in our relationships that are confusing and difficult to face. I understand that you are a unique and complex individual, with many facets and aspects of who you are, how you experience yourself, and how you have had to adapt as you confront life's struggles.
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Photo of Carmel Davis-McCluskie, Psychotherapist in Bournemouth, England
Carmel Davis-McCluskie
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH8
I've been a practicing as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for over 20 yrs now. Over the years I've worked with a diverse range of clients, coming with a multitude of different reasons. I offer a safe, confidential space, acknowledging the importance of building a good rapport in order for therapy to work.
I've been a practicing as a Counsellor & Psychotherapist for over 20 yrs now. Over the years I've worked with a diverse range of clients, coming with a multitude of different reasons. I offer a safe, confidential space, acknowledging the importance of building a good rapport in order for therapy to work.
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Photo of Dr Kieren Eyles, Psychologist in Bournemouth, England
Dr Kieren Eyles
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bournemouth BH2
Let me start by saying I’ve been to see a psychologist; why mention this? Two reasons: firstly, people often ask me this, so I’ll be up front about it. Secondly – maybe why people ask – having been “on the other side of the room”, I have the experience of how hard opening up can be, and how difficult it is to think about “life”. This experience has meant that back on the psych side of the room, I take a genuinely careful and non-judgmental approach to sessions. I begin by focusing on helping people feel comfortable; paradoxically perhaps, this means we are able to get to work on things quite quickly, but importantly, never rushing.
Let me start by saying I’ve been to see a psychologist; why mention this? Two reasons: firstly, people often ask me this, so I’ll be up front about it. Secondly – maybe why people ask – having been “on the other side of the room”, I have the experience of how hard opening up can be, and how difficult it is to think about “life”. This experience has meant that back on the psych side of the room, I take a genuinely careful and non-judgmental approach to sessions. I begin by focusing on helping people feel comfortable; paradoxically perhaps, this means we are able to get to work on things quite quickly, but importantly, never rushing.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bournemouth

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Bournemouth who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
90% Depression
89% Self Esteem
82% Stress
81% Relationship Issues
79% Trauma and PTSD
73% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

75% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
58% Vitality

How Counsellors in Bournemouth see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

81% Female
18% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bournemouth?

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.