Counselling in Bridgend

Photo of Paul Owen Phillips, Counsellor in Bridgend, England
Paul Owen Phillips
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
4 Endorsed
Bridgend CA11
I am an experienced, accredited and qualified counsellor (and counselling supervisor). I will work with you to overcome your challenges in life in a supportive and effective way by providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you will feel comfortable and at ease to speak openly and we can work constructively and collaboratively, to help you reach your goals by understanding your life experience. In addition to my strong Person-Centred approach to therapy I use several other therapeutic models to support my work, including CBT and Psychodynamic approaches, to help clients in multiple ways like anger and anxiety.
I am an experienced, accredited and qualified counsellor (and counselling supervisor). I will work with you to overcome your challenges in life in a supportive and effective way by providing a safe, non-judgemental environment where you will feel comfortable and at ease to speak openly and we can work constructively and collaboratively, to help you reach your goals by understanding your life experience. In addition to my strong Person-Centred approach to therapy I use several other therapeutic models to support my work, including CBT and Psychodynamic approaches, to help clients in multiple ways like anger and anxiety.
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Indigo Tree Counselling & Coaching Consultancy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Bridgend CA11
I work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations. My therapeutic style is embedded in relationship and engagement. Therefore if you experience challenges with relationship or communication, this is my strength. Following 20 years of experience within NHS, private practice and educational organisations I utilize somatic psychology, human development and potential along with creative methodologies. Ultimately, uncovering potential, dealing with unhelpful behaviours, improving communication skills and building foundations toward the relationships that you desire.
I work with individuals, couples, groups and organisations. My therapeutic style is embedded in relationship and engagement. Therefore if you experience challenges with relationship or communication, this is my strength. Following 20 years of experience within NHS, private practice and educational organisations I utilize somatic psychology, human development and potential along with creative methodologies. Ultimately, uncovering potential, dealing with unhelpful behaviours, improving communication skills and building foundations toward the relationships that you desire.
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Photo of Pam Marion Susan Fitzpatrick, Psychotherapist in Bridgend, England
Pam Marion Susan Fitzpatrick
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bridgend CA11
I am a Specialist Health Psychotherapist/CBT Therapist who works with clients managing and suffering with Chronic Health Issues and I work and support clients with many different Disabilities. I trained in the NHS Chronic Pain and Fatigue Service and I have worked privately for almost 10 years. I can help you with any issues you would like to work on and I provide a safe, warm and well understood space to work through anything you feel would be helpful. I also support family members impacted by disability. I live with disability which I feel is a helpful foundation to understanding how difficult life can be with such conditions .
I am a Specialist Health Psychotherapist/CBT Therapist who works with clients managing and suffering with Chronic Health Issues and I work and support clients with many different Disabilities. I trained in the NHS Chronic Pain and Fatigue Service and I have worked privately for almost 10 years. I can help you with any issues you would like to work on and I provide a safe, warm and well understood space to work through anything you feel would be helpful. I also support family members impacted by disability. I live with disability which I feel is a helpful foundation to understanding how difficult life can be with such conditions .
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Photo of Inspiring life Counselling, Counsellor in Bridgend, England
Inspiring life Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
Bridgend CA11  (Online Only)
If your struggling with intrusive thoughts, intense feelings, low mood, overwhelmed with worry and stress, on edge, cant switch off ! Have you experienced a life changing event? I can help you gently process this traumatic event and feel like you again! I will help you feel safe and will not judge you. If you chose to work with me you will feel compassion, hope and safety. I will be open and genuine and supportive, I can teach you coping mechanism for life, so your life will become more meaningful and connected.
If your struggling with intrusive thoughts, intense feelings, low mood, overwhelmed with worry and stress, on edge, cant switch off ! Have you experienced a life changing event? I can help you gently process this traumatic event and feel like you again! I will help you feel safe and will not judge you. If you chose to work with me you will feel compassion, hope and safety. I will be open and genuine and supportive, I can teach you coping mechanism for life, so your life will become more meaningful and connected.
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Photo of Vicky Procter, Art Psychotherapist in Bridgend, England
Vicky Procter
Art Psychotherapist, MA
Verified
Bridgend CA11
My name is Vicky and I am a highly empathic and professional psychotherapist. I am psychodynamically trained which means I can help you to explore how you have learnt to relate to the world, to others and how the world relates back to you. We often hold onto past or recent trauma and it shapes how we feel, think and behave, often resulting in unhealthy defences. I can help you to unravel this and be more at peace with the world. I have experience of helping clients living with psychosis, disordered eating, low self-esteem, bereavement, personality disorders, abusive relationships and learning difficulties to name just a few.
My name is Vicky and I am a highly empathic and professional psychotherapist. I am psychodynamically trained which means I can help you to explore how you have learnt to relate to the world, to others and how the world relates back to you. We often hold onto past or recent trauma and it shapes how we feel, think and behave, often resulting in unhealthy defences. I can help you to unravel this and be more at peace with the world. I have experience of helping clients living with psychosis, disordered eating, low self-esteem, bereavement, personality disorders, abusive relationships and learning difficulties to name just a few.
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Photo of Matthew Reed, Psychotherapist in Bridgend, England
Matthew Reed
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Bridgend CA11
Hi, my name is Matt and I'm an Integrative counsellor with 12 years post qualification experience. My aim is to build a relationship of trust, help you understand the difficulties you may be dealing with so you can make choices towards living the life you want. Sounds easy in words right? Starting counselling is daunting and going through the process is hard as it will more than likely bring up uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, memories, realisations and truths. However, and this is where i'd like to help, with empathy, time, compassion and understanding we can work together and get you to the place you need to live your life.
Hi, my name is Matt and I'm an Integrative counsellor with 12 years post qualification experience. My aim is to build a relationship of trust, help you understand the difficulties you may be dealing with so you can make choices towards living the life you want. Sounds easy in words right? Starting counselling is daunting and going through the process is hard as it will more than likely bring up uncomfortable emotions, thoughts, memories, realisations and truths. However, and this is where i'd like to help, with empathy, time, compassion and understanding we can work together and get you to the place you need to live your life.
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Photo of Emma Clare Foley, Counsellor in Bridgend, England
Emma Clare Foley
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Bridgend CA11
As a counsellor I work to increase mental wellness and decrease distress for clients who have suffered trauma, grief, loss, adverse childhood experiences, abuse, and work life challenges that can cause distress, suffering, and affect day to day functioning, causing symptoms of depression and anxiety, social withdrawal, loneliness and isolation. Society can cause immense pressure, use of social media, comparing our lives to others, low self-esteem and confidence, negative self talk and intrusive thoughts can become overwhelming. Counselling can support you, help you heal, and provide tools to lead to a more positive outlook on life.
As a counsellor I work to increase mental wellness and decrease distress for clients who have suffered trauma, grief, loss, adverse childhood experiences, abuse, and work life challenges that can cause distress, suffering, and affect day to day functioning, causing symptoms of depression and anxiety, social withdrawal, loneliness and isolation. Society can cause immense pressure, use of social media, comparing our lives to others, low self-esteem and confidence, negative self talk and intrusive thoughts can become overwhelming. Counselling can support you, help you heal, and provide tools to lead to a more positive outlook on life.
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Photo of Shaun Noteman, Counsellor in Bridgend, England
Shaun Noteman
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Penrith CA11
As a professional mental health therapist i utilise a range of interventions including counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR. to support and provide therapy. My work and life experience means i am able to relate well and work with sufferers of anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders and developmental disorders such as ADHD, ADD, Spectrum disorders. Additionally, i provide therapy for OCD, phobias and other behavioural issues.
As a professional mental health therapist i utilise a range of interventions including counselling, psychotherapy, hypnotherapy, CBT, DBT, EMDR. to support and provide therapy. My work and life experience means i am able to relate well and work with sufferers of anxiety, depression, trauma, mood disorders and developmental disorders such as ADHD, ADD, Spectrum disorders. Additionally, i provide therapy for OCD, phobias and other behavioural issues.
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Photo of Deborah Pennington, Counsellor in Bridgend, England
Deborah Pennington
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Carlisle CA4
I’m an experienced and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor / Psychotherapist. As your counsellor I offer a safe, respectful space for you, where you can explore personal issues and emotions, within a gentle and warm approach. It may be that you are feeling anxious or stressed and would like to explore these in order to move towards a feeling of emotional well being. Perhaps you might want to talk about difficulties at work, with family, personal relationships or sexual difficulties. Counselling can support you to find the resilience to work through these with courage and to find coping methods.
I’m an experienced and qualified Person-Centred Counsellor / Psychotherapist. As your counsellor I offer a safe, respectful space for you, where you can explore personal issues and emotions, within a gentle and warm approach. It may be that you are feeling anxious or stressed and would like to explore these in order to move towards a feeling of emotional well being. Perhaps you might want to talk about difficulties at work, with family, personal relationships or sexual difficulties. Counselling can support you to find the resilience to work through these with courage and to find coping methods.
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Photo of Alison Goldie, Counsellor in Bridgend, England
Alison Goldie
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Carlisle CA4
I studied at Northern Guild and trained in Transactional Analysis. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work both long and short term to help you reach your personal goals. I also studied to work with couple's with a range of difficulties and presenting issues at The Counselling Academy. I work with adults aged 18 and over, offering both short and long term work to achieve your therapeutic goals, from my home in the Eden Valley. I work with individuals, couples and offer 6 weekly group therapy courses for specific issues / groups of people.
I studied at Northern Guild and trained in Transactional Analysis. I am a registered member of the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy. I work both long and short term to help you reach your personal goals. I also studied to work with couple's with a range of difficulties and presenting issues at The Counselling Academy. I work with adults aged 18 and over, offering both short and long term work to achieve your therapeutic goals, from my home in the Eden Valley. I work with individuals, couples and offer 6 weekly group therapy courses for specific issues / groups of people.
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Photo of Christopher Edwards in Bridgend, England
Christopher Edwards
Penrith CA11
Are you struggling with anxiety which is impacting your daily life/ occupations? Do you often feel triggered by certain situations? Do memories of a past negative event still bother you? Or perhaps leave you feeling less confident and worried in some way? Do you battle with periods of low self-esteem or worry about being judged or rejected by others? Are you a parent worried about your child's mood, behaviour and performance at home and school? If so and you are looking for a client-centred therapist who can support you to develop the tools, skills & coping strategies, then I would love to hear from you.
Are you struggling with anxiety which is impacting your daily life/ occupations? Do you often feel triggered by certain situations? Do memories of a past negative event still bother you? Or perhaps leave you feeling less confident and worried in some way? Do you battle with periods of low self-esteem or worry about being judged or rejected by others? Are you a parent worried about your child's mood, behaviour and performance at home and school? If so and you are looking for a client-centred therapist who can support you to develop the tools, skills & coping strategies, then I would love to hear from you.
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Photo of Louisa Waite in Bridgend, England
Louisa Waite
Penrith CA10
Waitlist for new clients
Are you a teen, parent or adult struggling with anxiety or self doubt? Do you struggle with feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, loneliness, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem, or worry about being judged or rejected by others? Or perhaps you've experienced trauma or challenging life transitions? If so, are you looking for an empowering, client-centred therapist to help you achieve your true potential, who can support you to develop the tools, skills & strategies needed to cultivate confidence & reignite your sense of passion & purpose? If this sounds like you, if any of this resonates, I would LOVE to work with you!
Are you a teen, parent or adult struggling with anxiety or self doubt? Do you struggle with feelings of inadequacy, worthlessness, loneliness, imposter syndrome, low self-esteem, or worry about being judged or rejected by others? Or perhaps you've experienced trauma or challenging life transitions? If so, are you looking for an empowering, client-centred therapist to help you achieve your true potential, who can support you to develop the tools, skills & strategies needed to cultivate confidence & reignite your sense of passion & purpose? If this sounds like you, if any of this resonates, I would LOVE to work with you!
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Photo of Laura Reside-Robb, Psychotherapist in Bridgend, England
Laura Reside-Robb
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Penrith CA11
Hello, and thanks for visiting. I'm Laura and I'm trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist. I'm a firm believer that each person is uniquely individual, and any therapeutic help they receive should be tailored to them, and their needs.​ Being Integrative means I'm not set on one school of thought, and work with you to find what approach fits best for you. You're in control of the sessions, you can bring whatever issues you'd like to discuss, , we go at a pace you're comfortable with. We'll look at working together to set realistic goals, based on what you'd like to achieve.
Hello, and thanks for visiting. I'm Laura and I'm trained as an Integrative Psychotherapist. I'm a firm believer that each person is uniquely individual, and any therapeutic help they receive should be tailored to them, and their needs.​ Being Integrative means I'm not set on one school of thought, and work with you to find what approach fits best for you. You're in control of the sessions, you can bring whatever issues you'd like to discuss, , we go at a pace you're comfortable with. We'll look at working together to set realistic goals, based on what you'd like to achieve.
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Photo of North Lakes Counselling and Training, Counsellor in Bridgend, England
North Lakes Counselling and Training
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Penrith CA11
I offer warm, understanding, down-to-earth counselling, working with clients to helping them understand themselves and their relationships better. We all hold the answers to our own problems, solutions to our personal struggles. We can all discover the way forward by exploring ourselves within the security of a counselling experience with the right person
I offer warm, understanding, down-to-earth counselling, working with clients to helping them understand themselves and their relationships better. We all hold the answers to our own problems, solutions to our personal struggles. We can all discover the way forward by exploring ourselves within the security of a counselling experience with the right person
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Photo of Ben Davis, Psychologist in Bridgend, England
Ben Davis
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Penrith CA10  (Online Only)
Hello. I'm Dr Ben Davis, an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I have experience in working with people with a range of psychological issues including depression, different kinds of anxiety (e.g health, OCD, PTSD/trauma, phobias), bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, occupational difficulties (e.g burnout), supporting neurodiversity (e.g. autism/Asperger's) and neuropsychological difficulties (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis & stroke) . I have worked with people who are living with physical health conditions (including life limiting diagnoses) for several years and currently support NHS staff as part of a new NHS initiative.
Hello. I'm Dr Ben Davis, an HCPC registered Clinical Psychologist. I have experience in working with people with a range of psychological issues including depression, different kinds of anxiety (e.g health, OCD, PTSD/trauma, phobias), bipolar disorder, relationship difficulties, occupational difficulties (e.g burnout), supporting neurodiversity (e.g. autism/Asperger's) and neuropsychological difficulties (e.g. Multiple Sclerosis & stroke) . I have worked with people who are living with physical health conditions (including life limiting diagnoses) for several years and currently support NHS staff as part of a new NHS initiative.
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Photo of Kate Sumsion, Counsellor in Bridgend, England
Kate Sumsion
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Penrith CA10
Counselling is very normal, and completely transformational at the same time. I offer you a safe, confidential space to be you. Here we can explore what is troubling you, what's working for you and what isn't; who you are, and what you want out of life. Give yourself the time to simply sit down, breathe and talk freely. I am a warm, thoughtful, sensitive, and empathic therapist, and I bring compassion, intuition, creativity, humour, and an eye for life’s details into my practice. Alongside my formal training I draw from a broad life experience including motherhood, travel, a career in cake design, and my own therapeutic journey.
Counselling is very normal, and completely transformational at the same time. I offer you a safe, confidential space to be you. Here we can explore what is troubling you, what's working for you and what isn't; who you are, and what you want out of life. Give yourself the time to simply sit down, breathe and talk freely. I am a warm, thoughtful, sensitive, and empathic therapist, and I bring compassion, intuition, creativity, humour, and an eye for life’s details into my practice. Alongside my formal training I draw from a broad life experience including motherhood, travel, a career in cake design, and my own therapeutic journey.
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Photo of Lakes Trauma Therapy, Psychotherapist in Bridgend, England
Lakes Trauma Therapy
Psychotherapist, MSc
Verified
Penrith CA10
Maureen Seddon is an accredited and experienced EMDR Therapist with over 40 years of experience working with people in both the NHS and the private sector. Maureen originally qualified as a general nurse in Liverpool in 1982, training in mental health in 1984. Maureen trained in EMDR as she felt other therapies did not address the original causation of symptoms/triggers without causing further distress. Maureen targets the origin of the trauma in a holistic way.
Maureen Seddon is an accredited and experienced EMDR Therapist with over 40 years of experience working with people in both the NHS and the private sector. Maureen originally qualified as a general nurse in Liverpool in 1982, training in mental health in 1984. Maureen trained in EMDR as she felt other therapies did not address the original causation of symptoms/triggers without causing further distress. Maureen targets the origin of the trauma in a holistic way.
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Photo of Mariette van Lieshout in Bridgend, England
Mariette van Lieshout
MA
Penrith CA10  (Online Only)
If you feel stuck or at a loss with your life, perhaps due to past or present experiences (for example relationship difficulties, illness, work problems, losses); or if thoughts and emotions are difficult to bear (maybe resulting in feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness or emptiness), you might benefit from talking – sharing with somebody who is there just for you, unbiased and non-judgemental. We would work at building a therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and respect so that a safe and protected space can be created.
If you feel stuck or at a loss with your life, perhaps due to past or present experiences (for example relationship difficulties, illness, work problems, losses); or if thoughts and emotions are difficult to bear (maybe resulting in feelings of anxiety, depression, loneliness or emptiness), you might benefit from talking – sharing with somebody who is there just for you, unbiased and non-judgemental. We would work at building a therapeutic relationship based on mutual trust and respect so that a safe and protected space can be created.
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Photo of Jude Beveridge, Counsellor in Bridgend, England
Jude Beveridge
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Penrith CA10
Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks or depression? Do you find school or college or university a challenge? Do you find it difficult to say no? Do you compare yourself to others? Do you feel angry? Is family life a struggle? Do you lack confidence or have low self-esteem? Do you feel isolated and alone? Do you find friendships or relationships a struggle? Finding it hard to decide on your next steps? Then I may be able to help. Finding the right person to talk to is important so I offer a free 15 min zoom chat so we can meet each other.
Do you suffer from anxiety, panic attacks or depression? Do you find school or college or university a challenge? Do you find it difficult to say no? Do you compare yourself to others? Do you feel angry? Is family life a struggle? Do you lack confidence or have low self-esteem? Do you feel isolated and alone? Do you find friendships or relationships a struggle? Finding it hard to decide on your next steps? Then I may be able to help. Finding the right person to talk to is important so I offer a free 15 min zoom chat so we can meet each other.
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Photo of Faye McLean, Psychologist in Bridgend, England
Faye McLean
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Penrith CA11
I am a warm and compassionate HCPC registered experienced Clinical Psychologist. I work with adults, young people, children and their parents with a variety of struggles including relationship difficulties, attachment issues, self-harm, anxiety, depression, loneliness, loss, grief, transitions and trauma. I am trained in a variety of different therapeutic approaches. I am an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist and an EMDR practitioner. I also use family therapy, DBT, CFT and CBT. I have completed Level 1 and 2 DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) training.
I am a warm and compassionate HCPC registered experienced Clinical Psychologist. I work with adults, young people, children and their parents with a variety of struggles including relationship difficulties, attachment issues, self-harm, anxiety, depression, loneliness, loss, grief, transitions and trauma. I am trained in a variety of different therapeutic approaches. I am an accredited Cognitive Analytic Therapist and an EMDR practitioner. I also use family therapy, DBT, CFT and CBT. I have completed Level 1 and 2 DDP (Dyadic Developmental Psychotherapy) training.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bridgend

< 10

Counsellors in Bridgend who prioritize treating:

86% Relationship Issues
86% Depression
86% Anxiety
71% Bereavement
71% Trauma and PTSD
71% Coping Skills
71% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

11 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aviva
67% AXA PPP
67% Bupa

How Counsellors in Bridgend see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
28% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bridgend?

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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.