Counselling in Brighton

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Photo of Kath Hegarty, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Kath Hegarty
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
There are different times in our lives when we may encounter challenges in our emotional world. Transition and change can sometimes trigger these challenging feelings. For example, moving home or employment, changing relationships or friendships; life changes such as going to university or reaching age milestones. Any of these can significantly affect the way we feel about ourselves. We react in different ways to what we encounter in our environment. We might become depressed or overwhelmed by intense emotions or we might feel anxious and unable to engage in social activities. It can all become too much to manage alone.
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Photo of Susie Cabrillana, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Susie Cabrillana
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
As a CBT therapist and midwife I understand the barriers you might feel asking for help during the perinatal period (pregnancy, birth or postnatally). Many people struggle to talk about their anxiety, depression or doubts and worries about being a parent. You might feel judged or that you have failed in some way and there can be a real sense of pressure to feel positive throughout, making it sometimes feel really hard to admit you are struggling, so I understand just how significant asking for help is. Reaching out is positive and is the first step towards recovery - of your sense of self, your self worth and your wellbeing.
As a CBT therapist and midwife I understand the barriers you might feel asking for help during the perinatal period (pregnancy, birth or postnatally). Many people struggle to talk about their anxiety, depression or doubts and worries about being a parent. You might feel judged or that you have failed in some way and there can be a real sense of pressure to feel positive throughout, making it sometimes feel really hard to admit you are struggling, so I understand just how significant asking for help is. Reaching out is positive and is the first step towards recovery - of your sense of self, your self worth and your wellbeing.
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Photo of Fiona Macbeth, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Fiona Macbeth
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
I can help you with whatever is distressing you in your life whether it be anxiety fuelled by the current circumstances or something longer standing. have worked with hundreds of clients on a wide range of issues, and I am also experienced in the field of eating disorders. Come for a free assessment, share what is troubling you and identify what you want to change. I can work short term for around six sessions, or longer term if required. All counselling is currently online using a safe, secure simple system. I offer practical techniques to deal with immediate crisis, and longer term support to develop self-awareness.
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Photo of Rosalind Ukoko-Rivers, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Rosalind Ukoko-Rivers
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
I offer online, phone and face to face and walk therapy sessions, working under up to date risks assessments and client guidelines. I believe that each client is unique and an individual. This client - therapist working relationship, regardless of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, is the key to a positive and collaborative experience that offers insight and deeper understanding of our true needs and desires. I am proactive, flexible and adaptable according to your needs and requirements. I also work for Victim Support organisation. I am a qualified teacher with BA, MSc and PGCE qualifications, and DBS enhanced checked.
I offer online, phone and face to face and walk therapy sessions, working under up to date risks assessments and client guidelines. I believe that each client is unique and an individual. This client - therapist working relationship, regardless of race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation, is the key to a positive and collaborative experience that offers insight and deeper understanding of our true needs and desires. I am proactive, flexible and adaptable according to your needs and requirements. I also work for Victim Support organisation. I am a qualified teacher with BA, MSc and PGCE qualifications, and DBS enhanced checked.
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Photo of Kevin Behan, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Kevin Behan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
If there is dissatisfaction in your life, or pain that needs to be resolved, be it the pain of disconnection, depression, anger, bereavement or anxiety, counselling can help. I am an integrative therapist, and worked extensively with adults and young people. My knowledge and experience being an integrative therapist allows me to draw upon a range of approaches to work with you to explore what has been happening in your life up until now, and find ways to allow life being more satisfying, healthier and more meaningful.
If there is dissatisfaction in your life, or pain that needs to be resolved, be it the pain of disconnection, depression, anger, bereavement or anxiety, counselling can help. I am an integrative therapist, and worked extensively with adults and young people. My knowledge and experience being an integrative therapist allows me to draw upon a range of approaches to work with you to explore what has been happening in your life up until now, and find ways to allow life being more satisfying, healthier and more meaningful.
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Photo of Maggie Wood - Bodhi Tree Dramatherapy, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Maggie Wood - Bodhi Tree Dramatherapy
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hi! I believe healing & change can happen within a therapy space that holds safety and trust. Would you like to create positive change? My sessions offer a friendly, warm, holistic, compassionate and safe environment. I work with people from various nationalities, cultures & walks of life & have special interest working with: neurodiversity & integration; ABI/TBI; ADHD; autism; dis/ability; chronic health challenges inc. ME /CFS among many others; highly sensitive people; grief; carers and young carers; relationship body & mind. My intention is to support clients gain more awareness and tools to help support their life journey.
Hi! I believe healing & change can happen within a therapy space that holds safety and trust. Would you like to create positive change? My sessions offer a friendly, warm, holistic, compassionate and safe environment. I work with people from various nationalities, cultures & walks of life & have special interest working with: neurodiversity & integration; ABI/TBI; ADHD; autism; dis/ability; chronic health challenges inc. ME /CFS among many others; highly sensitive people; grief; carers and young carers; relationship body & mind. My intention is to support clients gain more awareness and tools to help support their life journey.
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Photo of Maria Tribe, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Maria Tribe
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Whether you are managing a life event or would like some help improving your emotional health, I provide a safe space to explore present or historical issues, to look at specific problems, psychological patterns, or to manage life in general. My specialism is EMDR for PTSD/ complex trauma, which includes depression, anxiety disorders, relational issues and problems with emotional regulation. I work for the NHS as a psychotherapist at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, and for 2 years was the young person's therapist for survivors of sexual violence/ abuse at Survivors Network
Whether you are managing a life event or would like some help improving your emotional health, I provide a safe space to explore present or historical issues, to look at specific problems, psychological patterns, or to manage life in general. My specialism is EMDR for PTSD/ complex trauma, which includes depression, anxiety disorders, relational issues and problems with emotional regulation. I work for the NHS as a psychotherapist at The Royal Sussex County Hospital, and for 2 years was the young person's therapist for survivors of sexual violence/ abuse at Survivors Network
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Photo of Thinking Feeling Moving, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Thinking Feeling Moving
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely. I offer an initial 30 min free chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Educator.
Email or WhatsApp for an appointment +447543800297 lisa(at)thinkingfeelingmoving.com I work remotely. I offer an initial 30 min free chat. I am a Clinical Sexologist, Relationship Therapist, Counsellor, Yoga Therapist, Yoga Teacher and Educator.
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Photo of Anne Remy, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Anne Remy
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I'm a UK-based American therapist focused on supporting your unique needs with a unique approach. I think that you and I are both imperfect humans working together to gain understanding of your experience. I facilitate this exploration through compassionate curiosity and open exploration of emotions. I firmly believe you know yourself best; I’m just here to support. Whatever you feel like you need support with, I'm here to work alongside you with compassion and empathy (and sometimes a little silliness). I offer flexible scheduling online for people who travel regularly, or have difficult schedules.
I'm a UK-based American therapist focused on supporting your unique needs with a unique approach. I think that you and I are both imperfect humans working together to gain understanding of your experience. I facilitate this exploration through compassionate curiosity and open exploration of emotions. I firmly believe you know yourself best; I’m just here to support. Whatever you feel like you need support with, I'm here to work alongside you with compassion and empathy (and sometimes a little silliness). I offer flexible scheduling online for people who travel regularly, or have difficult schedules.
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Photo of Sherry Walters, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Sherry Walters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2
If you've arrived here, you are already thinking about counselling. You might feel depressed, anxious or overwhelmed and finding it difficult to cope with the challenges of life. Perhaps you have experienced a recent loss, had a sudden change of circumstances or are struggling with relationships. Maybe you don't even know what's troubling you. Research shows positive change happens when there is a good match between client and counsellor. It’s difficult to choose a counsellor or know what to expect from counselling without having a face-to-face meeting. This is why I offer a reduced rate intro session of £15 where we can meet
If you've arrived here, you are already thinking about counselling. You might feel depressed, anxious or overwhelmed and finding it difficult to cope with the challenges of life. Perhaps you have experienced a recent loss, had a sudden change of circumstances or are struggling with relationships. Maybe you don't even know what's troubling you. Research shows positive change happens when there is a good match between client and counsellor. It’s difficult to choose a counsellor or know what to expect from counselling without having a face-to-face meeting. This is why I offer a reduced rate intro session of £15 where we can meet
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Photo of Stephen John Wood, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Stephen John Wood
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering short-term and open-ended integrative therapy. I work both in person in Brighton (UK), and online across the UK. My practice primarily focuses on working with people who are going through life crises or transitions; experience difficulties in their family and other relationships; have lived through adverse childhood experiences or trauma; have faced prejudice and marginalisation because of their identity (gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity etc). I also work with people who are looking to integrate psychedelic experiences.
I am a qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor offering short-term and open-ended integrative therapy. I work both in person in Brighton (UK), and online across the UK. My practice primarily focuses on working with people who are going through life crises or transitions; experience difficulties in their family and other relationships; have lived through adverse childhood experiences or trauma; have faced prejudice and marginalisation because of their identity (gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity etc). I also work with people who are looking to integrate psychedelic experiences.
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Photo of Jessi Frances, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Jessi Frances
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Hello and welcome to my blurb. I know it can potentially be a daunting experience choosing a therapist so I’ll try and make it as easy as possible to see a glimpse of me, and be clear on how it all works. What is most important for me is to be authentic, open-minded and honest in everything that I do, including my practice. I will always endeavour to be myself, which I hope will give you the permission to bring your whole self. I’m a person-centred therapist, which means that I am led by you and will be with you in your therapeutic journey as long as you want me there.
Hello and welcome to my blurb. I know it can potentially be a daunting experience choosing a therapist so I’ll try and make it as easy as possible to see a glimpse of me, and be clear on how it all works. What is most important for me is to be authentic, open-minded and honest in everything that I do, including my practice. I will always endeavour to be myself, which I hope will give you the permission to bring your whole self. I’m a person-centred therapist, which means that I am led by you and will be with you in your therapeutic journey as long as you want me there.
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Photo of Paul Bowley, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Paul Bowley
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
Availability for supervisee's and new clients. Counselling enables someone to deal with those difficult, and often reoccurring, issues that just don’t seem to go away. By working through those problems it is more than possible to change things so that you can reach your fullest potential so you can Thrive.
Availability for supervisee's and new clients. Counselling enables someone to deal with those difficult, and often reoccurring, issues that just don’t seem to go away. By working through those problems it is more than possible to change things so that you can reach your fullest potential so you can Thrive.
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Photo of Mark Reeves, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Mark Reeves
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
If there are aspects of your life that you find challenging and you long to break free from some of the restrictive cycles and patterns then I would love to stand alongside you and give you my full presence and support, and together we can create a safe space in which you can find the courage to risk opening to all that is within you. I offer sessions online internationally or face to face in Brighton, UK. Some of the issues I can help you explore are: Self-esteem/confidence, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Bereavement, Relationships, Direction, Meaning & purpose.
If there are aspects of your life that you find challenging and you long to break free from some of the restrictive cycles and patterns then I would love to stand alongside you and give you my full presence and support, and together we can create a safe space in which you can find the courage to risk opening to all that is within you. I offer sessions online internationally or face to face in Brighton, UK. Some of the issues I can help you explore are: Self-esteem/confidence, Anxiety, Stress, Depression, Bereavement, Relationships, Direction, Meaning & purpose.
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Photo of Dr Simon Lovat, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Dr Simon Lovat
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Choosing to engage with therapy can feel like a big step, and it’s important to find the right therapist for you. You may be struggling with an issue; you may find yourself in a repeating pattern of behaviour; or you may wish to explore existential issues in order to find greater meaning in your life. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore whatever you bring without judgement. I work psycho-dynamically. Put simply, this means that we will explore together the ways in which you have dealt with experiences and relationships in the past so that we can impact the ways in which you deal with them in the future.
Choosing to engage with therapy can feel like a big step, and it’s important to find the right therapist for you. You may be struggling with an issue; you may find yourself in a repeating pattern of behaviour; or you may wish to explore existential issues in order to find greater meaning in your life. I offer a safe, confidential space where you can explore whatever you bring without judgement. I work psycho-dynamically. Put simply, this means that we will explore together the ways in which you have dealt with experiences and relationships in the past so that we can impact the ways in which you deal with them in the future.
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Photo of Clair Morrow, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Clair Morrow
Counsellor, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
I have spent the last 18 years studying human behaviour, relationships, and the workings of the mind – formerly in university teaching, research and support roles and now, as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor supporting people with psychological, emotional and relationship difficulties. My focus is on the whole person rather than solely addressing specific symptoms or issues, which means our therapeutic process will consider all parts of you, mind, body, spirit and soul, as well as the social and cultural aspects of your experience.
I have spent the last 18 years studying human behaviour, relationships, and the workings of the mind – formerly in university teaching, research and support roles and now, as a Psychotherapeutic Counsellor supporting people with psychological, emotional and relationship difficulties. My focus is on the whole person rather than solely addressing specific symptoms or issues, which means our therapeutic process will consider all parts of you, mind, body, spirit and soul, as well as the social and cultural aspects of your experience.
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Photo of Miriam Unsworth Counselling and Psychotherapy, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Miriam Unsworth Counselling and Psychotherapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN2
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
I'm an experienced integrative therapist and work flexibly and dynamically with adults, couples, families and trainee counsellors. Early relationships and life events may have shaken your ability to fully value yourself or others. You might be bereaved, struggling with a relationship, experiencing depression or anxiety. I'm objective and compassionate, offering support to connect with frightening or buried feelings. Letting go of strategies that no longer work for you, without pressure or expectation, can help you to find your own truth and a sense of who you really are.
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Photo of Stephanie Baum, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Stephanie Baum
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Do you feel drained and exhausted but don’t really know why? Do you observe other people around you seemingly effortlessly manage tasks that you seem unable to accomplish? Do you notice repeating patterns in your relationships or at work? Do you feel stuck? Do you feel you never found out who you really are or what you are good at? Do your passions, interests, relationships or jobs change all the time? Do you feel like you will never find out what you really want? Would you like to have more connection with yourself? Find more access to that inner voice that seems to know what you really need, deep inside?
Do you feel drained and exhausted but don’t really know why? Do you observe other people around you seemingly effortlessly manage tasks that you seem unable to accomplish? Do you notice repeating patterns in your relationships or at work? Do you feel stuck? Do you feel you never found out who you really are or what you are good at? Do your passions, interests, relationships or jobs change all the time? Do you feel like you will never find out what you really want? Would you like to have more connection with yourself? Find more access to that inner voice that seems to know what you really need, deep inside?
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Photo of Katy Oswald, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Katy Oswald
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
Our mental health is connected with how we feel about ourselves and our life experiences. I offer a safe counselling relationship in which you can better understand these experiences, the challenges and struggles you face, and work out how you can respond. I will work to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe enough to talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts and feelings. I will not judge you, no matter what you need to talk about. My aim is to help you start to connect with and feel differently about yourself. This can lead to greater self-awareness and acceptance.
Our mental health is connected with how we feel about ourselves and our life experiences. I offer a safe counselling relationship in which you can better understand these experiences, the challenges and struggles you face, and work out how you can respond. I will work to create a relationship with you in which you can feel safe enough to talk about difficult or painful experiences, thoughts and feelings. I will not judge you, no matter what you need to talk about. My aim is to help you start to connect with and feel differently about yourself. This can lead to greater self-awareness and acceptance.
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Photo of Rani Sagar, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Rani Sagar
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Brighton BN1
My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in the humanistic values of person centred counselling. I provide a space for clients to explore their concerns by offering them acceptance, respect and empathy. I believe one of the key purposes of psychotherapy is to increase self awareness and empower the client.
My approach to psychotherapy is rooted in the humanistic values of person centred counselling. I provide a space for clients to explore their concerns by offering them acceptance, respect and empathy. I believe one of the key purposes of psychotherapy is to increase self awareness and empower the client.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Brighton

400+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Brighton who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
88% Depression
83% Self Esteem
82% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
67% Bereavement
67% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

60% Aviva
59% AXA PPP
45% Vitality

How Counsellors in Brighton see their clients

79% In Person and Online
21% Online Only

Gender breakdown

72% Female
26% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Brighton?

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.

Learn more about how to find a therapist

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.