Counselling in Brighton

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Photo of Alison White, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Alison White
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
As a humanistic therapist, I offer you the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of yourself in a supportive setting. However challenging life may seem at times, I believe that each of us has the potential to manage our lives in a way that is fulfilling and satisfying. My approach is tailored to you as an individual, and is underpinned by my belief that we are each unique and have the right to understand and celebrate who we really are.
As a humanistic therapist, I offer you the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of yourself in a supportive setting. However challenging life may seem at times, I believe that each of us has the potential to manage our lives in a way that is fulfilling and satisfying. My approach is tailored to you as an individual, and is underpinned by my belief that we are each unique and have the right to understand and celebrate who we really are.
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Kevin Behan
Psychotherapist, MBACP
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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Kelly Andrews
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist with 20 years experience, specialising in the psychodynamic approach. I work from modern, comfortable rooms in Brighton and Hastings as well as offering online sessions via Zoom. I believe that we are all influenced by our experiences and relationships in the past, as well as those we have in the present, and most importantly the relationship we have with ourselves. Past relationships and experiences can impact the way we manage stress and cope with difficulties, it also can impact the way we respond to others and our own self-esteem.
I am a fully qualified psychotherapeutic counsellor and psychotherapist with 20 years experience, specialising in the psychodynamic approach. I work from modern, comfortable rooms in Brighton and Hastings as well as offering online sessions via Zoom. I believe that we are all influenced by our experiences and relationships in the past, as well as those we have in the present, and most importantly the relationship we have with ourselves. Past relationships and experiences can impact the way we manage stress and cope with difficulties, it also can impact the way we respond to others and our own self-esteem.
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Sophie Barnes
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Working with individuals and couples, online, I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative, trauma-informed, and fully BACP Accredited psychodynamic therapist. Therapy involves a joint inquiry into the underlying beliefs and habitual ways of being and seeing that we carry. Regular sessions provide a reflective, confidential space for self-exploration and support, in which to look together at any areas of concern to you. As we begin to make sense of troubling, confusing or conflicting feelings and experiences, it can become possible to discover greater ease, choice and fulfillment in the present.
Working with individuals and couples, online, I am an LGBTQ+ affirmative, trauma-informed, and fully BACP Accredited psychodynamic therapist. Therapy involves a joint inquiry into the underlying beliefs and habitual ways of being and seeing that we carry. Regular sessions provide a reflective, confidential space for self-exploration and support, in which to look together at any areas of concern to you. As we begin to make sense of troubling, confusing or conflicting feelings and experiences, it can become possible to discover greater ease, choice and fulfillment in the present.
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Photo of Rae Faulkner, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Rae Faulkner
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN1
I am here to listen and to support you in exploring things that are creating challenges or distress in your life. Whether you’re struggling in a relationship, feeling worried, anxious, depressed, or experiencing loss I can help. Talking to a counsellor can help to stop thoughts circling around and around to alleviate feelings of distress and support you in working towards changes you want in your life by connecting or reconnecting with your own needs and feelings. Talking to someone who isn’t connected to what’s going on means you can explore thoughts and feelings without worrying about other people’s feelings or feeling judged.
I am here to listen and to support you in exploring things that are creating challenges or distress in your life. Whether you’re struggling in a relationship, feeling worried, anxious, depressed, or experiencing loss I can help. Talking to a counsellor can help to stop thoughts circling around and around to alleviate feelings of distress and support you in working towards changes you want in your life by connecting or reconnecting with your own needs and feelings. Talking to someone who isn’t connected to what’s going on means you can explore thoughts and feelings without worrying about other people’s feelings or feeling judged.
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Photo of Crysalis therapy clinic, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Crysalis therapy clinic
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
The clinic is a non-judgemental, respectful environment in which people can speak freely about what’s wrong. As a trained counsellor, I encourage my clients to develop insight into self-damaging or limiting thought and behaviour patterns - and I help them make positive change and move forward into a happier life. It could be depression, stress and anxiety, bereavement and loss, cross-cultural issues, life changes or an abusive relationship. The Crysalis clinic is available to anyone who is struggling to cope.
The clinic is a non-judgemental, respectful environment in which people can speak freely about what’s wrong. As a trained counsellor, I encourage my clients to develop insight into self-damaging or limiting thought and behaviour patterns - and I help them make positive change and move forward into a happier life. It could be depression, stress and anxiety, bereavement and loss, cross-cultural issues, life changes or an abusive relationship. The Crysalis clinic is available to anyone who is struggling to cope.
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Sarah Jack
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
I've been counselling since 1989, and have extensive experience of working with sexual abuse and trauma, parenting and attachment difficulties, identity and relationship issues, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss. I don’t claim to be an ‘expert’ in any of these areas because everyone's response is different and what matters is you and your own unique experience of these difficulties. I am committed to collaborating with you to find the resilient, hopeful part of yourself that becomes expert in managing your challenges and is motivated by the smallest signs of progress towards your preferred future.
I've been counselling since 1989, and have extensive experience of working with sexual abuse and trauma, parenting and attachment difficulties, identity and relationship issues, depression and anxiety, bereavement and loss. I don’t claim to be an ‘expert’ in any of these areas because everyone's response is different and what matters is you and your own unique experience of these difficulties. I am committed to collaborating with you to find the resilient, hopeful part of yourself that becomes expert in managing your challenges and is motivated by the smallest signs of progress towards your preferred future.
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Photo of Dr Simon Lovat, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Dr Simon Lovat
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP
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 Jude Galloway, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Jude Galloway
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN1
Not accepting new clients
Across 9 years of psychodynamic therapy practice, I have evolved an approach informed by my concurrent practices as artist and gardener: nurturing, growth and transformation infuse our work together, both informing and cultivating the discovery of where and how we can live in ourselves and the world. The work of therapy resides in a space that we cultivate together - a space where meaning can be made or found - it is a place in the clearing. Here, lives and held views can be encouraged to be found, to be heard, and to potentially transform.
Across 9 years of psychodynamic therapy practice, I have evolved an approach informed by my concurrent practices as artist and gardener: nurturing, growth and transformation infuse our work together, both informing and cultivating the discovery of where and how we can live in ourselves and the world. The work of therapy resides in a space that we cultivate together - a space where meaning can be made or found - it is a place in the clearing. Here, lives and held views can be encouraged to be found, to be heard, and to potentially transform.
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Photo of Becky Crepsley-Fox, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Becky Crepsley-Fox
Psychotherapist, COSRT Accred
Verified
2 Endorsed
Brighton BN2
Are you struggling with a sexual or relationship issue? Are you needing some extra support? I am a COSRT accredited sexologist and relationship therapist, an accredited gender, sex and relationship diversities therapist with Pink therapy and a NCIP registered Contemporary Psychotherapist. I am an LGTBQIA ally and work with GSRD clients. I am knowledgeable and welcome polyamorous and consensual non-monogamous structures as well as being trans, non mainstream orientations, sex worker and kink friendly.
Are you struggling with a sexual or relationship issue? Are you needing some extra support? I am a COSRT accredited sexologist and relationship therapist, an accredited gender, sex and relationship diversities therapist with Pink therapy and a NCIP registered Contemporary Psychotherapist. I am an LGTBQIA ally and work with GSRD clients. I am knowledgeable and welcome polyamorous and consensual non-monogamous structures as well as being trans, non mainstream orientations, sex worker and kink friendly.
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Photo of Hannah Creedon, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Hannah Creedon
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
I am a Queer,Irish,Integrative Counsellor with over 6 years experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. I can offer a non-judgmental space for us to explore what is troubling you. I like to work relationally, meaning that we can work towards helping you to relate in a way that feels healthier, through transparent, direct and authentic communication. I work with people aged 18+ both online (via Zoom) and in-person in central Brighton. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, gender identity, family issues, issues around 'coming out', self-esteem+ social isolation.Please get in touch if you would like to find out more!.
I am a Queer,Irish,Integrative Counsellor with over 6 years experience working with the LGBTQ+ community. I can offer a non-judgmental space for us to explore what is troubling you. I like to work relationally, meaning that we can work towards helping you to relate in a way that feels healthier, through transparent, direct and authentic communication. I work with people aged 18+ both online (via Zoom) and in-person in central Brighton. I have experience working with depression, anxiety, gender identity, family issues, issues around 'coming out', self-esteem+ social isolation.Please get in touch if you would like to find out more!.
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Photo of Kath Shaw, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Kath Shaw
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
Hello, my name is Kath and I am a person-centred counsellor. Therapy offers a confidential, safe space where you can explore thoughts and feelings. By doing this you give yourself the opportunity to increase your understanding of yourself which in turn enables you to live your life in a more healthy and satisfying way. Not one size fits all so I offer an introductory half hour session so you can decide whether it feels okay to work together. I understand that taking that step to call can be hard, I may not always be able to answer the phone but please do leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.
Hello, my name is Kath and I am a person-centred counsellor. Therapy offers a confidential, safe space where you can explore thoughts and feelings. By doing this you give yourself the opportunity to increase your understanding of yourself which in turn enables you to live your life in a more healthy and satisfying way. Not one size fits all so I offer an introductory half hour session so you can decide whether it feels okay to work together. I understand that taking that step to call can be hard, I may not always be able to answer the phone but please do leave a message and I will return your call as soon as I can.
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Photo of Rani Sagar, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Rani Sagar
Counsellor, MBACP
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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Photo of Amruta Huddar, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Amruta Huddar
Psychotherapist, MA, HCPC-Drama Therap.
Verified
Brighton BN2
I'm delighted to connect with you as an HCPC registered Arts Therapist (Drama and Movement Therapist). I graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where I trained in using drama, movement, and symbolism as therapeutic tools for self-discovery. Over my 7 years working in mental health, I've honed an approach that feels creative, embodied, and most importantly - safe. If you feel stuck in old narratives or ready to process past trauma, I'm here to listen without judgement and companion you on your journey toward healing. My goal is to provide a warm, affirming environment where we can explore your inner world.
I'm delighted to connect with you as an HCPC registered Arts Therapist (Drama and Movement Therapist). I graduated from Royal Central School of Speech and Drama where I trained in using drama, movement, and symbolism as therapeutic tools for self-discovery. Over my 7 years working in mental health, I've honed an approach that feels creative, embodied, and most importantly - safe. If you feel stuck in old narratives or ready to process past trauma, I'm here to listen without judgement and companion you on your journey toward healing. My goal is to provide a warm, affirming environment where we can explore your inner world.
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Photo of Inspired Soulutions, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Inspired Soulutions
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN1  (Online Only)
Hi, I'm Kristin. I have been a counsellor for over fifteen years, and have been blessed and trusted with countless stories of the human experience. I consider it an honour and a privilege to help others purposefully and consciously connect with their own power. We all, at times, need support and guidance as we become aware of what we need to heal and attempt to navigate life’s challenges with authenticity and grace. It takes courage and vulnerability to ask for help; and sometimes it takes patience and commitment to find the right help. If you are curious to find out how I can help you…let’s chat.
Hi, I'm Kristin. I have been a counsellor for over fifteen years, and have been blessed and trusted with countless stories of the human experience. I consider it an honour and a privilege to help others purposefully and consciously connect with their own power. We all, at times, need support and guidance as we become aware of what we need to heal and attempt to navigate life’s challenges with authenticity and grace. It takes courage and vulnerability to ask for help; and sometimes it takes patience and commitment to find the right help. If you are curious to find out how I can help you…let’s chat.
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Photo of Binah B Taylor, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Binah B Taylor
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Snr. Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN2  (Online Only)
I offer a protected space for you to explore your different needs and feelings, and reflect on your hopes and wishes - some of these may not yet be known. That's the magic: it's a place of discovery! I value working collaboratively to support your wellbeing and aspirations. This can include enhancing the quality of your relationships, being more creative in your life, and developing qualities that allow you to express what is most important to you. I have been in practice for nearly 30 years, working internationally with different cultures, and this has given me a broader perspective and appreciation of diverse points of view.
I offer a protected space for you to explore your different needs and feelings, and reflect on your hopes and wishes - some of these may not yet be known. That's the magic: it's a place of discovery! I value working collaboratively to support your wellbeing and aspirations. This can include enhancing the quality of your relationships, being more creative in your life, and developing qualities that allow you to express what is most important to you. I have been in practice for nearly 30 years, working internationally with different cultures, and this has given me a broader perspective and appreciation of diverse points of view.
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Photo of Becky Watmough, Psychologist in Brighton, England
Becky Watmough
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified
Brighton BN41  (Online Only)
Within the safety of an empathic, non judgemental relationship, I aim to help people develop a greater understanding of themselves and the difficulties they are experiencing. I work in a flexible way that draws on a variety of theoretical models, and adapt my approach to the individual’s needs and particular goals. This often involves looking at both the current context and past influences, and working with the body to process past trauma, as well as learning strategies that enable people to live more fully in the present. I can offer long term, explorative work or a more focused time limited approach.
Within the safety of an empathic, non judgemental relationship, I aim to help people develop a greater understanding of themselves and the difficulties they are experiencing. I work in a flexible way that draws on a variety of theoretical models, and adapt my approach to the individual’s needs and particular goals. This often involves looking at both the current context and past influences, and working with the body to process past trauma, as well as learning strategies that enable people to live more fully in the present. I can offer long term, explorative work or a more focused time limited approach.
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Photo of Greg Donaldson, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Greg Donaldson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified
Brighton BN1
I am a psychotherapist working in London and Brighton offering clients the chance to stop and get some perspective on their lives. I work creatively and relationally helping people step fully into to their experience of life. I work with a range of issues including anxiety and depression helping clients find the peace and calmness they desire.
I am a psychotherapist working in London and Brighton offering clients the chance to stop and get some perspective on their lives. I work creatively and relationally helping people step fully into to their experience of life. I work with a range of issues including anxiety and depression helping clients find the peace and calmness they desire.
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Photo of Tara Allen, Psychotherapist in Brighton, England
Tara Allen
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified
Brighton BN2
I am an experienced neurodivergent therapist specialising in working with ADHD and Autism. Whether diagnosed or exploring neurodiversity as possible part of your identity, I can help you to explore your emotions, create new insights, facilitate change in your life, and break troubling thought or behaviour patterns. I focus on a person's individual goals and provide a safe, confidential space for you to feel heard. In a nutshell, my personal therapeutic approach is pragmatic and compassionate, and I am trained to work in three evidence-based modalities; Psychodynamic, CBT and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.
I am an experienced neurodivergent therapist specialising in working with ADHD and Autism. Whether diagnosed or exploring neurodiversity as possible part of your identity, I can help you to explore your emotions, create new insights, facilitate change in your life, and break troubling thought or behaviour patterns. I focus on a person's individual goals and provide a safe, confidential space for you to feel heard. In a nutshell, my personal therapeutic approach is pragmatic and compassionate, and I am trained to work in three evidence-based modalities; Psychodynamic, CBT and Dynamic Interpersonal Therapy.
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Photo of Nicola Croote, Counsellor in Brighton, England
Nicola Croote
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified
1 Endorsed
Brighton BN1
Are you struggling with issues such anxiety, depression or an ongoing physical illness or do you find relationships difficult? All of these and more can make life feel like a struggle or an uphill battle taking it's toll on our general wellbeing and ability to enjoy life. Therapy can help you to get to the bottom of what might be causing you to feel this way in a safe supportive environment. To find ways of making your life easier and developing tools to manage difficult thoughts, feelings & relationships. Therapy can be short or longer term depending on your needs.
Are you struggling with issues such anxiety, depression or an ongoing physical illness or do you find relationships difficult? All of these and more can make life feel like a struggle or an uphill battle taking it's toll on our general wellbeing and ability to enjoy life. Therapy can help you to get to the bottom of what might be causing you to feel this way in a safe supportive environment. To find ways of making your life easier and developing tools to manage difficult thoughts, feelings & relationships. Therapy can be short or longer term depending on your needs.
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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:

91% Anxiety
87% Depression
83% Self Esteem
81% Relationship Issues
76% Stress
65% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
60% AXA PPP
44% Bupa

How Counsellors in Brighton see their clients

78% In Person and Online
22% Online Only

Gender breakdown

73% Female
25% 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.