Counselling in Bristol

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Photo of Nazeia Rani, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Nazeia Rani
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS16
I am a psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people in Bristol. I offer a confidential space to talk about the difficulties you might be experiencing and to explore the positive changes you can make. If you want to enhance your quality of life and important relationships, I'll be happy to meet with you and discuss how counselling or psychotherapy can help you achieve those goals.
I am a psychotherapist working with adults, children and young people in Bristol. I offer a confidential space to talk about the difficulties you might be experiencing and to explore the positive changes you can make. If you want to enhance your quality of life and important relationships, I'll be happy to meet with you and discuss how counselling or psychotherapy can help you achieve those goals.
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Photo of Red Door Therapy, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Red Door Therapy
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Bristol BS2
My name is Catherine and I work with children in the early years (0-5 years old) and primary school age (5-11 years old) who struggle with language and communication, have difficulties socialising, struggle to attend school, who may be experiencing developmental delays or are non-verbal, or children diagnosed with Autism. Many of the children I work with are waiting for a diagnosis, however, all children are at different stages so please get in contact if you would like to discuss some specific needs/concerns that you have.
My name is Catherine and I work with children in the early years (0-5 years old) and primary school age (5-11 years old) who struggle with language and communication, have difficulties socialising, struggle to attend school, who may be experiencing developmental delays or are non-verbal, or children diagnosed with Autism. Many of the children I work with are waiting for a diagnosis, however, all children are at different stages so please get in contact if you would like to discuss some specific needs/concerns that you have.
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Photo of Akin Omobitan, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Akin Omobitan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS3
Waitlist for new clients
Hi, I'm Akin, a therapist specialising in psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I help people resolve issues related to anxiety, depression and stress, people who wish to experience change, healing and self-discovery. I offer the therapeutic time and space needed for you to freely process past or present experiences such as trauma, abuse or life crises. For you, such issues might be presenting in the form of low self-esteem, low self-confidence, low quality relationships or a need for anger management or support with addiction. Let's talk about what's brought you here and work on a way forward.
Hi, I'm Akin, a therapist specialising in psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT). I help people resolve issues related to anxiety, depression and stress, people who wish to experience change, healing and self-discovery. I offer the therapeutic time and space needed for you to freely process past or present experiences such as trauma, abuse or life crises. For you, such issues might be presenting in the form of low self-esteem, low self-confidence, low quality relationships or a need for anger management or support with addiction. Let's talk about what's brought you here and work on a way forward.
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Photo of Sarah Wright, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Sarah Wright
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS5
April 2024 I am now taking on new clients All of us have times in our lives when we feel the need for some extra support. Perhaps we are lacking confidence and self-esteem, going through relationship difficulties, feeling depressed, anxious, experiencing stressful life changes such as bereavement, divorce, or redundancy. Perhaps now is the right time to address long-standing issues – or maybe we find ourselves at a crossroads and feel unsure of ourselves and of which way to turn.
April 2024 I am now taking on new clients All of us have times in our lives when we feel the need for some extra support. Perhaps we are lacking confidence and self-esteem, going through relationship difficulties, feeling depressed, anxious, experiencing stressful life changes such as bereavement, divorce, or redundancy. Perhaps now is the right time to address long-standing issues – or maybe we find ourselves at a crossroads and feel unsure of ourselves and of which way to turn.
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Photo of Stephen Glover, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Stephen Glover
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
Hi, I'm Stephen, an experienced counsellor based in Bristol, BS8. I'm currently offering in person sessions in Clifton and sessions online. My goal as a therapist is to help you find new ways to resolve issues and make more informed choices in your life. Sessions offer a safe space to explore your feelings, emotions and thoughts. As an integrative therapist I tailor my approach to each client, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques to improve wellbeing and self-awareness. As an integrative therapist I tailor my approach to each client, drawing on a range of approaches and techniques to improve wellbeing.
Hi, I'm Stephen, an experienced counsellor based in Bristol, BS8. I'm currently offering in person sessions in Clifton and sessions online. My goal as a therapist is to help you find new ways to resolve issues and make more informed choices in your life. Sessions offer a safe space to explore your feelings, emotions and thoughts. As an integrative therapist I tailor my approach to each client, drawing on a range of therapeutic approaches and techniques to improve wellbeing and self-awareness. As an integrative therapist I tailor my approach to each client, drawing on a range of approaches and techniques to improve wellbeing.
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Photo of Clive Mason, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Clive Mason
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bristol BS37
Counselling can help you to find a way forward with personal issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. It can also help to overcome problems that are causing you emotional turmoil such as relationship issues and loss. In truth you can talk about anything that is on your mind. Some of the issues that people can find themselves trying to manage and which I can help with: Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Childhood pain, Gender issues, Loss, Bereavement, Heart break, Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Relationship struggles, Life transitions.
Counselling can help you to find a way forward with personal issues such as depression, anxiety and low self-esteem. It can also help to overcome problems that are causing you emotional turmoil such as relationship issues and loss. In truth you can talk about anything that is on your mind. Some of the issues that people can find themselves trying to manage and which I can help with: Anxiety, Depression, Abuse, Childhood pain, Gender issues, Loss, Bereavement, Heart break, Loneliness, Low self-esteem, Relationship struggles, Life transitions.
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Photo of Zak Reeves, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Zak Reeves
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I am a UKCP registered Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist-in-Training in my fifth year of study at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I work in Clifton in Bristol and offer affordable therapy to adults in private practice. For me, psychotherapy is largely about creating more self-acceptance. This can look different for different people, but in general it will involve a compassionate and empathic exploration of past experiences, and how they might interact with our present circumstances, to see how each may be creating blocks in our lives from a healthy expression of our feelings.
I am a UKCP registered Humanistic and Integrative Psychotherapist-in-Training in my fifth year of study at the Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC). I work in Clifton in Bristol and offer affordable therapy to adults in private practice. For me, psychotherapy is largely about creating more self-acceptance. This can look different for different people, but in general it will involve a compassionate and empathic exploration of past experiences, and how they might interact with our present circumstances, to see how each may be creating blocks in our lives from a healthy expression of our feelings.
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Photo of Jessica Aldridge Therapy, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Jessica Aldridge Therapy
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Bristol BS6
Sometimes life can begin to feel challenging and painful, impacting your inner and outer world. This could be instigated by past traumas, current distressing circumstances or a long-standing mental health condition. Maybe you cannot identify what feels out of place but know that you would like support to explore these emotions and work towards a place of healing. The prospect of entering into therapy can feel like an overwhelming decision, especially in choosing what will best suit your needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance, enabling trust and respect, ultimately resulting in lasting change.
Sometimes life can begin to feel challenging and painful, impacting your inner and outer world. This could be instigated by past traumas, current distressing circumstances or a long-standing mental health condition. Maybe you cannot identify what feels out of place but know that you would like support to explore these emotions and work towards a place of healing. The prospect of entering into therapy can feel like an overwhelming decision, especially in choosing what will best suit your needs. I believe the therapeutic relationship is of the utmost importance, enabling trust and respect, ultimately resulting in lasting change.
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Photo of Dr Caroline Coffey, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Dr Caroline Coffey
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Dr Coffey is highly experienced in working with a range of presenting difficulties including low mood, managing longer term patterns of depression including the use of medications, high anxiety and patterns of worry, including health anxiety. Bereavement, relationship difficulties and sexual wellbeing. Experiences of abuse, trauma and harmful behaviour. Patterns of self harm including the use of substances to manage difficult emotions. Dr Coffey has extensive experience of working with people with poor physical health and the negative impact this can have on emotional wellbeing, relationships and quality of life.
Dr Coffey is highly experienced in working with a range of presenting difficulties including low mood, managing longer term patterns of depression including the use of medications, high anxiety and patterns of worry, including health anxiety. Bereavement, relationship difficulties and sexual wellbeing. Experiences of abuse, trauma and harmful behaviour. Patterns of self harm including the use of substances to manage difficult emotions. Dr Coffey has extensive experience of working with people with poor physical health and the negative impact this can have on emotional wellbeing, relationships and quality of life.
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Photo of Selena Reid, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Selena Reid
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe that it is important for you to feel a positive connection with your therapist if you are to receive the most beneficial experience from Psychotherapy. I believe that the healer is within you, but I also understand that it is difficult for anyone to self heal without support. My purpose is not only to assist you with the healing process, but also to facilitate your change and growth and help you to naturally awaken your own life supporting behaviours.
Finding the right therapist can be a daunting process. I believe that it is important for you to feel a positive connection with your therapist if you are to receive the most beneficial experience from Psychotherapy. I believe that the healer is within you, but I also understand that it is difficult for anyone to self heal without support. My purpose is not only to assist you with the healing process, but also to facilitate your change and growth and help you to naturally awaken your own life supporting behaviours.
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Photo of Trish Bone, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Trish Bone
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS4
What happened in your childhood? How does it affect you now? I work with adults to overcome childhood/teenage adversities to find their confidence and build self-esteem. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. It could be feeling unworthy of another person's love, feelings of shame or of being punished for some trust or over trusting other people. Each day can become an internal battle as you feel doubt yourself, maybe loath yourself, just can't get organised and decision leave you exhausted. If this resonates with you, email me or check out my website to book a free 15-minute phone call/zoom chat.
What happened in your childhood? How does it affect you now? I work with adults to overcome childhood/teenage adversities to find their confidence and build self-esteem. You might be feeling anxious, depressed or overwhelmed. It could be feeling unworthy of another person's love, feelings of shame or of being punished for some trust or over trusting other people. Each day can become an internal battle as you feel doubt yourself, maybe loath yourself, just can't get organised and decision leave you exhausted. If this resonates with you, email me or check out my website to book a free 15-minute phone call/zoom chat.
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Photo of Abigail Rose Dyke, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Abigail Rose Dyke
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
There are many reasons why someone might seek the support of a psychotherapist: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loneliness. Whether you need support with more acute feelings that are overwhelming, or simply need someone to talk to, psychotherapy could help. Sometimes we can feel very alone in the world; psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a relationship where you can be seen and heard, a safe space to explore what is troubling you. I offer an understanding and confidential space, where I place your needs centrally.
There are many reasons why someone might seek the support of a psychotherapist: depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loneliness. Whether you need support with more acute feelings that are overwhelming, or simply need someone to talk to, psychotherapy could help. Sometimes we can feel very alone in the world; psychotherapy is an opportunity to engage in a relationship where you can be seen and heard, a safe space to explore what is troubling you. I offer an understanding and confidential space, where I place your needs centrally.
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Photo of Alison Edwards Therapy, Coaching and Supervision, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Alison Edwards Therapy, Coaching and Supervision
Psychologist, MSc, FMBPsS
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1  (Online Only)
Choosing a therapist can be a stressful process, and it's difficult to decide which kind of therapy to try. Many people find it helpful to work with a therapist who has trained in more than one therapy, who can switch to a different therapy when needed, and who can tailor sessions according to your needs. You can have a phone consultation with me to discuss what you are looking for and ask questions. 16 years experience in supporting neurodivergent clients (with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia or other difficulties) led me to further training in autism, and specialised CBT and ACT for ADHD and emotional regulation problems.
Choosing a therapist can be a stressful process, and it's difficult to decide which kind of therapy to try. Many people find it helpful to work with a therapist who has trained in more than one therapy, who can switch to a different therapy when needed, and who can tailor sessions according to your needs. You can have a phone consultation with me to discuss what you are looking for and ask questions. 16 years experience in supporting neurodivergent clients (with ADHD, autism, dyslexia, dyspraxia or other difficulties) led me to further training in autism, and specialised CBT and ACT for ADHD and emotional regulation problems.
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Photo of Hannah Raine-Smith, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Hannah Raine-Smith
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
I am an integrative therapist specialising in using eye-movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) therapy to treat a wide range of psychological issues. I am highly trained in psychotherapy, neuroscience and trauma and believe that our current issues can often be traced back to early adverse experiences in childhood. Compared to standard talking therapy EMDR generally takes a shorter amount of time to get to the root cause of the issue. Rather than just dealing with symptom management (like CBT), EMDR therapy works directly with the cause of your distress.
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Photo of Richard Acklam, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Richard Acklam
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS8
I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I have a private practice in Clifton, Bristol. I work exclusively with couples. Couples come for counselling for a wide variety of reasons. It can be a great opportunity to explore what is or is not happening in your relationship and to make changes that lead to your couple life being both happier and healthier. Additionally, some couples may come for counselling to decide whether it is right for them to continue in their relationship.
I am a Relate-trained relationship counsellor. I have a private practice in Clifton, Bristol. I work exclusively with couples. Couples come for counselling for a wide variety of reasons. It can be a great opportunity to explore what is or is not happening in your relationship and to make changes that lead to your couple life being both happier and healthier. Additionally, some couples may come for counselling to decide whether it is right for them to continue in their relationship.
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Photo of Colin Brown, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Colin Brown
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Bristol BS34
It’s when you sense, or realise, that things can’t remain the same and yet you feel frozen, unable to act, and you don’t know what to do. A personal crisis might leave you feeling powerless and anxious. Then you find that the ways in which you generally deal with problems aren’t working: the people you’d usually turn to for support aren’t enough, they might be too involved with the issues you’re facing. You might also feel unwell. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious, depressed or emotionally fragile. This is when counselling can help. I offer Face to Face, Walk and Talk, Online and Telephone Counselling.
It’s when you sense, or realise, that things can’t remain the same and yet you feel frozen, unable to act, and you don’t know what to do. A personal crisis might leave you feeling powerless and anxious. Then you find that the ways in which you generally deal with problems aren’t working: the people you’d usually turn to for support aren’t enough, they might be too involved with the issues you’re facing. You might also feel unwell. It’s not uncommon to feel anxious, depressed or emotionally fragile. This is when counselling can help. I offer Face to Face, Walk and Talk, Online and Telephone Counselling.
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Photo of Dr Lauren Canvin, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Dr Lauren Canvin
Psychologist, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS6
Not accepting new clients
I can offer support around low self-esteem, identity, self-criticism, trauma, attachment, low mood, and anxiety. I can also offer psychological support for managing physical health symptoms, such as pain or fatigue. I have significant experience working with people with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental differences. I am also very experienced in supporting individuals wishing to explore their sexuality and gender. I believe in working holistically - understanding human difficulties and suffering in the context of life experience, social circumstances, family life, spirituality, and relationship with the body.
I can offer support around low self-esteem, identity, self-criticism, trauma, attachment, low mood, and anxiety. I can also offer psychological support for managing physical health symptoms, such as pain or fatigue. I have significant experience working with people with autism, ADHD, and other neurodevelopmental differences. I am also very experienced in supporting individuals wishing to explore their sexuality and gender. I believe in working holistically - understanding human difficulties and suffering in the context of life experience, social circumstances, family life, spirituality, and relationship with the body.
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Photo of Annah Fukesi Burge, Counsellor in Bristol, England
Annah Fukesi Burge
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS34
Hi, I am Annah Burge and I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I can use different counselling approaches as it best suits you. I provide a warm, welcoming and a safe space where you can explore the issues that you are struggling with. On the other hand, I believe that you are the expert and you understand yourself better that anyone else. Therefore, you know what works for you. I allow you to lead the session in a more person-centred way. Having originated from Kenya, I appreciate diversity and inclusion of all human race. I know that change is possible and I am very compassionate about positive thinking and affirmations.
Hi, I am Annah Burge and I am an integrative counsellor. This means that I can use different counselling approaches as it best suits you. I provide a warm, welcoming and a safe space where you can explore the issues that you are struggling with. On the other hand, I believe that you are the expert and you understand yourself better that anyone else. Therefore, you know what works for you. I allow you to lead the session in a more person-centred way. Having originated from Kenya, I appreciate diversity and inclusion of all human race. I know that change is possible and I am very compassionate about positive thinking and affirmations.
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Photo of Dr Michelle Griffiths, Psychologist in Bristol, England
Dr Michelle Griffiths
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Bristol BS9
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
I am a fully registered and insured Practitioner Psychologist and Chartered Psychologist, specialising in a variety of biological, psychological and social difficulties. I have over 15 years’ experience of supporting people to develop strategies to live with mental health issues (anxiety and depression, stress, worry or panic, health-related anxiety and depression), long-term conditions (e.g. thyroid disorders, pain, fatigue, COPD, PMDD, cancer and Long Covid) and challenging life circumstances.
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Photo of Kate Hall, Psychotherapist in Bristol, England
Kate Hall
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Bristol BS1
Waitlist for new clients
I am a specialist relationship and couples counsellor having trained at Tavistock Relationships, the leading centre of excellence for couple psychotherapy. You might seek help for a specific issue, such as going through a life transition whether that is living together, becoming parents, retiring, experienced a bereavement, or facing illness. You might be struggling to communicate with your partner about your needs, feeling lonely or anxious within your relationship, there has been an affair, or you are struggling to form relationships.
I am a specialist relationship and couples counsellor having trained at Tavistock Relationships, the leading centre of excellence for couple psychotherapy. You might seek help for a specific issue, such as going through a life transition whether that is living together, becoming parents, retiring, experienced a bereavement, or facing illness. You might be struggling to communicate with your partner about your needs, feeling lonely or anxious within your relationship, there has been an affair, or you are struggling to form relationships.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Bristol

600+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Bristol who prioritize treating:

91% Anxiety
85% Depression
85% Self Esteem
78% Relationship Issues
78% Stress
67% Trauma and PTSD
62% Bereavement

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

62% AXA PPP
61% Aviva
46% Bupa

How Counsellors in Bristol see their clients

74% In Person and Online
26% Online Only

Gender breakdown

74% Female
25% Male
1% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Bristol?

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.