Counselling in Cotham, Bristol

Photo of Ben James, Psychologist in Cotham, Bristol, England
Ben James
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Not accepting new clients
You might seek help for a specific problem such as obsessional behaviour, social anxiety or psycho-somatic symptoms. Or you may have more general feelings of anxiety or depression associated with dissatisfaction in work, the challenge of forming satisfying relationships or issues with money, food or sex. You may feel unfulfilled, bored or creatively inhibited. All of these difficulties affect the quality of your life. Psychotherapy and counselling provide an effective treatment for just such disorders and concerns and can contribute significantly to your mental health, sense of well-being and to managing your life more effectively.
You might seek help for a specific problem such as obsessional behaviour, social anxiety or psycho-somatic symptoms. Or you may have more general feelings of anxiety or depression associated with dissatisfaction in work, the challenge of forming satisfying relationships or issues with money, food or sex. You may feel unfulfilled, bored or creatively inhibited. All of these difficulties affect the quality of your life. Psychotherapy and counselling provide an effective treatment for just such disorders and concerns and can contribute significantly to your mental health, sense of well-being and to managing your life more effectively.
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Vikki Joy Fear
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Waitlist for new clients
I am a down to earth and approachable counsellor for children, young people and adults. I have 27 years experience working with young people who have been abused as well as people with neurodivergence. At times, feelings and behaviours can become difficult due to past trauma, increasing anxiety or for unknown reasons. We can also feel this physically and it blocks lifes natural progression. Past trauma does not need to be extreme and we often underestimate the impact an event has on us. I can help you make sense of your emotions and behaviours and manage your responses to triggers, allowing progression towrards your desired goals.
I am a down to earth and approachable counsellor for children, young people and adults. I have 27 years experience working with young people who have been abused as well as people with neurodivergence. At times, feelings and behaviours can become difficult due to past trauma, increasing anxiety or for unknown reasons. We can also feel this physically and it blocks lifes natural progression. Past trauma does not need to be extreme and we often underestimate the impact an event has on us. I can help you make sense of your emotions and behaviours and manage your responses to triggers, allowing progression towrards your desired goals.
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Dawn Daly
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
Anxiety Counsellor - I work with adults and young people (aged 11+) experiencing all types of anxiety for all kinds of reasons. Whether the cause is school or work-related stress, a relationship issue, a bereavement, pregnancy, physical ill health, a traumatic event or something else - I can offer you the opportunity to become more at ease within your body and mind - freeing you up to make the changes you want to see within yourself and your life.
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Dr Meg Denne
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Cotham, Bristol BS6  (Online Only)
I am a HCPC accredited Clinical Psychologist working in the Bristol area. I have over ten years experience working with adults, adolescents and children using evidence-based therapies to address their psychological difficulty, increase emotional awareness and move towards a calmer, more fulfilled life. My experience working with clients has emphasised to me the importance of curiosity, honesty and compassion in psychological work, where time can be taken to explore challenges. This therefore underpins my practice; I strive to create an environment which promotes honest reflective thinking in order to facilitate psychological change.
I am a HCPC accredited Clinical Psychologist working in the Bristol area. I have over ten years experience working with adults, adolescents and children using evidence-based therapies to address their psychological difficulty, increase emotional awareness and move towards a calmer, more fulfilled life. My experience working with clients has emphasised to me the importance of curiosity, honesty and compassion in psychological work, where time can be taken to explore challenges. This therefore underpins my practice; I strive to create an environment which promotes honest reflective thinking in order to facilitate psychological change.
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Photo of Susannah Gill, Psychotherapist in Cotham, Bristol, England
Susannah Gill
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Not accepting new clients
Psychotherapy is a rare invitation to truth - a place to explore your self and your story, make sense of why you feel the way you do and ask how you might meet life's challenges in a more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling way. My approach is integrative, creative and embodied. It considers who you are and what happened to you, as well as what your heart desires. As a relational therapist, I also put your experience with me in therapy at the heart of our work together.
Psychotherapy is a rare invitation to truth - a place to explore your self and your story, make sense of why you feel the way you do and ask how you might meet life's challenges in a more authentic, meaningful and fulfilling way. My approach is integrative, creative and embodied. It considers who you are and what happened to you, as well as what your heart desires. As a relational therapist, I also put your experience with me in therapy at the heart of our work together.
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Selena Reid
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cotham, 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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Horus Wellbeing Contemporary Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS5
Feeling safety in a complex world is no mean feet. Childhood, historic, or current experiences, interacting/reacting with the complexities brought about by the pandemic, can exhaust any capacity for resilience. maybe you're a parent/carer of children transitioning from the intensity of lockdown to the uncertainty of the easing of restrictions? Is this further complicated by returning to education settings for children with Autism, ADHD, FASD, SPD, trauma and attachment? Maybe you are a foster care or adoptive parent wondering how to rebalance the attachment bond after the intensity of lockdown, recalibrating interfamilial dynamics?
Feeling safety in a complex world is no mean feet. Childhood, historic, or current experiences, interacting/reacting with the complexities brought about by the pandemic, can exhaust any capacity for resilience. maybe you're a parent/carer of children transitioning from the intensity of lockdown to the uncertainty of the easing of restrictions? Is this further complicated by returning to education settings for children with Autism, ADHD, FASD, SPD, trauma and attachment? Maybe you are a foster care or adoptive parent wondering how to rebalance the attachment bond after the intensity of lockdown, recalibrating interfamilial dynamics?
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Sara-Jane Reilly
Psychotherapist
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
I am a Bristol based Psychotherapist and CBT Practitioner. I am also an accredited ADHD Coach and I facilitate weekly Women's Circles focusing on building self-love and self-esteem.
I am a Bristol based Psychotherapist and CBT Practitioner. I am also an accredited ADHD Coach and I facilitate weekly Women's Circles focusing on building self-love and self-esteem.
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Harriet O'Brien
Psychotherapist, MA, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
I am a psychotherapist in training, studying for an MA in Humanist and Integrative Psychotherapy. My style is warm, compassionate and collaborative and I provide a confidential space free from judgment. You are the expert in your own experiences and I offer to be alongside you in whatever you choose to bring to our sessions. I will work with you collaboratively to build a strong therapeutic partnership so that you can feel safe to express yourself freely and in doing so gain self understanding, acceptance and increased resilience in facing difficulties in life.
I am a psychotherapist in training, studying for an MA in Humanist and Integrative Psychotherapy. My style is warm, compassionate and collaborative and I provide a confidential space free from judgment. You are the expert in your own experiences and I offer to be alongside you in whatever you choose to bring to our sessions. I will work with you collaboratively to build a strong therapeutic partnership so that you can feel safe to express yourself freely and in doing so gain self understanding, acceptance and increased resilience in facing difficulties in life.
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Photo of Steve Harland, Counsellor in Cotham, Bristol, England
Steve Harland
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
I am currently offering in person, online video and telephone counselling by appointment. If you are currently looking for a counsellor it may well be that you have reached a point of change. You can no longer put up with the current situation you feel you are in. You may be suffering anxious feelings or low mood, or be struggling with anger and frustration, or any number of other concerns. These are feelings that we all experience from time to time, but they can be limiting and have an effect on our general happiness and satisfaction with life.
I am currently offering in person, online video and telephone counselling by appointment. If you are currently looking for a counsellor it may well be that you have reached a point of change. You can no longer put up with the current situation you feel you are in. You may be suffering anxious feelings or low mood, or be struggling with anger and frustration, or any number of other concerns. These are feelings that we all experience from time to time, but they can be limiting and have an effect on our general happiness and satisfaction with life.
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Photo of Jayne Elisabeth Archer, Counsellor in Cotham, Bristol, England
Jayne Elisabeth Archer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Hello! I'm Jayne. I'm a Counsellor who specialises in working with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and burnout to re-create balance, meaning and purpose in their lives. Are you? Feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed in your career/life/relationships and feel like you have made choices that no longer fit who you are now. Childless/Childfree and feel misunderstood, judged or invisible. Self-critical, strives to please others and can't say no. Living with a chronic illness or maybe you are struggling with a loss of purpose/direction and feeling lonely, disillusioned or disconnected from the world. If so, then welcome aboard!
Hello! I'm Jayne. I'm a Counsellor who specialises in working with individuals to overcome stress, anxiety and burnout to re-create balance, meaning and purpose in their lives. Are you? Feeling stressed, stuck or overwhelmed in your career/life/relationships and feel like you have made choices that no longer fit who you are now. Childless/Childfree and feel misunderstood, judged or invisible. Self-critical, strives to please others and can't say no. Living with a chronic illness or maybe you are struggling with a loss of purpose/direction and feeling lonely, disillusioned or disconnected from the world. If so, then welcome aboard!
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Photo of Raychel Hills, Psychotherapist in Cotham, Bristol, England
Raychel Hills
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
There are many reasons why someone feels they need or want to come to therapy. Challenging personal or professional circumstances, a realisation that habits and lifestyle are not helpful or healthy, an unhappy or difficult past. Sometimes it can be that little voice inside seeking change or support. My aim is to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore past and present life events and create your own narrative of what they mean to you and help emotional wellbeing.
There are many reasons why someone feels they need or want to come to therapy. Challenging personal or professional circumstances, a realisation that habits and lifestyle are not helpful or healthy, an unhappy or difficult past. Sometimes it can be that little voice inside seeking change or support. My aim is to offer a safe and confidential space for you to explore past and present life events and create your own narrative of what they mean to you and help emotional wellbeing.
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Photo of Kayla Dunkley, Counsellor in Cotham, Bristol, England
Kayla Dunkley
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Hello, my name is Kayla! I offer in person and online therapy. We can easily fall into feelings of despair, anxiety and self sabotage when met with life difficulties on top of unresolved emotions or trauma. This can be overwhelming, but with the right tools and a safe place to process; patterns can be identified, repeating cycles can be intercepted and changed, improving your emotional wellbeing, relationships and quality of life for the better. If you are fed up, tired of being in a slump or just want to understand yourself better and see change, perhaps now is the time to start your therapeutic journey.
Hello, my name is Kayla! I offer in person and online therapy. We can easily fall into feelings of despair, anxiety and self sabotage when met with life difficulties on top of unresolved emotions or trauma. This can be overwhelming, but with the right tools and a safe place to process; patterns can be identified, repeating cycles can be intercepted and changed, improving your emotional wellbeing, relationships and quality of life for the better. If you are fed up, tired of being in a slump or just want to understand yourself better and see change, perhaps now is the time to start your therapeutic journey.
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Photo of Stephen Rock, Psychologist in Cotham, Bristol, England
Stephen Rock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
What you get from me is an attentive and proactive ally. I am friendly and compassionate, but I won't passively observe unhelpful patterns that are barriers to change. Challenging when necessary and in solidarity with the part of you that knows things can be better, will be a key aspect of our relationship. Profound and lasting changes are possible, which is why I encourage people to address the root causes of unhappiness and not settle for learning to live with problems and symptoms that can often be resolved.
What you get from me is an attentive and proactive ally. I am friendly and compassionate, but I won't passively observe unhelpful patterns that are barriers to change. Challenging when necessary and in solidarity with the part of you that knows things can be better, will be a key aspect of our relationship. Profound and lasting changes are possible, which is why I encourage people to address the root causes of unhappiness and not settle for learning to live with problems and symptoms that can often be resolved.
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Photo of Nichola Gascoigne, Counsellor in Cotham, Bristol, England
Nichola Gascoigne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Do you struggle with feelings and thoughts that are limiting your enjoyment of life and affecting your ability to connect with those around you? Are you feeling stuck in old patterns and looking for a change? I am an experienced, warm and down to earth counsellor and have worked with many different people bringing a wide range of issues. Whatever you may bring to counselling, I can offer you support in a non-judgmental and safe space in which to explore your patterns, enquire of yourself as to how you got to be where you are now, and help you to find your way.
Do you struggle with feelings and thoughts that are limiting your enjoyment of life and affecting your ability to connect with those around you? Are you feeling stuck in old patterns and looking for a change? I am an experienced, warm and down to earth counsellor and have worked with many different people bringing a wide range of issues. Whatever you may bring to counselling, I can offer you support in a non-judgmental and safe space in which to explore your patterns, enquire of yourself as to how you got to be where you are now, and help you to find your way.
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Samreen Bhaidani
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
I have over fifteen years of experience working as a counsellor and now as a counselling psychologist (in training). I have extensive experience of working in the NHS, MIND, Off the Record and students. I offer a calm safe space where together we can find clarity on what has brought you to seek counselling. At times it can be very confusing and frustrating when we can't make sense of our emotions and often feel stuck or overwhelmed. I work collaboratively, cultivating a mindful and inquisitive approach to understand how clients construe their inner reality and life experiences, which paves the way for more fulfilment in daily life.
I have over fifteen years of experience working as a counsellor and now as a counselling psychologist (in training). I have extensive experience of working in the NHS, MIND, Off the Record and students. I offer a calm safe space where together we can find clarity on what has brought you to seek counselling. At times it can be very confusing and frustrating when we can't make sense of our emotions and often feel stuck or overwhelmed. I work collaboratively, cultivating a mindful and inquisitive approach to understand how clients construe their inner reality and life experiences, which paves the way for more fulfilment in daily life.
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Ricardo Goni
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
ONLINE clients. 19 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Broad experience with young adults and individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem and others. Minority groups, neurodiverse, creative individuals, LGBTQ are welcome! Free consultation. Feeling sad, anxious or trapped and ready for a change? let's work together, on your own pace, step by step, exploring your emotions and traumatic events in a way that is safe for you. Gestalt therapy is a very dynamic approach that grounds you in the present, helps you to let go or reclaim emotions and to close cycles or unfinished businesses.
ONLINE clients. 19 years of experience as a psychotherapist. Broad experience with young adults and individuals with anxiety, depression, ADHD, low self-esteem and others. Minority groups, neurodiverse, creative individuals, LGBTQ are welcome! Free consultation. Feeling sad, anxious or trapped and ready for a change? let's work together, on your own pace, step by step, exploring your emotions and traumatic events in a way that is safe for you. Gestalt therapy is a very dynamic approach that grounds you in the present, helps you to let go or reclaim emotions and to close cycles or unfinished businesses.
0117 463 7926 View 0117 463 7926
Photo of Meirav Dagan, Psychologist in Cotham, Bristol, England
Meirav Dagan
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Health Psych.
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
Are you struggling with issues related to anxiety, distress, or major life changes? Have you recently been diagnosed with Physical Health Condition or find it hard to adjust to the impact of your Conditions? There comes a time when a professional support is needed to learn how to cope with your life’s challenges. I am a Chartered Health Psychologist and a CBT therapist. Over the years I have worked extensively with people coping with different psychological symptoms (e.g. worries, general anxiety, stress, OCD, phobias, health worries, sleep problems) and physical health conditions (e.g. Cancer, Cardiac conditions, Diabetes, IBD).
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Photo of Emily Mew, Counsellor in Cotham, Bristol, England
Emily Mew
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor who will meet you with warmth and acceptance and who will help you to find your own path forwards? I work with a wide range of clients experiencing all sorts of challenges including: anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem. Whatever you bring to counselling, I will see you as a human rather than a list of problems to be solved. I am engaged and caring and will help you to develop a fuller and deeper understanding of yourself and find your way through life's challenges.
Are you looking for an experienced counsellor who will meet you with warmth and acceptance and who will help you to find your own path forwards? I work with a wide range of clients experiencing all sorts of challenges including: anxiety, depression, bereavement, loss, relationship difficulties and low self-esteem. Whatever you bring to counselling, I will see you as a human rather than a list of problems to be solved. I am engaged and caring and will help you to develop a fuller and deeper understanding of yourself and find your way through life's challenges.
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Mindscape Therapies Ltd
MA
Verified Verified
Cotham, Bristol BS6
Waitlist for new clients
Hello, I'm Kate, a skilled, inclusive, LGBTQ+ friendly, creative, warm, empathic and well qualified HCPC registered therapist. I was an NHS practitioner for 22 years (til 2022) in CAMHS and adult mental health services, and have also practised privately for 17 years! I offer clinical hypnotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to children, adolescents and adults. I specialise in working with people with complex trauma (C-PTSD), and with other mental health needs, such as anxiety, phobias and depression. I also support people to develop a healthy relationship with their body and with food.
Hello, I'm Kate, a skilled, inclusive, LGBTQ+ friendly, creative, warm, empathic and well qualified HCPC registered therapist. I was an NHS practitioner for 22 years (til 2022) in CAMHS and adult mental health services, and have also practised privately for 17 years! I offer clinical hypnotherapy and Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing (EMDR) to children, adolescents and adults. I specialise in working with people with complex trauma (C-PTSD), and with other mental health needs, such as anxiety, phobias and depression. I also support people to develop a healthy relationship with their body and with food.
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Number of Counsellors in Cotham, Bristol

70+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Cotham, Bristol who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
82% Stress
77% Relationship Issues
63% Bereavement
63% Life Transitions

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
43% Bupa

How Counsellors in Cotham, Bristol see their clients

90% In Person and Online
10% Online Only

Gender breakdown

70% Female
30% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cotham, 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.

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Is everyone in the Psychology Today Therapy Directory a licensed therapist?

Counsellors and Psychotherapists listed in the directory are members of the main professional associations, mainly the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and the UK Council for Psychotherapy (UKCP). Most Psychologists in the directory are accredited members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and/or are registered in the Health and Care Professions Council (HPCP).

Providers whose professional membership or primary credential has been verified by Psychology Today are signified by a “Verified” symbol. Given that professional memberships are not a statutory requirement for psychotherapists and counsellors in the UK, certain qualified professionals or organisations may choose not to maintain such memberships despite possessing the necessary qualifications. They may be selectively included without the “Verified” seal.

What’s the difference between a psychologist, a therapist, and a counsellor?

Counsellors, psychotherapists and psychologists can all provide counselling or talking therapy and have credentials and experience that enable them to do so in the UK. Psychologists have earned a degree in psychology and many are members of the British Psychological Society (BPS) and have completed a postgraduate qualification in a specialism. Counsellors and Psychotherapists are not required to have a psychology degree, but to belong to a professional organisation such as the BACP or UKCP, they are required to have completed a training course as well as clinical and supervision hours.

What type of therapy is right for me?

The type of therapy best suited to a particular individual depends on several factors, including their primary reason for seeking therapy, their preferred timeline (some therapy types last for a set number of sessions, while others are open-ended), and their personality and preferences—some may prefer a more structured approach. For many individuals, multiple types of therapy could provide a good fit.

How much does therapy cost?

The cost of therapy depends on a number of variables, including location and the therapist’s experience and training. On average, a therapy session in the UK could be between £30 - £60 when seeing a counsellor and £60 - £150 and up when seeing a clinical psychologist. If you have private insurance, your plan may cover some if not all of your sessions. You should contact your insurance provider to determine if they provide coverage for therapy sessions and to determine what, if any, requirements they might have in order for your sessions to be covered, such as a referral from your GP or medical specialist.

What are more affordable or low cost therapy solutions?

Many therapists offer sliding scale payments, usually on a limited number of slots, which consists in an agreement between the therapist and a client to pay a reduced rate. Therapists who provide such arrangements often consider the client's income or ability to pay, but the extent of the discount is ultimately at the therapist's discretion. Furthermore, while group therapy may have different goals and benefits compared to individual therapy, it can be a more affordable solution to address certain types of issues.

If you are struggling to access therapy due to budget constraints, you could also consider public funded mental health services. The NHS Talking therapies programme offers free of charge counselling for common mental health problems like anxiety and depression. The service is available to anyone registered with a GP, though you do not necessarily need to be referred by your GP and can refer yourself directly to a Talking therapies service. The service will provide different solutions, including group and individual therapy, for a limited number of sessions which are generally up to six.

Is online therapy cheaper than in-person therapy?

Many therapists charge the same amount for online therapy as they do for in-person therapy—though clients may still find this cost-effective if it cuts down on their transportation costs. Health insurance plans often offer equivalent coverage for online and in-person therapy; indeed, in many places, they are legally required to do so. Text-based or on-demand therapy apps may be cheaper than traditional one-on-one psychotherapy; however, the practice may be less effective and is not likely to be covered by insurance.

Is online therapy a good option?

Therapy conducted online can be just as effective as in-person therapy, as long as there is a strong alliance between the client and the therapist. To find a therapist who provides telehealth services to clients in your area, click “Online Therapy” on the directory homepage and search by your city or town or your postcode.

Are therapy sessions confidential?

Therapists who are part of a professional organisation such as the BACP, the UKCP, or BPS are bound by an ethical framework that requires them to uphold a confidentiality agreement. Confidentiality is a crucial part of the therapeutic relationship and only under specific circumstances, such as when there has been participation in a criminal act or act of terror, or if there is potential or known harm to the client or others, will a therapist be obligated to break the agreement. These exceptions to the confidentiality agreement are usually discussed during the initial consultation.