Counselling in Horfield, Bristol

Photo of Dayana Eastwood, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Dayana Eastwood
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
Not accepting new clients
If there's something you want to understand better or change, I can help you move from feeling confused, stuck or overwhelmed to a place where things make sense, there’s a way forward, and you feel in charge of your life. Feeling stressed, burnt out, anxious or depressed are some of the most common reasons people seek therapy, but there may be many reasons; some challenges feel hard to pin down or are a quiet, niggling sense that builds up over time. Or perhaps you have experienced a major life change or event and feel you need some support as you find a new way through.
If there's something you want to understand better or change, I can help you move from feeling confused, stuck or overwhelmed to a place where things make sense, there’s a way forward, and you feel in charge of your life. Feeling stressed, burnt out, anxious or depressed are some of the most common reasons people seek therapy, but there may be many reasons; some challenges feel hard to pin down or are a quiet, niggling sense that builds up over time. Or perhaps you have experienced a major life change or event and feel you need some support as you find a new way through.
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Photo of Clare Allen, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Clare Allen
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
Waitlist for new clients
I offer a safe & confidential place for you to come and talk about anything in your life that may be causing you distress or confusion. I believe that counselling can benefit anyone; it can really help to talk to someone who is objective & professional. Often people come to counselling with no clear idea of what they want or how they feel. There is no expectation from me with regards to the issues you bring; counselling is your space & it is common for people to feel confused or unsure. My aim is to support you through the process & help you to better understand yourself & your struggles, so that you can move forward with your life.
I offer a safe & confidential place for you to come and talk about anything in your life that may be causing you distress or confusion. I believe that counselling can benefit anyone; it can really help to talk to someone who is objective & professional. Often people come to counselling with no clear idea of what they want or how they feel. There is no expectation from me with regards to the issues you bring; counselling is your space & it is common for people to feel confused or unsure. My aim is to support you through the process & help you to better understand yourself & your struggles, so that you can move forward with your life.
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Photo of Mei Choate, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Mei Choate
Counsellor, PhD, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
I am a caring, patient, and warm person and offer a safe, non-judgmental, accepting environment, where you can feel at ease and discuss what brings you to counselling. . Whether it is for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, OCD, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationships or cross-cultural issues. Having lived in the Far East and EU, I bring a lived understanding of the challenges some clients face negotiating different cultures, values and beliefs. I am an experienced BACP-accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist using an integrative approach, drawing on various models to best serve the unique person you are.
I am a caring, patient, and warm person and offer a safe, non-judgmental, accepting environment, where you can feel at ease and discuss what brings you to counselling. . Whether it is for anxiety, depression, panic attacks, OCD, low self-esteem, bereavement, relationships or cross-cultural issues. Having lived in the Far East and EU, I bring a lived understanding of the challenges some clients face negotiating different cultures, values and beliefs. I am an experienced BACP-accredited Counsellor/Psychotherapist using an integrative approach, drawing on various models to best serve the unique person you are.
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Photo of Samantha Coleman, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Samantha Coleman
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS9  (Online Only)
Waitlist for new clients
If you're neurodivergent, facing enduring mental health or relationship challenges, and feel overlooked by conventional approaches, I'm here to take a different path with you. I want to hear about the world from your perspective—your challenges, your aspirations, your day-to-day. This isn't about fitting you into a box or fixing what's 'wrong'. I'm keen to hear your story – the real you, with all the quirks and colours that make you, well, you. If you're ready for a fresh ear and a new chapter, I'm here to flip the script with you.
If you're neurodivergent, facing enduring mental health or relationship challenges, and feel overlooked by conventional approaches, I'm here to take a different path with you. I want to hear about the world from your perspective—your challenges, your aspirations, your day-to-day. This isn't about fitting you into a box or fixing what's 'wrong'. I'm keen to hear your story – the real you, with all the quirks and colours that make you, well, you. If you're ready for a fresh ear and a new chapter, I'm here to flip the script with you.
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Photo of Tracy Norman, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Tracy Norman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
I work in private practice and in Secondary schools with many mental health issues such as anxiety, self-harm, low mood, gender dysphoria, self-esteem and confidence. In this difficult world, especially after lockdown, there are so many teenagers struggling emotionally and it is affecting confidence, friendships, family life and school. They want to understand how to understand and manage these emotions in order to be able to process them and move forward. I also work with SEND young people, struggling to understand themselves and why they may struggle emotionally.
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Photo of Karin Hogan, Psychotherapist in Horfield, Bristol, England
Karin Hogan
Psychotherapist, MA, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
Hello - if you are struggling with low mood, anxiety or overwhelm I offer empathetic, friendly and professional support. Working together I can help you to develop the attitudes and skills to manage emotional and life issues. Client quotes: 'My experience of therapy with Karin was positive and enlightening... the strategies and techniques we discussed are still proving invaluable long after my sessions.' ‘The biggest thing I learned is to allow myself to say no to taking on additional commitments without feeling guilty.
Hello - if you are struggling with low mood, anxiety or overwhelm I offer empathetic, friendly and professional support. Working together I can help you to develop the attitudes and skills to manage emotional and life issues. Client quotes: 'My experience of therapy with Karin was positive and enlightening... the strategies and techniques we discussed are still proving invaluable long after my sessions.' ‘The biggest thing I learned is to allow myself to say no to taking on additional commitments without feeling guilty.
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Photo of The Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
The Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS9  (Online Only)
Welcome to the Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic! Are you ready to take control of your life? Our team of professional hypnotherapists is here to help you overcome any obstacle, from quitting smoking to managing stress and increasing your self-esteem. We all have blocks, whether that be believing we aren’t capable of achieving our goals, constantly being hijacked by negative self-talk or fearful of getting something wrong. At the Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic, our team of hypnotherapists use their experience and a clinically tested method of hypnosis to remove those blocks, change stories and get you living the living the life you desire.
Welcome to the Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic! Are you ready to take control of your life? Our team of professional hypnotherapists is here to help you overcome any obstacle, from quitting smoking to managing stress and increasing your self-esteem. We all have blocks, whether that be believing we aren’t capable of achieving our goals, constantly being hijacked by negative self-talk or fearful of getting something wrong. At the Bristol Hypnotherapy Clinic, our team of hypnotherapists use their experience and a clinically tested method of hypnosis to remove those blocks, change stories and get you living the living the life you desire.
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Photo of Deborah Barkham, Psychotherapist in Horfield, Bristol, England
Deborah Barkham
Psychotherapist, MA, BPC
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
We all want our children to be happy and to thrive and it can be painful for us if they are experiencing any form of difficulty: withdrawal, anxiety, anger or emotional outbursts. It can be confusing for a child to understand their feelings and to communicate effectively. Children and adolescents may struggle with low mood or anxiety for many reasons, including low self-esteem, insecure attachments, trauma, special educational needs, parental separation or bereavement. This can sometimes have a profound impact on family life, school life, friendships and relationships.
We all want our children to be happy and to thrive and it can be painful for us if they are experiencing any form of difficulty: withdrawal, anxiety, anger or emotional outbursts. It can be confusing for a child to understand their feelings and to communicate effectively. Children and adolescents may struggle with low mood or anxiety for many reasons, including low self-esteem, insecure attachments, trauma, special educational needs, parental separation or bereavement. This can sometimes have a profound impact on family life, school life, friendships and relationships.
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Photo of Claudia Kent, Psychotherapist in Horfield, Bristol, England
Claudia Kent
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Horfield, Bristol BS7  (Online Only)
Hello, I'm Claudia (she/her), a dedicated Bristol based psychotherapist with a passion for justice and equality. I aim to create a safe and affirming space for individuals of diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQIA+ individuals, those exploring kink or polyamory, and anyone navigating questions of gender, sexuality, or identity. I approach therapy with gentleness and a genuine curiosity about the vast spectrum of human experiences. I am here to support you as you journey through your unique story, at your own pace. When you feel stuck or uncertain, I use active, compassionate listening to guide you forward.
Hello, I'm Claudia (she/her), a dedicated Bristol based psychotherapist with a passion for justice and equality. I aim to create a safe and affirming space for individuals of diverse backgrounds, including LGBTQIA+ individuals, those exploring kink or polyamory, and anyone navigating questions of gender, sexuality, or identity. I approach therapy with gentleness and a genuine curiosity about the vast spectrum of human experiences. I am here to support you as you journey through your unique story, at your own pace. When you feel stuck or uncertain, I use active, compassionate listening to guide you forward.
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Photo of Horus Wellbeing Contemporary Therapy, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Horus Wellbeing Contemporary Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, 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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Photo of Amanda Louise Roberts, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Amanda Louise Roberts
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
feel like No one is Listening sometimes....? Although modern technology is faster and helpful in many ways, it can also be a barrier. Often it can be consuming and affect our relationships in a big way. It may feel like the people we love and are close to aren't really listening to us. Do they seem distracted by Facebook? I am here to help you get back on track ....what with relationships yep being locked in with your partner may seem great to begin with but after a while? hmmm? Maybe not? Maybe it has changed how you both feel about each other.
feel like No one is Listening sometimes....? Although modern technology is faster and helpful in many ways, it can also be a barrier. Often it can be consuming and affect our relationships in a big way. It may feel like the people we love and are close to aren't really listening to us. Do they seem distracted by Facebook? I am here to help you get back on track ....what with relationships yep being locked in with your partner may seem great to begin with but after a while? hmmm? Maybe not? Maybe it has changed how you both feel about each other.
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Photo of Joe Pawson, Psychotherapist in Horfield, Bristol, England
Joe Pawson
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7  (Online Only)
People come to psychotherapy for all kinds of different reasons. Perhaps a particular issue is making life very difficult, or maybe you have more general feelings of discontentment, unease or unhappiness that you want to address. One-to-one psychotherapy can help by providing a safe, therapeutic space in which you feel able to explore and express difficult thoughts, feelings and memories. This process of deep exploration helps you to grow and develop in areas that have previously felt stuck, painful or have been blocked out.
People come to psychotherapy for all kinds of different reasons. Perhaps a particular issue is making life very difficult, or maybe you have more general feelings of discontentment, unease or unhappiness that you want to address. One-to-one psychotherapy can help by providing a safe, therapeutic space in which you feel able to explore and express difficult thoughts, feelings and memories. This process of deep exploration helps you to grow and develop in areas that have previously felt stuck, painful or have been blocked out.
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Photo of Emily Walmsley, Psychotherapist in Horfield, Bristol, England
Emily Walmsley
Psychotherapist, PhD, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
I welcome clients facing a wide range of difficulties in their lives and offer a safe, non-judgemental space to listen and help you find ways to move on. You can bring all your feelings - whether anger, loneliness, anxiety, fear, shame, simply being stuck - and together we can make sense of where these feelings come from. In doing so, we can reduce their hold on you.
I welcome clients facing a wide range of difficulties in their lives and offer a safe, non-judgemental space to listen and help you find ways to move on. You can bring all your feelings - whether anger, loneliness, anxiety, fear, shame, simply being stuck - and together we can make sense of where these feelings come from. In doing so, we can reduce their hold on you.
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Photo of Gabi Williams, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Gabi Williams
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
Im a Relational therapist with many years of experience working within women's health and addiction services in Bristol. Whatever is bringing you to seek therapy, whether it be relationship issues, trauma or a general sense of overwhelm, burnout or anxiety I can help. I believe that the key to effective therapy is the relationship we co-create in our sessions. We are equals in the room, you bringing your story and individual life experiences, and I in return offering a warm and empathic relationship within which you are safe to begin to explore and untangle life events and beliefs that are/have caused you harm or emotional pain.
Im a Relational therapist with many years of experience working within women's health and addiction services in Bristol. Whatever is bringing you to seek therapy, whether it be relationship issues, trauma or a general sense of overwhelm, burnout or anxiety I can help. I believe that the key to effective therapy is the relationship we co-create in our sessions. We are equals in the room, you bringing your story and individual life experiences, and I in return offering a warm and empathic relationship within which you are safe to begin to explore and untangle life events and beliefs that are/have caused you harm or emotional pain.
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Photo of Cathy Boyd, Psychotherapist in Horfield, Bristol, England
Cathy Boyd
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
Whatever your starting point, therapy can help you to understand yourself and feel stronger in the face of life's challenges by building the sense of self. Coping strategies which were put in place in childhood can gradually be released.
Whatever your starting point, therapy can help you to understand yourself and feel stronger in the face of life's challenges by building the sense of self. Coping strategies which were put in place in childhood can gradually be released.
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Photo of Charlotte Roberts, Psychotherapist in Horfield, Bristol, England
Charlotte Roberts
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS9  (Online Only)
Do you recognise these experiences? Feeling like your brain is always busy and struggling to get rid of repeated or distressing thoughts. Lacking motivation and energy. Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge. struggling with sleep. worried you are going crazy or losing your mind. Not enjoying things you used to enjoy. feeling like you cant control your worrying. Feeling sad, numb or helpless. Feeling like you will never feel better again. These are only some examples of what people may experience when struggling with their mental health.
Do you recognise these experiences? Feeling like your brain is always busy and struggling to get rid of repeated or distressing thoughts. Lacking motivation and energy. Feeling nervous, anxious or on edge. struggling with sleep. worried you are going crazy or losing your mind. Not enjoying things you used to enjoy. feeling like you cant control your worrying. Feeling sad, numb or helpless. Feeling like you will never feel better again. These are only some examples of what people may experience when struggling with their mental health.
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Photo of Peter M. Lowis, Psychotherapist in Horfield, Bristol, England
Peter M. Lowis
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, with more than 25 years' experience of working with adult clients in both private practice and NHS settings. I also have extensive experience as a couples therapist, group facilitator, trainer and educator in psychotherapy, and as a supervisor of other practitioners. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Humanistic emphasis on a direct and real relationship. To find out more about me, visit my website: bristolpsychotherapist.com
I am a fully qualified and registered psychotherapist, with more than 25 years' experience of working with adult clients in both private practice and NHS settings. I also have extensive experience as a couples therapist, group facilitator, trainer and educator in psychotherapy, and as a supervisor of other practitioners. My therapeutic approach integrates elements of contemporary psychoanalytic psychotherapy with a Humanistic emphasis on a direct and real relationship. To find out more about me, visit my website: bristolpsychotherapist.com
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Photo of Uschi Rigby, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Uschi Rigby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS6
I am passionate about giving people the opportunity to live the life they want to live, instead of being hampered by negative thought patterns, beliefs and behaviours. Being qualified as person-centred integrative counsellor I work in a relational, intuitive way, giving you a safe, confidential space to be heard and understood. I see my work as walking alongside with you through crises and self-exploration to help you discover your inner strengths, competence, resilience and joy.
I am passionate about giving people the opportunity to live the life they want to live, instead of being hampered by negative thought patterns, beliefs and behaviours. Being qualified as person-centred integrative counsellor I work in a relational, intuitive way, giving you a safe, confidential space to be heard and understood. I see my work as walking alongside with you through crises and self-exploration to help you discover your inner strengths, competence, resilience and joy.
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Photo of Reframe Talking Therapies, Counsellor in Horfield, Bristol, England
Reframe Talking Therapies
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS9  (Online Only)
We are a progressive, forward thinking Counselling and Psychotherapy practice, actively engaging with difference. We provide therapeutic support, education and advocacy for individuals 18+ who experience the world through an alternative lens. Our work centres around supporting individuals who experience feelings of ‘difference’ and ‘otherness’ when relating socially with others.
We are a progressive, forward thinking Counselling and Psychotherapy practice, actively engaging with difference. We provide therapeutic support, education and advocacy for individuals 18+ who experience the world through an alternative lens. Our work centres around supporting individuals who experience feelings of ‘difference’ and ‘otherness’ when relating socially with others.
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Photo of Maham Nishan Malik, Psychotherapist in Horfield, Bristol, England
Maham Nishan Malik
Psychotherapist, PsychD, MBACP
Verified Verified
Horfield, Bristol BS7  (Online Only)
I have over four years experience working with people one to one in a face to face capacity and over the phone. I have assisted with depression, anxiety, trauma related experiences, panic attacks, family conflict and relationship issues. I can appreciate life can be come difficult at times, and we all need non-judgmental support. I work in a person-centered modality as well as integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as draw from the Core Self Model. Ultimately, I work in a way that suits you and meets your needs and can help you realize the solution to your problem. Book a free 30 minute consultation.
I have over four years experience working with people one to one in a face to face capacity and over the phone. I have assisted with depression, anxiety, trauma related experiences, panic attacks, family conflict and relationship issues. I can appreciate life can be come difficult at times, and we all need non-judgmental support. I work in a person-centered modality as well as integrate Cognitive Behavioural Therapy as well as draw from the Core Self Model. Ultimately, I work in a way that suits you and meets your needs and can help you realize the solution to your problem. Book a free 30 minute consultation.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Horfield, Bristol

70+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Horfield, Bristol who prioritize treating:

92% Anxiety
89% Self Esteem
84% Depression
84% Stress
79% Relationship Issues
68% Bereavement
65% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

70% Bupa
60% Aviva
50% AXA PPP

How Counsellors in Horfield, Bristol see their clients

75% In Person and Online
25% Online Only

Gender breakdown

71% Female
27% Male
2% Non-Binary
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Horfield, 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.