Counselling in Broadbottom

Photo of Victoria Harrison - Forever growing , MBACP, Counsellor
Forever growing
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Broadbottom SK14
Hi, I'm Vicky to begin I’d like to acknowledge how difficult it can be making that first step to recognising you may need some support. It takes courage to admit you may need a helping hand, or someone to help bear that heavy weight you may be carrying. Something I believe most of us need at some point in our lives. It can be difficult to turn to those closest to us for fear we may be judged or not truly listened to. So, I offer a safe confidential space for you to be heard, and to explore the issues that may be troubling you, in a non-judgemental way. Somewhere you can lead at your own pace.
Hi, I'm Vicky to begin I’d like to acknowledge how difficult it can be making that first step to recognising you may need some support. It takes courage to admit you may need a helping hand, or someone to help bear that heavy weight you may be carrying. Something I believe most of us need at some point in our lives. It can be difficult to turn to those closest to us for fear we may be judged or not truly listened to. So, I offer a safe confidential space for you to be heard, and to explore the issues that may be troubling you, in a non-judgemental way. Somewhere you can lead at your own pace.
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Photo of Amanda Fryer - AIMS Counselling , DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
AIMS Counselling
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Broadbottom SK14
As an integrative counselor, I tailor my techniques to suit each individual's unique needs and capabilities. My approach incorporates various therapeutic methods, including Adlerian therapy, art therapy, behavioral therapy, creative therapy, CBT, and Gestalt therapy. My goal is to work with you to harness your abilities and strengths. I offer support for a range of issues, including: Anxiety Depression Grief and bereavement Childhood inherited trauma Relationship issues Anger, emotional regulation. Self-care childhood trauma can impact us later in life. Let's work together on your health and wellbeing.
As an integrative counselor, I tailor my techniques to suit each individual's unique needs and capabilities. My approach incorporates various therapeutic methods, including Adlerian therapy, art therapy, behavioral therapy, creative therapy, CBT, and Gestalt therapy. My goal is to work with you to harness your abilities and strengths. I offer support for a range of issues, including: Anxiety Depression Grief and bereavement Childhood inherited trauma Relationship issues Anger, emotional regulation. Self-care childhood trauma can impact us later in life. Let's work together on your health and wellbeing.
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Benjamin Jackson
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
I’m Ben, a psychotherapist and counsellor working online, on the phone and in-person from West Yorkshire (Marsden & Huddersfield). I am a person-centred (or client-centred) therapist which means that our sessions are about you, your life and your experiences. You might have a very clear idea of why you would like therapy, or you might have a more general feeling that therapy might be useful for you. All that matters is that it's your choice. Wherever things start, my experience is therapy can be a route to understanding, healing and growth; it can bring a kind of peace with where you are, where you've been and where you want to go.
I’m Ben, a psychotherapist and counsellor working online, on the phone and in-person from West Yorkshire (Marsden & Huddersfield). I am a person-centred (or client-centred) therapist which means that our sessions are about you, your life and your experiences. You might have a very clear idea of why you would like therapy, or you might have a more general feeling that therapy might be useful for you. All that matters is that it's your choice. Wherever things start, my experience is therapy can be a route to understanding, healing and growth; it can bring a kind of peace with where you are, where you've been and where you want to go.
01484 240351 View 01484 240351
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Feel Good CBT Manchester
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M20
Are you feeling anxious in social situations? Do you find it hard to stop or control worry? Are you feeling low and stuck in a rut? Or experiencing low self-esteem? Perhaps you’re having panic attacks or intrusive thoughts that are worrying you. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that you’re struggling to process or a phobia you want to overcome. These common difficulties can impact on your enjoyment and achievements in life; leading to patterns of avoidance, procrastinating or a need to be in control.
Are you feeling anxious in social situations? Do you find it hard to stop or control worry? Are you feeling low and stuck in a rut? Or experiencing low self-esteem? Perhaps you’re having panic attacks or intrusive thoughts that are worrying you. Maybe you have experienced a trauma that you’re struggling to process or a phobia you want to overcome. These common difficulties can impact on your enjoyment and achievements in life; leading to patterns of avoidance, procrastinating or a need to be in control.
0161 524 0542 View 0161 524 0542
Photo of Gill Sweeting, MBACP Accred, Psychotherapist
Gill Sweeting
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
Sometimes the difficulties you have in the present are influenced by how things have been for you in the past. How you have coped with the tough experiences, the beliefs you have developed about yourself and the world, your habitual responses. You want to improve things for yourself but you can't see a way through. Maybe you have tried other ways of getting better, maybe with some success, but the underlying problems just turn up in different ways. You are here because you know that you are not out of options. Psychotherapy has helped many people like you. And with me, you are in a safe pair of hands. EMDR is an option for you too.
01298 608404 View 01298 608404
Photo of Lucy Marie Fenwick, DCounsPsych, MBACP, Counsellor
Lucy Marie Fenwick
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
Welcome, I'm Lucy, An Integrative Person Centered & EMDR trained Therapist with special experience in Attachment. Online/Telephone/Skype sessions available. I work with adults, children & young people. I will provide a therapeutic space for you or your child to explore what is troubling you. I have special experience in Self-Harm, Self esteem issues & ADHD/Autism. I promise to be accepting & non-judgemental & to provide a confidential space for you to explore your world. I offer a free consultation via telephone & I work in both Rossendale & Manchester City Centre. My fees are £60, EMDR varies-limited concessions are available.
07723 428961 View 07723 428961
Photo of Dr Lucy Helena Doherty, PsychD, CPsychol, Psychologist
Dr Lucy Helena Doherty
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
As a registered health psychologist who’s experienced first-hand what it feels like to be stressed, anxious and burnt out, I’m here to help. I’m friendly and open-minded with an optimistic outlook and a holistic approach. I’m passionate about what I do and am fascinated by the mind-body connection; it really is a magical system and as humans, we need to understand and appreciate it better. No one teaches us how to understand the mind – it certainly doesn’t come with a ready-made manual – but I love knowing that my work makes a huge difference to others.
As a registered health psychologist who’s experienced first-hand what it feels like to be stressed, anxious and burnt out, I’m here to help. I’m friendly and open-minded with an optimistic outlook and a holistic approach. I’m passionate about what I do and am fascinated by the mind-body connection; it really is a magical system and as humans, we need to understand and appreciate it better. No one teaches us how to understand the mind – it certainly doesn’t come with a ready-made manual – but I love knowing that my work makes a huge difference to others.
01625 464156 View 01625 464156
Photo of Salvatore Andrea Caci, Counsellor
Salvatore Andrea Caci
Counsellor
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
What happened to us, doesn't have to define us. The narrative of our issues can be transformed in something different. A healing story that can give you empowerment and freedom. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, depression, anger. Maybe you are looking for happiness or you feel you are lost. Or maybe, you still don't know what's missing. Regardless, I understand it's important for you to know how to cope, where you want to go in your life and what really matters to you. Finding and/or redefine your personal story, that fits your own true self, may give you the answers you are looking for.
What happened to us, doesn't have to define us. The narrative of our issues can be transformed in something different. A healing story that can give you empowerment and freedom. Maybe you are dealing with anxiety, depression, anger. Maybe you are looking for happiness or you feel you are lost. Or maybe, you still don't know what's missing. Regardless, I understand it's important for you to know how to cope, where you want to go in your life and what really matters to you. Finding and/or redefine your personal story, that fits your own true self, may give you the answers you are looking for.
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Photo of Nick Kartsanis, MCOSCA, Counsellor
Nick Kartsanis
Counsellor, MCOSCA
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M15  (Online Only)
Being human is hard, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help you gain clarity about your needs and values. To slow down and pay more attention to your thoughts and emotional or behavioural patterns, which may be happening automatically or out of habit. To understand what their intentions are or what they’re trying to tell you about your life. To understand how you relate and talk to yourself, and to develop a more compassionate voice towards your self. This understanding will then be our guide for helping you to set goals and priorities for your therapy or your life, and for supporting you to work towards them.
Being human is hard, but you don't have to go it alone. I can help you gain clarity about your needs and values. To slow down and pay more attention to your thoughts and emotional or behavioural patterns, which may be happening automatically or out of habit. To understand what their intentions are or what they’re trying to tell you about your life. To understand how you relate and talk to yourself, and to develop a more compassionate voice towards your self. This understanding will then be our guide for helping you to set goals and priorities for your therapy or your life, and for supporting you to work towards them.
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Photo of Natasha Scullane, MBABCP, Psychotherapist
Natasha Scullane
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Manchester M2  (Online Only)
Are you tired of not believing in yourself? This is a sign you have an underlying negative beliefs. Move from self-doubt to self-belief, and feel confident again. No more self-doubt or overthinking. If you're always thinking you're not good enough or that you don't measure up to others; it's no wonder you're struggling with low self-esteem, negative self-talk, lack of confidence, and feeling unable to leave your comfort zone. The good news is that all of this can change by addressing the underlying cause of your lack of self-belief and that's where my approach designed to strengthen your self-belief comes in!
Are you tired of not believing in yourself? This is a sign you have an underlying negative beliefs. Move from self-doubt to self-belief, and feel confident again. No more self-doubt or overthinking. If you're always thinking you're not good enough or that you don't measure up to others; it's no wonder you're struggling with low self-esteem, negative self-talk, lack of confidence, and feeling unable to leave your comfort zone. The good news is that all of this can change by addressing the underlying cause of your lack of self-belief and that's where my approach designed to strengthen your self-belief comes in!
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Photo of Melisa Adams, MSc, MBACP, Psychotherapist
Melisa Adams
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1  (Online Only)
We are told how important exercise is for our physical well-being, your mental health is no different. Mental health and physical health are interconnected. Stress, anxiety, and depression can manifest as physical symptoms. So, maintaining good mental health can positively influence physical health. Therapy changes lives and for that reason, if you are unhappy, stressed, and not sure what to do, you need to remember that life is short, and you deserve to live the life you want. Put yourself first and do what makes you happy! I will help you become your own therapist, providing you with healthy tools and support tailored for you.
We are told how important exercise is for our physical well-being, your mental health is no different. Mental health and physical health are interconnected. Stress, anxiety, and depression can manifest as physical symptoms. So, maintaining good mental health can positively influence physical health. Therapy changes lives and for that reason, if you are unhappy, stressed, and not sure what to do, you need to remember that life is short, and you deserve to live the life you want. Put yourself first and do what makes you happy! I will help you become your own therapist, providing you with healthy tools and support tailored for you.
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Photo of Sally Rhodes, MBACP Accred, Counsellor
Sally Rhodes
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Cheadle Hulme SK8
I specialise in empowering woman and helping them bring what they want into their lives. I can help you work on low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, and much more. Having therapy is all about making positive change. Henry Ford once said “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got”. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. My priority is to guide you in changing your mindset, your perspective and your quality of life.
I specialise in empowering woman and helping them bring what they want into their lives. I can help you work on low self-esteem, anxiety, depression, trauma, and much more. Having therapy is all about making positive change. Henry Ford once said “If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got”. It’s very easy to fall into the trap of doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. My priority is to guide you in changing your mindset, your perspective and your quality of life.
01625 920791 View 01625 920791
Photo of Dr Wendy Macdonald, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Dr Wendy Macdonald
Psychologist, PhD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Manchester M20
I believe that any of us have the capacity to make changes in our lives and relationships. I am committed in my work to enable and support people to bring about longed for improvements. I think that relationships with self and others are central to this process. I feel passionate about supporting and enabling my clients to bring about desired changes in their lives and relationships. I have successfully worked for over 10 years with clients who present with a broad range of difficulties. I do my upmost to provide clients with an understanding of their problems and ways in which they can work towards positive change.
I believe that any of us have the capacity to make changes in our lives and relationships. I am committed in my work to enable and support people to bring about longed for improvements. I think that relationships with self and others are central to this process. I feel passionate about supporting and enabling my clients to bring about desired changes in their lives and relationships. I have successfully worked for over 10 years with clients who present with a broad range of difficulties. I do my upmost to provide clients with an understanding of their problems and ways in which they can work towards positive change.
0161 524 0083 View 0161 524 0083
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Penny Lawson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Stockport SK1
I am a warm, friendly and non-judgemental, qualified and widely experienced counsellor. I can help you to disentangle what is bothering you and develop a plan of action to move forward with your life. I have successfully supported others in overcoming many different issues, including: relationship issues with family, friends or romantic partners, anxiety, depression, stress and bereavement. I help you assess your current situation and its impact and then identify and strengthen the skills needed for you to move forward. Get in touch to find out what I can do to help you.
I am a warm, friendly and non-judgemental, qualified and widely experienced counsellor. I can help you to disentangle what is bothering you and develop a plan of action to move forward with your life. I have successfully supported others in overcoming many different issues, including: relationship issues with family, friends or romantic partners, anxiety, depression, stress and bereavement. I help you assess your current situation and its impact and then identify and strengthen the skills needed for you to move forward. Get in touch to find out what I can do to help you.
01625 920290 View 01625 920290
Photo of Sarah Tomlinson, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Sarah Tomlinson
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Manchester M21
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist who is able to work with any adults, but specialises in autism (diagnosis and post-diagnostic support), learning disabilities and trauma. I have 17 years post-doctoral experience and have worked for the NHS for this period. I am HCPC registered, and am accredited by the National Autistic Society. My therapeutic models include EMDR, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work privately on Mondays, but from August I will work Fridays also (online or central Manchester). I offer reasonable rates for autism assessments. I am NICE guidance compliant and very experienced in this area.
I am an experienced senior clinical psychologist who is able to work with any adults, but specialises in autism (diagnosis and post-diagnostic support), learning disabilities and trauma. I have 17 years post-doctoral experience and have worked for the NHS for this period. I am HCPC registered, and am accredited by the National Autistic Society. My therapeutic models include EMDR, DBT and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. I work privately on Mondays, but from August I will work Fridays also (online or central Manchester). I offer reasonable rates for autism assessments. I am NICE guidance compliant and very experienced in this area.
0161 524 0238 View 0161 524 0238
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Eileen Steed
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Royton OL2
I began my counsellor training just over twelve years ago. I currently hold three qualifications in Person centred Counselling at Certificate level and have gained a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a Diploma in Cognitive behaviour therapy(CBT) this training enables me to offer an inclusive counselling service combining therapies as appropriate. I have training in working with couples and relationships and will work with you to try and find a resolution to your difficulties. I have years experience working on the telephone and face to face.
I began my counsellor training just over twelve years ago. I currently hold three qualifications in Person centred Counselling at Certificate level and have gained a level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. I also hold a Diploma in Cognitive behaviour therapy(CBT) this training enables me to offer an inclusive counselling service combining therapies as appropriate. I have training in working with couples and relationships and will work with you to try and find a resolution to your difficulties. I have years experience working on the telephone and face to face.
01706 580104 View 01706 580104
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Jane Elizabeth Leach
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hazel Grove SK7
Are you finding life difficult right now? I can help and support you with this. Life can be challenging, feel really tough and leave us with a sense of helplessness and despair. Issues or problems in life can trigger anxiety, overthinking, depression and can impact self esteem. Are you feeling under pressure to deliver what's expected of you? Or perhaps you are having difficulties with relationships and would like to improve your personal and professional relationships. I am an experienced, BACP registered, Integrative Counsellor and can provide you with a high quality service which is tailored to your individual needs.
Are you finding life difficult right now? I can help and support you with this. Life can be challenging, feel really tough and leave us with a sense of helplessness and despair. Issues or problems in life can trigger anxiety, overthinking, depression and can impact self esteem. Are you feeling under pressure to deliver what's expected of you? Or perhaps you are having difficulties with relationships and would like to improve your personal and professional relationships. I am an experienced, BACP registered, Integrative Counsellor and can provide you with a high quality service which is tailored to your individual needs.
01625 920882 View 01625 920882
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Joanna Wood
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
Hello. I help people to recognise and understand why they do the things they do and how our life experiences impact relationships, career choices and most importantly how we feel about ourselves. Sometimes I help people grow in confidence and self esteem to change the things that aren't helping them to live the kind of life that's worth living to them and sometimes I help people reach a point of acceptance with the things they can't change. We do this by working together to create a safe, supportive, respectful therapeutic relationship.
Hello. I help people to recognise and understand why they do the things they do and how our life experiences impact relationships, career choices and most importantly how we feel about ourselves. Sometimes I help people grow in confidence and self esteem to change the things that aren't helping them to live the kind of life that's worth living to them and sometimes I help people reach a point of acceptance with the things they can't change. We do this by working together to create a safe, supportive, respectful therapeutic relationship.
01422 557852 View 01422 557852
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Gentleway Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M11
Thank you for reading my profile. I am here to support clients with their mental well-being. We all have times when we feel things are difficult, We all have times when we could benefit from the support of a truly independent other. I can help you to reflect on your emotions and what they may be telling you. I can provide you a truly confidential space to explore your emotions. I can offer my own observations in a way that protects your choice and autonomy. I offer you Honesty, Empathy and an absolute commitment to work with you as a unique individual with individual needs and goals. I offer you a safe place to explore.
Thank you for reading my profile. I am here to support clients with their mental well-being. We all have times when we feel things are difficult, We all have times when we could benefit from the support of a truly independent other. I can help you to reflect on your emotions and what they may be telling you. I can provide you a truly confidential space to explore your emotions. I can offer my own observations in a way that protects your choice and autonomy. I offer you Honesty, Empathy and an absolute commitment to work with you as a unique individual with individual needs and goals. I offer you a safe place to explore.
01208 222219 View 01208 222219
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Connor Walker
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Manchester M1
In therapy relationship is the most important thing, you need to feel comfortable and able to trust your therapist. I work with a lot of people that have had challenging experiences with counselling or are nervous to come to counselling. My goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. I work with a variety of mental health challenges and normally focus on achievable change. I also work with LGBTQ+ people to help them in an environment where they can feel supported and not have to worry about judgement.
In therapy relationship is the most important thing, you need to feel comfortable and able to trust your therapist. I work with a lot of people that have had challenging experiences with counselling or are nervous to come to counselling. My goal is to make you as comfortable as possible. I work with a variety of mental health challenges and normally focus on achievable change. I also work with LGBTQ+ people to help them in an environment where they can feel supported and not have to worry about judgement.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Broadbottom

< 10

Counsellors in Broadbottom who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Child
100% Coping Skills
100% Self Esteem
100% Codependency
100% Armed Forces
100% Women's Issues

Average years in practice

4 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Any/Out-of-network Insurance

How Counsellors in Broadbottom see their clients

100% In Person and Online

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Broadbottom?

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.