Counselling in Broughton Astley

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@thecounsellingcoach
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Broughton Astley LE9
Hi I'm Vanessa. I'm an Integrative Counsellor this means I offer all modes of therapy, making it tailor made to you, and as individual as you are. I have 30 years of experience in the NHS, Public Sector, Charities and latterly private practice. I specialise in working with Grief, Autism, Learning disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Anxiety, Motivation, Confidence, Relationships, Self care strategies. I can help you understand and work with your thoughts and emotions, in mind and body. I work in a creative way often using a variety of tools to visualise where you are presently and develop some skills to move forward.
Hi I'm Vanessa. I'm an Integrative Counsellor this means I offer all modes of therapy, making it tailor made to you, and as individual as you are. I have 30 years of experience in the NHS, Public Sector, Charities and latterly private practice. I specialise in working with Grief, Autism, Learning disabilities, Sexual Abuse, Trauma, Anxiety, Motivation, Confidence, Relationships, Self care strategies. I can help you understand and work with your thoughts and emotions, in mind and body. I work in a creative way often using a variety of tools to visualise where you are presently and develop some skills to move forward.
0116 478 6725 View 0116 478 6725
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Catherine Noake
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Broughton Astley LE9
Life can be hard at times and can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Many current issues are often buried in childhood experiences affecting our thoughts and patterns of behaviour in the present day. Sometimes we just feel "stuck" without knowing the reason why. Exploration of difficult and sometimes painful emotions helps gain an insight into what is causing the psychological distress. We will work with whatever issues you wish to bring, at your pace without pressure or judgement.
Life can be hard at times and can leave you feeling isolated and alone. Many current issues are often buried in childhood experiences affecting our thoughts and patterns of behaviour in the present day. Sometimes we just feel "stuck" without knowing the reason why. Exploration of difficult and sometimes painful emotions helps gain an insight into what is causing the psychological distress. We will work with whatever issues you wish to bring, at your pace without pressure or judgement.
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Second Chance Counselling
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Broughton Astley LE9
I offer a safe, welcoming environment for my clients to talk through any issues. I am an individual member of the BACP. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling can be short or long term. I hold an up to date DBS and am fully insured. I am GDPR compliant. I have experience of working with issues around anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual/physical abuse, family difficulties and low self esteem and others. I have over 1500 counselling hours experience and have been volunteering/working at a sexual abuse crisis centre for 5 years
I offer a safe, welcoming environment for my clients to talk through any issues. I am an individual member of the BACP. I abide by the Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy. Counselling can be short or long term. I hold an up to date DBS and am fully insured. I am GDPR compliant. I have experience of working with issues around anxiety, panic attacks, depression, relationship difficulties, sexual/physical abuse, family difficulties and low self esteem and others. I have over 1500 counselling hours experience and have been volunteering/working at a sexual abuse crisis centre for 5 years
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Andrea Sparkes
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Broughton Astley LE9
Not accepting new clients
If you are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, confused or suffering with addiction issues cognitive behavioral therapy can help. I understand how finding the right therapist to work with can be confusing. That’s why I encourage you to have a free telephone consultation first so you can decide for yourself whether we will be a good match. I work with clients while they process and resolve the issues they are facing and find real long lasting solutions to their problems. Somewhere inside you is the person you were meant to be, so let’s release that person, so you can move forwards with clarity and direction.
If you are feeling anxious, stressed, depressed, confused or suffering with addiction issues cognitive behavioral therapy can help. I understand how finding the right therapist to work with can be confusing. That’s why I encourage you to have a free telephone consultation first so you can decide for yourself whether we will be a good match. I work with clients while they process and resolve the issues they are facing and find real long lasting solutions to their problems. Somewhere inside you is the person you were meant to be, so let’s release that person, so you can move forwards with clarity and direction.
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Its About Time Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Broughton Astley LE9
Life can deal us some tough cards at times creating thoughts of not knowing which way to turn or how to cope. This may generate all sorts of feelings and emotions, some that may feel alien to you which may create thoughts of not knowing what to do, or raise questions that you are unable to answer. I shall assist you in exploring areas of difficulties, ultimately allowing you to understand your own true self enabling you to live life more positively.
Life can deal us some tough cards at times creating thoughts of not knowing which way to turn or how to cope. This may generate all sorts of feelings and emotions, some that may feel alien to you which may create thoughts of not knowing what to do, or raise questions that you are unable to answer. I shall assist you in exploring areas of difficulties, ultimately allowing you to understand your own true self enabling you to live life more positively.
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Joanne Turvey
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Kirby Muxloe LE9
Life can have many aspects and there can be parts that we feel we would could benefit from support with. Whether there is a specific issue, things feel a little 'stuck', or parts of you aren't feeling as they used to, we can unpick what feels appropriate to at any given moment. Through therapy we can support the growth of self-awareness, explore what may be feeling unsaid and find your own path through whatever is present for in the current moment. It may be relational issues, loss, trauma, self-identity or simply a sense of not feeling exactly where you wish to be. We can take time to examine where your journey leads next.
Life can have many aspects and there can be parts that we feel we would could benefit from support with. Whether there is a specific issue, things feel a little 'stuck', or parts of you aren't feeling as they used to, we can unpick what feels appropriate to at any given moment. Through therapy we can support the growth of self-awareness, explore what may be feeling unsaid and find your own path through whatever is present for in the current moment. It may be relational issues, loss, trauma, self-identity or simply a sense of not feeling exactly where you wish to be. We can take time to examine where your journey leads next.
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Charlotte Wileman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
It can often feel lonely in life, even though we might be surrounded by many people, we may at times not feel heard or fully understood. I aim to provide a safe space where you are able to express your thoughts and feelings around any past or present difficulties. Supporting you every step of the way, to help you find some peace and clarity.
It can often feel lonely in life, even though we might be surrounded by many people, we may at times not feel heard or fully understood. I aim to provide a safe space where you are able to express your thoughts and feelings around any past or present difficulties. Supporting you every step of the way, to help you find some peace and clarity.
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Clare Boulton -Counsellor / Clinical Supervisor
Psychotherapist, SNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
If you want to change a pattern in your life, want to think or feel differently about anything, confidential counselling may be right for you. I am offering you a comfortable and private space so that we can work together through any issues that you may bring to the session. Within this non-judgemental and confidential setting you have time to explore, reflect and understand your emotions, feelings and what is happening to you, wherever you are in your life right now. FREE Initial Consultation, daytime, evening and weekends appointments. Please feel free to get in touch for more information.
If you want to change a pattern in your life, want to think or feel differently about anything, confidential counselling may be right for you. I am offering you a comfortable and private space so that we can work together through any issues that you may bring to the session. Within this non-judgemental and confidential setting you have time to explore, reflect and understand your emotions, feelings and what is happening to you, wherever you are in your life right now. FREE Initial Consultation, daytime, evening and weekends appointments. Please feel free to get in touch for more information.
0116 464 9964 View 0116 464 9964
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Kelly Rippin
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE9
Hello, I offer counselling/therapy with the aim to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes. I am able to offer sessions in person from my office in Hinckley or via telephone or video. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues around anxiety, relationships, stress, overwhelm, bereavement. In counselling you can explore, gain deeper insight and work on making changes . People regularly say they feel 'lighter' and 'positive' right from their first consultation with me.
Hello, I offer counselling/therapy with the aim to help you find better ways to understand yourself, or to bring about changes. I am able to offer sessions in person from my office in Hinckley or via telephone or video. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues around anxiety, relationships, stress, overwhelm, bereavement. In counselling you can explore, gain deeper insight and work on making changes . People regularly say they feel 'lighter' and 'positive' right from their first consultation with me.
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Photo of Zac Fine, Counsellor in Broughton Astley, England
Zac Fine
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Leicester LE9
As a man you may be experiencing confusion, stress or despair around your role and how to meet new expectations of emotional openness. Perhaps it feels like no one understands you and how hard you try to be a good person. Maybe you want to be less stressed and angry, enjoy some inner peace, and rekindle your spark for life again which was sucked out of you a long time ago. Perhaps you feel fear, shame or isolation, and just want to be confident and self-assured again. Or you may be a woman seeking to understand the behaviour of important men in your life.
As a man you may be experiencing confusion, stress or despair around your role and how to meet new expectations of emotional openness. Perhaps it feels like no one understands you and how hard you try to be a good person. Maybe you want to be less stressed and angry, enjoy some inner peace, and rekindle your spark for life again which was sucked out of you a long time ago. Perhaps you feel fear, shame or isolation, and just want to be confident and self-assured again. Or you may be a woman seeking to understand the behaviour of important men in your life.
020 3095 2848 View 020 3095 2848
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Nick Scully/Fortify Counselling and Psychotherapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
Not accepting new clients
I am an accredited, registered and insured counsellor and psychotherapist and provide a warm, non judgemental and grounded presence, in a respectful and confidential space. As a humanistic and integrative therapist, I recognise your individuality in a holistic and positive sense, together with your potential for change. I also see how acknowledging pain or difficulties in the past allows repair in the present. With exploration and understanding, this can lead to greater personal and interpersonal awareness and functioning. Enabling this, I have strong belief in the trusting therapeutic relationship we can create.
I am an accredited, registered and insured counsellor and psychotherapist and provide a warm, non judgemental and grounded presence, in a respectful and confidential space. As a humanistic and integrative therapist, I recognise your individuality in a holistic and positive sense, together with your potential for change. I also see how acknowledging pain or difficulties in the past allows repair in the present. With exploration and understanding, this can lead to greater personal and interpersonal awareness and functioning. Enabling this, I have strong belief in the trusting therapeutic relationship we can create.
07723 561790 View 07723 561790
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Cara Cramp, MBACP at Freedom Creative Arts Therapy
Psychotherapist, MA
Verified Verified
Stoney Stanton LE9
Hello, my name is Cara, I’m a Creative Arts Therapist and I am guessing you are here because you're worried about a child or teenager in your life. Maybe your child/teenager is acting out and you just don’t know what to do next, maybe they’ve been through a difficult experience recently or in the past and need some help processing what happened to them. I’ve worked with many children and I want to be able to offer your child a safe and confidential environment to explore what is going on for them right now They can then begin to feel better about themselves and continue to have the positive experiences from life that they deserve.
Hello, my name is Cara, I’m a Creative Arts Therapist and I am guessing you are here because you're worried about a child or teenager in your life. Maybe your child/teenager is acting out and you just don’t know what to do next, maybe they’ve been through a difficult experience recently or in the past and need some help processing what happened to them. I’ve worked with many children and I want to be able to offer your child a safe and confidential environment to explore what is going on for them right now They can then begin to feel better about themselves and continue to have the positive experiences from life that they deserve.
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The Eyris Practice
Psychotherapist, HCPC-Art Therap.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE19
Waitlist for new clients
The impact of difficult life experiences can adversely affect our mental well-being or interpersonal relationships at any time in our lives.Such life occurances may include truama, a bereavement or experiencing anxiety and depression. I use a person centred approach to develop a therapeutic relationship with you. This helps over time to support you in gaining insight and understanding of the emotional and mental difficulties you're experiencing. I provide a safe space to listen to you and identify the best therapeutic approach to meet your needs.I offer both face to face and online therapy to suit your individual needs.
The impact of difficult life experiences can adversely affect our mental well-being or interpersonal relationships at any time in our lives.Such life occurances may include truama, a bereavement or experiencing anxiety and depression. I use a person centred approach to develop a therapeutic relationship with you. This helps over time to support you in gaining insight and understanding of the emotional and mental difficulties you're experiencing. I provide a safe space to listen to you and identify the best therapeutic approach to meet your needs.I offer both face to face and online therapy to suit your individual needs.
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Photo of Jeanette Payne, Counsellor in Broughton Astley, England
Jeanette Payne
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE19
I provide sensitive caring counselling specialising in relationship issues, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I offer an affordable flexible service with daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. My counselling practice is called Solace Counselling and is situated on School Lane in Narborough, LE19, close to Narborough train station, not far from Fosse Park and the motorway network and it has plenty of parking. Nestled down a quiet and charming village lane, Solace Counselling offers a peaceful, confidential sanctuary a place of safety where you can feel at ease to talk openly in a supportive, relaxed environment.
I provide sensitive caring counselling specialising in relationship issues, bereavement, anxiety and depression. I offer an affordable flexible service with daytime, evening and weekend appointments available. My counselling practice is called Solace Counselling and is situated on School Lane in Narborough, LE19, close to Narborough train station, not far from Fosse Park and the motorway network and it has plenty of parking. Nestled down a quiet and charming village lane, Solace Counselling offers a peaceful, confidential sanctuary a place of safety where you can feel at ease to talk openly in a supportive, relaxed environment.
0116 464 9813 View 0116 464 9813
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Talking Wellness
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
Talking Wellness is a collective of professional counsellors who are passionate, committed and care. We offer Counselling focused on increased self-understanding, and acceptance, which can help you navigate your own way through challenges, make empowering choices and achieve your personal wellness goals. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues in life and during counselling you can explore, and gain deeper insight in a safe, confidential and none judgemental relationship, focused on your best interests.
Talking Wellness is a collective of professional counsellors who are passionate, committed and care. We offer Counselling focused on increased self-understanding, and acceptance, which can help you navigate your own way through challenges, make empowering choices and achieve your personal wellness goals. Counselling is for people that experience all kinds of difficulties that impact on their well being and happiness. We can all face issues in life and during counselling you can explore, and gain deeper insight in a safe, confidential and none judgemental relationship, focused on your best interests.
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Ranjana Mitra
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE19
Are you living with feelings of self- doubt, blame, anger or shame? Do you need help to cope with depression or anxiety? Maybe you have suffered loss, and doubt your ability to sustain meaningful relationships with family and friends. Perhaps you are in a relationship that is stuck in the rut, or mired in hopelessness, negativity, and mistrust. It may be that your relationship has changed from a loving one to one of repeated misunderstandings, heated arguments or frosty silence. Stressful life events can bring about such difficulties, or sometimes disappointments simply accumulate over time.
Are you living with feelings of self- doubt, blame, anger or shame? Do you need help to cope with depression or anxiety? Maybe you have suffered loss, and doubt your ability to sustain meaningful relationships with family and friends. Perhaps you are in a relationship that is stuck in the rut, or mired in hopelessness, negativity, and mistrust. It may be that your relationship has changed from a loving one to one of repeated misunderstandings, heated arguments or frosty silence. Stressful life events can bring about such difficulties, or sometimes disappointments simply accumulate over time.
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Dr Sarah Lockley Clinical Psychologist
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
Hi, my name's Sarah and I'm a clinical psychologist. The decision to see a therapist can feel daunting and anxiety provoking. Please be reassured that this is absolutely normal. In a therapy session I will give you my support and the compassion that you may be needing at this time. I would like to help you by first gaining a good understanding of the difficulties that you are facing. Using my expertise (from many years of psychology training and work with clients), my aim would be to work with you to find a way forward that is going to enhance your life and enable you to live a life that feels richer and more fulfilling.
Hi, my name's Sarah and I'm a clinical psychologist. The decision to see a therapist can feel daunting and anxiety provoking. Please be reassured that this is absolutely normal. In a therapy session I will give you my support and the compassion that you may be needing at this time. I would like to help you by first gaining a good understanding of the difficulties that you are facing. Using my expertise (from many years of psychology training and work with clients), my aim would be to work with you to find a way forward that is going to enhance your life and enable you to live a life that feels richer and more fulfilling.
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SR Inspiration CBT Practitioner
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Narborough LE19
This therapist prefers to be identified as CBT Practitioner. I aim to work emphatically and collaboratively engage the client. If you are experiencing the following : Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Abuse , Bereavement, Depression, Marriage or Relationship breakdown, PTSD, Self-Esteem, Stress , and Eating disorders call this practitioner for help. Don't leave it too late. My therapeutic approach using CBT model provides a short-term, goal focused and highly structured approach to therapeutic Assessment, Stabilisation, Planning, Intervention, Resilience and Evaluation. Call now for help. Do not leave it too late.
This therapist prefers to be identified as CBT Practitioner. I aim to work emphatically and collaboratively engage the client. If you are experiencing the following : Addiction, Anger Management, Anxiety, Abuse , Bereavement, Depression, Marriage or Relationship breakdown, PTSD, Self-Esteem, Stress , and Eating disorders call this practitioner for help. Don't leave it too late. My therapeutic approach using CBT model provides a short-term, goal focused and highly structured approach to therapeutic Assessment, Stabilisation, Planning, Intervention, Resilience and Evaluation. Call now for help. Do not leave it too late.
0116 478 2890 View 0116 478 2890
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Nicola Jane Randall
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Enderby LE19
Thank you for looking at my profile. I work in a Person-centred way, and I offer EMDR therapy. I work with adults and young people aged between 15 and 18. I work with a wide range of issues including: trauma, abuse, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, anger, shame, personality disorders, health anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, work-related issues, health anxiety and more.
Thank you for looking at my profile. I work in a Person-centred way, and I offer EMDR therapy. I work with adults and young people aged between 15 and 18. I work with a wide range of issues including: trauma, abuse, relationship problems, self-esteem issues, anxiety, depression, anger, shame, personality disorders, health anxiety, grief/loss, ADHD, suicidal thoughts, self-harm, work-related issues, health anxiety and more.
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Donna Haswell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Leicester LE9
Hi, If you're overwhelmed with life right now, I can help you find a sense of peace within. Im a compassionate soul, offering you a confidential space to speak your truth & explore what has bought you here. Whether its anxiety, stress, relationship issues, low mood, loss, past trauma/s or just struggling with life right now, counselling can help. If you want to feel more motivated, positive, calm and clear about who you are and where your going in life or make peace with your situation; I will listen without judgement helping you to find your answers. Any questions are most welcome, I aim to reply within 24hrs.
Hi, If you're overwhelmed with life right now, I can help you find a sense of peace within. Im a compassionate soul, offering you a confidential space to speak your truth & explore what has bought you here. Whether its anxiety, stress, relationship issues, low mood, loss, past trauma/s or just struggling with life right now, counselling can help. If you want to feel more motivated, positive, calm and clear about who you are and where your going in life or make peace with your situation; I will listen without judgement helping you to find your answers. Any questions are most welcome, I aim to reply within 24hrs.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Broughton Astley

< 10

Counsellors in Broughton Astley who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Divorce
100% Family Conflict
100% Self Esteem

Average years in practice

6 Years

Gender breakdown

100% Female

How Counsellors in Broughton Astley see their clients

100% In Person and Online

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Broughton Astley?

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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.