Counselling in Buckinghamshire

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Photo of Eleanor (Ellie) Higginson, Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
Eleanor (Ellie) Higginson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tring HP23
Life can be really tough sometimes. During difficult periods it can help to have someone to talk to, a different relationship to that of friends and family. I can offer a safe, confidential space offering a warm, empathic, supportive and non-judgemental environment for us to explore what’s going on for you. The trust and relationship that you have with your therapist is so important and will be the centre of our work together. I am an integrative counsellor trained in humanistic, behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. Working with these different modalities means that we can find the most suitable approach for you.
Life can be really tough sometimes. During difficult periods it can help to have someone to talk to, a different relationship to that of friends and family. I can offer a safe, confidential space offering a warm, empathic, supportive and non-judgemental environment for us to explore what’s going on for you. The trust and relationship that you have with your therapist is so important and will be the centre of our work together. I am an integrative counsellor trained in humanistic, behavioural and psychodynamic approaches. Working with these different modalities means that we can find the most suitable approach for you.
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Photo of Peter O'Toole in Buckinghamshire, England
Peter O'Toole
MSc
Verified Verified
My approach to therapy is one of collaborative exploration, where together the challenges and feelings you might be experiencing can be safely and thoughtfully considered and understood.
My approach to therapy is one of collaborative exploration, where together the challenges and feelings you might be experiencing can be safely and thoughtfully considered and understood.
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Photo of Asha Weir, Psychologist in Buckinghamshire, England
Asha Weir
Psychologist, MSc, GMBPsS
Verified Verified
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 18 years building my practice in the beautiful city of Milton Keynes, helping men and women, teenagers and children, couples and families. I deal with a wide variety of issues and situations including couples therapy, relationship counselling, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, confidence building, teenage and child behaviours, and bullying in the workplace.
I am a psychologist and counsellor who has spent a very rewarding 18 years building my practice in the beautiful city of Milton Keynes, helping men and women, teenagers and children, couples and families. I deal with a wide variety of issues and situations including couples therapy, relationship counselling, depression, anxiety and panic attacks, stress management, confidence building, teenage and child behaviours, and bullying in the workplace.
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Photo of Ella Sherlock, Psychologist in Buckinghamshire, England
Ella Sherlock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Ella is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and specialist in helping people live well with a range of physical and mental health conditions. She will provide space to listen to your story whilst assessing your needs. You will be able to create an individualised treatment plan together. Ella will help you to understand what is happening in your mind and body and feel more empowered to cope. The treatments she offers are drawn from up-to-date research in line with the latest national NICE guidance. Ella will work with you to address your self-defined goals and she will show you some psychological tools to help you track the changes.
Ella is an experienced Clinical Psychologist and specialist in helping people live well with a range of physical and mental health conditions. She will provide space to listen to your story whilst assessing your needs. You will be able to create an individualised treatment plan together. Ella will help you to understand what is happening in your mind and body and feel more empowered to cope. The treatments she offers are drawn from up-to-date research in line with the latest national NICE guidance. Ella will work with you to address your self-defined goals and she will show you some psychological tools to help you track the changes.
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Photo of Carolyn Kempster, Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
Carolyn Kempster
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
4 Endorsed
Everyone faces difficult situations and painful experiences. As a person-centred counsellor, I offer you the space and time to explore whatever feels important, in a non-judgemental and safe setting. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow, change, and heal, given the right conditions. Through counselling, I hope to help you feel heard, understood, and empowered. It's important to me to offer authentic warmth and care to clients, and listen with empathy and understanding. Together we can explore ideas and options, helping you to imagine a new way forward.
Everyone faces difficult situations and painful experiences. As a person-centred counsellor, I offer you the space and time to explore whatever feels important, in a non-judgemental and safe setting. I believe that everyone has the capacity to grow, change, and heal, given the right conditions. Through counselling, I hope to help you feel heard, understood, and empowered. It's important to me to offer authentic warmth and care to clients, and listen with empathy and understanding. Together we can explore ideas and options, helping you to imagine a new way forward.
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Photo of Laura Hans Therapy, Psychotherapist in Buckinghamshire, England
Laura Hans Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Hi, I'm Laura, a CBT & EMDR Therapist & mother of three. I’m on a mission to empower mothers and remind them how important it is to nurture and care for themselves as well as their children. Focussing on mental health and wellbeing, I support mums and mums-to-be on their journey to and through motherhood. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, bringing a baby into the world is a huge transition. Yes, it’s precious and beautiful, but it can be overwhelming and utterly soul-destroying at times. Wherever you are on your journey, and whatever you’re dealing with, I’m here to guide you through these feelings and out the other side.
Hi, I'm Laura, a CBT & EMDR Therapist & mother of three. I’m on a mission to empower mothers and remind them how important it is to nurture and care for themselves as well as their children. Focussing on mental health and wellbeing, I support mums and mums-to-be on their journey to and through motherhood. Whether it’s your first time or your fifth, bringing a baby into the world is a huge transition. Yes, it’s precious and beautiful, but it can be overwhelming and utterly soul-destroying at times. Wherever you are on your journey, and whatever you’re dealing with, I’m here to guide you through these feelings and out the other side.
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Photo of Lois Powell, Psychotherapist in Buckinghamshire, England
Lois Powell
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tring HP23
In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier. To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us. I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.
In life’s journey we experience many ups and downs with issues we find difficult to cope with. To have someone there who’s warm, supportive and non judgemental can help to make that journey a little easier. To be heard and understood can aid in the process of understanding our inner feelings and emotions and help us to find successful ways of managing the difficulties that life throws at us. I can offer a safe and confidential place for you to share, explore and work through those difficulties which may be causing you distress.
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Photo of Lucy Dyer, Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
Lucy Dyer
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
I'm Lucy, a compassionate counsellor dedicated to supporting individuals in navigating life's challenges. My approach to counselling is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and collaboration. I believe that each person's journey is unique, and I tailor my therapeutic techniques to meet your individual needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way. In our sessions, I provide a supportive environment for self-exploration, growth, and healing.
I'm Lucy, a compassionate counsellor dedicated to supporting individuals in navigating life's challenges. My approach to counselling is rooted in empathy, authenticity, and collaboration. I believe that each person's journey is unique, and I tailor my therapeutic techniques to meet your individual needs. Whether you're struggling with anxiety, depression, relationship issues, or simply seeking personal growth, I'm here to walk alongside you every step of the way. In our sessions, I provide a supportive environment for self-exploration, growth, and healing.
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Photo of Talk for Change Therapy , Psychotherapist in Buckinghamshire, England
Talk for Change Therapy
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello, and welcome. I am Francesca, a well qualified, experienced and professional psychotherapist supporting individuals to work through feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, grief and loss. Since you are reading this page I imagine you would like some aspects of your life to be different and wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons, perhaps you struggling to like yourself or coming to terms with a trauma or loss and looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression.
Hello, and welcome. I am Francesca, a well qualified, experienced and professional psychotherapist supporting individuals to work through feelings of anxiety, depression, relationship problems, anger, grief and loss. Since you are reading this page I imagine you would like some aspects of your life to be different and wondering if I - or therapy - can help you. We come to therapy for a myriad of reasons, perhaps you struggling to like yourself or coming to terms with a trauma or loss and looking to process your experience and see a way forward. Maybe you are struggling with overwhelming feelings of anxiety or depression.
01494 977457 View 01494 977457
Photo of The Choice To Change, Psychotherapist in Buckinghamshire, England
The Choice To Change
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Psychotherapy and Coaching are many things. Sometimes it's about coping strategies and supporting my clients through a tough time or loss, others want to change something about how they feel, think or behave, many looking to be free themselves of the past whilst some aren't sure exactly what they need, they simply feel the struggle to be happy in their life or relationships. There really is nothing too small or too big to ask for help with. You'll find I'm patient and calm by nature, have a compassionate and mature approach to helping, intuitively sense some things are really tough to talk about and whilst I will help you with ideas and tools to reduce symptoms and which can also speed up meaningful change between sessions, note: you will get to direct, manage your own destiny. I have always seen my role as supporting and guiding my clients through psychotherapy, enabling you to see for yourself and understand how your difficulties keeps you stuck and with my help how to overcome them. My aim is always for my clients to be able to leave feeling confident in knowing how to maintain their own well being long term.
Psychotherapy and Coaching are many things. Sometimes it's about coping strategies and supporting my clients through a tough time or loss, others want to change something about how they feel, think or behave, many looking to be free themselves of the past whilst some aren't sure exactly what they need, they simply feel the struggle to be happy in their life or relationships. There really is nothing too small or too big to ask for help with. You'll find I'm patient and calm by nature, have a compassionate and mature approach to helping, intuitively sense some things are really tough to talk about and whilst I will help you with ideas and tools to reduce symptoms and which can also speed up meaningful change between sessions, note: you will get to direct, manage your own destiny. I have always seen my role as supporting and guiding my clients through psychotherapy, enabling you to see for yourself and understand how your difficulties keeps you stuck and with my help how to overcome them. My aim is always for my clients to be able to leave feeling confident in knowing how to maintain their own well being long term.
01494 360937 View 01494 360937
Photo of Lee Payton, Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
Lee Payton
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Hello, I'm Lee and thanks for visiting my profile. I work with a range of differing clients from age 18 to older-age adult. I have a special interest in anxiety and related issues, such as panic attacks and stress. My training in counselling and psychotherapy is available to help you understand what is taking place when experiencing strong feelings and emotions, whether they be due to anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low mood, self-harm or a range of many other areas I can help with. An initial phone chat or Zoom costs you nothing: I'm always happy to chat through where I can help you.
Hello, I'm Lee and thanks for visiting my profile. I work with a range of differing clients from age 18 to older-age adult. I have a special interest in anxiety and related issues, such as panic attacks and stress. My training in counselling and psychotherapy is available to help you understand what is taking place when experiencing strong feelings and emotions, whether they be due to anxiety, stress, panic attacks, low mood, self-harm or a range of many other areas I can help with. An initial phone chat or Zoom costs you nothing: I'm always happy to chat through where I can help you.
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Photo of Katrina - Get Curious Counselling, Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
Katrina - Get Curious Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Sometimes in life we encounter difficult times and may struggle to make sense of things. Maybe you're experiencing increased levels of stress, anxiety, a sense of being lost, or a persistent low mood that goes beyond what you consider 'normal.' Perhaps you're seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, wanting insight into why you feel and act the way you do, or wish to rediscover a sense of vitality in your life. At times like this, talking to the right person can make a world of difference. I offer a confidential, compassionate and safe space in which to explore whatever issues you want to and help you reconnect with yourself.
Sometimes in life we encounter difficult times and may struggle to make sense of things. Maybe you're experiencing increased levels of stress, anxiety, a sense of being lost, or a persistent low mood that goes beyond what you consider 'normal.' Perhaps you're seeking a deeper understanding of yourself, wanting insight into why you feel and act the way you do, or wish to rediscover a sense of vitality in your life. At times like this, talking to the right person can make a world of difference. I offer a confidential, compassionate and safe space in which to explore whatever issues you want to and help you reconnect with yourself.
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Photo of Merisha Mistry, Psychotherapist in Buckinghamshire, England
Merisha Mistry
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
High Wycombe HP10  (Online Only)
I believe that not a single person will live a lifetime without feeling stressed, anxious or low at some point in their life. Life can throw many challenges and during these times it can difficult to see a way out or that things will get better. Sometimes we experience these difficulties a number of times, or for a long period of time. However your difficulties present right now, it is important to know that support is available and that change can happen. You can use the therapy to develop your sense of self again, look towards the future and deal with life's stressors (relationships, work, friendships, health, career) better.
I believe that not a single person will live a lifetime without feeling stressed, anxious or low at some point in their life. Life can throw many challenges and during these times it can difficult to see a way out or that things will get better. Sometimes we experience these difficulties a number of times, or for a long period of time. However your difficulties present right now, it is important to know that support is available and that change can happen. You can use the therapy to develop your sense of self again, look towards the future and deal with life's stressors (relationships, work, friendships, health, career) better.
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Photo of Clare Nicholas, Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
Clare Nicholas
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
As a BACP therapist working with adults and young people, I can help with a range of presenting issues, including low mood, anxiety, or low self esteem, and difficult behaviours such as self-harm, or compulsions. It may be that challenging life events (such as bereavement, bullying, separation, menopause) or childhood trauma are at the root of your difficulties, and I can help you to process these experiences. Therapy is not generally a quick or easy process, but it can pay enormous dividends in terms of a person's capacity for resilience and growth.
As a BACP therapist working with adults and young people, I can help with a range of presenting issues, including low mood, anxiety, or low self esteem, and difficult behaviours such as self-harm, or compulsions. It may be that challenging life events (such as bereavement, bullying, separation, menopause) or childhood trauma are at the root of your difficulties, and I can help you to process these experiences. Therapy is not generally a quick or easy process, but it can pay enormous dividends in terms of a person's capacity for resilience and growth.
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Photo of Lii Brooke, Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
Lii Brooke
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
I am an autistic counsellor supporting autistic adults with all aspects of navigating life. Do you think you might be autistic or have already had a confirmed diagnosis? Are you now wondering what autism means to you? Perhaps your feelings escape you. People seem to misunderstand you often. Have you been an outsider for as long as you can remember?...Maybe it's time to make peace with your differences. Realising that things could be better is the first step towards positive change. If you are ready to move on from autistic and struggling to brilliantly autistic, you are in the right place.
I am an autistic counsellor supporting autistic adults with all aspects of navigating life. Do you think you might be autistic or have already had a confirmed diagnosis? Are you now wondering what autism means to you? Perhaps your feelings escape you. People seem to misunderstand you often. Have you been an outsider for as long as you can remember?...Maybe it's time to make peace with your differences. Realising that things could be better is the first step towards positive change. If you are ready to move on from autistic and struggling to brilliantly autistic, you are in the right place.
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Photo of sjfcounselling , Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
sjfcounselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Hello and welcome to SJF Counselling. I am an experienced Person-Centred Counsellor working with individual adults (18+) in Buckinghamshire, SL9 offering sessions in person, online or via telephone. I work with individuals who have experienced different forms of loss and clients who are facing difficult circumstances in life resulting from life's transitions. These include the death of a loved one (as well as suicide), miscarriage, relationship breakdown, job loss, menopause and health issues. Other areas covered are depression, low self-esteem, bullying, anxiety, isolation and loneliness.
Hello and welcome to SJF Counselling. I am an experienced Person-Centred Counsellor working with individual adults (18+) in Buckinghamshire, SL9 offering sessions in person, online or via telephone. I work with individuals who have experienced different forms of loss and clients who are facing difficult circumstances in life resulting from life's transitions. These include the death of a loved one (as well as suicide), miscarriage, relationship breakdown, job loss, menopause and health issues. Other areas covered are depression, low self-esteem, bullying, anxiety, isolation and loneliness.
01494 321194 View 01494 321194
Photo of Louisa Woodford, Psychotherapist in Buckinghamshire, England
Louisa Woodford
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
2 Endorsed
Feeling anxious, unsettled or sad can feel like a lonely place to be in our lives. I work with anxiety and depression and have further experience in working with addiction and abuse. Whether it's a challenging life event, relationship, job or a sense of ongoing unhappiness that feels hard to pin-point, I offer a calm and friendly space in which we can talk through your issues at your pace to explore what you might need. Rather than advise, I gently support you to find the way forward that feels right for you.
Feeling anxious, unsettled or sad can feel like a lonely place to be in our lives. I work with anxiety and depression and have further experience in working with addiction and abuse. Whether it's a challenging life event, relationship, job or a sense of ongoing unhappiness that feels hard to pin-point, I offer a calm and friendly space in which we can talk through your issues at your pace to explore what you might need. Rather than advise, I gently support you to find the way forward that feels right for you.
01296 329372 View 01296 329372
Photo of Laura Alcock, Psychologist in Buckinghamshire, England
Laura Alcock
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Waitlist for new clients
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
I offer assessment and treatment of children and adults for the purposes of understanding difficulties and developing a treatment plan. I work with a range of difficulties including, challenging behaviour, depression, anxiety, panic, OCD, bipolar disorder, trauma, emotional regulation and self-esteem. I offer functional assessments of behaviour in children, to facilitate understanding and management of this. I also offer modified therapeutic interventions to support clients to understand their diagnosis of autism and related emotional well-being.
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Photo of Kathryn Coulston, Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
Kathryn Coulston
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Tring HP23
Hello, I hope this information gives you an idea of how I can help you. I believe if we are seen and heard and can express ourselves, we are well placed to enjoy good mental health, but this does not always come easily. I have experience supporting people with anxiety, depression, panic and confusion and when stressful life events impact our ability to cope. I can also support you if you have problems in relationships, pressures at work or school, loss of any kind, or coping with illness or pain. By working together we can explore your needs, deepen your self-awareness and ultimately progress towards healing and recovery.
Hello, I hope this information gives you an idea of how I can help you. I believe if we are seen and heard and can express ourselves, we are well placed to enjoy good mental health, but this does not always come easily. I have experience supporting people with anxiety, depression, panic and confusion and when stressful life events impact our ability to cope. I can also support you if you have problems in relationships, pressures at work or school, loss of any kind, or coping with illness or pain. By working together we can explore your needs, deepen your self-awareness and ultimately progress towards healing and recovery.
01494 326058 View 01494 326058
Photo of Sue Lemon Counselling, Counsellor in Buckinghamshire, England
Sue Lemon Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Are you depressed or feel deep sadness? Do you suffer with anxiety, lay awake worrying, feeling hopeless and stuck? Or are you woken by nightmares and flashbacks of past experiences? Perhaps you are holding huge resentment and anger which is all to consuming. Alongside you, I can help you explore and understand whatever is taking over your life and worrying you. Counselling will help you feel and function better, make a difference to your self esteem and confidence, in your everyday life with friends and family as well as in your workplace.
Are you depressed or feel deep sadness? Do you suffer with anxiety, lay awake worrying, feeling hopeless and stuck? Or are you woken by nightmares and flashbacks of past experiences? Perhaps you are holding huge resentment and anger which is all to consuming. Alongside you, I can help you explore and understand whatever is taking over your life and worrying you. Counselling will help you feel and function better, make a difference to your self esteem and confidence, in your everyday life with friends and family as well as in your workplace.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Buckinghamshire

400+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Buckinghamshire who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
87% Depression
84% Self Esteem
79% Relationship Issues
79% Stress
66% Bereavement
64% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

9 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

64% Aviva
64% AXA PPP
52% Vitality

How Counsellors in Buckinghamshire see their clients

85% In Person and Online
15% Online Only

Gender breakdown

83% Female
16% Male
1% Non-Binary

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Buckinghamshire?

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.