Counselling in Canterbury

Photo of Salma Suleyman, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Salma Suleyman
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Children and Adolescent and Couples and Individual Psychotherapist / Psychodynamic I have a private consulting practice in Canterbury, I have worked as lead Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Couples Therapist at the Priory Group Well-being Clinic for 10 years and am currently work as a Children and Adolescent Psychotherapist with 5 to 18 year old children within an independent school, my clinical experience in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy includes work with Individuals couples, Children and Adolescents within, Private , NHS & Primary Care and Education sectors. I offer both Time Limited and long term work.
Children and Adolescent and Couples and Individual Psychotherapist / Psychodynamic I have a private consulting practice in Canterbury, I have worked as lead Psychodynamic Psychotherapist and Couples Therapist at the Priory Group Well-being Clinic for 10 years and am currently work as a Children and Adolescent Psychotherapist with 5 to 18 year old children within an independent school, my clinical experience in Psychodynamic Counselling and Psychotherapy includes work with Individuals couples, Children and Adolescents within, Private , NHS & Primary Care and Education sectors. I offer both Time Limited and long term work.
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Photo of Ellie Saville, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Ellie Saville
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Do you feel like you’re treading water like you might be pulled under? Are you struggling to cope with overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, or loss? Maybe you’re having relationship difficulties, or you are feeling isolated and aren’t sure which way to turn. Counselling can feel like a lifeline to help you better understand the changes happening in your life. Helping you to gain clearer insight, feel calmer and better able to cope with the stresses, difficulties and decisions you are faced with.
Do you feel like you’re treading water like you might be pulled under? Are you struggling to cope with overwhelming feelings of uncertainty, or loss? Maybe you’re having relationship difficulties, or you are feeling isolated and aren’t sure which way to turn. Counselling can feel like a lifeline to help you better understand the changes happening in your life. Helping you to gain clearer insight, feel calmer and better able to cope with the stresses, difficulties and decisions you are faced with.
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Janey Sutton
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
My name is Janey I am a registered counsellor with The British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists . I am trained integratively, which means I can draw from several therapeutic approaches. This means that I can tailor the therapy to be very personal to the client I am working with. I have 25 yrs of experience of working with individuals and families struggling with their emotional health. If you are struggling to cope emotionally ,with your mood, thoughts ,relationships , life's stresses or have experienced abuse/ trauma recently or in the past and would like to work through these issues,I would be happy to help.
My name is Janey I am a registered counsellor with The British Association of counsellors and psychotherapists . I am trained integratively, which means I can draw from several therapeutic approaches. This means that I can tailor the therapy to be very personal to the client I am working with. I have 25 yrs of experience of working with individuals and families struggling with their emotional health. If you are struggling to cope emotionally ,with your mood, thoughts ,relationships , life's stresses or have experienced abuse/ trauma recently or in the past and would like to work through these issues,I would be happy to help.
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Emily Russell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Recent times may have had a negative impact on your mental wellbeing or your self-esteem. Existing issues may feel harder to manage, or you may feel an increase in stress or anxiety? Your relationships with your partner, family or friends may have suffered, or you may feel lonely or isolated? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you want to make changes in your life but feel unsure how to start? Whatever is happening for you, our counselling sessions will be a safe, supportive space for you to process your feelings, make sense of things and begin to move forward again. I’m here for you and will be with you each step of the way.
Recent times may have had a negative impact on your mental wellbeing or your self-esteem. Existing issues may feel harder to manage, or you may feel an increase in stress or anxiety? Your relationships with your partner, family or friends may have suffered, or you may feel lonely or isolated? Perhaps you feel overwhelmed or stuck? Do you want to make changes in your life but feel unsure how to start? Whatever is happening for you, our counselling sessions will be a safe, supportive space for you to process your feelings, make sense of things and begin to move forward again. I’m here for you and will be with you each step of the way.
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Photo of Angie Dolby, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Angie Dolby
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT4  (Online Only)
As a trauma-informed counselor specializing in energy psychotherapy, I am deeply committed to guiding individuals on a journey of healing and transformation. My approach is rooted in compassion and empowerment. Recognizing the profound impact of trauma on the mind, body, and spirit, I create a safe and supportive space where you can feel validated, heard, and respected. Through a collaborative and strength-based approach, we work together to explore the unique ways trauma has shaped you're experiences and develop strategies for healing and growth.
As a trauma-informed counselor specializing in energy psychotherapy, I am deeply committed to guiding individuals on a journey of healing and transformation. My approach is rooted in compassion and empowerment. Recognizing the profound impact of trauma on the mind, body, and spirit, I create a safe and supportive space where you can feel validated, heard, and respected. Through a collaborative and strength-based approach, we work together to explore the unique ways trauma has shaped you're experiences and develop strategies for healing and growth.
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Katherine Nickoll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
Do you need to unburden your troubles and untangle your muddles? I can hear your darkest stories and share with you my belief that we can all grow. I love to work with people to realise their goals, rediscover their choices and to find hope, self-acceptance and emotional peace of mind. You may be feeling anxious or stressed, have issues at work, including chronic stress, or disability and hidden disability. I also am interested in body positivity, issues around self-esteem, imposter syndrome, and political or environmental worries.
Do you need to unburden your troubles and untangle your muddles? I can hear your darkest stories and share with you my belief that we can all grow. I love to work with people to realise their goals, rediscover their choices and to find hope, self-acceptance and emotional peace of mind. You may be feeling anxious or stressed, have issues at work, including chronic stress, or disability and hidden disability. I also am interested in body positivity, issues around self-esteem, imposter syndrome, and political or environmental worries.
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Photo of Felicity Waters, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Felicity Waters
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hi am Felicity, a Level 4 Dip counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I work with adults experiencing a variety of struggles including anger, sadness, anxiety or hopelessness which are impacting negatively upon their relationships, work and life in general. Perhaps it has become impossible to meet your own needs due to placing the needs of others above your own, and a reluctance to say 'no' is leaving you burnt out. Life in the current climate has seen an increase in people struggling with their mental health and in need of some support, yet not knowing where to turn for understanding and validation can be lonely.
Hi am Felicity, a Level 4 Dip counsellor, and registered member of the BACP. I work with adults experiencing a variety of struggles including anger, sadness, anxiety or hopelessness which are impacting negatively upon their relationships, work and life in general. Perhaps it has become impossible to meet your own needs due to placing the needs of others above your own, and a reluctance to say 'no' is leaving you burnt out. Life in the current climate has seen an increase in people struggling with their mental health and in need of some support, yet not knowing where to turn for understanding and validation can be lonely.
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Photo of Gabriel Facchini, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Gabriel Facchini
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Anxiety, stress, confusion, grief, and anger are just a few of the feelings that I have seen clients finding relief from, during our work together. I support you in addressing difficult or painful issues from your past and present. By listening to what's going on beneath the surface and through new insights, whatever gets in the way of you reaching your full potential will be brought to light.
Anxiety, stress, confusion, grief, and anger are just a few of the feelings that I have seen clients finding relief from, during our work together. I support you in addressing difficult or painful issues from your past and present. By listening to what's going on beneath the surface and through new insights, whatever gets in the way of you reaching your full potential will be brought to light.
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Photo of Anna-Marie Taylor, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Anna-Marie Taylor
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I'm a qualified CBT Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Integrative Counsellor and I help adults and adolescents to get out of stuck, negative emotional states such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Hurt and Shame. I'm trained to work with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Insomnia, Agoraphobia, overwhelming feelings, Phobias, OCD, Autism, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving using a range of CBT models and EMDR.
I'm a qualified CBT Therapist (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and Integrative Counsellor and I help adults and adolescents to get out of stuck, negative emotional states such as Anxiety, Depression, Anger, Hurt and Shame. I'm trained to work with a broad range of psychological health challenges including; Anxiety, Panic attacks, Depression, Insomnia, Agoraphobia, overwhelming feelings, Phobias, OCD, Autism, low self-worth and confidence, to name but a few. My approach is both adaptive and solution orientated and works best for people who want to change how they are feeling, thinking and behaving using a range of CBT models and EMDR.
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Photo of Charlotte Harris, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Charlotte Harris
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I have extensive experience working with anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties and depression and with Men´s issues. Maybe you feel a general sense of not being happy or fulfilled, as if you can´t get your life on track. Often it is helpful to understand our current difficulties through exploring past experiences and how they may have impacted upon you - you may like to do this but you may prefer not to think too much about the past. Everyone is different. The therapy process I offer is safe, confidential and structured to support you in the way that feels safest to you to make the changes you are longing for.
I have extensive experience working with anxiety, PTSD, relationship difficulties and depression and with Men´s issues. Maybe you feel a general sense of not being happy or fulfilled, as if you can´t get your life on track. Often it is helpful to understand our current difficulties through exploring past experiences and how they may have impacted upon you - you may like to do this but you may prefer not to think too much about the past. Everyone is different. The therapy process I offer is safe, confidential and structured to support you in the way that feels safest to you to make the changes you are longing for.
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Photo of Hillary Smith, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Hillary Smith
Psychotherapist, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2  (Online Only)
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
I strive to provide a warm and non-judgemental space for my clients to talk, believing the relationship and connection between counsellor and client is fundamental to client self-exploration and personal growth. I work collaboratively with each client so I can tailor my approach, this is important, as we are all unique. Offering a safe and confidential space for the expression and understanding of feelings. I can offer the flexibility of short or longer term therapy and the frequency of sessions is entirely up to each client, options include weekly, fortnightly, a floating arrangement for those working on a changeable rota.
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Photo of Alison McGuigan, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Alison McGuigan
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT2
Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression or unhappiness in aspects of your life? Maybe you are seeking support in managing emotional distress, a difficult situation in your life or the need to explore past or present experiences. My aim is to provide you with a confidential, safe space to explore what is impacting your daily life. I will give you the time to actively listen to you and explore the challenges you currently face, express any fears you have, and then together work towards your goals and to the way of being that you wish for.
Perhaps you are experiencing anxiety, depression or unhappiness in aspects of your life? Maybe you are seeking support in managing emotional distress, a difficult situation in your life or the need to explore past or present experiences. My aim is to provide you with a confidential, safe space to explore what is impacting your daily life. I will give you the time to actively listen to you and explore the challenges you currently face, express any fears you have, and then together work towards your goals and to the way of being that you wish for.
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Photo of Lisa McCafferty, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Lisa McCafferty
Psychotherapist, MSc, ACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
I am an experienced, approachable Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. For over 17 years, I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in my own private practice. My approach is flexible and creative, integrating Psychoanalytic knowledge of child development with therapeutic skill to make sense of a young person’s troubled thoughts or feelings. I am passionate about offering high quality and age appropriate therapeutic interventions that are tailored to the individual child or adolescent.
I am an experienced, approachable Child and Adolescent Psychotherapist. For over 17 years, I have worked therapeutically with children, adolescents and their families in a variety of settings including the NHS, schools and in my own private practice. My approach is flexible and creative, integrating Psychoanalytic knowledge of child development with therapeutic skill to make sense of a young person’s troubled thoughts or feelings. I am passionate about offering high quality and age appropriate therapeutic interventions that are tailored to the individual child or adolescent.
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Photo of Dr Joana Breda Vidal, Psychologist in Canterbury, England
Dr Joana Breda Vidal
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of NHS mental health experience who has worked with people experiencing a variety of difficulties, including: stress, anxiety, low mood, anger, relationship difficulties, bipolar affective disorder, bereavement, dementia, chronic pain and physical health problems. I work with adult individuals and couples and am available on weekdays between 9.30am and 3.30pm online.
I'm a Clinical Psychologist with over 15 years of NHS mental health experience who has worked with people experiencing a variety of difficulties, including: stress, anxiety, low mood, anger, relationship difficulties, bipolar affective disorder, bereavement, dementia, chronic pain and physical health problems. I work with adult individuals and couples and am available on weekdays between 9.30am and 3.30pm online.
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Photo of Emma Wilson, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Emma Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Hi, I’m Emma and I understand life can be challenging, confusing, overwhelming, stressful and often very difficult at times. Sometimes life can just get on top of us, and sometimes something happens to trigger us. Either way, you don’t have to manage this on your own. I understand that coping with the pressures of daily life alongside your own internal struggles can be difficult. I can help you to work through your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions; to help you make sense of your world. I use an integrative approach, I use a range of methods to assist me in my practice, selecting those which are best suited for you.
Hi, I’m Emma and I understand life can be challenging, confusing, overwhelming, stressful and often very difficult at times. Sometimes life can just get on top of us, and sometimes something happens to trigger us. Either way, you don’t have to manage this on your own. I understand that coping with the pressures of daily life alongside your own internal struggles can be difficult. I can help you to work through your thoughts, feelings, behaviours and emotions; to help you make sense of your world. I use an integrative approach, I use a range of methods to assist me in my practice, selecting those which are best suited for you.
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Photo of Lyndsay Stamp, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Lyndsay Stamp
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
Not accepting new clients
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR trained. I have over 14 years’ experience working as a psychotherapist in NHS settings (Primary & Secondary Care) and from treating of a wide range of anxiety and depression related problems. I lecture in CBT and supervise CBT trainees at Canterbury Christ Church University.
I am a fully qualified BACP Accredited Counsellor, BABCP Accredited Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapist and EMDR trained. I have over 14 years’ experience working as a psychotherapist in NHS settings (Primary & Secondary Care) and from treating of a wide range of anxiety and depression related problems. I lecture in CBT and supervise CBT trainees at Canterbury Christ Church University.
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Photo of Alvaro Navarro Psychosexual/Relationship Therapy, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Alvaro Navarro Psychosexual/Relationship Therapy
Counsellor, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1  (Online Only)
Most of us will experience sexual and relationship difficulties at some point in our lives and yet it can still be very challenging and embarrassing discussing them. Talking to an experienced and qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist can help you identify the difficulties you are experiencing, understand and explore different ways you can overcome these challenges and move forward. I aim to create a confidential and safe place where you feel able to talk about these issues in a non-shaming way. I am a sex positive therapist and I am comfortable exploring alternative sexual interests.
Most of us will experience sexual and relationship difficulties at some point in our lives and yet it can still be very challenging and embarrassing discussing them. Talking to an experienced and qualified psychosexual and relationship therapist can help you identify the difficulties you are experiencing, understand and explore different ways you can overcome these challenges and move forward. I aim to create a confidential and safe place where you feel able to talk about these issues in a non-shaming way. I am a sex positive therapist and I am comfortable exploring alternative sexual interests.
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Photo of Jane Gore, Counsellor in Canterbury, England
Jane Gore
Counsellor, BACP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT1
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
Hello, I am a qualified and experienced therapist working with adults and adolescents. I have over 5 years experience working with survivors of sexual assault. I am a therapist who is committed to supporting your emotional wellbeing and development. I tailor our sessions to support your unique journey, providing a safe and supportive space to inspire growth, healing and transformation.
01227 949755 View 01227 949755
Photo of Amanda Jane Carpenter, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Amanda Jane Carpenter
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Canterbury CT4
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
I have a particular interest and extensive knowledge regarding supporting those who have experienced early life developmental and complex trauma, separation and loss. Often these experiences continue to impact on our lives and abilities to make and sustain healthy and emotionally secure relationships in adulthood. Although psychoanalytically trained my clinical practice uses a range of therapeutic approaches and is predominately informed by attachment based theory. I can offer both short and longer term therapeutic support to individuals, couples and groups.
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Photo of Patricia Ann Murphy, Psychotherapist in Canterbury, England
Patricia Ann Murphy
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Canterbury CT1
We are all unique but our shared humanity means that we all struggle.With over 40yrs experience of working in mental health I have learnt that one of the most helpful interventions for a human in distress is to help them clarify their values and to use this information as leverage to facilitate the inevitable behavioural change that is needed for a life lived well. I have found that combining CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) promotes symptom reduction but also helps patient's to reconnect with what is important in their lives. If you're reading this I'm guessing you're feeling stuck-maybe I can help with that.
We are all unique but our shared humanity means that we all struggle.With over 40yrs experience of working in mental health I have learnt that one of the most helpful interventions for a human in distress is to help them clarify their values and to use this information as leverage to facilitate the inevitable behavioural change that is needed for a life lived well. I have found that combining CBT with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT) promotes symptom reduction but also helps patient's to reconnect with what is important in their lives. If you're reading this I'm guessing you're feeling stuck-maybe I can help with that.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Canterbury

100+

Average cost per session

£60

Counsellors in Canterbury who prioritize treating:

89% Anxiety
88% Self Esteem
84% Depression
81% Relationship Issues
77% Stress
74% Bereavement
74% Trauma and PTSD

Average years in practice

12 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

61% Aviva
58% AXA PPP
55% Bupa

How Counsellors in Canterbury see their clients

80% In Person and Online
20% Online Only

Gender breakdown

79% Female
21% Male
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Canterbury?

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.