Counselling in Chaldon

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Aleksandra Amoev
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chaldon CR3
My name is Aleks and I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor practising in Purley. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loss, stress, low self-esteem and other psychological difficulties. I offer both short term and open-ended counselling and my aim is to help you make sense of whatever is happening in your life and empower you to make positive and lasting changes.
My name is Aleks and I am an integrative psychotherapeutic counsellor practising in Purley. I am a fully qualified and experienced counsellor working with a wide range of issues including depression, anxiety, relationship problems, loss, stress, low self-esteem and other psychological difficulties. I offer both short term and open-ended counselling and my aim is to help you make sense of whatever is happening in your life and empower you to make positive and lasting changes.
01883 779991 View 01883 779991
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Dr Maria Pournara
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Couns. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chaldon CR3  (Online Only)
Feeling stuck, stressed or unhappy? Troubled by life challenges? Is your relationship facing difficulties? Even the strongest among us can feel lost or overwhelmed at times. As a Psychologist, I offer expert therapy services tailored to your specific needs helping you gain insight into current challenges and manage whatever life throws at you. I am a Chartered Psychologist HCPC and BPS registered with more 10 years of experience in the NHS, third sector and private practice.
Feeling stuck, stressed or unhappy? Troubled by life challenges? Is your relationship facing difficulties? Even the strongest among us can feel lost or overwhelmed at times. As a Psychologist, I offer expert therapy services tailored to your specific needs helping you gain insight into current challenges and manage whatever life throws at you. I am a Chartered Psychologist HCPC and BPS registered with more 10 years of experience in the NHS, third sector and private practice.
020 3974 1948 View 020 3974 1948

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Dr Paula Redmond
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6  (Online Only)
Is work sucking the life out of you? Has it left you feeling burned out, trapped, or doubting yourself? Or perhaps something has happened at work that has really impacted you? We invest so much of ourselves in our work, and it can be very fulfilling. But when things at work are tough it can have huge ripple effects on our mental health and our relationships, especially with our ourselves. I want to help you live a full and meaningful life that reaches beyond your work. Drawing on my training and expertise my aim is to help you process your experiences, learn new ways of coping and help you connect to what really matters to you.
Is work sucking the life out of you? Has it left you feeling burned out, trapped, or doubting yourself? Or perhaps something has happened at work that has really impacted you? We invest so much of ourselves in our work, and it can be very fulfilling. But when things at work are tough it can have huge ripple effects on our mental health and our relationships, especially with our ourselves. I want to help you live a full and meaningful life that reaches beyond your work. Drawing on my training and expertise my aim is to help you process your experiences, learn new ways of coping and help you connect to what really matters to you.
01883 770793 View 01883 770793
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Chenelle Owen
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3
Are you struggling to navigate life's challenges? Life can throw us curveballs when we least expect them. Whether you're wrestling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or simply feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors, it's okay to seek support. My name is Chenelle, and I'm here to help you find your path to healing and resilience. With over 7 years of experience as a psychological therapist, I've had the privilege of walking alongside individuals of all ages on their journey towards mental wellbeing. My approach is grounded in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based practices aimed at fostering lasting change.
Are you struggling to navigate life's challenges? Life can throw us curveballs when we least expect them. Whether you're wrestling with anxiety, depression, trauma, or simply feeling overwhelmed by daily stressors, it's okay to seek support. My name is Chenelle, and I'm here to help you find your path to healing and resilience. With over 7 years of experience as a psychological therapist, I've had the privilege of walking alongside individuals of all ages on their journey towards mental wellbeing. My approach is grounded in empathy, understanding, and evidence-based practices aimed at fostering lasting change.
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Katherine Ward
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3
I am a warm and caring Relate trained counsellor. I offer couple and individual counselling and sex therapy. Maybe you've been growing apart, or something has happened that has disturbed the core of your relationship? Or you're an individual questioning whether you can be in a/ or any relationship. You don't have to face these issues alone. Sometimes counselling isn't about reaching a conclusion, it can be the start a longer process. The important thing to recognise is that the moment you have got in contact; you will begin to move forward. I counsel on a general level too.
I am a warm and caring Relate trained counsellor. I offer couple and individual counselling and sex therapy. Maybe you've been growing apart, or something has happened that has disturbed the core of your relationship? Or you're an individual questioning whether you can be in a/ or any relationship. You don't have to face these issues alone. Sometimes counselling isn't about reaching a conclusion, it can be the start a longer process. The important thing to recognise is that the moment you have got in contact; you will begin to move forward. I counsel on a general level too.
01883 779996 View 01883 779996
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Karolina Meyer
Psychotherapist, MA, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Coulsdon CR5
I am a fully accredited CBT Therapist . Have you been struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, burn out? Do you feel exhausted of the constant worry and overwhelming emotions? Do you have unwanted thoughts or feeling stuck in repeated patterns of thoughts or behaviours? Do not struggle on your own. Understand yourself better, learn new copying techniques, reconnect with your values, reclaim your life back. I have been privileged seeing people change and grow even in the midst of the most challenging life experiences or events.
I am a fully accredited CBT Therapist . Have you been struggling with low mood, depression, anxiety, stress, burn out? Do you feel exhausted of the constant worry and overwhelming emotions? Do you have unwanted thoughts or feeling stuck in repeated patterns of thoughts or behaviours? Do not struggle on your own. Understand yourself better, learn new copying techniques, reconnect with your values, reclaim your life back. I have been privileged seeing people change and grow even in the midst of the most challenging life experiences or events.
01737 301457 View 01737 301457
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Suzanne Otto
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3
I love working with clients! Often a client may report a current problem or mood problem, but once we start the therapy "detective" work we uncover other deeper issues that lie beneath. Such issues may have led client's to live by subconscious "rules" or beliefs. Therapy offers the safe space and time to explore and review these. "Do they still work for you? Are they useful in this stage of your life?". These are examples of some of the questions we explore together. Life transitions, such as having a baby, changing job, end of relationship, illness diagnosis can be challenging. Therapy can help transition you to a better life.
I love working with clients! Often a client may report a current problem or mood problem, but once we start the therapy "detective" work we uncover other deeper issues that lie beneath. Such issues may have led client's to live by subconscious "rules" or beliefs. Therapy offers the safe space and time to explore and review these. "Do they still work for you? Are they useful in this stage of your life?". These are examples of some of the questions we explore together. Life transitions, such as having a baby, changing job, end of relationship, illness diagnosis can be challenging. Therapy can help transition you to a better life.
01883 778993 View 01883 778993
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Surrey Therapy Practice
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Coulsdon CR5
We are a small friendly team of experienced Psychologists, CBT therapists and Counsellors based in Banstead, Surrey, who offer a wide range of treatments for many different ages (face to face and online). We value providing a kind and supportive experience, treating everyone with respect and goal oriented approach for anyone looking to improve their mental health and well-being. Our vision is to use our skills and professional training to effectively find solutions that are tailored to individual needs. We help clients to reflect on problems and learn strategies to make positive changes to their lives and relationships.
We are a small friendly team of experienced Psychologists, CBT therapists and Counsellors based in Banstead, Surrey, who offer a wide range of treatments for many different ages (face to face and online). We value providing a kind and supportive experience, treating everyone with respect and goal oriented approach for anyone looking to improve their mental health and well-being. Our vision is to use our skills and professional training to effectively find solutions that are tailored to individual needs. We help clients to reflect on problems and learn strategies to make positive changes to their lives and relationships.
01737 302295 View 01737 302295
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Joanna Seller
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Coulsdon CR5
I am a Clinical Psychologist working to support adults, children, young people and their families to understand and make sense of emotional or behaviour issues, and work together using psychological therapy on issues such as depression and low mood, anxiety and panic, OCD, trauma, and low self esteem. I have experience and expertise in working with adults adapting to pregnancy and new parenthood. I can also help with adapting to life events including bullying, bereavement, pre school and school based difficulties, behaviour difficulties associated with ADHD and Autism, parenting advice and family and relationship issues.
I am a Clinical Psychologist working to support adults, children, young people and their families to understand and make sense of emotional or behaviour issues, and work together using psychological therapy on issues such as depression and low mood, anxiety and panic, OCD, trauma, and low self esteem. I have experience and expertise in working with adults adapting to pregnancy and new parenthood. I can also help with adapting to life events including bullying, bereavement, pre school and school based difficulties, behaviour difficulties associated with ADHD and Autism, parenting advice and family and relationship issues.
01372 233630 View 01372 233630
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Baanu Baghbani-Irvine
Psychotherapist, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Purley CR8
I am a qualified Psychotherapist with degrees in number of different therapeutic modalities and over 20 years experience in Family and Children Services and private practice. I use effective evidence-based techniques, practices and therapeutic skills to tailor-make my approach. I use active-directive psychotherapy that promotes change by helping clients to identify, confront, and change their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs. I have extensive experience working with attachment, Childhood trauma and family relationships and in the treatment of many mental and emotional disturbances.
I am a qualified Psychotherapist with degrees in number of different therapeutic modalities and over 20 years experience in Family and Children Services and private practice. I use effective evidence-based techniques, practices and therapeutic skills to tailor-make my approach. I use active-directive psychotherapy that promotes change by helping clients to identify, confront, and change their self-defeating thoughts and beliefs. I have extensive experience working with attachment, Childhood trauma and family relationships and in the treatment of many mental and emotional disturbances.
020 3856 4052 View 020 3856 4052
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JustJulie Counselling
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coulsdon CR5
I'm very familiar professionally and personally with the challenges of parenting, birth, baby feeding, the struggle to adapt to new roles and the anxiety and overwhelm and constant doubt that often come with that. Perhaps you are aware that your mental health is suffering but you are struggling on? Or did you have a traumatic birth or other experience that keeps replaying and resurfacing? Or struggling with anxiety about a forthcoming birth? Or has old 'stuff', relationships, habits resurfaced which you now need some support to cope with? I provide an emotionally safe space for you to unburden yourself, for as long as you need.
I'm very familiar professionally and personally with the challenges of parenting, birth, baby feeding, the struggle to adapt to new roles and the anxiety and overwhelm and constant doubt that often come with that. Perhaps you are aware that your mental health is suffering but you are struggling on? Or did you have a traumatic birth or other experience that keeps replaying and resurfacing? Or struggling with anxiety about a forthcoming birth? Or has old 'stuff', relationships, habits resurfaced which you now need some support to cope with? I provide an emotionally safe space for you to unburden yourself, for as long as you need.
020 3835 5735 View 020 3835 5735
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Catherine S Taylor
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Warlingham CR6
I work as a Complex Trauma/Childhood Abuse & Relationship Therapist, supporting individuals/couples who are "stuck", experiencing issues of high anxiety; anger; stress and distress around a life events, especially if you have a learning disability or autism. Therapy with me is about managing and reducing the impact. If it is not dealt with sooner, it can trigger hidden deeper issues related to past events related to unspeakable trauma, childhood abuse or dissociation (a sense of detachment from your former self), or even suicidal thoughts, identity issues "Who am I?" Restoring a sense of calm and balance in life stops this chaos.
I work as a Complex Trauma/Childhood Abuse & Relationship Therapist, supporting individuals/couples who are "stuck", experiencing issues of high anxiety; anger; stress and distress around a life events, especially if you have a learning disability or autism. Therapy with me is about managing and reducing the impact. If it is not dealt with sooner, it can trigger hidden deeper issues related to past events related to unspeakable trauma, childhood abuse or dissociation (a sense of detachment from your former self), or even suicidal thoughts, identity issues "Who am I?" Restoring a sense of calm and balance in life stops this chaos.
01883 779204 View 01883 779204
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Samantha Parsons
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coulsdon CR5
There may be times in life where you feel that you are on your own, and you put a brave face on because you don't want to burden others for fear that they won't understand what you're going through. As a Therapist I would like to provide the safe space for you to explore these feelings. Hello, my name is Sam, I am a qualified experienced Counsellor practising in Horley & Coulsdon areas of Surrey. As a counsellor I aim to provide a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, safe space to listen, reflect and provide emotional support. I offer an external relationship away from distractions to focus on you.
There may be times in life where you feel that you are on your own, and you put a brave face on because you don't want to burden others for fear that they won't understand what you're going through. As a Therapist I would like to provide the safe space for you to explore these feelings. Hello, my name is Sam, I am a qualified experienced Counsellor practising in Horley & Coulsdon areas of Surrey. As a counsellor I aim to provide a warm, empathic, non-judgmental, safe space to listen, reflect and provide emotional support. I offer an external relationship away from distractions to focus on you.
01260 541562 View 01260 541562
Photo of Rachel Schofield, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych., Psychologist
Rachel Schofield
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Coulsdon CR5  (Online Only)
Deciding to start therapy with a new therapist can be a daunting prospect. I think that it is important to spend time developing a safe and genuine therapeutic relationship to build understanding about the problem and think together about ways to process this and to move forward. I support people with anxiety, low mood, identity or adjustment issues related to their physical health condition or life experiences and the impact that this has on different areas of their lives. I provide a space to think through these issues together and come up with joint approaches and different ways of thinking.
Deciding to start therapy with a new therapist can be a daunting prospect. I think that it is important to spend time developing a safe and genuine therapeutic relationship to build understanding about the problem and think together about ways to process this and to move forward. I support people with anxiety, low mood, identity or adjustment issues related to their physical health condition or life experiences and the impact that this has on different areas of their lives. I provide a space to think through these issues together and come up with joint approaches and different ways of thinking.
01737 926776 View 01737 926776
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Paul Lipman
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Caterham CR3
I am a BACP registered therapist, inspired by my therapy, with over 14yrs experience in helping couples, and also individuals with, severe or longterm difficulties, and I'm committed to providing therapy which delivers lasting tangible benefits: emotionally, behaviourally, practically and mentally. I offer in-depth Integrative counselling which is both gentle and powerful as it draws from all mainstream therapies and psychology, meaning I can tailor help and is effective with most difficulties inc: Anxiety, Constant worry, Anger, Low mood,Self hatred, Confused feelings, Critical thinking., Self harm and Emotional eating.
I am a BACP registered therapist, inspired by my therapy, with over 14yrs experience in helping couples, and also individuals with, severe or longterm difficulties, and I'm committed to providing therapy which delivers lasting tangible benefits: emotionally, behaviourally, practically and mentally. I offer in-depth Integrative counselling which is both gentle and powerful as it draws from all mainstream therapies and psychology, meaning I can tailor help and is effective with most difficulties inc: Anxiety, Constant worry, Anger, Low mood,Self hatred, Confused feelings, Critical thinking., Self harm and Emotional eating.
01883 772265 View 01883 772265
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Eleanor Osman
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3
Hello, I am Eleanor, Systemic Psychotherapist & AFT Accredited Systemic Supervisor, I work with individuals, couples & families. Life is painful, challenging & puzzling at times. Some people enter therapy knowing what they wish to change, others to explore their discomfort & pain. I offer a confidential, respectful & collaborative space tailored to your needs integrating talking, creative approaches, parenting coaching & psycho education. Together we can discover new ways to understand, manage or find resolution so you can move forwards towards a more satisfying life with a deeper understanding of yourself & others.
Hello, I am Eleanor, Systemic Psychotherapist & AFT Accredited Systemic Supervisor, I work with individuals, couples & families. Life is painful, challenging & puzzling at times. Some people enter therapy knowing what they wish to change, others to explore their discomfort & pain. I offer a confidential, respectful & collaborative space tailored to your needs integrating talking, creative approaches, parenting coaching & psycho education. Together we can discover new ways to understand, manage or find resolution so you can move forwards towards a more satisfying life with a deeper understanding of yourself & others.
01883 779219 View 01883 779219
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Ina Spellings
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Purley CR8  (Online Only)
Hello- I’m Ina -an experienced and accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. .I have experience of providing short term-solution focused counselling-within the NHS- as well as working with young people for a wide range of mental health matters.I am able to work multilingualy-providing therapy in English, Romanian,Spanish. It is my personal belief that spending time with an empathic, non-judgemental therapist, offers you the opportunity to feel truly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time, gaining insight into the matters that brought you here.
Hello- I’m Ina -an experienced and accredited Integrative Therapeutic Counsellor. .I have experience of providing short term-solution focused counselling-within the NHS- as well as working with young people for a wide range of mental health matters.I am able to work multilingualy-providing therapy in English, Romanian,Spanish. It is my personal belief that spending time with an empathic, non-judgemental therapist, offers you the opportunity to feel truly seen and heard, perhaps for the first time, gaining insight into the matters that brought you here.
020 4538 0219 View 020 4538 0219
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Karen Weston
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Coulsdon CR5
My practice is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Establishing a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and non-judgment, I provide a safe and confidential space where clients can freely express themselves, fostering a sense of comfort. The exploration of past experiences, especially in childhood, uncovers patterns, unresolved conflicts, and underlying emotional struggles. My practice encourages self-reflection and the development of insight into one's inner world.
My practice is dedicated to providing a safe and supportive environment where individuals can explore their thoughts, emotions, and experiences. Establishing a strong therapeutic relationship built on trust, empathy, and non-judgment, I provide a safe and confidential space where clients can freely express themselves, fostering a sense of comfort. The exploration of past experiences, especially in childhood, uncovers patterns, unresolved conflicts, and underlying emotional struggles. My practice encourages self-reflection and the development of insight into one's inner world.
020 3835 4039 View 020 3835 4039
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Sonja Rodney
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, BACP
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3  (Online Only)
Sometimes, the rocks that life throws at us, can leave us feeling broken, wounded, depressed and anxious. And this is why I became a counsellor, because we all need help from time to time. I use effective counselling techniques to guide you to fresh perspectives on the issues you're facing, helping you make changes, grow & heal. You will experience a compassionate, non-judgmental, & safe environment whilst you freely express yourself and feel protected, heard, and validated during our work together. I helped clients with anger, anxiety, Bereavement, Domestic Abuse, Spirituality, stress, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Addiction.
Sometimes, the rocks that life throws at us, can leave us feeling broken, wounded, depressed and anxious. And this is why I became a counsellor, because we all need help from time to time. I use effective counselling techniques to guide you to fresh perspectives on the issues you're facing, helping you make changes, grow & heal. You will experience a compassionate, non-judgmental, & safe environment whilst you freely express yourself and feel protected, heard, and validated during our work together. I helped clients with anger, anxiety, Bereavement, Domestic Abuse, Spirituality, stress, Trauma and PTSD, Depression, Addiction.
01689 663122 View 01689 663122
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Dr Fabio Massaro
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Caterham CR3
I am a warm and friendly Clinical Psychologist with specialist experience in complex mental health difficulties in adolescents and adults (such as, anxiety, self-harm, low mood, trauma-related problems, low self-esteem, and social isolation). Over the past 11 years I have worked in a number of NHS and non-NHS settings including, child and adolescent generic and specialist services (CAMHS) and adult community and inpatient services, providing specialist assessments and evidence-based treatment to neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals who were at risk.
I am a warm and friendly Clinical Psychologist with specialist experience in complex mental health difficulties in adolescents and adults (such as, anxiety, self-harm, low mood, trauma-related problems, low self-esteem, and social isolation). Over the past 11 years I have worked in a number of NHS and non-NHS settings including, child and adolescent generic and specialist services (CAMHS) and adult community and inpatient services, providing specialist assessments and evidence-based treatment to neurotypical and neurodivergent individuals who were at risk.
07774 721107 View 07774 721107

How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Chaldon

< 10

Counsellors in Chaldon who prioritize treating:

100% Relationship Issues
100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Divorce
100% Anger Management
100% Behavioural Issues
100% Emotional Disturbance

Average years in practice

13 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

100% Aetna
100% Cigna and Evernorth
100% Aviva

How Counsellors in Chaldon see their clients

50% In Person and Online
50% Online Only

Gender breakdown

100% Female
FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chaldon?

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.