Counselling in Cheddar

Photo of Emma Jane Moss, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Emma Jane Moss
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheddar BS27
I am an Integrative Counsellor with more than 10 years experience working at Mind and in private practice. I offer both long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people. My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can feel safe and understood and where you can explore the things that feel important to you. I work creatively and am pro-active, but am never directive and am not limited to just one way of working. Quite the reverse. I will recognise you as an individual with unique thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, experiences and circumstances and will tailor my work accordingly.
I am an Integrative Counsellor with more than 10 years experience working at Mind and in private practice. I offer both long-term and short-term counselling to adults and young people. My aim is to provide a warm, confidential and non-judgemental space in which you can feel safe and understood and where you can explore the things that feel important to you. I work creatively and am pro-active, but am never directive and am not limited to just one way of working. Quite the reverse. I will recognise you as an individual with unique thoughts, feelings, needs, wants, experiences and circumstances and will tailor my work accordingly.
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Photo of Joyce Howitt, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Joyce Howitt
Counsellor, MA, MBACP Accred
Verified
Cheddar BS27  (Online Only)
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
Are you feeling anxious, depressed, stressed, insecure, or overwhelmed by your emotions? Or are you looking for someone who will listen and be non judgemental and to whom you can talk in confidence about issues that are bothering you that would be difficult to share with friends or family members? Your feelings may be related to a bereavement or loss, the effects of abuse, relationship issues, or a major life change or may be related to something unresolved from the past. You may also be seeking support in setting goals and moving on in a positive way. These (and others) are areas in which I am well experienced.
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Cath Davis
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheddar BS27
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
Change, and uncertainty are part of our lives. You may have reached a crossroads in your life and are not sure which path to take? Maybe you have an important decision to make and need some help exploring it. Perhaps you find yourself pushing people away in relationships, or feel stuck and have been putting things off? You may have a feeling of loss or have experienced loss and are unsure how to deal with it. Do you feel alone with your struggles, and in need of support and reassurance? Feeling unsure about reaching out to friends, family or colleagues is very common.
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Photo of Lara Just, Psychotherapist in Cheddar, England
Lara Just
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
Cheddar BS27
Do you sometimes feel lost or unsure about what your purpose is? Why you are here? Why life has happened as it did so far? Are you struggling to get through a tough life transition, loss or grief? Are you at times not sure what you have to offer to the world; what you are meant to do or what you really want? Do you find it difficult to trust others or are wondering how to improve your relationships with others? I offer a safe, unbiased space to talk that is removed from your direct family and friends. This freedom to speak openly can be helpful when trying to talk through tricky and uncomfortable feelings.
Do you sometimes feel lost or unsure about what your purpose is? Why you are here? Why life has happened as it did so far? Are you struggling to get through a tough life transition, loss or grief? Are you at times not sure what you have to offer to the world; what you are meant to do or what you really want? Do you find it difficult to trust others or are wondering how to improve your relationships with others? I offer a safe, unbiased space to talk that is removed from your direct family and friends. This freedom to speak openly can be helpful when trying to talk through tricky and uncomfortable feelings.
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Photo of Elaine Hutchinson, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Elaine Hutchinson
Counsellor
Verified
Cheddar BS27
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
Hi, I'm Elaine. I'm a child & adolescent therapist & counsellor who supports children, teens & their families to manage big feelings, stressful situations and other life challenges. I work with children & young people aged 6-25 (as well as some adults) and support them with a huge range of issues from anxiety and worries about school, fostering and adoption, to trauma, bereavement, sexual abuse and domestic violence, covering pretty much everything you can think of in-between. I'm an accredited therapist who offers play & creative arts therapy, TraumaPlay and talking therapy. I have a therapy dog who loves to be involved.
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Photo of Simon Gaddes, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Simon Gaddes
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
1 Endorsed
Cheddar BS27
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
I aim to provide you with a safe, caring and professional atmosphere where you can explore your struggles at your own pace and depth. I am a well travelled, life experienced integrative counsellor which means I believe in tapping into various models and approaches, founded upon my deep curiosity of what life expects of us as we journey through it, to assist you with those unique and personal problems you are experiencing. I am experienced in dealing with depression, anxiety and stress and can assist you to explore deeper experiences that may be contributing to your struggles. I am here to hear.
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Photo of Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Emmelaine Leighton-McCardell
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified
Cheddar BS27
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
I offer walking and talking therapy in an outdoor setting as well as online sessions. Whatever it is you are going through, you do not have to face it alone. I offer a supportive and safe space to talk. I specialise in clients with mood disorders, anxiety disorders and ADHD. I support clients in a way that honours who you are and what you need. I choose to work flexibly and without judgment, so that you can feel free to express yourself in whatever way feels most comfortable.
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Photo of Samantha Swallow, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Samantha Swallow
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
Cheddar BS27
Waitlist for new clients
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
Hi there, I’m Sam and I am a BACP registered person-centred Counsellor and qualified Cognitive Behavioural Therapist and I work with adults, children and adolescents. I understand the importance of a safe space to explore and understand feelings, and to consider and become aware of unhelpful patterns of behaviour. Together we can discover how to make positive changes and manage difficult feelings and emotions. I have a number of years experience working in a NHS commissioned service around common mental health difficulties. I want to help you reach your goals - we will explore the past and present to help you to heal and thrive.
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More Therapists Nearby

Photo of Helen Williams, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Helen Williams
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS23
Now Accepting New Clients. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed, like you are sinking or stuck? As a counsellor, I am interested in how our current-day lives have been shaped by formative past experiences and unconscious processes. Within this framework, I take a tailored approach to each client, allowing the needs of the individual to guide my work. I am experienced in providing both short-term and long-term therapy, covering a range of issues with a straightforward style. My aim is to help you explore how you can best be yourself and live your life amidst the confusion and challenges of the modern world. In time old wounds begin
Now Accepting New Clients. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed, like you are sinking or stuck? As a counsellor, I am interested in how our current-day lives have been shaped by formative past experiences and unconscious processes. Within this framework, I take a tailored approach to each client, allowing the needs of the individual to guide my work. I am experienced in providing both short-term and long-term therapy, covering a range of issues with a straightforward style. My aim is to help you explore how you can best be yourself and live your life amidst the confusion and challenges of the modern world. In time old wounds begin
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Photo of Adrian Bond, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Adrian Bond
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Yatton BS49
Hello, I’m Adrian and I am a counsellor with over ten years of experience working with adults in the North Somerset area. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a core counsellor for Wellspring who are a local charitable organisation. I work from home in a dedicated comfortable private space (with separate access provided), with free parking available. I offer flexibility in how I work in order to meet the needs of all walks of life through in person (face to face), walk and talk, online and telephone appointments.
Hello, I’m Adrian and I am a counsellor with over ten years of experience working with adults in the North Somerset area. In addition to my private practice, I also work as a core counsellor for Wellspring who are a local charitable organisation. I work from home in a dedicated comfortable private space (with separate access provided), with free parking available. I offer flexibility in how I work in order to meet the needs of all walks of life through in person (face to face), walk and talk, online and telephone appointments.
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Photo of Dean John Gaylard, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Dean John Gaylard
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
Glastonbury BA6  (Online Only)
Hello! Are you struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression and struggling to recognise your own worth? If so I’d love to offer you a space where you can begin to share your experiences without fear of judgment, expectation or pressure to be anything other than your natural self. My goal is to help you feel as safe, supported and comfortable as possible in our sessions, so we can begin to explore the origins of any difficulties you may be experiencing and find ways to empower and support you moving forwards.
Hello! Are you struggling with low self esteem, anxiety or depression and struggling to recognise your own worth? If so I’d love to offer you a space where you can begin to share your experiences without fear of judgment, expectation or pressure to be anything other than your natural self. My goal is to help you feel as safe, supported and comfortable as possible in our sessions, so we can begin to explore the origins of any difficulties you may be experiencing and find ways to empower and support you moving forwards.
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Photo of Jennifer Edge, Psychotherapist in Cheddar, England
Jennifer Edge
Psychotherapist, MUKCP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Glastonbury BA6
Not accepting new clients
Are you experiencing distress or dissatisfaction in your life no matter how hard you try? This may have been going on for a long time or perhaps you're left feeling out-of-control after a loved-one dying, a big change happening in your life, or maybe illness striking you or somebody that you care for? Perhaps nothing has happened, but you feel stuck and unhappy with your life and relationships? Are you exhausted taking care of others needs whilst ignoring your own? Whatever your situation you would like to find greater ease within yourself and have more satisfying relationships with other people in your life.
Are you experiencing distress or dissatisfaction in your life no matter how hard you try? This may have been going on for a long time or perhaps you're left feeling out-of-control after a loved-one dying, a big change happening in your life, or maybe illness striking you or somebody that you care for? Perhaps nothing has happened, but you feel stuck and unhappy with your life and relationships? Are you exhausted taking care of others needs whilst ignoring your own? Whatever your situation you would like to find greater ease within yourself and have more satisfying relationships with other people in your life.
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Photo of Eve McIntyre (Babcp Cbt Therapist Supervisor Emdr Clinician), Psychotherapist in Cheddar, England
Eve McIntyre (Babcp Cbt Therapist Supervisor Emdr Clinician)
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified
Wedmore BS28
CBT and EMDR can be highly beneficial if you are experiencing and feeling stuck with Depression, Anxiety or PTSD. When we experience emotional difficulties we need to feel heard, have a way of making sense of what we are feeling and gain a sense of hope for the future. I have an adaptive style, I would strive to offer support that feels tailored to you. We would work 'shoulder to shoulder' at each stage, at your pace to meet your therapy goals. I would value and encourage your contributions throughout our work together and aim to empower you. I would strive to create a curious, warm, non-judgemental therapeutic space.
CBT and EMDR can be highly beneficial if you are experiencing and feeling stuck with Depression, Anxiety or PTSD. When we experience emotional difficulties we need to feel heard, have a way of making sense of what we are feeling and gain a sense of hope for the future. I have an adaptive style, I would strive to offer support that feels tailored to you. We would work 'shoulder to shoulder' at each stage, at your pace to meet your therapy goals. I would value and encourage your contributions throughout our work together and aim to empower you. I would strive to create a curious, warm, non-judgemental therapeutic space.
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Photo of Rhian Kenny, Psychotherapist in Cheddar, England
Rhian Kenny
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified
3 Endorsed
Wells BA5
I'm Rhian, an accredited CBT Therapist working with children, young people and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. My training and experience within education, outpatient and specialist mental health services means that delivering therapy can be done simply and effectively. I adapt our work to your personal needs whilst keeping your goals at the heart of what we do. By working together, we can create lasting change not only by resolving your current issues, but by building life-long resilience through skills and understanding of what maintains our problems. I offer Sunday and weekday appointments.
I'm Rhian, an accredited CBT Therapist working with children, young people and adults experiencing a range of mental health difficulties. My training and experience within education, outpatient and specialist mental health services means that delivering therapy can be done simply and effectively. I adapt our work to your personal needs whilst keeping your goals at the heart of what we do. By working together, we can create lasting change not only by resolving your current issues, but by building life-long resilience through skills and understanding of what maintains our problems. I offer Sunday and weekday appointments.
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Photo of Geoff Lamb, Psychotherapist in Cheddar, England
Geoff Lamb
Psychotherapist, MSc, MUKCP
Verified
Wells BA5
Having a fulfilling and lasting relationship is something we all aspire to, but it isn't always easy. Relationships can go wrong for all sorts of reasons and it's difficult to know where to go for help. In my work as a sex and relationship therapist, I work with both couples and individuals to not only get your relationship back on track and improve communication, but also to help it develop so that it achieves its full potential. Often, problems in a relationship can be an opportunity to develop it so get in touch with me if you need some help either to heal a crisis or to make your relationship the best it can be.
Having a fulfilling and lasting relationship is something we all aspire to, but it isn't always easy. Relationships can go wrong for all sorts of reasons and it's difficult to know where to go for help. In my work as a sex and relationship therapist, I work with both couples and individuals to not only get your relationship back on track and improve communication, but also to help it develop so that it achieves its full potential. Often, problems in a relationship can be an opportunity to develop it so get in touch with me if you need some help either to heal a crisis or to make your relationship the best it can be.
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Photo of Eden Counselling Services (ECS), Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Eden Counselling Services (ECS)
Counsellor, BACP
Verified
Weston-super-Mare BS22  (Online Only)
Hi, My name is Elaine, I offer an integrated approach, where I bring in different types of therapies that suit your needs, with person centre as my core conditions. often trying something new can be very daunting, and due to this, I like to offer a free 15-minute telephone or online consultation, to make sure I suit your needs.
Hi, My name is Elaine, I offer an integrated approach, where I bring in different types of therapies that suit your needs, with person centre as my core conditions. often trying something new can be very daunting, and due to this, I like to offer a free 15-minute telephone or online consultation, to make sure I suit your needs.
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Photo of Kerry Berber, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Kerry Berber
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
Not accepting new clients
I have experience working with a range of clients with issues such as high anxiety, depression, trauma, BPD, autism and ADHD. All of these conditions can lead to difficulties with day to day life, low self esteem, relationship problems, and a loss of a general sense of wellbeing in the world. I am fully aware of the overlap between these conditions, and that a client who has a diagnosis, doesn't necessarily fit neatly behind a label. I also know that not having a diagnosis can have a huge impact too. Whatever you are struggling with, together we can explore your individual needs and identify ways to improve your experience of life.
I have experience working with a range of clients with issues such as high anxiety, depression, trauma, BPD, autism and ADHD. All of these conditions can lead to difficulties with day to day life, low self esteem, relationship problems, and a loss of a general sense of wellbeing in the world. I am fully aware of the overlap between these conditions, and that a client who has a diagnosis, doesn't necessarily fit neatly behind a label. I also know that not having a diagnosis can have a huge impact too. Whatever you are struggling with, together we can explore your individual needs and identify ways to improve your experience of life.
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Photo of Henrietta Lang, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Henrietta Lang
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
Wells BA5
Waitlist for new clients
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
Are you exhausted by the effort it takes to manage your feelings? Do you want to feel safe? Do you wonder who you are or why you feel bad? Whether you are struggling with anxiety, depression, low self esteem, panic disorders or relationship problems, there is good news. Research has shown that a good relationship with a counsellor/therapist can really help. My approach is to help you understand both 'your hidden self' (the unconscious) and find everyday tools and tasks that can help you change your life. I hope I can show you that all the wisdom and creativity you need to enjoy your life is within reach.
01749 605551 View 01749 605551
Photo of Robert McCracken, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Robert McCracken
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified
2 Endorsed
Weston-super-Mare BS22
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
I have worked in the voluntary sector for several years supporting clients who are struggling with their emotions. I love what I do, and I am always delighted to see people find better mental health. My way of working is to listen very carefully to what you bring, and to understand where your distress lies, we will then explore how you can address your concerns, working together to provide an improved level of well-being for you.
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Photo of Marc Le Galle, Counsellor in Cheddar, England
Marc Le Galle
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Axbridge BS26
Hi I'm Marc and I have a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Engaging in counselling is an act of courage and can be a rewarding and healing experience. I believe that every one of us has the capacity to change and become the best they can be. Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences.
Hi I'm Marc and I have a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy. Engaging in counselling is an act of courage and can be a rewarding and healing experience. I believe that every one of us has the capacity to change and become the best they can be. Coming to therapy can feel like a big decision and finding the right therapist for you can sometimes feel like a daunting task. I believe that the therapy relationship is key to personal growth, feeling understood, supported and helped through challenging and distressing life experiences.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Cheddar

< 10

Counsellors in Cheddar who prioritize treating:

100% Depression
100% Anxiety
100% Bereavement
100% Stress
88% Self Esteem
88% Life Transitions
75% Relationship Issues

Average years in practice

8 Years

Gender breakdown

88% Female
12% Male

How Counsellors in Cheddar see their clients

88% In Person and Online
12% Online Only

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Cheddar?

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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.