Counselling in Chelmsford

Photo of Natalie Bailey, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Natalie Bailey
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Do you feel like pain from your past is holding you back? distorting or determining your present? Do you feel like you have a lot of emotions but your not really sure why? or how to manage them? Are you struggling to maintain relationships? pursue your goals? do you feel stuck? disconnected? depressed? lost? Whatever it is you have going on- I want to support you. Sometimes facing the truth of your experience can feel scary, i want to create a space where you feel safe and less alone in that.
Do you feel like pain from your past is holding you back? distorting or determining your present? Do you feel like you have a lot of emotions but your not really sure why? or how to manage them? Are you struggling to maintain relationships? pursue your goals? do you feel stuck? disconnected? depressed? lost? Whatever it is you have going on- I want to support you. Sometimes facing the truth of your experience can feel scary, i want to create a space where you feel safe and less alone in that.
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Photo of Ashleigh West, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Ashleigh West
Counsellor, DCounsPsych, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Are you finding yourself feeling lost, overwhelmed, or in a constant state of fear and panic? Do you feel like you are trying your utmost to be better? Do you desperately want to feel loved and like you belong, but somehow always feel like you are second best? I understand how it feels to be at a constant war with yourself, battling your inner critic and never feeling good enough. You deserve to finally find that inner peace you have long been chasing.
Are you finding yourself feeling lost, overwhelmed, or in a constant state of fear and panic? Do you feel like you are trying your utmost to be better? Do you desperately want to feel loved and like you belong, but somehow always feel like you are second best? I understand how it feels to be at a constant war with yourself, battling your inner critic and never feeling good enough. You deserve to finally find that inner peace you have long been chasing.
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Photo of Anna Cann, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Anna Cann
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Hello and welcome. Taking the first step to find the right person to talk to can take courage. Thank you for looking at my profile. I am a qualified integrative counsellor. At heart, this means offering a warm, empathic, non-judgmental and confidential space to explore any difficulties you are facing. Each client is unique and will work with me in a different way that best suits them. Counselling can be a chance to reflect on our past, to process our thoughts and feelings in the here and now, and ultimately to make choices that allow us to move forward into a future that is meaningful to us.
Hello and welcome. Taking the first step to find the right person to talk to can take courage. Thank you for looking at my profile. I am a qualified integrative counsellor. At heart, this means offering a warm, empathic, non-judgmental and confidential space to explore any difficulties you are facing. Each client is unique and will work with me in a different way that best suits them. Counselling can be a chance to reflect on our past, to process our thoughts and feelings in the here and now, and ultimately to make choices that allow us to move forward into a future that is meaningful to us.
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Photo of Jenny Wayne, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Jenny Wayne
Psychotherapist, MA, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I have over 30 years experience working with children and adolescents in various settings. I have worked on an adolescent inpatient unit at the Priory hospital, CAMHS, pupil referral units, youth offending and currently for Five River Childcare in fostering. I also run a private practice for children, adolescents, parents and adults alongside delivering training's to teachers, social workers and carers for local councils.
I have over 30 years experience working with children and adolescents in various settings. I have worked on an adolescent inpatient unit at the Priory hospital, CAMHS, pupil referral units, youth offending and currently for Five River Childcare in fostering. I also run a private practice for children, adolescents, parents and adults alongside delivering training's to teachers, social workers and carers for local councils.
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Photo of Lynda P Gooby, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Lynda P Gooby
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
I am a fully accredited, qualified integrative counsellor and clinical hypnotherapist providing time-limited and longer term therapy for adults, children and couples. I have an integrative training which enables me to draw upon a range of approaches including transactional analysis, cognitive behavioural therapy and person centred, to help clients explore what brings them to therapy. I work with a range of issues including: Anxiety Bereavement & loss Childhood trauma Coping with illness & long term health conditions Depression Domestic abuse Loss of direction in life Low self-esteem Phobias Redundancy Relationship difficulties.
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Photo of Leanne Pitts, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Leanne Pitts
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
As your counsellor, I'm here to give you the space and time to talk openly about your thoughts, feelings, history, and experiences. This can help us learn more about who you are and most importantly, how you can find more happiness and contentment in your life. I'll be by your side as we dig deeper into understanding yourself and figuring out what's getting in the way of your goals and dreams. I've helped many people dealing with prolonged anxiety, depression, relationship difficulties, OCD, low self-esteem, disordered eating, feelings of self harm and suicide and with a focus on past trauma amongst other presentations.
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Photo of Dr Heidi King Emdr And Cat, Psychologist in Chelmsford, England
Dr Heidi King Emdr And Cat
Psychologist, PsychD, HCPC - Clin. Psych.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
As a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR & CAT Therapist I am passionate about helping people to understand why they are struggling now. Do you find despite all your best efforts you get stuck in the same patterns of relationships? Are you trying to avoid difficult memories, and is this limiting your quality of life? Are you, at times, overwhelmed with feelings of shame, anxiety or sadness? I understand the exhaustion. Looking back together at past experiences of trauma, whether these be events or within relationships, I have hope that we can understand these current patterns and offer you the support and space to find a different path.
As a Clinical Psychologist, EMDR & CAT Therapist I am passionate about helping people to understand why they are struggling now. Do you find despite all your best efforts you get stuck in the same patterns of relationships? Are you trying to avoid difficult memories, and is this limiting your quality of life? Are you, at times, overwhelmed with feelings of shame, anxiety or sadness? I understand the exhaustion. Looking back together at past experiences of trauma, whether these be events or within relationships, I have hope that we can understand these current patterns and offer you the support and space to find a different path.
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Photo of Jamie Jarvis, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Jamie Jarvis
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1  (Online Only)
Not accepting new clients
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be daunting, but I offer a secure and confidential environment to assist individuals in exploring and comprehending their thoughts and their impact on behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a beneficial talking therapy for mental health conditions, particularly effective for issues like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, I am a qualified EMDR Therapist, addressing a range of issues such as PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, and anxiety disorders.
Embarking on a therapeutic journey can be daunting, but I offer a secure and confidential environment to assist individuals in exploring and comprehending their thoughts and their impact on behavior. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a beneficial talking therapy for mental health conditions, particularly effective for issues like depression, anxiety, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Additionally, I am a qualified EMDR Therapist, addressing a range of issues such as PTSD, Complex PTSD, OCD, low self-esteem, and anxiety disorders.
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Photo of Tamsin Cullen, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Tamsin Cullen
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD, assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues.
I use an integrative approach as I do not believe that one style fits all. This means that I will suggest utilising the most appropriate approach according to individual needs and wants. The main approaches I work with, but not limited to, are TA (Transactional Analysis), CBT (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Humanistic Therapies. I am also a qualified Europe and UK EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitisation Reprocessing) therapist, a treatment with great success for different types of trauma, PTSD, assaults, rape, phobias, illness, injury, anxiety, self-esteem, stage fright/ performance/ tests and relationship issues.
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Photo of Dean Cashman, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Dean Cashman
Psychotherapist, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I am a psychodynamic Psychotherapist, qualifying at one of London's leading clinical and academic institutions, WPF Therapy. I also hold a voluntary position at an NHS Counselling and Psychotherapy service at a category B prison. My experience tells me through self-reflection and a solid understanding of our thoughts, feelings and intentions, we can all improve our quality of wellbeing. Through decades of working 1-2-1 with people, I understand that therapy provides a safe and supportive space that can help you grow as a person.
I am a psychodynamic Psychotherapist, qualifying at one of London's leading clinical and academic institutions, WPF Therapy. I also hold a voluntary position at an NHS Counselling and Psychotherapy service at a category B prison. My experience tells me through self-reflection and a solid understanding of our thoughts, feelings and intentions, we can all improve our quality of wellbeing. Through decades of working 1-2-1 with people, I understand that therapy provides a safe and supportive space that can help you grow as a person.
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Photo of humanskind - stuart dean, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
humanskind - stuart dean
Psychotherapist, UKCP Trainee
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
I know how it feels. I’ve trawled these sites looking for something that stands out, someone a bit different. Someone real. Feeling lost, feeling alone, feeling so down. Wanting to find that person I could, just perhaps, take a leap of faith with. I won’t promise I’ve been exactly where you are or where you’ve been, because I can’t. Nobody can. As humans we are all unique; each of us is a special, individual creature.
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Photo of Karen Louise Hardy - Bachelor Of Arts With Honours First Class, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Karen Louise Hardy - Bachelor Of Arts With Honours First Class
Psychotherapist, MBACP Accred
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM3
Everyone is an individual who experiences life and the issues it throws, in very different ways. No 'one' sure way fits all - that is my Moto. We are individuals. Whatever anyone is feeling they shouldn't believe that they can "just cope" because everyone else seems to be doing ok. Its all relative! Depression/anxiety/stress/ lack of self worth and esteem are all problems in todays society and many suffer in silence. You don't need to. Often by talking and getting your problems out in the open is the first step to healing. Their voice to be heard and feelings to be listened to. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are key.
Everyone is an individual who experiences life and the issues it throws, in very different ways. No 'one' sure way fits all - that is my Moto. We are individuals. Whatever anyone is feeling they shouldn't believe that they can "just cope" because everyone else seems to be doing ok. Its all relative! Depression/anxiety/stress/ lack of self worth and esteem are all problems in todays society and many suffer in silence. You don't need to. Often by talking and getting your problems out in the open is the first step to healing. Their voice to be heard and feelings to be listened to. Trust and the therapeutic relationship are key.
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Photo of Pathway to Peace Counselling, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Pathway to Peace Counselling
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Every storm will pass, but sometimes when things get tough it helps to have someone you feel completely safe with to confide in. This is your time and space to work towards reaching your true authentic self. Together we can explore at your own pace the circumstances that have brought you to counselling. This is an opportunity for self-discovery and recovery, the destination a calm peaceful mind and body. Through brave, whole-hearted reflection and a positive approach to moving forward you can leave negative issues from the past behind. Or, this may simply be the time and space you need to offload current pressures. It's your call.
Every storm will pass, but sometimes when things get tough it helps to have someone you feel completely safe with to confide in. This is your time and space to work towards reaching your true authentic self. Together we can explore at your own pace the circumstances that have brought you to counselling. This is an opportunity for self-discovery and recovery, the destination a calm peaceful mind and body. Through brave, whole-hearted reflection and a positive approach to moving forward you can leave negative issues from the past behind. Or, this may simply be the time and space you need to offload current pressures. It's your call.
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Photo of Blossom Therapeutic Services in Chelmsford, England
Blossom Therapeutic Services
MA
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I offer a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your experiences and feelings. It can be an ongoing issue that you or a young person has been suffering from, or, it may be a more recent concern. I am flexible and adaptable in my approach. I work with clients who have a wide range of experiences/difficulties, including; Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Attachment difficulties, Addiction, Autism, Looked-After-Children, ADHD and Bereavement.
I am an Integrative Psychotherapist working with children, adolescents, adults and families. I offer a safe, judgement-free space for you to explore your experiences and feelings. It can be an ongoing issue that you or a young person has been suffering from, or, it may be a more recent concern. I am flexible and adaptable in my approach. I work with clients who have a wide range of experiences/difficulties, including; Sexual, Physical and Emotional Abuse, Anxiety & Depression, Suicide, Self-harm, Attachment difficulties, Addiction, Autism, Looked-After-Children, ADHD and Bereavement.
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Photo of Natalie Cope Clinical Psychotherapist, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Natalie Cope Clinical Psychotherapist
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Maybe you experience a specific issue you would like to discuss, dealing with difficulties alone and maybe finding it hard to cope or need to share something in confidence. Sometimes our life can take different direction and we feel lost. I have more than 10 years experience in mental health, trained as counselling psychologist, currently working as psychological therapist with across various issues in the areas of personal growth, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, substance use as a coping mechanism, personality disorder, trauma, suicidal ideation, bereavement, PTSD. I am a member of BACP and MBPsS
Maybe you experience a specific issue you would like to discuss, dealing with difficulties alone and maybe finding it hard to cope or need to share something in confidence. Sometimes our life can take different direction and we feel lost. I have more than 10 years experience in mental health, trained as counselling psychologist, currently working as psychological therapist with across various issues in the areas of personal growth, anxiety, depression, low self-esteem, self-harm, substance use as a coping mechanism, personality disorder, trauma, suicidal ideation, bereavement, PTSD. I am a member of BACP and MBPsS
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Photo of Debbie Carroll, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Debbie Carroll
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
I am a qualified integrative Counsellor. I work from my therapy room in a converted woodshed on a farm in Writtle, my home in Westcliff or online via zoom. My main aim is to provide you with a confidential, warm and safe environment so that you will feel at ease and be able to talk to me about whatever is concerning you. In our 1st session together we will explore your reasons for seeking counselling/therapy and whether we can build a mutual relationship of trust and respect. We can then work towards you developing strategies and coping skills, bringing about effective change to resolve difficulties and enhance your wellbeing.
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Photo of Danielle Thorogood, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Danielle Thorogood
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Are you looking for someone to talk to? I offer affordable & professional counselling. I can support you whilst using Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focussed, Creative Therapy, & Hypnotherapy. Meaning sessions are tailored to your specific needs, as I believe there is no one size fits all and no two stories are ever the same.
Are you looking for someone to talk to? I offer affordable & professional counselling. I can support you whilst using Person Centred, Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, Solution Focussed, Creative Therapy, & Hypnotherapy. Meaning sessions are tailored to your specific needs, as I believe there is no one size fits all and no two stories are ever the same.
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Photo of Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Our aim at the Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre is to inspire growth , help clients bring about change leading to self - fulfilment. I work along side a group of Counsellors and Therapists so be can be very responsive to client needs. We work with adults, children as well as couples.We also offer a low cost Counselling Service for individual adults provided by Counsellors in training.
Our aim at the Chelmsford Counselling and Therapy Centre is to inspire growth , help clients bring about change leading to self - fulfilment. I work along side a group of Counsellors and Therapists so be can be very responsive to client needs. We work with adults, children as well as couples.We also offer a low cost Counselling Service for individual adults provided by Counsellors in training.
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Photo of Dynamic-Minds, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Dynamic-Minds
Counsellor, MA, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Are you struggling with the stresses and strains that family, friendship, and/ or work life can bring and unsure what to do? Life is not always easy or straightforward, our lives can become challenging at times, causing us to feel overwhelmed with an array of complex emotions which can have an impact on our daily lives. Very often we don’t have someone that we can completely share our innermost thoughts and feelings with so having someone who is a trained professional, allows the opportunity to open up and confide in. I trust that I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space to work collaboratively with you.
Are you struggling with the stresses and strains that family, friendship, and/ or work life can bring and unsure what to do? Life is not always easy or straightforward, our lives can become challenging at times, causing us to feel overwhelmed with an array of complex emotions which can have an impact on our daily lives. Very often we don’t have someone that we can completely share our innermost thoughts and feelings with so having someone who is a trained professional, allows the opportunity to open up and confide in. I trust that I am able to provide a safe, non-judgemental space to work collaboratively with you.
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Photo of Gill Bicknell, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Gill Bicknell
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM2
Entering into counselling can be daunting and scary. Whatever it is that brings you to counselling we will work together with a freedom for you to "be" without judgement or criticism. It is often about gaining a greater understanding of where we find ourselves now as well as giving a voice to our experiences and feelings, often for the first time. Together we can work towards a brighter and more positive future for you.
Entering into counselling can be daunting and scary. Whatever it is that brings you to counselling we will work together with a freedom for you to "be" without judgement or criticism. It is often about gaining a greater understanding of where we find ourselves now as well as giving a voice to our experiences and feelings, often for the first time. Together we can work towards a brighter and more positive future for you.
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How does your Counsellor compare?

Number of Counsellors in Chelmsford

100+

Average cost per session

£50

Counsellors in Chelmsford who prioritize treating:

90% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
69% Coping Skills
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Aviva
53% AXA PPP
43% Vitality

How Counsellors in Chelmsford see their clients

86% In Person and Online
14% Online Only

Gender breakdown

77% Female
23% Male

FAQs - About Therapy and Counselling

How can I find a therapist in Chelmsford?

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.