Counselling in Chelmsford

Photo of Kathryn Leigh-Suddens, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Kathryn Leigh-Suddens
Counsellor, MSc, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Welcome! I offer friendly & down to earth therapy for both individuals & couples, I am also a Supervisor for therapists & trainees. Whether you are living with a difficult situation which is causing you distress, or you are affected by experiences from your past - I can help! I work with a wide variety of issues, from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems, to difficult or abusive relationships. Whatever your issue, large or small, therapy can help you.
Welcome! I offer friendly & down to earth therapy for both individuals & couples, I am also a Supervisor for therapists & trainees. Whether you are living with a difficult situation which is causing you distress, or you are affected by experiences from your past - I can help! I work with a wide variety of issues, from anxiety, depression and trauma related problems, to difficult or abusive relationships. Whatever your issue, large or small, therapy can help you.
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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 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 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 Liam Wilson, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Liam Wilson
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM1
If you're struggling with personal issues and need someone to talk to, I'm here to offer you a safe and confidential space where you can explore your life experiences without fear of being judged. I'll listen to you with empathy and understanding and help you work through any challenges you're facing. Life events can leave us not feeling ourselves, and seeking help can be overwhelming. As a qualified Counsellor, I have experience working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I know that circumstances can leave you feeling unmotivated and low, but I am here to offer you support.
If you're struggling with personal issues and need someone to talk to, I'm here to offer you a safe and confidential space where you can explore your life experiences without fear of being judged. I'll listen to you with empathy and understanding and help you work through any challenges you're facing. Life events can leave us not feeling ourselves, and seeking help can be overwhelming. As a qualified Counsellor, I have experience working with clients who are struggling with anxiety, depression, and low self-esteem. I know that circumstances can leave you feeling unmotivated and low, but I am here to offer you support.
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Photo of Dr Lara Lopes de Jesus, Psychologist in Chelmsford, England
Dr Lara Lopes de Jesus
Psychologist, PsychD, CPsychol
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Contact me if you want to let go of dysfunctional relationship patterns, irrational beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours, and want to replace them with a more positive, conscious and proactive mode of being that leads to greater happiness, wellness and success. I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist who offers therapy from my practice in North Chelmsford. I provide a supportive and constructive space for you to explore difficulties and challenges you may be experiencing.
Contact me if you want to let go of dysfunctional relationship patterns, irrational beliefs and self-sabotaging behaviours, and want to replace them with a more positive, conscious and proactive mode of being that leads to greater happiness, wellness and success. I am an experienced Counselling Psychologist who offers therapy from my practice in North Chelmsford. I provide a supportive and constructive space for you to explore difficulties and challenges you may be experiencing.
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Photo of Jane Ford, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Jane Ford
Counsellor, MUKCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Hi, I’m an integrative therapist working in the Chelmsford area but I also offer remote sessions. I work with children, adolescents and adults supporting them through a range of difficulties they may be experiencing including anxiety, low mood, relationship issues or trauma. My role as therapist, is to help individuals develop their own understanding of their situation to help them manage their difficulties more effectively.
Hi, I’m an integrative therapist working in the Chelmsford area but I also offer remote sessions. I work with children, adolescents and adults supporting them through a range of difficulties they may be experiencing including anxiety, low mood, relationship issues or trauma. My role as therapist, is to help individuals develop their own understanding of their situation to help them manage their difficulties more effectively.
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Photo of Mark Prestney CBT, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Mark Prestney CBT
Psychotherapist, MSc, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
Waitlist for new clients
Mark is enthusiastic in working with the wide range of issues with CBT such as Anxiety – generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, death anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, hoarding, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias. Mark worked in the NHS for 15 years, working in a range of settings including mental health secure units, prisons, and various community mental health teams including early intervention and specialist work and later in management. Mark has also worked in an IAPT service, social care and the corporate sector.
Mark is enthusiastic in working with the wide range of issues with CBT such as Anxiety – generalized anxiety disorder, social anxiety, health anxiety, death anxiety, depression, post traumatic stress disorder, hoarding, obsessive compulsive disorder, panic disorder, body dysmorphic disorder and phobias. Mark worked in the NHS for 15 years, working in a range of settings including mental health secure units, prisons, and various community mental health teams including early intervention and specialist work and later in management. Mark has also worked in an IAPT service, social care and the corporate sector.
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Photo of Mandy Rose, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Mandy Rose
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM2
Life throws up things that we don’t expect, testing our resilience and ability to overcome situations that are often not of our own making. Talking can be key in understanding your predicament and help you move forward. That old saying "a problem shared is a problem halved" really is true. Talking about a problem makes it seem less daunting or troubling. As a counsellor I can offer you that safe, secure place to talk and help you find the right way for you.
Life throws up things that we don’t expect, testing our resilience and ability to overcome situations that are often not of our own making. Talking can be key in understanding your predicament and help you move forward. That old saying "a problem shared is a problem halved" really is true. Talking about a problem makes it seem less daunting or troubling. As a counsellor I can offer you that safe, secure place to talk and help you find the right way for you.
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Photo of The Psychotherapeutic Counsellor, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
The Psychotherapeutic Counsellor
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I work with many issues from anxiety & depression, to grief & loneliness. My specialities lie in relationships. This may be in the form of couples or marriage counselling or it may be an individual coming to therapy to talk about the key relationships in their lives. This could be past relationships, family, current relationships or maybe even future relationships? I will help you to understand your attachment style, communication on ways of relating to others. I will help you to see your life from many different angles and help you to challenge your own preconceived ideas of your limitations.
I work with many issues from anxiety & depression, to grief & loneliness. My specialities lie in relationships. This may be in the form of couples or marriage counselling or it may be an individual coming to therapy to talk about the key relationships in their lives. This could be past relationships, family, current relationships or maybe even future relationships? I will help you to understand your attachment style, communication on ways of relating to others. I will help you to see your life from many different angles and help you to challenge your own preconceived ideas of your limitations.
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Photo of Carol Townsend, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Carol Townsend
Counsellor, MSc, BACP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
I try to make therapy as available to as many people as I possible can. The cost of therapy can be quite steep so I keep my prices as low as I can so that more can access it. Therapy is about getting to where you want to be by making your own unique road map, so that you can use it again in the future if need be. I'm an Addiction Psychologist by trade, with 18 years of private practise behind me, but a lot of my work is helping many different age groups with problems such as OCD and PTSD etc. Please feel free to contact me and we can have a chat to see if i can be any help to you.
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Photo of Amy Wright, Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Amy Wright
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM1
I have 20 years experience working within the NHS, 10 years as a registered Mental Health Nurse and 10 years as a CBT Therapist. As a CBT Therapist I have worked within Primary care, with Anxiety disorders including PTSD, Generalised Anxiety, OCD, Panic, Phobias and also mood disorders. Within secondary care I specialised working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems such as Psychosis and Bi Polar disorder. Due to my experience within mental health I am able to adapt to the needs of a wide range of people, offering a safe space to explore and help you work through your difficulties.
I have 20 years experience working within the NHS, 10 years as a registered Mental Health Nurse and 10 years as a CBT Therapist. As a CBT Therapist I have worked within Primary care, with Anxiety disorders including PTSD, Generalised Anxiety, OCD, Panic, Phobias and also mood disorders. Within secondary care I specialised working with individuals with severe and enduring mental health problems such as Psychosis and Bi Polar disorder. Due to my experience within mental health I am able to adapt to the needs of a wide range of people, offering a safe space to explore and help you work through your difficulties.
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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 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 Nicola Annette Perry, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Nicola Annette Perry
Counsellor, MBACP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM2
As a counsellor, I provide a safe and confidential environment, where emotions, thoughts, and reactions can be explored. We look at the benefits of change and improved communication. I work with several presenting issues. I specialise in supporting those who wish to rebuild significant relationships. Our relationships are fundamental in how we see ourselves. My initial training was in psychodynamic counselling, working with young people and adults. In recognising how relationships impact on our thoughts, personality, and behaviour, led me to further my studies in Systemic Therapy, working with Relate and Tavistock Relationships.
As a counsellor, I provide a safe and confidential environment, where emotions, thoughts, and reactions can be explored. We look at the benefits of change and improved communication. I work with several presenting issues. I specialise in supporting those who wish to rebuild significant relationships. Our relationships are fundamental in how we see ourselves. My initial training was in psychodynamic counselling, working with young people and adults. In recognising how relationships impact on our thoughts, personality, and behaviour, led me to further my studies in Systemic Therapy, working with Relate and Tavistock Relationships.
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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 Kevin Evans, Counsellor in Chelmsford, England
Kevin Evans
Counsellor, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
Chelmsford CM3
Sometimes life just feels too much, too busy, too fast, too stressful or too complicated. Sometimes we just feel stuck, or struggle with relationships with loved ones, people at work, or others around us. Sometimes we lose someone near and dear to us and the pain just feels unbearable. Sometimes we just cant see where we are going, life seems clouded and difficult to know which way to go. Or perhaps now is the time to make new positive changes in your life and you don't know where to start. I can help. Please visit my website fo find out more about me and how I can help.
Sometimes life just feels too much, too busy, too fast, too stressful or too complicated. Sometimes we just feel stuck, or struggle with relationships with loved ones, people at work, or others around us. Sometimes we lose someone near and dear to us and the pain just feels unbearable. Sometimes we just cant see where we are going, life seems clouded and difficult to know which way to go. Or perhaps now is the time to make new positive changes in your life and you don't know where to start. I can help. Please visit my website fo find out more about me and how I can help.
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Photo of Laura Butler Psychological Therapy Ltd. , Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Laura Butler Psychological Therapy Ltd.
Psychotherapist, MBABCP
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM1  (Online Only)
Are you fed up of feeling anxious, stressed or low in mood? Are you struggling with a trauma that has affected your life? Or would your child or teenager benefit from some therapeutic support? Invest in your or your families' mental health and be able to start living the life you would like to. We have no waiting lists, sessions available weekdays, evenings and weekends, a choice of therapists who work from different therapeutic approaches and with adults, young people or children. All of our sessions are remote meaning that you can conveniently fit them into your life and from the comfort of your own home.
Are you fed up of feeling anxious, stressed or low in mood? Are you struggling with a trauma that has affected your life? Or would your child or teenager benefit from some therapeutic support? Invest in your or your families' mental health and be able to start living the life you would like to. We have no waiting lists, sessions available weekdays, evenings and weekends, a choice of therapists who work from different therapeutic approaches and with adults, young people or children. All of our sessions are remote meaning that you can conveniently fit them into your life and from the comfort of your own home.
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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 Ella Dinsdale - ProjectYou Counselling , Psychotherapist in Chelmsford, England
Ella Dinsdale - ProjectYou Counselling
Psychotherapist, DCounsPsych, MNCPS Acc.
Verified Verified
1 Endorsed
Chelmsford CM2
As corny as it sounds I really do believe you are the best ProjectYou will ever work on, but sometimes we all need a little support! Perhaps life has thrown you a curve ball, or you are struggling with issues from your past. I'm a qualified, experienced Counsellor based in Chelmsford, Essex, offering face to face and online support. I have experience in supporting clients with a wide range of issues and I'm passionate about supporting and empowering you to make the the changes in your life you'd like to see.
As corny as it sounds I really do believe you are the best ProjectYou will ever work on, but sometimes we all need a little support! Perhaps life has thrown you a curve ball, or you are struggling with issues from your past. I'm a qualified, experienced Counsellor based in Chelmsford, Essex, offering face to face and online support. I have experience in supporting clients with a wide range of issues and I'm passionate about supporting and empowering you to make the the changes in your life you'd like to see.
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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:

91% Anxiety
86% Depression
86% Self Esteem
84% Stress
76% Relationship Issues
70% Coping Skills
68% Bereavement

Average years in practice

10 Years

Top 3 insurances accepted

55% Aviva
50% 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.